Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company and Pro Skateboarder Nick Trapasso have parted ways in an amicable fashion. That means it was mellow. No giant fight took place or anything. So sorry for the relatively boring press release. We thanked each other over the phone. He thanked us for hooking him up and turning him pro, and I thanked him for his continued ripping, getting covers, and winning contests. It will be sad to see such a great talent go. Toy Machine wishes him luck in his future endeavors. We are looking forward to our own future with newly anointed pro Collin Provost joining the gang.
aww what that sucks
hes probly lookin at baker/deathwish
Posted By: squints on August 16th, 2011 at 12:48PM PST
Hopefully this guy will slow down on partying and jus stick to weed so he can rip more
Posted By: Michael on August 16th, 2011 at 12:52PM PST
i thought once you get a toy tat you can't leave?
Posted By: anthony on August 16th, 2011 at 12:53PM PST
turn and face the strain"
his shreddage on toymachine will remain epic and memorable,
good times were captured indeed.
jamie thomas, BA, steamer...
historical Toy nostalgia repeats itself in 2011.
best of luck to the dude.
Posted By: fresh from mex on August 16th, 2011 at 01:01PM PST
Posted By: Young Wizard on August 16th, 2011 at 01:09PM PST
heard this yesterday an didnt believe it. fuck it put FORREST on now hahaha
Posted By: yup on August 16th, 2011 at 01:41PM PST
its weird knowing hes officialy off i'm not really surprised but in a way i am
whens the last time anyones left toy? 257629865924387 years ago?
pretty much the antwan dixon of toy. not hating on either one of them they just seem to care more about drugs than skating =[
Posted By: sandro on August 16th, 2011 at 02:25PM PST
What a bummer, really enjoy this dudes skating and have bought most of his Toy decks. Seemed like a good fit. At least Toy has its own identity that isn't reliant on it's riders to be "cool" (who would buy a girl deck if it didn't have Kostons's name on it?).
Posted By: Cmil on August 16th, 2011 at 02:26PM PST
Never forget, the pajama bottoms.
And he used to ride for vans. daaaaaaaaaamn.
That Matt B segment. Reminds me of Destroying America. But holy shit, that kicker was so big. Massive drop after the boardslide too. pretty insane.
Nobody has let Toy in a while. Yeah dude, he might continue the legacy of Toy Machine alumni that do amazing shit. or he\'ll pile out. jk.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 16th, 2011 at 02:43PM PST
damn yoo that sucks nicky t knew how to ride toy machine so sick
Posted By: juan on August 16th, 2011 at 02:51PM PST
Maybe everyone in Long Beach will start speaking english again...
its muffins daddy!
Posted By: Muffin Daddy on August 16th, 2011 at 02:52PM PST
I think with nick off toy the team is that much better, he just seemed like a whiny brat who didn't deserve it. Yeah he rips and with style to go with it but with a shitty attitude he will just be hopping companies. When the ones paying him do not want to put up with his bullshit they'll just get rid of him. Good Luck to him.. I Guess.
Posted By: Just an observer on August 16th, 2011 at 03:02PM PST
i JUST got his board too. i gotta keep that shit once i stop ripping it
Posted By: Pawner on August 16th, 2011 at 03:03PM PST
Fried Grits with some vegan mashed chicken innards. With my ninjas.
Posted By: Flavor Country on August 16th, 2011 at 03:14PM PST
Fuck all you haters LE is coming faggots! Extend It!!!
Posted By: Steady on August 16th, 2011 at 03:20PM PST
Provost over this faggot anyday. Collin is real, this kid changes everyday.
Posted By: poop on August 16th, 2011 at 03:28PM PST
remember seeing this dude doing a swicth back 3 in a magazine, first toy ad i ever saw, i was hooked on it. there will always be new toy blood i guess.
Posted By: steven on August 16th, 2011 at 03:53PM PST
Are Toy riders not subjected to the same kind of mind control as us loyal pawns?
Posted By: pawn on August 16th, 2011 at 04:14PM PST
total bull shit.
Posted By: turo on August 16th, 2011 at 04:14PM PST
duddeee...thats crazy i honestly couldnt imagine him anywhere but toy, well good for him if hes doing what he wants
Posted By: shane on August 16th, 2011 at 04:18PM PST
Its a sad day, two of my favorite things in skating have parted, fuck all the haters on slap forum and here Trapasso is a legend. I hope he stays with cons or ill probably cry seriously, no homo.
