We’ve got some good news and we’ve got some bad news in this edition of the skate team report…
Elissa on the podium at the X Games: winning gold helps to take the pain out of breaking a foot.
First the good news: As you probably already read on the site, team rider Elissa Steamer won the Women’s Skateboard Street event at X Games 11, European team rider Evelien Bouilliart from Belgium placed second and team rider Lauren Perkins placed fourth! etnies came this close to a clean sweep. Congratulations, ladies!
And now for the bad news: In the course of her win at the X Games, Elissa Steamer broke her foot. She was trying to kickflip down the nine stair and landed primo, then her foot folded back underneath her. She continued skating in the contest and ended up winning…what a trooper! Since her foot is now broken, she will just be taking it easy at her home in San Francisco and healing for the next few weeks or so. Get well soon, Elissa!
Evelien learns that all day at etnies = fun + games.
Lauren Perkins has had a pretty hectic schedule since the X Games. After the event, she and Evelien did a quick photo shoot at etnies, before she flew to the East Coast last weekend for Op Girls Learn To Ride skate clinics in New York City and Philadelphia. At the events, she gave girls skate tips, signed some autographs and got to do some skating of her own. Elissa was going to go to the clinics too, but since she hurt her foot etnies flow rider Stefanie Thomas took her place. On Monday, Lauren started a Check It Out Girls Magazine road trip, which will end in Vancouver for Slam City Jam. Lauren, however, will be on the trip just through tomorrow, flying home when they get to San Francisco. After that, she’ll be home for a week or so before flying up to Vancouver for the contest.
As you can tell from the photos, Evelien Bouilliart thoroughly enjoyed her first trip to the U.S., even though it was a short one. She got to skate some of the local Southern California parks, did some street skating in Los Angeles and participated in a photo shoot at etnies with Lauren.
Make sure to visit the X Games 11 Photo Gallery to check out photos from the event.