VF CORP. TO BUY VANS IN $396,000,000 DEAL – VF Corporation has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Vans, Inc. Vans’ fiscal 2003 sales were $330 million, and the company has indicated that it expects sales of approximately $346 to $349 million in fiscal 2004, which ends May 31. Vans, which will join The North Face, Eastpak, and Jansport as part of VF’s Outdoor coalition reporting to Eric Wiseman, will continue to be based in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The transaction, which is expected to close early in VF’s third quarter, is expected to be neutral to earnings per share in 2004 and slightly accretive in 2005…Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2004 SportsNewsSource, LLC.
BASIC BOWL 2004 – Congratulations to Chris Cook who took first place in the GrandMasters Division of the Basic Bowl Jam 2004. MadDog won the Masters, Jake Reuter won the Groms division and Chaz Pineda won the Ams division. Jake Piasecki won the Pro division with 2nd going to Benji Galloway, 3rd – Brian Patch, 4th – Dave Reul and 5th went to Jimmy The Greek.
NEW ANTI-HERO VIDEO – TENT CITY – featuring Tony Trujillo, Julian Stranger, Max Schaaf, Peter Hewitt, Frank Gerwer and more. See movie trailer here http://www.dlxsf.com/promo_on.html
VANS WARPED TOUR ’03 DVD SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 22 ON KUNG FU RECORDS, DISTRIBUTED BY IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT – The release of this special DVD coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour. This year’s trek kicks off June 25 in Houston and features Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, NOFX, Thursday, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Vandals, Taking Back Sunday, Lars Frederickson and the Bastards, Story Of The Year, International Noise Conspiracy, Coheed and Cambria, Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, The Casualties and Yellowcard, among other bands. Check out www.kungfurecords.com and www.warpedtour.com for more information.
GRINDLINE SKATEPARK OPENINGS – We’ve got two skateparks right outside of Seattle with grand openings scheduled around the upcoming Slam City Jam in Vancouver. One is the Saturday before the SCJ weekend, the other is the following Saturday. These are laid-back, mellow affairs with minimal rules and hassle. Get your skate on in some fun new parks. For more go to www.grindline.com.
THE DAMN AM SERIES 2004 – June 4-6, 2004 – 3rd Lair Skatepark – Minneapolis, Minnesota – http://www.3rdlair.com and October 21-24, 2004 – Volcom Warehouse Costa Mesa, California – http://www.volcom.com. Visit DamnAm.com for all the details
OSSS#1 Olliewood Saturday April 17th…. Saturday April 17th will the the first OSSS contest of the year. Hosted by Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand at his Olliewood bowl. Come on out and skate. 30-39 Masters, 40 and over Grand Masters. Trophies 1st-5th place. Contact Steve Marinak for details at email@example.com
1st ANNUAL AUTUMN BOWL CONTEST BENEFIT FOR THE BOWL – Saturday April 17th 2004 – 2:00 registration – Under 18, over18, Sponsored and over 35 divisions. Two forty five minute runs best run of the two will count. First trick rebate in effect. Best trick for cash prize. Party following. $5 Spectator Fee $15 to enter. 73 West Street between Milton and Noble – Greenpoint Brooklyn NY. For more info call 212-677-6220 or go to www.autumnskateboarding.com
SKATENIGHT @ THE TAVERN IN PACIFIC BEACH – TUESDAY – APRIL 13, 2004 – Doogood.org presents Skate vids all night… meet ‘the Greek’… $3 drafts and flavored vodkas… Benefit raffle provided by Dwindle/Baker/Scum/Chula Vista Skatepark – DJ Ray – 1300 Garnet Ave. Pacific Beach, CA… ‘Helping boarding save lives’ – The Doogood Conservatory… www.doogood.org
