News From February 2001

Tum Yeto New Searchable Product Catalog!!!

The new searchable, browsable product catalog for all Tum Yeto brands, Foundation, Pig, Toy Machine and Zero is now in place. We are still finishing adding in all the products but the majority is there. Search on brand, rider, product type, size or by a keyword. Each product has detailed descriptions and three image sizes for your scrutiny. Links to top mailorder companies and our store search are on every product page for easy purchase options. Support Tum Yeto. By and for skateboarders!
Posted February 27th, 2001 by El Staffo

Zero New Zero Website now up!

Yep that is right. News, team rider info and product catalog. Check it out buddah.

Posted February 26th, 2001 by El Staffo

Foundation ART BARS

After a lot of blood, frontside kickflippys, sweat, gnarly gappers, sprained ankles, and all that dope sick shit that you've come to expect from Foundation. ART BARS is 90% done. We are putting on all the final touches as we speak. The San Diego premiere will be at the infamous Spreckles Theatre on Friday March 9th. Everyone is invited! Check for a printable map.

The US premiere date will be Sat. March 10th. We know y'all are excited and waiting. Believe you-me we here at command headquarters are just as impatient. We've got premieres scheduled from BFE to Kalamazoo! In the next week watch the and HP news for a list all 40+ premiering shops. Click here for a shop near you.

Posted February 21st, 2001 by el staffo

Tum Yeto Infiltration!

Skateboarder March 2001: Win a Zero complete for the best letter contest. pg. 34. Howl! Matt Mumford, backside tail to shove-it out. pg. 44-45.

Big Brother March 2001: Daniel “shimmy” Shimizu backside lipslides a 10 stair rail, pg. 117. Kris Markovich’s raging Bachelor party, pg. 158.

Thrasher March 2001: Australia tour. Brad Staba multi coverage, steals a heavy crooks down 9, pg. 98. Big ollie over the Geza pyramid to the nile, pg. 103. and rocks out sweatpants style on pg. 168. Brian Anderson backside nails down a nose blunt sliding the Bondi mini, pg. 99. Front side blunts all by him self, pg. 102. Lip slides the big wall down-unda, pg.107. 50-50’s a 10’er, pg. 108. Be sure to checkout Alex Gall’s interview to gnarly tail slide on pgs. 116-117. Elissa Steamer getting lit on shots of beer and blasts of red bull, pg. 168.

Strength March 2001: Ed Templeton unyielding destruction, pg.69. Ha, Ha! He said page 69! Brad Staba, front side Tesla board slide, pg. 97. Jamie Thomas, back “in the day” side 180, pg. 98.

Transworld May 2001: Does a Kris Markovich lipslide a turtles back? Of course! on pg. 212. Charlie Thomas backside flips bike lockers on a snapped board, impressive! Pg. 235.

Posted February 21st, 2001 by el staffo

Zero The Mutt's new shoe dealio.

Matt Mumford has switched shoe sponsors. He’s now rocking a sweet deal with Globe. Look for his new “Mutt” Globe pro model to be out in June.
Posted February 21st, 2001 by el staffo

Toy Machine Ed Templeton interror-gated.

Ed Templeton is going to be interror-gated Feb. 25th on at 6pm pacific time. Listen in carefully cause there’s going to be a special Toy Machine giveaway during the broadcast.
Posted February 21st, 2001 by el staffo

Toy Machine In Toy Machine news.

Brian Anderson is AWOL, MIA. He can’t be found. Brian if you see this, call home we miss ya! Brad Staba is feeling stable and having fun skating / filming for “A Day in the Life” with 411. Elissa Steamer is getting over an ankle injury and skating a bit. Ed Templeton is shooting photos for an upcoming Thrasher interview. Austin Stephens is out ripping secretly and quietly. Flow team rider Vinney Vegas is lurking in his home town, Viva Las Vegas!
Posted February 21st, 2001 by el staffo

Tum Yeto ASR Infiltration.

The Tum Yeto coup d’etat II was a triumph through mastery. Thanks to our co-operatives, the top secret negotiations helped to further propagate the resistance. Yet again, attendance was astonishing! Freedom fighters from all over the world were stacked to the rafters. Co-operatives plotted infiltration and domination over hor d’oeuvres and drinks. However, freedom has its casualties. While tactically distributing propaganda, el staffo and Uncle Pervy, 2 of Tum Yeto’s co-operatives were nabbed by ASR’s henchmen. They were detained and taken to ASR jail where they where systematically interrogated and held for a $500 ransom. After deliberations ASR called in the LB police and had them arrested for trespassing. Taking one for the cause. LONG LIVE THE MOVEMENT!
Posted February 21st, 2001 by el staffo

Tum Yeto New Propaganda Page!

