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3/15/01
Real To Reel
The new Real skateboard video is finally done and will be premiering Friday April 6, 2001 at Slims in San Francisco. Admission is free and open to all ages. You might want to arrive at the venue a bit early because there’s limited seating. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the video will start promptly at 9:00 p.m. Slims is located at: 333 Eleventh St. For more information call (415) 468-7045.

3/14/01
Kewday Easter Tour
Skaters on this Australian tour will be Kerry Getz, Danny Garcia, Jason Dill, Rob Dyrdek, Justin Strubing, Matt Mumford, Brian Anderson. We don’t have times of the demos yet, but if we get further information we’ll keep you posted

April
Tues. 10th Melbourne–Camberwell Skate Park
Fri. 13th Sydney–Leumeah Skate Park
Sun. 15th Newcastle–Newcastle Skate park
Mon. 16th Port Macquarie–Indoor Park
Wed. 18th Gold Coast–Pizzey Park
Thur. 19th Brisbane–Kuraby Skate Park

3/8/01
You may have read on the message board that Bastien broke his arm while filming for the up and coming Flip video. This is true, though we don’t think that the video has been put back. It’s still scheduled to be out by the trade show this coming September. Remember Art bars premiers this weekend. Steve Celentani has a new video project coming out soon that’s called tacticalmanual. A year in the making it contains mainly skateboarding from Southern California and should be available early spring. We’re not even sure who’s in the video ,but, Steve if you didn’t know is the main filmer for Osiris. Transworld Skateboarding’s new video still doesn’t have a name (we’re close) though it will premier on May 24th at the skateboard awards. Dustin Dollin, Heath Kirchart, John Cardiel, Tosh Townend, and Henry Sanchez all have parts. There’s a new photo issue just come out which you should be on the look out for, it has a Dave Swift Portfolio. Next issue after that is the am issue which is just going to print, all the main up and comers have small interviews with the main interview being Mark Appleyard.While down in Costa Rica on tour with Habitat our beloved Ryan Gee was attack by a lone deer. So fatal was the attack that Ryan had to be flown home, luckily the tour was over. Gee is off venison and it will be a while before he can visit zoos. No damage was done to Ryan’s eyes. All this happened when Gee was trying to befriend and feed the stray animal.

2/21/01
Brandon Turner has become a dad¿does this mean he’s the youngest father in skateboarding? Rumors are coming in of Dollin off the chain in Australia. Kewday tour’s going all across the East Coast of Australia in early April¿dates to follow in a week or so. Confirmed on the tour are Brian Anderson, Ethan Fowler, Justin Strubbing, Jason Dill, Danny Garcia, Kerry Getz, and Matt Mumford. If you haven’t worked it out by now, it’s a Tum Yeto, DNA tour. News also of a Circa tour to go through Europe this summer¿for the first time since Toy Machine. Jamie Thomas and Chad Muska will be on the road with the rest of the team, which includes Mark Appleyard, Adrian LopezColt Cannon, John Ratray, and many more. No dates yet, but it’ll probably be at the start of June. We’ll keep you posted.

2/16/01
Foundation will be premiering their new video Art Bars on Friday March 8 at the Spreckles theater, downtown San Diego. There are two shows: one at 8:30 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Don’t get all pissed that it ain’t showing around the corner from you because on Saturday March 9 Art Bars will be premiering in selected skateboard shops around the country. For more info on this go to tumyeto .

News out of the Giant camp is that Monster trucks will be to be ready to ship by mid March, so be on the look out for those. The team, if you don’t already know, are Jamie Thomas, BriaAnderson, Heath Kirchart, and Alex Gall (Trainwreck). Giant are also working on their Web sites including a new Element site which should be up soon. Atiba Jefferson has just left our shores heading to Australia for a two-week filming trip with Andrew Reynolds and Donny Barley. They’ll hook up with shy-boy Dustin Dollin–Jim Greco was on the trip, but now he’s not. Emerica are in the preliminary stages of making a new video which is being filmed by Mike Manzoori and John Minor.

2/13/01
Andy Macdonald is on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Wednesday 14th.

Adrain Lopez.Top 5 Video Parts
1. Jamie Thomas– Welcome To Hell
2. Donny Barley–Eastern Exposure I
3. Heath And Jeremy–The End
4. Jason Lee–Video Days
5. Dustin Dollin –Baker Video

A few days back we reported that the Trade Show went off without any major problems, it turns out not so. Jim Greco and Chad Fernandez got into a fight while Chad was having it out with Jay Strickland (who spat in Chad’s girlfriends face). Fists were thrown between Jim and Chad, the cops showed up but Jay and Jim had already gone so Chad got arrested. The saga continues, we’re not even sure who won the fight, though some people are saying Chad got the beat down. Trainwreck is no longer riding for DC shoes¿he quit at the end of last week. Although he’s had offers from the various manufactures out there no new sponsor has yet been confirmed. The city of Bell is working with South Central resident hero and pro Julio De La Cruz in the development of a new free public skatepark. The Major of Bell was so impressed withJulio’s raw dog energy that a key to the city may be in the future for Julio. Julio has the city so wrapped up that local police allow Julio and his crew to skate where others will be ticketed. This may explain why the DC team has been parked out front of Julio’ssouth central home. Tosh Townend off Rusty clothing and now on Volcom.

