Tom Penny and éS Part Ways

Posted December 27, 2005 by éS

Tom Penny has long been the most elusive character in skateboarding. During the rare occasions that he's chosen to surface, he has always given everyone something to talk about. The next time Tom rears his head, unfortunately, it won't be in éS Footwear. As of January 1, 2006, he will be moving on.

We would like to thank Tom for 10 incredible years with the brand, and for all that he's done for skateboarding with éS under his feet. A true international man of mystery, Tom's skateboarding and personality have always amazed and left us wanting more.

éS would like to wish Tom well in his future endeavors. As an original member of the éS team, the legacy he has left will live on with us forever.

As the New Year arrives, keep your eyes trained on éS for the first-ever pro model shoes from P.J. Ladd and Justin Eldridge, as well as a new team rider or two to be announced in the coming months.

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There's 64 responses to "Tom Penny and éS Part Ways"

  1. Yes, Eric Koston is still on the éS team.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  2. hahahaha..Who loves garry? Did you all know GSD (aka Garry) invented the boneless? Do you all even know what a boneless is? Do a google search on GSD..some thing should pop up

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  3. Do a google search on GSD..something should pop up.

    Yeah, a bunch of German Shepard Dogs. Ha-ha.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  4. pennys on supra

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  5. wow i bought penny 2's just today

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  6. It sucks that he's gone, is that gonna kill a chunk of your business?

    Free Skateboarding. Posted: 8 years ago
  7. No!

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  8. penny 2's are dope and it won't hurt biz..don't worry. As for supra I give it 2-3 years...maybe 4 at the most. The shoe game is a tough one kids. I know a bunch of shoe brands trying to sell their shit to big surf companies or whom ever is buying. And...now the non-skate companies are jumping in...shit is going to be hectic kids but that doesn't affect you (or does it?) I love skateboarding! Fuck the biz just get out there and push around let us worry about the biz.

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  9. Supra?
    I forgot...

    Mr. Magic Posted: 8 years ago
  10. Penny was a great skateboarder !
    He will stay on skate history for ever. But he's not dead, he's still not on éS ...
    He's part on menikmati was incredible. Please come to bordeaux again Tom :)
    Good luck on Supra !
    i hope only he will be back to soletech soon like Ronnie Creager !
    hEu, Craig, you're a great manager, but don't fuck the biz, because that's the biz you love ! If you fuck really the biz you will continue to produce and love some techi innovating shoes (scheme, diode...) and not simple one like the flik and the "Ladd"...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  11. Penny is a ledgend now and always will be. Hope it works out on supra.

    brownjamin Posted: 8 years ago
  12. i hope koston doesnt go lakai man prolly not i hope but pj can take penny's place :D

    Wouter2005 Posted: 8 years ago
  13. good luck tom

    mariano Posted: 8 years ago
  14. juu juu

    Pimpero Posted: 8 years ago
  15. i agree 100% with ToNyXeS

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  16. PJ LADD WOOOOF WOOOF

    Wouter2005 Posted: 8 years ago
  17. wheres Tom Penny going???

    Matt Posted: 8 years ago
  18. hmm i wonder who the new riders will be... brandon turner did split with osiris not to long ago... and guy marinio is in the pro ranks again

    krudbenco Posted: 8 years ago
  19. Yeah hes starting his own compony with Erik Ellington called Supra looka at the new transworld there is an ad and a website. and Koston is leaving too for lakai.

    Bestskater Posted: 8 years ago
  20. who didn't see that one coming.

    sh1f Posted: 8 years ago
  21. WHY DO YOU GUYS SELL UR SHOES AT PAC SUN? AND THE ACCELS ARE SHITTY TOO AND STOP THAT STUPID PINK K7 ITS NOT COOL

    dangerousmovingunit Posted: 8 years ago
  22. We should hire Danger to do our marketing.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  23. Oh, and yes I did know that Garry invented the boneless. Cuz I'm old. 2006 will be my 20 year skateboarding anniversary. Yea for old people!

