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FEBRUARY 5, 2003


IN 58 DAYS
"April 4th? That's my birthday. Maybe I can finish 'Closure' by then too. Yeah right!" - Dan Wolfe [click to see how psyched he is]

>> Did you know that Greg Carroll works at Girl now? Yep (welcome aboard, Greg!). Look forward to many Quotes Of The Day courtesy of Greg (no nickname currently available) C in the future.


WALLRIDE 5

>> Wallride 5 is now available in the Crailshop.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Hey, Fatass, how come you didn't upload RING RING RING yesterday?" - The Person Who Writes RING RING RING.

>> Anybody seen Tito?

 

 

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FEBRUARY 4, 2003


IN 59 DAYS

>> This guy is releasing a book about Extreme Sports soon?

>> MORE CORRECTIONS:
The Gav's new column is going to be called THE GAV, KICKING AND TICKING, not HOW I TICK. And Ty Evans claims that the director's commentary on the Sight Unseen DVD was really good.


(774) 406-1412

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"I'm not any sort of professional speaker or lecturer..." - Kirk Dianda, ON Video DVD commenterrorist

 

 

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FEBRUARY 3, 2003


IN 60 DAYS
"If my computer had a neck, I'd choke that f*cker out" - Ty Evans

>> CORRECTION:
The Gav's new column is going to be called HOW I TICK, not HOW I KICK.

>> Meza's cult sees a 25% increase in memberships: RING RING RING.

>> When are those reversible RICK AND MIKE ARE DICKS t-shirts arriving anyway? Soon, I hope.

>> Jereme Rogers STILL hasn't got a new phone. His number is STILL 774-406-1412 if you'd like to talk to him.

>> Have you ever wondered why nobody's ever done a director's commentary on a skateboard video DVD? Watch the new ON Video DVD (with the commentary turned on) and you'll find out EXACTLY why nobody's ever done a director's commentary on a skateboard video DVD.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"My face is on the inside of the shirt, right?" - Rick Howard, regarding the reversible RICK AND MIKE ARE DICKS t-shirt design.

 

 

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FEBRUARY 2, 2003


IN 61 DAYS

>> THA TAP'S MINI INTERVIEW WITH ERIK ELLINGTON:

Bob K: What was up with the music in your Emerica part? No Guns N Roses?
Erik: Nah, they couldn't clear the rights to it, man
Bob K: Lame.
Erik: For sure. Oh, I've got a question for the Ask Mikey thing... should I just send an e-mail?
Bob K: Yep.

>> Are you sick of reading yet? Well too bad because The Gav has a new column coming up... it's called HOW I KICK.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Post22!

 

 

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JANUARY 31, 2003


IN 63 DAYS

>> Yes, indeedy... it's tha WILKINS FLANNEL REPORT #2!

>> In an attempt to win back all of the viewers they lost when their site went down for a couple of months, Lakai Footwear brings you some all new sh!ts to look at. Good sh!ts. Take a look.

>> Whaaaat? Two new entries today in RING RING RING land.

>> Antisocial has another art show about to open this evening...
Necessary Distractions features the work of 5 local Vancouver photographers: Jesse Birch, Kim Munro, Dylan Doubt, Jacob Gleeson and Serena McCarroll. Opening January 31st at 8pm. Exhibit runs till March 10th. 2425 Main Street (remember all openings enter in the alley, thats around back!). (604) 708-5678. Here's the front of the
flier.

>> If you're interested in looking at all of the new Girl boards you should really head on over to the Girl site and click through the rider pages.

>> Got a call from Tito earlier today. He's gettin' all deep and stuff.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"I'm so dumb" Sean Peterson of Strength mag.

 

 

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JANUARY 30, 2003


64 MORE DAYS

>> Craig Kelly, Rest In Peace, brother.

>> This just in from crailtapper, Peter Maher:

"It's called the Sundance Film Festival because Robert Redford founded Sundance. He played the Sundance Kid in Butch Kassidy and the Sundance Kid..."

Now you know. Thanks, Peter.

>> Who's keepin it real? Smyth's Keepin' It Real.

