News From August 2006

Toy Machine Our white-trash roots go deep

Image Description Here KOTR brought it out like never before...
Posted August 31st, 2006 by We like to french our sisters

Toy Machine Where were these guys together before?

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Posted August 31st, 2006 by Not a trick question

Foundation Vans Downtown Showdown

Image Description Here Come Check out the whole Foundation Team. Remember last year when Angel won best am and toy machine won the overall award. Watch one of the most unique skate contests around when Vans webcasts the 2nd Annual Downtown Showdown Sunday, September 3 at 4 pm PST. We've invited top skateboard companies and their riders to submit designs for one of four obstacles as part of the Showdown, set in the backlot at Paramount Studios. We then asked each company to bring their team to fight it out for an $85,000 prize purse. Who: The top teams in skateboarding, including Alien Workshop, Baker, Birdhouse, Element, Enjoi, Foundation, Girl, Real, Toy Machine and Zero. What: Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, rookie of the year and best performance by obstacle. Obstacles: Enjoi - Dick Gauntlet Real - Hella Hyphy Bank Girl - Mini Mega Element - Double Down When: Sunday, September 3 at 4:00 pm PST (sorry, the event is invite only as space is tight!)
Posted August 30th, 2006

Toy Machine The crusty old Shannon D really turns Mike on

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Posted August 30th, 2006 by Ian Zeiring hangs out with Mel Gibson

Toy Machine KOTR put young Kevin in the hospital!!!

Image Description Here The Miami heat mixed with a pesky mosquito, did strange things to his skin. Suffer the Joy of being hospitalized and getting out of your job updating this website, making Ed do it.
Posted August 30th, 2006 by Get better Kevs!


For your viewing pleasure... images from a nice art show in Encinitas CA last weekend entitled "Cattywhompus" .It featured art works by Peter McBride and CHIVO. I know cuz I was totally there.
Posted August 30th, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Toy Machine It was poor old Austin Stephens...

Image Description Here And this happened in the same slam...
Posted August 29th, 2006 by Mel G thinks a heartagram too close to jewish star

Toy Machine J-Lay needs to visit a dentist

Image Description Here In Florida, you can buy taxidermy style alligator parts in any gas station...
Posted August 29th, 2006 by Mel Gibson went to my bar mitzvah

Toy Machine Matt B on day 2 of Swayze's workweek

Image Description Here We ate at a nice restaurant and he didn't even get kicked out!
Posted August 28th, 2006 by Maury Povich is an asshole

Toy Machine Guess who chipped his tooth...

Image Description Here On the KOTR journey.
Posted August 28th, 2006 by Belinda Carlisle has hairy pits

Toy Machine What do we think?

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Posted August 28th, 2006 by What do we know?

Toy Machine The sky opened up and God said...

Image Description Here And so we listened.
Posted August 27th, 2006 by Why mess with that?

Toy Machine Sometimes you win, and...

Image Description Here Sometimes you get your ass kicked. (or perhaps double-fisted) Suffer the Joy of having a great time losing... We were up against some gnarly skaters! We thought we had it, but it turns out, we didn't. This is Jamie Thomas twisting Billy's arm when Billy tried to sticker the Zero van. Wait for the KOTR video!
Posted August 27th, 2006 by Better than 3rd...

Toy Machine Miami seems so long ago...

Image Description Here The KOTR is almost over, and the gnar-boots have to be put on for these next few days... Suffer the Joy of dressing 'Miami' and hitting the clubs...
Posted August 24th, 2006 by driving from coast to coast

Foundation A Zombie Message

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Posted August 23rd, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Tum Yeto as a graph...

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Try for yourself
Posted August 23rd, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Foundation Tommy's new deck sample

look i got 2 hats Tommy came in last week to check out his new board sample. Looks pretty good huh? Imagine how fast he could carve through some cones on that deck. Check him in action over at the Vans website. They threw up a new demo video from last weekend where he shredded. Click here
Posted August 23rd, 2006

Foundation Gareth Stehr...

gets BONErLESS! photo by jeff"ineedadrink" morris Image Description Here CA is coming
Posted August 22nd, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Foundation Matt Allen wins best overall performance at...

