HOLLYWOOD SKATEBOARDS NEWS – The entire Hollywood team has been working hard on the Hollywood video… 88 – Look for Kris Markovich, Don Nguyen and Corey Duffel in the Pacific Northwest around Sept 19 – Oct 5, where they’ll be on an 88 Pacific NW filming trip with the other 88 teammates. – Charlie Thomas, Justin Roy, James Atkin, Dorian Tucker and Kris Markovich are currently overseas in the Netherlands, hitting demos in Poland, Sweden, and Denmark as well as participating in Sweden’s Heart Attack tour. The Heart Attack tour is a festival bringing top bands and top skateboarders like the Hollywood to cities all across Sweden. For more info on dates check www.tumyeto.com and www.heartattack.nu – In addition to filming for the Hollywood video, Kris Markovich, The Nuge and Foundation/fellow 88 teammate Corey Duffel are currently in the process of filming for the upcoming 88 video… Deathbox News – www.deathbox.com – Dave Hackett and Tony Magnusson recently took top honors at the Soul Bowl Grand Masters in Huntington Beach. Dave placed 4th while Tony represented the ‘box with a 1st place win! Pineapple and Shey have been out and about on an Oregon mission, relaxing and enjoying the best of what Oregon has to offer…its parks!! Some of the highlights include Brookings, Port Orford, Lincoln City, Astoria, Newburg, Aumsville, Donald, Burnside and many, many more. Six-year old Shey was spotted hanging out on the deck at Burnside with the boys, then last seen dropping in after Chris Devereaux and dad gave him some pointers….www.deathbox.com. Ricky Stiles was last seen cruising down the Oregon coast in his homemade convertible with his surfboard strapped to the trunk heading to San Diego. Word on the street was that he was absolutely destroying the ‘Y’ in San Diego with some 5 foot lean to tails and gnarly smith grinds. Mark Partain has been nomading through the North Shore of Oahu, hanging out in Haleiwa and skating the park in Hawaii Kai. Look for his new model out soon… Toy Machine News – www.toymachine.com – The yet to be named Toy Machine video is scheduled to be out in March of 2004. This is going to be the first full length video with the new team Billy Marks, Ed Templeton, Austin Stephens, Josh Harmony, Diego Bucchieri and some new kids. Ed has another new art show opening later this year. Called ‘the prevailing nothing,’ it will be an an installation of new photographs and paintings. – Opening reception Saturday, November 15th, 6 – 8PM – Show runs November 15 – December 20, 2003 at ROBERTS and; TILTON Gallery – 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 For more info visit Tum Yeto at www.tumyeto.com
MILE HIGH SKATES – Online skateboard retailer opens in Superior, CO – MileHighSkates.com was founded by avid skateboarder, Mark Chandler, of Superior, Colorado. ‘I couldn’t find a shop with the products I wanted, so I started MileHighSkates.com,’ For information: http://www.milehighskates.com.
OSIRIS BEST TRICK CONTEST AND PRO DEMO THIS SATURDAY – Aug 23 – SKATELAB – SIMI VALLEY, CA – This weekend Skatelab is introducing it\’s new Team Pain built park with a kick off contest featuring the Osiris team. Everyone minus Ali have been confirmed. $1000 dollars cash to the winner. The contest is FREE and the only restriction is the contestant most be sponsored by a shop or a rep. Location- Skatelab Skatepark — Simi Valley, CA Date- Saturday the 23rd Registration-1:00pm (everyone will register at the event site) Contest Format-Best Trick Contest judged by Osiris Skate Team. 5 heats (20 minutes each-jam format), 1 wildcard heat (20 minutes), 1 final (20-30 minutes). Winner of each heat advances to finals round and wins $200 cash. Runner up of each heat advances to Wildcard heat. Winner of Wildcard heat advances to finals round and wins $200 cash. Finals-Winners of each round will compete for a $1,000 cash prize. Heat 1- 2:00pm Heat 2- 2:25pm Heat 3- 2:50pm Heat 3- 3:15pm Heat 4- 3:40pm Heat 5- 4:05pm Wildcard Heat 4:30pm Final Round 5:00pm Osiris Demo: 5:30pm to 6:30pm Barbecue will begin at 3:00pm until food runs out. Check this link- http://www.skatelab.com/news/index.php
MIKE ROGERS NEWS – “Dear Friends of Mike Rogers (M.R.), Hello. This is a brief letter to let you know what is going on with Mike. He had cancer as a child, 25 years ago. The cancer has come back. He is being treated at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City. He chose this hospital because the doctors are among the most experienced in the world. He can expect a stay of at least two months. The surgery will be performed by a team of four: a head and; neck cancer surgeon, a neurosurgeon, a plastic surgeon, and a radiation doctor who will implant a device which will deliver radiation during this procedure and at a later date. They expect the surgery to be finished after 16 hours. The date scheduled is Sept 3rd. The type of cancer is a sarcoma. We will not know which type of sarcoma until after the procedure is complete. I think they are all pretty rare. The location is in the sinus and eye area. Mike will not look the same when he returns home. The goal of the surgery is to remove all of the cancer. The doctors get one chance with Mike. If anyone can make it through and come out skating, it will be MR! Friends are just beginning to plan a benefit at the YMCA Oelsner Skatepark in West Palm Beach, Florida. The event will not happen until November 2003. They want to coordinate it with a big skate event that is taking place in Ft. Lauderdale in November (Hopefully, bringing the pro skaters to the YMCA) If you would like information, want to help, or have any good ideas, please contact Abby Gresko at 561-254-5153. In addition to the trauma he is facing, financial pressures exist for Mike. He had to cash in his YMCA Retirement fund, which was minimal. He filed for unemployment, but cannot benefit because he is not employable. He has applied for Social Security Disability. They said it takes 6 months to receive benefits, so he will get those benefits in 4- 5 months. Any contribution would make things easier for Mike during this time of hospitalization and recovery. All cards and/or donations can be mailed to : Mike Rogers 37 Mews Lane South Orange, New Jersey 07079 c/oAimee Meyers You can email Mike at email@example.com. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please contact me if you wish. I will be staying outside of the city in NJ with my cousin until Mike can come home. Sincerely, Jill Gresko.” Jill626@netscape.net (561) 346-6549
BREAKING WORLD RECORDS – Irvine, CA: Sun. Aug. 10 – Steve Evans and Rene’ Carrasco set NEW RECORDS for SLALOM RACING! At the 100 Cone Slalom Racing Challenge – Steve ‘Badlands’ Evans set a NEW RECORD for 45 yrs. and over @ 22.96 sec. and Rene’ ‘Cannonball’ Carrasco set a NEW RECORD for 50 yrs. and over @ 27.98 sec.! HERE ARE THE OTHER RACERS AND TIMES FROM THE EVENT : 1. Richy Carrasco – 21.9 sec. 2. Attila Aszodi – 22.6 3. Steve Evans – 22.96 4. David Carrasco – 23.46 5. Floyd Reid – 24.07 6. Rick Howell – 25.92 7. Dave Hegstrom – 25.98 8. Rene’ Carrasco – 27.98 9. Mike Gorman – 29.07 10. Jeff Thomas – 29.66
PRESS RELEASE – Vans welcomes Bucky Lasek, one of the most prolific vert skateboarders on the planet, to the fold. Known for his smooth, fluid style, Bucky has two X Games Golds to his credit and is the only American to win the prestigious Vans Slam City Jam in Vancouver. Lasek joins a team that includes, among others, Thrasher Skater of the Year winners in Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo and John Cardiel, the incomparable Jim Greco plus skate legends Steve Caballero and Tony Alva. Bucky has already put in some quality time at Vans headquarters to work with the design team on his signature shoe due out next summer. In addition to Vans, Bucky rides for Pro-Tec, Birdhouse, Billabong, Smith Optics, Independent, Clive, RDS, Jones Soda and T-Mobile.