>> We've been known to link to questionable/stupid ebay auctions in the past, but this one is neither questionable nor stupid: buy some of Mark Gonzales' receipts. Not sure why it's up on ebay Canada but whatever.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Arvedis isn't dead? Well, then let's kill him." - Megan Baltimore

 

 

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JANUARY 29, 2003

>> The countup is officially over, so we will now commence with the YEAH RIGHT VIDEO COUNTDOWN!:


65 DAYS TO GO

>> In celebration of it now being the Year Of The Goat, we've done away with the two headed goat under the rainbow interface that you all loved so much. Sorry.

>> Did you know that we've re-vamped the Crailshop customer service department? Yep, welcome Ashlee who's putting the "service" back into "customer service", taking care of your orders, questions and concerns regarding the Crailshop. Apologies to anyone who ordered from us in the past and was treated like a slug. It's all smiles and happy from now on. Seriously.

>> Isn't it funny that sometimes when we post something serious, we have to put "Seriously" after it? It's not HAHA funny, but it's just ironic I guess. Wait, there's no irony there is there? Okay fine, maybe it's just noteable.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"Sorry ladies, the captain is currently docked." - Don Pendleton

"I'm a German graphics guy and I didn't even know it." - The other Kevin Wilkins

"I have to get surgery on my arm next week, but you should see Gavin... they velcroed his arm to his somach and sh!t. He's messed up." - Rudy Johnson

>> Here's an article from the LA Times about that Gator documentary. It just premiered at Sundance.

>> Things that make you go Hmmmm:

Why do they call the Sundance Film Festival the Sundance Film Festival when it takes place in Utah in the dead of winter?

>> Steve Cab just put out a CD called Bandology Volume 1 and it's got songs from four of the bands that he's been in over the years. We haven't heard it yet but we're hoping that somebody will send a copy of it to:
CRAILTAP
22500 S Vermont
Torrance CA
90502

>> The score is still:

Gavin - 0
Hotdog cart - 1

 

 

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JANUARY 28, 2003

>> After a few kool-aids last night, original Team Crailtap rider, Tim Gavin, decided to jump head first into a hotdog stand, succesfully taking out the cart, the two vendors running the cart, and his shoulder which he tried to put through the cart but ended up breaking in the process. Kids, there's a lesson to be learned here: in order to beat the cart, you have to be smarter than the cart. Which brings us to the score:

Gavin - 0
Hotdog cart - 1

>> 'ANONYMOUS' LETTER OF THE DAY:

A different view of Eric's game of SKATE.

>> It's DAY 17 of the YEAH RIGHT! video countup and in celebration of that lucky number, tomorrow we start the countdown!

>> Did you miss the wost ever RING RING RING entry? It was up for about five minutes this morning but we took it down due to unpopular demand. Click here for the replacement installment.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"I like it when they have newspapers up in the urinal because it allows me to multitask" - Kevin Wilkins

 

 

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JANUARY 27, 2003

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"I'm either going to save it or put it towards a new Escalade. I just need to decide what would be the smart thing to do." - Paul Rodriguez on what he's going to do with the $10,000 he won playing SKATE

"All day, every day." - Jereme Rogers, on whether or not he's still taking your phone calls (at 774-406-1412)

Megan - "You're becoming quite the player"
Mikey - "I know, it's weird"

"This kid'll have a pro chocolate bar out by 2004." - Greg Carroll, after watching a really good sponsor me video

>> Well, we had to censor Tito's latest entry for fear of a lawsuit, but there's still 1200+ words of player wisdom in this one.

>> Smyth's been watching The Real World on cable so you don't have to.

>> From the same people who brought you Jereme Rogers' phone number (774-406-1412), it's today's RING RING RING column.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Excel Skate Shop!

>> Crailtapper David Barranco sent us this photo of his friend Brad Jeseck tappin' the crail out in Baltimore. Where's that ramp at?

>> The 2003 Crailtap Achievements In Advertising Awards Nominee #2. Skateboarding is definitely Boss.

 

 

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JANUARY 24, 2003

>> Dude, Paul Rodriguez just beat Koston at his game of Skate.
That just might be the first real news scoop we've ever offered you. Cool.

>> Did you know that Richard Mulder went to the same high school as Bill and Ted from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure? Well, he did. News scoops anybody? OH YEAH.

>> Um, that's all we got for you though. Next week (starting tomorrow) will be a much more interesting week at Tha Tap.

