Posts From March 2011

Foundation Tommy Sandoval Tharasher cover story....

So I was driving to the HQ in downtown SD (proper!) and these skate type dude were all gathered up across the street at Farmers Market gap. I pulled up and said, "Hey you kids, you can't be doing that there. No skateboarding here." Mike "The Burn" Burnett from Thrasher was the ring leader on hand. He looked over at me and said, "Nothing of your interest here old man. Move along." Ha. That Burn is too funny. I went and sat on the HQ front steps and had my lunch while I watched Tommy do his attempts on this FS-flip.

Around the same time I was talking to Barker and he told me a story that Tommy used to come and talk to former F TM, Josh Beagle, to try and get on the team. Josh was all let's see your footy Tommy and Tommy said something to the effect of that he doesn't need the footy and he took Beags over to this gap and shredded it live for him. I guess Beags was not impressed.

Stoked to see this cover of Tommy come out. That spot is directly across the street from the F HQ. And I watched them shoot it. And now here it is. Kick ass Tommy. Sorry Beagle dissed you.

WTF! Summer 2011!
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Posted March 31st, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation New Pig Pro Wheels! Don't be a slacker!

Hey all you wacks! We got new Pig Pro Head series available now! Represent!

Billy Marks! 52MM
Corey Duffel! 52 MM
Johnny Layton! 53MM
Don The Nuge Nguyen! 52MM
Matt Bennett!
Nick Trapasso!

Buy Local! Demand from your local skate  shop hack today!

If your local skate shop sucks then get them at Shop.TumYeto.com!

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Posted March 30th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Corey Duffel

Corey converts one kid at a time
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Still gotta drop them Grind Kings player
Posted March 30th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino

Nick backsmith on a epic backyard sesh.
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Posted March 29th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Tod Swank sponsored by Spacecraft!?!?

Spacecraft sponsorship?!?! WTF! Yes, believe it for not, I, Tod Swank, got sponsored by Spacecraft Collective. Seriously, I sent them my raffle videos and told them I have long wanted to represent Spacecraft. With my personal interests in space and beyond and the ties that Foundation Super Galaxy Company has there I just had to try. I just got my first box and I am siked. From Aaron at Spacecraft, "Right on! I was just waiting if it had reached you yet to get back to you. You are officially sponsored. We are not really sure what we are sponsoring you for but – hit me up with the link once you get it up on the blog. Everyone here will be stoked!" -Aaron Ross Manganaro US Sales Manager -Spacecraft

"I am stoked to be a Spacecraft Collective representative. I promise to be a good Spacecraft Collective representative." - Tod Swank


What is Spacecraft? The are a awesome artist collective and make kick ass head wear, accessories and tees and sweats. Check it out at http://spacecraftcollective.com

Demand from your local skate hack shop secret society members!
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TS on the roof of F-HQ in San Diego Proper. Downtown in background. He is wearing Neon Offender Light Pop Beanie and the Bear Camper Green tee. Green of course.  Thanks Spacecraft Collective! 
Posted March 28th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Dakota Servold ramps up his Duffel collection....

Dakota came by the HQ last week and raided the old heat trans collection to rally his collection of Duffel decks.
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The old close your eyes for photo op.
Posted March 28th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Marquis update

Marquis finds the Gold
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Posted March 28th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Woooo Weeeeee

Angel just being Angel
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Posted March 24th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino and Sierra Fellers / Double Rock

Nick and Sierra are the first ones up at the Double Rock contest. Check it!
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Thanks Marasco, Phelps, Schmitty, Burnett and Dave and of course Nick and Sierra!
Posted March 23rd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Tim Williams in Typical Culture

Foundation Flow rider Tim Williams killing it in the Typical Culture video. Pick up a copy, it's worth it! 
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Posted March 23rd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Get ready to Rumble!

