PAUL REVERE SKATE SESSION: PHOTO: DAN LEVY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – KRUX TRUCKS – SANTA CRUZ, CA- There’s some savage new ams on Krux – Tommy Sandoval – (Zero), Tony Montgomery (Bootleg) and Silas Baxter Neal – (Habitat). Welcome to the team, fellas! http://www.kruxtrucks.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Matt Ball joins the Dekline Team: Originally hailing from Las Vegas and now living in Long Beach, Matt is currently working on his part for the upcoming Birdhouse video and has footage in the new 411 as part of a Birdhouse article. Matt joins Ben Gilley, Patrick Melcher, Gareth Stehr, Cyril Mountain, and Sammy Baca on the Dekline Team.
SKATEPARK CLOSED – Nov 13, 2004 was the last day for the Vans Skatepark in Milpitas, CA. May the infamous clamshell R.I.P. Support your local skatepark. Go skate.
CONSOLIDATED SKATEBOARDS has a new video out called ‘Behold’. Go to www.consolidatedskateboard.com for more.
GRAVITY BOARDS NEWS – The Gravity Team has just returned from Oregon where they lucked out with weather, rode 16 parks, went upside down a few times and were blessed with being the first crew allowed to ride the new Florence Skatepark. Nestled on the coast between Waldport and Port Orford, and built by Airspeed, it features the famed ‘Donut’ obstacle, and is a gem among jewels. Gravity Skateboards is set to release the DT37, a deck featuring a composite ply made up of ‘G Tech’ fibers and traditional epoxies. Named after its Diamond Tail shape and length of 37 inches, it’s finished with a super clean graphic. Slight Camber and impregnated ‘G Tech’ fibers result in a very fun and predictable flex pattern that won’t chip, crack nor splinter. You’ll see, they’re rollin’ out of quality shops near you as we speak. Praise and testimonials for Gravity’s release of ‘Flow’ the dvd, continue to pour in a year after its release. Due to this overwhelming appreciation, as well as some insane new footy in the can, a follow up dvd is scheduled for release this upcoming new year. The follow up to ‘Flow’ will feature footage from the World Record WallRide Contest organized by Juice Magazine and the WSA/USSA and endorsed by the Guinness World Book of Records. For more go to www.gravityboard.com.
N-MEN PARTY - The 21st Annual N-Men Christmas Party will take place Saturday night Dec. 11th at The Roadhouse 1556 Bell Avenue in Sacramento, CA. Show starts at 8PM. The Texas Thiefs and The Clay Wheels are slotted to play. Mike Chantry and Jon Yunker are having a video/slide show, featuring clips of the infamous Mile High Ramp featuring Hosoi, Gator, Blender, Lucero, DP and more. $10 to get in or Free with N-Men pass. Check www.N-Men.com for more details.
BIRDHOUSE NEWS – Aaron Suski’s first Birdhouse board is about to be released. Everyone at b-house is busy filming for the upcoming video. 411vm #66 was just released and it heavily features the guys: Steve Nesser ‘Rookies’, Anthony Shetler ‘Wheels of Fortune’, Sean Eaton ‘Hot Wheels’, Controlled Chaos featuring Tony Hawk, Brian Sumner, Matt Ball, Willy Santos and Jon Goemann, and a ‘Day in the Life’ with Jeremy Klein. For updates go to www.birdhouseskateboards.com
3RD LAIR – ALL – NIGHTER LOCK – IN – Saturday, Nov. 20th – 9:30 PM -7:00 AM. Cost is only $30 plus tax for members and $35 plus tax for non-members. $4 off for pre-registration. Food and drink included. Pizza dinner. World’s Greatest Raffle. Surprise Guest Pros. Fun, games, contests. Dodgeball. Demos by the 3rd Lair Skate Team. Music and videos all night long. Parents get discount at the Marriot Suites Hotel. Just ask for the ’3rd Lair All-Nighter Special’. 3rd Lair is located at 850 Florida Ave. South. Golden Valley, MN. Questions – call 763-79SKATE. Or go to www.3rdlair.com.
