Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Never did I ever imagined something I built for the sake of raising right & guide my kid brother will lead me to something this big. Some of U guys might have heard of us..

*PIC - A very very early pic of the CIRCUS OF MUTANTS 1987...Including my brother Adyll, cousins,the legendary late Rezal & brother Hafiz ( Stompin' Ground)...& Zul Othman ( SOULFIRE). Syed (Stompin Ground) & Medan (Downs Syndrome/4-Sides) joined later on

*background are the first few ramps that I fact there were only 3 or 4 of them in Spore at that time :)

CIRCUS OF MUTANTS was my baby...I created the Skateboard group back in late 1986 with the intentions of keepin my brother & his friends away from the scum of drugs & negativity of the east-side. Punk, Metal & Hardcore music was a big part of it..tho it was a sport,like every other skater we were notorious at so-called breaking the law in the places we skate..

I was working as a carpenter back then at Kallang Bowl & had access to power tools..a really big help to make ramps for them..ramps were really rare back then. Word of mouth spread like wildfire & kids from allover the island would come & pop-by just to checkout & try the ramps...& the rest is history

Local designer MARK ONG will launch his awesome CIRCUS OF MUTANTS line of DC products next month come March 13th. Me & some of the remaining original members of CIRCUS OF MUTANTS will be there too :)


How did this then lead into a project for DC?

Mark - The root of my craft has always revolved around skateboarding. It is something that stays in my blood. I was skating with Lucas from Gallery (Spore) one day & he talked about the old days 80s of skating in Spore. The conversation led up to skate crews in Spore & the name "Circus of Mutants" popped up. I thought it was a great story that had to be translated to a sneaker & so it came through.

Circus Of Mutants - what is this & what was the "Mutants" stamp on skateboarding scene in Spore?

Mark - It's based on a disbanded local skate team from the 1980s. The Circus Of Mutants (COM) consisted of a bunch of misfits of society. Each member's mutant-based nickname was derived from their individual skills. The COM was based on the east-side of the island & were known for their notorious presence. Even now we are still trying to trace the members so they cabn come together & tell more elaborate story to celebrate the release.

Why "The Fly" for the first project?

Mark - Lucas was the FLY & he was the one that brought it up


More products pics here -



Omar, Paul Rodriguez, Stefan Janoski, BA, Justin Brock, Grant Taylor, and more will be in Sacramento, California on Sunday, March 7th for a demo celebrating Omar’s Nike SB shoe at the B Street Skatepark. Check out the attached flyer for all the details.


DLX just threw up some video footage of the guys from Real, Antihero, and Krooked’s demo at Skatelab’s Rebirth over the weekend. Check out Busenitz, Brock, Ramondetta, Torgerson, Asselin, Wair, Peabody, Manderson, and Worrest hitting up the brand new park layout.
Skateboarding Pros Ride for a Cause at 4th Annual PacSun Clash at Clairemont
All Proceeds from event to benefit Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life
On Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PacSun will bring world class skateboarders and music to San Diego. Back again this year, Tony Hawk will be amazing the crowd at the 4th annual PacSun Clash at Clairemont. Held at the Krause Family Bike & Skate Park/Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego, attendees will have the opportunity to get a close up look of the pros on the vert ramps, concrete pool and street courses. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life, an organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families.  Admission is $10 at the door (kids 6 and under free) and includes food, demos, games, raffle tickets, entertainment and much more.
This year’s PacSun Clash at Clairemont event has numerous professional athletes performing their best tricks on every arena of the skate park. Pros will be on the 2006 X-Games Vert Ramp, at 100 feet long and 15 feet tall, the largest outdoor ramp on the West Coast; the mini ramps and street skate courses. Skateboarding professionals such as Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon and more appear, along with many more at the day-long event. In addition to tons of great give-aways there will an autograph session and musical appearances; with Dave Duncan “The Voice of Skateboarding” as MC.
Mission Valley YMCA’s Krause Family Skate & Bike Park is located at 3401 Clairemont Drive. For more information about this event, go to


CCS just posted this video of Sierra’s Shoe Release party. Check it out.


newsHIT Interview: Daniel Espinoza Sleepwalks onto Lakai

It seemed like lil’ Daniel Espinoza rolled out of nowhere—from Fontana, California—to end up on Lakai. But, the kid skates like a champ and he’s hilarious, so it makes sense. It’s a little old, but I caught up with him just a few days after he got on, as he was waking up from a night of celebrating. Read on to learn more…
What’s up man?
You all right?
Yeaaaah! I just woke up at 5 a.m. this morning and I was walking to my car by myself, because I had cottonmouth. It was weird.

You were just sleepwalking this morning or what?

Yeah, until I realized I was a block away. I was just sitting in my car, smoking a cigarette with the window down…

…At 5 in the morning?


Where do you live?

So you still live out there?
Well, it sounds like it’s been a good week. I mean you got a spot with a pretty prestigious crew. So, how does it feel to be on the Lakai team?
Ahhh…amazing? [Laughs] I don’t know. SICK!
Seems like it would be pretty awesome to be on a team with guys like Carroll, Guy, Rick Howard, Biebel, Cairo, Welsh, Mike Mo, MJ and everyone else. Lots of legends on the team.
Yeah, I can’t believe it. I’m stoked.

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How old are you then?
I’m 19.
So, did any of those dudes have an influence on your skating at all?
A lot of questions this early when you’re feeling hungover, huh?
Yeah, I have answers. It’s just taking me to think about it. MJ, Guy, Koston before he left—I’ve always loved how those guys skated. Ah…um…ahhh don’t know.

[Laughs] Besides having the largest library in San Bernardino County, being home to the steel mill where they shot Terminator 2, the vacation destination for Al Capone and the birthplace of the Hell’s Angels, what do you enjoy most being from Fontana?

I didn’t know about the Hell’s Angels, but the Al Capone house is a block away from my house. Otherwise, nothing at all [laughs].

What’s a normal day in Fontana like for you? It sounds pretty weird, since you woke up at 5 a.m. this morning with cottonmouth and sleepwalked to your car to smoke a cig.

I usually just wake up, checking MySpace and AIM and then driving to L.A. I didn’t wake up in Fontana with cottonmouth, though. I stayed in L.A. last night.
You make living in Fontana more bearable by making the trek to LA everyday, then?
Pretty much. If I’m skating, I’m almost always going to L.A.
Now that you’re on Lakai, are you filming any videos, in particular?
No…no one tells me anything. I’m just kind of going with it.
Just skating and filming until something comes together.
Pretty much.
[Laughs] What’s the worst thing about waking up in the morning hungover with cottonmouth?
Aggggh…me, Sam [Smyth] and Oliver [Barton] drank last night, so I was still drunk in the morning, walking to get a cig in the car. I think I broke Feds’ [Lakai TM] doorknob.

I guess he’s gonna have to get used to shit like that, since he’s your TM now.

I guess so, but I hope not.

Happening this Wednesday, Feb. 24th 11:30am-9pm, eat at Mandarin Garden restaurant in Mira Mesa, California and support the building of a skatepark! More details at Willy’s site.