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JUICE MAGAZINE NEWS – We have lots of exciting news and updates on all things skateboarding, music and surfing. We’re hard at work finishing the next issue of Juice Magazine – Issue 69. Yeah! We’re getting down and dirty with the warriors of concrete terrain, and those that live it, earn it and destroy it. With our new increased circulation, Juice is now available in thousands of outlets worldwide. Click here for a list of spots where you can find Juice Magazine. Subscribe to Juice Magazine at juicemagazine.com/Juice_store.html. Get a daily dose of Juice Magazine news by signing up for the Juice blog at http://juiceskateboardmagazine.wordpress.com/ Thank you for reading.

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JAY ADAMS – Jay has been hard at work on his budding art career with original, painted skateboard decks and colored pencil works on paper and canvas. Word on the street is there may be something Z coming down the shoreline along with a resurgence of the once popular 100% skateboarder brand too. Stay tuned for more interviews by Jay Adams in Juice Magazine as well as some new shirts and hats designed by Jay-Boy. Check out photos from Jay’s 50th Birthday Party at juicemagazine.com/JAYADAMS50THBIRTHDAY.html

WOUNDED KNEE NEWS – Jim Murphy and Woundedknee Skateboards descended upon Pine Ridge, South Dakota in Lakota Country to spread the freedom of skateboarding to the Pine Ridge Reservation. Smithsonian TV was along to cover the Lakota Skate Culture for a documentary called “Native Skate Culture in America.” Wounded Knee is also teaming up with Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam to work on a signature deck with proceeds going towards another reservation skatepark in the works in Montana. The Stronghold Society would like to give a major shout out to Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam for his awesome support to build this first PHASE ONE plan of the WK4-Directions Skateparks. Jeff’s heart and continued support of the Stronghold Society’s Live Life Call To Action Campaigns is a huge asset to making this all possible. The Tony Hawk Foundation Board of Directors chose the Pine Ridge Skatepark as one of its top recipients with a 10,000-dollar grant. Board Members Chris Sacca and Ben Harper then each personally pledged an additional 5,000 dollars to ensure the Lakota-youth skatepark achieved its funding goal, and to add more support for this critical project. strongholdsociety.org and woundedkneeskateboards.net

GRINDLINE SKATEPARKS is going to be building a bowl and street course at the initial pour at Pine Ridge, South Dakota with so much room for expansion. This all-concrete haven will service the impoverished families of Pine Ridge as a way to channel the energies of their youth and provide a positive outlet for the community. grindline.com

STEVE OLSON NEWS – Art show in NYC. Art show in Venice, Italy. A movie in the works. Take your pick. Olson is ON! Olson, Olson, and Recine will be setting up a showing of art and other works in NYC. Details for the NYC show coming soon. An international incident is on the horizon as another Olson x Olson event will be going down in Venice, Italy! Yes, the dynamic duo is international. Flyer and promo coming to you SOON! juicemagazine.com/Juice_store5.html

AMERICAN NOMAD BILL DANFORTH played judge and jury at the Alabama Skate Jam on May 7, 2011 at The Pat Wachter Bowl 5 at Veteren’s Skatepark in Alabaster, Alabama. Kudos to Bill for keepin’ it core and representing it everywhere he goes. juicemagazine.com/BILLDANFORTH.html

SKATEPARK CHECK UP : SLO SKATEPARK – The future San Luis Obispo Skatepark received a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and it is inevitable this project comes to fruition. Right now T-shirts are being sold as well as bricks to people and businesses to help fund the park. You can put up to 14 characters on the bricks and they are permanent! You can also see this on Facebook. Click-on ‘Like’ SLO Skatepark’s Facebook page to help get the word out. http://www.facebook.com/pages/SLO-Skatepark/306465550382

VENICE SKATEPARK NEWS – Check out the live newsfeed of the Venice Skatepark in Venice Beach, CA brought to you by Venice Originals and VeniceSkatepark.com. veniceskatepark.com/parkvideo/index2.html

LEVIS FILM WORKSHOP – The Levi’s Film Workshop, a community space offering filmmaking resources, special events and educational workshops, is now open to the public until August 8th at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction with Art in the Streets, the first comprehensive U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. The Levi’s Film Workshop and MOCA celebrated skateboarding through the lens of film with a retrospective screening of skate videos shot over the last three decades and an interactive discussion with notable filmmaking and skate pioneers, including: Spike Jonze, Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Ed Templeton, Greg Hunt, Ty Evans, Rick Howard, Aaron Meza, Tobin Yelland and Patrick O’Dell. See photos from the event at juicemagazine.com/LEVISSK8NIGHT2011.html

SOCAL SKATE SHOP – SoCal Skate Shop has expanded with a new warehouse next to its retail location. They’ve added a new Longboard Room and a killer ramp in the back of the shop. In 2011, look for a lot of activity at the shop as SCS will be hosting more demos, DVD premieres and contests. Check out socalskateshop.com.

