QUOTES

“We’re all hype, we ain’t got nothing.”
-Travis Parker in regards to Robot Food and Afterbang

“Twenty more minutes up here, and I’m going to be a little Fudgsicle.”
-Ahmon Stamps in the midst of a summer-camp cold snap

“Damn, it’s hotter up here than two squirrels humping in a wool sock.”
-Andy Forgash during a Mt. Hood heat wave

“I wouldn’t have done that-not even five years ago.”
-Slippery Hot Dog Daniel Franck on Kevin Jones’ failure to appear at a TV-commercial shoot after the company spent thousands to fly its equipment to Tahoe

“It’s not my job to tell him that he sucks.”
-Whitey on why he won’t return a certain pro’s phone calls

“I could walk up to those guys and punch them in the face in self-defense-I’ve been visually assaulted.”
-Ride pro Shane Flood after watching the new Galleon teaser, The Trap

TINY TYPE

We know it’s October-cold nights, skeletons, candy corn, flaming bags of shit, all that-but we’re not stoked until the snow flies! Depending on where you live, your first pow day could be a long way off. Until then, get out your iron and “wax it.”

Good Cop, Bad Cop
Another summer’s gone by, and that means another trip to Mexico for the Grenade crew. The occasion was Dave Schiff’s birthday, so it’s no surprise the mission included visits to several, uh, “burlesque” houses and other classy establishments with red lights in the windows. Among the brilliant antics that reportedly went down this year, nineteen-year-old Kevin Cassillo was nearly arrested in Mexico for using false identification-despite the fact that you don’t have to be 21 to drink there. Also on the run-J2′s recent visit to the offices of TWSB ended with a ticket from the Oceanside police. While “Ninja” Jay Isaacs and Cody Dresser followed, Twos sped out of the parking lot in Dresser’s supercharged Beemer for a test drive. With 5-0 in hot pursuit, J2 only got a few-hundred yards before being apprehended. Cops could only cite him for running a stop sign, as he was going too fast to register on radar. Dresser’s laughs didn’t last long, though, as he had a brush with the law up in Seattle recently. A long day in the sun at a Mariner’s game left Blue Montgomery, Dresser, the Huot brothers-Cody and Seth, and others on a long and ugly pub crawl around the city. A late night fracas had Dresser hurling potted plants and metal garden ornaments around. Bad aim caught Cody Huot in the crossfire. When the cops arrived to question them, Dresser passed out on the hood of the cruiser, while Huot explained why he didn’t want to press charges. Later that evening, a sleeping Bobby Meeks was awoken by banter in the house and a sloppy crew of dudes attending to Huot’s wound. Meanwhile, Andrew Mutty was cruising toward Mt. Hood in the O’Sin van, and a paper trail of e-mail complaints followed him into Government Camp. Seems the Mutt-Dog was running it pretty fast through the last leg. A note from the Dynastar offices to Mutty started with this: “I am very concerned that you’re treating the van like your personal bumper car.” O’Sin brass probably didn’t know he was hurrying to set up his summer digs-a tent hidden in Govy with a heated waterbed inside.

Hall Of Meat
Chris Hotell was given the go by physicians and is getting back at it after missing pretty much the whole season due to a shoulder injury. Hotell’s gimpage turned out to be a blessing, as staying at Oakley’s Gus Buckner’s didn’t require the usual menial labor expected of visiting riders toward the ongoing remodel of his stabbin’ cabin. Speaking of up in the guts … a mere six weeks after the removal of his ruptured spleen, Gabe Taylor was also cleared by doctors to ride. He quickly returned to Mammoth, a “staple” location of his snowboarding.After surviving one of the worst shred crashes ever witnessed (see Grenade’s Full Metal Edges), Rome pro Gregg Wilson apparently wasn’t as lucky on his skateboard. In a slam at the Blington, Vermont skatepark, Wilson did some damage to a pretty delicate part of his body. He’s out of action for three months. Supernatural rider Jon Roth tore his ACL last spring riding at Whistler. The ligament ripped 90 percent during a flat landing in the park and completely severed later that night on the dance floor. Why’d he go clubbing in full knowledge of a crippling knee injury? “It was either that or tear the rest the next day riding. I figured this was a better story.” After completing his Eastern Edge interview, Rahm Klampert headed to Oregon to check out the free concrete parks. A short session at the incredible Newburg playground ended with a few of Klampert’s broken finger bones poking through the skin-yum.

