News From May 2003

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Posted May 28th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Report from the Foundation European tour.

A fan from Belgium once said.....
Just wanted to tell you guys the foundation riders threw down a massive demo in our park. Corey was ruling the big ledge even though he had the flu. He's a very friendly guy by the way under all the rock-steez. Justin ran some smooth lines in the new funramp and was very friendly as well, great attitude. Leo Romero is simply amazing, he kept on skating for another hour after most of the guys went back to the hotel, or to the coffeshops in Holland to buy grass, as Corey was still watching from the side. Leo is great and showed us like 30 diff tricks on the little handrails, with amazing consistency, great style and enormous ease. It's great to see Foundation still doing their own thing and having great riders with the mentality it takes to keep on loving skateboarding, well away from the big time hype it's been in for the last couple of years. The atmosphere was very relax, the demo was very impressive, thanks for a great day!
Posted May 22nd, 2003 by A fan from Belgium

Deathbox The not so hot, hot news!

Deathbox is proud to announce the Deathbox Mid-Atlantic Pool and Bowl series. Organized and executed by Curt Kimbel. For more info and entries check out

I heard somewhere that Deathbox's Mark Partain is entering the Basic Bowl contest and by the time you read this, he will have probably have already won it.

Introducing the not so new, new Deathbox Thick Bitch concave. Da Think Bitch is a super hardcore mixture of 7 ply Canadian hard rock maple construction, specifically designed and produced for Deathbox skateboards. It holds up under the most radical riders and the most insane terrain. Minimal flex; just stiff and hard for maximum destruction!

Posted May 14th, 2003 by news lackey

Pig Wheels Pig wheel news.

A new Pig Wheels rider Amy Caron killed the girls contest at Slam City Jam and got 3rd place, she place 1st the two previous years. She was doing real tricks but just didn't stay on but she still won best trick.

Pig Wheels is very, very fired up about 2 new riders. Ben "The Barbarian" Gilley and D.J. Chavez are now among the many satisfied Pig Wheels riders. Hell yes! Pig just keeps getting better and better!

How fun would it be to combine the talents of all the Pig Wheels team into one person? It'd be incredibly ugly, I can tell you that. It'd be able to leap large buildings. He could French kiss 203 girls at one time and drink 2.7 gallons of beer in a second! What else could it do? Send in your best ideas to . The best answer will get his grill put up on the site. Not to mention all of the stickers you'll get.

Pig wheels is chaulk full of good news today. We'd also like to introduce you a couple of innovative progressions in wheels design. First is the new Prime cut, it's a double-sided groove cut that reduces the weight of the wheel by a whopping 12%! And protects the graphics. Mixed with a new urethane formula that gives a harder wheel the resists flat spotting and improves traction.

Secondly, we are proud to release the new Gutter cut. A deeper sigle-sided groove that reduces weight by 16%! And protects the graphic. The offset bearing seating gives you more truck grinding area, protects the nut and axel and eliminates axel slippage. Another new urethane formula gives it a harder feeling wheel that resists flat spotting and improves traction.

Posted May 14th, 2003 by Animal Slayer

Pig Wheels Pig wood news.

There's this kid Jessie Boo who is a Canadian ripper who Pig Wood as been talking to. A new flow rider? Maybe, lets wait and see what happens!

Keep an eye out for the Hell Bent concave from Pig wood. It's a deep concave, for more control, with a steep nose and tail for better pop, also increasing the strength and durability. The Pig Hell Bent concave has been tested and approved by the Pig Wood team.

Posted May 14th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation New F+ concave from Foundation.

Corey Duffel has been experiencing some badass new campaigns lately. First it was the Gimmie, Gimmie a graphic contest, in which Ed Syder from Manchester England won $500 in Foundation gear. Look for some photos and an interview of Ed on in the upcoming short weeks.

Plus, Corey just scored a punching bag of his likeness. A not quite 6ft tall bag in which you too can beat him like a wrestling couch. Bags are only available to skate shops (one per shop) and only available to kids through our online partners - , , and . Price is $15.00 plus shipping and handling. Only 600 punching bags were made so these are limited and are running out fast!

It's time for Foundation's European Vacation tour! Ethan Folwer, Corey Duffel, Daniel Shimizu and Leo Romero are going to the smorgasboard of European countries. Which include England, Belgium, Holland, Russia, Germany and France. In that order on May 13th - June 10th. Check out for exact dates and locations.

Slam City Jam was fun. The first day Corey killed the course and qualified 1st in his heat to semi finals. He had 2 solid runs with explosive tricks "he killed it"! The next day he fell on 2 tricks in his run and just missed the 20 cut. He was skating so good all weekend and when he wasn't skating he was signing autographs. He was getting mobbed by kids the whole time. He definitely kicked ass "signed probably a few thousand autographs" and made a great impression for the Foundation.

F+ is a new Foundation concave. It's a deep elongated concave that gives you more of a consistent feel from nose to tail. A stiffer, snappier longer lasting board! The area between nose and tail has been reduced to give a truer nose and tail from the truck (no more big flat spots).

Posted May 14th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine New Toy Machine flow?

There's been some very, very interesting news as of late, Toy Machine picked up a promising new upstart, Alex Parker is now on flow.

The new Toy Machine tour video Sucking the Life is defiantly out. It's absolutely amazing and is wooing fans across the globe. It's about time! Toy Machine is currently working on a full length in the meantime. Expected to be out by Christmas, maybe.

Toy Machine board construction has signed on to the New Wave program. The new method of board construction using longitudinal waves from nose to tail forming through out the layering of maple plies, giving it a stiffer, longer lasting and responsive snap.

Posted May 14th, 2003 by killa

Foundation Tum Yeto website winner!!!!!!

It's that time of the month again! Time to announce the site contest winner for the month of April. This months winner (Anthony Mann) hails all the way from New Jersey. Neew Joesey! Anthony wins the Foundation box packed with a classic 7.5 board, a pair of Da work shorts, a classic reissue of the Whippersnappers tee and a set of classic 53mm wheels and of course some stickers and a banner. All this to go along with the east coast steez. Anthony emailed me back with his sizes (as all winners know) and then immediatly said "when do I get my prizes". Jeez, not even a thank you. Thats ok though, Anthony is a good kid rocking the F!
Posted May 6th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Street Sickle II review.

Jeff Turner has done it again! Another insightful review, this time on the Hackett Street Sickle II. Check the review
Posted May 5th, 2003 by Cop killer.

Foundation FOSKCO at Street Machine!

Street Machine

Foundation Skateboards, or FOSKCO as its more affectionalty called, has team'd up with Street Machine for an autograph signing. All details are on the flyer that is above this text, but you can only see it if you look. That's why we make these things.

Posted May 2nd, 2003 by This weekend!!