THE ‘OLLIE’ – The trick that changed the face of skateboarding to be included in the latest edition of The Oxford English Dictionary…. ‘Oxford English Dictionary: The Definitive Record of the English Language – ollie, n. Also with capital initial. [The name of Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand (b. 1963), U.S. skateboarder, who invented the jump in 1976.] In skateboarding: a jump executed by pressing the foot down on the tail of the board to rebound the deck off the ground. Also: a similar jump in snowboarding… ollie, v. intr. In skateboarding, snowboarding, etc.: to perform an ollie. On April 06, 2004 – Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand was officially credited for his invention the ‘ollie’. A fundamental ‘no-handed aerial’ skateboard trick, and the basis for all advanced skateboard tricks – that results in the skateboard rising off the ground and following the riders feet, as if defying gravity. With the recognition of the Oxford English Dictionary, Gelfand reiterates, ‘I never realized how many people were affected by one little move an 80 pound kid from Hollywood, Florida made in 1976’. This honor comes at an opportune time as ‘Ollie’ re-emerges as the inventor of the Ollie. Today, Alan lives in Hollywood, FL. and can often be found skating at his private bowl known as, ‘Olliewood’. Visit www.ollieair.com to find out more. Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand is available for select personal appearances, endorsements and other opportunities through www.slingshotmanagement.com. Slingshot is a New York City based management and consulting firm working within the brand-centric and image-conscious worlds of youth market and action sports; fashion, film and music and applied art and design. Slingshot Management and Consulting Inc. 630 West 246th Street #1530 New York City, NY 10471 ph – 718.432.9414 or visit www.slingshotmanagement.com
CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS – Congrats to the Conspiracy crew celebrating their 11th year in biz. Conspiracy has added new team riders – Gene Hare from Texas, now in SLC with Pennington. ‘Cowboy’ is on there, too. They picked up 13 year young RACHMAN BAUMAN from PA on their trip out East. Conspiracy will be in N. Alabama for the Reunion Jam on the 24th. Boulder will have a contest at their park on the same weekend. Also another EZ7 ditch jam now that the weather is better too. Conspiracy’s 60mm 95A Red Alien Shot wheels will be out soon and WREX COOK is tearing up California as we speak… For details go to www.swampco.com and www.conspiracyboards.com
KIDS IN EMERICA – Come join the chaos on Saturday, April 24 as the Emerica and Pharmacy Boardshop teams, as well as a veritable ‘who’s who’ of skateboarding’s rising stars and legendary luminaries alike, all converge on the high desert for the World Premiere of the new Emerica DVD, Kids in Emerica. Unlike your average video premiere, this event is being held in conjunction with Leo Romero’s ‘Going pro!’ celebration in the freshly-built and entirely skateable backyard of the one and only Donny Damron, of Pharmacy Boardshop fame. This will be the kick-off skate party of the upcoming Summer season! ‘The party starts at 3:00 p.m. and the DVD will begin as soon as it gets dark. There’s gonna be a $1000 Best Trick Contest on Donnys brand-new, private, backyard concrete hubbas, a Leo Romero retrospective video put together by his pals at Pharmacy, free BBQ and liquid refreshments, tons of FREE stuff, too many pros to list, the usual skate media, and of course, frenzied throngs of skate-crazed maniacs–and you’re invited!’ commented Emerica Team Manager Justin Regan when asked about the days festivities. When Emerica team riders Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Tosh Townend, Erik Ellington, Kevin Long, Chris Senn, Austin Stephens, Aaron Suski, plus up-and-comers Leo Romero, Bryan Herman and Braydon Szafranski show up for a demo, you are guaranteed that some real magic is gonna happen. The Kids in Emerica tour was a year-long series of domestic and international skateboarding tours that the Emerica team embarked on after completion of their highly successful This is Skateboarding DVD. The Kids in Emerica DVD combines some of the best skaters in the world at some of the best street spots and skateparks around the globe, bringing their world class skateboarding to their growing legions of fans-the Kids in Emerica. The Kids in Emerica DVD documents all the magic, as well as the street carnage that went down between the demos, and consists of only the best footage accumulated from an entire year on the road with the Emerica team. With the release of the Kids in Emerica DVD, Emerica blows away any preconceived notions you may have had about tour videos–except for their cheap price! What: Emerica and Pharmacy presents the Kids in Emerica DVD World Premiere, Leo Romero ‘Going pro!’ celebration, Best Trick contest, BBQ and skate party… When: Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. (DVD premiere at dusk)… Where: Pharmacy HQ, 12636 Autumn Leaves DR, Victorville, California 92392. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emericaskate.com
