CURRENT ENTRY> MARCH 20, 2002

>> Hey hotshot... think you know everything about the Girl Skateboard Company? Check out the Girl Crossword Puzzle #1 on their site at about nine o'clock tomorrow morning. First prize for the FIRST CORRECT ENTRY will be a signed Koston complete! Second and third take home a Girl t-shirt and stickers. Sharpen your pencils and get in there!

>> Still haven't tried the patented Diamond Supply Co double allen bolts? Check this review, then pick some up in the Crailshop. Now. Do you love the hard sell or what?

>> And the quote of the day comes from Carl Sanger who was heard saying:

"Fuck Carrot Top. That's the one dude who if I ever saw I'd immediately start fighting."

Didn't Simon Woodstock have a match against some snowboarder dude a few years back? Should we try to set up a Carrot Top / Carl Sanger Celebrity Boxing match? E-mail Carl some words of encouragement already.

 

CURRENT ENTRY> MARCH 19, 2002

>> We were bugging Mackenzie from Skateboarder to send us this so he finally sent us this. It ran in their mag awhile back and we thought in case you hadn't seen it, you might want to see it. It's crazy how you can boil certain characters down to a couple hundred pixels.

>> Hey, do you do pixel art? Send us the entire Girl team as lil' pixel dudes and we'll send you something in the real mail.

Chomp On This, beyotch.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 18, 2002

>> Quick on the draw, "Just Justin" Justin, won the Ruby goods with these well researched (or totally falsified) answers to Arvedis' query. When asked what he was going to do with the prizes, Just Justin replied "I'm gonna go buck wild Macgyver style!". We're not exactly sure what he meant by that.

>> Oh, Arvedis has a couple more reviews up today.

>> "Tell those mother-tockers that my name is pronounced AR-VEE-DISS.".

>> Check the Harsh Barge clips over at WISKATE.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 17, 2002

>> KOSTON WON TAMPA!

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 14, 2002


ARVEDIS / RUBY CONTEST!

"Hi, you little Tock Tappers! I don't know if you freaks remember, but yesterday I dropped a little knowledge on the origins of the word "Wednesday". Remember.....the Norse god Odin etc?....Anyway, I was contacted by Kathleen, PR person for Ruby clothes and she wants to offer you knuckleheads a chance to win a pair of Ruby drumsticks, a Ruby swiss army knife and some Ruby guitar picks. Holy fart stoppers! What an opportunity. You can't even buy this stuff.

Now, all you have to do is tell me the origins of the names of the other days of the week. Short, concise yet accurate answers is all I'm looking for. The first one to do it wins. So, GO! hint: dogpile.com." - Arvedis

>> Crailtap's busiest employee, Arvedis, brings you 3 more reviews.

>> You should check this movie trailer out if for no other reason than the fact that Gonz is in it.

>> What the? Some bastard's selling the Crail griptape on ebay.

>> Stay tuned to the cutting edge leader in action sports, Crailtap.com, every day this weekend for
LIVE UPDATES FROM THE TAMPA PRO!

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 13, 2002

>> Check out the mug shot of Josh Koston in this old PACSUN interview we found online. WHAAAAAT?

>> New stuff's been added to the Girl site, holmes.

>> Attention females: Ruby's day still changes almost every day.

>> From Arvedis:
"The mid-day of the week is named for the Norse God, Odin. He was also known as Woden or Wotan. Unlike many of the other days of the week, this day did not correspond roughly with the Roman designation for the day. (The Roman's named Wednesday for the messenger God -Mercury - In Romanian, the day is still known as miercuri). The early Scandanavians and Germans believed that Odin was the chief God of Asgard and as such deserved to have a day of the week named for him. The Anglo-Saxons used the word, Wodnesdaeg.
Today is Wednesday and in the Tap world it's called 'Wedstock'.
Oh yeah, there's some new reviews up. Happy Wedstock to you."

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 12, 2002

>> Proud piss pedaler, Carl Sanger, wanted you to know that the Mongo Chart got updated today.

>> Arvedis doesn't skate mongo, but he's got a couple more reviews for you. Two words: Scott Falcon.

>> Remember that old, super corny skateboarding TV show called SK8TV? It was almost cornier than that new SK8 show. Well, we found this listing of all the episodes for the sake of remeniscing back to the day when Ben Schroeder held the title of Style King Of The Week.

>> We're in a linky links mood, so here's the other Brian Anderson, the other other Brian Anderson and the other other other Brian Anderson.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 11, 2002

>> Carl's nieghbor has a chip on her sprinkler to match the one on her shoulder.

>> Arvedis has been a busy little Tocker.

>> Check the Marc Johnson 5's.

>> "Crailtap? Is that, like, that pool website or something?"

