The new issue of Juice Magazine – Issue 68 – features AZ pool riding and skatepark building legend DAVE “SHAGGY” PALMER of the Grindline Skatepark Construction crew on the cover. Photo by POD.
JUICE MAGAZINE ISSUE 68 features interviews with
GIDGET interview by JEFF HO

ALDRIN GARCIA HITS WORLD RECORD OLLIE! – Aldrin Garcia set the new world record for highest ollie yesterday, February 15th in Las Vegas, NV at 45″.
The previous record of 44.5″ was set by Powell team rider, Danny Wainwright in 2000. Aldrin was riding a Powell-Peralta Chad Bartie Skull deck with LIGAMENT™ technology, 54mm BONES Monsters STF wheels, Bones Swiss Ceramics and THEEVE titanium trucks with BONES HardCore Bushings.
All this and more at Powell-Peralta.com. Want to know more about Powell-Peralta? Check out Issue 68 of Juice Magazine (out now) featuring interviews with George Powell and Stacy Peralta.

DIE POSERS DIE 2011 – Coming at you from the Exhibit A Gallery, Alva presents Die Posers Die! Join Alva and the Daggers gang as well as many skateboarders and artists for a night of Art and Action on this Saturday February 26th, 2011.  So for all you people that enjoy nights of artistic debauchery and sheer genius don’t wait.

VANS BOWL-A-RAMA 2011 RIDER ANNOUNCEMENT! – Saturday 19th of February 2011, Bondi Beach. For the seventh year running, the infamous shores of Bondi Beach will play host to VANS BOWL-A-RAMA, not only the biggest concrete event in the Southern Hemisphere, but now the biggest week of festivities to hit Bondi! The 2011 event will be bringing with it the most legendary skateboarders of our time including: Steve Caballero, Pedro Barros, Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan, Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Pat Ngoho, Otavio Neto, Jackson Pilz, Juergen Horwarth, Renton Miller, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Williams, Tony Trujillo (rumored), Curren Caples and Australian golden boy Corbin Harris. News of the new five year deal with the World Cup Skateboarding and the inflated prize purse figures ensures that VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ 2011 is set to be bigger than previous years. This year there is $60, 000 in the prize purse up for grabs! “BOWL-A-RAMA has never been bigger.” Comments Chad Ford, Director of BOWL-A-RAMA. “The event has been steadily growing each year, which is a catalyst of the amount of industry support we are receiving. The week of umbrella events leading up to the comp on Saturday really gives all fans and families a chance to get involved in a really inviting culture.” He adds. According to figures released by the ABS there has been a cumulative increase in participation amongst both males and females by over 50% over the last three years, illustrating the fact that skateboarding has continued to grow as a major trend amongst Australians. In other exciting news for the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live online and via television, enabling both Australian and International fans to experience the excitement and atmosphere regardless of their physical location. The broadcast will also include a range of live interviews with infamous skaters like; Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero and last year’s teenage runaway triumph Pedro Barros. In addition to this, 2011 spectators will be able to witness the action live on a jumbo screen located on site adding a new dimension to the overall experience. “The jumbo screen is one of many major site improvements implemented this year.” Comments Ford. VANS BOWL-A-RAMA 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever and will again bring with it the biggest line up of international skate talent yet seen, as well as a week of festivities celebrating the culture of skate. February 16th marks the kick off of this year’s events launching with WCS hosting the Official Rider Sign In Party at the Beach Road Hotel, in lead up to the Saturday 19th of which all skaters come together to battle it out in the Bondi Bowl for the 2011 title. http://www.vans.com/events/38137/bondi-bowl-a-rama/

EMBASSY SKATEBOARDS WELCOMES CHAZ PINEDA & MARK PARTAIN – Congrats to Chaz Pineda and Mark Partain for coming up on the Embassy Skateboards team! They join Craig Johnson, Tex Gibson, Ken Fillion, Todd Prince, and Dave Reul, and the rest of the bangin’ team they’ve put together. Stay tuned for more from this heavy crew.

BACK IN THE DAY : TEXAS STYLE 2 – Everything is Bigger in Texas. Thus is the case with Back in the Day : Texas Style 2, a DVD chronicling the Texas ripper scene from ’86-’90.  Featuring the likes of Craig Johnson, Jim Murphy, Tom Groholski, Jeff Phillips, Dan Wilkes, Bill Danforth, John Gibson, Christian Hosoi, the Godoy Brothers, Bryan Pennington and more. Backyard sessions, SUAS 1988, a Jimmy’Z demo, some mini ramp action and portable Pepsi style ramp. Get ready to watch classic footy and hear some skate rock from Barkhard and A.N.S. Visit Texas Style Skateboarding for more.

