News From January 2009

Prison Puss and The Big Head Gang

 
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 Fun with a magnifying card.
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 JLay is now rocking facial hair.  Ladies and prison inmates everywhere rejoice.
Posted January 31st, 2009 by Peeling Back The Layers
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Alien Premiere - pixelgraph coverage

Area 51 is bullshit, but Alien Workshop is not...
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Ed with the man of the hour, Arto Saari. This is one bad-ass motherfucker right here. And Heath too, I forgot to get a photo of Heath. He was nervous. But he delivered his best part yet, hands down.
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Arto greets Geoff, his old teammate. Bittersweet hello, yet friendship transcends all of this skate-business bullshit.
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And Arto with his old boss, Ian Deacon...
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Lance Dawes - nothing else needs to be said.
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Jason Dill lived in Huntington Beach when he was a kid, so we go way back.
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This cleavage brought Jose Cerda with it to the video premiere. Jose is one of the first kids I skated with in HB when I started skating. Jason Dill too.
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Oh, and this guy too, Jamie Hart. Another early HB skate buddie. He is now the TM at Vans.
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Josh enjoyed the video very much. That is Justin Regan jumping in all the shots. Another pal from High-school running the industry...
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Too much handsome to pass up. The dudes in those Polo by Ralph Lauren ads only wish they could 50-50 a 20-stair and look this good doing it.
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This guy was in the video too...
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Patrick O'Dell probably voted for O'Bama.
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"Why you vibin' me, dog?"
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Leo tells Josh how much his handsomeness means to him.
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A great movie to see. The big dudes deliver, and then AVE, Grant T, and Omar come through at high-speed and give you that urge to go skate.

Scope the BURNOUT blog which is mega...

The comments on this post are fixed now.

Posted January 30th, 2009 by Just wait for the next full-lenght Toy video...
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Meanwhile In Long Beach...

 
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Posted January 29th, 2009
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Mo' MoVal

 
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Johnny goes bio over the one stair.  
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 Matt B was only there in art form.
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Oh wait, here he is frontboarding.  My mistake. 
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 Julian showed up with some ladies.
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I think JLay was jealous that Bennett has a trick named after him.  He kept trying something he called Layton's Phantom Five-O.  
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 After he made it we were off to the next spot.
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 Bu-dodo.
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Saw a trolley to heaven.
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 Sinclair showed up to put the blast on Rodent.
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 Johnny got caught 'simpin'.
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Matt expressed his disapproval.
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 Back.
Posted January 28th, 2009 by Gotta pull an ABD for the Ender Ender
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Peaks and Valleys

 Matt B takes it to the latter.
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 Bennett had a gear crisis and had to go Ellington for a second.
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 Burnett got all inverted.
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Closing the gap.
Posted January 27th, 2009 by Dogtown Crusters
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Poets, Rodents, and Lost Wallets

 
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 Johnny gets radical.
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 Matt B started off the day with some morning stretches.
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Picked up Rodent.
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People tripped on Matt's natural weirdness.
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 JLay got tweaked on coffee for some sweet moves.
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 Like this...
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 And that.
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Man, these guys sound like pussies.
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 Johnny is trying out some new looks.
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"Shhh-MON!" Grif's stance seemed to say.
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 After getting the boot, the guys decompressed with a walk through a forest.
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 Ended up barging a session.
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 Did a bit of rearranging.
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 Austin showed up and went down.
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 Got up and handled it.
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 Going big and then going home.
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 Matt B ended the day red faced, contemplating future moves.
Posted January 26th, 2009 by Your Daddy Was An Outlaw
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Make Or Break

 
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 Ed excitedly prepped for the coming session...
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 But eventually opted for breaking.
Posted January 24th, 2009 by Thrash Core Enthusiast
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Another Party For Nicky T.

Put on this time by The Mag and Spot.
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The comments are back on, so lets hear what you have to say!
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Nick had a time...
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It got a little dangerous.
Posted January 23rd, 2009 by Skateboarding Is About Stabbing Fools Over Ramen
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Meet Me At The Crossroads

 A refreshing break from the usual ASR weirdness at Blackbox.
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 A six year old Suicidal Tendencies fan kicked the day off with a noseblunt drop in.
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 Harm and Timtim, two of the nicest young men in 'boarding.
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 Diego and the Mighty P-Stone.
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 Found Julien Davidson lurking around.
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 F-Troop's finest, Mr. David Reyes.
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 Billy was there in spirit.
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 Slash hid from the coverage.
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 Diego is applying for citizenship so he had to hang with this guy.
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 Jordan Taylor and Alex Schmidt.
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 Old pals Sinclair and Rodent.
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 Grif came down just to get a kiss from the Hubba Girl.
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 The hardest working media personnel in skateboarding; Mike Gilbert and Joey Shigeo.
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 Jamie went o.g. for the hard times ahead.  Lookin' tough.
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 Joe Black had an epic Toy tat.
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 Rattray closed the day out with some freestyle celebration.
Posted January 22nd, 2009 by Called Gay By A Zombie
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Mid-Week Melt-Down

The comments are not up and running yet, sorry.
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Steven Rea shot this photo of Nick Trapasso, "years best am" capturing some aerial...
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Other Loyal Pawns have used their free time away from the comments section to make a Toy Machine quilt. Look for blankets in our Summer 09 catalog. Blankets are so "in" right now.

