Toy Machine Premiere, Vans News, Barcelona Blowout, Globe

Alright kiddies, the official date for Toy Machine’s new vid Good And Evil has been announced:

October 22 at the House Of Blues in Anaheim near Disneyland. Doors are at 7 PM. The event is free for y’all, but it’s first come first served, so get there early. The inside word—it’s a doozy.


New Skate, Snow and BMX Contests Join Vans Triple Crown of Surfing as Competitive Events to Lead the Progression of Action Sports

Vans has announced that the company will stage an innovative series of new world-class professionalevents in 2005, one each for skateboarding, BMX and snowboarding, joiningthe legendary three-stop Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The new structuregives each event a character and contest format that is unique to thatsport, allowing for more freedom of progression, the hallmark of actionsports. With the evolution of Vans’ event strategy, the current format ofthe Vans Triple Crown Series will change. As the worldwide leader inaction sports, Vans looks for these new events to be a collaborative effortwith from athletes to other core companies within the action sportsindustry, as well as an avenue for compatible brands to connect with theaction sports audience.

“Action sports have always been about progression … from the technical aspects, to the surrounding culture to the way that the sports arepresented, said Chris Strain, Vans’ vice president, marketing. “As acompany that has been around since the inception of what is now known asaction sports and as a leading supporter of the action sports lifestyle,it’s time for Vans to re-invent the competitive piece.

Each sport will have an accompanying television special exploring the varied and unique stories that unfold over the course of the weekend.

2005 Event Line-up

Vans Street and Pool Skate Events· June 2005; exact Southern California location TBD· One-of-kind city street skate contest with accompanying pool eventattracting the world’s greatest bowl skaters in a nod to classicskateboarding

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Due to these facts Barcelona has a lot of skaters visiting, and the need for accommodation and information will always be present. We have several good offers for the skaters visiting Barcelona, either they are here just for a few days or they are here to study/work.

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Bargain for that low skate-rate! Barca ain’t burning out anytime soon.

The third stop of the Globe Wildcard Series will be held on October 2 at the Desert West Skatepark in Phoenix, Arizona.

The top three winners will have the opportunity to compete in California for the Globe Wildcard Series Finals on November 20.

For more information, check as always.