Summer's in full effect people! Here's a quick update on what the ThirtyTwo/etnies snow teams are up to.
John Jackson and his brother Eric took some time to chill out in So. Cal golfing, surfing and causing some havoc. They're back home in Mammoth recouping from their three-week vacation. Word has it that both the Jackson's have pretty banging shots in Standard Films new movie called Paradox. Be sure to check ThirtyTwo for premiere dates and a sneak preview.
Markku Koski went under the knife for the second time on his shoulder. He's doing well and back in action. It was a quick surgery and recovery for Markku since he already knew what to do. He's been skating and attending his physical therapy everyday. He'll be heading to Canada to chill out with his girlfriend for the better part of July. He may extend his visit and head to the states for the premiere of Paradox in early September.
Tyler Lepore has been one heck of a busy rabbit. He's been working on his artwork and graphics for his snowboard as well as wrenching away on his new motorcycle. Ty's been working with a few friends better known as the "Human-Five." A collaboration of artist working together to put on art shows around Vancouver. Tyler along with Wille Yli-Luoma will be showcasing some of their fine art work sometime next month. Check back soon for further details.
Janna Meyen coming off a successful season was recently nominated for an ESPY award. Votes are in and the winner will be revealed later this month. Keep your fingers crossed for Janna.
Benji gets busy
Leanne Pelosi and Alexis Waite have been coaching at the MGT snowboard camp in Whistler all week. Sorry dudes.... this camp is only for girls so back off. Alexis took home a little bit of cash at the Abominable Snow Jam last month at Mt. Hood nabbing second place in the slopestyle event.
Benji Ritchie is in Europe right now attending some of the summer camps in France and touring around with his other sponsors. He recently spent the month of June in Costa Rica catching up on his surf and soaking up the sun. Benji will be returning from Europe next week to chill out and visit some of his family in Montreal.
Wille Yli-Luoma is pretty much settled in at his new pad in Portland, Oregon. He's been busy getting ready for an art show scheduled sometime in August. He's also getting ready to be the guest coach ad High Cascade Snowboard Camp later this month for a full session (July 28-August 4).
Corey Smith will be having a little art show in Portland July 16th. If you're in the neighborhood come by and check it out.
That's about it for now. Be sure to check back for more details on the art show, movie premieres and other juicy gossip.