Donny Barley is on Birdhouse.
Brian Sumner, Heath Kirchart, and Leo Romero ride for Korda clothing.
Marc Johnson has left enjoi skateboards. The enjoi team continues with Rodney Mullen, Jerry Hsu, Louie Barletta, Bobby Puleo, Dave Mayhew, Jose Rojo, and Clark Hassler. When asked what he was up to, Marc replied “gone fishing”.
Knox Godoy is off Baker and Kevin “Spanky” Long is on Baker.
Drew, Erik and the rest of the Emerica kids just got back from a world tour with the video. Greco is shooting photos and killing it. Dustin is recovering from a knee injury, but expected in CA by May. Lenoce has been at SPOT regularly getting ready for Tampa Pro. Mike Maldonado is back in LA filming.
Aaron Vandenbulke is off Supernaut.
88 Footwear is proud to welcome one of skateboarding’s most powerful riders to it’s pro team. Peter Hewitt at the age of 29 has been ripping apart vert, pools, and just about any concrete for over a decade and a half now. Always away from the trends, Pete has chosen not to pursue the circus of modern day contests, but to push his skating in underground spots around the world.
Over the next 7 months Crownfarmer.com will be releasing 14 limited edition t-shirts designed by Girl Skateboard Co Art Dumpers and friends. The first two are courtesy of Alien Workshop art director, Don Pendleton, and SF based skateboarder/artist, Tucker Nichols. The shirts are available direct from Crownfarmer.com and are also sold at Antisocial, Overload, Giant Robot, fourxfour and Skatenerd.
Henry Sanchez is off Gold and DGK.
It was only a matter of time till the rest of the world would catch onto Tim O’Connor’s sense of humor and witty dialogue. Tim will be co-staring on MTV ‘s newest family intrusion, the Margeras. Bam, Tim, and crew will be providing us with more stupid fun. It is sure to make people laugh. Filming started this week in Bam’s hometown of Westchester, Pennsylvania. Tim’s role will be that of a commentator on the show.
Jason Dill after filming in Miami with Pappalardo and Pluhowski, made his way to Dayton in the midst of a snowstorm. He came in town to take part in DNA Distribution,s 1st Open House, which was a rousing success. Also in attendance were Kerry Getz, Rob Dyrdek, Josh Kalis, Alex Carolino, and Euro Flo.
Sessions is proud to announce the addition of Josh Evin from Nelson, British Colombia. Josh (AKA the Black Russian) has been ripping Canada for some time and is now making his mark on the states, with his first Pro model just being released on Premium.
Chase Ehrlich is on 151 Skateboards.
I happened to see Eric Koston on an episode of MTV’s Cribs with Andy Dick and Trick Daddy.
Aestheticsskateboards.com has re-launched their website, featuring the controversial baby mama series decks that have already been sent back by one major mailorder shop already.
Adrian Williams is the newest am on Judah Skateboards.
MuskaBeatz, the new album produced by Chad Muska, released only in skateboard shops Tuesday February 11, 2003!
Ed Templeton is more than a pro skater and owner of Toy Machine. He is also a world-respected artist whom is passionate about reducing animal suffering in any way he can. To help get the word out about synthetic shoes, Ed drew a sticker just for PETA. Go to www.peta2.com/ot/o-edtempleton.html
and find out how you can get one for yourself.
Daniel Shimizu, Chet Childress, and Pat Rakestraw are now on Nike’s skateboard program.
November Clothing is the new sponsor of Gareth Stehr
It’s beea long time coming and after enduring several months of obtaining interviews, sifting through image archives and footage, scanning hundreds of ads, tackling design and programming issues, sitting through late, late night video edits and the like, Bryce Kanights is pleased to announce the official launch of Independent Trucks 25th Anniversary Website. Log onto www.independenttrucks.com
They are still working on the interviews with both Christian Hosoi and Tony Trujillo, so sit tight.
Don Nguyen has sacked the 4CE program and is now shredding in some 88 Footwear.
Pig Wheels would like to welcome James Atkin to the wheel team.
Powell’s Tony Manfre is getting Circa flow and moved to Berkley.
The latest Bam news includes the production of an all new reality TV show on MTV starring Bam and the rest of the Margera household. Adio filmer Roger Bagley has been trailing Bam and capturing his unusual life on film. Bam also had the privilege to direct the first video for U.S airplay for the Finnish band H.I.M recently. Bam also just completed a training facility/skatepark in his hometown of WestChester, PA. The park will be open to the public until Bam says otherwise. It’s called Boarderline, so check it out next time your in the area.
