News From June 2007

Toy Machine A-Stone Highway

Image Description Austin enjoys scouring the countryside for good times and hot skates. He's gone from one tour to the next and gets back tonight from the Wild Ride. Trooper through and through...
Posted June 30th, 2007 by Your Dylan-esque Ramblings Across the Globe

Dekline Jason Adams on Dekline!

Image Description Here (San Diego, CA) - Dekline Footwear is proud to welcome Jason "The Kid" Adams to the team. Skateboard Legend & long time friend, The Kid, stopped by the office last week to say what's up and left Deklined! "Finally!" we said. "It's about time we both now have the opportunity to work together." Jason's unique way of looking at skateboarding fits seamlessly with Dekline's unique approach to design. Be on the look out for The Kid's highly anticipated Riders Choice shoes releasing Holiday 2007 & Spring 2008. Complimenting the rest of the team, Patrick Melcher, Mike York, Shiloh Greathouse, Matt Ball, Gareth Stehr, and Zarosh, the addition of Jason builds onto Dekline's spirit of originality.
Posted June 29th, 2007

Toy Machine Psychosomatic Grif eats a Mushroom

Image Description This guy looked at Grif after he barfed. But it was all psychosomatic AND... Image Description Here Based on some comments that Kevin looked like an Arabian guy in a metal band, I remembered that me and the team thinks he looks like these guys: David Blaine, Adam Goldberg, and Judd Nelson. (or Borat!)
Posted June 29th, 2007 by The Hand Shaker

Toy Machine Mantics

Image Description Ed uses tour as a time to get tough, sharpen his man skills. He seemed to be in some sort of tough guy contest with Grif and they were always ribbing each other to get gnarly in some way... Anyway, It's not like this police brutality!
Posted June 29th, 2007 by Thanks TWS!!

Tum Yeto Skaters vs. Cops Round 1

This incident took place on International Go Skateboarding Day in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is unfortunate but will bring significant awareness to the rights of skateboards and the police brutality that is generally accepted. The Hot Springs city council contact info.;;;;;;; I suggest sending a message in the lines of: Hot Springs Mayor, City Council and Cheif of Police, The agreessive and negligent actions of your city peacekeepers on June 21st, International Go Skateboarding Day towards teenage participants was appalling and irresponsible. Skateboarding is positive activity that keeps kids active and healthy and has been awarded by the United States Congress a Certificate of Recognition for the positive benefits that skateboarding brings to todays youth . It is not a crime in any sense as robbery, drug abuse, rape, murder, kidnapping, extortion, gang activity and should not be treated as one. It is unbelievable that your police officers find that riding a skateboard in offensible enough to have a 200+ pound man brutally choke and wrestle teenage kids to the ground, physically harm them and mentally humuliate them. What kind of example does this set precedence in educating inpressionable youth. Your city should embrace the youth and positive benefits of skateboarding that are attributed to it. I hope you take immediate action to apologize and rectify the attitude and policy handling such matters. I support legal action that the parents of the kids involved and that they take their full legal rights in prosecution of involved police and city employees as well as the leadership of those persons. With the utmost sincerity and disgust, Your Name Skateboarding Enthusiast and member Coalition for Skateboarder Rights
Posted June 28th, 2007

Toy Machine Billy ran into these guys in a Wal-Mart...

Image Description Here They recognized him, and then he brought them out to meet me. They said they had signed up for the army and were now being shipped out to Iraq. Grif asked them for an inappropriate one... This is what Billy had to say about it.
Posted June 28th, 2007 by Fighting for Bush and bummed about it.

Toy Machine This Plus This Equals This, Go Figure...

Image Description Here Kevin and his Parents. They told me that he was an ugly baby.
Posted June 28th, 2007 by Only a Mother...

