SUPER BOWL CONTEST Feb 4th, 2006 – Bill Danforth hosted the American Nomad Super Bowl Contest at Modern Skate Park located at Fountain Walk Mall in Novi, MI 48377. 1st place $1000 cash. Advanced Division. Benji Galloway took 1st place, Brandon Martin took 2nd, Morgan Burgess took third. For details call 248-735-4446 or go to


HAROLD HUNTER – NEWS FROM ROCKSTAR BEARINGS – The Harold Hunter Fund has been established to off set the funeral and final arrangement expenses. All possible donations may be made through: to In the interim as the infrastructure for the HH Fund is set in place. We thank you in advance for your generosity and know that Harold is loved and survived by many. The site is up and will be updated constantly with information. The viewing/ wake for Harold Hunter will be held at the Guidetti Funeral Home: 33 Spring Street (off of Mott Street). NYC. Services will be held Wed. Feb. 22nd through Fri. Feb. 24th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All are encouraged to come pay their respects. Information on burial arrangements will be forthcoming.As we prepare to bid farewell to a brother we are reminded that: Legends Never Die – Thank you. Al – RockStar Bearings

CAMS CONTEST II – SATURDAY MARCH 4TH at the Fallen Warehouse Death Bowl located at 2256 Lawrence St. Denver, CO. 6pm Signup. 8pm Contest Starts. Tons of random giveaways, cash prizes, skate rock and cement coping. 1st Stop in the Colorado Bowl Riders Tour. Sponsored by Thrifty Sticks Colorado, Bad Egg, Globe, Conspiracy, Wounded Knee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Skate Colorado, and Juice Magazine.

SEARCH FOR ANIMAL CHIN – On Thursday, February 23rd there will be a special showing of The Making of The Search for Animal Chin in Santa Monica, CA. George, Stacy, Tommy, Tony, Mike, CAB, Lance and a select crew will be on hand to help FUEL TV cover the evening. Photos will be available at after the event.

BLACK LABEL SKATES is working on a new video project. Team manager Salman Agah was recently spotted on the East Coast at the Tampa Am. New website coming soon to

REAL DEMO – Saturday – March 4th – at Skatepark of Austin, TX – 4-6pm.

FURY team rider Rune Glifberg will be featured in the next issue of Juice Magazine with a great interview by the one and only Dave Duncan. Daggers!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BROOKLYN’S MOUNT WEATHER PRIVATE INDOOR SKATE SPOT NOW OPEN – For the second year in a row, NYC’s tight-knit skateboarding community has banded together to open a private indoor training facility in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. The aptly named Mount Weather will be fully operational from January through the end of March, and its purpose is simple; to provide a dry, heated indoor spot for NYC street skaters to ride out Old Man Winter’s frigid wrath. Mount Weather is easily accessible from Manhattan via the L-train and features a streamlined street course similar to last winter’s set up. This year, however, everything is housed within the future home of KCDC’s new retail space that’s slated to open in mid-April. The much needed TF is made possible with generous support from KCDC Skateshop, Red Bull, 5boro Skateboards, Emerica, Volcom and Autumn Skateshop. Like last year, Mount Weather will be run as a co-op where, in addition to the aforementioned sponsors, a select group of individual key holders will contribute money to cover rent, ramp materials and other related expenses. In return, key holders will enjoy round-the-clock access to Mount Weather. Therefore, to gain access to this coveted skate spot you either need your own key or a friend with a key. That’s it; that’s the only way in, so start working the angles and pulling favors now before it’s too late. For more information, contact: Steve Rodriguez /

BULLDOG SKATES Wes Humpston who was just featured in the Juice Magazine Dogtown Chronicles Issue #60 has been busy in the arthouse working on new board designs featuring the always amazing Bulldog artwork. Bulldog will be introducing original hand made O. G. Dogtown pool boards by Jim Muir. They are identical to the boards made by Wes and Jim that fueled the backyard pool movement and changed the way skateboards were made. This run of 40 decks are numbered and signed by Wes Humpston and Jim Muir and are available for $200.00 U.S. dollars plus $12.00 U.S. dollars shipping in the U.S. and $40.00 U.S. dollars shipping International. These boards will become available on Tuesday February 21st at 7:00 P.M. Pacific standard time on a first come first serve basis. Payments received through PayPal @ . Look out for future runs of original hand crafted Deck designs by Jim Muir from Bull Dog and Red Dog!

KRONIK Energy Drinks has added East Coast grom ripper Morgan Burgess to the team along with Benji Galloway, Pat Ngoho, Heidi Fitzgerald, Natalie Das and Cressey Rice…

CALGARY NAMED HOST CITY FOR SLAM CITY JAM 2006 SKATEBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FESTIVAL…longest-running skateboarding event in North America to be held in Calgary August 25-27, 2006 with more than 150 of the world’s top professionals on tap. After 12 years of building its reputation in Vancouver as one of the world’s most popular skateboarding events, the Slam City Jam has named Calgary as its official host city for 2006.

VANS team rider Steve Caballero will be featured in the next issue of Juice Magazine with interview by Christian Hosoi. In Hosoi news, Christian just took first place at the Jay Adams Benefit Deathrace. Congrats!

EASTERN SKATEBOARD SUPPLY OPEN HOUSE – Eastern Skateboard Supply is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Open House on April 21-22, 2006. Friday night ESS will host a skate jam at the Skatebarn in Hampstead, NC. On Saturday, ESS will host an open house, lunch and Best Trick Contest in the Eastern Skateboard Supply warehouse. Saturday night ESS will host a party at Red Dog’s at Wrightsville Beach. Please call 910-791-8240 for details. Check out footage from the last two open houses at

187 KILLER PADS Matt Moffett has been tearing up the Oregon ‘crete. Stay tuned for more news and updates at

Z-BOY Nathan Pratt has been busy trotting the globe representing the new Z-BOY shoe line. Pratt made appearances at the Surf Expo in Orlando, FL, The Agenda in San Diego, CA and the Jay Adams Benefit in Simi Valley, CA where he autographed posters and magazines and gave away Z-Boy dog tags. Visit

SCUM SKATES CEO Cholo and team riders Chris Cudlipp, and Screech tore up So Cal coping on a recent mission to San Pedro ( in progress of expansion) and hit a few backyard swimming bowls along the way. See the next issue of Juice Magazine for a feature interview with Cudlipp.

