AP Retires, Guzman on Spitfire, De-knobbing tools.

Emannuel Guzman is now on Spitfire wheels.

uxa & friends is hosting a viewing of the CBS/Tommy Hilfiger reality show “The Cut.” Special guest appearance by uxa’s own Peter Huynh aka Blao-Blao.

Wednesday, July 27th 7:30pm
Epstein’s, 82 Stanton at Allen

Tony Alva has his own Vestal watch coming out.

There’s some bittersweet news coming from the Consolidated camp….Alan Petersen is going to be retiring and packing his bags and moving to Australia. For those of you that didn’t know, Alan’s been carrying the Consolidated torch since day one (about 13 years), so we’ve all been saddened by this, but at the same time we’re really happy for him because this is what he wants. But for all you Alan Petersen fans out there, don’t worry-his heart still belongs to Consolidated and know that he will now and forever continue to be a part of the Cube in one way or another….

United Skateboard Association (U.S.A.) moves to the Big Apple

After seven years in New Jersey, the United Skateboard Association (U.S.A.) has moved its offices to New York City — to 40 W. 23rd St., in the Flatiron District off 5th Ave.

2004 went out with a bang for the U.S.A.’s two strong amateur contest series. “Towards the end of the 2004 season I watched how our business was developing more in some areas and changing in others, says T. Eric Monroe, founder of the United Skateboard Association. “We were getting a lot of marketing and production business out of New York City, so when the opportunity presented itself we knew we had to make the move to the City.

The U.S.A. has been instrumental in setting the pace for amateur skateboarding events. Since 1998, U.S.A.’s Beast of The East Series has helped locate and develop a significant amount of top amateur talent. U.S.A. also hosts the GROM series.

For 2005, the U.S.A. took a step back from the contest series focus due to lack of sponsorship dollars. “It was a hard decision for us not to do the full contest series this year. A good handful of sponsors did come to the table to support our programs, but for our program to be executed properly, there just wasn’t enough financial support to do it successfully, explains Monroe.

“We will be doing a few contests this year that will be tied into other events so we’re happy we can do something for the kids this year. We are getting more involved with production, marketing, promotions and event execution for our various clients. Being near New York has helped us in the past, being in New York will help our future, concluded Monroe.

For more information go to www.UNITEDSKATE.com

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