Here we go yet again... Some of the team hit up Sin City this past weekend and skated some epic spots. Look for some killer video and pics up soon. Speaking of Vegas, native son Dave Deluna is now on the team. Dave kills everything, period! Look for new video and pics. Big thanks to Kirk, Deluna, Andrew Quinonez and the fake ass security guard at the ollie spot for all the good times! Photo: McMaugh floats one at Anthem. Photog:Andrew Quinonez
New Sacrifice Rider! Sacrifice is stoked to have Vegas ripper Dave DeLuna on the team. Welcome to the family vato! Look for some killer clips and more photos coming soon.DeLuna powers a frontside 50/50 over the stairs Vegas style. Photo: Andrew Quinonez
One skateboard can make a difference! Niki Carlson's 3rd grade class at Jefferson Middle School in Minnesota showed their artistic talent recently. Sacrifice donated 35 boards to be hand painted and designed by each child in the class. The results were fantastic! Thanks to Renegade Board Shop and Niki Carlson in helping this come together.
Photo: Jefferson Middle School 3rd graders show off thier talents.
Happy Halloween freaks and ghouls, here's some updates on what's happening in the wonderful world of Sacrifice Skates. It's official, Sacrifice Skateboards is now trademarked under U.S. law! To celebrate our new mile stone, we are heading out to a secret location to film and shoot photos with skate photog Andrew Quinonez. Look for our newest stickers to hit the streets in a week or so. Killer art work by Mike Mckinnis with a color layout by Eddie Alarcon. Word on the streets is Sacrifice rider Ben Butler is in pool heaven with a blue haven. Dave Nelson is busy cutting out a new shape for a new future graphic. Zach Peacock is gearing up for the second installment of our "Park Life" video series. Owner, Rene (Big Homie) Morales was spotted getting his at Ryan's house of fun. That place just keeps getting better and better!Sacrifice is stoked to announce we are now in Black Wax Skate Shop. If your in the San Diego/Escondido area stop by and check them out at: Black Wax200 E. Via Rancho Pkwy. Ste. 491Escondido, CA 92025(619) 441-5053
Photo: Connor blasts one over Mr. Morales during a recent trip to the House of Fun. Photog: Andrew Quinonez
This just in...Check out the news label on the right for all the latest updates on Sacrifice Skates! Our newest stickers are in the works and should be available in a week, all original art work by Mike Mckinnis.
Our new east coast team rider Sacrifice is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest team rider, Jay Bertsch. Jay hails from Philly (east coast style) and brings a true love of skateboarding to the team. 100% dedication to his craft and always down for whatever you throw in front of him. Beinvinidos a la familia homes!
News from the front lines... Dave Nelson is heading out to Mexico for a little R and R. Casey McMaugh is just about finished with his home refurbish project and will be out hitting up the spots soon. Jeff Garcia continues to kill it and recently won first place at a local I.E. contest. Connor Getzlaff ended up taking first place over-all in his age division for the San Diego AM contest series this past month, good job homes! Zach Peacock is working on our new ad series for Low-Card Magazine. Grab the new issue and check it out. The same ad is also featured full page in the new issue of Concussion. Looks like Sacrifice might be getting a new East-Coast team rider, more on that next time...
Photo: Sacrifice homeboy and skate scout Mike Battle takes care of buisness on the east coast.
Big Homie, Brock, Connor and Casey hooked up with photog Andrew Quinonez for a kick ass session at the new Sacrifice Hide-away. Look for those photos going up soon. Connor bomb-dropped from "the shack" into a 3 foot over vert piece of cement death. Casey was throwing down fat melon to fakies over the spine while Brock just destroyed every aspect of coping he could grind, good times for sure. Dave Nelson got some coverage of his Oregon trip in the last issue of LowCard. Marginal Way is becoming the new Washington street. The Crew out there is just killing it with new and crazy stuff to skate. Our new deck will be shown at this years ASR booth #3818. Stop by and check out the latest and newest deck in our line up with all original art by Mike Mckinnis. Ben Bulter is on a three week excursion in Seattle and Oregon with a quick stop off in Orcas Island. Connor Getzlaff has continued to dominate in the AM circuit out in S.D. Zach Peacock is working on the second edition of our "Park Life" video series.
Photo: Dave Nelson explores some unfinished section of Marginal Way. Photog: Mathew Jenkins
As seen in the new issue of Automatic Magazine Connor Getzlaff and Zach Peacock get the first ever Sacrifice "dual rider" ad in the new issue of Automatic Magazine. Go buy or Die! All original art work by Mike Mckinnis. Ad lay out and design by Zach Peacock. Photo: Andrew Quinonez
So far this month...Connor Getzlaff came down to the I.E. with photog Andrew Quinnonez for a killer photo shoot at Ryan's feild of dreams. Look for some of those photos to hit the web-site real soon. Casey Mcmaugh also came out of his cave long enough to destroy some transistion with lofty melon to fakies over the hip, with Brock Essick throwing in some coping destruction of his own. Alex 'Dinero' Moreno and Jeff Gracia have been spotted filming around town with a new bag of tricks. Jeff Greenwood is out and about once again and has been skating some local parks, glad to see you back on your board homes!!
Photo: 'Dinero' throws down a crooks for the haters. Photog: Bodica
Volume One of the new Sacrifice Video Series In keeping up with the Jone's, Sacrifice Team Rider Zach Peacock has created a new video series for Sacrifice Skates. Look for more videos coming soon, I mean real soon! Watch it here
Alex "Dinero" Moreno just got picked up by Sussios 'Dirty nuts' Hardware out of the Mid-West, orale little vato! Rene Morales and Zach Peacock are working on a new pod-cast/ video diary for the Sacrifice Site, should be up in a week or so. Casey Mcmaugh is M.I.A., anybody seen him? Jeff Garcia has been busy filming for the new Sacrifice Video along with Mike Runyan and Connor Getzlaff. Look for our newest board with all original graphics by Mike Mckinnis to hit soon. 8 1/8x32 with a 14" wheel base. Alrato vatos...
