Jesse Fritsch skated a demo in Del Mar along with team-mates
Lincoln Ueda, Fabrizio Santos and Sergie Ventura over the weekend. Jesse
said that the demo was kind of weak, but he and the boys made the best out
of it and tried to have as much fun as they could. Jesse leaves Saturday
for the Tony Hawk Gigantic Skatepark Tour, which starts in Texas on Sunday.
• Lincoln Ueda went to France
for a couple of days to skate a demo. He flies back on Sunday to prepare
for the European contests this summer.
• Fabrizio Santos beat everyone hands-down and took home a cool $2000
at the Best Street-Trick contest at the Del Mar demo this weekend. Breeze
is a gadget maniac—he goes to the Apple computers store more often
than you realize. He’s looking to buy something new for his European
travels this summer.
• Carlos DeAndrade is
still in Brazil, trying to go straight to Europe from there. His paperwork
for his American visa is completed and approved, so Carlos can come back
to the States whenever he wants to.
• Chris Lambert is recycling
injuries. He took a really bad hipper while in Vancouver for the Slam City
contest a while back. After that, he took it easy so that he could skate
in Japan, then re-slammed it over there. Chris is going to the East Coast
this weekend for an Expedition demo.
• Rob G and Toan Nguyen did
a two-man demo last Friday at an elementary school as a prize to a class
who met their reading goals. Rob G supports reading!
• Mike V is also leaving Saturday
for the Tony Hawk tour. Keep your eyes peeled for King of Skate, featuring
Mike—which premiers this Friday. It’s a pay-per-view event and
will be the first of its kind. Other skaters involved are Geoff Rowley,
Eric Koston, Danny Way, Bob Burnquist, and Tony Hawk. Hopefully, Mike will
be crowned “King”.
• Elissa Steamer
was recently seen in Florida visiting her family. She’s back in LA
now trying to handle business before she leaves for Europe on a Bootleg
Skateboards tour in July. It’s time for Elissa to shine and help make
Bootleg one of the best teams yet.
• Zered Bassett is still in Europe with the rest
of the Zoo York team. Anyone see the TransWorld article on Zoo York in Puerto
Rico? Zered pretty much takes it. His current Zoo York ads are beautiful
and he also has a switch frontside-flip photo down the big Atlanta four
in the new Skateboarder. Watch out!
• Ryan Sheckler is out for four to six weeks after
he broke his foot in two places..
• Billy Marks arrived home from the Toy Machine tour
healthy and happy. While on the road, he street-skated a little—he
frontside kickflip 5-0d the infamous Atlanta hubba ledge—enough said.
• Josh Harmony has a lot of photos coming out soon—he’s
featured in the next Etnies commercial and all the current Toy Machine ads.
Watch out and pay attention to the work that Josh is doing, he’s going
• Tony Silva leaves on June 18 for Europe with the
rest of the Foundation team. He and Corey Duffel are the only ams on the
trip and both of them are really hungry for the skateboarding life. We’ll
see what happens after Tony terrorizes Europe!