SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS ‘V-DAY’ VIDEO PREMIERE PARTY @ THE BLANK CLUB – There was simply no better venue for Santa Cruz to host the Veterans Division ‘V-Day’ Video Premiere than Corey O’Brien’s Blank Club in San Jose. Plug in Ray Stevens II’s band, skate rock legends ‘The Clay Wheels’ and Tom Knox’s band ‘The Cacti Widders’ and you have yourself one hell of a party. People from both San Francisco and Santa Cruz will drive to San Jose for a good show and thus their was an eclectic mix of skateboarding’s finest in attendance including Rick Blackheart, Mofo, Jeff Kendall and wife Maureen, Bob Denike, Eric Dressen, Keith Meek, Dave Freil, Aaron Godoy, V-Day contributing editor Jeff Duncan, skate photographer Ted Terrebonne, and of course Tom Knox, his wife Margie and the rest of the ‘Widders’. After the crowd was primed and ready, V-Day played first and based on the response from the crowd, they were stoked on what they saw and the soundtrack which includes The Adolescents, The Highway Murderers, The Cacti Widders, ADHD, The Rabies, Excel and more. The Clay Wheels kept the party going with a blazing set of classic punk sound that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. If you get the chance to see these guys live, don’t miss it, you won’t be disappointed. Tom and the Cacti Widders followed with some serious rock and roll kicking things off with a Metallica riff lead into to their first song that got everyone hyped. Look for a new album from the Widders coming in May. All and all, a great night out – thanks to everyone that showed up. V-Day will be in stores soon – get a copy to add to your skate DVD archives. For more information about Santa Cruz Skateboards team and products, log on to www.santacruzskateboards.com.
ASPT DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES REBRANDING INITIATIVE – The ASPT Dew Tour, the Action Sports Pro Tour, today announced a rebranding initiative and will move away from the moniker used for the past two years, the Dew Action Sports Tour. The ASPT, or Action Sports Pro Tour, will become the umbrella brand of the organization with the ASPT Dew Tour remaining as the premiere summer action sports tour.
Event Date Location
Panasonic Open June 21-24 TBD
Right Guard Open July 19-22 Cleveland, Ohio
Vans Invitational Aug. 16-19 Portland, Ore.
Toyota Challenge Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City, Utah
PlayStation Pro Oct. 18-21 Orlando, Fla.
More information can be found at www.dewtour.com.
SPORTSKOOL LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON WITH LEGENDARY SKATEBOARDER MIKE V – SPORTSKOOL, the first and only On Demand television network dedicated to in-depth sports instruction, launched today season two of the network’s popular original series, Skateboarding With Mike V. In his new On Demand segments Mike V focuses on new skateboarding techniques including grinding, lip tricks, board slides, and transitions. In addition to solid instruction on the various moves each trick requires, Mike V also gives the history behind each move, common limitations and worse-case scenarios if it isn’t stuck correctly. New skateboarding titles also feature fresh music tracks from Mike V’s band, Revolution Mother. Exclusive programming with Mike V is also available online at www.sportskool.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – With much anticipation Foundation Skateboard’s announces the release of ‘Cataclysmic Abyss’ on DVD. Featuring the mad skills of Ethan Fowler, Corey Duffel, Gareth Stehr, Mike Rusczyk, Don ‘The Nuge’ Nguyen, Angel Ramirez, Sierra Fellers, Matt Allen, Tommy Gurrola and Abdias Rivera. This 40 min feature is edited by cinema extraordinaire Grant Schubert with special effects by Dan O’Sullivan. It is available in two versions. A translucent blood red DVD case that includes a Cataclysmic Abyss poster and a Limited Edition version that is in 7′ record style packaging and includes a two sided poster and a Foundation stencil. Cover artwork is original and hand painted by the infamous Mike Sutfin www.MikeSutfin.com. Art Direction and layout by Nathan Bell.
SHANE CROSS – R.I.P. – 20-year-old Shane Cross was fatally injured while riding on the back of Ali Boulala’s motorcycle in Australia. Due to the many unfounded rumors circling the skateboard world at the moment we are issuing this statement to hopefully end these rumors: ‘After the crash that tragically took the life of Shane Cross, Ali Boulala was put in a hospital induced coma to stabilize his condition. As of today the hospital is planning on bringing Ali out of the controlled coma on Monday 12th March. We will update the news on Ali when we have some.’ There is a comment section where fans and friends can leave messages to Ali and his family. www.blitzdistribution.com
VOLCOM UPDATE – Volcom Sales and Earnings Climb, EU Investment Should Pay-Off in 2007 – Volcom, Inc. fourth quarter revenues increased 37.2% to $56.6 million, compared with $41.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2006, which includes a provision for income taxes using a 39.4% tax rate, increased to $7.6 million, or 31 cents per diluted share… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
WOODY’S HALFPIPE and SKATEPILE present 2007 Pickneyville Skate Jam.
NIKE SB AND SKATEPARK OF TAMPA PRESENT – TAMPA PRO 2007 – MARCH 15-18, 2007 – $100,000 PRIZE PURSE – ERIC KOSTON wins TAMPA PRO 2007. For details visit skateparkoftampa.com.
YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE HORIZON’S WEST SURF SHOP formerly the JEFF HO ZEPHYR SURF SHOP. FILL OUT THIS PETITION – To – Santa Monica Landmarks Commission
SAVE THE SURF SHOP SUPPORT PETITION We the undersigned: oppose the application for the demolition of any part of the masonry structure on 2001-2011 Main Street, in Santa Monica, which once housed the famous Zephyr Surfboard Shop and Factory. This building is an important part of this City’s history and of the history of Surfing and Skateboarding worldwide. We want it to be Landmarked and Preserved for posterity.
The Save the Surf Shop Petition to Santa Monica Landmarks Commission was created by and written by Jacob Samuel ([email protected]). This petition is hosted at www.petitiononline.com/surfshop/petition.html as a public service.
NEW ROYAL HAWAIIAN POOL SERVICES DECKS are hitting the shelves now…… the Kenji Model (8.5 inch). Kenji is from Osaka. He is the Duane Peters/Sid V. of Japan. They don’t make them more ‘punk and drunk’ like Kenji! Email [email protected] for details. The new RHPS website is up and running at www.royalhawaiianpoolservice.com.
SKATE CONTEST – adidas Skateboard Clash Round III – March 16-18, 2007 – Berlin, Germany. www.skatehalle-berlin.de.
SKATEPARK FUNDRAISER – ‘My name is Eric Bollin and I’m on my local skatepark committee here in York, Pennsylvania. The Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark will be our first permanent public concrete skatepark. Reid Menzer was a fourteen year old skateboarder who was accidentally killed by a car while riding his homemade streetluge. We’re trying to raise enough money to make this park a transcending tribute and a beacon of light to not only skateboarders, but anyone who knew Reid on a personal level. Reid’s untimely and tragic death sparked such a reaction among the community that it was decided we would endeavor to raise funds for a municipal skatepark to honor him. This grassroots community-led effort has generated a lot of momentum and indeed we have raised a substantial amount of our goal. Local fundraisers for the park have included multiple concerts, a skateboard film festival, and a dance party. We’ve also received a state grant and even a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation ! Reid’s Father, Eric Menzer, is on the skatepark committee and both Eric and his wife Kendall are very much involved because they want this park to give kids an alternative to skating in the streets and help make the community a better place. We are still continuing to raise funds for this highly anticipated project in hopes that we start to break ground by June of 2007, and hope you will take the time to seriously consider the Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark. Please checkout www.reidmenzermemorialskatepark.org for more information concerning our efforts.’
CHECK IT www.chrisnieratko.com. Nieratko has a new book which will be out in May for only $10. If you’re wondering what the book is about…well that makes two of us. Go see for yourself.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TONY HAWK’S DOWNHILL JAM SET TO RACE TO THE PLAYSTATION2 THIS SPRING – Skaters, it’s time to jump back on your boards for the ride of a lifetime with Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The game, which debuted on the Wii and Nintendo DS, is set to return for a second heat packed with the non-stop action offered in previous versions, while featuring four new single player events, three new multiplayer modes and three new playable characters who will contend in the ultimate skateboard racing experience. Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam is being developed by SuperVillian Studios. It is rated ‘E10+’ (Everyone 10 and older) by the ESRB and will be available in stores this spring. www.activision.com.
ALTAMONT UPDATE – Andrew Reynolds and Bryan Herman are pleased to welcome Kenny Hoyle to Altamont’s growing list of contributors. If you’ve seen his part in the Kayo video It’s Official, you know that Kenny’s skills on a skateboard are the genuine article. If you haven’t, it’s time you climb out from under that rock and recognize. Altamont is also pleased to welcome Vegas native Sammy Baca to Altamont’s growing list of contributors. For those blessed to witness Sammy’s search and destroy skate attack firsthand, you know he’s the real thing. For those who haven’t, get ready; his fury is only now beginning to unleash itself. www.altamontapparel.com
BILLABONG UPDATE – Billabong Sales Jump 31% in Americas – Billabong International Limited reported a 26.1% jump in sales revenues to AUD$610.7 million ($466.3 mm) from AUD$484.3 million ($364.3 mm)previously. Net profit increased 14.3% to AUD$90.7 million ($69.3 mm) for the first half. Sales revenue in the Americas increased 31.2% to AUD$286.3 million ($217.7 mm) and EBITDA of AUD$51.1 million ($27.9 mm) was 36.6% higher than the prior year… Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
SKATEBOARDER BENEFIT – Pat Duffy broke his leg in half and there’s a benefit for him up in SF on March 10th.
RYAN SHECKLER AND PANASONIC TEAM UP – Panasonic has announced its sponsorship of Ryan Sheckler, Dew Action Sports Tour Street Champion. The sponsorship will promote the company’s innovative line of audio headphones and other prominent categories. As part of the agreement, Sheckler will be featured in a promotional campaign and conduct personal appearances on behalf of Panasonic. He will also be on hand to sign autographs at Panasonic’s booth at the Dew Action Sports Tour, which runs from June to October in five cities across the country.