DAGGERS NEWS – PS STIX is now making Dagger wood, Dagger boards and Pocket Pistols boards. Check out daggerskates.com and skatepps.com for more info. (Site will be up tomorrow) Also head over to Screamininc.com for the latest info on Daggers skates and Pocket Pistols distribution.

LINCOLN RAMP R.I.P. – Much respect to Heidi Lemmon and all the folks that have donated time and energy and influence to maintaining the Lincoln Ramp in Los Angeles, CA. Chris Eidem shared his thoughts, “Good times indeed. That ramp traveled around SoCal as a touring ramp for Circle M (Mario Martinez) Ramps in 1998, in 2000 got bought by a skateshop that had a brief stint across the street from Bartel’s Harley on Lincoln. In 2001 Dan Belanger, Jim Callans, Carter Falco and myself moved it piece by piece in a Ford F150 up Lincoln Blvd. to Old Star Skateshop in Santa Monica, few years later it made its way into Heidi’s hands and thousands of skaters, local and traveling from all around the world, got to taste a piece of the coping.” Lincoln Ramp R.I.P. The L.A. Weekly Blog summed it up nicely at

DEAD BOYS – Dead Boys Shoes by Duane Peters and Jason Adams coming to you soon. We welcome the attitude.

LACED Mega Ramp monster Jake Brown and the boys have begun an apparel empire over at Laced. See for yourself at laced.com

LIFEBLOOD -Bryce Kanights has put together an impressive crew to carry on the Lifeblood of skateboarding and pool etiquette. Check it at lifebloodskateboards.com

OCT 22-23, 2011 – GEORGIA BOWL RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Registration has begun so get over to GEORGIABOWLRIDERS.COM if you’re trying to get in on the action. Shredding will commence October 22 in Columbus, GA and then in Atlanta, GA on Oct 23, 2011. For more info go to http://www.georgiabowlriders.com

BLACK LABEL BLANK GENERATION – Black Label Skateboards presents Blank Generation featuring Black Label riders Chet Childress, Peter Watkins, Tyler Mumma, and flow team at youtube.com/watch?v=NCMPjU9MBoI. Video shot by the cinematic Brendan Klein.

DEW TOUR ADDS CONCRETE BOWL CONTEST – The Dew Tour announced that, in an effort to enhance skateboarding for the 2011 season, all skate street courses will include concrete elements. The Dew Tour is in talks with renowned design and building groups to collaborate in this effort, including California Skateparks, a leader in developing high-quality, custom skateparks. The 2011 Dew Tour will kick off in Ocean City, Md., the tour’s first beach front event. The circuit will continue on to Portland, Ore. in August, Salt Lake City in September, and return to Las Vegas, Nev. for the Dew Tour Championships and Dew Cup awards ceremony in October. Each stop of the circuit will feature a different mix of disciplines and specialty competitions, exposing every market to fresh experiences. New for 2011, Ocean City and Portland will offer an additional skate bowl contest. Raising the stakes this year, the prize purse has increased per event along with the year-end bonuses. The full Dew Tour schedule features multi-sport events at each of the four stops, including skate street and vert. Over the course of the tour, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual event finishes, each vying for the most overall points and the title of Dew Cup champion. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com

VERTICAL SMILE NEWS – Check out this collaborative effort by iEvans and iTiba showcasing the Vertical Smile team. Filmed and edited entirely on that magic rectangle box called the iPhone 4. Enjoy… http://vimeo.com/22894712

JACKASS 3D PREMIERE – The Juice crew hit Paramount Studios for the DVD and Blu-Ray launch of Jackass 3D and ran into Knoxville and Steve-O (Steve-O’s got a new book too). The night consisted of a wrecking ball, Chronic Tacos, Jackass stars, a zip line, and a sumo wrestler; just to name a few attractions. JACKASS 3D is now on DVD and blu-ray. The DVD contains the only available Unrated version of the movie and added bonus features from all your favorite Jackasses. http://www.jackassmovie.com/. Photo by Dan Levy. See more photos here.

DTA POSSE ROGUE STATUS NEWS – Check out some clip from Day in the life – Richard Massie youtube.com/watch?v=qvby7wZcAsA&feature=channel_video_title. Day in the life – Brett Sube youtube.com/watch?v=T6jYkyLNtiE&feature=relmfu. New DTA POSSE Site live with new Skate team section dtaposse.com. Rogue Status welcomes new Team Members Danny Supa and Sammy Baptista dtaposse.com.

