News From July 2008

X Games Day 1

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Nick, Johnny and Bill are getting extreme at the Staples Center for the next couple of days.
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Nick brought moral support for his epic moves.
Don't forget this, happening tonight.
And if you have not seen it, now is a good time to watch Logan Kincade #13

Enjoy your day.
Posted July 31st, 2008 by Chris Senn Won The First Ones
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Matt B For Milton B

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Matt signed a board for his #1 fan Milton Baca who has recently been hit by a car. Our best wishes go out to his friends and family. Get well soon, Miltion!
Posted July 30th, 2008 by Paradise Found
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Ed's Birthday Surprise

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Showed up at Catalina yesterday for Ed's birthday. Deanna organized it and he had no idea we were coming. Obviously, he was shocked.
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He was newly equipped with a headset and speaker to aide in his tour presentation of the island. Deanna loved it.
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So did Kincade.
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Birthday adventures can be tough on Teva'ed legs.
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Rob and Grant finally took the leap we've all been waiting for. Best Friends Forever.
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We had to leave eventually. Grif goes out with class.
Posted July 29th, 2008 by A Mere Morsel of What Happened
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Corona, Corona

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Met up with the crew at Fundy for Sundy.
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Rob was shredding his hometown spots with fervor.
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Grif had some equipment problems while shooting the pics.
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The ED-209 was filming.
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Grant was there for moral support. He even ripped his collar off in a show of torn clothes solidarity.
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Grant and BH had some fun pitching pumpkin seeds at Rob's face.
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Kincade was there to cover it, of course.
Posted July 28th, 2008 by Dirt Circle
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Whine and Roses

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Mr. Bizzle and John Lew met up for some shredding the other day.
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Matt was trying to take all his moves from tail drop...
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And he took it there.
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Johnny's brain turned into zombie pudding.
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Grant threw up a relaxed pogo in celebration of innovation.
Scope L. Kincade 13 for further coverage.
Posted July 27th, 2008 by Captain Caveman
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Diego Bucchieri - Ojo De Pez 10


Legendary skater and film-maker 'Padre' or 'Father' from Argentina makes a video called Ojo de Pez.
I think it translates to: Fisheye.
This is part #10 with a huge array of footage of The Butcher, from when he was a little boy to now.
Pretty epic! Oh. and by the way, L. Kincade 13 is out now...
Posted July 26th, 2008 by The connection
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Off The Wall, Over The Edge

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Met up with John Lew yesterday at the mirrored behemoth that is the Vans Vortex.
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Nick popped in to show off some new ink.
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Skated the awesome ramp they have there.
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Grant found a good perch to search for the best lines.
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He got too casual and forgot to respect the ramp.
All Loyal Pawns have a chance at the Toy Machine GIVE-AWAY over at Skateboarder Magazine...
Posted July 25th, 2008 by First Cypress, Then the World
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Leftover Tour Blowout

All Loyal Pawns have a chance at the Toy Machine GIVE-AWAY over at Skateboarder Magazine...
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Josh prepares for a midnight snack. Check up on Harm and A-Stone over at Rvca.
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Nick prepares for a midnight sack.
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Jordan makes friends wherever he goes.
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With greetings like this, it's no wonder why.
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Ed regales us with ultra-embarrassing stories while navigating up the coast. His tour fuel is Nerds and Chick O Sticks.
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He seems happiest away from his usual duties, deep in the tour milieu of baking parking lot demos and eager autograph seekers.
Posted July 24th, 2008 by Last of the Tour Flicks...Promise
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Loyal Pawn Post

All Loyal Pawns have a chance at the Toy Machine GIVE-AWAY over at Skateboarder Magazine...
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Loyal Pawn #7654
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#45198
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#2567 - - - Even other companies' Big-Time Pros are Loyal Pawns...
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#'s 37645 and 2107
You are all being cataloged and watched by the proper authorities (Toy Machine).
Keep an eye on Austin Stephens and Josh Harmony at the RVCA Blog, you will be stoked.
Posted July 23rd, 2008 by #213
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Billy gets interviewed...


