éS Footwear mascot Hank has been spotted in the BroCal area brushing up on his angling skills. What the hell is angling, you may ask? Well, to some people—mostly the nerdy types who write dictionaries—angling means fishing.
Eric Koston, as some of you may be aware, owns a dope skate warehouse in East LA that got shredded seriously hard this Saturday by a group of unknown rippers that are coming up fast. Who are these hotsters, you may ask? None other than éS Art Director Ako Jefferson, éS Production Artist Matt Willigan, Ako's brother (and famed photographer) Atiba Jefferson, éS Sales Rep Hime, éS Team Manager Tony E., éS Brand Marketing Manager Craig Metzger and DVS Production Artist Alex Dunn, along with special guest appearances by Koston himself, plus Steve Berra, Scott Johnston and Jim Greco. The session got especially hot when Atiba pulled a kickflip back tail on the ledge box, and Hime followed through with a nose grind across the entire box. With the exception of Matt Willigan and the pros, the rest of us sucked. Now onto some news you guys might actually care about...
Tom Penny and Rodrigo Tx. have been spotted tag-teaming various OC and LA spots. Don't try to track these two down, though. They're what most folks might call ramblin' men.
P.J. Ladd has been spotted in the éS offices putting the finishing touches on his first éS pro model shoe, and even getting started on his second. So, get a Summer job, or have your parents pay you for all that crappy yard work they make you do every weekend. It's time to start saving for P.J.'s first éS pro shoe coming in 2006! In the meantime, get off this computer and skate on over to your nearest skate shop to buy a pair of the Accel and Accel Plus P.J. Ladd colorway shoes. They're, like, totally bitchin'. Just to prove that, there's even a capital B embossed on the side of the shoe. Just kidding. Actually, that big ol' B stands for Boston, P.J.'s hometown.
Justin Eldridge lost a good amount of money during a recent three-day stint in Las Vegas. He says it was because it was his first time there, and that he wanted to "Experience Vegas to its fullest extent." And he did just that. Will Justin go back there again one day, you may ask? Heck YéS! But he's assured us he'll keep his ATM card at home next time.
All you BroCal ladies out there may want to note that Cale Nuske will be arriving at LAX this Friday, so get ready. He'll be filming for the upcoming éS video and wooing young Cali lasses left and right for the next three months straight!
éS Flow World
Meanwhile, in éS Flow World, éS flow rider Bobby Worrest is scheduled to make a BroCal appearance this weekend, as well, where he will be skating the streets of LA with Koston, Justin and P.J.
éS flow rider Antwuan Dixon is 6' 2" and wears size 12 shoes. Don't ever forget that. (Random info is sometimes the best info to have.)
éS flow rider Kelly Hart is in Barcelona shredding MACBA and the rest of the skate spots in and around the city. He is also working on his sun tan with the rest of the Expedition team.