Posts From April 2008

Foundation David coming in hot

Image Description Here David boardslides in Vegas as a onlooker gets in the way of the shot.
Posted April 30th, 2008

Foundation Black Wax flat bar jam and BBQ

Image Description Here If you're in the Escondido area May 3rd make sure to stop by for some flat bar skating and BBQing.
Posted April 29th, 2008

Foundation back home

Image Description Here Image Description Here We're all back to either Sunny San Diego, Sunny Los Angeles, or Sunny Colorado. On a different note. chris nieratko sent in some footage from this contest.
Posted April 29th, 2008

Foundation Blog Minneapolis day 4

Image Description Here Started off another day at the park. It was still cold out. Image Description Here Gareth skated the outside part of the park. Heres a front blunt on the rainbow ledge. Image Description Here Then he ran into something with his neck. Image Description Here The contest ended today and all the results were announced. Image Description Here Product was tossed. Image Description Here Then we took a group vote and Mall of America won as the activity to do tonight. Image Description Here Let the fun begin. Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here The team bought some tickets this time to go on some rides before it closed. Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Even the shopping section of the mall is huge. Image Description Here Image Description Here One last photo to wrap up. We are heading back home tomorrow morning. Goodbye Minneapolis. Thanks for the good times. And by that we mean Mall of America.
Posted April 27th, 2008

Foundation Blog Minneapolis day 3

Image Description Here The view outside my hotel room was not looking very friendly. And I don't mean that because there was kids shouting "Top Shop" and lighting fireworks at odd hours of the night until police arrived. I meant it because it was snowing out, bro. Image Description Here I know theres kids in Antarctica or Alaska or some other cold place like the North Pole right now saying "those stupid Californians think that is snow, thats like a nice day here in _____(insert Antarctica, Alaska, or North Pole). But thats fine, I'm spoiled in San Diego I know. I don't even go outside my house if its cloudy out. Image Description Here You can barely even see those cars theres so much snow piled on them. Image Description Here That's our whip right there. Notice how I only shot the photo of like half the car well thats because I was just driving it and the snow came off the windows in the front. But I was trying to make this photo look epic and make you feel bad for us. Image Description Here We sat at the booth again and this time we came equipped with a tv and dvd player. It looked like we were playing the new Lurk Fest video from far away. Image Description Here But we were playing this work out video instead. It was left in the dvd player that the shop gave us so we just rolled with it. Now all these kids are going to have buns of steel. Sorry that was weird. Image Description Here I made everyone limbo for product today. Good idea huh. Image Description Here nice photo...or not. Image Description Here dont know what to say dont know what to say dont know what to say. Image Description Here This is awkward looking. And I apologize. Image Description Here dont know what to say dont know what to say dont know what to say. Image Description Here This dude is seriously being serious about this. bro. Image Description Here When I was walking around I checked out the Osiris booth and noticed they have a couple Foundation shoes on Display. What do you think? Image Description Here David tried to take some peoples money in dice. Image Description Here Then we all went to the boss mans Hotel to meet up for some dinner. Image Description Here They got good blogging materials at there hotel in downtown Minneapolis. We took advantage. Image Description Here Below are the photos I got when I said "quick guys look cool". Image Description Here I give you weird photo number 1. Image Description Here Followed by way weirdest photo number 2. What a clever bunch of fellas. Image Description Here After dinner with the boss man we decided to all head back to the park for the launch ramp contest they were hosting. Image Description Here As you can see I put a ton of effort into both of these last photos. Shot from my digi cam on top of a ramp a million miles away from all the action. Oh well. One more day in Minneapolis...
Posted April 27th, 2008

Foundation Blog Minneapolis day 2

Image Description Here We made it to the park bright and early. Image Description Here The park was looking pretty big. Extreme like almost. Image Description Here Image Description Here We were like the main sponsors in case you forgot. Image Description Here A lot of teams showed up. Image Description Here There was not only a skate competition going on but also a tradeshow. Image Description Here We showcased all the new Foundation stuff. Image Description Here And also let these guys show off some stuff. Image Description Here The scene in the cold and damp and cold and really cold tradeshow area that was kinda cold. Image Description Here There is something like 10,000 lakes wherever we're at and we were trying to squeegee one of them into the drain so people didn't have to take a boat across to get to our booth. Image Description Here The team was looking pretty cold. Image Description Here Ok thats better. Burger King pit stop. Heres a update on the night. Its snowing. And everyone but David because he is not of age and that would be illegal is on a party bus headed downtown to the bars...Heres a brief look into tomorrows schedule. Wait for it wait for it. Oh Yeah its the same thing as today, minus the party bus.
Posted April 25th, 2008

