CHAZ PINEDA AT THE PINK MOTEL AT THE JUICE MAGAZINE SUN VALLEY MASSCRE
MOVIE NEWS – Luke Perry, Tony Alva, Andy MacDonald, Ryan Sheckler, Art Alexakis (Everclear), Haylie Duff and Marshall Allman will be starring in a new Hollywood film, aptly entitled ‘Dishdogz’. The story goes something like this: rebellious teen finds himself working as a dishwasher with an ex-pro skater who then tries to teach the kid some lessons about life. Filming for the comedy is taking place at the Point X Sports Camp in the Inland Empire. The project is being directed by Mikey Hilb who was once a member of the U.S. Ski Team…
ALL GIRL SKATEBOARD CONTEST SERIES – The Wicked Wahine Bowl Series is an organized series of events that are designed to promote girls in skateboarding. Women of all ages and ability levels will be competing for cash and prizes in contests to be held at various skateparks across the United States. The contest terrain will include pools and bowls of all sizes. The first contest is being held at the highly acclaimed Glendale Skatepark on September 18th, 2004. Vendors from the local community as well as the skateboard industry will be on hand providing products, food and services to spectators and participants. Spectators will also be able to participate in product raffles and free product give-aways donated by contest sponsors. For more information visit www.WahineSkate.com.
THIRD ANNUAL MOUNTAIN DEW FREE FLOW TOUR SPONSORS THE NATION’S TOP AMATEUR SKATEBOARDERS AND GIVES BACK TO LOCAL SKATEPARKS – National Amateur Skateboarding Contest Series Sends Grand Prize Winner to X Games X in Los Angeles. The third annual Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour has reached its midway point, visiting skateparks across the country and adding new members each weekend to the Mountain Dew Free Flow Skateboard Team. A 13-stop, grassroots, jam-style skateboarding contest series, the Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour highlights up and coming amateur skateboarders in local skateparks across America. Sponsored by Powell Skateboards and Split Clothing, the tour concludes Saturday, July 31 at the Encinitas YMCA in California, the site of the first-ever Free Flow finals event, bringing together all 39 Free Flow Skateboard Team members to battle it out for a grand prize trip to X Games X in Los Angeles this August. To date, 21 top amateur skateboarders have secured spots on the Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour team, with the remaining 18 spots to be filled as the tour heads to the west coast. In addition to a trip to the Encinitas YMCA Finals Event, each Free Flow Tour winner receives a $200 Mountain Dew ‘Skate Scholarship,’ free gear from Mountain Dew and tour sponsors, and plenty of free Mountain Dew. Tour winners are also featured on the Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour website, www.freeflowtour.com. 2004 Mountain Dew Free Flow Skateboard Team roster to date: Emanuel Santiago – Age 17, Shaun Williams – Age 16, Addias Rivera – Age 17, Dave Abair – Age 17, Nick Merlino – Age 16, Anthony Williams – Age 16, Dave Bachinsky – Age 17, Elliott Coss – Age 16, Brad Cromer – Age 16, Kyle Walker – Age 18, Ben Hatchell – Age 14, Adam Burgon – Age 16, Sean Stem – Age 14, Derek Gertz – Age 15, Dominique Johnson – Age 16, Collin Hale – Age 17, Dave Weitzel – Age 15, Ricky Martin – Age 17, Willy Akers – Age 17, Mike Mann – Age 16, Andrew Cannon – Age 18. The remaining 2004 Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour Dates include: 7/3/04 – PLANO, TX – EISENBERGS SKATEPARK, 7/10/04 – DENVER, CO – SKATEPARK OF DENVER, 7/17/04 – PHOENIX, AZ – PHOENIX SKATEPARK, 7/21/04 – MILPITAS, CA – VANS SKATEPARK, 7/24/04 – ORANGE, CA – VANS SKATEPARK, 7/31/04 – ENCINITAS YMCA – ENCINITAS, CA (FINALS EVENT – INVITE ONLY) Schedule subject to change. Check out www.freeflowtour.com for additional Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour information.
SURF N BOWL FILM FESTIVAL – Drinks, Food, Bowling and Prizes!!! For more info contact Bob Gilanyi at Stedfast Films PO Box 357 Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.stedfastfilms.com.