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  24. TonyXes- When I say fuck the biz I'm talking about it in relation to actual skating. Companies come and go and in reality kids should just be more focused on the actual act of skateboarding...not who's riding for or what shoe company is going under. I think there should be less talk about the biz and more focus on the act riding the stunt wood.

    Now back to topic. Tom is a legend and he will always be a part of éS regardless of what brand he rides for.

    Josh-we just hired Danger cause that dude is on top of it.

    Best Skater- Penny doesn't own a piece of Supra. I think he's the only one that didn't get ownership. Lame in my book.

    As for Koston he just invented a cure for cancer and we'll be sending that out with every pair of Accels that can only be bought in this new mall underwater...it's so radical

    smile once in a while it does wonders

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  25. it doesnt really matter what the team is. what matters is how good the shoes are. partly how they look. hint hint.

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  26. It's real name is the Boneless One, but you can shorten it to Boneless if you want. I won't get mad. No, really. I WON'T GET MAD AT ALL. Just kidding. Also, go ahead and do them on flat ground. I won't think you're lame at all. This is so on-topic. Psyched.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  27. hey "duke of hazards" what do you think about mike v?

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  28. ToNyXeS says it best

    big head Posted: 8 years ago
  29. Thanks for you're answer Craig, i understand what you're talking about biz.
    But, who is Danger ?
    Doesn't want to hire a graphic designer and designer assistant ? I'm free if you want ! :) i can send you my references ;)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  30. Why exactly is Penny leaving anyway?

    martinkus Posted: 8 years ago
  31. Josh P. is there still gonna be some colorways left for the Penny 2 or Penny 2 lo. next year ? Justin E. i saw some pics of him wearing the Penny 2 lo. in a gray/black colorway.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  32. Martinkus > Supra is a new footwear skateshoes compagny.
    For launching this new one the team from Kr3w was hired by this new compagny. that's why Penny left éS and Ellington left Emerica (and it's a rumor but antwan could go to Supra too...)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  33. antwuans is going to be in the es video. what are you going to do with the penny footage? is it going to be in the next flip video which rowley said was coming up?

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  34. MIke Barker should be your next team rider, who saw forecast? his part was awesome. And he beat Mikemo Capaldi at the Skatelab game of skate. The guy is rad

    Dirk Posted: 8 years ago
  35. what this is gay penny and koston are leaving. well we still got pj

    bakerskate505 Posted: 8 years ago
  36. tonyxeS- "danger" is short for "dangerousmovingunit" he's this guy on this blog who was making fun of the accel and the pink K7's, Craig and Josh were just making fun of him cause he puts a lot of dicks in his mouth.

    Free Skateboarding. Posted: 8 years ago
  37. word is that Mike York might be hopping on the Es team. and appleyard. i really can't see apples joing after he got on golbe. but we'll see only time can tell

    Herbo Posted: 8 years ago
  38. wow josh p i seriously thought you were lik in your teens early 20's the latest

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  39. dont worry guys, everything will be alrite... just Skate or diE!

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  40. Justin - I try to act as young as possible.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  41. Thats pretty rotten if Penny is leaving for another company, i mean, 'es treated him like royalty for 10 years. But i can understand if he is just retiring from being a pro.

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  42. Change is a good thing.

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  43. J-1 before tom leave éS ...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  44. Good, now maybe Javier will get more recognition.

    iwishilivedinfinland Posted: 8 years ago
  45. I don't think Tom was stealing Javier thunder.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  46. what about penny footage for yes?

    felo Posted: 8 years ago
  47. GOD I HOPE SUPRA HAS SOME KICKS, BEACUASE THE PENNY ES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE TO MAKE MY FEET FEEL AS IF THEY WERE IN MY BEST FRIENDS COUCH AS I LAND OFF A HUGE LEDGE...DAMN I CANT BELIVE PENNY IS LEAVING ES....IF HE LEAVES FLIP IDK WHAT WILL HAPPEN..PENNY IS THE ONLY PRO THAT I GET INSPIRED TO SKATE....I SWEAR SUPRA BETTER BE GOOD OR THERES GUNNA BE SOME COMPLICATIONS!!!!!

    dfwskatesalot Posted: 8 years ago
  48. Aw. And the Penny2 Lo's just came out too :(. Well, best of luck to him.

