News From February 2008

Dekline Dekline Flow Rider

Flow Rider Jesse Nelson  sent in this smokin' shot!

 Photo Credit: James Greeley Photography

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Dekline Flow Rider Jesse Simon
Posted February 29th, 2008 by Emily

Foundation Rolling with the Nuge part 2

Image Description Here Check out part 2 of Rollin with the Nuge over at the Skateboard Mag site.
Posted February 29th, 2008

Toy Machine Joshua and Harrison Harmony rejoice...

Image Description Here Because every man comes to a fork in the road, where you choose which path you will go by... Image Description Here But in the long run, there is still time to change to road you're on.
Posted February 29th, 2008 by Touched by an angel this boy...

Toy Machine Random post may be soon disappearing...

Image Description Here So I had better make it pretty random from here on out.
Posted February 29th, 2008 by Your freindly, yet creepy, brother

Dekline Slaughter At The Opera Web Cast

Check out the live web cast of Slaughter At The Opera starting tonight, Friday, February 29th @ 7:00pm P.S.T.

Adam Dyet defends his $30,000 win from last year. 

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Slaughter at the opera web cast
Posted February 29th, 2008 by Emily

Dekline Recently Deklined

We proudly welcome Adam Dyet to the Dekline Family!

Check it out!

Adam Dyet on Dekline
Posted February 28th, 2008 by Emily

Dekline August Benzien Interview in City Beat!!

August Benzien, co-founder of Dekline, has an in-depth interview in this weeks issue of San Diego City Beat.  

Pick up a copy today or Read it now !!

August Benzien City Beat Interview
Posted February 28th, 2008 by Emily

Toy Machine Ed Returns from Italy, France, and England!

Image Description Here I can already hear the phone call complaining about the site...
Posted February 28th, 2008 by Your Job is to have discipline and vigilance

Tum Yeto a bit suspect if you ask me

Posted February 28th, 2008

Foundation Danger Zone

Image Description Here Image Description Here Abdias plays with fire(water actually) by skating this spot apparently in a danger zone.
Posted February 28th, 2008

Toy Machine Royal Albert Hall, London, England

Image Description Here A famous and widely bootlegged concert by Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on 17 May 1966 was mistakenly labeled the 'Royal Albert Hall' the place you see here. Dylan did perform here, it just wasn't the famous 'Judas' concert. Image Description Here Some highlights from this joint. September 1963 The Beatles and The Rolling Stones performed on the same bill for the only time. - 1966, Bob Dylan performs. - 1969, Pink Floyd performed at the Albert Hall and received a life-time ban for setting two cannons off during their show. - Jimi Hendrix performed on 18 and 24 February 1969 with The Jimi Hendrix Experience. - Janis Joplin performed on 21 April 1969 with her Kozmic Blues Band. - Led Zeppelin performed on 9 January 1970, footage of which was filmed for a planned documentary. Though no documentary was ever made due to the poor quality of the film, the material was re-mastered over thirty years later and virtually the entire show was released on the Led Zeppelin DVD
Posted February 27th, 2008 by Sucks you were not alive or in London...

Foundation KOTR 2008 video out now!

Image Description Here Image Description Here The new King of the Road video just came out. Featuring Foundation riders Sierra Fellers, Don Nguyen, Angel Ramirez, David Reyes, and Abdias Rivera. Check out the blog from the tour here.
Posted February 27th, 2008

Pig Wheels broken colarbones

Image Description Here Image Description Here Neil came real close to breaking his colarbone last week. Instead he just seperated some bones. He came in to show us the status of himself. Shoulder in sling for about another month. Stay up Neil...
Posted February 27th, 2008

Toy Machine Mexi-Midgets

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Posted February 27th, 2008 by From The Photo Genius That Is Matt B.

Toy Machine Weekend War

Image Description Here Grif and Austin along with Geoff and his posse came to watch Johnny get down. JJ came and got dirty.
Posted February 27th, 2008 by Anxiety Meltdown

Foundation Be the first person to call in to win a free board

Image Description Here Be the first person to correctly identify this person and tell me what country he is from to win a autographed board by him. Hurry! This contest started at 12:25pm. Call in your answers to - 619-232-???? CONTEST is OVER! I will announce the winner shortly. Stay tuned for next weeks contest... Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here It took 7 minutes for Kevin O'Reilly to call in and correctly answer the questions asked. Little did he know Gareth himself was taking the call. A brand new signed Foundation board is on the way Kevin!
Posted February 26th, 2008 by whos this?

