News From March 2005

Pig Wood Ragdoll on Pig Wood!?!

I think it might be true...

Posted March 31st, 2005 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Document (UK) issue # 49 - April 2005.

New coverage. Straight from England, check out the Slideshows page.

Do it.

Posted March 31st, 2005 by el ztaffo

Deathbox 88 Footwear Bowlarama.

If you live in Sweden or plan on visiting...

Posted March 31st, 2005 by Ante

Toy Machine Johnny Layton on Split.

Split signs Johnny Layton.

Hot off the heals of the Tampa Pro success, Split is proud to welcome Johnny Layton to its skate team.

Johnny is one of the top am’s in the country and he fits the split image perfectly. If you caught his part in Toy Machine’s “Good & Evil” you know exactly what we mean.

Johnny Joins, Billy Marks, Jim Gagne, Anthony Shetler and Mathias Ringstrom on the skate team.

Johnny also rides for Toy Machine, Vans, Thunder trucks, Ricta wheels and Active.

Split, based in Southern California has a full line of progressive Men’s and Women’s apparel. As a cross-boardsport brand, Split continues to emphasize the relationship between lifestyle, fashion and action. Split has always been known to be unique in its image and product offering, and continues to support full Skate and Surf teams of top athletes including: Billy Marks, Jim Gagne, Anthony Shetler, Mathias Ringstrom, Shea Lopez, Mikala Jones and many more. For more information check out

Posted March 29th, 2005 by Paul Malina

Tum Yeto Slap issue # 153 - April 2005

Here it is! The latest Slap Mag.....SLAP mag slideshow.
Posted March 28th, 2005 by poparazzi

Foundation Gareth Stehr's wedding photos.

Here's some shots from Gareth's wedding.

Jess and Gareth, happily married.

Sammy Baca congratulates the grom.

Jess and Gareth drinking some champagne.

Groom, Bride, Amerikan team manager.

Posted March 28th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Limited Deathbox boards!!

There are 23 Bowman Shields and 33 Folmer Punked boards left on the shelf here at Tum Yeto command headquarters, they will not be made again. This is your last chance to own these pieces of skateboarding history before they shoot up in value.

You can order through one of our online partners or call us direct and we will help you find a shop that has them.

This is a limited supply and only available while supplies last.

Posted March 23rd, 2005 by deathbox

Foundation Emerica's Durty Demo Daze at Pharmacy story.

The days aproaching the demo weekend were looking bleak because of heavy rain and wind. The storm was threathing one of the best demos to come to the high desert in many years, but as Saturday morning arrived so did sunshine and the excitement of a great demo. Click here to read the full story.

Leo Romero and Matt Allen.

Posted March 23rd, 2005 by Cory Bosacki

Tum Yeto Thrasher issue #293.

The May issue. I always gotta laugh at the dates on magazines. They make me laugh LOL!!!1!!1

Check out our most recent coverage in the latest Thrasher on our slideshows page.

Posted March 22nd, 2005 by paparazzi

Pig Wood Sing the Body Electric.

Ragdoll and his band "Sing the Body Electric" are playing a show with Unwritten Law on March 22nd, at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Check out to see their events calendar. This show is SOLD OUT.

Then on Thursday March 24th they will be in LA at the Silver Lake Lounge. Check the Silver Lake Lounge website for more info. This show has not sold out yet.

Also check out for video, songs, pics and more info.

Posted March 21st, 2005 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Tum Yeto coverage in Document (UK).

Document is one of the best mags in England. One of the best in the world.

Check out our most recent coverage in the slideshows.

Posted March 21st, 2005 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Death Race results....

The race was UNREAL! The Brown Bomber set a 40 cone super fast GS/Hybrid that you could pump and accelerate all the way through. Top speeds ranged in the 29-32 MPH range.

It was The Bomber's course today so the rules were one cone; no prob; two cones- your run was a DQ. The race started at 12:30 with no sign of rain or bad weather in site. The Bomber also said that the winner of the race would be determined by talking the each racers fastest two runs and combining them for the lowest combined time to determine the victor.