TV Dinner
More of an insult than an injury, YoBeat.com Founder Brooke Geery is rumored to have auditioned for a Britney Spears fan show. The MTV spot, a tricked-out version of VH1′s Behind The Music, will feature fans telling the life story of Britney. The only thing left to be seen is if Brooke is really a fan-and if so, who cares?In case you haven’t noticed, Jason Borgstede has been gracing your prime-time TV screens all summer on Fox’s “Survivor with sex” reality show, Bachelorettes In Alaska. Now, Borgstede’s “game” has been a matter of public debate for some time. Although we’ve yet to waste the brain cells it would take to figure out the premise of the show, we can only hope he’s finally getting some after all these years. After handing the controls of this year’s Kingpin Productions movie Happy Hour over to head filmer and all-around good guy Brad Kremer, Whitey disappeared for a while. He was spotted filming on the set of the Jackass movie. Because they don’t have to worry about MTV censors, the movie promises to be everything you wished they’d done on TV but weren’t allowed to.From the trenches comes Local Soul, a film by Jason Honeycutt. It features the riding of Luke Wynen and Jeff Brushie, as well as fellow Vermonter Ross Powers. Basically it’s a video of Mammoth’s pipe, but decent nonetheless.

Over-Easy
DEFCON gloves added some new members to its young-bloods team. Bobi Rey, Louie Fountain, Matt LeBel, and David Scaffidi are, according to the company’s motto, “Tomorrow’s Fresh Meat: Today!” Eat up. Speaking of Rey, he has a new pro model on Atlantis for this season. It seems no matter how much teriyaki sauce M3 and Chorus’ backer Yoshida sold, it wasn’t enough to keep all three companies afloat. No one’s really sure what’s going on with the teams, but the Portland-based company has laid off most everyone in the M3/Chorus offices, including everyone’s favorite idiot, Chorus Team Manager Mark Welsh. Speaking of Chorus and laid, rumor has it that Chorus’ Janna Meyen is “with child,” so to speak. When asked about it, she’d neither confirm nor deny.

Party Over Here
In the wonderful world of business, two East Coasters who have stepped it up are Ryan Lang and Eric Webster. Pro-claimer Lang was recently named marketing coordinator at Fourstar organization. The question is, where’s the power button on his Mac? In more legit news, Webster just took the step from snowboarding coordinator at Ragged Mountain to ski-area general manager, making him the first resort GM to come from snowboarding. Eric’s commitment to our sport is something we should all aspire to.Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson has a new title and role as the director of youth marketing development for Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc.-the company that runs seven resorts including Big Bear Mountain, where his wife is marketing director. Technically, that is still considered fishing off the company pier.Matt Schrier has recessed his team duties at Mervin. He’s actually left the industry and plans to finish up his education and then teach. There’s no official word if a new TM will be hired, although it’s likely that Jeannine James in marketing and promotions will assume responsibilities.