Toy Machine All Grows Up

Image Description Our little JLay is all grows up. He's got a shoe coming out and a house in the burbs. Maybe he gets down on life sometimes but he always comes back up. Atta boy Johnny....
Posted June 27th, 2007 by Wilson From Over The Fence

Pig Wheels Burnout with Duffel...again

Image Description Here Check out the Thrasher site for a day in life type of deal with Corey. Featuring a couple video clips.
Posted June 27th, 2007

Foundation come meet the team

Image Description Here Come meet Corey Duffel, Don "Nuge" Nguyen, and Gareth Stehr.
Posted June 27th, 2007

Toy Machine White Sands Pee Stop

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Posted June 26th, 2007 by Willam Defoe's Nude Scene

Toy Machine Bilbo Rider

Image Description Billy ponders his future contest wins as Ed learns how to drive safely and listen intently to the thoughts of his team. He heard Billy think about this.
Posted June 26th, 2007 by Shotty Masonry Work

Foundation Team update

Ethan Fowler - is in Portland, OR right now. He's been traveling around lately with RVCA. His next destination is Colorado with the RVCA team. Gareth Stehr - recently got hit by a car in LA and is still recovering from that. He will be helping out Foundations art department for the time being. Send all get well soon cards to Tum Yeto attn Gareth 2001 Commercial St. San Diego, CA 92113 Corey Duffel - has been busy as always. Just coming off a Split Colorado tour he is now working on some stuff for Thrasher Magazine. Which I'm sure won't disapoint. And theres a Duffel and friends project in the works. Can't stop him... Don Nguyen - can be found just about anywhere nowadays. Seems to be constantly traveling. From Colorado with Split to a solo Oklahoma trip he has been on the move. Still can be found in LA though on occasion. Check Shads site for Nuge's birthday extravaganza photos. Mike Rusczyk - still living up north is Mr. Rusczyk. Between working on websites and skating Mike's time is spread pretty thin. Did anybody see the huge no comply spread? Abdias Rivera - Foundations newest rider has been spending a lot of time with the Circa team lately. Staying at Tony Taves house on the regular has Abdias working harder then ever. Filming and shooting photos non stop. Look for upcoming Thrasher goods for proof. Tommy Gurrola - Tommy is the quiet guy out of the group. Laying low is his style. He can be found in the desert or skating with Sean Peterson in LA. Working on numorous projects with Skateboarder and The Skateboard Mag. Angel Ramirez - will not leave Colorado. He loves it. Angel has been there for a couple months now since being out in California for the Foundation premiere. Has been caught leaving for small periods of time with Volcom or Vans. Now he is Filming heavily for Coreys video due out by the end of the year. And also applying for a house in Colorado with friends. Sierra Fellers - coming straight off a trip out to Woodward, PA for skate camp with the kids last week. Sierra like Corey is working closely with Thrasher on stuff. Now Sierra will be filming for Foundation and Circa projects.
Posted June 26th, 2007

Tum Yeto Random Go Skateboarding Day photos #3

Image Description Here Thanks to Chipotle for feeding us all. Image Description Here The bigger mini ramp Image Description Here Roll down the bank on a broken board to win a free board...seemed easy enough Image Description Here I got nothing Image Description Here Gareth was the MC for the best trick contest Image Description Here The booth Image Description Here pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me Image Description Here Buttery logo placement Image Description Here Best trick obstacle Image Description Here crazy part of the park Image Description Here I guess we wernt supposed to direct 2,000 kids to this park after Chula Vista for a product toss. The city was waiting for us and closely following were the police. RAD. Image Description Here pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me
Posted June 26th, 2007 by everybodys gonna dance tonight

Toy Machine The Twists and Turns of Tour

Image Description With the constant signings, tedious demos schedules, loading up the van, sleeping on the road, and general dregs of tour life, a little spice must come and before you know it, you're gearing up for hockey. Life takes you to strange places...
Posted June 25th, 2007 by Lemieux Is A Pussy

Foundation Foundation Contest...

Image Description Here Skatepark Of Tampa is hosting a contest to win some Borat tee's. Check it out...
Posted June 25th, 2007

Pig Wheels Neil has been ripping!

