News From March 2002

Tum Yeto Washington Street Skatepark.

Attention San Diego Skaters!! Grab a shovel and some beer, then head down to West Washington Street and Pacific Highway to help build the Washington St. Skatepark. Everyone is welcome to help and we're gonna need it.

The boys Tom, Glen and Joe will be there morning till night, EVERYDAY till its done. This is a 100% community and volunteer project. Built by skaters for skaters. Go and help out or regret it later!

Posted March 29th, 2002 by Tom

Toy Machine Gold Templeton shoes?

Yes it's true, Ed and Emerica are spray painting 600 limited edition Temp 2's. Check out this article for more details.
Posted March 28th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Toy Machine Tour

The Time Has Come...


Sucking the Life
skateboard demonstration tour

Fri. May 17 - Cowtown, Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 20 - Fast Forward, Oklahoma City, OK
Tues. May 21 - Fast Forward, Ft. Worth, TX
Fri. May 24 - XXX Sports, Nashville, TN
Sat. May 25 - Ambush Atlanta, GA
Mon. May 27 - Vertical Urge, Raleigh, NC
Tues. May 28 - Evolve, Annapolis, MD
Thur. May 30 - Theory, Springfield, MA
Fri. May 31 - Red Alert Rye, NH
Sat. June 1 - Krudco, Rochester, NY
Mon. June 3 - Sunsports, Columbus, OH
Tue. June 4 - Rise, Indianapolis, IN
Wed. June 5 - RQ, Naperville, IL
Fri. June 7 - Rampage, Davenport, IA
Sat. June 8 - BBB, Omaha, NE
Mon. June 10 - Brothers Boards, Aurora, CO

Who will be there you ask?

Diego Bucchieri
Ed Templeton
Caswell Berry
Austin Stephens
And the Flow Team

Loyal Pawns will show up no matter what.
24 Hour drives are no problem for a true Toy Machine Pawn.
Posted March 28th, 2002 by E. Templeton

Foundation New Foundation news.

The Foundation team is in full force planning this years touring schedule. Look out for a full frontal assault this year with lots of coordination and combined efforts. Foundation’s summer tour is tentatively being worked on for August. Hitting only the best demos from last year, plus some great new locations. If your over in Europe you can count on the guys showing up at the Grand Prix, Lausanne and Dortmund, making us a truly international team of Hooligans. Not including all the ‘here and there’ missions. If you don’t see us this year, your not looking.

After losing 32 lbs Justin Strubing is feeling a lot better! He just came down to SD to hang for a few days and was eating everything in site. Watch out for Justin Strubing and friends in the May issue of Strength.

Corey Duffel is nursing his broken collarbone from his run in with a High School wrestling coach. Word is he lost his board while skating a roof gap. When Corey made it down to get his board he was greeted by the wrestling coach. He chased the coach into the jim trying to get his board back where the coach then proceed to show his students how to do a typical blindsided jock move that ended up breaking Corey’s collarbone. Other than that Corey is amped to get better so he can show everyone how to get things done. Watch out for a lot of cool things and some badazz coverage of Corey real soon. I heard he gots the cover of both Slap and Thrasher!

Keep your eyes peeled for the Foundation’s new Pop-Top boards. The Top ply is a secret in construction behind the snap composite. It’s 4 times stronger than other boards and has a lasting pop. Ethan Fowler rode the same one for 2 weeks while in Australia.

And the fabled new Foundation day pack is available now! Lightweight and strong with all the amenities, comes with a main compartment, lots of pockets, a patented “EZ Access” board holder, CD holder and contoured straps.

Why are yous sitting infront of yous computer? Go eat or something!

Posted March 27th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Pig Wheels When's the new Pig tool out?

New and improved Pig tool is now available and in stock! New pivoting socket, and removable allen and phillips key allow for better versatility and better social benefits.
Posted March 27th, 2002 by Dookie boy

Ruckus Metal New stuff from Ruckus.