Kyle Leeper has just turned pro for Black Label Skateboards.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Darkstar Skateboards is proud to officially welcome Pierre Luc Gagnon to the team. For more visit www.darkstarwood.com.
POWELL PERALTA will be releasing a few select Powell Peralta products in January under the Powell Classic brand and are working with ASR to host a Powell Peralta museum of historical props, products and pieces at the show… For more go to www.skateone.com
GRIND FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER PRESS RELEASE – November 20, 2004 – The Mike Rogers ‘Grind For Life’ annual benefit event is scheduled from 4pm to 8pm at the YMCA Oelsner Skatepark in West Palm Beach, FL. The mission of this organization is to help young people with cancer. The money raised from this event will be donated to the Sarcoma Alliance, The Miracle House, Sloan Kettering Hospital and Ryan Rommel. The following pros will be attending: Benji Galloway, Chris Gullfoose and Cody Eurich. Additonal special guest pros to be announced. Hours 4PM-8PM. Sponsored by Outlook Skates, Eastern Skate Supply, Hilton, Emerica, Etnies, ABC Board Supply, Ocean Avenue Skateboard Distribution, SkateparkGuide.com, FloridaSkater.com, Lost Enterprises, ‘Es, World Cup Skateboarding, Clive, Tracker, Duffs, YMCA of the Palm Beach Beaches and Juice Magazine. Music by Doorway 27. There will also be silent auctions and raffles with donations by pro skateboarders. Prizes include autograph memorabilia, skateboard product and a custom surfboard by Dave of Blue Earth Surfboards. $10 Donation for Adults. $5 for 12 and under. Includes free food and drink.. Organizations and businesses are welcome to participate. For info contact Mike Rogers (561) 655-9855 or email@example.com or visit www.mr1skateshop.net.
SJ DOWNHILL RACES – The guys up in San Jose, CA are holding downhill garage races. They have a winter series going on with cash prizes for each race. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all current race info.
BOOTLEG SKATEBOARDS is over. All involved have parted ways amicably.
SAM HITZ is the newest pool coping hitman for DEATHBOX SKATEBOARDS.
ELEMENT NEWS – CHRIS SENN now rides for ELEMENT.
SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS has launched the value-driven ‘Bullet’ Safety equipment line and has just released a 8.4′ x 32.5′ ‘Veterans Division deck made out of PowerLyte materials. They have also added 4 more new re-issue decks.
ANDY IRONS WINS AGAIN – Surfing. Foster’s Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Men’s World Tour. Nova Schin Brazil, 1-10 November 2004, Joaquina Beach, Florianopolis, Brazil. Two time reigning ASP world champion Andy Irons (Kauai, Haw) (pictured) clinched his third ASP world championship title at the Nova Schin Festival at Imbituba, Brazil today. Irons claimed his crown amongst a frenzy of surf media and fans on the beach, when his sole remaining rival Joel Parkinson (Aus) was eliminated from the event in round three. The Nova Schin Brazil is the tenth of 12 events on the 2004 Foster’s men’s ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) and features the top 45 surfers in world and three wild card surfers. Visit www.aspworldtour.com.
DREGS SKATEBOARDS – Biker Sherlock is now a dad as of Oct 13 and his son’s name is Titus. Congratulations to Biker and his family.
SYNDROME DISTRIBUTION just picked up the HELLROSE brand.
CIRCA NEWS – John Allie is the new pro on Circa. He joins the team with Mark Appleyard, Colt Cannon, Adrian Lopez, Tony Tave, Peter Romodetta, Windsor James and Sierra Feller.
BULLDOG SKATES – Bulldog Skates is rolling out two new models next month. The new 8-wheeler and the Bigfoot II. Word has it there will be a new Bulldog Z-13 skateboard available soon. Get yours at www.BulldogSkates.com.
SKATELAB NEWS – Bowl contest at the Lab- Nov 27th… The contest has three divisions including all ages unsponsored, all ages sponsored, and senior citizens 25 and over. Go to www.caslusf.com for more info.