VSA PRESS RELEASE: .The Venice Surf and Skateboard Association is pleased to announce that the VSA will be participating in the The Abbott Kinney festival and the 10th annual Surf-A-Thon surfing contest.The 10th annual ‘Surf-A-Thon’ is Venice’s longest and oldest continuous surfing contest. Founded by VSA Executive director Ger-I Lewis to promote surfing and provide an alternative to the gang warfare that had claimed many young lives on the streets of Venice.The contest began with a modest 11 participants and has grown to last year’s 68 entries.The 10th annual Surf-A-Thon will be held at the Venice breakwater on September 21st. Surfing Divisions include women, longboard, groms, jr.mens, mens, masters, seniors,and pro/am. A purse of $300 will be awarded to the winner of the pro/am division.An after party will also be held with a bikini contest $500 first place to the winner,live bands,and djs. The Sept 28th event, The 4th annual ‘Venice Throwdown’ will be a Pro/Am street style competition. Skater divisions will include :Team, sponsored am, unsponsored am and pro. A cash purse of $500 will be offered in the pro/am division. Sponsers will be allowed a ’10×10′ booth space and vending will be allowed at booth events. Sponsor’s logo’s will be printed on a limited edition t-shirt as well. Skateboard/surfing events in Venice offer your company major exposure to the action sports market. First of all, the historical significance of the development of skateboarding and surfing is well known throughout the world.From the Dogtown/Z-Boys film to every major skateboard magazine and skateboard videos Venice has been well documented.Skaters come from all over the globe to skate at Venice.The fact that Venice is a major tourist destination insures a crowd in the tens of thousands every weekend. Not only surfers and skaters but every type of person will view these events. Secondly The Abbott Kinney Festival is in it’s 15th year and is a highly anticipated and awaited event in the greater Los Angeles area. Finally, the VSA is a non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible(501c). All proceeds go to funding youth programming (skateboard/surfing contests, skate/surf trips, job training, etc.) Sponsorship is very affordable. One event $150: two events: $250. Previous and current sponsors include: Sector 9, …Lost, Ultra Soul, Dogtown, Grind King, Santa Monica Airlines, Pep, Skatepark Association USA, Juice Magazine, Pipeline, Lightning Bolt, BC Ethic, Fudink, Hotgirls, Mikken Clothing, Fine Magazine Japan, Budweiser, Redsand, Red Ink, Fresh Jive, Terry Senate Surfboards, Bronze Age, Z-Cult, Z-flex, Sex Wax, Killer Bees Wax, Hardwear, Backyard Boards, Sticky Bumps, Fcs fins, Globe, and Sobe. Bands that have performed include: The Stains, The Wretched, Frontside Grind, Horny Toad, Papa Yai, Roots TSS, The Randies, and Chicano Soul and Power. The VSA values your interest and participation. Thank you Ger-I Lewis Venice Skateboard Association. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Bowl for Sale – 2000 sq ft wooden bowl in Vail, CO is for sale. Contact Valerie Stanton Val’s Bowl, Vail – Mobile 970.390.3919 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.liberty-skate.com for more info.
Red and the Dreamland Skateparks crew will be building two new skateparks in Hawaii at Banzai (Sunset Beach) and; Waipahu District Park. The building is slated to begin in November. Waipahu is being designed, while the final design for Banzai is rumored to be a bit reminiscent of the now legendary Burnside Skatepark in Portland Oregon. In the past nine years, the Dreamland team – Mark ‘Red’ Scott, Mike Swim, Jeff Kimbrough, Tavita Scanlon and Sage Bolyard – has designed and built world class skateparks in the Oregon towns of Newberg, Lincoln City, Redmond, Port Orford, Hood River, Astoria, Brookings, Klamath Falls, Donald and Aumsville. Team members also have built parks in Idaho, Colorado, Maryland and Rattenberg, Austria. See www.50-50.com for updates.
