News From January 2002

Tum Yeto Flaming the Fires of the Revolution!

Flaming the fires of the revolution the TUM YETO united coalition of the peoples resistance (aka UTO MYTE) initiate Coup D' Etat IV. The rights of economic prosperity and individual freedom must be engaged and acted upon. You, as an official cooperative, are required to attend this meeting of the minds where the top secret blueprint of the future will be unleased upon the ultra establishment that has been working to bind and central the existence of the people. Beware the rhetoric republic propaganda of the establishment. We are the resistance. February 2, 3, 4 –10am to 5pm each day. Long live the movement!
Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Death Box?

In a special coop development Tod Swank has teamed up with some of skateboardings greatest riders to create a classic board company ampted on pool riding, street cruising, style and the pure enjoyment of skateboarding. Deathbox skateboards is born (reborn by a different mother, if you know). Headed up by Dave Hackett and Doug "Pineapple" Saladino plus other classic dominators bent on making skateboards for the rest of us. Releasing 2.2002 with logo decks and following up with classic re-releases of updated pro models tentatively from Hackett, Pine, Folmer, Bowman, Adams, Mr. IPS, Ruml IV and Blackhart just to mention a few. Expect bigger decks and some hefty attitude. Tum Yeto will be assisting with manufacturing and distribution needs.

Death Box

Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Deck Design Contest.

Go check out the slideshows to see some of the cooler submissions for the Foundation and BD4D Deck Design Contest. There are some truely bad azz designs in there, so keep them coming!

Go to to enter.

Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Foundation Team News.

Look for the new 411 issue 49 DVD and see the Foundation team on the Tragic Hysteria Tour!

The Foundation team will also have the controlled chaos section in 411 issue # 52 coming out in Spring.

The Scariest Man in skateboarding Jon "Spits" West just finished up the Board Kennel video which is his local skate shop video. The word on the streets is that the video is great with a lot of very talented underground skaters.

Daniel "The Butterfly" Shimizu is working on a Big Brother interview due out this Summer.

Justin "Speed and Style" Strubing has been seen shredding the streets of Norcal filming for the upcoming Emerica video and has also been working on a Big Brother interview.

Tony "#1 AM" Silva has been shooting a lot for the upcoming AM issue in Transworld and has an endless stockpile of amazing footage! This kid is so amazing so keep a lookout for a Tony Silva section is one of those upcoming video's?

The Amazing Mike Rusczyk is on the rode to recovery after getting knee surgery 3 months ago. He will be ripping again soon and is a pro model in the works?

Power House Ethan Fowler just finished up a Heckler Interview and has been busy working on his TWS interview due out just in time for his Pro Vans shoe campaign to hit the magazines. Ethan has also been shooting articles for Thrasher and Skateboarder. Ethan has also recently scored a sponsorship deal with Fender guitars for his musical escapades.

Foundation is working on the upcoming Controlled Chaos for 411 due April 1st for issue #52. Ethan Fowler is working on his TWS Pro spotlight due out this summer.

Look for the new Foundation "Pop Top" board construction that makes the boards thinner, lighter, stiffer and stronger.

Foundation has a great new backpack with a fresh new design out now that has everything you need for your traveling needs.

Foundation Skateboarding will take over the world in 2002!

Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Pig Wheels New Pig Wheel riders.

New Pig Wheels riders include Austin Stephens, Corey Duffle, and J.P. Ladd, Everyone is making the switch to Pig because people are realizing that Pig has the best formula which makes the Fastest, Most Durable wheels on the market and don't flat spot like our competitors wheels. Join the Pig Army Today!

Because of the overwhelming demand not to change the design of the Pig backpacks, Pig backpacks has kept it's Functional design and changed the material to a lighter weight. Going on a trip this Spring? Don't forget your Pig Duffle Bag! Pig Duffle Bags are flying off the shelves so get them before they are gone.

New Pig stretch denim pants are in and are said to be the best new pant to come along in years, great fit, no more binding, most comfortable pant ever.

New wheels from Pig include the Pig Kiss Series for all rocking Kiss fans, New Punk Flag wheels, and New Pig Thin Cuts "Out Now!" with Animal Slayer Graphics. Pro Series is still available. Pig Wheels are the most durable Wheels EVER!

Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Ruckus Metal Ruckus Metal Hardware?

Ruckus Metal hardware is out now. Unbreakable!
Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Tum Yeto Canada Tour?

