News From October 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2009

Links from our 2nd annual Halloween demo:

Skateboarder Mag coverage...
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This young man tatttooed his halloween costume on. I never got his name! Send in your name dude!
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This guy is named Travis Pittmann.

Do I really need to remind you about our epic Halloween demo TODAY?
Posted October 31st, 2009 by Who am I kidding?
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Austin's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 14

Just for Halloween, Skateboarding Bunny.










Do I really need to remind you about our epic Halloween demo tomorrow?


Posted October 30th, 2009 by Karen Black Is Scary As Fuck
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Albuquerque At Last

Southwest with the RVCA bros.

Hey, you didn't forget about our epic Halloween Demo, did you?
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Met up with some homies.
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Leo forgot what trip he was on.
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"No thank you," Austin seemed to say.
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In this economy...
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Even dogs are making moves.
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Matt B was here.
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As was Miss Bitch.
Posted October 29th, 2009 by I've Said Too Much
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The Precarious Road To Alby

That's right, RVCA style. 

Hey ball bags, Halloween Demo!
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In keeping with some of his more quirky traits, Harmony went all Howard Hughes.
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The road wasn't quite dangerous enough for Leo, so we made a stop.
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Something for the ladies.
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Things got bloody.
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And burned.
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And bashed.
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Ahh, life on the road.

Halloween at Active <<<<<new flyer<<<new rider!?!?!!?<<<

Matt Bennett BGP.

Posted October 28th, 2009 by The Republic Of Bananas, A Great Place
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Back To The Road

With the bros from RVCA

Hey don't forget our sweet Halloween demo!
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Things got a little Eastern for a bit.
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As brothers in elegance, Austin shared some tips with young Julian.
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Ju-Ju was down.
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And participated accordingly.
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New enjoi video? Nope just some Crypt Keeper.
Posted October 27th, 2009 by Opposite Schedules Equals Double Posting
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Mount Baldy for Grants Birthday

His wish was to shred baldy on his b-day, so thats what we did...
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The beast. There was no plank for crossing the gap so we had to jump it.
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Birthday Boy Grant, so young and full of life.
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Yup, we're taggers.
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He almost fell a bunch of times.
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I refuse to look at the long road ahead.
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Then a Mayo-fueled bender by Logan Kincade...
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Bark at the moon.
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Cue the coyote call...
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Best photo of the day...
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You need to see that close-up? Me too.
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Happy Birthday Grant.
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The sunset of your future.

See you on HALLOWEEN at our DEMON-Stration, Mu-Ah-ah-ah-ah. Stupid, I know. Be there in a costume.
Posted October 26th, 2009 by The dinosaur in your midst, old but dangerous
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Toy Machine Demo in Koln, Germany






and a bonus one from Malmo, Sweden:


Posted October 24th, 2009 by Something to see and dooooooooooo - go skate
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Happy Birthday E J

Schralping here in South Africa...
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Best wishes on your B-Day from your brother Grif and the Toy Team!
Posted October 23rd, 2009
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Austin's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 13

Jason Dill from Alien Workshop's masterpiece, "Photosynthesis".




Also:

Diego has a web interview over at Thrasher as well as some vintage video.

Johnny gets questioned at Skateboarder.

And of course, Ed.


Posted October 23rd, 2009 by Castrucci Is The Shit
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First Spot

Remember the Butcher. And JLay for that matter.

Diego has an interview too...
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Austin put on a show for the kiddies at the very first spot of the trip.
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Leo had to come and one up him.  
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Charms just sat around and improved the scenery.
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Caught your friend and mine, Big Jim, in mid-blog.
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Upon closer inspection of the spot, Leo found some disconcerting artwork.
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Damn, Trapasso might have some home-town beef.
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Or is it Leo that s's the d?
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Local ripper, tour-guide and all around good guy John Motta showed us the ropes.
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Young Julian caught on real quick.
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Never one to be outdone, Motta tucked up and laid it down.
Posted October 22nd, 2009 by Yeah, well...yeah.
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Third Eye View

RVCA trip out.

