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Title: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: lawnguyland on October 08, 2010, 08:00:10 AM
http://www.elementskateboards.com/ (http://www.elementskateboards.com/)


and it looks like the kicked off bam, bucky, barbee, muska and j-wray in the process. damn


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: finknoos on October 08, 2010, 08:03:35 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: zipzinging on October 08, 2010, 08:05:39 AM
They were moved to the "icons" tab

I was hoping for an apples welcome video  :-\


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: lawnguyland on October 08, 2010, 08:09:14 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!

no hes not. trust me.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: bumpnrun on October 08, 2010, 08:11:05 AM
How come Rohan doesn't show up in Pros or Icons?


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: finknoos on October 08, 2010, 08:12:17 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!

no hes not. trust me.

I meant on the front of finding a new sponsor, money wise hes obviously fine with all the tv shows and shit he does


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Fongstarr. on October 08, 2010, 08:18:48 AM
[url]http://www.elementskateboards.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.elementskateboards.com/[/url])


and it looks like the kicked off bam, bucky, barbee, muska and j-wray in the process. damn


There is a icons section where all those guys are. So they are all still on Element....but kind of doing what Zoo York is doing.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on October 08, 2010, 08:20:02 AM
Well at least Appleyard does not have to cover his entire board with stickers anymore.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Sads Rag on October 08, 2010, 08:21:24 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!

no hes not. trust me.
Yeah, it's not like he bought that lamborghini from board royalties, he's had quite a few incredibly successful TV shows & movies. Bam is rich, were the poor suckers who are fucked! I imagine Bam will always be a part of Element and is probably ok with bring moved from pro status to icon status. The guy obviously has bigger plans and aspirations than being a pro skater forever.
And congrats to Apples, always been a fan of his.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Narcissus on October 08, 2010, 08:26:06 AM
I was hoping for an apples welcome video?  :-\

I think his lawyers prevailed in getting a "doesn't have to try" clause in his contract.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: finknoos on October 08, 2010, 08:27:14 AM
I was hoping for an apples welcome video??  :-\

I think his lawyers prevailed in getting a "doesn't have to try" clause in his contract.

Like most of element then


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: lawnguyland on October 08, 2010, 08:27:33 AM
http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/ (http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/)

haaha

http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/brands/search?search=not+for+%24ale&x=0&y=0 (http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/brands/search?search=not+for+%24ale&x=0&y=0) too


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: cant stop on October 08, 2010, 08:28:53 AM
[url]http://www.elementskateboards.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.elementskateboards.com/[/url])


and it looks like the kicked off bam, bucky, barbee, muska and j-wray in the process. damn


There is a icons section where all those guys are. So they are all still on Element....but kind of doing what Zoo York is doing.


Yeah, you just dont kick guys like these off a brand.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Gnomon on October 08, 2010, 08:30:09 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


WOW. Now this is my type of news.

Honestly though, i'll take an element board over a flip and an appleyard part over a Rowley or Daveed part.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Fongstarr. on October 08, 2010, 08:34:18 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


That would have been more effective if Flip wasn't the company they are today. It's like a retard calling a retard....a retard.

Obviously Apples isn't the young AM he used to be. Not hating on the guy for getting money. I mean Arto did it as well with Burton and I think Apples is in the same category as him and should be getting some paper.



Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: adumb on October 08, 2010, 08:34:59 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid.  


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: pandarelated on October 08, 2010, 08:46:15 AM
How come Rohan doesn't show up in Pros or Icons?

um this.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: oyolar on October 08, 2010, 08:48:54 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid.  


Wasn't Volcom started by Remy Stratton and Chet Thomas though?


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Sads Rag on October 08, 2010, 08:53:13 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid.  
True, how hardcore can you really be when you are on the same team as this guy.
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2738/team3.jpg)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Donkey Lips on October 08, 2010, 08:54:52 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])
haaha

My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid. ? 

Wasn't Volcom started by Remy Stratton and Chet Thomas though?

The middle finger was directed at Element and Schillereff I think.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Sads Rag on October 08, 2010, 08:55:04 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid. �


Wasn't Volcom started by Remy Stratton and Chet Thomas though?
No, it was started by a guy named Richard Woolcot, a surfer.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Ernie McCracken on October 08, 2010, 08:55:29 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


WOW. Now this is my type of news.

Honestly though, i'll take an element board over a flip and an appleyard part over a Rowley or Daveed part.


Haha that is pretty funny, cut David out and it would be way sicker. �

Every time I think of Flip it amazes how much they have changed. I know it's been said a million times, but man.. if they still had the Sorry crew together they would still be at the top of skateboarding.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 08, 2010, 08:56:01 AM
(http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: lawnguyland on October 08, 2010, 09:00:13 AM
theres an interview at http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/index (http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/index) but they fucked up and i cant figure out how to see it.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: bumpnrun on October 08, 2010, 09:05:55 AM
That flip thing is corny as hell.


(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9916/phpthumbgeneratedthumbnjp.jpg)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 08, 2010, 09:13:44 AM
Flip seems butt hurt?


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: mooraga on October 08, 2010, 09:14:24 AM
we want rohan fully on too


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 08, 2010, 09:22:33 AM
That flip ad proves a point, who wants to ride for some company like that. Good thing they are under NHS, proud makers of stuff like:
(http://images.sierrasnowboard.com/assets/products/29427/large/Santa_Cruz_Twinza_Fish.jpg)
(http://pics.myspaceprofiles.org/368/l/47991368_12.jpg)

Billabong is no worse than NHS, they are just more successful.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Ernie McCracken on October 08, 2010, 09:31:50 AM
Damn.. Curren surfs now?! ^


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: adumb on October 08, 2010, 09:38:47 AM
Fuck 'em. Apples is better off without Flip anyways. He can do whatever he wants and Flip officially sucks now.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: acider on October 08, 2010, 09:46:17 AM
That flip ad proves a point, who wants to ride for some company like that. Good thing they are under NHS, proud makers of stuff like:
([url]http://images.sierrasnowboard.com/assets/products/29427/large/Santa_Cruz_Twinza_Fish.jpg[/url])
([url]http://pics.myspaceprofiles.org/368/l/47991368_12.jpg[/url])

Billabong is no worse than NHS, they are just more successful.

god you're a fucking piece of shit.  weren't you the guy who wouldn't stop talking about how daryl angel was an asshole even though you never meant him?  obviously your opinions have no basis in reality cause if youve ever meant daryl angel you know he is nice to everyone.  say what you will about some of the product nhs puts out, they are good to local skaters who need product, employ a ton of cool people, make the highest quality trucks in the world and do charitable work in the santa cruz area.  

edit: also in santa cruz there is a connection between skating and surfing because santa cruz is great for both and kids actually like to have fun in multiple ways.  the kid surfing in the ad (austin smith ford) grew up no more than 10 miles from the nhs factory and now they are hooking him up i think that's pretty rad.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 08, 2010, 09:56:39 AM
How come Rohan doesn't show up in Pros or Icons?

um this.
This.  Dude deserves element paychecks even if I'd rather see him on something more legit.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: boyan on October 08, 2010, 10:06:43 AM
I'm really liking the stuff element has been doing for the past year,

away with the shoe program, but still put out the footy (trio), team additions, ...



interviews:

http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000123827/features/newshit-interview-mark-appleyard-on-element/ (http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000123827/features/newshit-interview-mark-appleyard-on-element/)
http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/news/story?id=5661793 (http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/news/story?id=5661793)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Pavementi on October 08, 2010, 10:15:01 AM
That flip ad proves a point, who wants to ride for some company like that. Good thing they are under NHS, proud makers of stuff like:

Billabong is no worse than NHS, they are just more successful.
god you're a fucking piece of shit. �weren't you the guy who wouldn't stop talking about how daryl angel was an asshole even though you never meant him? �obviously your opinions have no basis in reality cause if youve ever meant daryl angel you know he is nice to everyone. �say what you will about some of the product nhs puts out, they are good to local skaters who need product, employ a ton of cool people, make the highest quality trucks in the world and do charitable work in the santa cruz area. �

edit: also in santa cruz there is a connection between skating and surfing because santa cruz is great for both and kids actually like to have fun in multiple ways.� the kid surfing in the ad (austin smith ford) grew up no more than 10 miles from the nhs factory and now they are hooking him up i think that's pretty rad.
Read what Gipper wrote and think about it, he and I don't always see eye to eye, but his point is on the mark here. Why the fuck is Flop calling out Element for being a surf company when Santa Cruz, who they're now in bed with, makes surfboards? They are the pot calling the kettle black, which is complete retardation.

