Later, Twuan

Posted January 16, 2006 by éS

Sometimes you have to look at a situation and say to yourself, "Is this going to work out?" When you realize it isn't, you have to make a hard decision and decide whether to keep trying or just cut the cord. Well, in this instance, we decided we needed to cut the cord. So, now it's time to say later, Twuan. We have mad love for you, but we gotz to keep rolling.

"Antwuan Dixon_no longer rides for éS Footwear."

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  1. man, thats to bad, so i guess all those rumors are true about his deal with supra. damn, but es should still be kickin it without him, i was looking forward to his part in Yes though...

    NOMXPXFX Posted: 8 years ago
  2. Me, too. I'm bummed.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  3. I think in his heart he wanted to roll with éS, but mad pressure got to him. It's all good, though. 10 years running and we ain't going away. You're either down or you're not..no half stepping.

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  4. Again, who didn't see this coming?

    Is Koston next?

    sh1f Posted: 8 years ago
  5. OMG i wanted to c antwauns part sooo bad i try so hard everyday not to think about the video and when its comin out.
    my local shop krudco will probably premiere it

    craig? i havent seen u in 8 years

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  6. suprise

    brockzilla Posted: 8 years ago
  7. well he's a yonug guy... i guess he needs to find his place

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  8. young*

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  9. Sucks, still on the tops of my lists, can't wait to see more coverage of him.

    Joe Posted: 8 years ago
  10. man that is some horrible news, but like everyone else is saying eS will be fine. I was just super pumped when he got on and i can't wait to see who the new additions are that were mentioned in previous blogs

    J@ke Posted: 8 years ago
  11. Supra is going to die, he'll come back.

    crazaalex Posted: 8 years ago
  12. OMG im starting to hate es first they took out tom penny and now one of the biggest best am twuan! whats wrong with you es people
    DAMN

    tampa Posted: 8 years ago
  13. i don't think twaun fit the mold of the e's team. His part in Baker 3 was sick but I think Supra is a better fit. I hope that e's gets more good riders to back up their already amazing team.

    bcoop Posted: 8 years ago
  14. Took out?? How come we had to take him out? Where does it say that? You don't know the story for either of those guys.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  15. Well, I'm bummed....at least everone pretty much knew it was coming.. O well....So long Dixon!

    Chase Posted: 8 years ago
  16. Haha that fool (antwuan) isn't going to last to long, now that he lost ES as one of his sponsors...

    Supra stu-pa

    pimplow Posted: 8 years ago
  17. Look. Shit happens and things change. Penny left cause he realizes he's got to start planning for his future after skateboarding. He did what he did at éS and now he's passing the legacey on. As for Twuan, the kid got mixed up. He had mad dudes putting pressure on him and he couldn't make his mind up what he wanted to do. We couldn't sit here and wait for him to make a decision so we decided to just cut that shit off. It's fucked when kids come up as fast Twuan did (or is doing). Everyone wants a piece and that can stress a 17 yr old out. It goes from skating with your bros to making big money deals and traveling the world. Are we bummed we had to let him go..sure but we ain't going to wait around while others be making Twuans mind up for him. We wish the kid the best and I hope he's able to maintain cause life can get hectic if you ain't around the right heads. Don't worry about us kids. The team is being worked on and the product has never been better. All the new stuff we got cooking is straight up retarded. SP06 is the beginning and FA06 is off the chain and SP07 is looking tighter than ever. And to all you haters your hate just fuels us. Go buy some wake board brand and leave the skate only brands to the real skaters.

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  18. IM so glad the antwuan hype is done with. all this time éS should have been putting all their energy into javier and not some new fresh kid. javier earned his shit and should get alot more respect for it, thats all i have to say about that. I heard Janoski's getting off etnies... es where you at!?

    Shané Posted: 8 years ago
  19. Yeah, what Craig said.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  20. Twuan was cool, he ripped and all, but he was a bit 2 like gangsterish 4 the eS team. It wasnt as if he didnt fit, but he cudda bin somwhere where he was more into his zone, if ya no wot i mean. This is just my point of view.