 

 

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JANUARY 23, 2003

>> Greetings from Camp Whatevs.

>> Tattoo blitz:
-
This one came in today from Janis M in Hawaii.
- Clive made an executive decision and ruled that
Jeff Mcdonald's tattoo is, in fact, real, but doesn't qualify for a free lunch with Arvedis because it doesn't say CRAILTAP anywhere on it. It's still an awesome tat, though.

>> Tito's been holla'in.

>> Man, that's all I got for you today. Sorry.

 

 

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JANUARY 22, 2003

>> Lee Smith listed Nick Tershay as one of his Top 5 designers in his FIVES, right after Gucci's very own Tom Ford. As soon as we find out what Nick has designed, we'll let you know if he's available for freelance consulting work for your company.

>> Did you know that the September 2001 Lakai Japan Tour poster is a collectors item? It's because there never was a Lakai Japan Tour in September of 2001, and you can probably guess why. If you can't, here's a helpful hint:
"THESE COLORS DON'T RUN"

So yeah, those Lakai Japan Tour posters are total collectors items now because the tour got called off. If you didn't get one yet, get one now.

>> Wallride 5 just sauntered in the front door and should be saying hello to the Crailshop in the next week or two.

>> Direct orders from the top: we're not allowed to make fun of Rick Howard on the tap any more... RING RING RING.

>> I guess Tito Larue's been getting all sorts of hate mail since he started his column. He's a great guy, he's just a little misunderstood, that's all. Give him a couple of weeks and you'll want to be his best friend.

 

 

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JANUARY 21, 2003


LEE SMITH
TOP 5'S!

>> The tattoo photos keep flooding in. Chuck from Board Room Skateshop in Columbus Indiana sent in this one of his girlfriend Amanda's Girl tat and we're still debating over whether Jeff Mcdonald from Oshawa's CrailTat is real or not... so far 62% of Crailtap employees think it's real, 37% think it's fake and 1% are undecided.

>> We thought Eric's game of skate was going to be a contest between a bunch of random kids and the winner would get to try and one-up Sparkles, but it turns out that it's just him versus 40 other pros. Bummer. And "Sal Barbier not Masekela will be Master of Ceremonies"

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

""Our bums need to get some kind of entertainment skills." - Jeremy Carnahan responding to Rob Abeyta's story of some talented street kids in Venice, Italy.

"I don't have a moustache...I can't grow one... it sucks." - Arvedis Tock

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

SKATENERD.

 

 

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JANUARY 20, 2003

>> TITO LARUE'S SHAMPOO LOUNGE is now open for business!

>> Did you get any of those posters from the the Harsh Swap Meet yet? They're going fast.

>> The real slim shady?... RING RING RING.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Tell them to take my f**kin phone number off the f**kin web site!" - Tim Gavin

>> Uh, yeah. The Gav isn't available to take your calls right now, but Jereme Rogers can still be reached at 774-406-1412.

>> Here's a little web based skate game that somebody sent us a link to. Marc Johnson will be playing this in his sweats by the time you read this.

>> Smyth went up to SF this past weekend for the DLX mini tradeshow thing. He brought back some photos and the skinny for y'all:

"Everyone had a great time at the Bay View Rumble. There was no surf, no snow, no bikinis, and no pressure to come up with the most extravagant booth. Your creative visions were limited to a 10X10 tent. The Papas Blue Ribbon tent wound up being the most popular. The free beers started flowing at 8am. If Meza was there, there's no doubt he'd be tanked. Winning the best trick contest, Mark Appleyard took home 10 large, with a 360 flip 5-0. Honorable mentions go to Zered Basset with his ollie over to backside 5-0, and Danny Fuenzalida with a massive nollie heel. Koston was shopping for furniture. Here are couple of photos from the pre-party at Movida Lounge, the Rumble, and the post-party at Slims. Good job, Lindsey."

- Greg C, Snack and Smyth

- Mike's been working closely with a professional stylist

- You got to admit, he's lookin' good

- Hime greeted every customer with this pose

- Interior design by Brian Anderson

- Hime took a brief hiatus from his "no more tears" policy

- Skaters Of A Year

- If the contest was called BEST OLLIE, Marcus Mcbride would have taken home the cheese

- Bunny Rabbit and Alexis Sablone

- Maybe Carroll should fire that stylist. This outfit was a little much.