Back To The Banks. Last Saturday August 19th, Matt Allen entered all the events and placed the highest out of everyone. Taking home $1,000. Good job Matt!
Posted August 22nd, 2006

Pig Wheels adam crew photo! All artsy and stuff

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Rusczyk sent over some photos of Adam Crew for the site. I liked this one the best.

Posted August 21st, 2006

Toy Machine Billy, getting shit done...

Image Description KOTR is taking over our brains! Keep Up Your Voting!!! Go to Thrasher to hook us up!!! Suffer the Joy of leaving the USA in tatters behind you...
Posted August 21st, 2006 by Denver park tomorrow!

Toy Machine Josh is in nirvana over wasabi Funyuns...

Image Description The KOTR destruction continues. Keep Voting at Thrasher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted August 20th, 2006 by Descending onto Denver

Toy Machine Go to and VOTE!!!!!!

CLICK HERE to give your opinion about what team (OURS) is gonna SLAUGHTER the KOTR!!!! Suffer the Joy of watching Josh Harmony grind some retardedly gigantic rail~!!!!!!!!
Posted August 19th, 2006 by the monster squad

Foundation Vans/Pharmacy demo Tomorrow!

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Nows your chance to see Angel and Tommy in person.

Posted August 18th, 2006

Toy Machine Look, everyone calm down!!!!

Image Description Nothing is wrong, there are no fights, and Baker and Toy Machine don't hate each other. We are all good freinds. BUT, we are in the middle of a big KOTR scavenger hunt, and what fun is it if you don't talk a little shit? So, in good fun and sportsmanship, ZERO, DARKSTAR AND BAKER, YOU BITCHES ARE GOING DOWN!!!!!! Suffer the Joy of Security letting you skate the spot he is protecting...
Posted August 18th, 2006 by Ed Templeton


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Posted August 16th, 2006 by Sons of Bitches

Dekline Come see Shiloh Greathouse in action!

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Shilo's new Sixer colorway just arrived. Looking pretty slick. Bug Jeff at Dekline for some.

Posted August 16th, 2006

Pig Wheels Sessions Southern Comfort Tour

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The Sessions team is getting ready to head out on the road again. This time Corey Duffel, Chet Childress, The Nuge, Dyson Ramones, and John Ponts will be hitting up The South East as they trip through Florida on their way to Surf Expo. Then its all the way up to Virginia on a hunt for some Bells.

Posted August 16th, 2006 by Lets get this party started

Foundation Mike Rusczyk has a famous website...

no not LIGHTS!

Its the site of the week on SKATEDAILY.NET!

go check it out nerds.
Posted August 15th, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Pig Wheels Vox tour

Adrian Mallory stopped by today to inform us on the Vox tour he will be attending. Flying into Austin, TX tomorrrow. He will be the one riding a bright green Creature board and bright orange Pig head wheels. Can't miss him! Image Description
Posted August 15th, 2006

Toy Machine We Slayed Miami, now the rest of USA...

Thanks to Mike and Bill, and Matt from the MIA park...
Posted August 13th, 2006 by The King of Clubs

Toy Machine GONZ Sighting!

Image Description We are sitting in our tour van at a red light in a random intersection of New York City. Diego sees a dude on a bike do a super high bunny hop and says, "whoa! Did you see that?" Then the dude circles around and does this epic wall ride on his bike. Matt Bennett is shooting a photo of him. Then I realize, That is the fucking Gonz!!!!!
Posted August 10th, 2006 by He never ceases to amaze

Toy Machine Nothing to say but...

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Posted August 10th, 2006 by I'm on to you

Toy Machine Templeton's Quiet Moment

Image Description Ed looks out, eager to take on what lies ahead but somewhat unwilling to let go of the past. It rolls on no matter what you want. "Suffer The Joy" of having a fruitful future in the form of multiple choice.
Posted August 9th, 2006 by The Harsh Reality Of Life

Toy Machine Car Lurkage, after a RVCA party...