TAMPA PRO 2006 – March 9 – 12, 2006 – Street, Street Best Trick, and Vert Game of SKATE – 4th Annual Team Manager/Industry VIP Street Contest – Over $50,000 in prize money. Contact Brian Schaefer:

GRIND SYNDICATE crew recently met up with the legendary Rancheros to session all the concrete and skatelite down South.

TOY MACHINE NEWS – New Toy Machine Pro is… Johnny Layton.

INDEPENDENT NEWS – Check out featured riders Christian Hosoi, Peter Hewitt, Geoff Rowley and Bucky Lasek at

VSA SKATE CONTEST – Mar 18 – VSA Skate Contest – at Gilbert Linday Skatepark – Los Angeles, CA

VSA NEWS – The Coastal Commission staff report recommending approval of the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) amendment that will allow more vertical change in the skate park. Mark your calendars – the Coastal Commission hearing will be on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 in Chula Vista, and we are agenda item 15.a. Go here to view the agenda Please try to attend and speak out in support of the project and permit amendment. If anyone is unable to attend, then write a letter supporting the skate park project and permit amendment to Pam Emerson at the Coastal Commission’s South Coast District Office at 200 Oceangate, 10th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802-4416 – On Feb 8th the VSA will be going to San Diego(Chula Vista)to attend the California Coastal Commission hearing, in support of the amendment to the sk8park construction permit. This amendment will allow the park to have a maximum height/depth of 9ft. We will be leaving at 9:30 from the Venice Circle. Please come out and make your voice heard on this issue!Afterwords we will session Chula Vista Sk8 park and Washington St. Please get with us to arrange drivers and rides. In service , Ger-I VSA/Surf-A-Thon 310-876-9833(h)323-233-0552(w)Thank you. Ger-I VSA/Surf-A-Thon

VSA UPDATE – The Coastal Development Permit amendment that would allow more vertical change in the skatepark was approved for the VENICE SKATEPARK set to begin construction in Venice, CA in 2007. The amendment will allow for up to a 9′ bowl to be built in the 16,000 square foot public skatepark. The admendment to the construction permit for the Venice Ska8park passed with a unanamious decision at the California Coastal Commission hearing held on Wed.Feb 8Th.VSA members Lance Lemond, Jeff Ho, Jesse Martinez, Zumbie Lewis, Ullysis, Eric Baker, Joe Shmo, David, Smith , Steven Stoval, William and GerI Lewis were present. Special mention to Steven(8 years old),David( 11 years old) and William (13 years old) for doing a great job speaking to the commission.

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN has released the first edition of his new book ‘Recognize’ which is now
available at finer bookstores and online. Go to for updates…

VENICE BREAKWATER has thrown down some new designs and new colors for the 06.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS NEW AM – TED DEGROS – The Santa Cruz AM Team just keeps getting better… Ted Degros now rides for Santa Cruz. Ted joins fellow Santa Cruz AM team mates Sid Melvin, Marius Syvanen and Tommy Fynn. Born in Vancouver, Ted’s currently relocated with the rest of the Santa Cruz Team for the next 3 months at an undisclosed Team Spring Training facility (crash house) in Arizona complete with a 57′ TV to watch the daily footage recap. Mr. Degros is also sponsored by Independent Trucks, Momentum Wheels, Lakai Shoes and Fascinations Adult Boutique (no, it’s not a skate shop). To learn more about Ted, go to

Z-FLEX is coming on strong with a new line up of cruisers including the Jay Adams model. Z-FLEZ has announced their 2006 Team which includes Eric Britton AKA Tuma, Shogo Kubo, Craig Whitehead, Wrex Cook, Butch Sterbins, George Wilson, Jimmy Acosta and Aaron Scott.

BOMB HILLS HAWAII – A downhill race is set for March 5th at 4pm at Maunawilli hill on the east side of Oahu.

QUIKSILVER NEWS – Quiksilver, a division of Quiksilver Inc. launched its newest program, Quik Films. Designed to recognize exploration, style, and personal expression within the filmmaking community, Quik Films is the natural progression for a brand founded on fostering individual athletic and creative talent. Whether the canvas is a mountain, wave, sidewalk or the silver screen, Quiksilver supports the newest and most progressive athletes and artists… Also in Quiksilver news – Quiksilver promoted of Natas Kaupas to Vice President of Marketing of Quiksilver Americas. In this capacity, Natas will oversee Quiksilver’s creative, advertising, promotion and online projects. He will also continue in his role as the Quiksilver Brand Global Creative Director in which he directs all Quiksilver artwork across all territories.

GRAVITY SKATEBOARDS team rider the ultra-legendary LARRY BERTLEMANN graciously gave his time for an interview with JEFF HO that will be featured in the next issue of Juice Magazine.

WORLD CUP SKATE NEWS – The 2006 World Cup Skateboarding Schedule is now posted at

NEWS FROM PORTLAND – Portland Oregon is getting the first of some 16 to 19 Skateparks in the greater metro area. It will be built on the site of the current Pier Park skatepark, which is a prime example of what not to do when designing and building a skatepark. Built by the Army Corps of Engineers several years ago it will be raised to make room for the epic new structure. which will include a decent ‘street plaza’ section as well as,beginner and intermediate bowl sections. the gem in this setting will be the 20′ full pipe w/ a 11.5′ Square and 9.5′ Round pool/bowl at opposite ends of the pipe. the beginner and intermediate sections will offer traditional steel coping with the advanced pool/pipe section offering some real vert and pool coping. for more info go to The projected opening date is June 21st 2006.

