News From September 2008

Wrapped Up Like A Deuce

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Matt B was blindingly luminous this weekend.
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That's better.
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He used his thin frame to sneak into spots.
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Off the nose.
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Drew came out with an epic shirt.
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Grif dog came out but refused any direct photo taking.
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He was testing out new shoes.
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"No photos, I'm blogging!" said the Grif-Dog.
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Double trouble.
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Another kickflip for Bob.
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Rob ended the day with a bustier.
Posted September 29th, 2008 by I Sound Like Selma and Patty
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Wrapped Up Like A Deuce

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Matt B was blindingly luminous this weekend.
Posted September 29th, 2008
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Droppin' Like A-Stone

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Austin looks back in a brief moment of hesitation before taking the inevitable leap. Calmer that you are.
See what Josh and Austin moment by moment.
Who wanted more Sarah Palin news?
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Scope the Billy web interview at Thrasher.com!!!!
Posted September 28th, 2008 by Grif Dog Censors!
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Sarah Palin Hates Skateboarders

Be sure to vote!
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* Palin Supported Penalties for Using Skateboards on Public or Private Property in Wasilla.
'Beginning Oct. 15 - after the expected opening of the $233,000 Wasilla Skate Park - skaters will be breaking the law if they use their skateboards, in-line skates, bicycles, scooters (or any other recreational, non-motorized wheeled device) on public or private property where signs are posted forbidding their use.'

The Frontiersman added, 'In the ordinance approved Monday, the penalty for first-time violators of the ordinance is a written warning and the skate device may be confiscated for 10 calendar days. For a second offense, a $50 fine shall be paid and the skate device may be confiscated for 30 calendar days. A third-time offender will have to pay a $100 fine and will lose his or her skate device permanently.' [Frontiersman, 9/18/98]
Posted September 28th, 2008 by It's Important
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Simping, The Quiet Killer

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A public service announcement from Nick and Toy Machine.
Who wanted more Sarah Palin news?
Posted September 28th, 2008 by Sunday Is For Skating, Not Internetting
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Matt B is really good at Switch Ollies

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Where the hell are Josh and Austin???

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Scope the Billy web interview at Thrasher.com!!!!
Posted September 27th, 2008 by Go skate young minions, go skate!
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Snakes and Panthers

Scope the Billy web interview at Thrasher.com!!!!
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Nick made a trip to a secret desert thrift store this week.
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He was on the hunt for that perfect ceramic figure to compliment his new home decor.
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Matt B came along and reminded everybody to get off his case.
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See what Josh and Austin are up to on the RVCA Skate Blog.
And watch Josh explain how to do slappies...
Finally watch Bill talk contests over here.
Posted September 26th, 2008 by Nick Wants A Reality Show On HGTV
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You're So Vain

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After a brief trip to the Midwest for a family visit, Matt B is back.
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Up and at 'em...
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Happy to have Matt safe at home, Grime looked on with relish.
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See what Josh and Austin are up to on the RVCA Skate Blog.
And watch Josh explain how to do slappies...
Posted September 25th, 2008 by Minneapolis Is For Lovers
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Baby Guitars, Baby

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This photo has little to do with any of the the team, except that Diego likes guitars and photos...
So check out his new photography website.
See what Josh and Austin are up to on the RVCA Skate Blog...
Updated the Ads Section...
And the Products Page too.
And a link to some epic Loyal Pawns.
Posted September 24th, 2008 by Sometimes It's A Slow Day
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Where Are The Bikini Clad Girls When You Need 'Em?

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Found a new hubba with JLay. He made mincemeat out of it in no time.
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"Did someone say mincemeat?" asked Scotland's own John Rattray.
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John Lew misses the tumbling from the Olympics. He did some of his own.
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What next...?
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"I'll just rest for awhile."
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Fart Barf strikes again.
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Ahh, the natural beauty of Southern California.
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Hey, Look what Diego set up! Its Diego the Butcher's Photography Website. He's just getting started!
Posted September 23rd, 2008 by A Sore Throat In Your Ears
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Skip's, Spiders and Space Invaders

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Nick bombed around some OC ditches this weekend.
Josh Harmony and Austin Stephens weren't there because they are in Spain...
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All the homies were there.
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Kincade was there constructing his new vision.
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He was climbing to get the "dope angle"...
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But Grant knocked him off for some reason.
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Then Nick got the idea to try out his new trick...
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One footed boardslide layback.
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"I wasn't even trying to go fakie..."
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Smoke kush...
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Believe in Rodney Mullen.
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Saw a lot of spiders for some reason. This is Wolf.
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This is Cheetah.
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Black Widow!
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Bear.
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Pretty exciting day all together.
Video: Billy Marks at the Berrics...
Posted September 22nd, 2008 by Brown Recluse Bite On Your Eyebrow
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Sunday Bar-B-Que

