This fall marks the twentieth anniversary of Beer City pro Duane Peters ‘ becoming the first skater to make a full revolution on a loop ramp without tracks. More recently, Tony Hawk made the stunt famous in an Airwalk print ad and a Schick razor television commercial. Hawk also rode the loop for the upcoming Birdhouse video.

Hawk recently joined the ranks of such celebrities as Christy Brinkley , Dennis Rodman , and Bill Clinton when he became the newest personality to promote milk in the popular Milk Mustache/Got Milk? series of print ads. For the ad, renowned fashion photographer Annie Liebovitz shot Tony in mid Indy nosebone, staring at the camera with the trademark white mustache.

Arranged by Rob Wells and the Thermostat marketing group, the ad was a project that Hawk says he was stoked to be involved with. After wrapping up the photo shoot, he is reported to have busted out a full vert routine, including a 720, to the ovation of the twenty-person crew and Liebovitz herself.

The Hawk Milk Mustache ad will run through December in many mainstream and alternative-sports magazines like Rolling Stone, Boy’s Life, TransWorld SKATEboarding , and Marvel Comics titles.

Skatepark builder Omer Wyndham has joined Team Pain , the skatepark design and construction company led by Tim Payne . Wyndham is responsible for many concrete parks, like Colorado’s Crested Butte Skatepark . Team Pain has just finished rebuilding the Ocean City, Maryland skatepark, and is now working on a 15,000-square-foot concrete facility in Satellite Beach, Florida. Payne says that his four crews are working nonstop to build more parks throughout the country. Team Pain has some useful information on designing and building parks, and can be reached at: (407) 695-8215.

CCS Mailorder announces the addition of Chad Muska to its pro team. Other CCS pros include Rune Glifberg , Geoff Rowley, Kareem Campbell, Jason Adams, Eric Koston, Rick Howard, Heath Kirchart, Bob Burnquist, Bill Pepper , and Ed Templeton . The entire CCS team will appear at Skate Street Skatepark in Ventura, California on September 26 for a pro demo. For more information about the demo, call Skate Street at: (805) 650-1213.

Buckle-Down Skategoods of Westbury, New York have introduced a series of fingerboard ramp kits. These mini versions of street obstacles and vert ramps offer realistic terrain for fingerboard enthusiasts, and can be assembled in a skatepark layout. The wooden kits assemble quickly and include real metal coping. They retail from eighteen to 26 dollars, and include stickers from prominent skateboard manufacturers to decorate the ramps. For more information, call: (516) 333-6342.

Frankie Hill is a name we haven’t heard in a while, but the former Powell pro has launched a new board-and-wheel company with two partners in Santa Barbara, California. Legion offers two wheel shapes and five boards, including Hill’s pro model. He said he’s building the team with several ams, mostly from the Santa Barbara area, and will be adding more pros. For more information, call: 1-800-517-6224.

Cairo Foster has joined Mad Circle in time for the team’s summer tour. His new pro model is out now. Following up their latest video, 5iveflavors, Mad Circle will soon release a new promo video featuring its latest team riders.

Rob Gonzalez is now pro for New Deal , joining pros Carl Shipman and Chad Bartie . Greg Harris is the newest amateur addition to the team, which also features Kenny Reed and Sean Mullendore .

Look for footage and other documentation from Element’s month-long U.S. tour, which included Kenny Hughes, Reese Forbes, Billy Pepper, Donny Barley , and new pro Tim O’Connor. Kris Markovich joed halfway through the tour.

Sharp Skins brings four-color process printing to skateboards with its specially treated 1/16th-inch maple veneers. The company claims it can bond any photo-realistic graphic to these veneers, and their Slick Skins topcoat makes it super slippery. For more information, call: (619) 262-3002. Or visit their Web site at: www.sharp-skins.com

While most new brands tend to squeeze into the oversaturated board market with nearly identical products, Aircraft skateboards are a unique diversion from the ordinary. Made from an extruded aircraft-grade aluminum stock, Aircraft boards are cut and formed to shape, and capped with high-impact plastic ends. While manufacturers of sports equipment for other sports (like golf and baseball) have switched from wood to aluminum and other composite materials, skateboarders have clung to the familiar tree-based material. Aircraft is the first aluminum alternative to maple skateboards since the 70s.

Nixon watches welcomes Colin McKay and Bob Burnquist to its rather elite skateboard team.

Powell is busy working on its new video, and has sent cinematographer Wing Ko to Europe with the team to collect footage at some exotic spots. European Bones Brigadiers Giorgio Zattoni, Danny Wainwright , and Javier Saramiento will also be featured skating their local terrain in Italy, England, and Spain, respectively, and together at spots around the world. Just in time for the holidays, the video is scheduled for release on October 31.

Jeremy Wray and Mike Maldonaldo are the latest skaters to join the Bones Bearing team. Rodney Jones from Baltimore, Maryland has been added to the Bones Brigade as its first amateur in quite some time.