REBEL SKATES NEWS – Rebel Skates, which just opened it’s factory outlet store, just up the street from Burnside Skatepark, is working with Kronik energy drink, on throwing a huge contest at the new Pier Park Skatepark in mid July. It will be a Pro/AM Bowl Bash. Including a big $$$ prize in the ‘Pipe-pasting’ event. Keep an eye out for more info as it becomes available.

R.I.P. – In sad news…. the Northwest and The world has lost one of it’s greatest. on February 4th 2006 Hardcore guitarist Tom ‘Pig Champion’Roberts was remembered at a service in Portland, Oregon. Jerry A formed the’ Punk band’ Poison Idea around 1980 and Tom joined him shortly thereafter. Together they wrote and performed some of the greatest hardcore music ever. Their records and live performances are without a doubt legendary! Poison Idea are the kings of punk. The band lives on however. Having just finished recording a new batch of material. With the death of ‘Pig Champion’, the release of the new record may be delayed.

CONSPIRACY has a new longboard labeled the ‘DITCH CREEP’….Good concave, killer kicktail 8.75 X 35.5 long with 18.25 wheelbase……comes in three colors and available with matching color tee, artwork by LINDSEY KUHN. Limited Editions of 50 each color…

SCARECROW has a new 2006 catalog featuring American made wood at

FASTER SKATES CEO Ted has been slaying it at the Glendale park on a regula basis. Ask him about the new Faster shapes and designs when you see him and check out

ZEPHYR Team riders Zoombie Lewis and Ulysses.. hit up the skatepark tour with Juice Magazine photographer and editor Dan Levy with stops at Clairmont, Etnies Park, Washington St., Glendale and the Santa Monica Skatepark.

ELEMENT NEWS – Element Skateboards is proud to introduce new pro, Brent Atchley… Brent is known for his original, free flow, all-about-fun style. Fun comes first, and it shows in the way he skates. Hailing from Portland, OR and a staple at Burnside, Brent’s style is infectious; if he’s skating you can’t help but watch. Quick feet and an uncanny ability to see creative lines punctuate Brent’s style on tranny or in the streets. Having kept himself under the radar, or should we say under the bridge, for the past few years, Brent Atchley became a known name in skateboarding with his much talked about video part in Elementality Volume 1. With plenty of new footage under his belt, be ready for a new Brent video part coming soon… Brent represents Element Skateboards wood, thread, and footwear. His first boards will be in skateboard shops around the world on March 1, 2006.

SKATERBUILT NEWS – Skaterbuilt is proud to announce that esteemed-veteran deckcrafter Chuck Hults will be making a line of new shapes. New decks are out now and several are due out in late spring/summer. The TimeWarp Ltd. series are truly a classic blend of 70’s templates combined with new kicks, concave, and construction. The TimeWarp 34” is a roundtail deck that measures in at 8.5 x 34 with wheelbases at 18/18.5; and The TimeWarp 36” is a diamondtail shape that measures in at 9 x 36 with wheelbases at 20.5/21. TimeWarps are made using deep Belmar concave mold and were designed for high performance cruising and all-terrain ripping. The decks are available now in Chestnut Bud Formica bottoms and feature logo by skate art master Tim Shawl. Skaterbuilt will introduce pro models by Mike Maysey, Lonny Hiramoto and Rodney Cassell.


WILD IN THE STREETS – For the past two years, Emerica’s Wild in the Streets has brought global attention to skateboarders and the freedoms they rightfully deserve. Literally thousands of skaters in over 30 countries have participated in the world’s largest simultaneous grassroots movement in skateboarding history, with the two main events being held in New York City (2004) and Philadelphia (2005), both of which were led by the Emerica team! This year, Emerica’s main event will be Wild in the Streets of Chicago as we rally to raise awareness of and funds for the United States’ first major metropolitan downtown skate plaza. Mark your calendars for Go Skateboarding Day, 2006! (June 21, 2006) More information will begin to surface at

DEKLINE NEWS – Dekline also proudly welcomes Shiloh Greathouse to the Dekline Pro Team.

PIG WOOD NEWS – Pig Wood Proudly Welcomes Matt Ball AND Don “The Nuge” Nguyen to the team!

KRUX NEWS – Krux is proud to welcome Justin Strubing to the team.

COMET SKATES will be featured on an upcoming episode of CurrentTV. It offers a lot of insight into what Comet is all about, as well as having some great footage of Jeff McDonough and Patrick Rizzo. Sick clip of Rizzo going 58 miles an hour on Hiller Dr. in Berkeley. Go to it at

RICTA NEWS – Jake Duncombe now rides for Ricta and Mob Grip!

FACTORY 13 keeps crankin out the classic shapes and rides.

DVS IS PROUD TO WELCOME ANDREW BROPHY TO ITS EUROPEAN TEAM… Originally from Margaret River, Australia, 20-year old Brophy has been living in London for the past three years, skating the famous South Bank on a daily basis, as well as traveling throughout Europe. His great style has made him one of Europe’s most promising amateurs and earned him an official spot on the Cliche roster. Andrew Brophy joins fellow DVS European riders Paul Shier, Mark Baines, Janne Saario and Kristian Bomholt.

