Ryan Sheckler just got back from the second Thrasher King of the Road trip. If you saw the coverage and the video from last year, you know what kind of carnage went down--especially if you are on the tour with the Almost team. I havent heard all of the details yet, but Ryan did return from the trip Saturday and had to go to school straight away on Monday. Yep, one day home, then straight to school! Ryan will now not only be concentrating on his studies, but also on all the high school girls, as well! Check back for more updates, as this kid has quite a schedule ahead of him.
Rune Glifberg has been back in Copenhagen, Denmark after winning the Vert contest at the etnies European Skateboard Championships in Basel, Switzerland a couple of weeks back. (Check the photo. Everyone wants a piece of Rune!) Just before that, he shot an interview for a German magazine called Limited, and is now getting started on an interview for the European magazine, Kingpin. Rune only has a short time to get the Kingpin interview done, as he must return to the States in a couple weeks for the Gravity Games in Cleveland, Ohio; the Triple Crown Finals in Huntington Beach, California and the West 49 World Cup contest in Toronto, Canada. No problem, though, as Rune regularly bangs out photos and could probably finish an interview in one day if he had to. As you may or may not know (depending on whether you read the News here regularly), RuneҒs second daughter was born on July 4, and we are happy to report she is doing well and is perfectly healthy!
Stefan Janoski has been in Sacramento skating each and every day. Apparently, the weather hasnt been too harsh҅good climate for skating. Hell be heading down to SoCal next week to hang out at the etnies offices for a bit before heading down to San Diego to check out the ASR trade show and partake in the ҩS Game of SKATE slated for Saturday, September 11. Yeah, Stefans got flat skills a-plenty--not to mention that $10,000 is on the line!
Arto Saari and Bastien Salabanzi are both in Huntington Beach and have been for quite a while now. Both of them have been spending quite a bit of time with their skibarros (guitars, in Arto lingo). I canҒt believe how quickly Bastien is picking up the guitar, and after only playing a few months. Hes out of control! Arto has been working on playing Johnny Cash songs lately.
ItҒs been mentioned in the past here in the News, but it must be mentioned again: Everyone that has been asked about how they like the etnies Arto shoe has basically replied that its the best skateboard shoe ever made. I havenҒt heard a negative response yet. Buy a pair today!