Surfrider Foundation and Sony Pictures Team Up to Premiere – Epic Surf Flick in Newport Beach – The Surfrider Foundation and Sony Pictures Classics have teamed up to premiere, ‘Riding Giants’. The West Coast premier will take place on Thursday, July 8th, 2004 at the historic Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach, California. On hand will be stars Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll, Titus Kinimaka and director Stacy Peralta. A VIP pre-screening reception starts at 7:00 pm, with the screening and a ‘North Shore’ after-party to follow. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, go to http://www.sonyclassics.com/ridinggiants/
Kelly Slater’s first tv show ‘Let’s Do It’ will air on the Outdoor Life Newtwork on July 28th at 9:00pm.
ISA World Junior Surfing Championships 2004 in Papenoo, Tahiti from December 2 – 14, 2004.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – X GAMES X INVITED ATHLETE LIST – ESPN’s X Games, the premier action sports competition in the world, announces its most updated list of athletes who have been invited to compete at X Games X, to be held in Los Angeles August 5-8. X Games X will have a finals only format consisting of the 10 best action sports athlete per sport discipline. The list of athletes is subject to change. Skateboarding list only… – Big Air (NEW): Bob Burnquist – Carlsbad, CA, Andy Macdonald – San Diego, CA, Danny Way – Encinitas, CA… Street – Men: Mark Appleyard, Eric Koston – Los Angeles, CA, Greg Lutzka – Milwaukee, WI, Rick McCrank – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Ahmad Fadzil Musa – Penang, Malaysia, Chad Muska – Los Angeles, CA, Andrew Reynolds – Huntington Beach, CA, Paul Rodriguez – Northills, CA, Geoff Rowley – Huntington Beach, CA, Bastien Salabanzi – Huntington Beach, CA, Ryan Sheckler – San Clemente, CA…. Street – Women: Lyndsey Adams Hawkins – Cardiff by the Sea, CA, Amy Caron El Granada, CA, Karen Feitosa – Vicente De Caralao, Brazil, Patiane Freitas – Sao Paolo, Brazil, Jesse Krause – Battlefield, MO, Lauren Perkins – Huntington Beach, CA, Elissa Steamer – West Hollywood, CA, Vanessa Torres – Modesto, CA… Vert – Men: Jake Brown – San Diego, CA, Bob Burnquist – Carlsbad, Brazil, Sandro Dias Santa Ana, CA, Pierre-Luc Gagnon – Carlsbad, CA, Rune Glifberg – Costa Mesa, CA, Bucky Lasek – Carlsbad, CA, Andy Macdonald – San Diego, CA, Shaun White – Carlsbad, CA…. Vert – Women: Lyndsey Adams Hawkins – Cardiff by the Sea, CA, Cara – Beth Burnside – Encinitas, CA, Mimi Knoop – San Diego, CA, Holly Lyons – Encinitas, CA, Jen O’Brien – Vista, CA… Updates to the list of invited athletes will be posted at www.expn.com
New Sacrifice video: ‘In Through The Out Door‘… Get yours before they’re all gone. Sacrifice has also added roundwall ripper Ben Butler to the team. For more go to www.sacrificeskateboards.com
GLOBE NEWS – The Chet Thomas Special Edition Darkstar will hit stores August 1, 2004 as one of Globe’s most technically advanced and progressive shoes to date. In addition to all the technical features, the Chet Thomas Special Edition shoe features a special Darkstar logo application and colorway. The Chet Thomas Special Edition Darkstar will retail for $89.99. Globe launched Chet’s first pro model shoe in 1996 and started a phenomenal success story that has carried through to Chet’s 5th pro model Globe shoe today. Since the introduction of his first shoe, Chet has been intimately involved with the design, development and testing of his endorsed products, with the Special Edition Darkstar as his latest. Chet is known for his incredible talents on and off his skateboard. Along with his professional skateboarding career, Chet is owner of the Darkstar wheel and board company. He began skating at age 11 and was sponsored by age 12. Whether it is in the street, on mini-ramps or transitions, Chet is regarded by other pros as one of the best all-around skaters and is notorious for his switch-stance maneuvers.
