News From December 2001

Foundation You Said It!

What's up Chuck at Foundation Skateboards official website www.FOSKWhat's up Chuck at Foundation Skateboards official website As usually we are not too consistant with our mailings but hey, random is more exciting. Here a update on the site.

Poolrider page:
Hey you pool dogs check out Foundation Pool Service products on the this new page featuring gear and the appreciation of skateboardings roots.

Free Stickers:
Want free stickers? It's easy, it's free. Yuck Fou explains how, when and why. Why not?

World's Biggest Skateboard:
The beginnings of the a website dedicated to Foundation' infamous World's Biggest Skateboard. Specs, photos and news.

What else?

FOSKCO Ramdomizer (patent pending):
Our insomniac hacker crew came up with this randomizing technology. Every time you reload the home page new contact comes up randomly from our php database. “Sometimes I just sit hitting the reload button all day it’s so damn cool,” Secret Society Member.

F inspired Art and Tattoos:
Foundation secret society members send in artwork good and bad. We post it all. Also, some members have gone as far to dedicate their skin to Foundation tattoos. If you have artworks or tattoos send gif or jpg images in to

The FLE link exchange:
Join the ever growing Foundation Link Exchange and be part of the underground of skateboarding and the secret society. Submit, submit, submit to the FLE!

Right Here, Right Now:
Hundreds of skate and hanging out photos of our team riders and related crap. We are always adding to this massive database of images of all our team riders ripping it up all over the world. You wanted photos, you got them.

Riders on the Storm - Foundation Team Riders:
Who? Where? Why? When? Get all the details on our team riders includes a bio, photo slideshows and shows all the products currently available endorsed by a specific rider.

Get the Goods - Buy F Gear!
Search and browse through our extensive database driven catalog. All the products shown is current and available now. You can search on pro riders, product names, product categories or just browse randomly. Direct links to online mailorder stores that sell our stuff or search our shop database to find your local haunt. Do not be swayed by the opposition, demand the F with no recourse!

Shoot the Shit:
A chaotic mish mash of communication between F Secret Society Members. Get on our board and talk to pros, fans and wackos. Ask questions about the best team in skateboarding, the best products, which makes Foundation the greatest skateboard company in the world!

Of course, News – Immediate Propaganda:
Dude. We post new news all the time. What's happening with team riders, new products special events and even some plain old wacked stuff. Check here often to find out what is wrecking on the home front.

There are several ways to cruise the site. The “Keep on Rolling” pop up list at the upper right corner through out the site. The “Site Map” link at the bottom of all pages and the “Nothing Here” Randomizer on the home page. There’s a lot on the FOSKCO site. Better grab some grub and a six pack and get ready to rock.

Ok that's it. I am wiped out. Time for you know what o'clock. More soon.

Your friend and enemy. Yuck Fou

Posted December 21st, 2001 by Yuuuccckkk Fooouuu

Toy Machine Who is Toy Machine's newest pro?

Guess who Toy Machine’s new pro is? He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides being one of the single sickest skateboarders on the planet, he cuts meat for a living. He has a cool nick name, he is a vegetarian and his initials are DB…… If you guessed Diego “The Butcher” Bucchieri you win nothing. Diego is psyched to be on the team and ready to serve all you minions a plate of amazing-ness! Can you believe it!
Posted December 20th, 2001 by el ztaffo

Foundation Foundation deck design contest!

Foundation Skateboards and BD4D (by designers for designers) have teamed up to bring you a Deck Design Competition. Go to and create a design for a deck that will be chosen by thousands of your creative peers via an online voting system. The top 40 designs will then be passed on to our panel of prestigious judges who will select 5 finalists. The winning designs will be printed onto a deck and sent to the winners for their viewing pleasures. This is your chance to get your artwork on a board. Get to it! Start designing!
Posted December 20th, 2001 by el ztaffo

Foundation A compilation of Foundation news.

Foundation is working on a new board construction that is thinner lighter stiffer and stronger. Team riders and employees both have been trying to destroy these mofos with no such luck. Made with wood and other very secret stuff that make them nearly impossible to break. Expect the release in spring 2002.

Jon West has a website, featuring his horror projects. Check it.

Don’t miss the Foundation US summer tour article in the Dec issue of Big Brother. 12 pages of insane skateboarding and good times are on pages 96-107.

The F glam boys are back from the Tour de Foundation en Latin America. Puerto Rico and Panama are both screaming Viva La Foundacion! Everyone reported sick demos, crowded Emerica signings, good local booze, a very large canal, amazing local spots, Noriega’s Bunker and clear beach waters. Special thanks to Andres and Mark Waters for setting up Emerica sessions. Watch for the documentation coming up in Transworld and 411VM.

Look for Ethan Fowler’s long awaited Transworld interview coming up. Also watch out for Ethan on the Thrasher trip to New Zealand coming up in Thrasher real soon.

Posted December 20th, 2001 by el news-O

Foundation Ripley's Believe it or Not airdate.

Set your recorders! Foundation’s World’s Biggest Skateboard is launching the new season of Ripely’s Believe It or Not! Tod Swank, Josh Beagle, Matt Barker, Damon Mills, Kevin Furtardo and Marc Gariss can be seen manueling the beast. Its complete comedy, lots of slams and overacting. Be sure to tune into TBS the superstation on January 9th 2002 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM PST. The Skateboard is the lead; so don’t miss the top of the show!
Posted December 20th, 2001 by el info

Zero In recent Zero developments.

