News From November 2002

Foundation Madness and Mayhem now available!

This is NOT the Zero video! Foundation's Madness and Mayhem video is available and in stores now!

Madness and Mahyem is the feel good tour video of the year! A great follow up to last years bashing tour video "These Good Times are Killing Me!", Madness and Mayhem highlights 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, plus extra bonus footy from F friends. This video is full of great skating, fans and everyday shinanigans that happen on tour. Watch it before you're told about it!

...and you have the chance of winning a free copy! All you have to do is go to the 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 November 22nd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox David Hackett's 42nd birthday!

This just in. Pictures from Hackett's 42nd birthday.

Happy Birthday Hack!!! and many more.

Posted November 22nd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto King Rails are in!

We just recieved our chirtmas order of King Rails. Flat bars make for one of the best gifts of the year. Beg your mom and tell her you will do more chors around the house. She will fall for it.

Check out King for unsurpassed quality in rail design. Demand your shop order them from Tum Yeto!

Posted November 22nd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox NEW! Deathbox sweatshirts.

New Deathbox crewneck sweatshirts are availble now! Screend with your favorite cross logo on the front and back. all sizes.

They will keep your azz warm and toasty all winter long.

Posted November 22nd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Diego The Buthcher in Skateboarder!!

The Butcher has taken over the last issue of Skateboarder! Check his in-depth interview with his life and times. Plus there's lots of bangers the only way Diego knows how, with mad stylee, 10 fingers and 10 toes.
Posted November 20th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Chris Larsen is Tum Yeto's shipping guru.

Chris Larsen, Tum Yeto's shipping manager, is responsible for getting all the Tum Yeto goods that you enjoy, to your favorite shop. Much like you'd expect he is a skateboarder and an artist. Check out his work bootie shakers.
Posted November 20th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine The corporate fueled sub-culture.

Diego Bucchieri, Austin Stephens and Josh Harmony just came back from a raining Texas with a bunch of good stuff made out to Thrasher.

Billy Marks murdered the Damn AM contest last weekend in Costa Mesa. His flips to grinds, rails, hubbas, (Billy can flip into everything). He was amazing and it was complete homicide. Was there really any doubt? This win secures Billy at 13th overall heading into the Tampa AM in January. Congrats goes out to Billy for the win!

Caswell Berry was off again! This time his return flight was from Australia for a Halloween trip with Circa. Himself and fellow team mates were (insert cheesy down under joke here).

Attention magazine photographers and filmers! Nathan Broussard is flying out to Ontario, CA where he will rendezvous with Josh Harmony for a weeks worth of getting down. Skateboarding and you can be sure other shenanigans will go down. Please call Nate or me to go shoot with the the badass man named Brou-to the double S-ard.

Posted November 18th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Inferior Media.

Slap Dec: Adam Crew is next on page 90-91. Caswell Berry on 110. Dirty Billy Marks on 118-119.

Thrasher Dec: Josh Harmony nails down the contents page with world record front crooks. Holy crap! Sean Hayes is a bad mutha – on page 150. Corey Duffel kick flips the big gaps on page 163.

Skateboarder Dec: Diego The butcher gets the contents page. Mike Rusczyk’s photo on page 20. A really good Diego Bucchieri interview on pages 76-87. Corey Duffel throws down a 21 stair 50/50 on page 105. Gareth Stehr is hot on page 114.

Posted November 18th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation FOSKCO information-Libre.

The Foundation video, Madness & Mayhem: Tour 2002 is out now. Footage from the European, "Dude! Where's My Board" tour, Madness and Mayhem California tour and various footage from all over. Great music from The Mullins, Hot Snakes, Dirt Bombs and fierce skating antics make this video a must see. Featuring riders....Ethan Fowler, Justin Strubing, Daniel Shimizu, Jon West, Mike Rusczyk, Leo Romero, Tony Silva, and Corey Duffel.

