News From July 2002

Foundation 29 Days of Madness and Mayhem.

Foundation is concentrating on California this year in a full California blast out tour. Look for Ethan Fowler, Justin Strubing, Daniel Shimizu, Mike Rusczyk, Tony Silva, Corey Duffel and Gareth Stehr, plus special guests to be shralping masonite or signing your girlfriends boobies. It's falaish time! We will show anyone who may doubt the mighty F!

Date Location Phone
August 3rd Hanger 18 - San Diego 619-299-3392
August 3rd Active - Escondido 760-839-6941
August 4th Ozone - Oceanside 760-941-3835
August 4th Active - Temecula 909-693-4155
August 5th Old Star - Santa Monica 310-450-8220
August 6th Active - Irvine 949-955-1058
August 8th To be Announced Donno fool
August 9th To be Announced Donno fool
August 10th Furnace - Cypress 714-828-4226
August 11th Skate Lab - Simi Valley 805-578-0040
August 13th Skate Street - Ventura 805-578-0040
August 14th Moondoggies - San Luis Obispo 805-594-1995
August 16th Bill's Wheels - Salinas 831-443-0415
August 17th Skateworks - Santa Cruz 650-363-2468
August 19th Circle A - San Jose 408-995-0677
August 20th 510 - Berkely 510-843-1863
August 21st Metro - Pleasant Hill 925-363-7440
August 23rd Impact - Bakersfeild 661-835-7323
August 24th Pharmacy - Palmdale 661-947-2642
August 25th Pharmacy - Fontana 909-823-7861
August 27th Active - San Dimas 909-592-0661
August 28th Boarders - Montebello 323-721-1050
August 29th Extreme - Los Angeles 310-446-3261
August 30th Epidemic - Cathedral City 760-322-9100
August 31st Soul Grind - El Cajon 619-670-3631

Just say no to FUPA!

Posted July 26th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Toy Machine.

Toy Machine is still in Europe and getting sheeit done. Right now Ed Templeton, Diego Bucchieri, Austin Stephens, Caswell Berry and Nate Broussard are in Barcelona, Spain on a film/photo trip with Mike Burnett and Dave Hoang. Burnett is shooting for a Thrasher article and Dave is filming for the up coming Toy Machine video. What! An up coming video! Holy crap!

The highlight of Europe has easily been none other than Caswell Berry. He placed 2nd place in Copenhagen, 1st place in Laussane and 4th place at Dortmund. The finest of the Tilt-mode army!

Billy Marks is out and about. Last I talked to him he was shooting photos for Skaterboarder and doing some filming. He says he has a couple things ready for the eye.

Josh Harmony is heading for back home status on a little trip back to his home town in Illinois. He plans on hanging tough with some of his long time friends and cohorts.

Toy Machine ‘new wave’ is in full effect! Look for the new new wave models to be in stores in about a week. Less surface is less friction is less work is lazy fat American skaters. Innovation is reinvigorating.

Posted July 25th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Foundation what? FOSKCO.

Check out the Foundation Vancouver article in the new Thrasher along with the Duffman's interview. Both will blow your minds!

The Foundation team is back from a 3 week Europe trip, which consisted of demos, in store shop appearances, shooting a Slap article along with 3 other European magazine articles and ripping the contests. See all the Chaos in an upcoming Slap Magazine.

Next on the summer Foundation agenda will be a month California Tour called the "MADNESS AND MAYHEM TOUR" which starts August 3rd. The guys will be going from shop to shop and town to town shredding demos and signing autographs. For more info and to find a shop near you or go to .

The Foundation Controlled Chaos in 411 is completed and will be out in issue 54. It will also appear with added footage on the DVD but to see it on the DVD you will have to find this hidden segment because there is going to be a so called Easter egg hunt.

411 Issue 52 just came out and you can see the glam boys in Panama and Peurto Rico having a good time site seeing and skateboarding.

I heard a rumor that he Foundation team is working on a top secret Christmas video that will be out early December just in time for all you kiddies out there to beg your parents for this perfect stocking stuffer.

The long awaited Ethan Fowler TWS interview is out so go to your local skate shop and check it!

Corey Duffel's Thrasher interview has just came out and is awesome! This kid rips! He's an Animal! Go check it out and you will see what I mean. Corey Duffel just finished up a part for the new Thrasher video, and a 411 Wheels of Fortune due out in the near future. Corey has also just shot a 20 questions in TWS that you can check out in the next Transworld.

Mike Rusczyk is back on his board shredding after a long time healing from knee surgery. Look out for mike and the rest of the team on the Madness and Mayhem tour in August.

Posted July 25th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Pig Wheels The latest in Pig news is here!

