News From December 2003

Toy Machine Josh Harmony on the cover of Thrasher?

Whaaaaa!?!?!?!? Josh Harmony gots the cover of the new Thrasher!

He has a very large interview too.

Kick ass.

Posted December 29th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Happy Holidays!!!

From the entire Tum Yeto staff, Happy Holidays to everyone! It’s been a tough year and the Grinch almost stole Christmas, but we are hanging in there. We wish you all a great and prosperous new year!
Posted December 22nd, 2003 by The Tum Yeto crew

Pig Wheels Street Rake on Pig Wheels?

Pig Wheels welcomes Pate Rakestraw to it’s pro team. Check his new wheel at ASR in January.
Posted December 22nd, 2003 by Pro Ho

Pig Wood Steve Fauser on Pig Wood?

Pig Wood welcomes Steve Fauser to its growing list of am rippers!!!
Posted December 22nd, 2003 by Pig Wood

Foundation What's the F doing besides filming That's Life?


Mike Rusczyk is finally putting his creativity to use. Anyone who knows Mike knows that he is one of the most underrated skateboarders out there, in terms or skateboarding ability and artistic creativity. One of Mike’s friends is starting a personalized clothing store that sells designer clothing and focuses on tee shirt design, and Mike’s helping to design a line for the store. It will give him a chance to have a store front to sell his shirts that feature, in his words, “fucked up stitching shit, stuff that’s low key and good.” He now has a 4-table screen press in his garage, and a sewing machine, so look out for Mike to be wearing some new fresh shit the way he likes it. “Been skating and shooting some photos, and nerding out on the compu-trip-flip tripper...”

Corey Duffel now rides for the Consolidated blanket team, how fun!

I’m hearing a little rumor about Leo Romero going pro, more on those rumblings when there’s more to tell.

Over all, the Foundation team is really concentrating on “That’s Life.” Justin Strubing and Daniel Shimizu just got back from Spain with a ton of amazing footage. Leo and Matt Allen are shutting down spots all over in Europe at this very moment, shooting video footage and also filming for an article in Document. The rest of the team has been filming all day, every day, putting down some film that will become a future legend. “That’s Life” is tentatively scheduled for a Spring/March 2004 release, but if you can’t wait for the premiere, you can see a teaser of the video at the upcoming ASR show in January.

Posted December 22nd, 2003 by how many times do I gotta tell ya?

Toy Machine Toy Machine is better than your A student.

Ed Templeton reports that the Toy Machine crew has finally named their upcoming video: Good and Evil.

Big news on the sponsor swaps, Josh Harmony has Fallen for Fallen Footwear. Yes that’s right, he left Etnies and joined up over at Black Box.

Diego the Butcher just left the country to spend some holiday time with his family in Argentina. While there, he’ll be filming a bunch for Good and Evil and is also meeting up with the 411VM crew. Plus, Diego just finished working with the Osiris crew on his new pro model shoe, expected to be out in August 2004.

Kevin Barnett is Toy Machine’s new filmer / flow team manager. He just moved into Diego’s Long Beach apartment where he and Diego will become the odd couple.

JLay is god!

Posted December 22nd, 2003 by Toy Machine camp

Dekline Dekline site almost done!!!!!

Holy cow! Don't have a cow man! The Dekline site is fully making progress. You've been waiting and asking and begging. What do they look like? We'll guess what, the products page is up and fully operational. You can now check out all the styles all colors and specs with all the latest technological advancements.

Gotta go see it

Up coming site features include:
*About us - with company and political philosophys and profiles.
*Ads - both current and archived.
*News - both current and archived.
*HiJinks - You know that one going down.
*Team - list and profiles.
*Product - That's up now including Footwear and Fabric.

Stay tuned. So exciting!

Posted December 19th, 2003 by kevin

Toy Machine Skatepark of Tampa contest.

Oops! We did it again! Toy Machine and The Skatepark of Tampa have teamed up to giveaway some more free crap. It's a quiz of sorts, like a scavenger hunt. All you have to do is find the answers on the Toy Machine site and you're good to go. But this time they are going to be hella hard. try your luck if you dare.