Static II Is Now Available – Static II – The Invisibles is now available. In this follow up to 2000′s underground video Static, filmmaker and Skatepark of Tampa Team Rider, Josh Stewart, brings you another completely independent and unique skateboard video experience. When you pop Static II into your DVD player, don’t expect to see circus acts, school yards, blue skies, or tricks requiring parachutes before takeoff. Expect skating that connects to the reasons you stepped onto a board in the first place. Expect a video you’ll want to watch every day before you go out skating. Except inspiration. For what you’ll witness in Static II is skating that is easy on the eyes – street skating in real actual streets.
The Surfrider Foundation Needs Volunteers for the 2004 – Waterman’s Weekend Aug. 27-28 – The Waterman’s Weekend is a two-day fundraising event of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) that benefits various environmental groups based on their dedication to preserving and protecting the world’s oceans, beaches and waves. Last year’s event attracted more than 800 people and raised a record $320,000 for ocean conservation groups. The Surfrider Foundation is one of the beneficiaries of the funds raised through the event. Kelly Slater, Greg MacGillivray, and Bethany Hamilton will be honored at this year’s event, which takes place. Aug. 27-28 in Dana Point, CA. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jenna Oldfield of the Surfrider Foundation National Office at 949-492-8170 or at email@example.com
SCUM NEWS – Scum Skateboards has new Allen Losi graphics out and available at a local skateshop near you. Team Scum – Benji Galloway, Jimmy ‘The Greek’, ‘The Five’, and Chris Cudlipp are all staying out of trouble while team rider Chris Swanson found some. Chris was ‘borrowing’ a nice skateable fiberglass bench that he felt would be much more useful at a different location. As Swanson was making off with the bench, So Cal’s finest arrived and slapped him with Grand Theft charges. Matt Dyke got wind of this and has made his pilgrimage to the right coast where he now resides in an undisclosed location near Skatopia.
BLACK LABEL HOSOI NEWS – CHRISTIAN HOSOI has been skating all over So Cal including sessions at the new Glendale Skatepark with Lance Mountain, Brian Patch, Aaron Murray, Chris Cook, Jesse Martinez, Pat Ngoho and Eric Britton. Christian is scheduled to appear on July 25th at the opening of a new Sun Diego Boardshop in San Diego along with Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Jamie Thomas, Ragdoll, Kristian Svitak and Matt Mumford. For more news go to www.blacklabelskates.com.
BOARD GALLERY – Ray Flores has a new shop at the Kodak Center in Hollywood, CA. This shop will be the Board Gallery II in addition to his legendary location on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA.
CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Lots of new stuff going on at Conspiracy – 5 new board designs. 2 Klassic Pushead designs, and 3 Swamp series decks (L.Kuhn Designs). Also check out the new Alien Shot fluorescent yellow wheel 60mm/95A. Smoooth! Wrex Cook moved back to Colorado after a year ripping in California. Look for a new Conspiracy video to be released by the end of summer. Big sessions have been going down at Carbondale getting ready for the Pro-Am Invite only (drinkfest) coming up in August. Lin-z and crew will be travelling to the great northwest during Labor Day weekend to hit Seattle and the Skatefun Artshow. Take care and visit your nearest Colorado Bowl…….Go to www.conspiracyboards.com
SOUL BOWL —- BANK OF THE WEST SECURES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S ORIGINAL ACTION SPORT and LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL – Bank Of The West Beach Games Featuring The Honda U.S. Open Of Surfing Presented By O’Neill Takes Place July 26 to August 1, 2004 At The Huntington Beach Pier… The Bank of the West Beach Games attracts more than 600 world-class athletes and features surfing, skateboarding, BMX and volleyball along with live concerts and an interactive lifestyle festival. The Bank of the West Beach Games is anchored by the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O’Neill, North America’s highest-rated (six-star) qualifying event and the world’s largest professional surfing competition. The Honda U.S. Open draws 500 of the sport’s elite surfers to compete for a $175,000 purse including Team O’Neill superstars Cory Lopez (Florida) and Rochelle Ballard (Hawaii), and former event/world champions like Andy Irons (Hawaii) and Kelly Slater (Florida). Other divisions include the O’Neill U.S. Open of Longboarding and Lost Pro Junior. Pairing surfing with sister action sports, the innovative Philips Key Ring ‘Soul Bowl’ features several of the world’s best skateboarders and BMX riders vying for a combined purse of $50,000 (7/29 – 8/1). The 68′ long, 46′ wide and 13′ deep Soul Bowl reaches back to the roots of skateboarding. Soul Bowl veterans Omar Hassan and Brian Patch are among the invited competitors. All events during the 2004 Bank of the West Beach Games are open to the public, free of charge. The main rounds of surfing begin on Monday, July 26 and run through Sunday, August 1. Skate competitions begin on Thursday, July 29.
