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Zach Osborne wins 2017 Supercross title

Photo: Aaron Blatt

Photo: Aaron Blatt

Las Vegas, NV — After a wild, no-holds barred final race of the 2017 Supercross season, Rockstar-Husqvarna-Dragon rider Zach Osborne has claimed the 250 East circuit championship plate. He battled back from 21st place to 7th place to finish two points ahead of Adam Cianciarulo, and claim the first points title of his Supercross career.

“[I’ve] worked my whole life to be here and a lot of people around me have, too,” Osborne said post-race. “My wife, my parents… so many people have shaped what my career is today and I can’t thank them all enough.”

Las Vegas is the annual site of the last race of the Supercross season, with this year’s race promising an exciting finish to the title. Zach, Joey Savatgy, and Jordan Smith were all separated by one point, meaning whoever finished higher in Vegas, would likely take the coveted #1 plate home. Eventual race winner, Adam Cianciarulo, sat 14 points back of the group.

Things didn’t start well in the main event for Osborne, 27, as he crashed on the first turn of the race, while his competitors left him behind. Unbeknownst to Osborne, as he was making his way through the pack, Joey Savatgy and Jordan Smith crashed—the latter of which for the remainder of the race—helping the Rockstar rider. But the task was still daunting, with Zach effectively starting his race in 21st.

Photo: Aaron Blatt

Photo: Aaron Blatt

“I had nothing to lose after the start,” explained Osborne. “Honestly all I could say was, ‘I’m just gonna send it,’, there was nothing else I could do. You know, when I went down in the first turn, I was disheartened and didn’t think there was any possibility I was going come back but it’s an amazing feeling.”

The hard work paid off as Osborne aggressively passed Joey Savatgy on the last turn of the race, to seal the title. “When I rolled the finish line, I couldn’t believe I had come from that far back,” recounted Zach. “I can’t believe I made that pass. I could see [Savatgy] but he was so far way in my mind and to pass him with one turn left is unreal.”

The finish in Las Vegas caps off an incredible 2017 season for Zach, which saw him take his first career win in Atlanta, with three other wins coming in Toronto, Indianapolis, and New Jersey. He finished on the podium two other races, yet an 18th in Detroit derailed his smooth sailing to a championship. “I can’t thank everyone enough,” said a visibly emotional Osborne. “This crowd was amazing and it felt like every time I made a pass they would go bonkers, so thank you guys for supporting me.”

From here, Zach won’t have much time to celebrate as the 2017 AMA Motocross outdoor season begins May 20th at Hangtown, outside of Sacramento, CA. Congratulations to Zach and the rest of the Rockstar-Husqvarna-Dragon Supercross riders Jason Anderson and Martin Davalos on a successful 2017 season.

For more on Zach Osborne, follow his Instagram. And for more from all the Dragon riders, follow the Dragon Motorsports Instagram. For more from Aaron Blatt, follow his instagram.

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Dragon’s Detail Collection of Sunglasses- New for Spring 2016

Check out this fun video of Dragon’s young guns Evan Geiselman, Colt Ward, and Taylor Clark as they wander around in the new Detail Collection from Dragon. With designs that merge style and substance, the new Detail Collection from Dragon offers four unique, Italian-made frames built on premium details and clean, classic good looks. Sure, they look like fun but these are serious sunglasses. Blending these classic elements with Dragon’s design language and the input of their exceedingly stylish surf team, the Detail Collection frames emerge as fresh and modern with an elevated aesthetic. Styles include the Marquis, Monarch, Liege, and Count in stores spring ’16.

Dragon’s #WeAreFrameless Tour 2015 | Utah Video

The #WeAreFrameless Tour is back for the final chapter and is set to go out with a bang. The crew has assembled with a nod to humble beginnings in Salt Lake City, UT. Brighton Resort and the Bone Zone, snowboarding’s premier pre-season destination, did not disappoint. Sit back and prepare yourself for that special brand of snowboarding only the Mocha Boys can bring you.
Over the course of the next month the #WeAreFrameless Tour will travel from Utah to the Northwest with three stops and four edits along the way. Be sure to follow @dragonalliance to stay up to date on the most recent Tour action!