Team Steam
Another casualty in a long line of Burton cuts, two-time U.S. Open winner Natasza Zurek was dropped. Oops, our bad-she’s still on the team. Apparently Nicola Thost and Zurek were spared the ax when Jake stepped in and regulated. Jeff Anderson, who’s got a pro-model glove on Grenade, has been urged to drop the sponsor, and of course Jussi Oksanen’s DVS sponsorship has some undies in a bunch back in Burlington. Does everything have to be so complex?Thinktank Design, brainchild of Mike Parziale, revamped its game after finding every possible Web address for the moniker taken. Now the multimedia design company will be called Extra Medium. Check out Parziale, Matt Ruby, and Paul Miller’s work at extramediumdesign.com.Unless you’re a complete slug, you already know of Ride am Chris Demulskey-the young Reno native who killed it all year and turned heads at the Red Bull Heavy Metal contest in Niagara Falls. “Mini-Mahaffey” Demulskey slays rails and is also one of the only riders to don a full Sean John wardrobe. In other Ride am news, Shane Flood arrived at Hood, and in the words of his TM Matt Sickels, “The sky turned black, and a screeching began like fingernails on a chalkboard.” It must be the hippies. Jaime MacLeod, who never misses a month here in Tiny Type, was sorta yanked from the Ride lineup after moving over from Head. Equality our ass! At this point she’s pretty much over it, but still a hundred times better than all the marketable cuties who never clear the lip or hit the “boys’” jump.

Tiny Type 2
We know it’s October-cold nights, skeletons, candy corn, flaming bags of shit, all that-but we’re not stoked until the snow flies! Depending on where you live, your first pow day could be a long way off. Until then, get out your iron and “wax it.”

Good Cop, Bad Cop
Another summer’s gone by, and that means another trip to Mexico for the Grenade crew. The occasion was Dave Schiff’s birthday, so it’s no surprise the mission included visits to several, uh, “burlesque” houses and other classy establishments with red lights in the windows. Among the brilliant antics that reportedly went down this year, nineteen-year-old Kevin Cassillo was nearly arrested in Mexico for using false identification-despite the fact that you don’t have to be 21 to drink there. Also on the run-J2′s recent visit to the offices of TWSB ended with a ticket from the Oceanside police. While “Ninja” Jay Isaacs and Cody Dresser followed, Twos sped out of the parking lot in Dresser’s supercharged Beemer for a test drive. With 5-0 in hot pursuit, J2 only got a few-hundred yards before being apprehended. Cops could only cite him for running a stop sign, as he was going too fast to register on radar. Dresser’s laughs didn’t last long, though, as he had a brush with the law up in Seattle recently. A long day in the sun at a Mariner’s game left Blue Montgomery, Dresser, the Huot brothers-Cody and Seth, and others on a long and ugly pub crawl around the city. A late night fracas had Dresser hurling potted plants and metal garden ornaments around. Bad aim caught Cody Huot in the crossfire. When the cops arrived to question them, Dresser passed out on the hood of the cruiser, while Huot explained why he didn’t want to press charges. Later that evening, a sleeping Bobby Meeks was awoken by banter in the house and a sloppy crew of dudes attending to Huot’s wound. Meanwhile, Andrew Mutty was cruising toward Mt. Hood in the O’Sin van, and a paper trail of e-mail complaints followed him into Government Camp. Seems the Mutt-Dog was running it pretty fast through the last leg. A note from the Dynastar offices to Mutty started with this: “I am very concerned that you’re treating the van like your personal bumper car.” O’Sin brass probably didn’t know he was hurrying to set up his summer digs-a tent hidden in Govy with a heated waterbed inside.

Hall Of Meat
Chris Hotell was given the go by physicians and is getting back at it after missing pretty much the whole season da long line of Burton cuts, two-time U.S. Open winner Natasza Zurek was dropped. Oops, our bad-she’s still on the team. Apparently Nicola Thost and Zurek were spared the ax when Jake stepped in and regulated. Jeff Anderson, who’s got a pro-model glove on Grenade, has been urged to drop the sponsor, and of course Jussi Oksanen’s DVS sponsorship has some undies in a bunch back in Burlington. Does everything have to be so complex?Thinktank Design, brainchild of Mike Parziale, revamped its game after finding every possible Web address for the moniker taken. Now the multimedia design company will be called Extra Medium. Check out Parziale, Matt Ruby, and Paul Miller’s work at extramediumdesign.com.Unless you’re a complete slug, you already know of Ride am Chris Demulskey-the young Reno native who killed it all year and turned heads at the Red Bull Heavy Metal contest in Niagara Falls. “Mini-Mahaffey” Demulskey slays rails and is also one of the only riders to don a full Sean John wardrobe. In other Ride am news, Shane Flood arrived at Hood, and in the words of his TM Matt Sickels, “The sky turned black, and a screeching began like fingernails on a chalkboard.” It must be the hippies. Jaime MacLeod, who never misses a month here in Tiny Type, was sorta yanked from the Ride lineup after moving over from Head. Equality our ass! At this point she’s pretty much over it, but still a hundred times better than all the marketable cuties who never clear the lip or hit the “boys’” jump.