LEGENDARY SURFERS NEWS – From the LEGENDARY SURFERS Newsletter #39 – MIMI (KERWIN) RIEHL – one of the first non-Hawaiian women surfers of the 20th century… R.I.P… The new ‘TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN SURF CULTURE’ Booklet and eBooklet is now available at www.legendarysurfers.com. More coverage of big wave riders as ’60 Minutes’ Meets Laird Hamilton … http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/26/60minutes/main602558.shtml… For more info or to join the legendary surfers newsletter – go to www.legendarysurfers.com
BICKNELL BLITZ CHALLENGE -Thursday, April 22, 2004at BICKNELL HILL- VENICE BEACH,CALIFORNIA SUPER FAST SUPER TIGHT. The race will be hosted by ATTILA ASZODI. Sponsors include MIKE TEELE and SKATEBOARDPIMP.COM. Mike is generously contributing one of his own designed old school decks, the ‘BIG PIMP’, which features exquisite graphics by legend WES HUMPSTON. This is the only Deck Wes is currently doing graphics for, outside of Bulldog – the board is signed by Wed and numbered- it is only one of 100 made. BAHNE SKATEBOARDS / JACK SMITH and DAN GESMER – SEISMIC/3DM, PLEASURE TOOLS BEARINGS, FIBREFLEX SKATEBOARDS, SKATERBUILT SKATES, POCKET PISTOLS SKATES / MANX WHEELS, SK8TR SKATESHOP, JUICE MAGAZINE, Z-CULT SKATEBOARDS- JESSE MARTINEZ, and GREED CLOTHING will also be sponsoring the race. Ttriple8.com will also sponsor with a set of their pads to be given to the winner of the BIGGEST BEEF AWARD!!!
Bicknell Blitz Challenge 2004 Final Results (best of 4 runs- 1/10 sec penalty/cone, 10th cone DQ)
1. Attila Aszodi 6.45
2. Floyd Reid 6.63
3. Steve Evans 6.96
4. Arab Groff 7.01
5. Richy Carrasco 7.02
6. Vlad Popov 7.03
7. Mike Gorman 7.38 (1st clean run! )
8. Chicken 7.44
9. Beau Brown 7.48
10. Rene Carrasco 7.67
11. Steve Collins 7.68
12. Tim Kienitz 7.72
13. Brent Kosick 7.89
14. Scott Johnson 8.20
15. Jack Smith 8.42 (clean!!!)
16. Lynn Kramer 8.94
17. Adrian Pina 9.0
18. Michael Kaelon DQ
19. Zack Mayall DQ
SMUT PEDDLERS have a new record ‘coming out’ comes out this month. You can see them live on April 10th at the Thunderbird Saloon – 4657 Lankershim – No. Hollywood, CA with Mea Culpa and Pillow Fight and on April 13th at The Lighthouse Cafe – 30 Pier Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA with Mea Culpa, Butcher’s Dozen and RAD. Order the new record at www.smutpeddlers.net
ARTIVISM :: An exhibition of visual art projects by internationally acclaimed artists and emerging talents who work at the intersection of art, consciousness, and humanitarian activism presented by the Artivist Film Festival. – Exhibition opens Wednesday April 21, 6-9pm and runs April 22-28, 9am – 5pm daily… Exhibition located in the Festival Gallery, Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, LA. Ranging from internationally renown names to emerging talents, from painters to poster guerillas, from installation artists to explorer/photographers, the fourteen artists included in the ARTIVISM exhibition represent many facets of artivism’s possibilities, but they all share that embrace and they dance with a passion. ARTIVISM features works by English painters/photographer/explorers Olly and Suzi; environmentalist and photographer Subhankar Banerjee; guerilla poster artist Robbie Conal; Basque installation artist Erlea Maneros, and New York-based culture jammer Ron English, photographer and activist Phil Borges, Angolan-born artist Nzuji De Magalhaes; painters Patrick M. Webb and Leigh McCloskey, photographers Chris Jordan, Raj Naik and Nicole Russell, and media artist/cultural activist John Carr. For more visit www.artivistfilmfestival.org.