Riders:
Blake Paul Spencer Schubert Tommy Gesme Mark Wilson Dillon Ojo Frank April
Filmed By:
Colton Feldman Rodrick AF Snipe
Edited By:
Colton Feldman
Huge Thanks To:
Brighton Resort
Jared Winkler
Mary Walsh
Mike Yoshida
Pat Bridges
Paul Hickey
Indoor Sports Courts
Snowboarder Mag
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The NFX2 Snow Goggle with quickest, most secure lens change system ever.


For those that are not comfortable standing still and are always moving forward, we introduce you to the NFX2 Snow Goggle. New for 2015, the NFX2 combines technical innovation with timeless style. With features like our Swiftlock Quick Lens Change System, the fastest and most secure lens change system ever, the panic of harsh conditions becomes a thing of the past. Evolve, stay one step ahead of your environment and… Adapt Instantly.

Check out the whole collection at New NFX2 Goggle Collection

Mick Triumphs at Trestles

MICK TRIUMPHS AT TRESTLES

…and sets himself up for a run at a fourth World Title race.

Mick Fanning Wins the 2015 Hurley ProAfter winning the Hurley Pro at Lowers over the weekend and unseating Adriano De Souza from the top spot in the process, long-time Dragon athlete Mick Fanning has once again secured his place as the number one surfer in the world. With only three events remaining on the 2015 WSL calendar, Mick is gaining momentum as the World Title race heats up.

Complementing his yellow jersey, Mick can be seen in the Marquis sunglass from Dragon’s top-selling H2O Floatable Collection. With durable, impact-resistant Performance Polar lenses and a lightweight injected-moulded frame made to float in water, Dragon’s H2O Floatable Collection sunglasses are the perfect accompaniment to the fast-approaching summer season – ensuring you never again lose your shades off the boat, in the ocean, lake, or river.

Dragon Releases NFX2 Motocross Goggle

The best moto goggle gets even better

Dragon’s patented NFX goggle changed the paradigm in motocross goggle design. The old, worn out idea of how a goggle should be made was thrown out and a better, smarter design was introduced. That evolution takes another step as Dragon introduces the NFX2.

With the same forward-thinking design, the NFX2 takes an incredible goggle and makes it even better. With an integrated removable outrigger the NFX2 is able to achieve a tighter seal with the face than any other moto goggle. The outrigger also makes tear-off application and removal a simple and effective task. The Swiftlock lens change system is, hands down, the quickest and most innovative lens changing design in the industry. With the flip of a switch the goggle is locked/unlocked and easily removed to adapt to changing light conditions. The NFX2 also features Dragon’s patented frameless technology, injected dual all-weather anti fog treated lens, armored venting, premium quad-foam technology, silicone beaded strap backing, removable nose guard and extra wide peripheral view that sets an industry standard for vision.

Dragon NFX2 Moto Goggle

“I’ve been with Dragon for a while now and it’s awesome to see these guys aggressively working to give us the best goggle possible. I didn’t think they could improve on the NFX but this new NFX2 is the best goggle I’ve ever used,” Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson.

A Behind The Scenes Look at Mick Fanning’s JBay Shark Attack

By now, the world has all heard about the infamous shark attack on Mick Fanning at J Bay which happened live on the WSL webcast and spread like wildfire around the world.  Mick and Julian were true heroes that day and we are thankful that everyone is safe and sound.  This #Tournotes video shows the behind the scenes moments and emotions around the incident and help us get an understanding of the impact this will have on them for the rest of their lives.

As Mick has been quoted saying, “To walk away from a shark attack with not a scratch on you, it’s a miracle really. You just count your lucky stars.”  