Keep tabs on Austin Stephens and Josh Harmony on the RVCA tour by reading the RVCA Blog, it's pretty funny.
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Sheckler was sweating Trapasso, he is already growing his hair out, and having Red-Bull make him special tie-dyed logo shirts... Loyal Pawns Unite!
Posted July 22nd, 2008 by cream of sum yung gai
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Last Days of the HB park...

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An old half-frame I shot of Geoff at the HB park a while back...
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No more little girls walking by after school, or yelling at you from passing cars.
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No more Park Locals and familiar faces to shred with. This was shot at the HB park as well. IF they ever build us another park, we will certainly be looking like this. Lets take it back a few decades and start our own Jump Ramp Contest series..!
Posted July 20th, 2008 by sad old man, be there today!
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Johnny Layton visits Woodward East!

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Don't click here.
Posted July 19th, 2008 by You should go sometime and shred all the obstacles
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Come meet Ed Templeton and get Deformer

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RVCA and ANP Artist Ed Templeton have designed a limited edition T-Shirt for The Closet which will be launching at their new location.
To tie in with this launch, Ed Templeton will be making a special appearance and will sign 15 exclusively expressed copies of his upcoming new book, Deformer.
The special T-Shirts will also be at the event for sale.
The store will be decorated with life size cut outs of people from Ed's photos.
Nolan Hall is going to DJ at the event. Web: RVCA, the Closet.
Or pre-order Deformer here.
Posted July 19th, 2008 by 15 early pre-releases of Deformer??? whoa!!
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Blazed Out In Ukiah

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Johnny came up on some Cobra Commander shit while in Ukiah. Texting?
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The two quietest guys deep in nonversation.
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There was a DGK scout in town and he tried to steal Rob.
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Then he found out Rob was into Bon Jovi.
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There was a ramp in the woods. Ed and J-Lay schralped it.
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Nick just kicked it and had a few dog burgers.
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Ed got worked in some macho arm slapping game with Little Bill.
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John and Bill got very close on the tramp.
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Until Billy flipped out.
Posted July 18th, 2008 by Basically It's All About Me
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The Demo Oven

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Nick warmed up for the demo in Atascadero by getting medieval.
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Stoners of the Middle Ages unite.
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Rob doesn't smoke and couldn't hang in the helmet bong.
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Here comes trouble.
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Billy got baked in a different way at the demo. Here he is immediately after out of uniform.
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Ed met a new homie in Josh. They kicked it odd couple style.
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Six shooter.
Posted July 17th, 2008 by Everyone Will Just Have To Work Around Me
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Some Schralpage from Oddity Odyssey

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Josh Harmony (aka J-Harm, aka The Harminator) gets loose on the Davis rail.
I bet you can meet him at this upcoming Film Screening.
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And Johnny Layton (aka J-Lay, aka J-Lizza) elevates a crook to some high box amidst a sweet line.
Photos by Griff: Loyal Pawns Unite!
Posted July 16th, 2008 by Proffessor Barnett, the scientist of cool
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A film to go see...

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Check out the Movie Website for previews and info...
Posted July 16th, 2008 by Closeted Christian
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Tour Photo Mish Mash

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The aroma of democracy filled the air in Salem.
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As did Rob with a nollie back heel.
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Ed shrugs at Billy's raw skate prowess. The changing of the guard is at hand.
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At least he's able to laugh about it.
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Austin and Matt are still in the midst of creating their skate careers.
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Grif looks back on his amateur skate career with some sopping melancholy.
Posted July 15th, 2008 by New Career In Town
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SEA NO EVIL ART BENEFIT RAISES OVER $50,000

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Ed Templeton's Fugazi Photo-Joiner was one of the pieces sold. See Photos Here. (scroll down)
Learn about and Go Visit the show! (click here)
Posted July 14th, 2008 by tubular, totally tubular.
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Mike Sinclair Covers the Maloof Contest