Image Description Here Did anyone else see him on Go Skateboarding Day? More photos to come soon...Once I get the legit photos back from Josh Word.
Posted June 25th, 2007

Foundation tough guy eh?

Image Description Here After somebody punked the Vitaman water car, Gareth appeared. Weird.
Posted June 25th, 2007

Tum Yeto Random Go Skateboarding Day photos #2

Image Description Here The Crowd gathering for the opening of the gates Image Description Here The Staff at Chula Vista rules. Its almost time to open the gates to the public... Image Description Here first thing you see when the gates open to the park. Image Description Here best trick obstacle... Image Description Here these kids came up on a free board..thanks for the help guys! Image Description Here limited edition tees...or something Image Description Here lets get this best trick contest started already! Image Description Here Fox 6 covered the event... Image Description Here Billy and friend Image Description Here This pretty much sums it all up Image Description Here yep..the scene Image Description Here This kid ripped the best trick contest. Coming in a close 2nd. Good job man Image Description Here The memorial park was more skateable. a lot less crowded. Image Description Here Thanks for coming out guys. Image Description Here not the best photo in the world...
Posted June 25th, 2007

Ruckus Metal Lurking at its best

Image Description Here Gareth has been in and out of Tum Yeto recently. Making the trip down specifically for Go Skateboarding Day.
Posted June 25th, 2007

Tum Yeto We've hit it big time

Image Description Here Image Description Here The Worlds Biggest Skateboard has made it into the Guinness World Records - To The Extreme Book.
Posted June 25th, 2007

Toy Machine Pretty Girls Make Graves

Image Description Here At that's what I've heard...
Posted June 24th, 2007 by Kansas City the new ATL

Dekline lets have a footage party

Image Description Here And watch Nick McLouths part from the new 411vm.
Posted June 24th, 2007

Dekline Matt Ball vegas photos

Image Description Here Image Description Here Matt went to Vegas to film for the Birdhouse video. Check out the story and more photos here.
Posted June 24th, 2007

Foundation Checking in with Sean...

Image Description Here Flow rider Sean Conover has been traveling around the east coast lately. Going from Atlanta to Florida and hitting everything up in between. Heres a couple photos he got so far. back noseblunt photo: Jason Henry kickflip pivot photo: Aaron Smith
Posted June 24th, 2007

Toy Machine This Sign Goes On Every Tour

Image Description ...and it comes in handy often.
Posted June 24th, 2007 by Learned Early

Toy Machine It's A Mad, Mad Harmony

Image Description Harmony is completely nuts. After ollie northing this motorcycle a cop busted him for reckless driving, but he was slow clapped into submission.
Posted June 23rd, 2007 by The Power of Mob Rule

Toy Machine Excuse Me, I'd Like To Get By Now...

Image Description This kid rules.
Posted June 22nd, 2007 by Garth Algar

Toy Machine Strong Enough For A Man...

Image Description It's usually a pretty big dude fest at skateboard demos but these girls came out in the tornado to show their suport. They even brought their moms.
Posted June 22nd, 2007 by Wet Preteens=Photo Gold

Tum Yeto Random Go Skateboarding Day photos

Image Description Here Built To Shred was there trying out there new Skateable skateboard. What a crazy idea. Image Description Here Chris and Neil check out some kids ride. I hope he came up on a board... Image Description Here Heres a example of the game we played when giving away free stuff "what size do you think these wheels are?" "how many studs are on this belt"? First person with the correct answer wins. Pretty clever huh? or not... Image Description Here Gareth showed up! He was recently hit by a car. Read all about it in the new Automatic Magazine Image Description Here Thinking about it now...I wish i wouldve been clever enough to throw product in the palm trees and had races to the top for it. Or is that a bad idea parents? Image Description Here Sunglasses. So hot right now...that's all i got for this one. Image Description Here thanks to everyone that made it out Image Description Here wrapping it up at Memorial Skatepark... Image Description Here Thanks for the support Vitamin water.
Posted June 21st, 2007

Tum Yeto Go Skateboarding Day is a wrap!!!

