This Is The News 11.26.01

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Anthony Mosley now rides for TSA. Video in progress. Ghetto Child is proud to welcome Anthony and Justin Case to the family. Keep your eyes peeled for their first Ghetto Child ads coming soon.

Paul Machnau is the latest addition to the strong team at Momentum Wheels. Danny Way was added a few months back to the already heavy line up of Rick McCrank, Colin McKay, Scott Johnston, Neal Mims, Sluggo, Chris Haslam,and Brandon Beibel.

What board brand is Ryan Smith riding? The final word will be in the next news flash.

Nate Broussard is the latest up-and-comer to be added to the Killing Machine hardware roster.

Erik Ellington is on Thunder after abandoning Destroyer.

Frank Gerwer recently kickflipped the Wallenberg four. Five tries is all it took. Sometimes you just surprise yourself.

Adrian Lopez‘s new shoe from Circa will be out real soon. Lopez designed the shoe so kids could afford it and skate in it at the same time. Something not too many people think of these days.

The Adrian Lopez Zero deck with the Osama Bin Laden graphic has hit the shops and is selling like hot cakes. If you haven’t seen this board, ask your local shop about it. Then buy it and either skate it or save it. It’s going to be a collector’s item for sure. Adrian thanks everyone for their support. Adrian’s royalties from the deck are being donated to The American Red Cross.

The Emerica team mansion is a sealed deal. In what could possibly go down in history as a classic what-in-the-hell-could-he-have-been-thinking move Emerica team manager Justin Regan decided to test the bonds of friendship that exist amongst his teamriders and put them all under the same roof. Albeit, a very large roof with high ceilings. Will this move bring the team together and give even greater focus to the Emerica video project in progress? Permanent residents are Erik Ellington and his wife Luciana, Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Justin Regan, and Emerica video filmer, Jon Miner. With five bedrooms taken and four to spare, there’s plenty of room for any visiting Emerica riders who need a place to stay in L.A. while they work on their Emerica video parts with Miner. The first guest to make himself a local has been Emerica am Bryan Herman, who has been utilizing a guest room for the weekend while going out filming around L.A. over the last few days. Moving in has been a slow process, but expect to see some coverage of the new crib when everyone is finally settled.

Emerica’s new corporate slogan: “Emerica¿like pillows for your feet, stinky wet pillows.”


Ed Templeton just got back from South America (Chile, Argentina) with Austin Stephens. Reports are saying the skating was great and that trips like these will be the wave of the future. No demos, no schedules, just street skating at new spots worldwide. Diego Buchierri was the tour guide on this trip. Cairo Foster and Caswell Berry went too.

Aaron Suski is safe in Tucson after spending some sobering time in NYC this last month.

Stevie Williams is profiled in King‘s Bangin’ section, which highlights “people puttin’ in work.” King points out that Stevie’s success has been “on his own terms¿no X-Games, no mainstream connects, just skating.” Billed as the new urban men’s magazine, King showcases everything from interviews with hip-hop stars and athletes to articles on beautiful women, along with car, fashion, and product reviews. Pick up the launch issue on November 27.

Alex Moul turned pro for Santa Cruz. Anyone who’s been paying attention to skateboarding in the past ten years will be very familiar with Alex and what ‘s contributed.

Maple am sensation Tyler Hansen joins the Krux trucks family. Keep your eye out for the chapters of coverage about to unfold from this kid. Krux introduces the Down Low¿a new truck with what is likely the lowest kingpin available on the market today. You’ll be able to grind the hanger down to the hole before you hit the kingpin! The Down Low will only be available in the 3.5 size.

Ricta‘s latest acquisition is Caswell Berry. On the product front look for some Mark Appleyard and Rodrigo Teixeira signature Ricta wheels in 2002.

Sessions is proud to announce that it has signed Adam Alfaro from Whittier, California. Adam has been a top am for the last year and with his recent eighteenth birthday, he has moved into the professional skateboard world. Currently Adam is riding for Sessions, Black Label, Etnies, Destructo, Speed Metal, Revolution wheels, and Liberty Board Shop.

Josh Kalis turned out to skate and show his support at the annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Skate Jam on November 10. A full report on the event should be in by next news batch. Brian Wenning and Rob Dyrdek met up with Kalis in Dallas, Texas that weekend to mount a film, video, and photo assault. Mike Blabac handled photography and Greg Hunt handled cinematography.

Jim Gorecki is am for Aesthetics and 4ce Shoes.

