When I posted my Skatepark Of Tampa tattoo I figured they would've recognized it. I was just kidding guys. I found the picture on you're site and photoshopped it up. I needed some content to work with. But the nice folks over there sent me some gear anyways. I'm feeling the rolling stones SPOT shirt the most. Thanks guys. Your box should be showing up any day now.
Diego hit the big 3-0 this past week and we fully forgot to post this epic pic he made. He got bummed and went out to kill himself, but now that it's up he'll be way more peaceful. Happy belated, Butch.
Corey got another present for the birthday contest that was going on for a split second. Its a framed drawing from Damin H. His last name isn't just H, I just can't read the rest of it. I will be sure to send this up to Corey today. If you were wondering what the drawing looked like from the side you are in luck. Thanks Damin.
I got another Foundation tattoo entry today from Marcel in Germany. Apparently Germany didnt get the memo about the contest being over a week ago. But good try. Looks cool. Maybe your country will do better in the video contest dropping soon...
Johnny gets trippy on this holiest of stoner days. It's also this guy's birthday, but Johnny is celebrating the intoxicating effects of THC not power and racism.
Vans and Toy Machine want you to check this out.
I almost forgot we had a Corey birthday present contest going. Dave from New York pretty much won this contest hands down. He sent gummy bears, a Jack Skellington candy dispenser, some cds, and last but defiently not least a portrait that him and his girlfriend both worked on together. Great presents Dave. Oh and they were all wrapped too Corey but I opened them to make sure it wasnt all covered in anthrax. Thats cool right? I'm sending that stuff out to Corey next week Dave. Thanks. Make sure to email us you're WHOLE address because you definitely forgot to include the street name and number. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dustyn from Blackhole Boards sent in his star and moon tattoo to try and come up on some free gear.
This fan went above and beyond. William from Findlay, Ohio got these tattoos after seeing the Foundation team a couple times in his area. He even got a drawing that Gareth did on his wrist. This is the best entry yet forsure. You're going to have to come to San Diego to recieve your high five because I wouldnt know how to go about shipping something like that.
Since this is the last day of the contest and all I figured it would be a good time to show everyone what they might win. I'll probably pick my favorite top 4 to win a board/tee/etc . But everyone else will atleast get a shirt and some other random stuff. Make sure to send in your shipping address and maybe tee shirt size. If you still haven't sent in you're tattoos yet you still have until about noon to do so. Good luck.
Jayce from Durant, Ok sent in his new Foundation tattoo. A very bold vertigo tat on the forearm. You're about to come up. I'll send you a new catalog so you can pick out what you want to buy at you're local skate shop. Thanks for the support.
Jorge from skatepark of tampa is down for the star and moon tat. Hes been a foundation fan for awhile now. I was just wondering if i have to send you stuff still. Because i feel like my tattoo kinda cancels out the whole free product idea for us. Well I guess you could send me some skate park of tampa stuff. I wear MD tee shirts. Another thing, tell Abdias to call home every once in awhile. Or to atleast check his email.
This just in - multiple people are getting Foundation tats just for this contest. I will post the pictures later today or tomorrow.
Lewis from brighton, england sent in his Hell Rose tattoo. A for effort lewis but yeah as you know this is not a hell rose contest. I had a funny little sentence written up about how that would be like if i went to a skate park with rollerblades instead of a skateboard. Kinda the same cause it has wheels and you can be "extreme". But kinda differnt. I mean a lot differnt. So yeah as i was saying i was gonna say that stuff but then i realized that i didnt want to bum out England cause they make good clam chowder.
What do you think about this one guys and gals? Another great star and moon entry. I shouldve made this harder like...forhead tattoos only or something. Matt from Ridgecrest, CA was down for life. Thanks Matt. I'm running out of product to give away. We still have another Foundation contest to do that doesn't involve tattoos. Ok so this friday is the last day to contribute tattoos for free gear. Better get inked up fast.
And I barely busted out my digi-cam to get photos for the website. This photo of Kevin, Bradford, and Keegan was at the last spot. I could have shot tons of great photos of Johnny Layton, and Nick Trapasso, but didn't. I did with my regular film camera, so you will have to wait to see those. I did somehow capture Austin Stephens in the background of one photo. But he had already cut his hand really bad and was back from the hospital. More to come!
Posted April 17th, 2007 by I was skating instead of shooting for once!
Michael from who knows where sent in his Foundation tattoo yesterday. This one is really good. We like it here. I'll attach the Foundation artwork by Fudge that we used for ads, board graphics, and tee shirt designs. You're sticker is in the mail Michael. ha ha. Just kidding I'll atleast give you 2 stickers...
Antonio from Alicante, Spain sent in this Toy Machine gem. Complete with a Foundation banner in the background. He really knows what the judges want to see. Send in you're address buddy so we can send a board out or something.
Alex from Brighton Englands Thats Life "tattoo". Only if we were called this.