PHILIPS FUSION SOUL BOWL – MASTERS BOWL JAM FINAL RESULTS – 1st Tony Mag , 2nd Jake Piasecki , 3rd Aaron Astorga , 4th Jimmy Marcus , 5th Dave Reul, 6th Dennis Martin, 7th Richard Stiles, 8th Paul Henderson, 9th John Fudala, 10th Kurt Thuemmler, 11th Steve Mokler – YOUNG GUNS BOWL JAM RESULTS – HEAT 1 and; 2 – HEAT 1 – 1st Omar Hassan, 2nd Matt Moffett, 3rd Chad Shetler, 4th Cristiano Mateus, 5th Rob ‘Pee Wee’ Agliam, 6th Evandro Menezes, 7th Kris Reeves HEAT 2 – 1st Brian Patch, 2nd Benji Galloway, 3rd Bruno Passos, 4th Jake Brown, 5th Mizael Simao, 6th Jim Gagne, 7th Tim Johnson, 8th Valter Vale *Top 5 in each heat advance to Final – For Final Results go to www.fusion.philips.com
OutLook Skateboards Tommy Harward is now sponsored by Adidas.OutLook’s Skateboards will be in San Francisco at the High Speed Productions Trade show from August 28 through September 1st, 2003. This is FREE event and will have a best trick contest for $10,000 CASH as well as the Premiere for the new Duane Peters movie ‘Who Cares’, The new Outlook video will debut in two months and will include segments from Tampa, Kona and Eastern Skate Supply Open House. For more info check out www.outlookskates.com.
PRESS RELEASE – SKATE ART – ANDY HOWELL THERAPY – Aug 9 – Sept 4, 2003 – ARTIST RECEPTION -Saturday August 9 5-10pm at the KANTOR GALLERY 7025 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles CA 90038 – Howell was responsible for the creation of and successful production of such renowned companies as New Deal Skateboards, 411 Video Magazine and Element Skateboards – www.kantorgallery.com
The new Dana Brown surf film ‘Step into Liquid’ opens Aug 8 in Los Angeles at the Landmark Nuart Theatre and in NYC at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The flick features surfers Ken Collins, Dan Malloy, Dave Kalama, Taj Burrow, Rochelle Ballard, Layne Beachley, Darrick Doerner, Rob Machado, Peter Mel, Laird Hamilton, Alex Knost, Jim Knost and Brad Gerlach plus many more. The trailer is online now at www.Surfersvillage.com.
The Surfrider Foundation announced that it has partnered with USAOPOLY, an official licensee of HASBRO, in releasing a surfing edition of the popular board game, MONOPOLY. The game leads players on a safari to the world’s most famous breaks, including Rincon in California, Tahiti’s Teahupo’o and Hawaii’s legendary Banzai Pipeline. Instead of the traditional tokens, players can choose from a number of unique surf-oriented pewter game pieces, including a woodie, a bar of surf wax and a flip-flop. The game board also features stunning artwork from acclaimed surf photographer Jeff Divine. In addition to celebrating the sport of surfing, USAOPOLY has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to incorporate a strong beach and coastal environmental message into each MONOPOLY Surfing Edition. Read Surfrider Foundation’s press release at http://beach.com/surfrider/press_releases_index.asp . The Surfing Edition MONOPOLY is also available online for purchase at http://surfrider.org/store .
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UK – Bulldog Skateboards is now involved with an underground skate project in the UK called ‘Gnarly Dude’ which will feature 13 UK skate rock bands recording a track called ‘Gnarly Dude!’ with all different styles and all different songs. For more info go to http://middle-age-shred.com. In Bulldog Skates U.S. news – Wes Humpston is working on some more technical double kick pool boards, a couple of new pro models and, the long awaited 12′ Bigfoot. See www.bulldogskates.com
JULY 31, 2003 – Christian Hosoi went to court today and his case has once again been held over until Sept 15, 2003. The prosecuting attorney is trying to enforce the 10 year mandatory sentence despite the judge’s initial decision to transfer Christian’s sentence to time served. The prosecuting attorney will be examining all of Christian’s California prior convictions to determine if there have been any mistakes made along the way. Today’s court room support included Steve Ellis, Grant Fakuda, Gary Owens and Jay Adams. Hosoi will remain in Hawaii until his next court date. Until then you can write to Christian at this address: CHRISTIAN HOSOI #87547-022 C/O F.D.C. HON. PO BOX 30080 HON, HI. 96820. Email email@example.com for more information.
Glen E. Friedman will be contributing one of his classic photos for CRUEL AND UNUSUAL: an Exhibition to benefit the West Memphis Three. The opening reception will be from 5-10pm on September 6th 2003 and will feature a lecture by Jello Biafra. The exhibition will be at SIXSPACE in Los Angeles from Sept.6th-20th. 100% of proceeds go towards the WM3 Legal Defense Fund. G.E.F. has been working on an update of the Idealist for the last few years. The book size and cover have been changed slightly, over a dozen images have been removed and over two dozen new ones have been added. The book will now encompass 25 years. Adding 5 years and over a dozen pages to the original edition, as well as additional new words on Idealism contributed by Rev. Al Sharpton, Ralph Nader and Cornel West. This new edition will become available this fall. http://www.southern.com/BURNINGFLAGS/main.html
NEWS FROM WEST PALM BEACH, FL – July 30, 2003 – Mike Rogers leaves tomorrow to compete in this weekend’s Soul Bowl event in California. Alan Gelfand and company have finished the Olliewood Bowl in Hollywood, Florida. The bowl is sick. You can look at pics of it on ollieair.com . The Warped Tour was in town on the same day of it”s completion. Warped tour pros Jon Comer and Ruda Lopes were among the first to session the new bowl. Jupiter, FL is getting ready for the completion of their new concrete skate park with a killer street course and bowl. The bowl is going to have tight tranies to simulate a real pool.
PRESS RELEASE – From Heather Lee Roach – BIG BROTHER SKATEBOARDING – (323) 951-7848 – Neil Heddings is about $4,000 short of the money he needs to get a lawyer to represent him. Please help him at least get a decent lawyer for a fair trial. If you have questions regarding Neil’s situation you can contact Andrew Ashare at 1984, (949) 646-1406, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise you can send donations (checks made out to Neil Heddings) to: Neil Heddings Defense Fund 1954 Placentia Ave. #108 Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Big thanks from Neil for any donation big or small.
