This is the News 5.29.01

Trainwreck aka Alex Gall is on Circa if you haven’t heard, and will be attending the Circa Euro tour with the rest of the crew.

Chris Cole is off World and on Enjoi Skateboards.

The Element site launched last Friday, complete with Quicktime clips and

photo galleries for each rider (including the ams), a catalog of product and a frequently updated section they call Current. http://www.elementskateboards.com

411 Video Productions is sending two lucky kids to the Visalia YMCA

Skatecamp this summer. If you’re under 17, all you have to do is send them a 3 minute or less videotape of you and/or your friends skateboarding or performing skateboarding related skits to enter. The best videos will be shown on their web site and the makers of those videos will be sent to camp FOR FREE! Pick up the full details and entry form at 411vm.com.

411′s Best of 7 just got released on DVD, Bam Margera’s first video, CKY, has just been re-released on VHS through 411VP and Issue 46 of 411 Video magazine just came out this week. You can check out the contents and quicktime clips from these videos and purchase them all online at 411vm.com

The Black Label Video, LABEL KILLS, is due to be released very soon.

It premiered this last weekend May 27th @ La Paloma Theater in Encinitas.

Jahmal Williams just signed with a new board sponsor, DNA.

Matt Beach is on tour with Jon Humphries who will be submitting photos of the trip to Transworld.

Paulo Diaz is visiting Quim Cardona in New Jersey. The two are gathering video footage of themselves skating.

Lance Mountain is gearing-up for the European circuit in June and July. He will be traveling with a hot new skater from Finland named Joni and Matt Beach will be joining them as well.

The Visalia YMCA Skate Camp has an amazing summer for all the skaters our there. Steve Caballero is sending 10 kids to camp that would never have been able to afford it otherwise. V.P. industries at www.sk8ramps.com donated about $8000 in ramp materials in an effort to help keep the cost of camp down. 411vm.com is hosting a video making contest. The winners recieve all expenses paid trip to camp. Last but not least the Element team will be hosting the Labor Day camp known as Element camp. For more info go to http://www.skatecamp.org

Amateur inland empire ruler Chase Erlich has just been picked up by

Birdhouse Skateboards. Chase will be attending numerous stops on the Hawk tour this year courtesy of Tony Hawk.

The long awaited pro model shoe from Keith Huffanagel on DVS Shoe Company is now on shelves at your local skateshop. This shoe features the exclusive D.I.M. System (drop in midsole) for better board feel and maximum shock absorbtion. Look for the LIMITED EDITION RED and WHITE Huffs hitting this week.

Freshjive Manufacturing would like to welcome Mike Taylor as the newest member of the Freshjive skate team. Look for Mike’s first Freshjive Ad coming soon!

Speaking of Toy Machine, their summer tour is underway, and it’s cursed! Brian Anderson had a family emergency, Ed Templeton took a spill and bumped his head and Vinny Vegas couldn’t get clearance to go. Despite the troubles, the crew is pushing forward with Brad Staba, Elissa Steamer and Austin Stephens at the helm.

Justin Strubing and Jon West just got back from Australia and killed it on the skateboard over there. Look forward to seeing them in an up and coming 411. On the way over Jon’s airplane he was on the engines cut out in mid flight and they fell some 8 second and hundreds of feet until the engine cut back on. They finally landed and when everything seemed to be going better n had another life altering experience when he slipped out on a handrail to face plant and chipped several teeth. Ouch Jon. This has not stopped him. Jon is destroying the streets as we speak filming for the up and coming Pig Wheels video.

Daniel Shimizu, Mike Rusczyk, Jud Hertzler, Justin Roy and ams from Toy Machine and Zero recently got home from Vancouver where they battled it out up and down the west coast. Look out for this red shoe posse in an up and coming Big Brother magazine and 411 video.

Ethan Fowler quit his band, packed up his bags in Portland Oregon, and moved down to sunny San Diego to skate everyday. He is ready to unleash in southern California and is working on his own skateboarding feature film. Ethan’s skateboarding abilities are far to great, words can’t describe them. Be on the look out for his Transworld interview coming very soon!

Kris Markovich has just gotten back from the Tony Hawk Europe tour. You can catch up to the tour on espn or espn 2 tv staions.

