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Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group has cast Tony Hawk to appear as a cartoon character on the WB network’s Max Steel series. Hawk and motocrosser Jeremy McGrath will make animated guest appearances during the show’s November sweeps period. Sony believes the extreme-sports theme will help promote the four fast-food chains that have signed on as sponsors. Max Steel is the number-two show for boys aged six to eleven, just behind WB’s Pokémon.

In addition to its deal with ESPN to administer several X-Games Camp/The Woodward Experience facilities, Camp Woodward and ESPN have teamed up with Disney to produce a section on the Disney.com Web site that caters to action-sports enthusiasts. Located at disney.com/woodward, the section features interviews, trick tips, a skateboard video game, and other features for young skaters¿very young skaters.

Bob Burnquist and Kerry Getz got top honors at the Vans/PlayStation Triple Crown Finals last month in Oceanside, California. After winning the Vert Best Trick and Men’s Street Final, respectively, Burnquist and Getz accumulated more overall points than any other Triple Crown Series competitors to win the series’ overall titles for vert and street. With the most overall points of any competitor, Burnquist also won the Series Champion award.

The contest featured multiple events, including men’s street and vert, vert best trick, street best trick, pro bowl, masters bowl, women’s bowl, and women’s street. Occupying an area overlooking the ocean, as well as the historic beachfront amphitheater that hosted some famous NSA pro contests in the mid 80s, the contest area formed a complex of ramps and scaffolding that included a public street course spectators were welcome to use. Despite some inclement weather, the third and final contest of this year’s Triple Crown series settled nicely into its new location after being held up the coast in Huntington Beach, California the last two years.

In addition to the various men’s events, this contest also gave women a chance to compete. Amy Caron won street, Cara-Beth Burnside won women’s bowl, and Cnaan Omer won the Women’s Overall Street series title. For complete coverage and results from the Vans/PlayStation Triple Crown Finals, log on to skateboarding.com.

The Second-Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest was held at the Vans Skatepark in Milpitas, California on September 30. The park is near Tim’s hometown of San Jose, and the contest was attended by many of his fans and friends, including Aaron Astorga, Steve Caballero, Colt Cannon, Greg Carroll, Chet Childress, Ed Devera, Israel Forbes, Jeff Grosso, Joe Hutchison, Jonny Manak, Max Schaaf, Chris Senn, Doug Shoemaker, Justin Strubing, The Tilt Mode Army, Chad Vogt, Ron Whaley, Ryan Wilburn, and many more.

Vans was gracious in lending its facility, and the loosely organized street and bowl contests promoted fun much more so than competition. As was established at last year’s TBMC, the judging panel consisted of a group of Tim’s friends, this time including Aaron Astorga, Chet Childress, Scotty Greathouse, Jason Strubing, and Jai Tanju. After Colt Cannon “won” the street contest, attention turned to the bowl where a free-for-all padless snake session ensued, much to the chagrin of the park management. But Vans, again, was gracious, and no one got (too) hurt. Out from the cloud of dust, the judges proclaimed The Greek this year’s bowl winner.

The day wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Tim’s friends and family, and the contributions of the following sponsors: Big Broer, Consolidated, Dragon Optical, Etnies, Halos Bearings, Independent, Santa Cruz, Vans, Systems Distribution, Silo, Skateworks, Think, TransWorld SKATEboarding, and Tum Yeto.

Foundation recently wrapped up a tour across America, part of which will be featured in the company’s next video, Art Bars: Subtitles And Seagulls. Set for release in December, the video will showcase the talents of Ethan Fowler, Justin Strubing, Jon West, Judd Hertzler, Mike Rusczyk, Tony DaSilva, Daniel Shimizu, Omar Salazar, Kris Markovich, and Justin Roy.

Toy Machine has launched a series of toys beginning with the bloodsucking action-figure Transmissionator. Other figures to be released at a later date include Robot and Turtle Boy. Each toy is based on and inspired by Ed Templeton designs, and are available in limited quantities.