Image Description I overheard a person saying, "the sluts always come to the RVCA parties!"
Posted August 9th, 2006 by I guess they do?

Foundation 180 degrees of seperation

Gareth Stehr in a photo by jeff "ineedadrink" morris

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CA is coming
Posted August 8th, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Toy Machine Our Filmer Kevin relaxes...

Image Description ...On the cushiony bosom of no recent melt-downs. But he has many to look forward to on King of the Road! Suffer the Joy of going 'mini-Hiroshima' inside your brain.
Posted August 8th, 2006 by Master Commander of Death, No Wusses Tolerated

Toy Machine More photos by Matt Bennett

Image Description Team hanging out in NYC...
Posted August 7th, 2006 by Matt Bennett

Toy Machine Matt B. In The Wild

Image Description This elusive creature was sighted in his natural habitat, scurrying about, preparing for shreddage. We're lucky to have gotten as close as we did. "Suffer The Joy" of killing Whitey.
Posted August 7th, 2006 by The Party Pooper

Toy Machine Don't get Austin angry...

Image Description You wouldn't like him when he's angry...
Posted August 6th, 2006 by Fred Mertz always smokes cuban cigars

Toy Machine Another old skate vid to watch in your free time

Ed Templeton and Mike Vallely in New Deal's 1281. came out in 1991... That is my kitty Ptah in there! He's still with us!
Posted August 6th, 2006 by I was there

Toy Machine Lurkfest 2006 continues...

Image Description Lurk-fest takes us to the beach for some spying.
Posted August 5th, 2006 by The Fly on the Wall

Toy Machine Grif Says...

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Posted August 5th, 2006 by The Hand Shaker

Toy Machine Toy Machine Presents The Billy Marks Starter Kit!

Image Description Get your's today! "Suffer The Joy" of getting 9th in a sea of the elite.
Posted August 5th, 2006 by Your Girlfriend's Very Long French Nails

Tum Yeto 411vm 14.3 The Yeto issue???

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The new 411 showed up at are office on friday. And from the looks of it, we did a damn good job of filling the video with are riders. Appearing on the cover is the one, the only Jason Adams! From there you will notice a Dekline like chaos, a Duffs montage filled with all your favorite Pig Wheels riders, and a ending part from new Foundation pro Don Nguyen.

Posted August 5th, 2006 by Ebert - "2 Thumbs Way Up"

Toy Machine Johnny and Billy are in the X-Games!!!

Image Description Is this good or bad? I can't remember. But I hope they do well. Billy can win it if he stays on! and Johnny got a special invite, so he is the wild-card! Maybe he will take it!! WISH THEM GOOD LUCK!
Posted August 4th, 2006 by Danny Way and Bob B. have declared stunt war!

Toy Machine We take a pause from the 'Grif thread' to...

...Continue lurking on people. Image Description These girls were trying to scare their friend who was coming out of that door. But when he saw me shooting them, I exposed their hiding place, becoming a "blow it guy." I am always perving out at the wrong time. Is there ever a right time?
Posted August 3rd, 2006 by The Fly on the Wall

Pig Wheels Back To The Banks

Just talked to Matt Allen and looks like he's taking a trip to the banks with Emerica. When you see him ask him how high he can ollie, it will be funny.

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Back to the Banks is a grassroots skate contest held at the internationally famous Brooklyn Banks in New York City. Now in its second year, this annual event encourages skaters everywhere to work with their local city governments to preserve established "natural" skate spots in public spaces. Date: Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Location: Under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York. Format: One jam and three best trick sections on the banks, the blocks and the stairs / rail. Booty: Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Sponsors: 5boro, Emerica, Spitfire, Volcom, Skateboarder, Red Bull

Posted August 3rd, 2006 by dude bra

Toy Machine Grif Sighting

Image Description In case you didn't know, Griffin is very sophisticated.
Posted August 3rd, 2006 by Getting Keved

Toy Machine Mo-Hiney Days

Image Description Josh swelled with admiration at the sight of the Emerica team's bikes last Saturday. He paced back and forth inspecting without touching, engrossed in the clutter of steel and rubber. You could almost see the thoughts of riding lifting out of his head. "Suffer The Joy" of two years of bliss.
Posted August 3rd, 2006 by Youth Induced Speech Inpediment

Toy Machine Spying on people in the streets...