We had to shut off the comments on all the sites because last Friday a spammer robot inserted too much text into one post that it screwed up the database. We knew this was going to happen sooner or later. You just can't have fully open comments or some advertiser will find it. Who has ever been inspired to buy a product from SPAM? It only makes me HATE the company that is annoying me, right? The comments will be open again soon! Don't fret!

Bonus Link: Billy Marks Trickipedia at the Berrics

Bonus Link: Whats up with Harmony?

Posted January 21st, 2009 by JGonz must be finding new things for his time
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Barflies and Kinship

Austin, Diego, and the gang get it going at the Old Double Bar.
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 Diego is getting back in shape with some power pushes.
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 Seu uses flash. Have proof.
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 Went over to the Sunken City to reflect on life.
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 Grif got in some upper body work.
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 They talked over the strengths of each other's friendship.  It got pretty mushy.
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 Grif was decidedly happy with the relationship.
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 Grant looked on with what appeared to be jealousy and sadness.
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 His best bud was in the car hiding from his emotions.
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 Something for your myspace pages.
Posted January 20th, 2009 by Our Country's Cooter Is Bush Free
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Left Them In Ditches

 Ed, Austin and the crew get chilled out in Griffith Park.
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 The spot needed some prep work before shredding.
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 Grif cleaned up on his own.
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 Not without consequences.
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 Butch was perched capturing the action.
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 A-Stone eventually got radical.
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 As did Grantalonius.
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 And of course things went from weird...
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 To weirder....
Posted January 19th, 2009 by The Homophobia In Your Bathroom
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Mechanical Monsters

A day spent in trucker's wasteland. 
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Austin just looked on for awhile.
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Billy is going full Brimley with his 'stache.  Must be an intimidation tactic for those games of SKATE over at the Berrics.
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Grant greeted the day with salutations.
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A little girl was so impressed that she asked for his autograph later.
Posted January 18th, 2009 by Large Marge
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Harping On A-Stone

 
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 Matt got vocal.
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 Austin got born.
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 Matt B revisited his mark.
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 Grif-Dog practiced some Joanna Newsom shit.
Posted January 17th, 2009 by 'Dential Checker
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Vote For Pedro

Austin, Josh and a gaggle of others roam the wind whipped streets of San Pedro. 
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 Trevor, Blake, Matt and Yu. Local rippers.
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 Grif demonstrated how not to noseslide.
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 And then punctuated his lesson with a new move; The Sunrise Slam.
Posted January 15th, 2009 by If He Was Fat His Name Would Be Pappalardo
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Nick T Is the Year's Bestest

 Yeah, yeah, we know it was posted yesterday, but who can't get enough Nicky?
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 Check out the Mag.

Get inside the mind of the mysterious Matt B.

Go on a ride with Logan Kincade.
Posted January 14th, 2009 by Dave Swift Rules The Pool
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Back and Forth

South Orange County gets even weirder with a dose of Josh, Austin and Matt. 
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 Toy Machine grinds with the buddy system.
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 Something about this spot made people want to perch up...
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See.
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 "Will he make it?" 
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 We moved on to a very hairy Amos spot.
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 Austin hopped in, just for shits and gigs.
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 As they often tend to, things eventually got weird.
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Also, Nick is the Year's Best Am over at the Mag!

Remember to get hypnotized by Logan...
Posted January 13th, 2009 by You Get One Per Life
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Crinkles, Daewon Spots, and Playgrounds

Matt and Austin get around the heart of La-La Land.
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Matt has been training for that high ollie contest coming in hot.
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Rob's just trying to take fools out.
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Austin and Grant went Evel Knievel.
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They started dreaming of a Ceasar's Palace jump...
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Rob got in one more move before we left.
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Look closely and you can see some people riding their horses over to Taco Bell.
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Maybe they belonged to that cow-poke in the background.
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Matt was mostly chillaxing the rest of the day.
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Messed around on some Daewon banks for a bit.  That dude is good.
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Grant managed to one up him though.
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Then he took to sliding.
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Rob followed suit.

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And lest we forget, Kincade 18.
Posted January 12th, 2009 by Let's Just Not Think Too Hard
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Sunday is a quiet day on the internet.


