FLORIDA NEWS Jerry Lukas and Charlie Crank are starting up a new company. More on that soon. In the meantime, they’ve been hittin some fun pools. Here’s Greek slaying one.

BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH TOUR 2008 – Sunday October 26th at Eastern Skateboard Supply – 307 Old Dairy Road, Wilmington, NC.

TONY ALVA and RICHARD VILLA III INVITE YOU TO THE… TOTALLY BITCHIN’ NIGHT OF THE DEAD! Come and celebrate the Day of the Dead. Alva Los Angeles is haunted by the dead and 1980s. with all 80’s theme music, clothing and costumes. Saturday Nov 1, 2008 from 6-11pm. Exhibit A Gallery Opening Reception for artist Votan. Music by DJ Tony Alva and Jackson Howard. Live music in the tent by El Mariachi Sexorcisto featuring Tracy G and special guest. Best Tony Alva Maddog costume contest. Grand prize winner wins a custom-painted deck by Alva and a special gift bag. Open bar and food and candy. 1086 South Fairfax Ave. LA, CA. Between Olympic and Pico. Be warned. All those who wish to enter and are not dressed for the occasion shall be captured and taken to the purgatory room for which sinners will proceed to be marked by the beast and then released. For more info visit

NIKE NEWS – Since both Lance Mountain and Craig Stecyk are big fans of the Blazer and since they have a history of working together, Nike figured it couldn’t hurt to see if they wanted to collaborate again. But asking them to simply color up a shoe would be a doing a disservice to the skaters of the world. What started with a simple conversation over a year ago between old friends grew into a project that includes some of Craig’s original artwork, a zine, a short film and of course the actual footwear and apparel that they worked on. As fans of both Lance and Craig, we hope that all of you enjoy the outcome as much as we do.

ALVA SKATES NEWS – The biggest news is no doubt the announcement of the new team Alva. TA introduced the new team on Fuel TV’s Daily Habit. For more info visit the new and improved website at

GRIND AWAY at the Gate – Saturday October 18, 2008 – Skateboard Competition, pro demo, free food, live music. Featuring Christian Hosoi, Jay Adams, Dennis Martinez and Brian Sumner. Movie screening of D.O.P.E. the movie. The Gate is located at 20th and O Street in Bakersfield, CA.

NIKE NEWS – It’s the Grant Taylor and Justin Brock show. For your viewing pleasure, here are some clips from last summer’s European mini tour. Nike SB in Europe



NEWS FROM SPAIN – Txus Dominguez just founded Check it out.

MARSH SKATEPARK NEWS – The Landskate Crew of Marsh Skate Park in partnership with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, invite you to participate in the first anniversary/skate exhibition to raise funds for needed improvements for Marsh Skate Park. The event will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Your sponsorship and contributions will help make the dream come true of the many kids who skate at the park who are also building skills through organizing monthly meetings, volunteering for outreach efforts, and educational opportunities in the future. There will be a skate competition where they will be raffling T-shirts, Boards and other products as a way of fundraising money for the skate park. If you have any questions please call Tanya Torres at (213) 572-0188.

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN Retrospective: Idealist Propaganda – Opening Dec 13th, 2008. Show runs Dec 13-Jan 9th at Subliminal Projects at 1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

CITYSCAPES and SKATEBOARDS – by Geoff T. Graham opens Oct 17th from 6-9pm. Combining urban sprawl with urban sport, this exhibit features both digitally enhanced images of select cityscaps and a vintage collection of skateboarding photographs from 1989-1991. Seens and Scenes at 916 Gallery located at 916 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD. For info call 410-727-8800.

RED BULL SKATEBOARDING presents, ‘From All Angles’. Featuring Zered Bassett, Ryan Sheckler, Joey Brezinski, Ryan Decenzo, Shane Azar, Phillip Schuster, Jereme Rogers and Danny Supa. The first installment features Ryan Decenzo, with new releases debuting weekly. Visit for footage.

VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN – Join Vans on Saturday, October 11 to see skateboarding’s top pros and ams shred for their chance at $85,000, as the 4th Annual Downtown Showdown invades Paramount Studios’ Back Lot. Top skateboard companies and their riders were invited to submit designs for one of four custom obstacles that will be chosen and built as part of the Showdown course. Those that can’t make it to this year’s Showdown can catch all the action at, including a live webcast of the entire event and a chance to win great prizes! The Downtown Showdown will also air on Fuel TV. Who: The top teams in skateboarding including Deathwish, Foundation, Toy Machine, Girl, Real, Element, Habitat, Creature, Black Label, Blind and Flip. What: Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, top am and best performance by obstacle. When: Saturday, October 11 at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm). Where: Paramount Studios Back Lot. Prize Purse: $85,000 in cash and prizes for individual and team winners. The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by the support of Rockstar Energy Drink, Scion, Epiphone and For updates, check out

SOUTHWEST FEAST TOUR – November 2008 – Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Saturday – Nov 15 – Peoria, AZ…. Monday Nov. 17 – Tucson, AZ… Wednesday Nov. 19 – El Paso, TX…. Friday Nov 21 – Albuquerque, NM…. Saturday Nov 22 – Flagstaff, AZ. Featuring Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, David Gonzalez, Rune Glifberg, Lance Mountain, Luan De Oliveira, Curren Caples and Louie Lopez.

HALLOWEEN HELLRAISER SKATEBOARD SHOWDOWN – Nov 1st, 2008 – Best Trick Contest – Noon to 6pm. at New Design High School located at the Open Road Rooftop at Ludlow and Grand, NYC. Hosted by Billy Rohan and Alex Corporan. Special guest DJ Smoke L.E.S. $100 for best costume.

CALISKATZ HELLA HELLA NOR CAL SHOW – Saturday October 18, 2008 at Ripon Skatepark, Ripon, CA.

HOTDOGS and HESSIANS REUNION TOUR with music by Neurotoxin. Tour dates include Oct. 14th at Temecula Store… Oct 15th at Fontana Skate Park… Oct 23 at Santa Clarita Skate Park… Oct 30 at West Covina Skatepark.

ELWOOD RAMP JAMP – Friday Oct. 17th, 2008 at Sunken City Skates – 619 South Masa St. San Pedro, CA. Featuring Kenny Anderson, John Rattray, Vincent Alvarez, Nate Broussard and Marquis Henry. 5-7pm Ramp Jam / BBQ / Autograph Session. Benefit for San Pedro’s Channel St. Skatepark at 7:30pm at The Old News Bldg at 365 W. 7th St. San Pedro, CA.

RUMBLE IN RAMONA – Oct 17-18th, 2008 – Invitational Vert Contest and Car Show

A BENEFIT FOR SAN PEDRO’S CHANNEL STREET SKATEPARK – featuring The Underground Railroad to Candyland, Thee Cormans, Nihilist, Mike Watt and the Secondmean. – Friday Oct 17th, 2008 at the Old News Pilot Building at 356 W. 7th Street San Pedro, CA.

TOY MACHINE SIGNING featuring Nick Trapasso, Austin Stephens, Billy Marks, Josh Harmony, Johnny Layton and Matt Bennett on October 17, 2008 at Black Wax – 200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy – Escondido, CA.

VOLCOM DAMN AM – Oct 23-26 at Volcom – Costa Mesa, CA.

VOLCOM STONE’S WILD IN THE PARKS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Saturday Oct 18, 2008 – at Rio Vista Skatepark – Peoria, AZ. $30,000 Cash Purse.

INDY TOUR CONTINUED… 30th Indy tour (Euro leg) just finished up with Steve and Alex Olson, Navs, Hewitt, Grosso, Haslam, Stu Graham, Potter and Andy Scott.

