News From August 2011

Blogging Across America Day 2

Through desert temptation and into the Realm of Lutheran.
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The open road beckons.
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At least for awhile.
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The stop gave JLay a chance to pick up another novelty knife.  
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Matt B keeps the ams well supplied.  Sage wisdom or subtle sabotage?  
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Leo has his sights set on the SPOTY award.  Six Pack Of The Year.
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Skin flute is next bro...
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Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt this post to bring you; Dakota Servold.  Thank you.
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Back on the road.
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Bad omen?
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Yeah, I guess it was.
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Indy was pissed.
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He and Murphy sort of got into a tiff.  
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Straight to ripping!
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Dan Lu: "So Karpinski, are you going to shoot that?" 
Ben: "Uhhhhh...."
Posted August 31st, 2011 by Share-Bear and Chuck Welcomed With Open Arms
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Blogging Across America Day 1

Long drives, shitty vehicles and true brostyle.
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The crew.
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Things, as usual, started off with a little demo.
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Some OG homies stopped by for support.
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Leo and Murf were on some Twins shit.
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SOTY fan club.
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And the obligatory Chili's stop.  
Posted August 30th, 2011 by Riggs and Murtaugh Are Too Old For This Shit
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Slip Up

Collin cruises, separates shoulder.
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The day started innocently enough.  A quick scope...
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And execution.
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Over to a sweet Drew Lu spot choice.
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It was this try here where Collin slipped out and popped out his shoulder.
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Bummer.
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This calls for ice cream.
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Posted August 29th, 2011 by Riggs Style Pop In
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Not So Random Video Pick

Toy Machine of yore goes ballistic in the Mid-West 1997.
Posted August 26th, 2011 by The Demo In KC Was Rained Out
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The Return of the Lu

Yup.
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This dude is back tomorrow.  
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Posted August 25th, 2011 by He's Like a Stoney Bertrand Russell
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Muska Quality

Over photo quantity.
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While shooting a generic NYC photo I heard a skateboard rumble through the avenue.  I waited and clicked the shutter as the skater breezed through frame.  Only after did I realize I had just caught the Muska in his natural habitat.
Posted August 24th, 2011 by He Was Meeting Jamie At Brooklyn Banks for a Rail Reunion
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Diego Fix Up and Rip Up

He does it all.  And I mean ALL.
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Boo-yeah.  Behind the scenes of this ollie below.
Check out what else Dieg's is up to.
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First get all your mixin's out.
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Get to those early cracks first.
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Streets of Argie are rough son.
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That ride up one is the super important job.
Posted August 23rd, 2011 by Photo By Diego
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JLay Gets a Truck

It's pretty bad ass.
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Got this from Johnny one evening.
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He couldn't wait to give me a ride so he drove right over.
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Straight to a secret straw hat Vans mission.  Shhh.
Posted August 22nd, 2011 by Bigger Than Geoff's, Smaller Than Speyer's
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A Tribute To JGonz

He is frequent commenter, blogger in his own right and Loyal Pawn.
Posted August 19th, 2011 by His Mom Doesn't Like Crude Humor
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Blogging Across America

See Toy Riders Matt Bennett and Leo Romero fuck some demos up.
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Get more info here. Arizonans and Tennesseeans have no excuses.
Posted August 18th, 2011 by Yeah, that is how it works.
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BBQ and Signing at Pawnshop in Covina