STREETS OF VENICE – Streets of Venice is getting a new website. http://www.sovskateshop.com/ Hit that up for news about the shop the products and all things SOV. Their next event is May 26 2011. Scope it here : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208145655862285

FDR has some new speed bumps and trannies poured. Heard grumblings of a possible snakerun so if you want to see that go down head over to their website or get down to the shred spot and pitch in! By skaters. For skaters. fdrskatepark.net

VERMONT SKATEBOARDS CRETE BASH N’ CAMP OUT – Roll out to the Bondville Bowl at Mountain School in Bondville, Vermont for a bash of a lifetime. Click here for more details.

NIKE SB teamed up with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles for a collab with Geoff McFetridge. Check out the Paper Dunk High and some other sick happenings at nikeskateboarding.com.

SCOTT CAAN PHOTO EXHIBIT – STEVE OLSON AND SCOTT CAAN CELEBRATE. Scott Caan has published a new book of his photos, so he had a kickass party to celebrate. Photo by Dan Levy. See more photos from the event here.

VENICE ORIGINALS – Jay Adams talks about the history of Venice at Venice Originals. See it here, and then go shopping loc’ style at veniceoriginals.com

JUICE SPECIAL OPS TEES – We’ve got new t-shirts up on the Juice Online Store. Check out the Special OPS tees available in classic red, white lightning and stealth. Stay tuned for more new store items. For more from Juice Magazine head over to Facebook and hit up our new JUICE MAGAZINE Facebook Group Page and follow us on Twitter @JUICEMAGAZINE. If you want to subscribe to the Juice Magazine Newsletter, just subscribe to the Juice blog and you are automatically signed up.

DOUBLE DECKER SkATESHOP AM JAM – July 15-16, 2011 – Double Decker Skatepark AM JAM starts today at the Double Decker Skatepark located at 500 Blount Street in Fayettville, North Carolina 28301. It is a two day contest which starts at 4pm today, July 15th and starts at 10am tomorrow, July 16th.  It is a contest for all the Ams out there so go and check them out!  For more information, call Double Decker Skatepark at (910) 483-3425.

CHRIS CAHILL MEMORIAL PADDLE OUT – We remember Z-Boy Chris Cahill this Saturday July 9th, 2011. The memorial will take place at Dorothy Green Park, at the beach end of Ocean Park Blvd. It will commence around 2:00PM and end around 5:30PM or so. Paddle out to take place after memorial (approx. 7:00 PM) at Station 26 — end of Ocean Park Blvd. Head over to the event page for more information on how to get involved and more information.

DOGTOWN WELCOMES TOSH TOWNEND – Dogtown Skateboards is proud to announce the signing of Tosh Townend to its legendary team. Tosh was recognized at a young age for possessing a grown up style of skateboarding. He grabbed the attention of the skateboard world when he feeble grinded El Toro at the age fifteen. Dogtown will be launching Tosh Townend pro model decks, t-shirts and  including a cruiser skateboard. Check the release dates at http://www.dogtownskateboards.com/team/skate-team/tosh-townend.

BONES VIDEO PREMIERE – SANTA BARBARA – Chad Bartie Party celebrating his Bones Video part… See more photos from the event here.

BONES NEWS – BEN RAYBOURN is back on BONES WHEELS! Kevin Kowalski and Brad McClain win each stop of Florida Bowl Riders Cup 2011. Ditch Tech Formula! Ditch Tech Formula! Ditch Tech Formula! BONES 100 Party Packs! BONES/Barrier Kult Collab Wheel. The Bones team is currently filming in Florida for an upcoming video. Stay tuned. bones.com

POWERPLANT CHOPPERS has a sick new store front at the shop on Melrose in Hollywood, CA, complete with a classic line of Powerplant Chopper clothing for style, on and off your ride. powerplantchoppers.com

BLOODHORSE PRODUCTIONS took a trip to Cuba promoting the constructive lifestyle of skateboarding. Along with donations from Juice Magazine, Fender Guitars, Wayne Kramer, The Ramones, Bones Wheels, The Driven Skateboards and many others, the Bloodhorse crew filmed and will be sharing the experience soon. Stay tuned. – bloodhorseclothing.com

HOSOI SKATES NEWS – Christian Hosoi is traveling the world and he’s now working on a new movie called Caleb. He’s already been spotted filming at the Venice Skatepark in Venice, CA. Stay tuned to see where this one goes. hosoiskates.com

EAST COAST RAMP DESIGNS. Merk and the East Coast Ramp Design crew just got done bowling off the Recycler Ramp in Arvada, CO. Hit up www.negativeion.com for photos and updates on the project. Merk recently completed a badass bowl in a 200-year-old refurbished barn just outside Phily. Pool coping and tile, of course. Check the Facebook page for photos. http://www.facebook.com/pages/East-Coast-Ramp-Design-LLC/108156049216143 Be sure to swing over to www.eastcoastrampdesign.com for more info.

