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The X-Games is upon us once again, and that is the focus of this edition of the team updates…
Yup, X-Games 11 is this week in Los Angeles, starting on Thursday, and ending on Sunday. Bastien Salabanzi and Ryan Sheckler will both be skating in the Street contest on Thursday, the 4th and practicing each day leading up to it. Rune Glifberg will be skating in the Vert contest on Friday evening (the 5th), the Vert Best Trick contest on Saturday (the 6th), and the X-Games finale event, Big Air on Sunday (the 7th). It’s gonna be a hectic one, so get ready if you plan on attending.
In other team news, Ronnie Creager has been skating in the Southern California area everyday, and when he isn’t skating he’s been out golfing (sometimes with Sheckler, check the photos). His schedule is a bit slow at the moment (no big trips planned for a couple weeks) so he’s on a steady diet of street skating.
Even better form!
Sheckler just got back from Missouri this weekend, where he attended the SOKA event in St. Charles. Other than that, he’s just been skating and getting ready for the X-Games (and golfing every so often).
Bastien Salabanzi gets back from Europe on Tuesday, August 2, and will be heading straight to the X-Games for practice to get ready for Thursday’s finals. On Friday, he leaves with the Flip team (which will include etnies teammate Arto Saari) on Thrasher Magazine’s King of the Road trip which starts Friday and goes for about two weeks.
Arto gets back from Europe on Tuesday as well, just in time for the aforementioned King of the Road trip. He’s been out in Barcelona skating and enjoying a bit of down time after the summer madness that he was involved in…three months straight of demos, contests, autograph signings, and street skating.
Rune Glifberg just finished up the Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam tour over the weekend, just in time for the X-Games. Rune has been practicing on the Mega Ramp on the tour to get ready for the Big Air X-Games event on Sunday, August 7. Good luck Rune! After the X-Games, Rune’s headed back to Copenhagen, Denmark for 10 days or so to relax and spend some time with his family…it has been a hectic summer for him as well.
Stefan Janoski has been skating at home in Sacramento lately, and enjoying that time at home ‘cuz he leaves on King of the Road Friday as well with the Habitat crew, which will also include etnies flow rider Silas Baxter-Neal.
Lots going on, so keep checking back for team updates, contest results, and what-have-you...See you at X Games!