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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.

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

Previous Bags o' Crapola:

-October 4 , 1999
-September 28 , 1999
-September 14 , 1999
-September 10 , 1999

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