News From December 2002

Tum Yeto Happy Holidays!!!

Posted December 24th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Madness and Mayhem scavenger hunt winners!

Its time to announce 2 of the Madness and Mayhem scavenger hunt winners. And they are:

Tim Lay from Las Vegas, NV. The city of sin!
Ben Dillow from Meadowveiw, VA.
Evan Jones from Santa Monica, CA.

Congrats to these 3 cats! Good answers. They win!

Posted December 23rd, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox DEATHBOX / OSIRIS PARK SLALOM EVENT UPDATE

DEATHBOX /OSIRIS EXPRESSION SESSION II PARK PARTY AND PRO PARK SLALOM EVENT

DATE AND TIME: Friday, January 24th, 2003, 7PM-12AM
ENTRY: Open, Pro
FORMAT: Park Slalom
LOCATION: SkateLab Skatepark
ORGANIZER: Black Leather Racing
SPONSORS: Deathbox Skateboards, Osiris Shoes, Gravity Boarding Company, RedBull
MAP: Skatelab map.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00 (Limited to first 60 contestants only)
CONTEST INFO: Deathbox Expression Session II Park Party and Pro Park Slalom Event.

This event will be held during the January ASR tradeshow weekend on the night of Friday, January 24rth, 2003 from 7PM 12AM.

ENTRY FEE: Entry fee is $20 per racer. Due to time restrictions, registration is on a first come, first serve basis- Limited to the first 60 racers who show up and throw down the $20.00 cash only entry fee. Absolutely NO exceptions.

PRIZES AND AWARDS: Cash prizes, plus trophies will be awarded to the top three places; (monies from all entries will be used for top 3 places). Ribbons, and or medals will be awarded to places 4th through 10th.

THE COURSE: The course will be fast, dangerous, challenging, and diverse. It will merge many disciplines of riding including slalom, street, obstacle, bank, and vertical. There will be 10 to 25 cones placed strategically throughout the course. You will need a bowl or vert board set up to be competitive.

PRACTICE: Practice on the course will be open, and will start at 7PM SHARP. Practice will be approximately one hour before the start of the race. Due to a tight time schedule, the race will start at 8PM SHARP. Any practice runs after the announcement that practice is over, will result in disqualification. Absolutely NO exceptions.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Safety equipment is up to the rules and regulations of the Skatelab facility. Helmets are mandatory. Your race number will be attached to your helmet. All racers enter this race at their own risk and agree to release Skatelab, Deathbox Skateboards, Osiris Shoes, and Black Leather Racing of any liability resulting from any injuries what-so-ever at this event for any reason.

RACING FORMAT: Each racer will be given two runs. The fastest time, including cone penalties, will be used to determine the victor. Cone penalty and DQ penalty will be established and announced at the racers meeting before the race. You will be able to push through this course, anywhere you can to increase your speed.

COMPETITION SCHEDUAL:
Friday January 24rth, 2003:
7:00pm Open Pro practice (One hour)
8:00pm Racers meeting
8:15pm Race Starts
11:15 -11:30pm Race Ends (Hopefully)
11:30pm 12:00 am Awards Ceremony / Park Closes

BE THERE WITH YOUR RACE FACE ON!

Posted December 19th, 2002 by HACKETT

Ruckus Metal Win the New Ruckus Low Pro trucks.

Metal heads! I mean Ruckus Metal heads! Who am I kidding? METAL heads! Attention! You can win a free set of the new Ruckus Low Pro trucks over at BigBrotherMagazine.com, all you have to do is visit their site a pick from one of their stupid paintings. It's easy, just click on the above link and a pop-up window for the giveaway will pop-up. We all love pop-ups! Tell Dave Carnie that el ztaffo sent cha.
Posted December 18th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Happy Holidays from Tum Yeto.

Whew! What a night! It was last Sturday and it was the annual Tum Yeto Holiday party and Awards ceremony. Check out the slideshow for photos of the unruliness.

and have a sad and burdened Holiday season!

Posted December 18th, 2002 by Santa's Little Helper.

Deathbox Expression Session II.

"THE DEATHBOX EXPRESSION SESSION II - PARK PARTY" THIS WILL BE AN INVITE ONLY PARTY LIMITED TO 200 GUESTS, 100 SKATERS, 60 OF WHICH WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRST EVER "PARK SLALOM EVENT"

It will be held at the World Famous SKATELAB skatepark Museum on the night of Jan. 24rth, 2003 (Friday night) (During the ASR Tradeshow Weekend) From 7PM until 12AM.

DEATHBOX skateboards in conjunction with OSIRIS Shoes, and TUM YETO will be holding the first ever - PARK SLALOM EVENT! Imagine, the first 60 invitees to the party, pay a $20.00 entry fee to race, best of two timed runs on a course through out the free/streetstyle area of the SkateLab indoor park!

This course will be fast, and will include between 10 and 25 cones, some of which will be mounted on vertical surfaces!!! This will be the first of it's kind, unique, event - merging slalom (The Soul of Skateboarding) with Street and Vert riding talent to determine the victor!

