News From October 2002

Toy Machine Billy Marks murders the Damn AM!

Billy Marks murdered the Damn AM contest last weekend in Costa Mesa. His flips to grinds, rails, hubbas, (Billy can flip lock into everything). He was amazing and it was complete homicide. Who called it? I called it the week before the contest, is there really any doubt? I'm going to start a gambling booky system for skateboarding. Anyway, This win secures Billy at 13th overall heading into the Tampa AM in January. Congrats goes out to Billy for the win! You can check out the play by play and the results on
Posted October 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Sales Rep Josh Zimber.

Eastcoast Sales rep, Joshua "Zimbo" Zimber is seen here rocking what appears to be a half-shirted f/s smith.

How funny.

Posted October 30th, 2002 by el ztaffo


This is NOT the Zero video! Josh Beagle and the F Crew have done it again. They constructed or should I say destructed another new video. The Madness and Mayhem video is a tour video that highlights the Foundation's emmensly successful 2002 summer tours, the "29 Days of Madness and Mayhem" California tour and the "Dude! Where's my board?" European tour. There is tons of killer footy from both tours plus some bangers they've gathered since then. Featuring Ethan Fowler, Jon West, Justin Strubing, Daniel Shimizu, Corey Duffel, Mike Rusczyk, Tony Silva and new ams Leo Romero and Gareth Stehr from New Zealand, plus extra bonus footy from F friends. The Foundation 'Madness and Mayhem' video will be in stores by November 15th. This video is full of great skating, fans and everyday shinanigans that happen on tour. A great follow up to last years bashing tour video "These Good Times are Killing Me!" video. The great feel good video of the year!

...and you have the chance of winning a free copy! All you have to do is go to Scavenger Hunt and answer the questions correctly and then you'll be entered for a drawing to win a FREE copy. All the answers can be found by surfing around Its madness I tell ya!

Posted October 28th, 2002 by el madness

Foundation Madness and Mayhem.

Foundation and Transworld have hooked up to give you the ultimate package! You can buy the new Foundation video and a years subscription to Transworld Skateboarding for only $24.95! Just go to the Transworld shop and buy that sukka!
Posted October 24th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Josh Harmony on the cover of Monsterskate.

Jeez! Josh is the man. Does he get the cover of everything or what? Check out Josh on the cover of the new Monsterskate catalog.

You can also check Josh's bio on the team page. Except he doesn't have a photo up yet, which is ok, cause if you want to see what this ugly mug looks like you can check out the cover of the new Monsterskate catalog. Which brings me back to the original point. Josh Harmony is on the cover of the new Monsterskate catalog! What a monster!

Posted October 22nd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Where style is everything.

The much anticipated JAY ADAMS UNDERGROUND POOL DUEL will be postponed until JAY can be there. Since JAY is still on probation, he probably will not be able to leave the islands for a few months. But, that will just give us all some more time to seek out new never-before-ridden pools, get more $$$ from sponsors for prize money, and to fine tune the list of invitees. So far, the list is looking like this:
Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Shogo Kubo, Brad Bowman, Mike Folmer, Steve Alba, Steve Olson, David Hackett, Duane Peters, Eddie Elguera, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain ,Ben Schroeder, Eric Dressen, Danny Way, Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Colin McKay, John Cardiel, Omar Hassan, Bob Burnquist, Al Partenon, Mark Partain, Wade Speyer, Royce Nelson, Aaron Astorga, Dan Dreohble, Peter Hewitt, Sam Hitz, Mike Vallely, Justin Strubing, Christian Brox, Jimmy Moore, Steve Roche, Alex Chalmers, Chet Childress, Rune Glifberg, Tony Trujillo, Kris Markovich, Neil Heddings, Alan Peterson Brian Patch, Ricky Stiles, Dave Reul, Jimmy the Greek, Texas Dan, Tom Inouye, Doug Saladino

DEATHBOX skateboards has 3 new logo decks coming out and 2 new pro models to hit the shops by Christmas. The new Eric D model, and the new Dave Ruel model are looking S-I-C-K and will blow some minds. In addition to these new offerings, expect to see additional models from OG Z-Boy Jay Adams, Malibu Surf skater David Hackett, and the sultan of smooth style- Doug Pineapple Saladino. Other new products include tees, stickers, Hoodys and a DEATHBOX video.

Speaking of the DEATHBOX video; if you have ANY footage of DEATHBOX riders, Send an email to: info@DEATHBOX.COM and let us know about it. It could be worth some swag.

