News From August 2008

Trip to SF for the BUST or BAIL contest: Day 1

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Directly after Nick's pro party, the dudes possed up and drove up to San Francisco for the Bust or Bail contest.
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They showed up on Corey Duffel's porch and said, 'We're staying here.'
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They were just in time for a tea party he was having. What luck.
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Matt B called the hammock.
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They went skating and ran into some serious Loyal Pawnage. The brainwashing is getting through!
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Johnny skates some thing while Nick and Matt relax.
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Then Matt decided to roll up to the thing and did something shocking to J-Lay.
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It was time for some fro-gurt.
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Then they hit the BUST or BAIL comp. See the results on Thrasher.com
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Matt B signs an autograph, yeah, he gives them out for free, unlike Sheckler who charges 5 bucks per 'graf.
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Sinclair bought Matt B one size triple-D breast implant to suck on. But seriously, its important to stay hydrated when you are out skating. And sunblock would be a good idea too. Matt B was bogarting the implant all day and Nick started giving him the stink-eye
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After a full day of ripping they guys decided to retire to a skatepark for some more fun into the night.
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Whatever was going on, Matt B is down.
(See Matt B's 6-page interview in the new Transworld!!!)
Posted August 31st, 2008 by Kevin should be updating, but I will instead
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Nick Trapasso Surprise Pro Party: Mega-post

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Matt B and the guys try to find the place...
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Nick sleeps like a baby with no idea what awaited him. He thought it was a run-of-the-mill shop appearance, but little did he know Mike Sinclair had arranged a mega-sweet 'blessed' going pro party!
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A naked lady walked out and presented Nick with his pro board adorned with all sorts of cooking paraphenalia: A bag of rare Oregano, some imported cooking Sherry, and a few beers. PHOTO KEY (the difference between where Nick looks, and the dudes with cameras) (Nick loves Oregano)
But then Grif moved in for a snake...
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He got that sweet bag of Oregano! He will be cooking a hearty pasta sauce this weekend.
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NAKED HUG!
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Oh yeah, NIck's mom was there?
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It was also a Pinata Party!
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Nick swings at the Pinata with his first pro board...
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Then it breaks open and everybody scrambles to get the goodies! I have no idea what it was stocked with.
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Kevin B. (AWV) with 'the Boosh"
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'Did you see that naked lady from THIS angle?'
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They even had a Disc Jockey...
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Grif was doing some heavy lurkage on the now clothed lady.
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fuck you I'm having a good time.
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Special Shirts were made just for this occasion.
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Good Times were had...
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Buy one you Loyal Pawns!
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Yeah! Buy one! ---------Bonus Photo: A Parting shot
Posted August 28th, 2008 by Phoenix rising from the flames...
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Nick Trapasso Surprise Going Pro Party...

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The surprise was perfect, and completely x-rated. More photos coming soon! This is just a sneak peek!
Posted August 28th, 2008 by The fly on the wall of the painted curb
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Cover Me

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Billy gets raw on the cover of Thrasher.
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While Harmony takes quarter-cover honors over at Slap. Good work, boys.
Posted August 27th, 2008 by High Speed Domination
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Human Little League

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Rode in Bennett's spaceship out to Corona.
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Met up with the homies.
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Chris Piss fronted on the cops.
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John E. John got a new tat.
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Matt went the wrong way on a one way track.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the luminous Josh Harmony.
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Ahhh-ton!
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Prepping for the big show.
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All in a days work.
Posted August 26th, 2008 by Somehow I'm Neither Here Nor There
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RVCA signing at Active Norco: Coverage from above

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Jimmy, the RVCA TM drove us there. As soon as we left he shouted 'slut!', and pointed at this lady.
That is pretty normal here in the OC, but we were off to the IE. See Jimmy's RVCA Skate Blog for bonus coverage.
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Josh and Ed signing away. Nobody got their body signed, I guess we are not 'rock-starry' enough.
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Austin was ready for some body parts, Josh, not so much. One kid had some Small ass wheels, and Raymond was gonna give him a free pair, but took off and left the kid hanging.
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Leo is just as handsome as Austin and Josh...
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Spanky showed up too! That girl in the background was moving in for the kill. She wanted to go out with him, but all she ended up with was this guy. Either way Spanky gets rad.
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These kids I have seen before. Their fro's are getting sweet.
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Erica, Active's organizer extraordinaire, was there to oversee the festivities. I know you Toy Website Lurkers LOVE Active Erica so I tried to get some shots for you, but she is shy.
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This kid made a home-made Toy Hat, hello lawsuit! Here is a close up.
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Just for the fans...
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I found Jimmy and Leo in the swimsuit section getting weird.
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The age group that the Toy team has been attracting keeps getting younger. Our 'Hello Kitty' series is coming out next month.
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Each board comes with a big red lollipop?
Posted August 25th, 2008 by Eva Longoria had a face transplant in the 80's
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Diego sends an update from Spain...

