Elissa ollies over the double set and into the bank.
Lauren blasts over the gap.
One thing's for sure, etnies knows skateboarding. That's why we have some of the best riders in the world on our team. And the team made etnies proud last weekend at the Women's Skateboard Street event at X Games 11.
Last year's bronze medalist, Lauren Perkins, had her own cheering section in the stands, who spent much of their time waving Volcom's custom made "Lauren" signs as she blasted ollies over the launch gap, feebled and front boardslid the flat bar, 50-50 grinded the hubba and boardslid the big rail during the rail/hubba jam session.
Lauren was just shy of making the podium with Evelien and Elissa but fourth is nothing to be ashamed of when you're competing against the best in the world.
Evelien signs for a fan.
Evelien Bouilliart has been competing for only a year. Although admittedly nervous, it didn't stop her from destroying the handrail jam session with frontside and backside 50-50's, feebles, frontside 5-0s, lipslides and smith grinds.
Congrats, Evelien, on winning the silver medal at your first X Games, and for enduring a lengthy autograph signing session for the fans!
Elissa's broken-footed kickflip.
With her birthday only a few days away, Elissa Steamer couldn't ask for a gift better than an X Games gold medal. The most consistent skater and one of the few who landed nearly all her tricks, Elissa told EXPN "I'm kind of surprised that I won, these girls are awesome. I'm happy that I did as well as I did."
Elissa didn't hold back as she landed trick after trick after trick in her runs and the jam sessions: ollies over the double set into the bank, stylish shifties and kickflips over the the gap and down the stairs, front and backside noseslides on the ledges, krooked grinds on the flatbar and 50-50s down the hubba, just to name a few.
Evelien landed this 5-0 with ease.
Midway through the rail jam, Elissa attempted a kickfip down the stairs but had to bail in order to avoid a collision with Vanessa Torres. After getting up, sticking the kickflip and then skating the launch/gap jam, Elissa, and the paramedics, realized she'd been skating on a broken foot for the second half of the rail jam and the entire launch jam session.
This is Elissa's second consecutive X Games gold medal and we don't doubt she will nab a third next year. Hearty congrats to Elissa, Evelien and Lauren for skating hard and making etnies proud!
Elissa and Christian Hosoi share a moment.
Stay tuned for more photos from the event...lots more.