And don't forget JLay's 25 over at Skateboarder.
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Austin won a contest that Jimmy secretly entered him in.  
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Josh got all weird about it.
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Leo thought it was great and expressed it so with a righteous thumbs up.
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Big Jim celebrated by shaving an epic push broom mustache.
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With that we hit the road.
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Whoops, almost forgot Keegan.

Classic Diego the Butcher footage...

As shocking and sad as it is, we have attempted to take one dragging step into the worlds of Twitter and MySpace.
Posted October 21st, 2009 by We All Wear Masks
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Turquoise and Tex-Mex

Loyal Pawns! Take the Toy Machine Loyal Pawn Survey~! It's fun!

RVCA
goes Southwest. Scope JLay's 25 over at the 'Boarder.
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As always, things start in the van.  Leo gets first pick.
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Charms, living the good life
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Young Julian tried out some new styles.
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"Uh-oh..." Austin whispered from the back.
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Freaking stopped by the cops.
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Austin waited patiently for his seat belt ticket.
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After that brief delay, Las Vegas reared it's greed-inducing, hooker-loving, no-right-on-red skyline of glass and steel.  
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Stayed at the glorious Palms.  Can't tell you what happened there.

Bradford blogged some Toy riders...

As shocking and sad as it is, we have attempted to take one dragging step into the worlds of Twitter and MySpace. For those inclined to take an internet-walk into those sorts of jungles, please visit the official Toy Machine Bloodsucking Company pages!
Posted October 20th, 2009 by Sometimes You Just Forget
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Austin's Weekly Video Pick Vol. 12

An unbiased pick of teammate and good buddy, Josh Harmony. Pick whatever song you want.


Posted October 16th, 2009 by Little Richard Has Been Dead For 40 Years
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RVCA Characters

In preparation for the RVCA trip mega posts next week, today's will be an introductory level exam of the who's who variety. 
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Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Joshua Harmony.  You can thank us later.
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Leo was his usual rebellious self.
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Ahhh, Austin.
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Smooth operator, Julian Davidson.
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Super ripper, Cairo Foster.
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The physically fit Keegan Sauder.
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Kevin Spanky Long rounded out the talent side of things.  
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The ever-ready Burn-Dog kept things moving on the photo side.
So bone up on the cast and get ready for wild RVCA blogs all next week, topped with a new Videodrone! 
Posted October 15th, 2009 by Eric Pupecki
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T-Sect shreds a kids garage...

The Loyal Pawns are amassing great numbers...




Posted October 14th, 2009 by Put that in yer quarterpipe and smoke it
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That mystery person was...

Just good ole' Jon Miner, Sole-Tech's videographer.
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See you on Halloween.
Posted October 14th, 2009 by Just an FYI.
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Photos from a from a day in the streets.

Like every day for a skateboarder, no?
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As shot by the Grif.
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Who's getting a DUI?
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Nick takes one for the team.
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Grif, I will take you out at the HB park...    Still.
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The best pillows in the world...
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Nothing to say, just enjoy.
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Grant throws a paper plane...
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Matt B says, "Stop putting me on the website, assholes."

Check in on the RVCA tour...

Come skate with us on Halloween!

Posted October 13th, 2009 by I still have the bar...
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From Bergamo Italy...

Loyal Pawns unite stateside and the whole worldwide...




Ed Templeton will be in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are there you should go!
Posted October 12th, 2009 by PE-ace It's a skate thing and you've got to understand...
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Johnny Layton had a birthday a few weeks back...

And here are the belated photos of it from Shin.
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I don't think I have captions for these, they just are what they are.
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A sneak peek into J-Lay's life. Is he taping Oprah?
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Johnny's garage ramp got sessioned...
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Lutheran was thinking, "If I go to Johnny's house, I wonder if he'll put a good word in for me to the Tempster?"
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Jared gets up on some B-day action.
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Again, but further away this time.
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The night gets creepier as it wears on.
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Drop in, rock out.
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Come skate with us on Halloween!
Posted October 12th, 2009 by Ah well, one year I wil remember.
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T-Sect is going to the Oscars!

See him on the red carpet in Los Angeles.
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"If by "red carpet" you mean Julianne Moore, then yes, I will be on the red carpet."

Ed Templeton will be in NYC speaking at this event at the MOMA if you are there you should go!