On Sunday December 9th in the year 2001, Hanger 18 laid witness to an autograph signing by Jamie Thomas, John Rattray, Ryan Bobier, Jon Allie and Lindsay Robertson. There were more 300 kids packed in the bowels of the 18th Hanger. Product raffles carried through the night. If you missed it, you missed out.

John Rattray will soon be residing semi-permanently in San Diego following the acquisition of his work Visa. He’s also looking forward to getting a drivers license so he can learn to drive on the correct side of the street.

Adrian Lopez has quit Hurley – No word yet as to which clothing sponsor he will line up as a replacement. His Osama wanted dead or alive board sales are through the roof! All of Adrian’s royalties are being donated to the Sept. 11th fund and Tum Yeto is matching that amount.

Lindsey Robertson, Rattray, Bobier, Jon Allie and a Canadian Ripper have all taken up residence in Vista with Wiggins. Smoking is allowed after 10pm, but only on the balcony.

Jon Allie has been seen creeping the streets of Vista in a slick BMW station wagon…Who knows?

Mumford is currently down under living it up.

Chief, Adrian and a Canadian Ripper toured New Zealand for a couple of weeks in November on Circa’s world tour.

Dying to Live is still being worked on. I know you’ve heard this before, but it will be worth the wait.

Posted December 20th, 2001 by el zero

Pig Wheels New and Improved Pig tool!

New and approved Pig tool is available now! Sources say it is “Titan-erific!”

In other Pig news Justin Lovely has just signed a deal with Pig making the coveted wheels his only wheel sponsor and making him the highest paid Pig Wheels pro. Rumors suggest his signing bonus could reach upwards of thousands of dollars. A Tum Yeto official, on condition of anonymity, says, “The war is almost over”.

Posted December 20th, 2001 by el pig-O

Tum Yeto Inferior Media.

Skateboarder Jan./Feb. 2002: Justin Strubing gets the contents page. Kris Markovich front boards the roll in rail, pg. 92. Don The Nuge nollie front nose the hubba, pg. 93. Jamie Thomas, Adrian Lopez and John Allie stare down a rail, pg. 105.

Transworld Feb. 2002: John Rattray’s last words, pg. 352. Holy cow! There are 360 pages in TWS now! It’s a novel every month now.

Slap January 2002: Who else, but Jamie Thomas is on the cover. Hollywood review on page 32. The Jamie Thomas experience pages 62-77. Holy cow!

Thrasher January 2002: Jon Allie takes the cover with a kick flip back lip. Jamie Thomas’s gnarlyness again! Full interview on pages 118-123. Austin Stephens full interview on pages 138-147. Double TY whammy!

Big Brother January 2002: Ed Templeton gets the contents page with a nose blunt across and down the box.

Transworld March 2002: Matt Mumford on Tangent, pg. 112. Fast plants with Richie Belton on the Starting Point, pg. 134. Zero hero east coast tour, pg. 277 – 303. You can’t keep a good tour down. Matt Mumford throws down a b/s 50-50 on page 307.

Posted December 20th, 2001 by el ztaffo

Zero Jamie Thomas at Island Water Sports.

Don't miss this one! On Thursday December 27th Jamie Thomas will be at Island Water Sports Deerfield Beach, FL at noon o'clock. He will be hanging out signing autographs and hosting a product toss of insane proportions. Get there early cause thousands of people are expected! Call Scott at 1-800-873-0375 for more info and directions.

Check out the IWS flyer. For a visual reference of the pandemonium that is about to ensue.

Posted December 18th, 2001 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Newly released Toy Machine ABEC-5 bearings

Check out the newly-released Toy Machine ABEC-5 bearings! They come in a special Transmissionator Pez-dispenser. Eating the bearings is not recommended.
Posted December 17th, 2001 by Tom Yeeto Web Lackey

Toy Machine the Black Sperm of Vengeance.

Ed Templeton and Leigh LeDare have teamed up to bring you the Black Sperm of Vengeance art show. It's running November 17th untill January 5th at the New Image Art gallery, 7906 Santa Monica Blvd. #208, West Hollywood, CA 90046. Hours are Wednesday-Thursday-Friday 1-5pm. Saturday 1-6pm.

Go to for more info and a sample of Ed's and Leigh's work. Not for the idiotic or easily offended.

Posted December 11th, 2001 by el busy-o!

Toy Machine TY weebsite winner for November.

Check it ouut! Aaron Mallin from Province, BC is all over the artificial random selector thingy for november. He packed up a Robot board, a set of Monster 56mm wheels, a long sleeve plaid shirt, a tee, a long sleeve waffle shirt, a pair of the new black Toy jeans, the new Turtle Boy toy (equiped with a whip a knife and a bottle of beer), some tattoos, a matching Turtle boy wallet, a Moster beanie, a triangle sect cap and some stickers. O'my crap-e-ole! How are we supposed to stay in business by giving away this much free stuff? I don't know but Aaron is probably stoked. Wait a minute! Aaron you gotta send some of that stuff back!

If you want to take all of our prody like Aaron has, you should probably try your luck on the contests page.

Posted December 11th, 2001 by el crapo

Foundation F Pool Service

Of course Foundation has some classic roots. Thought we didn't biatch. Check out our new page dedicated our Foundation Pool Service. Expect killer skate shots and editorial on the art of poolriding. Shit yea!

Go here now! Foundation Pool Service

Posted December 8th, 2001 by Yuck Fou