This Is The News 10.23.01

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San Jose meets Huntington Beach! Caswell Berry just joined the Toy Machine roster. The way Caswell has been destroying rails and racking up coverage it seems like he’ll be a good fit on Toy.

The final contest of the Damn Am Contest Series is this weekend October 26¿28, 2001 at Volcom in Costa Mesa, California. An entire new street course is being constructed by Brian Schaefer, Allen Russell, and their crew outside in Volcom’s parking lot. The indoor volcom park will be available for practice and the vert segment of the contest will certainly be held inside on Volcom’s unique vertical ramp. This contest is the finals in a series that began in July and saw qualifying contests all over the country. The public is welcome to come down and see the finest ams in the biz show what they’ve got. The winner of this contest is qualified directly into the finals of the illustrious Tampa am contest in January at the SkatePark of Tampa. Friday is street registration, vert registration, and open practice. Saturday is street qualifying and vert finals, and Sunday is the street semis, finals, and a twenty-minute jam best trick contest. Some of the talent on hand who placed well in the earlier contests are Pat Rakestraw, Anthony Mosley, Allen Russell, James Atkin, Danny Fuenzalida, Jeremy Rogers, and Scotty Moore.

Volcom is located at 1740 Monrovia Avenue in Costa Mesa, California. Check volcom.com for more info, or contact brian@damnam.com for more info. Click here for directions.

Globe will premiere its new video Opinion on October 30, 2001 in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theater on Wilshire Boulevard.

Deca announced the release of their second full-length skate video titled 2nd To None. A special premiere celebrating the release of the video at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California took place on Monday, October 22, 2001. Special appearances were made by various members of the Deca family including Daewon Song, Shiloh Greathouse, Marcus McBride, Brian Hoard, and Luis Cruz.

NHS has got to be stoked in welcoming a new board brand to their family! Bootleg Skateboards is building daily and should be in shops by the end ofNovember. Jay Strickland will be managing the team from southern California.Confirmed teamriders so far are Trainwreck , Elissa Steamer , and Anthony Mosely . Anthony Mosely also just got on DVS.

DVS in currently rounding up an East Coast tour starting in Atlantic City ,and traveling south through  Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas. Team members consisted of Keith Hufnagel, Jeron Wilson, Daniel Castillo, Kerry Getz, Anthony Pappalardo, and a new am edition Jeremy Rodges from the shop Coliseum in MA.

Chad Muska has been working on his first album, which will be dropping on December 12, 2001 and has also started his own record label 1212 Records. Check out www.muskabeatz.com for more info. Along with being featured on the cover of the January ’02 TransWorld SKATEboarding, he’s also trying to wrap up filming for the Shorty’s new video Guilty.

Circa introduced Adrian Lopez‘s first signature shoe, the AL202 at the ASR Trade Show in San Diego in September. Look for Lopez‘s interview in the back to school ’01 Active Mailorder catalog. Call 1-800-588-3911 to have one sent to your house.

Mark Appleyard got back from a filming trip to Arizona with the Flip crew, and he has been working on the first designs of his own pro model Circa shoe, due out mid 2002.

Videoradio, TransWorld SKATEboarding‘s latest video, will be hitting stores this week. The video was filmed by Jon Holland and Greg Hunt on the Circa EuropeaInvasion Tour. Skaters headlining are Jamie Thomas, Chad Muska, Adrian Lopez, Mark Appleyard, Colt Cannon, Chris Cole, John Rattray, Sam Baptista, and Tom Penny. On October 19 and 20, 2001 Videoradio premiered at the SkatePark of Tampa, Phase II in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brothers Boards in Aurora, Colorado, Altered States in Edmond, Oklahoma, and Spirit Skate Shop in Spokane, Washington.

After being in the States for a couple months with the Zero crew, John Rattray is back home in Scotland.

Bob Burnquist and Rune Glifberg got first and second at the Vans Triple Crown finals. Rune also scooped an extra 10 grand for being the Triple Crown Vert series overall winner. Congratulations are also in order for Ed Templeton and Colt Cannon who placed third and fourth respectively in the street contest.