 

 

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JANUARY 18, 2003

>> We added some posters to the Harsh Swap Meet. Ten different ones from various Girl Family companies. Very limited quantities. Get em while we got em.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Is my number gonna be up there forever?" - Jereme Rogers

>> LETTER OF THE DAY (CRAILTAP MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE!):

"hey wassup guys my names chris. i just called jereme thinking this whole thing was a big hoax but then when i heard a squeeky voice i was like somebodys ass is gonna get yelled at, cuz i knew it was really him. heres our conversation:

me: yo tim wassup
jereme: wrong number dude
ME: huh?
JEREME: u got my number not tims.
me: oh this is jereme?
jereme: yeah, u got it on crailtap huh?
me: yeah dude i thought it was a hoax. so are u in la right now?
jereme: nah im in san fran
Me: oh cool well peace dude
JEREME: yeah dude peace (in back round while hanging up in squeeky voice) WHAT THE HELL

that was the extent of our conversation. so crailtap really does make dreams come true peace dude
chris."

 

 

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JANUARY 17, 2003

>> Give Jereme "Not Quite Sure Of My Hat Size Yet" Rogers (pictured above) a RING RING RING. In today's column, we give you his phone number. Seriously.

>> Another video premiere, this one's for the new ON Video, starring Sat--... um... Natas, and it's happening this weekend during the Bayview Rumble in SF.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Pittsburgh's very own Head Board Shop. One of their team riders (Brandon Ziskind) just got this tattoo.

>> The offer is still open for anybody (except for Marc Johnson) who gets a Crailtap tattoo: a free complete skateboard and lunch with Arvedis.

>> Day 10 of the YEAH RIGHT! countup. Woohoo.

 

 

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JANUARY 16, 2003

>> Is that really Tim Gavin's phone number? Give him a RING RING RING.

>> "CAN'T STOP", the new Firm video, is premiering January 22, 2003 @ 6:00 PM. 500 seats/first come first served @ The Art Theatre located on 4th Street and Cherry, in Long Beach, California.

>> Video blitz: It's day 9 of the YEAH RIGHT! video countup. Countdown coming soon.

>> It's getting hot in here! One more Real World review for ya.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"We live on the dark side, it's the search for light that counts" - Jenkins

"What do I do? I fell in love with the chubby guy on The Bachelorette" - Megan

"For your information, I was out doing something very non-American, eating at a vegetarian restaurant" - Bob K

"Vegas Baby, Vegas" - Trisha, The Bachelorette

"Hey Scott, can you sign this board for my little brother? He's your biggest fan. Carroll, I need some new shoes to skate in, do you have any? Oh yeah, and Active... thanks so much for those shirts you sent me, I've been wearing them every day." - JGProddy?

"You can't polish a turd" - Matt Solomon of the new and improved Death Of A Logic VM.

 

 

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JANUARY 15, 2003

>> Not to open an old can of stinkin' dead worms, but that Gonz board on ebay sold for $2600! It probably has something to do with that new movie that's coming out soon from Fox Searchlight Pictures: Gonztown and Leroy.

>> Wow, that was pretty stupid, huh? Look for a detailed critique of the above paragraph in tomorrow's RING RING RING. Have a read through today's RING RING RING for info on how you can get Ty Evans to punch you in the face.

>> Stay tuned for Lee Smith's Top 5's and Tito Larue's new column, The Shampoo Lounge, both coming very soon. And we're adding ten different 18" x 24" Girl family posters to the Harsh Swap Meet just as soon. Like before the end of the week.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

The Skatepark of Tampa (the am contest is this weekend, you know).

>> Is anybody banned from the Tap right now? I can't remember. How about we ban Aaron Meza for a couple of days, just for the hell of it?

 

 

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JANUARY 14, 2003

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"You smell like potpourri and cigarette butts" - Richard Mulder to Daniel Castillo

"I'm about one pixel away from kicking your ass." - Tony Larson

>> You probably already saw the March 2003 issue of Skin and Ink magazine... but in case you didn't, here's a shot of Girl's very own Jeremy Carnahan and his girlfriend Theresa that was in it.