Tiny Type 2
We know it’s October-cold nights, skeletons, candy corn, flaming bags of shit, all that-but we’re not stoked until the snow flies! Depending on where you live, your first pow day could be a long way off. Until then, get out your iron and “wax it.”

Good Cop, Bad Cop
Another summer’s gone by, and that means another trip to Mexico for the Grenade crew. The occasion was Dave Schiff’s birthday, so it’s no surprise the mission included visits to several, uh, “burlesque” houses and other classy establishments with red lights in the windows. Among the brilliant antics that reportedly went down this year, nineteen-year-old Kevin Cassillo was nearly arrested in Mexico for using false identification-despite the fact that you don’t have to be 21 to drink there. Also on the run-J2′s recent visit to the offices of TWSB ended with a ticket from the Oceanside police. While “Ninja” Jay Isaacs and Cody Dresser followed, Twos sped out of the parking lot in Dresser’s supercharged Beemer for a test drive. With 5-0 in hot pursuit, J2 only got a few-hundred yards before being apprehended. Cops could only cite him for running a stop sign, as he was going too fast to register on radar. Dresser’s laughs didn’t last long, though, as he had a brush with the law up in Seattle recently. A long day in the sun at a Mariner’s game left Blue Montgomery, Dresser, the Huot brothers-Cody and Seth, and others on a long and ugly pub crawl around the city. A late night fracas had Dresser hurling potted plants and metal garden ornaments around. Bad aim caught Cody Huot in the crossfire. When the cops arrived to question them, Dresser passed out on the hood of the cruiser, while Huot explained why he didn’t want to press charges. Later that evening, a sleeping Bobby Meeks was awoken by banter in the house and a sloppy crew of dudes attending to Huot’s wound. Meanwhile, Andrew Mutty was cruising toward Mt. Hood in the O’Sin van, and a paper trail of e-mail complaints followed him into Government Camp. Seems the Mutt-Dog was running it pretty fast through the last leg. A note from the Dynastar offices to Mutty started with this: “I am very concerned that you’re treating the van like your personal bumper car.” O’Sin brass probably didn’t know he was hurrying to set up his summer digs-a tent hidden in Govy with a heated waterbed inside.

Hall Of Meat
Chris Hotell was given the go by physicians and is getting back at it after missing pretty much the whole season due to a shoulder injury. Hotell’s gimpage turned out to be a blessing, as staying at Oakley’s Gus Buckner’s didn’t require the usual menial labor expected of visiting riders toward the ongoing remodel of his stabbin’ cabin. Speaking of up in the guts … a mere six weeks after the removal of his ruptured spleen, Gabe Taylor was also cleared by doctors to ride. He quickly returned to Mammoth, a “staple” location of his snowboarding.After surviving one of the worst shred crashes ever witnessed (see Grenade’s Full Metal Edges), Rome pro Gregg Wilson apparently wasn’t as lucky on his skateboard. In a slam at the Burlington, Vermont skatepark, Wilson did some damage to a pretty delicate part of his body. He’s out of action for three months. Supernatural rider Jon Roth tore his ACL last spring riding at Whistler. The ligament ripped 90 percent during a flat landing in the park and completely severed later that night on the dance floor. Why’d he go clubbing in full knowledge of a crippling knee injury? “It was either that or tear the rest the next day riding. I figured this was a better story.” After completing his Eastern Edge interview, Rahm Klampert headed to Oregon to check out the free concrete parks. A short session at the incredible Newburg playground ended with a few of Klampert’s broken finger bones poking through the skin-yum.