Marc Johnson’s Top 10 video parts (in no particular order)

1. Jason Lee¿Video Days

2. Ethan Fowler¿Tincan Folklore

3. Mark Gonzales¿Video Days

4. Rick Howard¿Virtual Reality

5. Mike Daher¿First Stereo Video

6. Greg Hunt¿Tincan Folklore

7. Kenny Anderson¿Profile 411

8. Dae Won Song¿New World Order

9. Rodney Mullen¿Virtual Reality

10. Jovontae Turner¿Love Child

Feb 6.
The annual ASR trade show went on this weekend without any major problems, one of the highlights was the DC party that happened on Saturday night. Headlining that party were the Alkaholics, and anyone who is anyone was there. News is Chad Muska has had enough of living in the valley and is looking to purchase a property to customize in the L.A area. Vert legend Jeff Grosso has gone through his fair share of hardship over the last decade, things don’t seem to be getting easier. While recently in rehab, Jeff’s belongings were being stored in a friends garage, an electrical fire broke out and all Jeff’s stuff (and we mean all) went up in the blaze.

Feb 1.
We’re starting a new Pro Top 5 list, the first Top 5 will be all-time favorite video parts, and Rob Dyrdek’s going to start us off.

Rob Dyrdek’s All-Time Top 5 Video Parts
1. Mark Gonzales–Video Days
2. Guy Mariano–Mouse
3. Matt Hensley–Hocus Pocus
4. Pat Duffy–Questionable
5. Jamie Thomas–Misled Youth

Have you been to any major toy stores lately and seen those action skate figures? Well, you may want to take a closer look at the Steve Caballero figure because not only does he do all the usual stuff action figures do, but his hair changes color if you breathe hot air on his head. This, I swear, is true, so when you’re bored of skateboarding Steve, he’ll only be a breath away from punk-rock Steve. We’re not sure if the figure comes with a gold top Les Paul, but you get the idea.

Jan 29 2001
Alex Gall (a.k.a. Trainwreck) is now pro for Zero. Be on the look out for his first board in skate shops soon. More news on the Zero team this time related to Matt Mumford–he no longer rides for Duffs shoes. Matt’s just signed a new deal with Globe Shoes–a pro shoe to be released this year. Adrian Lopez has recently been spending sometime down in New Zealand and was also in Bondi for a couple of days. Lopez got hit with the flu and spent most of his time in hotel rooms recovering. Lakai are currently down under on tour. Dustin Dollin has been turning up the heat in Australia and blazing. If you didn’t already know, Stereo Skateboards are no more, and Dustin now rides for Baker boards.

On the weekend the new Dog Town documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Such was its success a second show was screened the following night. Those of you waiting for this film to come out may have to be patient as the makers are now trying to find a buyer for the film (so it can do the rounds in regular cinemas around the world). You can check out a preview on the vans Web site. But the good news is that it’s finished and with any luck, you and I should get to see it sometime this year. Sean Penn does the voice narration all the way through the film, while you witness the skating of legends like Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Stacey Peralta.

The Big Day Out is doing the rounds right now in Australia with the big show happening this Friday (the 26th) in Sydney. That’s Australian day, too–what better way to celebrate than to go along and watch Steve Caballero and Sandro Dias skate.

Matt Mumford and Alex Gall (Trainwreck) are now riding for November Clothing which is being done out of Apollo, and it looks like more names will be put to that list soon. Rodney Mullen has been spending a few weeks down in Australia on holiday and to attend the wedding of Matt Hill who, if you don’t know, is one of the owners of Globe Shoes.

Vertical legend Danny Way is rummouured to be set for a return, and what a return it may be. Never one to do things in half measures, Danny plans to come back with a bang on the DC super ramp–world records are on the cards. Be on the look out for this on TV. There’s a major art show on in Japan right now. All the art types of the skate world have made the trip out there to show: Mark Gonzales and Ed Templeton are there with the likes of Twist and Phil Frost. Tommy Guerrero is also there to play music at the opening of the show.

Every am and his dog have set out Tampa-bound for the am comp coming up this weekend. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area. A complete write-up and video clips will be up this Monday.

For once, the U.S. government has made the right decision by granting Rodrigo TX a working visa. Word is, the powers that be were so impressed with his part in the Menikmati video they felt they had no other choice but to make him legit.

And while I’m on the subject of Menikmati, the man behind the lens for that project, Fred, is back in town filming the Flip skaters for their up-and-coming video, which I’m assured will be out no later than September this year. It may seem like an awfully long time away, but rest assured, it’ll be well worth the wait.

