News From November 2005

Toy Machine Billy Interview to read at Thrasher.com

If you can read. Image Description READ IT NOW! or just go to thrashermagazine.com/
Posted November 30th, 2005 by the owner of your life and your thoughts

Toy Machine Web exclusive Billy Marks interview.

Billy Marks - Thrashermagazine.com interview.

How much money did you win at the Vans Showdown last month? READ MORE!

Posted November 30th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation TYMB exclusive online interview with Mike Rusczyk.

You asked for it and here it is! TYBBz and the TYMB have joined forces to bring you the first ever Mike Rusczyk web exclusive interview. All questions were asked by the TYBB (Tum Yeto Bad Boyz) and the TYMB - Tum Yeto messageboard members.

You asked the questions....Mike Rusczyk answered them......enjoy!

Transistor
How much input are you going to put into your new graphics? (ie-Jeremy Wray is known for drawing a lot of his graphics, even in the team series.

Mike Rusczyk
Kinda a lot I have been working with Foundation's art director Nathan Bell a lot on this first run, my first boards are art work from my friends. It also looks as if I'm going to hand paint 150 boards for an art show or a promotion and choose one of those as one of my first graphics.

Transistor
Do you plan on putting out some crazy designs?

M.R.
Hope FULLy but there is always the question when making shit, will anybody get this? and buy it? and like it? I would like all of my shit that gets put out to be things I'm into and most of all the kind of art I like. < if that makes any sense, I would also like to start making really sick clothing.

This_is_Skateboarding
How does one make the decision to turn pro?

M.R.
I don't know, like I would skate any way so if it's there, do it.

4pie
Why don't you come to quebec?

M.R.
Been there, too French just kidding, I would love to go back to Quebec and have some time to bug out a bit and skate.

six motha fuckin thunders
If you weren't riding for Foundation, what company would you be riding for?
M.R.
This could get me in trouble, how about a list of companies I like. Krooked, Enjoi, Girl, Blueprint and Shut.

smono
If you had to live in one city and were only allowed to skate there for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

M.R.
That would be BarceChagoBankToCurbanyTownUsWhatever I love that city!

DemolishYourself
How do you feel about the direction that skateboarding is taking? Quite a few people on Foundation are throwing themselves down giant stairs and rails, but you keep it creative. Do you feel that the 'hammers' stage is just a fad?

M.R.
More like the "creative thing" being a fad. If it's popular do a banging ollie shiffty, then the kids that do big and bigger will do them but only for a while until they get bored, then once bored they realize this shit is easy and do a kick flip shifty down a 13. You see it's a breath of fresh air to see some other shit every once and a while but the kids that "keep up" know that as well so the norm is to do "other shit" to complete a part. Like I got my rail shit my lines and my creative shit, part done. I'll tell you right now and come clean I CANT do the shit that a lot of people can bring them selves to do so in the process of trying to skirt the issue of busting the Gnar I do stuff that I can do. I don't try to be creative guy and I do believe the way I skate is out dated, but fuck it at least I don't do shifty ollies. P.S. to all shiffty oilers I mean no harm shit looks tight in photos, I just have a weak shiffty.

nodurquack
What got you into skateboarding?

M.R.
My older brother he was a real bad ass and I wanted to be like him.

the big deluth
Who did you look up to growing up?

M.R.
people around me doing shit that I thought I could never do, the people excelling in art skateboarding. The weirdest part is when you come to a time when you level off or go beyond the people you're looking up to, it becomes sort of like a sentiment when you think how you used to emulate them and want what they do to be yours.

4pie
Can you drop in vert?

M.R.
Yeah it's my only vert trick.

smono
What has skating given you that you wouldnt have been able to experience without it?

M.R.
This is one of those long long list of if not for this then..... But the fact of the matter is; myself, sounds weird and kinda lame but I think if it were not for skating and all it brings I probably not have a clue who the fuck I am.

4pie
How many boards can you ollie?

M.R.
The new one is how many stairs can you nollie. 2 - 3 some: like thigh high, my thigh I have no idea how high your thigh is.

Guest (is a girl)
Are you available? if yes, whats your phone number?

M.R.
Sorry, you'll have to get in line with all the other poor girls that will never get a chance to experience such a masterpiece as myself. Come on thats not a real question, if you want I could get you Cory Duffle's p-#.

Guest (is a girl)
Are you interested in bondage?

M.R.
Seems like a bit much don't you think?

Royale with Cheese
What are your thoughts on the band, The Pixies?

M.R.
Pixies are ripping Frank Black is a Genius, I got to see Frank Black and the Catholics in a little place by my house two members of the Pixies were there and only about 100 people, the place held like 500 people. They ripped played all the good shit and plenty of the perfect songs from the Pixies era. It's funny to me that the show was so dead and just six months later the Pixies were back together and selling out huge shows at 40 bucks a ticket. That tells you there's something in a name, could have saw them for $12 bucks.

Royale with Cheese
Favorite trick, and favorite transition to ride?

