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Alex Olson joined the A-list free agent parade this week in announcing his departure from Girl. With close ties to BA as well as Dill and AVE, it's expected he'll align with whatever company, or companies, are in the works. Kevin Terpening also appears to be in a wavering state.

Enrique Lorenzo also has parted ways with his longtime board sponsor Expedition One. There's no indication as what he's up to in the future, but he certainly doesn't appear to be slowing down.

Casper Brooker dipped from Heroin pretty closely to their release date of Video Nasty, expected this Summer.

Congrats to Blake Carpenter on his official addition to Toy Machine.

Vans' parent company VF Corp is one of many major clothing producers that chose not to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh after the factory disaster this month, along with Target, Sears, and others. It ain't just skaters making and pushing the product, folks.

We're saddened to hear that the very productive Bay Area skateshop Metro closed its doors this week. But Bobby Puleo is alive and well, as indicated by a new video part with the expected thumbs up from the forum.

Quote of the week:

shit_for_brains, on accusations of Nick Trapasso embezzling from Toy Machine: “Embezzling? That dipshit couldn't even spell 'extension' properly.”