Posts From September 2008

Foundation oh Angel

Image Description Here Angel's been in California for the past month or so. Ever since trade show. Image Description Here Motorcycles eh?
Posted September 30th, 2008

Foundation David gets Thrasher cover!

Image Description Here David just got his first ever cover! Coming in hot with a kickflip wallride straight to cover of issue #339.
Posted September 29th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 15

Image Description Here Today was our last full day in New Zealand. A couple blocks away from our hotel were these volcano things. This was probably the only spot we've been kicked out of in 2 weeks traveling from Australia to New Zealand. Image Description Here Speaking of volcano's we went to the top of one that overlooked the whole world pretty much. Or city. Image Description Here We were not the only ones up there. Image Description Here Skated some schools since it was the weekend. Image Description Here David looked for anything and everything to noseslide nollie half cab. In english that means noseslide fakie. And he might have been sarcastic but might not have been. Image Description Here Sierra got Marry Poppins. Image Description Here Went to a sketchy New Zealandish spot. Image Description Here Heeeeeeello... Image Description Here David got taken into the candy dispensing looking toy cop car. But just for fun. Not for criminalness acts. Just invented that word. Image Description Here Sweet As. Image Description Here The day was a wrap.
Posted September 29th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 14

Image Description Here David scorches past me waiting outside the hotel for our ride. Clearly he was fired up for anther day in New Zealand's sheep country like settings. Image Description Here We just recently just gave Sierra a pro model styrofoam coffee cup. Its not that big of deal. But mostly is. Image Description Here Today was demo day. A good crowd showed up for the event. Full of all sorts of New Zealander's. Image Description Here Image Description Here David back overcrook. Image Description Here Image Description Here These guys wanted to be in the blog. He wanted cover of the blog also. Ha. Funny New Zealander. Not a chance. But you made the website at least. Image Description Here Gareth, we ran into your brother at the demo. Image Description Here Then crossed through the forest to find some hidden spot. Image Description Here This wasn't the spot. But oh well. Sierra with a back nosegrind. Image Description Here Lots of amazing views here in New Zealand. Image Description Here Our hotel is located next to that blue thing. Just so you know. I guess.
Posted September 28th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 13

Image Description Here After getting a full nights sleep in Auckland we decided to check out what the city had to offer. Went to the warm up spot first. Image Description Here Followed by a session in the snake run. Image Description Here Searched for hidden gems in the local horse racing stadium. Corey and Sierra didn't find much. Image Description Here The guys from Irrom took us to another ancient snake run. Which turned out to be pretty fun. Image Description Here Corey and Nuge next to some New Zealand artwork. Image Description Here David warms up at a school while the teachers and staff quickly became intrigued with our skateboarding and offered us crackers and oranges from the day care. The principal even came out to check out the scene. Image Description Here This kid came up on a new board. Image Description Here Nuge and Sierra taking a break and watching... Image Description Here David got a trick... Image Description Here We had a signing at Cheapskates. Image Description Here We almost made it on time to this one. Image Description Here Image Description Here Another night another one spent skating... Check back in for another update from New Zealand.
Posted September 28th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 12

Image Description Here Auckland is a pretty fun word to say. I like it. Upon arriving there we were shortly greeted by our hosts Morri, Rhys, and Bill from Irrom Distribution. We were taken to our hotel shortly there after for some much needed rest. Image Description Here The view from our hotel was looking very nice. Image Description Here Heres the morning shots... Image Description Here I spy a city called Auckland. Image Description Here
Posted September 27th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 11

Image Description Here Today was the sad day we all had to leave our great host Peter from Goliath Distribution. He has taken such good care of us but we had a flight to New Zealand ahead of us. Image Description Here Don't know why this made it into my blog but it did. Thank you Aussie bag thrower on planes guys. We couldn't have done it without you. Image Description Here Another boring photo of a airplane inside. Nothing exciting to talk about. Nothing exciting to look at. Moving on. Image Description Here These are half Australia and half New Zealand clouds. Check out Slam Magazine's website also for additional Foundation blogging. Covering everything skateboard related in Australia.
Posted September 27th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 10

