Posted on July 26, 2014



Posted on July 24, 2014

In the minds of the 686 faction family, winter is always happening somewhere. According to Brent, who heads up our global marketing efforts, “686 is active at every summer camp wearing our special edition mountain mitts, rolling up our sleeves and getting nasty with it. Team General, Pat McCarthy linked up Woodward Tahoe week 1 takeover, Our Rockies rep, Dave Graves linked up and shredded the shit out of Woodward Boreal week 2 take over with nearly every camper getting a Riders Union jacket. We have our main man Brad “Garbage Bear” Broughton on hill every day at Camp of Champions as well as coach Colin D Watt and a slew of other coaches and local pros now wearing the gear, Mike Gray coaching at Windells , Melissa Evans working and riding at Windells, Dannika Duffy working and riding at High Cascade and Max Lyons ripping the shit out of High Cascade all summer.”


Yes, he’s stoked and we’ve been busy in preparation for the upcoming seasons


Below are links to all the edits that have come out so far with our partners. McCarthy, Forest, Cam, Tarbell, Ian, Riley, George Covalla, Mike Gray, Melissa, Dannika, Brad, Brett, Gus, Waino, Bosler, Coonhead and the rest of the crew for representing hard this spring and summer


Ryan Tarbell full part – front page of TW now!


686 Woodward Tahoe recap – Featured edit front page of TW last week


Woodward Tahoe recap by Woodward – Featured on front page of Snowboarder


Mike Gray and his friend Jared 32 tricks on the 32 rail


Woodward Copper Session 2 – Cam Pierce and Brett Esser


Mervy Holy Bowly – Forest Bailey, Gus Warbington


Windells session 3 – Max Lyons


Snowboarder Magazine Video Mag 14 – Riley Nickerson trick tip at 10:30 heavy 686 drop, Seshup and Woodward Boreal coverage


Banging Bees in Deux Alps – Anto Brotto


Chris Corning full part - he’s only 14!

Chris Corning from Big John on Vimeo.


Max Lyons full part


Max Lyons humpday


Matt Wainhouse humpday


Matt Wainhouse Park Rat 2014

Waino Park Rat 2014 from matt Wainhouse on Vimeo.


Mt Baker Sehsup




Posted on July 23, 2014

Look what I found on my desk today


I’m finally a member


Special delivery from the Compton Surf Club™. Maybe the Compton Snow Club™ will send me something soon?


Posted on July 22, 2014

Vintage black and white photography is priceless. It tells a story in the simplest manner and captures the moment only in that time period. On the other hand, when you colorize these b/w images almost 9 times out of 10, it doesn’t seem to work. I ran into a few images that “almost” make it happen, but not really. You decide for yourself starting with the King and the Mr. Watergate in 1970


Einstein and his blue shorty shorts


Ladies in their skimpy suits


One of my heroes, the Great Harry Houdini


Testing 1, 2, 3!


Special delivery in 1918

Posted on July 21, 2014

The Matix squad just finished the semi-annual Agenda show in Long Beach. Low and behold, we were just awarded the best large booth design at the show! I guess all the years of vintage collecting have finally paid off?! No really, I couldn’t be more proud of the boys for making this happen. Big ups to Gus, Gabe, Chad, Al Pargas, Todd, Daran, Nick, Jaime and of course BD for a job well done. Check it out








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