Toy Machinepicked up the amazing Diego Bucchieriafter he quit his former board team. A little bit of backlash from the northmeans that Diego wonít be receiving free trucks or wheels from his recentsponsors any longer. No big deal since he’s already on Ricta

Ed Templetonis said to have a few more major new riders in the works for Toy Machine. A newday is dawning . . . Chany Jeanguenin’s< new shoe on Osiris will be in shops by 3/1/01 and Jerry Hsu’s new shoewill be available 5/15/02.

Matt Beach returned on the 24th from an Australian Tour where he visited such illustrious places as Sydney, Melbourne, GoldCoast, Brisbane and more. Demos, filming and photographing occurred daily asdid skating all over the city and as Matt attempted to fly down a double set ofstairs, he did the splits and almost ripped his foot off at the bottom. He alsosaw what the Australians claim to be the largest gold nugget in the worldtucked away safely in a museum. Matt is also leaving the tree-infested state ofOregon for the sunny skies of Huntington Beach, CA after the first of the year.

This month’s TransWorld Skate Business has announced that the adidas/Mark Gonzales art book produced for ASR was the most creativegiveaway at the bi-yearly show. The orange book contains 40 sketches Mark drew on adidas notebook paper.

Alex Chalmers quit Etnies and iscurrently talking to an industry icon about a shoe deal.Jon Westis having a baby in the spring.

151 Skateboards has just added Sam Hitzto its pro team. Hitz will have a full part in the new 151 video. The video isdue to be released Summer 2002. The Hesh Crew lives on.

Paul Machnauis moving out of his apartment with Alex Chalmers and is getting a place in SoCal. Paul Machnau has left the Brigade on good terms and at this point has noboard sponsor. Paul is finishing up his RDS/FSU2002 video part. Rumors have it that Paul filmed a linethrough La Jolla High; hitting the 18 stair rail and making his way to themassive double set ledge.Look forhis RDS scraps in the next 411.Paul broke off Arizona last weekend with big rail lines and othervarious hammers during the latest RDS road trip. Momentum Wheels is stoked to have such a hammer machine on theirwheel team.

Mike Hastie has been picked up by Darkstar Wood.  Mike now rides for Darkstar, Momentum, gets flowed DC’s and RDS. Mike tied for first placein theMake a Wish best trickcontest on his first Darkstar trip.Mike has a part in the new digital video with Russ MilliganRyan Smithjust flew down south to California as well Ryan is working on adding to his mountain of quality photoand video shots for the RDS video and more multiple paged am interviews. No newboard sponsor yet for Smith (at least one of public knowledge!).

Colin McKayhad a nasty wreck while blasting Danny Way’s go-cart up the loading dock at theDC ramp. He tore up his shoulder and has already had surgery. Colinof course has his part for the RDS video finished The part has a full retrospective on his many video parts,bonus party footage from the Tony Hawk tours, and the typical vertical innovation that Colin is know forMoses Itkonen has been skating and filming for the RDS video as well as working onnext years line of RDS products.He spent the last weekend in Arizona with the RDS crew hitting up themany spots.Yet another muchneeded generator set up was purchased for the southern style late nightsessions.The first RDS generatorwas stolen out of the back of Paul Machnau’s Dodge Dakota.VIDEO BLITZ

The CKY DVDbox set with a bonus CKY Documentary is now in shops. 4 DVDís come in the setand the price is a bargain. Pick it up ASAPA Girl/Chocolate video box set hit the streets last week. Get the 2 Girl and 2Chocolate films for a sweet dealAll fr of the Plan B videos have been re-released for the holidays.

GUILTY is finally premiering this weekend on Saturday DECEMBER 8, 2001 at the GRAND OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM in LOS ANGELES, CA. The Shorty’s team has put blood, sweat, and tears into the last 3 years to bring you GUILTY, the follow up to the first SHORTY’ SKATEBOARDS video “FULFILL THE DREAM”. This video promises to be worth the wait.