The Skatelab in Florida s building an incredible new ‘street meets vert’ ramp. Here is a picture taken Nov 4, 2004. Go to http://www.skatelab.com.
FUEL TV NEWS – Check out what’s going on this month on FUEL and visit www.fuel.tv for additional airdates, times, video clips and more. Stacked Sundays – Catch new episodes of your favorite FUEL shows starting at 8:00pm ET/PT each Sunday night. 8:00pm ET/PT FUEL’s 54321 Weekly Update, 8:30pm ET/PT – 10 Count, 9:00pm ET/PT – The Standard Snowboard Show, 9:30pm ET/PT Skate Maps, 10:00pm ET/PT Firsthand… Special Events: World Longboard Championships (Sunday, Nov. 7th @ 10:30pm ET/PT) – Venture to Biarritz, France where all the action and excitement of the 2004 World Longboard Championships is going down in the bay of Biscay. With two weeks to crown a world champion, there’s never a dull moment at the Biarritz Surf Festival where surf, sand and spirits equate to one can’t-miss event…. Burton Abominable Snow Jam (Sunday, Nov. 21 @ 2:00pm ET only) – This all-star invitational snow jam is a mix of quarterpipe, halfpipe and slopestyle sessions. View the likes of Peter Line, Hannah Teter, Gretchen Bleiler and a host of other ‘A’ list riders including an engaging appearance by legend Terje Haakonsen…. Turkey Bowl marathon on Thanksgiving Day at 10am ET on Thursday, Nov. 25th… Turkey Bowl Leftovers at 2pmET on Friday, Nov. 26th…. etnies GvR- The headliner of the Turkey Bowl, etnies GvR, brought together some of the world’s very best professional skaters to compete in teams in the first ever event set to reveal which stance is better; Goofy versus Regular…. Firsthand with Paul Rodriguez (Sunday, November 7 @ 10:00pm ET/PT) – We start at Paul’s home spots in the Valley, heading on a tour of his favorite spots around the neighborhood, while his friends and family reveal Paul’s history. Paul then jumps on a plane to Europe with the Nike team to travel the hot spots of London, Holland and France….. Firsthand with Ross Williams (Sunday, November 14 @ 10:00pm ET/PT) – Beginning at his home at the North Shore where we experience an exhilarating shark tour and then heading to New York to meet up with pro surfers Brad Gerlach, Jeremy Heit, and Pascal Stansfield to shoot scenes for his upcoming movie ‘Seasons’, Ross takes us on an adventure from one island to another…. Exposure (Season 2 Premieres Saturday, Nov. 27 @ 11pmET only; repeats during the week) – Get a full new season of reviews of the latest action sports films. ‘Exposure’ includes behind-the-scenes features, bonus footage and interviews with the athletes, directors, and cinematographers that make the film possible…. If you missed the premiere of the 2004 Surfer Poll Awards, tune in Nov. 6 (8pm ET), Nov. 7 (3pm ET), Nov. 13 (3pmand6pm ET) and Nov. 21 (3pm ET). Are you unsponsored? If so, now you have a chance to see your sponsor-me video on TV. Visit www.fuel.tv and click on the Unsponsored link on the homepage to find out more about how to submit your video. *All submissions are strictly subject to the complete, official Submission Guidelines. For more visit www.fuel.tv
NEW VIDEO – ‘SKINNED ALIVE’ DOCUMENTARY directed by Bart Saric – The film is a non-exploitive look into the lives of some of the world’s most talented tattoo artists and the one of a kind skateboarders who canvas their impressions. Secret society subjects appearing are: Eric Dressen, Jason Jessee, Art and Steve Godoy, Neil Heddings, Fred Smith, Bill Danforth, Jesse Martinez, Jackhammer Josh, Tim Hendricks, Jay Kelly, Art the Poolman and many others. For more about the documentary, contact Bart Saric at West Coast Ink/B Productions – P.O. Box 3564 Santa Monica, CA 90403 – 310-455-2403.