Unfortunately, your point about Daryl is irrelevant and I'm sure Billabong employs plenty of "good" people somewhere in the world too so that doesn't really prove anything either...


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Pavementi on October 08, 2010, 10:20:12 AM
I'm not sure I believe Appleyard. Check out his facial expression at the end when he says he's hyped. I can't tell for sure but it looks kind of forced, like he's not really that sure about this move.



[url]http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000123827/features/newshit-interview-mark-appleyard-on-element/[/url] ([url]http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000123827/features/newshit-interview-mark-appleyard-on-element/[/url])


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: MyUserName on October 08, 2010, 10:24:27 AM
I posted this in the other thread, but this thread looks to be getting more attention, so...

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/mark-appleyard-interview/ (http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/mark-appleyard-interview/)

What's been on your mind lately?
I'm always thinking of ways to live leisurely. Ways to, you know, get rich.

Yeah, 'cause lately every time we're hanging out you're always talking 
about schemes so you'll never have 
to work again.
Exactly. I don't ever want to have to work. After skateboarding I don't think I could work.

Are you worried that you're not cut out for the world of employment?
Yeah. I'm just scared that I'm going to have to work, and I don't want to. And I like nice stuff-cars and houses. I like the leisurely lifestyle, so my mind's brewing on a lot of ideas. Sometimes they work out.

What are some of your winning ideas?
I had some money in United States currency and I waited until the Canadian currency was worth the most. When it was $1.00 to $1.40 Canadian I traded a couple hundred grand and made about $70,000 in the exchange.

This is very different from the young man dreaming about crooked grinds from a few years ago.
Yeah, well, you know, as time goes by you realize that it would be nice to be rich.


In fact, the last time we did an interview you spoke specifically about how you had gotten rid of your luxury car. You said, at that time, that luxury cars were stupid. What made you change your mind? I know these days you have two luxury cars and have even purchased some men's jewelry. What changed?
I think I just woke up to it. I was like, "Shit! 
I like nice shit!" The luxury cars are way better than the other ones.

(http://www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/images/au06yapples.jpg)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Riverside on October 08, 2010, 10:28:10 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid.  

rowley also rides for the same surf company (volcom). and by the way, vans is also pretty anti-surf


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: rawbertson. on October 08, 2010, 10:29:08 AM
no this is how it really is:

flip makes paper thin boards that feel soggy after 2 days with stupid graphics and dumb campaigns

element tries to be this really core brand through and fucking through and so many fags have repped the shit out of this backward ass brand deadly to the environment brand it is an eyesore to see that stupid logo, its like trying to avoid listening to nickelback.

nhs was at a time the top of the skateboard game, well lots of things have changed, namely the fact that over 90% of the brands in the past 10 years have cut costs extravagantly to the point where there are less than a handful of distributors competing on price and not quality and putting out the same tired graphics over and over again... it is impossible for any of these big companies to compete on those piss poor margins especially since the US manufacturing industry has been diarheaing the bed over the past two years... so they have to keep pressing bad boards and stupid graphics to stay in business...

so i dont really see how either 1 of these companies is any more "legit" or "core" or even "cool" than the other... you really have to look to those smaller brands to find the cool stuff nowadays, unfortunatly they dont have the money to put towards good wood, is there even a board brand out there that still makes boards out of good wood??? honestly i dont even really see AWS, girl, real as any different any more... i used to put those brand sorta one step higher but im pretty sure thats out the window now. please, correct me if im wrong.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: darth nihilus on October 08, 2010, 10:33:07 AM
That flip ad proves a point, who wants to ride for some company like that. Good thing they are under NHS, proud makers of stuff like:
([url]http://images.sierrasnowboard.com/assets/products/29427/large/Santa_Cruz_Twinza_Fish.jpg[/url])
([url]http://pics.myspaceprofiles.org/368/l/47991368_12.jpg[/url])

Billabong is no worse than NHS, they are just more successful.

god you're a fucking piece of shit.  weren't you the guy who wouldn't stop talking about how daryl angel was an asshole even though you never meant him?  obviously your opinions have no basis in reality cause if youve ever meant daryl angel you know he is nice to everyone.  say what you will about some of the product nhs puts out, they are good to local skaters who need product, employ a ton of cool people, make the highest quality trucks in the world and do charitable work in the santa cruz area.  

edit: also in santa cruz there is a connection between skating and surfing because santa cruz is great for both and kids actually like to have fun in multiple ways.  the kid surfing in the ad (austin smith ford) grew up no more than 10 miles from the nhs factory and now they are hooking him up i think that's pretty rad.


That's Ford Archbold, son of legendary surfer Matt Archbold. He grew up in Newport Beach. just sayin'.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 08, 2010, 10:36:13 AM
They were moved to the "icons" tab

I was hoping for an apples welcome video  :-\


Little apples video here:
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wowCJdU56_I&feature=sub#)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: layzieyez on October 08, 2010, 10:49:37 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!
With the 3rd jackass movie coming out sooner or later, they probably will never get rid of him because of the obvious high visibility of their brand with the same people that watch those movies.

That photo of Geoff and flip kiddy skateboarder #4 is funny.  Their shirts should read "Not for $ale.  Not yet."


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Ernie McCracken on October 08, 2010, 10:53:14 AM
They were moved to the "icons" tab

I was hoping for an apples welcome video  :-\


Little apples video here:
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wowCJdU56_I&feature=sub#[/url])


dude.. like kelly hart says dude a lot dude.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Connor Davis on October 08, 2010, 10:54:08 AM
I hope Flip can stop being so hard headed and take this, as well as all the other dudes leaving, as a learning experience and finally get their shit together.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: oldeath on October 08, 2010, 10:55:48 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!
With the 3rd jackass movie coming out sooner or later, they probably will never get rid of him because of the obvious high visibility of their brand with the same people that watch those movies.

That photo of Geoff and flip kiddy skateboarder #4 is funny.� Their shirts should read "Not for $ale.� Not yet."
>agreed, bam is loaded, he doesnt have to do anything if he doesnt want to.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: ster on October 08, 2010, 11:06:05 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!
With the 3rd jackass movie coming out sooner or later, they probably will never get rid of him because of the obvious high visibility of their brand with the same people that watch those movies.

That photo of Geoff and flip kiddy skateboarder #4 is funny.  Their shirts should read "Not for $ale.  Not yet."
isn't "flip kiddy skateboarder #4" pretty old?


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Hold The Tomatos on October 08, 2010, 11:08:10 AM
Element in my opinion, has bee the most successful company to re-jump start themselves without falling off and coming back into the game. It seems as though they listened to the streets and did everything in their power to clean themselves up. Billabong has some good minds in their PR department.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: layzieyez on October 08, 2010, 11:11:58 AM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!
With the 3rd jackass movie coming out sooner or later, they probably will never get rid of him because of the obvious high visibility of their brand with the same people that watch those movies.

That photo of Geoff and flip kiddy skateboarder #4 is funny.  Their shirts should read "Not for $ale.  Not yet."
isn't "flip kiddy skateboarder #4" pretty old?
Nah, he just looks haggard.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: bandini on October 08, 2010, 11:22:17 AM
Quote
It seems as though they listened to the streets

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, in our faggy new world, a bunch of chumps whining on an internet message board now qualifies as "the streets."



Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: j....soy..... on October 08, 2010, 11:23:12 AM
it's rad rowley has a new girlfriend....

fox would sell out if he could....


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: habitual. on October 08, 2010, 11:45:19 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha


My hate for David Gonzalez just tripled. Doesn't he ride for Volcom, a surf company? and Globe?This whole fake punker middle finger thing is so stupid. 


