October 1999

Sacklunch 1.19: October 27, 1999

by The Editors on October 27, 1999

Latest Update: October 27, 1999

Rich Harbour Still Shaping Art
He built his first surfboard to replace one his parents bought him as a birthday present. That was in 1959. Forty years later the founder of Harbour Surfboards is still at it.

Colin MacPhillips Takes Longboard Title
The World has a new longboard champion, Californian Colin McPhillips won the Oxbow World Longboard Championship.

Gotcha Glacier Plans OKd
The Anaheim planning commission approved site and design plans for the $105 million extreme sports park on Monday. But then Anaheim seems to have a thing for eyesores.

Beach Access Owner Sues Dr. Laura

In the Big Brother battle that just won’t end, Thomas Moore has filed a cross complaint against Premier Radio and Dr. Lame-a.

LA Times Jumps Arnette Story
Two weeks after Snowboarding Business busted the story on Arnette’s slashing of 66 percent of their employees Snowbiz’s sibling publication launches a story of their own.

Pro Surfer Wins $50,000 From Police
Jorge Minero Lopez, 26, settled after an alleged beating by a baton wielding Orange County Sheriff’s deputy at the Country Rock Cafe in Lake Forest, CA.

Brian Wilson Plays LA’s Wiltern
The troubled genius was able to take the stage and play his music (mostly old Beach Boys stuff) for a mesmerized crowd.

Family Values Tour Rocks Anaheim
Limp Bizkit is on the road and things are looking pretty good for the pseudo-skate band.

Vancouver Islands Best Waves of the Year

Surfing in BC Canada? Duh! Last week’s swell brought great waves and everyone on the Island dropped in. Well, not everyone.

Occy Wins World Title
Pretty good for an old man, huh? If the TransWorld Surf story isn’t enough here’s a pretty scratchy audio clip from Surfer Magazine.

Oxbow World Longboard Championships
Joel Tudor appears to be surfing well, however, the rest of the world is out to get him at Middle Rock.

Skateboarders Give Input on Park Design

Sounds pretty obvious, but you’d be amazed by how many cities have built parks without speaking to local skaters. Luckily, that’s not happening in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Rob Machado Interviews Ben Harper
Learn amazing facts about Ben Harper including the story about how he used to hang with Chris Miller in this interview the TransWorld Surf site.

Variflex’s Income Rises

The “recreational products” company says things are looking up, at least that’s what Jay Losi says.

Summer Camp Love

Onboard Magazine’s Anders Hagman discusses the trials and tribulations of hooking up at snowboard summer camp.

Weird Wacky Boardsports
How about a pedal powered skateboard? Yep, that’s what Wade Spital created. And he’s not the only misguided engineer (but then we all knew that). There are also some people making weird snowboards and some like Steve Link making normal snowboards that are really light.

Kite Surfing World Champs?
Speaking of weird, whack sports there is now a contest for kite surfing and Robbie Naish is on the bandwagon. Geezus!

William Gibson’s New Book Looks At SF

This doesn’t have anything to do with skateboarding, but you should read it anyway.

Hip-Hop Compilations Better than Albums
Someone speaking about the state of Hip-Hop and a little about skateboarders being into hip-hop. Yo.

Police Log
About five juveniles were skateboarding in a drainage ditch. 10:51 a.m. Saturday

A neighbor stole a kid’s skateboard at 4:05 p.m. Saturday.

Extreme To Death
Here is another piece of sensationalism posing as journalism that perpetuates the theory that BASE jumpers, skateboarders and snowboarders love risking death. (I love it when they lump us in with BASE jumpers.)

San Lorenzo Valley Finds Place for Skatepark
Park supporters think a riverside area of Highlands Park in Ben Lomond could be used for a park, what, they don’t have a rail road yard or a city dump nearby?

Skate Related Snowboard Tricks
Scalp and Bryce Kanights have pulled together snow and skate photos to show the similarities between the two. It’s a cool excersize in style wars.