For any of you that dont know whats going on I will explain again. We're having a Tattoo contest with Tum Yeto logos. Its easy. If you have a tattoo involving one of are brands then send a picture in of it and we'll send you product if its legit. Email - email@example.com
Nick from Chattanooga, TN sent in a picture of his Toy Machine Tattoo. I dont think this is gonna cut it to win some free gear. You know when you get like a sticker that you think is really cool except for the fact that it has some lame company name on it? Then you cut off the name and just have some cool looking graphic. Well thats how i feel about Nicks tattoo. Google Toy Machine Bird Hat. Then look at the hat that shows up and tell me that a TM wont fit on both sides of that bird. Get that and we have a deal. Good luck and good try. Very close.
Sometimes you just have to go to all the popular spots. Get away from you're local skate park to shred the gnar. I'm just trying to show you different angles of spots that you see in the videos. I like the flat bar spot. You can raise and lower the rail to you're liking. Only in California...
Well here is the bill for the damage! Even Koston and Dimitry think that sucks.
On a side note, I have hired Josh Harmony to carry me around on a dolly, because I am too old to walk anymore.
And also, we are going to Phoenix to skate this weekend
So the website will be stagnating until Monday. Enjoy this photo os Josh and Austin with the proud owner of a new Toy Machine deck. If that doesn't float yer boat for the weekend, check out the Sect Sock attacking Ed's cat Ptah. Read a Kurt Vonnegut book, Cat's Cradle, you won't be bummed!
Posted April 13th, 2007 by David Duchovny is related to David Duke
Dekline will be making a trip across the border for a demo on the 28th. Here's the details.
Who - Shiloh Greathouse, Mike York, Patrick Melcher, Matt Ball, Nick Mclouth, Zaroche, and special guests.
What - Demo! Product Toss! Autograph Signing!
When - Saturday April 28th @ 5pm
Where - Parque Jueventud 2000
Blvd. Anuhuac Col. Villas Del Rey
Which is cool, but not as cool as Griffin taking pictures of kids in middle-school smoking weed at the HB park, right after thier mom drops them off thinking what great kids they are when in fact they are total stoners.
Posted April 12th, 2007 by Already on the path to Pile-Nation
Josh is in China right now with Fallen, trying to film some epic new spots with Matt B, and Jamie T. And although he is in China, he keeps thinking about those Toy Machine socks he likes so much. That's right, SOCKS!
Posted April 12th, 2007 by Like a condom for your foot
While Duffel got crazys everyone else guided traffic, stopped his board from rolling down the hill, and shot sequences. Deffiently a team effort. David was about half way down the hill with Matt yelling at people as they drove by. We had fun at this spot in some rich SF area.
Matt B has spent a lot of time in and out of law enforcement buildings lately. He gets his skate on in between the court appearances and lines to the clerk.
In Toy Alumni news, Donny Barley has a sweet alternate edit of his classic "Welcome To Hell" part posted secret style.
Corey Duffel turns 23 today! Wish him a happy birthday if you see him. Which you won't because he's in Spain with the Osiris team. Send all presents to Tum Yeto for approval before we give to him. I would suggest something along the lines of dog toys, gloves, jackets, music, knives, and candy. Most creative present for Corey gets some gear from Coreys sponsors. Foundation Skateboards, Osiris Shoes, Pig Wheels, Ruckus Trucks, etc. Dont worry I'll hook it up. I will post entries.
Tum Yeto attn. Corey B-day
2001 Commercial St.
San Diego, CA 92113
Photo: Jeff Morris
Ignacio(aka Moon) sent in a picture of his recent Star and Moon tat. Looks awesome Moon. We will be getting in contact with you so we can send out a box of Foundation stuff. Anybody else have Tum Yeto tats? Well let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
i show team dudes. Sometimes i show legendary MC5 dudes. Sometimes both. You never know what to expect. Thats Coreys new Foundation/MC5 board Micheal is signing. I bet you're local skate shop has one...
This is Ranger Ron. He kicked Josh out of the park for stretching without pads. No board, no attitude, just stretching. Then he called the cops on us for sitting in our cars while Griffin went pee. I hope he packed for the power trip.
Posted April 10th, 2007 by No skating allowed (at the skatepark?)
At Spring Break Yo Self we decided to entertain ourselves at other peoples expense. With that being said I present to you "the shocker pen". Heres the Set up - Tell fans your randomly selecting people off the sign up sheet later on to win all sorts of differnt products. And dont forget to mention that its about a 50/50 chance of winning to get there hopes up. When they hear that information about the contest they are forsure signing up and getting shocked. Thanks Spring Breakers. See you next year.
some of these guys will be at Spring Break Yo Self. I guess you're going to have to show up to find out. Along with a demo and contest with all the top ams and pros of skateboarding Tum Yeto will also be having a booth. We will have tons of product up for grabs.
This is Grant, hes one of the main reasons Cataclysmic Abyss is what it is.
So if you are hyped on it and see him..give him a high five and/or buy him a brew.
Or better yet..just buy the video. Thanks!
Active held a Foundation video premiere and signing Saturday night at the Westwood location. Posters got signed, product got tossed, good times were had by all. Micheal Davis from MC5 even showed up to sign along with the guys. Thanks to Active and all the fans.