Sorry for the lack of updates. Internet hasn't been the easiest to find. Image Description Here Anways back to my story...which we now need to go back a few days to explore. When we were in Brisbane Corey and Nuge both suffered small injuries so we headed to the local emergency room to get them checked out. Image Description Here I snuck a x ray photo. Image Description Here As a end result Corey broke his pinky toe. Image Description Here What the...are these things. Image Description Here The locals took us to there snake run spot. Image Description Here Corey shredded it on a old school board even with a broken toe. Image Description Here While David drops into a slide on the way to bigger and better things... Image Description Here Skaaaaadooosh. Image Description Here Not that much variety in the board department at the moment. I will do a update soon and let you know everyone's selections at the moment. Image Description Here Checked out some local spots. Image Description Here With some local kids. Their teachers were actually encouraging us to skate. Image Description Here Glad to know that full pipes made it out to kangaroo land.
Posted September 27th, 2008

Foundation Angel is as Angel Does

Image Description Here Angel lands some coverage on the Thrasher site. Check it out here.
Posted September 26th, 2008

Foundation Angel's Pro?

In case you didn't know yet...Angel is Pro. It's all over the internet.
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Posted September 25th, 2008 by emily

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 9

Image Description Here Another day another shop signing. This time it was at Skateboards Only. Which happens to be Chad Bartie's shop. Image Description Here More kids, more autographs. Image Description Here Everyone was in good spirits. Image Description Here After the signing the plan was to head over to the local new skate park in Varsity and have a demo. Image Description Here The park was a mix between a skate plaza and a downhill snake run. None the less a amazing park. None the less. Ha. What a stupid thing to say. Image Description Here Supposedly Spider Man the movie sponsored the park. Or not. Hmmm...If it was up to me to come up with the artwork for the cradle... Image Description Here Taaa Daaa Image Description Here David skates the rail as the crowd continues to grow. Full of Australia's best citizens. Image Description Here Corey back tails and lands cover of my latest blog. Its another cover in the middle of my blog. I like it that way because people to have actually read through each days entry to find the latest best picture of the day. Image Description Here Tod battles back with a feeble of his own. Image Description Here Thats respectable. Pig mobile. Image Description Here David I got my eye on you. Always up to something... Image Description Here We headed over to check out some of the local spots. Corey warms up on the double set with a ollie... Image Description Here Swank cam?! Image Description Here Another long day is under wraps down under.
Posted September 24th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 8

Image Description Here Today was a special day off day. Driving from the airport to the new hotel destination and Zooing. Zooing is a word now because I just invented it. Carry on. Image Description Here This wasn't any regular zoo. This was the The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's zoo. And we were proud to be there. Image Description Here Since we entered the park with a large amount of camera equipment and they didn't want us shooting certain animals in fear we could be eaten alive we were quickly escorted around the park by a special guest. His name was Wayne and he was a very good friend of Steve Irwin's. Image Description Here Don't sit on a fence next to a crocodile. Point taken. But they should really do a before and after picture because I could see some people thinking that was a good spot because they were tired from walking and wanted to be high up enough to see well. Until there little feets get eaten off by this guy. Image Description Here Here Crocy Crocy Crocy... Image Description Here The most outdoors man of the group Sierra had no trouble wrangling himself a lizard off the beaten path. Image Description Here The stadium which held a crocodile show. Whats with all this crocodile talk. We all know why we were at the zoo. I will just get to it. Image Description Here Good thing I changed the name from Joey to Lilly. Image Description Here hahaha. I could be the only one laughing here. Image Description Here Yes! We found the Kangaroos here! That is so American of us. Too lazy to find one in the wild so we pay to play with them in cages. I love it. Image Description Here Sierra found one as well. Image Description Here Don puts bunny ears on a kangaroo...Allright that's fine with me I assume. Image Description Here Notice how this one has one too legs.. Well that's because theres a little baby in there dummy. That's probably Joey in there from the sign! We found Joey. He was in a pouch. A moving living time machine. Image Description Here I drew what the inside looked like probably. Actually its a x ray I got from the medical examination center on site at the zoo. You are welcome. Moving on buddy. Image Description Here On the way out we fed some elephants as well. Just another day feeding elephants and putting bunny ears on kangaroos.
Posted September 24th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 7

Image Description Here We left Melbourne and headed towards Brisbane. Nuge flew us all. Image Description Here Image Description Here We probably flew over loads of water kangaroos on the way. Image Description Here We had a signing at SkateBiz. Image Description Here
Posted September 23rd, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 6