I think the ad is aimed at billabong and the whole world domination trip they're on.  They recently bought RVCA too. I think don't this is a stab at Apples personally. It just makes sense they make this statement on the day that the new rider is accounced considering the context. The whole not for sale thing leads me to believe flip or nhs may have been approached by Billabong.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: acider on October 08, 2010, 11:50:08 AM
That flip ad proves a point, who wants to ride for some company like that. Good thing they are under NHS, proud makers of stuff like:
([url]http://images.sierrasnowboard.com/assets/products/29427/large/Santa_Cruz_Twinza_Fish.jpg[/url])
([url]http://pics.myspaceprofiles.org/368/l/47991368_12.jpg[/url])

Billabong is no worse than NHS, they are just more successful.

god you're a fucking piece of shit. �weren't you the guy who wouldn't stop talking about how daryl angel was an asshole even though you never meant him? �obviously your opinions have no basis in reality cause if youve ever meant daryl angel you know he is nice to everyone. �say what you will about some of the product nhs puts out, they are good to local skaters who need product, employ a ton of cool people, make the highest quality trucks in the world and do charitable work in the santa cruz area. �

edit: also in santa cruz there is a connection between skating and surfing because santa cruz is great for both and kids actually like to have fun in multiple ways.� the kid surfing in the ad (austin smith ford) grew up no more than 10 miles from the nhs factory and now they are hooking him up i think that's pretty rad.


That's Ford Archbold, son of legendary surfer Matt Archbold. He grew up in Newport Beach. just sayin'.

yeah my bad. austin smith ford does ride for them though i was confused because i saw the ford and i don't surf or pay attention to surfing i just have heard about him from every surf bro i know.  still santa cruz does sponsor a ton of local dudes on all levels for all of their products which is cool.
That flip ad proves a point, who wants to ride for some company like that. Good thing they are under NHS, proud makers of stuff like:

Billabong is no worse than NHS, they are just more successful.

god you're a fucking piece of shit. �weren't you the guy who wouldn't stop talking about how daryl angel was an asshole even though you never meant him? �obviously your opinions have no basis in reality cause if youve ever meant daryl angel you know he is nice to everyone. �say what you will about some of the product nhs puts out, they are good to local skaters who need product, employ a ton of cool people, make the highest quality trucks in the world and do charitable work in the santa cruz area. �

edit: also in santa cruz there is a connection between skating and surfing because santa cruz is great for both and kids actually like to have fun in multiple ways.� the kid surfing in the ad (austin smith ford) grew up no more than 10 miles from the nhs factory and now they are hooking him up i think that's pretty rad.

Read what Gipper wrote and think about it, he and I don't always see eye to eye, but his point is on the mark here. Why the fuck is Flop calling out Element for being a surf company when Santa Cruz, who they're now in bed with, makes surfboards? They are the pot calling the kettle black, which is complete retardation.

Unfortunately, your point about Daryl is irrelevant and I'm sure Billabong employs plenty of "good" people somewhere in the world too so that doesn't really prove anything either...

i totally see what he is saying about the flip criticism of element and i agree with both of you.  however, to say nhs is just like billabong really just proves you two have no idea what you are talking about as did the daryl angel situation with the gipper.  im not into surfing as evidenced by my error above, but there is a huge difference between a corporation like billabong and nhs.  every company employs good people, that is a subjective term and was only one of my reasons supporting my argument.  however, look at the brands on nhs: independent, santa cruz, creature, krux, flip and ricta.  whether or not there is a surfing element attached, these companies make good product and have people who care deeply about skating working for them (ron whaley is an example at krux). billabong made tons of money off of surf related clothing and then bought a lame skate company to make more profits.  nhs began with skateboarding, still makes some of the best product on the market and is more than generous to people in the community in which they are located.  i agree that rowley has no place to be criticizing surf companies (HE RIDES FOR VOLCOM!), almost no one in the skate industry does, but saying nhs is a bad as billabong is just untrue.

also to the gipper, you can just go to mayfair plaza and tell daryl angel to his face that he is an asshole and educate everyone at the park about what an asshole he is cause i think a lot of them don't know and would be grateful to have your knowledge expounded on them.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: lamfordie on October 08, 2010, 12:31:23 PM
Anyone read the interview with appleyard on the tws site. It said that Monster bought Lutzka a house as a signing bonus, if they could do that for lutzka, i wonder what kind of bonus they've done for other riders?


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: MrDreamPop on October 08, 2010, 12:59:31 PM
Anyone read the interview with appleyard on the tws site. It said that Monster bought Lutzka a house as a signing bonus, if they could do that for lutzka, i wonder what kind of bonus they've done for other riders?

god damn!  what they get cole, all of philadelphia?  they probs gave him unlimited bmx lessons from their bmx pros.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: MrDreamPop on October 08, 2010, 01:02:18 PM
I posted this in the other thread, but this thread looks to be getting more attention, so...

[url]http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/mark-appleyard-interview/[/url] ([url]http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/mark-appleyard-interview/[/url])

What's been on your mind lately?
I'm always thinking of ways to live leisurely. Ways to, you know, get rich.

Yeah, 'cause lately every time we're hanging out you're always talking 
about schemes so you'll never have 
to work again.
Exactly. I don't ever want to have to work. After skateboarding I don't think I could work.

Are you worried that you're not cut out for the world of employment?
Yeah. I'm just scared that I'm going to have to work, and I don't want to. And I like nice stuff-cars and houses. I like the leisurely lifestyle, so my mind's brewing on a lot of ideas. Sometimes they work out.

What are some of your winning ideas?
I had some money in United States currency and I waited until the Canadian currency was worth the most. When it was $1.00 to $1.40 Canadian I traded a couple hundred grand and made about $70,000 in the exchange.

This is very different from the young man dreaming about crooked grinds from a few years ago.
Yeah, well, you know, as time goes by you realize that it would be nice to be rich.


In fact, the last time we did an interview you spoke specifically about how you had gotten rid of your luxury car. You said, at that time, that luxury cars were stupid. What made you change your mind? I know these days you have two luxury cars and have even purchased some men's jewelry. What changed?
I think I just woke up to it. I was like, "Shit! 
I like nice shit!" The luxury cars are way better than the other ones.

([url]http://www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/images/au06yapples.jpg[/url])


ain't nothing wrong with never wanting to work again.  my hats off to the people that can make it happen


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Boomhauer on October 08, 2010, 01:29:17 PM
([url]http://pics.myspaceprofiles.org/368/l/47991368_12.jpg[/url])


fake arm steeze


Title: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: PsychOut on October 08, 2010, 01:50:57 PM
(better then they were) looks like Bam has been taken off, the days are over. fresh start.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: smokecrack on October 08, 2010, 01:51:03 PM
here are some of my favorite parts of the Appleyard TWS interview:

What inspired the move to Element? Had it been in the works for a while?
I mean, I had a lot of options and I just figured that Element best suits my vibe. It?s just a nice company and kinda earthy and nature-y and stuff. I just felt like, ?Damn that?s where I wana be.? And then I met up with the guys and they were really cool and we just clicked. I?m down?it?s sick.

On a different note, what made you tattoo ?one love? on your forearm instead of buying a Bob Marley poster like everyone else?
[Laughs.] True. Maybe I should have just bought the Bob Marley poster but I was in Finland and a friend of mine tattooed at his apartment. I guess I was just feelin? it. I dunno, ?One love? is just kinda rootsy or something. Or that?s what I was thinkin? at the time. [Laughs].

Fellow Element rider Muska once said, ?Money makes you thick.? Considering the new deal with Element, how thick should we expect you to get?
A little thicker than I am now, but not too thick.

More sushi dinners?
Yeah, some sushi dinners, but some more steak.

Just getting that Filet Mignon or what?
Yeah more Filet Mignon. [Laughs].

fuck yeah, Apples!! i'd be hyped too if i was on a board company that was more earthy and nature-y. so rootsy. hell yeah. i'm predicting some baller-ass dinner tonight!


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: tough omelette on October 08, 2010, 01:52:11 PM
([url]http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg[/url])


too many symbols in the word asshole.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: Brown Thunder on October 08, 2010, 01:53:18 PM
check the icons love


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: tough omelette on October 08, 2010, 01:55:04 PM
torch thyself.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: P Casanova on October 08, 2010, 02:03:53 PM
haha Bam isn't going anywhere he made Element so much money.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: ster on October 08, 2010, 02:16:21 PM
retarded thread is retarded


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Magic Pizza on October 08, 2010, 02:28:49 PM
here are some of my favorite parts of the Appleyard TWS interview:

What inspired the move to Element? Had it been in the works for a while?
I mean, I had a lot of options and I just figured that Element best suits my vibe. It?s just a nice company and kinda earthy and nature-y and stuff. I just felt like, ?Damn that?s where I wana be.? And then I met up with the guys and they were really cool and we just clicked. I?m down?it?s sick.

