Mike Rusczyk hand painted boards are now available at skateboard.com!! These are all hand painted decks from new Foundation pro Mike Rusczyk and friends. Portions of proceeds from these decks goes to the Lift the Children Charity.
Where did you grow up skating?
I grew up skating around Lake Elsinore/Wildomar/Murrieta/Temecula area. I used to skate the Ollie House about everyday when it was around. Then when I got a video camera, some friends and i would get together and ....read more....at www.theskateboardindustry.com
Sun Diego Boardshops Presents "SPRING BREAK YO'SELF!"
GRAND OPENING OF OUR NEWEST LOCATION AT BELMONT PARK IN MISSION BEACH, CA.!!!
Saturday April 8th - 9th, 2006 in Mission Beach, CA.
SATURDAY: DAY 1 of GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
To celebrate our new location we are hosting what will become an annual Spring Break event. SPRING BREAK YO'SELF will be San Diego's biggest skateboarding event of the year! The day begins at NOON with Autograph Signings from Toy Machine, Osiris, and Mada, followed by a bangin street demo featuring tons of pros from all the companies on the flier. Then comes the main event, $15,000 BEST TRICK CONTEST! For the inaugural event, we present to you a fully and accurately replicated RINCON. Just like the real thing, minus the security. LET THE CARNAGE BEGIN...
Here are just a few skaters you'll see at Spring Break YoSelf:
For MORE click over to www.sundiego.com
Morrow Legislation Will Protect Cities,
SACRAMENTO - "The skaters have been speaking and I've been listening."
With those opening comments, Senator Bill Morrow (R-Carlsbad) announced his new legislation designed to provide more complete liability protection for local governments that build and operate public skateboard parks.
"This bill is for the skateboarders," said Morrow. "Senate Bill 1179 will protect local governments, encourage building of more public skateboard parks, and expand usage of existing parks. The bill will toss out the arbitrary age restrictions in current law, a restriction that excludes a huge percentage of young skateboarders from using public parks."
The North San Diego County Republican successfully authored legislation in 1996 and 2001 that increased liability protection for publicly owned and operated skateboard parks. Those laws contributed to a broad-based effort to encourage building safe, accessible public parks where skateboarders can congregate and ply their skills. But Morrow said that much more needs to be done.
The senator said, "The earlier bills were important steps. But, quite frankly, they are inadequate to keep up with the growing demand, evolving demographics and other dynamic realities of the skateboarding community. This new measure speaks directly to those problems."
Existing law provides liability protection to public agencies and public employees when recreational enthusiasts participate in certain popular activities designated as "hazardous recreational activities." The list of designated activities is contained in Section 831.7 of the California Government Code.
SB 1179 would add skateboarding to that list of activities, granting skateboarding what is termed as "straight HRA status." The bill would treat skateboarding in public skateparks with the same liability protections already afforded much riskier activities.
"We provide full HRA protection to activities such as skydiving, hang gliding, motor vehicle racing, off-road motorcycling and body contact sports," said Morrow. "It's ridiculous and discriminatory to treat skateboarding as if it is more dangerous than jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet."
The senator concluded, "It's time we stopped discriminating against skateboarders, marginalizing participants in what has become a dominant cultural activity. The State of California has an interest in encouraging, not discouraging, participation in a creative physical activity at well planned, responsibly designed skateboard parks."
Give my regards to Ed Templeton, for his Toy Machine Team proved to be a class act. Besides their professionalism, they’re down to earth good people, and talented skaters. The demo was a great success. Next year with a little more advertising and lead time, I’d expect the event to be double in size. I’d also personally like to thank Johnny, Austin, Matt, Josh, and Kevin for their interaction with the fans for there’s no doubt a lot of kids were truly touched by their good nature and sincerity. And to you too Amy – It’s nice to have the backing from your side. The product arrived timely, just as you said it would, and it made everything run glass smooth. I’ll personally thank Bosco next time I see him.
Look forward to doing business with Tum Yeto. Our business has made leaps and bounds in the last ninety days and with your support there’s no limit.
And Team Toy . . . thank you so much for the time you spent with my son, Taylor. Though it was just another roll on the boards for the team, it was a heart felt moment from a father. If ever you visit Houston, Texas again, the door to Pipeline’s always open.
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