Toy Machine Rainy Day Waiting

Image Description Here Johnny got out and pushed around after the rain this weekend. Bob was there.
Posted February 26th, 2008 by Ziggy

Foundation Angel and Abdias days...

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Angel Ramirez and Abdias Rivera went out with staff photographer Bart Jones last week to shoot some photos. Heres a couple random shots from the day.
Posted February 26th, 2008

Dekline Matt Ball Interview

Check out Birdhouse's web exclusive interview with our very own Matt Ball.

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Matt Ball Interview
Posted February 25th, 2008 by Emily

Toy Machine Peanuts For Sale

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Posted February 24th, 2008 by Matt B Future Member Of Magnum

Toy Machine Burn Mexico Burn

Image Description Here Things are lighting up down in Mexico. Flat tires and suicidal dogs couldn't stop Matt and trip roomie Slash from getting wacky in the Southland.
Posted February 24th, 2008 by He's On Sock Flow

Toy Machine Double Post Today

Image Description Here Here's a teaser for what Matt B has to show from Mexico later today!
Posted February 24th, 2008 by Slash Is Coming!

Dekline Benji Galloway Interview in Automatic Magazine!

6 pages of indepth reporting!

don't be left in the dark, pick up an issue today!

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Posted February 23rd, 2008 by jojo

Tum Yeto Recently Deklined

Dekline Footwear Welcomes Olly Todd to the team.

Check it out!

Posted February 22nd, 2008 by Emily

Dekline Recently Deklined

We are proud to announce that Stereo Skateboards Olly Todd has joined the Dekline team. 

Check it out!

Olly Todd Joins Dekline
Posted February 22nd, 2008 by Emily

Foundation TGIF...

All in a days work... Image Description Here Osiris sent over the newest samples of the Corey Osiris/Foundation shoe. Image Description Here Thanks Osiris! Image Description Here On the way down to the warehouse to send Gareth out a package I noticed the pallet of Fiberlams that just came in. Image Description Here Good looking out Watson... Image Description Here I noticed this stash of Sierra signed boards hidden away in the warehouse. Ask your sales rep how to get a hold of one... Image Description Here Then I sent Gareth a sample set of Ruckus Trucks...
Posted February 22nd, 2008

Toy Machine The Seasons Of Skateboarding

Image Description Here However a given culture changes, there's always a difference between classy and cheesy. But I suppose there's no accounting for taste.
Posted February 22nd, 2008 by Trend Forecasting

Toy Machine Mexico Matt

Image Description Here Bored with the usual ledge/handrail/gap spots, Matt took to Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun to sesh. He ran into some peaceful locals who showed him the spots.
Posted February 22nd, 2008 by Montezuma

Dekline Melcher on The Cover of Automatic Magazine!

Check out our own Patrick Melcher on the cover of Automatic Magazine, then check out the sequence in the contents page!

Make sure to pick up a copy and check it out.

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Posted February 22nd, 2008 by Emily

Toy Machine No End In Sight

Image Description Here Austin got inspired by this guy last weekend.
Posted February 21st, 2008 by Stacey Is The Orson Welles Of Skating

Foundation The Breakup: Featuring Tommy Gurrola

Image Description Here Foundation Skateboards has ended ties with amateur skateboarder Tommy Gurrola. We wish Tommy all the best.
Posted February 21st, 2008

Tum Yeto Checking in with Corey Worthington

Australian badass and just all around ripping dude Corey Worthington gets a song written about him...
Posted February 21st, 2008

Pig Wheels Melcher gets cover of Automatic

Image Description Here Pig Wheels rider Patrick Melcher just landed cover of Automatic with a switch wallride to fakie off a roof! Take it easy...
Posted February 20th, 2008

Foundation Rollin with the Nuge

Image Description Here Check out a new feature on the Skateboard Mag website featuring our very on Don Nguyen. Also if you have some time try to save a skatepark by signing the petition online...
Posted February 20th, 2008

Toy Machine Bootlegged!

Image Description Here Zac Clarke sends in his interpretation of the Machine.
Posted February 20th, 2008 by Copyright Lawyer

Toy Machine Go With The Flow

Image Description Here Flobot Rob manned up and went down yesterday, but maintained good spirits as Griffin alternately rapped and relaxed his pain away.
Posted February 20th, 2008 by Everybody Is Ill or Gone

Tum Yeto Dekline & Kate Ross Happy Hour

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Posted February 19th, 2008

Toy Machine Bill's Second Home

Image Description Here Billy has been keeping consistent sessions at the Berrics every week. He might even take to sleeping there.
Posted February 19th, 2008 by A Mere Face In The Crowd

Dekline That's Right! Zarosh

Today Zarosh sent us a painting.  I had to post it!  His characters rule!...Bird Shark?....He is still pouring a skate spot that will be a place for all skateboard nomads to hit up for years to come. Find Zaeosh and you will find the spot.

