Posts From September 2009

Foundation Abdias Update

Abdias stops by San Pedro for a quick session
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Posted September 30th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Duffel & TWS in Chicago

Check out photos of Duffel's recent trip out to Chicago right here.

Posted September 30th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Foundation Wins Vans Downtown Showdown

Congratulations to everyone who skated in the Vans Showdown tonight. Big thanks to Angel Ramierz, Nick Merlino, Abdias Rivera, Alex Gourodorous and Elijah Berle who all killed it for Foundation.
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1st Foundation, 2nd Blind, 3rd Toy Machine
Posted September 27th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Vans Downtown Showdown Day 1

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Foundation flow rider Elijah Berle steps up and will be shredding for the F this weekend.
Posted September 25th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Foundation Battle Strikers?!?!

So this new toy is taking the world by storm. Battle Strikers. I'm not sure how they ended up with our gear but one of the lead dudes is sporting a Foundation hoodie and another kid is reping a star and moon cap. I'm always the last one to know!? It's been playing on kid channels repeatedly. That's how we do it here at the F. We start em early and pound it into the brains of kids. Buy Foundation, buy Foundation, buy Foundation!!!

See the commercial here.
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Check the kids hoodie.
Posted September 25th, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation Angel, Abdias & Nick

Will be competing at the Vans Downtown Showdown this weekend. Tune into Fuel TV for a live webcast.
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Getting hyped about the Showdown
Posted September 24th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation David Reyes footage

Peep some footage of David on the Circa site

Posted September 23rd, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino Free Lunch

Have a Free Lunch with Nick Merlino. Thanks to Shred or Die

Posted September 23rd, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Dustin Underground Skates, AZ Rip it up!

We saw the Underground Board Factory from Apache Junction, Az posse at the retailer tradeshow, Crossroads. James from TY hooked Underground staffer, Dustin Cutlip, up with a Foundation Flare Logo Deck and Dustin proceeded to kill it on board.

Thanks Dustin and Underground for backing the Foundation posse and gear!

Keep on rolling.

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Dustin extremely large frontside blaster over channel on the Foundation Flare team deck.
Posted September 22nd, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation Sierra interview

 CCS just posted a short interview with Sierra. Check it right here. 
Posted September 22nd, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Gear 4 A Year Winner!!!

 Congratulations to Mike Thompson for winning Shred or Die's first annual Gear 4 A Year contest. Check his footage right here. 
Posted September 21st, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Welcome to the HQ!

I thought I would give you scumbags out there a photo tour of the TYHQ. No? That's lame? Ok forget it. I won't do it. No I will do it. I have nothing better to do. Hell it's Friday. Let's whoop it up. We'll start with the entry way.

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We are located in San Diego, CA. No really SD Proper. None of this North County action. A mere blocks from downtown SD in Barrio Logan area. It was formerly bad neighbor and is still rough around the edges but that's what makes it so cool. We have been in this location for 11 years. It's a neighborhood, not a industrial park. TY staff posse all live in surrounding neighborhoods.

Anyways, I could blab on. This is teh front door. Kids grind the steps and tag the building. I yell at them all the time for fun. Damn skateboarders.
Posted September 18th, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation Angel sequence

 Peep it over at the Thrasher site
Posted September 18th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Foundation "Noncave" (TM) out now!

That's right. We are so advance we don't even know what we are talking about.

Foundation introduces "Noncave". A perfectly flat deck. How about that?!? What will we think of next?

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Posted September 17th, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation Rolling Thunder!

This is the OG set up that was on the cover of Rolling Thunder video and appeared in the opening segment with a barefoot Matt Barker, Tum Yeto Director of Affairs, bombing a hill. I still have that deck after all these years. Sweet!

Video was released 1995 and featured Josh Beagle, Steve Berra, Heath Kirchart, Paul Sharpe, Steve Olson, Frank Hirata with appearances from Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas, Chad Muska, Satva Leung and Donny Barley. Epic!

Video is still available included in Keep On Rolling - The Foundation Testament.

See the trailer at

But it here or at better skateshops worldwide

WTF!?! This summer, June 2009 is Foundation Skateboards 20 year since inception. Raising Hell!  It's hard to believe. I will be posting tidbits from the past on the new F site over the next few months.  I have been totally lagging. I don't know how you people do it everyday.

Thanks to all teamriders, employees, customers and fans, past and present. You made Foundation!!!

Keep on rolling.

Oh yea. We are doing a zine to go in with decks. Send your pictures, drawings and  crap to Rolling Thunder C/O Tum Yeto 2001 Commercial ST SD CA 92113 USA

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Posted September 16th, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation What's Next / Nick Merlino

 Check out what's next from Nick Merlino
Posted September 16th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Duffel Ambigious

Check out some recent Duffel footage from his recent travel with the Ambigious team.
Posted September 16th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Sacto Tilt Pool 1986

Friend and epic photographer, Grant Brittan, just booted this ancient pic over to me. Sacramento Tilt pool, 1986. I was 20 years old and riding for Sims.

Thanks GB.
Sims, Gullwing, Tharasher, STP. rails, copers, pegged pants, Vans, bleached hair, one footer tail tap. P: J.Grant Brittain
Posted September 15th, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation Sunday in the streets

Nick Merlino and flow rider Elijah Berle were in San Diego this weekend. Here are a few photos from today.
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Met up with Ed Dominick at the first spot
Posted September 13th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Crossroads Photo Expose

Crossroads is the premier west coast skate only trade show hosted by Black Box. It was kkkkiiiiillllleeeeerrrrr! LoFi, security free, no one runnning around telling you what you can or can't do. No stinking badges.

I get anxiety at events like these. I don't know why, I just do. So I lurk in our booth sneaking out to say hola to friends and customers. And I take pics. Here ya go freaks! Crossroads 9/9/09!
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Das Booths, Das Booths.
Posted September 10th, 2009 by swankzine

Foundation Abdias Rivera interview

Check out a short interview with Abdias. Thanks to Eric Wall from Exit Real World.
Posted September 10th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Crossroads Day 1

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Picked up Nick Merlino at the airport and headed up to Carlsbad for the Crossroads show
Posted September 8th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Duffel update

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Corey warmed up in the streets of Oakland
Posted September 7th, 2009 by SInclair

Foundation Duffel update

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Stopped by Metro real quick
Posted September 4th, 2009 by Sinclair

Foundation Death Beat

Check out Death Beat,  Corey's side project with girlfriend Rachel. Get yourself some gear and the Duffman will screen it himself or Rachel will screen it if Corey is broke off.

Posted September 3rd, 2009 by Sinclair