"GSD! GSD! GSD!" I think I am going to have nightmares about that chant. Imagine 2,000 kids all yelling that as loud as they can. That of course is short for Go Skateboarding Day. Which took place today! June 21st 2007! As you all probably know by now today was our big San Diego Skatepark tour. The plan was go to Chula Vista Skatepark at noon then head to Memorial Skatepark at 4pm. Tons and tons of kids showed up as you can tell by the pictures. It mostly was just a free for all skate jam with 2,000 plus kids. With random product giveaways and such given out by all our Sponsors. Billy Marks won the Sun Diego best trick contest taking home a sweet $1,000. He landed about 10 solid tricks down the double set. Including tricks such as full cab flip, switch bigspin heelflip, switch 360 flip, half cab heelflip, etc etc etc! Congratulations Billy! After the best trick contest we gave out the rest of the product for that stop and started gathering are things for the drive to Memorial Skatepark. With about 10 minutes of driving ahead of us it was a nice time to rest up from all the skating that was going on. But before I knew it we were at Memorial! With kids waiting for both Tum Yeto vans to show up. We ended up putting on 2 different best tricks contests for the locals. Which was a really fun thing to do. Following that we threw out a bunch of tees, belts, hats, and stickers to the crowd and left. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did on Go Skateboarding Day. And as always I plan on going bigger and better next year. Thanks to Aaron at Chula Vista Skatepark and John at Memorial Skatepark for letting us spread the word of Tum Yeto and Go Skateboarding Day! PS. thanks to all the Sponsors as well as Staff at each park. We couldn't have done it without you. Sun Diego, CCS, Chipotle, Overload, Vitaman Water, Theisnuts, Blanket A Human, Monster Energy Drink, Fuel TV, Built To Shred, IASC. Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here
Posted June 21st, 2007

Tum Yeto The day has arrived

Image Description Here Come see riders Corey Duffel, Billy Marks, Shiloh Greathouse, Gareth Stehr, etc etc etc!!! Free food, free drinks, free product! See everyone around 12pm at Chula Vista Skatepark!
Posted June 21st, 2007

Foundation There was a circa signing recently

Image Description Here And i found some photos covering the event. Courtesy of Active and Circa footwear. Check out more photos here. There is 2 other Foundation riders in the mix. Can you figure out who?
Posted June 20th, 2007

Toy Machine Sky Rockets In Flight

Image Description Josh gets epic while Ed lights up and arts out. Everybody got in on the action from Diego pissing around to Johnny trying to shoot the sun. Sometimes the piss stops are the best part of the day...
Posted June 20th, 2007 by Afternoon Delight

Toy Machine Got Game

Image Description Quit skating,play video games.
Posted June 20th, 2007 by Your Feelings I Care

Tum Yeto 14 hours, 45 min, 45 sec last time I checked

Until Go Skateboarding Day!!! Image Description Here Heres a couple photos from the past years Go Skateboarding Day event at Chula Vista Skatepark. See everyone tomorrow! Image Description Here Image Description Here
Posted June 20th, 2007

Tum Yeto Go Skateboarding Day in Boston...

We hooked up some product for this event so make sure to check it out! Image Description Here
Posted June 20th, 2007

Toy Machine Billy Balls getting driven deep...

Image Description Here Couldn't wait, did it right in the Wal-Mart parking lot into the freeway or people's houses. (allegedly)
Posted June 19th, 2007 by Errrrrr, that's safe.

Toy Machine Josh has a soft-serve dipped in 'red'?

Image Description Here What is this 'red'? Water, Sugar, Red. Somewhere in Kansas.
Posted June 19th, 2007 by SO happy to be eating...

Foundation sometimes you got to

Image Description Here Flow rider David Reyes coming in hot with a frontside nosegrind courtesy of Broach and Thrasher.
Posted June 19th, 2007

Tum Yeto want to skate this on June 21st?

Image Description Here Chula Vista Skatepark Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Memorial Skatepark Image Description Here Image Description Here
Posted June 19th, 2007

Foundation Burnout with non other than...