Don't be skeeered.

Posted December 17th, 2003 by opps we did it again



(San Diego, CA) – After a successful showing at Bayview Rumble and ASR earlier this Fall, DEKLINE, the latest brand launched by Tum Yeto, Inc., will proudly ship its debut Spring 2004 line of footwear, apparel and accessories beginning February 1, 2004. The line will be available at select quality skateboard shops.

The Spring 2004 line combines the latest in technology with classic design elements. Five unique footwear styles will be available, three made from the highest quality leather and two in animal-friendly man-made materials, all with features that maximize comfort and performance. The shoes cover a suggested retail price range starting at $39.95 for the classic canvas Deuce, up through the full grain leather Pala, with a suggested retail price of $76.95.

All of these shoes feature new concepts in outsole/midsole construction, which is unlike that of any other shoe in the Action Sports market. This unique construction means no more uncomfortable rides while you’re waiting for your shoes to break in, these styles offer out-of-the-box skateability from day one. And when the time comes to replace your favorite Dekline shoes, you can rest assured that the first day in your new pair will feel just as fantastic as the last day you spent wearing your original shoes.

A cohesive line of apparel and accessories rounds out the line, including premium tees, fleece, hats & socks. Each piece is made to the same high quality standards as the footwear, and features premium details such as hand-stitched patch tee graphics. Dekline also proudly uses American Apparel blanks on select premium tee shirt styles.

The Tum Yeto, Inc family of brands has produced industry leaders in performance, quality and reliability since 1989. In addition to having one of the most intense programs for team riders and marketing, Tum Yeto is a full line manufacturer, nationwide distributor, wholesaler and exporter of high-end professional skateboarding products including hard and soft goods. The company is run by skateboarders, for skateboarders, and has experienced over ten years of continued growth.


Posted December 16th, 2003 by el ztaffo

Foundation Skate Park of Tampa winner!

The winner for the last Skate Park of Tampa scavenger hunt was Trevor the atheist foo, hailing from Temple Terrace, Florida. He won the Foundation gear consisting of one of the new Banana boards, a set of 52mm Whipper snapper wheels, new Ethan Fowler signature jeans, and a Circle F tee-shirt. Congrats brudda!

Stay tuned cause I think we have another contest coming up with SPOT soon.

Posted December 15th, 2003 by el laffo

Tum Yeto Tum Yeto Deck Specs!

Our scientists and researchers have calculated the critical mass of the space time continuum and devised a few specialized techniques for bending the event horizon, despite potential nuclear decay and possible global meltdown. Find the fruits of their experiments at
Posted December 9th, 2003 by Stephen Hawking

Tum Yeto New Brown Beanies site is up!

Don't have a cow man! The new Brown Beanies site is up and in full effect! They have great sections - Products, Photos, Shop search and a Team page, with profiles! You can see stats on a tons of our favorite riders, Charlie Thomas, Corey Duffel, Daniel Shimizu, Don Nguyen, Gareth Stehr, James Atkin, Justin Roy, Nate Broussard, Phil Ladjanski, Richie Belton and Tony Silva. Plus tons more.
Posted December 8th, 2003 by Mike Brown

Toy Machine Johnny Layton Web-exclusive interview!

Check it out...right before he breaks on to the sceen, you can catch a glimpse of the one and only JayLay! Read about the Thrasher Kings of the Road trip, plus more! JLay's web-exclusive interview on duh!
Posted December 2nd, 2003 by el wha?

Pig Wheels Marcus Heddings Family Foundation.

Hey guys. Trying to keep you constantly updated on the bull shit wrap that Neil Hedding's has gotten. And here we have a new development, Neil and his family and friends have set up The Marcus Hedding's Family Foundation. This organization will focus on everything from Marty's life to fundraising for legal defense to helping others. A platform for communication, check it out and sign Neil's web greeting card. Marty Forever.
Posted December 1st, 2003 by el ztaffo