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Karl Watson, Karl Waston, San Francisco, CA, Thompson,

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For any of you who didn’t believe the rumors, it is now confirmed,
Kenny Anderson is riding for Chocolate Skateboards.

Jereme Rogers can now be seen on Quattro Wheels and wearingMatix Clothing. I think that makes this kid totally and completely hookedup. Watch for footie in “PJ Ladd’s Wonderful HorribleLife.”

STEFAN JANOSKI has left the family at Expedition One skateboardsto ride for Habitat.

KYLE LEEPER has picked up Orion as his truck sponsor ofchoice.

Despite certain rumors floating around, KARL WATSON is 100% on Orion Trucks.

If you did not get to see enough of Boston’s finest, RYANGALLANTin the Alone video you can look forward to seeing him in two morequality films. One from Gold Wheels out in mid May and one from ColiseumSkateshopavailable in mid May called ” PJ Ladds Wonderful HorribleLife.”

QUIM CARDONA has accepted Karl Watson’s invitation to beanother creative force in the ORGANIKA vision.

2002 Transworld Skateboarding Awards
Best Street Skater – Arto Saari
Best Vert Skater – Bob Burnquist
Rookie of the Year – Mark Appleyard
Best Team – Flip

DUFFS announced the addition of Jason “The KidAdamsto the roster of the skate team. Jason will take his unique style andcreativity, both on and off a skateboard, to assist in the design and development of asignature shoe for future release. Jason also got put on the Innes Clothingteam.

Osiris Shoes signed skateboarding icon Jay Adams to design his ownshoe model. The conjunction will link skateboarding’s past with it’s,present collaborating old style with new.

There’s been a lot going on with Toy Machine lately. The newAM team is Billy Marks, Nate Broussard and Josh Harmony.Toy Machine’s pros are Ed Templeton, Diego The Butcher,Austin Stephens and Caswell Berry. So there! Toy Machine’sSucking the Life Tour starts May 17th.
Be sure to check out www.toymachine.com for dates and locations. There iseven phone numbers of the shops to call. Sometime in September, after the tour,Toy Machine will be releasing a promo video. It’s been
awhile since the last video and a lot has changed, for the better! Soexpect a lot of rail chomping and huge skateboarding stunts.

Neil Heddings and Hollywood’s Brad Hiser are now bothon Pig Wheels.

Just a quick blurb from the Label: Thanks to the help of JasonRothmeyerat Accel Wheels and Larry at Play It Again Sports, the nerdswho broke into the Label are now sitting behind bars in o.c.c jail!

The new label video “BLACK OUT is almost done. Theboy’s have been working their asses off with label filmer Grant Schubert.That combined with the editing / artistic tag team of John Lucero andPatrick Nagy, will insure that the video will be rock solid.

Daniel Shimizu is now rocking the Ruckus!

Russ Pope is now working for Black Label.

Bones Wheels introduces Pro Aaron Vandenbulke to the teamand welcomes Amateur Tyler Hansen.

Digital ‘s Difference premiered at OAKLEY recently. ToyMachine’snewest am Billy Marks is the am headliner, and World’s finestacquisition Paul Machnau is the pro headliner and all around destroyer!

The GOLD video “Got Gold?” premiered in SF lastweekend. It is in stores now. Henry Sanchez is the latest to be added to theteam.

Satva Leung’s video “Blackout” is out. Don’tmistake it for the Black Label video. That one won’t be out till closer toSeptember.

Keenan Milton has a new memorial site: www.keenanmilt.com
Take a look through it and remember what an amazing person Keenan was.

Germ’s pro team is Dave Coyne and Tyrone Olson and theamateurs are Brian Emmers, Cody Branin, Matt Brode andTyler Moore.

Jared Brantingham and Rickie Dixon are going down to St.Martin, an island in the West Indies for a grand opening of a new skatepark on theIsland.

Matt Milligan is in a new pilot tv show about skateboarding on theWB that Tom Green is producing.