The Tum Yeto Vancouver tour will be taking place starting middle March, destinations to be announced with Foundation taking on the whole west coast and Toy Machine taking on the whole North through Canada. Everything is still tentative so stay tuned for dates and loctions.
Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Zero Zero Team News.

Jamie Thomas is on fire. In case you haven't seen all of the footage and coverage the Chief has gotten lately let me give you some hints on where to look. Jamie recently had a full interview in Slap Magazine, which revealed his Bitchin 69 Camaro Z/28. This interview is like no other so you should track down a copy and enjoy. He also has a heads in Thrasher, which is a mini interview. That's where you can get some inside scoop on The new ZERO video "DYING TO LIVE". Of course the icing on the cake would have to be Jamie's part in the world renowned CHOMP ON THIS. I would assume you have already seen this video and if you haven't you suck. You have to buy it now. It brings skateboarding back down to earth and to an enjoyable level. Check back soon for more info on the Chief.

Matt Mumford. The Mutt has also been a busy man. Matt's part in the new Globe video is more than amazing. Another video you should run out and buy. Matt also brought the New Year in the right way. Rumor has it he was in Las Vegas at a Guns and Roses concert. You know you're jealous! You can imagine the fun he was having that night, Man, I'm jealous too. Matt has been juggling a few things like filming for the New ZERO video "DYING TO LIVE", Traveling back to the homeland for a Globe video premier tour and to see Homies, Family and drink some great Aussie beer and moving out from his old crib and into a new one. We all wish him well in his new clubhouse.

Adrian Lopez. Lopes is all over the place. He's hard to keep up with these days. He's definitely the most illusive team rider. He's obviously been logging non-stop hours of filming, Like everyone else on the ZERO ARMY. He has also been frequently stopping in at Black Box to cause what ever trouble he can. His new C1rca shoe is one of the best skate shoes ever. You should ask your shop to order a thousand pairs just to make sure you get a pair before they are sold out. If you live in the San Diego area be on the look out for this guy on the freeway. He'll definitely run you off the road.

John Rattray. John has been putting the finishing touches on making the skateboard dream come true. He has made the huge move from Scotland to California and brought his lady with him. He just got his first American apartment practically next door to the Zero house and is in the market for a car. If anyone would like to donate a car to the Rattray car relief fund feel free to call Black Box. Other than getting his American life going Rattray has been taking out spots and ripping every terrain in his path. Any doubts please see his front board in his first Zero ad located in Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. More on Scotland's finest coming soon.

Ryan Smith. Ryan is One of the newest Am's on Zero and his spot on the Zero Team is well deserved. He has too much coverage to list and always on a constant mission to get footloose. Be on the look out for his photos in the upcoming am issue of Transword. On top of filming for "DYING TO LIVE" Ryan is also filming for an RDS and DC Shoes video due to be out sometime soon so when you see it in a shop buy and peep his skills. He has been in the U.S. for a little over a month with homie and Photographer Scott Pommier and since these two are always together nothing goes un-photographed or un-documented. If you happen to see either of these guys out in the world challenge them to a game of chess. They'll be down for giving you a battle.

Ryan Bobier. Bobier has finished his part in the new Adio video and his main focus now is "DYING TO LIVE". His part in the Adio video was great a follow up to his debut part in Misled Youth a few years back. Little Bobier is not so little anymore and becoming a respected man in Skateboarding these days. He has just gotten his first car and rolling around uncontrollably bumping beats with the newly acquired stereo system. He's a frequent at the Zero Park docking endless amount of hours training for real life situations. More on Bobier coming soon.

Jon Allie. Jon is another new killer on the Zero Army. This kid is just amazing on a skateboard. He can skate the Zero Park for longer than anyone. He has been seen lately on the cover of Thrasher doing tricks on shaky rails, which proves he has the balls to be one of the new soldiers on the army. He could use a haircut or maybe an Afro pick but other than that he's a cool cat. He is one of the permanent residents at the Zero house, which just happens to be a few blocks from Jon's playground, the Zero Park, Lucky Jon. His first Zero ad is coming soon so be on the look out.

Lindsey Robertson. Lindsey was the mystery kid on flow for a while. He has finally proved his skills enough to be added to the Zero Team and is opening eyes all over. He had some hammer shots in the Zero Hero tour section in Transworld and more is on the way. Lindsey lives in Miami and isn't scared to tell you that. He spent a month in California at the Zero house recently making lists of tricks to be done and checking it twice. He has a special room at the Zero house named after him called (The Players Club). Well it's actually a closet but he's a little guy so it was fitting to his bird chest and tiny arms. Lindsey's skating is going to speak for itself in the future but until then scan every magazine for special sightings of his skills and what he's been up to. He has legs of steel so if you have a gap in your town you'd like to see someone jump down, Lindsey is the guy to do it. Lindsey is scheduled to return to California in February to try and finish his part for "DYING TO LIVE" which is going to make a lot of people recognize. More later.