This event will pay to 3rd place and award trophies, ribbons, medals or plaques to 10th. There will also be either a live DJ, a Band, Food and Beverages, and plenty of bowl riding and free skating and hanging going on.

IT WILL BE KILLER. MAY THE BEST ALL AROUND SKATER WIN! MORE DETAILS TO COME.......

Posted December 17th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Sucking the Life, a new video?

Toy Machine is working on a new video! That's right boys and girls a new Toy Machine video. This one is going to be a tour video that highlights the 2002 summer tour 'Sucking the Life'. Lots of BB guns, water guns and firecrackers will separate the footy of Toy Machine's skateboarding onslaught. Plans are to have it released in March, and so the editing ensues.

Billy Marks and Josh Harmony may be embarking on an east coast Etnies trip on the way to the Tampa AM contest. Where Billy will probably win. I wouldn't be at all surprised!

Nate Broussard and Ed Templeton will connect with Billy and Josh at the Tampa AM. Where Nate is rumored to be entering the contest.

Posted December 17th, 2002 by CEO

Pig Wheels New Pig ceramic bearings.

Ryan Wilburn is currently working on a rocking interview for Big Brother.

The fastest bearings just got faster! Pig will be unleashing it's top of the top of the line Ceramic bearings that will be faster, smoother, last longer than anything else one the market, and affordable!

Pig will be unleashing a new line of kick ass decks this winter with a team of secret rippers that will be equally as superior to the boards. Be on the lookout! It will blow your mind.

Posted December 17th, 2002 by Pig Skateboards

Foundation New Foundation news.

Foundation's mini-california trip yielded tons of good stuff from the Glam boys. It's been documented that everyone was off the rails. They stopped at some stores and gathered some footy. Rumor is there may be a full length Foundation video in the works.

Corey will be turning pro for Foundation this spring. The Gimme Gimme skateboard graphic contest is now in effect. Draw Corey Duffel's first ever pro graphic and win $500 in Foundation gear and their art on Corey's first ever pro model. Check www.FOSKCO.com for details.

Leo Romero is getting a Raw Talent in the January issue of Strength. Leo will be getting a last part in the new Pharmacy video due out this spring along with friends Matt Allen, Spanky, and Brian Herman. Rumor is that Leo will also be getting the cover. Right on Leo! Plus you can expect Leo to enter the Tampa AM. If does half as well as he did at the Coup Detat San Dieguito handrail challenge he may just be a contender in Tampa.

Watch out for Leo Romero and Gareth Stehr in the upcoming AM issue in TWS.

Gareth Stehr is leaving this country and going back home to New Zealand for the holidays. I asked if he celebrated Thanksgiving and he said "Dude, the pilgrims didn't wash ashore in New Zealand." Which started to make sense, we are all pilgrims! Apparently the common wealth of NZ does celebrate Christmas so off he's going to get lots of presents and will probably be doing some skateboarding aswell.

Daniel Shimizu is working on a Slap interview and has being busy shooting shots with shooters. Plus I'm hearing that Daniel is getting a cohorts in Skateboarder with roommate Justin Roy.

Mike Rusczyk was on a little holiday here in SD and everyday got some killer footage, he also shot some photos for TWS the other night and a sequence for BIG Brother - God dam Am's! Plus he is working on an interview for Strength.

OMG! Jon West has a scary cover on the new TWS Biz mag. It's really scary, its got Jon and he's like front boarding a fence in a graveyard and....just go look at it.

The Madness and Mayhem tour video is kicking ass and taking names. It's a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone! Be sure to ask your mom, uuuuh I mean Santa for one. The Madness and Mayhem video will be coming out on DVD shortly with some great bonus material. It's a must see.

Posted December 17th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Ruckus Metal New Ruckus Low Pros.

New Ruckus low pros are in stock! Lower lighter weight 130's weigh in at 11oz. The hanger and base are made out of aluminum 356 T6 hardness. Axle design is cast in using "FANGS" to keep the axle from slipping or turning. Axle is made out of high carbon steel alloy to keep them from bending. The king pin is a super low set head that eliminates hang-ups and interference with a patended feature that allows the usage of a 7/32 allen or a 9/16 socket, made of steel alloy to provide strength against breakage. Base plate has a threaded insert pressed in for the king pin, in place of a standard nut, to handle high torque without slipping. Its conical shaped upper and lower 90A durometer high rebound bushings make for improved turning. The non sticking bushing washer cups have been designed in accordance to the bushing for a correct fit. Ruckus low pros are available in 120s and 130s and come in new colors, hornet yellow, blood red, stealth black and standard silver.

You actually have a chance to win a pair on BigBrotherMagazine.com So go and try duh! What are you waiting for?

Posted December 17th, 2002 by Ruckus METAL

Toy Machine Site winner for November!!

Its almost christmas time! The winner for the month of Novembwer is none other than Andrew Barnsey. He was automatically and anonymously picked by the HAL random picker thingy. Barnsey from Port Orchard, WA wins the Toy Machine box stuffed with corporate goodness. The 8" Robot 2002 board, Rabbit 53mm wheels, 2 tees, the infamous label beanie, 1 pair of the black Good Skateboarding jeans (only to be worn while skateboarding), a SKATE back pack that comes complete with a skateboard holding mechanism, the classic bloodstains cap, a wallet, the cone studded belt, some patches, stickers and 2 pairs of the new monster socks. Yeehaw! Barnsey should be stoked and hey Barnsey, it on its way!