Recently at a windy inland Southern California location, Danny Wayset not one, but two world records, for both the longest and highest air. Acourse was built specifically for Danny’s attack on the record books: a49-foot-tall roll-in led to a launch ramp with a landing ramp over fifty feet away. Thelanding ramp then sloped downward and led to a 20-foot-tall quarterpipe. The rampswere set up for Danny to break the world record for longest air, and then hitthe quarterpipe to break the record for the highest air. By the end of thefirst of two days, Danny had set a new world-record for the longest air with adistance of 65 feet. The winds proved too high to break the longest air record andthen launch into the highest air – he was blown about too much once his airs onthe quarterpipe started clearing the 15-foot mark. The wind settled down bythe next day. Danny started doing backside 360s over the 50-foot gap and thenhitting the quarterpipe to launch into a world-record high air. He ultimatelytopped out at 18 feet, three inches – shattering his own previous record of 16feet, six inches. Danny broke both records while filming for a pay-per-viewtelevision event called OP King of Skate, which is pitting six top skaters against eachother as they invent and then perform their own stunts for the $25,000 cashprize. Other skaters invited to compete include Bob Burnquist, TonyHawk, Geoff Rowley, Mike Vallelly and Eric Koston. Thepay-per-view premiere is June 28, but watch for more coverage in coming weeks as thefull extent of Danny’s achievements becomes known.

Bob Burnquist was told to design anything imaginable to skate andthe production company, 900 Films, would have it built. What do you imagineBob would build if he could build anything? We’ll give you hint: it has to dowith a full pipe, but redesigned by Bob in a very special way. We’ll havephotos for you soon, so keep your eye on the ├ęS website: www.esfootwear.com

PJ Ladd has had an amazing month of turns and twists in hisskateboarding life. Not only does he have a new board sponsor (the rumors are true, he’sriding for Flip now), he’s the only American on this British-foundedinternational team. PJ Ladd also rides for Coliseum Skateshop in Boston. As a matter offact, Coliseum had just finished their new video titled PJ Ladd’s WonderfulHorrible Life which premiered recently in Boston. PJ’s part is amazing, and was thereason for the recent clamoring around him by everyone from The Firm,Girl, Element and Flip.

Is Jesse Erickson (tiltmode fame) filming a part for the newMaplevideo?

Natas Kaupas and Sal Barbier are legendary pioneers in theworld of street-skating, as well as in the world of Etnies. In the ’80s, Natashelped pave the way to modern-day street-skating and released the first-everpro-model skate-shoe with Etnies. Sal pushed style light-years ahead with hisskating and the much-loved Etnies Sal 23 shoe in the ’90s. Both legends areofficially back on the team.

The entire 151 team will be spending the month of May in Spain andFrance doing demos and skating in the infamous Marseille bowl contest. They willalso be doing the final filming for the new 151 video due out @ the end of thesummer.

Ghetto Child will also begin work on it’s first ever videohopefully to release sometime during the holiday season.

Joel Meinholz is now on Judah. He is out in Florida filmingfor the Judah “Mindtrix“, video which will be released by theend of the summer.

Ian MacKaye skipped a Lakers playoff game to go see the jamsession at the Vans skatepark and was pleasantly surprised to see Cabwearing a Minor Threat shirt. Steve is working on an updated Half Cab.

Javier Sarmiento is no longer skating for Powell but willcontinue to ride Bones Wheels and Bones Bearings. He’s now on the Firm and isfeverishly filming a part for the Firm video.

Bootleg Skateboards welcomes Scott Kane and VanWastelas the team’s newest Ams. Look for rider Anthony Mosley(Bootleg Am) this September starring in Dustin Dollin’s flick”Hated and Proud.

Eric Koston has been filming non-stop for the new Girl videotitled “Yeah, Right which should be done by June-yeah, right.He’s also been busy preparing his collection of stunts old and new for the same900 Films pay-per-view project that Bob Burnquist is working on.

Heath Kirchart is planning a month long road trip with fellowAlien Workshop teammate Steve Berra, across the U.S. and back. Intotal they’ll be journeying over 7000 miles. Heath will be filming for hisEmericavideo part, while Berra collects footage of his own, and they’ll both beshooting photos with Atlanta photographer Braydon Knill for an upcomingTransworld article on the trip. So don’t be surprised if you live in BF MiddleAmerica and happen to see a mysterious man in black and his short-temperedcompatriot lighting up your local spot with a generator at 3am some morning this May.

