Latest Update: October
13 , 1999
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.
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.
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."
So Many Sharks?
Scientist are studying why there have been so many shark sitings
in the Islands.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
Releases The Baker Bootleg
With too much good footage left over from The End, Birdhouse
is releasing an outtakes video called "The Baker Bootleg."
Path for Gotcha Glacier
Some worry that the new sports complex could be another thorn in
Anaheim, CA's side.
"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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Moves to Colorado
The stumbling footwear giant relocates to Colorado and tries to
get it's feet back on board.
Get's A Makeover
Triple Crown: Hawk Again
Taylor's Baja Trip
Bags o' Crapola:
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thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.