Since the Coup DeTat tradeshow DEATHBOX sales have been up!!! Thanks to all our Bros who ride and grind the BOX!!! We have also broken down many doors into better shops all over the world and will continue to do our part if you do yours! Many riders have emailed us at DEATHBOX complaining about not being able to get DEATHBOX Products. Believe me we feel your pain. The only thing we can do is to ask you to go to your local shop and DEMAND DEATHBOX!!!

Now a little update on the team:

JAY ADAMS is still living in Hawaii, and is about to move back to the North Shore for a heavy winter of North Shore Power Surfing. His Signature Adams DEATHBOX deck continues to be the top selling board along with the HACKETT. JAY also has a new signature shoe with Osiris (which is doing very well) and a new signature truck with Grind King.

BRAD BOWMAN has been seen ripping all over LA and the HB area. This month he is featured in the new Transword for an article on Skate photographer James Cassimus. BOWMAN shredded the Legends division of the Phillips/Fusion Soul bowl event this year, and killed it at the DEATHBOX demo up in Seattle for the HEY PUNK EmP Punkfest this year.

ERIC DRESSEN has been riding and filming for the new Indy film and DEATHBOX video, as well as putting the final touches on his new model for DEATHBOX. Aside from skating, Eric D. has been serving an apprentiship with a very well respected Japanese tattoo artist who has been showing him all the tricks of the trade.

MIKE FOLMER has been busy collecting and selling vintage skateboards, clothing, and other vintage collectables all over the south land. FOLMER tore the shit out of the EMP demo as well up in Seattle this year, and his deck has been one of our best sellers.

DAVID HACKETT has been very busy racing on the pro slalom circuit; he just took 1st place at the Sandia Banked Slalom event out in New Mexico Home of the World¹s largest banks for skateboarding. Check this link for photos and clips of the spot. Hackett kills. In addition to his slalom exploits, HACKETT continues to run his design business and produce all the DEATHBOX artwork.

TOM WALLY INOUYE is just the coolest dude ever. While the whole DEATHBOX team was up on tour in Seattle, he came down from Oregon, took all the D-Boys to all the parks, and basically was the Host with the Most Style that is! Wally crossstepped his way (On coping) in every pool and at every session the crew threw down and he blasted some sick ass styly frontside airs too. The new Inouye model is coming soon with newer hardcore graphics and a smaller shape.

DOUG PINEAPPLE SALADINO was last seen ripping a mean high speed board slide about half way around the bowl at the new Clairemont park last week, so it is safe to assume that his recovery from the broken ankle he suffered at the Fusion Soul Bowl event a few months back is complete. Aside from his duties as a co-Deathbox owner, PINE is now responsible with ALL team rider budgets including Pro and Flow teams and Product development along with Hackett and Matt Barker of Tum Yeto.

WENTZLE RUML has been traveling around ripping local banks and pools back East And is schedualed to come out to New Mexico for some serious Bank riding at the end of Oct. During the EMP HEY PUNK show up in Seattle this year, The Rum held over 1000 people for a question and answer session after a showing of Dogtown and Z-Boys. For the full Q&A, go here: Ruml.

RICKY STILES has recently been signed to ride for the BOX and this guy JUST FRUCKIN¹ KILLS IT!!! A native of So. Cal he now lives and rides up in the Seattle Oregon area where we hooked up with him. Hackett first saw him Rule The Pool At the DEATHBOX POOL PARTY held at the Pink Motel a while back. In addition to RICKY tearing shit up, his girlfriend Jessica blows minds as well and is riding DEATHBOX as well!! Look for new stuff about these two in future DEATHBOX Happenings!!

Congrats to Deathbox grom Nathan Groff who is the 1st place Overall series winner in the 8 and under Minis Div for the 2002 California Amatuer Skateboard League(C.A.S.L.) , In route to his series victory Nathan placed in the top 3 in 8 of 9 contest this season that included two 1st pl, three 2nd pl, three 3rd pl and one fifth pl finish. Next up is the State Championships in Dec.

In Between competing and school Nathan has had a busy last couple months doing demos with the Vans team and a recent trip with the DEATHBOX team to Seattle for the annual EMP/Hey Punk festival, Nathan and his dad Arab joined the rest of the Deathbox riders (Hackett, Pineapple, Bowman, Folmer, Wally, Wentzl, Demain, Ruel, Stiles) along with Duane Peters, Steve & Alexander Olson and Salba to do a Demo at the Seattle Center Skatepark in front of an estimated crowd of 3000, Thereafter, it was on to hangout backstage with the bands as the Skate Crew got to witness one of the Killer Punk events of the year with The Dickies, The Adolescents, Agent Orange, Angry Samoans, DP and the HUNNS featuring the ever so bad ass Corey Parks, The Dwarves, JFA, D.I., The Clay Wheels, The Briefs and the Dirty Birds. Legendary Video man and Former Marina Skatepark manager Ray Allen was on hand to capture all the action on film. All this and more in less then 24 hours was enough to take anybody down but not Nathan he was ready for more!!, as all the old guys were nursing wounds, hangovers and hunger he was caught terrorizing his hotel as any 8 yr old would do!

