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Mike Vallely is planning another winter tour, skating and speaking at various parks and locations throughout the country. Not a team tour, Mike will be accompanied by an experienced group of pros, as yet undetermined. The format of the tour will be skateboarding, spoken-word performances by Mike and others, and a question/answer session where the pros will field inquiries from the audience. Mike plans to be on the road in February and March.

Arcade welcomes Malcolm Watson and Tyler Moore to the team. Check out the new Arcade promo video, which is out now. A new full-length video, 1999 , will be released at the beginning of next year.

In Tum Yeto news, look for the new Foundation Super Co. video in the new year.

Alien Workshop announces the addition of Danny Way to its distinguished team of professionals. Three pro models are available now. Way has joined the Reflex Bearing team, as well.

Consolidated looking for sponsors for The Plan , their twenty-page guide to getting a skatepark built in your town. To sign on in support, get a copy of The Plan, or simply to get more information, contact Consolidated Skateboards at: (408) 457-8206. Or visit their Web site at http://www.consolidatedskateboard.com.

Alphanumeric Environmental Protection Agency launched its new line of technical skatewear at ASR in September. The San Diego-based company has assembled an impressive team, including Kareem Campbell , Kenny Hughes , Spencer Fujimoto , Forrest Kirby , and snowboarders Russell Winfield and Jeremy Jones .

G-Shock has developed several series of watches influenced by the events, athletes, and lifestyles that encompass the board-sports cultures. The first in the series is the 21st C.B. (21st Century Boys) collection. Each of the four models were designed by artists who also skate, including Ed Templeton , Dan Drehobl , Tommy Guerrero , and Giovani Estevez . These multi-function watches were produced by using a new manufacturing process that makes it possible to combine resin materials of different colors, which allows for vivid colors and depth. Coloring is coordinated with the graphic designs, and each model is marked with the name of and a message from the artists. Other G-Shock series include commemorative watches for the U.S. Open Of Surfing and the Triple Crown Of Surfing . G-Shock has also been a cosponsor of the Vans Triple Crown Series of pro street and vert contests, and was the title sponsor of the 1998 Vans Warped Tour .

With core wheels becoming quite a curiosity in the U.S., Tim Dawes of Electric Urethane –makers of Core Technology, Icon, Cozmo, and Point Blank wheels–is a little confused what all the commotion is over. Australia, he says, is all over the concept, and Core Technology is leading the pack down under. Having founded Electric Urethane in 1982, Dawes has been experimenting with wheel formulas and designs ever since. In 1987 he founded Cockroach wheels, but sold the brand in 1990 and hasnít been involved since. Like many core-wheel makers, Dawes learned most of what he knows through his experience making inline wheels, and he began translating that knowledge into a core skateboard wheel in September of last year. The result is the Core Technology line, available in 52, 55, 57, and 60mm. While Dawes is establishing a Stateside distributor for his wheels, inquiries can be directed to Electric Urethane at: 011-61-2-9905-6292.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Brooklyn Boards/Trystate, Inc. is still in operation and is planning an East Coast skatepark tour tentatively set to take place around the end of this year.

After skating for a while without a board sponsor, Dan Rogers has joined the 60/40 team.

Aftethe rerelease of Slimeballs wheels, Skaters Union is busy building a team for its Curb Cream Wax . In the meantime, Skaters Unionís Rich Metiver is having a hard time finding an outlet for his grotesque Slimeballs ads. The vomitous, urinous, and very un-PC campaigns tout the virtues of such products as Lung Butter , Pissballs , 95A Softballs , Butt Warts , and the new Rail/Road wheels. But even the most permissive skateboarding magazines refuse the ads, so look for a series of “censored” ads from Slimeballs.

Jaya Bonderov is now riding for Reef Brazil . He is currently working on his signature shoe, which will be available in 1999.

NC Clothing is a new clothing company out of Northern California, focusing on “what is wanted and needed in a clothing line.” The team consists of: Gershon Mosley , Paul Sharpe , Cairo Foster , and Jerry Hsu . The line will be available in Spring 1999.

Sacramento, California’s Mike Rafter is the newest pro for Creature . Though there have been some changes, Chet Childress is still an active member of the Creature team, despite some rumors to the contrary. The Creature and Santa Cruz videos are due out May 1999.