Get banners and wallpaper here. Use the Aly Oop navigator dumbass.
Posted February 19th, 2001 by El Staffo

Foundation Foundation will take over the world

Hello TY subscribers! We just got the email list working again and Josh and I wanted to update you on what is haappening at Foundation. Big news is that the video is nearly complete. Featuring Jon West, Kris Markovich, Ethan Fowler, Justin Strubing on the pro front and Daniel Shimizu, Mike Rusczyk, Judd Hertzler, Omar, and of course Justin "The Slammr" Roy on the amateur front. The Beags and the team have been hard at work to finish this project up pronto. We are having a public premiere here in SD on March 9 at the Spreckles theater downtown. We are also having premieres nationwide at select Foundation dealers around the country. Stay tuned for dates this coming week. New decks in line: Art Bars Video series in pro and logo models New Pro Model Psychedelic Series out now F 3 Star in revised colors and 3 sizes New Classic Circle F in 4 sizes OG Star and Moon Now in two sizes F Oval Stencil Now in 3 sizes and new colors 4 Mini decks available including the new Yuck Fou "Yuck You" deck 5 Pool Rider series including the Pushead approved Del Mar deck We have wheels that match the above graphics with the addition of some bigger sized wheels 61mm, 63mm, 65mm for the pool rippers. Clothes GEAR New tees in the above graphics Including the classic Foundation Del Mar Tee New Foundation Est 1989 Zip Hood Sweat New Foundation Denim Jacket in Black and Blue Denim F Star and Moon Jeans in Black Denim only Right on F Dickies style pants and shorts And Micro Fiber Cargo Pants and Shorts available now bitchies! We get many people telling us they have a hard time finding the F Gear. Demand from your local shop to order up or you will be pissed. If that fails demand from your usual mail order company. Our friend at are really good. They only show what is in stock (no backorders) and ship the same day GUARANTEED. Check out the TY site at for new info and stay tuned for the new website because it is going to kick ass beyond belief! If you got two of these... Whoops still working out the bugs. Losers can unsubscribe at
Posted February 19th, 2001 by El Staffo

Tum Yeto New Website for

And we just keep making it better and better. New layout and navigation tools. Photo of the moment and ad of the moment. What's next? Wallpaper and screen savers. free email and a rightious catalog of all our products that is very searchable and browseable. And that puppy won't go stale either. We made it so us internet dummies can easily update it without even knowing how.

And this is only the beginning. This is the basis of building out the Foundation, Pig, Toy Machine and Zero websites. Rock on!

Make sure you barge the banners page for your own website.

Posted February 13th, 2001 by El Staffo

Zero January Winner!

Congratulations goes out to Peter Anderson! Representing from way out in Conneticut. He wins a PHAAAAT box from Zero, The new Adrian Lopez Dying to Live board, Punk 54mm wheels, Black Widow bearings, Skull beanie, a t-shirt, Zero spike bracelet, Army zip sweat, a pair of Zero jeans and a partridge in a pear tree.

Don't give up you loser. You can try again each month. Go to WIN FREE SHIT!

Posted February 13th, 2001 by el staffo

Foundation Old School Skate Jam

Went to the old school skate jam at Skate Lab up in Simi Valley last night. It was totally insane. It was a invite only thing and there were skateboard legends from the 60's, 70's and 80's. I mean full on legends. I met Jay Smith, Wes Humptsen, Chris Strople, Tom Inouye, Alan Gelfand, Alan Losi, Eric Grisham and many more. There was the crew from my heydays like Grosso, Staab, Todd Joseph, Dave Swift, Lucero, Groholski, Buck Smith and more. There was food, booze, yapping, autograph signing, skateboarding and all around rabble rousing.
It was a once in a lifetime gig. Probably will never happen again with so many legends in one Room. Thanks goes to Skatelab.
Here are a couple images from there. Tod

Bulldog, original artist of the classic Dogtown graphics, signs my board.

Todd "Twist" Joseph and me in the entry of skatelab.

See more here Old School Skate Jam

Posted February 11th, 2001 by Swank

Tum Yeto New Shop Search

If you are a official Tum Yeto Dealer then add or update you store(s)information via our web form. Give full information, web and email addreses, a detailed description and even add images of your shop. Click on the Store Locator below.
Posted February 1st, 2001 by El Staffo

Tum Yeto New Message Board 1/2/1 12:00 PST

As you may have notice we have some new crap going on here at Thanks to our recent hook up with J-Dog, data master and web lackey. Tomorrow we will be changing the message board to much more robust system. All old messages will go na na. Just wanted to let you know ahead of time. It will be tomorrow mid day PST. Rock on.
Posted February 1st, 2001 by El Staffo