Foundation Blog Minneapolis day 1

Image Description Here So we're headed out to Minneapolis from San Diego for the Top Shop competition. We started the day off with some McDonalds in the San Diego airport. Image Description Here We flew over the rocky mountains(i think) on our way to Denver to get on the connecting flight to Minneapolis... Image Description Here Found David in the Denver airport smoking lounge handling business. Image Description Here Bart was the designated cart for bags pusher. Sorry Bart. Image Description Here First stop directly off the airplane was Mall Of America. Duh. Image Description Here Roller coaster inside the mall is looking preeetty good. Image Description Here Lego Land... Image Description Here Image Description Here This guy was here. Image Description Here Bart was pretty excited little to say. More updates coming...
Posted April 24th, 2008

Foundation maybe you will maybe you won't

Image Description Here Maybe Gareth will show off his butt boarding skills at 3rd Lair this weekend. See you all there.
Posted April 23rd, 2008

Foundation updates from Duffman and Nuge in Argentina

Tomas Gorostiaga from Argentina sent in some demo pics from the boys far far away. Thomas has a website and if you want you can look at it. Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Look Nick and Johnny even made it on the site.
Posted April 22nd, 2008

Foundation randomness of the road

Image Description Here Burnt. Image Description Here Burnter. Image Description Here "Hey what dream catcher do you think I should get?" Image Description Here Abdias and David sit down for a much needed solid meal after having non stop David gas station snacks for 4 hours straight.
Posted April 22nd, 2008

Foundation Mag a minute with Abdias

Image Description Here Head on over to The Skateboard Mag website to check out Abdias's Mag a Minute.
Posted April 21st, 2008

Foundation Skate Rock Tour

Image Description Here Mr. Angel Ramirez himself will be shredding in the Skate Rock Tour. Keep a eye out for him.
Posted April 18th, 2008

Foundation lets play a game

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Which socks do you like the best:
Star and Moon all over Lumberjack Star and Moon big

To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?To Bad that the button doesn't work huh?
Posted April 18th, 2008

Foundation Nuge coming in Caliente

Image Description Here I just wanted a reason to say Caliente...
Posted April 18th, 2008

Foundation and.. Angel returns from Israel

Image Description Here Take a looksie over at the Vans site for more updates from his epic adventures.
Posted April 17th, 2008

Foundation blogging people already blogging people

Image Description Here What happends when Abdias is blogging Bart and Bart is blogging Abdias and the Hoover Dam is involved and I'm in the mix of blogging. Shit son thats a lot of blogging. Image Description Here Gareth was in the mood of being blogged and not blogging. Image Description Here Thats like 10 new friends on myspace if you gave them all your URL and told them to add you. Image Description Here The Hoover Dam is the new In N Out. The meet up spot. That was the most retarded post I've ever made. And I respect it.
Posted April 17th, 2008

Foundation Foundation in Minneapolis

Image Description Here Some of the Foundation team will be in Minneapolis next week visiting the Top Shop event that Foundation is sponsoring. Gareth Stehr, Abdias Rivera, Angel Ramirez and David Reyes will make the treck out.
Posted April 16th, 2008

Foundation Toy Machine + Foundation

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Toy Machine teams up with Foundation for a little trip in South America. Image Description Here
Posted April 15th, 2008

Foundation GarethStehr.com coming in hot

Image Description Here GarethStehr.com coming in very hot Summer 08...
Posted April 15th, 2008

Foundation day in the life of vegas hotel life

Image Description Here Wake up and walk downstairs to the car with only being able to look and not touch all the fun games that take your money along the way. Image Description Here Light up a rail down the street from the strip. Image Description Here With your main man Gareth Stehr. Image Description Here Have in depth conversations with the photographer that ends with a hug. Image Description Here
Posted April 14th, 2008