Demand from your local skate shop! Out now! Rumble series by John McGuire!
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Posted March 23rd, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Merlino update

Nick want's some
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Posted March 23rd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino & Sierra Fellers

Tomorrow Foundation kicks off Thrasher's Lock Down!
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Posted March 22nd, 2011 by SInclair

Foundation Dakota Servold update

Dakota Servold's part for WTF is coming together quite nice.
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Posted March 22nd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Sierra & Merlino Double Rock Cash Money!?!?!

Sierra and Merlino partcipated in Thrasher's Double Rock Skate challenge. Will they get the money!?
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Posted March 21st, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation WTF?

Filming still in progress
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Abdias Rivera, Angel Ramierz, Ryan Spencer, Marquis Preston, Nick Merlino & Dan Murphy
Posted March 21st, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Fun in the Van

Party time!
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 Sierra, Ryan, and Taylor are out getting hyped while filming for WTF.
Posted March 20th, 2011 by Cisilino

Foundation Duffel's Dick

Sometimes Duffel's a dick
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Posted March 18th, 2011 by SInclair

Foundation Double Rock contest!

Thrasher's Double Rock contest featuring Nick Merlino and Sierra Fellers coming soon!
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Posted March 17th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Foundation Skatepark Round Up Extras!

Thanks to Tim, Schmitty and Thrasher Magazine.
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Posted March 17th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Marquis Preston Thrasher ad!

Back to spreads in the skate bible...Featuring Marquis!

WTF! feature film in progress!
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F-ing tre flip! Spreads bitch!
Posted March 17th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation What the F?

Snow? 
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Dakota Servlold and Ryan Spencer
Posted March 17th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Win a Fat Foundation package!

 Calling all Big Boy's! Enter to Win!!!! 
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Posted March 16th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino

Of course Nick would buy this to annoy everyone in the van a little more.
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Posted March 16th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Taylor Smith update

Backtail out in El Paso, TX
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no photographer on tour?
Posted March 15th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Marquis update

Marquis keeps the pizza party going
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Hammake wants his own
Posted March 14th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino

Nick Merlino entered his first pro contest as a am today and missed the finals by one. Congrats to Nick and Sierra this weekend! 
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Posted March 13th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Guess Who

 is skateboarding Foundation
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Posted March 12th, 2011 by Cisilino

Foundation Spring Forward Man Down

Ryan Spencer looses three front teeth. WTF!
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Posted March 12th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Thrasher: Foundation Skate Soup?!?!

What is it? It's Thrashers Skate Soup section. See expolosive action of the killing it Foundation team ripping it up out in the Arizona heat. See Angel Ramirez, Ryan Spencer, Taylor Smith, Sierra Fellers, Abdias, Nick Merlino and Corey Duffel.

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Posted March 11th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Getting busy doing nothing..

Um while the team is out there killing themselves for the new Foundation release. The old man is screwing around with the F blog and social media and minimal grafitti skils.

Click here. Yo!
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Posted March 11th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Pizza party

Not really but sometimes you gotta get that little ceaz to keep the session going
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Posted March 11th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Let's get ready to Rumble!

These new decks should piss off some people. Sorry....Not really though. Tough it out people. Demand from you local shop now!

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WTF! Buy these!
Posted March 10th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Corey Duffel / Hall of Meat!

 Duffel gets broke..... 
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Ouch!
Posted March 10th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation It hurts!

WTF flming deadline is killing everyone...
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Corey Duffel, Taylor Smith & Angel Ramierz
Posted March 10th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation The Sinc gets a free lunch!

Foundation TM extrodinaire gets a free lunch from Shred or Die!

Go here now to see....WTF!
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Posted March 9th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Foundation Round-Up!

 Check out the video of the F troop in their Thrasher Skatepark Round-Up over at the Thrasher site.
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Posted March 9th, 2011 by Cisilino

Foundation Manual Mag NZ Foundation Limited Collab decks!

Morri at Irrom Distro NZ, our good partner over there, forced me to make a limited run of decks with Manual Magazine. These were made at Watson Lamiantes USA and were hand spray painted by Jim Johnson at WL. And silkscreened one color collab art on top and bottom.