On a different note, what made you tattoo ?one love? on your forearm instead of buying a Bob Marley poster like everyone else?
[Laughs.] True. Maybe I should have just bought the Bob Marley poster but I was in Finland and a friend of mine tattooed at his apartment. I guess I was just feelin? it. I dunno, ?One love? is just kinda rootsy or something. Or that?s what I was thinkin? at the time. [Laughs].

Fellow Element rider Muska once said, ?Money makes you thick.? Considering the new deal with Element, how thick should we expect you to get?
A little thicker than I am now, but not too thick.

More sushi dinners?
Yeah, some sushi dinners, but some more steak.

Just getting that Filet Mignon or what?
Yeah more Filet Mignon. [Laughs].

fuck yeah, Apples!! i'd be hyped too if i was on a board company that was more earthy and nature-y. so rootsy. hell yeah. i'm predicting some baller-ass dinner tonight!

Hell yeah, now I'm stoked to just go out and push!


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: duffmanshredder on October 08, 2010, 02:30:14 PM
Man I can't wait for him to share a part with Bam, so I can see some hammers thrown down on some dropspots.  $20 safety cone FTW!!!


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: NowhereInLife on October 08, 2010, 02:34:58 PM
([url]http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg[/url])


too many symbols in the word asshole.




asspoundhole?


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Hypnotoad on October 08, 2010, 02:35:53 PM
LOL if Bams off element, hes fucked!!!

no hes not. trust me.
Yeah, it's not like he bought that lamborghini from board royalties, he's had quite a few incredibly successful TV shows & movies. Bam is rich, were the poor suckers who are fucked! I imagine Bam will always be a part of Element and is probably ok with bring moved from pro status to icon status. The guy obviously has bigger plans and aspirations than being a pro skater forever.
And congrats to Apples, always been a fan of his.

I remember reading a few years ago that bam has sold more boards than any other pro ever.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Hatechild on October 08, 2010, 02:54:56 PM
Icon Series = Your not fired but you're sure getting a pay cut.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: heckler on October 08, 2010, 03:11:14 PM
Bam is sick when he actually skates.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 08, 2010, 03:12:35 PM
(better then they were) looks like Bam has been taken off, the days are over. fresh start.


 :o

http://www.elementskateboards.com/team/bam-margera/ (http://www.elementskateboards.com/team/bam-margera/)


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: gripittoripit on October 08, 2010, 03:17:26 PM
He is still on, they moved him to the icons team. Look around before posting.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: popsiclesandskatin on October 08, 2010, 03:26:59 PM
If element took bam off that would actually make them worse.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Monty Burns on October 08, 2010, 03:33:52 PM
All in all its a good move . Flip has changed ALOT . In the interview he said he wasnt happy at flip , why work with something and represent it if you aint happy with it . Also says Appleyard is married now and with marrige comes big responsibilitys , specialy if you want to have kids and shit . congrats on getting married !

Element has one of the sickest pro teams now , timtim , stranton , brown , apples . While Element might not have been the coolest company , they were doing alot for the skateboarding comunity , They have a Europen Pro and Am team , Canadian , Japanese too I belive , plus they sponsor alot of contests and building stuff in europe atleast , not counting the number of dudes they are flowing

plus they have jeremy wray


The only thing I dont get about Appleyard is that in one interview just befor the thasher one , dude was saying that he doesnt want to milk his carrer , money aint that important , and hes not one of those dudes that are above getting a regular job when his carrer is over .

Anyways , stoked for Appleyard . Dude has nice style and tricks , he says hes slowing down but every clip hes had on the berrics hes murking it .



Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on October 08, 2010, 03:44:04 PM
([url]http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg[/url])


too many symbols in the word asshole.


that really bugged me alot too


and holy fuck at appleyard's trick on the berrics


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: adumb on October 08, 2010, 03:59:33 PM
I'm not sure I believe Appleyard. Check out his facial expression at the end when he says he's hyped. I can't tell for sure but it looks kind of forced, like he's not really that sure about this move.



[url]http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000123827/features/newshit-interview-mark-appleyard-on-element/[/url] ([url]http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000123827/features/newshit-interview-mark-appleyard-on-element/[/url])


Maybe he's higher than a giraffe's ass. I mean he is all nature-y and roots-y and one love-y.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: gkn00dlez on October 08, 2010, 04:20:20 PM
Why is Bam considered an icon? discuss.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: dude on October 08, 2010, 04:28:53 PM
I posted this in the other thread, but this thread looks to be getting more attention, so...

[url]http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/mark-appleyard-interview/[/url] ([url]http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/magazine/mark-appleyard-interview/[/url])

What's been on your mind lately?
I'm always thinking of ways to live leisurely. Ways to, you know, get rich.

Yeah, 'cause lately every time we're hanging out you're always talking 
about schemes so you'll never have 
to work again.
Exactly. I don't ever want to have to work. After skateboarding I don't think I could work.

Are you worried that you're not cut out for the world of employment?
Yeah. I'm just scared that I'm going to have to work, and I don't want to. And I like nice stuff-cars and houses. I like the leisurely lifestyle, so my mind's brewing on a lot of ideas. Sometimes they work out.

What are some of your winning ideas?
I had some money in United States currency and I waited until the Canadian currency was worth the most. When it was $1.00 to $1.40 Canadian I traded a couple hundred grand and made about $70,000 in the exchange.

This is very different from the young man dreaming about crooked grinds from a few years ago.
Yeah, well, you know, as time goes by you realize that it would be nice to be rich.


In fact, the last time we did an interview you spoke specifically about how you had gotten rid of your luxury car. You said, at that time, that luxury cars were stupid. What made you change your mind? I know these days you have two luxury cars and have even purchased some men's jewelry. What changed?
I think I just woke up to it. I was like, "Shit! 
I like nice shit!" The luxury cars are way better than the other ones.

([url]http://www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/images/au06yapples.jpg[/url])


im so glad you did this man. i remember reading that interview and thinking, man, appleyard doesnt give a fuck anymore. he'll probably go out and get one semi legit trick every 2 or 3 months just to keep his sponsors happy enough not kcik him off. the second thing i thought was jesus, its all about money with this guy. say what you want about malto, luztka, chazz ortiz, fucking apples is straight up like "ya i dont care about skating anymore, i just want to be rich". i wish his 19 year old self would nollie back heel a huge set then proceed to beat the living fuck outta his future selfs ass.

i agree completely with the new flip ad "fuck retirement homes" which exactly what element is for appleyard. a nice place to quietly relax and do some chill battle commanders or whatever as he coasts his way to retirement. fuck him.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: bandini on October 08, 2010, 04:40:37 PM
Quote
i agree completely with the new flip ad "fuck retirement homes" which exactly what element is for appleyard. a nice place to quietly relax and do some chill battle commanders or whatever as he coasts his way to retirement. fuck him.

Let me guess... you're still living with your parents, right?

What he actually said in that interview was that he loves skating so much he doesn't want to get hurt doing a bunch of carcass tossing. He's older now & has to choose his battles more. He also said that he's realized he likes nice stuff and is starting to get that if he doesn't make some wise money choices now, he's gonna end up working some job he hates after skating is over for him.

This is called wisdom and maturity.

Your post indicates that you're a long way from either.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: FigsyLeBon on October 08, 2010, 05:21:47 PM
Why is Bam considered an icon? discuss.

Maybe because he doesn't really skate anymore yet still makes money from the industry? There are more than a couple of "icons" doing the same thing right now


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: FigsyLeBon on October 08, 2010, 05:25:13 PM
Also, looking at the black apples graphic made me think of buying an element board for the first time in around 9 years, A decent team really can do wonders for a company's image


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: Cold Pizza on October 08, 2010, 05:30:24 PM
Bam is sick when he actually skates.

Definitely.  Dude has switch back tails on lock, and can shred FDR no problem.  ATV ripper...............the problem is getting him to actually skate and not "do jackass".


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: mooraga on October 08, 2010, 05:37:32 PM
Why is Bam considered an icon? discuss.
its a fucking icon for element, he filled that shit with money
imagine if he would have stayed at toy machine.... templeton would be swimming (of course naked) on money


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: able on October 08, 2010, 05:41:47 PM
Vallely on Flip


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: j....soy..... on October 08, 2010, 06:48:34 PM
i wonder if penny saw the ad?


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: PsychOut on October 08, 2010, 07:19:54 PM
He is still on, they moved him to the icons team. Look around before posting.

sorry HeartAgram


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: hfrancis on October 08, 2010, 08:34:31 PM
Here is my long winded version of the event. I thought it was a great skateboard history lesson and talk. Most of you already know much of the story but for those who don't here you go.