If you want to be randomly selected as our specifically targeted marketing objectives, enter by using the ally oop dropping down menu bar and click on contests.

Posted December 16th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Corey Duffel is going pro!!

Corey Duffel is going pro! But we need a stinking graphic, the great Corey Duffel first ever pro graphic art contest! That's right! Corey needs a graphic for his first pro model ever and he wants you to do it for him!

Due date: Feb 1st 2003.
Format: However you want, but we prefer digital media.
What you might win: $500 smakers of Foundation gear of your choice and your "art" as Corey's pro deck.

Make sure you send your detailed information (name, addy, phone number, e-mail, bank account info and name Corey as the power of attorney. Send to: Tum Yeto "Gimmie Gimmie a graphic" 2001 Commercial St. San Diego, CA 92113.

Or course: All submissions (you will submit) become property of Foundation secret society skateboard mega corp XXIIXXMMXX and we will most likely change the winning artwork to our own personal idiosincransies.

HEED NO MORE! GET TO WORK! TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE!

Click Here for Contest Info!

Posted December 10th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Immediate Release: Jay Adams Departs Deathbox.

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, WE REGRET TO INFORM OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS THAT JAY ADAMS HAS CHOSEN TO DEPART THE DEATHBOX SKATEBOARDS ORGANIZATION. DEATHBOX WILL NO LONGER BE PRODUCING THE JAY ADAMS SIGNATURE MODEL SKATEBOARD OR ANY PRODUCTS BEARING JAY'S NAME. JAY HAS REPORTEDLY SIGNED A DEAL WITH STEVE ROCCO OF WORLD INDUSTRIES TO PROMOTE THEIR LATEST LICENSING DEAL; DOGTOWN SKATES. ALTHOUGH HIS DECISION CAME AS A SURPRISE TO THE TEAM MEMBERS, EVERYONE AT DEATHBOX WISHES HIM ALL THE SUCCESS IN ANY AND ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS. WE DO HAVE A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF JAY ADAMS DECKS AND TEE SHIRTS AND WILL BE SELLING THESE ITEMS AT THE REGULAR PRICES UNTIL THE SUPPLY RUNS OUT. WE WISH JAY ALL THE BEST, AND THANK HIM FOR BEING ONE OF THE FIRST RIDERS ON DEATHBOX!

GOOD LUCK JAY!

Posted December 9th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Skimthefat.com is Madness and Mayhem!!

Can you tell the Madness from the Mayhem? Try your luck at skimthefat.com. and please, watch out for the toe rot!

Skimthefat.com is a badass new site that rates all skate videos. These guys really know how to use a vcr!

Posted December 5th, 2002 by el ztaffo

Foundation Foundation Media Blitz

Slap Jan 03 Dude Where's my board? European Tour Feature
Slap Jan 03 Corey Duffel Spread Radiation Therapy
TWS FEb 03 Corey Duffel Contents spread.

Rock on.

Secret Society.

Posted December 5th, 2002 by Yuck Fou

Tum Yeto New Message Board!

Hello vatos y vatas, we have new Tum Yeto Forum software now up and running. We know you all hate change and will probably complain for a while, but the same thing happened last time we upgraded software and you all grew to love the new stuff. So, here's some advantages to this new software:

- Login Accounts (no more imposters!!)
- Personal Profiles (upload a photo, list your website, AIM, email addresses)
- Personal Messages (you can send private messages to other messageboarders - just like email)
- BBCode - use like HTML, you can bold, link, image, list, itallic, underline, etc
- Graphic smileys and stuff
- Anti-spam stuff will prevent tools from flooding the boards.
- In-message polls. You can post polls in the boards and everyone can vote on them.
- Ability for admins to post "Sticky" Announcements that stay at the top of the thread list (like this one!).
- Easy admin for Moderators.
- Easier to ban wankers who are being tools.
- Better looking, easier to navigate.
- A bunch of other stuff I forgot.

Enjoy!

http://www.tumyeto.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=2

Posted December 5th, 2002 by Tum Yeto Web Lackey

Deathbox New pools added to the Pools section.

Go on the hunt with the Deathbox team for the sickest pools all over the nation. Check out the Pools. Don't ask where they are cause we ain't telling. Email us at info@deathbox.com and beg us for local info or maybe trade?
Posted December 4th, 2002 by pool drooler

Foundation Amelie Jean West.

Check out these photos of Jon West's daughter. She looks just like him! If your ever wondering what Jon West has been up to (besides skating and making scary movies) just reference these photos...

Posted December 2nd, 2002 by Slasher.

Toy Machine Billy Marks on the cover of Thrasher!!

Dirty Billy is on the cover! Kick to lip lover! Crap, crap! Billy also comes clean with his interview on pg 100-113. Check the new Thrasher, January 2003 issue in your favorite skateboard shops now!
Posted December 2nd, 2002 by Thrasher looker