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  21. i dont blame him man.
    he probablly had the whole krew and baker teams pushing him towards supra. as for es, they got some amazing shit cooking up. i can feel it in my spleen. but watch out for supra, they're gonna be comming out full force.

    Matt42892 Posted: 8 years ago
  22. I agree with Shane. Javier == teh shit!

    webnerd Posted: 8 years ago
  23. Hey, that's pretty messed up, kicking the only black dude, Antwuan, off the team on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dude was probably all out there trying to celebrate his roots and you guys can him.

    SIKE! Let that fool chase the almighty dollar around just like the rest of 'em! Better save all that cash and hope the Mercedes doesn't break down when you're off in Trainwreckland a year or two from now, Mr. Dixon. Good riddance!

    closeted homosexual Posted: 8 years ago
  24. Companies gotta give kids like Twuan time to get his shit straight before resorting to drastic measures. Yeah, he's 17, and yeah, he's gonna get offers left and right (which he may or may not take), but that doesn't justify giving him the boot. I don't know the reality of the whole situation, but it's just a shame to see a kid like Antwuan (who suddenly became "officially" on éS post-Baker3) lose the support of éS when the problem probably could've been solved with a simple conversation about why he should stick to the shoes he chose to wear in the first place. Whatever.

    rhodeislandrep Posted: 8 years ago
  25. Man f*** Supra, eS for life.

    Shimizu Posted: 8 years ago
  26. yeah i agree with craig really.
    i think that is pretty reasonable what he said.
    and i just got to say that i wish the best for Antwuan.
    good luck.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  27. By the way, for anyone who hasn't heard any es news, i'll catch you up:
    January 17, 2006: This Just In: The Skate Industry Is Wack
    January 16, 2006: Later, Twuan
    October 19, 2005: Welcome: Antwuan Dixon

    rhodeislandrep Posted: 8 years ago
  28. Believe me kids we had long talks with Twuan when we heard about the madness around him. You don't know how hard we work for the dudes and try in every way to help them. As for Javi, the dude rips and his ad will be out soon. It's a gnarly trick on top of that. All in all the industry side of skateboarding can be pretty wack but if you are in it you just have to learn how to roll with it. All you dudes need to focus on is getting those switch tre's on lock and finding new spots with your friends. The biz side of things can really distort why we all picked up the stunt wood in the first place.

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  29. I heard my balls are gonna have a sick part in the new crailtap vid, send them a two week contract! All aboard the hype train!!

    rhodeislandrep Posted: 8 years ago
  30. sorry i retract that last post

    rhodeislandrep Posted: 8 years ago
  31. best wishes to antwuan
    best wishes to és

    simple as that.

    SketcHyRollin564 Posted: 8 years ago
  32. antwuan dixon was the best thing_ABOUT ESFOOTWEAR- besides koston

    not-antwuan dixon- Posted: 8 years ago
  33. time to get some ss tre's in lines. think i'll give eli a call and see if PJ's still around so we can sesh the aquarium! oh wait, it's the east coast and it's -10 degrees. well, time for message boards and interviews.

    rhodeislandrep Posted: 8 years ago
  34. It sucks he's of and all but i don't really think it matters as long as he's out there having fun while he rips. That's why we all started skating right? Hopefully not because it's just so hot right now.

    HOLLA BACL BOY Posted: 8 years ago
  35. damn man Penny's goner Twuan is goner where is eS going ?? there is rom for more guys like Kelly Hart and Derek Fukuhara or a lil of Mike Barker

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  36. what a bad "official" news !
    Penny, twan, Koston leaving...
    so baaaaaad...
    Business rulzz

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  37. ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  38. as long as javi stays on the team i'll continue buying és shoes, but if HE leaves too man... it's all about the brand's image

    Pimpero Posted: 8 years ago
  39. i love belgium ! it's a paradise ! (behind holand)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  40. Damn that really sucks Antwuan's gone, but i guess thats just to bad for him. Im pretty sure you guys at eS will find somebody just as good or maybe even better to replace him.