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 10, 2002

>> Naseem reaches puberty:

"Hello this is Naseem Ullah winner of the draw eric koston,and you guys should put that drawing on girl size shirts so girls can walk aournd with my drawing. pleeeaassee."

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 9, 2002

>> Read the new Rudy Johnson board from Girl at Bend Press.

>> Did anybody watch that show this morning? Do us a favor and remember to wear a helmet out there.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 8, 2002

>> Our newest employee, Arvedis, has been pretty busy the past couple of days. Keep sending him your sites and zines so he has something to do.

>> HOLY CRAP! That P.J. Ladd Coliseum promo video thing is freakin' amazing. Seriously.

>> Another one for the "didn't quite make it" graphics pile.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 7, 2002

>> We actually celebrated Shaq's 30th birthday here yesterday. We were going to invite Shaq to our party but for some reason nobody could find his number. Go figure. Mike Carroll and some weird looking guy that kinda resembled Rick Howard showed up to the party and they both ate a muffin for Shaq.

>> If that last sentence sounded perverted to you, you need to get your mind out of the gutter, dude.

>> Rick McCrank, Eric Koston, Jereme Rogers and Megan Baltimore all now have something in common with Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Marc Johnson, Tim Gavin, Liam Bishop, Emmet Jenkins, Ultimate Gary and Aaron Meza. What? We'll tell you soon. We promise.

>> Chip Johnson called this afternoon to let us know that Skateboarding.com apparently let Larry Flynt take over as their editor for a day. Taken directly from their site is this piece of filth:
"...Dan Pensyl... formerly known as Pen-Gina for his steady amount of diameter re-adjusting on tour has an additional aka: Pensyl-Tration. tell the bitches to keep their mouths shut or else."

Yikes! And we thought the mention of eating muffins on Shaq's birthday was bad.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 6, 2002

>> You can stop talking shit now because the rumors are true:

 

>> Win a signed Mike Carroll board and take notes on how to make a really cool homepage.

>> "According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 90% of all children and adolescents treated for skateboard-related injuries in 1999 were boys with injuries to the ankle, wrist, and face being the most common. Although severe injuries or deaths associated with the sport are rare, 1,500 children required hospitalization for a skateboarding-related injury in 1997, and most of those injuries were to the head."

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 5, 2002

>> We just hired a new Crail employee by the name of Arvedis Tock! Arvedis is going to be doing the Web and Zine reviews, so if any of you out there have links to interesting sites, please e-mail them to Arvedis who will then write reviews on them. Also, if you have real zines or anything else you'd like to send Mr Tock, please send it to:
CRAILTAP
ATTN: ARVEDIS TOCK
22500 S Vermont
Torrance, CA
90502

>> Diamond Supply Co items now in the Crailshop as well as Crailtap approved trippy space-age Zombeats CD available now.

>> Welcome to the Girl construction site.

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 4, 2002

>> This extension was called the "Tombstone" at the Big O Skatepark = Happy #19.

>> Thanks for all of the concern, uh, concerning the Gary "Spinster" Spindler two hundred thousand dollar web scam fiasco, but we were only kidding. The new Fourstar site may have a couple pieces missing, but that's just because Fourstar only owns one computer and Koston's always in their office playing Grand Theft Auto 3 on the thing.

>> Congratulations to Jeremy L of New Jersey (who has no relation to the phony afformentioned Gary Spindler from New Hampshire) who won our monthly giveaway for February. Expect your videos soon, Jeremy, and to the rest of you: the new prizes should be up in a couple days. Enter while you're young and you might win by the time you get old. Then you could say to your grandkids "You little whippersnappers! Who stole my dentures? Get back here before I whoop both of your asses! Didn't I tell you about the time I won the Crailtap monthly contest? You kids have no respect these days. No respect."

>> "This Is Your Life, Crailtap" #1: Remember that EUROBLITZ article from Issue 2? ZOWEE!

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 2, 2002

>> Why don't you get your butt into the new Crailtap sto'!?

 

PAST ENTRY> MARCH 1, 2002

>> Good news: somebody went ahead and designed a brand new Fourstar web site. Actually, we hired a freelancer who only charged us a couple hundred thousand dollars for what he promised to be the "Extra deluxe, super supreme kickass techno-whip site with a cherry on top, for sure". We're still waiting on the rest of the site to be done, because ever since we gave him the money we haven't really heard from him. His name is Gary "Spinster" Spindler, he's from New Hampshire and if you know where he is right now, please please please let us know because we need to get in touch with him.

>> Somebody found this link to a skate movie from Rome, proving once again that there's more to life than switch hardflips to switch front crooks to fakie varial heel out, dudes.

>> What do Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Marc Johnson, Tim Gavin, Liam Bishop, Emmet Jenkins, Ultimate Gary and Aaron Meza all have in common? You will soon know.