Foundation the road comes to a end

Image Description Here I dropped Abdias off this morning after a long week in pheonix, vegas and san diego. Image Description Here Image Description Here After that I decided to swing by the Active Battle of the Shops contest they were holding at there headquarters. Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here
Posted April 13th, 2008

Foundation Spring Break Yo Self

Image Description Here The course for this years contest was looking pretty good. Image Description Here Image Description Here We had a Foundation team signing in Sun Diego before the contest started Image Description Here Abdias Image Description Here Alex Image Description Here Corey Image Description Here David Image Description Here Gareth Image Description Here Nuge Image Description Here Sierra Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here After the signing the team skated the contest. Image Description Here David back overcrook. Image Description Here Abdias on the course. Image Description Here Gareth gap to bluntslide. Image Description Here Sierra nollie flip boardslide. Image Description Here Sierra landed wrong during the contest and thinks he broke his foot. So he had it checked out by the medic. Image Description Here The team was there in full support mode. Image Description Here After the contest David packed up and said goodbye to California and hello to Colorado and the taxes he's about to pay. See you all next year.
Posted April 13th, 2008

Foundation Blog Vegas last day

Image Description Here We checked out a double set. But things were not going our way. Image Description Here Goodbye double set... Image Description Here Matt Ball showed us around again. Image Description Here Went to this ditch spot. Image Description Here Saw this sweet car and figured I'd blog it. Image Description Here I'd say we ate In N out almost every single day so far on this trip. Image Description Here David taking it easy... Image Description Here What the...yeah there was a tumbleweed at the spot. Image Description Here It tumbled onto our car. Or not. Whatever. Image Description Here Goodbye Vegas. We need to leave and make our way back to San Diego for Spring Break Yo Self. See everyone at the Foundation signing at 2pm Saturday.
Posted April 11th, 2008

Foundation Blog Vegas day 7

Image Description Here Hotel life at a casino is funny. Image Description Here On the way to the car we have to pass through here. Image Description Here Image Description Here This dude was deff. not with us. Nice Mohawk.
Posted April 10th, 2008

Foundation Blog Vegas day 6

Image Description Here We had a little shindig with Pharmacy planned at 5pm. Ragdoll made it out. Image Description Here You would think the green shirt that Gareth is wearing would symbolize all the money he has won so far in Vegas. Well lets just say thats not the case here. Whatever the color of being down a couple hundred is he should be wearing. Image Description Here We all loaded into our vehicles and drove to the skate spot that we would be judging a contest at. Some chose cars others chose motorcycles. Image Description Here We were rolling deep. Image Description Here The spot was like this slab of concrete with homemade obstacles. Image Description Here We held a best trick contest on the handrail. Image Description Here Image Description Here Bart watch out theres a lifted truck about to run your ass over. Image Description Here Matt Ball showed up. Image Description Here David and Alex helped judge the contest. Image Description Here This kid is the winner. I forget your name but I don't forget the switch heelflip bluntslide you did down the rail. After the contest we decided to hit the streets again to skate. Little did we know we would run into a little problem. Image Description Here But with our quick instincts a bad situation turned good real quick. Heres the story. So we went to look at a rail. Security drove up so without even questioning it we just got in our cars and tried to leave. We weren't even skating the rail. Just looking. Anyways the security guard took all our plates down and tried to somewhat block us in. We broke free and just left peacefully. Little did we know we were being followed by him. Little did he know he picked a van full of dance party music listening kids to mess with. Image Description Here So we did the smart thing and kept driving. Then stopping. Then driving. Then stopping. Seeing how far we could push him. We would just drive in circles around a median in the road, he followed. It was 3am in a residential area so no one was out but us. Then we did the smart thing and flipped the script on him. We blocked the security guard in on the main street so he couldn't leave. And then got out and talked to him. He immediately said he would go about his way. See with some quick thinking like us you can get yourself out of any situation. Goodnight.
Posted April 10th, 2008

Foundation Blog Vegas day like 5ish or so

Image Description Here We met up with the Pharmacy guys so they could show us around. Image Description Here The first spot was this ditch. Image Description Here Image Description Here David got tech at the next ditch spot. Image Description Here art. Image Description Here art. Image Description Here David cruising the streets. Image Description Here Image Description Here
Posted April 9th, 2008

