Thursday, February 21, 2008


You will find the Elite/Palace 5ive team in Raleigh, NC this weekend while we try to go for the gold at the Battle Of The Shops. The word on the streets is that we will be skating against AM's such as Grant Taylor, David Clark & more. It should be a good one. Clips and photos will be on here and when we get back!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Some of the Catalyst dudes recently went up to Pittsburgh for some business. We got to peep a new mini ramp that Henry Panza from Traffic started to built. It's like a mini half bowl. Peep a couple clips by clicking above.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


It's that time again in the year when Project 58 holds their annual Battle Of The Shops contest. We were invited this year again and you better believe we are gonna bring home the gold!! The photo above is from last year's contest. Basically, these two dudes couldn't handle open bar during the after party. Better luck this year guys!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Words: Bradley Rosado Photo: Diego Valdez

What set you rep?

Where are you originally from?
I was born in DC, raised in Maryland.

What's up with you skating your boards backwards?
Well when I first started skating it made more since becauce I though I'd get more pop by skating the nose. I guess it works but it a bad habit that never went away.

You are working on some board graphics for Catalyst, what is that going to be like?
The board that I'm working on is this Beatles Ringo picture I've been drawing that mad from dots. Sounds kinda weird but I think it's dope. Hopefully I can finish it. I think it would get people hyped! Who doesn't love the Beatles?

Got any comments on Daniel Kim?
DK has 2 sides; The Blackest Gangsta Asain dude ever..and the pro beer pong dude. I've grown to accept both of them..but whether he is doing keg stands at GMU or robbing dudes for there gold chains, he can still sw flip over your head and thats the bottom line.

What's you chillin to on your ipod at the moment?
Most of my songs are Lil' Wayne joints but I have some other stuf like Biggie, BlondE Redhead, Tapes n Tapes, Common, The Beatles, Wu-tang. I'm down with a lot music for the most part.

What's the story behind the Mumbo Sauce video?
It's the Elite/Palace 5ive's new video. It's named after Mumbo Sauce which is a famous sauce that You can only get in the DC area that you pick up from the carry out spots like Yums and Georges. The sauce is hella good, hopefully you feel the same way about the video....

Is there no love in the heart of the city?
There is some love, just not too much. It's more hating than anything...For some people downtown if there not skating, there lurking and hating on dudes or talking some shit. But that's just how things are in skateboarding now. People rather talk about skating than actually skate.. If you don't know what I mean look at Slap Messageboard and you will be filled in on all the bullshit...

Check out Jeremy in the upcoming shop video titled 'Mumbo Sauce' dropping soon!