SKATE ONE NEWS – Down in the basement at Skate One sat these extremely rare Quicksilver decks. They have been waiting to find a home for over thirty years. These are the real deal. They were first offered to authorized dealers. What is remaining, we now offer to the public. * Five, 90kg Quicksilver decks with a SIMS logo on them. * Five, 50kg Quicksilvers. * Ninety-five, 81cm Quicktails that were not completely finished. They were completely built but they did not get the tail bent into them. Even rarer than the ones that did get finished. Some have minor scratches and some have grip tape that is a little off center. To Learn More, visit skateone.com
SOUTH BAY SKATES NEWS – Howard Hood board in stock now – 8′, plus the Mike Folmer – 10′ Pig, the Mike Smith 11′ design and Eric Dressen boards 8 3/4′ are available now. Now accepting phone orders. Contact James @ 310-327-9986. www.southbayskates.com.
SKATE CONTEST – Eastern Edge is putting on it’s second contest at the Jacksonville Commons Skatepark, in Jacksonville, NC on March 10.
BONES SWISS BEARINGS NEWS – Bones Swiss Bearings is the proven best. 24 years of performance and the best keeps getting better. Just ask new Bones Swiss pros Chris Haslam, Danny Garcia, PJ Ladd, Stevie Williams, Ryan Gallant, Zered Bassett, Raymond Molinar and Jack Curtain. They join the best bearings team in the industry. Pros* – Donny Barley, Louie Barletta, Zered Bassett, Caswell Berry, Steve Caballero, Devine Calloway, Colt Cannon, John Cardiel, Alex Chalmers, Jack Curtain, Danny Fuenzalida, Cairo Foster, Ryan Gallant, Danny Garcia, Chris Haslam, Kenny Hughes, Jerry Hsu, Marc Johnson, PJ Ladd. And the list goes on! www.BonesBearings.com.
NEW SECTOR 9 DVD – ‘Short Bus Chronicles’. Sickness, madness, soul, style and pure chaos… Get all the details at www.sector9.com.
GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2007 – 4 contests – 4 disciplines – 4 different skateparks… Entry fee $20 per contest (includes free t-shirt) Trophies to top 5 in each division. Age divisIons 9 and under skate first … 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, girls, 16-29, Sponsored, 30-39, 40 and over… 2nd Contest ‘Flow’ – March 31 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark 321-868-3238 – 1450 Minuteman Causeway. Between the two schools. Registration 10am. Contest starts at 11am…. 3rd Contest ‘Bowl’ – May 5 – Stone Edge Skatepark 800-905-5238 1848 S. Ridgewood Dr. South Daytona, FL 32119 Registration 10am. Contest starts at 11am… 4th Contest ‘Pool’ – Sept 23 – Kona Skatepark – 904-725-8770 – 8739 Kona Ave Jacksonville, FL 32211. Registration 3pm. Contest starts at 4pm… Overall Awards – Nov 17 – Cocoa Beach Skatepark – Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Awards ceremony for the series will be at the 5th Annual Grind for Life Benefit Event from 3pm-8pm. This event will feature pro demos, live music, mega raffles, food and drinks, and a silent auction. For more info call 561-252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org
SOCALSKATESHOP.COM NEWS – Lester Kasai has joined the SoCalSkateShop team and he just took 2nd place in the Bondi Bowlarama Masters Competition.
SMF NEWS – The SHUT UP and SKATE TOUR is set for March. Sports Talk Network on the Total Extreme Sports Show this Saturday 3/3/07 at 5pm. It will be on webcast and you can call Toll Free 866.453.4782. Webcast: http://www.sportstalknetwork.com/cleveland/ While in Cleveland we will be stopping by Chenga World Skatepark Saturday from noon-3pm before the radio show. Chenga Skatepark 14700 Snow Road Brookpark, OH 44142. This March the Shut Up and Skate tour will be at: 3/31/07 *The 3rd Floor Skatepark* 205 East Washington Street Paris, Tennessee….. 3/17/07 – Ramp Shack 12-6pm – 15005 Berkshire Ind. Pkwy. – Middlefield, OH 44062
ADIDAS UPDATE – adidas Group Passes 10 Billion Mark for 2006 – adidas Group sales increased 53% on a currency-neutral basis for the fiscal 2006 year, due in large part to the first-time consolidation of Reebok. In euro terms, Group revenues grew 52% to 10.08 billion ($12.7 bn) in 2006 from 6.64 billion ($8.3 bn) in 2005. Sales for the adidas Group excluding Reebok increased 14% both on a currency-neutral basis and in euro terms to 7.55 billion ($9.5 bn) in 2006 from 6.64 billion ($8.3 bn) in the prior year. The adidas segment was the main driver of the Group’s organic sales growth in 2006. First-time consolidation of the Reebok segment added 2.47 billion ($3.2 bn) in sales to the adidas Group. Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
PACSUN UPDATE – PacSun March Comps Continue Decline – Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. total sales for the month of February were $89.8 million, an increase of 1.2% over total sales of $88.7 million during the same period last year. Total Company same-store sales decreased 5.7% during the same period. By concept, PacSun same-store sales decreased 3.5% and demo same-store sales decreased 14.7% compared to the same four week period last year…Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
VSA CONTESTS – VSA Skate Contest – Mar. 31st Skateboard Contest @ Gilbert Lindsay Sk8park.