Posted By: Finn on August 16th, 2011 at 04:54PM PST
Nick > Colin. I don't know what "poop" is talking about, whatever, he (poop) is a piece of shit.
This sucks. Times like these I'm really missing the johnny, billy, josh, ed, matt, austin, nick, diego lineup.
Posted By: john on August 16th, 2011 at 04:59PM PST
I could shed 100 tears over this :( Nick
Posted By: David is sad on August 16th, 2011 at 05:28PM PST
holy shit this is the worst news!! he better not be piling out!!! hopefully he rolls to baker that would be so tight!!!
Posted By: yann on August 16th, 2011 at 05:36PM PST
The blood sucking owner of toy machine should kick that edward templeton guy off. He's old and doesn't really even really skate that much. And hes a little on the chubby side. Just sayin'. They should put wet willy form world industries on the toy machine.
Posted By: Koston, Eric on August 16th, 2011 at 06:04PM PST
not tryin to hate but toy is a more straight forward company. all the dudes on the teams shred and are putting skateboarding in the right direction and i have a lot of respect for ed and the toy machine family, but i could def see nick on baker/deathwish because of their team. he fits in with the whole scene, just getting fucked up and skating. I dont know if its for the better or worse, hopefully all the fame and partying doesnt get to his head. Maybe its a new start for him and Life Extension. Anyways best of luck to nick and his career and the rest of the toy machine team
Posted By: jykle on August 16th, 2011 at 06:11PM PST
nah deathwish are a pack of dicks excluding like Neen, and i cant really think who else, people say nick didnt fit on toy but it doesnt seem true, but i think im being bias and possibly lying to myself because this sucks.
Posted By: Finn on August 16th, 2011 at 06:26PM PST
miss you too
Posted By: Airwalk Velocity on August 16th, 2011 at 06:29PM PST
Jon Dickson dude is really bland.
He'll probably live the longest.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 16th, 2011 at 06:32PM PST
The only deck I've ever broken was a Trappasso. it wasn't on purpose, I loved that deck. I'll probably find another.
Posted By: lunch on August 16th, 2011 at 06:53PM PST
I new something was up a long time ago, because he hadn't been on the blog for centuries. Hope his life is going good and he continues to rip. Collin is a sick new addition to the team for sure and a deserving pro. Pretty much restating what everybody's saying here, but I could definitely see Trapasso on the baker or deathwish team for sure. Waiting to see what happens
Posted By: SB Feet on August 16th, 2011 at 07:01PM PST
Just hoping LE doesn't turn into some stupid assed grip tape, sticker, and accessory company like shake junt.
whatever direction nick goes I bless it. He is my favorite and remains so.
Let's all hope he doesn't end up like van wastell.
May nicks skating extend into further realms of essential-ness.
And for the record.. . Nick Trapasso is not a munson. .. .fo sho fo sho
Posted By: Roma Chilladue on August 16th, 2011 at 07:09PM PST
I', gonna hang my nick board on my wall
Posted By: john on August 16th, 2011 at 07:43PM PST
Posted By: john on August 16th, 2011 at 07:43PM PST
Nick is the shit and no one will ever match his style. seems like he didnt show up at some of the demos this year though so I guess it was a sign of him splitting. Not that Collin isn't rad as fuck but in order to make up for Nick being gone I say Toy Machine makes Daniel Lutheran pro too!!!
Posted By: Corona on August 16th, 2011 at 07:50PM PST
LE is LamE.
Posted By: Duckets/waxtron/fat old man on August 16th, 2011 at 08:14PM PST
Toy Machine was a pretty good fit for Trapasso. That's rough to see him go but it is what it is I guess. I hope he stay's in the game(didn't really say if he quit skateboarding or just quit the team and moving onto another). Go to Baker! That's my number favorite team!
Posted By: Richard McKinnonn Jr on August 16th, 2011 at 08:14PM PST
LE is just a posse of homies. People act like it's already a company.
whatever he rides I'll back him. Even if he chooses to go without a board sponsurr I hope he still puts out a video parts
That fool can't retire! what else does he got? drawing & getting tats while faded? you can't make a living off of that...
Posted By: Joe Sunny on August 16th, 2011 at 09:30PM PST
haha watch him end up on alien or somewhere that nobody is expecting. who knows. either way, talent like that will end up somewhere
Posted By: Grant, on August 16th, 2011 at 10:03PM PST
Well I think most of us frequent Commenters saw this coming ... And the reason why things like this happen is because of Evolution! You win some and you lose some all for the better of the universe! I'm sure this is what Nick T wanted anyways. So Who is that reading that porno anyways???