At the recent VOLCOM BEST TRICK CONTEST SalmanTHESULTAN Agah walked away with second place and $1000 for a switch flip overthe rail.

On a recent trip to Mazatlan Adam Alfaro, Kyle the pile,and Jim Gagne skated in front of 4000 screaming Latino girls and springbreakers. They were to return on a Sunday, but somehow missed their flight and
didn’t wind up back in the USA till Tuesday.

JUB and longtime girlfriend Alana are getting married in LasVegas.

Andrew Reynolds is out in Philly with fellow Emerica Am,Bryan Herman. Both of them are staying with their homie Pete Eldridgeand skating what Philly’s got to offer on the daily.

Tosh Townend is still on the disabled list while his second anklesurgery heels. During his down time, Tosh has been creating ToshTownend.com,editing the footage he collected from before the surgeries, and honing his ownfilming skills on his VX2000.

1984 will be going on a mid-west/east coast tour this June andJuly in collaboration with ROLL MODELS SKATEBOARDS and 151. Thewhole crew or nothing.

EVENTS

The Girl Skateboards team will be touring Europe in May. The squadconsists of Brian Anderson, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, EricKoston, Rick McCrank, Jeron Wilson, Brandon Biebel, RobbieMcKinley, Jereme Rogers, and Sam Smyth.
May 16th – Expo Skatepark, Lisbon, Portugal
May 19th – Cosa Nostra Skatepark, Paris, France
May 24th – North-Bridge Skatepark, Cologne, Germany
May 25th – …ing store, Wiesbaden, Germany
May 26th – EURO Skatepark, Munich, Germany
May 29th – Quiksilver Skatepark Strasnice, Prague, Czech Republic
June 1st – Skatelab, Vienna, Austria

The Ghetto Child team will begin it’s first ever summer tour onJune 15, 2002. Check them out in your town on the following dates.
DATES:
JUNE 15th-Redlands, CA (Banned Demo)
JUNE 16th-Phoenix, AZ (Cowtown Demo)
JUNE 20th-DALLAS, TXgin work on it’s first ever videohopefully to release sometime during the holiday season.

Joel Meinholz is now on Judah. He is out in Florida filmingfor the Judah “Mindtrix“, video which will be released by theend of the summer.

Ian MacKaye skipped a Lakers playoff game to go see the jamsession at the Vans skatepark and was pleasantly surprised to see Cabwearing a Minor Threat shirt. Steve is working on an updated Half Cab.

Javier Sarmiento is no longer skating for Powell but willcontinue to ride Bones Wheels and Bones Bearings. He’s now on the Firm and isfeverishly filming a part for the Firm video.

Bootleg Skateboards welcomes Scott Kane and VanWastelas the team’s newest Ams. Look for rider Anthony Mosley(Bootleg Am) this September starring in Dustin Dollin’s flick”Hated and Proud.

Eric Koston has been filming non-stop for the new Girl videotitled “Yeah, Right which should be done by June-yeah, right.He’s also been busy preparing his collection of stunts old and new for the same900 Films pay-per-view project that Bob Burnquist is working on.

Heath Kirchart is planning a month long road trip with fellowAlien Workshop teammate Steve Berra, across the U.S. and back. Intotal they’ll be journeying over 7000 miles. Heath will be filming for hisEmericavideo part, while Berra collects footage of his own, and they’ll both beshooting photos with Atlanta photographer Braydon Knill for an upcomingTransworld article on the trip. So don’t be surprised if you live in BF MiddleAmerica and happen to see a mysterious man in black and his short-temperedcompatriot lighting up your local spot with a generator at 3am some morning this May.

At the recent VOLCOM BEST TRICK CONTEST SalmanTHESULTAN Agah walked away with second place and $1000 for a switch flip overthe rail.

On a recent trip to Mazatlan Adam Alfaro, Kyle the pile,and Jim Gagne skated in front of 4000 screaming Latino girls and springbreakers. They were to return on a Sunday, but somehow missed their flight and
didn’t wind up back in the USA till Tuesday.

JUB and longtime girlfriend Alana are getting married in LasVegas.