    MrYads Posted: 8 years ago
  49. Fuck!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    loop Posted: 8 years ago
  50. you guys are clowns

    wpelepchan Posted: 8 years ago
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    wpelepchan Posted: 8 years ago
  52. yo man, worst choice ever... didnt u guys already kick him off, then get him back on once u saw his footy in that circa tour video? no one shud ever let tom penny go. hes way to butter, and hes keepin it real skatin wat he feels like and not wat the media portrays as wats ill. if penny is on supra es has lost him for good. but if not, next video part u guys r gunna b beggin for him back, once u see how dope he is... freal

    alix Posted: 8 years ago
  53. TO BAD YOU GUYS LOST DIXON TO
    I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING FOOTAGE OF HIM
    IN YeS! BUT NOW IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN

    (OH AND IF ALL YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME GO TO THE KR3W SITE AND GO LOOK AT ANTWUAN PAGE AND READ TO WHAT HIS SPONSER LIST SAYS.......HE'S ON SUPRA)

    the_ice_cream_hustla Posted: 8 years ago

  54. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT!

    the_ice_cream_hustla Posted: 8 years ago

  55. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT

    the_ice_cream_hustla Posted: 8 years ago
  56. whats up with that? Tom Penny is goin on to supra. i saw there shoes exclusivly online ther awesome

    SpaZ is_the best prt Posted: 8 years ago
  57. there wouldn't be blogs if there was no talk of skate biz on them. why do you think blogs were established on popular skate sites? someone wrote "kids should just be more focused on the actual act of skateboarding…not who’s riding for or what shoe company is going under. I think there should be less talk about the biz and more focus on the act riding the stunt wood." wouldn't that defeat the purpose of running a blog? do you think this blog would have anyone even reading it if there wasn't shit going on with your brand? blogs are_marketing research. that's why you post shit like mccrank drawings and pictures of pink es shoes - market your brand. maybe if you spent more time on your stuntwood you would spend less time behind a computer - blogging. i'm going skating.

    barry will Posted: 8 years ago
  58. A change in subject...
    ES has found it’s way into my local Pacsun and Journeys and I am F@!#ing pissed. WHY IS ES BECOMING MAINSTREAM AND SELLING OUT! IT IS GOING TO RUIN ITS IMAGE!!!!! Sole Tech’s president and founder Pierre Andre Senizergues says in a semi-recent interview with Transworld Business, “We try and target different consumers and the people we hire match that. Distribution is another way the brands are different. Emerica and és are at ’core shops only, and etnies is at ’core, too, but also at secondary points of distribution like Pacific Sunwear.” (http://www.twsbiz.com/twbiz/profiles/article/0,21214,1114848,00.html) So tell me why es is in pacsun now? I’m sure at least 90% of the és fans out there don’t want és to sell out nor for his girlfriend to buy a pair at Journeys! TAKE éS OUT OF PACSUN AND JOURNEYS! “Emerica and éS are at ‘core shops only”

    TAKEéSOUTOFPACSUN Posted: 8 years ago
  59. hahaha this takeesoutofpacsun is commenting the same thing in every blog and nobody who runs the blog has the power to say what stores eS is gonna sell at. So basically he is writing that for no reason and he is also very very naive, doesnt kno shit about eS

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  60. as for tom::

    His loss

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  61. Much props to penny no matter who he rides for. He will be a legend in skateboarding.

    accels fo life Posted: 8 years ago
  62. please please please es, use the footage you have of Penny in some way, it would be such a waste not to....

    if you can't use the footage for a tribute section in the new video please sell it to Flip, Supra or someone!

    there are many devoted Penny fans out there, who have to wait a long time for the smallest bit of Penny footage. he is getting older and won't be around for ever, so please let us see what footage there is before it's too late and he's gone forever.

    caballero Posted: 8 years ago
  63. cant wait till pj ladds shoe comes out, and about time, i hated tom pennys style, and yes eric koston is leaving later

    pj ladd is is the best part Posted: 8 years ago
  64. It is what it is.

    BoxStuffer Posted: 5 years ago

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