    Later Twuan!

    BURRITO Posted: 8 years ago
  41. Shane is right about Javier but wrong about any change in focus. és is gonna have a lot of new guys coming in. a lot. Apparently the rumors about koston leaving also have to és wanting to get rid of mccrank. its a rumor but regardless, the teams gonna go through some big chnges in the coming future

    tobl Posted: 8 years ago
  42. but, is there any reason for everyone to be saying koston is leaving or did someone just make it up? Twuan was_the best part.

    guille Posted: 8 years ago
  43. well he got on és by winning this video contest right? do you think you guys at és could show us the video? even though hes not on anymore... im sure everyone would like to watch it!
    so bad he left!

    guille Posted: 8 years ago
  44. There was never a video contest. Also, McCrank is definitely not leaving éS.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  45. hahaha remember when es was tight, this sucks, losing everyone soon and the shoes are falling apart like shit, i still like es but ever since i had 3 pairs of accelerates break in half at the sole (and that appears to be the only complaint ive ever heard about the shoes besides some of the really ugly ones lately, everyones getting these faulty sole bastards) ive been rocking lakai. i could give a shit less about the companies i wanna know about the skaters, is kostons part gonna be in the full flare or yes?

    John Posted: 8 years ago
  46. u guys have lost like the best people like mike taylor p rod and arto, now these 2 other guys
    o well for all i care it could be just pj, rick, koston, and javi

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  47. omg i cant believe i forgot eldridge!

    ps if u look at all of tampas post he says the dumbest shit ever

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  48. Lets just get it out now what other eS riders may leave so we know now and won't be shocked when it happens. I'm bummed Antwaun and Penny have left they are two very unique skaters that can't be replaced. I hope Supra goes bakrupt. Koston is sort of the face of eS and who will take his place when he leaves. All I can say is PJ and the rest of the team better stay. Don't just put anybody on though the riders have to have something special about them. It will be gay if the industry starts making every rider of a shoe brand skate there clothes and vice versa.

    p.s. I know a perfect fit Mike-Mo Capaldi, trade lakai him for Koston since Koston is leaving anyway.

    accels fo life Posted: 8 years ago
  49. PUT BRANDON TURNER BACK ON ES
    hes rips

    krudbenco Posted: 8 years ago
  50. Rick McCrank puts "es" at the end of his name when he autographs stuff.

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
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    tampa Posted: 8 years ago
  52. lemme get on es now that there's an open slot.

    reeny bonson Posted: 8 years ago
  53. WEll this supra thing is bs its goign to be another footwear company that jsut wont cut it .....they will try but fall short and end up having shoes being sent to ross ect........Too bad atntwon couldnt be with es considering hes such a super power of skateboarding.

    My es addiction Posted: 8 years ago
  54. tampa- why post shit that doesnt have anything to do withe the blog topic? not to mention its the dumbest shit ever. did you ever read the guidelines es just posted? or are you just to dumb to figure out how to use the scroll bar.

    and like i said earlier, supra is gonna be a kick ass company. whatch out for them es. expecially cause boulala is gonna be having another pro shoe coming out and alot of kids are gonna want them.

    Matt42892 Posted: 8 years ago
  55. Boulala last shoe was sooooo awesome.......

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  56. i know im way off topic but when is that team page gunna be up, just wonderin.

    NOMXPXFX Posted: 8 years ago
  57. watch out for who? I think we'll be ok

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  58. OH! it was a joke! cause his last shoe was terrible, i bet Osiris is REEEAAALL sad that hes gone.