M.R.
Don't Pigeon whole me, I'm not good enough to be a trannie dog. My favorite transition is natural found obscure and some what a pain in the ass to skate. Trick would be nollie crack, you know when your ridding down the street and nollie a sidewalk crack.

basil
Tell us one untold barcelona story.

M.R.
this one time like we were wasted and stuff..... bla bla , For real we happen to be there when Barcelona won the World Cup (you know soccer) and the night lasted till the day peaple were bugging out of their heads going nuts fireworks screaming and general freak-out, the cops were mellow and it was a blast.

basil
we heard you are into modifying your clothing yourself, anything you are particulary proud of?

M.R.
I have a hoddie I reversed and tweaked so the finer points are pulled out for everyone to see, I don't much like it any more but when I made it I was really proud of it. I have this shirt that I cut the chest out of and stitched a new reversible on in to it I like that one a lot. I'll try to post some pictures with this interview.

basil
favourite kind of coffee?

M.R.
Large coffee with a shot of Espresso, the place by my house calls it a Goat Herder I call it sanity for the 9 to 5.

el ztaffo
Who do you most often skate with on the Foundation team?

M.R.
The new secret rider I cant tell you more because I'm bound by contract, but she steps to shit no one I mean no one steps to.

el ztaffo
Who pushes you and your skating?

M.R.
My hommies they are better then me and I get jealous and feel like I have to push myself, peep the hommie video bout to drop early next year.

squid
What is your first memory with a skateboard?

M.R.
I was really young, like 6 and my older brother had these two banana boards and for like one week we would cruse around the tennis courts by my hose on them on the summer nights. Pretty sick feeling if I can remember back to and it looks clear and fun.

Royale with Cheese
Favorite activity other than skateboarding?

M.R.
Working on my computer making shit, art what ever. I'm a nerd but sick as hell on rocking the ones and zeros.

4pie
first bluntslide ever where? when?

M.R.
I don't know, I did blunt slide Hubba hide out first try really long time ago, I sear just ask Mat Obrian?????????

WhatsTheRush
If you could only listen to three bands for the rest of your life, who would they be?

M.R.
Guided By Voices is in there because they have so many songs it could take a good amount of years before your over it. Bob Marley because you need that once in awhile. The Rolling Stones or the Kinks, again because it's pure rock and roll and there are lots of amazing songs on lots of amazing albums.

status1hitch
What is your favorite era in skateboarding, and why? What time periods do you think have influenced your skating the most?

M.R.
I lived in Chicago when Stereo was just starting to pave it's way, It was a really good time to be skating. Things started to mellow out not be so over tech and ridicules and I was in the right place. So I think thats around Visual Sounds time, Ethan has a very good part in that if you have not had a chance I suggest you learn. But that was the best time a lot of good friends - parties and the best spots that were not a bust. Hot Chicago nights in the loop were the best and we really did not know what we had, but thats the magic of the past.

Guest
favourate skate video?

M.R.
There is a load of great old ones Video Days, Memory Screen, but if you get a chance check out the Blue Print Video "Lost and Found"

Royale with Cheese
Favorite movie?

M.R.
I don't know about Favorites but try this one "The Man Who Fell To Earth" <--- obscure and a bit boring at times but silently perfect.

muggo
What do you think you would be doing if you didn't skate?

M.R.
Sitting on my ass hating my miserable time in this special place called planet life.

M@
Favorite album?

M.R
I'll have to say I'm a pretty big fan of ( Mag Earwig ) --- Guided by Voices and ten bazzillion other alubms

4pie
Are you the kind of guy who work on a trick or you just go to the spot, warm up and land it in like 4 tries?

M.R. Well I warm up does that count? No I work for my shit and should be working harder some times. It helps to be stoked and some place new that makes me accidentally land on my skateboard and ride away.

Royale with Cheese
Favorite country to visit?

M.R.
All others I went to the mother land once, Lots of Poloks there, it's a special you know it's where all civilization sprouted from. If you go back far enough you start to realize we are all Polish!

Royale with Cheese
Favorite Food?

M.R.
Japaneseie It's gotta be Sashimi

"!"
How does one like yourself get pumped for the day?

M.R.
Coffee and a vague feeling that you could do a lot of shit if you put some time into it.

im andrew!!
How did you first get hooked up?

M.R.
If you mean with foundation: Long store short Dorien Tucker and Jon Minner two good people, words of mouth, and the right place at sort of an ok-ish time.

Alex...
How often daily does your last name get butchered?

M.R.
Every time I go to SafeWay and you pay for some shit and they have that stupid policy where the poor bastard at the check stand has to look at your receipt and glance up at you with a confused look in their eyes and destroy thousands of years of Polish heritage and say "thank you Mr. ---------- Ruuzzcxhzack" I try not to shop at SafeWay and I try to eat mostly Organic food stuffs.

yayaya
How old were you when you first started skating?

M.R.
11 years of age

yayaya
How long did it take you to get your first sponsor?

M.R.
I'm just on flow---------------------------> like 8 years it was Acme Skateboards Remy Stratton was sending me shit.

Alex...
Is Chi-town on your top five places to skate?

M.R.
For sure but it's more of Chicago a long time ago when the shit was not a bust. Good friends really good spots and a green mind.

