He has a very large interview too.
Mike Rusczyk is finally putting his creativity to use. Anyone who knows Mike knows that he is one of the most underrated skateboarders out there, in terms or skateboarding ability and artistic creativity. One of Mike’s friends is starting a personalized clothing store that sells designer clothing and focuses on tee shirt design, and Mike’s helping to design a line for the store. It will give him a chance to have a store front to sell his shirts that feature, in his words, “fucked up stitching shit, stuff that’s low key and good.” He now has a 4-table screen press in his garage, and a sewing machine, so look out for Mike to be wearing some new fresh shit the way he likes it. “Been skating and shooting some photos, and nerding out on the compu-trip-flip tripper...”
Corey Duffel now rides for the Consolidated blanket team, how fun!
I’m hearing a little rumor about Leo Romero going pro, more on those rumblings when there’s more to tell.
Over all, the Foundation team is really concentrating on “That’s Life.” Justin Strubing and Daniel Shimizu just got back from Spain with a ton of amazing footage. Leo and Matt Allen are shutting down spots all over in Europe at this very moment, shooting video footage and also filming for an article in Document. The rest of the team has been filming all day, every day, putting down some film that will become a future legend. “That’s Life” is tentatively scheduled for a Spring/March 2004 release, but if you can’t wait for the premiere, you can see a teaser of the video at the upcoming ASR show in January.
Big news on the sponsor swaps, Josh Harmony has Fallen for Fallen Footwear. Yes that’s right, he left Etnies and joined up over at Black Box.
Diego the Butcher just left the country to spend some holiday time with his family in Argentina. While there, he’ll be filming a bunch for Good and Evil and is also meeting up with the 411VM crew. Plus, Diego just finished working with the Osiris crew on his new pro model shoe, expected to be out in August 2004.
Kevin Barnett is Toy Machine’s new filmer / flow team manager. He just moved into Diego’s Long Beach apartment where he and Diego will become the odd couple.
JLay is god!
Gotta go see it www.dekline.com
Up coming site features include:
*About us - with company and political philosophys and profiles.
*Ads - both current and archived.
*News - both current and archived.
*HiJinks - You know that one going down.
*Team - list and profiles.
*Product - That's up now including Footwear and Fabric.
Stay tuned. So exciting!
Don't be skeeered.
(San Diego, CA) – After a successful showing at Bayview Rumble and ASR earlier this Fall, DEKLINE, the latest brand launched by Tum Yeto, Inc., will proudly ship its debut Spring 2004 line of footwear, apparel and accessories beginning February 1, 2004. The line will be available at select quality skateboard shops.
The Spring 2004 line combines the latest in technology with classic design elements. Five unique footwear styles will be available, three made from the highest quality leather and two in animal-friendly man-made materials, all with features that maximize comfort and performance. The shoes cover a suggested retail price range starting at $39.95 for the classic canvas Deuce, up through the full grain leather Pala, with a suggested retail price of $76.95.
All of these shoes feature new concepts in outsole/midsole construction, which is unlike that of any other shoe in the Action Sports market. This unique construction means no more uncomfortable rides while you’re waiting for your shoes to break in, these styles offer out-of-the-box skateability from day one. And when the time comes to replace your favorite Dekline shoes, you can rest assured that the first day in your new pair will feel just as fantastic as the last day you spent wearing your original shoes.
A cohesive line of apparel and accessories rounds out the line, including premium tees, fleece, hats & socks. Each piece is made to the same high quality standards as the footwear, and features premium details such as hand-stitched patch tee graphics. Dekline also proudly uses American Apparel blanks on select premium tee shirt styles.
The Tum Yeto, Inc family of brands has produced industry leaders in performance, quality and reliability since 1989. In addition to having one of the most intense programs for team riders and marketing, Tum Yeto is a full line manufacturer, nationwide distributor, wholesaler and exporter of high-end professional skateboarding products including hard and soft goods. The company is run by skateboarders, for skateboarders, and has experienced over ten years of continued growth.
Stay tuned cause I think we have another contest coming up with SPOT soon.