NEVER FORGET NEIL HEDDINGS – ‘There is a new ‘FREE NEIL’ skateboard now available with graphics that he drew in prison. They are $40.00 and are made by Shirley, Neil’s mom for the Marty fund. Her address is PO Box 26 NEWBERG,Oregon 97132. Please post this and tell everyone to stop acting like they forgot about this bullshit. Buy one to help out one our fallen heroes!! Go to www.martyforever.com for more information. Thanx.’ – BART SARIC To view the graphics go to www.JuiceMagazine.com
NORTHWEST SKATEPARK UPDATE – Killer Grindline bowl in Great Falls and two Grindline parks in Spokane and a Dreamland park in Kalispell, MT…Next summer, Grindline is building a public park in Missoula, and one in Butte and Dreamland just got the bid on the Whitefish park.
OUTLOOK SKATEBOARDS – OutLook Skateboards, Burley Wheels, and Burley Bearings UPDATE! Congratulations to OutLook team rider Packy for winning 1st place in the ‘Vision Highest Frontside Cradle Carve Contest’ at Skatopia’s 10th Anniversary Backwoods Bash this month. The complete OutLook Skateboards PRO team is now sponsored by Tracker Trucks. Founded in 1975 Tracker trucks were the first trucks designed specifically for skateboarding. Tracker is the oldest skateboard truck manufacturer in the Industry. Tracker also is one of the ONLY trucks to still be 100% made in the US. Also OutLook PRO team rider Ray Fennessey and Charles Conti are now on the Arnette Sunglasses Team. NEW Chris Guilfoose OutLook PRO model decks on the Decks Page. OutLook would like to welcome Philly Street AM Jay Bertsch to the team!!! NEW Burley 1′ allen mounting hardware just in. Check out the Hardware Page. NEW Burley mesh hats just in. Check out the Hats Page. NEW Burley long sleeve t shirts just in. Check out the Clothing Page. For more info or check out our site at: http://www.outlookskates.com
FLORIDA SKATEBOARD HALL OF FAME AND OSSS #3 at Oelsner YMCA Skatepark – West Palm Beach, FL. Nov 20, 2004. Sign up starts at 10AM and contest starts at noon. Divisions: Masters 30-39. Grand Masters 40 and up.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR – The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, announced today that it has selected Louisville, Kentucky; Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; San Jose, California; and Orlando, Florida as the five host sites for its inaugural season, beginning in June 2005. The Dew Action Sports Tour schedule and title sponsors of each event are as follows (official names of each event will be announced at a later date): June 8-12, 2005 Louisville – Kentucky Expo Center, July 6-10, 2005 Denver – Pepsi Center, Aug. 17-21, 2005 Portland – Rose Quarter, Sept. 7-11, 2005 San Jose – HP Pavilion and Oct. 12-16, 2005 Orlando – TD Waterhouse Arena… The Tour estimates annual economic impact of $20-30 million and projects attendance of 100,000 in each city. Owned by NBC Sports and Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports, the Dew Action Sports Tour boasts the biggest competitive purse in action sports, a $1 Million Bonus Pool based upon year-end standings, and the largest network television and cable broadcasting commitment ever. In addition to the primary sports of skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross, each tour stop will feature a unique ‘specialty comp’, such as snowboarding or wakeboarding. At season’s end, based on a cumulative points system, the Tour will award champions in skateboarding (street and vert), BMX (street, dirt and vert) and freestyle motocross with the Dew Cup. The Dew Action Sports Tour’s founding sponsors include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans, Toyota, PlayStation (event title sponsors). Also joining the Tour as associate sponsors are Peanut Chews and Pacific Cycle – the owner and supplier of Mongoose, Schwinn, and GT bicycle brands.
