Industry News 3/16/2009 under New Ownership under New Ownership
A leading action sports networking community,, is now under new ownership and management.

Northern, MI entrepreneurs Jeremy Blaha and Jesse Denherder took ownership of

The company's popular website attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe and has proven to be a viable source of connecting riders, companies and shops to the action sports industry.

"We're dedicated to creating a more communal feel for AP, and nurturing a more core environment," explains Jesse DenHerder. "we recognize that the youth of today is getting bombarded with ‘extreme' media, so it's up to us to be strategic about every advertiser we represent." Owner's primary goals focus on improving members profile features, maximizing companies' brand visibility and outreach, and increasing the global presence of AP.

Jeremy Blaha has over 17 years in the  action sports industry. In the early 90's Jeremy was a factory rider for Burton snowboards, then went on to become a tech rep for their rapid growing line. In 2001 Jeremy opened Down Town skateshop in Traverse City, MI, introducing some of the hottest skate products and clothing to the region.

Jesse DenHerder is an award winning designer who currently works as the VP of Marketing/Product Development for MI based Education Outdoors, Inc. he is also an avid outdoorsman, skateboarder and mountain biker.  The two met back in 2001, when DenHerder first moved to Northern, MI.  " I remember walking into Jeremy's shop for the first time and feeling like I was 12 again, we connected as if we had been skating together for years." The duo plan on channeling their youthful passion for action sports (along with some creativity and business sense) to bring AP to the next level. Future plans for AP include, iPhone app. collaboration with Netherlands based, a kite-boarding community, more interactive page features, and a language integrated ads system.

Established in 2004, is one of the leading online Action Sports Networking Communities. Whether it be creating professional looking profiles, communicating with other members via private messaging, checking local competition dates on the event calendar or browsing through thousands of the site's member photos and videos,, gives anyone interested in the industry, a chance to progress, interact and gain exposure.  With communities including, Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Mountain Biking, BMX, Motorcross, and  coming soon Kite-boarding, AP is considered a must-visit for action sports athletes of all ages, cultures, and skill level. is 100% free to riders, offering a safe core community for young and old.

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