CKY3has arrived in stores¿no advertising is accompanying Bam Margera‘slatest film of skits and skating. Bam also has left Volcom to support Element‘s line of clothing.

Josh Kalis left Dub to fully swaddle himself in DC Apparel.

Just as the first ever Savier products were arriving at retailers, so were Brian Anderson, Brad Staba, Tim O’Connor,and Stefan Janoski. The team recently completed a grueling two-month tour of Europe, Canada, and the U.S. After weeks of autograph signings, injuries, and demos, the guys are now taking a well-deserved rest.

Brian and Brad recently left Toy Machine. Brian found a place on the stacked Girl skateboard team, while Brad was welcomed with open arms on enjoi. Toy Machine remains intact, currently being held together by Ed Templeton and super-am Austin Stephens.

Stevie Williams went to Miami recently as a guest of Source magazine to check out the 2001 Source Awards. Festivities included a pool party at the Raleigh Hotel Sunday afternoon, followed by the Hip-Hop Image Awards gala dinner and fund-raiser benefiting the Source Youth Foundation and the Ghetto Youth Foundation. Stevie donated several pairs of his new pro-model shoe, the Reason, along with his signature deck, and other products he endorses for a silent auction benefiting both foundations. Stevie’s gear was placed next to Shaq‘s on the auction table, and go figure, Shaq bid on Stevie’s equipment. He spent the next night at the 2001 Source Awards and after party, where Stevie got to chill with new Philly resident, Dikembe Mutombo, and a real OG scarface Cuban Link. Stevie finished off his Miami visit of with an appearance and autograph signing at Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach.

On July 25, Danny Way hosted a skate demo at his private DC ramp for the Silver Lining Foundation, an organization that helps underprivileged kids who have cancer get out of their hospital situations and learn new sports and activities. Danny, along with Tony Hawk and Bob Burnquist, skated and talked with the group about skateboarding.

After all the exciting action that went down in Philadelphia at the X-Games, a majority of the athletes who competed packed up their equipment and made their way to Providence, Rhode Island on September 7¿9 to compete in the Gravity Games. Eric Koston won street. Things got tense as skaters interacted with uppity cameramen. It should be humorous to see how NBC edits the coverage. To check out all the action in Rhode Island, tune into NBC on September 30, October 7, and October 14, at 4:30 p.m. EST and also October 21 at 5 p.m. EST.

Colt Cannon just returned from a week of skating up in Canada. Seems he gets one week at home a month these days.

Jon Comer has been in Texas filming for his documentary. He’ll be traveling to South Korea with Andy Macdonald for a skatepark opening and shooting photos with Erik Olsen. His son, Gabriel, just turned four years old.

Moses Itkonen is building an RDS training facility at his new warehouse in Santa Ana. He’ll be going up to Vancouver to finish shooting for the upcoming RDS video. Moses has been finding time to skate a lot with Chet Thomas. He now lives in Newport Beach not Long Beach.

Jason Ellis can be seen on television either hosting the X-Games or hosting and skating on Tony Hawk’s Gigantic SkateparkTour. Ellis with his quick thinking, jumped onto the ramp to help out with a fallen board during Andy Macdonald’s and Tony Hawk’s winning doubles run. Jason was claiming gold medal for the triples run.

In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Andy MacDonald has a five page interview. Andy ll be getting a new pro-model watch from Swatch.

Paul Machnau is working on a couple of interviews to go along with last month’s Thrasher interview. He’s also working on 411VM Rookies section for number 49. Word has it that Paul K-grinded a twenty stair and only a few were there to see.

Caswell Berry is working on his part for 411VM‘s Best of #8. He can also be seen in Tilt Mode’s newest video, Man Down. Caswell ended up on the cover of Florida based, Truckstop magazine.

The dNA team spent two weeks on the road from Philly to Texas hitting parks, shops, and street spots along the way. The dNA am team, including new am James Atkin, have been hard at work filming for the upcoming dNA video Continuum.

The Status team finished their second Skateboarding Allowed tour that lasted from July 25¿August 10 hitting spots and doing demos throughout the U.S. New status rider Leandro Gringo was turning heads on tour doing everything switch and flawless.

Evan Hernandez and Mike Maldonado are on an East Coast tour for Baker. Look out for Mike’s upcoming Ricta ad for the new 98 durometer available in 53, 55, and 57 millimeter sizes. Also check out Evan’s TSA Clothing ad.

Independent welcomes Colin McKay back to the team.