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Billy is on a whirlwind video premiere tour with Fallen for the Ride the Sky video. They showed up in Barcelona where Diego lives, and took him to the screening.
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We need more posts from Diego!!!!!!
Posted August 24th, 2008 by Spain went down to USA basketball though
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Austin's Birthday at Raging Waters!

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Yesterday, A-Stone and a bunch of homies piled into a car and drove there. Purposely getting real hot, so the water would feel super good.
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Always wear sunblock, it is important because by the time these guys are old, skin cancer will be happening to 5 year olds...
Posted August 22nd, 2008 by I wish I had went! Bummer!
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While at RVCA for other stuff, guess who shows up?

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Josh Harmony back from a whirlwind Fallen Video premiere tour comes to shred the ramp.
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Stu, Jimmy's right hand man, is so happy that spontaneous man-love erupts like an ejaculating volcano.
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Grant and Grif are only slightly amused by this, but really amped on Olympic Gymnastics, especially Shawn Johnson. They hate 'The Nasty'.
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I'm not sure Austin has been watching the Olympics.
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Before the session, they got sidetracked by new magazines.
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Check out Mike Burnett's Burnout, its great!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTIN! Today is his B-Day!
Posted August 21st, 2008 by Mike Phelps never shares a pool with Russians
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Recovery is a Bitch with Battery Puss

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Diego is on his feet finally and already training...
Ivan Drago is watching his back. The future will be butchered.
Posted August 20th, 2008 by Inspiration comes in may forms, beauty is one
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Everybody Must Get Stoned

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With the HB Park gone, the new spot appears to be the Volcom Park. Austin has been going quite a bit.
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Rob slid down the chimney to get there.
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Grif got caught modeling...
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So did Grant.
In other news: Tosh helps the HB skatepark...
Posted August 19th, 2008 by Does Chet Still Ride For Them?
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Ditch 'Em

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Nicky T. got up on them walls this weekend.
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Monte got emotional.
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Austin cut his hand, of course.
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Grif and Grant were on some Cobain shit.
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God knows what Rob was doing.
Posted August 18th, 2008 by Mr. Pronier
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Guess Who Got More Ink?

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Going for it.
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Ed likes Shel Siverstein.
Posted August 16th, 2008 by Bald Dude With Beard
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Austin Deathdive: The Wimpy One...

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Austin prepares for his way gnarlier bridge jump (see Logan Kincade video#??)...
Posted August 16th, 2008 by Edited without humor, laugh with us
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Nick T. Meditates in a Zen Fashion...

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Shot by Logan Kincade.
Posted August 15th, 2008 by Since Kevin decided to sleep on the website...
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More Crappy Frame Grabs!

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Johnny swings...
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As Josh dives...
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While Billy wonders if there's a outlet to charge his Game Boy. Swimming holes are fun.
Posted August 14th, 2008 by Spectator and Participator
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BGP: Back Ground Props, a way of life in the LBC

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Josh skates the LB park while a group of kids slip in their BGP's...
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Grant back-tails and the BGP's are getting more noticeable...
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Whoa! The BGP's took over.
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So Grif just decided to start taking portraits.
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He found some willing models. Bonus photo of Grant poking a Dead Pelican with an oar.
Posted August 13th, 2008 by This is what we have today, check ed's site out.
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Working For The Weekend

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While trying to skate a spot some sketchy luchador harassed us.
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The crew was put at ease by Grant's air piano.
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Meanwhile, Ed went terminator on some neighborhood kids. Hey, if you weren't sure, here is some reassurance that Rollerblading is Dumb.
Posted August 12th, 2008 by Kyle Reese
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Same Day, Different Shit

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Came up on a JLay mission. He was already shredding when we arrived.
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A little mangy dog went nuts on us as we entered the school.
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Look what it did to Grifs paws!
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Austin talked to Braveheart about some protection.
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He teleported him to the relative safety of Mt. Grif Dog...
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And made Grif pee in a corner for territory's sake.
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The evening ended casually.
Posted August 11th, 2008 by Every Man Dies, Not Every Man Really Lives
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Rolling,Rolling,Rolling