TUM YETO NEWS – Tod Swank, Owner of Tum Yeto, Acquires Watson Laminates – Watson Laminates has been acquired by Tod Swank, founder and owner of Tum Yeto, Inc., home of Foundation Skate- boards, Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company, Dekline Footware and Apparel, Pig Wood and Wheels, Ruckus Trucks and Deathbox Skateboards. Tod Swank and Tum Yeto have been Watson customers for over 13 years. Charlie Watson will remain on as technical advisor and chairman of the ‘Board’ (pun intended). As well as the loyal and experienced Watson staff…

VANS and GENERAL PANTS presents BOWL-A-RAMA at Bondi Beach, Australia – Sat Feb 25, 2006.

BILLABONG Completes Nixon Acquisition – Billabong International Ltd has completed the purchase of California-based Nixon Inc., a leader in the premium watch and accessories boardsports market. The purchase was announced on December 22, 2005 and was conditional on approval by Nixon’s shareholders and clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti Trust Improvement Act. Both conditions have been met… Copyright 2006 SportsNewsSource, LLC

ADIDAS Closes Reebok Deal; Fireman Officially Steps Down – adidas-Salomon AG has closed its acquisition of Reebok International Ltd. providing the new adidas Group with a footprint of around $11.8 billion in the global athletic footwear, apparel and hardware markets. Herbert Hainer is Chairman and CEO of adidas- Salomon AG. With the close of the transaction, Paul Fireman is stepping down as CEO of Reebok International Ltd. and will serve as an advisor to Mr. Hainer. Copyright 2006 SportsNewsSource, LLC

5BORO congratulates team rider WILLY AKERS on his 3rd place finish at the 2006 TAMPA AM CONTEST! Find out what the rest of the 5BORO crew are up to at WWW.5BORO.COM

25TH MONSTER MASTERSHIP – A Quarter of a Century of Mastership – Preparations for the anniversary are already going ahead at full steam – June 30- July 2, 2006 – In July 2006, the most important contest in the skateboard scene will be celebrating its 25th anniversary The two-day Monster Rock Festival will mark the occasion. 25th Monster Mastership: World Skateboarding Championships – It is just 4 months since the 24th Mastership in Munster. More than 20,000 visitors applauded the World Champion in Street Style, Daniel Vieira, and held their breath as Sandro Dias rocked the Pipe with a perfect 900 in the Vertfinal. To mark the occasion, the skateboard community celebrated along with lovers of funky guitar-chords to the tunes of Mando Diao, Pennywise and Turbonegro at the Monster Rock Festival. Since September, the organiser of the event, titus communications GmbH, has been pushing ahead at full steam with plans and preparations for the forthcoming 25th anniversary of the Mastership. The next Mastership will be held in the Munsterland Arena from June, 30th until July, 2nd 2006: a completely new street course and half pipe, will attract riders from all over the world and skateboard fans to Munster. Then, the University town will once again be firmly under the control of the international skateboarding elite, who will determine their official World Champion in the ‘Street’ and ‘Half-pipe’ competitions. The highly personal atmosphere of the event promises the public close-up contact to their heroes. Given its history, the wealth of innovation (such as the legends contest and Europe’s first looping) and, finally, the level of the prize money, the Mastership has, over the years, succeeded in establishing itself in the face of competition from other skateboard contests. In addition, it is one of three official World Cups on this continent. This fact and initial discussions with USprofessional riders associations, will also guarantee a high-calibre field of participants. The Mastership is now in the position of being able to welcome the third generation of skateboard professionals. Riders who, in the 1980s, themselves hurtled daringly into the pipe, are today team managers and company bosses, and now send their own riders onto the course. The whole thing started 25 years ago in a company car park in Munster: at the time, skateboarding was completely new in Germany and a mere 20 spectators were able to generate enthusiasm for the first World Skateboard Championships. A quarter of a century later, the Monster Mastership is an established feature in the tightly-packed event calendar of professional skateboarding, and will once again fully live up to its cult status within the community.

SKATE CONTEST – Skateboard for the Homeless’- Saturday March 11th.
Let me know what you would like to do. – Krudco. skateshop : 83 Howell St. : Rochester, NY 14607 [585.325.4790]

MATIX SKATE NEWS – Rack A Few @ ASR Contest Results – The first-ever Matix best trick contest was held on January 21, 2006 at the ASR tradeshow in San Diego, California. Gailea Momolu walked away $10,000 wealthier for his nollie-big spin-backlip-fakie on the Matix red rail. Once the judges met up to decide, it was unanimous – Gailea was taking home the ten grand. Jereme Rogers took a cool second place for his array of switch tricks (switch 50-50, switch blacklip, switch blunt, etc.) and earned himself five hundred bucks donated by BD of Matix. Chris Cole, Ernie Torres, Darrell Stanton, Billy Marks, Greg Lutzka, Terrell Robinson and a few others had put down the effort as well. Go to

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Shiloh Greathouse joins the Dekline Family…. Complimenting the rest of the team Shiloh joins Mike York, Matt Ball, Gareth Stehr, Zarosh Eggleston, Patrick Melcher, Ben Gilley and Matt Dove.

SKATELAB NEWS – Skatelab will be holding for the 8th year in a row the CASL Bowl and Street Contest. The bowl comp will be Saturday night on Feb. 11th, the street contest will be the following Sunday Feb.12th…

SKATOPIA Check out ‘Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy’ at This independent feature documentary covers the infamous underground skate scene happening on 88 acres of farmland in Meigs County, Ohio. Dozens of video clips, stories, music and photos give a look into this insane place. New stuff will go up all through 2006 as the film is shot. Mayhem, music and serious skating dominate! Have you picked up your Skatopia shoes yet? Git ’em at

