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Skate Team Report 01-19-05

Jan 19 2005 / Wednesday

Last week, Arto Saari, Rune Glifberg, Stefan Janoski, Ryan Sheckler and Elissa Steamer all headed out to the Zumiez Sales Party out in Copper Mountain, Colorado. (See last week's Team Report for more details.) They each went up on stage to present trophies to Zumiez salespersons who had reached a certain amount of sales for the year. Rune, Stefan, and Elissa all presented the 21st-30th place salespeople, Ryan presented 8th place, and Arto presented 6th. Everyone had a great time hanging out and gambling (Especially Ryan. Check the photo, he had tons of chips!), etc. A huge thanks goes out to everyone at Zumiez for inviting us out!

The Action Sports Retailer trade show went down over the weekend in San Diego, California, and some of our riders attended for various reasons. Arto, Bastien and Rune came down to sign autographs at the Flip booth and kick it for a bit at the etnies booth. Arto also signed a few autographs at the Quiksilver booth. Sheckler came down on Sunday to pay a visit to his various sponsors' booths. Now that another trade show is over, it's back to work!

As mentioned last week, Rune Glifberg got the cover of the latest issue of Thrasher (February 2005). Here it is for your viewing pleasure. Rune's back home now in Costa Mesa, California, skating and getting ready to head out to Australia. But that's not for a few weeks, you'll hear more about it later.


Photo: Adam Sello

Bastien Salabanzi just got back from Europe last week, and as previously mentioned, he headed down to the ASR trade show over the weekend. Now Bastien is back home in Huntington Beach, skating everyday and getting ready for a long trip out to Australia in February. We mentioned last that he won the street contest in Estonia a few weeks back. Well, check the photo above for the evidence.

Arto Saari is back home in Huntington Beach, getting ready to move into his new place --hopefully this weekend! On Monday night, Arto came down to the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest and had a nice little session. He's actually planning to frequent the park quite a bit, so come on out and maybe you'll get a chance to skate with him!

The day after returning from the Zumiez event last week, Stefan Janoski headed out to Barcelona on a 10-day photo and video mission with the Habitat homies. He'll be back late next week, when we'll get an update on how things went. We're pretty sure things will be just fine, and more footage and photos of Stefan will be turning up before too long.

Ryan Sheckler is back at school after the long weekend. (The lucky kid got the day off yesterday for Martin Luther King Day). Yesterday was his Dad's birthday, so they went and played a little golf. I wonder if Ryan beat his dad on his birthday? Either way, Happy Birthday, Randy!

Another end to another team report. Keep getting your shred on, and make sure to check back next week to see what's up with the etnies team. In the meantime, don't forget to go buy a pair of the Arto and the Tip shoes!


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