TSG welcomes legendary vert skater Mike Frazier to the team. After one full-blown knee surgery and three knee scopes Mike, more than most, will appreciate the protection that TSG delivers. Be sure to check out the new TSG Web site at tsgprotection.com for a new 360 degree flash views of the latest helmets available.

There’s a new company called Greens Hardware. The team is Gershon Mosley, James Craig, Danny Garcia, Tom Krauser, Shon Farren, Jason Masse, and Evan Schiefelbine.

Organic skateboards is a brand new company out of London, England. The current team line-up is Ollie Todd, Joel Curtis, Toby Shaull, and one more person. Organic will be dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality boards and wheels, and will be available this September. Every one of the four riders will be an important part of the company’s development, having graphic as well as board specification input. Look out for more details next month¿organicskateboards.com

Vans‘ ninth skatepark is set to open at Atlanta’s Mall of Georgia on September 21, 2001. The new park is 30,000-plus square feet.

Bastien Salabanzi won the Carhartt European Skateboard Championships in Basel, Switzerland on August 19, 2001. German Stefan Lehnert placed second.

Sessions along with friends and family are proud to host the Third Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skateboard Contest. They’ll continue to host the event in Tim’s back yard at the Vans Skate Park in Milpitas, California on October 13, 2001. Continuing with the format of previous years, they’ll once again kick off with an amateur street-course contest¿novice unsponsored and sponsored amateur divisions. For the second year now, they’ll have the much-anticipated jam style bowl contest open for sponsored, unsponsored, and professional contestants. This year Sessions will contribute a 1,000 dollar cash purse for the bowl contest. As in previous years Tim’s close friends will be judging the entire event. In previous years the event has brought out hundreds of people from professionals, industry, friends, family, and complete strangers to watch, participate, and remember a friend that brought so much to their lives. They want to keep giving to skateboarding, as Tim did. So they set up the Tim Brauch Memorial Skatepark Fund, which is a non-profit fund that raises money for the construction of skateparks. All proceeds generated from this event will be donated to the fund. 

The second annual Concrete Challenge just finished up in Denver and Aspen this past weekend. Benji Galloway took first in Denver’s Dog Bowl and Dave Maxwell took top honors in Aspen. Dave also took the combined title since he got third in Denver,¿he was king of the mountain. Honorable mention goes out to Ben Krahn, Josh Falk,and Chris Sessions.

The Misty Mountain Skate Rock Tour has come to a close, ending with a 25 man high five in the parking lot of Volcom Headquarters. The Skate Rock tour was a raging success, a full on grass-roots invasion of skateparks across four states, that turned into a underground Warped Tour. Three vehicles carted its 25 man team across the Rockies, beginning in Utah for three shows in Orem, Salt Lake City, and St. George, where they rocked for the grand opening of their city skatepark in front of over 1,000 raging groms! The tour continued on through Las Vegas, then into Arizona, and finally heading back to Cali.

The Xbox World Championships of Skateboarding and the Vans Championships of BMX is comingtoOceanside Pier and Amphitheater in Oceanside, California on October 4¿7, 2001. The

events will begin each day at 9:00 a.m.

Check out conform.tv for a look into the northeast skate scene, which also is featuring a Donny Barley interview.

this event will be donated to the fund. 

The second annual Concrete Challenge just finished up in Denver and Aspen this past weekend. Benji Galloway took first in Denver’s Dog Bowl and Dave Maxwell took top honors in Aspen. Dave also took the combined title since he got third in Denver,¿he was king of the mountain. Honorable mention goes out to Ben Krahn, Josh Falk,and Chris Sessions.

The Misty Mountain Skate Rock Tour has come to a close, ending with a 25 man high five in the parking lot of Volcom Headquarters. The Skate Rock tour was a raging success, a full on grass-roots invasion of skateparks across four states, that turned into a underground Warped Tour. Three vehicles carted its 25 man team across the Rockies, beginning in Utah for three shows in Orem, Salt Lake City, and St. George, where they rocked for the grand opening of their city skatepark in front of over 1,000 raging groms! The tour continued on through Las Vegas, then into Arizona, and finally heading back to Cali.

The Xbox World Championships of Skateboarding and the Vans Championships of BMX is comingtoOceanside Pier and Amphitheater in Oceanside, California on October 4¿7, 2001. The

events will begin each day at 9:00 a.m.

Check out conform.tv for a look into the northeast skate scene, which also is featuring a Donny Barley interview.