The Deathbox website has been going through a few changes! First, the Deathbox forum got so many posts it blew up, then, we added a new “Ad Archive” section. To check it out, go to: AD ARCHIVE We also added a new “Slide Show" at the bottom of each rider’s page. Soon, there will be a photo section with photos of all our valued customers who rock the box!

Deathbox skateboards has 3 new pro decks out; The Hackett 35.5X8 “Weapon of Mass Destruction” , The TMAG “Beast” 32X8.2, and the New Dave Reul 32X8.25. These decks are sick as hell and are been shipping to the finest shops the world over. In addition to these gnar tools, DBS has 3 new Logo decks that will blow your mind! The “Shadow Logo”, The “Iron Outline” and The “All Crossed Up” model. To check all these out, go to: DEATHBOX PRODUCTS

The new Eric D model, and the new Adrian Demain , Mark Partain, and Wentzle Ruml decks are almost done and will be in the line up by 1/2004 – Of course these models are looking sick and will make you rethink your budget. In addition to these new offerings, Deathbox has all new tees, stickers, hoodies , a F#cking sick as all hell iron cross belt buckle, and a Deathbox video.

Speaking of the Deathbox video, if you have any footage of Deathbox riders, send an email and let us know about it. It could be worth some swag.

Deathbox will be at ASR this year so come and see us! We have also broken down many doors into better shops all over the world and will continue to do our part– if you do yours! Many riders have emailed us at Deathbox complaining about not being able to get Deathbox Products. Believe me, we feel your pain. The only thing we can do is to ask you to go to your local shop and demand Deathbox! If your local shop already carries Deathbox; you know they know what’s up and carry only the hardcore finest!

Deathrace 2004 is being planned as you read this, and will be one of the most radical and demandingly fast course seen yet. Deathrace 04 will be an invitational only event including only the worlds most hardcore all around riders like: Tony Magnussen, Brad Bowman, Mike Folmer, Steve Alba, Steve Olson, David Hackett, Duane Peters, Eddie Elguera, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain Ben Schroeder, Eric Dressen, Danny Way, Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Colin McKay, John Cardiel, Omar Hassan, Bob Burnquist, Al Partanen, Mark Partain, Wade Speyer, Royce Nelson, Aaron Astorga, Dan Drehobel, Peter Hewitt, Sam Hitz, Mike Vallely, Justin Strubing, Christian Brox, Jimmy Moore, Steve Roche, Alex Chalmers, Chet Childress, Rune Glifberg, Tony Trujillo, Kris Markovich, Neil Heddings, Alan Peterson,Brian Patch, Ricky Stiles, Dave Reul, Jimmy the Greek, Texas Dan, Tom Inouye, Doug Saladino and more….

Now a little update on the crew:

Jay Adams is not on Deathbox any more, but still keeps lines of communication open With the crew. Maybe a new Deathbox Adams model in the near future? Only those in the know, Know for sure!!

Brad Bowman has been spotted ripping all over LA and the HB area. This month he is featured in the new Thrasher mag Deathbox ad carving a two wheeler over the Box. BB also opened a sick Home furnishings Design store up in Ventura county called “Fusion Home”. Next time your in the area on tour stop in and check him out!

Eric Dressen finished filming for the new Indy film and has been working on his new model for Deathbox. It has some really killer graphics on the bottom and will of course allow any rider to instantly rip all terrain! Eric D. has also been traveling up north to session with IndyMan Joey Tershay and all the NorCal hardcores! Can anyone say N-MEN!!

Mike Folmer has been missing for over 8 months now. Rumor has it he was seen starring in a An XXX rated porn video called “Give it to Mikey, he’ll eat Anything”! No, just kidding!!! If anyone has seen the Folm, please have him call home.

Dave Hackett has been very busy racing on the pro slalom circuit. After taking down allto Capture 1st place at the Sandia Banked Slalom event out in New Mexico, DH took a respectable 3rd at the first ever Bahne Cadillac “SlalomCross” event and 3rd in the Kona Banked Slalom and the Kona Masters Pool riding event. As it stands, Hack is ranked 2nd in the World Pro Slalom Racing circuit. Unfortunatly Hack busted his foot up pretty bad riding a mini ramp and is now in a cast for 6 weeks! Bummer ! Hack’s last words were; “I’ll be back!” The Hack’s new “Weapon of Mass Destruction” deck has been selling like hotcakes and is one hella-fun ride for the quiver. Hack has been busy working on the new “NO USE” video story of Duane Peters and Eddie Elguerra Concurrently titled “The Punk and The Preacher”. Also look for Hack in a cameo appearance of Black Label’s new video about the “Master of Disaster” in the new Duane video titled “WHO CARES” The Duane Peters story.

Tom Wally Inouye is still just the coolest dude ever. This month he will be on the cover of the new Concrete Wave magazine and have a sweet 3 page interview of the Buddah Master. The new Inouye model has been out and blowing doors. “Wally” finaly broke down and got the operation on his shoulder this month, but will be ready for this winter’s big surf and fresh powder on the mountain.

