News From September 2003

Foundation Win a date with Corey Duffel!!

Transworld recently put together a contest where you could spend a day at their offices with Corey Duffel. Some gal named Kaitlin won and here's her story. Transworld Corey Duffel contest.
Posted September 30th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Dekline's weekly giveaway!!

It's time for the double team!! and Dekline have joined forces to bring you an extra special Dekline giveaway. Go enter at bitchie!
Posted September 30th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Wentzle Ruml is on the injured list.

Last Sunday, Mr. Wentzle Ruml hyper-extended his right knee in a foot drag bail out situation while training on a fast ass GS course. Straight to the MRI machine he went, with mixed results: a moderate strain to his MCL with swelling and a bone bruise. We’re not sure how long he’ll be out of commission, but we are all wishing him the best to get well soon!
Posted September 24th, 2003 by coping shreeeeeder, bra.

Toy Machine Good and Evil - the new Toy Macine video.

Toy Machine just got back from a 3-week long tour of Europe, which was mostly demos and a ton of filming. Diego and Billy are reported to have been “sick with it,” stomping trick after trick, spot after spot. As you know the new full length Toy Machine video is in the works as we speak; titled “Good and Eivl,” I think this could be their best video yet! Watch for it around March 2004, maybe!

And just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Billy Marks is Toy Machine’s newest pro! His new pro models are in stock and flying off the shelves, literally. Billy well deserves his pro status, I might add. Just amazing!

Posted September 24th, 2003 by big cheese

Pig Wheels Jesse Booi is Pig Wood's new rider.

Pig Wood welcomes Vancouver local Jesse Booi to its am team.

And don’t forget to check out Pig Brand Clothing for the newest threads.

Posted September 24th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Pig Wheels New Pig Wheels urethane!!

The new Pig Wheels urethane is too good to be true: "Super hard and super fast and they last!!!!" Plus, the Pig Wheel riders have come up with 2 new cuts that will give every skater a better ride. The newest shapes are the Prime Cuts and the Gutter Cuts. The Prime Cuts are a lighter wheel with a bevel cut that saves the graphic. This bevel also allows you to turn and lock into grinds better. The Gutter Cuts are an even lighter wheel, and give you maximum grinding area on your trucks. Two new great ideas from Pig wheels!
Posted September 24th, 2003 by piggly wiggly

Foundation That's Life - New Foundation video.

Foundation news:

Ethan Fowler has been busy all summer, touring through Europe, hitting Portland for skate camp and was has also been seen with Corey Duffel on secret SF filming missions for the upcoming Foundation video titled "THAT'S LIFE." Ethan has also just finished up a Slap interview that will be out soon.

Corey Duffel is rumored to have the cover of the next issue of one of the major mags, doing something gnarly of course. This is the way Corey usually does things. Corey got even crazier on his trip with his fellow F riders in Europe ollieing one of the biggest gaps I have ever seen anybody do.

Justin Strubing is back in his hometown San Francisco after spending his summer in Spain filming and touring.

Mike Rusczyk has a lot of great things up his sleeve. I've just seen some off the wall crazy footage only Mike could come up with. His part is going to stand out, like watching Mike skate in person.

Leo Romero is back in action after both of his ankles folded over. Leo cruised through Europe this summer and became a star overnight with his consistency and huge bag of tricks. Everybody loves Leo!!!! He F#%king kills it!!!!

Tony Silva spent some of his summer in the Colorado and Utah area filming for his upcoming Foundation part. While in Utah Tony discovered a little ripper name Angel. Angel was so good and cool Tony decided to kidnapped the kid and bring him down to San Diego to show everybody how good this kid skates. Angel is now on Foundation's flow team.

Matt Allen is the newest edition to the Foundation team. Matt is amazing and will have a crazy part for "That's Life".

Tony Silva is gearing up for the Krux road trip. Leaving this week, some of the spots you can see them are Reno, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Posted September 24th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Thrasher's "Kings of the Road".

