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Erik Leon Signs with Arbor, Airblaster, and Flux





Truckee CA – September 12, 2013 - Marketing Farmer managed professional snowboarder, Erik Leon has signed three fresh contracts with Arbor Snowboards, Airblaster Outerwear and Flux Bindings. “In a very difficult time for snowboarding, I think it speaks volumes that these three brands think enough of Erik to award him with solid new contracts for the 2013/14 season,” says Marketing Farmer’s Brad Farmer. Erik becomes the first paid amateur on the Arbor and Airblaster teams while Flux has moved him on up to their Global team and plan to highlight him internationally.
“I can’t imagine why any company wouldn’t want Erik Leon on their team. He’s only 18-years-old and yet has the board control and riding ability of a veteran. He has an unmistakably unique riding style that you can literally feel when you watch him shred. He is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met and he has a stunning look that is quite a contrast from what is typically seen in the snowboard industry. Erik Leon would be a powerful addition to any brand’s team and these brands have now recognized that.”–Brad Farmer, Marketing Farmer
Erik-Leon_Photo_Takashi-400x600“I am really happy to be supported by these awesome bands. It’s going to be an all-time winter with Arbor, Airblaster and Flux now having my back. This really helps me pursue my dreams of snowboarding. I am looking forward to being the best possible representative for these brands and I will do my best boarding ever. Thank you.”–Erik Leon
Erik Leon is currently under contract with Arbor Snowboards, Airblaster Outerwear, Flux Bindings and Wend Wax.

Travis Gerrits Triple Back-Flip

The newest member of the Wend family, Travis Gerrits, laying down a triple back-flip, no big deal.

Goepper Wins Slopestyle Gold in NZ

Winter X Games champion Nick Goepper dominated the FIS Freestyle ski slopestyle event at Cardrona in the final event of the 2013 Winter Games NZ!! 

Geopper & Ion Air Pro 2

Check out this little promo for iON cameras. Wend rider Nick Geopper crosses over into our sister brand rockin' his Sticky Bumps surf wax t-shirt.

Chris Taylor Joins Wend Family

Press Release

 Wax Research Announces
WEND Performance Wax welcomes Chris Taylor as Technical Director, Product/Sales
Carlsbad, CA
April 2, 2013
WEND performance board and ski wax announces the hiring of Chris Taylor as Technical Director for Product/Sales.
Chris' appointment will help grow WEND through enhancing the brand's product as well as global sales strategy," said Alyssa Baker, VP, Global Sales.  "He possesses the depth of experience as well as strong technical expertise, both qualities that are necessary to make our campaigns successful.  We are excited to have Chris on board and a part of the WEND team."
"After a season of great success using WEND products, I am excited to join their team as Technical Director, Product/Sales.  While many are unaware of the rich history WEND has in developing wax products, I have been able to see firsthand what their amazing team is capable of. I am confident that you will see some amazing products and advancements over the next few years in a market that tends to be very static", stated Chris.
About WEND
WEND is a brand of high performance and natural snow waxes and accessories manufactured by Wax Research. Our Natural Waxes include environmentally sustainable non-GMO plant products that take the place of fluoro.  WEND's line of racing waxes, overlays, bars, and back room tuning waxes help our family of athletes deliver explosive performances.  Our credibility and status as a premium product extends world-wide and has attracted the world's most talented athletes to embrace the brand.  Daron Rahlves, Kazu Kokubo, Lindsey Jacobellis, and Nick Goepper are all members of the WEND Family.  Responsibility and performance - the ultimate combination.   }   FB Wend Waxworks   }   twitter @Wendperformance   }  Insta @Wendwaxworks
About Wax Research
Wax Research celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2012, and is recognized by the international surfing community as one of the original action sport accessory companies. It was founded in 1972 by John Dahl with the purpose of manufacturing surf and ski waxes and accessories, and continues as a family owned and operated global business today. Wax Research brands include Sticky Bumps, Ransom and WEND, and are sold by reps and distributors worldwide. Its headquarters are located in Carlsbad, California, USA.

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