ZUMIEZ UPDATE – Zumiez Inc. total net sales for the month of March increased 43.9% to $20.7 million, compared to $14.4 million for the four-week period ended February 25, 2006. The company’s comparable store sales increased 12.4% for the four-week period, versus a comparable store sales increase of 28.0% in the year ago period…Copyright 2007 SportsOneSource, LLC
CASL NEWS – C.A.S.L. MARCH 2007 EVENTS – March 17 – Bowl Contest #3 and NorCal Street Contest #3 @ Pacifica Skatepark – Pacifica, CA….. March 23 – Bowl Contest #4 and Mini Ramp Contest #3 @ Chula Vista, CA… March 24 – SoCal Street Contest #3 @ Chula Vista, CA.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The best of both worlds combine to bring you a music compilation by skateboarding manufacturer Grind King in association with Brennan Sayre’s, Prime Elite entertainment company and Out of Step Entertainment. This compilation will feature urban, punk, rock and alternative genre artists with thousands of copies being distributed with their top of the line skate gear, as well as at websites, CD stores, and at action sports conventions. The name of the compilation will be ‘Grind King Presents…’ and will be hosted by a major label recording artist to be named at a later date, and will feature more then twenty songs from signed and unsigned artists. Artists and bands interested in submitting their music can check out the Myspace for the compilation at http://www.myspace.com/submityourmusic .
SKATE CONTEST – March 17, 2007 – 3rd Annual St. Flattys Day Contest – Cheyenne Skatepark
PODIUM HAVOC – Podium Distribution Partners with Havoc TV. – Torrance, California based Podium Distribution, designer, marketing and distributing arm of DVS Shoe Company, Matix Clothing and Lakai Limited Footwear proudly announces its content partnership with Havoc TV.
CONSPIRACY NEWS – Congratulations to team riders Tim Johnson and Glen Charnoski on their placings at the Cocoa Beach stop of the Florida Bowl Riders Cup. Charno took 1st in the masters division and TJ took 2nd in the pros. New 8′ X-Model out now! 8 x 32.25 14.375 wheelbase. New Pushead 8.5′ coming soon! – If you’re in the Denver area, come on out to the Conspiracy party this Saturday, March 31st @ the Larimer Lounge. AGENT ORANGE will be on hand to rock your socks off! Local skate rockers, Frontside Five, will also be shralping the evening away. Bring a few extra bucks to donate to the raffle benefiting the BENNETT DIY SKATEPARK PROJECT. Prizes include, Pushead stuff, Lindsey Kuhn skate art, and more! www.conspiracyboards.com
SKATEARK FUNDRAISER – Bennett, Colorado is a small plains community situated 30 miles to the east of Denver. Some years ago, the local skaters raised $5,000 to construct a small skatepark, which was built by members of the community. Today, the park is in bad shape. The metal mini ramp is rusted, warped, and dangerous, the slab is cracked, and the pyramid has a hole the size of a softball at the top of it. So, the skaters of Bennett, the Colorado Coalition for Public Skateparks (CCPS), and the town have teamed up to rebuild the park, and to do it with the same DIY ethic the people of Bennett have always had. Members of Team Pain’s concrete crew have volunteered their time and labor to this project, so the new park is sure to be one of Colorado’s best. The park renovations call for a real pool replica, complete with pool coping, tiles, and shallow end stairs, as well as a street course. Your donation to the ‘Town of Bennett / Skatepark’ fund will be used entirely for materials, as all labor will be donated by local skateboarders, professional skatepark builders, and the town’s people. Your donation will give the skaters of Bennett the opportunity to skate at a world class skatepark in a town where youth activities are desperately needed. You can make checks payable to ‘Town of Bennett / Skatepark’ and send them to: Town of Bennett Attn: Skatepark Fund 355 4th St. Bennett, CO 80102-7809. Customized 3×3′ pool tiles are also available for sale through the CCPS website. You can purchase a single tile for $40 or an entire linear foot (8 tiles) for $300. Your tile will be laser engraved with any design of your choosing. These tiles will be installed in the pool replica of the new park. Its a great opportunity to advertise your business, website, or just, simply, represent DIY skateboarding. Buy tiles at www.coloradoskateparks.org/ccps_donate.html. CCPS and the town have raised over $13,000 to date, including a $5,000 Tony Hawk Foundation grant. We have also secured some material and equipment donations. However, we need to raise $7,000-9,000 more in order to complete the park. We are offering to name the pool after any skate related company that is willing to donate $5,000 or more to the park. With this donation the company will receive 20 linear feet of pool tiles (160 tiles) engraved in any way that they choose. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
SKATE CONTEST – Red Bull Manny Mania @ Venice Beach, CA – May 19th. – Get ready for Manny Mania, this super tech manual contest will be hitting select cities all over the US this summer. Head-to-head battles, the top pros and the craziest manny pads ever built are just some features of this two-wheel battle. Lead by manual tech wizard Joey Brezinski, the contest series kicks off this May in Venice Beach, CA for a pro showdown at the birthplace of modern skating. From there, Manny Mania will tour the country with six amateur stops where locals will get their chance to display their best trick combos and take away prizes. Red Bull pros will be at all the stops to judge, hang out and crown the best local. The series will wrap up in Brooklyn, NY where the pros will take a final crack at walking away with the Manny title. Check back for updates, info on how to register and videos tips from Joey, plus a chance to win some of his gear. www.redbullmannymania.com.
