News From February 2003

Pig Wheels Marty Heddings Memorial Fund.

Fellow team rider Neil Heddings needs your support. Neil's son Marty has recently had a very tradgic passing. Please go to and give all you can and help them fight the system. More details are on the Big Brother site.
Posted February 26th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Daniel Shimzu web exclusive interview.

It's Daniel Shimizu on! He's got a web excluzive interview. You must check it out! Must! Must! Must!
Posted February 26th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Gareth Stehr interview on

In case you missed the print version of the DFG interview, here it is and online for your enjoyment. This shit is big!
Posted February 19th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Sucking the Contest.

Ok, the Toy Machine team has gotten together and decided that they wanted to give away some of the new Sucking the Life videos, but how? And why would anyone want to win a lame Toy Machine video? So we decided to throw in a t-shirt to sweeten the deal. Without further's the deal...Send us your drawings of the Toy Machine team riders. Just the head and shoulders. Not the shampoo, but the drawings of the teams head and shoulders. No dandruff please. The top 10 winners get a free "Sucking the Life" tour video, a shirt and a good chance that your drawing will be used in a future Toy Machine ad.

Contest rules?
Send in drawings of any Toy Machine rider.
Send us drawings of their face, like a drivers license picture, head and shoulders only.
No skating drawings copied from magazines!
Please include your Name, Address, and shirt size.
Please do not send poop! Yessica does not like it very much.

Send to: Sucking the Life video contest. Toy Machine 2001 Commercial St. San Diego, CA 92113

Don't forget the stamp dumbass.

Posted February 18th, 2003 by you know who

Foundation Godzilla rides for Foundation.

I bet you didn't know. Godzilla is the man! Join us now for an adventure to Tokyo Japan. The Foundation team Ethan Fowler, Corey Duffel, Justin Strubing and Daniel Shimizu went to meet godzilla. Did they find him? The slideshow has more answers Foundation in Japan.
Posted February 18th, 2003 by Godzilla

Pig Wheels Pig wheels AND wood!

Pig Wheels would like to welcome James Atkin to it's Pig Wheels team.

Pig Wheels has been working with some new wheel formulas and upgraded it's dual durometer and hardcore urethanes. The best just got better! Try these new wheels out today. Only sold at the finest skateshops!!!!

The new Pig Ceramic bearings are the fasted, smoothest, and most durable bearing ever and will be in stock really soon.

The new Pig Wood ads will hit next month with San Diego local ripper Adrian Mallory exploding on the scene with a 2 page spread in TWS doing a krooks on a 14 step rail and another 2 page spread in Thrasher doing a fs nose pick in a huge pool. Yes, Adrian rips everything and so does his other Pig Wood teamates Shrieken Shannon and Charlie Castaloozo. A new Pig Wood video is in the works.

A new Pig Wood stencil series is out now!!! Pig Wood is made with the strongest, toughest, seven ply maple built for maximum pop.

Posted February 17th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Gareth Stehr is on November.

November Clothing is the proud new sponsor of a Foundation skateboarder. Gareth Stehr has just accepted sponsorship from November Clothing. 2 HUGE boxes just arrived here and cloth is flying. November has a tough line if I must say so myself.

In other Gareth news, he just announced that he is putting down the bottle and laying it down for the next couple of months. There is a formula and Gareth knows it.

Posted February 17th, 2003 by dookie boy

Foundation What o what is going on at the big F?

Shoe News - Daniel Shimizu has just been signed to a new shoe company and is now Nike's newest pro.

A new full length Foundation video is in the works and should be out around October. This will be the best F video ever!!!!!!

Leo Romero is seen tearing it up in the new Emerica video! He is sharing a part with Spanky. “This is Skateboarding” is out now! Leo now has a new clothing sponsor along side of Heath Kirchart and Brian Sumner.

Corey Duffel's "Gimme Gimme a board graphic" contest is over and the winning graphic could be seen in Corey's new pro ad. Corey will be Finally pro!!!! Congrats Corey and now everybody go buy his board because he F#%$*ing RIPS!!!! Corey’s pro boards come out this April.