    NOMXPXFX Posted: 8 years ago
  59. josh p.- wait, you were just kidding? i thought boulala's shoe had a ton of style in it. i also heard it skated good too.

    and what is it with everyone devoting their life to es. you guys make it sound like es is the only shoe company out there. there are plenty of other good companies. fallen has some kick ass shoes. vans is out there keeping it real. emerica has some awsome shoes comming out soon (those black reynolds 3's with the bleach spots). and lakai's shoes have a ton of style in them. i like es, but i have to say, im not a big fan of the basket-ball style moon boots. no offense to anyone at es or anyone who is gonna want to rip me limb from limb for saying this.

    Matt42892 Posted: 8 years ago
  60. Whoa, nice flash work on the front page. Webnerd, is that your work?

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  61. Matt - I didn't like his shoe at all. I like lots of other shoe companies gear though. I think that being this is the éS blogs, you will find a lot of people that love éS here.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  62. JoshPPP: Garreez came up with the idea and Weebers produced the flash. He's our flash flikker. He's the quiet one in our office.

    webnerd Posted: 8 years ago
  63. haha... Thats so funny!

    pimplow Posted: 8 years ago
  64. The can is not supposed to be mean. We just had to cover up Twuan. We're just having a little fun.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  65. really im glad all that shit is over ..i wish he could have stayed ...but gatta do watcha gatta do...right?

    skate4food Posted: 8 years ago
  66. antwuan was a great addition to es but i don't think he really deserved it, people like sven kilchenmenn deserved it or guy kampeen a team like supra suites antwuan but es didn't seem like it fit his style if anything all he did was take up a good place on the team which should of belonged to guy, or sven, sven produces tricks non stop into manuel and grind, also guy nollie heel flips 20 sets how does twuan get that spot over them

    darkstar_Rider_4life Posted: 8 years ago
  67. sven kilchenmen and guy kamphen are nothing compared to antwuan. style is important.

    tobl Posted: 8 years ago
  68. If Antwaun was on Girl and fourstar instead of baker and Krew, this probably wouldn't have happend. There would be no pressure from the guys on Girl and fourstar to leave 'es because those sponsers go hand-in-hand, just like Zero and Fallen, Baker and Emerica, and Flip and Circa. There was definatly pressure from baker and Krew to leave.

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  69. Hey garry if koston also leaves there will be 3spots open for the team who will fill these spaces up man??

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  70. Wouter - Would you also like to know how much it cost for us to make a pair of shoes?

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  71. haha as if you guys " cut the cord " .. antwuan is fucking amazing noone in their right mind would cut him .. probably just sour at him for quitting .. pansys

    gnar bar Posted: 8 years ago
  72. antwuan clearly is too good for es so he quit .. dont claim you guys " cut " him

    gnar bar Posted: 8 years ago
  73. Well about the team ya kno they gotta put some more skaters in there and I had a dream the other night that I went on the es website and there were new members and they were all chicks... I don't recall if they were hot or not but hot chicks are easy to market right? You should put some good looking girl skaters on your team... if there are any... i never seen one. Well hope this doesn't sound sexist or anything. I love women. Good luck eS

    solidsk8 Posted: 8 years ago
  74. gnar bar- We cut him. We waited for him to make a decision and he couldn't make up his mind due to mad pressure (and it wasn't from Baker cause they were stoked on him being éS). If it makes you feel better that he quit then believe that. What ever floats your boat son.

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  75. Solidsk8- I like the idea of hot chicks on éS. hahahahah

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  76. Put ttp://esfootwear.com/blog/2005/05/06/top-model/" rel="nofollow">Brittany on the team!

    webnerd Posted: 8 years ago
  77. Okay. Who cares about if Twuan was "gangsta". Why is everybody all hurt he isn't on es? SO WHAT! As long as he didn't quit skating then I'm fine with it. You all know that if you are ill and have steez, the Sk8Media will cover you. Don't wish bad things for Supra. Do you know these guys have to make a living? They can't skate forever. Tom is not 17 anymore. Stop hating and start skating. I can't even believe I had to drop knowledge on this thing. And stop with the rumors. If Koston leaves es are you gonna stop skating? Don't forget about the whole reason of being a skater. Come session with me in S.F. I got madd spots and I will share. STOP BLOGGIN! START PUSHIN!

