News From December 2013

Austin Stephens Farewell

A mix of classic clips and unseen gems from the one and only A-Stone.


Austin Stephens Farewell from Toy Machine on Vimeo.

Posted December 20th, 2013
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Austin Stephens through the years

Images from Ed Templeton's photo archive.
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Brandon, Austin, and Griffin on the couch...
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Billy Marks, Josh Harmony, Austin, and Diego the Butcher.
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Griff and A-Stone.
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Austin talks with fans in Austria.
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Austin on the couch and Justin Regan in Paris.
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#TeamHandsome
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AUstin takes some shit from Reda, Paris
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Austin shoots a picture of Jim Morrison's grave, Paris.
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Barcelona.
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Austin going Predator in Lake Shasta.
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Austin with Bryan Herman.
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Austin and Josh ghetto rafting...
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Austin and Josh getting thrashed.
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Austin signs a fan.
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A-Stone in Argentina.
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Lyon, France.
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Barcelona.
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Wild Ride.
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Kevin and Austin.
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Australia.
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Austin and Matt B in the UK.
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St. Petersburg, Russia.
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If you look real hard, you can see Austin jumping off this massive bridge into lake Shasta.
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Austin at Baldy.
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Matt B and Austin stretching.
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Dan-Lu, Austin, and Matt B.
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"But me I'm still on the road, Heading for another joint." -Bob Dylan
Posted December 19th, 2013 by Fare the well, my man, Fare the well
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Austin Stephens Sponsor Me Tape

In celebration of Austin Stephens skateboard career for the bloodsucking skateboard co that is Toy Machine, we thought it would be fun to look back at the Sponsor Me VHS Tape Austin submitted many years ago.
Posted December 18th, 2013
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Austin Stephens from Ed's archive...

HE AIN'T DEAD! We're just remembering all the good times we had with Austin Stephens since he retired from pro skateboarding.
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Griffin Collins and Austin hanging out on my couch.
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That time I got mad at Austin for getting oil on my driveway and made him clean it off. What a douche-bag landlord!
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Deanna had to help him...
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Austin lived with me for a year in HB. He was so quiet we barely saw him!
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Geoff Rowley and Austin look bored at dinner.
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Austin and Caswell Berry sleep in Santiago, Chile.
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Austin Stephens in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Austin and Magda.
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Austin signs a kids' board in Los Angeles.
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Another satisfied customer.
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Barcelona with Jon Humphries...
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In New York City we went to check out where Dave Letterman is taped...
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Austin Stephens at the Ybor Strip in Tampa, FL.
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He was young and tripping on all the characters there...
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Tijuana, Mexico.
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Austin sleeps on the floor. He paid his dues.
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Austin in SF at Brad Staba's house.
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Austin in Paris, France.
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Austin with Lance Jr. on Catalina Island.
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Lance Jr, Austin and Me on Catalina.
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So Handsome.
Posted December 18th, 2013 by I reckon so.
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Austin Stephens' Ads

This week we are celebrating the skateboard career of Austin Stephens with the release of the Austin Stephens Toy Machine Farewell Deck.



I recall Austin coming to me at the Toy Machine Halloween demo a few years back saying that he didn't think he could do it anymore. And I said, "Do what?" and he said, "Skateboard. My ankle doesn't work anymore." It was a heavy realization, one a skateboarder hates to actually come to grips with. Every skateboarder thrashes their ankles over time, and for Austin, it was just one tear, tweak, twist too many and after loads of procedures and healing time it seemed to be worse than when he started.



I respect a man who is willing to see things as they are and make an honest choice. So it was with great sadness that we retired Austin Stephens, the rider who was on Toy Machine the longest aside from me. -ed templeton



We will be doing a number of blog posts in remembrance of the stylish and graceful time A-Stone spent with Toy Machine. Here, we have a sampling of Austin's Toy Ads...
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Posted December 16th, 2013 by Fare Thee Well...
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Austin Stephens Retirement Deck

Fare thee well Austin Retirement deck available here.
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Posted December 14th, 2013
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Matt Bennett Lookbook for Dekline Holiday Footwear Collection

Matt Bennett met up with Active at Cherry Park to shoot a photo lookbook for his holiday pro shoe colorways that are available at Active Ride Shops. Click here to view.
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Photos by Morgan Rindengan
Posted December 6th, 2013 by Tyler Culbertson
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