If you go to the premiere you also get to see a slewof hip hop artists including The Beatnuts, JROCC, HIVE, UFO!, THA FEDARALZ, DJMANABU, and DJ NAGAI. Information: www.shortysinc.comor call (805) 576-4014

Tickets are $10 @ the door. Doors Open @ 6:00p.m. Allages

Tactical Manual premiered Nov.30, 2001 at La Paloma Theater in Encinitas. The VIPparty was off the hook with free food and drinks. We hope to see the video inshops by mid December.

On VideoWinter 2002 should be out before Christmas. It will feature a Rodney Mullen retrospective, a section with Terry Kennedy, a section called MASS TRANSIT with pros and their cars, and trip to Australia, and a heavy hitting montage section called On theSide.

FIRST BROADCAST is the title of the new video from Dan Magee, creator of Waiting Forthe World – aka the Blueprintvideo. The project is in the final editing stages and should be released in theUS by the end of January. It is an all British video with an entirely Britishsoundtrack. Sections include Vaughan Baker, Colin Kennedy, Frank Stephens,Nick Jenson, Mark Baines, John Rattray, andAli Cairns. Also there is a montagesection and ORGANICSKATEBOARDS section. As you can see, it is not justBlueprint riders this time round. Just a selection of the top riders in the UK.

“Tampa Am Experience” 2002< video is in the planning stages at the moment. Itwill sell for $14.95 and the Skatepark Of Tampa insures that it will be released within a month ofthe contest,

EVENTS

On the second weekend of November of this year, many wishes came true. The Texas Skate Jam came to past. There waslots of skating, a dunking booth, photos, filming, autographs, cheers, andstickers being tossed out over the two day event – all for The Make-A-WishFoundation of the Texas Gulf Coast. South Shore Distributing and South SideIndoor Skatepark, with help from Adio Footwear, Hawk Shoes, Planet Earth,Element Clothing, Transworld Skateboarding, and 411 raised over$35,000 for Make-A-Wish. Tony Hawk, Kris Markovich, Richie Belton, DaveMayhew,

Nate Jones, Josh Kalis, Jesse Fritsch, Ed Selego, and over ninety other pros and ams showed up. Unpaid for any appearance fees, theyjust came to skate and help raise money for Make-A-Wish.

There were two best trick contests, one onSaturday (Mini Ramp) and one on Sunday (Big Prop-Street). On the Mini Ramp Jam the big hitterswere Pat Duffy (Kickflip to B/SNose Blunt Revert out), Alan Petersen (360 Judo over the gap), and KrisMarkovich (Alley-oop F/S 360 Ollie Grab to F/S Rock-n-Roll).On the Big Prop killing it was StacyLowery (B/S 50-50 on the downside ofthe big ledge-first person with big enough balls to try it), Chet Thomas (Switch-Flip B/S Noseside from pyramid to prop), and MikeHastie (landing everything hetried…).As for the visuals onall this you’ll see every trick in 411, plus a bunch of team videos coming outin the futureRegistration is full for Tampa Am 2002. If you were planning on going, plan ahead for 2003.The world renown am contest runs January 17-20th 2002. See www.skateparkoftampa.com for moredetailsWilly Akerswon the Beast of the East finalsthis past weekend in New York. Danny Morrin was #2, Chris Kendall was #3, Conor Faybut< got 4th, and Steve Fauser< got 5th“The Kasperholic gets a day job”

Josh Kasperneeded some extra Christmas money this year, so he will be working at Hanger 18 Skate Supply on Sunday Dec. 16th. Josh will gladly help you putyour new deck together or help you try on some new shoes. They will also behaving some promo with Kaspers sponsers kicking down free items when a Kasperpurchase is made. I.E.- You buy Tensors, you get some free Speed Demon Bearings.