The skateboard panel event held at NextSpace, didn?t have the full house of (90) I?d hoped for but it did have the stories. If you skateboard and wanted to know the history of Santa Cruz Skateboards, the various changes in the history of skateboard wheel since the 70?s or about all the one off skateboard machines that NHS uses to test and build the latest greatest skateboard products, you missed your opportunity. You missed Aptos local, Don Bostick who founded the World Cup of Skateboarding (with his wife Danielle Bostick), talk about his passion for skateboarding and the lumps and bumps along his career path. You missed the story behind the Maloof Money Cup?s skate event with highest money purse in skateboardings history. Don?s his first introduction to events via Tony Hawk and how he hung up on them thinking it was a crank call and how they called back and changed his life?s path. And his early days working on the X Games to present day mega ramp events that are coming in the near future.

Thursday night was the Santa Cruz Design and Innovation Skateboard Panel event at NextSpace which had a kind of high cover for this economy but it still had a crowd of around 50 people. In the audience was Jeff Kendall the VP with NHS. TC the owner of the new Santa Cruz Boardroom skate shop, and Annie Morhauser from Annie Glass with her son Taylor, and a host of others, I invited Rick Blackhart, Jimbo and Jim Phillips, Keith Meek and many other skaters though many didn?t make it.

If you every wondered what the letters NHS stands for you would of heard the full story as told by Tim Piumarta, the Director of R+D at NHS and skated for NHS back in the early days and started to work for them in his teens and has never stopped. His passion for skate and his knowledge was inspiring. Tim was the first speaker on the panel, who could have talked for the whole evening and we would have been more than happy to listen.

NHS stands for Novak, Haute and Shuirman and was founded in the early 70?s. Richard Novak still owns and runs the company with president Bob Denike, who is another true blue skater from back in the day. Doug Haute is the legendary surfboard shaper and owner of Haute Surfboards located on Swift Street on the West side. Jay Shuirman was a great counter balance and best friend to Richard Novak. Jay was an amazing person who died of Leukemia at age 42. (Read the book ?Built to Grind?by Independent Trucks and learn more about Jay?s amazing life and how his influence started a change in the skate industry that has made an ever lasting impact). The NHS brands are well known worldwide which include the following: Santa Cruz Skateboards, Independent Trucks, Ricta Wheel Dynamics, Krux Trucks, Creature Skateboards, Designarium, Nor Cal, Mob Grip, Bullet Products, Anti-Crime and Strange Notes. Some of the brands from the early days were Road Rider, OJ Wheels, Cellblocks, Park Rider and a few others.

Tim talked about the history of the skateboard wheel from back in the ball bearing days to the transition of the sealed bearing and how it changed skateboarding forever. How a man with an idea to put a bearing from a Xerox machine into a wheel for a faster and quieter ride and how he drove down 41st and stopped at the first surf shop he came across to try and sell his idea. He stopped at O'neills which at the time was managed and run by Jon Buckley and Michael Mitchell. They told their bosses who said we don?t do skateboards. Michael told the man to go to the Santa Cruz Surf Shop which was the closest one to the beach on 41st and owned by NHS. Jay and Rich worked out the deal to make the wheel design to fit the bearings and the rest is history. Maybe one day NHS will write a book about their amazing story.

Tim proceeded to show us the first wheels and it?s size to tall wheels, wide wheels, for each type of skating all the way to the present wheel which in contrast to the first wheel is surprisingly around the exact same size but with a radius edge and cores. After he spoke, next up was Connor Welles, Hard Goods Development Coordinator at NHS. His parents were in the audience and it was nice to see their big smiles. He talked about the process of getting skateboard products manufactured and working with product managers. Next was Don Bostick who?s life was guided by his skateboarding passion. Fourth on the panel was Erik Florio - CEO and Founder Whagaa/Go Learn to Skate Apple iphone application which is based in Scotts Valley. Erik talked about the early days of wanting to do apps before the iPhone and his connection with DK and how his app went to number one for a month on itunes.

I was next and talked about skateboarding and design and showed a short Powerpoint presentation. I talked a bit about when I graduated from San Jose State University back in the mid 80?s and how I worked at the Santa Cruz Surf Shop (the same shop NHS started) as manager, buyer, airbrushed surfboards and met many owners of surf and skate brands. One of my graphic design teachers, Russell Leong, encouraged me to use my action sports connections to start my own business Maximum Impact Design. During my presentation I showed an Electronic Arts ad that was a rough sketch design and then the finished product and how it was all done via oldschool mechanical art.

Last but not least on the panel was DK (Danny Keith) or Ricky Danny if you are on twitter or listen to KDON. He spoke about his Grind for Hunger non-profit, running a retail skate business and his love for skating and how it has driven his life. There was always this underlying tone of skate and passion with everyone?s talks. I hope the stories get spread around so people can tell their kids. Santa Cruz skateboard changed lives and will forever be changing lives in the future.

Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this event. Santa Cruz Skateboard, Santa Cruz Skate Shop, NextSpace, Fringe, Khiro Skateboard Products and Parachute Design



http://skateboardersjournal.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-design-innovation-centers (http://skateboardersjournal.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-design-innovation-centers)


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: StabMasterArson on October 08, 2010, 08:49:23 PM
flip is blowing it all across the board. I hope apples and lil davey share a room on the next globe tour.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: RonBurgundy on October 08, 2010, 08:53:25 PM
TLDR ;D


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Gnomon on October 08, 2010, 09:07:13 PM
i just noticed daveed is wearing the most obnoxious ring ever. I'm starting to hate him again.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: Gnomon on October 08, 2010, 09:18:07 PM
dudes been around forever though


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Giovanni Falcone on October 08, 2010, 09:23:32 PM
Looking forward to the next tour video


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: camel filters on October 08, 2010, 09:28:15 PM
at 900 plus posts, threads like these are like gas stations along my long and winding road to becoming a PAL. i love you all.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: kazbenson on October 08, 2010, 09:34:26 PM
Im still not sure if that flip thing was directed at appleyard or just all those people in general.

i just noticed daveed is wearing the most obnoxious ring ever. I'm starting to hate him again.
me too


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: dude on October 08, 2010, 09:43:24 PM
Quote
i agree completely with the new flip ad "fuck retirement homes" which exactly what element is for appleyard. a nice place to quietly relax and do some chill battle commanders or whatever as he coasts his way to retirement. fuck him.

Let me guess... you're still living with your parents, right?

What he actually said in that interview was that he loves skating so much he doesn't want to get hurt doing a bunch of carcass tossing. He's older now & has to choose his battles more. He also said that he's realized he likes nice stuff and is starting to get that if he doesn't make some wise money choices now, he's gonna end up working some job he hates after skating is over for him.

This is called wisdom and maturity.

Your post indicates that you're a long way from either.

wisdom and maturity?

thats called "the great north american way". its not about wisdom or maturity or any of that shit. he explains how he never wants to work a day in his life and will do anything to keep it that way i.e. he's fuckin lazy and never developped a proper work ethic. like i said before he woke up one day, realised that "oh shit i skate for a team that still expects gnarly shit from their riders, well that's cool i will just say "im unhappy" and move to a team where they could care about what i put out, as long as i sell boards (which i will)".

and dont give me any of this "pick your battles shit". reynolds need to beat the fuck outta of appleyard. the guy runs his own board company, HAS A FAMILY and puts out video parts that set the bar for street skating higher and higher. and here's appleyard (who's younger than reynolds) realising his timex isnt a rolex and BMW 3-series isnt a 7series. its all about getting as much money and doing as little as possible. again, fuck him.

oh and as for living with my parents, when i graduated from high school last year i moved to berlin, and currently live here, so go fuck yourself you stupid fuck.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 08, 2010, 10:24:17 PM
Im still not sure if that flip thing was directed at appleyard or just all those people in general.

i just noticed daveed is wearing the most obnoxious ring ever. I'm starting to hate him again.
me too


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Cold Pizza on October 08, 2010, 10:31:53 PM
([url]http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg[/url])


too many symbols in the word asshole.




asspoundhole?


Wait, they can show the finger but not asshole in text?  Someone is getting demoted in the editing dept.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Brown Thunder on October 08, 2010, 11:39:47 PM
([url]http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg[/url])


too many symbols in the word asshole.




asspoundhole?

arsehole


Wait, they can show the finger but not asshole in text?  Someone is getting demoted in the editing dept.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Monty Burns on October 09, 2010, 12:06:30 AM
Whats the "# "for ?   isnt that one letter too much ?