Ethan Fowler is busy traveling with Vans right now. He was at the Vans park openings in Phoenix and Houston, then he’s off to New Zealand for a tour with Thrasher. If you live in New Zealand, start asking around they shouldn’t be hard to spot.

Moses Itkonen is finishing the RDS video, working on his fall 2002 line of RDS clothing, and building a skatepark in his warehouse. He still finds time to skate the Van’s skatepark and the streets of Orange County with Mike Hastie and whichever Red Dragon that happens to be in town.

Paul Machnau and Caswell Berry are no longer riding for Brigade or Bones Wheels. They will continue to skate for Bones Swiss Bearings.

Javier Sarmiento has been in the USA working and filming with Anthony Claravall. He’ll be hooking up with teammate and friend Danny Wainwright in Barcelona for a little tour of Spain.

Powell‘s Tony Manfre is in Italy and should be hooking up with Gianni Zattoni. Tony also went to Prague and skated the Stalin Park.

Both Vanik Hacobian and Tino Razo are trying to deal with the East Coast’s cold weather. Tino says he’s been out skating a lot despite the cold and having loads of fun.

Along with Kenny Reed, FKD has added Joey Comstock and East Coast wonder Zerred Basset to the team.

dNA’s Jim Bates is back in action after a slam that forced doctors to put ten staples in his head.

Video Blitz

Digital Video Magazine held a premiere at Oakley for its latest issue (Number Six) the day after the Chomp on This premiere. Oakley houses a full stadium-style movie theater that holds 300 people. The facility was utilized to the max and the video is fantastic. Anthony Mosley, Ragdoll, and Rodrigo Teixeira have the bangin’ parts.

New videos that just arrived in a store near you: Chomp On This, Digital #6, Expedition’s Alone, City Stars’ Street Cinema, Logic #9, and Globe‘s Opinion.

A CKY box set will be released later this month and will include a documentary of the making of the trilogy¿only be available with the purchase of the box set.

Shorty‘s, Guilty should hopefully be premiering December 1, 2001, but it’s not 100 percent yet. Stayed tuned for future updates.

Cinematographer Greg Hunt has joined DC to handle all skate-related video and film production. Greg’s past credits include Transworld‘s i.e., Anthology, Sight Unseen, and Videoradio. The transition pairs Greg’s talents with DC’s scope: “At DC I have the opportunity to do bigger things with bigger production values,” Greg says, “and I get to do different things, from shorter-format commercials to full-length videos.” Greg has hit the ground running, and is busy mobilizing a full nighttime media assault on the DC super ramp for the first full-length DC video, now in production.

Jamie Thomas and the whole Zero team were just in Miami filming for Dying To Live. They’ll return when the shit is broke off.

Andrew Reynolds and Erik Ellington have returned home from a filming mission out to Phoenix, Arizona. Along the way, the guys and Emerica filmer Jon Miner found an empty pool. According to Miner, Andrew’s part in the upcoming Emerica video in progress should blow you away. Miner is planning a return attack on Arizona and New Mexico next weekend. Again he’ll be bringing out Ellington and Drew, however, this timeDonny Barley will be joining the crew. Those of you who remember Donny’s part in Welcome to Hell will be happy to hear that Donny wants to outdo himself for the upcoming Emerica video.

The new dNA video Continuum is finished and was released this week. You might have checked out the Southern California premiere on November 9 at the Carlsbad Village Theatre. If not, the video should be in shops soon.

Progression Video Magazine Nimber Six is in stores this week and you’ll be very impressed with the editing and most importantly the skating. Their chief editor Terence Lee incorporated three-dimensional graphics that will blow your mind. The skaters featured include ams Nate Kocaka and Danny Wallace followed by a Think road trip section¿ncredible skateboarding from Dan Drehobl, Pat Duffy, Pancho Moler, Danny Fuenzalida, and Jake Nunn! Next up is a Jordan Hoffart section and last is a Jim Gagne profile. On top of all the sections they have a few miscellaneous sections with Carlos De Andrade, Daxter Lussier, Frank Hirata, Patrick Melcher, Anthony Mosely, Jeremy Holmes, Billy Marks, and Lavar McBride. With in a few weeks Progression will be available on DVD with bonus clips.

Thom Hornung has been filming for the upcoming Anthem Boy video due out in February with Brian Gaberman snapping photos.

Tactical Manual is premiering at La Paloma in Encinitas, California on November 30, 2001. Hopefully it’ll be in shops by mid December.

Website News

Check out the new Satori website when you get a minute. There’re still a few finishing touches to be made, but it’s basically there. New video and everything, satorimovement.com

Check out enjoico.com It reflects the same humor you’ve come to love in their ads. There is a “Draw Marc Johnson’s Graphics Contest” going on. Can’t wait to see a video from these guys.