Greg Lutzka is on Volcom. Who will be his new board sponsor?
Pierre Luc Gagnon is on Orion.
DC is announces the addition of two new members to the am squad, Ryan Gallant and Lindsey Robertson. Ryan and Lindsey join DC’s rapidly growing am team, which now includes Zero am Ryan Smith, Seek am Greg Myers and Girl am Robbie McKinley.
Stevie Williams is to appear on Livin’ Large, a nationally syndicated Cribs-style show that features celebrities’ and athletes’ homes and cars. While filming for the DC video, which premieres in April, Stevie taped a segment for the show in his Los Angeles-area apartment.
Heath Kirchart is now working on his part for the upcoming Habitat/Workshop video entitled MOSAIC. Steve Berra has been recovering from injuries and is eager to get back on board and continue filming for the video.
Toy Machine is working on a new video! This one is a tour video that highlights the 2002 summer ‘Sucking the Life’ tour. Lots of BB guns, water guns and firecrackers will separate the footy of Toy Machine’s skateboarding onslaught. Plans are to release it in March so the editing ensues.
Last month, the Emerica team finished-up the North American leg of their worldwide video premiere tour that catapulted them around the globe. In just one week, the team has already premiered the flick to thousands. Friends, fans and fellow skateboarders alike packed venues in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Vancouver and Brooklyn to be the very first to catch This Is Skateboarding on the wide screen before its VHS release. With some people waiting in line nearly eight hours to get in, over-capacity crowds and sometimes near riotous conditions, the North American premieres have been an excellent start of a global tour that will made stops in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Satva Leung is working on independent video series called Streets. The first video will showcase San Francisco and the Bay Area. The video is set to release in May.
411 #57 just hit the streets along with the Firm video, CAN’T STOP.
Black Label’s new film, BLACK OUT is in stores now in both formats, VHS and DVD.
Clint Petersonhas recently accepted an offer to become a member of the Accel Wheelsfamily and impressed all with his footage in the new Skate Worksvideo “Shop Copy”which premiered last month in San Jose. Lastly…Clint is now a semi-permanent resident of California as he’s taken up residence in Oakland.
Tampa Pro is this coming weekend March 13-16. Visit www.skateparkoftampa.com for all the updaes and action.
The PUSHPROJECT was an exhibition exploring the aesthetics of skateboarding culture within the context of contemporary art. Organized in Seattle by veteran curator Larry Reid and artist Nin Truong, the show featured the work of eight internationally recognized artists working in a variety of disciplines. This exhibition provided a lively examination of a movement that has become a permanent part of our cultural landscape. The show opened on February 7, 2003 at the Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle and continued through March 1 before traveling to cities in California, New York and Canada. If you have any questions or comments about PUSH, feel free to contact Larry Reid at 206.329.1966
The World Cup Skateboarding web site has been updated this weekend. www.wcsk8.com
Prague is celebrating its 10th year Anniversary as is WCS.
The 10th Annual Slam City Jam is rapidly approaching. Here are some fun facts about the event.
It’s their tenth birthday!!!! Ten years of skateboarding and fun. The party’s will be nuts and locals are getting their livers in shape already.
The Hastings Bowl Sessions will be featuring a Legends Jam this year with Slam’s host Renee Renee dishing out the cash to rippers that make him smile, cringe, or laugh. Spread the word to anyone feeling legendary that money and a good time will be available for those willing to take the drop and shred the gnar known as Hastings Bowl.
Shaun White will be making his pro skateboarding debut at Slam 10! The Winter X-Games double gold medalist for snowboarding will be showing off his snow-hucking skills on the vert ramp.
The “Vengeance in Vancouver” is slated to go down on Saturday May 3rd. Local dignitaries will be on hand to witness the Canadians redeem themselves after a somewhat dubious win in last year’s WWF flavored skate hockey game.
SUN DIEGO is throwing their 2nd San Dieguto Handrail contest and skateboard demo on Saturday March 22, 2003 @ Fashion Valley Mall. If the $2000 cash prize for best trick doesn’t do it for you then be happy to know they have 19 vendors giving out free stuff and free food from Wahoo Taco’s!
The first GROM Contest of the year is going to be at WARP Skatepark in Woodstock, IL, on Saturday, April 12. The GROM Contest is for beginner and intermediate skaters 13 years old and younger.