We’s New Store, 5Boro Clean-Up, LRG Tour, Run For Cover III, Life and Limb tour.

We to open first store in the US

The superlative conspiracy is about to conquer the USA. Monday the 13th of September (just after ASR) it is opening its first store in the US. The big night starts with drinks and mingling at the store on 144-146 Robertson Blvd in Hollywood. Afterwards the party will go to the Standard hotel downtown for a fashion show, DJ’s and a great party.

5Boro Skateboards hosts 2nd Annual Clean Up The Banks Day

On Saturday, July 31st 5boro Skateboards, in conjunction with Etnies and Volcom, will host the 2nd Annual Clean Up The Banks Day at the famed Brooklyn Banks.

Located beneath the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side of the East River, the Brooklyn Banks are one of NYC’s most renowned skateboarding spots. Several years ago the city of New York designated a section of the Banks specifically for skateboarding, which was a huge victory for NYC’s tight-knit skate community. However, normal wear and tear, a complete lack of street sweeping and the absence of trash receptacles has left the Banks in a state of disarray, jeopardizing their future as a functional skate spot. “What’s historically become the most famous skate spot in the city is going to crap, says 5boro Founder and Owner Steve Rodriguez, “and we — the skateboarding community — are taking it upon ourselves to clean it up.”

For the second straight year, skateboarders and all interested parties who have experienced the many joys of the Brooklyn Banks will unite to give them a much needed overhaul. The clean up will get underway at 1 PM on July 31st, and 5boro will provide brooms, gloves and cold drinks to all who lend a hand. The clean up will be followed by a skate jam and a best trick contest that will be held on several new, yet to be revealed obstacles. Prizes will be awarded to the top skaters of the day, and everyone in attendance will enjoy giveaways and a huge product toss.

Last year’s inaugural Clean Up The Banks Day went amazingly well, and this year’s event is shaping up to be even better, but we need YOUR support to make it a success. So mark your calendar and get involved with this very worthwhile cause.

For additional information, please contact: Steve Rodriguez — 5boro Skateboards — steve@5boro.com

Team Changes

Mike York is now riding for Ezekiel Clothing, and Steve Olson has left Shorty’s for Creation Skateboards.

Hollywood Skateboards is no more. Most of the team will be starting up Hellrose Skateboards throught a different distributor. Stay tuned for official team roster.

LRG Tour

Girls Only Skateboard Contest Series

The Wicked Wahine Bowl Series is an organized series of events that are designed to promote girls in skateboarding. Traditionally women’s skateboard contests have been a smaller and less recognized part of larger men’s events. Additionally, the few women’s events, which do exist, are designed strictly for street and vert skaters. With the emergence of pool skating and female skating, we have designed the Wicked Wahine Bowl Series. The contest will be a series of events to be held at pools and parks across the US where the ladies will compete for cash and prizes.

It is our goal to bring as much media attention to the women and the contest as possible. We will be filming the contest for a half hour television show which several networks have expressed interest in. We hope many of the skateboard media community will join us in promoting women’s skateboarding by covering the events. In order to promote the contest we have recruited most of the top women in skateboarding today including; Cara-Beth Burnside, Jen O’Brian, Kim Peterson, Heidi Fitztgerald, Mimi Knoop, Holly Lyons, and many more.

The first contest is being held at the highly acclaimed Glendale Skatepark on September 18th, 2004. Vendors from the local community as well as the skateboard industry will be on hand providing products, food and services to spectators and pparticipants. Spectators will also be able to participate in product raffles and free product give-aways donated by contest sponsors.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities visit WahineSkate.com or call BamBam at 310-408-8558.

Run For Cover is one of the best damn parties of the year in Washington DC, and it’s a benefit for skating.

The Third Annual Run For Cover

A benefit for the Green Skate Lab

Ten Bands, ten minutes each, one-time-only performances.

Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW

$7 Saturday July 31.

Doors at 9:30

Life And Limb Tour

The editors and authors of Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep Endwill be touring the West Coast in July and early August. The book, a literaryanthology by skateboarders, had a series of well-attended and unique book eventson the East Coast, and was featured in the The New Yorker, Trace, PhiladelphiaWeekly, and ESPN.com. Featured writers include Mark Gonzales, Andy Jenkins, EdTempleton, and Dave Carnie.

Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep End features essays, shortstories, and diatribes on subjects as far-ranging as tree-eating, the historicaland cultural significance of boulders, and a wild night of setting fire tocemeteries-but all come from a common source: skateboarding.

Come out and support skateboarding and the arts!

West Coast Tour 2004:

Saturday, July 24 8:00 pmThe Skateboard Market221Jefferson, Fort Collins, CO (970) 407-1767With the film Underskatement

Tuesday, July 27 7:00 pmOverload Skateboarding3064 University Ave. San Diego(619) 296-9018With the film UnderskatementWith Michael Burnett and SharonHarrison

Reading: July 29th 8:00 pmArt show: Oct 9-31, 2004New Image Gallery1005 N.FairfaxWest Hollywood (323) 654-2192With Michael Burnett, Andy Jenkins andLori Damiano

Saturday, July 31st, 9:00 pmAt The Canvas1200 9th Ave.San Francisco, CABands, coffee, booze(415) 504-0060

Monday, August 2, 7 pmReading Frenzy921 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97205(503)274-1449

August 4 7:30 pm Elliott Bay Book Company 101 South Main Street Seattle, WA(206) 624-6600

Thursday August 5, 7 pmAntisocial Skateboard Shop 2425 Main St Vancouver, BCCanada(604) 708-5678

“In skateboarding, a sport for outsiders and misfits, for those who haven’tgrown up or are lucky enough not to have ever grown up, authenticity is thecoin of the realm. Life and Limb, a new anthology published by Brooklyn’s ownSoft Skull Press is as authentic as they come.”-The New Yorker

“Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep End wrestles the grittypassion of skating into one explosive prose piece after another. From JockoWeyland’s heated treatise on the bad blood between skateboarders androllerbladers to Ed Templeton’s lysergic word-romp around his beloved OrangeCounty, the book explores and exploits life on the edge of disaster.”-Flavorpill NYC