• Erika Vikander talks about the S3 Supergirl Jam

    Erika Vikander

    September 6th 2009
    Venice Beach. A place full of things; shops, people, beaches, and on Sunday September 6th, snow! The Supergirl Jam is always a fun competition. Many people down there have never even seen snow, let alone a bunch of girls killing it on a handrail.
    Practice was a little scary to watch. Unfortunately there was some carnage right away. After a couple drops everyone seemed to figure out the course and we were off! The first heat went well for me, I had to work for it though. All the other girls were really getting down. Laurie Currier was just dominating all day long and deserved her first place finish.

    By finals, I think everyone was pretty hot and tired. Laurie held it down and claimed her first place. Everyone seemed to be pretty equal in ability in the finals, yet some people placed higher than they should have. I was extremely happy about my performance, I landed everything I wanted to.
    All in all, Supergirl is one of my favorite competitions to do based on the vibe. It was so nice to be around a bunch of down to earth girls who shred!

  • Save the Snow with Akinz

    In honor of Earth Day, we decided to help out a cause that stays close to our hearts.  We want to keep the snow on the mountains year after year so we can all have fun shredding it.  That said, we are going to donate 5% of all sales from now through the end of April to the Save the Snow cause sponsored by the Student Conservation Association.

    Start shopping now and help Save the Snow!

  • Get Lucky with Akinz! Free gift with purchase this week

    Get Lucky with Akinz over the week of St. Patty’s day with a free gift with every purchase.  Gifts could be anything from a koozie, to a beanie, to a t-shirt.  Test your luck to see what you get.

  • New Beanies!

    As the spring sluff starts to show a little early this year, we were craving something slouchy and cozy.  So, here come some new slouchy beanies to fit in with the relaxed springtime vibe.  Currently there are two colorways for the Verushka, a super slouchy beanie crocheted from Simply Soft yarn that feels so soft you want to cuddle it; these are sundrop and turquoise as seen below.


    Keep an eye on the site for Flamingo and Grape (read hot pink and purple) to pop up soon.

    We also made a bit of slouch for the boys with Pete and Repeat which are striped beanies in similar patterns.


    Also making all these beanies in custom colors upon request… got an idea for the perfect beanie for you?  Send it our way…

    Check out our hats section to see more pictures of these new Akinz beanies.

  • Shred Betties take over day at Mt. Tyrol Basin!

    Get out to Tyrol Basin on March 8th to strut your stuff in a slopestyle contest open to amateurs.  Prizes range from best trick to worst fall and everything in between and is judged by your peers.  If you’re too shy to get up in front of the crowds, then just head out for a little fun and your chance to score some Akinz gear.  Akinz is donating some goodies for prizes and hopefully a little left over for the raffle!  See poster below for more info:


  • All the cold weather has us beanie inspired!

    I don’t know if you live in a cold climate area or not, but here in Steamboat, temperatures have been in the negatives for a week straight.  Of course, we’re unwilling to sacrifice good riding since we’ve also gotten almost 3 feet of snow in the last 48 hours!  Therefore, I’ve endured a frostbitten nose, a side bruise from a hip check on a tree and sore legs from riding in so much powder… I know, you don’t feel sorry for me. 

    But, all that cold weather has made us beanie crazy!  So far, our website has up the two new beanies, the jailbait beanie with either a hot pink, lime, or aqua pompom and the Elementary beanie with it’s back to basics, blue, white, and yellow stripes with pink pom.  Soon you’ll be seeing the grape escape pop up and even more to come!  Keep an eye on our hats section for more fun beanies and colors!

  • Akinz Army is rolling out! Join our street team now…

    Wanna be a part of Akinz? Join our street team and you’ll get your own personal discount code to use online for 10% off orders all the time. Give your code out to all your friends, family, and coworkers; and when they shop online, you’ll earn points!
    Every dollar spent = 1 point for you! 3 points = $1 worth of merchandise credit towards your choice of merch or 4 points = $1 of cash back!

    Start by purchasing our Street Team starter pack; only $20 for your choice of t-shirt, sticker pack, button, and personal discount code for less than the price of one tee. Plus, you get 20 points with your starter pack purchase!

    Don’t have the $20 right now, but anxious to start spreading the word? Email us at info@akinz.com and let us know how you plan to get the word out and we’ll set you up with your own code to get you going.

  • Nobody likes puny discounts

    So, waking up this morning with the snow falling, we got really excited about the opening day being only 2 weeks away. But then when we went to change the discount code to 14% off, we realized that 14% is not very exciting. So, to match our excitement for the fluffy whiteness that is raining down outside, we decided to ramp up the discount to 25% and leave it there until the mountain opens.

    Slice ‘n Dice t-shirts are now up for sale and keep checking back to see some winter hats hit the racks soon!

  • Counting down to opening day with discounts!

    So, I know the lifts are already turning at a few choice resorts, but here in Steamboat where we’re located, we’re 35 days away from opening day.  Since I know everyone is getting a little ancy, there’s a little reward from us to keep you going.  For each day, however many days are left til opening, that’s the discount you’ll get.  So, 35 days til opening today, you get 35% off any order at www.akinz.com. 

    That’s right, any t-shirt, hat, headband, necklace, whatever you want!  But, hurry!  Cause tomorrow there will only be 34 days til opening.  hee hee :)  Just use the discount code GIVEMESNOW at checkout and enjoy the savings!  Soon we’ll all be shredding! 

    Here’s the photo of the day from Steamboat’s website just to get you excited!

  • International Analytics and shipping

    So, we recently started using Google Analytics to try and figure out who looks at our site and why and where they come from. Anyway, a little feature I just stumbled upon is the visitor map which I instantly spent about 10 minutes playing with. Apparently we have had visitors from 19 different countries, including 4 visitors from Moldova and I’m not even sure where that is.

    After figuring that out, I thought now might be a good time to answer a question I get asked a lot, Do you ship internationally? YES! We do ship internationally and have our checkout system set up for about 9 different countries. If you are shopping from Moldova, for instance, and don’t find your country on the list but you want to buy something, just shoot me an email and I’ll set it up.

    Akinz is currently set up to ship our t-shirts, hats, and jewelry to:
    Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, and Sweden

    Plus, I just added Moldova… just for fun. 🙂