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Toy Machine Lurk-Fest Tour

Toy Machine Lurk Fest Tour 2007

May 31 – BC Park Meadows, Denver, CO
June 4 – Subsect, Des Moines, IA
June 6 – 3rd lair, Minneapolis, MN
June 8 – RQ Boardshop, Naperville, IL
June 10 – 6th Ave Skateshop, Nashville, TN
June 12 – Darkside Skates, Tulsa, OK
June 12 – Darkside Skates, Austin, TX
*Call or visit the shop nearest you for more details.

Wrench Pilot Lakai and Girl Special Editions

Wrench Pilot

Wrench Pilot and it’s hero, Lettus Bee, were the creation of skate zine maker Mel Bend in 1986. Mel Bend was, in turn, the creation of artist, writer and general tinkerer Andy Jenkins. The Wrench Pilot comic ran in Transworld Skateboarding Magazine as a two page spread for about 3 years (1989-1991). All 23 episodes printed in TWS were black and white with the exception of one panel in #12. WP was brought back years later with episode #24, a one-panel, full-color piece in the newly reincarnated Skateboarder Magazine. Lettus Bee was the skateboarder’s “everyman”, thus striking a choard with the disenfranchised skaters of the late ’80s and early ’90s. He lives on today, with appearances in The Skateboard Mag and various other undisclosed locations.

To see all the episodes of Wrench Pilot, as well as various other incarnations of the Lettus Bee, log on to wrenchpilot.com.

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The Aches and Breaks of Jim Greco

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If you go and pick up the April 2007 issue of Skateboarder magazine you'll find an interesting interview with Active's own, Jim Greco. He reveals some stories of his nasty falls throughout his skateboarding career as well as a few bar fight tragedies, and victories. Learn about all the aches and breaks of this renowned skateboarder. Go get the magazine!

Flip Team Changes

FLIP SKATEBOARDS PRESS RELEASE 3.14.06 Flip Skateboards has today announced a significant change to its Professional Skateboard Team.Rodrigo TX, Bob Burnquist and Lance Mountain have been added to the line up with a view to create the strongest, all-around skateboard team in modern history. With the support of these three extremely talented riders, Flip believes it will strengthen its position and reutation as the #1 team in skateboarding.These riders will add an extra depth of diversity and style to the flip teamn, brand image, and lifestyle.Flip Skateboards is currently in production of the new Flip video due for release in Spring 2007. The revised line up for the Flip Team 2006 is: Pro:Mark Appleyard, Tom Penny, Ali Boulala, Geoff Rowley, Bob Burnquist, Arto Saari, Rune Glifberg, Bastien Salabanzi, Lance Mountain and Rodrigo TX AM:David Gonzalez, Eric Flethcer and Shane Cross.