Ruckus is constantly developing a more superior truck. Look for a new super lightweight design and an arsenal of durable, innovatively designed accessories to upgrade and customize your trucks to optimum performance.
*Bushings (88, 92, 92 & 96) Color coded.
*Ruckus Pocket Tool.
*New and highly developed lightweight kingpin.
Due this summer!

Also look out for new METAL hardware. Available in sizes: 7/8", 1", 1 1/8".
Special features include:
* Half tread bolt for tighter fit.
* Added board strength.
* Superior grade steel.
* Bonus silver bolt fot directional.


Posted March 27th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Deathbox!

Look for some footage of the "The Deathbox Expression Session" in the new upcoming pool riding documentary "CHLORINE" by English filmmakers Julie Angel and Milan Spasik - we saw the trailer and it is SICK!

Pinapple, Hackett, and some of the Tum Yeto family of hard core pool rippers have been seen hopping fences, barging backyards, and infiltrating backyard pools from San Diego to Salba land - ripping, tearing, and shredding all coping and Deathboxes in sight compiling footage for their first video "TALES FROM THE DEATHBOX" to be released sometime next year.

The new line of Deathbox Pro decks will be out and available by the end of March / early April (right around the time of the release of the award winning "Dogtown and Z-Boys film in theaters everywhere (check out Jay Adams and Hackett in that one.) Look for some very different shapes, sizes, concaves, graphics, and just about everything you've never seen as Deathbox riders Adams, Hackett, Pineapple, Folmer, Inouye, Bowman, Blackhart, and Ruml go against all the rules to once again tweak the minds of the current skate grommet and population at large...

Speaking of grommets, Deathbox has signed mini ripper Nathan Groff (8) to it's competition / flow team and is on a worldwide search for all around hard core skaters ("all around" means you skate EVERYTHING) to represent, so if you think you got what it takes to "Ride The Box" send in your photos, vid's, emails and photos of your girlfriend to:

Shoe news: Jay Adams has been signed and is working on a new signature shoe with Osiris along with David Hackett. This shoe will blow minds. Hackett is now sponsored by Osiris, Indy, and Black Leather Racing for this years TLP slalom racing series. The first race "Battle by the Bay" will be held in San Francisco's Presidio Park on March 23-24.

Deathbox is also one of the sponsors of the Kona Skate park annual Banked Slalom event - look for Pinapple and Hackett to represent speed.

On a personal note, Deathbox pros and legendary Z-boys Jay Adams and Wentzle Ruml have been getting some killer surf lately. Jay stuffing 8-10 foot barrels at Rocky Point in Hawaii, while Wentzle has been slashing and carving 6-8 foot perfection in the British Virgin Islands.

Pineapple, Hackett, and Bowman were seen sessioning the Coronado skate park testing their new prototypes. Bowman blew minds with Inverts, and airs until Pineapple devastated everyone with a 30-foot+board slide in the deep end, which included a high speed, blur down the elevator section of the coping.

Tom Inouye was last reported tearing up some deep, deep powder and hucking his body off some sick cliffs up on Mt. Hood. This year both High Cascade and Windells' snowboard Camps have added Skate camps. Look for Tom up there on a recruiting mission for new Deathbox riders.

Folmer and Blackhart were last seen leaving on a secret pool/pipe mission and have been missing for 6 days and 7 nights. Anybody with any information of their whereabouts should immediately contact

Posted March 27th, 2002 by Hackett

Zero Feverish news.

Filming for Dying to Live continues at a feverish pace. All day drives/flights are going down to film one trick. The most recent took the boys to Phoenix, 20 minutes after arrival a trick was on tape and they were back on the road home to San Diego. A world tour to premier the video in all the major cities around the globe is in the works, keep checking for updates.

On March 27th most of the Zero team is flying down-under for a 3-week tour of OZ. In attendance will be: Jamie, Mumford, Ryan Smith, John Rattray, Adrian Lopez, Jon Allie and Lee-Dog. Check out for a schedule of cities and going onses.

I told you once before, I'll tell you again, Lopes' new Circa shoe is selling like hotcakes. Get a pair now if you haven't already, it's not hype, it's a damn good shoe.