A new Tony Hawk trick-tips video is in the works. Produced by Hawk’s own 900 Films, which was responsible for the Tony Hawk’s Gigantic Skatepark Tour programs on ESPN, Tony Hawk’s Trick Tips, Volume One: Skateboarding Basics will feature Hawk and friends teaching the fundamentals of skateboarding. Filmed in 16mm and 35mm formats, Volume One will feature multiple angles of individual maneuvers, and plenty of slow-motion footage. An extended 45-minute version of the video will be available to skate shops in November. Thiswill be the first in a series of trick-tips videos from Hawk. For more info, call Blitz Distribution at: (714) 379-0020.

With the World Industries team wreaking havoc everywhere they go, the World promotions team has been behind the scenes securing product-placement deals with major television shows and movies, most recently with the NBC series Tucker.

NHS was busy at ASR showing off several new products from its various lines. The colorful new TSG helmet line includes a signature model for Tony Hawk, with Mike Vallely‘s available in December. Ricta Wheel Dynamics now offers a line of signature core wheels from Bob Burnquist, Geoff Rowley, Brian Anderson, Kareem Campbell, Rune Glifberg, and Ed Templeton.

The Fourth Annual San Diego All Girl Skate Jam coincided, once again, with the Fall Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo, though the jam was held at a separate venue. San Diego’s Skateboard Heaven Skatepark hosted the small crowd of female competitors and fans for the street and mini-ramp events that drew competitors from as far away as New Zealand and Germany. Sponsored by Etnies, the contest paid out a total of 7,500 dollars to the top four in each discipline. Elissa Steamer was the no-surprise winner in street, followed by 1999 Hawai’i AGSJ winner Amy Caron in second, and sixteen-year-old Alexandra White in third. Though there was no vert event, Cara-Beth Burnside won the pro mini-ramp contest, with Steamer in second, and Caron again on her heels. In amateur mini-ramp action, Germany’s Rodi Muenzel beat Ashley Mull and Jayme Erickson, who each took second and third, respectively. Not to exclude the next generation of female rippers, a grom division saw Bosey Salloti take first prize, with Caity Torres in second.

The All Girl Skate Jam travels to Hawai’i in November with an event coinciding with the Billabong MSF Pro women’s surfing contest, then on to Brazil in December. For more information, check out allgirlskatejam.com.

Split teamrider Andy Macdonald and many other volunteer instructors taught more than 50 girls, ages six to 30, to skateboard at the inaugural Split Girl Skateboarding Learn To Ride on Sunday, October 1 at the Mission Valley YMCA Skatepark in San Diego, California. The participants’ ability levels were as varied as their ages. While some girls had never been on a skateboard, others were interested in learning new tricks like dropping in on a vert ramp. In addition to the skateboard instruction, participants received a bunch of free stuff and a chance to win Harbinger safety gear, Gallaz shoes, Andy Macdonald Pro-Tec helmets, and Split Girl gift certificates.

The goal of the Split Girl Skateboarding Learn To Ride is to introduce the sport to women who may not have tried it yet and to offer those who have a chance to improve with instruction. Split is currently planning more Skateboarding Learn To Ride events around the U.S. and will also offer Learn To Ride programs for women in wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and motocross. For more information, check out splitusa.com.

Freestyle Country Clubs, Inc. (FCCI) offers skatepark design and consultation services designed to cut through expensive red tape that often delays skatepark projects and drives up costs. FCCI Founder and President Harold Bolinger is a 37-year-old skateboarder, registered lobbyist in Washington D.C., and construction contractor whose company specializes in finding corporate sponsors to fund public skateparks. For more information, log on to freestylecountryclubs.com.

The Institute is a new distribution company based in Newport Beach, California supplying Webb Trucks Interactive, Omega, Round One, War Effort, Infamous, 5boro, Manna, Coretech wheels, and Footsoldier Clothing. Round One is a new line of skateboards marketed to the younger-generation skater. Each complete is decked out with mini Omega trucks and small wheels. For more information, call: (714) 825-1954.

StatusSkateboarding Allowed Tour 2000 consisted of several trips through the Southwest from September through November. Cosponsored by JVC, the tour was filmed for the Status Skateboarding Allowedvideo due out in November. For more info, check out statusskateboards.com.

Fuel Clothing opened a skatepark in October. The 5,000-square-foot park was designed by Woodward‘s Mark Purduski and opened just in time to host an inaugural contest on its street course and 40-foot-wide mini ramp. Fuel teamrider Jay Scofield took first place, and now that they have a training facility, the entire team will be featured in an upcoming Fuel video.