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Diego recently had an Argie BBQ with the homies. Keeping it classic.
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They like to intimidate the meat before eating. They say it tastes better.
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The Butch even invited the local gypsies for the occasion.
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Soon a full party began to rage.
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Shirts came off and cups went to heads.
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Diego paid homage to the Machine by sucking the blood off the butcher's block. Nice one.
Posted September 21st, 2008 by Wish I Was There...
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Berrics Sucker Punches Rob!

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If you're not on the team you can get hella web-time by just injuring yourself on the regular. Rob knows this and therefore stabbed himself with the flatbar at the Berrics.
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He had to wash off in the deluxe new bio-hazard shower.
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It looked like "Psycho".
Posted September 20th, 2008 by What Do You Want A Mega-Post? It's Saturday!
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Diego Update + Video Links!!!

Video: Billy Marks at the Berrics...
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Don't think he's not keeping in shape. Swimming back and forth from Barcy to Mallorca everyday is keeping him tip top, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting spots upon full heal-up.
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He's also keeping busy shooting skate photos. Rumor has it he got into a shoot-off with Atiba and won.
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There is a FUN movie to watch over at Thrasher.com featuring Matt B, J-Lay, and Mike Sinclair.
Posted September 19th, 2008 by Tall Tales Make Macho Men
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You Can't Go Home Again

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In attempting to keep the sessions mid-nineties style, we searched around Irvine last weekend. Austin found a beaute of a curved ledge and noseslid it with fervor.
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Matt B was feeling patriotic and corporate. Perfect Republican in the making.
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That explains how he got patriotic and evil during lunch.
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Then we made Rob jump down stuff for our pleasure. He eventually got up in in our faces about it.
Posted September 18th, 2008 by We Only Lacked Ortiz
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Don't Forget About Our Logos

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Josh reminds to rep the Machine heavily.
Get yourself one of these fine boards at the Active Give-away...
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The event was there and then.
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Fans line up to scope the dudes in person.
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It was sort of like this.
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Or this depending on your perspective.
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Billy flaked out.
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This was Nick's first signing as a pro.
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He gave the finger to the kook collective on his way out.
Posted September 16th, 2008 by One Of The 12 People Who Came
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Logan Kincade #15

Posted September 15th, 2008 by Grif
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Let The Games Begin

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Hung around the Coliseum with Matt B and crew.
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Picked up Austin on the way there.
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Freewayed it...
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Felix
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Met up with Grif and Nick for lunch hobo-style.
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All the homies came out.
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Got directions to a rail.
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Did some tricks.
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"Nice boots."
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A Bernie Mac mourner gave us safety tips while eating nacho cheese covered Chile Fritos with a fork.
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One more spot.
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Session.. winding... down...
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Clown sighting.
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Logan Kincade 15 is out now!
And don't forget VIDEO-DRONE.
Posted September 15th, 2008 by Skate Mission #3290
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New Fan Filmed Demo On Videodrone!

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This is Raymond Ramirez, the filmer of the current episode of Videodrone's Oddity Odyssey. Each week will be a post of the successive demos from the Toy Machine's Oddity Odyssey Tour filmed by a loyal pawn. Here's a quick interview with Toy's video button pusher, Kevin Barnett regarding the idea's inception and execution.

What was the idea behind 'kid filmed demos'?
It was half inspired by just perusing YouTube for all our demos and seeing how much of the action the random kid in the crowd actually caught. I can only get so much, so well but a kid on the sidelines gets it all. It was also an idea I stole from the Beastie Boys. They had a concert film that was fan filmed and I thought it was a good idea, while not a particularly great film.

Who were the filmers?
Billy Hoss, Christopher Ohnerorge, Raymond Ramirez, Brendan Bill, Austin McDowell, Brandon Bigelow, Evan Duran, Nick Cannon, and Ryan O'Connor. Thanks guys!