Mooley
Miniramp sesh or hill bombing?

M.R.
I'm a pussy when it comes to bombing hills, I come from Chicago it's ultra flat there. Miniramps are fun and very safe but it's hard to learn new shit, you end up just doing frontside grinds the whole time.

GUNDERSON
Did you pick your music for the art bars video?

M.R.
I'm usually very picky about stuff like this but Josh Beagle was like check out this song I put some of your footage to. I was really stoked on the band it was when I was in to a lot of instrumental math rocky shit. I like it a lot and thought it worked. in that part I made the intro sound song thing and the song thing at the end of my part. For a while I was super into making crazy noise on the computer, I liked that part and that video I think things came together really good on that one.

GUNDERSON
if so, how did you become aware of the artist and where can i find their music?

M.R.
The band was Freedom for Saturn, they were friends of the guys at foundation and nice guys themselves.

the_biz
How come you dont come to the novato skatepark very often?

M.R.
Too fucking busy I like that park a lot it's really fun to do laps at.

Posted November 30th, 2005 by TYBB inconjunction with the TYMB

Toy Machine Where's The Beef?

I think Diego found it... Beef About an hour after Diego ate this he barfed in Technicolor. Image Description And here is the documentation of such hurlage. Suffice to say, it is not as colorful on black and white as it was in person. But at least he got the COVER OF TWS this month...
Posted November 30th, 2005 by Windsock Out an Anus

Toy Machine Eating some serious SHIT...

Image Description Austin does a triple axle wicked spinner at a demo in... UUUUM, lets say, the east coast somewhere. His back was totally screwed.
Posted November 29th, 2005 by bungwiper of Kevin's bung

Toy Machine Billy Marks Beckons You!

Bill

Frightening, isn't it? Nothing is quite like that late afternoon drive out to Corona, arriving at the park just in time for sunset. Well, I guess it's a lot like driving anywhere else just in time for sunset, but with more dirt.

Posted November 29th, 2005 by The Onions In Your Poop

Toy Machine Johnny Layton gets a Bones bearings ad!

Whoopie! See it HERE! OR See the best part of it RIGHT HERE instead...
Posted November 29th, 2005 by a fat loser who is going to take a poo

Foundation Foundation team update!

Foundation team report, straight from Grenog (Foundation filmer)

Matt - Nollie 180 big three
- Switch fs shuvit big three

Well another holiday weekend passed and despite the crazy wind all over LA, IE, and The high desert, it was a good one.

Gareth and Angel are officially in spain filming and shooting photos for a month with Dave Hoang and Cole Mathews. Duffel will be out there towards the end of the week to join them. Ethan just returned from a trip from Mexico City where he enjoyed skating drinking and watching real life cock fights. Matt has been taking it easy at his home in Victorville skating and training for the coming up Tampa contests. I will be going out there at least once a week to film with Matt. Ive been talking to Mike and he should be coming down for a few weeks at the begining of Dec. to stay for a little while and film and shoot photos.

Angel will be in New Zealand with Vans Dec 3rd - 16th and then off to Spain to hook up with his Foundation team riders.

Slash and Sammy will be returning once again to LA to continue ripping and shooting more photos with Trinh from TWS. Im gunna try and bring Adrian up also if he is in town.

No word from the two hard to get a hold ofs, Tommy and Shuriken, but im working on it.

Posted November 28th, 2005 by gregnog

Toy Machine AUSTIN!!! By Poular Demand...

Image Description We get so many requests for photos of Austin... What else do you want? HEY! the BUTCHER is on the COVER OF TWS this month so check it out!
Posted November 28th, 2005 by the keeper of the gene that makes you handsome

Toy Machine Intensity in Ten Cities...

Image Description Josh is such a nice boy. I think I took this photo of him while we were in Spain...
PS: Don't forget THE BUTCHER is on the COVER OF TWS this month with a big interview!
Posted November 25th, 2005 by what-eva, I'll do what i want

Toy Machine Photos from Harmony's camera!!

Image Description Good times...
Posted November 25th, 2005 by stuffed to the brim with a food called 'stuffing'

Toy Machine The Ghost of Austin rides...

Image Description Photo by Joshua Harmony in the year 2005 It's Thanksgiving! go skate some spots that normally have a security gaurd. They are at home watching football today! the spot is yours!
Posted November 24th, 2005 by kevin wishes he posted this much, MU-AH HA HA HA!

Toy Machine The Sun is Brutal

Image Description Matt B and J-Lay lurking hard.
And don't forget that THE BUTCHER is on the COVER OF TWS you losers...
Posted November 22nd, 2005 by skin cancer will come aroung age 33

Toy Machine Mr. B.

<Matt See Matt Bennett pole jam 180 for your delight...
Posted November 21st, 2005 by Kevilingus

Toy Machine Catch a Cab

Josh Harm-Dog, tossing a full cab up and over a fence, to the destruction below.
Posted November 21st, 2005 by The All Seeing Eye of She-Ra

Toy Machine DIEGO the BUTCHER ON THE COVER OF TWS!!

