1. Lifestyle: ELEVATED Clothing and Le Medaillon Champagne

    Lifestyle: ELEVATED Clothing and Le Medaillon Champagne It wasn't long ago this spring when Le Medaillon and Elevated decided to team up and bring some quality champagne into the action sports realm. Banding together with such a cool and high profile company like Le Medaillon has been a lot of fun for us as we've gotten to celebrate major wins and company triumphs, pop champagne, and really just goof off that much more. We're looking forward to further inclusion of Le Medaillon into the action sports scene and hoping that our athletes can continue to enjoy the crisp bubbles on hot summer days after riding their hearts out. Here's a little bit of the fun we've been able to have with this company, even getting a bottle into Rusty Malinoski's hands during Spring Ride '14 in Lathrop, CA for the win. As with all of the companies we work with, Cheers to a long and fruitful relationship. Pun intended.

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  2. Wake Culture: Matt Manzari Recovery update

    Wake Culture: Matt Manzari Recovery update matt manzari #miraclematt For those of you who don't know, Matt Manzari is a super awesome Pro-Wakeskater. He's currently in the hospital recovering from a really tough accident that left him badly burned but in high spirits. We're praying for you Matt. It seems the week of July 4th was hard on the Wakeboard Industry. By now you've hopefully heard the story about Pro-Wakeboarder Brad Smeele who shattered his vertebrae while wakeboarding on the Big Air kicker and is in the fight of his life to recover from paralysis. You've hopefully also been able to give or help in some way, even by just sharing his story. Read more here. Well coupled with that incredibly traumatic event

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  3. Pro Wakeboarder Brad Smeele: Brad Smeele's Recovery

    brad smeele pro wakeboarder new zealand We've just heard the news that Pro Wakeboarder Brad Smeele had a terrible accident wakeboarding this weekend and is in critical condition. Our heart goes out to Brad, who we've been blessed to encounter numerous times over the last two years and who has always been a bright beacon of love, respect, and awesomeness in the wakeboard industry. He's a huge role model and friend to many riders and an incredible athlete. A page has been set up to take donations to help get him home to New Zealand to recover with his family. Please give whatever possible and spread his donation page around.
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  4. Lifestyle- Swedish Photographer David Thornell

    Lifestyle- Swedish Photographer David Thornell is a good friend of our's here at ELEVATED. He runs StreetAddict, a store in Gothenburg, Sweden, and he has the luxury of traveling the world taking pictures and exploring his creative side. This post is dedicated to his work, which we're confident will show you a more in-depth look at America than you're used too. We all see it, day to day, but it takes an artist to capture images like these and present them in a consistent form of "lifestyle" that showcases certain side of life throughout the US. Read our interview with David below and then check out some of his captivating photography. [caption id="attachment_5824" align="alignnone" width="700"]Biggie smalls street art graffiti Biggie Smalls[/caption]

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  5. Know God- Easter Morning Inspiration

    It's Easter Morning family. This is the highest Holy day for Christians all over the world. But many Christians, and non-Christians alike have no idea of the actual importance of Easter. We know it's "A day to reflect,"... We know that we say to people things like "He is Risen," and they respond "He is Risen indeed." We know that this day represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. But do we know that it's more than a day of representation? How many of us let it sink in that this day, Easter, is not merely a day of representation, but a day of true hope? A day of Remembrance. When we reflect, remember, and study, that on this Easter day nearly 2000 years ago, the God who created us in love, who made us in His Image... The God who stepped into the world to live amongst us, (Who took on flesh and bone and lived a sinless life amongst His creation to give them(us) hope, direction, instruction, and light) rose from the dead. That's not some mystical thing that Christians

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  6. Inspiration: Prank it Forward - This Waitress Becomes The Victim Of A Life Changing Prank

    Watch This Waitress Become The Victim Of A Life Changing Prank Meet Chelsea Roff. An average waitress who raised her sister alone from a very young age, suffered from an eating disorder (weighing only 58 pounds at one point of time) and runs a non profit yoga clinic to help people suffering from similar eating disorders. Her friends and colleagues step in to trap her in this amazing April fools prank.

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  7. Boardsports Inspiration: Let Us Roam

    The Creativity and Heart of this is just simply inspirational. It reminds me to dream when I create, and create when what I dream. The question I'm left with for all of us is... Are you out living?

    Let us Roam Trailer from Let Us Roam on Vimeo.

    Let Us Roam is an ongoing short film series supported by Leica Camera. This series features stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. For many, skateboarding is a lifestyle that breeds creativity, and often-times the doorway leading to various avenues of expression. This first four part film portrait series tells the stories from behind the lens and path that led these artists to photography.
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  8. GoPro - Teaching a Pelican how to fly

    This Pelican washed up on shore in Tanzania after a big storm and couldn't fly. What happens next is awesome! Abandoned by his flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania. Watch as Bigbird learns to fly for the first time.

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  9. A Different Kind of Flying - Light Line

    They once said humans couldn't fly. Watch this amazing video "Light Line" of Jean-Baptiste CHANDELIER cursing the airwaves.

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  10. Do Some Good- Watching this Homeless man "win" the lottery will make your day

    We all need a little inspiration from day to day, as well as a reminder to live outside of ourselves. After all, love makes the world go around. Often life gets the best of us and puts us on our grind, working towards our dreams, our goals, and our passions. Those are great things, but don't forget to lift your head up, take a deep breath, and look for an opportunity to share the blessings God has given you, for out of giving we also receive. --- Magician prankster Rahat wanted to give a gift to the homeless guy who lives down the block from him. Rather than simply giving the guy a handful of cash, the YouTube user instead wanted to provide an experience and allow the man to feel like he literally had won the lottery. When tears start flowing on both sides you'll realize just how touching your actions can be.

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