What would they do? Was their footage good?
Every kid had a different method. I would give them a tape and tell them to go wherever and do whatever they wanted. I thought about directing them sometimes but in the end I decided it would be best to just see what these guys did on their own. The footage isn't good in the traditional way of skate filming, but the quality lies in the raw weirdness of a kid set loose. I love all of it!
Posted September 13th, 2008 by You
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You Spin Me Right Round Baby

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Went out to Circle Central with Mr. B. He wanted to show everyone how to front nose.
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Little Bill showed up for 8 minutes.
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He's finally at the end of the Fallen video part trail. A sense of relief and accomplishment filled the air around him.
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He's now free to work on his nollie impossibles.
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And join up with the local hockey league. He had to break out early for practice.
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Grif was there and made his very own Woodhenge. Logan Kincade 15 is out now!
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The Grime was playing stupid with Matt B.
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He saw this sign...
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And followed half the instructions immediately. I'm sure he barfed later that evening.
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Check out Video Drone!
Posted September 12th, 2008 by I'll Just Pretend Nothing Matters But Me
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Skate Mission #3287

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Josh got a boardslide shipped to him the other day.
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Austin's got lost in the mail.
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When we showed up to the spot, Matt B. was already there practicing for his homeless phase.
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Josh seemed perplexed by this, but soon he was distracted by the beauty of nature.
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That is until Rob got up on them walls...
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And up in the air.
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Damn that handsome Flobot. He lets the world get weird around him, convinced he can do nothing.
Ed would like to remind him (and you) not to be a dildo and register to vote. The world only gets as sketchy as we allow it. Even Matt Damon is pissed.
Posted September 11th, 2008 by The Baby Never Left The Cradle
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Our Thoughts Go Out to Van Wastell

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To his Friends and Family, and team-mates. And to Skateboarding.
This has been happening too frequently.
Posted September 10th, 2008 by Ed, Johnny, and the team.
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Mega-Reward Offered for information leading to...

Either a beat-down or the stuff getting returned.
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Nick Trapasso got robbed this weekend. A sketchy girl was last seen in Nick's Long Beach home and when he awoke he was missing two laptops, a dvd player, his i pod, cords to his surround sound, i pod and computer chargers and Monte's backpack was used in the heist.
A giant box of Toy Machine goods will be supplied to the person who knows the whereabouts of the sketchy girl and the safe return of all of Nick's personals.
>>>>>>>>Vote for Nick to be 'Years Best Am' over at The Skateboard Mag...
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Everybody loves commercials, right? Watch the Logan Kincade Commericial.
Posted September 8th, 2008 by Seriously, you think you will get away with this?
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Nor Call Blowout

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Sinclar's flash got poached on this A-Stone ollie.
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Duffel was pointing out spots all weekend.
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Sinclar and Burn-Dog got caught in a tight squeeze.
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Even more new ink for Nick. Panther flick!
Posted September 8th, 2008 by Last Of Duffel Land Posts
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Trading Up

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Conditions were cramped down at ASR Tradeshow this weekend.
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Monte handled it pretty well...
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Nick just slept through it as he is want to do most of the time.
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Ed almost showed up for the signing.
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Austin used his magical lariat to be transported away to Stonehenge.
Posted September 7th, 2008 by Hand Shaking and How-You-Doing
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Trade Show Time: Black Box Open House

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There was a Black Bpx open house thing where companies could come set up a booth and the skaters can shred the park.
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The drive down was cheerful.
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They arrived to see Jamie Thomas in the dunk tank! Mike Sinclair grabbed a volleyball and started hucking!
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This is what it looked like.
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There was a Toy Machine autograph signing at our booth that really brought the crowd out...
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The Future of Toy Machine?
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Johnny was having fun
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And Josh was having fun too! Then the session turned into a gnar-session, whith people flying around in a total barge-a-thon. Josh took the time from the aggression to shoot a photo with the guy who usually shoots his photo, Joey Shigeo.
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The drive home: Not as fun.
Posted September 6th, 2008 by Mike Sinclair Photos Ed T words
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It's better when the world has Harmony

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When Toy Machine unleashes Josh Harmony, it's front page news.
WATCH VIDEO-DRONE!
Posted September 5th, 2008 by The Kid-Filmed Demos are coming in HOT
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New Fan Filmed Demo On Videodrone!

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This is Billy Hoss, the filmer of the first episode of Videodrone's Oddity Odyssey. Each week will be a post of the successive demos from the Toy Machine's Oddity Odyssey Tour filmed by a loyal pawn. Here's a quick interview with Toy's video button pusher, Kevin Barnett regarding the idea's inception and execution.

What was the idea behind 'kid filmed demos'?
It was half inspired by just perusing YouTube for all our demos and seeing how much of the action the random kid in the crowd actually caught. I can only get so much, so well but a kid on the sidelines gets it all. It was also an idea I stole from the Beastie Boys. They had a concert film that was fan filmed and I thought it was a good idea, while not a particularly great film.