Posted October 12th, 2009 by yup, that is it.
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Diego Goes To Bilbao

Gets in touch with his softer side, finds spots, explores nature, etc...
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Scoped some never-been-dones.
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They may have stayed that way.
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Handled it in a sweet ride.
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Diego recently went on a bro-style road trip with amigo Roberto Bummin'.
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Took turns driving...
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...and sleeping.
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Scoped some spots.  Now you can go up and down.
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Natural pyramid
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Made some new friends.
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Please be my friend.
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Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive...
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Altogether, pretty epic.

RVCA TOUR~!

Hell-o-ween Demon-stration
Posted October 9th, 2009 by Bagels?
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Behind The Orange Curtain With Matt B.

 
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Started off the day with Vans ramp session.
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Then Matt got sweet on a flatbar.
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Putting in the work.
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Pros long for the ambition of the amateur.

Ed was in an art show?

RVCA TOUR~!

Hell-o-ween Demon-stration
Posted October 8th, 2009 by Not An Orange In Sight
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Johnny's Crappy Frame Grabs


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This happens a lot.
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He alternately hates and loves his shred sleds. 
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Showing off his grip job. Infatuation sets in again.

Bonfires burning bright, pumpkin faces in the night, I remember Halloween.

Check back into the RVCA TOUR ~~~ Featuring many Toy Riders...
Posted October 7th, 2009 by Gimme A Break, The Digi Cam Is Broken.
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Toy Machine Corporate Boardroom Meeting

Building careers for some and obliterating others with the stroke of a pen...
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Here Ed makes a flow-chart showing how expectations are always going up while team effort seems to be down.
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Ed and Kevin debate over certain people's efforts and wonder if we are living in a time of diminished expectations.
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There are certain trajectories that one should avoid.
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The ones that lead to "Fat and Whack" territory.
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"You've never been to the boardroom dog, the boardroom is rough."
"I'm not afraid."
"You will be!"
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When people interrupt the meeting we put on fake smiles so nobody knows we are very serious businessmen.
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Who is that person at Toy Machine's corporate headquarters in a secret undisclosed location?

RVCA Tour with a plethora of Toy Riders, Loyal Pawns take heed.
Posted October 6th, 2009 by JK
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Brian Schaefer from SPOT is a Loyal Pawn

All hail the Skatepark of Tampa! Loyal Pawns unite in your glory!
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Brian: "How much do you pay for this? I will barter for some new socks 
please... I pinched these from the Vancouver Damn Am promo... Had to confess..."
Ed: "You can have free socks if Billy wins the next Showdown."

RVCA Trip >>> Day 1 >>> Day 2 and >>> Day 3.

All Hallows Eve Skateboarding Demon-Stration via Toy Machine and Active
Posted October 5th, 2009 by Brian from Family Guy says you are a Philistine
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Ed Templeton's Video Pick of the week...

Austin is on a RVCA trip, so I picked one this week. Niel Blender was the coolest cat when I was a kid. Not the best trick-wise, but awesome in his attitude towards skating.

Speaking of the RVCA trip, see photos~! DAY 1 and DAY 2... And scope the new ad.






This is one of his contest runs in the 80's...






Contest footage...






Go to see the RVCA TOUR<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>Shin's Photo Gallery.

Bradford's photo of Grant...

TM Halloween Demo? YES.
Posted October 2nd, 2009 by Have you seen Billy Marks at the Berrics.com? you should.
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Attack Of The Crappy Frame Grabs

You didn't ask for them, but here they are anyway.  Let the moaning begin.
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Austin getting radical on a Mexican monument.
GO to the RVCA DEMOS!<<<<<<<<<<<
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Leo gives a fuck.
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Camera damage.
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Rob goes down.  And not in the good way either.
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Matt B hazes Jordan T.  Everybody has to go through it.
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Dan Lu, airing out the the nose of his board with a one-footer.
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It's their world, we just skate it.
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Johnny can be seen here lamenting the fact that tomorrow's post is his very own edition of Crappy Frame Grabs.  I'm sure you're doing much the same.

Who is paying senator Max Baccus?
And why is he against the Health Care Reform?<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Posted October 1st, 2009 by Knox Herrington The Video Artist
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