TV Dinner
More of an insult than an injury, YoBeat.com Founder Brooke Geery is rumored to have auditioned for a Britney Spears fan show. The MTV spot, a tricked-out version of VH1′s Behind The Music, will feature fans telling the life story of Britney. The only thing left to be seen is if Brooke is really a fan-and if so, who cares?In case you haven’t noticed, Jason Borgstede has been gracing your prime-time TV screens all summer on Fox’s “Survivor with sex” reality show, Bachelorettes In Alaska. Now, Borgstede’s “game” has been a matter of public debate for some time. Although we’ve yet to waste the brain cells it would take to figure out the premise of the show, we can only hope he’s finally getting some after all these years. After handing the controls of this year’s Kingpin Productions movie Happy Hour over to head filmer and all-around good guy Brad Kremer, Whitey disappeared for a while. He was spotted filming on the set of the Jackass movie. Because they don’t have to worry about MTV censors, the movie promises to be everything you wished they’d done on TV but weren’t allowed to.From the trenches comes Local Soul, a film by Jason Honeycutt. It features the riding of Luke Wynen and Jeff Brushie, as well as fellow Vermonter Ross Powers. Basically it’s a video of Mammoth’s pipe, but decent nonetheless.

Over-Easy
DEFCON gloves added some new members to its young-bloods team. Bobi Rey, Louie Fountain, Matt LeBel, and David Scaffidi are, according to the company’s motto, “Tomorrow’s Fresh Meat: Today!” Eat up. Speaking of Rey, he has a new pro model on Atlantis for this season. It seems no matter how much teriyaki sauce M3 and Chorus’ backer Yoshida sold, it wasn’t enough to keep all three companies afloat. No one’s really sure what’s going on with the teams, but the Portland-based company has laid off most everyone in the M3/Chorus offices, including everyone’s favorite idiot, Chorus Team Manager Mark Welsh. Speaking of Chorus and laid, rumor has it that Chorus’ Janna Meyen is “with child,” so to speak. When asked about it, she’d neither confirm nor deny.

Party Over Here
In the wonderful world of business, two East Coasters who have stepped it up are Ryan Lang and Eric Webster. Pro-claimer Lang was recently named marketing coordinator at Fourstar organization. The question is, where’s the power button on his Mac? In more legit news, Webster just took the step from snowboarding coordinator at Ragged Mountain to ski-area general manager, making him the first resort GM to come from snowboarding. Eric’s commitment to our sport is something we should all aspire to.Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson has a new title and role as the director of youth marketing development for Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc.-the company that runs seven resorts including Big Bear Mountain, where his wife is marketing director. Technically, that is still considered fishing off the company pier.Matt Schrier has recessed his team duties at Mervin. He’s actually left the industry and plans to finish up his education and then teach. There’s no official word if a new TM will be hired, although it’s likely that Jeannine James in marketing and promotions will assume responsibilities.

Team Steam
Another casualty in a long line of Burton cuts, two-time U.S. Open winner Natasza Zurek was dropped. Oops, our bad-she’s still on the team. Apparently Nicola Thost and Zurek were spared the ax when Jake stepped in and regulated. Jeff Anderson, who’s got a pro-model glove on Grenade, has been urged to drop the sponsor, and of course Jussi Oksanen’s DVS sponsorship has some undies in a bunch back in Burlington. Does everything have to be so complex?Thinktank Design, brainchild of Mike Parziale, revamped its game after finding every possible Web address for the moniker taken. Now the multimedia design company will be called Extra Medium. Check out Parziale, Matt Ruby, and Paul Miller’s work at extramediumdesign.com.Unless you’re a complete slug, you already know of Ride am Chris Demulskey-the young Reno native who killed it all year and turned heads at the Red Bull Heavy Metal contest in Niagara Falls. “Mini-Mahaffey” Demulskey slays rails and is also one of the only riders to don a full Sean John wardrobe. In other Ride am news, Shane Flood arrived at Hood, and in the words of his TM Matt Sickels, “The sky turned black, and a screeching began like fingernails on a chalkboard.” It must be the hippies. Jaime MacLeod, who never misses a month here in Tiny Type, was sorta yanked from the Ride lineup after moving over from Head. Equality our ass! At this point she’s pretty much over it, but still a hundred times better than all the marketable cuties who never clear the lip or hit the “boys’” jump.