Check out the Transworld photo issue for a nice shot of Mumford b/s nose blunting...

The new issue of 411 has a day in the life of Jamie Thomas. It documents the trip Jamie took to Kansas City earlier this year. Some cold weather skating, ramp building and autograph signing definitely go down. Wiggins and Mirko even have cameos. Good stuff. Get it now cause JT's spot alone is worth shelling out some loot for.

Rattray is hanging tight in Scotland awaiting the arrival of his Visa.

Watch for an Adrian Lopez interview in an upcoming Strength.

Lindsey Robertson has a check out in the works for Strength.

Posted March 27th, 2002 by Billy W.

Zero Chris Cole on Zero?

ZERO has just added Chris Cole to the team! You heard right, Chris is now rocking the Skull and will have a full-length part in Dying to Live. Chris has been getting a lot of coverage lately so if you don't already know who he is you must be living under a rock.
Posted March 27th, 2002 by ooooww Biiilly!

Toy Machine Argentina update

Austin and Deigo are back from South America.
It rained a lot and messed with thier skating plans. So beer took over. No, they did what they could and each got some stuff with Mike OMeally.
Rain sucks ass.
Posted March 26th, 2002 by ed

Tum Yeto Hanger 18 anniversary.

Hanger 18 skate shop is celebrating their 5 year anniversary on Sunday, April 7th 2002. Tumyeto will have our tent posted up as well as the worlds biggest skateboard!! Autograph signings with the Hollywood team will be going on in the afternoon. An incredible raffle will also be taking place. Show up, or you suck!
Posted March 26th, 2002 by Ken Lewis

Tum Yeto Memorial Skatepark Meeting.

This last meeting with the San Diego City Planning Department was nothing less than snarley. The Architect, City Engineers, Prosecuter, Planning and Council offices all came out and were in unanimous favor for building the best skatepark in SD. We are still working on scematics and topigrafical issues. The scematics part is to ensure that we can fit all the obstacles that we want in the limited space. The topigraphical issues are for design, such as drainage for the bowls, underground pipes and even the direction the sun is coming from. Not to mention that we still have a couple of commitees to go through. The comitees are there to make sure that the park is accessible to everyone, such as bleachers for parents, a staging area, fencing, etc.

The Architect is a real champion for the cause. He is the same guy who drew Robb Feild in Ocean Beach. Some features of the park that are being considered are to create famous street spots, such as the Gonz gap, UCI ledges, Carlsbad gap and more! Plus a secret one that I don't want to say cause someone else may snake the idea. Trust me it's amazing!

Stay tuned to this channel for more Memorial Park updates.

Posted March 26th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Photos from the Pink Motel.

Deathbox skateboards debuted at the Deathbox private pool party at the Pink Motel, "The Deathbox Expression Session". O.G. Pool rippers from all over the planet arrived to inflict heavy damage on the coping; Salba, Olson, Inouye, Folmer, Swank, Pineapple, Bowman, Lance, Cab, Rule, Fish, Hackett, T-Mag, R. Flores, Red dog Muir, and others schralped for over 4 hours before heading over to the OSSJ for drinks and tall stories.

You heard the stories now check the photos. Plus check out the new Thrasher for a full on article!

Posted March 19th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Black Leather Racing.

What do the Deathbox guys do when they're not ripping the hell out of your neighbors pool? They race! Slalom style. These guys haul ass and turn in negative degrees. Sounds like fun!

Black Leather Racing. You must have quicktime to veiw this bitchie.

Posted March 19th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Skateboarding Emergency


Legislation is coming up in Califonia that may jeopardize skateboarding in California which may raise the attention of politicians from around the country. Skateboarding needs your help. Go here now and see what you can do.

I command you! Yuck

Posted March 19th, 2002 by Yuck Fou

Toy Machine Epic Argentina update.

Its raining but Austin and Diego are still skating.
Posted March 19th, 2002 by Ed T.

Toy Machine Ed Templeton Art Show News.