Chicago, Illinois’ Affiliate Skateboards was launched earlier this year with two pros, Johnny Fonseca and Pat Washington, whose models are now available. For more information, look up affiliateskateboards.com.

A new company out of California City, California dubbed Tribute Skateboards is currently represented by pros Dave Hupp, Joshua Beaudry, Karl Hubble, Jason Beaudry, Syd Clark, and Trevor Prescott, and ams Mikey Chin, Tucker Glasow, and Brent Achtley. Check out their product line at tributeskateboards.com.

Longboard-maker Envy has released several new models and expanded its distribution. New products include updated versions of the GS Slalom and Twintip XS. New boards include the Classic 57, the Matt “Archy” Archbold 42-inch cruiser, the Dale Dobson 42-inch cruiser, the XS Girls, and 19.5- and 29-inch Stealth models. Envy has appointed Walter King & Co. to rep its lines in the Northwest. Interested parties should call: (425) 481-0596. Envy is now also carried by Eastern Skateboard Supply and Alberta, Canada’s DynaTech. Canadian shops can call them at: (403) 343-0455.

Besides new boards and graphics, Flexdex also has some personnel changes. Ian Quann has come on board to solidify the the Mission Valley YMCA Skatepark in San Diego, California. The participants’ ability levels were as varied as their ages. While some girls had never been on a skateboard, others were interested in learning new tricks like dropping in on a vert ramp. In addition to the skateboard instruction, participants received a bunch of free stuff and a chance to win Harbinger safety gear, Gallaz shoes, Andy Macdonald Pro-Tec helmets, and Split Girl gift certificates.

The goal of the Split Girl Skateboarding Learn To Ride is to introduce the sport to women who may not have tried it yet and to offer those who have a chance to improve with instruction. Split is currently planning more Skateboarding Learn To Ride events around the U.S. and will also offer Learn To Ride programs for women in wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and motocross. For more information, check out splitusa.com.

Freestyle Country Clubs, Inc. (FCCI) offers skatepark design and consultation services designed to cut through expensive red tape that often delays skatepark projects and drives up costs. FCCI Founder and President Harold Bolinger is a 37-year-old skateboarder, registered lobbyist in Washington D.C., and construction contractor whose company specializes in finding corporate sponsors to fund public skateparks. For more information, log on to freestylecountryclubs.com.

The Institute is a new distribution company based in Newport Beach, California supplying Webb Trucks Interactive, Omega, Round One, War Effort, Infamous, 5boro, Manna, Coretech wheels, and Footsoldier Clothing. Round One is a new line of skateboards marketed to the younger-generation skater. Each complete is decked out with mini Omega trucks and small wheels. For more information, call: (714) 825-1954.

StatusSkateboarding Allowed Tour 2000 consisted of several trips through the Southwest from September through November. Cosponsored by JVC, the tour was filmed for the Status Skateboarding Allowedvideo due out in November. For more info, check out statusskateboards.com.

Fuel Clothing opened a skatepark in October. The 5,000-square-foot park was designed by Woodward‘s Mark Purduski and opened just in time to host an inaugural contest on its street course and 40-foot-wide mini ramp. Fuel teamrider Jay Scofield took first place, and now that they have a training facility, the entire team will be featured in an upcoming Fuel video.

Chicago, Illinois’ Affiliate Skateboards was launched earlier this year with two pros, Johnny Fonseca and Pat Washington, whose models are now available. For more information, look up affiliateskateboards.com.

A new company out of California City, California dubbed Tribute Skateboards is currently represented by pros Dave Hupp, Joshua Beaudry, Karl Hubble, Jason Beaudry, Syd Clark, and Trevor Prescott, and ams Mikey Chin, Tucker Glasow, and Brent Achtley. Check out their product line at tributeskateboards.com.

Longboard-maker Envy has released several new models and expanded its distribution. New products include updated versions of the GS Slalom and Twintip XS. New boards include the Classic 57, the Matt “Archy” Archbold 42-inch cruiser, the Dale Dobson 42-inch cruiser, the XS Girls, and 19.5- and 29-inch Stealth models. Envy has appointed Walter King & Co. to rep its lines in the Northwest. Interested parties should call: (425) 481-0596. Envy is now also carried by Eastern Skateboard Supply and Alberta, Canada’s DynaTech. Canadian shops can call them at: (403) 343-0455.