THE ZOO YORK INSTITUTE PRESENTS: 2007 Z.Y. SPRING BREAK TOUR – March 7, 2007 – Following in the hallowed tradition of college students far and wide, the Zoo Crew is packing its bags and heading down to the Sunshine State for the first-ever Z.Y. Spring Break Tour. From March 16th – 25th, Zoo’s world-renowned skateboarding team will hit eight Florida cities to host demos and in-store autograph signings. The entire squad will be along for the ride including Z.Y. Officials Zered Bassett, Aaron Suski, Donny Barley, Kevin Taylor, Forrest Kirby, Brandon Westgate, Anthony Shetler, Matt Miller, Lamare Hemmings, and Ron Deily. The 2007 Z.Y. Spring Break Tour will kick off at the Skatepark of Tampa on March 16th where Zered, KT, and Shetler will battle it out in the Tampa Pro Contest. From there, the team will hit Tarpon Springs, Orlando, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. To close out the tour in high style, a special blow-out bash in conjunction with MIA Skateshop will go down Sunday night, March 25th, at Miami Beach hot-spot, Purdy Lounge (located at 1811 Purdy Ave). This special edition of Chocolate Sundays will feature beats from a slew of noteworthy DJ’s including five-time DMC World DJ Champion, A-Trak. And of course, the entire Zoo Crew will be in full-effect all night to bring the ruckus! Doors open at 10PM; must be 21+ to enter.
2007 Z.Y. Spring Break Tour Schedule:
03/16-18 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Pro Contest, Skatepark of Tampa
03/19 – Tarpon Springs, FL – Signing, Westside Skateshop (5pm) // Demo, Stewey/Springhill (6pm)
03/20 – Orlando, FL – Demo, Mesh Skatepark (7pm)
03/21 – Vero Beach, FL – Signing, New Blood (4pm)
03/22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Signing, Shred Shed (5pm) // Demo, Phipps Skatepark (6pm)
03/23 – Deerfield Beach, FL – Signing – Island Water Sport (5pm) // Demo, Ramp 48 (6pm)
03/24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Signing, BC Surf and Sport (2pm)
03/25 – Miami, FL – Demo, MIA Skateshop (4pm) // Z.Y. Party, Purdy Lounge (10pm)
For more information on the 2007 Z.Y. Spring Break Tour, and to stay up on all Zoo Crew happenings, check out: www.zooyork.com.
GOOD WORKS – Jason Hines is the Competition and Demo Events Director for ASA Events. He recently went to Seattle to helps the supporters for Skatebarn West evaluate and make new plans for a skate park. Jason is training/and riding for the cure of cancer. Please help Jason as he rides to raise funds for families still fighting for a cure! http://www.active.com/donate/tntsofl/jasonhines
‘FLIP FEAST SOUTHEAST TOUR PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY’ ON FUEL TV Watch the Feast Tour show airing – Friday, March 30th, 2007 during FUEL TV’s ‘Skate @ 8’ programming block at 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT). See the Flip riders as they rip, terrorize and party their way from Texas to South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Enjoy the antics of Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Lance Mountain, Arto Saari, Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Rodrigo TX, David Gonzalez, Shane Cross and Eric Fletcher.
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or download the video clip: www.flipskateboards.com/downloads/
SKATEBOARDING OUTLAWED – Skaters: Camp Hill Pennsylvania is planning on banning skateboarding!!! It was in the Harrisburg Patriot newspaper today, Thursday, March 15, Local and State section. They are drafting an anti-skateboarding ordinance. It also says that nearby towns are doing the same. Skateboarders need to do something. An anti-skateboarding law is a strike at all skateboarders. The town of Camp Hill will have another meeting in April to decide if they should advertise it for a final vote. They did mention the idea that they build a skatepark but it was brushed off saying kids wouldnt use it because of saftey regulations. Something needs to be done!!! Call the town of Camp Hill at (717) 737-3456 or E-mail them at [email protected] and tell them how you feel about this! Be sure to Cc. your e-mails to [email protected]
SKATE AUDITIONS – Six Flags Ride The Mountain Auditions for the Action Sports Street Theatre at Six Flags Magic Mountain – March 31-Apr 1 – 12-6pm. Six Flags Magic Mountain is implementing a new summer program that combines street and park riding into cool shows INSIDE the park! This launch event is a great opportunity for up and coming skaters or BMX riders to get involved and make some great cash this summer! It is FREE ADMISSION to the park for anyone auditioning!
SKATE ROCK SHOW – The All Stars, The Boardlords, Big World, The Dimwits, Skin Kandy @ The Living Room – Providence, RI
JONNY MANAK NEWS – The debut full length from Jonny Manak and the Depressives ‘Rebound Town’ is coming out on CD and multi colored 12′ vinyl (limited run of 500). The vinyl comes with a cd too so you can dump it into your mp3 player. The MTV show Maui Fever has just purchased the opening track ‘Down the Drain’ off of their debut full length titled Rebound Town. The song will be in an upcoming episode in the next week or two. You can see the self produced (only cost them $100 in super 8 home movie film) music video for Down the Drain on their myspace page www.myspace.com/jonnymanak Rebound Town is also available for digital download and 10 tracks are available as ring tones. You can get them on their isound page www.isound.com/jonny_manak_and_the_depressives or on their myspace page www.myspace.com/jonnymanak
VANS WARPED TOUR Presented by THE NEW ATandT ENTERS ITS ‘LUCKY 13’ JUNE 28 IN SAN DIEGO, CA; BAND LINE-UP REVEALED AT WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM; TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS APRIL 1; ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME EXHIBIT. ‘Warped: 12 Years of Music, Mayhem and More’ ON NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3 – The VANS WARPED TOUR is well established as America’s longest-running touring festival, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as showcasing established artists for the past 12 years. It has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk-rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of American youth culture, while at the same time creating awareness and taking action towards environmental and causes and helping those in need. June 28, 2007 in San Diego, CA marks the kick-off of the ‘Lucky 13’ year for the traveling punk rock summer camp. Bands for the 45-date tour have been revealed via the tour’s website: www.warpedtour.com.