VAGRANT SKATES – After one solid year in business, Vagrant Skateboards is making moves on the scene with a young and hungry team backed by the amazing art talents of Lucas Musgrave. If you ride concrete and are down to get dirty, then Vagrant is your ride to infamy. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming from the Vagrants. vagrantskates.com

BANDIT BRAND – Check out Bandit Brand for the realest and rawest in Vintage Outlaw, Biker, Country Western and Rock and Roll T Shirts. banditbrand.com/index2.php.

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN showed up in Venice and we set up a photo session for him with Hayden Anderson and Chuck Dukowski. Photo by Dan Levy. See more photos here.

BOOM BOOM ART SHOW – Glen E. Friedman and host Alex Olson, at Steve Olson and Alex Olson’s first duel explosive art show. Photo by Dan Levy. See more photos from the event here.

RAINSKATES – RainSkates all terrain legendary Orange 85a formula 72 mm wheels just hit the market. Grip the pavement with renewed confidence. Check out rainskateswheels.com

OUTLOOK SKATEBOARDS NEWS is proud to welcome Dustin Charlton to the team. outlookskates.com

NOMAD SKATE MAPS – On the road and need concrete sk8park info and directions? This is a must have sk8park map for the skate nomad. nomadskatemaps.com

TOTALLY BITCHIN’ AWESOME NIGHT OF THE DEAD 3 – Totally Bitchin’ Skull. Photo by Vanessa Davey. See more photos from the event here.

CARVER – Check out the Taylor Knox new Pro Model and the new 70mm mags wheels from Carver! Guaranteed to speed up your board. carverskateboards.com

KANOA SURF – Custom Flyaway Helmets at kanoasurf.com

SUPER HEAT GAMES SKATE GAME. Stay tuned at the Juice Magazine website for more information soon or go to superheatgames.com.

BLIND WELCOMES SEAN SHEFFEY. http://www.blindskateboards.com/


Company: Team Pain
Park: Lafayette, Co.
Who was on the crew that built the skatepark?
The crew was a mix of Team Pain veterans with some Colorado locals to round out the line up: James Hedrick, Troy Nichols, Bret Papini, Joe Fernandez, Lance Spiker, Chris Berry, Johny Fairplay, Chris Withrop, Sean Kelly, and Curt Baker.
Staff Photo: Chris Sessions
How did you decide on the design for the park?
Our design process usually starts with several meetings with the local skaters and city officials. In Lafayette the skaters wanted to go big, big vert bowl, big stairs. Parks and rec wanted the best. A skater built world class park. Together, TP and the skate community came up with a killer design. Once on site the crew has almost total freedom to change and improve the park.The people on our concrete crew are all accomplished skaters, you don’t skate all the time you don’t work for us. It’s our job to make a good plan into a great park. The city of Lafayette understood this. They purchased a whole parking lot full of unique materials to add to the park. There was huge granite slabs, brick pavers, tons of large rocks,cut and raw, white marble with tyranny already cut into them and lots of pool coping. When we started grabbing the new curbs from the parking lot they asked if they could get us more. The city was totally behind us and it was fun and challenging to figure out what to do with all this stuff.
What do you like best about the skatepark?
Skating it. A whole lot of ideas that we’ve been working on for years came together in this park and it’s a blast.
Where is your next building project?
Arvada Co., The Arvada Army is expecting big things from us. We are recreating a Team Pain clasic, The Charleston Hanger, the indoor version with the extra bowl.


AGENDA SHOW is coming back to Huntington Beach in August. Vendors, buyers and attendees can head over to their website for more information on how to register. agendashow.com

SKATE HUT is a one stop shop in the U.K. for all your skate needs. Hit up the website for the newest products and great shipping rates! www.skatehut.co.uk

ONE GATHERING SKATE FOR LIFE – Stronghold Society’s ONE Gathering Skate For Life to benefit the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark will take place July 9, 2011 at the Downtown Denver Skatepark, Denver, Colorado – The ONE Gathering – Skate For Life competition will take place in JULY 9th 2011 at the Downtown Denver Skatepark. The skatepark is located on 20th Street and I-25 near the South Platte River – a historical gathering place for the Apache, Arapaho, Lakota, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Navajo, Pawnee, Pueblo, Shoshone, Ute and many other Indigenous cultures to this area. The ONE Gathering will prove to be another huge success with proceeds this year benefiting the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark/Art Studio to be built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (a project of Stronghold Society, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization). Stronghold Society’s “Skateboarding Saves Lives” is a Live Life Call To Action to support and encourage Native American youth to find hope and ambition to live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit. Our overall goal for the ONE Gathering – Skate For Life is to promote inclusiveness and a positive impact on youth of all races. By incorporating artistic achievement, social change, innovation, education, and healthy way of life outlooks, it will ensure a higher quality of life for all our youth. http://www.strongholdsociety.org/