Photo: Brock Essick came out of hiding to shoot this f/s rock ala Ryan's.
Sacrifice Vato Tee New art by Mike Mckinnis Our line of new tees continues with the Sacrifice "VATO T". Killer, all original art by Sacrifice artist Mike Mckinnis. Hit up your local shop or get them on line here:Old School Skaters
Some of the Sacrifice crew was spotted hitting up the newly revised Vans Block of Orange. The mini-ramp is off the hook and the whole area flows perfect. Good job Team Pain!! Dave Nelson is back from his Oregon mini-tour so look for some video and photos coming soon. The Pool Girl Giveaway is rolling hard with more than 200 entries so far. Drop your name in the hat before its to late! Rumors are afoot of a new "Sacrifice Young Gunz" video in the works?! Zach Peacock and Mike Runyan at the helm of this new project?! An entire team effort in filming and production?! Only time will tell...
Our newest young gun flow dude.. Alex "Dinero" Moreno is a young gun ripper hailing from Riverside, CA.Kid kills street and has some vert skills to boot. welcome aboard little vato! Check out some video footage
Sacrifice owner, Rene Morales was in San Francisco this past week to have a few beers with the LowCard Klan. Thanks for the beers and shots guys! Connor Getzlaff is working on a part for a new independent skate film out of San Diego. Look for it hitting sooner than later. Jeff Garcia and Mike Runyan have a part in the new skate film "Still Unknown". The video is out so look for it at your local shop or spot. Zach Peacock was spotted killing a new secret spot deep in the L.A. area. Rumor is it is scheduled for demolition in the up-coming weeks. The Sacrifice Barrio Tour is coming soon...
Rene "Big Homie" Morales celebrates his 37th Birthday today! Sacrifice is gearing up for the summer with the "Sacrifice Barrio" Tour. 2 and 1/2 days and as many I.E. parks that can be hit. Look for the tour to kick off in early July. Sacrifice is stoked to announce that long time supporter and artist Brock Essick has joined the familia. Look for some new photos and video of Brock hitting soon. Bart "Chuco" Saric is almost finished with his newest skate film, Smell The 'Crete 2. It features a slew of real heavy hitters as well as a few Sacrifice riders. Look for the premiere hitting sooner than later. Kevin Burke is no longer on Team Sacrifice. As always look for more Team changes as Sacrifice continues on its' journey to a decade in skateboarding...
Happy April Fools! Here's the low-down so far. The Dessert Dog Tour has been cancelled because of prior commitments. Eventually will get to Arizona, probably in the middle of summer to sweat our nuts off. That being said, the crew will be at the 2008 Death Race at Semi-Valley Skate Lab this Saturday (April 5th). Look for most of the Sacrifice Team in the event and/or getting their lurk on. As most of you might know by now, BJ Morrill has moved on to get in on the ground up of a new skate company. We know that BJ will represent hard for his new team and make things happen, good luck homeboy! With that, Sacrifice has picked up all around bad-ass Mike Runyan. This guy does not *bleep* around and is 100% no joke 24/7. Check out Mike's footage on the main page, serious skating! The new Low-Card and Concussion are circulating. Get out from under your rock and pick up the new issues!
Dave Nelson's new ad as seen in the new issues of Low-Card and Concussion.
Here we go again...Casey and Kevin threw down at the Ditch Fest 5000 to take first and second place. The Desert Dog Tour has been moved to April 4-6, 2008. If your in the AZ area look for us for some free schwag! Mike Mckinnis is still craking out new graphics for our late summer line up. Remember, buy or die in 2008!!
The ball is rolling...Casey's "bro" model is finished and shipping. The new "Cyco-Vato" T-Shirts by artist Mike Mckinnis are also shipping. The Sacrifice Crew is gearing up for our Desert Dog Tour in late March. Look for the crew hitting up the best that Arizona has to offer. Sacrifice AM Connor Getzlaff has been spotted through out San Diego filming for the latest Sacrifice video. Zach Peacock and Matt Liebman have been teaming up to film as well. Look for more new T-shirts in the Mckinnis Art Series coming sooner than later...
"Scooter" Getzlaff throwing down a bs flip deep in San Diego County. Photo: Connor
Sacrifice artist Mike Mckinnis is working hard on some new graphics and designs for summer 2008. Casey's model is all finished and should be hitting shops in early March. Dave Nelson and BJ Morrill are heading out to Mexico for some tequila and, well let's face it, more tequila. They promised to sneak in some skating if the drinkng allows it. Don't forget to pick up the new issues od LowCard and Paying in Pain. Also, check out http://www.brokenmagazine.com/, killer new video and magazine.
Photo: Sacrifice homeboy and supporter Kieth Moser gets his at "that pool". MRZ Photo.
So the new year is here and all the changes are in effect. Art Miranda is gone, so is Chris Farrell and Jonny Manak. We have picked up Jeff Garcia and Matt Liebman for the Soldiers Division. Casey McMaugh has come on board as a Team Manager to help get things going in '08. Casey will also have his own model on Sacrifice coming is late February with all original art work from Brock. We recently had a photo shoot with skate photog master MRZ at a secret DIY spot deep in the I.E. Look for those pictures popping up in skate mags and the net soon! Sacrifice Pro Dave Nelson is in the I.E. as I type this. He has been spotted throwing down with Adam Morgan, Kyle Mitchell and some of the other BackStabber rippers. We are working on a small Tour for late March, stay tuned in for that one...