I will let Morri reveal how many were made. I just picked up from Watson HQ and will besending them off to NZ this week.

Party!
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Coming in hot from USA to New Zealand!
Posted March 9th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Ryan Spencer

Ryan has been shredding everything in his path for WTF.
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Posted March 9th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation WTF IS GOING ON?!


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 Taylor Smith, Corey Duffel, and Dakota Servold are warming up while out filming for the upcoming Mighty F video,"WTF!". Be prepared to have your brain melted when you see what these dudes have in store for you!
Posted March 8th, 2011 by Cisilino

Foundation Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith battled this Tuscon spot. Taylor rips! Look for his part in WTF. Coming soon!!!
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Posted March 8th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Corey Duffel new video. day in the life

 Hey there Mighty F cult followers!
we got some big plans for the F coming up. WTF the movie will be out in June! the video will be epic. expect street killing footage from all your favorite F riders and some secret new weapons!
Until then, here is a video my friends made. Its a day in the life with an unexpected twist of fate! burn your eyes out and watch!


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Corey Duffel and Chris Haslam
Posted March 7th, 2011 by the duffman

Foundation Taylor Smith Firing Line on Thrasher!

New F am who will be featured in this summer blockbuster film, "WTF!", is featured here on the Thrasher site skatepark round up, buttery firingline.....WTF!

Click here butter heads: Taylor Smith Tharasher butter.

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Posted March 7th, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Nick and Marquis

Nothing to report....filming continues
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Posted March 7th, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Filming continues

Filming for the new Foundation video continues...
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Nick Merlino fs flip
Posted March 4th, 2011 by SInclair

Foundation Dragon the Dog, Hoffart and Servold in the HQ!

It's cool when random rippers out there come by the Yeto. Dakota showed up with his friend, Jordan Hoffart (Powell, Neff, Bones, Theeve) and his new dog Dragon. Dragon is a Ewok.
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Posted March 3rd, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Woodward Shootout Video!

Check out some of the F squad at Woodward Skatecamp. Article in the next issue of The Skateboard Mag
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Posted March 3rd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Over 18

Marquis is above the legal age but that still don't make it right.
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Dakota thinks about quitting while he's ahead.
Posted March 3rd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Blazing Foundation!

Well as if you didn't know, Frank Frazetta is one of my favorite artists, ever! We got the inspiration for the Cataclysmic Abyss (www.CataclysmicAbyss.com) cover art from old Frankie! Mike Sutfin did a masterful rendition on his own right. (He did our cover art. I have the orginal and it's tiny teeny weenie!)

I was glancing through some Frazetta archive book and came across this cover he did for Blazing comics back in April 1966. I liked the lettering style so I asked, F illustrator extrodinaire, John McGuire, tod do a Foundation version for us. Ours is not a straight rip off. It's inspired and I am hyped on the end results.

We added Yuck Fou in there popping through the O giving a thumbs up. The top graphic is a full reverse and you see YF ass hanging out the back of the O.

It's called Blazing of course and comes in three sized decks and on a tee. Hot pink was the call here. Don't be a pussy!




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Gotta love em....
Posted March 2nd, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Sierra, Abdias and Ex Team rider shred a rail

C1RCA just put out this clip of the C1RCA crew.
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Posted March 2nd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Marquis / Free Lunch

Grab some lunch with Marquis over at Shred or Die
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Posted March 2nd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith thows out a backlip just for theatrics
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Posted March 2nd, 2011 by Sinclair

Foundation Nick Merlino

Check out Nick Merlino over at ESPN for the Snowbirds feature.
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Posted March 1st, 2011 by sinclair

Foundation Nothing happening here.....

Move along. Nothing to see. There is not a small contingent of skateboarders accross the street from F HQ shooting something going on.
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Hey I know this guy! Chris LaRooperduper....Is that your ast name Chris? There is nothing going on behind you.
Posted March 1st, 2011 by swankzine

Foundation Marquis Preston update

It's March 1st and things are still popping off at Cherry Park
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Posted March 1st, 2011 by Sinclair