Real soon here, Corey Duffel will be going on a 2 week trip to South America with 88 shoes on Feb 23rd to sign autographs and shred some demos.

Corey has just finished up another full length interview with tons of hammers in Strength Magazine and also has been given the cover. Corey's wrath of terror is just starting.

Posted February 17th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Sucking the Life video.

Toy Machine is working on a new video! That's right boys and girls a new Toy Machine video. This one is a tour video that highlights the 2002 summer 'Sucking the Life' tour. Lots of BB guns, water guns and firecrackers will separate the footy of Toy Machine's skateboarding onslaught. Plans are to release it in March, and so the editing ensues. Featuring Ed Templeton, Diego Bucchieri, Austin Stephens, Caswell Berry, Josh Harmony, Billy Marks and Nate Broussard, it’s going to be gay in a happy way, not a sexual one. Available in March, 2003 in skateshops only!
Posted February 17th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Foundation Japan Tour wrap up.

On the Foundation front - Ethan Fowler, Corey Duffel, Daniel Shimizu and Justin Strubing just recently got back from a 2 week long skteboarding extravaganza in Japan where they shredded the demo's, signed thousands of autographs, and showed all the kids the real power of the Foundation. The tour will be covered in TWS, SB skate and Ollie magazine really soon.
Posted February 17th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Busy, busy Caswell.

Caswell Berry is a very busy man these days. He’s leaving off to Australia in February for about a month, then of to Barcelona in the middle of March til the end of March, and then over to Hawaii. Dang! All of this travel is being brought to you by the Circa team. When is Caswell getting his own shoe!?
Posted February 17th, 2003 by Sect

Deathbox Win a new Hackett Street Sickle!!

Thats right boys and girls. You can win the new or should I say revamped Hackett Street Sickle! All you have to do is go to and sing up. The best thing is you get the Concrete Disciples newsletter for free! and best of all, while supplies last...... Just go check it out dammit!

P.S. the contest is a pop up window, it will pop up once a day, if you need the window to pop up more often, then click on "Concrete Disciples Giveaways are back!!!" and we'll talk about the first thing that pops up.

Posted February 13th, 2003 by I love pools.

Toy Machine Ed Templeton and Peta2.

Ed Templeton is more than a pro skater and owner of Toy Machine. He is also a world-respected artist who has his shows in art galleries in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo. Ed draws most of the Toy Machine graphics.

Ed is also vegan. He is passionate about reducing animal suffering in any way he can. To help get the word out about synthetic shoes, Ed drew a sticker just for PETA. Go to and find out how you can get one for yourself.

Posted February 11th, 2003 by from the Peta2 website

Tum Yeto Skateboarder April 2003.

Holy Crap! Austin Stephens got the cover rockin and hella-shish 5.0 down so many stairs that they dont fit in the picture!!

Caswell Berry is holding down a double page Volcom spread. Nolie front noseslide.

Don Nguyen with a big ass backside 180 in a Hurley ad, page 21.

Josh Harmony tosses his board to the sky or a tree, in an Etnies ad. 28-29.

Corey Duffel styling like only he can in an 88 footwear ad 60-61.

Diego The Buthcer throws himself down 4 threes and 3 flats 94-95.

Ed Templeton feebles 7 with a kink to 180 out 98-99.

Posted February 10th, 2003 by lurk mcnasty

Foundation Tampa AM slideshow.

Tampa AM It is yet another slideshow. the poparazzi bulbs are endless. Lots of good fun went down this year. Scope it! Why do they call them fingers? I've never seen them fing!
Posted February 6th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Truckstop Magazine teams up with Madness.

The new Truckstop Magazine is out and issue #17 is looking better than ever. More coverage from all over! If you subscibe to Truckstop you get a free copy of foundation's new tour video. Madness and Mayhem. Just go to For a limited time and while supplies last!
Posted February 4th, 2003 by el ztaffo