Toy Machine's own Diego the Butcher can be seen this month RIPPING on the cover of Transworld Magazine If you can't find a copy soon, then check the internet. Maybe they will update their WEBSITE one day...
(Since they lag, I scanned it for you) Image Description Bigger HERE Plus a bonus "lifestyle shot" Image Description Diego shortly after getting raw on a lobster.
Posted November 21st, 2005 by sorry for speaking my mind to the close minded

Toy Machine Jumping into a new life...

Image Description Poo on yer Face
Posted November 21st, 2005 by Ming-Haggrid of the Abyss

Toy Machine Billy Marks wins Active's Bling Fest!!

Billy Marks wins Active's Bling Fest!! Second year in a row! Takes home $2500 plus other prizes like Toyo tires and rims. Stay tuned for a link to Active's story.
Posted November 21st, 2005 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine You Mess with the Bull, You get the Horns

Image Description J-Lay gets the horns this time...
Posted November 21st, 2005 by Hot Lips Hool-I-han, AKA Loretta Swit

Toy Machine J-Lay still wandering around lost in Mexico


(Click here to find him!)
Posted November 20th, 2005 by when will he come back?

Toy Machine Billy takes the Bling-Fest First Place!!!!

Toy Machine's own Billy Marks has taken the 'winner take all' grand prize for best trick at this year's Active Bling-Fest Best trick contest.
It came down to Bryan Herman and Billy, but in the end, Billy walked away with the cash payment.
Congrats Billy, more cash to save for a house!
wait,
I mean spend gambling.
Posted November 20th, 2005 by kevin you should post more, AKA Expound...

Toy Machine Bling Bling

If you need some live Toy Machine action go to this Active thinga-ma-jigger. Bilbo, Matt B. and Austin should be there ripping and mingling. note: The above post applies to the 7 kids in Southern California that are reading this. As for the 12 million rest of you, tough titties. You should be out shredding at any rate. If you're looking for Josh, search here. If it's J-Lay you seek, try here.
Posted November 19th, 2005 by Almost An Angel

Toy Machine Your Job is to POST biotch!

Don't get sassy with me.
Posted November 18th, 2005 by the overlord of toy machine bloodsucking

Toy Machine My "Job"

Let's imagine for a minute that you have a job. And everyday you walk into your job and someone has done your work for you, everyday. Would you just do excess work just to appease some work ethic weirdos in your office? I don't think so. Consider me posted....
Posted November 18th, 2005 by Peon

Toy Machine This is Kevin, the TM Team Manager

And he is SUPPOSED to be updating this website every day, but in reality I am doing it every day. Why am I paying this guy? Should I give him the boot? Post a comment! Image Description Putting a face to the guy who doesn't give you your news.
Posted November 18th, 2005 by The king of toy machine

Toy Machine Diego on the cover of Transworld!!

Plus a hefty interview!!

Posted November 18th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine From the Bung of Richard Gere

Image Description Victim.
Posted November 18th, 2005 by Little Buddha

Toy Machine Harmony drifts away...

Image Description Josh in Lake Shasta, California
Posted November 18th, 2005 by May the Blood of Angels Rain on You

Ruckus Metal Jason Adams interview!

Tell us about your skate madness. When you see a spot from a car or whatever, do you think what you would do there? Do you, when walking through airports and such, do smith grinds with your fingers on countertops? How bad do you have the itch?

Read the interview on www.skateparkoftampa.com

Posted November 18th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Toy Machine Random Arrighi sighting...

jim
Posted November 17th, 2005 by his facial hair can't get out of control

Toy Machine Sado-Voyueristic death to all Politicians

billbomb A Viral bomb of Toy Machine propaganda for the consumers' feeble minds

Billy and mates spent a large portion of the drive to New York City constructing the bomb you see around his neck. The detonation location was wisely decided to be Harlem, where nothing bad ever happens. After previous close calls Bilbo made the wick to this particular bad boy extra lengthy, which somehow ironically backfired and provided the quickest explosion yet, nearly blowing Bill's hand off. After that, they went to Times Square and Ed got the van towed, which was documented in a previous post.

Posted November 17th, 2005 by Ming-Hag of the Abyss of Death & Hurt and Jeff

Dekline Dekline Flow Rider Jacob Sandin.

Jacob Sandin. Photos by : WORD

Dekline Flow Rider Jacob Sandin busy getting things done.

Posted November 17th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Tum Yeto Slap Dec. 05 coverage

Below is coverage seen in the Slap Dec. 05 issue. Check out the Spreads!!!

- Ed Templeton/CCS Ad/Nose blunt slide/Page #41
- Ryan Wilburn/Portland Article/Judo Boneless Spread/Page #87-87
- Ethan Fowler/Portland Article/Big fs 180 ollie spread/Page #90-91
- Pat Rakestraw/Seaus Part Deuce/fs 50-50 to bs 180 50-50 spread/Page #98-99
- Louie Barletta/Seaus Part Deuce/Hurricane Grind Spread/Page 108-109
- Matt Allen/Holland with Emerica/Bs 360 ollie/Page 116

Posted November 17th, 2005 by Coverage hunter.