Joel Meinholz is the latest addition to Tampa’s Far East Skateboards .

Firewood Skateboards has added Hugh Donome and Phillip Samanas to the team.

Jason Maxwell has joined the DNA skateboards team, which already includes: James Riff , Jimmy Chadwick , and Chris Livingston .

For the record, the departure of Plan B from Armageddon Distribution does not affect the XYZ team roster, which consists of Danny Way , Peter Hewitt , Pat Duffy , Bill Weiss , Jason Maxwell , Chad Vogt , Justin Bokma , Pat Channita , Ryan Simonetti , Jake Stewart , and Brian Emmers . Check out their talents in the newest XYZ video which is available now.

Powell welcomes its newest pro, former Plan B skater Pat Channita . Three new amateurs have been added to the Bones Brigade : Gianni Zattoni , Giorgioís younger brother; Rodney Jones from Baltimore, and San Joseís Joe Hutchison . Their first major appearance is in the new Powell video, Magic .

Powell/Skate One Corp. was honored as an Earth-friendly business by the Green Consortium, which consists of U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps, U.S. Senator Jack OíConnell, and California State Assemblyman Brooks Firestone. The companyís efforts include composting wood scraps for fertilizer, returning excess glue to manufacturers, and recycling steel drums, aluminum, cardboard, and paper. Additionally, Powell converted its printing operation from an oil-based lacquer to a lead-free, water-based paint, which allows for cleaning screens without thinner.

Kenny Hughes was recently welcomed into the DC Shoe Co. family. It seems the folks at Circus Distribution began working with him shortly after his move from native North Carolina to Costa Mesa, California to film for the Element video a year ago. Also added to the DC team is Philadelphiaís Stevie Williams . Recently joining the Chocolate roster, Stevie’s part in the upcoming Chocolate video is rumored to be truly dazzling. Based on the two quality teams he’s just joined, the buzz is probably true.

DVS Shoe Company is proud to announce the addition of Mike York to its team. Mike was recently featured in the Globe’s sponsored documentary, Canvas, which was co-produced by the University Of Southern California film school and Australian distributor Hardcore Enterprises , and also features the personalities and skating of Rodney Mullen , Guy Mariano , Jeron Wilson , Gershon Mosley , Andrew Reynolds , Heath Kirchart , and Ryan Wilburn . After its San Diego premiere in September, a bit of controversy erupted over the videoís inclusion of Axion pro Guy Mariano . But once it was clarified that this is not the Globe-team video, the controversy subsided, and Canvas went on to screen in several cities in Australia, New Zealand, and England to rave reviews. For more info on Canvas, check out its Web site at: http://www.canvas.globeshoes.com.

Robert Gonzales is the latest addition to the Kastel team, and the Jesse Paez shoe will be released soon. The entire Kastel team went on a Hawaii Super Tour with 411VM in October.

News from the Sole Technology, Inc. office includes the addition of Carlos de Andrade to the Etnies team and Arto Saari to the Emerica team. Etnies pro Mike Vallely and Emericaís Chris Senn are set to tour South Africa in April 1999.

Lincoln Ueda received a minor concussion on August 29th and was taken to a hospital. Fortunately, Lincoln is doing fine. Richard Kirby is also recovering nicely from knee surgery.

Jeron Wilson , Gershon Mosley , Andrew Reynolds , Heath Kirchart , and Ryan Wilburn . After its San Diego premiere in September, a bit of controversy erupted over the videoís inclusion of Axion pro Guy Mariano . But once it was clarified that this is not the Globe-team video, the controversy subsided, and Canvas went on to screen in several cities in Australia, New Zealand, and England to rave reviews. For more info on Canvas, check out its Web site at: http://www.canvas.globeshoes.com.

Robert Gonzales is the latest addition to the Kastel team, and the Jesse Paez shoe will be released soon. The entire Kastel team went on a Hawaii Super Tour with 411VM in October.

News from the Sole Technology, Inc. office includes the addition of Carlos de Andrade to the Etnies team and Arto Saari to the Emerica team. Etnies pro Mike Vallely and Emericaís Chris Senn are set to tour South Africa in April 1999.

Lincoln Ueda received a minor concussion on August 29th and was taken to a hospital. Fortunately, Lincoln is doing fine. Richard Kirby is also recovering nicely from knee surgery.

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