PRESS RELEASE – Gringo Skateboards is about to invade southern California. The Texas-based team and company is on a road trip from Texas to California hitting spots all along the way. Team members Ken Fillion and Craig Johnson have been invited to compete at the’Soul Bowl’ contest in Huntington Beach Aug 1-3. Also at the event will be Wil Taylor, Todd Prince, Billy Smith and Jeff Newton. www.gringoskateboards.com
Darkhorse Distribution – home to Grind King, Kreper, Grind Queen, Rocket Bolts and Termite Skateboards has recently licensed and picked up the legendary Dogtown Skateboards for distribution. According to Donald Cassel, owner of Darkhorse Distribution, ‘We want to feature Dogtown Skateboards with more of its original imagery and bring it back to what it was in its roots. Dogtown is more of a culture than it is just a skateboard company.’
Weeman is everywhere. Last week he was in Houston, TX throwing out the first ball at the Astros/Cubs baseball game.
VonZipper is pleased to announce Paul Rodriguez as the newest addition to the VonZipper family. Rodriguez is managed by IMS Sports and sponsored by Girl Skateboards, Four Star Clothing, eS, Royal, SKD, Val Surf, Boost Mobile, OGIO and VonZipper. Other VonZipper talent include: Donavon Frankenreiter, Joel Parkinson, Kevin Jones, Rick Thorne, Bastien Salabanzi, Brian Deegan, Mike Parsons, Jason ‘Weeman’ Acuna, Drake McElroy, Steven Duke, Thomas Horrell, Alan Cooke and Darrell Stanton.
In NYC news, Andy Kessler, Shelter Serra and Ivory Serra have been skating the bowl on the Westside in NYC every day. Heavy sessions have been going down during Shelter’s lunch break from Selinger’s studio. Diesel had an art show for Joel Tudor’s birthday at the Diesel store in Union Square. It was a cool party – with all the hip NYC artists, hip hop moguls, surfers and skateboarders in attendance. Andy Kessler is the man of the hour. He just got a free Joel Tudor surfboard from Joe Termini, who is, as of press time, Joel Tudor’s only team rider. August 9 -There will be a SkateJam and; BBQ at the Owls Head Skatepark, NY sponsored by the United Skateboarding Association. August 14 is the Autumn Skatepark Opening Ceremony in Brooklyn, NY.
Dave Reul has a new model out on Deathbox skateboards and a starring role in the pool skating documentary, ‘Chlorine’ as well as a truly sick part in the soon to be released Kreper video, ‘Kreep Show’.
Brian Lentini, scribe of the infamous Juice Magazine horoscopes couldn’t predict the idiot that ran a stop sign and made a left hand turn into his recently restored 1969 Ford Falcon Coupe. The car was totaled and Lentini and his fiancee suffered minor injuries. Lentini is now recovering by surfing Montauk and good ol’ Smith Point every day.
Venice skate legend Eric Britton is featured in the new Honda Element television commercial that is showing across the country.
Mike Vallely (‘Mike V’) today agreed to record a track for the forthcoming ‘OP Emerging’ CD, a collaboration between Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. (OP) and Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (Fender). He will be joining other athlete-musicians on the album, including modern surf legend Donavon Frankenreiter and Anaheim Angels’ first baseman Scott Spiezio, as well as winners from an online contest conducted by Fender.
PRESS RELEASE – Nike Acquires Converse – Nike, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Converse, Inc. The total price to be paid for 100 percent of the equity shares is approximately $305 million plus the assumption of certain working capital liabilities at the time of the transaction’s consummation. ‘Converse is one of the strongest footwear brands in the world with great heritage and a long history of success,’ Tom Clarke, Nike’s President of New Business Ventures, said. ‘Converse’s management has done an excellent job of reestablishing this beloved brand with consumers and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to implement their growth strategy. Converse shares our passion for sports and, together, Nike and Converse will generate even greater access to a dynamic consumer base.’ For more information, go to http://www.nike.com
Gravity Games Announces 2003 Schedule, Tickets Go On Sale August 9th – Travis Pastrana, Bob Burnquist, Dave Mirra Among Top Athletes To Compete in Premiere Action Sports Competitions – CLEVELAND, Ohio- Gravity Games 2003 officials announced today a specially designed event schedule for 2003. All prelims, semi-finals and finals will begin after 3 p.m. on weekdays so not to conflict with school hours allowing kids to catch all the action. The Gravity Games will take place September 10-14 in Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The complete music line-up will be announced at a later date. Tickets will be available August 9th through Ticketmaster at 216-241-5555 or by calling any Ticketmaster charge by phone number and online at www.ticketmaster.com. This year, NBC Sports will broadcast the event live from Cleveland on the final day of competition, September 14, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST, and then for six consecutive Sundays following the event, from September 21 – October 26. Check local listings for dates and times. For more information, visit the Gravity Games website at www.gravitygames.com.
The CHLORINE pool skateboarding video will be premiering in Nor Cal in the beginning of August. The movie features backyard pool skating legends, Steve Alba, Tony Alva, Dave Reul and Steve Olson ripping Southern California pool terrain. the film was made by a BBC documentary team and were hand delivered sacred pools to film and discover the lure of the pool riding culture. the music of CLAY WHEELS is featured in ‘the permission pool segment’ with their song ‘skate radio’ (which also opens the new and red hot sessions records new compilation ‘the skateboarder sessions’ which features the music of Steve Alba, Duane Peters, Kristian Svitak, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero, etc.) Sessions will be on hand to hand out raffle prizes and the Future Now Dee Jays will be spinning the real deal on the turntables all night long! Clay Wheels, Skatanic Redneks and Future Now Dee Jays will be playing at the ‘Chlorine’ pool skating documentary premiere in Nor Cal – Aug 8 – Friday at THE BLANK CLUB in San Jose (Corey Obrien and Reep’s club). Saturday Aug 9th Chlorine premieres with music by the Clay Wheels and the Future Now Dee Jays in San Francisco at THE CLUB GALEA.