    JahCongo Posted: 8 years ago
  78. Twan never really fit on the team..... He's too young....
    Javier Rules he should be more repréSentative on the team....what about his bio and interview???

    Cidraking Posted: 8 years ago
  79. someone said Antwuan was the only black guy on éS? There is a certain someone by the name of Rodrigo on the team. And whoever thinks éS is going to fall through is a moron. Go to your local mall and walk into pacific sunwear so you can see what colorways of accels are available to everyone who doesn't skate. I used to be a huge és supporter, but my faith has faltered a bit. And Craig, you said "Go buy some wake board brand and leave the skate only brands to the real skaters." Well PacSun doesn't sell wakeboard stuff, but there are plenty of nonskaters that go into pacsun that are going to buy éS now.

    ralz Posted: 8 years ago
  80. and I also wish the best to Antwuan, he seems like a real good guy. Sorry he isn't on anymore, he added a lot to the team.

    ralz Posted: 8 years ago
  81. ralz- You are reading into my comments to deep. Buy your shoes from your local skateshop and support the little guy. If you can only get your kicks at Pac Sun then get them from there. It all comes down to your decision and where you want your hard earned dollar to go to. We only make skate shoes and shoes we dig. We only have one team and that's a skateboard team. We are just of bunch of skate dudes making shoes that we can skate in. Now back to topic. Like I said before, We have mad love for Twuan and wish him the best. He does rip and hopefully he can keep his head straight so he can succed in this skate biz cause if you don't have the right people backing you shit can get real fucked fast. Ok, I think this topic is done. See you kids in the streets. Get out there and shred it up!

    craig Posted: 8 years ago
  82. all I wanna say is the last comment from jahcongo shut up all of the picklesmooches talkin shit about O PENNY ISNT GOOD ANYMORE AND Y CANT HE STAY. Penny is a real skateboarder and he dont care about coverage. hes in it for the reason he started.LOVE. its simple.

    MattD_RI Posted: 8 years ago
  83. I apologize ahead of time because this won't be on topic, just a response to Craig. The topic's done, I agree on that. But just so I don't seem like a total fruitbag, I do support the little guy. I get my shoes from Bike Barn, which is my local skateshop. Good luck in the future, and I'd go outside and shred it up but it's raining in Massachusetts which means basement shredding.

    ralz Posted: 8 years ago
  84. yeah its raining i live in norhtern Rhode Island. Skatin flatground in the garage. learn new tricks. its all good. cant wait till spring tho. gotta hit the streets. Goin to skatersedge till then.

    MattD_RI Posted: 8 years ago
  85. heads is whilin out haha ya people needa drop the koston bull shit yo. i'da liked to see dixon in the yes video but oh well, i'll catch him somwhere else then. n who said rodrigo was black? haha dude's brazilian. stay in school. anyway, the skate industry sounds cracked out sometimes. i'd love to work for crailtap tho. dudes over there keep the fun in skateboarding

    truehead Posted: 8 years ago
  86. ES IS GOING DOWN.
    PENNY, KOSTON AND ANTWUAN = WOW
    U GUYS ARE GONNA HAVE TO STEAL PEOPLE OUT OF TEAMS AND THATS THE ONLY WAY.
    PEACE...............................

    PIMPOLOGY Posted: 8 years ago
  87. I apologize again because this'll be a response to "truehead" and not on tpoic. no one needs to say he's black, he blatantly is. he's brazilian, but his skin color is black. A light black if you want me to be even more specific. I'm hispanic, but my skin color isn't hispanic. And I'm also an honors student in school, so don't tell me I need to stay in school.

    p.s. Is there going to be a blog soon where you tell us what SP06, SP07, and FA06 is going to be? I'm very curious.

    ralz Posted: 8 years ago
  88. no Josh i dont have to know that i was just wondering it be cool to see some new faces on the i bet Nyjan will be on there soon

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  89. who in there right mind would quit freakin eS??!?!?!?!?

    josiah Posted: 8 years ago
  90. Hey pimpology koston isnt leavin. hes still under the team section and hes got K8's comin out in the summer. And u said Es is going down. If Es is losin then let me know whos winnin.