SKATEPARK OF TAMPA – SPoT ‘Spring Roll’ All Ages Contest Saturday, April 10, 2004 – One Week at Woodward for Winner of 13 – 15 Age Group! Doors open at 9am. Contest starts at 10:30am.
BOWL JAM at ThreeSixteen Contest – Saturday, April 24th! – Wooden Waves Skate Park in Reading, PA. – ThreeSixteen Skate Contest #1 and old school Bowl Jam – GET THE WORD OUT TO THE BOWL RIPPERS…skaters judge themselves format. Thanks, Jon Crans – ThreeSixteen Skateboarding 11 Redwish Ave. Marmora, NJ. 08223 – 609-390-1500 www.three16.com
5BORO SKATEBOARDS RELEASES NEW TEAM VIDEO, WORD OF MOUTH New York, NY – 5boro Skateboards – arguably one of the hardest working, most dedicated companies in the skateboarding industry – is proud to announce the release of its new team video, Word of Mouth. Slated to hit shelves in early April, Word of Mouth features 5boro’s family-like crew of team riders including Aaron Suski, Charlie Wilkins, Dan Pensyl, Danny Falla, Brandon Westgate, Joe Tookmanian and commander-in-chief Steve Rodriguez. The 30-minute DVD also features a special flow team section with skating by rippers Pat Smith, Willy Akers and Luis Tolentino. From impromptu sessions on makeshift obstacles found only in the gritty streets of NYC, to skateparks, pools, bowls, ledges and handrails situated in the Big Apple and beyond, Word of Mouth has it covered. ‘Suski’s part is sick, and it’s a great follow up to his part in the Emerica video,’ says 5boro founder and owner Steve Rodriguez. ‘Brandon Westgate’s section is his first video part ever and he kills it. It’s rad to see the younger guys on the team and the flow riders really stepping it up and skating at a level that makes you take notice.’ Word of Mouth is 5boro’s fifth team video and it is an excellent example of what the independently owned-and-operated brand truly stands for – skateboarding without all the bullshit. ‘5boro’s all about the crew,’ comments Rodriguez. ‘Word of Mouth provides a glimpse of who 5boro is and what we’re all about – skating together, pushing each other and just having fun.’ Refreshingly void of ads and other random interludes that plague many of today’s videos, Word of Mouth features a continuous stream of top-notch skateboarding from start to finish. ‘I’m really psyched on the flow of the video, the way it never stops,’ continues Rodriguez. ‘The first guy’s part is the last guy’s part and vice versa. It was really tough to film and edit, but Seamus [Deegan] did a great job.’ As a special bonus, the Word of Mouth DVD also contains all four of 5boro’s previous releases including: Take 5 (1997), Fire It Up (1999), 5-2K (2000) and EZ-Pass Vacation (2002). Five full-length videos for the price of one – can’t beat it. The 5boro crew is constantly on the move, putting on demos virtually every weekend. So keep an eye out for them at your local skatepark, and pick up 5boro decks, apparel and Word of Mouth at a better skate shop near you. Find out more at www.5boro.com.