GRINGO NEWS – Gringo Skateboards has sent Jon Comer on the Warped tour to perform for all of the Warped teenage fans. When he’s not skating he can be found in the Gringo skateboards booth that he carries with him from show to show. Gringo’s Derek Simon and Colin Brown have qualified to compete in the next Gravity Games competition. Craig Johnson, Henry G and the boys are getting geared up for the Soul Bowl and new Gringo graphics are on the way. Check out www.gringoskateboards.com.
SKATERBUILT NEWS – Skaterbuilt has introduced the new 60mm tall, 39mm wide 99A ‘Poolside Favors’ wheels that will wet the appetite of those who feel the need for speed. Word on the street is this conical shaped urethane is some of the best money can buy. In addition to the O.G. friendly 12′ x 34′ Pigs, 10′ x 33′ Piglets and 11′ x 32′ Jay Smith models, new Skaterbuilt decks include the SkaterCult 10′ x 36′ ’80s style fishtail hybrid with 18′ wheelbase, the Vert Rider Series – 9′ x 33′ with 15′ wheelbase designed for serious vert, park and pool skaters, and the Street/Park Series – 8′ x 31′ with a 14′ wheelbase with either a pointed nose/square tail design or the standard double ended design. All Skaterbuilt decks feature the shiny-black Formica bottom plys. Skaterbuilt’s newest bro team kid on the rise is 13-year-old Stephan Hoelzel in addition to 15-year-old Brennen Mulcahy and Tristen Adamson. Go to www.skaterbuilt.com for more.
CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES 2004 Skateboarding Results – Mission Valley YMCA – July 17 , 2004 – San Diego, CA – Sponsored Bowl – 1st Chaz Pineda – Woodlands, Tx 2nd Devon Lamb – Huntington Beach, CA 3rd Chris Gregson – Irvine, CA… Unsponsored Bowl – 1st Josh Stafford – San Diego, CA 2nd Lukas Miller Del Mar, CA 3rd Sean Mazza… Masters Bowl – 1st Dave Ruel – Huntington Beach, CA 2nd Tony Loverde – Sunnyvale, CA 3rd Allan Barclay – Folsom, CA Sponsored Vert – 1st Chris Gregson – Irvine, CA 2nd Zach Miller – Del Mar, CA 3rd Alan Young – Encinitas, CA… Unsponsored Vert – 1st Zach Lewis – Haywood, CA 2nd Dann Karpinski – Cypress, CA 3rd Josh Stafford – San Diego, CA… Masters Vert – 1st Philip Simmons – Corona, CA… Nic Puehse took Gold and Tristan Puehse took Silver in the Minis 8 and Under Street Division! For more info go to www.calstategames.org
NEW SKATE VIDEOS – ‘BON APPETIT’ – New ClichE DVD filmed by Fred Mortagne of Flip and Menikmati fame. Starring: Cale Nuske, Lucas Puig, Jan Kliewer, Jeremie Daclin plus more…. ‘ILLEGITIMATE BASTARD CHILD’ – A journey through the history of a small skateboard company from Hawaii with team members and footage from across the country. Watch Choppy leap from the 5th floor into 8 ft of water, check out Caz’s barn leap, and Kale vs. Hosoi in an L.A. Pool (circa 1991) plus much more!!… ‘LABEL LIVE’ – All through Europe and the USA, the Label Live Tour blazed every skate spot, session and demo. Features Alfaro, Gilley, Melcher, Ragdoll, Svitak, Gagne, Adams, Vidal, Espinoza and more….’SUBJECT TO CHANGE’ – Follow the Osiris Team as they skate and film on location in some of the most amazing skate spots around the world, which include South Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and Canada, L.A., San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta and Phoenix. For details go to www.videoxsports.com.
