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Russ Howell Cruiser Complete
by Dusters California


Width: 7.5" x Length: 32" - Wheelbase: 22.75"

The new Russ Howell Signature Skate Deck
is available from Duster's in the Fall of 2014.

   
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Please e-mail me at russwebdesigns@yahoo.com if you would like to add your store to this list.


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Russ Howell Video and Interview Links

YouTube - Russ Howell Spinning 97 360's - Posted December 15, 2006
Skateboarding-RussHowell-Spinning-97-360s-2003-(-49).mpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV-mfUFLuIY

Russ Howell & Stacy Peralta - Skateboard Kings 1978 (Part 5 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agd23QsRygU

Russ Howell - World Freestyle Round-Up 2013 - Russ Howell Interview with Hippie Mike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj938rlcMUA&feature=youtu.be

Movie - Seven (1979) William Smith vs Skateboarder Russ Howell - :56
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5NXlEbZ7fE

1981 - The Great Canadian Open Contest - MC Russ Howell- 4:13
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=386024584795685¬if_t=video_tag


Fun Stuff To Build And Play With

This is a NEW Page with a few Fun Ideas.
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Thank You For the Bearings!
Darryl Grogan & Synopsis





June 2015
Darryl Grogan just sent me a set of the ABEC 9,High Precision Ceramic Bearings. This is my first set of Ceramic Bearings and I'm stoked to finally get to try them in all my skateboarding applications. This Old School Skater is very appreciative of any support that helps me continue my passion for skateboarding.
Thanks Darryl!

http://www.synopsisbearings.com/




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Morro Bay Skateboard Museum


Hello,

I'm writing to let you know about the 'Morro Bay Skateboard Museum - Pay The Rent and Help Us Grow!' fundraising campaign. Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Make a contribution, get perks, or simply follow updates.

If you have already made a donation, THANK YOU!

All the best,
Jack Smith
Founder/Curator

PS - We have added a $10 perk!

Please visit our Facebook page.


Skateboarding in the Early 1900's
View The Original Article
This amazing group of rascals (Vic, Conners, Red, and Orville are named on the photo) found fun in West Berkeley on their homemade scooters. The eight-year-old on the far left is Vic Brennan, a grandson of one of the famous and popular Brennan brothers, pioneers in West Berkeley. John Brennan, one of the three pioneer brothers, had a house on Addison Street. The gang appears to be hanging out across from that house on Byron Street. Photo from Richard Schwartz's book 'Berkeley 1900: Daily Life at the Turn of the Century.' Photo: John Brennan


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Contest Photos & Results           Staff & Skater Photos & Results           TV Interview With Monty Little and Ryan Brynelson

YouTube Highlights (Hippie Mike - 12:20)           YouTube Highlights (Dan Trujillo - 3:30)

2013 World Freestyle Round-Up

May 17th-20th, 2013

Web Site: http://www.theworldroundup.com/
Location: Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair in the Cloverdale Curling Rink
6150 176th Street, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

How to Register
Register By Filling Out The Form Here

Send photos of yourself to entries@theworldroundup.com.
Once the site is live, check back under the entries page to see your name.

Click Here For More Information


2013-05-17 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada

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2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Skaters' Group Photo (Click On Each Photo To Advance)


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Monty Little - Contest Organizer - Thanks For A Great Contest!


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Guenther Mokulys - Germany - 1st Place Pro - $4,000


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Guenther Mokulys - Germany - 1st Place Pro - $4,000


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Ryan Brynelson - Canada - 1st Place Amateur Division


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Best Trick Award - 1st Place - Dan Garb


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
360 Spin-Off Contest- 1st Place - Russ Howell - USA


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Cloverdale Rodeo Treasurer - Gerry Spielmacher


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Contest Organizers: Monty Little - Gerry Spielmacher - Kevin Harris


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Lottery Winner for the Sector 9 Longboard - Stefan Albert - Germany


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Mic Muryama - Japan - 8th Place Amateur Division (Only Female Contestant)


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Ryan Brynelson - Canada - 1st Place Amateur Division


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Seya Nakano - Japan - 2nd Place Pro Division - $2,000


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Guenther Mokulys - Germany - 1st Place Pro - $4,000


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Guenther Mokulys - Germany - 1st Place Pro - $4,000


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Professional Freestyle Awards - Top Ten Group


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Amateur Freestyle Awards - Top Ten Group


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Money Winners - Top Ten Pro Freestyle - Best Trick - 360 Contest


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Money Winners - Top Ten Pro Freestyle - Best Trick - 360 Contest