Image Description Here Corey. Check out the Thrasher site for video clips and photos of a day in Portland.
Posted June 19th, 2007

Dekline Trick Tip anyone

Have Nick McLouth teach you how to do a proper kickflip. I want to learn the kickflip!
Posted June 18th, 2007

Tum Yeto 2 days 15 hours 16 minutes and 38 secs until

Image Description Here last time I checked...
Posted June 18th, 2007

Foundation YouTube clip of the day

Something interesting for a change. Don't worry though I'll be back at you tomorrow with something retarded.
Posted June 18th, 2007

Toy Machine More from Nashville, Tennessee...

Image Description Here This night was ludicrous. Image Description Here Bradford was 100% 'On Party'. And Grif was getting man-handled by sloppy street trollops...
Posted June 18th, 2007 by All in good fun, of course.

Foundation fan out in Washington

Image Description Here Image Description Here While on a recent trip to the Northwest I came across one of the best skateparks ever in Battleground, WA. Its a new park about 20 minutes outside of Portland, OR. The locals didn't rip but my friend did . And I ran into a Gareth fan. Check out a couple pictures of the park and be jealous. Battleground 1 Battleground 2 Battleground 3 Battleground 4
Posted June 18th, 2007

Toy Machine Kevin was so happy tour was over...

Image Description Here He grabbed a pole and did the strong man pose for 20 minutes...
Posted June 15th, 2007 by Haley's comet comes every 70 years?

Toy Machine Billy was so happy tour was over...

Image Description Here He built a bomb and lit it in the van!!!! Luckily, he threw it out before it exploded. This is the bomb before he fills it with gun-powder from cut open fireworks. And in unrelated news, recent heavy storms have filled the Bondi Skatepark in Australia with sand...
Posted June 15th, 2007 by Billy Bomb-Maker Marks

Tum Yeto YouTube clip of the day

Scary yet entertaining. Mostly the way I didn't find this video I was referred to it from another employee. duh.
Posted June 15th, 2007

Foundation SPLIT head for the rockies tour photos

Image Description Here Go check out some photos from a recent SPLIT colorado trip featuring Corey and Nuge. Even Abdias and Angel made it out...
Posted June 15th, 2007

Toy Machine Austin, Texas, so hot right now...

Image Description Here Even Diego was feeling Big ol' Texas. Next years' tour... Your Feelings, I Care. Josh had so much energy after dinner that he almost focussed poor Kevin. Then the next thing you know, Grant is putting Josh in a toadstool.
Posted June 15th, 2007 by What is going on here?

Toy Machine Don't get Johnny angry, you wouldn't like it.

Image Description Here Johnny went Bruce Banner in the 'worlds most poorly designed skatepark' It's in some suburb of Austin Texas, I forget the name... It was our last demo of the tour, so we had a team dinner at some random Mexican restaurant, (and here's another angle) then drove around super-soaking people from the van. At the signing before the demo (while Johnny was still calm) this kid had Josh sign his Toy Machine inspired Tattoo. Now that's a loyal pawn. Thank you, Toy Machine minion for the support.
Posted June 14th, 2007 by Too bad he doesn't have green skin like the Hulk

Foundation YouTube clip of the

haha. wow. I am at a loss for words.
Posted June 14th, 2007

Toy Machine The kids were desiring strange things in Oklahoma

Image Description Here And so Diego went double fisted with the super-soakers and started doing damage. Nothing inappropriate like Griffin in Nashville, although that is not as inappropriate as this racist dude...
Posted June 14th, 2007 by Inappropriate as the Confederate flag...

Toy Machine Broken Arrow / Tulsa Oklahoma...

Image Description Here Kids with posters... Image Description Here Diego fans bring meat cleavers to please the master Butcher... We signed posters after skating on ramps in a parking lot until a storm dumped its rain on us, ending the demo. I did a random inspection of a kids wallet and lo and behold, found a Garth Brooks trading card wrapped in plastic!!!
Posted June 14th, 2007 by Almost home yet so far away

Tum Yeto Vans demo at Zumiez this Saturday!!!