Posted January 30th, 2002 by Wiggins

Tum Yeto Memorial Skatepark Update.

The Memorial skate park neighborhood meeting was successful! Only a few neighbors came out in opposition, but thanks to the task force we were able to show the community that a skate park was beneficial to their neighborhood. At the meeting council member Ralph Inzunza informed us that he was able to get more grant money from the state, uping our total to $575,000. That's a lot of cash! Next we will be holding a couple more community meetings in order to get every ones input on skate park design. We already have a lot of cool ideas, but more are always welcome. Rumor is, we will be recreating some famous street spots, details are a secret. Stay tuned to this channel for the next meeting and updates.
Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Inferior Media.

Big Brother February 2002: Ruckus trucks review on page 52. God damn AM Tony Silva on pages 120-121.

Slap February 2002: Ryan Wilburn twists a f/s rock on page 38. John Rattray nollie flipping in KC, page 96.

Transworld April 2002: Check out the mis-adventures of Jamie Thomas and John Rattray on Circa's world tour in Canada, pages 182-197. These guys have more style in one trick than others do in their whole bag. Foundation's Tradgic Hysteria tour! The corruption starts on page 214 and ends on page 227, thats lotsa corruption! Jason Adams goes on a trip to mysterious Alaska pg. 264-275.

Skateboarder March 2002: Caswell Berry mini interview on page 54. John Rattray rips it up on pages 86-91.

Thrasher March 2002: Ryan Bobier mini interview and large kickflip, pg. 132-133. Peligro Fantastico! Ed Templeton, Austin Stephens and Caswell Berry in South America, pgs. 142-163. A must see!

Posted January 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine New Toy Machine Site up!

Our site is FINALLY up!
No website in the universe is comparable!! Rider profiles, searchable product catalog, artwork, photos, news, tourdates, even links to all of the riders' home phone numbers!

Check out!

Posted January 23rd, 2002 by Web Lackey of Death

Toy Machine Caswell Berry!!!!!!!

Congratulations goes out to Caswell Berry! Caswell rocked the house and scared a bunch of lazy pros with his buttery 1st place performance at the Tampa AM contest. Yee haw! Toy Machine is reclaiming its power over you. Check out Caswell's runs.

I can't beleive its not butta!

How to make butta!

Posted January 23rd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Yuck Fou Drawings by YOU!

Geez Louise! It's going off. We are geeting hundreds of submissions for FREE Stickers from me. I am the best. Some of the drawings are pretty bad. Is there anyone out there that can draw me not just good but great?!? Check out all the submissions at

Get FREE stickers? Go here loser!

Yuck Fou Too!

Posted January 15th, 2002 by Yuck Fou

Tum Yeto Tum Yeto Virtual Slide Shows.

No, not of porn you perv! Of our real live events! Whenever Tum Yeto riders go out on the town, the paparatzi chase them around and blind them with their flashbulbs! When this happens we beat the crap out of the paparatzi, steal their film, develop it, and put it on this very website for your perusing. Cheq it, foo!
Posted January 10th, 2002 by We Blackey

Foundation Cyclone records giveaway.

Go check out for a channce to win a complete Foundation board and some Boils goods from their new record. All you have to do is answer some very easy questions. Or are they?
Posted January 8th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Get the faqts from the FAQ!

Since we get the same 3.41 questions from people over and over and over, we now have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the site. Please read it before sending us spam! Thanks, you're the best.
Posted January 7th, 2002 by web lackey o' death

Pig Wheels Tom Yeeto site winner for December!

A nice big heaping helping of hospitality goes out to Guy Ray from the Inland Empire! Riverside that is. Guy reached up real high and pulled down a Pig power board, 54mm x-ray wheels, a set of Speedstar bearings, some Skewers, 2 tees, a 3 row studded belt to hold up his new black stretch Pig jeans, one of the new Lightining Bolt fleece sweatshirts, a matching Bolt cap, a face beanie, a 'making cash money' leather wallet, a new coin purse (not just for girls) and some stickers. Ooooh my! I think I may have sent too much. I'm fired!

Help get me fired by entering the monthly contest.

Posted January 4th, 2002 by el ztacko