Friday 2.27.09 SKATEBOOK 4 Release Party!!

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Friday 2.27.09 Skatebook 4 Release Party!

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Thurs Feb 26: Scion presents "Beatbox"

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GOOD MORNING OOOOWWEEEUUUUU!!!

This is a good morning, a funny thing happened...Kanye West posted our new collab with Girl Skateboards on his site http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/. He's pumpin me up right now! Kanye, Spike and the Girl Gang are working on some ish so he is down with them.

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(FYI Mike's fur is killin the game son)
I'm just glad he posted it. Thanks Ye'!

Big thanks to Kent, Jason Callaway, Rick, Mikey, and Eric Anthoy (girl), Sabrina (FTC PR Queen) Ando, BFOX, Dave, Strada, for making this project come to life. And a big thanks to Ian Johnson for the artistic inspiration ("do a curious george steez g...") Let's sell these bad boys!

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Made for Skate Available at FTC SF!

In the skateboard universe the evolution of riding technique, skateboard decks, graphics and art are well documented. Until now, however, skateboard shoes have received little attention. Made for Skate tells the story of skateboard footwear as seen through the eyes of those who lived it.


Along with the classics by companies such as Vans, Airwalk, Etnies, and Duffs, it features hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind shoes that emerged throughout almost five decades of skate history — all photographed superlatively.


Featured Skaters: Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Natas Kaupas, Don Brown, Paul Rodriguez, Chad Muska, Mike Vallely, Adrian Lopez, Mark Gonzalez, Tim Gavin, and many more.


Featured Shoe Designers: James Arizumi, Jeremy Fish, Andy Howell and Todd Bratrud.


Available at FTC SF!


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Sun 2.22.09: ACE Trucks "Skate Massacre" NEW DATE!

Sunday, Feb 22nd 2-6pm: Due to rain, the event has been pushed back until the rain date on the original flyer. Please send this around and repost it. Thanks!

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Watchout for our FTC x GIRL Collab!

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Release Date: March 20 2009

Girl Skateboards and FTC have been great friends since Girl's inception in 1993. In recognition of our strong relationship, we are proud to announce the Girl x FTC deck and tee collab. Check out the "Golden Girl Bridge" graphic painted by Graham James, FTC's art director.

Two deck sizes offered: 7.5 x 31.25 and 8 x 32

Some IDIOT stole Lance Armstron'gs Time Trials Bike!

People this is really getting out of hand. This is Lance Armstrong. Have some respect. I know times are rough but Really?!
This bike is only one of kind and that means if you try and sell it people will know!
I feel his pain, just lost my bike too!
-G


"(CNN) -- A one-of-a-kind bicycle belonging to U.S. cycling legend Lance Armstrong was stolen from a team truck in California just hours after he rode it Saturday on the first day of a nine-day race."
"The bicycle that was stolen is not the one that Armstrong rides every day during the race. The stolen bike is used only for time trials, a race in which cyclists ride individually at staggered intervals over a set distance and try to get the best time."


"Just hours after discovering his time-trial bike was missing, the seven-time Tour de France winner sent out a global appeal on the social networking site, exclaiming: "Whoa!! They just came to my room and said our truck was broken into and someone stole my time trial bike! APB out to the twitterati."

He later posted a message with a picture of the bike, adding: "There is only one like it in the world therefore hard to pawn it off. Reward being offered."

Check the rest of the article here


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Tues March 3rd: Check ALI WONG'S Last SF SHOW!

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Our homie Ali Wong is moving to New York aka Big-Time-City, so come check her out and see why her comedy career is exploding! Two Words - HELLA FUNNY!!
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IAN JOHNSON AT THE GRAMMY'S

Well not really, but his painting was, so THAT COUNTS!

IAN was asked to be a part of the "Worlds On Fire: Grammy-nominee Artist Exhibition.” Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas curated the show and Ian created an Al Green piece! Looks SICK...
On another note, it’s the 10 year anniversary for Western Edition Skateboards. Ian and kent have been running Western Edition Skateboards for 10 YEARS this year, so look for more creativity to come from "WE" and Ian soon!

Here's the painting Ian submitted.

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TRAVIS BARKER AND WIFEY IN FRONT OF IAN'S PAINTING...(THEY BID ON IT!)
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JABARI MAKIN THAT NOIZE SON!

FTC FAM AND TEAM RIDER JABARI JUST GOT IN THE "CHECK OUT" SECTION! CONGRATS JABARI KEEP IT UP!
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DIY STRICTLY for the LADIES...

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After months of mannequin gender switching battles for our window display, I've taken matters into my sweatshop-capable hands, and created my own FTC dream-line strictly for the Ladies! I took apart old samples that the boys tossed aside, recycled & re-stitched together fun clothes that I'd rock, day or night.
Watchout now.
It's the FTC x Similak Chyld DIY Takeover.

xo,
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Yoshiaki Toeda Cover on Transworld Skate Mag!

Check the highlights of his 14 page feature!

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Alien Workshop Mind Field DVD Available @ FTC SF!

Filmed and built over the span of 2005-2009, Mind Field is the 4th full-length audio/visual offering by Alien Workshop. A document of the team's raw ability and eclectic personalities interlaced with the Workshop's undying pursuit of visual individuality and creative freedom. Featuring Heath Kirchart, Arto Saari, Josh Kalis, Rob Dyrdek, and many, many more. DVD also includes 60-page photo book featuring images from the making of Mind Field. Get your copy today!


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Brandon Biebel featured in Skateboarder Mag (Jan 09)

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Alien Workshop Mind Field

Checked the new video by Alien workshop. It was definitely on the level and a must buy. Omar and Josh Kalis killed it. Also very artsy, which is the Alien steez. I was bummed I didn't see any footage of lenny! WTF? But he's been very busy lately. Free Lenny Kirk!!! Shirt out soon!

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SF Chronicle Cover feat. Obama Art by IAN JOHNSON

This past Sunday's Datebook featured our very own Ian Johnson's Obama artwork. Good job Ian. You killed it! Ian’s artwork has graced the cover of Datebook for awhile now.

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