For Immediate Attention – International Association of Skateboard Companies -Subject: IASC Ebay Fundraising Campaign The IASC has created a Ebay auction house as a fundraiser to help support the IASC. This ongoing auction will offer limited and rare, personalized products from skateboarding’s great professional riders as well as weird, odd and interesting memorabilia from skateboarding. Proceeds help support the IASC and skateboarding. Buy cool things and feel good about it to. Check it out at http://membersebay.com/aboutme/skateassociation/ The International Association of Skateboard Companies is a non-profit group dedicated to the positive growth and development of skateboarding and the skateboarding lifestyle for all participants. Headed up by the industries brightest and determined leaders the IASC works with the industry, grass roots groups, event organizations, outside industry and government interests to maintain, develop and protect the interests of skateboarders everywhere. Thanks. Go skateboarding today! For more information about the IASC go to www.SkateboardIASC.org.
According to the fourth quarter reports from Vans, all of the remaining Vans Skateparks will close within the next 12-24 months, except for two, one of which will be the first park located at the Block in Orange County, CA. Gary H. Schoenfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, ‘As we have previously discussed, an estimated nearly ten-fold increase in public skateparks has necessitated our decision to substantially exit this business…. the Company has made a strategic decision to exit the skatepark business, with the exception of one or two strategic skatepark locations which the Company may keep open primarily to promote brand awareness.’
TUM YETO NEWS- TOY MACHINE NEWS Toy Machine is NOT going to Europe, and will be spending all of their time filming for their new video instead. The new video could also include footage from the last Toy Machine tour, ‘Berzerker.’ The full length doesn’t have a title yet, or a release date, but it is expected to be out eventually. When it comes out. Ed Templeton recently did a fashion shoot for Dazed and Confused magazine’s LA issue. Some of his artwork is also included in a book called ‘The Fourth Sex’. Ed’s photo book, ‘the Golden Age of Neglect,’ is very rare since it sold out at retail. The big Toy Machine news is of course that Billy Marks will be going pro in September, and we will be offering three Billy Marks pro boards at the trade show. Way to go Billy, you deserve it bra, congrats! FOUNDATION NEWS Foundation is getting geared up to be part of the Tum Yeto team on Thrasher’s own ‘KINGS OF THE ROAD’ event. The event starts on the East Coast August 15th and ends in San Francisco, CA on August 30th. Tum Yeto is putting together the best of the best team for this event. Matt Allen has flown the coop from his old team to ride for the Foundation Super Company!!! Matt is on a mission and will have a full-length part in the upcoming Foundation video entitled ‘THAT’s LIFE’. Justin Strubing is still in beautiful Barcelona, Spain filming for his part in the upcoming Foundation video, while the rest of the team is traveling the US collecting hammers for sure. After hearing Tony Silva brag about all the good spots he gets to skate in Colorado, Leo Romero booked himself a flight right away. Lee is now having a blast in Colorado with his friend and teammate Tony. Corey Duffel nearly escaped death on the 88 Footwear tour when the team RV burst into flames while doing 90mph on the freeway. Everyone quickly jumped out and watched the whole RV just melt away. Evidently while everyone was stunned and still shaken up over the event, Corey Duffel was laughing hysterically, thinking that this was the funniest thing he had ever seen. After all this went down, the 88 team rented a new vehicle and will continue to finish the tour to Toronto, Canada. Gareth Stehr will be visiting the south for the first time, meeting up with Pig Wheels and Dekline teammate Ben Gilley, and Patrick Melcher. They have a few demos lined up, plus a lot of chaos. PIG NEWS Pig Wood would like to welcome Vista ripper Brian Hansen to its AM Team. A Pig Wood video is in the works, featuring its amazing new team of young rippers. Name of the video is ‘not yet titled?’ Pig Wheels welcomes Ben Gilley and Alan Peterson to its pro roster. Pig Prime Cuts and Gutter Cuts are the hottest new wheels designed by the Pig Wheels pro team. Both of these new wheels use a new special urethane that makes them harder and more durable than regular wheels. TUM YETO NEWS It’s official, Tum Yeto will be participating in the upcoming Bayview Rumble in San Francisco. The Bayview Rumble is a pure skateboarding event that we are proud to be a part of. It’s on August 30-31,
Juice Hats – The new Juice trucker hats are now in stock and are available in two colors. See the Juice online store to place an order.
Juice Magazine wants to give special recognition and thanks to all the great people that have contributed for the next issue – Cesario ‘Block’ Montano, Bart Saric, Dan Levy, Joel Fraser, Jon Mozo, Jeff Bender, Steve Baade, Brian Fick, Benji Galloway, Bryce Kanights, Laurie Green, Jeff Jobes, Jason Lawrence, Billy Kennefick, Brian Lentini, Flo Braun, Keith Stephenson, Ray Stevens II, Samuel Chowdhry, Tom Knox, Jim Murphy, Liza Leeds, Jean Terrisse, Shogo Kubo, Ryan Tate, Eric Britton, Jesse Martinez, Rhino, Mark Partain, Bill Helene, Cris Dawson, Aaron Murray, Jeff Ho, Allen Sarlo, Geth Noble, Chuck Katz, Hazelton, O, John Mockus, Wynn Miller, Aaron Sedway, Eric Dressen, Steve Olson, John Fudula, Scott Perryman, Charles Harmon, Glen Gutierrez, Jay Wescott, Virgil Tripp, Ray Fennessey, Helen Stickler, Jay Adams, Hank, Jason Jessee, Jonny Manak, Ted Terrebonne, Greg Hall, Morgan Delaney, Frank Galland, Kenny Hughes, Steve Kovach, Shepard Fairey, Danny Bearer, Irene Yoo and Anni Rodgers.
VSA Report – The design meeting for the new skatepark in Santa Monica… They said yes to pool coping in some bowls, with some over ten feet. They are going to build something over vert because they can’t afford a capsule or full pipe. There may be some snake run type bowls. Wally Hollyday is building it….