COMET NEWS – Comet Skateboards has released a new flavor for your quiver, The new composite top boards with 14′ wheelbase feature some sizzling photo graphics by Petter Hegre and are making a big impact on those in search of a quality board made in the USA where pride in your product still means something. Models include the ‘Luba’ (7.75′ x 31.5′), ‘Yoga’ (7.625′ x 31.5′), ‘Love’ (7.5′ x 31.25′), and ‘Kelli’ (7.5′ x 31′). You’ve got to see these boards for yourself. If you’re looking for speed, a classic design and great art, check out Dirty Donny and Lucky Mule’s designs on the ‘Rocket’ (9′ x 33′ wb 23′) and ‘Voodoo’ (10′ x 38′ wb 31.25′). Check out www.cometskateboards.com for more info.
DIE’ HUNNS — LIVE SHOW – SKATERS UNITE! PUNK ROCK SHOW AT THE VAULT IN LONG BEACH, CA – SAT JULY 31 WITH DIE HUNNS, D.I., TEN FT. POLE, R.K.L., AND CIVET. Corey is pregnant so this will be one of the last shows this year! For more go to www.diehunns.com.
NEW SURF VIDEOS – ISLANDS in the STREAM -In the beginning there was the legendary Bruce Brown and he blessed us with ‘The Endless Summer’. Next, with his son Dana, he awed us with ‘The Endless Summer II’. Then Dana, with his son Wes, once again captivated us with ‘Step Into Liquid’. Now, with ‘Islands in the Stream’, a third generation of filmmakers continue the incredible journey, as Wes Brown and T.J. Barrack transport us to the beautifully magnificent waves of Tahiti, starring three Time Men’s World Champion Tom Curren and six time Consecutive Women’s World Champion (and ‘Step into Liquid’ star) Layne Beachley…. MANIACS – This DVD covers the Northern California surf scene containing footage from Santa Cruz and Steamer’s Lane, and features Kelly Slater, Ratboy, Taj Burrow and many others…. KUMBAYA – Tahitian surfers Bastolear, Poto’, and Drollet ripped it up in cavernous barrels. Also featured are Bruce Irons, Sterling, Kalani Robb, Shea Lopez, Taj Burrow and many more…. THE CLASH – Clash of the Surfing Titans, Aussies against the Seppos Battle it out. See Bruce Irons and Dean Morrison ripping at the Gold Coast Superbank. Garrett McNamara pulling into the barrel of the year at Jaws. 2x World Champion Andy Irons, Joel Parkinson and Kelly Slater blow up in Australia and highlights of this years Boost Mobile Pro at Trestles. For details go to www.videoxsports.com.
VIDEO PREMIER – Westside Skateshop presents: Dango, Tampa Premier ‘A Spectacular New Skateboard Video by Joe Perrin and the Skeletons’ When: Thursday, July 22nd 2004 at Muvico, Centro Ybor. Doors: 7:30pm. Cost: FREE
Ages: ALL AGES. For more information check www.westsideskateshop.com
BULLDOG SKATES NEWS - Wes Humpston recently did some art for the United Kingdom that Levis will use in window displays in over 1,000 stores. Fender just announced that the Fender guitar with original Wes Humpston artwork is in the Custom Shop and in final assembly. There will be a big promo tie-in with the Summer X Games, so Wes may be at the X Games signing posters and guitars. BDS has five new boards coming out. Three are 10′x34′, 11′x34.5′ 12′x35′ ‘Quad Planes’. The other two are 11′x33.3′ and 11′x36′ no kick in the nose Old Skool. An 8 Wheeler (zero concave 12′ x 33′) is being pressed and is due out in August. New Wheels on the way – Mini Dub Con’s – a new 62MM centerset double conical engraved wheel, being poured in three different formulas – 95A, 97A and 100A. Wheels are due out in August. Go to www.bulldogskates.com for more.
