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THE STEALTHY MARMOT – CHRIS BENCHETLER’S FOUR MONTH #VANLIFE JOURNEY NORTH

The saying, “Less is more” seems to make more sense as you age, as life gets more complex. Forcing simplicity upon oneself sometimes is the only way to get rid of the clutter that distracts from one of the simplest goals of life, to have fun. Such is the case with Chris Benchetler. A career professional skier, Chris took it upon himself to ditch the excess, move into a van and travel the coast, from southern California to the northern reaches of Alaska. We recently caught up with Chris to talk about his move into his custom van dubbed, “The Stealthy Marmot” Hey Chris, tell us about the Stealthy Marmot. Chris: The Stealthy Marmot is a Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 2500...

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CCS X ARCADE – 100 HAMBURGER WEAR TEST

Our homies over at CCS decided it was important to do a wear test on our belts after eating 100 hamburgers*. Randy from Trailer Park Boys would be proud…nice work crew. Head over to CCS to watch the video in all its glory. Note the fact that you can wear an Arcade belt as a sweatband, strap your feet to your skateboard and take your tricks to a whole new level, use an Arcade belt for a hamburger slingshot and of course wear it as a belt, le duh!

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EARL CHIRSTENSEN – RIVER VIBES

Arcade: Hey Earl Earl: Hey GP Arcade: Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us. Earl: No worries, I am stoked to be here. Arcade: Could you introduce yourself to everyone? Earl: Yeah, my name is Earl Christensen, I grew up in Verdi, Nevada. I currently live in Truckee, California which puts me close to the mountains for skiing in the winter and near the Truckee River for fishing almost year round. I split my time between painting and digital creation; working with watercolor, acrylic, ink, spray paint, and digital illustration. Earl Christensen standing in front of his Eagle Mural holding the limited Edition Arcade X Earl Collab Belt. Location: Tyde Music, Kings Beach, CA   Photo: Arcade Belt Co. Arcade X Earl Limited Edition Collab Patch....

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KC DEANE – THE MULTITASKER

RCADE – Hey KC, thanks for taking the time to talk shop with us. Could you give us a little background on yourself, for those that do not know you?KC DEANE – My name is KC Deane , age 32, professional athlete. I am living part time in whistler BC and the rest of the time out of a roller bag…. ARCADE – Everyone knows you as a professional skier but in the last few years you have really broken into the MTB / Freeride Scene. Tell us a little bit about this off season transition into being a professional multisport athlete. KC DEANE – Yeah been skiing professionally for a while now, maybe 10 years. Biking has been a...

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BLOODKNOTS – FOR THE LOVE OF FISH – Q&A

Arcade – Ok Asher, go ahead and introduce Bloodknots to the world. Bloodknots – Welp, Bloodknots is made up of the two of us, Asher Koles and Brandon Tillotson. We are both fly fishing guides primarily in Northeastern Utah from March until we decide we’ve had enough and want to go chase steelhead. Which is generally late in October. We both live in the Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake City but guide primarily out of Park City and the surrounding area. We met while working and guiding together for our local fly shop here in SLC, Western Rivers Flyfisher. Besides the whole guiding business, we are also film and photo content creators. We document our lifestyle and share it with the world under our...

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