Foundation Blog Phoenix departure day 4

Image Description Here We picked up Gareth at the airport. Image Description Here And loaded up the van after phoenix am to head to Vegas... Image Description Here Typical Image Description Here We stopped off at the Hoover Dam on the way... Image Description Here Image Description Here I'm gonna go ahead and say we made it to our destination.
Posted April 9th, 2008

Foundation Spring Break Yo'Self After Party

Spring Break Yo'Self After Party Foundation is hosting the Spring Break Yo'Self After Party @ Sand Bar. Don't miss it!
Posted April 9th, 2008 by Emily

Foundation Blog PHX Am day 3

Image Description Here When you qualify 7th overall the first day you might need to celebrate that night. Heres Abdias with Clyde from the night before. Image Description Here Abdias skated in the semi finals today. Image Description Here Alex joined him on the bleachers... Image Description Here Allright. Image Description Here Abdias shredded but didn't make the cut to the finals. Image Description Here There was still best trick though... Image Description Here Image Description Here weeeeeeeee... Image Description Here Street cred? Image Description Here Alex smokes a lot. And I respect that. Image Description Here David Reyes... Image Description Here Bart Jones... Image Description Here Just Friends. Image Description Here Circa and Foundation meet at In N Out for a after skating snack. Image Description Here
Posted April 6th, 2008

Foundation Blog PHX Am Day 2

Image Description Here Abdias was skating today... Image Description Here Image Description Here Alex kept hydrated... Image Description Here David Reyes had the noseblunt down the hubba every try in his run. Image Description Here Abdias had the noseblunt in the run also. Abdias qualified 7th today and made it to the semi finals! Image Description Here Abdias front crook. Image Description Here We thought CiCi's pizza was a good idea. All you can eat pizza. Image Description Here They had some crazy pizza at this place. Macaroni and cheese pizza, Buffalo wing style pizza, and mystery meat pizza. I thought I saw scrambled egg pizza also. But I don't know could have just been cheese. It was sketchy. Image Description Here We still ate the shit out of that place though. And all kind of regreted it later... Image Description Here Bart gives it a up and down thumb. Mediocre. For Full Results from the day Click Here
Posted April 5th, 2008

Foundation Blog PHX Am day 1

Image Description Here Driving to AZ... Image Description Here nice scenery... Image Description Here Image Description Here tough day on the job for staff photographer Bart Jones... Image Description Here sweet. more desert... Image Description Here Welcome... Image Description Here Sweet life sized build a bear... Image Description Here We brought Alex Gourdouros with us... Image Description Here Hi Alex. Welcome to the blog... Image Description Here Bart was very excited to get out of the car. So excited that he did this pose for my blog/his myspace default forsure. Image Description Here The course. Image Description Here Image Description Here Pig Wheels rider John Lupfer was there. Image Description Here wrapped up the day with some In N Out. Duh.
Posted April 4th, 2008

Foundation Israel Israel Israel Israel Israel

Image Description Here Angels in Israel right now with Vans. So if you see him make sure to give him a high five.
Posted April 3rd, 2008

Foundation the ams are hitting the road

Image Description Here The Foundation ams are hitting the road for a week. This weekend is PHX am and after that they have a couple other stops on there journey to Vegas. Stay tuned for updates from the road. Industrial Rideshop Pecos Skatepark 17010 S 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85048 April 7th @ 6pm Pharmacy Boardshop 8450 West Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV 89117 April 9th @ 5pm
Posted April 3rd, 2008

Foundation Duff Man was in the house

Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Corey came by TumYeto yesterday to sign some boards. The Corey "Duff Man" deck won't be released until May. So good luck on getting your hands on one of them before that...
Posted April 2nd, 2008

Foundation Split demo footage

Image Description Here Split posted some footage and photos from there recent travels to North Carolina. Featuring Foundation riders Corey Duffel and Nuge.
Posted April 1st, 2008

Foundation Denver kids

Image Description Here Image Description Here Angel looks on as young David blasts a ollie over the rail in Denver. Photos: Roman Chavez
Posted April 1st, 2008

Foundation meet the Foundation team is Vegas

Image Description Here After Pheonix Am the Foundation ams and some flow riders will be hitting the road. Check them on the 9th of April at Pharmacy Boardshop. PHARMACY BOARDSHOP 8450 W SAHARA AVE # 109 LAS VEGAS,NV. 89117 PH. 702-228-4755
Posted April 1st, 2008