For Immediate Release… THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN On Saturday 30th August 2003, Peninsula Events Australia will host ‘Australia’s Richest Ever Junior Skateboarding Contest’, at the Multi Million Dollar Frankston Arts Centre in Melbourne. Appropriately named ‘SHOWDOWN’ Pro Junior Skateboarding Contest, this ‘Invite Only’ event will see Australia’s Most Spectacular Junior Skateboarders do battle for the ULTIMATE PRIZE in Australian Skateboarding, including the ‘Golden Deck’ and; the ‘Piste De Resistance’ an ‘ALL EXPENSES PAID’ trip to Woodward West Action Sports Camp in California USA. This will be the first time Australia’s Elite Junior Riders have ever met ‘exclusively’ in the one competition, so prepare yourself for a night full of high drama, spectacular arial action, nerves, tears and at the end of it all, a Showdown Battle that will determine once and for all, who is Australia’s No1 Junior Skateboarder. For details on riders set to appear check out the Showdown Page at www.peninsulaevents.com.au. This event is proudly supported by Woodward West Action Sports Camp California USA, Frankston City Council and; Youth Week Victoria 2003. Tickets are currently on sale from the Frankston Arts Centre Melbourne e: email@example.com
August 23 – Rock the Desert Skate Contest @ CORE Skate Shop – Midland TX – Sign-up starts at 10:00am contest to be held at 1:00 pm. 12 and; Under Park and; Bowl, Intermediate Park and; Bowl, Advanced Park and; Bowl, Over 30 Bowl contest….. All ages and ability can enter – Live music, cash and; prizes. www.paroleboards.com
CRUEL AND UNUSUAL – AN EXHIBITION TO BENEFIT THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE – SEPT 6-20 @ SIXSPACE – LA, CA. For more info www.sixspace.com
GLOBE AND GALLAZ ANNOUNCE AL PARTANEN AS NEW SKATE MARKETING MANAGER. For more info – www.globeshoes.com and www.gallaz.com.
2003 BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURFING – The seventh leg of the World Championship Tour has made its way down to Lower Trestles, CA for the 2003 Boost Mobile Pro of surf, presented by Quiksilver. On September 4, 2003, the World’s top 48 surfers will be converging to compete for over $250,000 in prize money at one of the most contestable waves in world- Lowers. Last year’s event was absolutely insane! Luke Egan surfed like a seasoned veteran to take home first place and Kelly Slater unloaded in the Expression Session. With the rivalry building between Kelly and Andy, and the rest of the WCT competitors surfing so well, 2003 Boost Mobile Pro is shaping up to be another incredible event. – Autograph Session – Come down to the Quiksilver Boardriders Club, Irvine Spectrum, Tuesday, September 9th @ 4PM to meet a few of the world’s best surfers competing at the 2003 Boost Mobile Pro, including Jake Patterson, Danny Wills, the Irons bros and Sunny Garcia. Check out Boost Mobile Pro.com for daily results, heats scores, video highlights and more.
PRESS RELEASE – Nokia Core Tour on September 6-7 at Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, CA – 10am-6pm.
SKATELAB NEWS – SIMI VALLEY, CA – Our new PHASE 4 project is complete and open. We kicked it all off this weekend with the OSIRIS shootout. Congratulations to Jereme Rogers and Andre Genovesi, both riders skating for the first skateboard shop on the planet, VAL SURF and they split the $1000 first prize. A big shout out to Chris Wood who rode for SKATELAB and made it to the finals. Click this to find out more about PHASE 4. http://www.skatelab.com/news/index.php
PRESS RELEASE – ASR is just over a week away – September 5-7th in San Diego. At ASR, Creativity Rules as Labels Bring Production to the Floor, See Paul Frank in action, Rusty building customs, and creative innovation thrive at ASR… Thinking outside of the box puts the founders of two action sports/youth culture labels inside the box during the annual ASR show in San Diego this September. Paul Frank and Rusty will go beyond showing their hottest styles and latest shapes at ASR. Paul Frank himself will create original designs on his first sewing machine. The originals made at the show will be auctioned later in the day to ASR attendees. World famous surfboard shaper Rusty Priesendorfer, founder of Rusty, will be building custom boards for retailers. The lucky retailers will be able to receive a surfboard built to their exact specifications. Moving beyond a traditional product set up, Sole Technology brings the Sole Technology Institute’s (STI) biomechanics research to ASR’s floor. Check out the results of skateboarding specific studies that will promote the longevity, performance and reduced risk of injury in skateboarding through a new approach to skate shoe design. In other shoe news, DC and Rob Dyrdek will announce a ‘solution’ to increase participation numbers in skateboarding. After a year of product and brand development, skate brand Tum Yeto is launching Dekline International, a new shoe and apparel brand geared towards people who prefer an alternative lifestyle. Dozens of new brands are bringing fresh looks and ideas to ASR in San Diego. Monument, J Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Dahlia, David and Goliath, Seven2, Analog from Burton and Gorilla Union from FUBU are just a few of the companies using ASR to launch these hot new labels into the action sports world. International flavor from new to ASR brands like Megami Boogie in Japan, creating stylish looks with a slight 80’s flair and Oxbow, whose surf inspired designs from Europe will help bring the global action industry to light. Labels like Pacific Motion had a solid experience at the debut of ASR Europe and are now participating in the San Diego show to expand U.S. sales. While skate classics like Alien Workshop and Zoo York along with fashion mavens Von Dutch, return to ASR bringing new models and designs to the floor. In addition to the upcoming September 5-7th show in San Diego, ASR is now hosting a fall show in Huntington Beach for the ‘Back to School’ season and ASR Europe in Anglet, France. Be sure to catch ASR in San Diego, now twice a year with new dates for January, the 17-19th. www.asrbiz.com
NEIL HEDDINGS BENEFIT – A fundraising benefit for Neil Heddings… Sept 6, 2003 – Burnside
Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach, VA has been rebuilt… There’s no vert ramp but there is a 6′ deep wooden bowl with a hip packed together with two layers of Skatelite.
Dreamland just completed a park in Klamath Falls where Red and his crew each got to design their own bowl – all with cement coping – interconnected for the best flow.
Chris Mearkle (East Coast Ramps) is building another skatepark in Martha’s Vineyard. Plans are underway to include some bowl action with concrete sculpting wizardry by the one and only Sloppy Sam. Stay tuned for more.