ETNIES SKATEPARK OF LAKE FOREST BREAKS GROUND ON 16,000 SQUARE FOOT EXPANSION PROJECT – Final Expansion Will Make It the Largest Free Public Skatepark in the U.S. On February 10, 2011 the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest officially broke ground on its 16,000 square foot expansion project. Adding a variety of new features, the $1,000,000 expansion will set the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest at about 60,000 square feet, making it the largest free public skatepark in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. The park which is owned and operated by the City of Lake Forest offers year round classes, camps and special events and is the only public skatepark in California that offers BMX sessions. Local Skateboarders Celebrating the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest Expansion with Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog and etnies Owner/CEO Pierre-Andre Senizergues. The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest was a first in skateboarding – In 2003 it was the first time a skatepark was created through a public/private partnership. etnies partnered with The City of Lake Forest to create this skatepark that currently has more than 1,200 skateboarders ride it each week. Eight years later, the skatepark continues to be such a benefit to the city that they are expanding it. The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest model shows that skateparks can be a major benefit to communities all over the world. “It’s incredible to see that the same year etnies is celebrating our 25th birthday, the skatepark is getting bigger too!” said Pierre-Andre Senizergues, owner and CEO of etnies. “It’s an example of what a success it has been for the city and for skateboarders in our community. A tribute to the future! Bravo, Lake Forest!” The expansion concept created by skateboarder and community input, Nick Gates and the City of Lake Forest staff, and SITE Design Group, Inc., is scheduled to be completed by California Skateparks in mid-July 2011. The expansion area will include the following features:
-Mini bowl
-Street run with a set of six stairs, manny pad modeled after Pier 7, and an A-frame bump with rails
-Flow course featuring a 16-foot cradle and 11-foot vert wall, with a variety of pool and metal coping
-A backyard-style pool with shallow-end stairs, two death boxes and Tedder Stone pool coping
-Barbeque area for skate camps and events
-Upgrades to the existing park include adding pump bumps and a euro gap on the 5-flat-5 stair set

SITE DESIGN GROUP has created a rendering of the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest Design. “This project has been a goal of ours for some time and we’re elated to be able to fund not only a portion of the proposed expansion, but every part of the expansion design,” said Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog. “We’ll have a world-class skatepark right in our backyards and can’t wait to see skateboarders from all over enjoying the new park area.” The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest will remain open as much as possible during the expansion. To keep up with the construction details or for more information on the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, visit etniesskatepark.com or call the park at (949) 916-5870. For updates on etnies and its skate team, visit etnies.com.

BERRICS WESTCHESTER SKATE PLAZA OPENS TODAY – LA will receive another great skate plaza for the skateboarders in the community. This new plaza was made a reality with the collaboration of the Berrics, Explore.Org, LA Parks Foundation, and California Skateparks. This 13,000 square foot plaza has it’s share of features including stair sets, rails, and hubbas. Some skaters were able to skate this spot before the opening and DC | Expedition rider Matt Miller said,  ”I like the cool street plaza feel of this spot. It has a good variety of things to skate.” Tommorow the grand opening for this park will take place at 3 pm with giveaways and appreances from professional skate teams. Come check out the new park at 7000 W Manchester Ave Los Angeles CA.

LUCKY-13 20th ANNIVERSARY FREE SHOW and 20th Anniversary Party on Sunday July 24th in Huntington Beach, CA. There will be a Car Cruise, Car Show, Art Show, Bands, Burlesque, Food, Drinks, live Tiki Carving with artist Bamboo Ben. 12pm-7pm. Artists that will be involved: Pizz, Von Franco, Doug Horne, Bamboo Ben, Max Grundy, Mr G., Ghost, Jet Wrench, Makoto, Tom Prewitt, Big Toe, Ken Ruzic…. http://www.lucky13apparel.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN ANDY – Celebrate Old Man Andy’s B-Day at the Shakedown Bar SD located at 3048 Midway Drive San Diego, CA. on July 22, 2011 with DMF, CODA REACTOR, DEATH PUNCH, the SPARRING, FREE, 8 PM
Old Man Andy’s closing in on being older than dirt, and he’s the main man here at Shakedown and all around rad & funny mofo. If you don’t know, Shakedown has got a 4 ft tall by 12 ft wide mini ramp in the back now. BBQ will be fired up, Skating, rad tunes and we’ll be raging until we shut er down. DMF are coming down to from OC to bring their 80’s style Skate Punk. Locals Coda Reactor will be raging like a well oiled Hardcore Rock n Roll machine bringing to mind the stylings of the Bronx, Burning Love & She Rides. Death Punch & the Sparring are on tour and holing up at the Shakedown for a night.