>> It's all about priorities: RING RING RING.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Adrenalin skate zine!

>> It looks like soon we'll be able to talk about that one guy and that one thing that you keep calling up and asking us questions about.

 

 

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JANUARY 13, 2003

>> The fall of the Torrance Marching Band? RING RING RING.

>> This just in from East Coast Crailtap Correspondent, Craig Metzger:

"Eric Koston, Rick McCrank and PJ Ladd came to NYC to shred the rad at the Deitch Gallery bowl this past Saturday. We were able to get some sick photos of Koston right before he pulled a rodeo flip to Crailtap. Rick wasn't affected by the cold and proceeded to throw down some head high trickery (I lost that photo). Rick also had a photo he took in this mag he was reading. PJ is an elusive dude and it's hard to get photos of him skating but we succeeded in getting this exclusive PJ Ladd photo. The session was hot and Tony E from eS threw down some radness as well. Later that night we went out to eat to wish PJ a happy birthday. Rick told us it was a Canadian Birthday custom to look like this in honor of the persons birth. Ako was there to but he was too busy taking over Himes position of playa' of the year."

>> The crazy prices that collectible skateboard decks are being bought and sold for on ebay? That's old news, but we just can't get over it: check out this one. You can either bid on it or buy 47 boards in the Crailshop for the same price. It's up to you.

>> Speaking of the Crailshop, we'll have some Girl family poster packs comin' at ya real soon.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"I don't like Mike's attitude" - Rick Howard

"I don't like Rick's attitude" - Mike Carroll

"The big money is in Palm Trees" - Richy Mulder

"Man Up, Bitch" - Kelly Bird

"Where do Palm Trees grow, Hawaii? Man, they tried to re-vamp Frsico by putting in Palm Trees" - Smyth

"Is Tim doing a demo?" - Another one of Megan's relatives that can not accept the Gav's retirement

 

 

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JANUARY 12, 2003

>> Subject of the misinformed, the Lakai site is back up and running.

>> New photo features up at the Fourstar site: days in the life with Eric Koston, Mark Gonzales, Mike Carroll and Max Scaaf.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Conform! They just put a bunch of new content up there, and it's good. Real good.

>> The below entry to the I WANT MUELLER'S STUFF contest is automatically disqualified because it was sent via e-mail, but we thought it was funny so we're making it the LETTER (AND PHOTO) OF THE DAY:

"Hey,
This is the
best photo I've ever taken. Mostly 'cause my friend was looking forward to eating this chilli so much. Then I saw him spill it. Just think of when you are so pumped on eating somthing and then you spill it, that sucks. I feel this photo captures pure emotion. I know I was supposed to send in the photo but I just thought it would be easier to e-mail it.
Thanks,
Rob"

>> KRS-ONE, Ice T, Guru, Flavor Flav, Biz Markie, Afrika Bambaataa and The Muska... Whaaaat?

 

 

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JANUARY 11, 2003

>> Lil' RING RING.

>> Here's a cool lil' film on SF skateboarder and artist, Paul Urich. The film is being shown at the Underskatement Film Festival.

>> It's DAY 4 of our lil' YEAH RIGHT! countup! Are you excited yet?

>> Wait a minute... what are you doing reading this? I thought you were gonna do a lil' skateboarding today.

 

 

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JANUARY 10, 2003

>> You should probably go skateboarding this weekend. Round up a posse and hit the streets.

>> New Girl video in the editing stages??? YEAH RIGHT!

>> QUOTE (AND SKATE LINK) OF THE DAY:

"Welcome to the year that we intend to be long remembered as 'the year we actually got a skatepark started in the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach area'." - Jim Gray of the Skatepark Coalition

>> Extreme action on The Real World this week. Smyth gives you the skinny.

>> So far we've only received one entry to the MY BEST PHOTO CONTEST (see the January 6th Randoms for details). We're choosing a winner at the end of next week, so send in your best one today to win some tees, beanies, CDs and more.

>> Early morning RINGER.

 

 

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JANUARY 9, 2003

>> Koston and e's footwear are hosting a game of S.K.A.T.E. at the next Extreme Sports Thing.