JAY ADAMS BENEFIT at Skate Lab – Simi Valley, CA – Feb 4, 2006 from 4-11pm. For more info or to purchase a 100% Skateboarder jacket, t-shirt or a ticket to the event or to make a donation to Jay, go to and The event raised over $15,000 for Jay and Alisha Adams and Jay’s son Seven. Wes Humpston ebayed the skateboard that appeared onthe recent cover of his book to raise $3800 to contribute to the cause. The auction went well and the skateboarding in the bowl was out of control. Christian Hosoi flew through the race course and claimed first place in The Jay Adams Benefit Deathrace. Thanks to all that participated.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – X GAMES 12, AUGUST 3-6, 2006 – Los Angeles, Calif. ESPN today announces that X Games 12 will be held August 3-6, 2006 for its fourth consecutive year in Los Angeles, Calif. The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 12 will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC. Announced earlier this year, X Games will remain in Los Angeles through X Games 15 in 2009. Details on sports, venues and athletes will be announced next year. Information on all X Games events can be found on

GHOSTTOWN WHEELS has announced their sponsorship of MORGAN BURGESS in addition to the Wounded Knee Skateboards team featuring Jim Murphy, Science AKA Dave Maxwell, ChickenHawk, Sloppy Sam, Bato, Travis, Smiley and Big Tim. Marky Clements has also been added to the team. Ghosttown makes super durable high performance urethane wheels available in 58mm, 60mm, and 63mm. Ghosttown wheels are also available through Eastern Skateboard Supply.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – X-GAMES HOST SAL MASEKELA HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR ACTION SPORTS NON-PROFIT, STOKED MENTORING…. STOKED SESSIONS FUNDRAISER WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 7TH AT BED NYC – Selema ‘Sal’ Masekela, host of the X-Games and co founder of Stoked Mentoring, an action sports non profit for ‘at risk’ youth, will be hosting Stoked Sessions, a fundraiser on February 7th at Bed NY 530 West 27th Street, 6th Floor. The event will also feature a silent auction featuring work from: The Deitch Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, Michael Halsband, Danny Simmons, and Melvin Van Peeples. All proceeds will go to funding Stoked Mentoring’s programs that take ‘at risk’ youth snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing in 2006. In addition, Sal will be snowboarding in the third meeting of Snow Mentor this Saturday, February 4th at Belleayre Mountain in upstate New York. Snow Mentor is Stoked’s snowboard mentoring program allows ‘at risk’ youth and a mentor to connect and overcome through learning snowboarding together. The 2006 session boasts 20 mentoring pairs, comprised of New York professionals and ‘at-risk’ city youth. The mentees hail from Seward Park High School, Martin Luther King High School, and Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law and learn how to snowboard alongside their novice mentors. Partyand Auction: 8p-11p… Snow Mentor w/Sal Masekela – February 4, 2006 – Belleayre Mountain, Higmount, NY – 7:00a – 7:00p. For details go to

STEVE OLSON has been making himself even more infamous in art circles worldwide. After a smashing show in DC, Olson followed up with a skate legend / celebrity filled Sk8Art show in Orlando, FL that coincided with the January 2006 Surf Expo. Attendees included Tim Payne, Ray Barbee, Tom Groholski, Nilton Neves, Benji Galloway, Tim Johnson, Marky Clements, Mike Rogers and was hosted by Victor Perez.

WOUNDED KNEE warrior Science aka Dave Maxwell has been working with the crew in Currituck to build yet another Grindline park on the East Coast. Go to for updates on the 12′ clamshell and the turning point style capsule in progress.

SKATE CONTEST – The City of Scottsdale’s Parks and Recreation Division will be presenting it’s 7th Annual Skate Competition on Saturday, April 29, 2006. This event will be held at ‘The Wedge’ Skatepark located in heart of Scottsdale’s Eldorado Park. If you have any questions or would like more information please call email

SACRIFICE SKATES full length DVD/Skate Film: ‘In Through The Out Door’ won at this years X-DANCE Film Festival. Out of all the movies showcased it won Best in Editing.

SKATE CONTEST – Would you like to donate prizes for the 2nd annual St. Flatty’s Day contest? The contest will be held on Saturday March 18, 2006 at the Cheyenne skate park at 2 p.m. The contest consists of tricks that have never been done over the bank at the Cheyenne WY skatepark. Whatever you have lying around to donate please send it to: John Doe Magazine 916 Cottonwood Dr Cheyenne WY 82001. Thank you for supporting the Cheyenne skate scene. Email

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DYLAN RIEDER JOINS THE MOB GRIP TEAM! Mob Grip is proud to welcome Dylan Rieder to the team. Dylan currently resides to Southern California and rides for Alien Workshop, Vans, Spitfire, Thunder, Quiksilver, Mob Grip and Jack’s Garage. For more information about NHS Inc and these other brands, visit

FOUNDATION NEWS – Mike Rusczyk goes pro for Foundation. His pro models are available now along with ‘The Retirement Party: a video’ DVD, featuring Mike, the Foundation Team and a few of his friends.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BLONDIE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF GREATEST HITS – SOUND and VISION, FEATURING BRAND NEW MASH-UP WITH THE DOORS – Already gold in Europe, Blondie: Greatest Hits – Sound and Vision will be released March 7 by Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, one week before the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. The new CD/DVD package contains 20 audio tracks and 16 video clips, including the band’s biggest hits and previously unreleased remixes. ‘Rapture Riders,’ a mash-up of the band’s ‘Rapture’ with The Doors’ ‘Riders on the Storm’ and its accompanying UK music video make their release debut on the new collection. Blondie was one of the first groups to emerge from New York’s new wave/punk renaissance with an album (1976’s Blondie), the first to chart a #1 single, a revolutionary blend of punk and disco (‘Heart of Glass’) and the first to top the charts with both a rap song (1981’s ‘Rapture’) and a reggae tune (‘The Tide is High’). Blondie have added to their legacy by being selected for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its 21st ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on March 13, 2006 along with Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and Miles Davis, as one of two first-time nominees (Davis is the other). For additional information or go to

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NEW YORK DOLL TO BE RELEASED ON DVD APRIL 4TH – Visual Entertainment and First Independent Pictures are proud to announce the release of the critically acclaimed film New York Doll on DVD on April 4th, 2006. Released in theaters in October 2005, the film is director Greg Whiteley’s debut effort and was a Grand Jury Prize Nominee at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film includes interviews with all the surviving New York Dolls, as well as Morrissey, Iggy Pop, Sir Bob Geldof, Chrissy Hynde, Mick Jones of The Clash and many others close to or influenced by the Doll’s legacy. The DVD’s bonus features include the full 20-minute interview with Morrissey, a music video of David Johansen singing a Mormon Hymn, and an interview with Whiteley about the making of the film.

