News From July 2005

Foundation Leo Romero placed 7th in Holland!

Leo Romero placed 7th at the WSR skateboard contest in Rotterdam! Great job Leo!!

After Leo wiped up the contest Matt Allen and him skated around holland for a week killing the mean streets and getting some footage.

Leo Romero and Austin Stephens are going out to the SOKA FEST in St. Louis this weekend with Emerica.

Posted July 27th, 2005 by el ztaffo


The man, the myth, the Legend.

David Hackett been all over the world lately. He took 4th in Paris and now in Sweden wins the main event, The Tight Slalom, taking away the title from current Italian and World Champion Tight Slalom racer - Luca Giammarco. Hackett had this to say, "The Euros are fast racers and very tough competitors; it was an honor to get to race them and even sweeter to beat them in their most prestigious event".

Hackett rounding the corner trusting into first place!

The results!

More fun shots from Hackett's trip to Sweden.

Ripping! Ollie over the hip.

Steve Olsen and Dave Hackett with one of those infamous beauties of Sweden! I wonder if she shaves under her pits?

Posted July 21st, 2005 by Tight Slalom

Toy Machine Breaking news! JLay on Spitfire!

JLay has traded in his Rictas for Spitfire, he says. Ride the Fire!!!
Posted July 20th, 2005 by JLay

Tum Yeto Eric Wall in "Box Throwers".

Tum Yeto shipper Eric Wall just got some coverage in this months issue of Automatic. The "Box Throwers" article featuring shippers from skateboard companies. You know how your shop gets boards...It's because of Eric!

Cool article idea. Eric did a great job and represented Tum Yeto!

Posted July 20th, 2005 by 20th century boy

Dekline Dekline contest winners!!

What video have all the Dekline riders been in? and if you were to put together a Dekline video, what would you call it? Sponsored by Dekline and hosted by Transworld online ( And the winners are:
Efrain Ramos from Spencerport, NY and Nick Phelan from Clinton, MA.

Congrats guys. You had the best answers and your shoes are in the mail!!

Posted July 20th, 2005 by metal guru

Deathbox Deathbox news bits

Deathbox is sponsoring the "X-em Games" skateboard jam. The annual event happens on August 1st at the Alingsas Skatepark in Lordagen, Sweden. There will be free food, cocktails and live music, all organized by our Swedish friend Ante.

Hackett is in France for a slalom / legends pool contest.

Tum Yeto has sold out of all 300 signed and numbered Hackett Iron Cross limited edition boards. Check your local shops to see if you can still score one before they're gone forever.

Pineapple's 'Pine Design' reissue is also available now. There aren't many of the 300 hand signed and numbered decks left, so act fast!

Sam Hitz - Thrasher misreported that Sam has left DB ...he is still on and ripping. Check the sequence in the new Thrasher.

Posted July 14th, 2005 by Ride Everything!

Pig Wood Pig Wood - aftermath.

Ragdoll was part of the Red Bull "Seek and Destroy" contest representing Las Angeles. Look for an upcoming video and article in an upcoming issue of SKATEBOARDER.

Don "Nuge" Nugyen - skate / actor who played Shogo Kubo in the Lords of Dogtown movie has been riding PIG wood ...he has also been on tour with the band American Ruse.

Shuriken Shannon and Adrian Mallory helped Pacific Drive take 1st Place in the Automatic Magazines 2nd annual Battle of the Shops.

Also check out Shuriken's new Osiris ad sequence in the new Transworld. The sequence is Shuriken's last trick in Slaughterhouse.

Posted July 14th, 2005 by oink!

Foundation Foundation - information libre!

The Gareth Stehr Go Go Toe Jam is Over and Beagle is now in the editing room working on a tour video for Holiday release.

Tommy Gurrola Foundation's newest Am introduced his skills to spectators on the Gareth Stehr Go Go Toe jam Tour. If you didn't get to witness first hand be sure to see the video from the tour due out for Holiday.

Emerica will be visiting Rotterdam from July 13 - 23. Foundation riders Leo Romero and Matt Allen will be going on the trip. The Emerica team are doing 2 shop appearances. The first one is on July 19 at B Sports in Roosendaal. The second will be on July 21 at Burnside in Deventer.

