Monday Madness (Oct 17)

The original Big Dirt, James Kelch, has a limited-edition wheel from Hubba. Check out the flier to the left. Click for a larger image.

Willy Santos has a nice new mini-ramp in the backyard of his Mira Mesa house. We tried to skate it yesterday but a non-stop downpour turned into an afternoon skate video marathon. On sunnier days, Willy gets down with huge kickflip fakies.


Batten down the hatches, two of the most respected teams in skateboarding are setting forth to pillage the Northeast from November 19 through 26. Flip and The Firm have joined forces to put the show on the road for a tour that will ask no quarter and take no prisoners.

Flip team members Geoff Rowly, Tom Penny, Mark Appleyard, Arto Saari, Ali Boulala, Alex Chalmers, Rune Glifberg and Bastien Salabanzi, along with The Firm team members Rodrigo TX, Javier Sarmiento, Wieger, Bob Burnquist, Ray Barbee, Lance Mountain, Jani Laitiala, John White and Nick Palmquist are planning to weigh anchor for selected demos and autograph signings on the following dates:

Saturday, November 19 Demo at Project 58
7409 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunday, November 20 Instore Signing at 17th Street Surf Shop
2720 N. Mall Dr.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Monday, November 21 Demo at Frederick Skatepark w/ the Pitcrew
Frederick, Maryland

Wednesday, November 23 Demo at Ollie’s Skatepark
8171 Dixie Highway
Florence, Kentucky

Friday, November 25 Demo at Krush Skatepark
8059 W. 185th Street
Tinley Park, Illinois

Sunday, November 27 Demo at The 3rd Lair Skatepark
850 Florida Ave. South
Golden Valley, Minnesota

When this much skateboarding talent comes together, anything can happen. Expect to see a trail of incredible destruction all along the route.