Pig Ceramic Bearings: The fasted bearings just got faster! Pig Ceramic Bearings are *Lighter* than metal, *Highly Durable* doesnıt heat up like metal so bearing blow outs will not occur like they would with other bearings, Ceramic ball bearing will not Rust! *Longer Bearing Life*, *Faster* Ceramics are polished more to give you the fastest bearing ever!

A new Pig Pro wheel series is complete that includes the wheels of Ethan Fowler, Kris Markovich, Ryan Wilburn, "New Pro" The NUGE, Neil Heddings, "AM Wheel" Corey Duffel, and "Toy Machines" Austin Stephens and Jon West. Buy a set today.

Posted July 25th, 2002 by el piggy

Tum Yeto Inferior Media.

Transworld: Ethan Fowler Spotlight.

Thrasher August 2002: Billy Marks places 1st with a kick flip smith in the Phoenix AM, pg 87. Holy Foundation issue! Corey Duffel, no talk, just hammers, pg. 110-125. Josh Harmony is by far one of my favorite skateboarders, pg. 128-129. Foundation’s west coast tour on page 134-151.

Slap August 2002: Pop-Top review on page 36. Young Kris Markovich on page 42. Corey Duffel with a bar-y ollie, pg. 104.

Posted July 25th, 2002 by el media

Deathbox Deathbox team news.

The Mighty Eric Dressen Has been seen filming for an upcoming segment for Fox sports net with Wee man, And some of the other 1984 crew. Eric has been riding the DEATHBOX logo I deck, while busy working on his new signature model with DEATHBOX

The Oz Fest is coming up on Aug. 31st, and since Folmer is tight with some of the bands that will be playing; looks like some of the "D-Boys" will be there. This year's "Hey Punk!" extravaganza at EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle is going to be all time! Many of the details (what bands, etc), are being worked out, but so far, here's the quick rundown:
8/23/02- films & panel discussion @ EMP
8/24/02- evening punk show @ EMP (hopefully the Circle Jerks)
8/25/02- outdoor skating & punk rock show @ Skatepark

Andrew McKeag has invited most of the DEATHBOX crew to come up and ride while punk bands thrash in the back ground. So far, it looks like:
Duane Peters, Doug "Pineapple" Saladino, Eric D., Dave Reul, Salba, Hackett, Olson, Ruml, Folmer, Demain, Nathan and Arab Groff, Inouye, Magnusson, Mike Smith, Lance Mountain (Tentative).
Now that will be a S-I-C-K session! Last year, Due to a knee surgery Hackett was the MC; this year, who knows who will step up to the mic! Maybe Pineapple since he is still recovering from a broken ankle. For more info contact:

Andrew McKeag/Public Programs Experience Music Project 2901 3rd Ave #400 Seattle, WA 98121 phone: 206.262.3431 fax: 206.770.2727

While we're on the subject of Pine's busted ankle, I finally got the details on how it went down: While practicing for the "Legends" division at last months "V-Bowl" contest in Hermosa beach, Pine went into a high speed board slide. While coming out of this move, he knew he was not going to make it, and went into a knee slide. Apparently, his right leg didn't come around fast enough; his toe caught on that super sticky surface and BAM! ? busted ankle. Immediately, Bowman, Elguera and Hackett jumped into the bowl to check out the situation and assist, Germ and Tesnar showed up with hammers in hands after jumping down the scaffolds and knocking the hatch door open to help their bro out. While carrying Pine out of the escape hatch, Bowman and Hackett told Pine that it's was just a sprain ... "Yeah right!" Bowman took pictures of the ankle while Pine lay quietly saying nothing and cracking jokes. Pine awaits Germ and Tesnar at the hospital for 1 1/2 hours (where could they be? we all know ...sessioning a pool nearby- of course!) Arab shows up after going to multiple hospitals. The results; Clean break on the right fibula, Doc inserted a plate and seven screws, 1-week later ... took the splint off and removed staples, cruising around on crutches, back in action in 4 months, been seen scoping out the new pool at the Clairmont "Y" in San Diego. Secretly jotting down lines. Will probably carve the fuck out of it and board slide around the whole deep end. Pine has also been seen down at ACE Tattoo in OB working on his leg piece. Pine will soon be a free and single man again, due to a divorce... ladies, feel free to send pics and get well cards to

Posted July 25th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation World's Biggest Skateboard on Ripley's

See it here now. Ripley's feature on the WBS. Pretty corny, eh!

Download that puppy HERE! (4 megabyted.. Quicktime player required!) That's a broadband download dudes.

Posted July 25th, 2002 by Yuck Fou

Deathbox Jay Adams.