NATIONAL SURF LEAGUE KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON APRIL 30TH AT THE HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER – Huntington Beach, CA – The National Surf League’s (NSL) long awaited inaugural season kicks off April 30 to May 2, 2004 at the Huntington Beach Pier with the California Cup, presented by the Southern California Salt Company. The California Cup consists of four consecutive regular season Game Weekends, pairing four teams consisting of the region’s best surfers. Launching with the Hurley Game Weekend (4/30-5/2), the California Cup then moves to Ventura for the Quiksilver Game Weekend (5/7-9), Santa Cruz for the Billabong Game Weekend (5/14-16) and concludes in San Diego with the O’Neill Game Weekend (5/21-23). The SALT Championship Game Weekend will be held on June 4-6 at the hometown break of the team leading in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season. A complete competitor listing is available at www.nslgame.com
DAILY SPORTS INDUSTRY BUSINESS NEWS – ‘Get Outdoors’ Act Introduced in U.S. Congress The Great Outdoors is getting the attention it needs and deserves — thanks to the introduction of the Great Outdoors Act. Introduced by Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and George Miller (D-CA), this bill will help improve the health and quality of life of Americans by promoting active lifestyles through recreation, sports, and fitness. The GO Act will establish a multi-billion dollar trust fund to support a broad array of recreation, conservation, wildlife, historic preservation and park maintenance programs. Annual allocations of $450 million to the state assistance account of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and $125 million to the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery program will make an immediate impact on the recreation inventories in communities around the country…
ALABAMA OLD SCHOOL SKATEBOARD REUNION – A time to return to our skating roots… have fun, see old friends, session heavily, see skaters that you have not seen in years and share stories, old and new, and find out what’s been happening with everyone. Promotional drawings will be going on throughout the day showcasing our sponsors’ products and support of this event. Jason Thrasher will be presenting his Underskatement film festival, which has been shown all around the U.S., at the after-party featuring Pizza and good times at Big Ed’s Pizza – a great time to show off wounds from the day’s sessions, and to look over video and photographs taken throughout the day’s activities…. Sponsors Include: Beer City – Conspiracy – Factory 13 – Gullwing – Independent – Nike – Santa Cruz – Vision Street Wear – Zero… Check out SkateAlabama.com for details.
JACK JOHNSON DOCUMENTARY – Jack Johnson Rocks The Rock – Upcoming Jack Johnson Concert Documentary Highlights – Surf, Rock and Recycling. Ira Opper Films and action sports network FUEL are co-producing an exciting new surf-lifestyle film featuring Jack Johnson’s sellout Kokua Festival last January. The documentary Kokua 0 6, which features music and surfing by Johnson and Kelly Slater, is slated to premiere Memorial Day Weekend on FUEL ( HYPERLINK ‘http://www.fuel.tv’ www.fuel.tv). On January 3rd, 2004, renowned surfer-filmmaker musician Jack Johnson hosted the first annual Kokua Festival before a cheering sold-out crowd of 8,000 at the Blaisdell Center in downtown Honolulu. The Kokua (the Hawaiian word for ‘help’) Festival was Johnson’s way of raising money to raise awareness about Hawaii’s threatened island environment through grade-school education that teaches recycling, organic gardening, alternative energy and an array of sustainable earth-friendly practices. For Jack, who grew up surfing the beautiful powerful waves of Oahu’s North Shore, the Kokua Festival was a way to have fun while giving back to his island home. Oahu, a small island that measures only 30 by 40 miles long, is dealing with a tsunami of trash. With Oahu landfills scarce and near filled to capacity, the need for a massive recycling effort is critical. ‘The world is a finite place, especially when you take it down to an island,’ says Johnson who penned two platinum albums, ‘Brushfire Fairytales’ and ‘On and On’ and also directed the groundbreaking surf film ‘Thicker than Water’. ‘Through the Kokua Hawaii Foundation kids can now in a fun way learn that recycling is their responsibility and just as much as putting trash in a trashcan.’ Ira Opper Films, creators of the acclaimed Surfer’s Journal surfing documentaries, filmed the 5-hour concert that featured an all-star lineup of DJ Logic, Makana, Willie K., Amy Hanaiali, I Gilliom, Michael Franti and Spearhead. The documentary director, Emmy award winning surf filmmaker Ira Opper said, ‘the music, the surfing and the message are combined thru the imagery of spending the day with Jack. From cruising the beach on his bike to performing to a sold-out audience, his message is to save the beautiful Hawaiian natural environment.’ The documentary, which follows Jack through a day on the famed ‘Seven-Mile Miracle’ of surfing (including a segment of he and his friend Kelly Slater surfing second-reef Pipeline), carries a strong environmental message. In one scene, Jack returns to his old elementary school, Sunset Beach Elementary across from Pipeline, to perform the new recycling tune he wrote for the kids called ‘The 3-R Song; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. ‘Given the opportunity to work with Jack and to bring such an important and often forgotten message to our audience, we were immediately interested in co-producing this one-hour special to air on FUEL,’ said CJ Olivares, FUEL’s VP of Programming and Marketing, in support of the project.’ For more information on the Kokua Foundation see: www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org and www.kokuafestival.com. For more information on FUEL or scheduling information visit www.fuel.tv