Featuring Tum Yeto riders Nick Trapasso, Johnny Layton, and Angel Ramirez! Rochester, NY: Saturday, June 16 1pm - 6pm The Marketplace 1 Miracle Mile Dr Rochester, NY 14623
Posted June 13th, 2007

Foundation YouTube clips of the day

The sound effects make this even better then the orginal video I think. What a brutal batch of YouTube clips of the day. Sorry guys I really dont hate babys.
Posted June 13th, 2007

Pig Wheels Nuge talks some shit

Image Description Here Don is also featured in this months Automatic Magazine. But its not a interview. Its him talking shit on things. Makes you want to go buy that free copy huh... Looks like he's riding the new Foundation fiberlam technology. Fancy! On another note...check out Jason Adam's website
Posted June 13th, 2007

Foundation Gareth interview in Automatic magazine...

Image Description Here Image Description Here Gareth talks about all sorts of things in this interview. Ranging from getting hit by a car to finding a new girl to marry. Pick up a copy at your newstand today! This is a photo they didn't use in the interview.
Posted June 13th, 2007

Foundation YouTube clips of the day

I know i know i know not very original but still gets me every time. Hope that kid skateboards and sends in a sponsor me video. Crazy cats are funny to watch for 24 seconds. What can I say.
Posted June 12th, 2007

Toy Machine Josh was channelling Mick Jagger...

Image Description Here As he sang Karaoke versions of Honky-Tonk Women, Brown-Eyed Girl, and Tumbling Dice by the Rolling Stones. Image Description Here The whole team got up on stage and started getting crazy... Josh even got up onto the bar and worked his moves for the crowd. Billy was in disbelief when he saw this go down from the outside.
Posted June 11th, 2007 by Lurk-Fest 2007 coming in HOT...

Toy Machine Nashville was going off...

Image Description Here The CMA festival was in town, and country music fans were out drinking beers. Image Description Here Poor Nick Trapasso was getting freaked by some middle aged married women. And they never stopped, even when he tried to leave. The bouncer made him dance with them...
Posted June 11th, 2007 by Witness to the mayhem

Pig Wheels Jason Adams art show!

Image Description Here Phantom Galleries LA presents… High and Dry, Smoke and Fog a group show curated by Price Latimer Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2007 6 – 9 pm Exhibition runs June 15 – July 6, 2007 featuring artwork by: Jason Adams, Mattia Biagi, Jennifer Celio, Deborah Fisher, Whitey Flagg, Adam Harteau, Michael Markowsky, Doug Martin, Blue McRight, Joel Morrison, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Reynolds, Ed Ruscha, Eddie Ruscha, Lola Scarpitta, Salvatore Scarpitta, Kim Schoenstadt, Christoph Schmidberger, Chloe Sells, Shelter Serra, Nikki Van Pelt and Jeremy Wagner Music by DJ Mike B. Cocktails 269 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Posted June 11th, 2007

Tum Yeto Its getting bigger...

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Posted June 11th, 2007

Pig Wheels new Pig Wheels website

Image Description Here It got a revamp the past week or so. Mixing some things up. Don't forget about the link page to find out where to go after you look at all our sweet Tum Yeto websites. I hope Nuge's dog is hyped on the layout choices we made.
Posted June 11th, 2007

Foundation expecting a cold summer?

Image Description Here Yeah me niether. But it crossed Sierra's mind. Shown here trying on beanies in the warehouse. Nice
Posted June 11th, 2007

Toy Machine Rob Strasser, BEFORE

Image Description Here And AFTER...
Posted June 10th, 2007 by Super Soaker Super Boner

Toy Machine Demo at Sixth Avenue Skatepark in Nashville

Went off! I don't mean to brag, but we nailed it. Image Description Here This Fireman brought his son to the demo, and even skated himself back in 1986!!! Here is a kid from the last demo since I didn't shoot any digi-shots. There was a mom with her teenage son, she was grabbing the large black dildo that some kids brought for Ed to autograph.
Posted June 10th, 2007 by Austin did a huge 3-flip

Pig Wheels Adam Crew signs up for the Yellow Brand

Image Description Here Pig rider Adam Crew found a home over at Yellow Brand.
Posted June 10th, 2007

Toy Machine RQ in Naperville BONANZA!!!!!