Foundation skateboards presented a $1000 scholarship to Daniel Stone. He will attend the University of Massachusetts and major in Studio Arts. As his Eagle Scout project, Daniel organized the members of his Boy Scout troop to work on the creation of the Maynard, MA public skatepark.

Transworld jsut released its nost recent video "First Love", in which Leo has the last part. People are saying this is the best TWS video to date.

Ethan just off the Gareth Stehr Go Go Toe Jam will be leaving for another Tour of the Pacific Northwest with Vans July 15th - 24th.
July 16th -demo/signing seattle
July 20th - demo eugene
July 23 - demo portland

Posted July 14th, 2005 by FOSKCO

Toy Machine Toy Machine news!!

Good & Evil was selected as Video of the Year by Transworlds pro polls. There is a feature write up in this months TWS.

Billy Marks and JLay flew to Philly on the 11th. Skated the Gravity Games out there on the 12th. In the best trick contest JLay ended up getting 4th place and winning $2500.00 Billy got 5th and won $2000.00. Carnitas for everyone!

Josh Harmony is almost done with a Skateboarder interview.

Posted July 14th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Pig Wood Lizard King: All you need to know!

If you were one of the few people that hadn't heard of this guy before the release of Pig Wood's debut DVD "Slaughterhouse," you for sure must have by now. But who is he? What's his story?

Hailing from the salty flats of Utah, Lizard came down outta the shadows for some heavy shredding (at least that's what he told me). Lizard has the best excitement level and raw energy. His genuine love for skateboarding has helped him grow into a super star skateboarder since the days of Hellrose, and he has received acclaim for wild stunts all over the Southwestern United States. His part in Slaughterhouse was his first ever, and it was the perfect platform for him to show his skills. His part mixed everything from tough guy rail chomping to technical tricks and everything inbetween. Lizard lives everywhere: Phoenix, Vegas, LA, SD and SLC. If you're lucky enough to spot him in your town, run up to him and tell him to get on with the Green Room kid.

Posted July 13th, 2005 by el ztafool

Pig Wheels Don's new band - American Ruse on tour.

Don The Nuge is currently on tour with his new band American Ruse. They are punking it across the eastern half of the US making there way from Oklahoma to Texas, Mossuri and Georgia. I saw Don riding a Pig board?
Posted July 13th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Skateboard Contest in Philly.

Billy Marks and JLay flew to Philly on the 11th. Skated the Gravity Games out there on the 12th. In the best trick contest JLay ended up getting 4th place and winning $2500.00 Billy got 5th and won $2000.00. Carnitas for everyone!
Posted July 13th, 2005 by JLay the reporter in the feild

Deathbox Dave Hackett in Sweden!!

Hackett is leaving for Sweden on Mon. Jully 11th to ride in a "Legends Pool Session" and to compete in the European Championships:

Posted July 8th, 2005 by skate everything!

Tum Yeto ESPN skate camps.

Tum Yeto is sponsoring the ESPN skate camps in these cities:

Atlanta - week of July 18
Dallas - week of July 18
Denver - week of August 8
Philly - week of August 8
St. Louis - week of July 18

If you are attending any of these camps, you're going to be stoked.

Posted July 5th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Grand Opening Skate Plaza Kettering, OH

Was out in Ohio in June to visit family, friends (AWS) and see the new Kettering Skate Plaza. We ended up being able to stay for the Kettering Skate Plaza Grand Opening hosted by the city of Kettering, DC Shoes and Alien Workshop. The park is awesome: no fences, self governing, no bikes, cool setting and great design. If you have the opportunity, make sure that you go check it out. I shot these with a Sony DSC-T1. I was surprised what I got skating-wise.

Click here to see Skate Plaza Slideshow.

Or here to see the Foundation team at the Plaza while on tour.

Posted July 4th, 2005 by Mr. Yeto

Foundation Shad Lambert's kickass website.

Ok, so where has this little internet gem been hideing? We sure are glad we found it. Shad Lambert has some amazing photos of the Go Go Gareth Toe Jam Tour. And some great photos of Wild in the Streets.
Posted July 1st, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation $1000 scholarship presented by Foundation.

$1000 scholarship to Daniel Stone presented by Foundation Skateboards. He will attend the University of Massachusetts and major in Studio Arts. As his Eagle Scout project, Daniel organized the members of his Boy Scout troop to work on the creation of the Maynard, MA public skatepark.
Posted July 1st, 2005 by el ztaffo