Besides new boards and graphics, Flexdex also has some personnel changes. Ian Quann has come on board to solidify the sales and customer-service force, while Cody Williams is handling the team-manager duties. Longtime employee Justin Iwanicha has been promoted to production manager and will continue to oversee all Canadian and Internet sales. View their new product line at flexdex.com.

Terminal Velocity Streetboards has updated its line of longboards, including adding two new pro boards and the 72 mm Tuff Gong street wheel, ridden by stand-up speed-record holder Gary Hardwick. New boards include the 40-inch Jesse Parker Dead Guy and the 38-inch Yancy Meyer Death Pod. For more information, check out streetboards.com.

Smith Sport Optics has hired Cory Smith as the new snow, skate, and wakeboard promotions manager. Smith has held various positions throughout the industry including teamrider for K2.

Dwindle Distribution welcomes Jim Shubin as its new sales and marketing manager. Shubin comes to Dwindle after eight years of marketing and sales at Drawls and Dawls.

Video Action Sports, the online business-to-business video distributor, offers shops quick and easy video ordering, and currently offers the following skate videos: Oh My God from Church Of Skatan, Destroying America from Hook Ups, 411VM Number 42, Baker 2000, and Logic Skateboard Media Number 6. For more information, check out videoactionsports.com, or call: (805) 543-4812.

Grind King continues to package and promote its Termite line of products for young and small skateboarders. In addition to adding a few new tikes to its team (see Roster Hops), the company is offering Holiday Stockings filled with custom trucks, Termite wheels, and other Grind King/Termite goodies.

BroForm has finally launched its business-to-business pro-form Web site. After months of working with suppliers from the skate, snow, surf, bike, ski, and wake industries, BroForm

now offers authorized buyers access to online pro-form catalogs. The site includes over 100 active suppliers who grant qualified employees of the action-sports industry access to products at pro-form pricing. Accepted business accounts include endemic retailers, suppliers, service companies, media, organizations, and professional athletes. BroForm suppliers target, by buyer profile, which individuals have access to their pro-form programs, enabling suppliers the ability to cross-target market multiple action sports and set different price levels. At the current growth rate, BroForm expects to have over 250 brands activated for buyer members by year end. For more information, check out broform.com.

Founded in 1993, Olive Skateboard Manufacturing is a Canadian woodshop and board company that makes both skateboards and snowboards. In its skateboard line, Olive offers several models, including a logo board made with a seven-ply Canadian-maple construction, a special CLUEglue two-part adhesive, Olive Oil finish, and its high-pressure Hyro-Form Compression lamination. The Olive team models feature dyed veneers and stronger concaves. Teamriders Ben Couves, Judah Oakes, Byron Brisco, Dave Priest, Wade Fyfe, Devin Komarniski, and Luke Brown all hail from Canada, though the company is looking to expand internationally. For more information, call (780) 962-2257, or log on to olivecanada.com.

Hardgoods-maker Illenium has released a new line of decks for the general public and for its team: Al Partanen, Matt Moffett, David “Shaggy” Palmer, Eddy Allioto, Christian Brox, Mike Peterson, and the Dirty Aussie Troy O’Mahoney.

Pool School is a board and apparel company that specializes in old-school decks. Launched last year by Riki Rachtman, the company boasts a skate team consisting of Steve aand Art Godoy, and Brian Brannon. For more information, call Pool School at: (818) 380-0308, or log on to poolschool.net.

Pricepoint skateboard distributor Variflex recently found that its X-Games helmets, which are made by a third-party manufacturer, do not meet applicable U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, as stated on the helmets. While the company hasn’t received notice of any injuries resulting from this, it has contacted the CPSC to initiate a recall of the product. Variflex believes that about 150,000 of the twenty-dollar X-Games helmets have been sold since October 1999. The company says it has asked retailers to cease sales and remove the remaining helmets from their shelves.