Tony Hawk Retires from Competition
Gotcha Glacier Delayed Again
Swatch Wave Loch
Arnette Streamlines with Luxottica


Sacklunch 1.18: October 18, 1999

by The Editors on October 18, 1999

Latest Update: October 18, 1999

Tony Hawk Retires from Competition
Those who witnessed Tony’s win at the Vans World Championships may have seen his last pro contest. Then again, we’ve heard that from a lot of sports legends. Here’s his interview with the Orange County Weekly.

The Seedling A Classic Surf Film
Thomas Campbell the artist/world traveler has released a surf film called The Seedling. It was shot on 16mm and is probably the most beautiful surf movie ever made. It’s all longboarding, and it’s all good. It premiered at the world famous La Paloma Theater in Encinitas last week to standing room only crowds. To get a copy of The Seedling call (760) 757-9863.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Is Cool
The video game named after the vert world champ will make even more Hawk fans in the Playstation universe.

Gotcha Glacier Delayed Again
The massive sports complex is looking more and more like a hoax. This time the delay is based on “design changes in the shopping and entertainment portions” of the facility.

Swatch Wave Loch
Want to see Carl Ekstrom’s designs in action? Check out Surfer Magazine’s collection of Quicktime vids from the stationary wave.

Arnette Streamlines with Luxottica
The hip eyewear company takes another hit as dozens of employees are laid off.

Silly Skateboard Gets Write Up
Steen Strand has already put way too much of his Stanford educated skills into the FREEBORD “a skateboard that rides like a snowboard.” Now the SF Examiner jumps on the program.

US Ski/Snowboard Team Benefit Rocks
The San Francisco Ritz-Carlton was in full swing as performing monkeys Trace Worthington and Fuzz Feddersen (on a snowboard) danced for cash. You thought the skiing was the hard part.

Running on the Skatepark Platform
It’s almost frightening after years of searching for places to skateboard that San Mateo, CA politicians are actually promising X Games and Skateparks if they’re elected.

Police Beat
Calle Fresno: Several juveniles on skateboards reportedly caused a disturbance at 12:31 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Santa Maria Street.

Bolsa Avenue: An electric skateboard fell out of the bed of a truck in the 5900 block at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday.

Chicksticks.com Sells Boards to Broads
Barrel Jumping with Hot Tub Al
Shark Attacks 16-Year-Old Kailua Surfer
Snowboard Life’s TOP 25


Sacklunch 1.17: October 13 , 1999

by The Editors on October 13, 1999

Latest Update: October 13 , 1999

Chicksticks.com Sells Boards to Broads
A good ride is hard to find especially for women. But Tracey Hagemann hopes to change all that with a web commerce site especially for action girls.

Barrel Jumping with Hot Tub Al
The Gravity Games have stoked a lot of competitiors, but their site is cool too, especially this old-school, California Freeformer Shockwave game.

Shark Attacks 16-Year-Old Kailua Surfer
Jesse Spencer is lucky to be alive after a shark attack near Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. “Spencer knew he was at risk by being in the water at sunset.”

Why So Many Sharks?
Scientist are studying why there have been so many shark sitings in the Islands.

Switch Bindings Launches New Website
The manufacturer of those not-so-easy to step-in bindings (which is now owned by Vans) has launched a new site. Let’s hope it’s easier to get in than their. . . nevermind.

Police Beat
“Nottingham Way: A neighborhood dispute involving a car that drove over a skateboard ramp in the road was reported at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 33000 block. The dispute reportedly was resolved.”–Dana Point-San Juan Capistrano, CA.

El Paseo: A juvenile reported battery after he was hit by two other boys who stole his skateboard in the 300 block at 3:49 p.m. Sunday.–Laguna Beach, CA

Snowboard Life’s TOP 25
Finally, one of the snowboard magazines had the satchel to actually test snowboards. They didn’t rank the boards that lost, but they did list the winners.