GODOY/DENIZ TEK TOUR – Godoy/Deniz Tek band has California dates in April. For band info www.myspace.com/thelastofthebadmen
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ITS INDUCTEES FOR 2007-– The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announces its inductees for 2007. The inductees are: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (Kid Creole, Cowboy, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness, Raheim), R.E.M. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe), The Ronettes (Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, Nedra Talley), Patti Smith and Van Halen (Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth) The five inductees will be honored at a ceremony on March 12, 2007 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also honor Ahmet Ertegun, legendary founder of Atlantic Records. Ertegun, who was a crucial figure in the careers of artists ranging from Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin to the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, was instrumental in founding and was the Chairman of the Foundation. The Rock Hall Museum in Cleveland’s main exhibit hall is the Ahmet Ertegun Exhibition Hall. The 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first recording is released.
LOLLAPALOOZA 2007 – Pearl Jam To Headline Lollapalooza ’07
SXSW NEWS – South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, the annual music industry gathering in Austin, Texas is thrilled to announce a partial list of the artists scheduled to perform at the 21st edition of the music festival taking place March 14 – 18, 2007 on over 60 stage in downtown Austin. The Who’s own Pete Townshend will give the keynote address at South by Southwest 2007. Over 1000 bands are scheduled to perform so far. A sampling of the music festival line-up can be found at www.sxsw.com.
SWAMPCO NEWS – Lots of new posters to tell you about: The new FU MANCHU and TASTE OF CHAOS (feat. The Use, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Senses Fail) posters are now available! Lindsey also created a limited run of skateboards for TASTE OF CHAOS. Edition of 13 silkscreened skateboards, signed and numbered by Lindsey Kuhn. Each deck comes with free TASTE OF CHAOS poster! Coming Soon: THE SWORD. Also: Mastadon, Killswitch Engage, Iggy and the Stooges, High on Fire, Agent Orange, and The Decemberists! www.swampco.com.
JFA is playing a gig March 8th at the Galaxy to support the family of Brent Liles, the original bassist for Social Distortion, who was killed by a truck in Fullerton while riding his bike. Unfortunately, Brent and S.D. parted ways a while back so the benefit will help his family pay for his burial costs. On the bill are: Agent Orange, D.I., JFA, Channel 3, The Unwanted Guests, The Last Gang… Jack Grisham from TSOL is supposed to sing a few TSOL songs with JFA.
ICE CUBE NEWS – Ice Cube continues his push on to the small screen with a new hour long reality television series on AandE titled Good in the Hood. Ice Cube will introduce each episode, which features a different reformed gang member, drug dealer or criminal, who takes on the responsibility of rehabilitating another person with similar circumstances. Good in the Hood is being executive produced by Ice Cube and long time collaborator Matt Alvaraz, along with Dave Broome, Colleen Conway and Rob Sharenow. AandE currently reaches over 91 million homes.
NORTH AMERICA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIP HOP FESTIVAL ROCK THE BELLS’ ANNOUNCES FULL TALENT LINE-UP – CYPRESS HILL, THE ROOTS, MOS DEF, EPMD, MF DOOM AND MANY MORE JOIN HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND THE WU-TANG CLAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST PUBLIC ENEMY – Guerilla Union–the presenters of the 2007 ROCK THE BELLS critically acclaimed hip-hop experiences July 28 at Randall’s Island, New York; August 11 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA; and August 18 at McCovey Cove Parking Lot (near ATandT Park) in San Francisco with headliners The Wu-Tang Clan and Rage Against The Machine–have announced further details about their 2007 North American festival series. Artists confirmed for exclusive live performances on these three ROCK THE BELLS summer shows include: Rage Against The Machine, The Wu-Tang Clan, Nas*, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Mos Def, EPMD, MF Doom*, Pharoahe Monch, FELT *, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics*, Immortal Technique, Living Legends*, Blackalicious*, The Coup*, Murs*, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali*, Cage*, Mr. Lif*, Grouch and Eligh*, Hangar 18*, Blueprint* and Lucky I AM*, plus very special guests Public Enemy who celebrate their monumental 20-year anniversary. DJs on all dates are Mike Realm, C-Minus, Icy Ice and Rocky Rock. The ROCK THE BELLS festivals will be hosted by Supernatural, Rahzel and Hi-Tek. (*Performing select cities.) ROCK THE BELLS is an all-ages, rain or shine, general admission event. Tickets go on-sale this Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 am and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Fans can sign up for pre-sale ticket information at the festival’s official website, www.rockthebells.net.