Toy Machine Photos in the Teeth...

You are not supposed to throw rocks if you live in a glass house. So Josh throws rocks AT a glass house... rockshippie2 And Matt dresses as a hippie for Halloween 9 days before Halloween and acts the part until Halloween, then stops being a god-damned hippie. Thankfully.
Posted November 17th, 2005 by Menendez Brothers, Google it!

Toy Machine Fun with friends...

Image Description
Posted November 16th, 2005 by MARY ANNE NICHOLS - Google me bitch!

Toy Machine More Diego sleeping...

He loves to sleep. sleep
Posted November 16th, 2005 by Posted by: Scan your sack and send it to me.

Foundation Foundation Tattoo!!

Mike "Szalad" Szalewicz representing MSC (meadville skate crew), sent in these photos of his Foundation tattoo. This is awesome. He wanted to give a shout out to his buddies Chris Dennis, Randy Guy, Kevin and the rest of msc.

Your box full of goodies is on the way Mike!

Posted November 16th, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation Go Go win Gareth Stehr's pro boards!!

Gareth switch ollies 14.

Win FREE Foundation Skateboards, Plus the New Gareth Stehr Go-Go Toe Jam DVD! Win FREE skateboards, DVD and more! Gareth Stehr is Foundation Skateboarding's newest pro! To celebrate, Foundation and About Skateboarding are giving away some brand new skateboarding gear! Did I say it's free? FREE! If you win, you will get....

Go Go Win Gareth's pro boards here.

About.com also did some really cool reviews on Gareth's DVD and Gareth's first ever pro boards.

Posted November 16th, 2005 by el ztaffo with help from Steve Cave

Toy Machine Photos from tour keep coming...


Matt & Kevin Inside of some store. Tour is 50% skating and being in lame stores... And 50% driving... Image Description
Matt & Diego Spacing out in FRONT of a store... Image Description Image Description and J-Lay bummin, as he in sometimes prone to do...
Posted November 15th, 2005 by Kentucky fried Sword-Dildo

Toy Machine NYC Adventures

Feast your eyes... Manhattan On the way to Kennedy Airport to drop of the team, there was a bitchin' view of Manhattan. Yes, bitchin'...

UFO Rising This particular photo was shot while searching for a cab at 2:00am after Ed got the van towed. It looks like a spaceship is about to rise behind those buildings. Trip out.

Posted November 15th, 2005 by Kevina

Toy Machine New Gen Signing

Boy and Mullet Man
Posted November 15th, 2005 by Omnipotent Life Controller Guy

Tum Yeto Toddler apparel available now through little ruler

Toy Machine, Foundation and Pig toddler apparel available now through little ruler. www.LittleRuler.com

Posted November 15th, 2005 by baby clothes

Toy Machine Back in 1991

1991 Ed Templeton and Mike V. ripping a demo...
Posted November 15th, 2005 by Haggrid & Weasley Tag Team Hermione

Toy Machine Kick in the Teeth, continued...

Going hobo style on the trains in Pennsylvania... rbeb
Posted November 15th, 2005 by Posted by:Eugene Me-Jane

Foundation Mexicali demo footy!

Josh Beagle put together some clips of the recent demo in Mexicali, Mexico. You must view the Foundation and Pig Wood Demo in Mexicali !! The demo looks like it was insane and off the chain.

1337

Posted November 15th, 2005 by senor frog

Toy Machine More Photos from Tour...

Light saber fight in a bookstore... 1 The Gorilla in our room (J-Lay) 2 And Discussing how big the explosion will be from Billy's Bomb... 3
Posted November 14th, 2005 by Encyclopedia Brown

Toy Machine --------------------------------------------------

geoff -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Posted November 14th, 2005 by perv out on the streets

Toy Machine Some photos from Kick in the TEETH tour...

The team hanging out in NYC. pile pile2
Posted November 14th, 2005 by Posted by:Posted by:Posted by:Posted by:

Toy Machine We took it easy today and ran errands around town

No ripping to report. dookie
photo by: the wonderful Desiree.
Posted November 13th, 2005 by a scrotum-spatula-esque kind of a guy

Toy Machine Cul-de-Sac

Harmony acquired a new pad in the morning with Jenna and then proceeded to wreck shit in the afternoon with Austin, Matt B (with mandatory posse), and Mr. Scott Pommier. What did you turds do today?

Already bored with me? Criddle on down to Ed's Cul-de-Sac. It's bursting at the seams with radness...

The riders have been e-mailing me all their photos from tour so get ready for some "art"-heavy photo galleries, when I figure out how to put them up...

Posted November 13th, 2005 by Keva Lamba Ding Dong

Toy Machine Toy Team gets the Key to city!

Does this mean we can skate downtown?
key
Posted November 12th, 2005 by tired of ruining my own life

Toy Machine News Flash!! Johnny Layton is in Mexico City...

Most Likely Skating.
Posted November 12th, 2005 by Ming-Haggrid of the Abyss of Death & of Doom

Toy Machine Harmony falls out of Tune...

Josh on US tour 2005
Posted November 12th, 2005 by Your Mom's left one

Toy Machine Bootlegging Toy Shirts in PERU!!!!


