returned to Huntington Beach last week after a three-week trek out to Australia. While in the beautiful world of down under, Arto shot some photos, did some filming and spent Valentines Day weekend at the World Cup contest in Melbourne.
was also out in Oz with Arto doing the same business҅photos, filming, contest (Bastien placed 20th). He just finished-up his interview with Skateboarder magazine, which will be out soon. No need to tell you what to expect, cuz you already know! Bastien is now back in Huntington Beach nursing a slight ankle sprain back to health. As mentioned, it is a slight sprain, so heђll be back on more missions in no time.
was in Australia during February, where he got a very nice 4th place at the contest, and then went on a filming mission with Almost Skateboards for two weeks. Ryan is working on two video parts at the momentone for Almost, and one for Volcom. That will make three video parts in a row, counting the Digital video part he just had. Now that's a mission!
Arto, Bastien, Ryan, Rune Glifberg
and Stefan Janoski
will all be heading out to Tampa, Florida next week for the Skatepark of Tampa Pro contest, March 11-14. After the contest, Arto, Bastien, and Stefan will head out on a Quiksilver tour of the Southeastern U.S. Rune and Ryan will head back to not-so-sunny Southern California.
Other random stuffׅ
has spent the last few weeks working on his part for the Volcom video, except for this past weekend, when he flew out to the Canary Islands for a Mountain Dew photo / video shoot. Shall we keep our eyes peeled for a commercial featuring Mr. Glifberg in the future? Make sure to watch the Los Angeles Clippers lose to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Rune will be in attendance for the slaughter (sorry, Clips fans) and you just might get a glimpse of him on TV.
, aka Mr. Miami, has been in Miami for about five weeks now. Hes down there working on his part for the next TransWorld video. HeҒs close to being done, which will mean you get to feast your eyes on some new Janoski footage before too long. Stefan will be back home in Sacramento after the Quiksilver tour in the Southeast.
first pro model shoe with etnies drops this month in the U.S.! You can get some sneak peeks on this here website, or in the latest issues of the mags. Also be sure to check out ArtoҒs latest Flip deck graphic, the artwork is from the Really Sorry DVD. There's also an etnies logo on his shirt, go buy one!