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It was a busy weekend for Billy Marks. Signing autographs and watching out for the lonely blue guy...
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Hanging out with world famous celebrities like Ed Templeton...
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Playing Guitar Hero in the 'skaters lounge'...
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Then battling Koston in a game of SKATE, (he got 4th place!)...
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Here you see Bill hanging out with... Kenny Hughes? Where has he been?
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Kincade hangs out with Bill and his beautiful girlfriend....
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When not eating corn-on-the-cob the hard way, the spectators busied themselves watching Chris Cole get ROBBED. A few spectacular moves from Cole and Lutzka added ooohhs and aaahhs to carnage that was happening all day on the course and in the stands, meaning fights... I saw Corey Duffel fight the filmer Beagle, and some dude get pummeled by a group of Brazilian skaters.
See the Results here! And footage of Billy ripping here.
Posted July 14th, 2008 by This is the start of some new shit...
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Tour Photo Mish Mash

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The aroma of democracy filled the air in Salem.
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As did Rob with a nollie back heel.
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Ed shrugs at Billy's raw skate prowess. The changing of the guard is at hand.
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At least he's able to laugh about it.
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Austin and Matt are still in the midst of creating their skate careers.
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Grif looks back on his amateur skate career with some sopping melancholy.
Posted July 14th, 2008 by New Career In Town
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The Sands Of Tour Time

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Some Portland pawns snuck up on our van and wrote the obvious.
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Billy absolutely slaughtered the demo in Portland.
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Rob wasn't so bad either and showed his confidence with a gangsta' point.
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Matt B was feeling under the weather.
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Jordan never complained once about anything. He did ask about being a back-door man and reveal a longing for the righteous beauty of Pam.
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Johnny sweats so much in the sweltering summer heat that he wears a bathing suit at all times.
Posted July 12th, 2008 by The Road Reaper
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Tour Is Mostly The In Between Times

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This is what young girls do when an image capturer is turned on them. Must be instinctual.
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No one wanted to drink Ed's water.
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I stole this girl's scooter at a stop we made.
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Austin trimmed up Seu's neck line. We groom each other like chimps.
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Saw an angel walking with her boyfriend one morning.
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Fires were everywhere.
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Einz liken.
Posted July 11th, 2008 by Somehow Permanent Shotgun
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Austin and Matt B: Bridge Jump of Death

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Bleeding Gums Stephens got punched in the face...
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Broke Back Matt had to visit the chiropractor.
See it in Kincade 12...
Posted July 10th, 2008 by Being Dangerous is Dangerous Business
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Mike O'Meally Art Show to go and see

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Mike O'Meally "FAR FROM HOME" Photo show! 64 Grand street. Dactyl Gallery
Posted July 9th, 2008 by If you live in New York
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Trapasso Takes Transworld!

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Nick gets epic on the cover of TWS. Tear it out and worship accordingly. Then buy a new Toy Machine board, and film yourself shredding it, and post it on YouTube.
Posted July 9th, 2008 by Told Ya So
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Oddity Odyssey Re Wrap Up

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Ed and the boys in the midst of the first demo in San Luis Obispo. Hot as balls.
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This kid filmed the demo. He was from Germany. He ruled.
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Matt B impresses the SLO youth and...
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...hung out with his cousin who goes to school nearby. See the resemblance?
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Loyal Pawns unite!
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Fun one! And oh, by the way, Nick Trapasso got the COVER of Transworld!!!!!
Posted July 8th, 2008 by Road Weary
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Bill Fights Back

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Apparently someone has been prank calling Billy. We don't know his name but go ahead and give him a call and ask him why he'd do such a thing. 415-573-4865
More tour posts coming in hot the rest of the week.
(PS: Updated the ADS section...)
Posted July 7th, 2008 by Only The Messenger
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Oddity Odyssey: L. Kincade behind the lens

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Having a bit of fun in San Luis Obispo...
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Ed's been trying to get his guys into this new style, but they seem unwilling to change.
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Gratuitous Rob in front of Rotten Robbie coverage. I don't know if you young hipsters know, but we are so hip and cutting edge that we made it into the Urban Dictionary. Wackity Schmackity dooo.
See some photos from our Seattle Demo here.
See photos from our Portland Demo here. It's official, the French hate Toy Machine
Posted July 6th, 2008 by Jgonz strikes again...
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Oddity Odyssey FEEDBACK!!!!