PUNK ROCK BOWLING – The Punk Rock Bowling Tournament hit the City of Sin and featured a concert with the Swingin Utters, The Briefs, and Riverboat Gamblers, a Poker Tournament, Flock of Goo Goo in the lounge, Manic @ The awards and TONS of booze and debatchery….too much to list! Click the link to watch a video of some action at the concert and bowling featuring a brand new song from the upcoming Gamblers release, ‘To the Confusion of our Enemies’ out April 25th.

CBGB To Close On Halloween 2006 – The New York Daily News is reporting that after a long and nasty rent fight, the owner of the legendary rock club CBGB agreed yesterday to move out of its grungy East Village site next year. ‘I guess money talks. That’s the name of the game,’ said Hilly Kristal, who opened the dank punk mecca in 1973. ‘We tried our best.’ CBGB, which gave bands like the RAMONES and TALKING HEADS a start, will leave its home on the Bowery next Halloween. Kristal is hoping to move the club to a new spot on the lower East Side and has looked at several spaces. But he also is considering opening a namesake joint in Las Vegas and is negotiating with deep-pocketed partners. ‘I’m trying to stay in New York, but New York is expensive,’ Kristal said. The Bowery Residents’ Committee, a nonprofit homeless-support group, owns the building housing CBGB and has long maintained that Kristal was paying far too little rent. ‘[We] can now concentrate on helping the needy and homeless of New York City’ said Executive Director Muzzy Rosenblatt.

NOFX will be touring the East Coast with The Lawrence Arms and The Loved Ones in support of their new releases. NOFX releases an EP on March 14th titled Never Trust a Hippy followed by a full length Wolves In Wolves Clothing out April 18th; they’ll be headlining Warped Tour this year. The Loved Ones, new to Fat release their debut full length Keep Your Heart on February 21st! The Lawrence Arms third full length Oh! Calcutta! is out March 7th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALMOST HOME; 2006 SPRING TOUR – On March 31, 2006 Michale Graves will spearhead a two-month long national campaign to promote Damien Echols new book called ‘Almost Home’. ‘Almost Home 2006’ will hit 55 cities across the country leading up to WM3 World Awareness Day on June 3, 2006. For over 10 years Damien has been an inmate on death row for a crime he did not commit. He, along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley have become known as The West Memphis Three, and though the story of their arrest and conviction is widely known, most people don’t know the real people behind the sound bites and the TV news segment clips. Almost Home is a message to you from a faraway place. It is a message from a 12-foot by 9-foot cell in a cinderblock building surrounded by coils of razor wire in the middle of a dirt field in Arkansas. A young man named Damien Echols wrote it and it chronicles his life and his experiences in a way that clearly illuminates him, not as a monster, but as a human being. Damien has spent much of his time behind bars diligently maintaining his integrity and his sanity by writing. Almost Home is the product of that self-discipline, and in it you will meet someone who has survived an ordeal many of us would find impossible to live through. This is a fascinating and disturbing case, as complicated as it is controversial. Please take the time to review the facts of this case by starting with this website:


EASTBILTROCK.COM has new custom printed merchandise including clothes, hats, custom stickers and rock boards, now available at

LIVEWIRE RECORDINGS TO RELEASE – ‘SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE: THE BIRTH OF GRUNGE’ – RARE 20-TRACK COMPILATION IN STORES FEBRUARY 7th – Los Angeles, CA – December 6, 2005 — Livewire Recordings announced today the February 7, 2006 release of ‘Sleepless in Seattle: The Birth of Grunge,’ a compilation of 20 rare tracks from some of the most influential bands to come out of the Seattle scene. Chronicling the beginnings of Seattle’s underground rock movement from the mid 80s to early 90s, the album features seminal recordings from the pioneers of the grunge-era movement, including Green River, The Melvins, Malfunkshun, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, Babes in Toyland, Tad, Skin Yard, The Gits, 7 Year Bitch and the Supersuckers, among many others. Widely considered the first grunge band, Green River (featuring Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm) released their debut album ‘Come on Down’ in 1985, giving birth to a new movement in music that would continue for over a decade. Executive produced by Colin Cobb, founder and president of Livewire Recordings and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Ted Myers (Nuggets, Troubadours of British Folk) as well as Clark Humphrey (‘The Real Seattle Music Story’), famed journalist and Seattle music historian. ‘Sleepless in Seattle: The Birth of Grunge’ will also feature a 16-page booklet of liner notes penned by Humphrey, detailing the history of the Seattle music scene from the mid 80s to early 90s. For more go to