Australian lens man Mike O’Meally had all his medium format shit ripped off during a trip to Australia with Dustin Dollin. If anyone has any information on this, you may want to post it on the message board.

Ex TransWorld Art Director Ted Newsome has been spotted on the streets of New York filming stuff for the MTV hit show Jack Ass. The main star of the show Johnny Knoxville has also signed a major new Hollywood film deal to play a hit man. Any rumors you may have heard about Rick Kosick being head-hunted for the new Free Willy 4 film are bored of skateboarding Steve, he’ll only be a breath away from punk-rock Steve. We’re not sure if the figure comes with a gold top Les Paul, but you get the idea.

Jan 29 2001
Alex Gall (a.k.a. Trainwreck) is now pro for Zero. Be on the look out for his first board in skate shops soon. More news on the Zero team this time related to Matt Mumford–he no longer rides for Duffs shoes. Matt’s just signed a new deal with Globe Shoes–a pro shoe to be released this year. Adrian Lopez has recently been spending sometime down in New Zealand and was also in Bondi for a couple of days. Lopez got hit with the flu and spent most of his time in hotel rooms recovering. Lakai are currently down under on tour. Dustin Dollin has been turning up the heat in Australia and blazing. If you didn’t already know, Stereo Skateboards are no more, and Dustin now rides for Baker boards.

On the weekend the new Dog Town documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Such was its success a second show was screened the following night. Those of you waiting for this film to come out may have to be patient as the makers are now trying to find a buyer for the film (so it can do the rounds in regular cinemas around the world). You can check out a preview on the vans Web site. But the good news is that it’s finished and with any luck, you and I should get to see it sometime this year. Sean Penn does the voice narration all the way through the film, while you witness the skating of legends like Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Stacey Peralta.

The Big Day Out is doing the rounds right now in Australia with the big show happening this Friday (the 26th) in Sydney. That’s Australian day, too–what better way to celebrate than to go along and watch Steve Caballero and Sandro Dias skate.

Matt Mumford and Alex Gall (Trainwreck) are now riding for November Clothing which is being done out of Apollo, and it looks like more names will be put to that list soon. Rodney Mullen has been spending a few weeks down in Australia on holiday and to attend the wedding of Matt Hill who, if you don’t know, is one of the owners of Globe Shoes.

Vertical legend Danny Way is rummouured to be set for a return, and what a return it may be. Never one to do things in half measures, Danny plans to come back with a bang on the DC super ramp–world records are on the cards. Be on the look out for this on TV. There’s a major art show on in Japan right now. All the art types of the skate world have made the trip out there to show: Mark Gonzales and Ed Templeton are there with the likes of Twist and Phil Frost. Tommy Guerrero is also there to play music at the opening of the show.

Every am and his dog have set out Tampa-bound for the am comp coming up this weekend. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area. A complete write-up and video clips will be up this Monday.

For once, the U.S. government has made the right decision by granting Rodrigo TX a working visa. Word is, the powers that be were so impressed with his part in the Menikmati video they felt they had no other choice but to make him legit.

And while I’m on the subject of Menikmati, the man behind the lens for that project, Fred, is back in town filming the Flip skaters for their up-and-coming video, which I’m assured will be out no later than September this year. It may seem like an awfully long time away, but rest assured, it’ll be well worth the wait.

Australian lens man Mike O’Meally had all his medium format shit ripped off during a trip to Australia with Dustin Dollin. If anyone has any information on this, you may want to post it on the message board.

Ex TransWorld Art Director Ted Newsome has been spotted on the streets of New York filming stuff for the MTV hit show Jack Ass. The main star of the show Johnny Knoxville has also signed a major new Hollywood film deal to play a hit man. Any rumors you may have heard about Rick Kosick being head-hunted for the new Free Willy 4 film are complete fabrication.

Duffs has now added Stacey Lowry to the team list. The Santa Cruz team rider is busy filming for the new Santa Cruz video that’s due out in April. If patience is not one of your strong points then go to scskate.com and get a sneak preview of what’s in store.

Emerica is about to release Donny Barley’s new shoe. Rumor has it Donny wanted to somehow include a bottle opener as part of the shoe–this, I guess, was a no-go, so Donny settled for a stash pocket under the tongue instead (a feature of Muska’s first shoe on eS). You’ll never have to worry about losing your keys again.

are complete fabrication.

Duffs has now added Stacey Lowry to the team list. The Santa Cruz team rider is busy filming for the new Santa Cruz video that’s due out in April. If patience is not one of your strong points then go to scskate.com and get a sneak preview of what’s in store.

Emerica is about to release Donny Barley’s new shoe. Rumor has it Donny wanted to somehow include a bottle opener as part of the shoe–this, I guess, was a no-go, so Donny settled for a stash pocket under the tongue instead (a feature of Muska’s first shoe on eS). You’ll never have to worry about losing your keys again.

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