Rodrigo Teixeira has gone home to Brazil for a couple of weeks before going on an éS tour of Australia with fellow Ricta and éS teamriders Arto Saari and Paul Rodriguez.

Talking of Paul, check out his amazing part in the new City Stars video, which should be in shops by Christmas. Paul had a pretty striking weekend, winning 2,000 dollars at the Irvine Spectrum’s Invert Pro/Am Contest held Friday October 12, 2001. He competed against highly skilled pros like Ronnie Creager and Caine Gayle. Paul’s runs were flawless and technical¿enough for second place right behind Ronnie Creager. Check Paul out wearing Diakka watches and Dragon sunglasses, which just added him to their rosters. Look for additional footage of Paul in the upcoming Menikmati DVD.

Adrenalin and Etnies man of mystery, Mike Manzoori is putting the finishing touches on the Menikmati DVD. No release date has been set, but it could be in shops by mid November.

Go to www.esfootwear.com for the new éS screensaver.

The éS Australia Tour starring Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Paul Rodriguez, Rodrigo Teixeira, possibly Arto Saari and Bob Burnquist is set for November 7¿21.

Donny Barley now rides for Independent trucks.

Eric Koston, after placing second at the Triple Crown contest in Oceanside, has decided to keep his skateboarding riding local for the next few weeks. He’s focused on filming a few bangers for the upcoming Girl video, due out around February 2002. Not to mention, Eric is in a role reversal, where he is actually filming lines from Ako and Atiba Jefferson and Ty Evans in the mythical Chomp On This video. Eric’s in the credits as a filmer, and his precise filming is just another talent to add to his list … three weeks till Chomp time.

Rick McCrank spent five days on the long road from Vancouver, Canada to Oceanside, California to compete in the Vans Triple Crown contest. In his Volvo V70 station wagon, driving with his roommate Michelle, Rick stopped in Portland, Oregon for 3 days. He met up with Joe Brook, Anthony Claravall, Scott Bourne, Matt Beach, Howard Cooke, Jayme Fortune, and Unabomber/Etnies rider James Woodley. Hitting the secret spots of Portland, Oregon and non-secret Burnside and Newburg parks.

After leaving Portland, Rick stopped over in Santa Rosa, California and stayed with Santa Rosa’s legendary skater Josh Powner skating Santa Rosa and Healdsburg skateparks. Kids were amazed and many autographs followed each session. After leaving Santa Rosa, Rick made his way to Bob Burnquist’s home on skating the twelve-foot vert ramp. His goal: to learn 540s. We’ll keep you informed if he lands it sometime soon.

Rick McCrank‘s mini ramp is finally finished! Two days after his return home from the Vans Triple Crown in Oceandide the five-foot high twenty-foot wide ramp was totally skateable and under a vinyl roof¿completely sealed from the harsh Canadian winter weather.

Arto Saari has been skating until the wee hours of the morning with Flip teammates Geoff Rowley and Mark Appleyard to finish filming for the upcoming Flip video.

Bob Burnquist was surprised when his family and close friends yelled “Happy Birthday” to him at his surprise party on October 10 at his new restaurant La Melodia.

Charlie Wilkins has been designing skateparks from his home in Boston, Massachusetts. The first one is now open for shredding. It opened on September 23, 2001 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. See attached photos. Charlies’s going to be on the Ricki Lake Show in 2 or 3 weeks along with Mary and her son who own Skater Island. The show’s about moms who don’t want their kids to skate anymore ’cause they are going to really hurt themselves. It should be pretty funny to anyone who skates. We’ll let you know an airing date as soon as possible. Soon after that filming he went to Dallas, Texas for the last stop of the MSS, Mobile Skatepark Series, and dislocated his ankle and tore all the ligaments. He’s going to be out for a while. Poetic justice for the moms. In an effort to turn that frown upside down, he’ll have plenty of time to spend with his new wife. He got married on September 1, 2001 to his long-time girlfriend Victoria.

Don Nguyen snapped his wrist in mid October. Bad luck for Don, the guy just recovered from a broken ankle¿as talked about in his new check out in TWS. Super sick sequence in that check out. The broken ankle didn’t keep Don down for too long, so I doubt the wrist will slow him down much, either.