Big Daddy, Inc. has been expanding its ramp-kit and skatepark business. To aid them in their growth, the company has hired Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager Jared Fuller and has signed on Contract Connection, Inc. to head up sales in Florida and Georgia. Big Daddy has completed many skatepark projects nationwide and has many more planned. The company has also released its line of Big Daddy PK Kits, affordable prefabricated ramp kits for consumers. For more information, check out bigdaddyinc.com.

Recent Roster Hops

Skaters land new sponsors.

ProSponsor

Dayne Brummet Redsand

Anthony Carney Manna

Danny Gonzalez Ghetto Child

Lenny Kirk Manna

Chris Pastras I Path

Alphonzo Rawls Hurricane Trucks

Lincoln Ueda Coretech

AmSponsor

Raymond Bartlett Elevate

Colt Cannon Krux

Kevin Davis SRH

Kyle Eggers Elevate

Marcelle Johnson SRH

Ryan Kentfield Elevate

Jake Lewis Elevate

Hanna Lisk Termite

Christian Lopez Elevate

Rodd Marks Elevate

Billy Millsap SRH

Yosuke Oka Elevate

Aaron Perko Elevate

J.D. Powell Termite

Heath Sherratt Manna

Jason Skaleske SRH

Seth Sullivan Elevate

Mikey Taylor Santa Cruz

Chase Webb Termite

Brandon Zankich Elevate

es and customer-service force, while Cody Williams is handling the team-manager duties. Longtime employee Justin Iwanicha has been promoted to production manager and will continue to oversee all Canadian and Internet sales. View their new product line at flexdex.com.

Terminal Velocity Streetboards has updated its line of longboards, including adding two new pro boards and the 72 mm Tuff Gong street wheel, ridden by stand-up speed-record holder Gary Hardwick. New boards include the 40-inch Jesse Parker Dead Guy and the 38-inch Yancy Meyer Death Pod. For more information, check out streetboards.com.

Smith Sport Optics has hired Cory Smith as the new snow, skate, and wakeboard promotions manager. Smith has held various positions throughout the industry including teamrider for K2.

Dwindle Distribution welcomes Jim Shubin as its new sales and marketing manager. Shubin comes to Dwindle after eight years of marketing and sales at Drawls and Dawls.

Video Action Sports, the online business-to-business video distributor, offers shops quick and easy video ordering, and currently offers the following skate videos: Oh My God from Church Of Skatan, Destroying America from Hook Ups, 411VM Number 42, Baker 2000, and Logic Skateboard Media Number 6. For more information, check out videoactionsports.com, or call: (805) 543-4812.

Grind King continues to package and promote its Termite line of products for young and small skateboarders. In addition to adding a few new tikes to its team (see Roster Hops), the company is offering Holiday Stockings filled with custom trucks, Termite wheels, and other Grind King/Termite goodies.

BroForm has finally launched its business-to-business pro-form Web site. After months of working with suppliers from the skate, snow, surf, bike, ski, and wake industries, BroForm

now offers authorized buyers access to online pro-form catalogs. The site includes over 100 active suppliers who grant qualified employees of the action-sports industry access to products at pro-form pricing. Accepted business accounts include endemic retailers, suppliers, service companies, media, organizations, and professional athletes. BroForm suppliers target, by buyer profile, which individuals have access to their pro-form programs, enabling suppliers the ability to cross-target market multiple action sports and set different price levels. At the current growth rate, BroForm expects to have over 250 brands activated for buyer members by year end. For more information, check out broform.com.

Founded in 1993, Olive Skateboard Manufacturing is a Canadian woodshop and board company that makes both skateboards and snowboards. In its skateboard line, Olive offers several models, including a logo board made with a seven-ply Canadian-maple construction, a special CLUEglue two-part adhesive, Olive Oil finish, and its high-pressure Hyro-Form Compression lamination. The Olive team models feature dyed veneers and stronger concaves. Teamriders Ben Couves, Judah Oakes, Byron Brisco, Dave Priest, Wade Fyfe, Devin Komarniski, and Luke Brown all hail from Canada, though the company is looking to expand internationally. For more information, call (780) 962-2257, or log on to olivecanada.com.