Thrasher's "Kings of the Road" has come to an end and Tum Yeto placed second, falling short of 1st place by only one trick!! Everybody that participated in this road trip event kicked some serious butt!!! Highlights of the trip:

· Foundation’s Ethan Fowler showed everybody how tech he can get, busting front foot impossible 180s and a variation of 360 ollie flips.
· Gareth Stehr charged like a bull at the start of the trip, hammering out the gnarliest tricks, one after another. Then the fatal moment…just 3 days into the trip he busted his heel, putting him out for the rest of the trip. Gareth did end up f.s. sliding a hefty rail fully nude before he got broken.
· Toy Machines Diego "The Butcher" sported a speedo on the beach in Miami, FL - hilarious. He also got to make out with a 43-year old woman, earning his team 50 points, good job Diego!
· Johnny Layton destroyed spot after spot and won the best rail trick out of all the Kings of the Road riders by doing a nollie f/s feeble on a handrail! Johnny also made out with the 43-year old’s daughter, bringing in 20 points for the team.
· Pig Wood Rider Adrian Mallory was on a path of destruction for the whole tour, charging everything put in front of him: skating bowls switch, grinding rail barefooted, and just having the best of times. He krooked grinded a real hefty rail with a head high drop, winning himself the trip’s overall Most Gnar award.

The trip was great. Keep an eye out for the Thrasher Kings of the Road issue and the Kings video to witness all of the CHAOS!!!!

Posted September 24th, 2003 by Josh Beagle

Deathbox Rule the Vert results!

Rule The Vert 2003

Stockholm Skatepark Stockholm, Sweden September 20, 2003

OLD BOYS (30+) 1st place Pekka Linnell / Pelle Evertsson runner ups: Martin Korpi, Jan Ollsson Loftén, Ulf Andersson, Mats Ollson, Anders Karlsson, Jonnie Pernbrink, Hans Göthberg, Johny Sandberg

YOUNH GUNS (30-) 1st place Casper Plass runner ups: Akira, Calle Loftén, Charlie Andersson, Pontus Björn, Martin Fritjofson, Robert Andersson, Jocke Westergren, Stephen White

HIGHEST AIR Stephen White

FATHER & SON Ulf & Charlie Andersson Jan & Calle Loftén

RIPPING KIDS Calle Loftén, Pontus Björn, Charlie Andersson, Robert Andersson

Posted September 23rd, 2003 by Ante

Tum Yeto Memorial skatepark update.

Here's some pics taken just yesterday!! The park is really taking shape. If you wanna go see for yourself, it's located on 30th & Marcy, Barrio Logan.

Some photos:

Stay tuned to this channel for all updates on the park......including info for the grand opening, which should be in October or November.....maybe.

Posted September 22nd, 2003 by Mark Leone

Foundation Bayview Rumble.

Here it is yo, everything you've been waiting for...the Bayview Rumble slideshow.

Photos by yours truely, el ztafool.

Posted September 17th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Tum Yeto Now Hiring Art Staff!!

In its continuing effort in the fight against whack-ass design and art skillz, Tum Yeto is currently looking for a few good (wo)men. Check out the new TY Jobs page!
Posted September 17th, 2003 by TY Headhunter

Deathbox RULE THE VERT 2003!

Rule The Vert 2003

Death Box Skateboards, Tuxedo Board Supply, 88 Footwear and Seven Day Weekend presents: RULE THE VERT 2003!
A 2 hour jam will go down on September 20 (6.00pm-8.00pm) at the Stockholm Skatepark, and a winner in each category (Old Boys 30+ and Young Guns 30-) will be selected as the winner who will recieve a good size box of products. Cheerleaders and good music are to be expected...

Posted September 15th, 2003 by //Ante Ossianson

Tum Yeto New skatepark in San Diego!!

Chula Vista represszziant!! The Len Moore Chula Vista Skatepark is a $1.3 million, 2 acre facility featuring a 25,000 square foot concrete skatepark, fully stocked skateshop, lighted for night skating, shaded bleachers and a snack bar. The park will open in September 2003.

The grand opening is October 4th.

This is expected to be (possibly) the best run park in SD. Go to for photos and more info...including the most important of all....directions sukka.

And / or call 619- 200-4343

Posted September 12th, 2003 by report from Aaron Churder

Deathbox Deathbox Mid-Atlantic Championship Series.

The Deathbox Series was a tremendous success! The skaters were totally stoked. They skated their asses off, and they left feeling pretty damn cool knowing they had skated in the first ever Deathbox Mid-Atlantic Championship Series.

Check out the results at

Scott Perryman and Lotta photographed the series and I will use their shots in the Concrete Wave article I am putting together.

Will swept his age group in all three contests. I tied for 1st at the first contest, and came in 3rd in the last contest, finishing 4th overall.

Thanks again for all your support. Deathbox is held in high esteem in the Mid-Atlantic.


Posted September 3rd, 2003 by Curt Kimbel