That's Right!
Posted February 19th, 2008 by August

Foundation Split in Texas

Image Description Here Corey, Nuge, and special guest Gareth Stehr just got back from a Split Texas trip. Go over to the Split website to check out the rest of the pictures.
Posted February 19th, 2008

Toy Machine Grif Sighting

Image Description Here Grif peed as Straser surveyed.
Posted February 18th, 2008 by The Hand Shaker

Toy Machine Reggie Ripstick

Image Description Here Austin is trying out the new prototype Toy Machine Ripstick. We already have an epic new rider wobbling his way to legend. Austin made it to the end of the parking lot.
Posted February 18th, 2008 by Sonny

Foundation C1rca traveling with the team...

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Check out the Circa website when you get a chance. Its full of photos from Circas recent trip. Also make sure to watch the video below of one of the demos that got a bit out of control.
Posted February 18th, 2008

Tum Yeto NJ skateshop checks in

Chris Nieratko sent this in.. On February 10th, NJ Skateshop sponsored a contest at Shields Skatepark in Fleminton, NJ while snow fell outside... Included in his email was a link to some contest footage. Check out this clip
Posted February 18th, 2008

Dekline cosmos smogon

Gargamel x Bwana Cosmos Smogon $60 if you get on it Quick. release today on grass hut.

Cosmos Smogon
Posted February 18th, 2008 by August

Toy Machine Here is some random shit for you.

Image Description Here Yesss!
Posted February 17th, 2008 by Please, let me go.

Toy Machine Rest your eyes here young lads...

Image Description Here It's Sunday- (Add Morrissey lyric/play on words here, like it's not the hottest ticket in town and hasn't been for years now, even to the point where skate mags are all doing them for cover blurbs) -and eveyone is out skating in sunny So-Cal.
Posted February 17th, 2008 by Kevin, It's all yours!

Toy Machine Matt and Josh are back from China...

Image Description Here But the photos live on.
Posted February 16th, 2008 by Matt P photo archive 2008 director Grimes

Toy Machine Recent Study says TV is good for you!!!!

Image Description Here Josh watches fuckers like these get their ass kicked on Cops.
Posted February 16th, 2008

Toy Machine Austin and Josh

Image Description Here They both wish they were in Argentina with Diego seeing all the Cool Stuff he is checking out. They will be come April! Even Nick Trapasso.
Posted February 15th, 2008 by kevin will doing this while I am gone

Toy Machine Photos from Josh Harmony's archive...

Image Description Here This one is of Spanky!
Posted February 15th, 2008 by

Foundation stinkbuggin Corey

Image Description Here Bart shot this photo at a somewhat recent trip to Woodward with Corey...
Posted February 15th, 2008

Tum Yeto Spring Break Yoself

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Posted February 15th, 2008

Toy Machine Half the team was in China!

Image Description Here Billy prefers fake looking blondes, but couldn't find any in China. But he did find beauty in friendship with Matt B. ------First, watch this YouTube Video. Then, read this article. Good times. Also, don't forget to check Nick Trapasso out in this.
Posted February 14th, 2008 by Matt B photos Galore!

Foundation boardslide fun

Image Description Here Heres Abdias with the warm up trick on the rail.
Posted February 14th, 2008

Toy Machine In the Ditch with a Bitch...

Image Description Here Photo by the Grif-dog. Found this on the web, its true you know... As true as this weatherman's raging boner.
Posted February 14th, 2008 by Wesminster dog show best in show

Toy Machine Target Practice for bored Teenagers

Image Description Here Terrible, huh?
Posted February 13th, 2008 by Sometimes we go there.

Toy Machine Diego Report: El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Image Description Here Diego and Mabel visited the Parque Nacional de los Glaciares, Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina. La Patagonia. Which is basically Glacier National Park in Patagonia. And we are not talking about winter jackets. Image Description Here Diego made a cool collage of this huge glacier, click here to see it BIGGER. (You can download it and turn it horizontally to see it better.) Image Description Here Sweet iceberg. Image Description Here Epic glacier action. Image Description Here It's probably colder than a witch's tit down there. Image Description Here
Posted February 13th, 2008 by Diego y Mabel esta aqui

Foundation focusing

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Heres Abdias at another spot. Stay tuned for a trick on the rail tomorrow.
Posted February 13th, 2008

Toy Machine Make Them Say Ugh

Image Description Here Guess who.
Posted February 12th, 2008 by Career Killer

Toy Machine Out of the Frying Pan...