Arto Saari has been added to the Active pro team. He joins his mates Mark Appleyard and Geoff Rowley and a list of other heavy hitters¿ activemailorder.com.

Ultimate Gary has been seen ripping it up in the Girl facility lately, busting wicked gnarly like he owns the place. Check out the live parking block cam on Crailtap.com for a chance at witnessing Gary at work. And speaking of tappin’ the crail, Crailtap decided to scrap the classic “issue” style and run with constant updates instead¿crailtap.com.

Be on the lookout for the new Zero’s Wed for future updates.

Cinematographer Greg Hunt has joined DC to handle all skate-related video and film production. Greg’s past credits include Transworld‘s i.e., Anthology, Sight Unseen, and Videoradio. The transition pairs Greg’s talents with DC’s scope: “At DC I have the opportunity to do bigger things with bigger production values,” Greg says, “and I get to do different things, from shorter-format commercials to full-length videos.” Greg has hit the ground running, and is busy mobilizing a full nighttime media assault on the DC super ramp for the first full-length DC video, now in production.

Jamie Thomas and the whole Zero team were just in Miami filming for Dying To Live. They’ll return when the shit is broke off.

Andrew Reynolds and Erik Ellington have returned home from a filming mission out to Phoenix, Arizona. Along the way, the guys and Emerica filmer Jon Miner found an empty pool. According to Miner, Andrew’s part in the upcoming Emerica video in progress should blow you away. Miner is planning a return attack on Arizona and New Mexico next weekend. Again he’ll be bringing out Ellington and Drew, however, this timeDonny Barley will be joining the crew. Those of you who remember Donny’s part in Welcome to Hell will be happy to hear that Donny wants to outdo himself for the upcoming Emerica video.

The new dNA video Continuum is finished and was released this week. You might have checked out the Southern California premiere on November 9 at the Carlsbad Village Theatre. If not, the video should be in shops soon.

Progression Video Magazine Nimber Six is in stores this week and you’ll be very impressed with the editing and most importantly the skating. Their chief editor Terence Lee incorporated three-dimensional graphics that will blow your mind. The skaters featured include ams Nate Kocaka and Danny Wallace followed by a Think road trip section¿ncredible skateboarding from Dan Drehobl, Pat Duffy, Pancho Moler, Danny Fuenzalida, and Jake Nunn! Next up is a Jordan Hoffart section and last is a Jim Gagne profile. On top of all the sections they have a few miscellaneous sections with Carlos De Andrade, Daxter Lussier, Frank Hirata, Patrick Melcher, Anthony Mosely, Jeremy Holmes, Billy Marks, and Lavar McBride. With in a few weeks Progression will be available on DVD with bonus clips.

Thom Hornung has been filming for the upcoming Anthem Boy video due out in February with Brian Gaberman snapping photos.

Tactical Manual is premiering at La Paloma in Encinitas, California on November 30, 2001. Hopefully it’ll be in shops by mid December.

Website News

Check out the new Satori website when you get a minute. There’re still a few finishing touches to be made, but it’s basically there. New video and everything, satorimovement.com

Check out enjoico.com It reflects the same humor you’ve come to love in their ads. There is a “Draw Marc Johnson’s Graphics Contest” going on. Can’t wait to see a video from these guys.

Arto Saari has been added to the Active pro team. He joins his mates Mark Appleyard and Geoff Rowley and a list of other heavy hitters¿ activemailorder.com.

Ultimate Gary has been seen ripping it up in the Girl facility lately, busting wicked gnarly like he owns the place. Check out the live parking block cam on Crailtap.com for a chance at witnessing Gary at work. And speaking of tappin’ the crail, Crailtap decided to scrap the classic “issue” style and run with constant updates instead¿crailtap.com.

Be on the lookout for the new Zero’s Web site. It’s under construction, but it’s being totally redesigned as you read this. Rumor has it there’s going to be a Zero fan club thats going to have all the kids going wild. Can you be a member? You have to pass the test first! Check out zeroskateboards.comfor more info.

Log on to sessions.comfor Adam Alfaro’s profile on December 15 plus team information, news articles, or to view Sessions Product. Team profiles and updates are added every two weeks.