2004 Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship Award Recipients – The 2004 recipients of the nation’s only college scholarship program for skateboarders, the Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship, have been selected. The scholarships are awarded to students who have been activists for skateboarding in their communities. $5000 scholarship to Nick Koogler, Dublin, Ohio Nick was responsible for the creation of the public skate park in Dublin. He will attend Denison University. Scholarship presented by Tony Hawk’s Underground… $1000 scholarship to Lance Dettle, Scotts Valley, California Lance was responsible for the creation of the public skate park in Scotts Valley. He will attend Hawaii Pacific University. Scholarship presented by Jones Soda… $1000 scholarship to Buzz Cree, Nez Perce Tribal Reservation, Lapwai, Idaho Buzz will be attending the University of Idaho Buzz is working on the creation of a public skate park on the Nez Perce Tribal Reservation. He will attend the University of Idaho. Scholarship presented by Mountain Dew… $1000 scholarship to Ivan Heimbuch, Homer, Alaska Ivan will be attending Montana State University Ivan was involved in the creation of the public skate park in Homer. He will attend Montana State University. Scholarship presented by Hurley… Finalists – (All top ten awardees and finalists receive a back to school package of skate gear) – Ahmad Toure, US military base, Grafenwohr, Germany; Jacqueline Law, South San Francisco, California; Lee Larkins, Decatur, Illinois; Jacob Jabbora, Anatone, Washington; Ryan Skut, Colchester, Connecticut; Tyler Smith, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For more go to www.skateboardscholarship.org
SANTA CRUZ NEWS – The new Santa Cruz Veterans Division Tom Knox board graphics are sick… This PowerLyte deck features eight plys of rock hard maple reinforced with a layer of bullet proof material. It’s virtually indestructible.
5BORO SKATEBOARDS COLLABORATES WITH THE BEASTIE BOYS ON LIMITED-EDITION BOARD GRAPHIC – NYC’s 5boro Skateboards is proud to announce a special art-inspired collaboration with the Beastie Boys in celebration of their critically acclaimed new release, To The 5 Boroughs. ‘When Cornerstone Promotion approached us on behalf of Capitol Records to discuss teaming up with the Beastie Boys to produce an exclusive co-branded board graphic, we were really psyched to make it happen,’ says 5boro Skateboards Founder and Owner Steve Rodriguez. ‘The 5boro crew and I grew up skating to the Beastie Boys’ music, and we’re honored to work with them and be a part of their history.’ To bring the limited-edition board graphic to life, 5boro’s Creative Director Mark Nardelli worked closely with representatives from Cornerstone, Capitol and noted Italian artist Matteo Pericoli whose work entitled, ‘Manhattan Unfurled,’ graces the album cover of To The 5 Boroughs. Through a joint effort, Nardelli transformed Pericoli’s illustration into a board graphic for this special project, and the result is top-shelf. Only 100 5boro / Beastie Boys decks exist, and each deck is signed by the Beasties and numbered. They will definitely be highly sought after, and very difficult to acquire. Keep an eye out for special deck giveaways at Beastie Boys shows and online at beastieboys.com and 5boro.com. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW VIDEO MAGAZINE – ‘Signature’ video magazine – 23 minutes of montages plus 15 minutes of bonus footage from Dan Murphy, Justin Brock, Jed Shooter, Frank Hirata, Chad Shooter, Scotty Moore, Ty Rohde, Sturgil Horn, Josh Bowman, Drew Hanner and much more East Coast talent. For details go to: www.signaturevm.com.
PRESS RELEASE - Former 1980′s-90′s Pro Street Skater Phil Esbenshade becomes an Attorney–Opens Law Office Phil Esbenshade, know as Phil E. by skaters, was a Pro Street skater from 1988-1991. He had four pro models with Skull Skates, and also rode for GandS, Venture, and Santa Cruz Wheels. Phil has opened a Law Office in the Inland Empire Area of California, where he represents skaters of all ages in various legal skirmishes. His website is located at: http://www.skateboardlawyer.com.
