Mike Escamilla has been working non-stop on finishing up the Samurai video that is due out within the next two weeks. Hes working on having a premiere during the year-end LG Pomona California contest. Mike also, went to Woodward West this past weekend to get some serious training in for the LG year-end contest.
Taj Mihelich has been home in Austin working at T1, as usual. He and the T1 crew--as well as a lot of friends--were working on having a vert ramp jam benefit fund on the T1 ramp this past weekend to raise money for the ONLY vert ramp in Austin (that is need of some serious TLC), but the weather didnҒt cooperate canceling the bands that were scheduled to play. Some riding went down, but things just didnt work out. Taj has also been riding trails a bunch with friends
and etnies teammates Joe Rich, Sandy Carson and Ruben Alcantara, as well as the Skatepark of Austin. Taj is also working on filming a commercial for etnies for an upcoming Props video magazine. TajҒs third etnies shoe is currently in the works.
Joe Rich is in Austin enjoying his time at home hanging with his friends and riding all that Austin has to offer: the Skatepark of Austin, the 9th street trails (which are awesome right now) and the T1 ramp. Joe is also working on filming Taj for an etnies commercial for Props video magazine, as well as taking pictures of him for possible etnies ads.
Ruben Alcantara is down in Austin right now hanging out with his friends and etnies teammates Taj, Joe and Sandy, riding everything from the 9th street trails to the Skatepark of Austin. Ruben will be coming out to California for the LG championships in Pomona California on the November 18 with Taj. Ruben has a new Bad-Ass! ad in Ride BMX magazine.
Sandy Carson is back in Austin after spending his summer in the Northwest. He's back on the early schedule of working Dig magazine, making sure he is up to speed on that stuff before going riding with all the guys for the remainder of the day at T1, the 9th street trails and the Skatepark of Austin--as well as plenty of street. Sandy, as well as all the T1 guys and Ruben, have also been riding a brand-new empty pool out there.
Dave Freimuth is wrapping-up final editing on Baco 10 with good friend Chad Degroot down in Florida. Late last week, Dave went home to Appleton, Wisconsin to spend time with his wife, Pattie, and settle in with the crappy weather there.
Nate Wessel has been down in Florida hanging out with his girl, Rhonda, for the last week and getting some rest and relaxation after finishing-up the grueling but fun Square One demo tour that hit numerous parks around the East and Midwest. Nate is heading to Spain Sunday to shoot photos. After that, hes off to England to build ramps at the Seventies warehouse for etnies teammate and Seventies company owner, Ian Morris. Nate will be there till November 25, when he will fly back to Cleveland to spend Thanksgiving with his family.
Josh Stricker just got the cover of the new Faction BMX magazine. He went back home to Pennsylvania, then moved to New York with his girl after getting back from the final etnies Backyard Jam in Derby, England a couple of weeks ago. Josh is getting in as much riding as he can now that the bad weather is starting to set in on the East Coast.
Edwin Delarosa has been wrapping-up filming footage for an upcoming etnies commercial in Props video magazine, as well as shooting photos with good friend and photo genius Rob Dolecki for an an upcoming Ride UK interview. Edwin has been bitchinҒ that its getting cold in New York now.
Garrett Byrnes is home in New Jersey contemplating what to do about his wrist. He still has to visit the doctor again to see what the verdict is, but heҒs doing everything in his power to take care of it with good nutrition and drinking plenty of water. Hes also been taking some risks, though, by skating a bunch.
Jason Enns has been bummed due to plenty of rain in Vancouver, which is not allowing him to ride as much as he would like. HeҒs still waiting for the previous owners to move out of the new house that he and his girl Portia just bought.