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Awards For 360 Spin-Off (Top Three) & Best Trick


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
Guenter Mokulys (Germany) & Russ Howell (USA)


2013-05-19 - Freestyle Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada - Russ Howell Photo
May 2013 World RoundUp Results


May 17-21, 2013 - World Freestyle Roundup Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada




May 17-21, 2013 - World Freestyle Roundup Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada




May 17-21, 2013 - World Freestyle Roundup Skateboard Competition - Cloverdale, Canada





WFSA - E-mail: wfsa@mylist.net
Hans Lucas
World Freestyle Skateboard Association (WFSA) Secretary
Freestyle mailinglist administrator

Dear Freestyle Skateboarder,

Below is the latest news that may be of interest to you. Soon, this mail is also placed on the WFSA Forum, where you can also view previous WFSA Freestyle News mailings.

Upcoming Freestyle/Flatland Events

Event organizers that are interested in arranging funding for participants in 2012, 2013 or later via the WFSA Talent Fund can contact the WFSA by replying to this e-mail.

A summary but also the most recent version of this list of contests for freestyle skateboarders is available via Facebook (no FB login required!)

The following list was posted January 7, 2013. Click Here For Updated Agenda
  • 5th January 2013 - New Year's Freestyle Jam California
    11:00am in Bixby Park, Long Beach, California, USA
    For registration and questions: Facebook
    Contact: rickyspirals@yahoo.com

  • (Date TBD) - Freestyle Rocket Championship 2013
    Location: Freisinger Actionhall, Isarstrasse 11, 85356 Freising, Munich, Germany
    Am and Pro €20 entry fee
    For registration and questions: Facebook

  • The World Round-up
    May 17th-20th, 2013
    Web Site: http://www.theworldroundup.com/
    Location: Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair in the Cloverdale Curling Rink
    6150 176th Street, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

  • May 2013 - (possibly a week) Friendly Freestyle Jam - Paris, France (to be confirmed)
    Location: Trocadéro
    For registration and questions: Facebook
    More

  • 21st June 2013 (Friday)
    Go Skateboarding Day
    Create your own event to promote freestyle skateboarding, high jump and long jump. To add something positive to your event, contact a local charity or one listed on the GSD friends page and raise some money for the cause!

  • July 2013 (date TBD) - New York Flatland Festival
    Format TBD
    Information: Erick Mattos, FreestyleSkateboarder@gmail.com

  • 12th - 14th July 2013 - NASS is a large 3-day annual extreme "relentless" sports festival, including street and flatland.
    Location: Castle Cary, U.K.
    Format: T.B.D.
    Organizer flatland street: Matthew Smithies - flyinggazelle@hotmail.co.uk

  • 29th August - 2nd September 2013 - Flatcamp 2013 (to be confirmed)
    Facebook
    Flatcamp 2013 FB group: Activate the button "Join Group" on this page to request a free membership of this group.
If you know of a freestyle event that is not yet listed here, then publish it to over 800 skaters by replying to this e-mail.

If you want to organize an event, make a web page (like on the World Freestyle Skateboard Association forum, or on Facebook), see if others are interested, and send your link to wfsa@mylist.net to publish your event.

If you are an experienced organizer and would like to host a Freestyle World Championship, then please first read the World Championship requirements as approved by the WFSA Board on 15th October 2012.

If you are an experienced organizer and would like to host a another large event then you can also follow the World Championship requirements if you want.

Also, make sure that you promote your event by sending a message to Freestyle Skateboard Contests on Facebook and make sure that you include at least a website or contact person's e-mail.


Skateboarding Across America To End Alzheimer's

Skateboarding Across America
To End Alzheimer's Disease


Hello,

We're writing to let you know about "A Push To Remember - Skateboarding Across America to End Alzheimer's".

Why are we pushing our skateboards across America? In October of 2013 my father, and Dylan's grandfather, Jack Smith, passed away due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. We are making this push in his honor and to raise awareness and $100,000 in research funds for Alzheimer's Disease.

On July 4th, 2013, our five person team, ranging in age from 20 to 56 will come together to push our skateboards 3,000 miles from Newport, Oregon to New York City, New York in a little over three weeks.

To learn more about our PUSH and how you can help click here.

Thanks for your consideration and support!
Sincerely,
Jack, Dylan, Melanie, Colleen and Marc

A Push to Remember
225 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442
United States



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May 17-20, 2013
Vancouver, Canada
World Freestyle Round Up


Flatland FreeStyle Skateboarding Contest
Cloverdale Rodeo & County Fair

Web Site: www.theworldroundup.com

Location: Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair in the Cloverdale Curling Rink
6150 176th Street, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

How to Register
Register By Filling Out The Form Here

Send photos of yourself to entries@theworldroundup.com.
Once the site is live, check back under the entries page to see your name.

