Kevin, Grif, Rob, Grant, and Deanna and I on the boat over to Catalina Island.
Logan Kincaide takes his vision underwater...
The posse explores Willow Cove after our picnic.
Before that, we hit Frog Rock.
This is the view from atop Frog Rock, that is Deanna on a float, and some kayakers passing by.
Just the other day a man was killed by a Great White Shark in southern California.
Here is footage of a great white off Catalina, and some reports... Deanna would be a tasty morsel.
Another view from the top at the beach and the the bros warming up after swimming in the freezing water. We all climbed it and jumped multiple times...
Grant washed up to shore finally.
Grif took in some sun, the went all Chakra on us. Damn hippie.
Group underwater shot: Unsuccessful.
Logan Kincaide at work on his latest creation.
After a day of surf and turf, we relaxed in the shade.
Posted April 28th, 2008 by Burnt but still in high spirits
Namely, Josh Harmony, and Austin Stephens.
If you live anywhere in or south of Santa Barbara, there is no excuse.
Leo is great fun to watch skate as well.
Cut and paste this address: 1144 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 into Google Maps because the one on the flyer doesn't help.
Posted April 24th, 2008 by RVCARVCARVACRACACRVACRARCRVRVCA
Featuring: Grif, Grant, Josh, and Ed, and the soon to be destroyed HB park. Josh Harmony will be PERFORMING! at the Roots, Rock, Revival this May 2nd, in Westminster, California. (the OC) You won't want to miss that!
Posted April 23rd, 2008 by I don't have any good photos, so I leave it up.
Beloe Footwear, and more precisely Austin's pro shoe should be hitting stores in July...
What is up in Buenos Aires? check Burnout to see Billy and Johnny wreck a huge double-set.
(More news from South America coming tomorrow!)
Posted April 19th, 2008 by Austin Stephens, Esquire
Flew over the Andes to arrive in a chaos filled Buenos Aires...
...filled with smoke from the grass fires taking place throughout Argentina.
Diego: There's some gnarly smoke in the city from burning grass in a different town and the wind blew it this way. The whole city is smoky as shit. Looks gnarly as fuck!!!!
Things are going good, everybody's getting along...
Butch is still hurt but having fun. Buenos Aires rules heavily. A town full of gnarly Diegos. I'm having a blast.
Posted April 18th, 2008 by Monica Cruz or her sister Penelope?
Johnny was big-time in Santiago. He was signing stuff and even made a TV appearance.
The local news channel covered the event.
Diego was interviewed as well, telling the Chilean people to buy Toy Machine or get butchered.
The Butcher's knee is looking gnarly.
The crowd was massive and started chanting 'do hammers!' at us. Apparently, they were more happy just watching their local heroes skate. We didn't even need to come! Kevin put it this way: 'With only three riders and in the midst of a local contest, the dudes did what they could among an expansive and jeering crowd. Diego was on the news and Johnny signed for days before injuries jinxed us.' Our driver likes to watch TV while on the road. Hopefully he runs over one of these street performers. After some hiccups with rider arrivals we're off to Valparaiso today.
There are many more photos to see from the trip on BURNOUT!!!
Posted April 15th, 2008 by We IKE alot about your feelings and wants
He didn't send any text, just photos, so I'm gonna have to take a guess as to how things are going: Johnny was walking by a group of hot young models doing a photoshoot in the street when one of them recognized him and freaked out. She ran from her shoot over to Johnny and started hugging him and kissing him. Since she was dressed for some 'sexy schoolgirl' shoot, her skirt was hella short, and johnny was getting a boner. Then she handed a camera to Nick and asked him to shoot a picture of them together. Johnny was pretty embarrassed about the boner and was hunching over to minimize it. Nick said 'Stand up straight dude!' and everyone was looking now. He stood up and all the people around started to laugh like crazy because you could clearly see J-Lay's raw boner through his pants. Nick is telling that story to Kevin in this photo. ---------------------Billy is here, but flies in tomorrow.
Diego shoots johnny while reflecting about the days activities. Then they went to get coffee, and fuck, for all I know they are in LA chillin. How do I know they are in Santiago, Chile if they go to Starbucks?
Posted April 12th, 2008 by I'm pretty sure he got her number though
A good portion of The Team is off to South America today. Land of cocaine unbridled, wait, that all gets shipped up here... I wonder what their chances of dying are down there? Johnny Layton doesn't think about such things. He is concerned with one thing only, and we all know what that is: Shredding.Josh and Matt B. stayed back to keep filming for the Fallen Video. I hope they send me photos to update their trip!
Posted April 10th, 2008 by (and a few galaxies for Nick...)
But then he shut it down and went 'shades on the inside guy' on us.
Then I cut in and started talking about dildoes, my favorite subject.
Billy's girlfriend was busy taking care of the dog, McLovin. On the scene of skateboard commerce, the marketplace of looking like one person and doing another. I'm not a real skater, I just play one on TH3...
Posted April 6th, 2008 by By Kevin and Ed (Costner and Begley, of course)
It started with masses of Loyal Pawns choosing Toy Machine decks from the Lifetime Supply that Active has in stock. We sat and signed things for hours.
Matt B was there, looking fine as usual, and hanging out with his family who came to see him in action.
Austin was there too, hanging in the shadows as he is want to do from time to time.
Nick showed up with a popsicle.
Josh and Ed posing for a picture. Compare the young to the old, the fresh to the grisled.
J-Lay rocks his best Blue-Greco.
Grif and Grant get a grip.
After signing was over we all went out to the parking lot to watch LURK-FEST projected onto a big screen with the sound full blast. It was pretty cool to see it outside.
Even this kid from the Emerica Website was there getting rad.
Posted April 6th, 2008 by Always the guy next to the rippled adonis...
It came to my attention that many Toy Machine website Lurkers were posting comments about Active Erica. For Example: 'We wanne see her naked' or 'We think she is hot' so I went out of my way to bring you little horn-dogs what you want. You wanna see that one Closer?
My first thought was to try to get a secret behind the scenes photo shoot going...
But then I realized that would probably be inappropriate, so I resigned to getting these photos.
Our signing and premier at Active in Rancho Cucamonga brought out a plethora of Loyal Pawns.
I want to thank all these Toy Pawns for coming out to show their support of the Bloodsucking Skateboard Company.
Kids from far and wide made the pilgrimage to see their overlords, (us) and to seek advice on how to conduct their lives.
As you can see, I told them that buying a Toy Machine board is a step in the right direction. This one was Packin' Red-Bull after too many Life of Ryan episodes...
(or was he trying to inflate his package area to impress Active Erica?)
All Pawns were very happy to be seeing the Lurk-Fest video and to shake hands with their favorite Toy Machine representative, including the creator of the videos, Kevin Barnett.
Johnny Layton was there in a surprise appearance, (we thought he was gonna be in Brazil!) making the entire team present except for Diego the Butcher, who we think is in Spain.
Overall, the signing went great, even the flow-rider minions got in on the action.
I have plenty more photos to post tomorrow. Thanks Active! Thanks Erica!, and Thanks Loyal Toy Fans!
Posted April 5th, 2008 by Courtney Cox, need I say more?