News From April 2004

Dekline Something Else!

THRASHER MAGAZINE ISSUE 281 Gareth has done landed himself on the "Something Else" page in the New Thrasher page 236 with a sequence of him attempting to backside 180 the Infamous "El Toro" set. In his last days of filming for the new Foundation "Thatís Life Flick" Gareth went for his last chance to pull it off before editing had to be done and unfortunately didnít bring enough boards or limbs to conquer the task. Check out the footage in the special features of "Thatís Life". Good Work Gareth.
Posted April 27th, 2004 by August

Dekline Dekline in Europe?

Ben Gilley and Patrick Melcher are currently traveling Europe with the Black Label team and according to an e-mail I had just received from Ben they were on their way to Italy. He sounded really excited to be heading to new places and skate new spots. While they were in Paris he said they ran into Gareth Stehr and Corey Duffel on their Foundation trip. Good times and sick skating. Weíll keep you posted on more to comeÖ.
Posted April 26th, 2004 by August

Foundation The Skateboard Mag sub giveaway.

The Skateboard Mag and Foundation have teamed up to give you'all an amazing offer. Get a free That's Life video with the purchase of The Skateboard Mag subscription.

Check it by clicking here

Posted April 22nd, 2004 by giveaways R us.

Foundation Corey Duffel on the cover of Thrasher!!

Holeeeee cowabunga! Corey gots the cover of the new Thrasher!!!!
Posted April 22nd, 2004 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Quick News Flash.

Leo Romero is Pro! Go to his Pro party in Fontucky.

Johnny Layton (JLay) just got on the Vans full AM program. He's looking forward to go on tour with the Vans team across Canada in May.

Toy Machine is steady filming for the new Toy Machine video...Good and Evil, due out later this year.

That's Life video premiere was off the hook. 900+ SKATEBOARDERS attended. Videos will be out in stores by the time you read this.

Don Nguyen (The Nuge) has been cast to play the part of Shogo in the new Lords of the Dogtown movie. He actually got a real part, not just a stunt double, but lines and everything, he's been on location in LA all month.

This year is Foundation's 15 year anniversary!! We couldn't believe it either.

Posted April 19th, 2004 by whaaaaaat!?!?!?

Foundation Leo's turning pro party!!

Leo's turning PRO party.
Posted April 19th, 2004 by party mafia

Deathbox The new cover of Concrete Wave....

Featuring yours truely...




Posted April 8th, 2004 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto PHX AM results.

Cowtown put on one heck of a contest again this year. The PHX AM 2004. Here are the listings...

7 JOSH PERKINS - Dekline
10 LIZARD - Hollywood

Special thanks to Erica at Active for these cool photos.

Here soon I will be posting some photos of the Pig Wood kids that I gathered too.

Posted April 8th, 2004 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Ollie Included in The Oxford English Dictionary.

The "OLLIE" - The trick that changed the face of skateboarding to be included in the latest edition of The Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford English Dictionary: The Definitive Record of the English Language

ollie, n. Also with capital initial. [The name of Alan "Ollie" Gelfand (b. 1963), U.S. skateboarder, who invented the jump in 1976.] In skateboarding: a jump executed by pressing the foot down on the tail of the board to rebound the deck off the ground. Also: a similar jump in snowboarding.

ollie, v. intr. In skateboarding, snowboarding, etc.: to perform an ollie.

New York, NY - April 06, 2004 - Alan "Ollie" Gelfand was officially credited for his invention the "ollie". A fundamental 'no-handed aerial' skateboard trick, and the basis for all advanced skateboard tricks - that results in the skateboard rising off the ground and following the riders feet, as if defying gravity.

With the recognition of the Oxford English Dictionary, Gelfand reiterates, "I never realized how many people were affected by one little move an 80 pound kid from Hollywood, Florida made in 1976".

This honor comes at an opportune time as "Ollie" re-emerges as the inventor of the Ollie. Today, Alan lives in Hollywood, FL. and can often be found skating at his private bowl known as, "Olliewood". Visit to find out more.

'Gelfands innovation, the "Ollie" has became the single most important cornerstone in modern skateboarding; and adapted into a bewildering range of variants involving differing directions, rotations and combinations'. - Thrasher Magazine

Posted April 7th, 2004 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Pineapple is out of commission for a bit.

Doug Saladino just had the plate in his ankle removed. Do you remeber the photo when he broke it last year in Long Beach. Gnarley stuff! Pine will be out and layed back til the end of April. In the meantime Shey Saladino will be carrying the torch.

I found the picture of the plate and the 7 screws right now.

Busted Ass Ankle

Posted April 7th, 2004 by el ztaffo