Dragon’s Alejo Muniz takes win at Balito Pro

Congratulations Alejo Muniz on your win at the Balito Pro and taking over the pole position on the WSL qualifying series! It couldn’t have happened to a more committed and nice guy. “I want to dedicate this trophy to my brother because he’s the one that is pushing me and he’s an amazing person, so I just try to be like him, a good person and really focus on surfing,” says Alejo. The Marquis sunglass is a favorite of Muniz, to check it out click here.

Dragon Rider Alejo Muniz Wins The Ballito Pro 2015

Dragon Launches Cross Performance XP Collection

Dragon XP Cross Performance Collection Sunglasses With Adaptive Technology

Designed for exploration, adventure, and all types of outdoor action, Dragon’s new Cross Performance XP Collection with Adaptive Technology delivers new levels of all-sport performance & adaptability without sacrificing style. The key to this new collection is Adaptive Technology, engineered by Dragon for instant adaptability through function-focused features like interchangeable lenses and temples as well as floatable frames. Finally you can wear one pair of shades for everything and adapt instantly on land, water, and snow.

For anything in and around the water, the WatermanX & SeafarerX features Adaptive Technology in the interchangeable Aqua Leash system for secure fit and floatable frames to reduce the risk of loss. Each sunglass also comes with our Performance Lens Technology which has injected polar tints with mirror coating, 5x more impact resistance than standard polycarbonate lenses, and provides maximum protection from sun UV and corrosional elements such as salt water, sunblock, and fish guts. Perfect for fishing, paddling, and all watersport activities, these glasses deliver the features to enhance your experience.

For land-based action ranging from mountain biking to trail running, the EnduroX offers specialized features that adapt to any condition for increased vision, protection, and durability. With adjustable nose bridge and temples for the perfect fit, a ventilated lens system, and a lightweight frame, these sunglasses are made for activity. One of the select styles of the EnduroX also comes with light-sensitive Transitions® lenses designed to maintain optimum light levels in all conditions.

For those who like to spend time in the mountains or on the snow, the MountaineerX features interchangeable C-temples for secure fit, leather side shields to block reflective glare, and a rope lanyard system that reduces risk of loss. The Performance Lenses come with mirror tints for various light conditions, have 100% UV protection, are impact resistant up to 5x that of standard polycarbonate lenses, and have hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings that protect your lenses from the elements.

Built on over 20 years of eyewear innovation and Dragon’s roots in performance, the Cross Performance XP Collection with patented Adaptive Technology marks the brand’s dedication to the outdoor category. Whether your passions lead to adventure on land, sea, or snow, the Cross Performance XP Collection is Made For This.

Owen Wright Makes History Winning Fiji Pro

Owen Wright’s brilliant performance at the Fiji Pro could not have been scripted any better. In perfect eight- to ten-foot surf at the infamous Cloudbreak, Wright cruised to his first world tour victory since 2011.

“It’s a dream come true,” sighed a bewildered Wright from the channel after the spray has settled.

Posting two perfect 10-point rides in Round 5 of the contest, Wright found himself in very distinguished company as one of only five surfers to have ever logged a perfect heat. But he wasn’t done. Fighting his way to the final, the powerful goofy-footer was clearly on a roll. Already in firm control of the final, in the dying minutes he locked into two more perfect 10-point rides. It’s the first time in the history of professional surfing that someone has tallied two perfect heat scores in one contest.

Wright now sits ranked third on the WSL ratings, right in front of fellow Dragon team member Mick Fanning. Both are within striking distance of the 2015 WSL World Title and are looking to make a strong push as the season hits the halfway point.

Dragon Rider Owen Wright With The 2015 Fiji Pro Trophy

Wright has been a part of the Dragon family since his early days and has helped provide inspiration and design feedback for our award winning sunglass line. He has his own signature sunglass color ways in the Jam and Remix styles and was a key inspiration in the development of the H20 Floatable Collection, which has revolutionized sunglasses for those who live their lives in and around the water.