May 18-21, 2012
Vancouver, Canada
World Freestyle
Round Up

World FreeStyle RoundUp
Flatland FreeStyle Skateboarding

Cloverdale Rodeo & County Fair
Vancouver, Canada

Web Site: www.theworldroundup.com

Official World Round-Up Trailer

Skater Biography Information

Promoters:
  • Monty Little - 604-574-3046 - montylittle@hotmail.com - montylittle@shaw.ca
  • Kevin Harris - 604-351-5756 - kevinharris71cuda@gmail.com
  • Kai Dunkel - 604-366-3121 - dunkel-skater@gmx.de


World Freestyle RoundUp – Final Results - May 21, 2012
Professional
  1. Darryl Grogan - United States

  2. Günter Mokulys - Germany

  3. Rene Shigueto - Brazil

  4. Stefan “Lillis” Akesson - Sweden

  5. Per Canguru - Brazil

  6. Greyson Ashton - United States

  7. Sean Burke - United States

  8. Mike Osterman - United States

  9. Jesse Whalen - United States

  10. Stefan Albert - Germany
Amateur
  1. Shaun Gladwell - Australia

  2. Ryan Brynelson - Canada

  3. Takashi Suziki - Japan

  4. Felix Jonsson - Sweden

  5. Andy Anderson - Canada

  6. Daniel Trujillo - United States

  7. Mic Murayama - Japan

  8. Michael Sterling - United States
Best Trick
Mike Osterman - United States

360 SpinOff
Joachim 'YoYo' Schulz



I had a great time in Vancouver for the World Freestyle Contest. It was an honor to spend time with old skate friends and all the new skate talent.

Each skater brought something special to the event to make it one of the best contests ever. Thanks to all the skaters for being such good ambassadors for the Sport.

Most people know that Monty Little, the contest organizer, was dealt some setbacks with regards to the transportation of skaters. The Cloverdale Rodeo was supposed to provide transportation for all the incoming skaters from the airport to the contest site. The transportation offer was pulled just prior to the start of the contest and Monty, along with Kevin Harris, had to drive everyone at all hours of the day and night. Monty could have easily chosen to focus on the needs of the contest, but he chose not to forsake the needs of the skaters. Monty's commitment to people rather than tasks and accomplishments is a great testimony to all of us. "You can tell the level of commitment you have to a task by the results of your actions. Thanks Monty for choosing relationships over everything else. You put together a GREAT contest!

Special thanks to Kevin Harris and AJ Kohn for helping organize the event. Also, thanks to our wives, Audrey Harris, Cheryl Little and Shelley Howell, who put up with us following our lifelong passion of skateboarding.

Evelyne Charuest from Radio Canada sent me this link for their Video Report:
http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2012/CBUFT/LeTelejournalColombieBritannique201205202100.asx
The Skating Report can be viewed in the following segments:
Segment 1: 13:00-13:17
Segment 3: 0:00-2:11

I will be posting photos from the event soon and will post them here soon.


Serve The Sport & Skate Forever!
Russ Howell


Historical Perspective - 1975 Del Mar National Contest

The recent Dogtown movies have referenced the 1975 Del Mar National Contest.
The following list gives credit to the real stars that weekend.



1975 Del Mar Ocean Festival
April 26-27, 1975
The Bahne/Cadillac National Skateboard Championships
Location: Del Mar, Southern California
Contest Results Shown in SkateBoarder Magazine
      1975 Summer Issue - Vol.2, No.1 - Page50
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Senior Men's Freestyle
1. Russ Howell - Hobie
2. Skitch Hitchcock - Hobie
3. Bob Mohr - Independent
4. Bruce Logan - Logan Earth Ski
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Junior Men's Freestyle
1. Steve Piccoilo - Lateral Visions
2. Ty Page - Unity Surfskate
3. Jay Adams - Zephyr
4. Tony Alva - Zephyr
----------------------------------------------------
Women's Freestyle
1. Peggy Oki - Zephyr
2. Robin Logan - Logan Earth Ski
3. Michele Brunot - Independent
====================================================
Senior Men's Slalom
1. Chris Yandell - Gordon & Smith
2. Dan Trailer - Gordon & Smith
3. Woody Woodward - Logan Earth Ski
4. Larry Crow - Turner Skate
----------------------------------------------------
Junior Men's Slalom
1. Paul Engh - Independent
2. Dennis Harvey - Zephyr
3. Steve Shull - Independent
4. Nathan Pratt - Zephyr
----------------------------------------------------
Women's Slalom
1. Michele Brunot - Independent
2. Loretta Rogwold - Independent
====================================================
Overall
Michele Brunot
====================================================



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Feb 2006
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John Schleusener
E-mail: johns@n-s-i.us
Date: September 9, 2008

Hello Russ, I continue to enjoy your Web site. So many fun things to look at/read.