The 2nd Annual Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour kicked off on May 24, 2003, at one of the east coast’s premier skateparks – New Hampshire’s Rye Airfield. The tour has since landed at skateparks in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas and California, with guest appearances at a handful of parks by top skaters from the Vans and World Industries teams including Carlos De Andrade and Jimmy Astleford. In the coming months, the Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour will hit skateparks throughout the west coast and mid-west before wrapping up on October 4, 2003, in Massachusetts. Mountain Dew team riders Rune Glifberg and Pat Channita, as well as additional Vans and World Industries pros, will make special appearances at select stops during the second half of this summer’s Free Flow Tour. The Free Flow Tour contests run in a jam-style format that mimics a typical day at the skatepark, allowing groups of competitors to skate the street course at once. Participants are divided into age brackets including: Males 11 and under, 12-15, 16-18, 19 and up and Females all ages. Only male and female skaters 12-18 years of age are eligible to become official Mountain Dew Free Flow Skateboard Team members. At each Free Flow Tour stop, a judging panel selects three overall winners to join the Mountain Dew Free Flow Skateboard Team, and winners receive prize packages including a $250 Mountain Dew ‘Skate Scholarship’, cool gear and apparel from Mountain Dew and tour partners, and free Dew for a year. Plus, winners are featured as Mountain Dew Free Flow Skateboard Team members on www.MountainDew.com. Remaining 2003 Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour stops include: 8/23 – Orange, CA – Vans Skatepark, 8/30 – Milpitas, CA – Vans Skatepark, 9/06 – Lakewood, CO – ESPN X Games Skatepark, 9/13 – Davenport, IA – Rampage Skatepark, 9/20 – Detroit, MI – Vans Skatepark, 9/27 – Cleveland, OH – CHENgA World II, 10/4 – Taunton, MA – Skater’s Edge, Schedule subject to change
2003 Mountain Dew Free Flow Skateboard Team to date:
5/24 – Rye, NH: Alex Gourdouros (14), Art Noel (17) and Dave Bachinsky (17)
5/31 – Johnson City, NY: Mike Marks (12), Dave Gruver (15) and John Barbieri (17)
6/07 – Moorestown, NJ: Mark Del Negro (14)*, Shaun Williams (15)* and Andrew Cannon (17)*
6/14 – Elizabeth, NJ: Sam Rosenberg (13), Jefferson McGrath (14)* and Willy Akers (16)*
6/21 – Woodbridge, VA: Derek Gertz (14), Elliot Coss (15)* and Danny Gotimer (17)
6/28 – Orlando, FL: Mike Laskey (13), Brad Cromer (15) and Abdias Rivera (16)
7/12 – Buford, GA: Jordan Lucas (12), Ryan Pugh (16) and Mike Lesiak (18)
7/19 – Bentonville, AR: Andrew Leduc (12), Johnny Undiano (16) and Josh Nelson (17)
7/26 – Houston, TX: Chaz Piheda (13), Ryan Holloway (13) and Zach West (16)
8/02 – Phoenix, AZ: Adam Romero (15), Matt Almy (15) and Josh Hawkins (16)
8/09 – Ontario, CA: Chris Mendes (14), Sam Rowe (16) and Grant Hatfield (16)
* indicates repeat winner’s from 2002 Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour
Check out www.MountainDew.com for additional Mountain Dew Free Flow Tour information.
Conspiracy theories and vert ramp skate jams are in the works courtesy of Conspiracy Skateboards rumored to be hosted in Trinidad at the end of September. Attendees should include Colorado, Texas and New Mexico’s finest ripping the new 40′ wide vert ramp. www.conspiracyboards.com
FUEL TV – SKATE, SNOW, SURF, BMX, MOTO AND WAKE – 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK – To order FUEL – Call your local cable operator, DirecTV customer service or (877) 4 FUEL TV. FUEL is the first and only 24-hour US cable network dedicated to the world of action sports. As a driving force in youth culture, action sports have captured the imagination, energy and excitement of a generation. FUEL covers both competitive and non-competitive action in the arenas of skateboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, snowboarding and wakeboarding. Programming includes top-level international sports events and competitions, featuring elite extreme sports athletes. Launched on July 1, 2003, FUEL is a division of Fox Cable Networks. www.fuel.tv
JOHN O’SHEI – Black Leather Racing #1. Photo from the WLAC Slalom Races -LA, CA Sunday – Aug 17, 2003
PRESS RELEASE – The new book from Jim Phillips is here! ‘Surf, Skate and Rock Art of Jim Phillips’. This collection of graphic art covers 40 years of Jim Phillips’ free-lance and fine art, and contains hundreds of samples of posters, ads, logos, labels, cartoons, and other art forms that have entertained many and provided cultural identity to some. The story weaves history and insight into Jim’s images, revealing the life and works of this California artist. Enjoyable to read, instructive to aspiring artists, informative of the background that made these icons part of our landscape. Jim Phillips is a graphic artist known for his rock posters, surf and skateboard art. Jim has created more than 100 rock posters since 1967 beginning with Lothar and the Handpeople, at the Crosstown Bus in Boston. His second poster was for the first east coast appearance of The Doors. Born in San Jose, Ca., Oct 24, 1944, Phillips has lived mostly in Santa Cruz,Ca. His first published work was in the spring issue of Surfer Quarterly, 1962, his ‘Woody’ a winner of a surf car cartoon contest. His surf art has appeared in many surfing publications since. In 1965 and 66 he attended California College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland. Between 1975 and ’90 , Phillips was art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards where he created hundreds of skateboard deck, T-shirt, sticker, and ad art designs, with a record 8 million stickers sold within a two year period. The book is 208 pages in full color, 9′ X 12. www.jimphillips.com
Jay Adams is now sponsored by Cadillac. He picked out a white Escalade and they are delivering it to Jay this week.
PRESS RELEASE – Conspiracy Skateboards has put out the final version of their stinger deck for the vert and poolheads out there. The Conspiracy Team is set to tour the OR/Wash/UT/ID roads as they are meeting in Seattle for the FLATSTOCK POSTER SHOW during the Rock Convention on Aug 30-Oct 01. The show features all the underground artists so come out and support them and meet Lindsey Kuhn, TAZ, Derek Hess, Jermaine, Frank Kozik. It will be featured at a venue with the local skatepark right across the way and large crowds expected for the festival. The Heat is kicking in Texas (and elsewhere) but the 23rd of August has the Big Midland Contest happening. Call Tim @ Core Skateshop for info. Thanks and SKATEE VERYTHING, SKATE EVERYWHERE!!!