Rabbit Takes Ho in 40 and Over
Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, the 1978 world surfing champion from Australia, scored a perfect 10 to overpower Hawaii’s Michael Ho in Anglet, France.

Horan Finally Win’s World Title
Cheyne Horan, four-time runner up to the ASP world surfing title in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1982, today finally won a world title at the Silver Edition Masters World Championships at Anglet, France.

Birdhouse Releases The Baker Bootleg
With too much good footage left over from The End, Birdhouse is releasing an outtakes video called “The Baker Bootleg.”

Risky Path for Gotcha Glacier
Some worry that the new sports complex could be another thorn in Anaheim, CA’s side.

Random Quote
Skateboarding should be permitted only in areas where there is no traffic. It is impossible to control a skateboard on a downward slope, and a skateboarder who heads into a busy street is risking his life. Thanks for an important letter.” Ann Landers, Oct. 11, 1999

A Little Background on Gotcha’s Winkler
Marvin Winkler loves making big deals and has a “knack for emerging unscathed when they go south.” Now he wants to be a “media mogul.” Will Gotcha survive?

How Mountain Dew Has Raped Our Culture
PepsiCo has used skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and several other “extreme sports” to trick American youth into buying their sugar water.

So Cal Beaches Leaving In Droves
Southern California beaches are slowly dissappearing, what impact will that have on the state. A pretty damn, big one, I think.

Jannard Back in At Oakley
Bill Schmidt, the former CEO is gone and Jim is back in the driver’s seat at the eyewear and “footwear” company.

Airwalk Moves to Colorado
The stumbling footwear giant relocates to Colorado and tries to get it’s feet back on board.

John Sommers Interview
Surfergrrl Get’s A Makeover
Vans Triple Crown: Hawk Again
Kim Taylor’s Baja Trip


Sacklunch 1.16: October 4 , 1999

by The Editors on October 4, 1999

Latest Update: October 4 , 1999

John Sommers Interview
This one is pretty old, however, I just stumbled on it. Anyone who’s ever talked to John will know this is exactly how he talks. Check it out.

Surfergrrl Get’s A Makeover
After a letter from those corporate dogs at Emap, the Surfergrrls had to change their name and in the process redesigned their site. It looks good.
Stingray Attacks Up at So Cal Beaches
The LA Times makes it sound like the little buggers are cruising around looking for people to sting. First it was pollution, now those frickin’ rays.

Vans Triple Crown: Hawk Again
Tony Hawk wins another world title. Matt Beach takes the street and Huntington Beach.

Kim Taylor’s Baja Trip
“Devil winds, drunken flies, and Cobalt-A-Frames on the “Island” of Baja in Surfer Magazine. If you haven’t read Kimball’s stuff, you’re missing out.

Salomon Recalls Step-in Bindings
After nearly three years of hearing everyone tell them that the binding really didn’t look good, Salomon pulls the plug on the Pilot.

Broadcom and Gotcha Tie the Knot
The surf giant and e-broadcaster get together to change the world of action sports TV for ever. Actually, it looks pretty cool.

HB Hunts for Money to Find Bacteria Source
The water in Huntington Beach has been poisoned and no one knows why. Hey, let’s throw money at it.

Lunquist’s Makes Paddling a Family Affair
Rex, Aaron, and Jack competed in the US Paddleboard Championships in Huntington Beach. Let hope they made it through the pollution.

Handyman Lured Teens with Snowboard Boots
A 55 year old Seattle handyman was arrested for molesting a 16 year old boy. “Among the many presents the man lavished upon the boy were Nintendo games, two leather jackets, snowboard boots and a motorcycle helmet.

Quiet Skater Fatally Stabs Mom and Sister
Police have arrested a 16 year old boy for allegedly stabbing his mother and 12 year old sister. The boy is described by neighbors as “quiet and polite boy. . .who was often seen skateboarding around the neighborhood.”
Helmet Citations Down In Mission Viejo Park
ASR Coverage A Little Late
Gotcha Glacier Rolls On
Pipedragon Inventor Dies of Cancer