DAMN AM - The Damn Am at Volcom 2004 Results – Dylan Rieder – First Place Street and Alex Perelson – First Place Vert
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Frank Walsh Wins Smith Optics Garden State Grudge Match – Top New Jersey Surfers Battled for Bragging Rights in Seaside Heights – After deciding to re-schedule the contest due to a growing swell from sub-tropical storm Nicole, the third annual Smith Optics Garden State Grudge Match surf contest went down at the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights on Oct 11th, 2004. The break did not disappoint as the competitors were blessed with 4- to 6- foot surf and the cleanest conditions in the event’s three-year history. All the Jersey heavy-hitters were present to stake their claim to the championship belt, with Sam Hammer, Ryan Kimmel, Mike Gleason, Ben McBrien, Dean Randazzo, and 2003 champ Matt Keenan all in attendance. The contestants fought valiantly, but it was Atlantic City native and Smith Optics team rider Frank Walsh who took home the win. This event brings out some of the greatest rivalries in the sport of surfing today with every loser vowing revenge year in and year out. Both Frank Walsh and Sam Hammer were on a mission this time around, as they had mutually tasted defeat last year in some closely contested heats and even controversial outcomes. The two competitors dominated each round leading up to the final, with Walsh taking the highest heat totals in Round 1, quarters, and semis. Hammer took the honors in Round 2 at his home break, but in the end, his long-time friend Walsh shut him out and took home the belt and the $3,000 prize purse. This win was very significant to Walsh as in both previous years Grudge Match contests he was eliminated in the 2nd round and quarterfinals, losing to champ Dean Randazzo in 2002 and runner-up Andrew Gesler in 2003. ‘This contest has taken a life of its own,’ says Smith Optics East Coast Sales Rep Rob Cloupe. ‘The man-on-man format really makes these rivalries thrive because they can’t blame their defeat on anyone else. No teams here, just you and the guy who is gunning to take you out. The smack talking for next year already began before the contest ended.’ The Garden State Grudge Match utilizes a unique contest format that allows the contestants to determine their combatants in each heat by picking their competitors out of a hat. The catch is, WINNER TAKE ALL! No prize money for second place, which makes defeat even harder to swallow. The mastermind of local Smith Optics’ rep Rob Cloupe and friend Rob Zselezcky, the event has become the ultimate bragging right for the local New Jersey surfers. With three years under the belt and three different champs, next year’s Grudge Match will not disappoint. For more information visit www.smithoptics.com.
NEW FULL PIPE WEBSITE - Over 100 vintage Pipe photos online now, check it out: http://www.desertpipes.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - ESPN Announces Launch of Volunteer Program for Winter X Games NINE in Aspen/SNOWMASS… Registration begins November 15 at www.xgamesvolunteers.com. ESPN’s Winter X Games, the world’s premier winter action sports event, launches its volunteer drive for Winter X Games Nine in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Now entering its fourth year in Aspen, Winter X Games Nine will be held January 29 through February 1, 2005. ESPN staff seeks dedicated action sports fans as well as newcomers to cover the more than 700 volunteer positions for the overall event. Winter X Games staff is looking to the local and regional communities for people who are willing to volunteer for a full day at this multi-event action sports competition. Several daylong volunteer positions are available including: hospitality, crowd control, ushering, access control and credential checking. Positions are available from January 27 through February 1, 2005. Winter X Games also offers the XCEL program, designed for dedicated individuals who are willing to volunteer every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., January 27 through February 1. Interested people for the Winter X Games volunteer program must be 18 years of age by January 25, 2005. Starting November 15, 2004, the www.xgamesvolunteers.com website is currently accepting applications for all volunteers. All applications are processed on a first come basis. Volunteers will be privy to Winter X Games Nine apparel, sponsor goody bags, snacks and refreshments and will also receive an invitation to the private Winter X Games volunteer appreciation party. XCEL volunteers who make themselves available for the duration of the event will receive a Winter X Games Nine token of appreciation. In addition, volunteers take part in a daily raffle of items donated by local and industry businesses. Businesses that donate items to be entered into the volunteer raffle will gain exposure by having their company name included on the volunteer website and the on-site jumbotron at Winter X Games Nine. Local business can download the donation form at www.xgamesvolunteers.com or www.expn.com.
