All posts by joel

Snowboarder. Skater at times. Writer. Former bass player for the band that once was.


Fresh out the box, the new line of Skate Mental boards have arrived at the Plumb store.  If you saw Not Another Transworld Video, you know Shane Oneill has some sick tricks up and down his sleeves, so why not try the wood he is on? Sizes from 8.0 to 8.5 and some graphics that will make you laugh.

Skate Mental Decks

Just arrived at the Plumb Eternal Boardshop

June’s Skate Video Winners…

For the top three spots, according to your votes, our video contest winners are 1. Mikey Chanez 2. Nick Witten and 3. Adrew Waldner

Check out the videos here.

First prize get his choice of a new deck, head phones from Aerial 7 or a set of FKD bearings.  Second prize gets his choice of whats left and third gets the rest.  Thanks to all who entered and voted and keep those cameras and wheels rolling!

July’s video theme is “Street Cleaning” so get out there and film some street footage.  All videos submitted before the 15th will be posted on the 15th and voting will start then.

And the winner is…

Thanks for submitting your videos and everyone who participated.  The winner of the May Skate Video Contest is Glynn Osburn with 309 votes, Jacob Young in second with 243 votes and Nathan Alegria with 112 votes.  Thanks Dave over at Emerica, ES and Altamont for hooking up the prizes.

June’s contest is “A day in the Park.”  All videos should be from a single skate park session, but can be at any skate park.

Thanks again to

Eternal Skate Video Contest Rules

Voting will be done by you!  You can enter anytime during the month, but only votes made that month will count.  The online poll and voting for will be posted in the blog and updated as videos are submitted.

Videos must be 2 – 3 minutes in length and contain fresh footage.  The first month is open, but don’t re-edit last months clip to post next month.  The idea is to get you guys rewarded for the work you are doing now, not what you did last year etc.

Post your video to and submit the link HERE.  Please provide your name, phone number and a contact email if different than the one used.  If skaters are not credited in the video, please provide the names in the email as well as filmers/editors.  Filmers/Editors are limited to one entry per month.  Skaters can be in unlimited entries, but only one video submission per skater is allowed.

For example: Eric, Jimmy and John all skated with Frank and Sally filming.  Frank can submit one video, Sally can submit one video and Eric, Jimmy and John can submit their own edit as well.  Frank cannot submit an a different edit for Eric, Jimmy and John, but he can submit one with all three.  Sally can give her footage to Eric and Jimmy and each can submit his own edit.

Prizes will be awarded the first week of the following month at the Eternal Boardshop at 235a East Plumb Lane, Reno NV 89502.  If you are not local to the area, we can hold the prize for 2 weeks, but the winner must come to the store to claim the prize.

Eternal is not responsible or liable for any content or consequences as a result of skateboarding and filming for this contest.


If you have any questions about the contest, please email:


Alright all you snow scooters near and far, the resorts have opened, lifts are running and while we are still waiting for more snow, the early season shred is almost done.  Swing by Eternal to check out the latest gear and sweet deals to get you back on the hill.

Here is the run down for Tahoe resorts:

Boreal:  Open 7 days a week, accelerator is open to the top, and without a doubt they have set the bar for early season features.

Mt. Rose:  Ponderosa starting spinning today and is now open 7 days a week.  Saturday there is a free rail jam from 1 to 2.

Northstar: Opens on Saturday, Nov 21.  The Double Whammy passes are still on sale.  Eternal has discount coupons that can save you up to $20 if you don’t have a pass yet.  Swing by either store for some.

Sierra At Tahoe: Not scheduled to open yet, but lets see what the weather does.

Squaw Valley:  Opens Nov 21.  Still some good deals on passes.

Kirkwood:  Not quite ready to open, but looking to somewhere between Thanksgiving and Dec 1.