SOMEONE CALL THE WHAMBULANCE! Fountain Valley, CA (411 Productions) At 411, we’ve spent over ten years filming, editing, and living skateboarding. Looking back, it has become overtly apparent that skateboarders are easily some of the most determined people in the world. The incredible amount of effort, fortitude, and endurance it takes to be a skateboarder is flat out silly. Yeah skateboarding is incredibly hard to do, it’s hard to find places you are free to skate, and it’s nearly impossible to make a living being a skateboarder, but aside from all of that, there’s one resounding black cloud hanging over every skateboarder’s head – the slam. It’s a part of progression, a rite of passage, and it hurts really bad. For better or worse, no skateboarder can avoid it. In celebration of skateboarding’s most painful instance, 411 has dug deep into a decade’s worth of tapes to bring together the best of the worst – the slams that define the joy and pain that is skateboarding. This nut-racking, gut-wrenching, bone-crushing extravaganza will have you squirming in your seat and peeking through your fingers. It’s fast paced with a soundtrack tailor-made for this sort of high-octane action. On a lighter note, Tim O’Connor will keep you in stitches while you watch some heads splitting. Thanks to the creativity of the edit staff and the commentary genius of O’Connor, 911 is just as hilarious as it is painful! Featuring interviews with Laban Pheidias, Stacy Lowery, and Brian Schaefer, 911 gives an insider’s perspective of some of skateboarding’s all time gnarliest slams ever caught on film. Do not miss your chance to own this uncomfortable, but hilarious piece of skateboarding history – 411 Productions presents 911 in stores May 18th, 2004! Visit 411 on the web at www.411vm.com.
COLORADO NEWS from BRUCE ADAMS – Check out www.Negativeion.com. My bro Jerry Hahn builds it. There’s also Sigafoos art on that website. Jerry also builds my site www.Skatecolorado.com (video coming soon). Also, Louisville Co. just approved a 360.000 dollar skatepark to be built 1 mile from my driveway! It’s going out for bid now. We’ve been pushin for a good company to do it. We’ll see. Keep up the good job with the mag,’ Juice is the lifeblood of skateboarding right now…. I don’t know where I’d be without it!’ – BA
EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT LAND GUMBALL 3000 RIGHTS – ‘It’s grease, glamour and guts in equal measures’ Burt Reynolds. Extreme Entertainment, formerly Extreme International, one of the worlds leading TV program producers and distributors has signed a deal to secure the long term exclusive television rights to the now legendary marathon driving event, the Gumball 3000 rally. The race will see 150 of the worlds fastest super cars with celebrity drivers cover 3000 miles across France, Spain and Morocco and back to France in six days. The cars involved rank amongst the world’s most amazing with Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys, racing alongside highly modified vehicles such as the nitrous-injected VW Campervan that will be taking part this year. Gumball 3000 has grown massively in recent years, with presenters from MTV show Jackass taking part and drawing MTV USA’s highest audience for the year 2002. Extreme is producing a one-off (90′) and a (6×30′) programe series about the rally, which will interweave the experiences of a number of high profile drivers and gumballers during the race. The line-up includes actors Burt Reynolds and Orlando Bloom, rapper Pharrell, model Jodie Kidd, as well as most of the original Jackass cast. There will also be very strong representation from the Extreme Sports community, with skateboard gurus Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek, Dave Mirra, Travis Pastrana, Carey Hart, Corey Nastasio and last but not least, Bam Margera from Viva La Bam all taking part in the rally. During the rally Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek will also be doing a major skate demo at the Marseille skate park for the new Birdhouse video. Leaving Paris on May 4th, during the rally the contestants will have a breakfast with the Real Madrid football team, attend a party hosted by the King of Morocco and attend the Spanish Grad Prix before crossing the finishing line in Cannes the day before the the Cannes film festival. Ben Barrett, MD of Extreme Entertainment, said ‘We are very pleased to have entered into this long term agreement and to be working with this high profile international event. The Gumball brand fits very well with our own, and in line with the Gumball organizers, we see great opportunities across multiple platforms, and have big plans for where we can take this event over the next few years.’ The London-based company recently repositioned itself as a factual producer and distributor, adding more genres to its portfolio. Extreme now covers science and technology, travel and adventure, lifestyle and factual. Extreme are currently concluding negotiations with a number of broadcasters worldwide to broadcast this years Rally. For details – visit www.extreme-entertainment.tv or www.extreme.com.