Image Description Here What a beautiful picture taker I am becoming. Image Description Here Corey and Don... Image Description Here We had the media and peanut gallery covered. All posted up on the rocks. Image Description Here Corey warms up with a ollie over the rail to hill bomb. Image Description Here We also had a signing to do today. Image Description Here At Captain Billy's Crab Shack. Mate. Image Description Here David signs a young fans Razor. Image Description Here After the signing at the local shop we headed over to the skate park. Heres David with another cover worthy smith grind. Except the fact that you can't see his face because his arm got in the way. Image Description Here What the... Image Description Here While out and about getting food David runs into this guy that offered this performance for us. What a nice aussie fella. Image Description Here So... yeah...then we found this place Image Description Here What is this real life Zelda? Too bad the store was closed...
Posted September 22nd, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 5

Image Description Here We started the day off at a local skatepark with a bowl. David back noseblunts and we were off to board the plane to Sidney. Image Description Here Image Description Here We did a shop signing at Monster skatepark. Image Description Here Image Description Here Look at the surprise guest. Mr. Tod Swank flew in surprise the team. Image Description Here At the demo there was a small collision with 2 guys. Here Peter from Goliath stands with one of the victims. Image Description Here He continued to skate the demo. Wow. Must have something to do with sharing a country with kangaroos or something. Image Description Here Sierra back smiths for the blog skate cam. Image Description Here We couldn't get David to stop skating the demo. We had to practically drag him off the street course. You will all see in the video... Image Description Here Don signs for a fan. Image Description Here French fry machine eh? I actually heard we have these in the states though...
Posted September 21st, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 4

Image Description Here The local Quicksilver has our back in Melbourne. Image Description Here I saw that they even color coordinated the display for us. Image Description Here Board shorts, bikinis, and a Toy Machine complete. Yeah they all go together now I guess? Image Description Here Even David was excited. Image Description Here Especially when I asked him to front blunt this ledge for the cover of my new blog feature. Instead of covers being in the front I'm currently giving covers in the middle of the blog. Image Description Here David has become so photogenic as of late. Even when asked to pose a tree man picture. Image Description Here We tried to hit up a couple spots before the demo but the local authority didn't really agree with us on that one. Ahhh man I keep forgetting to look for kangaroos at skate spots. What the heck where are all of them. I think I might start investing my time in looking for Koalas. Are they here too? Image Description Here The demo scene we attended before it was rained out. Image Description Here I noticed something kind of odd. There were bathrooms that didn't have roofs on them here. Interesting little buggers. Not sure if buggers is the right slang for the country I'm at. Don't think so. Image Description Here The local media heard about our hunt for koalas and kangaroos and were interested in how we were going to find them. I told them we would probably go to the local zoo. Duh. Easy answer. Image Description Here Sierra gets questioned as well... Image Description Here YouTube it.
Posted September 20th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 3

Image Description Here Today we woke up and went straight to the Indian Jones spot out in the middle of nowhere. Which happened to be very productive for us. For skating that is. Not productive in the hunt for kangaroos. Image Description Here This guy probably has the all time worst job in the world. Well maybe thats a stretch but his job was by far way worse than ours. He was spraying weeds with poison in the middle of the outback. I'm not sure if this is the outback but he was obviously not very excited at our hunt for kangaroos. As he questioned our existence out there. Image Description Here I feel like maybe this isn't as much as a skate trip anymore as it is a hunt for kangaroo trip. Well David and I were just thinking that we want to maybe just catch one for a second and put something in its pouch when we were out here. Something American like not meat pies. Or really expensive soda. Something from Walmart or something. I consider Kangaroo pouches like moving time capsules. In a way. Image Description Here We looked high and low. As you can see. Image Description Here Image Description Here Nuge and David living the outback life. Is this the outback? I just found out its not. Not even close. Image Description Here Image Description Here After the non outback session we did a signing at Redlight Skateboards. Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here What the... Image Description Here Image Description Here Image Description Here I ended it with a photo that you won't understand. Me neither. Just some sculpture thing in the mall.
Posted September 19th, 2008

Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 2

Image Description Here Australia from the plane even after the 15 hour ride was looking pretty interesting. Image Description Here Following the long plane ride we all stood in airport lines for hours trying to get through customs. We made it. And were on our way to meet up with Peter from Goliath distribution. Who would be showing us around. Image Description Here Sierra on baggage duty. Image Description Here Peter, Rhino and Nuge after eating at this breakfast spot. Image Description Here Image Description Here We headed over to Goliath distribution to sign some boards for the local shops. Image Description Here David got Ali G outside the warehouse. Image Description Here Our van of choice in AUS. Image Description Here Quick back to the gang signs real quick. Image Description Here Corey pops a ollie into a large drainage ditch. Image Description Here Check back in tomorrow for more from the road.
Posted September 18th, 2008

Foundation Come see us at Active!