OAKLEY PRESS RELEASE – Oakley Announces Additional Oakley Thump Distribution Through International Markets FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Oct. 21, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) — Oakley, Inc. (NYSE:OO) Oakley has released the world’s first digital audio eyewear capable of playing MP3 music files, Oakley Thump(tm) introduces several innovations from the company. The integrated audio system is optimized for acoustically precise playback of digitally compressed files. The entire product is extremely lightweight, weighing less than an empty CD case. Oakley designed the earphones and lenses to flip up and down, making it practical to carry on a conversation or listen to music indoors. Positioned with three directions of movement, the Mylar speakers are custom engineered to offer a wide range of frequency response, up to the 20 kHz limit of human hearing. Patented optics provide unsurpassed clarity, UV protection and impact resistance. Oakley’s premium polarization technology is standard on all 256 MB models. Additional information can be found at www.oakley.com/thump. About Oakley, Inc. Oakley: a world brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading, premium sunglasses, the company also offers an expanding line of premium performance footwear, apparel, accessories, watches and prescription eyewear to consumers in more than 100 countries. Trailing-12-month revenues through September 30, 2004 totaled $548.9 million and generated net income of $34.8 million. Oakley, Inc. press releases, SEC filings and the company’s Annual Report are available at no charge through the company’s Web site at www.oakley.com.
PEGGY OKI ART SHOW – Paintings by Peggy Oki (local landscapes and more) at Zookers Cafe – 18 Oct. thru 19 Dec. 2004 – Mon – Sat 11AM – 4PM Dinner 5PM … 5404 Casitas Pass Rd., Carpinteria, CA (805)684-8893. (a portion of sales to benefit Carpinteria Arts Center)
The GROM Championships numero tres will be taking place on November 6th at Boarderline skatepark in West Chester, PA. You must have qualified in the GROM Series to skate in the Championships. For further info check out BLSkate.com or unitedskate.com. The Beast of the East Championships 6 will be at East Coast Terminal in Binghamton, NY on November 19-21. You must have qualified in the Beast of the East series in order to skate in the championships. For more info go to eastcoastterminal.com or unitedskate.com
EXTREME SPORTS SAFETY DAY - The City of Mesa Parks and Recreation in Arizona is having an Event on November 6th (Saturday) From 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed Park, on 1601 E Broadway. If you want to set up a booth, and sell your products, you may do so for free, or we will set up a complementary booth for you. Attending this event is free of charge, and we received you information as parties who are interested in attending. The event is Extreme Sports Safety Day, so bring all sorts of pads etc to sell. Please email me back within a week or so if you would like to reserve a spot, please just send me an email telling me if you will need chairs, a tent, or tables and how many. Again, there is no charge for this service and no charge for your attendance. It is a great opportunity get your name out, and sell some products where you would normally have to pay to do so. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com. You can call me at 480-644-4925, or 480-343-6421. – Dave M. Bennett
The Groundswell Society Presents: The 4th Surfing Arts, Science and Issues Conference – Ventura, California … Conference – Saturday November 6, 2004 at the Holiday Inn…. Surfing – Sunday November 7, 2004 in the water at Surfer’s Point…. Theme: ‘Riding With Grace/Family First’… Saturday conference will include presentations from: Jesse Billauer, Steve Pezman, Karl Pope, Ian Cairns, Mary Setterholm, Tom Linker, and Gunther Swoboda. The Sunday surf session will include Surfing-As-Dance Exhibition, a Kids-Moms-Dads Free Surfing Hour, and the First Ultra-Style Expression Session. The registration fee for the conference is $50, $25 for students. Under 16/over 65 get in free. The Sunday session in limited to the first 20 tandem teams and the first 20 surf stylists. The Family Free Surfing hour is open to everyone, especially kids and moms who don’t get to surf C-street because of the crowds. We will have a permit to run the event, and we will be making every effort to establish an atmosphere in the water of fun and sharing. Hotel rooms are available for $109 single/double per night for Friday and Saturday. Call the Holiday Inn. Conference attendees will get a free t-shirt. For more details go to groundswellsociety.org