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05/03/2019 9:50 pm  

been seeing everybody i know who worked for or got shots in it memorialize on IG this evening 


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06/03/2019 7:34 am  

Man. Sad days. I just think back to the 2000's when each issue was as thick as a phone book. 

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06/03/2019 8:34 am  

Though I'm not surprised, this one kinda hurts.  Growing up in small town, rural Newfoundland, our subscriptions to TW Skate and Snow and Thrasher were what really connected us to the larger subculture.  We didn't have shops, and had to mail order everything, so we couldn't hang out around the local shop, but we had our crew and we had the videos and mags to make us feel like we were part of a larger community.

I grew up, and my magazine subscriptions moved to more adult-oriented content (e.g. Nat Geo, The Economist, Popular Mechanics), then dropped off entirely in favour of online content.  This is making me feel that I should subscribe to the Snowboard Journal and maybe Thrasher before they die as well...  


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06/03/2019 9:03 am  

Same news on the TransWorld MX and Skate front.

Am hoping TWSnow continues in the digital space, but something tells me AMI is not yet done with the TW titles...

*Nostalgia alert*

Can't say I was a big supporter of their print, but I'll miss the days when Fall would roll around and I'd go out of my way to check out the all the 'gear' issues to get us hyped for the season. Even though you could find all that info online months before the issue, and that all the gear covered was essentially ad buys, there was still joy to be had knowing the issue marked the start of the season.


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06/03/2019 9:09 am  

nostalgia used to be so much better.


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06/03/2019 9:31 am  

For the record I have no problem with print dying. I can see the point all these ex-pros are making about how much it did for their careers and such, but it's sad to see these mags become more of an ad pamphlet in the past years.

Let's blame it all on social media

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06/03/2019 11:14 am  

I have tried to make a point of supporting print snowboarding media over the years like frequency/snowboarders journal, Transworld, Snowboard, and Snowboarder by buying subscriptions. Is only The Snowboarders Journal left now? I got the card in the mail this week letting me know that my TWS subscription is now Men's Journal...


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06/03/2019 11:21 am  
Posted by: Lonz

Though I'm not surprised, this one kinda hurts.  Growing up in small town, rural Newfoundland, our subscriptions to TW Skate and Snow and Thrasher were what really connected us to the larger subculture.  We didn't have shops, and had to mail order everything, so we couldn't hang out around the local shop, but we had our crew and we had the videos and mags to make us feel like we were part of a larger community.

I grew up, and my magazine subscriptions moved to more adult-oriented content (e.g. Nat Geo, The Economist, Popular Mechanics), then dropped off entirely in favour of online content.  This is making me feel that I should subscribe to the Snowboard Journal and maybe Thrasher before they die as well...  

I can sooo relate to your post! You probably mean The Snowboarder's Journal (Frequency). The Snowboard Journal started in 2004 or so, and was short lived. The absolute best snowboard magazine of that time period, as far as I am concerned. Emphasied on quality pics and content with only about a dozen ad pages in a 120 page magazine.

 

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06/03/2019 11:49 am  
Posted by: matty

I got the card in the mail this week letting me know that my TWS subscription is now Men's Journal...

This part is particularly ridiculous. I guess they think only men subscribe to their magazine?


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06/03/2019 11:53 am  

I migrated over the TSJ a few years back after letting my TWS and Snowboarder subscriptions expire.  Their content wasn't good any more and it was all just ads.  However, in the 90s those subscriptions were my lifeblood along with hanging at the local shop and hoarding every possible movie release on VHS then DVD.  I can vividly remember certain pictures and features that left their mark on me.

I continue to support quality print with 1-2 very good subscriptions in each of my hobbies.  There is a resurgence of very good quarterly magazines that have come out in other fields that are nearly 100% focused on photos, writing, editorial and a more enthusiastic mature look on said culture with almost zero ads.  The tradeoff is a publication like that cannot be sustained for low subscription prices.  Quality has to be paid for and in my recent experience with 3 of these subscriptions, they are VERY worth it.  It now takes me 2-3 months to get through an entire magazine versus ~1 hour with an ad-laden TWS and I learn so much more and feel more connected to the small circle that enjoys diving deep on a topic like we all generally do.  TSJ is like $40.  Just do it.

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06/03/2019 12:10 pm  

These guys have great content as well.  I'm a big fan.

https://www.mountainlifemedia.ca/


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06/03/2019 12:18 pm  

The good thing with snowboarding ads is that its still snowboarding. You still see a nice picture with a rider doing something cool.


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06/03/2019 12:29 pm  
Posted by: Mig
Posted by: Lonz

Though I'm not surprised, this one kinda hurts.  Growing up in small town, rural Newfoundland, our subscriptions to TW Skate and Snow and Thrasher were what really connected us to the larger subculture.  We didn't have shops, and had to mail order everything, so we couldn't hang out around the local shop, but we had our crew and we had the videos and mags to make us feel like we were part of a larger community.

I grew up, and my magazine subscriptions moved to more adult-oriented content (e.g. Nat Geo, The Economist, Popular Mechanics), then dropped off entirely in favour of online content.  This is making me feel that I should subscribe to the Snowboard Journal and maybe Thrasher before they die as well...  

I can sooo relate to your post! You probably mean The Snowboarder's Journal (Frequency). The Snowboard Journal started in 2004 or so, and was short lived. The absolute best snowboard magazine of that time period, as far as I am concerned. Emphasied on quality pics and content with only about a dozen ad pages in a 120 page magazine.

 

Lest we not forget Blunt. The best snowboard magazine of all time.

(Honorable mention: Plow)

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06/03/2019 12:30 pm  

Skintight

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06/03/2019 12:36 pm  
Posted by: SoyMateo

I migrated over the TSJ a few years back after letting my TWS and Snowboarder subscriptions expire.  Their content wasn't good any more and it was all just ads.  However, in the 90s those subscriptions were my lifeblood along with hanging at the local shop and hoarding every possible movie release on VHS then DVD.  I can vividly remember certain pictures and features that left their mark on me.

I continue to support quality print with 1-2 very good subscriptions in each of my hobbies.  There is a resurgence of very good quarterly magazines that have come out in other fields that are nearly 100% focused on photos, writing, editorial and a more enthusiastic mature look on said culture with almost zero ads.  The tradeoff is a publication like that cannot be sustained for low subscription prices.  Quality has to be paid for and in my recent experience with 3 of these subscriptions, they are VERY worth it.  It now takes me 2-3 months to get through an entire magazine versus ~1 hour with an ad-laden TWS and I learn so much more and feel more connected to the small circle that enjoys diving deep on a topic like we all generally do.  TSJ is like $40.  Just do it.

There was a splitboard magazine a few years ago that had a few editions. The name eludes me at the moment but I really liked it and tried to subscribe but it was bookstore distro only or something. Seems like a good print publication is going to price like a book.

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