Japanese skaters will soon see a new Honda ad featuring the Bones Brigade. The team traveled to Japan to shoot the car commercial to help introduce a brand new sports-utility vehicle to the Japanese market. Steve Caballero, Giorgio Zattoni, Jason Ellis , and Andy Macdonald filmed on a new vert ramp and street obstacles built by Honda just for the commercial, which will air in Japan only.

The Split skate team featuring Andy Macdonald, Neal Hendrix, Gino Perez , and amateurs Abram Bathgate, Dan Pageau , and Tony DaSilva will be invading East Coast skateparks this fall to help raise money and support for community skateparks. The tour leaves Rhode Island at the end of October and will spend two weeks making its way down to Florida. Check Split’s Web site www.SPLITUSA.com for dates and cities.

Landspeed wheels will release a promo video in mid October, and welcomes Buster Halterman to its pro team.

Ethan Fowler is the latest pro on the Foundation Super Co. team, joining pros Brad Staba , Jon West , and Josh Beagle , and ams Judd Hertzler, Tony DaSilva , and Greg Gardner . A new Foundation video is in the works, and will likely include footage from the team’s East Coast tour, which took them from Boston to Tampa.

Pig wheels welcomes Cairo Foster as its latest pro.

Colin McKay and Andrew Reynolds have joined the Fourstar pro team, which also includes Mike Carroll, Eric Koston, Guy Mariano, Keenan Milton, Rick Howard, Mark Gonzales , and Max Schaaf .

Not to be confused with Alien Workshop ‘s distribution company, DNA Distribution, Zorlac has launched a new pro line of decks under the dNA brand. Models for Chris Livingston, Jimmy Chadwick , and James Riff were released in early September. dNA will compliment AZA’s popular line of Zorlac blank decks, Unit trucks, FKD bearings, and Flyaway safety gear.

Terminal Velocity Streetboards (TVS) has released a series of longboards whose shapes resemble snowboards. The decks are nine-inches wide, and feature sidecut, camber, concave, cut-out wheel wells, and upturned twin tips. They are available in three lengths¿38, 42, and 49 inches¿and come complete with Independent 215 trucks and 72mm wheels. For more information, call: (760) 729-2498.

Gordon & Smith (G&S) skateboards has released a new Fibreflex longboard. Invented in the mid 60s, the wood-and-fiberglass skateboards became the most popular slalom and race decks because of their flexibility and rebound. The new Fibreflex longboards feature vertically laminated woodcores sandwiched between pre-cured epoxy-fiberglass, and are available in 38- and 44-inch lengths. For more information, call G&S at: (619) 581-5155.

A year after DC Shoe Co. built the Superamp that Danny Way flew 16.5 feet over, Etnies assembled three of its athletes in the California desert for the Etnies Triple Jump. In August skateboarder Brian Patch , BMXer Mike Escamilla , and motocrosser Mike Cinqumars completed simultaneous jumps that stacked them in midair for a photographic moment. Launching from separate jumps, the three athletes soared along their respective tangents at different heights to crisscross within just a few feet of each other, forming a sort of split-second extreme sandwich. After some trial runs, the timing was perfected and they managed to align themselves three times. While no serious injuries were incurred, all three athletes piled on their last jump, erasing any notion that they would ever try it again. The footage was featured at the Sole Technologies booth at the San Diego ASR Trade Expo in September and will appear on Fox television and in various Etnies print ads.

Etnies was excited to announce that Women’s Street World-Champion Elissa Steamer has joined the Etnies team. Steamer is the first woman to be added to the Etnies roster.

At ASR, Sole Technologies introduced its new shoe lines for éS, Emerica, and Etnies. The new Emerica line features three categories, each type designed with different levels of support, cushioning, and board-to-foot contact. Also new from Sole are the athletically inspired éS and casual Emerica apparel lines.

Since March, viewers of MTV and espn2 networks have witnessed the latest Vans television ad campaign, which like the print campaign features surf, skate, and BMX footage from the past 30 years. The theme of the campaign traces Vans’ longtime involvement in alternative sports. The skate spot features footage of skateboard legend Stacy Peralta , some of the music that has inspired skaters over the years, and closes with the slogan “The Soul Remains The Same.”

The Vans Triple Crown Of Skateboarding series of pro contests and the Vans Warped Tour collided in August for a joint bash in Asbury Park, New Jersey. With over 15,000 people in attendance, Tony Hawk and Willy Santos won the vert and street events respectively, while Bad Religion and Rancid provided the dance music on the Warped Tour main stage.

Viewers of Comedy Central ‘s popular South Park program were witness to a new Airwalk commercial featuring team pro Geoff Rowley . The nightmare scenario depicts Geoff locked in a toilet stall with an overflowing commode. As the stall fills with water, Rowley removes his sneakers and holds them over his head as the water level rises. After the water subsides, the drenched Rowley is relieved that his shoes were spared.

