Ryan Smith is on Zero. Look for a slaying part in “Dying to Live”.

After recently getting on Toy Machine, Diego Bucchieri, quickly signed on to the Killing Machine Hardware team. He has been wanting to get on the team for quite some time now. After a chance encounter and subsequent run through the Killing Machine warehouse, he’s a welcome addition to the team.

Gold Wheels recently added Terry Kennedy and Mikey Taylor to their impressive roster.

Quattro Wheel Company announced the addition of two new amateurs to the team: Jose Rojo and Jesus Fernandez.

Toy Machine has just released “T-Sect” ABEC-5 bearings. They come in a Transmissionator pez-dispenser. Eating bearings is not recommended! .

The F glam boys are back from the Tour de Foundation en Latin America. Puerto Rico and Panama are both screaming Viva La Foundacion! Everyone reported sick demos, crowded Emerica signings, good local booze, a very large canal, amazing local spots, Noriega?s Bunker and clear beach waters. Special thanks to Andres and Mark Waters for setting up Emerica sessions. Watch for the documentation coming up in Transworld and 411VM.

John Rattray will soon be residing semi-permanently in San Diego following the acquisition of his work visa. He?s also looking forward to getting a drivers license so he can learn to drive on the correct side of the street.

Lindsey Robertson, John Rattray, Ryan Bobier, Jon Allie and Ryan Smith have all taken up residence in Vista with Wiggins. Smoking is allowed after 10pm, but only on the balcony.

Adrian Lopez wants everyone to know that he quit Hurley. He just gonna cruise for now in the clothing department.

Patrick Melcher is out in California for the winter. He?s been destroying many a rail and has been sessioning the Giant Skatepark in Costa Mesa. Look for his signature board on Black Label this coming February.

Don Nguyen no longer is riding Destructo?s. He succumbed to Ruckus.

Destructo welcomes Jeremiah Vance to the team. He?s a new breed of rail smasher.

Kristian Svitak has signed a deal to endorse Wooster?s line of colored griptape.

Steve Nesser has been touring with Consolidated. He?s set to join up with Clint Peterson in California after the first of the year. He?s now on Iota Skateboards with his pal Emeric “OLU” Pratt. Emeric will be representing on the West coast living in Oakland, California with his girlfriend. Look for Emeric at the Tampa Am in January.

Helen Hunt was spotted at Old Star in Santa Monica buying two completes and a load of pads this past week.

Charlie Wilkins was on the Ricki Lake show on Christmas Day!!!!!!

The topic of the show was on skateboarding. On the show Mom’s who have young kids that are getting hurt skateboarding (like most kids do skateboard or not…), and they want them to stop before? they could hurt themselves to death.

Eric Koston and Rick McCrank are on the Girl Tour, which is winding its way through the southern United States. They’ll be home for Christmas, then back out in the new year for more Girl trips. The deadline for the Girl video is early next year, so they’re getting last minutes hammers before editing starts.

Arto Saari is back from Australia and has been filming in Southern California. Es is very proud to announce the arrival of the new Arto Saari pro model shoe, which will hit the stores in very early 2002. It’s been called a mix of the Koston 1 and the Accel, with an airbag, which could make it the perfect skate shoe. You’ll be able to decide for yourself soon enough!

The Billabong team including Bucky Lasek, Quim Cardona, Willy Santos,

Daniel Haney, Brian Patch, and> Chad Bartie all just returned from a two week tour in Australia. The team traveled from Melbourne to the Gold coast doing demos and shooting photos and film for TWS and 411. You will see coverage of the trip in both TWS and 411 in the near future.

Ricta Wheel Dynamics would like to welcome Boca Juniors supporter and world famous skateboarder Diego Bucchieri to the ever expanding Ricta team.


Last but certainly not least congratulations also goes out to Ricta Wheel Dynamics rider Rune Glifberg who is the #1 ranked vert skateboarder in the
world for 2001.

VIDEO BLITZ:

The CKY box set with a bonus CKY Documentary is now in shops. 4 videos come in the set and the price is a bargain. Last time it was the DVD?s, now the VHS tapes are available.

Collage” from Danny Minnick is now available.

Ryde or Die Vol. 1 from Aesthetics premiered in LA and San Diego last week. The video is in stores now and is getting rave reviews. Wu Welsh and Kevin Taylor have stellar parts.

Tactical Manual is in shops now.

Ask your shop to get the new “Overload Showcase” promo video. It?s free and available to all shops who are interested. It features sick footage from the riders on Satori, 5Boro, Killing Machine, and Gold Wheels.

Paul Rodriguez and Mike Taylor have been on the road lately, filming for the upcoming City Stars Am video “Terror Squad”. Even though they just finished “Street Cinema,” they’ve still got footage, and the new flick should be out early next year.

Dying to Live is still being worked on. I know you?ve heard this before, but it will be worth the wait.

Hollywood is going to release a promo video to be out late spring or early summer. Featuring the demented talents of Kris Markovich, Dorian Tucker, Kevin Stabb, Don The Nuge, Justin Roy and Richie Belton.

WEBSITE Bits:

Quattro Wheel Company introduces a whole new line of wheels that have just finished production. There are two new Pro Series, as well as all new Team Wheels. You can take a look at all the new shapes and graphics at: www.tree-axis.com/~mark/quattro/site/index3.html

The team page on the DC web site is instituting bold new changes, kicking off with a full-length Rob Dyrdek interview accompanied by brand-new photos and video clips. It signals the beginning of new interviews with each DC team rider, released at a rate of one per week. The series starts with DC?s skate team. Look for never-before-seen photos, footage, and interviews ? released every week ? with Colin McKay, Danny Way, Josh Kalis, and the rest of the DC crew.

Jon West has a website, www.JonWest.ws featuring his horror projects. Check it.

EVENTS:

The Austrailian X-Games recently finished. Tim Mcdougal aka DORPHIS, a local Aussie shredder won, and Steve Caballero came in 2nd followed by Canadian destroyer Josh Evin.

Globe World Cup Australia is on, this February 16 + 17th, 2002! The event is taking place in Melbourne at the Rod Laver arena which holds 15,000 people! The Gallaz Skate Jam 4 — which is also World Cup santioned — will take place the 17th. The total prize purse consists of a truck and car from Ford, along with $56,000 USD! Globe International’s 9th annual 900 Degrees party will also go off over the weekend!

Globe World Cup Australia www.globeworldcup.com

Gallaz Skate Jam 4 www.gallaz.com