FANG NEWS – FANG is touring from April 28th – May 15th and will be in L.A. from April 30th – May 2nd. FANG will be playing all L.A. shows with DR.KNOW and OPPRESSED LOGIC… Check out the RESISTOLEROS/FANG website for more info at: http://resistoleros.tripod.com
POPLORICA – Martin Smith, Los Angeles Times Magazine Senior Editor, and Patrick Kiger’s book, POPLORICA: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore that Shaped Modern America is on-sale April 2004. Journalists Smith and Kiger forage through technology, business, entertainment, sports, and sociology in these lively, eclectic profiles of 20 unusual events, inventions, and individuals that irrevocably altered modern life. For more go to www.harpercollins.com.
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY NEWS – Columbia Partners With Chinese Authorities in Counterfeit Raids – Columbia Sportswear Company recently joined forces with Chinese authorities in three separate raids of factories producing counterfeit Columbia Sportswear apparel. As part of an aggressive campaign to stamp out counterfeiters and protect its unique brand, the recent raids resulted in the seizure of more than 5,700 pieces of counterfeit jackets, vests, pants and 157,000 counterfeit Columbia labels… (3/24/2004) Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2004 SportsNewsSource, LLC
SACRIFICE SKATEBOARDS newest Team Riders: Art Miranda and Rose Bernfeld… Congrats!
DEAD KENNEDYS MEMBER STARS IN ACTION MOVIE AND WINS ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Often referred to as ‘The King of Afro Punk,’ and recently appearing on The Allan Handelman Show, MTV.com, Playboy and radio stations across the United States and Canada, legendary rocker D.H. Peligro’s pedigree runs deep. He’s the original member/songwriter in the California punk quartet The Dead Kennedys. He is also a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nailbomb, and SSI. This St. Louis native took a machete to the music world and carved a path so uniquely his own thatN he’s influenced some of today’s popular punksters like The Offspring, No Doubt and many others. Peligro can add another title to his list of accomplishments, Action Movie Star. He’s been tapped to play the lead in the action movie The Four Horsemen. The film is described as having the intrigue of Clear and Present Danger (Harrison Ford), the gritty of Traffic (Michael Douglas), and the fast paced action of Lethal Weapon (Mel Gibson/Danny Glover). ‘I’m performing my own stunts in this movie which means I have to stick to a strict workout regimen,’ says the rocker who besides acting is the front man of a rock trio simply known as Peligro, their third album Sum of our Surroundings recently won Rock Album of the Year with the American Independent Music Awards, DH Peligro was recently nominated for a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame and is preparing for a Europe tour with the Dead Kennedys, ‘It’s tough, but unlike some of today’s top action stars who depends mostly on stunt doubles to make them look good, I’m doing my own stunts and give people their monies worth.’ When asked how it feels to have such a great musical impact on so many people Peligro responds, ‘It’s mind blowing. While touring with the Dead Kennedys I would see kids and adults worldwide singing along to our songs and sporting their Dead Kennedys t-shirts. It shows how much love people have for us after all these years.’
