Well, the Skatepark of Tampa hosted another Tampa Am contest last weekend, and, as usual, the boys at SPOT put on another great event. Cheers to Brian Schaefer, Ryan Clements, and the entire SPOT posse for kicking arse! There's not much to report about etnies riders at the contest, but keep checking the etnies site…you may see some of the names from the contest here soon!
Arto Saari has been busy fixing up his old house so he can sell it, and moving stuff into his new house. He’s been buying various furniture items to live comfortably, as well. On the skate front, Arto’s been on various daily missions to spots around Southern California, while also sessioning the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest and the Volcom Skatepark in Costa Mesa. Have you seen the two latest color editions of Arto’s shoe? (The Black/Grey/White one is bangin’!).
Bastien Salabanzi has been on a mission shooting photos with Atiba lately for a possible upcoming interview. I guess we’ll all have to wait and find out! Next Tuesday, February 1, Bastien heads out to Melbourne, Australia with his Flip mates to film and shoot photos, as well as enter the World Cup of Skateboarding contest on February 11-13. Also, be sure to peep Bastien's two-page spread sequence on pages 128-129 of the March 2005 issue of TransWorld Skateboarding.
Stefan Janoski just got back from Barcelona, Spain, where he went on a quick 10-day adventure to shoot photos and get some footage. Seems like he is always in Barcelona! Stefan will just be chillin’ in Sacto, skating and what-not for the next while, except for a trip down to SoCal next week to come by etnies and see what’s new.
Ryan Sheckler has been doing his school thang as of late, while also getting in some skating here and there. He, like Bastien, is heading out to Australia for the World Cup contest in February.
Rune Glifberg is also heading out to Australia for the contest. Apparently, they are building a giant roll-in tower that connects to a massive quarter pipe similar to the Mega Ramp jump and quarter pipe. This contraption is connected to the street course and will be a part of the street contest, as well, so some serious stuff is going to go down. Good luck, Rune! Go buy a pair his etnies model, the Tip, in stores now.