Andrew Reynolds is out in Philly with fellow Emerica Am,Bryan Herman. Both of them are staying with their homie Pete Eldridgeand skating what Philly’s got to offer on the daily.

Tosh Townend is still on the disabled list while his second anklesurgery heels. During his down time, Tosh has been creating ToshTownend.com,editing the footage he collected from before the surgeries, and honing his ownfilming skills on his VX2000.

1984 will be going on a mid-west/east coast tour this June andJuly in collaboration with ROLL MODELS SKATEBOARDS and 151. Thewhole crew or nothing.

EVENTS

The Girl Skateboards team will be touring Europe in May. The squadconsists of Brian Anderson, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, EricKoston, Rick McCrank, Jeron Wilson, Brandon Biebel, RobbieMcKinley, Jereme Rogers, and Sam Smyth.
May 16th – Expo Skatepark, Lisbon, Portugal
May 19th – Cosa Nostra Skatepark, Paris, France
May 24th – North-Bridge Skatepark, Cologne, Germany
May 25th – …ing store, Wiesbaden, Germany
May 26th – EURO Skatepark, Munich, Germany
May 29th – Quiksilver Skatepark Strasnice, Prague, Czech Republic
June 1st – Skatelab, Vienna, Austria

The Ghetto Child team will begin it’s first ever summer tour onJune 15, 2002. Check them out in your town on the following dates.
DATES:
JUNE 15th-Redlands, CA (Banned Demo)
JUNE 16th-Phoenix, AZ (Cowtown Demo)
JUNE 20th-DALLAS, TX (Fast Forward Demo and Autograph signing)
JUNE 21st-AUSTIN, TX (Fast Forward Demo)
JUNE 23rd-New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Board Shop Demo)
JUNE 27th-Oklahoma City, Ok (Fast Forward Demo and Autograph Signing)
JUNE 29th-Wichita, KS (Aces and Eights Demo)
JULY 4th-Aurora, CO (Brothers Board DEMO)
JULY 6th-Las Vegas, NV (Board Deep Demo)

The Joe Lopes Memorial Barbecue and 1st Annual Orange Crush BackyardJamwent off without a hitch on Saturday, April 20. More than 30 of the 300people in attendance were pro skaters, and most of them skated at some pointduring the day. Joe Lopes died in a car crash in March, and we were there toraise funds for his family. At the end of the day, we handed out ballots withall the skater’s names on them to all the skaters who had skated duringthe day. Voters ranked them 1 thru 10, and the result was that theskateboarders themselves voted Neil Heddings the best skater of the day. ChadVogtwas a close second, and Brian Patch close behind that in third. Next wasKyle Yanigomoto, and in fifth was Riky Barnes. Riky, JeffGrosso, Carlos DeAndrade, Chad Vogt, and Kyle Yanigomoto all donated someor all of their winnings to the fund, and many anonymous donors put whateverthey could afford in the basket. Over $2500 was raised in total for Joe’sfamily.

The first Phoenix Am Contest was a huge success. DannyWallacetook the golden ticket on Saturday with a flawless qualifying run.Billy Marks took first place in the finals with an amazing technical run onSunday.
The Circa $1000 Best Trick contest went to Danny Wallace with anollie heelflip backside 50/50 down the rail. Other honorable mentions go toAlysson Castro crooked grind across the flat to backside lipslide. Billy Markspulled a 360 flip lipslide to fakie and Trevor Dunett backside overcrookedgrind across the flat and down before gashing his shin and calling it quits.

West 49 and MASEV Communications have announced a long-term commitment tobuilding Eastern Canada’s premiere skateboard event with the West 49 World Cupof Skateboarding. The contest will be held at Mississauga’s HersheyArena, October 12th & 13th, 2002, attracting skateboard superstars, team proriders and independent skaters from across
North America and around the world. Event Producers, MASEV Communications,have secured World Cup sanctioning and a $70,000 prize purse with the supportof title sponsor West 49.