S-ONE X DAGGERS X HELMETS – The Daggers. Easily one of the most talented, influential and notorious crews in skateboarding. Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Jesse Martinez, Tony Alva, Dave Duncan, Christian Hosoi, Sergie  Ventura, Pat Ngoho, Steve Olson, John Cardiel and Eddie Reategui… just to name a few.  Dave Duncan and Eddie Reategui stopped by the S-One warehouse a few months ago. They liked our helmets and they knew S-One was well known for quality, fit and protection so they wanted to work together to make a Daggers Helmet. We were honored to do so. The Daggers helmet is super lightweight and is constructed with EPS foam so it protects your head against the heaviest slams.
Ask for the Daggers helmet at your local skate shop. It’ll go perfect with those Daggers x Bones Wheels!

GLOBE SHOES NEWS – Chris Haslam’s got a new shoe out called The Odin.  Designed by the man himself.  Globe’s got FIVE new shoes total out so head over to the Globe Online Store or your nearest skateshop to pick through the goods and take home a new pair.

INSPIRATION – Rin Tanaka presents Inspiration Vol. 2 “We Insist!”. Inspiration is back for a second year and bigger than ever before. Featuring vintage clothing and Americana Culture based goods, the show definitely stands out from the others. Check out some photos from the last Inspiration show. The festivities are moving from Santa Monica, California to The Queen Mary, which will be docked in Long Beach Port, in Long Beach, California on February 11-12, 2011.

HOUSE OF VANS FIRST ANNUAL COAT DRIVE – Jump down to the House of Vans in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday to be apart of their first annual coat drive.  Just bring any new or lightly used coat and you the rest is taken care of!  Enjoy food, drinks and of course skating. All donations go to NY Cares.

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells WakanTanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” – Black Elk… We support Jim Murphy and all he does through Wounded Knee Skateboards. His outreach to our youth is awesome. Jim is a part of the Stronghold Society nonprofit and the Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark is a project of the Stronghold Society. Together, with the support of many, they will make a difference with our youth. Jim’s vision and what he represents is the kind of inspiration our youth needs across this country. Show your support at woundedkneeskateboards.net

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

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

GREECE’S GIRL-FRONTED BAND *BARB WIRE DOLLS* ARE HITTING THE SUNSET STRIP HARD AND MAKING HISTORY WITH THE NEW WAVE OF PUNK: STREET-ROCK. Barb Wire Dolls play a residency every Thursday in March at The Roxy’s VIP Lounge Club ON THE ROX.  The all-ages shows are sponsored by Juice Magazine, Lightning Bolt Surfboards, & Venice Originals Skateboard Shop.  Barb Wire Dolls hit the stage at 9:30 plus a very special guest band after. Only $5 Cover. Check the Roxy calendar for more info at www.theroxyonsunset.com. It’s a cool evening in Los Angeles and another unsigned band has arrived to the Sunset Strip of Hollywood in search of fulfilling their Rock and Roll dream. This time the newly arrived band has come all the way from Greece, a first for any band from the Birthplace of Civilization. These Greeks have a major advantage by coming here: they are getting non-stop radio airplay on the biggest alternative rock station in the country, the World Famous KROQ of Los Angeles. “This band is really good!” – Rodney Bingenheimer aka Rodney on the Roq via KROQ airwaves. Rodney Bingenheimer “The Prince of Punk”, is the legendary DJ who’s credited in the US for first playing and breaking The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Clash, Blondie, X, Social Distortion, Nirvana, The Offspring, and No Doubt (to mention but a few), discovered the Greek band by word of mouth a few weeks prior to their arrival and was the first to start spinning their demo on his iconoclastic “Rodney On The Roq” radio show, saying that their song “California” is a “hit”.

TOMMY GUERRERO “LIFEBOATS AND FOLLIES” TO RELEASE FEBRUARY 5TH AT CAFE DU NORD. Skateboard legend/prolific musician Tommy Guerrero has a new album, Lifeboats And Follies, and a new signature shoes with Vans Syndicate. Raised on the colorful and gritty streets of San Francisco and steeped in the dark brew formed by the perfect cultural storm where skateboarding, music and art smashed right into each other, Tommy Guerrero was destined for greatness of the soulful sort. Adapting to his hilly local environs with speed and style, TG was a bonafied pioneer of modern street skateboarding, turning pro and traveling the world while still just a teenager. His casual flow was material for the skateboarding pantheon, and is endlessly compared to what would come out when he focused his attention on stringed things. The early four-track tunes he offered were heavily groove-based, with obvious blues, Latin and soul overtones, but as time and albums went by the music became more layered and eclectic, incorporating jazz, hip-hop and funk elements, as well. More than a decade of tirelessly working his craft has passed since, and has resulted in the album you now behold- “Lifeboats and Follies” is by far Guerrero’s most fully realized sonic collage. The tide of groove remains, but is formed by the far denser and complex interplay of an expanded quiver of instruments and sounds. The simplicity of Tommy’s early work was catchy, but the expansive compositional skill that has shown itself amongst the tracks here is cinematic in scope, offering a richer, more muscular tone and greater depth of emotion. The soup has been thickened, the fire is smoldering, and Tommy is sweating it out all night, every night. http://www.tommyguerrero.com/