Image Description Here Matt got back from a rainy Fallen trip to face the cold hard concrete for a day. Wait, where's Johnny? Is that him? That is him!
Posted February 12th, 2008 by Sulfur Crotch

Toy Machine This is for you and it means nothing

Image Description Here Out of context, and a waste of time.
Posted February 11th, 2008 by Like the rest of the internet

Foundation a day with Abdias

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here I caught up with Abdias over the weekend and shot a couple photos. Stay tuned for more throughout the week...
Posted February 11th, 2008

Toy Machine Ed and Oliver try some shit on...

Image Description Here At the RVCA warehouse...
Posted February 11th, 2008 by There is a theme to todays posts...

Toy Machine THE MEMO

Image Description Here Huntington park - check, Black shoes- check, Jeans- check, white shirt- check, Green sweater- check 'Hey Austin, the memo didn't say if we should button this or not.' 'Well, lets try it out Grif, and see how we look...'
Posted February 11th, 2008 by Grif

Toy Machine A shoulder I saw somewhere...

Image Description Here The verse goes: And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. You can see how the believers argue about what the verse means right here, or what the people against the Bible think...
Posted February 10th, 2008 by Flip a coin?

Toy Machine Diego sends some photos from Argentina...

Image Description Here Diego went back home to visit his family and his beautiful homeland. He found his Beautiful wife, Mabel there too. Muy Bonita! Image Description Here Those are some messed up ships. Image Description Here The Basillica de Lujan. Image Description Here Something titled "Estantes." He has more coming later!
Posted February 10th, 2008 by The Butcher knows how to handle a camera...

Toy Machine Austin sits in wait of near-future skating.

Image Description Here Only a short drive away. This woman Laura, was spotted on TV. Why does it matter? She used to work at Tum-Yeto and helped Toy Machine do clothing stuff. So one time... (Text edited for your protection) ...breaks off inside you and, well, needless to say, Jean-Claude was not surprised.
Posted February 9th, 2008 by George Clooney uses Preperation H as lubricant

Toy Machine As God is his witness...

Image Description Here Bush only wishes he had as many sponsors as Sheckler.
Posted February 9th, 2008 by Jesus did some yard work for me

Foundation Sierra in Mexico City

Image Description Here Image Description Here Check out Sierra and David and the rest of the Circa team with some photo updates on the Circa website.
Posted February 8th, 2008

Toy Machine Matt B tries to re-create a scene...

Image Description Here Where Josh Harmony was scorching a crooks up a giant cigarette while Billy was inside the casino gambling. That was a great crooks. Emerica Colab shoe! Emerica Colab Shoe! More Emerica Colab Shoe! Guess What? And in Russian...
Posted February 8th, 2008 by Matt B. Photo genius.

Foundation hopefully

Image Description Here Hopefully Abdias is calling Ronald Mcdonald and asking him where the 2 for $3.00 Big Mac deal went...
Posted February 8th, 2008

Toy Machine Our 4 Billionth satisfied customer...

Image Description Here We love serving the community.
Posted February 8th, 2008 by Welcome to Epic

Toy Machine It's good to be right.

Image Description Here Kevin let me know that I am self-centered. Does that mean my chakras are aligned?
Posted February 8th, 2008 by I listened to a Bill Hicks CD.

Toy Machine Photo by Grif-dog

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Posted February 8th, 2008 by They guy who throws beer out

Toy Machine Remember that tour?

Image Description Here The one when Johnny punched out the van window?
Posted February 7th, 2008 by That tour was fun.

Foundation maybe you did, maybe you didn't

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Hopefully you had a chance to catch some of the Foundation pros in Texas this past week or so. Gareth, Nuge and Corey are still there...
Posted February 7th, 2008

Toy Machine Berra Time

Image Description Here For those who don't know, before Berra partied with Fugit he used to rip for Foundation and delivered this epic video part 13 years ago. The Workshop vid should be sweet.
Posted February 6th, 2008 by Fellow Flatlander

Toy Machine Billy Berric

Image Description Here Bill watches Nick get down at the Berrics after getting energized with sunflower seeds and his new drivable iPod.
Posted February 6th, 2008 by Drill Sergeant

Toy Machine Be sure to go out and VOTE

Image Description Here If you are 18 and registered, go out and cast a vote for someone. If you are not registered, what are you waiting for? Go register now so you can vote for a new president later...
Posted February 5th, 2008 by Don't waste it, that is what THEY expect!

