Creager and Cole won guitars!
The second-annual etnies GvR contest went down this weekend (as I’m sure you read all about here on the etnies site), and what a contest it was! I’ll spare more and more details about the event, but congratulations to the goofy-footed etnies riders (Ronnie Creager, Kyle Leeper, and Eric Fletcher), since Goofy won, and also congrats to Arto Saari and Ryan Sheckler for their kick-ass results (Arto got third and Ryan fourth for the Regular team)! Ronnie deserves some congrats to since he was the MVP for the Goofys! Conhuir Lynn and etnies Canada rider Nathan LaCoste were also in attendance on Saturday, but didn’t qualify for the team format contest on Sunday and went street skating instead.
Now that the hectic weekend is over, here is what the team will be up to…
FS Flip. he landed it too...
Arto is in Huntington Beach skating everyday. This weekend, however, he is headed up to Northern California for a Quiksilver photo shoot. After that, it’s right back down to Southern California for a night, before heading out on an etnies trip to Arizona to shoot photos and film (Ronnie, Ryan, Kyle, Conhuir, and Nathan will all be on this trip as well).
Bastien Salabanzi is in France at the moment…this past Monday, October 24, he received his new work VISA (work papers for the US), so he is set to come back, but not until November 14, however, just in time for the Flip US tour (more details about that in the future). While he was waiting for the VISA, he stayed busy skating in Paris and visiting with his family. He’ll be doing the same until he returns in November.
Ronnie behind the lens
Ronnie took a couple days to chill since he had a hectic weekend of skating at the GvR contest. He basically skated three full days straight, enough to wear out even a 14-year old. Next week he’ll be headed out to Phoenix to prepare for the rest of the etnies team’s arrival…everyone’s staying at his house, so preparation is necessary!
Ryan is busy skating everyday trying to finish off a Thrasher interview and also working on getting a photo for his shoe release ad…yup, the shoe comes out early next year, so save your cash!
Sheck signs for the ladies
Kyle Leeper is getting ready to head up to Sacramento to shoot photos for TransWorld, and to do some filming as well. He flies down to Phoenix on November 6, straight from Sacramento, to meet up with the crew. We are working on his Team Page and etnies interview right now, sit tight.
Rune Glifberg just got back from Manchester, England where he skated in the LG Championships contest. He qualified second, but when it came to finals, he ended up in fourth either way, congratulations Rune! He is now back in San Diego, and looking forward to some time to chill at home. He did so much over the summer and fall, that he needs a break from all the traveling.
Stefan Janoski is in Las Vegas at the moment, fresh off his trip to Spain. He’ll be back in Sacramento in a few days awaiting Kyle and the TransWorld boys, so he can finish off his TransWorld interview. He’ll be in Sacto for a while before heading out on another mission real soon. Check the new Skateboarder for a Habitat tour article with Stefan.
Conhuir Lynn is still in the States. He’ll be here for the next month or so, shooting photos and filming, going to AZ, and just being Conhuir Lynn (you’d have to know him to get that one). He’ll be skating in the Damn Am Finals this weekend at Volcom in Costa Mesa, CA. See you next time!