2006 DIY CONVENTION SETS FIRST PANELISTS… FILM/MUSIC FESTIVAL ENTRY DEADLINE IS JAN. 25. The sixth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books has set the first panelists for its 2006 education sessions, to be held February 5-12, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Keynotes by Derek Sivers of CDBaby; Chris Vrenna, soundtrack composer for ‘Doom 3’ and ‘Quake 4’; and songwriter Peter Himmelman are on tap during the two days of panels. The 2006 DIY Convention features live music performances from national and regional independent acts at various venus across Los Angeles, presented by Spaceland Productions; cutting-edge film screenings, an extensive lineup of panels, workshops and keynote speakers focusing on creating, promoting, protecting and distributing independent film, music and books – and parties! Tickets to the event are now available online at Entrants to the 2006 DIY Film Festival and 2006 DIY Music Festival receive free admission to the 2006 DIY Convention.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2006 WINTER SKA BRAWL TOUR – The Toasters, America’s longest running Ska band are embarking on another nonstop 50-city swing through the USA and Canada for the 2006 WINTER SKA BRAWL TOUR. Several stops on the Ska Brawl Tour will feature guest performances from Go Jimmy Go, Satori (ex- RX Bandits), Westbound Train, and Mustard Plug. The Toasters are currently in the studio in Valencia (Spain) laying down tracks for the You’re Gonna Pay single which will be out early in 2006 on the Megalith and Moonska World labels. They will then head immediately to the states where they’ll be playing every day from January 18th through March 11th. For more information visit

COACHELLA MUSIC and ARTS FESTIVAL 2006 LINE-UP TO INCLUDE PERFORMANCES FROM HEADLINERS DEPECHE MODE AND TOOL; JOIN BILL OF MORE THAN 80 ARTISTs FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 29 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 30 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. Other artists confirmed for America’s most critically acclaimed music festival include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, Scissor Sisters, Coheed and Cambria, Matisyahu, James Blunt, Common and returning COACHELLA performers Atmosphere, Bloc Party, Hybrid, Ladytron, Mogwai, Paul Oakenfold, The Section Quartet, Sigur R’s, stellastarr* and Sunday headliners TOOL. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 4 at 12 Noon and are available through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 and at all Ticketmaster retail ticket centers or via Saturday, April 29th: Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur R’s, Common, Damian Marley, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, Ladytron , Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, Derrick Carter, Devendra Banhart, She Wants Revenge, The Walkmen, The Juan Maclean, Audio Bullys, Imogen Heap, Lady Sovereign, Deerhoof, The Duke Spirit, Editors, stellastarr*, Lyrics Born, Matt Costa, The New Amsterdams, The Zutons, Platinum Piped Pipers, White Rose Movement, Chris Liberator, Colette, Joey Beltram, Hybrid, Wolfmother, The Like, Living Things, Nine Black Alps, The Section Quartet, Infadels, Youth Group, Shy FX and T Power, Infusion. Sunday, April 30: Tool, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Paul Oakenfold, Scissor Sisters, Matisyahu, James Blunt, TV on the Radio, Sleater-Kinney, Mogwai, Coheed and Cambria, Gnarls Barkley, Coldcut, Phoenix, Digable Planets, Amadou and Mariam, Little Louie Vega, Mylo (DJ Set), Seu Jorge, Wolf Parade, The Go! Team, Kaskade, Metric, Art Brut, Dungen, The Dears, Jamie Lidell, The Magic Numbers, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jazzanova, Michael Mayer, Mates of State, Gilles Peterson, Gabriel and Dresden, The Subways, Minus the Bear, Be Your Own Pet, Giant Drag, Kristina Sky, The Octopus Project.For information about nearby hotels, camping facilities, restaurants and more, check out

SQUINDO ART SHOW – Feb 17 at Coffee Blue located at 1000 1/2 Main St. in Belmar, NJ – 732-280-6000. For more go to

OBEY GIANT NEWS… Roxy Music Prints – Shepard Fairey just recently worked with Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) to create some amazing prints of one of Steve’s favorite bands, the ROXY MUSIC. Jones wanted to do something creative-an homage-to acknowledge their musical influence on him…The result: a stunning set of large format silkscreens prints. The Roxy Music Prints are an edition of 40, hand numbered and signed by both Steve Jones and Shepard. To get the full story on The Roxy Music Prints please visit,


ED TEMPLETON ART SHOW – Ed Templeton’s The Fogged Mirror – Skateboarding’s ever-present artist and photographer extraordinaire, Ed Templeton, has a new show opening next month in Los Angeles. The Fogged Mirror opens on January 7, 2006 with a reception from 6:00pm -8:00pm at the Roberts and Tilton Gallery. The show will feature new paintings and runs through February 4, 2006. For those of you lucky enough to get your hands on a photographic original at one of Ed’s shows in the past few months, this is your chance to match it with a painting. Come on out and support Emerica’s favorite artistic genius! For more information please visit: and and

SAVE TRESTLES – If Surfers Do Not Save Trestles, Who Will? The water quality, sandbar sedimentation, and glorious sense of place of Trestles are threatened by an ill-planned toll road highway that would parallel (not just cross) the largely pristine San Mateo Creek that empties into the great Trestles breaks. It’s very important to keep the proposed toll road highway out of San Onofre State Beach and away from the San Mateo Creek. For more info on saving Trestles from the tollroad, see Surfrider’s Save Trestles web section at