Posted By: Josiah on August 16th, 2011 at 10:40PM PST
Fuck em! lol
Posted By: Josiah on August 16th, 2011 at 10:41PM PST
I heard he is going to start a company with that Pat palesque guy! lol srry don't know or care to spell his last name right!
Posted By: josiah on August 16th, 2011 at 10:44PM PST
Already on Deathwish...Just wait kids
Posted By: Boosh on August 16th, 2011 at 11:03PM PST
Its Trapps reading the porno Josiah, forearm tatt, no shoes and lazy stance.
Posted By: Finn on August 16th, 2011 at 11:25PM PST
this pictures pretty epic
Posted By: saveup on August 16th, 2011 at 11:53PM PST
damn that crazy that fo was stoned as fucked when he left
Posted By: Joel on August 17th, 2011 at 12:15AM PST
Yeah, the photo is Nick in Germany before he was all tatted up. Probably starting LE with Pat if they can find a backer. Enjoy.
Posted By: ed on August 17th, 2011 at 12:23AM PST
him being on deathwish is kinda obvious cause of the bless it shake junt shirt. not a big surprise really, now he gets to kick it and smoke trees with the deathwish homies all day.
Posted By: bluntedchild on August 17th, 2011 at 01:04AM PST
i think he might go to deathwish, i remember going to a spot in LA once and the whole deathwish team was there, including trapasso. good fit, he seems so stoked with those dudes, and he's a nice fellow too.
best wishes nick
Posted By: dicktrapasso on August 17th, 2011 at 01:10AM PST
not a bad decision....as long as he is still shredding I am a happy camper
Posted By: careermoves on August 17th, 2011 at 08:35AM PST
I bet Alien or Habitat! If Element for the money, the act has got to be clean.
Posted By: Gag on August 17th, 2011 at 08:44AM PST
I think he's going to whogivesafuck. They are pretty rad.
Posted By: warlegs on August 17th, 2011 at 09:44AM PST
So Life Extension huh? I'm not backing it! lol.. I don't understand why skaters want to leave company's an start there own. Maybe it's greed or wanting more control? But I guess some people don't like to make money for a bigger fish.. It seems like a big risk.
Posted By: josiah on August 17th, 2011 at 09:57AM PST
i'm cool with it. he skated good on toy machine he'll skate good anywhere else. but if he was messing up what he had with toy then that's his own problem.
Posted By: Clint Byers on August 17th, 2011 at 09:57AM PST
It seems like a big risk to leave a company and start your own. I would imagine a lot more responsibility (he doesn't seem that responsible) But would Ed hire him back if shit didn't work out? I bet then he would probably get on Bakerwish though! Also the only reason why I wouldn't back it is because he left Toy..
Posted By: josiah on August 17th, 2011 at 10:06AM PST
Life Extension? Honestly, I kinda think Nick and Pat are too low key to put in the work to build a board brand. I'd say it's more likely he's going to Baker/Deathwish. He was on Bootleg back in the day, and now Neen is on Deathwish, so it makes sense for him to return to the Baker camp.
Posted By: Sean on August 17th, 2011 at 10:18AM PST
TRAPASSO IS GOD
Posted By: CHAZZ on August 17th, 2011 at 10:31AM PST
so sad to see. his part from suffer the joy is the only thing coming to mind at the moment.. a golden classic.
Posted By: Mike on August 17th, 2011 at 10:58AM PST
Fuck that lazy, shady ass motherfucker. Dude is good on a board but he is an idiot otherwise. He's not a straight up dick but he is shady as fuck. LE is going to be lame as fuck but there will be some dipshits that are all about it briefly. Whoever backs is going to have to do all the work & will probably make all the money too.
Posted By: Duckets/waxtron/fat old man on August 17th, 2011 at 12:18PM PST
LE- Life Extension it’s essential Fa sho
Posted By: jellyhead on August 17th, 2011 at 12:51PM PST
ed temple is a homo stop with the fucking pussy mellow dramatic shit, we get it bro u like art. i might just be a hater but i know its not just me who thinks this. why can u tell us why he is of this toy ass team anyways?