Johnny Layton in Peru with a kid who was wearing a bootlegegd Toy shirt
Posted November 11th, 2005 by Ming-Haggrid of the Abyss

Toy Machine Toy Machine Blow Out!

You didn't really ask for it, but here it is anyway, the brand new Toy Machine website! Ruin your vision and waste you life at the same time, finally. Of course from here on out, you'll be expected to check in daily as a loyal Toy Machine pawn thirsty for all things related to your favorite bloodsucking skateboard company.

If this site isn't enough for your TM fix, check out the mags this month, they're packed with Toy Machine rippers...

Johnny Layton has been on a rampage for the past year and it all seems to lead into the Skateboard Mag's latest issue. J-Lay graces the cover and wrangles up a massive interview to be named the Year's Best Am. Pretty epic.

Josh Harmony has also landed a sweet 8 page gig in the December issue of Skateboarder and there's rumors of a Diego infested Transworld in the near future, so keep those peepers peeled.

Posted November 10th, 2005 by Kevs

Foundation TYMB exclusive online interview with Mike Rusczyk.

You asked for it and here it is! TYBBz and the TYMB have joined forces to bring you the first ever Mike Rusczyk web exclusive interview. All questions were asked by the TYBB (Tum Yeto Bad Boyz) and the TYMB - Tum Yeto messageboard members.

You asked the questions....Mike Rusczyk answered them......enjoy!

Transistor
How much input are you going to put into your new graphics? (ie-Jeremy Wray is known for drawing a lot of his graphics, even in the team series.

Mike Rusczyk
Kinda a lot I have been working with Foundation's art director Nathan Bell a lot on this first run, my first boards are art work from my friends. It also looks as if I'm going to hand paint 150 boards for an art show or a promotion and choose one of those as one of my first graphics.

Transistor
Do you plan on putting out some crazy designs?

M.R.
Hope FULLy but there is always the question when making shit, will anybody get this? and buy it? and like it? I would like all of my shit that gets put out to be things I'm into and most of all the kind of art I like. < if that makes any sense, I would also like to start making really sick clothing.

This_is_Skateboarding
How does one make the decision to turn pro?

M.R.
I don't know, like I would skate any way so if it's there, do it.

4pie
Why don't you come to quebec?

M.R.
Been there, too French just kidding, I would love to go back to Quebec and have some time to bug out a bit and skate.

six motha fuckin thunders
If you weren't riding for Foundation, what company would you be riding for?
M.R.
This could get me in trouble, how about a list of companies I like. Krooked, Enjoi, Girl, Blueprint and Shut.

smono
If you had to live in one city and were only allowed to skate there for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

M.R.
That would be BarceChagoBankToCurbanyTownUsWhatever I love that city!

DemolishYourself
How do you feel about the direction that skateboarding is taking? Quite a few people on Foundation are throwing themselves down giant stairs and rails, but you keep it creative. Do you feel that the 'hammers' stage is just a fad?

M.R.
More like the "creative thing" being a fad. If it's popular do a banging ollie shiffty, then the kids that do big and bigger will do them but only for a while until they get bored, then once bored they realize this shit is easy and do a kick flip shifty down a 13. You see it's a breath of fresh air to see some other shit every once and a while but the kids that "keep up" know that as well so the norm is to do "other shit" to complete a part. Like I got my rail shit my lines and my creative shit, part done. I'll tell you right now and come clean I CANT do the shit that a lot of people can bring them selves to do so in the process of trying to skirt the issue of busting the Gnar I do stuff that I can do. I don't try to be creative guy and I do believe the way I skate is out dated, but fuck it at least I don't do shifty ollies. P.S. to all shiffty oilers I mean no harm shit looks tight in photos, I just have a weak shiffty.

nodurquack
What got you into skateboarding?

M.R.
My older brother he was a real bad ass and I wanted to be like him.

the big deluth
Who did you look up to growing up?

M.R.
people around me doing shit that I thought I could never do, the people excelling in art skateboarding. The weirdest part is when you come to a time when you level off or go beyond the people you're looking up to, it becomes sort of like a sentiment when you think how you used to emulate them and want what they do to be yours.

4pie
Can you drop in vert?

M.R.
Yeah it's my only vert trick.

smono
What has skating given you that you wouldnt have been able to experience without it?

M.R.
This is one of those long long list of if not for this then..... But the fact of the matter is; myself, sounds weird and kinda lame but I think if it were not for skating and all it brings I probably not have a clue who the fuck I am.

4pie
How many boards can you ollie?

M.R.
The new one is how many stairs can you nollie. 2 - 3 some: like thigh high, my thigh I have no idea how high your thigh is.

Guest (is a girl)
Are you available? if yes, whats your phone number?

M.R.
Sorry, you'll have to get in line with all the other poor girls that will never get a chance to experience such a masterpiece as myself. Come on thats not a real question, if you want I could get you Cory Duffle's p-#.

Guest (is a girl)
Are you interested in bondage?

M.R.
Seems like a bit much don't you think?

Royale with Cheese
What are your thoughts on the band, The Pixies?