DOWN – Diary of a Mad Band features a 2 CD full concert, live in London! The DVD highlights documented footage marking the 2006 return of DOWN from the practice room through their first European tour, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. The DVD closes in at a blistering 130 minutes! If that isn’t enough for a rabid fan, get the 180 Gram triple vinyl version with a bonus DVD! For more information about DOWN and Diary of a Mad Band, visit http://www.down-nola.com/

PUNK: Attitude – Starring: Jello Biafra, Chryssie Hynde, Jim Jarmusch, David Johansen, Mick Jones, Wayne Kramer, Glen Matlock,Legs McNeil, Thurston Moore, Tommy Ramone, Henry Rollins, Captain Sensible, Paul  Simonon, Siouxsie Sioux. Don Letts’ Out of Print Landmark Punk Documentary To Be Reissued On DVD via Shout! Factory. The 2-Disc Set Features Two Hours of Bonus Materials. In the mid-1970s, a revolution was ignited on the streets of New York and London. Almost overnight, punk shattered the status quo and continued to impact all future generations of youth culture. Directed by Don Letts, the film and its extensive bonus features, chronicle the origin of punk music and its socio-cultural and musical impact through interviews with key figures such as Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, Jello Biafra, Chrissie Hynde and more. A must-have for fans of punk music, documentary aficionados and DVD collectors, the two-disc set of PUNK: Attitude is priced for everyone to own at $19.93. With a cast of historic and modern figures in popular culture, the documentary ventures beyond the hype and explores the way punk music redefined popular music and fashion while legitimizing an independent, do-it-yourself attitude that inspired an entire generation of musicians, filmmakers, poets, photographers, fashion designers and graphic artists. “With hindsight we are able to recognize it as part of an ongoing movement of counterculture,” says filmmaker Don Letts adding, “It is in that spirit that I made this film, not as a nostalgic look back, but rather a way to move forward. After all, if it happened before, it can happen again.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XI85jPbcps

THE BIG PICTURE : MARK MOTHERSBAUGH + SHEPARD FAIREY – January 22-February 19, 2011. Subliminal Projects and The Art of Elysium’s Elysium Project are pleased to present a two-person show featuring work by artist, pop culture icon, and DEVO frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and artist Shepard Fairey. This exhibition focuses on their work as artists and philanthropists. As artists, Mark and Shepard create work that demand the viewer’s attention, drawing them into a world where scale is pushed to the forefront. From several feet back, Shepard’s work tells one story while, up close, the intricate patterning tells another. The symbols in a Shepard print provide a contextual framework and the elaborate detailing reflects a careful attention to craft. Mark’s creative process begins on a small scale. His postcard-size illustrations and paintings often serve as the initial step in his creative process, from which he then pulls imagery for his larger work. These highly personal postcards are created on an intimate scale and, once enlarged into large-format works, the viewer is invited to step into Mark’s whimsical world. In both cases, it is the carefully thought out details that make The Big Picture. These two artists are keenly aware of The Big Picture when committing to a charitable cause. Their influential roles as tastemakers and cultural icons serve as a bright spotlight on the charity they choose to support. Thanks to their dedication to The Art of Elysium, both artists help bring attention to the charity’s mission, thus enriching the lives of gravely ill children in the Los Angeles serviced by the charity. Shepard Fairey, the 2010 Art of Elysium Visionary, and Mark Mothersbaugh, the 2011 Art of Elysium Visionary, are celebrated in this exhibition for their art and their charitable spirits. The Art of Elysium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1997 to support artists and provide relief for medically disabled and hospitalized children. This dual mission has grown into a full-circle program with the charity providing a professional platform for artists and, in exchange, artists volunteer their time and talent to children with serious illnesses. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing. We believe there is a powerful and mutual exchange of hope and appreciation that occurs when artists share their time and talent with children battling serious medical conditions. Today, the charity has offices in Los Angeles and New York and holds workshops for over 40,000 children a year. Elysium Project is The Art of Elysium’s platform where contemporary art intersects with philanthropy. We are committed to supporting emerging, mid-career and established artists through discerning art exhibitions, public art initiatives and special events. Elysium Project simultaneously raises funds and creates the infrastructure to ensure that medically disabled children have access to quality educational and therapeutic arts experiences. http://www.subliminalprojects.com/

REVOLUTIONS – THE ALBUM ARTWORK OF SHEPARD FAIREY – Exhibition dates: 3/12 – 4/23/11 at the Robert Berman Gallery C2. 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404. Obey Giant Art x Subliminal Projects x Robert Berman Gallery are proud to present Revolutions, a project featuring the album cover art of Shepard Fairey. On exhibition from March 12th thru April 23rd at Robert Berman’s C2 gallery, will be over 80 pieces of punk, rock, new wave, jazz, and hip-hop inspired artwork based on the 12″ record cover format. To mark this occasion, two special limited edition album cover print box sets will be released for the exhibition. Please join us for the opening celebration on Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 8-11pm.