@$$#Hole
Ass ? Hole 


or am I just being dumb ?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 09, 2010, 12:08:15 AM
Whats the "# "for ?   isnt that one letter too much ?

@$$#Hole
Ass ? Hole 


or am I just being dumb ?

I think they're telling us that were #1


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: EmilioBestevez on October 09, 2010, 12:58:35 AM
Quote
i agree completely with the new flip ad "fuck retirement homes" which exactly what element is for appleyard. a nice place to quietly relax and do some chill battle commanders or whatever as he coasts his way to retirement. fuck him.

Let me guess... you're still living with your parents, right?

What he actually said in that interview was that he loves skating so much he doesn't want to get hurt doing a bunch of carcass tossing. He's older now & has to choose his battles more. He also said that he's realized he likes nice stuff and is starting to get that if he doesn't make some wise money choices now, he's gonna end up working some job he hates after skating is over for him.

This is called wisdom and maturity.

Your post indicates that you're a long way from either.

 i.e. he's fuckin lazy and never developped a proper work ethic.

how many covers has appleyard had?  It looks like within his profession he's had great work ethic.  It's not an accident that his name is worth so much.....and how is Flip not corporate???  You don't think they have corporate guys pulling their strings??...taking a once legitimate company and reducing it to shit by marketing it to kids (making the same mistake Blind did).  XTREMELY SORRY HAD A SOUNDTRACK CD!!! BY A SHITTY ELECTRONICA ARTIST!!!  I'd say that's pretty fucking corporate.  The only real difference between the two companies is one has WAY more money than the other.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Buddy G on October 09, 2010, 01:51:03 AM
flip is embarrassing.



Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Stanley Hol on October 09, 2010, 03:46:06 AM
Looks like Element is cleaning up their team and Appleyard is a nice touch. 

Rowley will always be one of my favorites but that 'message from the Flip family' should of been one of thanks for Appleyards 9+ years of service, not a childish stunt like that was posted.  The lack of support on here for that proves it was flop.  Massive shame for them. 


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Macs T on October 09, 2010, 05:54:23 AM
[url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url] ([url]http://flipskateboards.com/2010/10/message-from-the-flip-family/[/url])

haaha

[url]http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/brands/search?search=not+for+%24ale&x=0&y=0[/url] ([url]http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/brands/search?search=not+for+%24ale&x=0&y=0[/url]) too


wooooow
how are these dudes supposed to hate.
fuck flip, fuck geoff and david.
its not like flip is some underground fucking board company.
and they both ride for volcom.
this is fucking stupid


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Luke Freccero on October 09, 2010, 06:16:40 AM
ya and evan smith will probably be taken AM in no time, hes gettin flowed by them right now and hes way too good to not be full on yet


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: j....soy..... on October 09, 2010, 07:00:55 AM
those boards look like consolidated knock offs....


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Toivo on October 09, 2010, 07:18:04 AM
well its official flip is now a sinking ship.


Title: Re: Element Just Got Even Better (Not Appleyard)
Post by: scorpion1001 on October 09, 2010, 07:50:54 AM
Why is Bam considered an icon? discuss.
its a fucking icon for element, he filled that shit with money
imagine if he would have stayed at toy machine.... templeton would be swimming (of course naked) on money
i lol'd


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on October 09, 2010, 07:53:03 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I find it hilarious that it's ok for appleyard to want to have more money, but not ok for p rod.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: few123456789 on October 09, 2010, 08:04:57 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I find it hilarious that it's ok for appleyard to want to have more money, but not ok for p rod.

Agreed.

Also, fuck anyone hating on Bam. 


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: heckler on October 09, 2010, 08:09:24 AM
I'm enjoying all of the drama this team change has caused. If element comes out with a deck making fun of flip, I will buy one.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: liver knees on October 09, 2010, 08:27:21 AM
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i agree completely with the new flip ad "fuck retirement homes" which exactly what element is for appleyard. a nice place to quietly relax and do some chill battle commanders or whatever as he coasts his way to retirement. fuck him.

Let me guess... you're still living with your parents, right?

What he actually said in that interview was that he loves skating so much he doesn't want to get hurt doing a bunch of carcass tossing. He's older now & has to choose his battles more. He also said that he's realized he likes nice stuff and is starting to get that if he doesn't make some wise money choices now, he's gonna end up working some job he hates after skating is over for him.

This is called wisdom and maturity.

Your post indicates that you're a long way from either.

wisdom and maturity?

thats called "the great north american way". its not about wisdom or maturity or any of that shit. he explains how he never wants to work a day in his life and will do anything to keep it that way i.e. he's fuckin lazy and never developped a proper work ethic. like i said before he woke up one day, realised that "oh shit i skate for a team that still expects gnarly shit from their riders, well that's cool i will just say "im unhappy" and move to a team where they could care about what i put out, as long as i sell boards (which i will)".

and dont give me any of this "pick your battles shit". reynolds need to beat the fuck outta of appleyard. the guy runs his own board company, HAS A FAMILY and puts out video parts that set the bar for street skating higher and higher. and here's appleyard (who's younger than reynolds) realising his timex isnt a rolex and BMW 3-series isnt a 7series. its all about getting as much money and doing as little as possible. again, fuck him.

oh and as for living with my parents, when i graduated from high school last year i moved to berlin, and currently live here, so go fuck yourself you stupid fuck.

The fact that he's a talented skateboarder shouldn't mean that he has to put out x amount of footage to please you and his peers, he can do whatever he likes.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: sleepypancakes on October 09, 2010, 09:04:16 AM
I'm enjoying all of the drama this team change has caused. If element comes out with a deck making fun of flip, I will buy one.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: brazillionaire on October 09, 2010, 09:08:51 AM
flip is embarrassing.

ok, this flip move does seem childish and shit, but more embarrassing is appleyard's atittude!

what kind of man says things like "i can't stand working"?

Who da fuck are you, man?... a fuckin eunuch?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: bandini on October 09, 2010, 09:25:48 AM
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oh and as for living with my parents, when i graduated from high school last year i moved to berlin, and currently live here, so go fuck yourself you stupid fuck.

As I suspected, you've barely been on your own at all. Your attitude is pretty typical of teenagers. 

In another 15 years, when you start realizing that your body isn't going to hold up as well as Reynolds and that a shitty, mind-numbing job is likely in your future, you might decide it's a good idea to sock away some dollars for doing what you love. If you're lucky enough to even be in that situation, which is unlikely.

You might also realize that taking care of yourself and your family is more important than pleasing fools on message boards who barely have their mother's tit out of their mouth.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: slappyslap on October 09, 2010, 09:46:32 AM
Flip is to HardCore for me


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: popsiclesandskatin on October 09, 2010, 10:17:11 AM
its cool that their not for sale attitude is for sale.
i also like that appleyards new element boards look like the older boards element used to make.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: gutterhead. on October 09, 2010, 10:31:02 AM
The amount of spelling and grammar errors in this thread is giving me a headache.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: tatertots on October 09, 2010, 11:03:35 AM
 regardless of how much of a pile appleyard is element is getting hard to hate


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: kellen on October 09, 2010, 12:00:26 PM
regardless of how much of a pile appleyard is element is getting hard to hate

Yeah, gotta agree with you.  Their team is pretty sick now.  Flip is acting immature, they should've thanked Mark for what he helped to for their company in the past.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: slappyslap on October 09, 2010, 12:03:48 PM
I feel bad for flip
I wonder what they were thinking when they took the picture


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: BriDen on October 09, 2010, 12:17:12 PM
I feel bad for flip
I wonder what they were thinking when they took the picture


I think the look on David's face says it all.

(http://flipskateboards.com/manage/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NotForale.jpg)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/briden108/d.jpg)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/briden108/d1.jpg)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/briden108/d2.jpg)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/briden108/d3.jpg)


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: dude on October 09, 2010, 12:22:28 PM
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oh and as for living with my parents, when i graduated from high school last year i moved to berlin, and currently live here, so go fuck yourself you stupid fuck.

As I suspected, you've barely been on your own at all. Your attitude is pretty typical of teenagers.�

In another 15 years, when you start realizing that your body isn't going to hold up as well as Reynolds and that a shitty, mind-numbing job is likely in your future, you might decide it's a good idea to sock away some dollars for doing what you love. If you're lucky enough to even be in that situation, which is unlikely.

