Nick Trapasso and Toy Machine Part Ways

Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company and Pro Skateboarder Nick Trapasso have parted ways in an amicable fashion. That means it was mellow. No giant fight took place or anything.

So sorry for the relatively boring press release. We thanked each other over the phone. He thanked us for hooking him up and turning him pro, and I thanked him for his continued ripping, getting covers, and winning contests.

It will be sad to see such a great talent go. Toy Machine wishes him luck in his future endeavors. We are looking forward to our own future with newly anointed pro Collin Provost joining the gang.

One step closer to death,

-Ed Templeton

That’s the press release from Ed Templeton regarding Nick Trapasso’s departure from Toy Machine. But Chris Nieratko caught up with Trapasso for a quick interview for ESPN Skateboarding, where Nick explains that he’ll be starting up his own brand Life Extension skateboards with Pat “Sinner” Pasquale. Read the interview here

Nick first gained recognition riding for Baker’s sister brand Bootleg skateboards out of NHS. He rode alongside pros like Mike Maldonado, Pete Eldridge and Elissa Steamer. When the brand went bust, Nick was out of the spotlight for a few years before returning, somewhat unexpectedly with a stand out part in Toy Machine’s Suffer the Joy.

Nick’s style and talent had matured and it was only a matter of time before he turned pro. Since then, Nick’s kept fairly busy, landing covers for our magazine in addition to the others, and putting out a few quality video parts. He’s still got the talent, and now he’s shown he’s got the drive to do his own thing on his own terms. Until LE boards are in shops and the promo’s out, enjoy his Suffer the Joy part, and maybe break out your pajama pants in a salute to one of the stoniest most relaxed dudes out.
-Christian Senrud