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Sean Malto: “whoa, that was weird”

Sean Malto: “whoa, that was weird” Sam Smyth Mowgli, The Jungle Book character to whom you bear a striking resemblance, is from the jungles of India. What’s your ethnic background? My dad’s Filipino, and my mom’s white. So you’re not really Koston’s son like everyone thinks? I don’t think so. How old are you? Seventeen. […]

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Prime .. Cuts – analogy between skateboarding parks and Indian reservations

Prime .. Cuts – analogy between skateboarding parks and Indian reservations – Brief Article Rich Johnson THE CITY OF DENVER RECENTLY OPENED a skate reservation in the plush new center of town referred to as Lodo. That’s right, a reservation. I once heard an analogy made of how modem-day skateboarders were like the American Indians […]

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Thom Lessner – Canvas – skating and apinting

Thom Lessner – Canvas – skating and apinting – Brief Article Patrick O’Dell THOM AND I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER. Our school was an upper-class suburban jock nightmare. We were about the only two skaters in the school–I know this is a cliched sentiment to the skaters of my generation, but I mention it […]

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Lost in translation: Flip goes to Japan

Lost in translation: Flip goes to Japan – skateboarding in Japan Michael Burnett AS RIDICULOUS AS IT SOUNDS, IT SEEMS that skateboarding is dying in Japan. That’s right. While the US is choking on skateparks, skate shoes, skate games, skateboarding monkeys, Pay-Per-View skate spectaculars, Dogtown and Z-Boys and every available inch of concrete covered with […]

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Tim Upson – Firing Line

Tim Upson – Firing Line – Brief Article Date of birth: 08.20.75 Home: East Coast to SF Music: I like it Sponsors: Anti Hero, Spitfire, Indy, Vans Who rips: Gonz, Cardiel, Brian Anderson, Trujillo, Penny, Greco Tech or gnar: Little bit of both Worst injury: Leg snapper Inspiration: Travelling Future: Skateboarding Advice: Do as I […]

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Deep en Mexico: two tales of Pescadero

Deep en Mexico: two tales of Pescadero Joe Hammeke TRAVELING TO UNCHARTED TERRAIN is a natural part of skateboarding–whether it’s finding a backyard pool on your own, checking out that new office complex for street spots or going to a foreign land to see what you can find. But not everyone feels the need to […]

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My heart pumps Fanta!

My heart pumps Fanta! – skateboarding trip to Spain Michael Burnett Ed and I set up this trip to Spain months earlier in his office. I’ve got an inside connection, so when looking on his big Toy Machine calendar I passed on the US tour, skipped over the Euro-contest weeks and went straight for the […]

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Austin Stephens – skateboarder

Austin Stephens – skateboarder – Interview Ed Templeton AUSTIN STEPHENS IS SO TOGETHER, HE SHOULD JUST GO AHEAD AND QUIT SKATING. He’s not like one of these freaky kids you see whose kiekflipping ability is the only thing keeping them out of prison or an insane asylum. He’s got a sharp hairstyle true–but it doesn’t […]

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Goin’ am

Goin’ am WHAT DO YOU MEAN you can’t “Go am?” I don’t care what the dictionary says. What? Shut up, college boy! I know for a fact that you can go am! No? Well don’t tell these guys, ’cause they’re already doing it! NEEN WILLIAMS / BACKSIDE SMITH / PHOTO: DEVILLE Already sounds like the […]

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Tossers in Texas

Tossers in Texas Michael Burnett MATT MUMFORD AND CHAD BARTIE love going to the Outback Steakhouse. The first time I ever went to one was on Matt’s 27th birthday, and I’ve been several more times with them on various tours since. The Outback is an Australian-themed chain restaurant that carries the torch of America’s Down […]