Event and Tour Info

The Harsh Barge is a Girl Skateboard Company holiday tour coming your way soon. Along for the ride will be Mike Carroll, Rick McCrank, Eric Koston, Jeron Wilson, Brian Anderson, Brandon Biebel, Rick Howard, and some Chocolate family members, too. Here are the dates:

November 24: In-store, Cowtown, 4 p.m., Phonenix, Arizona

November 25: Demo, Vans, 4 p.m., Phoenix, Arizona

November 28: Demo, MD, 5 p.m., Corpus Cristi, Texas

November 30: Demo, Southside, 4:30 p.m., Houston, Texas

December 3: In-store, Ruin, 4 p.m., Atlanta, Georgia

December 6: In-store, Anonymous, 4 p.m., Cincinnati, Ohio

December 8: In-store, RQ, 4 p.m., plus demo, Triple R Skatepark, 6 p.m., Chicago, Illinois

December 11: Demo, Rampage Skatepark, 5 p.m., Davenport, Iowa

December 18: Demo, Sub Skates, 4 p.m., Las Vegas, Nevada

The Circa team will be going on a tour of New Zealand..

The schedule:

December 1 Auckland NZ

December 5 Wellington NZ

Watch out Latin America! The F glam boys are at it again. Justin Strubing, Jon West, Daniel Shimizu, and Tony Silva are headed to Puerto Rico then Panama from December 3¿17 for the Tour De Foundation En Latin America. A fiesta of demos and street skating will consume both countries. Check tumyeto.comfor tour dates and locations.

The Hollywood team¿Dorian Tucker, Richie Belton, Don “The Nuge” Nguyen, and Justin Roy commandeered a van and headed out east on a road trip to the Make A Wish demo November 10¿11 in Houston, Texas. Kris Markovich piloted the team and lead them to the good cause that is Make A Wish. While out in the wild west of Texas, they filmed for their upcoming promo video due out this spring. The Hollywood boys are also talking about a tour to Marti Gras in February. Hold your gumbo, no details yet.


Donny Barley has been home since last Saturday when he, Erik Ellington, Andrew Reynolds, and Heath Kirchart all came down to San Diego, California to do an in-store appearance at Hanger 18 Skate Supply. There was a line of over 200 kids waiting for autographs when the crew arrived. Ken from Hanger 18 did a great job keeping the whole thing organized and running smoothly. Everybody who was there seemed genuinely happy to meet their their skate idols in person.

The last stop of the Etnies European Open 2001 was at the Cosanostra Skatepark in Chelles, France. From October 26¿28 more than 100 skaters from all over Europe showed up to compete in the contest. In the street finals sixteen riders took two 60-second runs each. The skating was amazing which made the judging really difficult. Marc Haziza from France earned third place, Dominik Dietrich from Austria got second, and first went to Alexis Jauzion from France. Best Trick was a kickflip backside tailslide on the ledge by Christophe Sampaio. After the 2001 skateboard Europe season, it crowned two overall winners: Mark Haziza and Steffi Weiss. Congratulations to both for a fantastic season! Complete results and additional information are available at skateboardeurope..

Congratulations go out to Emerica and Killing Machine rider, Chris Senn, who placed fifth overall at the Crail World Cup street contest held in Sao Paolo, Brazil over the weekend. He was the only American in the top eight. Sandro Dias won vert followedd by Bob Burnquist and Rune Glifberg.

Skate Lab had a huge weekend at the onset of November. Saturday November 3 they held a free showing of the new Globe video, Opinion. Rodney Mullen, Chad Fernandez, Chet Thomas, and Danny Garcia were there. Sunday November 4 was the Tony Hawk Free Skate Day. over 1,000 people turned out to check out the happenings, which included a surprise visit from the man himself. Tony Hawk rolled up in style with a huge Hummer limo complete with a fireplace! He also brought with him Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Rune Glifberg, and Elissa Steamer. They skated for about an hour and a half, signed a load of autographs, and split.

The Soul Bowl took a trip to Miami in early November and there was a contest. Matt Moffet won the regular contest and Steve Caballero won the Master’s Division.

ite. It’s under construction, but it’s being totally redesigned as you read this. Rumor has it there’s going to be a Zero fan club thats going to have all the kids going wild. Can you be a member? You have to pass the test first! Check out zeroskateboards.comfor more info.

Log on to sessions.comfor Adam Alfaro’s profile on December 15 plus team information, news articles, or to view Sessions Product. Team profiles and updates are added every two weeks.