>> Instead of doing a YEAH RIGHT! video countdown, we're thinking of doing a countUP, which would make today DAY TWO of the YEAH RIGHT! countup! We'll let you know what number we're counting up to real soon.

>> The Windmilling group in Denver is selling "skated art". No, not "skater art", but "skated art"... pieces of masonite from the miniramp that they had at the opening of their second show. Prices are reasonable, starting at 5 bucks and going up to 55. Get some.

>> You need to read today's RING RING RING (the historical 100th installment).

>> The Knife Song has a new intro page to their site.

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"It's hard to control nature" - Mark Lewman in a discussion about taming seagulls

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

The skateboard collectors dream come true: Art Of Skateboarding.

>> Did you hear that rumor about that one guy and that one thing? It's totally true.

 

 

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JANUARY 8, 2003

>> Here ya go, dude!:
WILKINS' FLANNEL REPORT #1

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Update Crail, fat ass." - Megan Baltimore, Former General Manager, Girl Skateboard Co Inc.

>> Koston and Paul Rodriguez are going up to SF on the 18th to compete in the Bayview Rumble! It's Deluxe and High Speed Productions' mini trade show that they're putting on along with a best trick contest. Apparently Mike Carroll is going to be one of the judges?

>> If you're curious about what else Carroll's going to be up to in 2003 you should read today's RING RING RING (the 99th installment).

>> When is the new Girl video (YEAH RIGHT!) coming out? March 2003. The countdown offifically starts now.

>> In other video-related news, we've found a winner for Crailtap's Longest Skateboard Video Of All Time award: it's the new video from Montreal, Canada's Underworld Skateshop, and it's called Under Rated. Two hours of bonus footy?

>> Chocolate am, Ricardo Carvalho, left Los Angeles for Brazil today where he's gonna be skating with Rodrigo TX and some other Brazilians.

>> If you're interested in buying a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, there's a dude in the above mentioned video that wants to sell you one for cheap. He was nice enough to put his phone number in the video, so call him up at 905-796-1082 and give him an offer.

 

 

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JANUARY 7, 2003

>> GET SNACKY!
Today we bring you an in-depth
interview with the Girl Skateboard Co's team manager and snack machine owner, Sam Smyth.

>> Get ready, because tomorrow we're gonna be dropping Kevin Wilkins' Flannel Report (#1 of many) on you.

And this other stuff is honestly coming soon to Crailtap: The Daily Crap (a new photo thing every day), Tito Larue's Shampoo Lounge (another daily-ish column written by the Shampoo Playboy himself) and the highly anticipated Rick's A Dick / Mike's A Dick reversible tee will be landing in the Crailshop shortly.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Crailtap.com

>> QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"I threw away all my wigs, dude. Even the fancy one that I kept on one of those styrofoam heads in a box in my garage. That one was expensive too." - Marc Johnson

>> You didn't get it? Rock McCrank's guitar has a photo of Eric Koston on it. That's why it's an Eric Koston guitar. Rick's rockin' out in the photo, so we were jokin' around and called him Rock instead of Rick just to be all clever n' sh!t. Oh man, we're good.

 

 

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JANUARY 6, 2003

>> QUOTE (AND PHOTO) OF THE DAY:
"Did you know that I have an
Eric Koston guitar?" - Rock McCrank

>> "You can NOT run that", it's RING RING RING.

>> We're pretty sure that Nick Tershay would either threaten to kick our ass or actually kick our ass if we made any mention of the size of the Diamond roster, so we won't mention the size of the Diamond roster and instead we'll just tell you that as of today the Diamond roster has 4 more heads on it. New Diamond Supply Co roster riders are as follows:
Scott Kane
Jason Dill
Kenny Anderson
Danny Montoya

>> LETTER OF THE DAY:
"Remember in either the Beware of the Flare, or Harsh Euro Barge when Biebel comes down something and it shows his hair all crazy cause he had just taken it out of cornrows? i took my
school picture so it looks like that, check it out. hopefully i'm not tripping.
Kevin"

>> PHOTO CONTEST:
We've got another box of Andy Mueller's office cleanup to give away to one lucky winner. This one's full of t-shirts, socks, zines, CDs, some beanies, a Ruby 12", some stickers, a Lakai stencil and a bunch of other random stuff. All you have to do to win is send in your favorite photograph that you've ever taken. The catch is that you actually have to send a real photograph to us in the real mail, and we're keeping your photos. Send your entries as soon as you can to:

I want Mueller's Stuff c/o
Clive Noctchaw and Crailtap.com
22500 S Vermont
Torrance CA
90502

We'll choose the winner in a couple of weeks. Limit one photo entry per person.