You might also realize that taking care of yourself and your family is more important than pleasing fools on message boards who barely have their mother's tit out of their mouth.



what are you like the responsible father of slap? skateboarding is so fucking business oriented these days it fuckin sucks. youve got guys like appleyard getting these retirement packages basicly. i guess im just bummed to see the industry go this way. its great to see people getting paid for what they love, but its also giving people a chance to just use there name to sell boards and thats good enough for them.

appleyard could probably never even need to get a photo for element. his ads are all probably going to be him holding his new baord with his name on it with that stupid fucking smile on his face. appleyard could never last on a company like REAL. thank god for companies like them. REAL would kick his lazy ass off so fast if he wasnt producing quality photos and footage. he should just fucking retire. look at heath. he realized he didnt want the aches and pains and stress anymore and he retired like A FUCKING MAN. not pussy fucking bitch move like appelyard. fuck you appleyard and your stupid retirement home. its straight up isnt about skateboarding anymore for this guy. just money plain and simple. dont beleive me? read his thrasher interview posted in the upper realm of this thread. thanks for reminding us all of how shitty and corporate skateboarding has become mark. go fuck yourself.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: slappyslap on October 09, 2010, 12:29:26 PM

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what are you like the responsible father of slap? skateboarding is so fucking business oriented these days it fuckin sucks. youve got guys like appleyard getting these retirement packages basicly. i guess im just bummed to see the industry go this way. its great to see people getting paid for what they love, but its also giving people a chance to just use there name to sell boards and thats good enough for them.

appleyard could probably never even need to get a photo for element. his ads are all probably going to be him holding his new baord with his name on it with that stupid fucking smile on his face. appleyard could never last on a company like REAL. thank god for companies like them. REAL would kick his lazy ass off so fast if he wasnt producing quality photos and footage. he should just fucking retire. look at heath. he realized he didnt want the aches and pains and stress anymore and he retired like A FUCKING MAN. not pussy fucking bitch move like appelyard. fuck you appleyard and your stupid retirement home. its straight up isnt about skateboarding anymore for this guy. just money plain and simple. dont beleive me? read his thrasher interview posted in the upper realm of this thread. thanks for reminding us all of how shitty and corporate skateboarding has become mark. go fuck yourself.
[/quote]

are you fucking stupid ?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: saucy ragu on October 09, 2010, 04:25:22 PM
"Mr. Corporate" "Tree Huggin' @$$#hole"... This isn't always an oxymoron, but in Flip's case, I think it is.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Dark Knight on October 09, 2010, 07:07:34 PM
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oh and as for living with my parents, when i graduated from high school last year i moved to berlin, and currently live here, so go fuck yourself you stupid fuck.

As I suspected, you've barely been on your own at all. Your attitude is pretty typical of teenagers.?

In another 15 years, when you start realizing that your body isn't going to hold up as well as Reynolds and that a shitty, mind-numbing job is likely in your future, you might decide it's a good idea to sock away some dollars for doing what you love. If you're lucky enough to even be in that situation, which is unlikely.

You might also realize that taking care of yourself and your family is more important than pleasing fools on message boards who barely have their mother's tit out of their mouth.



what are you like the responsible father of slap? skateboarding is so fucking business oriented these days it fuckin sucks. youve got guys like appleyard getting these retirement packages basicly. i guess im just bummed to see the industry go this way. its great to see people getting paid for what they love, but its also giving people a chance to just use there name to sell boards and thats good enough for them.

appleyard could probably never even need to get a photo for element. his ads are all probably going to be him holding his new baord with his name on it with that stupid fucking smile on his face. appleyard could never last on a company like REAL. thank god for companies like them. REAL would kick his lazy ass off so fast if he wasnt producing quality photos and footage. he should just fucking retire. look at heath. he realized he didnt want the aches and pains and stress anymore and he retired like A FUCKING MAN. not pussy fucking bitch move like appelyard. fuck you appleyard and your stupid retirement home. its straight up isnt about skateboarding anymore for this guy. just money plain and simple. dont beleive me? read his thrasher interview posted in the upper realm of this thread. thanks for reminding us all of how shitty and corporate skateboarding has become mark. go fuck yourself.

erm, ok.

STOP  POSTING


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Pavementi on October 09, 2010, 07:43:35 PM
flip is embarrassing.

ok, this flip move does seem childish and shit, but more embarrassing is appleyard's atittude!

what kind of man says things like "i can't stand working"?

Who da fuck are you, man?... a fuckin eunuchSOTY?

I get your point but he said he "I can't stand working", not "I can't stand skating for a job"


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Hold The Tomatos on October 09, 2010, 09:22:30 PM
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It seems as though they listened to the streets


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, in our faggy new world, a bunch of chumps whining on an internet message board now qualifies as "the streets."




I was referring to shop managers and owners, as well as a large amount of skateboarders complaining, discussing and criticizing certain parts of element (ie footwear, weak team promotion etc,) to various reps and sales managers when deciding not to order from them. If these people had nothing to do with directly ordering from Element, word travels, and opinions are often shared. Element responded with TRIO, the end of their footwear line and the introduction of very well respected pros. I'm sorry that this message board is the first thing you reference when you read a comment like mine.

also, I had to:
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j252/atraboulsi/sitch.jpg)


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Il Gimmi on October 09, 2010, 10:59:54 PM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: free_boulala on October 09, 2010, 11:08:09 PM


what are you like the responsible father of slap? skateboarding is so fucking business oriented these days it fuckin sucks. youve got guys like appleyard getting these retirement packages basicly. i guess im just bummed to see the industry go this way. its great to see people getting paid for what they love, but its also giving people a chance to just use there name to sell boards and thats good enough for them.

appleyard could probably never even need to get a photo for element. his ads are all probably going to be him holding his new baord with his name on it with that stupid fucking smile on his face. appleyard could never last on a company like REAL. thank god for companies like them. REAL would kick his lazy ass off so fast if he wasnt producing quality photos and footage. he should just fucking retire. look at heath. he realized he didnt want the aches and pains and stress anymore and he retired like A FUCKING MAN. not pussy fucking bitch move like appelyard. fuck you appleyard and your stupid retirement home. its straight up isnt about skateboarding anymore for this guy. just money plain and simple. dont beleive me? read his thrasher interview posted in the upper realm of this thread. thanks for reminding us all of how shitty and corporate skateboarding has become mark. go fuck yourself.

apparently you missed his nollie flip 5-0 180 ad that announced his element sponsorship. mark deserves every dollar he's going to get from element, 100%. also, everyone knows that the REAL team is amazing, please stop embarrassing them by bringing their name into your pathetic post.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: few123456789 on October 10, 2010, 04:05:16 AM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.

Did you get a boner after posting this?  Look, nobody gives a shit.  We don't want to look at photos of this long-haired kid who worships Satan.  That about sums it up.  If you want to trash corporate shmucks who think good marketing is a girly-haired Satan-worshiper, go for it, but don't pull the "I walked six miles to school back in the day" B/S on here.  We're talking about skateboarding.  It's not that important; it's not life and death.  It's a piece of wood kids push around while the rest of the world actually gets shit done.

Basically, you should reconsider your life purpose.  If you're core enough.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Tyroneshoelaces on October 10, 2010, 04:17:38 AM
what on earth is going on in this thread


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Hola on October 10, 2010, 05:28:26 AM
what on earth is going on in this thread

haha


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: NowhereInLife on October 10, 2010, 05:31:19 AM
i think it's about people not making money for their skateboarding fighting about people who are? again.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Il Gimmi on October 10, 2010, 08:15:33 AM

[/quote]

Did you get a boner after posting this?  Look, nobody gives a shit.  We don't want to look at photos of this long-haired kid who worships Satan.  That about sums it up.  If you want to trash corporate shmucks who think good marketing is a girly-haired Satan-worshiper, go for it, but don't pull the "I walked six miles to school back in the day" B/S on here.  We're talking about skateboarding.  It's not that important; it's not life and death.  It's a piece of wood kids push around while the rest of the world actually gets shit done.