After premiering at the ASR in September, Adio‘s One Step Beyond is finally in stores. 411‘s #48 just landed in stores as well.

Ghetto Child will be releasing the first ever Brandon Turner pro model wheel this month. Brandon is the sixth pro of the Ghetto Child family. He joins Chad Muska, Sean Sheffey, Tom Penny, Danny Gonzalez, and Henry Sanchez. Ghetto Child has added ams Brian Herman and Jeremy Holmes to the family.

Jamie Thomas has been traveling all over the world. Right now he’s in Atlanta, Georgia and of course he’s filming for the new Zero video, Dying To Live. Jon Allie, Lindsey Robertson, and Atiba are also traveling with Jamie.

Innes Clothing has been blowing up. They’ve built one of the best teams around and if you haven’t seen their new line you can check it out the redesigned Web site, www.innesclothing.com.

The Zero training facility is fully finished and is being shredded as you read this. Rumor has it the park is geared towards the styles of its team riders. So you can bet there have been some serious sessions going down behind those closed doors.

Zero Flat Bars? That’s right, Zero flat bars are now available. The flat bars are adjustable and made from the best materials available to man. They’re designed by the team and come in two colors red and black¿go figure. Ask your local shop to order one for you. After all, Christmas is just around the corner.

On a more serious note, Adrian Lopez has a new board graphic that is sure to turn a few heads. It’s Osama Bin Laden and underneath it says “Wanted Dead or Alive.” All of Adrian’s royalties from this deck are being donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks in New York. This board is sure to be a collector’s item, so go buy one. Be sure to read the top graphic of this board for a special message from Adrian. Bless Americni ramp is finally finished! Two days after his return home from the Vans Triple Crown in Oceandide the five-foot high twenty-foot wide ramp was totally skateable and under a vinyl roof¿completely sealed from the harsh Canadian winter weather.

Arto Saari has been skating until the wee hours of the morning with Flip teammates Geoff Rowley and Mark Appleyard to finish filming for the upcoming Flip video.

Bob Burnquist was surprised when his family and close friends yelled “Happy Birthday” to him at his surprise party on October 10 at his new restaurant La Melodia.

Charlie Wilkins has been designing skateparks from his home in Boston, Massachusetts. The first one is now open for shredding. It opened on September 23, 2001 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. See attached photos. Charlies’s going to be on the Ricki Lake Show in 2 or 3 weeks along with Mary and her son who own Skater Island. The show’s about moms who don’t want their kids to skate anymore ’cause they are going to really hurt themselves. It should be pretty funny to anyone who skates. We’ll let you know an airing date as soon as possible. Soon after that filming he went to Dallas, Texas for the last stop of the MSS, Mobile Skatepark Series, and dislocated his ankle and tore all the ligaments. He’s going to be out for a while. Poetic justice for the moms. In an effort to turn that frown upside down, he’ll have plenty of time to spend with his new wife. He got married on September 1, 2001 to his long-time girlfriend Victoria.

Don Nguyen snapped his wrist in mid October. Bad luck for Don, the guy just recovered from a broken ankle¿as talked about in his new check out in TWS. Super sick sequence in that check out. The broken ankle didn’t keep Don down for too long, so I doubt the wrist will slow him down much, either.

After premiering at the ASR in September, Adio‘s One Step Beyond is finally in stores. 411‘s #48 just landed in stores as well.

Ghetto Child will be releasing the first ever Brandon Turner pro model wheel this month. Brandon is the sixth pro of the Ghetto Child family. He joins Chad Muska, Sean Sheffey, Tom Penny, Danny Gonzalez, and Henry Sanchez. Ghetto Child has added ams Brian Herman and Jeremy Holmes to the family.

Jamie Thomas has been traveling all over the world. Right now he’s in Atlanta, Georgia and of course he’s filming for the new Zero video, Dying To Live. Jon Allie, Lindsey Robertson, and Atiba are also traveling with Jamie.

Innes Clothing has been blowing up. They’ve built one of the best teams around and if you haven’t seen their new line you can check it out the redesigned Web site, www.innesclothing.com.