There is a group show this month featuring Ed Templeton at the 0-1 Gallery in Los Angeles.
Ed is showing 25 photographs of all shapes and sizes. Both color and black and white. The photographs are eds personal photos taken while on tour with Toy Machine, travelling abroad, or living at home. There are some old favorites on display along with many recent new prints.

There are some explicit photos not recommended for persons under 18 years of age.

Here is the info:

0-1 Gallery
7025 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90038
the show runs from MArch 16th until April 6th.

Its right on the corner of Melrose and LaBrea streets not far from Pinks hot dog stand

Check it out while its up, because it will probably be the last show in California this year for Ed.
Posted March 17th, 2002 by You are a Mongoloid.

Pig Wheels Corey Duffel on

Check out the web exclusive interveiw with HardCorey.
Posted March 14th, 2002 by el ztafool

Deathbox Pink Motel Pool Party.

Death Box recently organized the Pool Party of the century. Tons of our forefathers showed up at the Pink Motel for food, drinks, carve grinding and all around good times. It was an exclusive VIP only event, 20 + year players came out to show their skills. Check out for a view from the ground floor. Plus look for the articles to be out in TWS. You wish you were there.
Posted March 14th, 2002 by el ztaffo


Toy ams Austin Stephens and Caswell Berry will be pro this June. and not as part of a big marketing scheme, they earned it fair and square. They payed the dues. Now they can start paying rent.
Posted March 13th, 2002 by Ed T.

Toy Machine Flow Team News

The Toy Machine flow team consists of 3 people. Sean Hayes from Vancouver Josh Harmony from the Inland Empire and James Brockman from San Diego Look for these guys in upcoming junk. Sean has a 2 page spread in the latest TWS and the cover of Canadian magazine SBC along with some footage in the new Red Dragons video. Josh has some coverage coming out in Thrasher and in Skateboarder magazines. And James will be heard of soon enough, just wait.
Posted March 13th, 2002 by Ed T.

Toy Machine Diego news

After Argentina, Diego will be heading out to Hawaii with Hurley for something or other.
Posted March 13th, 2002 by Ed T.

Tum Yeto Crap to Watch.

Jim Argyle just hacked into the 411vm site and was able to get some........'Crap To Watch'.

Don Nguyen backside lip fakie.

Jamie Thomas frontside smith grind.

Foundation Deck Design Contest.

The Foundation and BD4D contest is now finished and we are ready to announce the winners. It was a very close competition and hard to call. Congratulations to everyone who entered! There were over 1300 submissions and over 9000 votes casted from all over the world. Our prestegious panel of judges picked the 5 following winners to have their graphics printed.

Steve Leon Pelham, NY - Afterschool Special
Brian Magar York, PA - Certain Death
Nick Pritchard York, PA - Jock Destroyer
Huschang Pourian Germany - Lorry Culture
Alex Ngo Ridgewood, NJ - Motherboard

Go check out BD4D to see the winning decks and the 35 runner ups.

Posted March 11th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine tour news coming soon...

We are currently working on our summer tour plans. A big US summer tour. A big Europe tour. And other crap. stay tuned, and for god's sake, spend some money.
Posted March 6th, 2002 by the tempster

Toy Machine Austin flies the coop!

Austin Stephens will be starting his own personal Travelling Willburys tour this April when he will be spending the entire month in Louisville Kentucky of all places! He needs to get away from the vortex of Orange County where he lives with me! -ed tEmpleton.
Posted March 6th, 2002 by ed templeton

Toy Machine Upcoming travel plans - Argentina Again!

Austin Stephens will be joining with Diego the Butcher Bucchieri on a trip to Argentina this March. They will be shooting photographs for Diegos upcoming interview in Skateboarder Magazine. Mike OMeally will be the photographer of choice.
Posted March 6th, 2002 by ed templeton

Foundation Tour de Foundation en Puerto Rico.

Check out the slidshows for some pics of the Tour de Foundation en Puerto Rico. It's pretty cool, not to bad.
Posted March 4th, 2002 by el ztaffo