This Is The News 4.15.02

Chris Cole left Enjoi to ride for Zero. Make overhas occurred

Dan Drehobl recently was added to the Revolution Wheelsteam.

HB resident Scott Kane is on Bootleg.

Ali Cairns is now on VANS.

Charlie Wilkins doesn’t skate for Sessions anymore. He isback skating again since he dislocated and tore ligaments in his ankle.

Matt Ball was signed on by Birdhouse.

Santa Cruz Am, Greg Meyers, just switch frontside 180flipped the infamous 14-stair ghetto gap. Both photo and video were there fordocumentation.
Look for proof in editorial and ads soon.

Rob G and Fabrizio Santos are still on the road with theirboard sponsor, New Deal.

Carlos De Andrade has been skating, filming and shooting photos inMiami with his World Industries teammates, plus Bill Weiss(Digital video) and Dave Malenfant. He’s now home working on gathering upsome footage for a video part.

Maple would like to welcome Kellen James to the am roster.You can check out some of his footy on the new and improved

Tyler Hansen was a victim of a cruel April Fools Joke. He was leadto believe that he was kicked off Maple. The whole team played along.

Daxter Lussier is setting up a private TF in Oceanside. If you knowhim you might be able to skate it.

Chet Childress has been on the road for the last 3 months. He hasgone from the East to the West coast.
He’ll stop in Australia before he heads home. Look for tons of footy andcoverage.His new website is now up. He will also be skating @the Tim Bruach
skate jam on April 28th @ Greer Park @ Palo Alto.

Billy Marks went to Las Vegas for the weekend to try to get somecoverage. The crew that he was with ended up getting kicked out of everywhere theytried to skate. By the end of the trip, they all went to some skatepark to tryto have some fun, where they ended up getting ticketsfor not wearing pads at the park. Have a nice weekend!

Zered Basset is still on tour with Zoo York. He’s in NewYork right now, headed for home in Massachusetts. At the end of the month,Zered goes to Japan with Zoo York. This kid is gnarly-why stay home when you canbe somewhere else?

After months of paperwork, the IRS has official recognized the TimBrauch Memorial Skate Park Fund as a Publicly Supported Organization with taxexemption status as described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.The Organization is making its first donation to the construction of a 20,000sq ft. park in Scotts Valley, Ca. and plans to help San Jose with the futureconstructions of their park all in Tim’s name. Plans are already in the works for thisyear’s memorial contest to held in early September. Plans are also being made torevamp and www.timbrauch-memorial.orgwith photo’s, words from friends, and information about the fund.

Santa Cruz has a brand new website up and running and can be foundon that world wide thing at

Independent Trucks is calling all shops to send in their teamvideos.Joey Tershay, long-time Independent team manager, is going to pickthe best video and exclusively sponsor the entire shop team. Sendall -sponsor-us’ videos to NHS attention Joey Tershay, PO Box 2718, Santa Cruz, CA 95063.Winning shop team will be announced sometime this summer and will receive monthlypackages for a year.


Satva Leung’s video “Blackout“, will premiere inSan Francisco on April 23, at Club Galaxy 1840 Haight stt. @ 10.30 PM

NEW vids on the shelves are “We did it” from WesternEdition, 411 #50, Logic #10, Twenty to Life, and RDScame out on DVD.

Scott Pazelt and Charlie Wilkins are filming hard for thenew Maple video. Due this summer.

Progression Skate 7 will be ready to ship in April and willfeature Jayme Fortune, Tommy Budjanec, The Maple Tour, Tyler Hansen,Kellen James, Devon Lynn, and a legends section with Dan Drehobland Pat Duffy.

Rye Air Field Skatepark in New Hampshire is opening on the 14th ofApril. It’s 60,000 sq feet of goodness and that makes it the biggest indoor parkin the country.

TOY MACHINE’S Sucking the Life – skateboard demonstration tour
Fri. May 17 – Cowtown Phoenix, AZ – CONFIRMED
Mon. May 20 – Fast Forward Oklahoma City, OK – CONFIRMED
Tues. May 21 – Fast Forward Ft. Worth, TX – CONFIRMED
Fri. May 24 – XXX Sports Nashville, TN – CONFIRMED
Sat. May 25 – Ambush Atlanta, GA – CONFIRMED
Mon. May 27 – Vertical Urge Raleigh, NC – CONFIRMED
Tues. May 28 – Evolve Annapolis, MD – CONFIRMED
Thur. May 30 – Theory Springfield, MA – CONFIRMED
Fri. May 31 – Red Alert Rye, NH – CONFIRMED
Sat. June 1 – Krudco Rochester, NY – CONFIRMED
Mon June 3 – Sunsports Columbus, OH – CONFIRMED
Tue June 4 – Rise Indianapolis, IN – CONFIRMED
Wed. June 5 – RQ Naperville, IL – CONFIRMED
Fri June 7 – Rampage Davenport, IA – CONFIRMED.
Sat. June 8 – BBB Omaha, NE – CONFIRMED
Mon June 10 – Brothers Boards Aurora, CO – CONFIRMED

Slam City Jam IX is right around the corner. May 2 – 5th inVancouver, B.C., Canada.

May 23rd will see the TransWorld Skate Awards be unveiled inHollywood.

After a one year absence the Quiksilver Bowlriders Contest is back on inMarseilles, France the weekend of May 22 – 26.

World War III numero dos is happening again in Huntington Beachthe weekend of Aug 2 – 4.

THE SAVIER “TRADE EM’UP TOUR” IS COMING TO YOUR TOWN (ifyou live in CA and have a good skatepark in town). SAVIER wants to give everyskater the chance to feel the difference in their shoes and skate better becauseof it. For next two months “The Mighty Thor” will be touring thewest coast trading out your old shoes for a bright shiny new pair of Saviers.Thor and the big white van will start out March 25th in Healdsburg, CA, hittingalmost every outdoor/indoor park along the west coast. When he reaches Mexicohe’ll turn that van around and head back up the 5 Fwy ending his tour at thefamous Slam City Jam Contest in Vancouver, Canada, on May 5th. SAVIER also willbe handing out rebate coupons (redeemable from SAVIER) to every person whoparticipates in the “Trade Em’Up Program” for $10 off their next purchase ofSAVIERS.

The Krux April Fools Tour is in full swing. Mothers lock up yourdaughters.

Ramp Rage 2K2
May 9 – 11 , 2002
Pro Street/Vert contest
MONTREAL , Quebec, Canada
* core skateboard contest / jam
* no glamour just skateboarding

The first GROM Contest is going to be held at WARP Skateparkin Woodstock, IL on April 6th. This year the GROM Contest series is going tobe for skaters 13 years old and younger. This year they are also holding thefirst ever GROM Championships. Checkout for more info.

Helsinki 24th -26th of May
In May this year, the annual international skateboard contest ProSkatewill be held in Helsinki, Finland for the fourth time. Last year the crowdwas 6000 entustiastic skateboard fans. As before, the competition brings someof the hottest names in the international skate scene to compete for the $12000 of prize money.