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Posted September 18th, 2008

Foundation Foundation Pillage and Plunder Down Under day 1

Image Description Here Today some Foundation guys took off for a couple weeks of skating in Australia and New Zealand. Just a short 15 hour plane ride to get us there first. Image Description Here Image Description Here Wish us luck. Check back in tomorrow for a update from Melbourne.
Posted September 17th, 2008

Foundation Burning It

Image Description Here I found this photo on The Berrics site. I guess Nuge has been burning guitars in his spare time with Lizard?!? hmmm
Posted September 16th, 2008 by that girl

Foundation You will be missed Van

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Posted September 15th, 2008

Foundation out with Elijah

Image Description Here Image Description Here First spot of the day was this bank to curb. Image Description Here Image Description Here Then we checked out this thing. Image Description Here Image Description Here Next spot was Crawford. Met up with some kids Elijah's age and skated with them. Image Description Here Elijah's boardslide... Image Description Here The other kids boardslide attempt. He'll get it eventually though. I don't doubt that. Image Description Here We moved onto the bigger rail. Image Description Here Image Description Here Drew Dezort followed Elijah's back lip with a lipslide of his own and we were out. On to bigger and better things. Image Description Here Like this. Image Description Here We opted to skate the small hubba instead. Image Description Here Image Description Here Elijah stepped it up a bit and hit it from the top. Image Description Here Chris followed it with a wallride off this ledge. Image Description Here Luckily I was there to capture it fish eye also. Image Description Here The day was a wrap...
Posted September 15th, 2008

Foundation all in a days work

Image Description Here Elijah lost his board in the gutter. Image Description Here So he got ninja turtle like and went after it. Image Description Here If that wasn't bad enough I made him stay in there extra long so I could get some photos. Image Description Here Image Description Here Ok back to business. We got the board. Image Description Here And got the photo. Thanks to Fick...
Posted September 14th, 2008

Foundation Thrasher contest coming in hot

Image Description Here Head on over to the Thrasher site to compete to win another Foundation board. I saw this one and used it as a example.
Posted September 12th, 2008

Foundation Apples and Oranges

Image Description Here Corey and covers just go well together I've noticed. He has landed himself yet another cover this year. Featured on the latest issue of the Skateboard Mag #56. Pick up a issue to read his full interview.
Posted September 11th, 2008

Foundation It's official

Image Description Here The band has formed. Image Description Here With Andrew Elliot the good friend cashing his giant Battle of the Shops check he decided it should be put to good use. Rock Band was purchased. Image Description Here Chris on the drums and 14 year old Elijah on the mic. His voice at that age reminds me of a young Celine Dion. Its magical. Image Description Here Jesse on the guitar to finish off the band. We'll probably add a bass to the band soon. More updates and tour information soon. Maybe you will see Rock Hawrd in a town near you?
Posted September 10th, 2008

Foundation Corey interview on the Thrasher site

Image Description Here Check out the Corey interview that is up on the Thrasher site. You the viewers asked the questions and he answered.
Posted September 8th, 2008

Foundation ASR signing photos

Image Description Here I think we accomplished something at ASR that nobody else did. Image Description Here We had the most people hanging out in our booth at all times over the weekend. Image Description Here And we even pulled off a signing... Image Description Here All the bros were there. Image Description Here Image Description Here Alex showed off his signature skills. Image Description Here Image Description Here Corey, Leticia, and Swank all pose for a photo. Image Description Here Image Description Here That's not my finger...my guess is it's Angel's. Image Description Here That's a wrap.
Posted September 8th, 2008

Foundation Austin shows up on the Foundation site

Image Description Here Austin Stephens pro Toy Machiner is seen here chatting it up with Corey. Welcome to the site Austin. Image Description Here Corey shows him how its done in Northern California with a boost of a ollie. Image Description Here Sierra approves...
Posted September 3rd, 2008

Foundation checking back in

Image Description Here The Toy team and Sierra have left Coreys house up north. And now everyone makes there way down for ASR this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Image Description Here Sierra coming in hot with the warm up ollie. Image Description Here And the switch ollie. Image Description Here You can see these guys at the signing during ASR Friday at 3pm...
Posted September 3rd, 2008

Foundation Checking in with the guys up north

Image Description Here Sierra has been hanging out in northern California with Corey and the Toy guys the past weekend. Updates from them are coming up all week.
Posted September 2nd, 2008