ROB MACHADO SEASIDE PRO JUNIOR – PRESENTED BY HURLEY AND REEF – THE ONLY ASP SANCTIONED PRO JUNIOR EVENT IN SAN DIEGO – Proceeds From Charity Golf Event and Surf Contest to Benefit The Rob Machado Foundation (RMF) and Cardiff SEA. SURFER is pleased to announce that the Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior presented by Reef and Hurley is now the only ASP Pro Junior 4-star competition in San Diego. The event, which will commence at Seaside Reef on April 22-23, 2011, will also include a Super Hero’s themed charity golf tournament at The Crossing at Carlsbad on Monday, April 18, 2011.
“The Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior presented by Hurley and Reef is the only Pro Junior event in San Diego and represents the third of eight events on the men’s ASP North America Pro Junior Series,” said ASP Regional Media Officer, Bobby Shadley. “The surfers competing on the regional series are looking to finish within the top four on the ASP North America Pro Junior Series ratings in order to earn a berth on to the ASP World Junior Tour for 2011.”
This event will also serve as the first of three stops on the Women’s ASP North America Pro Junior Series, where the overall North American winner qualifies for the ASP Women’s World Junior Tour. Proceeds from both the golf tournament and surf contest will go toward the Rob Machado Foundation (RMF) and it’s benefactor Cardiff SEA, a volunteer, non-profit organization representing parents, staff, and community members concerned with improving the education of children within the school district. The Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior will be webcast live at www.robmachadoprojunior.com both days.

VOLCOM PIPE PRO – Live Webcast. As Hawaii’s winter waves hit their annual peak, the world famous Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore returns to professional surfing’s center stage January 24 through February 5 with the $120,000 Volcom Pipe Pro. The event will be webcast live at http://www.volcompipepro.com and broadcast live on television around Hawaii on Oceanic Time Warner Cable channels 250 and 1250HD. Rightfully the most feared surf spot on the planet, Pipeline pitches world class surfers against lethal, barreling waves, and their own anxieties. True to form, Pipe has been booming over the past two weeks and the long range forecast looks solid for the 112 competitors from 15 nations who will line up for the Volcom Pipe Pro. Visit
http://www.volcom.com/wildcard to find out more. Defending Volcom Pipe Pro champion Jamie O’Brien (Hawaii) heads the field that also includes Volcom team wildcard Bruce Irons (Hawaii); international talents Damien Hobgood (Florida), Anthony Walsh (Australia), Dusty Payne (Hawaii), Teppei Tajima (Japan) and Joan Duru (France); and Hawaii’s Fred Pattachia, Sunny Garcia, John Florence, Ian Walsh and 2010 ASP Hawaii champion Billy Kemper. Fifteen nations will be represented including surfers from as far afield as Morocco, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Australia, Japan, and Chile. An Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 5-star international event, the Volcom Pipe Pro will be held on the three biggest and best days of surf between January 24 and February 5, 2011.

A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE – Master surf film maker Jack McCoy ventures into a new realm with A Deeper Shade of Blue. This is not a surf movie, it’s a film about surfing’s deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man’s perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world. In eleven interwoven chapters, today’s leading surfers are linked to those who came before, for a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture. This is a big picture of a memorable story, beautifully told. It is a film about feeling good to be alive… and it will make you feel good. Full information at http://www.adeepershadeofblue.com

THE HISTORY OF SURFING – Surfing has captured the American psyche for decades. The sport of kings has inspired films, songs, and enchanted generations of men and women looking for the next big wave. In the new book, The History of Surfing, noted surf historian Matt Warshaw undertakes the formidable task of capturing the narrative and significance of surfing. Matt spent 5 years researching and writing this book, including trips around the world to track down the story of how surfing grew from an outsider hobby to a worldwide sport; how its center shifted from Hawaii to Southern California; and how money changed everything. At 250,000 words, 496 pages, 250 rare photos, and 5 lbs–this book is massive. Matt Warshaw has authored several books on surfing, and was a past editor of SURFER magazine. His work is often cited and he is frequently called upon to provide commentary on surf history and culture. This book is comprehensive and compelling, and will be a must-read for surfers and their admirers. The History of Surfing is available through Chronicle Books at http://www.chroniclebooks.com

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