Recs Shoes introduced its new line at the ASR Trade Expo in San Diego. The new line consists of four volume shoes and four pro shoes, including the Adam McNatt, Pat Duffy, Mike Crum, and Fred Gall . The new Recs line includes features like PU midsoles with shock-absorbing gel pads and PVC windows in the heel, split-leather and NDQ nubuck uppers, dual-lacinghe decks are nine-inches wide, and feature sidecut, camber, concave, cut-out wheel wells, and upturned twin tips. They are available in three lengths¿38, 42, and 49 inches¿and come complete with Independent 215 trucks and 72mm wheels. For more information, call: (760) 729-2498.

Gordon & Smith (G&S) skateboards has released a new Fibreflex longboard. Invented in the mid 60s, the wood-and-fiberglass skateboards became the most popular slalom and race decks because of their flexibility and rebound. The new Fibreflex longboards feature vertically laminated woodcores sandwiched between pre-cured epoxy-fiberglass, and are available in 38- and 44-inch lengths. For more information, call G&S at: (619) 581-5155.

A year after DC Shoe Co. built the Superamp that Danny Way flew 16.5 feet over, Etnies assembled three of its athletes in the California desert for the Etnies Triple Jump. In August skateboarder Brian Patch , BMXer Mike Escamilla , and motocrosser Mike Cinqumars completed simultaneous jumps that stacked them in midair for a photographic moment. Launching from separate jumps, the three athletes soared along their respective tangents at different heights to crisscross within just a few feet of each other, forming a sort of split-second extreme sandwich. After some trial runs, the timing was perfected and they managed to align themselves three times. While no serious injuries were incurred, all three athletes piled on their last jump, erasing any notion that they would ever try it again. The footage was featured at the Sole Technologies booth at the San Diego ASR Trade Expo in September and will appear on Fox television and in various Etnies print ads.

Etnies was excited to announce that Women’s Street World-Champion Elissa Steamer has joined the Etnies team. Steamer is the first woman to be added to the Etnies roster.

At ASR, Sole Technologies introduced its new shoe lines for éS, Emerica, and Etnies. The new Emerica line features three categories, each type designed with different levels of support, cushioning, and board-to-foot contact. Also new from Sole are the athletically inspired éS and casual Emerica apparel lines.

Since March, viewers of MTV and espn2 networks have witnessed the latest Vans television ad campaign, which like the print campaign features surf, skate, and BMX footage from the past 30 years. The theme of the campaign traces Vans’ longtime involvement in alternative sports. The skate spot features footage of skateboard legend Stacy Peralta , some of the music that has inspired skaters over the years, and closes with the slogan “The Soul Remains The Same.”

The Vans Triple Crown Of Skateboarding series of pro contests and the Vans Warped Tour collided in August for a joint bash in Asbury Park, New Jersey. With over 15,000 people in attendance, Tony Hawk and Willy Santos won the vert and street events respectively, while Bad Religion and Rancid provided the dance music on the Warped Tour main stage.

Viewers of Comedy Central ‘s popular South Park program were witness to a new Airwalk commercial featuring team pro Geoff Rowley . The nightmare scenario depicts Geoff locked in a toilet stall with an overflowing commode. As the stall fills with water, Rowley removes his sneakers and holds them over his head as the water level rises. After the water subsides, the drenched Rowley is relieved that his shoes were spared.

Recs Shoes introduced its new line at the ASR Trade Expo in San Diego. The new line consists of four volume shoes and four pro shoes, including the Adam McNatt, Pat Duffy, Mike Crum, and Fred Gall . The new Recs line includes features like PU midsoles with shock-absorbing gel pads and PVC windows in the heel, split-leather and NDQ nubuck uppers, dual-lacing systems with hidden eyelets, PVC tongue logos, TPR heel logos, 3M reflective piping, and silicone-injected tongues.

The Recs design team is headed by Rob Mars . The new Fred Gall shoe was codesigned by Jamie Story , and Quy Nguyen inspired the design of the Recs Dash shoe. For more information, contact Dan Opyc at Recs at: (714) 642-7327. Or visit the Recs Web site at: www.recsshoes.com

Cairo Foster has joined the Adio pro team, which includes Jamie Thomas, Tony Hawk, Jeremy Wray , and Steve Berra .

The DVS Shoe Co. team, consisting of Jeron Wilson, Sean Sheffey, Gabriel Rodriguez, Keenan Milton , and Chico Brenes , is currently on its first European tour. The sixteen-day tour will travel to Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, and the UK.

cing systems with hidden eyelets, PVC tongue logos, TPR heel logos, 3M reflective piping, and silicone-injected tongues.

The Recs design team is headed by Rob Mars . The new Fred Gall shoe was codesigned by Jamie Story , and Quy Nguyen inspired the design of the Recs Dash shoe. For more information, contact Dan Opyc at Recs at: (714) 642-7327. Or visit the Recs Web site at: www.recsshoes.com

Cairo Foster has joined the Adio pro team, which includes Jamie Thomas, Tony Hawk, Jeremy Wray , and Steve Berra .

The DVS Shoe Co. team, consisting of Jeron Wilson, Sean Sheffey, Gabriel Rodriguez, Keenan Milton , and Chico Brenes , is currently on its first European tour. The sixteen-day tour will travel to Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, and the UK.