M.R.
Pixies are ripping Frank Black is a Genius, I got to see Frank Black and the Catholics in a little place by my house two members of the Pixies were there and only about 100 people, the place held like 500 people. They ripped played all the good shit and plenty of the perfect songs from the Pixies era. It's funny to me that the show was so dead and just six months later the Pixies were back together and selling out huge shows at 40 bucks a ticket. That tells you there's something in a name, could have saw them for $12 bucks.

Royale with Cheese
Favorite trick, and favorite transition to ride?

M.R.
Don't Pigeon whole me, I'm not good enough to be a trannie dog. My favorite transition is natural found obscure and some what a pain in the ass to skate. Trick would be nollie crack, you know when your ridding down the street and nollie a sidewalk crack.

basil
Tell us one untold barcelona story.

M.R.
this one time like we were wasted and stuff..... bla bla , For real we happen to be there when Barcelona won the World Cup (you know soccer) and the night lasted till the day peaple were bugging out of their heads going nuts fireworks screaming and general freak-out, the cops were mellow and it was a blast.

basil
we heard you are into modifying your clothing yourself, anything you are particulary proud of?

M.R.
I have a hoddie I reversed and tweaked so the finer points are pulled out for everyone to see, I don't much like it any more but when I made it I was really proud of it. I have this shirt that I cut the chest out of and stitched a new reversible on in to it I like that one a lot. I'll try to post some pictures with this interview.

basil
favourite kind of coffee?

M.R.
Large coffee with a shot of Espresso, the place by my house calls it a Goat Herder I call it sanity for the 9 to 5.

el ztaffo
Who do you most often skate with on the Foundation team?

M.R.
The new secret rider I cant tell you more because I'm bound by contract, but she steps to shit no one I mean no one steps to.

el ztaffo
Who pushes you and your skating?

M.R.
My hommies they are better then me and I get jealous and feel like I have to push myself, peep the hommie video bout to drop early next year.

squid
What is your first memory with a skateboard?

M.R.
I was really young, like 6 and my older brother had these two banana boards and for like one week we would cruse around the tennis courts by my hose on them on the summer nights. Pretty sick feeling if I can remember back to and it looks clear and fun.

Royale with Cheese
Favorite activity other than skateboarding?

M.R.
Working on my computer making shit, art what ever. I'm a nerd but sick as hell on rocking the ones and zeros.

4pie
first bluntslide ever where? when?

M.R.
I don't know, I did blunt slide Hubba hide out first try really long time ago, I sear just ask Mat Obrian?????????

WhatsTheRush
If you could only listen to three bands for the rest of your life, who would they be?

M.R.
Guided By Voices is in there because they have so many songs it could take a good amount of years before your over it. Bob Marley because you need that once in awhile. The Rolling Stones or the Kinks, again because it's pure rock and roll and there are lots of amazing songs on lots of amazing albums.

status1hitch
What is your favorite era in skateboarding, and why? What time periods do you think have influenced your skating the most?

M.R.
I lived in Chicago when Stereo was just starting to pave it's way, It was a really good time to be skating. Things started to mellow out not be so over tech and ridicules and I was in the right place. So I think thats around Visual Sounds time, Ethan has a very good part in that if you have not had a chance I suggest you learn. But that was the best time a lot of good friends - parties and the best spots that were not a bust. Hot Chicago nights in the loop were the best and we really did not know what we had, but thats the magic of the past.

Guest
favourate skate video?

M.R.
There is a load of great old ones Video Days, Memory Screen, but if you get a chance check out the Blue Print Video "Lost and Found"

Royale with Cheese
Favorite movie?

M.R.
I don't know about Favorites but try this one "The Man Who Fell To Earth" <--- obscure and a bit boring at times but silently perfect.

muggo
What do you think you would be doing if you didn't skate?

M.R.
Sitting on my ass hating my miserable time in this special place called planet life.

M@
Favorite album?

M.R
I'll have to say I'm a pretty big fan of ( Mag Earwig ) --- Guided by Voices and ten bazzillion other alubms

4pie
Are you the kind of guy who work on a trick or you just go to the spot, warm up and land it in like 4 tries?

M.R. Well I warm up does that count? No I work for my shit and should be working harder some times. It helps to be stoked and some place new that makes me accidentally land on my skateboard and ride away.

Royale with Cheese
Favorite country to visit?

M.R.
All others I went to the mother land once, Lots of Poloks there, it's a special you know it's where all civilization sprouted from. If you go back far enough you start to realize we are all Polish!

Royale with Cheese
Favorite Food?

M.R.
Japaneseie It's gotta be Sashimi

"!"
How does one like yourself get pumped for the day?

M.R.
Coffee and a vague feeling that you could do a lot of shit if you put some time into it.

im andrew!!
How did you first get hooked up?

M.R.
If you mean with foundation: Long store short Dorien Tucker and Jon Minner two good people, words of mouth, and the right place at sort of an ok-ish time.

Alex...
How often daily does your last name get butchered?