Posted By: nipples on August 17th, 2011 at 01:46PM PST
Damn that shits crazy fuck it haha shit happenslol
Posted By: Tomas on August 17th, 2011 at 02:16PM PST
Hes a good skater. No matter what skateboaed company the man chochies or get in still gunna rip on a skateboard wise words lol
Posted By: Tomas on August 17th, 2011 at 02:19PM PST
nick t. is now gay
Posted By: dukie on August 17th, 2011 at 03:20PM PST
Posted By: abraham on August 17th, 2011 at 04:11PM PST
wow that sucks, but it wasnt a surprise cuz on the latest videos nick was rockin shake junt and chillin with neen and the baker guys. wouldnt be surprised to see him on baker or deathwish
Posted By: nickm on August 17th, 2011 at 09:44PM PST
Watch it be just another Ethan Fowler "Bummer High"! Shits gonna sink if he doesn't get some help.
Posted By: Josiah on August 17th, 2011 at 10:37PM PST
maybe he chose to start LE so he can design for himself and work on his own terms and not be pressured into anything. anyway i hope everything goes well for him i mean he seems like a good person. Ill back LE, and Ill still back my favorite skater.
Posted By: Finn on August 18th, 2011 at 01:31AM PST
now who does he ride for?
Posted By: Stefan Faure on August 18th, 2011 at 03:00AM PST
wath da fuck? trapasso is off? you dont now nothing ,trapasso have one of the best s style in the world ,have tattoed the demon of toyma n his arm ,andyou kick off¿
only you kicked for the good moment of collin ,sell his deck ,give him more press,only for the MONEY
FUCK TOY SHITMACHINE
Posted By: gonz on August 18th, 2011 at 10:00AM PST
Hey Gonz, calm down.... Nick quit
Posted By: Sinclair on August 18th, 2011 at 11:50AM PST
what happened to Nick Trapasso?
where it will go????
Posted By: abraham CTD on August 18th, 2011 at 04:35PM PST
MAKE DAN-LU PRO AND OFFICIALLY PUT FORREST EDWARDS ON THE TEAM.
Posted By: caleb on August 18th, 2011 at 04:43PM PST
nicky t shake just sin fo life get buck makea twistt
Posted By: yeadog on August 18th, 2011 at 10:13PM PST
if forest edwards is on toy no wonder nick t wanted off .
Posted By: noo on August 18th, 2011 at 10:14PM PST
Ah, the luxuries of the skate world. I reread Mike V's interview in TWS from Feb. '09 during some office time and think there was a lot of validity to that interview. If you can find it, read it...Its got Grex and Hosoi on it. Ed was mentioned a few times because of New Deal, But I particularly liked the part about how skateboarding has gone from individuals banding together and ushering in the future to cliques and money. To each there own, but Ed, mad props for being a true legend and representing what he feels skateboarding really is whether the up and comers like it or not...
Pre-Ghetto blaster/hippy/artist/Drunk Racist rant Muska
Maldonado East-coast Powerhouse
Posted By: Fanoutwithoutmyhandout on August 18th, 2011 at 10:46PM PST
CHAD MUSKA BACK ON TOY MACHINE.
Posted By: poopoocacapeepee on August 19th, 2011 at 10:59AM PST
trapeezee is sick.i can hear LE coming!! good luck Nickyy!
Posted By: yeeee on August 19th, 2011 at 02:47PM PST
Muska on Toy Machine means no drugs. Hes out. No hope.
Posted By: Fanoutwithoutmyhandout on August 21st, 2011 at 12:14AM PST
Posted By: Jyunpei on August 22nd, 2011 at 06:15PM PST
you can find many cheap and fashion stuff
Posted By: dabaisha2011 on August 23rd, 2011 at 08:26AM PST
damn, it's a trip, but he'll always be a loyal pawn no matter what!
stay up Nick, much respect
Posted By: Eli on September 15th, 2011 at 08:39PM PST
nick is way better then Collin who cares if he was am of the year
Posted By: harold on November 10th, 2011 at 03:54PM PST
This is the worst thing could happen... fucking shit. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!? Toy is not a 100% commercial brand as Nike sb or some shits. Just chill it Nick. You´ll change for some shit as Baker or Deathwish? fagget... best skater ever do stupid things ever. Just for theatrics? Fuuuck... i´m depress `-O-----O-´ skate is changing so fast, fuck the money. That´s not freedom...
Posted By: Trapasshole (L) on November 12th, 2011 at 07:48AM PST