Basically, you should reconsider your life purpose.  If you're core enough.
[/quote]

Once again some clueless fuck is throwing his clueless two cents in. Post up some shirtless picks of Sheck since a long haired kid who worships satan scares him so much. If all skating is to you is a piece of wood that kids push around on while the rest of the world gets shit done then you obviously don't get it and never will. Trade the board in for fruit boots, you'd be more at home on them. I've been riding a skateboard longer than I haven't and I owe everything to skateboarding. It's what keeps me sane and made me who I am today. Maybe one day you'll find the passion we all have for this piece of wood that kids push around on and dislodge your head from your buttocks. 


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: oldeath on October 10, 2010, 08:19:02 AM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.
Isnt Jeff Kendall that guy who dated that actress Winona Ryder?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: BriDen on October 10, 2010, 08:45:33 AM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.
Isnt Jeff Kendall that guy who dated that actress Winona Ryder?
More importantly, how are we supposed to all jerk each other off without making any ripples in the tub?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Il Gimmi on October 10, 2010, 08:48:35 AM
You only stick your feet in. NO kicking around from all the excitement though.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: The Gipper 2.0 on October 10, 2010, 10:22:39 AM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.
could you at least make your stupidity a little more concise.  i get thanked by SMART people everyday for shutting up stupid people like you.  so everyone at nhs is devoted to skateboarding, so the vast majority of their companies make excellent skate product and sponsor rippers, so they are not a corporately owned business.  shit doesn't matter cause they make surfboards and snowboards so they are just as bad as billabong.  the bottom line is i am a crusader for core companies and intelligence on the slap board; it's my job to to make sure that the truth is heard and i am supremely qualified to do this because my opinion is the truth.  if you want to argue with me i can post some messages ive received from smart people thanking me for what i do.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on October 10, 2010, 11:48:51 AM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.
You do have a legitimate point. However, they do make sporting goods equipment outside of skateboards, and generally making surfboards and sponsoring a surf team puts you in the "surf industry," so if they wanted to criticize element, perhaps they should have gone a different route.
Also, if everybody lays down, arches their back, and keeps all movement below the elbow, a ripple-less circle jerk could be achieved.
And with all the shit talking on him, I still back David. Dude has too cool of a backstory to dislike him for something so minor.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: The Gipper 2.0 on October 10, 2010, 12:05:52 PM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.
You do have a legitimate point. However, they do make sporting goods equipment outside of skateboards, and generally making surfboards and sponsoring a surf team puts you in the "surf industry," so if they wanted to criticize element, perhaps they should have gone a different route.
Also, if everybody lays down, arches their back, and keeps all movement below the elbow, a ripple-less circle jerk could be achieved.
And with all the shit talking on him, I still back David. Dude has too cool of a backstory to dislike him for something so minor.
i bet he is so relieved! 
also could you please make a list of rules which can govern a formula that evaluates the legitness of all companies and their distributors.  for example you said billabong is no worse than nhs. so that formula could be B(billabong)=N(NHS) or possibly B>N (as your statement left open the possiblity they are better than NHS).  if we know that B<S(selfish skateboards) (this is not a gip approved opinion but rather a possible example) than we could figure out without even having you tell us that N<S.  im sure you could go even further and create complicated formulas and obviously expand on the rules (since you make them!) and this would be very helpful for idiots who want to know if their opinion is right or wrong without you telling them.  it could also save you some time in your heroic work of shutting up stupid people.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Buddy G on October 10, 2010, 12:15:45 PM
Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact.

not really, 'this shit' nowadays seems to be people that are corporate but don't know what corporate means saying something is bad because it is corporate.

world didn't go at powell because it was a corporation, they did it because powell was fucking gay and embarrassing. like flip.
and a bit just because they wanted to make some money too.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Giovanni Falcone on October 10, 2010, 12:25:02 PM
I cant believe I just wasted my time reading this entire thread. I'm dumb founded how anyone could compare NHS and Billabong. Get a fucking clue. People are so up in arms over Flip posting that pic. Skateboarding is so PC and watered down now it hurts. Skating back in the day was full of this shit and it was funny and awesome. None of you fuck heads would know that cause like said in an earlier post you're just barley off your mothers tit. Apples bounced to get paid to a corporately owned brand, fact. Flip is a part of NHS. It is not corporately owned, fact. Whether they have some surf shit under their umbrella or not, Novak fucking owns it. Bob Denike is the CEO/President. He skated across the fucking united states back in the early 80's and could shred a pool like no body's biz. Jeff Kendall is the Vice Prez. Do I have to educate you on who he is. Do your fucking home work. From here on out lets all just sit around and jerk each other off and tell each other how awesome they are so we don't cause any ripples in the bath tub.

This is the kind of attitude I'm talking about! DAmn. There definitely used to ads like that all the time way back in the day, those were the lifestyle ads.


Title: Re: well, its official.
Post by: Bertie on October 10, 2010, 12:40:56 PM
honestly i dont even really see AWS, girl, real as any different any more... i used to put those brand sorta one step higher but im pretty sure thats out the window now. please, correct me if im wrong.

"South Central Woodshop:
-Coda
-Bacon
-Merde
-5boro

Chapman Woodshop:
-Zoo York (maybe not anymore)
-Shut

Excellent board quality.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: few123456789 on October 10, 2010, 05:35:55 PM


Did you get a boner after posting this?  Look, nobody gives a shit.  We don't want to look at photos of this long-haired kid who worships Satan.  That about sums it up.  If you want to trash corporate shmucks who think good marketing is a girly-haired Satan-worshiper, go for it, but don't pull the "I walked six miles to school back in the day" B/S on here.  We're talking about skateboarding.  It's not that important; it's not life and death.  It's a piece of wood kids push around while the rest of the world actually gets shit done.

Basically, you should reconsider your life purpose.  If you're core enough.
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Once again some clueless fuck is throwing his clueless two cents in. Post up some shirtless picks of Sheck since a long haired kid who worships satan scares him so much. If all skating is to you is a piece of wood that kids push around on while the rest of the world gets shit done then you obviously don't get it and never will. Trade the board in for fruit boots, you'd be more at home on them. I've been riding a skateboard longer than I haven't and I owe everything to skateboarding. It's what keeps me sane and made me who I am today. Maybe one day you'll find the passion we all have for this piece of wood that kids push around on and dislodge your head from your buttocks. 
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You are so core dude.  Fucking core. 

It's not skateboarding that kept you sane, it's the friends you make as a skater.  Fucking people.  How old are you?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: StabMasterArson on October 10, 2010, 05:46:52 PM
This thread sucks.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: jerry seinfeld on October 10, 2010, 07:05:58 PM
Why do they call it a thread? Is they guy who starts the topic called the needle? What IS the deal?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: BriDen on October 10, 2010, 07:10:17 PM
Why do they call it a thread? Is they guy who starts the topic called the needle? What IS the deal?

hahahaha I thought it was just a terrible post, but then I read the username.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Il Gimmi on October 10, 2010, 09:39:32 PM


You are so core dude.  Fucking core. 

It's not skateboarding that kept you sane, it's the friends you make as a skater.  Fucking people.  How old are you?
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No my friend, it's skating that has been constant through out my life. I've def made some good friends a long the way but they come and go over the years. I'm in my mid 30's.


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Il Gimmi on October 10, 2010, 09:41:17 PM
Why do they call it a thread? Is they guy who starts the topic called the needle? What IS the deal?

hahahaha I thought it was just a terrible post, but then I read the username.

I was thinking the same thing, haha


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Tyroneshoelaces on October 10, 2010, 09:41:31 PM
deaner delete this shit


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 10, 2010, 09:52:54 PM


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Inanimate Object on October 10, 2010, 10:00:16 PM
I think I'm going to start a really ridiculously core company.  I will ask that my riders injure themselves regularly on comically large spots and I will pay them nothing. Literally nothing. The kids will love it. 


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Narcissus on October 11, 2010, 01:26:53 PM
Look, nobody gives a shit.?  We don't want to look at photos of this long-haired kid who worships Satan.?  That about sums it up.? 

Yeah, down with Swisgaar!!!!


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Pavementi on October 11, 2010, 02:59:01 PM


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: kazbenson on October 12, 2010, 01:32:26 AM
Look, nobody gives a shit.?  We don't want to look at photos of this long-haired kid who worships Satan.?  That about sums it up.? 

Yeah, down with Swisgaar!!!!
I have a feeling he died or something, does he still post?


Title: Re: well, its official (not appleyard)
Post by: Joe Mack on December 02, 2010, 08:51:41 AM
dont like to hate on skaters for switiching companies because hey we aren't them but come one man ELEMENT fuck