We had a little Toy Machine and RVCA get together in support of Donovan Piscopo's dad's shop Pawnshop in Covina, California. This is the mega-post. Stop by and get some gear.
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Fat old Tempster shows up to ruin the scene.
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Austin Stephens, still handsome, and coming back from some serious ankle surgery.
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Jimmy and his lovely children. Deanna, Kevin and Leo are back there too.
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"Don't put me on the blog when I'm eating Sinclair! SOTY doesn't like to messed with."
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Ed T. can still slash a back lip though.
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Ed scorched his old bones in the sun while waiting for little kids with mega-ramp wheels to complete 5 minute runs. And that's gonna be time!
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"Yeah, SOTY will sign your board, no prob."
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It's a skateshop!
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It was this big? And you did it 5 times? Crap!
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What's up with this photo Sinclair? Mega-post padding.
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"When the felt tip of Templeton's pen touched my skin it was like a needle breaking the surface and the fire pouring into my veins and coursing through my vessels like the branches of a tree. The sweet elixir of the drug that is skateboarding tightening its grasp on me, securing my addiction for life. A Loyal Pawn, at the mercy and grace of the overlord, a lowly minion in the juggernaut that is Toy Machine." -This kid
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"It's what I do." -The Tempster
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"When Leo's felt tip touched me it was like I was being molested." -This kid
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Donovan, Austin, And Minister of Propaganda.
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Lemme just show you the tip, just the tip.
Of my felt pen.
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"Come away from Ed, I don't want you around him." -Jimmy
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Paul Revere said 3 if by night, 2 if by morning. 5 times total. Wait, that's not right.
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Padding the mega-post.
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Dan-Lu and Jared Hager on the mini-ramp.
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The crowd thinned out...
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Boo-Ya.
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Jimmy-san and Sophie.
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Dang its kinda hot out there.
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Trying to look like a douche, or Reda, whatever you thought of first.
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See, instant douche! Just add fedora!
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"Fuck these people." -that kid in the middle.
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Deanna makes some art.
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I lost my tre-flips a decade ago.
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Lemme show you how old guy...
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Toy Machine's next tour bus.
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Yep, padding.
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Doubles. Marquise and Dan-Lu.
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Lemme put one of those I love to Fart stickers on the bar...
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Ed about to unleash the gnar.
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So believe it or not, this is the doubles that sent Dan-Lu to the hospital. I crashed my front-blunt shooting my board back to the exact spot where Daniel was about to land, causing him to roll his ankle. Shit.
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"Great, I fuck up my own riders!" -Ed
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It's always when you are fucking around.
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"Damn the Tempster!"
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"That Satanic shirt is bad karma" -Josh Harmony
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Wheel this man to some self-medication, stat!
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Yup.
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Mike's getting artsy.
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"Dan-Lu, I know you're hurt, but grind this 50-kink rail." Mike Sinclair
Posted August 16th, 2011 by Tired of everything, my grandma turns 91 today.
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For Immediate Release...

As opposed to slow release.
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Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company and Pro Skateboarder Nick Trapasso have parted ways in an amicable fashion. That means it was mellow. No giant fight took place or anything. So sorry for the relatively boring press release. We thanked each other over the phone. He thanked us for hooking him up and turning him pro, and I thanked him for his continued ripping, getting covers, and winning contests. It will be sad to see such a great talent go. Toy Machine wishes him luck in his future endeavors. We are looking forward to our own future with newly anointed pro Collin Provost joining the gang.

One step closer to death,

-Ed Templeton
Posted August 16th, 2011
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More Analog Tech Transfer Files

The good times are killing me.
Posted August 15th, 2011 by Sometimes You Eat the Bear...
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Light Sensitive Silver Converted To Bi-Anary Code

Of our recent trip to the great Northwest.
Posted August 11th, 2011 by Strip Club Steaks
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Insta Worship

Reporting from the front lines of meaningless in-jokes.
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Koston is up on Intsagram showering the Tempster with praise, as is custom.
Posted August 10th, 2011 by Spike Was the Executive Producer for His Feed
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Killers

Done done it.
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Collin went so aggro that his hair fell out.
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Feels good to be pro, eh?
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Who's that?
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Oh shit, it's Dan Lu right after nailing.  
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Matt looks like an old-timey ghost right here.
Posted August 9th, 2011 by There Is No Rewind
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Toy Machine signing at the Garage...