Did I mention that the new line up of DEATHBOX wheels have been out and kicking ass and taking names? Well, they are!! And they are made by the same mad scientists who make the ever popular Pig wheels (and we all know how good those are) the line up is:
58MM "SUPER SLASHERS" (101 Duro)
59MM "DEATHBOX DESTROYERS" (101 and 95 Duros)
60MM "F.S.U. DEATHBOX TEAM" (101 Duro)
61MM "BOX BURNERS" (101 Duro)
63MM "PIPE SMOKERS" (99 Duro)

Our mission at DEATHBOX is down and dirty...
Plain and simple, our crew is hardcore to the bone, and we intend to build unique and highly functional skateboards of ALL shapes and sizes that will shred, tear, shralp, devastate, and annihilate all riding surfaces and disciplines of TRUE, PURE, SKATEBOARDING; from the deepest pools to the tallest pipes. Every bank, school, park, bowl, rail, stair, pool, and anything and everything in between will get destroyed! come join us for the ride of your life. All DEATHBOX riders excel at EVERY discipline of skateboarding; (no one trick ponies here) pools, parks, pipes, flatland, rails, ditches, banks, slalom, downhill, ramps, street ANYTHING and EVERYTHING ANYTIME and ANYWHERE. DEATHBOX is committed to the ALL AROUND SKATER, and leads the way BACK TO THE FUTURE of the crowning of the next OVERALL WORLD CHAMPION. So remember, just when you think the skateboard world is all about shoe sales and rails....DEATHBOX will bring you back to the core....


Posted October 17th, 2002 by Pool Slave

Toy Machine Toy Machine is off the chains.

Ed Templeton is still not in this country. He’s cranking it over in Paris with his ESSENTIAL DISTURBANCE art show.

Watch out Houston! Austin Stephens, Josh Harmony, Diego The Butcher and Mike Burnett are cruzing out to Texas and meeting up with Nate Broussard to shred some western style for Thrasher. They are leaving on the 25th and will be out there until the 4th of November. Houston, we have a problem!

Since the rest of the team is going to Houston, that leaves Billy Marks as the lone gun to represent the Machine at the final Damn AM contest. Go cheer Billy on Oct. 25-27 at the Volcom warehouse in Costa Mesa. He will be there and will probably win. Is there really any doubt?

Posted October 17th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Pig Wheels Pig Skateboards picked up first rider.

You wanted the best and you get the best, the hottest boards around are Pig Skateboards! To celebrate how well Pig Skateboards is doing, we’ve decided to announce our very first rider. We searched long and hard to find someone worthy to be the first rider. It wasn’t an easy task, but we found him. After months of biting our tongues a zippering mouths shut, it’s none other than San Diego ripper Adrian Mallory. Along with a full team, Pig Skateboards will be coming out with a whole new line of boards really soon.

Hi Speed Pig Ceramic bearings are on the way and the response has been overwhelming. These bearings will be the fastest most durable bearings ever.

Ryan Wilburn has been a busily traveling man as of late. He’s been spotted in all spots across the nation. One week he’s in Colorado and the next in Boston. Next up, him and fellow Consolidated teammates are heading out the Make-a-Wish on a S.W. tour.

Posted October 17th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Foundation news and more!

Beagle and the F team are at it again. They are constructing or should I say destructing a new video. The 29 Days of Madness and Mayhem video is a tour video from the highly successful Foundation California tour. There will be lots of footy from the tour plus some other things they've gathered since then. The Foundation "Madness and Mayhem" summer tour video is done and should be in stores very soon. This video is full of great skating and everyday shinanigans that happen on tour. The great feel good video of the year!

Foundation's patented POP TOP decks can be found on selected pro boards now. The snappiest boards around!

Foundation's newest am Leo Romero tied for 3rd place with Jon Allie at the Tum Yeto/ Alien Workshop Coup De’tat San Dieguito Handrail Challenge last month. Good job Leo.

Congratulations to Justin Strubing who recently tied the knot to a Spanish Beauty.

