Shifts Into Neutral
Analyst Mitch J Kummetz of DA Davidson gave Quiksilver
neutral rating saying domestic bookings are falling and inventory
is high. Maybe they should just move more stuff to the Time Square
-Smart Money lists "hot duds" stocks
Falls Even Lower
Executives have agreed that North American has been a complete
failure for Globe International. But they've got a plan
for their 23 cent stock. They're going to pull back on hardgoods
and get moe into apparel.
Fashion is the future. What does this mean for World Industries,
etc. . .
Steps Up At TWS Snowboarding
When TransWorld Snow Associate Publisher Charlie Anderson
announced he was leaving rumors circulated widely that Mike
"Cheif" Nusenow, the Associate Publisher of Snowboarder
Magazine would take the position. That does not appear to
be the case as
TWS snow sales rep Justin Cobb was just named to Sales Manager.
Hot Tuna Owner Buys TSA, November Aussie Apparel, owners of Xsile and Hot Tuna
have signed letters of intent to the skate brands as well as picking
up marketing rights to the name Bluetorch
from whoever owns that. But they won't get the TV show that belongs
to Fox. Hmm.
Real World Is Movin' On Up Missy Samiee has moved her Portland skate/snow shop Exit
Real World into a 2,600 square foot place on 23rd St across
from Urban Outfitters where she can do battle with the
Takes Time Square
In what may be the most expensive retail rent zone in the world,
Quiksilver opens a store right under the Reuters
news ticker in NYC's Time Square to remind everyone to buy more
When Life Gives You Lemons Ali Baba, Orange County's sultan of Happy, has lanched
a new action women's magazine called Lemonade. It is guided
by the charming Cody and has a slew of industry support.
Bikinis, bikinis, bikinis.
Mobile Let's It Ride
Las Vegas was host last weekend to the biggest money event in
the history of skateboarding. TNT is $40,000 richer. Dave
Sypniewski always was good at spending money and making a
Next Firing at TransWorld
The guys at skateboardingsucks.com got spanked for making
fun of Thrasher'sJake Phelps' and his Boost
Mobile loving editorial have now turned on Transworld
with their poll asking the question, Which TWS staff member should
be fired next? Currently in the lead: Atiba Jefferson with
Affects Online Advertising
We've understood this for years, however, it's just been shown
in a study by the Online Publishers Association that advertising
is most effective when it is on a site that users identify with.
Nab Purse Snatcher
In a rare news story of skateboarders doing something positive
a group of Parkersburg, West Virginia skaters chased down a 16
year old who had grabbed a purse from a 72-year-old woman.
Want My BamTV
After becoming somewhat of a star with Jackass, Bam
Margera now has his own TV show in which he will continue
to terrorize his parents and neighbors. Oh joy.
Hawk Metaphors of the Month
" The first landmark judicial decision of the Nintendo
generation skated right down the fence like Tony Hawk."
- Jonathan Malavolti writing for his college paper on a
Supreme Court decision.
""I was 17. I had one of those Tony Hawk haircuts,
you know, where it's just the bangs." - DJ Brian Simpson
profiled in Manchester, VT's HippoPress.
Surfer In Tennis?
That's what tennis pro Mark Philippoussis has been telling
people lately about his newest off court activity. Then again,
that isn't saying much.
Stock Down 6.8%
The stock took a dive after it was reported that shoe orders for
the next six months are 10 percent down thanks in part to the
company's feud with Foot Locker.
Ken Park Banned in Australia Larry Clark's new movie named loosely after former Vison
skater Ken Park and about a skater kid who kills himself
was banned at the Sydney Film Festival.
Clark defends his film
Park Getting Some
It's been closed for more than a year now, but Philly is convinced
that it will never be the same without the park and skating.
Boys Pants Half Off
Sales of teen boys pants have fallen 10 percent and jeans are
down 15 percent in the year ended April 30, 2003. Is vert really
making that big of a comeback?
Paul Krouss film looks into the lives and philosophies of some
of surfing's greatest shapers including: Dick Brewer, Ole,
Velzy, Bill Hamilton, Tom Morey, Rennie
Yater, Terry Chung, Midget Farrelly and the
Seems like the some skaters have taken a liking to the Misawa,
Japan crematorium. City officials are upset that their "waxing
Guards Plead for Respect
You'd think if they really wanted respect they'd become police
officers, the civil service test can't be that hard. But no. They
whine about all kinds of things including being struck with a
Koch Still At It
He's been talking about it for six years, planning it for almost
as many and finally, this summer he's going to snowboard Everest.
Louisville Loves Their Extreme Park
City's have been famous for much, much less, but it's nice to
see a skatepark bringing this much notoriety to a city. More cities
should take pride in their skaters.