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Searched through some urban wastelands with A-Stone.
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Scaled Mount Grif Dog.
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Seu 180'ed around some shit bags.
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Grif gave us his smoldering...
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...and exasperated.
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Getting into some new trends.
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Like Japanese drumming.
(Thanks Kevin for posting! Now it's Ed T. droppin' in for a quick announcement...)
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Hey everyone, it's Kevin's Birthday! ----------HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVS!!!!!!!
Posted August 10th, 2008 by B-Day Boy
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Found an old Photo of J-Lay and Matt B

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On Colt Bowden's website (former toy flow rider...) Scope the RVCA Blog!
Posted August 9th, 2008 by Bad times for some, not for all...
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Ride the Sky video Premiere

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One of the stars of the evening, Josh Harmony and me shot by the illustrious Grant Brittain.
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Another ex-Toy rider sighting, Elissa Steamer lookin' tight.
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Ran into Ben Gilley who has received an interesting tattoo.
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I was hugged by a drunken Tommy Guns in a throng of sweaty skaters being pushed out by security...
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The master of the evening, Billy Marks, coming through with an EPIC part.
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My favorite parts to watch were Matt B and Josh H's, Slash's, and Chris Coles. But the stunner of the night was how good James Hardy is, and how amazing Billy Marks is. See MUCH MUCH better coverage of the evening over at Burnout by Mike Burnett...
Who do you think will have the best part? Comment below!
Posted August 8th, 2008 by Not Kevin, but someone doing his job. (smile kev!)
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Diego's sends us his favorite Rambo images!

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Young child getting his face stomped on while simultaneously getting stabbed with a bayonet.
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Baby getting thrown into a fire: priceless.
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A sequence of Rambo shooting a massive machine gun at a dude 2 feet away from him.
He explodes like a bag filled with strawberry jam. (note the decapitated body laying in the truck)
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Leg amputation using a machete, straight through two shin bones, with spurting blood.
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Thanks Diego! Get well soon, I'm getting scared!
Posted August 6th, 2008 by I Got PTSD After Watching It
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Nick T aquires ink and needle based body art

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Kincade was there to document it.
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Nick's livin' the good life. I only read Playboy to find out about the 10 best skateparks in America, seriously!
Watch L. Kincade 14 for some entertainment!
Posted August 5th, 2008 by http://www.toymachine.com/ed/index.html
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Ghetto Bank

Just released! : L. Kincade #14
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Rob went all Sun God on a blunt. Blonds really do have more fun.
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He revitalized himself through meditation.
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Grant and Austin thought he was being weird.
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Never one to be left out, Grant got rad on the bank, too.
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The spot was lousy with rubbish.
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Poor Brian was made to ride in the trunk. I think Kincade needed some space from his creative juices.
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As you can see, the juices are flowing.
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Yeesh..
Some psycho child went and re-created Nick's part from Suffer the Joy in a video game... Creepy, but cool.
Posted August 4th, 2008 by Chong Li
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Diego Update

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Butch has been resting up and keeping it real, watching the new Rambo movie on repeat. With that sort of motivation he'll be up and slashing in no time.
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He was amped when P-Stone and Noro came by for a visit after his surgery.
In the meantime he'll be checking out his old Video Parts and Kincade 13.
Posted August 3rd, 2008 by Col. Troutman
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X Games Wrap Party

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Since nobody made the five person cut to the finals, today's post will highlight some of the finer shots by Mike Sinclair, TM extraordinaire.
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JLay with a cruntslide into 15th. And a lipslide for bonus.
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Nick gets smithy while a long lens crane gets the shot. Some bonus Nick: a Front Blunt,
a Noseblunt, a 5-0 and a Back-Lip.
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Johnny and Billy made a pact to make the top 5 next year. Watch out, Nyjah. Heres Billy doing a KF Board...
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Nick sat back for some sage advice from X Games champ and former teammate Elissa Steamer. Maybe next year he'll take down Sheckler.
Posted August 2nd, 2008 by P-Rod Got Robbed
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X Games Day 2

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Got picked up for the X Games.
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Had to check in my skate.
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Magic pointed the way to the ripping. He loves Billy.
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Billy was battling it out on the course. Hot as balls.
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If you look close you can see Nick frontside 360ing during his heat.
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This lady totally missed Appleyard's trick just so she could stare at her baby.
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After the street we all went in to scope the Big Air.
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D Way went down.
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It was actually a little boring, but a fine crew of people make it all worthwhile.
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See the Events page for updates on Ed's Book signing!
Posted August 1st, 2008 by Whatever Happened To Neal Hendrix?
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