MALOOF MONEY CUP – The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans has announced the first 24 skaters invited to compete in its New York and Washington D.C. contests. With a total prize purse for this year’s four Maloof Money Cup contests well over $2 million, it’s the richest prize purse in skateboarding. The remaining 24 invited skaters – who will round out the final roster of 48 – will be released exclusively on the Maloof Money Cup Facebook page over the next three weeks. The first 24 invited skaters are Alex Olson, Andrew Reynolds, Anthony Van Engelen, Arto Saari, Austyn Gillette, Bastien Salabanzi, Brandon Westgate, Brian Anderson, Bryan Herman, Chris Haslam, Chris Pfanner, David Gravette, Dennis Busenitz, Garrett Hill, Geoff Rowley, Grant Taylor, Greg Lutzka, Justin Brock, Leo Romero, Lizard King, Sierra Fellers, Tom Asta, Tony Trujillo and Vincent Alvarez. “We are so excited about the great talent in this year’s list for New York. We always get the best skateboarders to compete in our contest, but this year could be the strongest list yet,” said Joe Maloof, founder of Maloof Money Cup and whose family owns the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “We’ve got some of the greatest skaters today with Geoff Rowley and Andrew Reynolds plus a rich pool of young talent. Any one of them could walk away with the biggest first place prize purse in skateboarding history.” The top 16 finishers in D.C. and New York will become Maloof All Pros and will be invited to represent the U.S. in the first- ever world skateboarding championships in Kimberley, South Africa Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Following South Africa, the All Pros will return for the final U.S. Maloof Money Cup contest in Orange County, Calif., offering the largest prize purse in skateboarding. Go to www.maloofmoneycup.com

CHAD SHETLER THREE-PEATS AS THE 4TH ANNUAL ULTIMATE BOARDER CHAMPION – On a picture-perfect, sunny day at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, Calif., Dana Point’s Chad Shetler sealed his third straight victory as the reigning Ultimate Boarder Champion. By finishing fourth in the final skateboarding leg on the vert/mini ramp, Shetler took home not only bragging rights as the best all around board sports athlete on snow, surf and skate ramp, but he also pocketed $25,000 out of a $50,000 purse prize. “ I am incredibly stoked to have come out on top, especially since this was the toughest year of competition yet in terms of the high caliber of athletes and the rough elements,” said Shetler. “Overall it was a pretty amazing week, and getting to miss work to go snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding, is definitely something you can’t beat,” added Shetler who has a full time job in the marketing department at LOST, an action sports company based in Orange County. For fans that came out to watch, it was an action packed day with over 50 athletes competing on the vert/mini ramp putting on an impressive display of performance maneuvers from technical grinds to big aerial maneuvers. From young groms like Tom Schaar who won the youth division in skateboarding to today’s overall winner, Willis Kimball, and legendary skateboarder Steve Caballero who individually took first place in the team pro/am division, there was never a dull moment on the ramp. “I think what’s so amazing about this event is that it brings legends with young kids who can beat guys twice their age and lets them all shine,” said competitor Bryan Richardson of San Diego, Calif. “Today’s event is proof that fans and athletes alike love being able to watch and participate in all three sports. After all, surfing helps your skating, skating helps your snowboarding and vice versa,” he added.
At the end of the day, there was an award’s ceremony crowning today’s overall skateboard winners as well as the overall winners after the entire board sports triathlon. The awards ceremony ended with a few bottles of champagne being poured over Ultimate Boarders’s overall winner Chad Shelter as well as the second and thirds place overall Ultimate Boarder Champions Trevor Jacob and Shayne Pospisil. “This was by far the best year yet,” said event founder Tim Hoover. “I have never seen so much excitement from the fans and athletes at one event. I already have people calling me from France, Australia and in Asia to compete next year.” The top ten overall placing athletes earned automatic entries for next year’s Ultimate Boarder Championship. Along with Shetler, Trevor Jacob, Shayne Pospisil, Ricky Lovato, Tosh Towned, Bryce Young, Adam Taylor, Brian Richardson, Josh Morse, and BJ Linne all have reserved spots in the fifth annual Ultimate Boarder. Fans can check out more at www.ultimateboarder.com

BREAKING GROUND SKATEPARKS wants you to send in your best photo of you skating one of their parks. If you win, Sloppy Sam will send you a free Breaking Ground deck. All you have to do is send a jpeg to [email protected] There will be new winners every month! Check out breakinggroundskateparks.com for more details.

VENICE SKATEBOARDING STUFF – With access to over 1 million consumers a weekend in Southern California, Morena and the crew at Venice Skateboarding Stuff are spreading the good word of skateboarding and surfing all over the world. Hit them up at veniceskateboardingstuff.com.

VENICE BEACH SUITES is the closest hotel to the Venice Beach Skatepark. Step out the door and into skate heaven. With some sick rates, you can’t lose here! Check out the website and hit the skatepark webcam. venicebeachsuites.com

ASSAULT SKATEBOARDS – has a new Ricky Windsor model out. Sick shapes and legit wood is what this DIY company is all about. Thrash hard. Ride solid. Rip sticks for the warriors. assaultskates.com

DREAMLAND has some crazy ideas flying around. Take the Monster Park for example. If you ever seen anything like this before you must be from ripper paradise. Click the link to see what we’re talking about. dreamlandskateparks.com

SECTOR 9 NEWS has launched their Bob Marley cruiser series. Homage to the man of infinite drive towards freedom comes perfectly delivered on a skateboard. For more Sector 9 news go to sector9.com.