2007 SOUTH PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL and CONFERENCE – Every year, over 15,000 independent music fans, artists, executives and industry retreat to the scenic area of South Park, Colorado for the 4-day event featuring over one hundred of the very best independent bands from across the world. There are more than 100 performance opportunities available for unsigned and independent artists — 50 of which are reserved for Sonicbids artists. As the premier Music Industry Retreat in the country, the South Park Music Festival creates a vacation-like atmosphere with all the talent and networking of a major music conference! The festival features an ALL independent and unsigned line-up of artists from across the world! Go to www.sonicbids.com/SouthPark2007 – you’ll be able to create and submit your EPK in just minutes! Where/When: South Park, CO, US – June 21-24, 2007. Deadline for music submissions is March 31, 2007. Cost: Just $29.95 for a risk-free 3-month Sonicbids membership AND automatic submission to the 2007 South Park Music Festival and Conference.
PARK ROCK FEST 2007. Two days, 12 hours each day and 5 stages. The east stage will feature punk rock bands from all over the East Coast. The current booking is listed on www.pjma.info on the park rock page and www.parkrock.com. Park Rock Fest is a non-profit, county sponsored and community supported event.
SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOWS – Agnes B Exhibition with Shepard Fairey and WK Interact – Tokyo, Japan, March 22nd Opening Reception (in Tokyo from 17th – 24th)… Agnes B Exhibition with Shepard Fairey and WK Interact – Paris, France, May 16th Opening Reception (in Paris from 12th – 20th)… Jonathan Levine Solo Exhibition, New York City, Opening Reception June 23rd, (in NYC June 18 – 25) Bread and Butter Trade Show in Barcelona (OBEY Clothing) in Mid July (Tentative)… Toyroom Gallery Print Show Exhbition, Opening Reception June 16th.. Merry Karnowsky Anniversary Group Exhibition, Opening Reception in June… London Solo Exhibition in November 2007… Merry Karnowsky Solo Exhibition in December 2007
NEIL HEDDINGS BENEFIT FUNDRAISER ART SHOW – ‘Due to a partnership dispute at the Doll Hut in Anaheim, the art show/fundraiser that was to be held Saturday April 21st is moving locations and date. There will still be a function, the location is not yet confirmed. Any artists who had planned to participate should please still consider. The OL’84 web site will be updated with new information on the show as soon it is available. The show will probably be rescheduled for around mid May, to allow for more promoting, and for artist to complete their pieces. If you are hearing about this show for the first time right now, and you are an artist (or know an artist) who supports Neil Heddings and his family, please consider this your invite. There will be more information available to you as soon as possible.’ www.ol84.com.
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS presents HIT THE DECK – Opening ReceptionSaturday, March 31, 2007 – 8:00pm – 11:00pm – Exhibition Dates – March 31, 2007 – April 21, 2007 – Synthesis presents Hit The Deck, an original art showcase of artists from around the world using skateboard decks as the medium. Hit The Deck will exhibit at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, on March 31st until April 21st. Alan Weibel will curate Hit The Deck for Synthesis, bringing together clothing designers, graphic designers, graffiti writers and established fine artists for an opportunity to show and sell their original skateboard deck art to raise money for a world renowned AIDS, malaria and teburculosis treatment charity, the Global Fund. Subliminal Projects was created by artists Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin in 1995 as an artist collective, using skateboards as a fine art medium. By expanding beyond skateboards and apparel to include fine art prints, the group began drawing the attention of Aaron Rose, curator of Alleged Gallery in New York. As a result, Subliminal is one of the key groups responsible for cementing the relationship between the skateboard culture with the fine art world, working with then-unknown artists such as Phil Frost, Thomas Campbell, Mike Mills, Dave Aaron, Shelter Serra and Mark Gonzales. The resurrected Subliminal Projects is located on the second floor of the Wiltern Theater Building in the heart of Los Angeles. Current confirmed artists (in alphabetical order as of 3-2): Abe Aguilar, Alone, Aye Jay, B+, Jeben Berg, BISHOP203, Jason Brunson, Freddi C, Chachi, COPE2, DOWNTIMER, Jared Eberhardt, Emek, eThos, Casey Fay, Maria Gillespie, HAZE XXL, Mat Held, Homeroom, Jib Hunt, INDIE, Patrick Jilbert, Josh Kenyon, Ben Kwok, Mathew Landon, Tara Laura, Matt Loomis, Amanda Lopez, Murphy Martinez, Rob McBroom, Travis Millard, Elisa Millier, Mishka NYC, Miskeen Originals, Dan Monick, Garrett Morin, Munk One, Colby Nichols, PASTIME, Jesse Raker, Marco Rached, Jeremy Relph, Keren Richter, Alfred Rodriguez, Romanowski45, SAFARI, Isabel Samaras, Mike Shinoda, Keith Shore, Skinner, Siana Sonoquie, Josh Taylor, George Thompson, To DIe For, TopR, TRACY 168, Alex Turan, Barry Underhill, Porous Walker, Aarons Winters, Jamie Zeff, Z-Man.