to a shoulder injury. Hotell’s gimpage turned out to be a blessing, as staying at Oakley’s Gus Buckner’s didn’t require the usual menial labor expected of visiting riders toward the ongoing remodel of his stabbin’ cabin. Speaking of up in the guts … a mere six weeks after the removal of his ruptured spleen, Gabe Taylor was also cleared by doctors to ride. He quickly returned to Mammoth, a “staple” location of his snowboarding.After surviving one of the worst shred crashes ever witnessed (see Grenade’s Full Metal Edges), Rome pro Gregg Wilson apparently wasn’t as lucky on his skateboard. In a slam at the Burlington, Vermont skatepark, Wilson did some damage to a pretty delicate part of his body. He’s out of action for three months. Supernatural rider Jon Roth tore his ACL last spring riding at Whistler. The ligament ripped 90 percent during a flat landing in the park and completely severed later that night on the dance floor. Why’d he go clubbing in full knowledge of a crippling knee injury? “It was either that or tear the rest the next day riding. I figured this was a better story.” After completing his Eastern Edge interview, Rahm Klampert headed to Oregon to check out the free concrete parks. A short session at the incredible Newburg playground ended with a few of Klampert’s broken finger bones poking through the skin-yum.

TV Dinner
More of an insult than an injury, YoBeat.com Founder Brooke Geery is rumored to have auditioned for a Britney Spears fan show. The MTV spot, a tricked-out version of VH1′s Behind The Music, will feature fans telling the life story of Britney. The only thing left to be seen is if Brooke is really a fan-and if so, who cares?In case you haven’t noticed, Jason Borgstede has been gracing your prime-time TV screens all summer on Fox’s “Survivor with sex” reality show, Bachelorettes In Alaska. Now, Borgstede’s “game” has been a matter of public debate for some time. Although we’ve yet to waste the brain cells it would take to figure out the premise of the show, we can only hope he’s finally getting some after all these years. After handing the controls of this year’s Kingpin Productions movie Happy Hour over to head filmer and all-around good guy Brad Kremer, Whitey disappeared for a while. He was spotted filming on the set of the Jackass movie. Because they don’t have to worry about MTV censors, the movie promises to be everything you wished they’d done on TV but weren’t allowed to.From the trenches comes Local Soul, a film by Jason Honeycutt. It features the riding of Luke Wynen and Jeff Brushie, as well as fellow Vermonter Ross Powers. Basically it’s a video of Mammoth’s pipe, but decent nonetheless.

Over-Easy
DEFCON gloves added some new members to its young-bloods team. Bobi Rey, Louie Fountain, Matt LeBel, and David Scaffidi are, according to the company’s motto, “Tomorrow’s Fresh Meat: Today!” Eat up. Speaking of Rey, he has a new pro model on Atlantis for this season. It seems no matter how much teriyaki sauce M3 and Chorus’ backer Yoshida sold, it wasn’t enough to keep all three companies afloat. No one’s really sure what’s going on with the teams, but the Portland-based company has laid off most everyone in the M3/Chorus offices, including everyone’s favorite idiot, Chorus Team Manager Mark Welsh. Speaking of Chorus and laid, rumor has it that Chorus’ Janna Meyen is “with child,” so to speak. When asked about it, she’d neither confirm nor deny.