Hardgoods-maker Illenium has released a new line of decks for the general public and for its team: Al Partanen, Matt Moffett, David “Shaggy” Palmer, Eddy Allioto, Christian Brox, Mike Peterson, and the Dirty Aussie Troy O’Mahoney.

Pool School is a board and apparel company that specializes in old-school decks. Launched last year by Riki Rachtman, the company boasts a skate team consisting of Steve and Art Godoy, and Brian Brannon. For more information, call Pool School at: (818) 380-0308, or log on to poolschool.net.

Pricepoint skateboard distributor Variflex recently found that its X-Games helmets, which are made by a third-party manufacturer, do not meet applicable U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, as stated on the helmets. While the company hasn’t received notice of any injuries resulting from this, it has contacted the CPSC to initiate a recall of the product. Variflex believes that about 150,000 of the twenty-dollar X-Games helmets have been sold since October 1999. The company says it has asked retailers to cease sales and remove the remaining helmets from their shelves.

Big Daddy, Inc. has been expanding its ramp-kit and skatepark business. To aid them in their growth, the company has hired Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager Jared Fuller and has signed on Contract Connection, Inc. to head up sales in Florida and Georgia. Big Daddy has completed many skatepark projects nationwide and has many more planned. The company has also released its line of Big Daddy PK Kits, affordable prefabricated ramp kits for consumers. For more information, check out bigdaddyinc.com.

Recent Roster Hops

Skaters land new sponsors.

ProSponsor

Dayne Brummet Redsand

Anthony Carney Manna

Danny Gonzalez Ghetto Child

Lenny Kirk Manna

Chris Pastras I Path

Alphonzo Rawls Hurricane Trucks

Lincoln Ueda Coretech

AmSponsor

Raymond Bartlett Elevate

Colt Cannon Krux

Kevin Davis SRH

Kyle Eggers Elevate

Marcelle Johnson SRH

Ryan Kentfield Elevate

Jake Lewis Elevate

Hanna Lisk Termite

Christian Lopez Elevate

Rodd Marks Elevate

Billy Millsap SRH

Yosuke Oka Elevate

Aaron Perko Elevate

J.D. Powell Termite

Heath Sherratt Manna

Jason Skaleske SRH

Seth Sullivan Elevate

Mikey Taylor Santa Cruz

Chase Webb Termite

Brandon Zankich Elevate

onsisting of Steve and Art Godoy, and Brian Brannon. For more information, call Pool School at: (818) 380-0308, or log on to poolschool.net.

Pricepoint skateboard distributor Variflex recently found that its X-Games helmets, which are made by a third-party manufacturer, do not meet applicable U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, as stated on the helmets. While the company hasn’t received notice of any injuries resulting from this, it has contacted the CPSC to initiate a recall of the product. Variflex believes that about 150,000 of the twenty-dollar X-Games helmets have been sold since October 1999. The company says it has asked retailers to cease sales and remove the remaining helmets from their shelves.

Big Daddy, Inc. has been expanding its ramp-kit and skatepark business. To aid them in their growth, the company has hired Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager Jared Fuller and has signed on Contract Connection, Inc. to head up sales in Florida and Georgia. Big Daddy has completed many skatepark projects nationwide and has many more planned. The company has also released its line of Big Daddy PK Kits, affordable prefabricated ramp kits for consumers. For more information, check out bigdaddyinc.com.

Recent Roster Hops

Skaters land new sponsors.

ProSponsor

Dayne Brummet Redsand

Anthony Carney Manna

Danny Gonzalez Ghetto Child

Lenny Kirk Manna

Chris Pastras I Path

Alphonzo Rawls Hurricane Trucks

Lincoln Ueda Coretech

AmSponsor

Raymond Bartlett Elevate

Colt Cannon Krux

Kevin Davis SRH

Kyle Eggers Elevate

Marcelle Johnson SRH

Ryan Kentfield Elevate

Jake Lewis Elevate

Hanna Lisk Termite

Christian Lopez Elevate

Rodd Marks Elevate

Billy Millsap SRH

Yosuke Oka Elevate

Aaron Perko Elevate

J.D. Powell Termite

Heath Sherratt Manna

Jason Skaleske SRH

Seth Sullivan Elevate

Mikey Taylor Santa Cruz

Chase Webb Termite

Brandon Zankich Elevate