The cops showed up around 1:00 just when we were getting started; and Hackett quickly threw a few lines ending with the word "Sir" to immediatly dispel their little power trip and get back to the race at hand- Damn coppers- always looking to be the Buzz-Kill! Just gotta' know how to baffle 'em with bullshit.

Enter Maysey. Dude was on fire. While most of us were stoked on running a sub 34, he was posting times of 33.92, 33.21, 33.08, 32.54, 32.95, 33.24, and 33.01! His combined time of 65.49 blew doors on the rest of us. Equally impressive was Kosicks consistancy; 2nd place AGAIN! with a combined time of 66.80 and his fastest time clocked at 33.08. The Brown Bomber was charging hard as usual but just couldn't catch Maysey and Kosick for the top spots. The Bomber ran a 33.46 and a 33.45 sealing 3rd place podium finish with a combined time of 66.91.

Other standouts were Hackett over taking Chicken and Evans for 4rth, and Lynn Kramer smaking down some men to take 10th! Way to go Lynn! Most of us finished up the day by getting our Tranny-On at the Poway Skatepark which is fun as all hell!

In the end the results look like this:

1st Mike Maysey 65.49
2nd Brent Kosick 66.80
3rd Richy Carrasco 66.91
4rth Dave Hackett 67.61
5th Chicken Deck 67.73
6th Steve Evans 67.82
7th C. Bark 67.90
8th Wes Carpenter 68.03
9th Andrew Mercado 70.91
10th Lynn Kramer 72.34
11th Jeff Budro 72.60
12th Charles Wilson 73.03
13th Brad Jackman 73.08
14th Mike Gorman 73.38
15th Michael Kaelon 73.47
16th Tiger 73.53
17th Dave Rogers 74.89
18th John Bruzenak 75.12
19th John Rogers 75.20

A great time was had by all; Thanks again to all our great sponsors who make this and every event possible!

RADIKAL TRUCKS, SECTOR NINE, DEATHBOX SKATEBOARDS, POCKET PISTOLS, MANX, KHIRO Black Leather Racing, La Costa Boys Racing, Bahne Skateboards, 3Dm Wheels, Just Push, Osiris shoes, Gladiator Gear, Image Entertainment and California Hybrid and PunkRock Skateboards!!


Posted March 21st, 2005 by race master

Pig Wood Ragdoll on Pig Wood!?!

Pig welcomes Ragdoll to its Pro Wood Team and Pro Wheel teams.

Stay tuned for more developments on this one.

Posted March 18th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation New Transworld video.

Leo just returned home from spending some time in Spain filming for his new Transworld part in “First Love” due out early June 2005.
Posted March 18th, 2005 by the producer

Foundation Pharmacy / Emerica demo!

Saturday March 19th in Victorville and Sunday March 20th in Fontana Leo Romero and Matt Allen will be shredding a demo with their fellow Emerica team at Pharmacy skateboard shop. Be prepared to be amazed by how much these kids rip, roar, and rule!

Victorville Pharmacy phone # (760) 955 - 9505
Fontana Pharmacy phone # (909) 823 - 7861

Posted March 18th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation Gareth Stehr is officially married!

Gareth Warren Sterh tied the knot to Jessica Lynn on March 14th 2005 in Las Vegas Nevada. Congratulations to the both of you.
Posted March 18th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto What happened at Tampa Pro?

Last weekend at Tampa Pro, Billy Marks placed 9th in the Semifinals, but didn't quite make it to the finals.

Sam Hitz and Matt Moffett also cruised cross country for the Tampa Pro, and will be working on an article with Slap next.

Posted March 15th, 2005 by moat racer

Toy Machine semipermanent art event.

Ed Templeton is in Australia right now, preparing for his speaking engagement at the Semi-Permanent art event at the Harbourside Auditorium in Sydney, Australia. On the 18th and 19th, Ed and whole slew of others will be presenting their art and talking about what art means. For more info on times and speakers check out
Posted March 15th, 2005 by turtle boy

Dekline Gareth Stehr got married yesterday!!