The Zero training facility is fully finished and is being shredded as you read this. Rumor has it the park is geared towards the styles of its team riders. So you can bet there have been some serious sessions going down behind those closed doors.

Zero Flat Bars? That’s right, Zero flat bars are now available. The flat bars are adjustable and made from the best materials available to man. They’re designed by the team and come in two colors red and black¿go figure. Ask your local shop to order one for you. After all, Christmas is just around the corner.

On a more serious note, Adrian Lopez has a new board graphic that is sure to turn a few heads. It’s Osama Bin Laden and underneath it says “Wanted Dead or Alive.” All of Adrian’s royalties from this deck are being donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks in New York. This board is sure to be a collector’s item, so go buy one. Be sure to read the top graphic of this board for a special message from Adrian. Bless America!

Karl Watson will be getting his own company through Expedition One. Sources are claiming that the name is still uncertain and only one rider is locked in so far.

It’s official: Brian Anderson is on Girl. His first ad should be hitting soon.

Vert skaters and their new babies: Rune Glifberg and his girlfriend Tusnelda recently have a baby girl named Alfa. Chris Gentry has a new baby named Micah Gentry.

The Expedition One video Alone will be available and in stores November 15, 2001. A premiere will be held at La Paloma in Encinitas that weekend¿more info to come. Some amazing surprises are expected in this long-awaited video along with solid skating from owners Richard Angelides, Chany Jeanguenin, and Chris Lambert.

Former Scarecrow rider, Thom Hornung has a new board out on Anthem Boy, which is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

A few days prior to Rob Dyrdek‘s seventh place finish at the Xbox Skateboarding Championships in Oceanside, Rob spent a couple of nights in New York living the celebrity high life. Rob spent his final night in the city partying with rapper Ice-T, and with the help of Ice-T’s Ferrari, Mercedes S600, and personal limo, Rob and crew headed to a show where Ice-T performed along with the Beatnuts. After the show the entourage made its way back to Ice-T’s penthouse where they changed into tuxedos and made their way to Hugh Hefner‘s black tie roast at the Friar’s Club. From there, Rob took off with Ice-T to Hugh’s Playboy after-party at a private downtown club. It just so happens that Rob is featured in the November 2001 issue of Playboy, which, according to Rob “didn’t give me even the tiniest bit of pull with the ladies that night.”

Pat Channita has just added a skatepark in his backyard to go along with his mini ramp.

Moses Itkonen has another tour labeled Tough Guy Tour Number 2 (The Court Date). The tour spans from Vancouver to Edmonton, Brigade teammate, Paul Machnau will join Moses and some of the other RDS team riders. The RDS video FSU has been pushed back to February 2002.

Paul Machnau is one tough character. While shooting photos for his TransWorld interview he wrecked his ankle. He later went out and skated for another interview and bruised his heel. Paul is now on RDS’s Tough Guy Tour Number 2 and can be seen doing stunts like twenty-stair crooked grinds and fifteen-stair noseblunt-slides.   

Jason Ellis continues to keep himself busy. Last week he was in Philadelphia filming a part in a movie.

Andy Macdonald was in New York when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. Andy immediately knew what he wanted to do, get back home to his wife. Knowing that air transportation would be grounded for several days, Andy rented a car and drove across country to his home in San Diego, California in two and a half days.

Javier Sarmiento will be coming to San Francisco and L.A. to shoot for an interview this month. Javier had an insane interview in Spain’s, Dogway Magazine. If you get a chance to get your hands on one of these magazines then you’ll know why Javier is loved by many.

Rodney Jones has started work on his Wheel of Fortune for 411VM. Rodney has been seriously thinking about moving out of San Diego and up to San Jose to skate with Caswell and the rest of the Tilt Mode Army. New sponsors for Rodney include Aera shoes and Ally Containment Co.

New Powell Flow team guys Tony Manfre, Ryan Chadwick, and Oliver Buchanan were in Denver with Caswell and Rodney. Tony Manfre is twenty years old and lives in Sonoma, California. He has a great personality and is a very talented skater. Ryan Chadwick is seventeen years old and lives in San Jose, California. He is a little quiet, but has super skills. Oliver Buchanan just turned fifteen and lives in Sal

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