 

 

 

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JANUARY 4, 2003

>> Would you like to win a free TV? Then visit Skatemental.com and enter to win a free TV. It's kinda trife compared to Biebel's TV, but it's a free TV, man.

>> E-MAIL OF THE DAY:

"... what should i do as a german citizen?! hmm... i can't go to a german skateshop and say: "hey gebt mir ein neues cooles girl oder chocolate t-shirt!!" but they´ll show me the standard one's!! new girl family stuff won't arrive germany!! and the usa is far away!!! thats not good!! but whats to say?! to buy actual stuff, visit usa!! it's the truth!! puh...why?! have a nice day and thanks for your time!!!
greetings from germany...
Johann"

 

 

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JANUARY 3, 2003

>> The Fourstar site is rocking lately. We're gonna keep telling you until you go there and see for yourself.

>> Much better then a couch cushion that someone has been farting on, it's today's installment of RING RING RING.

>> QUOTES OF THE DAY:

"That's your filty hand!" - Aaron Meza, guessing the correct answer of Clive Noctchaw in yesterday's 'name the hand' contest. Meza's disqualified though, cause he's on the top seceret Team Crail, so the prize goes to the second person to guess that it was Clive's filty hand in that photo: Sean Ratliff of New Mexico! Congrats, Sean!

"I've just been kickin' it in sweatpants lately, playing video games... I just finished the great bay temple in legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and I'm bout it bout it." - Marc Johnson

"I just wanna get wasted and babble." - Tito LaRue.

>> SKATE LINK OF THE DAY:

Unseen Sk8.

>> There were rumors floating around that our beloved Arvedis Tock had passed away, but he surfaced in Europe a couple of days ago! He called us from a payphone in Barcelona and mentioned something about hiding out in the Northwest Territories for a few months and he also mentioned that he's still AWOL from the foreign legion... but he's promised to bring you, his loyal fans, some more reviews real soon.

>> It's a new year, so we're starting off with a brand new Crailtap Achievements In Advertising selection process. 2003's Nominee #1 is not to be confused with Lakai's ads 23 through 36.

 

 

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JANUARY 2, 2003

>> Is your life span a bit on the sketchy side? Find out: RINGIN' IN THE 03.

>> Got another Brandon Biebel photo for you today. This one's of Beebs and the waiter at the Girl Christmas party. Photo by Rick (formerly known as McCrank). The first person to guess who's hand is creeping in [JAN. 3 UPDATE: SORRY, THE CONTEST IS OVER] and ruining this otherwise perfect photo wins a surprise box full of totally random unwanted crap straight from Andy Mueller's messy office. Who wants some stickers, a t-shirt, one sock, 4 scratched CDs, 3 magazines from 1998 and a disconnected cell phone with all the Lakai team's old home phone numbers on it?

We'll announce the winner as soon as we got the correct answer.

>> We got this e-mail about Big Dirt, killing sprees and peace today:

"Thats right str8 pimp'n Kelch now rides for TEMPLE SKATE SUPPLY Montreal Canadanada. I you don't know you betta ask somebody. And get this sh!t up on Randoms. KILLIN SPREE '03 PEACE, TEMPLE".

>> Jenkins, Leon, Mueller, Larson, Leon and Abeyta all did pieces for the SK8 ON THE WALL show at the Rocket Gallery in Japan. If you've got some extra Yen laying around, you should buy one of these boards now.

>> The Lakai web site is jacked up and everybody who knows how to fix it is on holiday, so while he was waiting for the holidayers to get back from holidaying, Lakai web dude, Lew Baldwin, made this amazing animation. Not skateboarding, but cool to look at. It's called Platters 3.

>> JahPon.com... it sounds like a Rastafarian insult but it's actually a site where they sell skate furniture. Remember those old Powell deck chairs? Kinda like that only not quite as cool. Click on "furniture" and see for yourself.

 

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