Gareth Stehr is getting married today in Las Vegas, congratulations! He also just bought his first car, a black 27-foot long 1972 Cadillac Hearse bought on Ebay. So the Crew: Gareth, Ball, Baca, Nuge, & Shad, headed off to Colorado to pick the thing up and drive it back to California. They ran into some pretty shitty weather, snow, sleet, rain; you name it, they went through it. On top of that, Gareth and Shad got stuck in Phoenix due to some coolant & radiator problems, but all is good now and Gareth is licensed, registered and on the road to matrimony.
Posted March 15th, 2005 by married

Dekline Patrick Melcher dislocated his elbow, ouch!

Patrick Melcher was in practice Friday at Tampa Pro and slipped out of a tail slide. Catching himself on the slam, he put his hand down, popped his elbow out, and then spent the next 6 hours of the day in the hospital...He's good though, and in surprisingly good spirits given the situation. His focus while he recuperates is to finish some editorial projects he's been working on, so see Melch in your favorite skateboard magazines soon.
Posted March 15th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation That's Life on the Ollie Pop package.

That's Life ad on the actual package.

Here's the actual package.

Posted March 11th, 2005 by bazooka joe

Tum Yeto Tum Yeto decks tested best overall!

Skateboard Testing review for 2004 reports:

Note: The Tum Yeto decks tested best overall on the Fatigue test. Which means these decks will last a long time. Any Tum Yeto deck based on this testing would be a great purchase. Special Thanks to the fine people at Tum Yeto who took a chance and decided to get involved in this testing.

9 1/2 stars Great Buy Tum Yeto Lot 1 is a Foundation Experimental Prototype Lamination. Tested better than the majority of wood decks tested. These decks did great on the slide test (surface is super slick). Meet STDV on weight, thickness and concave. They did great on the abrasion resistance test. Foundation Weave Prototype - This 7 ply lamination configuration is still in the R&D stages and is not yet available to the public. Designed by Tum Yeto and made exclusively by Watson Laminates. Wood and fiberglass. This deck would be a MUST BUY

8 1/2 stars Tum Yeto Lot 2 is the "Pop Top" used exclusively by Foundation. Tested good on abrasion resistance. They had a shallow concave and they were thin. Foundation Pop Top - This thinner 7 ply fiber-laminate board has been available for about 4-5 years now, it is pressed in the Fire Mold and comes in 3 popular sizes. Designed by Tum Yeto and made exclusively by Watson Laminates. This board is used by Foundation only. These decks would be a great purchase for any skater.

8 1/2 stars Tum Yeto Lot 3 Teaspoon/Tablespoon molds - This 7 ply all-radial mold/board is still in the R&D stages and not yet available. Designed by Tum Yeto and made exclusively by Watson Laminates is an experimental all-radial mold. These decks were thin and both decks did well on the abrasion resistance test. Another example of a great purchase.

8 1/2 stars Tum Yeto Lot 4 Pig Wood and New Order Brands, Hellbent Mold - This 7 ply deeper and steeper mold/board is designed to keep your feet on board while making the board even stronger. Designed by Tum Yeto and made exclusively by Watson Laminates. This mold is used for the Pig Wood and New Order brands only. These decks were light and thin, with an average concave. Another example of a great purchase.

8 1/ 2 stars Tum Yeto Lot 5 Foundation, Toy Machine and Deathbox. Fire Mold - This 7 ply mold/board is a Tum Yeto standard and has been used by Toy Machine and Foundation for almost all logo and pro boards for at least the last 10 years. Also used by Deathbox, Pig Wood and New Order brands. Designed by Tum Yeto and made exclusively by Watson Laminates.Decks meet STDV on weight, concave, thickness, and moisture content. Another example of a quality product by Tum Yeto.

9 Great Buy Tum Yeto Lot 6. Price Point blank - This 7 ply board is used only for ready-made price point completes on these brands Pig Wood, Toy Machine and Foundation. Moisture content, torsion test, abrasion resistance, weight, slide wear, concave and thickness at or near STDV. Easily amoung some of the better decks tested this year.

Go to to read the full report and to see how the testing was done.

Posted March 11th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Ed Templeton Silk-Screen Show Poster Auction.