Kids lined up in front of RQ skateshop in wait of their master, the Bloodsucking company, Toy Machine. Image Description Here Super Pawns bring gifts to their Overlords, in this case a mini Transistor Sect. Image Description Here Josh Harmony revisits his hometown, and his young (and showing!!) wife Jenna... Image Description Here This loyal minion shows his appreciation by adorning his face with all things Toy. Before the demo we bought Super Soakers and used them to intimidate Austin. This Kid ruled. J-Lay marked his chest as a infantryman for Toy Machine. We got a carved piece of wax in Monster form that Kevin licked, and Johnny thought was disgusting... Later at the demo, Johnny scored this hipper while trying face high ally-oop frontside airs.
Posted June 10th, 2007 by Finally I get a hotel with wireless internet!!!

Toy Machine Skaters from Naperville, Illinois...

Image Description Here Some loyal Toy pawns who demanded to be on the website.
Posted June 10th, 2007 by The Master of all Pawns, your Overlord.

Toy Machine Shotgunning rootbeers is so hot right now.

Image Description Here Billy Image Description Here Bradford... They love root beer.
Posted June 10th, 2007 by Rob S did not shotgun one...

Foundation YouTube clip of the day

Starting off the friday with a bang.
Posted June 8th, 2007

Foundation Nuge appearance

Image Description Here Image Description Here Don came by to go over some new graphics of his. Raided the warehouse while he was here. Left with a nice sized box. Did anybody see Nuge's 9 frames per second in the latest Transworld magazine? Geez...take it easy.
Posted June 8th, 2007

Foundation Sierra stopped by to say hello

Image Description Here Image Description Here He drove down from Long Beach the other day to stock up on some new new products. Sign some boards for his new sponsor CCS Mailorder to give out. And overall just to say hello. I'm pretty sure he came down for this alone... Thanks to Sierra you guys get a break from the YouTube clips of the day.
Posted June 7th, 2007

Foundation YouTube clip of the day

Real or not real? What do you think? Add in your own YouTube links in the comment section for me to check out and possibly post.
Posted June 7th, 2007

Toy Machine This kid took his love for Toy Machine all the way

Image Description Here Buy cutting our logo into his flesh... At the 3rd Lair in Minneapolis.
Posted June 6th, 2007 by The guy who saw it.

Toy Machine I signed the same shirt as Dick Cheney...

Image Description Here Scary! Dennis Miller is above me too. This guy was in Iraq and got shot, Purple Heart and all. He even had money with Saddam Hussein printed on it! Image Description Here Today was our demo at 3rd Lair in Minneapolis, it went very well. The guys there are cool, and the crowd was supportive. Nick T gouged his back on a flat bar and it took him out. Austin Stephens was killing it and did the demo-ending kickflip over the gap. Johnny practiced his one foots. We picked up Diego the Butcher today too!
Posted June 6th, 2007 by The Tempster has been here

Tum Yeto Come one, come all

Image Description Here Our friends over at Viera Ride Shop are hosting a event on Go Skateboarding Day. You should probably check it out.
Posted June 6th, 2007

Foundation YouTube clip of the day is...

Its getting wild!
Posted June 6th, 2007

Toy Machine Random Golf stop?

Image Description Here On our drive to Minneapolis we stopped at a lake in hopes of swimming. But a local senior couple told us that the Fecal Matter in the lake was too high. Basically the lake was filled with poop. So Josh, Grant, and Rob tried to go fishing, while Billy teed up some golf balls and hit them into the water. Image Description Here We were talking about Galagher the other day. The next thing you know... Image Description Here Billy was whacking shaken unopened beer cans just for the explosion.
Posted June 5th, 2007 by The waste is shocking

Toy Machine After the demo is when the action started...

