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From 686 Technical Apparel: Since Michael Akira West first stepped on a skateboard in the early eighties, he always had ideas. Mike was engulfed in the progressive street skateboarding scene in Hermosa and Venice Beach until 1985, when a friend introduced him to snowboarding. The concept of actually skating on the snow was something entirely new. Throughout the following years, Mike worked and rode at a local mountain in Big Bear; using punk, rap, jazz music and his collection of sneakers and vintage clothing as forms of inspiration. In addition to finishing school at the University of Southern California, Mike realized that if he was going to do something on his own, it should begin when he had nothing to lose. And that's exactly how things got started.

On November 13, 1992, the 686 technical apparel company was formed. The 686 name comes from a crucial date in the life of Mike's grandmother (June 6th, 1986) and adds up to the age of when he started the company (6+8+6). Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon. Being INDEPENDENTLY rider owned and operated and an obsession to make products progressively unique is what 686 is all about. Enjoy.

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  • 9/9/2014 - Job Openings Still Available Just a reminder, we are still hiring for multiple seasonal positions at our six ski and snowboard shops. For more details, click this link. All locations re-open October 1st. For details on our Preseason Sale and Tent Sale, click here. About Buckmans ------------------------- Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shops began in 1971 and today has retail locations in Ardmore, King of Prussia, Doylestown, Montgomeryville, Whitehall, and Reading, PA. Known for great customer service and quality ...
  • 8/4/2014 - PRESEASON SALE and TENT SALE INFO Buckman's 43rd Annual Pre-Season Sale! HUGE savings on new skis, snowboards, and outerwear! In-Store Only! FOR MORE SALES DETAILS, CLICK HERE. Pre-Season Sale Dates: October 13-18, 2014 All Store Locations! Tent Sale Dates: October 15-18, 2014 Tent Sale locations in King of Prussia, Montgomeryville, Reading and Whitehall, Pa! Consignment drop-off at tent locations: October 13th and 14th You won't want to miss great prices on great gear! FOR MORE SALES DETAILS, CLICK HERE.
  • 7/28/2014 - Now Taking Applications HELP WANTED: WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASONIf you would like to be a part of our team and are a motivated, enthusiastic skier or snowboarder, feel free to fill out the application (see link) and fax it to 610-495-7229.Download ApplicationPlease indicate what store you would like to work in. Please also include your email address. Several positions and hours are available. Your application will be given to our store managers who will begin hiring in September.About ...
  • 6/17/2014 - 2015 Snowboards Available Now 2015 snowboards from Ride and K2 Snowboarding are already hitting our warehouse! You can check out the newest specs of the 2015 K2 Subculture, Lime Light, WWW, Bright Light, Raygun and much more! From Ride we already have the Ride Machete GT Snowboard, Berzerker, Wild Life and the Women’s Rapture!All these boards use the latest in innovation and technology for all-mountain snowboarders as well as park riders from novice to veterans. For more details and snowboard video reviews check ...
  • 4/16/2014 - Spring Summer Apparel Available Now We are now fully stocked with Spring and Summer apparel to keep you cool and dry from trail to town! From jeans to shorts, from t-shirts to performance trail apparel, we’ve got you covered. Check out our assortment of apparel and gear from Marmot and Burton today.Buckmans also carries camping equipment as well as sneakers and trail-running footwear. A wide-assortment of bags rounds out our line of gear you need to tackle the outdoors this summer season. is family owned and ...

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