Bid for a one of a kind Ed Templeton original art and support the GreenSkate Laboratory. Click on ebay to see the art and bid.

About GreenSkate Laboratory: The GreenSkate Laboratory will be a multi-purpose space for skateboarding, arts and science. This is a multi-phase project that will emphasize reusing and recycling in order to create a skatepark in Washington, DC. This facility is 100% volunteer built using environmentally sound building techniques and composed entirely of reused and recycled materials. In addition to the science lab and recreation potential for the space, there will be large areas that will be dedicated to the creation of tile mosaics and other visual arts. more info:

Posted March 9th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Deathbox Last Saturday's Deathrace.

Check this movie of last Saturday's Deathrace. Invented and thrown in part by Deathbox skateboards one and only Dave Hackett.

Death Race footy .

Looks like tons of fun. What a great idea to organize in your local town, *hint, hint*.

Posted March 9th, 2005 by Race master tate!

Dekline Ragdoll joins The Dekline....

Enjoy the Ride Ragdoll!!!

Posted March 8th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Good & Evil song list.

Here it is. All the songs that were in Good & Evil.

Dinosaur Jr
You're Living All Over Me

Hazel Motes
Ed Templeton

Patti Smith
Free Money
No Thanks, the 70's Punk Revolution
Johnny Layton

Rata Blanca
Leyenda del Hada y el Mago
Grandes Canciones
Diego Bucchieri

20th Century Boy
20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection
Hip-O Recordings
Matt Bennett

The Sebadoh
Sub Pop
Josh Harmony

Franz Ferdinand

Blue Jeans
Light and Magic
Emperor Norton
Billy Marks Hammers

Take It to The People
Estrus Records

The Soledad Brothers
Steal Your Soul and Dare Your Spirit to Move
Pordical Stones Blues

Explosions in the Sky
First Breath After Coma
The Earth is Not Cold Dead Place
Temporary Residence

Posted March 8th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation Gareth's Engagement Party (seriously)

Your friendly neighborhood vampirate, Gareth Stehr, and his newly acquired fiancée celebrated their engagement Friday night. If you missed out, here are some snapshots from the event. Vegas will be the next stop for the happy couple, stay tuned!

the happy couple
gareth and his fiancee

gautam, greg the drunk filmer and ragdoll
gautam, greg the filmer (really drunk) and ragdoll

gautam and lance getting krunked
gautam and lance getting krunked up

photos by chris mullins
Posted March 8th, 2005 by *hasAmustache*


Leo was recently hard at work on his custom deck shapes. Look out for the amazing and ahead of their time designs that will be coming to a shop near you very very soon. Leo is truly a master of all trades.

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Posted March 7th, 2005 by *hasAmustache*

Toy Machine An artists conception of the Butcher.

Bryan Walton (Toy Machine fan) sent this in. For your viewing pleasure.

It's Diego Bucchieri!!

Dearest Mike and Tum Yeto,
My name's Bryan and I'm from Santa Rosa, California. The picture I drew for you guys is of Diego Buchieri. I'm not quite sure how or why I made it. I saw Diego at the Wallenberg demo last year so I took a picture of him and drew a picture of it. As far as how many fingers or toes I have.....last time I checked, it was somewhere around seven.

Posted March 7th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation The World's Biggest Skateboard in FHM magazine.

Check it out. We reported the sighting a couple weeks ago. Now we have the photos. The World's Biggest Skateboard in FHM?

In the above photo you can see the "Duty Now for the Future" crew. If you look closely you can see Josh Beagle, Brada Staba, Heath Kirchart and one bushey hair'd Steve Olson.

Go pick up this issue of FHM to see it in real life.

Its the last issue of FHM, the month of February, it may still be on news stands!

Posted March 7th, 2005 by the photo hussle down

Deathbox Oasis Pool photos of Hackett and Pineapple.

These photos are OG. Old school photos of David Hackett and Pineapple at the legendary Oasis Pool.

This is Hackett

This is Hackett again. Frontside air before frontside air was cool.

This is Pineapple. Check out the style back then.

Pineapple, a view down the pipe.

Posted March 7th, 2005 by photo wresler