Doug "Pineapple" Saladino was last seen ripping all the killer terrain up in Oregon last week with his son, Shea as well as surfing all up and down the Cali coastline. Aside from his duties as a co-Deathbox owner, Pine is now responsible with all team rider budgets including Pro and Flow teams and product development along with Hackett and Matt Barker of Tum Yeto.

Wentzle Ruml has been traveling around ripping local banks and pools back East and is about ready for his second trip out to God’s land of ditches- Albequrqe, NM for some sick bank riding. The “Rum” has also been racing some slalom lately with some of the world’s fastest like John Gilmore. Wentzle’s new deck is a larger version of his first – 9.5X33 and has a new Pirate graphic that we all need! “The RUM RUNNER”!!

Ricky Stiles has been representing hard for Deathbox, and this guy just kills it! A native of Southern California, he now lives and rides up in the Seattle/Oregon area where we hooked up with him. Ricky just killed it in the Fusion Soul Bowl Masters and the last Basic Bowl contest. The N-Men Strawberry Lodge event will be happening soon, and we all know that Stiles is one of the favorites to take it.

Tony Mag sweeps Dortmund, Hermosa, and Huntington Beach Pro Vert Masters Championships!! With over 23,000 fans in attendance, the 22nd Monster Mastership World Championship proved to be a memorable skateboarding event. Held in Dortmund, Germany, skaters from 20 countries showed up to crack the event along with over 400 media personal which reported the contest via T.V., the Internet, radio and print media. When the competitive fog lifted, Osiris Shoes President, and Deathbox teamrider Tony Mag was victorious with a huge 1st place win!

As time moves on, Mag's skating only gets better. In a skating event magnified around the world Mag killed every run throwing down a 360 varial to Mctwist to Rodeo flip, f/s invert up the extension and huge 8 ft airs, finishing with a 50/50 to indy to f/s to Mctwist to rodeo, finally ending with his hands in the air throwing out slayer horns to the crowd and capturing the legend event for the third time. Mag, a twenty-year seasoned pro, continues to push levels of skating proving that skateboarding is truly a fountain of youth.

Aside from his victory at Dortmund, T-Mag has dominated the World Cup Soul Bowl series. Kicking off at Hermosa Beach, the first event of the tour, Mag went head to head with last years champ Steve Caballero. Strong and consistent runs proved T-Mag the victor. Linking stand up f/s grinds through the corner, giant airs, and units, Mag dominated and stole the crown.

With hardly a day back in the states from his win in Germany, T-Mag rushed to the US Open Soul Bowl event. During his first practice run, Mag became a victim of a freak accident while f/s grinding through the elbow. He lost footing and miss-stepped, which resulted in a K.O. Being the hard core Gnarler that he is; he shook off the injury and prepared for the next day's contest. Seeking a back-to-back victory, Mag hit it hard. Linking Mctwists, gay twists to rodeo flips and f/s inverts off the extension sealed the deal and gave Mag another first place victory!

In an unusual turn of events Mag took arguably the gnarliest vert slam on a b/s lipslide up the extension from low to hi. He was knocked out for a total of three minutes and then ambulanced to the hospital. 2 days, 3 cat scans, and numerous days of excruciating pain, Mag is recovering now in the comfort of his home with his friends and family. No doubt, Tmag will be back harder than ever and looks forward to The next event when he will be debuting his new Deathbox “Beast” model.

Deathbox riders Dave Ruel,Mark Partain, and Ricky Stiles destroyed this years Basic Bowl. Event. Deathbox riders continue the tradion of letting their decks do the talking in the pool, At the contest or in the backyard- Not on the message boards.

Deathbox wheels have been out and kicking ass and taking names; so we released 4 new versions and graphics for those who can handle “Deathspeed” They are:

53MM "WREATH WHEEL" (101 Duro)

54MM "IRON CROSS" (101 Duro)

61MM "F. U.s" (101 Duro)

65MM "MONSTER FASTS" (100 Duro)

Our mission at DEATHBOX is down and dirty...

Plain and simple, our crew is hardcore to the bone, and we build unique and highly functional skateboards of ALL shapes and sizes that will shred, tear, shralp, devastate, and annihilate all riding surfaces and disciplines of TRUE, PURE, SKATEBOARDING; from the deepest pools to the tallest pipes. Every bank, school, park, bowl, rail, stair, pool, and anything and everything in between will get destroyed! come join us for the ride of your life. All DEATHBOX riders excel at EVERY discipline of skateboarding; pools, parks, pipes, flatland, rails, ditches, banks, slalom, downhill, ramps, and street ANYTHING and EVERYTHING ANYTIME and ANYWHERE. DEATHBOX is committed to the ALL AROUND SKATER, and leads the way BACK TO THE FUTURE of the crowning of the next OVERALL WORLD CHAMPION. So remember, just when you thought the skateboard world was all about shoe sales and rails....DEATHBOX brought you back to the core....


Posted August 20th, 2003 by el ztaffo

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