Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Octobers OC Register news article on Supercharged

Free tacos at premiere of skateboard legend's movie

Tim Brauch, an Etnies team skater, is remembered in 'Super Charged.'

The Orange County Register

LAKE FOREST – Etnies will host the So Cal premiere of "Super Charged" – a movie dedicated to skateboard legend and Etnies Team rider Tim Brauch.

Brauch – a street-style skater – turned his childhood passion into the life of a champion.

On Friday Etnies will show Super Charged," – a documentary on the life and times of the late Etnies team rider. The free movie screening will be held outside at Sole Technology at 20161 Windrow Dr. in Lake Forest. If there rain the movie will be shown inside. There will be free tacos and drinks starting 6:30 p.m.

Brauch, from San Jose, skated for Etnies in the mid 1990's. He died in 1999 at age 25 from congenital heart failure.

He left behind a legacy in skateboarding, and in 2004 he was featured in the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers which toured from October 2004 to December 2007 across the United States also featuring Hank Aaron,Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Lance Armstrong.

Don Brown, senior vice president of marketing for Etnies, calls Brauch a perfect ambassador and inspiration for the sport of skateboarding.

"Tim's legacy is that he lived life to the fullest and was the best friend anyone could ask for," said Brown. "Tim created positive energy in every situation, skated harder, faster and more stylishly than anyone. He traveled the world skateboarding and left a good vibe with everyone he met."

Mark Waters, events group manager for Etnies, is also featured in "Super Charged" and spent a lot of time with Brauch and his family. Here is what he says about Brauch.

Q. How did he get his break into the industry?

A. Skating at a Sessions demo in San Jose — he asked the guys in charge if he could skate the demo and caught their eye. Sessions was his first sponsor and he quickly got on New Deal not long afterwards.

Q. What is the least known thing about him?

A. Tim was also an amazing guitar player and had a great ear for music. Tim was good at all sports — he'd constantly surprise his friends, even dorking around with a soccer ball, football or whatever, it was easy to see he was adept at lots of physical activities.

Perhaps one thing that only close friends knew that wasn't ever made public in any interviews or videos during his life was that Tim was an experienced bird watcher. Tim loved birds and studied them, and could identify all sorts of birds easily. He made more than a few of his friends laugh by calling out birds, even just passing by them in a car: "No way, there's a great blue heron!"

Q. How would he compare to skaters now?

A. Tim didn't compare well to skaters even during his time — his style and trick selection were unique, and the way he combined tricks was unlike anyone before or since. Tim was skating everything well with a powerhouse, charge-through-everything style throughout the mid-90s, as that style has become very fashionable in skateboarding today. If Tim were still skating today, he would be very much in the same position as the best of his peers: still ripping, still relevant, and still having fun on his skateboard.

Q. What message does the movie want audiences to leave with?

A. The movie is the story of a Tim's life, with skateboarding and its coincidental adventures as a central and common device. The message is that Tim lived life in an admirable way, touched a lot of lives in positive ways, and left a bright mark on everything he was involved in.

Pics from recent premieres...

Ray & Mark
Mel & Rick

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Upcoming Supercharged screenings.

Next Stop for Supercharged:

Houston TEXAS- Friday November 6th @ Southside Skatepark. Starts @ 8:30 $4 entry.

Milan Italy Saturday November 21st @ Bastard Skate Shop. Details

Supercahrged on Fuel

Monday, October 19, 2009

A few random photos from the weekend premieres

Washington St. skateparkBowl & view of downtown San Diego

Mark W. set up the most amazing film premiere. Great time had by all!
The Rio marquee in Santa Cruz

Coffee and skate break @ Nilton's

Saterday Ray and Yumi DJ'd The Rumble in Ramona contest

photographs from Supercharged Lake Forest premiere

The Etnies indoor training facility.Overview of the Lake Forest/Etnies cement park. View from the above.
The outdoor screening setup @ Etnies along with killer SoCal weather .
Midmovie photo.
The Buick luxury ride took us to SoCal with style.

Supercharged quote of the day.

Unfortunately I never had the privilege of meeting Tim, but I saw his video parts and magazine coverage and many of my friends met him and told me stories about amazing times with Tim Brauch.

The “Super Charged” film is a great tribute to Tim’s life! NICE WORK! -Ashton

OC Register

Here's a segment from the Orange County Register Newspaper.

A huge thanks to Etnies for making the SoCal Premiere a night to remember.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Supercharged Lake Forest @ Etnies

Were down in chula vista CA, recovering from the Rumble in Ramona super backyard skate jam.

The night earlier, Friday night Etnies hosted 'Supercharged' at the training facility private skate park which Mark Waters opened up for the hoards of kids that showed up for the movie premiere, free tacos and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Etnies really took the event to the max , and everyone who came out was not disappointed.

thanks Etnies, Navarett, & SoCal!!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Santa Cruz premiere!

Good times all around!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Supercharged Santa Cruz this Thursday 8pm.

Supercharged Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is where Frank and Tim often skated and occasionally surfed. Derby Park was one of the only skateparks around in the late 80's early 90's, and his dad Frank would often bring Tim there to learn new tricks and carve the snake run.
Tim would eventually ride for the Santa Cruz Skateboards, raising the bar of skateboarding along the way.

Tim's documentary is now returning to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz and it fits rite into the surf/skate culture that Santa Cruz represents.

Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre, Thurs Oct. 15th at 8pm(doors at 7:30)
general admission $10, kids and seniors $6
1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, Ca 95062 (831) 423-8209

Advanced tickets:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Supercharged feedback of the day..

What an absolute great job you did... the film is amazing! Thank you for being so thorough, your time put in really paid off! Everyone I spoke with was floored. Yeah, let me know when you're in the hood. We'll hook up. And hey, CONGRATULATIONS! What a success...



Monday, October 5, 2009

Supercharged feedback

Hey Pete,

I just wanted to let you know what a spectacular job you did with Super Charged. The way you seamlessly threaded Tim's amazing life story in the film through interviews with his family and peers, along with photos, videos and the music he liked is nothing short of incredible. I was very impressed with the quality and professionalism that you put into that film and everyone I have spoken to about it was just as blown away as I.

Learning about Tim's life has been very inspiring for me. Not only was he a phenomenal athlete, but the goodness he displayed towards others and his overall positive attitude has just made me want to strive to be a better person and live my life to the fullest. A powerful thing Tim's mother said in the film, that it was like he knew he was living on borrowed time, really resonated with me. In a sense, we are all living on borrowed time.

His athleticism was truly incredible. He skated such masterful feats with ease and grace, I have never seen anything like it. Just thinking about it makes me want to grab a board and hit the pavement!

Lastly, your humility and dedication must be commended. You didn't make the film or the activities and events surrounding the film about you in any way, and, really, you deserve a lot of credit. It makes me honored to know you and even more stoked to be able to play in a band with you. Keep doing great work. You went big with this project and it makes me excited to think that we can all go big with our dreams and be successful.

Go Big!!!

Your Friend, Denis

Friday, October 2, 2009

Last night San Francisco Premiere photos, courtesy of J. Lavoi

Supercharged, quote of the day

Dude, sick flicklast night at the Victoria Theatre SF! Loved it, and I'm not even a SkateNerd. Really interesting and touching story, and you're a champ for honoring such a great person so fondly. Well done Pete! -Carter

The movie was off the hook, very inspirational story for sure. Tim was awesome and it's great that his legacy still lives on today, go see this film if you haven't already... it rocks! -Cab