Event and Tour Info

The Harsh Barge is a Girl Skateboard Company holiday tour coming your way soon. Along for the ride will be Mike Carroll, Rick McCrank, Eric Koston, Jeron Wilson, Brian Anderson, Brandon Biebel, Rick Howard, and some Chocolate family members, too. Here are the dates:

November 24: In-store, Cowtown, 4 p.m., Phonenix, Arizona

November 25: Demo, Vans, 4 p.m., Phoenix, Arizona

November 28: Demo, MD, 5 p.m., Corpus Cristi, Texas

November 30: Demo, Southside, 4:30 p.m., Houston, Texas

December 3: In-store, Ruin, 4 p.m., Atlanta, Georgia

December 6: In-store, Anonymous, 4 p.m., Cincinnati, Ohio

December 8: In-store, RQ, 4 p.m., plus demo, Triple R Skatepark, 6 p.m., Chicago, Illinois

December 11: Demo, Rampage Skatepark, 5 p.m., Davenport, Iowa

December 18: Demo, Sub Skates, 4 p.m., Las Vegas, Nevada

The Circa team will be going on a tour of New Zealand..

The schedule:

December 1 Auckland NZ

December 5 Wellington NZ

Watch out Latin America! The F glam boys are at it again. Justin Strubing, Jon West, Daniel Shimizu, and Tony Silva are headed to Puerto Rico then Panama from December 3¿17 for the Tour De Foundation En Latin America. A fiesta of demos and street skating will consume both countries. Check tumyeto.comfor tour dates and locations.

The Hollywood team¿Dorian Tucker, Richie Belton, Don “The Nuge” Nguyen, and Justin Roy commandeered a van and headed out east on a road trip to the Make A Wish demo November 10¿11 in Houston, Texas. Kris Markovich piloted the team and lead them to the good cause that is Make A Wish. While out in the wild west of Texas, they filmed for their upcoming promo video due out this spring. The Hollywood boys are also talking about a tour to Marti Gras in February. Hold your gumbo, no details yet.


Donny Barley has been home since last Saturday when he, Erik Ellington, Andrew Reynolds, and Heath Kirchart all came down to San Diego, California to do an in-store appearance at Hanger 18 Skate Supply. There was a line of over 200 kids waiting for autographs when the crew arrived. Ken from Hanger 18 did a great job keeping the whole thing organized and running smoothly. Everybody who was there seemed genuinely happy to meet their their skate idols in person.

The last stop of the Etnies European Open 2001 was at the Cosanostra Skatepark in Chelles, France. From October 26¿28 more than 100 skaters from all over Europe showed up to compete in the contest. In the street finals sixteen riders took two 60-second runs each. The skating was amazing which made the judging really difficult. Marc Haziza from France earned third place, Dominik Dietrich from Austria got second, and first went to Alexis Jauzion from France. Best Trick was a kickflip backside tailslide on the ledge by Christophe Sampaio. After the 2001 skateboard Europe season, it crowned two overall winners: Mark Haziza and Steffi Weiss. Congratulations to both for a fantastic season! Complete results and additional information are available at skateboardeurope..

Congratulations go out to Emerica and Killing Machine rider, Chris Senn, who placed fifth overall at the Crail World Cup street contest held in Sao Paolo, Brazil over the weekend. He was the only American in the top eight. Sandro Dias won vert followed by Bob Burnquist and Rune Glifberg.

Skate Lab had a huge weekend at the onset of November. Saturday November 3 they held a free showing of the new Globe video, Opinion. Rodney Mullen, Chad Fernandez, Chet Thomas, and Danny Garcia were there. Sunday November 4 was the Tony Hawk Free Skate Day. over 1,000 people turned out to check out the happenings, which included a surprise visit from the man himself. Tony Hawk rolled up in style with a huge Hummer limo complete with a fireplace! He also brought with him Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Rune Glifberg, and Elissa Steamer. They skated for about an hour and a half, signed a load of autographs, and split.

The Soul Bowl took a trip to Miami in early November and there was a contest. Matt Moffet won the regular contest and Steve Caballero won the Master’s Division.

Paolo, Brazil over the weekend. He was the only American in the top eight. Sandro Dias won vert followed by Bob Burnquist and Rune Glifberg.

Skate Lab had a huge weekend at the onset of November. Saturday November 3 they held a free showing of the new Globe video, Opinion. Rodney Mullen, Chad Fernandez, Chet Thomas, and Danny Garcia were there. Sunday November 4 was the Tony Hawk Free Skate Day. over 1,000 people turned out to check out the happenings, which included a surprise visit from the man himself. Tony Hawk rolled up in style with a huge Hummer limo complete with a fireplace! He also brought with him Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Rune Glifberg, and Elissa Steamer. They skated for about an hour and a half, signed a load of autographs, and split.

The Soul Bowl took a trip to Miami in early November and there was a contest. Matt Moffet won the regular contest and Steve Caballero won the Master’s Division.

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