Corey Duffel now rides for Sessions Clothing. Representing the Nor-Cal and never forgetting his roots. Is there no end? In other Corey news, he just recently moved in with Josh Beagle here in San Diego. He’s phyched to be closer to FOSKCO headquarters and with the team. Corey also signed on to 88 shoe company headed up by Kris Markovich. See Corey on the cover of Limited Magazine (Germany).

Corey will be turning pro for Foundation this spring. The Gimme Gimme skateboard graphic contest is now in effect. Draw Corey Duffel's first ever pro graphic and win $500 in Foundation gear and their art on Corey's first ever pro model. Check for details.

AND! Look out for Corey’s Wheels of Fortune in the new 411VM #55.

Jon West is staying busy. Taking care of his new daughter, going to film school and working on his part for the new Foundation video soon to be announced.

Justin Strubing has just finished filming his part for the new yet to be named Skateworks video and is slated to be released at the beginning of 2003. Immediatly after the video released Justin came into some bad luck, he broke his hand (called a boxers fracture) then busted his shin open courtesy of a rollerblader waxed ledge. Thanks Rollerbladers!

“Leo Romero” Foundation’s secret weapon has been unleashed to the public with his first Foundation ad dropping some hammers. Leo and his friends Brian Herman, Spanky, and Matt Allan are finishing up their Pharmacy video parts due out for the February trade show. The video is supposed to be off the krizzzhook!! It is rumored that Leo has last part! After you see him in the Pharmacy video you will be hooked and then once the new Foundation video come out you will be shaken!!

Tony Silva recently got off a 2 week filming trip out to Make-A-Wish with Dave Hoang and the Etnies crew. Plus look out for Tony coming up in a Who’s hot in Skateboarder. Tony was also featured in the recent Etnies amatuer media blitz.

Ethan Fowler is amped and ready skate. He took a short break while getting his new house in order. Oh yeah, Ethan bought a new house in San Diego. Ethan and the rest of the F crew are on the way up to SF and will be traveling around the world to film for a upsomming full length Foundation video. This video is said to be the best F video yet!

Gareth Stehr from New Zealand is Foundation’s newest AM and he is killing it right with the rest of the team, check his Good Stuff in an upcoming TWS.

Posted November 18th, 2002 by secret society.

Pig Wheels New Pig ceramic bearings.

The fastest bearings just got faster! Pig will be unleashing it’s top of the top of the line Ceramic bearings that will be faster, smoother, last longer than anything else one the market, and affordable!

Pig will be unleashing a new line of kick ass decks this winter with a team of secret rippers that will be equally as superior to the boards. Be on the lookout! It will blow your mind.

Pig ripper Ryan Wilburn will be touring all this month with the Consolidated team and will be throwing out tons of free Pig gear thrown out so go see them Destroy!

Posted November 18th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Madness and Mayhem.

Holeee cow! It's another fine giveaway from your friends at Foundation and We have joined up forces and are giving you a chance to win a F-R-E-E copy of the new Foundation tour video titled, Madness and Mayhem. However you must go to and enter to win! win! win!

What are you waiting for? go! go! go!

Posted November 11th, 2002 by el monster

Foundation Tiny Humanoid Creature!

It's Corey Duffel on an LSD diet! Artwork by Jacob Hodson from San Marcos.

Posted November 5th, 2002 by el trippy

Tum Yeto 411VM issue #55.

As some of you may know, the new 411VM is on point with coverage from Corey Duffel and Kris Markovich. Read this straight from the 411VM press release:

If you are alive and love skateboarding, then you know Corey Duffel has been blowing up every spot lately. He’s been breaking off rails twenty stairs at a time and never looking back. The time is now, Corey Duffel wins the grand prize in “Wheels of Fortune”.

Markovich. Markovich. Find out what it’s like to set up a board like Kris Markovich…find out what it’s like to break a board like Kris Markovich with a mini disaster!

Go check out the 411VM website for premiere info. Plus you shouldn't look at the premiere schedule...

Posted November 5th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Web-exclusive interview of Pineapple!

Check it out! Its a Thrasher web-exclusive interview of Pineapple! Click here.
Posted November 4th, 2002 by el ztaffo