NEW SKATEPARK IN HAWAII – Groundbreaking ceremony 4/3 at Wiamea Park. Two vert bowls, one 8 footer and one 10 footer. 7500 sq feet, including street.
MID-ATLANTIC SKATEBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS – The 2004 Mid-Atlantic Skateboarding Championship Series is on! Dates include: July 10-11, Charles County Skatepark, July 17-18, Vans, Woodbridge VA and August 21-22, St. Mary’s County Skatepark – Bowl, Street and Overall (street + bowl) – Jam Session/Skate the Entire Park Format – This year’s series is sponsored by Checkers. Come on out, skate with your friends, lay down your best runs, and have fun! See: www.checkersseries.com for more info.
OLD STAR SKATE SHOP NEWS – BULLDOG SKATES BIGFOOT 2 IN STOCK and FRANK ATWATER has a new DUEL SIGNATURE MODEL on OLD STAR with fellow ripper ZACK GROVE. Go to WWW.LOOSETRUCKS.COM and check ’em out.
ROCK AGAINST BUSH! Punkvoter.com to Kickoff Rock Against Bush Tours! NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Jello Biafra, Authority Zero to Rock Against Bush – Punkvoter.com launches its first Rock Against Bush Tours! The tour line up includes NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Jello Biafra and Authority Zero. This tour begins Monday, March 29th in Seattle and tackles the Western States with more shows to follow.. There will be large amounts of anti-Bush goodies available: shirts, free stickers, the anticipated Rock Against Bush Vol. I compilation; and with help from Music for America, there will be a massive voter registration blitz. The time for action is now and the Punk Voter Tour promises a cure for voter apathy! Punkvoter.com has quickly gained national attention for uniting the punk community against the policies of the Bush Administration. Under the leadership of Fat Mike, Punkvoter.com has created a coalition of over 200 of the nation’s largest punk rock musicians, dozens of record labels, and thousands of punk rock music fans. They have forced their issues onto the national political scene and mobilized young voters to take action. To join punkvoter.com visit their website at www.punkvoter.com. The Schedule: 4/10/04 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA – 4/12/04 Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Santa Cruz, CA – 4/14/04 Bren Events Center Irvine, CA – 4/15/04 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ – 4/16/04 Arizona State University / SRC Field Tempe, AZ – 4/24/04 UNLV Intramural Field Las Vegas, NV This is just the first of many Punk Voter tours to take place throughout America; other bands like Bouncing Souls, Avail, and Strike Anywhere also plan to Rock Against Bush in 2004.
OUTLOOK SKATEBOARDS is proud to announce its new Punk Rock Legends Series with deck #1 Featuring none other that British Punk Legends GBH! Also new SLVR Trucks just in! For more info or to purchase check out www.outlookskates.com.
HAWAII – ‘GRIPPTAPE’ — FINALLY AN EVENT DEDICATED TO SKATEBOARDING AND IT’S KULTURE! ARIVING THIS SUMMER 2004, IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU. THIS MONTHLY EVENT WILL SHOWCASE THIS DIFFERENT GENRES AND GENERATIONS OF SKATEBOARDING. OLD SKOOL FARTS TO NEW SKOOL PUNKS -WE GOT IT ALL. EACH EVENT WILL HAVE: DJ’S, BANDS AND ARTISTS WHO SKATE – LIVE TO RIDE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO. DON’T SLIP — IT’S THE GRIPP. Email email@example.com for details.
U.S. PREMIERE OF SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE, EVERYWHERE SET FOR APRIL 20TH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – After two years in the making, the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Somewhere Anywhere Everywhere is set for Tuesday, April 20th at the legendary Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California. Australian surf industry giant Globe International will be host to the premiere of its mega-budget surf movie with 2001 ASP World Champion CJ Hobgood, Brad Gerlach, Pancho Sullivan and other featured team athletes joining the festivities. Doors for the premiere open at 7pm followed by an 8pm screening. A special media-only sneak preview will also be held April 15th in New York City. Check out www.globeshoes.com for additional details and updated information.