NAME: Ace Facial.
BAND NAME: Dirty Filthy Mugs.
LABEL: DC Jam Records
BAND MEMBERS NAMES: Matt Wedgley, Timbecile Lang, Joey Travers, Conk and Ace Facial.
HOMEBASE: Los Angeles, California

The most pressing issue in the music industry is…
a) The corruption of the record labels
b) Lack of talent in the top 40
c) Under appreciation of music in schools
d) How much MTV sucks
e) Other ____________________
ANSWER: e. Bearded freaks in earth tones singing about picnics.

When looking for a date I most want …
a) Sense of Humor
b) Loose Morals
c) IQ
d) Heart Beat
e) Other ____________________
ANSWER: e. A woman who really knows how to use a vibrating egg.

Before I was in a band I was …
a) broke
b) a virgin
c) a menace to society
d) Other ________________
ANSWER: D. All the above is unfortunately the most fitting answer.

The human race will …
a) destroy itself.
b) evolve like the Jetsons
c) make great pets for aliens
d) be sponsored by Nike, McDonalds and AT&T
e) Other
ANSWER : D. But don’t leave out Lucky 13 Clothing and Draven Shoes!

If I ruled the world for a day I would…
Spend the day fucking with France… Pranks and stuff, you know.

My Mom wanted me to become a ….
Figure skater.

The worst band in history is …
Blood On The Saddle.

The best band of all time …
Beatles. Yeah, I said it!

When alone, I pass time by….
Having my way with Conk’s sleeping bag.

The best band I’ve heard lately is …

Describe your music in 5 words or less:
Pogues and AC/DC are go!

Why did you choose to play the type of music you do?
Because I was trying to be like my biggest influences.

Who are your biggest influences?
The Who, AC/DC, The Pogues, The Clash, Madness…

What do you consider a successful year? Do you think you’ve had one?
Musically, I think making a great record and playing a lot of fun shows would make a successful year. Maybe this year?

How many days out of the year does your band play live?
About 60-80.

Best thing about doing what you do?
Playing shows with friends is, by far, the best part. It’s a guys’ night out, ten fold.

The nastiest thing I’ve ever seen on a tour bus is …
Conk having his way with my sleeping bag.

Describe your odor after a show.
Kinda like the rotting corpse of a Frenchman getting a perm in the sewer run off of a slaughter-house… I’ve been told.

Plug your upcoming shows.
May 28th at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. We have our shows listed on our Facebook page too.

What do you plan on adding to the music scene?
We’re bringing back sexy. And Timbecile is single-handedly making the concertina a ‘must have’ for all rock bands this summer.

What would it say on the front of your own personal “soapbox”?
Dogs are better than cats! Who ever heard of a seeing eye cat?

Words of Wisdom :
If you truly want to destroy an enemy, make him your friend. I paraphrased that from Abe Lincoln. Financial tip: Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.


FENDER GUITARS AND JUICE MAGAZINE. Dan Levy from Juice Magazine got a VIP tour of the Fender L.A. Showroom courtesy of Mike Schulz and Mike Tempesta of FMIC. Juice Dan, Bloodhorse Scott Manning, founder of SoCal fashion empire Bloodhorse Clothing, and the hilarious Chris Casey (The Captain and Casey Show) spent a few hours checking out the gear and testing out the arsenal of amazing axes. Dan wields the Jackson Rhoads model, while Manning and Casey respectively experiment with the San Dimas and Wolfgang Stealth models by Jackson sister brands Charvel and EVH. http://www.fender.com/#/tele-bration

The following week, Michael S and Mike T from Fender Music Instruments Corporation (FMIC) rolled down to Juice Magazine Headquarters with two badass Tim Armstrong acoustic Fender guitars to liven up the already colorful atmosphere here in Venice Beach, CA.

If that wasn’t enough, Mike Schulz sent Juice some new Fender bar stools for us to jam out on, and a new amplifier system is on the way, so stay tuned. Juice Magazine is excited to be working with the FMIC brand on some very special upcoming projects to be announced soon. Look out for a custom-designed Juice Magazine Fender Stratocaster coming soon too. Thanks to Mike Schulz and Mike Tempesta, FMIC, and welcome to the Juice Magazine family.