May I suggest a blog section to state your views and invite others to state there’s on varying topics. For instance, I’m sure you agree that skateboarding is all about freedom of expression. You can be yourself, hop on a skateboard and know that the sky is the limit. Many people are drawn to skateboarding because they feel that they don’t fit in to other sports. Said persons start skateboarding and find a world that accepts them. It’s a beautiful thing.

Unfortunately, there are many that believe skateboarding is ‘cool’ and if you don’t fit into their interpretation of the art of skateboarding you are somehow ‘wrong’. This could be as general as the style of riding you choose, or as completely petty as your manner of dress.

Having skateboarded since 1973, I know for a fact that skateboarding belongs only to the individual rider. Any attempt to put skateboarding into set parameters DOES NOT belong in the sport.

Many magazines, TV shows, internet sites, and (sadly) skateboard companies themselves promote the idea that to skateboard you have to be aware of the current ‘trends’ and apply them. May I suggest that awareness of fashion/technique/style trends in skateboarding should be viewed as poison to the sport. The only ‘uncools’ in skateboarding are skating unsafely around others, thinking you have a ‘right-of-way’ for any reason, condescension by way of trendiness, and violence.

Skate often, skate safe, skate with confidence, and skate with freedom of expression.
Skate on Russ!
John Schleusener



Thanks for the suggestion - you are the reason this section now exists on this Web site.
Russ...

Angelo Lioudakis
E-mail: alioudakis@aol.com
Date: June 22, 2009

Hello Russ,

I know it's been a long while and I know that you probably won't remember me or any of this at all but I use to see you all the time skateboarding at Cherry Park (Bixby Park) in Long Beach. Many other local kids and I use to follow you around the park especially around the stage area trying to mimic all of your moves and jumps. We would even follow you over to your place on 2nd street to hang out and talk about skate stuff. I was only about 8 or 9 at the time myself and I remember wishing I could be like you and do more than one 360 at a time...you did them so easily!!! You would always tell me to keep trying and eventually I was able to knock out about 5 or so before losing it. You liked me for some reason and I think it was because I was just a little guy with a fearless attitude!

I remember you were always being a really cool guy...and you even gave me my some PowerPaw wheels to put on my clear fiberglass skateboard that my father had specially made for me. There were many other kids there that day at your place but for some reason I was the lucky recipient of them and a I couldn't wait to get home and get my dad to put them on my board. I also remember a fews times that we use to all ride the tunnel that ran underneath Ocean Blvd from the park to the beach all the time as well. Those were the very best of times back then when we spent hours trying to improve our moves!

I even use to brag to everyone back then at school (Robert Louis Stevenson) that you were my friend but no one ever believed me that I even knew you because you were on TV by then doing the GT Skateboard Commercials. I wish I still had my GT Skateboard now which you had signed for me back then which was stolen because I was being a kid and accidentally left it outside overnight. I use to have a lite green colored one that I got as a Christmas gift from my uncle and I think they came in a 3 or 4 different colors back them. I am so sorry now that I allowed for that to happen or I would have saved it for my son's who are both little skater dudes today themselves now following other skater kids that you paved the way for so many years ago.

Anyway, I just thought to take a moment to share with you about some of the moments when you took to the time to share with me and some of the other nieghborhood kids...back when we were both much younger and were once the original members of the board and you were the chairman of the board at Cherry Park. I hope you are doing well and staying cool my friend...thanks for the good times and for being such a great role model to so many. Please feel free to share this story with your internet viewers as they should all know that even when you were larger than life, when you were head over wheels you were always down to earth.

PS: My name is Angelo Lioudakis and I am now 42, married with 2 sons. I actually use to live on Second Street & Esperanza about 5 or so blocks from Cherry Park during the 70's and my uncle attended at CSULB the same years as you did. I look forward to hearing from you anytime...Peace to you & yours!



Thanks to all the Bixby Park skate kids for the motivation to enter the 1975 Del Mar Bahne/Cadillac National Contest.
Russ...


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