Also Hanger 18 Skate Supply is having Jamie Thomas,John Rattray, and Adrian Lopez stop by the store for an autograph signing on SundayDec. 9th @ 1:30 pm. Stop by the shop to meet your heros! For more info call(619) 299-3392On the evening of DECEMBER 15, 2001 a JACKASSART SHOW will be held in conjunctionwith CITY GALLERY, located on LosFeliz Boulevard in Atwater Village (just across the 5 freeway and across thestreet from the Bigfoot Lodge).The show will feature an assortment of Jackass related photography from the likes of Rick Kosick, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Mike Ballard, Jaime Owens, Jeff Bender, Dave Carnie and SeanCliver, as well as varied artwork by ChrisPontius, Jeff Tremaine and DaveEngland.

1984 isgoing on a tour in mid December to January. The east coast will be the target.Details are slim at the moment. More to followOn November 3, the skateboarding community cametogether to skate and raise money for the victims of the September 11th WTCtragedy.

The event was held on Saturday, November 3rd at theMillennium Skate Park in BayRidge Brooklyn. Rain hindered efforts a bit, but bymid afternoon, all were ripping. Riders in attendance were: Tony Cox, PatSmith, Dan Pensyl, Paul McElroy, Tino Razo and some local rippers…

Prizes were raffled off, a best trick contest was heldand everyone walked out of there with something Between donations from companies and individuals, as well asthe money from product being raffled off, we raised over $35,000. We want to thank all the companies thatcame through for this benefit and we especially want to thank you and all theother skateboarders. Even though the event is over, the work is not. If youwould like to help, you can make a donation at: http://www.helping.org/wtc/ny/nystate.htm

WTC benefit T-shirts will be available for purchaseafter December 1st at http://www.soletechnology.com/wtc/(all proceeds will benefit Sept. 11th victims fund).

P>Josh Kasperneeded some extra Christmas money this year, so he will be working at Hanger 18 Skate Supply on Sunday Dec. 16th. Josh will gladly help you putyour new deck together or help you try on some new shoes. They will also behaving some promo with Kaspers sponsers kicking down free items when a Kasperpurchase is made. I.E.- You buy Tensors, you get some free Speed Demon Bearings.

Also Hanger 18 Skate Supply is having Jamie Thomas,John Rattray, and Adrian Lopez stop by the store for an autograph signing on SundayDec. 9th @ 1:30 pm. Stop by the shop to meet your heros! For more info call(619) 299-3392On the evening of DECEMBER 15, 2001 a JACKASSART SHOW will be held in conjunctionwith CITY GALLERY, located on LosFeliz Boulevard in Atwater Village (just across the 5 freeway and across thestreet from the Bigfoot Lodge).The show will feature an assortment of Jackass related photography from the likes of Rick Kosick, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Mike Ballard, Jaime Owens, Jeff Bender, Dave Carnie and SeanCliver, as well as varied artwork by ChrisPontius, Jeff Tremaine and DaveEngland.

1984 isgoing on a tour in mid December to January. The east coast will be the target.Details are slim at the moment. More to followOn November 3, the skateboarding community cametogether to skate and raise money for the victims of the September 11th WTCtragedy.

The event was held on Saturday, November 3rd at theMillennium Skate Park in BayRidge Brooklyn. Rain hindered efforts a bit, but bymid afternoon, all were ripping. Riders in attendance were: Tony Cox, PatSmith, Dan Pensyl, Paul McElroy, Tino Razo and some local rippers…

Prizes were raffled off, a best trick contest was heldand everyone walked out of there with something Between donations from companies and individuals, as well asthe money from product being raffled off, we raised over $35,000. We want to thank all the companies thatcame through for this benefit and we especially want to thank you and all theother skateboarders. Even though the event is over, the work is not. If youwould like to help, you can make a donation at: http://www.helping.org/wtc/ny/nystate.htm

WTC benefit T-shirts will be available for purchaseafter December 1st at http://www.soletechnology.com/wtc/(all proceeds will benefit Sept. 11th victims fund).