Musician’s Name: Matt Kelly
1. Being in a band is THE perfect job.
FALSE. There’s no such thing as the perfect job… though being in a band is the balls.
2. Bad free food is better than no food.
TRUE. You need fuel for the furnace.
4. Most critics don’t know their ass from their elbow.
TRUE Music criticism seems to be a lost art.
5. Music is a drug.
FALSE People use drugs to attempt to feel the way they do when they feel music.
6. The easiest way to piss me off is…. for you to fear verbal confrontation.
7. What I do to piss people off… is probably most things I do. I’m a pain in the ass.
8. If I had to choose another profession, I would be a …. Brewer.
9. If I ruled the world for a day I would… throw out every government official and replace them with avarice-free individuals.
10. My Mom wanted me to become a …. musician like my Dad.
11. The worst band in history is … a tie between Phish and every other dirty hippy jam band.
12. The best band of all time … AC/DC
13. Can you do a stupid human trick, if yes, what is it…. I can bore you to tears.
14. The nastiest thing I’ve ever seen on a tour bus is … human excrement.
15. When alone, I pass time by…. spinning records and reading.
16. When I party I try to have plenty of … good sense, though that usually goes out the door after about 5 Belgian beers.
17. The best band I’ve heard lately is … Night Birds
18. In 15 years, I’ll be doing … playing drums in a local band and being a slumlord or something.
19. If I could hang with anyone in history for a day, it would be … my grandfather, Bill, who passed away in 1983

A WORD FROM WAYNE KRAMER – “Hello friends, It’s Wayne writing with incredible news. A few days ago, as we prepared for the Jail Guitar Doors Benefit Friday night in Austin Texas with English Teeth, Salesman and Lions, a good man named JD Herman contacted us. JD’s brother Brad had died. Brad was an ex-offender and a musician who happened to own a music store in Houston. JD told us that, in his brother’s memory, his family had decided to donate the remaining inventory of amps, guitars and drums to Jail Guitar Doors! We are, of course, knocked out by their generosity and we have accepted the donation. You can read more about Brad Herman in a letter that his brother JD wrote to us. Now this is where you come in. We have to get this gear back to JGD-USA Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. We are so determined to make good use of this donation that Margaret and I decided to rent a truck and drive the gear ourselves FOR THREE DAYS across country. But we need your help! Please sponsor us to get us home from Austin to Los Angeles. It’s 1,386 miles and that’s a lotta gas! No donation is too small and no donation is too big, even if it’s just $5 to help offset these bare bones expenses related to what we’ve now officially coined the BRAD HERMAN MEMORIAL GEAR RUN. This gear will go to inmates around the nation and will help them to rehabilitate. There are 2.5 million people in prison in America today. Almost all of them will rejoin us in our communities. Help them change for the better by learning to channel their feelings creatively. They will be our neighbors, our friends and family members. We’re posting our progress as we drive across country since we began on Saturday, July 16th and going all the way through until we return to LA, BY TONIGHT. No Sleep ‘Til West Hollywood! Please tell everyone you know and be sure to include this links in your email: Jail Guitar Doors USA Brad Herman Memorial Gear Run: http://jailguitardoors.org/donate.html

ZJ BOARDING HOUSE & HURLEY PRESENT NIGHT SESH OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT featuring ‘Five Summer Stories’ at 2612 Main St. Santa Monica, Ca Friday, July 29th 7:30pm. Join us across the street from the shop for an outdoor showing of the legendary surf film, ‘Five Summer Stories.’ Grab your beach chair or blanket and head over around sunset for free popcorn, coconut water and laughs. Heralded as the finest surf movie ever made, Five Summer Stories is a cultural icon, a time capsule from a watershed era when the world was at a critical crossroads and its reflection was clear in the emerging sport/art of surfing.

ASTRODECK NEWS – Wave Warriors Vol. 1-5 is available now, as well as Astrodeck surfpads and Astrodeck sandals that are a must have for any true surfaholic. Get it all at astrodeck.com

SANTA BARBARA SURF MUSEUM – Established in 1992, the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is the premiere surfing museum in S.B. Complete with vintage skateboards, surfboards, hula girls, classic guitars and ukuleles, this museum will take you on a surf/sk8 safari that you will never want to leave. James O’Mahoney’s one-of-a-kind collection is located at 16 1/2 Helena Ave #C, Santa Barbara, CA. sbsurfingmuseum.com.

SOUL SURFER – TriStar and FilmDistrict presents SOUL SURFER. The story of the journey which life has given Bethany Hamilton is well known by many. At the age of 13 she suffered through the loss of her arm during a day surfing at Kauai’s North Shore. Since that day in 2003, Bethany has progressed far beyond what any doctors predictions could image. Not only is she still surfing, but as of 2007 Bethany turned a pro. Continuing to surf following a life altering experience in the water is both a mental and physical accomplishment greater than most can imagine. Now see her life and story on the big screen. Soul Surfer, a film directed by Sean McNamara, will roll out nationwide April 15, 2011. It’s a little ways away, but our guess is it will be worth it. See Bethany’s story portrayed by a star cast including the likes of Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid. http://www.soulsurferthemovie.com/

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