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Austin and Grif look into the abyss, and see thier future does not look as bright as they thought down there, cuasing them sadness.
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So they turn the sadness into destruction by throwing stones at the glass parts of houses.
Let he who is free of sin...
Photos by the ever expanding Grant Hatfield.
Posted January 11th, 2009 by I am the Author, I am the Light, too
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So OC

Ed, Austin, Matt, Josh and the boys get weird in South Orange County.
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"Whoa, I should've brought my 'blades."
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Matt B. did a little pinch and roll pre-sesh.
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Good buddies; Harmony and A-Stone.
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Edward was perched for photo prey.
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Matt limbered up with some tail-drop attempts.
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This was the best audience ever.  They cheered for guys just trying the trick and thanked us as they left.  
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Grif's head has been looking really tan lately...
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Josh almost died while spot checking.
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Ed got a drop in grind.
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Things got kind of weird.
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Bonus Link: Check out what JLay has to say.
Posted January 9th, 2009 by It Really Really Is
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VideoDrone Oddity Odyssey 7

 The final collection of fan filmed demos is up now.
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 This is Ryan O'Connor and Nick Cannon, Toy fans and filmers of the last edition of the fan filmed Oddity Odyssey demos.  I'd like to thank everybody who helped film and if you didn't receive your box please leave a comment below. Watch it here.
Posted January 8th, 2009 by Bob Sagat
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Video Drone #7 hits.......Finally-!


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The last and final VIDEO-DRONE from 2008's summer tour is now up in the VIDEO section of this very website.

And also the latest L. Kincade #18 is available only at Skateboarder Mag...
Posted January 7th, 2009 by Check out Greco's new neck tat at the berrics.com...
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Billy Marks gets some Daddy Practice in...

Over at Woodward. He even brainwashed some kids into riding Toy boards!
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The mustache gave him that power-distance from the kids who will not be able to grow one for many years to come.
"Check this out you little rat, this is a 'back smith' I bet you 20 bucks you can't do it in 5 tries"
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Showing them how it's done in a proper fashion, Bill Marks. Laying waste to all that lies before him. (including some recent carnage at Carlsbad...)

Bonus Link: Logan Kincade Number 18-!!!!!!!

Posted January 6th, 2009 by Waiting for that will be fun.
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A Walk In The Park

 Griffith Park got a visit from Ed, Harmony, Austin and the boys.
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 Austin took flight.
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 Deanna came!
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 Josh got in on a heelflipper.
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 Rob got dirty.
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 Then got into a 360-flip-off...
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With Ed...
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 And A-Stone.
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 Grif was there meditating...
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 And getting some rare non-urban yoga in.
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 Grant, obstacle!
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 Harm gave a spot the stink eye...
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That didn't work so he tried to charm it into submission.
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 "What is art?" he seemed to be thinking...
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Fence hopping the easy way.  
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 Rob got trashy.
Posted January 5th, 2009 by The Man In The Black Pajamas
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First Sesh Of The Year

 Ed, Austin, Matt and the crew head up 2009's first skate mission.
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 Austin got radical for his Power-Edge cover, two decades late.
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Back to the beginning of the day, Ed warmed up with some push ups. 
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 Then he schooled Matt in ro-sham-bo.
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 Demon Sect is coming for blood.
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 Grif's got a new lease on life.
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 Nice.
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 Rob gets his kickflip again. 
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 Yeah, well... yeah.
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 "Hey are you Ed?"
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 "Yes I am."  He's very popular.
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 Impromptu signing.
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 Ed's crew followed us around...
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 Grif made friends.
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 Old habits die hard.  That's gum he's smoking.
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 I have no idea.
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 Ed sustained a hipper.
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 Ouch.  Damned rivets.
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The year kicked off right. Check out Ed's side of things over here.
Posted January 4th, 2009 by Dueling Blog-o's
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Last Sesh Of The Year

 With everybody's favorites; Matt B and Austin.
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 Austin got nasal at the Chinatown ledge.  
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 Matt backside 180'ed into his nose truck.
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 Stretch up.  You don't want to pull a hammy...
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 Contemplating the possibilities...
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Like this one.
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 Matt had a custom grip job to show off...
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 Stumbled across some tight jean shorts.  Didn't I see Muska rocking those?
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 This photo is sort of like "Where's Waldo" except instead of trying to find a striped dork just sitting there, you get to find plaided Austin getting rad amidst urban decay.  Double bonus.
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 There's a new action sport lifestyle around...
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 Keep an eye out.
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 This guy didn't get the memo apparently.
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 After that spot Matt turned into some kind of pho zombie.
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 He was right as rain afterwards and the mission continued.
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Off to the Wilshire rails for a coffin grind.
Posted January 2nd, 2009 by What Goes Up...
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Grif, Grant, and Rob go to Mammoth

And get radical with Carl and his people...
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View of the Mammoth area they were in.
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Beautiful country.
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What else to do but throw rocks at God?
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Rob lurks atop the lichen cloaked rocks
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Then they hiked out to a Hot Springs area in the snow...
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Griff pretended it was summertime at the beach.
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Carl put on his Banana Hammock and took a stroll in the snow too.
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The ladies got inspired, and stripped down to their bikinis to sample the chilly air.
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In fact there was a hot spring fueled spa that was so hot you had to shovel snow in to cool it down enough to get into.
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Carl, Rob, and Grant are enjoying the elements.
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To me this looks like torture. But people seem to enjoy it...
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Looking out to a hopefully bright New Year...
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Kincade #3

Happy New Year-!!!!!
Posted January 1st, 2009 by Happy recession all year, YEAH!
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