HIGHVALLEY SKATEPARK NEWS – Highvalley Skatepark is going to be built in 2009 and ready to shred for 2010. The Skatepark is going to be the biggest in Europe with about 10.000 qm concrete for all styles of skateboarding plus in connection a 900m longboard and a 650m downhill slope. The Stockholm City has decided to support it with about $ 4,500,000. Stefan Hauser @ PTR Skate has designed the park. More info at

VOLCOM WITP CHAMPIONSHIPS – Volcom WITP championships in Amsterdam – A great day with a lot of gnarly skating. Due to Danny Leon being taken to hospital after a fall, the 16 and over skaters voted to not skate their final. Their final placing was taken from the qualifying order.
Here are the results:
Over 16:
1. Roope Tonterri, Finland
2. Thomas Weber, Germany
3. Woody Hoogendijk, Holland
4. Nelson Mosikili, Holland
5. Dino Brandao, Portugal

Under 16:
1. Eyal Maman, Switzerland
2. Alexander Risvad, Sweden
3. Danny Leon, Spain
4. Stijn Delheij, Holland
5. Daan van der Linden, Holland
Hype of the day:
Josef Scott
Best trick:
Fernando Bramsmark, bs nosebluntslide

VOLCOM WITP CHAMPIONSHIPS – Best trick winner. Fernando Bramsmark

AST DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR ORLANDO’S PLAYSTATION PRO EVENT, OCT. 16-19 – The AST Dew Tour today announced the schedule of events for its final event of the season, PlayStation Pro, October 16-19 at Orlando’s Amway Arena. More than 150 of the world’s top skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes will compete in Orlando for the fifth and final stop of the 2008 season.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, October 16th – Gates Open at 2:00PM
12:30PM – 3:00PM FMX Prelims
2:30PM – 4:00PM BMX Vert Prelims
4:30PM – 7:00PM SKB Park Prelims
7:00PM – 9:30PM BMX Park Prelims
7:30PM – 9:00PM SKB Vert Prelims
Friday, October 17th – Gates Open at 3:00PM
4:00PM – 5:30PM BMX Park Final
7:30PM – 8:45PM BMX Vert Final
9:00PM-11:00PM Music – Boys Like Girls
Saturday, October 18th – Gates Open at 1:00PM
1:00PM – 2:30PM BMX Dirt Prelims
4:00PM – 5:30PM BMX Dirt Final
7:30PM – 9:00PM SKB Vert Final
Sunday, October 19th – Gates Open at 11:00PM
12:00PM – 2:00PM FMX Final
4:00PM – 5:30PM SKB Park Final
6:30PM – 7:15PM Dew Cup Awards

JOKERS SKATE SHOP UPDATE – Lance Mountain designed shop T-shirts for $15.99/ea or 2 for $24.99. Don’t forget, they still have some Lucero shirts left as well… Contact Corey Reuter
Jokers Skate Shop 9606 Hamilton Ave. Huntington Beach, Ca. 92646 714-962-8429

A TRIBE CALLED MAPQUEST – THE FOURSTAR FALL HAUL 2008 – October 25, 2008 at Eastern Skateboard Supply located at 307 Old Dairy Road, Wilmington, NC 28405. Scheduled to appear: Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Brian Anderson, Eric Koston, Lucas Puig, Andrew Brophy, Sean Malto, Guy Mariano and Tyler Bledsoe.

OEREND HARD HIGHLIGHTS from the Oerend Hard skate festival in Holland. Congrats to Dutch legend Bram Waterman who put it all together.

NOV 9, 2008 — STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS BENEFIT @ Green Acres, Beverly HIlls, CA – 12-4pm.

PODIUM DISTRIBUTION NEWS – Torrance, California-based Podium Distribution has just expanded both its walls and its employee base. The company recently acquired the 21,000-square-foot office space adjacent to its existing 955 Francisco Street address. According to Podium VP Brian Dunlap, the extra space was long overdue. ‘Since our move here in 2000, we’ve added tons of new employees,’ says Dunlap. ‘Our once nice work environment turned into more of a crammed work environment. Taking over the new building has allowed us to re-create that nice workspace we had before. We’ve also made the strategic business decision to put Galaga in the lunch room.’ In addition to the new offices, the company has allotted a 4,800-square-foot area to serve as its skateboard training facility. ‘We’re stoked to finally have a great place for our riders to come and skate,’ says DVS Skate Team Manager Gabe Clement. Erik Ecklund will serve as Domestic Sales Manager for DVS and Lakai. Federico Vitetta will serve as Team Manager for Lakai. Chad Heit will over see Podium’s newly created apparel development team as Apparel Merchandising Director.