Who were the filmers?
Billy Hoss, Christopher Ohnerorge, Raymond Ramirez, Brendan Bill, Austin McDowell, Brandon Bigelow, Evan Duran, Nick Cannon, and Ryan O'Connor. Thanks guys!

What would they do? Was their footage good?
Every kid had a different method. I would give them a tape and tell them to go wherever and do whatever they wanted. I thought about directing them sometimes but in the end I decided it would be best to just see what these guys did on their own. The footage isn't good in the traditional way of skate filming, but the quality lies in the raw weirdness of a kid set loose. I love all of it!

Next episode will be posted this time next week, so stay tuned!
Posted September 4th, 2008 by Yourself
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Pro Party Retrospective

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Nick cools off en route to the surprise. Boosh didn't say a word.
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Get 'em while they're hot.
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Nick celebrated in various ways.
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Mom and brother Peter get in on the fanfare.
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Austin looked on with some nostalgia, longing for his rookie pro days.
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Grif was very happy for Nick. Grif wants you to check this out.
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It was a good time.
Posted September 3rd, 2008 by Kevin Posts Later Without Laptop
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Toy in Nor-Cal Day Three: Mega-Labor Day-Post

Nick T has a 'Mag Minute' up right now at theskateboardmag.com...
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Corey strokes imaginary cock while summoning Satan's help for Kevin. Sierra was bumming.
Reports say Kevin was RIPPING, showing the lazy team riders how to get motivated.
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Someone finally got motivated because the media assembled their gear.
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Ran into the 'world toughest' Loyal Pawn. He was willing to kick anyone's ass who does not worship the Machine.
He forced this random kid to get everyone's autograph.
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Nick T. achieved Student of the Month after selling a 'phat-sack' to principal Skinner.
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Matt B. Befriends a vagabond as he is likely to do most days...
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Since it was Labor day, they called it a day and went to Duffel's backyard fun-zone for some swimming...
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And playing horseshoes...
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Austin tries to not look gay while 'tossing'
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Then Kevin shows him the correct form for a good 'toss'...
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Even Burn-Dog took part in livin' the good life.
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Shopping with Corey Duffel.
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After having a great time in the backyard...
They took a change of direction from fast-food by staying home and making their own food!
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Nick shows his laid back BBQ skills. Buttery as his skating!
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It says 'Thou shall not kill HUMANS!', animals are fair game...
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Then they started playing C-Lo...
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Nick came up, at the expense of Sinclair going down.
Posted September 2nd, 2008 by Coming through the read unscatched is an art
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Toy in SF: Day Two - Part Three: Skate Photo Dump

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I leave you with a hodge-podge of skate photos by Mike Sinclair.
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Backside lipslides are the most rewarding tranny moves you can do.
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A-Stone gets vertical...
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Discussing the finer points of how to approach this gap, covering the ABD's and the techniques that should be applied to filming and photographing it in an original manner.
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This is a thinking about ?????? photo.
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In between skating and skating there is sitting, eating, and thinking...
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You're right, this isn't a skate photo.
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Oh yeah, did I mention Kevin gets rad?
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OK, this is NOT a skate photo, but in fact a typical scene at many skateparks. Where are the big older local dudes who should be hip-checking this kid out of the skatepark and back onto his suburban driveway?
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What is it with this new generation and their attempts at slappies?
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The lift their front tucks to it! Dude, it's all about the harsh barge. You gotta SLAP it.
Posted September 2nd, 2008 by Maybe I should retire according to many...
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Toy in SF: Day Two - Part Two: Matt B. Edition

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I decided to give you guys a Matt B fix. Cook it up and shoot it into your veins. 5-0 some park.
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Matt warms up on a gap.
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Tries out a double-set..
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And then sizes up some real shit. You wanna see more Matt B? Check out this months TWS mag.
(and this months Thrasher has Bill Marks on the cover!)
Help Nick Trapasso win the TWS.com Poll!!!!
Posted September 1st, 2008 by Richard Gere STILL has gerbil parts left up there.
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Toy in San Francisco: Day Two - Part One

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We keep running into Loyal Pawns, the future looks bright.
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Burnett and Kevin started arguing about the usual stuff. PHOTO KEY
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Johnny was blasting around C. Duffel's neck of the woods.
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Sheckler Won?
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Burger, fries... and a coke. Don't bother me, I'm eating.
Posted September 1st, 2008 by Sheckler's dating Lindsay Lohan
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