BODY GLOVE WELCOMES CHEYNE MAGNUSSON TO ITS SURF TEAM… Magnusson’s other sponsors include Osiris shoes, Dragon and Borst Surfboards.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2006 MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST OPENING CEREMONIES INCLUDE PADDLE-OUT, PRAYER CIRCLE AND KICK-OFF PARTY – Prize Purse, Heat Selection, and Environmental Initiative Announced – On Saturday January 7, The 2006 Mavericks Surf Contest season officially got underway with a ceremonial paddle-out and prayer circle followed by a kick-off celebration at the Harbor House Convention Center. Twenty-two of ‘The 24’ surfers paddled out to the break, joined hands and prayed for a safe and successful upcoming event. The celebration then moved to the Harbor House Convention Center where organizers held a draw for heat selections, announced the contest prize purse and a first-of-its-kind environmental campaign, as well as other important initiatives for the 2006 contest. Prize Purse – Jeff Clark, Contest Director and surf legend announced the much anticipated prize purse for 2006 worth a total of $55,000. The purse breakdown allots $30,000 for first, $10,000 for second, $5,000 for third, $4,000 for fourth, $3,500 for fifth and $2,500 for sixth. The $30,000 first place prize is the largest first-place payout in Mavericks history. Additionally, contestants will also be competing for a one-of-a-kind diamond studded wrist watch from sponsor REACTOR watches valued at $4,000. Random Draw for Heat Selections. Competitors were asked to the stage to draw numbered golf balls that would determine heat selections for the contest. Heat One: Mike Gerhardt, Randy Cone, Alex Martins, Russell Smith, Brock Little and Shane Desmond. Heat Two: Tyler Smith, Evan Slater, Anthony Tashnick (defending champion), Josh Loya, Greg Long, and Peter Mel. Heat Three: Matt Ambrose, Ryan Augenstein, Kenny Collins, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, Eraldo Gueiros and Danilo Couto. Heat Four: Ryan Seelbach, Nathan Fletcher, Shawn Rhodes, Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko (the 2003/2004 champion), Zach Wormhoudt and Grant Washburn. Surfers and fans can track the waves on the official website,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NBC SPORTS TO BROADCAST THE 2006 MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST PRESENTED BY VERIZON WIRELESS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR– Mavericks Surf Ventures, in association with Bolt Media, announced today that NBC Sports will broadcast this season’s edition of the world-famous Mavericks Surf Contest Presented by Verizon Wireless on May 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. EST. Following last year’s captivating broadcast, NBC Sports, the network which airs the Olympic Games, The NFL, NASCAR, The PGA Tour, Wimbledon and The Dew Action Sports Tour, among others, will offer its viewers an inside view into this year’s event.

2006 MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST PRESENTED BY VERIZON WIRELESS CALLED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7... WHAT: It’s On! Surfing legend Jeff Clark has officially called the 2006 Mavericks Surf Contest Presented by Verizon Wireless for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 beginning at 8 a.m. This 24 hour notice will allow media, spectators and athletes to travel to Half Moon Bay for what may be some of the best contest swell to date. Surfers will compete for an impressive prize purse of $55,000, a one-of-a-kind watch from REACTOR Watches, and the title of 2006 Mavericks Surf Contest Champion. The purse breakdown allots $30,000 for first (matching the biggest first-place prize at Mavericks to date), $10,000 for second, $5,000 for third, $4,000 for fourth, $3,500 for fifth and $2,500 for sixth. This year’s contest will feature numerous exciting initiatives including a live web cast brought in part by Media Zone, an NBC Sports broadcast airing May 13, 2006, an SMS ‘It’s On!’ messaging alert notifying fans when the contest is called and an innovative environmental partnership with Clif Bar and Co. Complete information on this and more can be found at

THE SURF BOOK – NOW AVAILABLE – From the beginning of his career, photographer Michael Halsband has made portraits of artists and musicians. In 1981 he traveled with The Rolling Stones as the official photographer on the Tattoo You tour. In the years that followed, he transitioned to editorial and commercial photography, until 1991, when he returned to portrait work. Since the 90’s he has also written and directed music videos and commercials. Halsband’s personal photo-documentary projects include a book project with AC/DC (1996, 2000), nudes and portraits of sex industry workers (1991-6) and a project with the School of American Ballet (1986-1991). His latest work, Surf Book, (with Joel Tudor), a book documenting the most influential people in surfing, hit bookstores earlier this year. For more go to

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The 1st Annual Delray Beach Film Festival announced today that a surfing contest for professionals and celebrities has been added to the list of weeklong events for the inaugural Festival. Among the many celebrities attending the event, Olympic Gold Medalist Tristan Gale and Gene Racine will partake in the event. Following the surfing contest, celebrities and locals alike can enjoy one of the film’s being featured by the Festival within eyes view of the beach. Participants’ fun in the sun will kickoff earlier in the week with surfing lessons provided by local professional surfers. Festival coordinators are currently accepting entries from members of the film industry to enter the competition boasting sponsors such as Quiksilver, Hurley, Globe and Redbull. The Delray Beach Film Festival begins March 8 and runs through March 12th, 2006, in Delray Beach, Florida. Organizers plan to screen over 100 shorts, features, documentaries and Xtreme sports films. A portion of the profits will go to the Humane Society of the Palm Beaches. Film Festival organizers are continuously seeking sponsors that would like to join this blockbuster event from its inception. For more information contact Michael Posner (561) 213-5737.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Go from ‘Bro’ to ‘Pro’: Learn to Surf with Andy Irons Now Available on DVD from VAS Entertainment – Whether you already think you’ve got what it takes to surf like a pro or you’re fairly certain that surfing is something completely out of your klutzy reach, Learn to Surf with Andy Irons can help you out. Learn to Surf packs plenty of expertise, easy-to-employ tips and tricks, often-forgotten details, and amazing surfing footage-all of which is sure to get you stoked for a ride in the tide. According to a recent review conducted by TransWorld Business, Andy Irons is currently the most recognizable figure in surfing. In Learn to Surf, the three-time World Champion of Surfing joins up with TransWorld Surf Magazine Editor Chris Cote to show eager athletes everything needed to get started surfing-or to finely tune those previously-acquired surf and safety skills. Including important details on water safety, board choice, how to stand up, how to paddle efficiently, proper surfing etiquette and more, this is one film that is sure to make waves. In addition to packing all the information you need to bring out your inner surf pro-plus bonus expert advice from Andy-each Learn to Surf DVD also comes with a free subscription card to TransWorld Surf, ensuring that you’ll stay in the loop even when you’re out of the water. For more information, visit the website at

BLACK MONDAY – Clark Foam shuts down, Panic in the Surfboard sector. In a move that could have long-term repercussions on the domestic surfboard market, Clark Foam Founder Gordon Clark announced today in a faxed letter to shapers that ‘effective immediately Clark Foam is ceasing production and sales of surfboard blanks.’..

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