So this new toy is taking the world by storm. Battle Strikers. I'm not sure how they ended up with our gear but one of the lead dudes is sporting a Foundation hoodie and another kid is reping a star and moon cap. I'm always the last one to know!? It's been playing on kid channels repeatedly. That's how we do it here at the F. We start em early and pound it into the brains of kids. Buy Foundation, buy Foundation, buy Foundation!!!
We saw the Underground Board Factory from Apache Junction, Az posse at the retailer tradeshow, Crossroads. James from TY hooked Underground staffer, Dustin Cutlip, up with a Foundation Flare Logo Deck and Dustin proceeded to kill it on board.
Thanks Dustin and Underground for backing the Foundation posse and gear!
Keep on rolling.
Dustin extremely large frontside blaster over channel on the Foundation Flare team deck.
I thought I would give you scumbags out there a photo tour of the TYHQ. No? That's lame? Ok forget it. I won't do it. No I will do it. I have nothing better to do. Hell it's Friday. Let's whoop it up. We'll start with the entry way.
We are located in San Diego, CA. No really SD Proper. None of this North County action. A mere blocks from downtown SD in Barrio Logan area. It was formerly bad neighbor and is still rough around the edges but that's what makes it so cool. We have been in this location for 11 years. It's a neighborhood, not a industrial park. TY staff posse all live in surrounding neighborhoods.
Anyways, I could blab on. This is teh front door. Kids grind the steps and tag the building. I yell at them all the time for fun. Damn skateboarders.
This is the OG set up that was on the cover of Rolling Thunder video and appeared in the opening segment with a barefoot Matt Barker, Tum Yeto Director of Affairs, bombing a hill. I still have that deck after all these years. Sweet!
Video was released 1995 and featured Josh Beagle, Steve Berra, Heath Kirchart, Paul Sharpe, Steve Olson, Frank Hirata with appearances from Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas, Chad Muska, Satva Leung and Donny Barley. Epic!
Video is still available included in Keep On Rolling - The Foundation Testament.
WTF!?! This summer, June 2009 is Foundation Skateboards 20 year since inception. Raising Hell! It's hard to believe. I will be posting tidbits from the past on the new F site over the next few months. I have been totally lagging. I don't know how you people do it everyday.
Thanks to all teamriders, employees, customers and fans, past and present. You made Foundation!!!
Keep on rolling.
Oh yea. We are doing a zine to go in with decks. Send your pictures, drawings and crap to Rolling Thunder C/O Tum Yeto 2001 Commercial ST SD CA 92113 USA
It's Sunday so here is a photo dump of random stuff that didn't make it onto the website and is now too old to make it on. Perhaps it will be the first of a series called "Photo Dump" This one will be - Photo Dump #1 - A look at the crap that ends up on my computer.
Crossroads is the premier west coast skate only trade show hosted by Black Box. It was kkkkiiiiillllleeeeerrrrr! LoFi, security free, no one runnning around telling you what you can or can't do. No stinking badges.
I get anxiety at events like these. I don't know why, I just do. So I lurk in our booth sneaking out to say hola to friends and customers. And I take pics. Here ya go freaks! Crossroads 9/9/09!