Image Description Here After our demo at South Skate roller rink in Des Moines, Iowa, we went into the back room to watch the last period of the Stanley cup playoffs game with the Ducks of Anaheim against the Ottawa Senators. Billy, Ed, and Grant, are the only ones interested really. But then we realized that the roller rink may have hockey equipment... They did! The dudes there are so rad, they let us set up a full game. And they gave us free Lik-m-aid Fun Dips. After the game, Billy got into the goalie gear and let us take shots at him...
Posted June 5th, 2007 by SLip and slide, at Taco Johns

Toy Machine Toy Demo ends when Dallas R breaks ankle...

Image Description Here In a bummer twist of events, Dallas Rockvam, TWS coverboy this month and HB park regular, was in Des Moines Iowa while we were there. He skated the demo with us, which ended when he came off a sketchy quarterpipe trick weird and broke his ankle. He currently sits in a hospital somewhere in Iowa getting surgery. Get well soon Dallas!!!!!!!!
Posted June 5th, 2007 by Raging the rink

Foundation YouTube clips of the day

Wow. Are you excited yet?
Posted June 5th, 2007

Foundation Duffel wanted to get some jelly bellys

Image Description Here So it only makes sense to go to the factory where they are made.
Posted June 4th, 2007

Foundation YouTube clip of the day

I will be coming at you hard with some YouTube clips this whole week. Stay tuned its about to get exciting...
Posted June 4th, 2007

Toy Machine We have not yet lost it, but it's coming soon...

Image Description Here We will be crazy before it is over.
Posted June 4th, 2007 by UuuuuelRooooaaaaaalllbbb!!!!!

Toy Machine Kevin's Mom inspects J-Lay's new Tattoos...

Image Description Here She said, "Don't Fear the Reaper..."
Posted June 4th, 2007 by The hourglass says 'times up for your ass'

Toy Machine Our filmer Kevin Barnett's 8th birthday party...

Image Description Here That was 1988. We just left Kevin's hometown of Kansas City, and I asked Kevin's mother to e-mail me some old photos of Kevs. She busted this one out right away! We are in Des Moines, Iowa right now... Demo tomorrow at SubSect shop...
Posted June 4th, 2007 by Come to the demo you bung-tasters

Toy Machine Griff gets all up in da mix...

Image Description Here Black people love Griffin, and he loves them.
Posted June 3rd, 2007 by Got called a cracker 3 times last night.

Toy Machine Escapist signing...

Image Description Here The demo was EPIC!!!! The whole team slaughtered it. I can't explain how rad it was. I didn't shoot photos 'cause I was skating, but you can see it in our tour video later this year. All I know is that this kid was amped.
Posted June 3rd, 2007 by Old dog, no new tricks

Toy Machine Johnny played 'grab only' SKATE with Billy...

Image Description Here You could do any trick, as long as it involves a grab. Johnny's tricks were so high off flat that it looked like he had a ramp. Billy busted out kickflip roast beef/mute combos... Epic.
Posted June 2nd, 2007 by Enjoy your time on this brainwashing tool

Toy Machine Signing and Demo TODAY at Escapist in KC!!!!!!

Image Description Here Billy plays SKATE with Johnny... All skaters who live in or around Kansas City Missouri/Kansas are REQUIRED to come to both our signing at 5:30 at Escapist skateshop. And our Demo at Penn Valley skatepark at 7:00.
Posted June 2nd, 2007 by Be there or consider yourself a crappy pawn

Foundation Happy Birthday...

balloons all over his desk. How original huh. Then he smiled then we high fived...
Posted June 1st, 2007

Toy Machine Diego gets gnarly right before tour...

Image Description Here And ends up doing the splits Van Damme style, ruining both knees at the same time.
Posted June 1st, 2007 by His Gnar-Boots are always on.