Don’t let the good looks (and we mean exceptionally good looks) fool you. Amber Arbucci is not only a top model who has shot for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated but also an acclaimed wildlife photographer. Priding herself on doing whatever it takes to get the shot, Amber takes to the far reaches of the globe to swim, run, live with the most dangerous animals on the planet in order to shoot them in their natural habitat.
A girl of action, when not shooting major fashion campaigns or traveling to swim with dangerous beasts, Amber can be seen riding her Yamaha 650, jaunting to the snow to board and planning her next adventure.
Welcome to the family Amber!
Ryan Paul just competed in the second XGames snow street contest today. Coming off a silver medal last year, the competition was stiff and in the end Ryan landed in 5th place over all. Wowing the crowd with some gnarly rail and flip tricks, Ryan missed some critical lands in the final that would have gotten him top scores. In the end, the entire crew of riders put on an awesome show and as always we are stoked for RP.
RPRT is happy to add skater Ben Nordberg to the family. Ben hails from Bath, England and is known for having an uber laid back and effortless skate style. As part of the Flip Skateboards team, Ben has moved to the heart of Hollywood to focus his efforts on skating in the midst of the industry hub.
We look forward to seeing a lot more of Ben in the American media and welcome him to the team.
Jeb Corliss has signed with new adventure smartphone company ADAIA. ADAIA will be the world’s first virtually indestructible Android satellite phone built for adventurers. The phone will be the leader in devices usable from just about anywhere on the earth.
Jeb will be testing the prototypes and giving feedback on the product until it is ready to go to market in early 2015.
Chad Kerley had an AMAZING year in 2012. He was just nominated as the 2012 BMX Plus! Magazine “Freestyler of the Year” for his efforts.
Coming off an unmatched year of edits, contest wins, editorial and all around ripping, Chad deserves this nod 110%.
Ryan Paul will be returning to the sophomore year of Winter X Games’ Snow Street contest. Last year it was an intense battle between RP and Forest Bailey for gold. Just missing the mark, Ryan is set to come back with a vengeance and try and nab that medal.
Congrats on the invite Ryan.
Almost 4 years in the making, Isolated, a documentary about a group of feral surfers making a trip in search of empty waves and new cultures but uncover something completely more imperative, is set to premiere at the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival. Executive produced by actor Ryan Phillippe and Geoffrey James Clark (RPRT’s Matt Meyerson is a producer on the film), Isolated will debut on Jan. 29th in the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. For more information on the festival please go here.
Jeremiah Smith is now part of one of the most iconic BMX companies ever. In the new year, Jeremiah has signed with GT Bicycles. Miah will be joining DC Shoes teammate Rob Wise and will be a part of a small, yet elite freestyle BMX squad.
Jeb Corliss has signed a deal to create signature products for upstart Obtainium. Obtainium is the maker of aerospace grade metal wallets used a unique and streamlined design. The company will offer a black colorway which will be embossed with Jeb’s logo and signature.
The company has raised almost $80,000 on Kickstarter and plans to go into production in the next month.
Long time brand advocates and RPRT flight clients, Jeb Corliss and Roberta Mancino are now officially on the GoPro team as sponsored athletes!
Joining the ranks of Shaun White and Kelly Slater, GoPro will be using Jeb and Roberta to highlight the benefits of their products through personal flight based edits.