Tum Yeto Slaughter at the Opera

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Posted February 5th, 2008

Foundation A trip to Fudge cabin...

Check out this video of Foundation friends and art collaborators Travis "Fudge" Millard and Mel "Mook" Kadel...

Travis Millard - Fudge Factory Comics from By Osmosis TV on Vimeo.
Posted February 4th, 2008 by minister of propaganda

Toy Machine Fly-on-the-wall-cam: Caught!

Image Description Here Putting on make-up. Girls still wear that stuff?
Posted February 4th, 2008 by I wasn't aware.

Toy Machine Fun With Trash

Image Description Here After jumping back and forth a few times, Austin got bored and made Rob and Grif try a physics experiment. Then Jordan walked the plank, until it broke.
Posted February 4th, 2008 by The Grouch

Tum Yeto I love Brooklyn sessions

Image Description Here I love sessions that have tons of people there... Image Description Here I love shooting photos of people looking at rails because you the viewer always wonder what he's thinking about... Image Description Here I love when the only photo I show is the warm up trick. Image Description Here I love when airplanes fly by and snake the skater because we all know thats a huge distraction when skating a rail you can sack on... Image Description Here Sums up the session...
Posted February 4th, 2008

Toy Machine Its raining here in HB today.

Image Description Here Not the usual sunny southern California days we are used to having. Photo by: Hugh Holland Why not watch an old video part of Neil Blender? This guy was classic.
Posted February 3rd, 2008 by Before your time...

Toy Machine I shot this of Matt B boefore he went to China

Image Description Here And he is still not back! It's time to come back.
Posted February 3rd, 2008 by That's a long trip to China

Toy Machine Josh Harmony captures the scene...

Image Description Here Indian take away in NYC...
Posted February 2nd, 2008 by The Buddha says, "I'm down with Punjabi food!"

Toy Machine Toy Machine Spy Cam

Image Description Here Matt gets caught peeing!
Posted February 2nd, 2008 by We Care

Toy Machine Austin is pulchritudinous most days...

Image Description Here At least he's not a Scientologist.
Posted February 1st, 2008 by Kevin, do you just not even care anymore?

Tum Yeto this is pretty amazing

Posted February 1st, 2008

Toy Machine Who is that person wearing such pants?

Image Description Here Let's See! Let's See... (Photo: Josh Harmony) Two common Myths that you should stop worrying about: Myth#1: Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight: You can get eyestrain and have difficulty focusing when trying to read in poor lighting, but these symptoms have no permanent effect on eyesight. One current theory holds that nearsightedness (myopia) might be caused by reading in dim light or holding books too close to the face. But consider this: rates of myopia are increasing and are higher now then they were centuries ago when people read by candlelight. What's more, the BMJ researchers found hundreds of expert opinions that conclude that reading in dim light doesn't permanently hurt your eyes. (I say it is still not that great of an idea to do it though... -ed) Myth#2: Shaving causes hair to grow back faster or coarser: No, it does not. This popular notion was disproved as early as 1928 and more recent studies have confirmed that shaving has no effect on hair growth (or regrowth), write the BMJ investigators. They speculate that when shaved hair regrows, it lacks the fine taper seen at the end of unshaven hair, making it appear coarser. And the fact that it hasn't been exposed to light may make it seem darker than other hair. Scope Swanks Rager Photos...
Posted February 1st, 2008 by From the Trade Show...

Tum Yeto shop feature - Exit Real World

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here During the holidays I visited a shop called Exit Real World located in Salem, Oregon. They carry a large selection of TumYeto products so I'm featuring them on the site. I know you're probably wondering if the Ultimate Warrior actually works there. Well he doesn't but the girl that was in the photo was kinda smiling weird and I didn't want to get in trouble or something by posting that picture of her. So I replaced her with the Ultimate Warrior cheering next to Matt Hanson.
Posted February 1st, 2008

Foundation Corey visits Woodward

Image Description Here Image Description Here Corey visited Woodward a couple weeks ago and I have the pics to prove it. Heres Corey and Sid Melvin hanging with all the kids.
Posted February 1st, 2008