ESPN NEWS – Bucky Lasek will be on the cover of the July 19th issue of ESPN The Magazine, along with other ESPY Awards nominated athletes. Bucky is nominated for Best Male Action Sport Athlete of the Year, along with Brian Deegan (Moto), Ryan Nyquist (Bike Stunt) and Chad Reed (Supercross). For more go to www.expn.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM JELLO BIAFRA – I and Alternative Tentacles have thrown up our hands at getting any justice from the three ex-Dead Kennedys’ greed-motivated lawsuits, and the shocking denial of our appeal. The court refused to hear any evidence of the many shady things they have done since the trial. But that does not mean that the verdict and court rulings are the real truth any more than George Dubya was democratically elected president. They just got away with a lot of lies. O.J. Simpson would be proud. What they have done to Dead Kennedys since their hostile takeover speaks for itself. Their money uber alles mentality has more in common with Dick Cheney than the vision and principles our band stood for. I’m as proud of Dead Kennedys as I ever was. It seems obvious I love and respect what we accomplished far more than they ever will. If they force me to blow the whistle again, I will. We’ll continue to oppose the dumbing down and pimping of the DK catalogue, phony ‘reunion’ shows (often with my likeness in the ads), selling my image into video games, their refusal to show me all the books, blah, blah, etc., etc. Ending our defense against their main legal attack does not mean I endorse or recommend any Dead Kennedys releases on Decay Music, Manifesto, Plastic Head, Cleopatra, MVD, etc. I can’t. I’m too ashamed. – Jello Biafra – For more information, please visit www.alternativetentacles.com
PRESS RELEASE – BALLARD BOWL UPDATE – The Ballard Bowl is NOT saved and we need to be heard! 7/20 @ Nordic Heritage Museum Ballardia – There has been a sour turn of events in the Ballard Bowl saga. Through a series of outright lies and diversionary tactics, the Seattle Parks Department is moving forward with plans to demolish the Ballard Bowl, ignoring the massive public outcry in support of saving this cherished landmark in our community. Instead, they want to spend your tax dollars to build a smaller ‘skate facility’ a mere 50 feet from the existing location! This decision is likely going to be made official at the Nordic Heritage Museum on July 20th @ 7pm. We want an army of Ballard Bowl supporters and skaters to bear witness to this decision. We think the Parks Department should be forced to face the people that will be most affected by this monumentally ill-conceived judgment, that will most certainly send destructive shockwaves through the community that will be felt for decades. We need silent support, signs and you to wear your clean (or dirty) save the Ballard Bowl shirts. It is a public meeting, I don’t know if others will get a chance to speak. The bottom line is that the fate is in the hands of 10 people, 8 of which don’t skate and 5 of which were thorns in our side during the whole original crusade. The ‘silent majority’ of Beth Miller and Cathy Tuttles’ private interests are making our fight seem meaningless and by their lies and mis-information are wasting possibly over $300,000 in order to demolish the bowl and make a new one mere feet away. Let’s show them that we don’t approve of this waste of taxpayer money in order to appease the private developers next door. It’s time to start throwing stones back at Goliath. We need to show them that regardless of their efforts to destroy this product of great community unity and pride, the skateboarders, parents, and bowl supporters region-wide will not stand idly by while they lay waste to the lifeblood of our existence: The Ballard Bowl. Please make signs, they lied to us and made us not believe in the democratic system. We are not pleased. Another protest is being planned for Aug 21, 2004 at the bowl. Go to www.sleestak.net/for more. -Jason Harrison – Founder, Puget Sound Skatepark Association
PRESS RELEASE – OutLook Skateboards, Mike Vallely , and the Punk Band Mike V and the Rats presents: Limited Edition Mike V. and the Rats Skateboard Decks… This is the first time Mike V. and The Rats have ever produced a skateboard deck. These decks will ONLY be offered for a short time, exclusively through OutLook Skateboards. Every deck will contain a card that is signed by each member of the band. There were 100 decks made and there are less than 30 of these decks left. OutLook rider Packy branded into Windsor Woods Virginia Beach Fork Crew! Crew originated by pro skateboards Henry Gutierrez, Sergie Ventura, John Fudala , and Mike Crescini in the early 80′s in VA Beach VA in the Windsor Wood neighborhood next to Mt. Trashmoore Skatepark. Check out the full story of the Fork Crew in the new issue of Juice Magazine. OutLook is proud to be sponsors of the Krux Kickflip Challenge at the Skatepark of Tampa on Sat. July 31, 2004. OutLook Team Rider Packy gets 3rd place in the Mobile Skate Park Series in Dulles just outside of DC, this past weekend. Congratulations Packy! Burley Wheels and Bearings (a division of OutLook Skateboards) is proud to WELCOME Skateboard Legend YOYO Schultz to the Team. YOYO is the inventor of the YOYO plant. New Cro Mags OutLook Hardcore Punk Rock Living Legend Deck #2 Just in! For more ingo go to: www.outlookskates.com
SKATE CAMPS - July 18-23 – Colorado/Oregon Adventures Rocky Mountain Adventure Tour – 7 Parks in 6 days – Ages: 12-14; 15-17; 18+ AND July 24-30 and August 1-7 – Oregon Skatepark Adventure Tour – 5 Parks in 7 days Oregon Coast! – Ages: 12-14; 15-17; 18+ www.skate-camp.com
MILE HIGH SKATES NEWS – MileHighSkates.com is approaching its one-year anniversary. ‘We’re really stoked with everyone’s support,’ said owner Mark Chandler. ‘It’s cool to be able to supply skaters around with world with the best gear.’ For a complete, up-to-the-minute stock listing, check out www.milehighskates.com or e-mail email@example.com.