Justin Strubing and Mike Rusczyk are in Poland shooting an article in Slap Magazine. Is there anything to skate in Poland? I guess we will find out. Aaron Suski, Kristian Svitak and Stefan Janoski are on the wild ride also.

Daniel Shimizu is working on a Big Brother Pro Spotlight! Is Daniel Pro? Look out for his model coming out soon!

Also, check out Foundation’s new web cam. That’s right it’s FOSKCO T.V.! Go to www.foskco.com/index2.php?page=webcam.php¬† Keep it tuned, cause it’ll move around from day to day.

BLUES Skateboard Products has added Arcade AM Bryan London to the team. For Blues product info call 858-635-8109.

Greg Lutzka on his first visit to San Diego celebrated his 16th birthday at the now defunct Hesh Camp. After Greg’s b-day (4-20) he met up with the rest of his teammates to do a road trip and a few contests. The crew consisting of Al Partanen, Ruben Garcia, Austin Seaholm, Steve Forstner, Preston and Rhino all flew up to the beautiful North West. First stop being Portland’s very own Burnside. After a few days of P-town the crew made their way to Seattle to meet with other Illenium shred men Matt Moffet and Dave “Shaggy” Palmer. Al, Matt and Shaggy sessioned the West Seattle bowls while the Am team blew up the “Sound and the Fury”. After dominating the competition and a few days of street skating the whole crew was ready to go to Vancouver B.C. for the Slam City Jam. It rained the first few days so Saturday when the sun finally shined so did the Ill crew attacking the new Hastings Park located outside the PNE Coliseum. Inside the coliseum Illenium Pro Mike Peterson collided with another skater during practice and had to withdraw due to a busted blood vessel in his wrist. Mike is O.K. and now in the Philippines doing demos! Also Saturday night Illenium ams Ruben Garcia, Greg Lutzka and Steve Forstner all ripped up the RDS am Jam. Slam City Jam came to a close but the trip was not over. On the Tuesday following Slam a group of girls, along with Dave Duncan put together a contest at the concrete park in Whistler, B.C. It was a tight event with hotel rooms for all competitors and a jam format contest at a fun park. With good weather, a nice mix of skaters and $5,000 in prize money the contest went off without a hitch

Santa Cruz lost their court battle to get a skatepark in the location the city gave them. A local woman filed an injunction against them saying it would upset the birds…

Check out the Amateur Events Schedule at www.wcsk8.com for more MSS info. Stop #2 is in Milwaukee, WI. July 6. Ontario (MSS #1) as well as the rest of the MSS are held on thier own Park style street course.

World Cup Skateboarding and ESPN rolled into Grand Prairie, TX for another stop on the B3 contest series. Caine Gayle took the win with a great first run followed by Frank Hirata. Chris Senn took 3rd with his trademark aggressive style flying around the course. Caine also earned the X Games and Gravity Games spots.

On the vert ramp it seemed like everyone really stepped it up this weekend and made the contest a lot more interesting to watch. Anthony Furlong said he just felt it and it showed with his 3rd place finish. Pierre Luc Gagnon put together another solid combination of tricks to finish 2nd and Andy Macdonald had a new energy to his contest runs that resulted in a 1st place finish. Neil Hendrix had a great showing today as well qualifying in 3rd place and finishing in 6th place in the finals, earning the vert X Games spot. Visit www.wcsk8.com for all the details and results.

street course.

World Cup Skateboarding and ESPN rolled into Grand Prairie, TX for another stop on the B3 contest series. Caine Gayle took the win with a great first run followed by Frank Hirata. Chris Senn took 3rd with his trademark aggressive style flying around the course. Caine also earned the X Games and Gravity Games spots.

On the vert ramp it seemed like everyone really stepped it up this weekend and made the contest a lot more interesting to watch. Anthony Furlong said he just felt it and it showed with his 3rd place finish. Pierre Luc Gagnon put together another solid combination of tricks to finish 2nd and Andy Macdonald had a new energy to his contest runs that resulted in a 1st place finish. Neil Hendrix had a great showing today as well qualifying in 3rd place and finishing in 6th place in the finals, earning the vert X Games spot. Visit www.wcsk8.com for all the details and results.

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