THE SILVER SURFER RETURNS – ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) is due to release nationwide in June 2007. Pictured above, Doug Jones is the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox production. ‘The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As he races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.’ Read more about the one and only authentic ‘Silver Surfer’ surfboard in the next issue of ‘Juice Magazine’. Check out the ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’ trailer here. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809699127/trailer
SURF FLICKS – Good Sessions Surf Night with Thunderlip @ Hooligan’s in Jacksonville, NC on Sunday, April 1st.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Reef’s Bobby Martinez Awarded ASP Rookie of the Year – Reef’s WCT powerhouse, Bobby Martinez was awarded ASP Rookie of the Year at the 25th Annual ASP Banquet held at Conrad Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast of Australia. Bobby’s 2006 performance earned him the prestigious title ASP Rookie of the Year after two electrifying victories at Teahupoo and Mundaka. Martinez who finished the year in fifth place on the final ratings, humbly accepted the award in front of his peers, heroes, and opponents in a packed venue of 600 people. After one phenomenal year, Bobby has his eye on the World Title and has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with as the 2007 Foster’s ASP World Tour kicks off on February 27th on Australia’s Gold Coast. You can take an in depth look at Bobby’s 2006 accomplishments and much more by checking out Reef Mixed Tape: Bobby Volume 1, set to release June 22, 2007 http://www.reefmixedtape.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WAVEYARD ANNOUNCES SITE LOCATION. Mesa, Arizona Selected for World’s First Adventure Super Park. Waveyard Development, LLC announces its intent to partner with the city of Mesa to build Waveyard; a master planned, sports-oriented adventure super park that will bring surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, wake boarding, scuba diving and climbing to the southeast valley. Plans for Waveyard’s development include a resort hotel with an indoor water park, a residential community, and a mix of unique entertainment and retail venues, designed to fit the company’s concept of merging an active recreational lifestyle with desert living. Waveyard Development, LLC is an innovative, recreational, real estate development company specializing in master planned, themed, resort developments. Waveyard is also a pioneer in the action sports industry with a focus on merging residential and commercial real estate opportunities with active recreational elements. While Waveyard’s current primary focus is on multiple opportunities in the Arizona market, they are also evaluating partnerships in Georgia, Texas and Colorado.
SPRING FLING VINTAGE SURF PHOTOGRAPHY – 20 surf photos are currently in an art show at Hama Sushi in Venice, CA until March 15th. Starting March 16th, there will be a 20% off Spring Sale at the Rohloff studio. www.grantrohloff.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ASP World Tour Surfing Competition To Feature World Class Surfer Scott Dunton Surfing the Highs and Lows in the World of Diabetes at ASP World Tour Van’s Pier Classic — Two-Star Men’s World Qualifying Series Surfing professionals will gather to compete for prize money and valuable ratings points. Wednesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 25, 2007 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m in Huntington Beach, Calif. While the nearly 200 surfers participating in Wednesday’s event will be focused on the wind and the waves, world class professional surfer Scott Dunton will have one more thing on his mind – his type 1 diabetes. Scott is one of the 4.9 million people in the world suffering from type 1 diabetes. When he was diagnosed at age 16, his life completely changed. Although he admits he was afraid at first, Scott never allowed his diabetes to stand in the way of achieving his dream of being a professional surfer. Scott currently wears an insulin pump and attributes his ability to perform and succeed as a professional surfer to insulin pump therapy. Last year, Scott made the semifinals at the World Tour event held in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, and he’s ‘pumped’ up to tackle all the waves at Huntington Beach.
CRUZ IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!! Saturday March 17th at the North Side of Huntington Pier with the Longboard Collector’s Club in conjunction with the Huntington Beach Car Cruisers Event…with an array of Surf, Skate and Hawaiiana memorabilia from 6:30am til about 10:30am. Sunday, March 18th – Space F341 at the Long Beach Vet Stadium Flea Market from 6am til 3pm! Sunday, March 25th at Space 22 at the Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles and Hawaiiana Show at the Blaisdell Suites in Honolulu. CRUZ ISLAND+BEACH 2007 is Sunday June 24, 2007 at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. www.aloha-cruz.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Malibu Shirts Store at Waikiki Beach Walk Puts on a Historical Spin with Vintage Apparel. Shoppers will enjoy the store’s extraordinary selection of memorabilia including a display of classic antique surfboards depicting the progression in design from the early 1900’s to the modern era. Malibu Shirts’ has established partnerships with some of the most respected corporations and non-profit organizations which are part of Hawaiian culture such as the Waikiki Surf Club, the Waikiki Beach Boys Canoe Club, Love’s Bakery, Wing Coffee, Primo Beer, Hormel Spam and the University of Hawaii. Most Malibu Shirts’ products features a special hang tag with a brief history of the surf legends, the non-profit organization or the corporation with whom they have collaborated. Their line of Surf Legends products offers information on important surf figures such as Rabbit Kekai, while their Vintage lines consists largely of replicas from original surf clubs and contests, such as the t-shirt design that was given to contestants of the Makaha Surf Contest in the early 1960s. One of the other major highlights of the store is the priceless collection of photographs including several pictures taken by one of the legendary local photographers, Clarence ‘Mac’ Maki. They also show his innovative films featuring surfers’ footwork from a camera mounted to the nose of the board. There will also be many other priceless pieces including a collection of surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku trophies. Waikiki Beach Walk is Malibu Shirts’ first Oahu location. Malibu Shirts also has locations in Maui at Whaler’sVillage in Lahaina and in Malibu, CA, by the famous Malibu pier on Pacific Coast Highway. You can also shop them online on their user friendly web store at www.malibushirts.com.