SK8 ART SHOW – Saturday July 24, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – midnight – Bobby Puleo’s – ‘Clues About the Rest of the World’ at Los Angeles’ New Image art gallery located at 1005 North Fairfax, West Hollywood, CA. Also in the project room: ‘No Rest for the Wicked’, Angela Boatwright’s collection of random heavy metal photographs and memorabilia assembled over the past 15 years. Bobby Puleo’s first solo show in Los Angeles will present his seven years of found art collecting in stunning framed collages as well as his personal drawings, photographs and design work. Companion preview film by Tobin Yelland and Lauren Madow. Produced by: Killer of Giants. Sponsored by: Enjoi skateboards. Exhibition extends through August 8, 2004. Curated by Marsea Goldberg with recommendation by Ed Templeton, New Image gallery will be the second host to professional skateboarder, Bobby Puleo’s massive collection of found art, drawings, collages and collections over the past seven years. Bobby Puleo is an artist and professional skateboarder who was born in New Jersey and currently resides in Brooklyn. Skateboarding for ten years Bobby began collecting found objects from the streets seven years ago as a natural reaction to his ‘constantly looking down at the street’ while skateboarding. His collections have since evolved into various categories of things, items that naturally repeat themselves in the curbs and gutters of the world. Items such as prayer pamphlets, broken cassette tapes, discarded directions, found photos, found negatives, various product packaging, post it notes and American flags.
Remember Bridge Bolts? Well, the creators of the new SK8NUTS hardware do and thought they would improve them 110%. The new SK8NUTS come in different colors including silver, gold, red and black. This innovative hardware is strong and easy to use. Check out their full page ad in the next issue of Juice Magazine and go to www.SK8NUTS.com for more info.
PRESS RELEASE – SATURDAY JULY 17 – The T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational will return to NYC on Saturday, July 17th. Action sport enthusiasts and music fans are invited to check out the latest stunts and sounds at the T-Mobile Ramps and Amps Invitational. Huge air, gravity-defying tricks on two and four wheels, and high-energy music from Chronic Future and other up-and-coming bands will highlight the festivities on Saturday, July 17. The Admission is free and open to the public. WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2004 – 3:00pm-9:00pm. WHO: –Top action sports athletes, including Carey Hart, Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist, Bucky Lasek, and more. –Bands, including Chronic Future and Tony C. and The Truth. WHERE: South Street Seaport, New York City – Pier 17, 89 South Street in between John and Water Street.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Chorus, manufacturer of progressive, innovative snowboards designed specifically for women who ride has announced a re-launch of the popular line, to debut at the upcoming Action Girl Show, August 19-21 in Long Beach, California. The brand is sponsoring the Chorus Pro Lounge as well as the show’s Half Pipe and will be debuting skateboards and surfboards. Original team riders Cara-Beth Burnside and Leslee Olson are joined by pro surfers Falina Spires and Jamilah Star. Chorus has a full line of Spring/ Summer apparel and accessories, as well as new surfboards and a signature model skateboard, designed by Cara-Beth Burnside. For more information, check out www.motivsports.com.