Jay Adams, David Hackett, Tony Magnussen, Brian reid, Gary Owens, and Grant Fukuda were recently seen tearin' up the Oahu's North shore, surfing 4-6 foot Sunset, Rocky rights, and Gas Chambers. After surf sessions the boys would regularly show up at Old School ripper and original member of the 1960's Hobie team, Steve Ellis' mini ramp for some sick and heated sessions. Hackett even got a chance to ride with his old bro and former Arrow team mate Kent Senatore who shralped the bowl at Hickam A.F.B. Look for photos and new Jay Adams/Osiris shoe in all the mags soon. Unfortunately , two days after the boys left the islands Adams was "caught" at a routine parole officer meeting with $850.00 in his pocket. According to the law, a parolee is only allowed to have $125.00 maximum on his/her person! How fucked up is that?!! How the hell is a man supposed to get his life back together with $125.00? Geez, he makes twice that much a week off his DEATHBOX board sales alone, let alone what Osiris shoes pays him. Jay got thrown into solitary for 20 days, and will be out on July 28th. He is in good spirits and is ready to fuck shit up when he gets out! To contact Jay, send emails
Posted July 25th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation New Foundation Backpack!

Go here to see the specs on this puppy. Tricky flash catalogger thingamagig.

Click HERE!


Posted July 25th, 2002 by Yuck Fou

Deathbox Deathbox Wheels.

Deathbox just came out with some sick-ass-super-fuckin-fast wheels they are now available at better skate shops. They all come in super hard pool formula 101 durometer except for the 59MM "DEATHBOX DESTROYERS" that also come in 95 Duro for slippery surfaces like dusty warehouse ramps and crap!

They are:
59MM "DEATHBOX DESTROYERS" (also in 95 durometer)
60MM "F.S.U. DEATHBOX TEAM" (that stands for fuck shit up!)

Posted July 25th, 2002 by booger

Foundation Washington Street Skatepark benefit.

Be there! Dammit!

Posted July 24th, 2002 by el ztaffo


Posted July 11th, 2002 by Pipe Killer

Tum Yeto Memorial Skatepark Update.

The Memorial Skatepark is currently flying through all of the city comitees, but is still taking some time to complete the red tape. As you know the funding and approval is there, it's just taking a bit to finish up. Check out to see some of the design concepts. User Name: memorial Password: skate. While on the site you can email them and give your approval and opinion.

There's another meeting coming up real soon, so stay tuned for more updates.

Posted July 8th, 2002 by Memorial Skatepark Task Force

Toy Machine Caswell Berry takes first!!!!

Caswell Berry took first place at the Grand Prix contest this weekend in Laussane. I know you didn't expect anything less than the best. I do believe that the world cup is coming up real soon and I for one would like to see Caswell take it all the way. He can do it. Let's see, the next and last contest is in Dortmund this weekend. Caswell Berry, he's our man, if Caswell can't do it then no one can!

Look for Caswell's new pro board out really soon.

Posted July 8th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation More, Dude! Where's My Board! Updates.

The team had fun in Austria Monday night. Fusion 3 Ltd. took them out to a medieval restaurant in Hall in Tyrol, near Innsbruck. One tends to eat with ones hands and throw bones around in this place while a guy in tights performs medieval music. Apparently it was a good night to say the least. Tuesday was spent skating in various spots nearby and then they hit the road to Zürich, Switzerland, where they arrived last night at the No Way skate shop in Zürich. Once there, they managed to squeeze in a TV interview and signing of some coffee machine! Today, Wednesday, they hit the road to Lugano, Switzerland, only to encounter the beautiful European weather - pissing rain! Anyway, off to Lausanne to the contest tomorrow to kick some butt.
Posted July 3rd, 2002 by Robert Hourmont

Foundation Dude! Where's My Board?

things are going well with the tour in general. Hit a few bumps in Austria as it was the weekend - people wanted to party too hard! Anyway, moved on to Switzerland today and they want to cancel Dortmund next week and head to France.

Get ready France!

Posted July 2nd, 2002 by Robert Hourmont

Foundation Jon West gets 411VM clip of the day.

Check out Jon West on 411VM's clip of the week. Clip of the week.
Posted July 2nd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Toy Machine meets Street Machine.

That's right! The machines are connecting up with Emerica for a day of signings and skating. Toy Machine in conjunction with Emerica will be at Street Machine - 6 rue bailleul (metro louvre station, behind adidas store). Ed Templeton and Austin Stephens along with Diego Bucchieri and Caswell Berry will be signing autographs at 6pm, then they will be off to Chelles Skatepark for a sesh. Don't miss it! Be there!

In case you didn't know, this Street Machine location is in Paris.

Posted July 1st, 2002 by el cheesy