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April’s Skate Team Report

Apr 28 2006 / Friday

Evelien BouilliartEvelien in Times Square on her first trip to NYC

At the beginning of the month, Elissa Steamer, Lauren Perkins and Evelien Bouilliart traveled to New York City for an etnies Girl photo shoot, which took place over several days in multiple locations throughout the city. The trip culminated with the first of three parties etnies will be holding this year to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We’re sure you read all about the party already, so we’ll spare you the details. Let’s just say that an etnies party with a mini ramp on the roof of our new SoHo showroom spells G-O-O-D T-I-M-E-S. Let’s just leave it at that.

Since the business in NYC, here is the latest…

Elissa SteamerElissa at the top of the Empire State Building

Elissa Steamer is somewhere over the Atlantic as this is being written. From New York, she headed to her hometown of Ft. Myers, Fla., to kick it with some family and friends before heading to Barcelona, Spain, to do some shredding in arguably the best city for skating…as well as to have more of the aforementioned G-O-O-D T-I-M-ES. She met up with etnies riders Arto Saari, Ali Boulala and Eric Fletcher, and etnies staff photographer Oliver Barton, as well as Flip Skateboards team manager and filmer extraordinaire Ewan Bowman. She was there for about 10 days, and from what we’ve heard the trip was a success. Nice one, Elissa! When she gets back to San Francisco, she’ll probably be taking a few days to adjust, before getting back in the streets to get more photos and footage.

Lauren Perkins has been at home in Huntington Beach, Calif., skating and doing schoolwork since returning from New York. Volcom just finished their new training facility, and Lauren has been spending quite a bit of time there.

Evelien Bouilliart came out to Southern California after the New York trip to visit with her board sponsor, Element Skateboards, and to do some skating at some SoCal spots. She ended up rolling her ankle the second day here, which she wasn’t too happy about, as she had plans to destroy some very popular spots…none of which have even been touched by a girl yet. Next time Evelien, next time! Right now, she is at home in Belgium, skating everyday and going to school.

That’s about it for now. Until next time…

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