In Huntington Beach, during the US Open / Coastal Carnage mayhem.
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Oh, did I mention this is a mega-post? It starts off innocently enough. Austin and Collin hanging out in front, watching the steady stream of humanity pour down to the beach.
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It starts pretty mellow. All photos by Mike Sinclair, ruling!
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Some peeps finally start to arrive.
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We had posters of Matt B's ad. Speaking of ads, we updated the ad archive.
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"Where's all the ladies?"
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Bwig-Bwoi!
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"You called?"
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What was that Mexican guy talking about? And why did he want a signed poster?
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Tempster caught sneaking a red-vine. Don't those have Red #40 in them? Shit causes cancer.
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Another satisfied customer.
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Here we go. Dan-Lu was squirming in his seat for these girls to get to him.
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"Are you 18?" -Daniel
"Not yet." -Girl
"Oh." -Daniel
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But she did write down her number for him.
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Nibbling at the bait for the registered sex offender list.
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Everyone pauses to see Leo getting radical.
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J-Lay and his ladyfriend.
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This guy from South Africa Had one of Ed's old New Deal graphics tattooed on his arm.
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Ed signs the Toy Machine x Garage co-lab board he did.
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Extreme mohawk boy doesn't like to wait!
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Outside the streets were pumping.
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The loudspeaker guy is an unsung hero. How would these people know to go in and see future skate legends like John Layton, Collin Provost, and Daniel Lutheran?
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"You see, the guy sitting next to me INVENTED this trick. It's named after him."
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"Lemme shoot those stupid glasses!"
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Then the inevitable cleavage signing started...
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"You're saying those are real?" -Daniel
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"Yeah they are." -Girl
"Can I sample them with a squeeze?" -Daniel
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"How did those boobies feel?" -Deanna
"I'm saying they're fake." -Daniel
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That went well I guess, see you bros later! Wait, Johnny, I just had a strange vision that you will have a run-in with the law in your future.
Posted August 8th, 2011 by Here's a little story about a man named Dan-Lu...
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Collin Provost is officially pro.

Loyal Pawns must throng to the shops and make purchases!
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Toy team that was available.
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We organized a surprise for Collin. All of his bros and sponsors gathered at the nearby Cherry Park and Dan-Lu coaxed him into cruising over for a session. When he arrived, everyone was there, including his family, and Ed Templeton was there to present him with his first Pro Board, hot off the presses. Matt B had a gift made for Collin, bro-style.
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Surprise!
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Photo ops...
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A-Stone, Bradford, and Blog-Clair. Thanks Aaron and Sinclair for the photos.
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The gathering crowd.
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Heath Kirchart skates in his retirement.
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I feel the power in these boards that will be bestowed upon all Loyal Pawns who decide correctly to get 2 of them. One for their wall (because of the historic significance) and one to shred.
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What is that Dan-Lu?
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Oh.
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Ed Shred.
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Billy was there.
Posted August 5th, 2011 by Or suffer quick death.
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Collin Goes Pro!

Celebrating the obvious has never been more fun.
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Gathered the overlord at Cherry Park for a pro surprise party.
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And the Provosts.
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"You're pro, bitch!"
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It was a media frenzy.  Check TWS's coverage!
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Matt came bearing gifts.
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Dan came via the Google Bike.
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J-Tay showed up for the food.
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Heath was there.
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Slash came out of the woodwork.  
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And of course, brain-time-share-bro, Figgy.
Posted August 5th, 2011 by Now We Search For the Newest Mindblowing Am...
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Diego Demo in Buenos Aires

Diego schralped a demo at the new skatepark in Argentina
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Diego Blasting in 37° temperature at night.
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More aerial action.
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Back lipping the shit out of the rail.
Posted August 4th, 2011 by Diego was there and so was Julieta Prandi
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A Ritual of Blood

A little pain never hurt nobody.
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Dan Lu taking a leaf from Heath's book.  
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Gave the traditional offering to Kirchart, God of Gnar.
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This is at a school in a rich neighborhood.  Fucked.
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Lutheran's happy mind can't comprehend meaningless hate.

Check Josh's Free Lunch!
RVCA tour!
Ed on Insta!
Posted August 2nd, 2011 by I Ain't Got Time to Bleed
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X Factor: Collin

Collin goes for the mass youth market at the X Games.
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Provost competed in park and "street".  A jack of all trades.
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On to the streets, kinda.
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Wall-crawling.
Posted August 1st, 2011 by No Hand Print Paint Jobs This Year
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