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Posted Thursday, December 6th, 2007 by dept

Here’s another clip to check out over on the Tribute site.

Hey Tyler…

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 by dept


Give us a call and let us know what’s going on. You’ve been gone for a minute. On second thought, stay down there. It’s just been raining up here anyway.

Flip Friday Night Winner #7

Posted Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 by dept


Anyone notice anything different about this week’s winner’s photo? A little blurry? A little out of focus? Lighting could be better? This is what happens when the camera gets into the wrong guy’s hands. Shawn, you’re killing this guy with your photog skills. How is he supposed to show off his photo on the Dept. site with it looking like this? Oh by the way, this is Kenny Macambe sp? Kenny, is this your last name? As you can see, Shawn’s handwriting skills need as much help as his photos. Garric, let’s keep this tight. Congratulations on the Tom Penny deck Kenny!!

More Chin Clips.

Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 by dept

The Beaud hit us up about a few more clips of Mike Chin they have up on the Tribute site. Check them out here.

Flip Friday Night Winner #6

Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 by dept


Robert “Bobby” Solorio was last weeks big winner. We actually have no evidence whatsoever that Robert goes by “Bobby” but we think he might want to consider it. It almost sounds like a showbiz name. “Bobby Solorio”. Yeah, that sounds pretty good. Congrats Bobby. Er, Robert.

Flip Friday Night Demo Winner

Posted Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 by dept


David Gonzales from Colombia was the winner of the demo Friday night. Good for him. He gets a Flip deck now. Hopefully you made it out to the demo Friday because preliminary reports have it ranked as one of the all-time greats. We’ll have more photos and some footage up soon to check out in case you missed it.

Chin Spin

Posted Thursday, November 15th, 2007 by dept

Andy sent over this little gem that they have up on the Tribute website. This should be what they had in mind when they designed that obstacle.

Flip Friday Night Winner #5

Posted Monday, November 12th, 2007 by dept


Danny Uyematsu held the winning #s this week and came up on a Mark Appleyard deck at Flip Friday Night. Next Friday, Nov. 16th will be the ultimate Flip Friday Night as The Dept. will be hosting the Feast Tour and will have the entire Flip team on hand live and in person. It’s still not 100% sure, but Danny may be called in as a backup skater in case Appleyard isn’t skating good that night. Make sure you’re ready Danny. Congratulations Danny!!

Louis Carlton’s early Christmas present.

Posted Friday, November 9th, 2007 by dept




We’ve been racking our brains trying to figure out what to get Louis and then we came up with the perfect thing. Christmas came early this year.


Posted Thursday, November 8th, 2007 by dan

Tweaker Zine is a sick little on-line magazine we stumbled across. Lots of good stuff including Nike SB interviews and a great little article about the best skater/song matchups for video parts… now go waste your life away on the internet.

Tyson picked up a new hobby.

Posted Thursday, November 8th, 2007 by dept

“Those things are pretty cool.” - T. Reynolds

Flip Friday Night Winner #4

Posted Monday, November 5th, 2007 by dept


The hits keep on coming. We’re doing this for an entire year people. Dakota McElheney is the latest beneficiary of a Geoff Rowley Pro Model courtesy of Flip Friday Night. And he didn’t have to cross over to the dark side to get it. 11 days and counting until the Flip Feast Tour hits The Dept. and we’re banking on Dakota being there.

Fake online school pictures.

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2007 by dept


When you’re enrolled in fake online high school, this is the closest thing to school pictures your mom can hope for. That smile is definitely genuine. If you ever get a chance, ask LaShawn about his fake online school diploma. He can show it to you. It’s one of those diplomas that you carry around IN YOUR WALLET? Fully accredited?
(we’re only joking, Tyboe actually does his school work.)

Happy Halloween!!

Posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 by dept

Try and guess which one of these guys is actually wearing a costume…
Tommy Dirtbag?

Little Bastard Skateboarder with helmet on?

or Lance?

We’re guessing Normine looks forward to Halloween every year just for one day where he doesn’t have to answer gear questions.

Flip Friday Night Winner #3

Posted Monday, October 29th, 2007 by dept


Yeah Daniel!! The Flip Friday Night big winner was none other than Daniel Guillen. Stoked man. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night. If you want to get in on this and try and come up on a new Flip Pro Model make sure to come skate Friday nights. Hey Daniel, be careful. All Tom Penny boards contain trace amounts of his magic…

Bloodbath at DamnAm

Posted Friday, October 26th, 2007 by dept


Tyboe left to go down and skate the Damn Am contest this weekend. He’s staying with PQuist and putting his faith in Nick to get him the 10 minute drive away to the contest. That means there’s a pretty good chance that neither of those guys actually make it to the contest. Let’s hope Tyler doesn’t skate it on his Zip Zinger.

Last 2 $lave deck winners emerge.

Posted Friday, October 26th, 2007 by dept

At long last, 2 more people came through with the correct answers for the $lave deck hookup. This contest ended up being a little tougher than expected. You definitely had to do some research, especially if you’re under 25 years old. The final answers were: Invisible, Zero, Legacy, Black Label, and Slave. Matt rode for a company called Shaft as well but never had a board out. Congratulations go out to Alex and Colin on winning their decks. Stay tuned for the next contest…

Flip Friday Night Winner #2

Posted Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 by dept


Andrew Perez was the second winner to leave with a new Flip Arto Saari after skating Flip Friday Night last Friday. Back to back East County winners? Is there something you’d like to admit to Andrew? Anyway, congratulations. See everyone next Friday Night.
(side note: No brownie points were awarded for wearing that tee shirt. The drawing is completely random.)

2 down, 2 to go…

Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007 by dept

Winner #2 in the $lave Deck Hook-Up contest has finally emerged. Justin W. comes through with the correct answers and earns himself a Matt Mumford Deck. We still have 2 decks to give away. Everyone that has attempted and got the “Try Again” response needs to keep working.

Bird is back.

Posted Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 by dept

Birdie finally returned from his Spain Skate adventure. And everyone thought he wasn’t going to take his board… well you’re wrong.