Etnies Footwear is launching a Skatepark BBQ Tour of the SouthernCalifornia area starting May 5, 2002 at Camarillo Skatepark in
Camarillo and ending September 7, 2002 at Skateboard Heaven in downtownSan Diego with twenty-eight dates in between (see the Schedule
above). Etnies will be grilling up free food like hot dogs, burgers and
veggie burgers. We’ll also be giving out cold beverages (sodas &water), free T-shirts, hats, stickers and holding drawings for free Etnies shoes.
For complete schedule and updates from the road, go to
www.etnies.com/skate/extra/bbq/

The 5th Annual “Sound and the Fury World Amateur
Skateboard Competition
May 10 – 12, 2002
Seattle, Washington
Street Results
1. Alien
2. Corey Duffel
3. Jordan Hoffart
4. Jesse Jenkins
5. Jason Jones
6. Terry Kennedy
7. Matt Hanson
8. Evan Mirshal
9. Billy Marks etnies
10. Dan Hessler

, TX (Fast Forward Demo and Autograph signing)
JUNE 21st-AUSTIN, TX (Fast Forward Demo)
JUNE 23rd-New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Board Shop Demo)
JUNE 27th-Oklahoma City, Ok (Fast Forward Demo and Autograph Signing)
JUNE 29th-Wichita, KS (Aces and Eights Demo)
JULY 4th-Aurora, CO (Brothers Board DEMO)
JULY 6th-Las Vegas, NV (Board Deep Demo)

The Joe Lopes Memorial Barbecue and 1st Annual Orange Crush BackyardJamwent off without a hitchh on Saturday, April 20. More than 30 of the 300people in attendance were pro skaters, and most of them skated at some pointduring the day. Joe Lopes died in a car crash in March, and we were there toraise funds for his family. At the end of the day, we handed out ballots withall the skater’s names on them to all the skaters who had skated duringthe day. Voters ranked them 1 thru 10, and the result was that theskateboarders themselves voted Neil Heddings the best skater of the day. ChadVogtwas a close second, and Brian Patch close behind that in third. Next wasKyle Yanigomoto, and in fifth was Riky Barnes. Riky, JeffGrosso, Carlos DeAndrade, Chad Vogt, and Kyle Yanigomoto all donated someor all of their winnings to the fund, and many anonymous donors put whateverthey could afford in the basket. Over $2500 was raised in total for Joe’sfamily.

The first Phoenix Am Contest was a huge success. DannyWallacetook the golden ticket on Saturday with a flawless qualifying run.Billy Marks took first place in the finals with an amazing technical run onSunday.
The Circa $1000 Best Trick contest went to Danny Wallace with anollie heelflip backside 50/50 down the rail. Other honorable mentions go toAlysson Castro crooked grind across the flat to backside lipslide. Billy Markspulled a 360 flip lipslide to fakie and Trevor Dunett backside overcrookedgrind across the flat and down before gashing his shin and calling it quits.

West 49 and MASEV Communications have announced a long-term commitment tobuilding Eastern Canada’s premiere skateboard event with the West 49 World Cupof Skateboarding. The contest will be held at Mississauga’s HersheyArena, October 12th & 13th, 2002, attracting skateboard superstars, team proriders and independent skaters from across
North America and around the world. Event Producers, MASEV Communications,have secured World Cup sanctioning and a $70,000 prize purse with the supportof title sponsor West 49.

Etnies Footwear is launching a Skatepark BBQ Tour of the SouthernCalifornia area starting May 5, 2002 at Camarillo Skatepark in
Camarillo and ending September 7, 2002 at Skateboard Heaven in downtownSan Diego with twenty-eight dates in between (see the Schedule
above). Etnies will be grilling up free food like hot dogs, burgers and
veggie burgers. We’ll also be giving out cold beverages (sodas &water), free T-shirts, hats, stickers and holding drawings for free Etnies shoes.
For complete schedule and updates from the road, go to
www.etnies.com/skate/extra/bbq/

The 5th Annual “Sound and the Fury World Amateur
Skateboard Competition
May 10 – 12, 2002
Seattle, Washington
Street Results
1. Alien
2. Corey Duffel
3. Jordan Hoffart
4. Jesse Jenkins
5. Jason Jones
6. Terry Kennedy
7. Matt Hanson
8. Evan Mirshal
9. Billy Marks etnies
10. Dan Hessler

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