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Posted August 3rd, 2006 by The Fly on The Wall

Foundation Fudgezilla!

Foundation Super Secret Members Only Artist Society dude Travis "Fudge" Millard went to Japan recently
for the Hitten Switches collab with Michael Sieben presented by Volcom. Check out the coverage here

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Posted August 2nd, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Foundation Angel of Oz

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CA is coming
Posted August 2nd, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Foundation Who Needs Who?

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This Saturday, August 5th! Don't miss the "Who Needs Who?" show at Unitard, from 8pm to 12am.
Featuring all new work from: Edwin Smalling and Derek Erdman.
1st Street will be closed for construction, however, taking 2nd street to Hewitt, you can't miss it!

check or call: 213 926 5034 for more info!
Posted August 2nd, 2006 by Minister of Propaganda

Toy Machine Llamas!

Image Description Told ya so!
Posted August 2nd, 2006 by Tastes Like Chicken

Toy Machine Small Hands, Smell Like Cabbage

Image Description Ed lurks hard on the carnies and River People at the OC fair. A festival of excess and unlikely food frying. "Suffer The Joy" of a deep fried snow cone.
Posted August 2nd, 2006 by The Assistant Lurker

Foundation Foundation News...

Team Happenings

Corey Duffel is a busy man. After already logging China, Europe, and Colorado in the past couple of months he is now appearing in Houston, TX with Gareth and the Nuge for demos and autograph signings. Pipeline and Stoked skate shop are hosting on the 5th and 6th of August.

Don Nguyen cannot be stopped. Just joining the Foundation team recently he has proven himself to be very worthy. A skateboarder magazine online interview, a 411vm 14-3 part, and a 6-page Skateboarder #30 article all in the past month! Be on the look out for this guys first ever Foundation Pro Model and Pig Wheel.

Gareth Stehr is going on a sober rampage. Not allowing himself to drink until the video drops. This means very productive skateboarding from this man.

Mike Rusczyk has joined fellow Pig Wheel rider Adam Crew up in Seattle, WA for a top secret filming mission to log as much footage possible for the Foundation video.

Ethan Fowler is a writer! After recently being in Europe with the rest of the guys for a tour of Foundation demos Ethan found himself behind the typewriter. Completing a tour article of the trip for the newest Skateboard Mag September #30.

Matt Allen has been getting good at writing his own name. Being taken all over the US with Emerica, Matt has been flocked upon by kids wanting his name written on anything and everything. With demos and signings Im wondering how this kid logged so much footage already for the new video.

Angel Ramirez is finally home. After being sent to crazy places with Vans he is now comfortably back home filming in Colorado with the homies. Im sure youve seen all his coverage. You cant really miss it. Its in every magazine

Tommy Gurrola Recently had a photo of a monster kick flip in the Thrasher Photo Issue. His part in the new Foundation video will surely not disappoint.

Posted August 1st, 2006

Toy Machine An old photo of Austin...

Image Description Getting some snacks in Tampa, Florida, where the cops lurk hard. Suffer the Joy of everyone pronouncing your name wrong! (Stephens looks like it would sound like "STEFENS" but in fact is pronounced "STEVENS")
Posted August 1st, 2006 by Someone who knows

Toy Machine Major Lurkage...

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Posted August 1st, 2006 by The Fly on The Wall

Pig Wheels The Nuge is blowing up

click here Check out this skateboarder magazine interview. Don is also featured in The Skateboard Mag #30. And has a full part in the new 411vm 14-3. Like I said Don is blowing up.
Posted August 1st, 2006