M.R.
Every time I go to SafeWay and you pay for some shit and they have that stupid policy where the poor bastard at the check stand has to look at your receipt and glance up at you with a confused look in their eyes and destroy thousands of years of Polish heritage and say "thank you Mr. ---------- Ruuzzcxhzack" I try not to shop at SafeWay and I try to eat mostly Organic food stuffs.

yayaya
How old were you when you first started skating?

M.R.
11 years of age

yayaya
How long did it take you to get your first sponsor?

M.R.
I'm just on flow---------------------------> like 8 years it was Acme Skateboards Remy Stratton was sending me shit.

Alex...
Is Chi-town on your top five places to skate?

M.R.
For sure but it's more of Chicago a long time ago when the shit was not a bust. Good friends really good spots and a green mind.

Mooley
Miniramp sesh or hill bombing?

M.R.
I'm a pussy when it comes to bombing hills, I come from Chicago it's ultra flat there. Miniramps are fun and very safe but it's hard to learn new shit, you end up just doing frontside grinds the whole time.

GUNDERSON
Did you pick your music for the art bars video?

M.R.
I'm usually very picky about stuff like this but Josh Beagle was like check out this song I put some of your footage to. I was really stoked on the band it was when I was in to a lot of instrumental math rocky shit. I like it a lot and thought it worked. in that part I made the intro sound song thing and the song thing at the end of my part. For a while I was super into making crazy noise on the computer, I liked that part and that video I think things came together really good on that one.

GUNDERSON
if so, how did you become aware of the artist and where can i find their music?

M.R.
The band was Freedom for Saturn, they were friends of the guys at foundation and nice guys themselves.

the_biz
How come you dont come to the novato skatepark very often?

M.R.
Too fucking busy I like that park a lot it's really fun to do laps at.

Posted November 10th, 2005 by TYBB inconjunction with the TYMB

Toy Machine Another Toy Machine tattoo!!

Another Toy Machine tattoo!! This is totally awesome!! This one is on the body of Mathieu Cuvelier from Paris France. Thanks for your support. How am I going to send a package to France!?!?

Posted November 9th, 2005 by what rymes with cheese?

Foundation 411 round two is up and live!

The 411 round two is up and live! Two skaters go head to head with their best trick on video. Leo Romero vs. Rodrigo Teixeira. Click on the link to watch and cast your vote.

Posted November 9th, 2005 by elztafffffffffffo

Dekline Weezer Spotted Reppin'

Jammin' on Stern
Scott from WEEZER spotted on the Howard Stern Show wearing our Famous "Black & White Stripped" Belt.
Posted November 8th, 2005 by August

Dekline Damn!!!! Am!!!!

Dekline Flow Rider Vince Del Valle, from Seattle Washington, placed 2nd over all in the Volcom Damn-Am Contest on Halloween Day Monday October 31st 2005. With this finish he has solidified a spot in the Finals at the Famous Tampa Am contest in the end of January 2006. Vince has also been busy working on checkoutís, Photoís, etc. busy getting out of Seattle traveling to make it happen. Great Job Vince!
Posted November 8th, 2005 by August

Toy Machine A photo of a spot in Turkey.

Here's a photo of a spot taken in Turkey...the country! Toy Machine rules the middle east!!

Posted November 4th, 2005 by big cheesy

Toy Machine Johnny Layton wins The Skateboard Mags best AM!!

Johnny Layton wins The Skateboard Mags first annual - Years Best AM award!!
Check JLay out on the cover of The Skateboard Mag.

Congratulations Johnny!!!!

Posted November 3rd, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation 411VM volume 13 issue 4.

Leo Romero on the cover!!

NEW FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! Available November 15th in finer skate shops, 411 Volume 13, Issue 4 brings together an all-new onslaught of skating from some of the most sought after names in the industry. Put Foundation pro Leo Romero with Tommy Gurrola and you got Double Trouble! Prepare for total handrail annihilation! Chicagoís own Patrick Melcher continues the assault with his unique skating in Amerikan Hooligan.

Think thatís enough? We donít! In this issue you will also find an Interactive Product Guide, a 32-page Ďzine with exclusive photos and interviews, a pull out action poster and a free CD music sampler. So make sure 411 Volume 13, Issue 4 makes it to the top of your holiday wish list!

See the 411vm volume 13 issue 4 commercial!

Posted November 2nd, 2005 by el ztaffo

Foundation Mike Rusczyk interview questions.

When is the last time we had a super special Tum Yeto team rider website only interview? That's correct, a long time. This time the interview is going to be different. It's going to be questions that you ask Mike Rusczyk. Go to the Tum Yeto messageboard and find the "Mike Rusczyk interview by the TYMB" thread and add your questions. Anything you've ever wanted to ask Mike Rusczyk. This is your chance. Keep it clean and professional!

Posted November 1st, 2005 by When is Rusczyk going pro?

Foundation Best Halloween costume!

At The Finest Skateshop in Petersburg, FL., Tommie held a best costume giveaway. The winner Jessie Wildman is seen here representing The Finest Skateshop Krew, he got a Foundation deck, Toy Machine video, Foundation video, & Pig video with some other goodies in the bag.

Posted November 1st, 2005 by el ztaffo