Some news and photos from the Department of Skateboarding in Portland...
Posted July 5th, 2008 by Eat it with your broccoli
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TOY MACHINE'S ODDITY ODYSSEY has ended...

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Thanks to all those shops, kids, moms and dads, and loyal pawns that helped make it sweet.
Posted July 5th, 2008 by see you next year
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Is Diego ever NOT Gnarly?

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I don't think so.
Loyal Pawn Jgonz posted some pics on the Emerica site...
Posted July 5th, 2008 by Get back skating soon man!
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Oddity Odyssey Day 15: Breakfast in Eugene

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That is all to report. I saw the dudes at Morning Glory in Eugene, Oregon. (Some kid gave us some shirts, and I met a kid from Vermont who had my shoes too) Kevin didn't have a cord for his camera, so when he gets home, you will get a new and fresh batch of steamy photos from the ODDITY ODYSSEY!
Watch L. Kincade 12 right now.
Posted July 3rd, 2008 by Tired of being a doosh? Buy Toy Machine
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Oddity Odyssey Day 13: Shredding Home...

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Although we separated up in Seattle, I met up with the dudes in Eugene, Oregon...
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They had already tore all the spots a new a-hole and were off to light up some more.
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Sweet Jesus! Seu had made a 'shoe-hammock' to rest his sore photographer's feet.
Posted July 2nd, 2008 by Off they go for more rippage down the west coast
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Oddity Odyssey Day 12: Seattle, Washington

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At the demo this kid Luke showed up and revealed himself to be an amazing Loyal Pawn. He keeps a scrapbook of all the Toy Machine ads and coverage. Do you do that? Then consider yourself a crappy pawn.
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Here Luke sits with Austin who enjoyed scoping out his scrapbook. YOU RULE LUKE!
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These guys drove all the way down from Vancouver, Canada. They blitzed the over the border with no passports and lied to their moms about where they were going, -awesome.
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One of them was the kid who I drew a sect on the last time I was in Vancouver, well, he got that tattooed in for life. CRAZY! Now these are also some epic pawns. THANKS FOR COMING VANCOUVER HOMIES!
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Then J-Lay gave some shoes away.
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The first kid to be an 11.5 was right there and scored them quickly.
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We ate dinner at a sweet Thai place. The dudes from Snowboard Connection hooked us up and were super nice. The park they had us demo at just opened and we were the first demo. It is a great park, be sure to go shred it.
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Then we went out on the Seattle streets and lurked hard, playing 'Quarters'...
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I came up pretty good...
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But then went back down...
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Crushing, then Simping.
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I left exactly where I began. Grif and Matt B copped my steez and started getting good.
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Then I said goodbye to the guys. I will be driving home in a diferent car with Deanna. See more on my blog.
Watch L. Kincade 12 right now.
Posted July 1st, 2008 by In a belted coat I secretly knew...
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Oddity Odyssey Day 11: Portland!!!!!

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We played some Bocce Ball at the Vita cafe in Portland for breakfast before our demo at the Department of Skateboarding.
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Jordan Taylor zones out.
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The demo was epic, Billy Marks logged a legendary performance, and Rob, Jordan, and J-Lay killed it extra special style. These two kids got there LATE and missed the demo.
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Booooooo!!! That sucks pretty bad. (especially 'cos we killed it!!!!)
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Then we drove up to Olympia, Washington. See all this fun in video form via L. Kincade 12, straight crushing.
Posted July 1st, 2008 by From atop a golden tower near the needle.
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