NJ SKATE SHOP – Chris Nieratko [Big Brother, Jackass] is now plotting world domination from his new skate shop [NJ Skateshop] in Sayreville, NJ. He and Troy Jankowski and Steve Lenardo have opened up the new skate clubhouse and are now intent on getting concrete structures built by Wally Hollyday in the new Sayreville city skatepark. ‘It’s going to be the greatest skate park in all of New Jersey, and that’s probably downplaying it,’ Nieratko says. The NJ Skateshop team includes Fred Gall, Tim O’Connor, Brian Wenning and Quim Cardona. In the meantime, Nieratko took time to write a movie with his Fresh Kills Entertainment production company partner and ex-professional skater, Ryan Monihan. The two are about to sign a $5 million deal with Gravity Entertainment to produce the movie. Shooting on the film, set to include Knoxville, Hawk, Johnny Rotten and Rory Culkin, is scheduled for mid-September in St. John’s, Canada. For more info check www.njskateshop.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CONTACT: Justin Gold Promotional Manager Sessions Apparel – Email- firstname.lastname@example.org – SESSIONS, The Tim Brauch Memorial Fund and friends and family are proud to host the Fifth Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboard Contest. We will continue to host the event in Tim’s back yard at the Vans Skate Park in Milpitas, Ca. on Saturday, Oct. 11th 2003. Continuing with the format of previous years, we will once again kick off the event with an Amateur Street Contest followed by a jam-style Bowl Contest, allowing sponsored, un-sponsored, and professional contestants to compete together. As in previous years, Tim’s closest friends will be judging the entire event. In addition to the contest there will be raffles, DJ’s, and games for the spectators. In the previous years, this event has united hundreds of professionals and industry types, friends and family, along with complete strangers to watch, participate, and remember a friend who brought so much to our lives. In an effort to give as much back to skateboarding as Tim did, The Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund, a non-profit fund set up to raise money for the construction of skate parks, was formed. And thanks to hundreds of Tim’s friends, it is gaining more and more momentum every year. The first skatepark to be built from this fund will be a 20,000 sq. ft. concrete wonderland featuring a street course and bowl, located in Scotts Valley, CA. We’re $50k away from breaking ground, with the total cost of the park being $550k. Thanks to all of you who have donated your time and money, we’re almost there! We (Sessions and organizers of the contest) are looking for donations of product, services, and/or monetary to be used for prizes, raffles and donations. All sponsors must be secured prior to July 28th. Thank You, GOLD – SESSIONS Promotions (831) 461-5080 ext. 621
SURF CULTURE: The Art History of Surfing – San Jose Museum of Art – August 16-November 2, 2003 – For many, the very notion of an ‘art history of surfing’ suggests an oxymoron – how could such a popular past-time have anything to do with serious art? Yet this exhibition sets out to prove otherwise. As New York Times art critic Chris Dixon notes, ‘The exhibit is ambitious, covering the history of surfing – in paintings, posters, photographs, film and artifacts – from ancient Peru and Polynesia to the 21st century. It features artists who surf and surfers who make art, pop icons like Gidget and serious works that struggle with the meaning of American colonialism.’ Surf Culture offers an overview of the technology, fine art and kitsch, myth-making and social commentary, personal expression and mass marketing and concludes with the exploration of the corporate side of surf culture. All of the artists presented in this exhibition have achieved prominence in the art world, or popular culture, or both. Among those who will be represented in the exhibition are Ashley Bickerton, Sandow Birk, Jeff Divine, Craig Kauffman, Rick Griffin, Kevin Ancell, Rex Brandt and Billy Al Bengston. Although there have been exhibitions in the past that made the connection between contemporary art and surfing, none of them have been comprehensive, with many historical works and numerous artists–nor have they included the memorabilia associated with surfing. Organized by the Laguna Art Museum, Surf Culture includes 100 works. San Jose will be the only Northern California venue for this exhibition, which also traveled to The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. The connection between art and surfing reaches back 3,000 years to Peru, where some of the world’s first historians carved bas-reliefs of surfers. Works in the exhibition refer to several centuries of art. Sandow Sandow Birk’s paintings are recreations of nineteenth century artworks, such as Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze, however, the figures in Birk’s works have been transformed from soldiers into surfers painted in vibrant hues. Kevin Ancell’s hula girls recall the kitschy tiki dolls of the 50s, but they now wield M-16 assault rifles and grenades, symbols of American imperialism. Some artists illustrate the more physical impact of surf-related inventions by using materials like fiberglass – a synthetic that revolutionized the construction of utility boards. Other works suggest a more subtle correlation, such as the meditative tone of Robert Irwin’s discs that mirror the transcendence surfers often feel while immersed in the ocean. The last forty years have witnessed the explosion of surf culture as a lifestyle or commodity. Surfer Magazine, Gidget, and the Beach Boys defined a healthy chunk of pre-hippie culture, and psychedelic posters of the late 60s were heavily influenced by surf-style designer John Van Hamersveld and Surfer Magazine/Zap Comix veteran Rick Griffin. The following decades saw the surfer image plastered on billboards and glossy ads, so that a kid from Kansas who had never seen the beach could cop a surfer style with some Quicksilver shorts and Oakley shades. The exhibition is accompanied by a 240-page full color book designed by David Carson, co-published and distributed internationally by Gingko Press, with essays by pop writer Deanne Stillman, anthropologist Ben Finney, guest curators Tyler Stallings and Craig Stecyk, and Laguna Art Museum director Bolton Colburn (a former U.S. amateur surfing champion.) Tom Wolfe’s memorable essay, ‘The Pump House Gang,’ (1968) is also reprinted. Tickets: Free. Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm. Closed Monday. Info Phone: 408-271-6840 – San Jose Museum of Art 110 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113