Corey Duffel's Slap interview with talk and lots of bangers is out. This has been Corey's 6th full-length interview as an am! Including the last TWS 20 questions. Wow. Corey's Wheels of Fortune in 411 and a Thrasher video part will be out really soon. I hear they both are equally amazing!

Corey Duffel has moved down to San Diego with fellow teammates Ethan Fowler and Daniel Shimizu to work on an upcoming full length Foundation video featuring Daniel Shimizu, Corey Duffel, Ethan Fowler, Mike Rusczyk, Jon West, Justin Strubing, Gareth Stehr, and Leo Romero due out sometime in April.

Mike Rusczyk is back to 100% after a 9 month time out from knee surgery and has been killing it, and will have a part in the upcoming video due out in April.

Posted October 17th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Ruckus Metal New Ruckus tool available now!

The new Ruckus Universal Pocket Tool is out! It has a fiber reinforced nylon main body that makes for a sleek design. A retractable arm for compact carrying. The phillips and allen key is internally stored inside the main body with a press release arm for cranking down all your bolts and nuts. Highlights include:
*1/2” and 9/16” sockets on the main body.
*3/8” pop-out swing arm socket.
*Long glass fiber reinforced heat stabilized nylon.
*6/6 body with steel head caps.
*Removable steel Philips and allen key.
Check out the attachment and go to RUCKUSMETAL for more info.

Posted October 15th, 2002 by el METAL

Foundation Madness and Mayhem.

Josh Beagle and the Glam Boys have done it again. They constructed or should I say destructed a new video. The Madness and Mayhem video is a tour video that highlights the Foundation's emmensly successful summer tours, the 29 Days of Madness and Mayhem California tour and the Dude! Where's my board? European tour. There will be lots of killer footy from both tours plus some bangers they've gathered since then. Featuring Ethan Fowler, Jon West, Justin Strubing, Daniel Shimizu, Corey Duffel, Mike Rusczyk, Tony Silva, Leo Romero, Gareth Stehr, plus extra bonus footy from F friends. The Foundation 'Madness and Mayhem' video will be in stores by November 15th. This video is full of great skating and everyday shinanigans that happen on tour. The great feel good video of the year!

Posted October 15th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Zero Zero premiere in San Diego.

If you do not live is SD, click here.

Posted October 10th, 2002 by Billy

Pig Wheels Tum Yeto website winner for August.

Yeeehaw! Pig Wheels has sponsored the giveaway this month. and Dylan Evans from Jersey City wins the package. He was selected and is recieving the X-ray board, the new Punk flag 53mm wheels, a leather bi-fold wallet with the Pig face impression, the Badge belt, a set of super fast Speedstar bearings, the new stretch jeans, a Punk flag sweatshirt, a Penguin Slayer tee, a Pig face long sleeve tee, a beanie and a cap, plus some stickers and posters. Jeez! That's alot of bacon! Congradulations Dylan.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Go to the contest page and enter to win. You can do it!

Posted October 8th, 2002 by HAL 2001

Deathbox Basic Bowl contest.

By all accounts, the Basic Bowl contest last weekend was insane! Some of the best trannie riders in all of So. Cal. rounded up the wagon and headed to compete in the infamous Basic Bowl. The competition was fierce! Of course Deathbox riders Dave Ruel and Mark Partain tied for 1st place.
Check these photos that were taken from an anoymous photographer...

Dave the Rueler Ruel.

Mark Partain.

Mark Partain.

Read this cool little article at

Posted October 4th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Justin Strubing gets hitched !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out the photos for Justin's Wedding . Strubing gets hitched
Posted October 3rd, 2002 by C.T.

Zero Chris Cole on Thrasher

Check out Chris Cole's web-exclusive interview on Do it now!
Posted October 2nd, 2002 by wigg dogg

Zero Dying To Live premiere schedule.

Dying To Live premiere schedule.

October 13th
Vancouver, BC
Van East Theatre
2290 Commercial Dr. (Corner of 7th)
Showings @ 6pm and 8pm

October 14th
Montréal Quebec
Monument National Theater
1182 Saint laurant Blvd
For Info call Temple skate supply 514-875-8838

October 15th
Ben Salem, Pennsylvania
Amc Theater Nashaminy
3900 Rackhill Drive
Contact:Fairmans, Synergy Or G-Spot for more info.

October 18th
Stockholm, Sweden
At "Lava" Two Showings: 8:30 And 10 Pm (doors open at 8:00)
The Zero Team Will Be Attending! Lava is located in "Kulturhuset" right by Sergels Torg in Stockholm (Subway Stop T-Centralen)

Posted October 1st, 2002 by Master Wigs.