SHOPLIFTIN- Skate Shops From Across The US To Compete In DVS’ First Video Contest Shopliftin – the company’s first ever shop video contest. Hundreds of shops entered, but only the first hundred to RSVP were made eligible to compete. Entered teams will have exactly five months to film, produce, and edit their submissions which will be judged by DVS riders, filmers, and team managers. The winning shops will be announced on March 1, 2009.

CCMF 3rd Annual Halloween Sk8 Jam – NOV 1-2 at Los Osos Skate Park –

NEW KRUDCO VIDEO IS FINALLY IN STOCK. $15 each. Bonus Footage and easter eggs!!

CREATURE SKATEBOARDS has joined dark forces with Norwegian overlords – Turf Distribution. Turf is headed up by longtime ripper Christian Brox. Growing up skating with Hitz, Partanen and Navs at the infamous Turf Skatepark in Milwaukee has solidified Christian’s place as Hesh Crew family for life. A union like this can only be described as fate.

BUCKY LASEK SPOTLIGHT – Vans continues to take a deeper look into its team riders and music/artist collaborations through their ‘Spotlight’ series. Discover the life of Bucky Lasek through pictures, video and the story of a skateboarder who says he’s ‘a little bit of old school and a little bit of new school.’

HALLOWEEN SKATE JAM – Saturday Nov 1, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Twin Falls Skatepark / Buhl Skatepark – BUHL, Idaho.

CONCRETE JUNGLE –, the world’s premiere online animation and art community, today announced the launch of its latest art competition, The Concrete Jungle. MyToons has teamed up with Grammy award winner and platinum music and film producer Quincy Jones III to give artists from around the world an opportunity to help brand his upcoming hip-hop and skateboard movie, Concrete Jungle. Artists everywhere are invited to submit original artwork and designs for a chance to have their work incorporated into the movie collateral and marketing materials of this ground-breaking new film. In addition, artists will also have a chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. This ground-breaking film, produced by QD3 Entertainment takes an in-depth look at skateboarding, hip-hop and the convergence of the two cultures. The film also features some of today’s most innovative artists, including Pharrell Williams, Tony Hawk, Paul Rodriguez Jr. and many more. On September 19th, 2008, the celebrity judging will begin with three semi-finalists chosen and announced every Friday. The 30 semi-finalists will then move on to the next round of judging, where 10 lucky finalists will be chosen and put in the running for the Grand Prize. Finalists will each receive a designer 2GB Mimobot USB flash drive, courtesy of Mimoco. On December 3rd, the grand prize winner and two runners-up will be announced. In addition to this once-in-a-lifetime movie branding opportunity, the grand prize winner will also take home a cash prize of $2000, with the runners-up receiving $500 each. The Concrete Jungle Contest launches September 11th, 2008. Submissions will be accepted through November 21st, and winners will be announced on December 3rd, 2008. For complete rules and details, please visit

SGT. SK8 just went to Canada and hit up the big O. He reported back that the locals seriously fricken’ kill that spot, like Marc Tisson and Barry Qalsh, Skull Skates team riders. You tube has clips.

NIKE NEWS – ‘Only in skateboarding will you have two completely opposite personalities that are longtime, great friends. Paul and Clark complement each other’s skateboarding talents by living on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Take a look at the five-day expedition into the New York world of Clark Hassler and the Los Angeles living of Paul Rodriguez.’ – Jon Humphries.

TONY HAWK FOUNDATION – Applications for Fall 2008 Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants can be accessed after August 15 via the Foundation’s Web site at Applications must be completed by October 1, 2008.

CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS has just released the ‘Screamer’ deck. It is 8.88 wide, 32.5 long, with a 15.3 wheelbase, deep concave and real steep nose and tail. You can get them from South Shore distribution or direct from Check out the ‘Screamer 888’ at

FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is getting a much needed overhaul. Thanks Carlos! A stand-alone peanut pool is also in the works. Buy a benefit shirt to help the project along. 15 bucks. Email Bryan Lathrop at for details.

GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2008 Awards – November 15th at Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit

OFFICIAL PORT CITY RUMBLE – Saturday Oct 11, 2008 at 10:00 AM – Historic Downtown Wilmington at Princess and 2nd Streets – Wilmington, North Carolina.

AGENT ORANGE – Nov. 13th, 2008 at The Garage – 662 Central Ave – Downtown. St. Petersburg, FL.

DUANE PETERS RADIO SHOW Straight to Hell with Duane Peters from 2 pm till 4 pm every Friday. Listen in and enjoy yer last hours of being clocked in to some truly great roots punk rock!

SXSW March 18-22, 2008 – Austin, TX.

FIST OF FURY – Fist of Fury is back with a vengence and working on a new album. Original guitar player Mike Paquin is back. Jay Adams is gonna do a song with FOF. The new album will be a collaboration of guest guitar players and some other surprises.

FISHBONE – October 23, 2008 – presented by Diamond Lane Entertainment and sponsored by Venice Originals Skateboard Shop at the Supper Club – 625 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA.

DIARY OF A PUNK AT ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series, From Songwriters to Soundmen, Features Mike Hudson Of The Pagans. Mike Hudson, Pagans front man, will read from his recently released biography, Diary of A Punk. Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. This event is open to the public. Please visit for ticket price and additional information. The Pagans formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. The band released eleven albums, eight singles, and appeared on ten compilations. The Blue Album (Smog Veil) is the band’s first release since 2001, when The Pink Album Plus made Rolling Stone’s Alternative Chart. During their career the band performed with acts such as the Dead Boys, Ramones, Pere Ubu, Devo, Patti Smith, Buzzcocks, B-52s, Police, Soul Asylum, Lemonheads and others. A number of Pagans-related items are part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s permanent collection. The Hudson biography, Diary of A Punk, is available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Visit the label online at

CHEETAH CHROME NEWS – Legendary Rocket From The Tombs (Smog Veil) and Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah – Friday, September 12, 2008 at Don Hill’s (511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. New York, NY) This show features CHEETAH CHROME backed by VERY special guests the BLACKHEARTS (Thommy Price/Dougie Needles/Enzo Penizzotto). Enjoy Cheetah now (and then) in this YouTube video titled, Sonic Reducer Lesson By Cheetah Chrome:


A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RAMANO featuring SUGAR SHACK, TIESCO DEL RAY, THE NEPTONES, LUXURIOUS PANTHERS, and UNCLE CHARLIE. 1-6pm. Surf/Skate Art Silent Auction with art by Tim Kerr, Lindsey Kuhn, Jon Steele, Nikkie D, Uncle Charlie and more. Art show hosted by Sig’s Lagoon. Display of Volkswagen Buses. Sunday Nov. 9th. at the Continental Club – 3700 Main St. Houston, TX.

15TH ANNUAL VENICE SURF-A-THON 2008 PRO/AM Surf Contest October 18, 2008 at Venice Breakwater – Venice, CA. Email Starts at 7AM.

ASIAN BEACH GAMES – Surfing included in the 1st Asian Beach Games – Olympic Surfing? Soon to be a reality! A major action sports festival, including many sports not on any ‘normal’ Olympic calendar and backed by the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) will fire up in Bali from October 18-25 this year. The 1st Bali Asian Beach Games, after great efforts by the Indonesian Surfing Federation (ISF) members in Bali, President Bobby Radiasa, National Secretary Oom Arya, Pro Tour Manager Tipi Japric, will include surfing under the Olympic rings.

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