Party Over Here
In the wonderful world of business, two East Coasters who have stepped it up are Ryan Lang and Eric Webster. Pro-claimer Lang was recently named marketing coordinator at Fourstar organization. The question is, where’s the power button on his Mac? In more legit news, Webster just took the step from snowboarding coordinator at Ragged Mountain to ski-area general manager, making him the first resort GM to come from snowboarding. Eric’s commitment to our sport is something we should all aspire to.Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson has a new title and role as the director of youth marketing development for Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc.-the company that runs seven resorts including Big Bear Mountain, where his wife is marketing director. Technically, that is still considered fishing off the company pier.Matt Schrier has recessed his team duties at Mervin. He’s actually left the industry and plans to finish up his education and then teach. There’s no official word if a new TM will be hired, although it’s likely that Jeannine James in marketing and promotions will assume responsibilities.

Team Steam
Another casualty in a long line of Burton cuts, two-time U.S. Open winner Natasza Zurek was dropped. Oops, our bad-she’s still on the team. Apparently Nicola Thost and Zurek were spared the ax when Jake stepped in and regulated. Jeff Anderson, who’s got a pro-model glove on Grenade, has been urged to drop the sponsor, and of course Jussi Oksanen’s DVS sponsorship has some undies in a bunch back in Burlington. Does everything have to be so complex?Thinktank Design, brainchild of Mike Parziale, revamped its game after finding every possible Web address for the moniker taken. Now the multimedia design company will be called Extra Medium. Check out Parziale, Matt Ruby, and Paul Miller’s work at extramediumdesign.com.Unless you’re a complete slug, you already know of Ride am Chris Demulskey-the young Reno native who killed it all year and turned heads at the Red Bull Heavy Metal contest in Niagara Falls. “Mini-Mahaffey” Demulskey slays rails and is also one of the only riders to don a full Sean John wardrobe. In other Ride am news, Shane Flood arrived at Hood, and in the words of his TM Matt Sickels, “The sky turned black, and a screeching began like fingernails on a chalkboard.” It must be the hippies. Jaime MacLeod, who never misses a month here in Tiny Type, was sorta yanked from the Ride lineup after moving over from Head. Equality our ass! At this point she’s pretty much over it, but still a hundred times better than all the marketable cuties who never clear the lip or hit the “boys’” jump.

“Gunny” Gunnarson has a new title and role as the director of youth marketing development for Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc.-the company that runs seven resorts including Big Bear Mountain, where his wife is marketing director. Technically, that is still considered fishing off the company pier.Matt Schrier has recessed his team duties at Mervin. He’s actually left the industry and plans to finish up his education and then teach. There’s no official word if a new TM will be hired, although it’s likely that Jeannine James in marketing and promotions will assume responsibilities.

Team Steam
Another casualty in a long line of Burton cuts, two-time U.S. Open winner Natasza Zurek was dropped. Oops, our bad-she’s still on the team. Apparently Nicola Thost and Zurek were spared the ax when Jake stepped in and regulated. Jeff Anderson, who’s got a pro-model glove on Grenade, has been urged to drop the sponsor, and of course Jussi Oksanen’s DVS sponsorship has some undies in a bunch back in Burlington. Does everything have to be so complex?Thinktank Design, brainchild of Mike Parziale, revamped its game after finding every possible Web address for the moniker taken. Now the multimedia design company will be called Extra Medium. Check out Parziale, Matt Ruby, and Paul Miller’s work at extramediumdesign.com.Unless you’re a complete slug, you already know of Ride am Chris Demulskey-the young Reno native who killed it all year and turned heads at the Red Bull Heavy Metal contest in Niagara Falls. “Mini-Mahaffey” Demulskey slays rails and is also one of the only riders to don a full Sean John wardrobe. In other Ride am news, Shane Flood arrived at Hood, and in the words of his TM Matt Sickels, “The sky turned black, and a screeching began like fingernails on a chalkboard.” It must be the hippies. Jaime MacLeod, who never misses a month here in Tiny Type, was sorta yanked from the Ride lineup after moving over from Head. Equality our ass! At this point she’s pretty much over it, but still a hundred times better than all the marketable cuties who never clear the lip or hit the “boys’” jump.