    MattD_RI Posted: 8 years ago
  91. ralz- u think ur a pretty cool honors student dont you. I bet ur proud of ur pocket protecter and skechers too.

    MattD_RI Posted: 8 years ago
  92. Why did u do that? twuan should have stayed, He is MAD good

    almostskaterF Posted: 8 years ago
  93. are you kidding me MattD? I skate K7's and i have no clue what a pocket protector is. Since when does being a skater mean I have to be a dumbass in school? You don't even know me, so what are you even proving? I'd really like to know. once again, I apologize for not being on topic because I have to respond to this kid.

    ralz Posted: 8 years ago
  94. umm i'd like to say i too was an honors student in highschool. no pocket protectors here. and a point taken by ralz. i'da just said he was brown, but, you say toh-may-toe, i say toh-mah-tow. good luck twuan. peace

    truehead Posted: 8 years ago
  95. Ralz- all im sayin is that it was a gay comment about ur an honors student. Im not a dumbass in school.

    MattD_RI Posted: 8 years ago
  96. man i was so looking forward to part in yes since baker 3 was sick
    wtf is this noseslide crap its so freaking insane it makes me barf with happiness what company is he going too?
    and why would he quit es is chron

    rickisbetterthenyou Posted: 8 years ago
  97. what the hell es?
    twan is a sick skater, his part in baker 3 suited es to the ground with all his flip it flip outs.
    he is one of the most tech ams out there and es need more tech skaters...like come on, penny! twan! whos next...koston?, p.j?, eldridge?...the es team is falling apart.
    you need to get those guys back..the team was perfect!

    deaners Posted: 8 years ago
  98. where the fuck is javier in the front page team foto? why isn't he there? don't tell me he's leaving too man!

    Pimpero Posted: 8 years ago
  99. No, Javier is not leaving. He was in Spain during the team photo shoot.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  100. it's aight...supra's gonna bomb i bet though,what's gonna happen after penny, ellington, and greco retire in like 2010?

    neubauer Posted: 8 years ago
  101. i noticed tom penny and antwuan both werent in the teaser which was made a couple weeks ago

    SketcHyRollin564 Posted: 8 years ago
  102. Atwuan was 1 of the best things to happen to skating, now my nigguh of 'eS. tthats a dam shame

    100%hbk Posted: 8 years ago
  103. nooooooooooooooo

    100%hbk Posted: 8 years ago
  104. u let go of antwan dixion .thats crazy

    sk84fun Posted: 8 years ago
  105. Let's all hold hands and summon Paul Rodriguez back to the éS team.

    Demo Posted: 8 years ago
  106. damn antwannn was better off on es

    marcool Posted: 8 years ago
  107. not to be a dick but everyone needs to chill the bottom line is that antuan dixon is not on eS any more

    Jmbh09 Posted: 8 years ago
  108. I think if Dixon wanted to leave let him...as long as he keeps skatin I mean thats what its all bout is skating

    Mitch Posted: 8 years ago
  109. one thing is that he was starting to make accels cool again. they got played and you'd show up at a spot and everyone would be wearing accels. but after watching his tre flip in that opening line, you know people getting hyped on that shoe again

    tobl Posted: 8 years ago
  110. Imagine éS with Paul Rodriguez, Arto Saari and Ronnie Creager still on the team, damn....

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  111. what should i say es es lo mejor!

    big z Posted: 8 years ago
  112. btw, what happened to bob burnquist?

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  113. Thats to bad. He was awsome, but shit happends and the dude wasn't feelin it. It's his choice, but I think he might have made a mistake. Rock on twan.

    Mafia Mike Posted: 8 years ago
  114. Dipsetttttttttttttt forget antwuan dixon its all about mccrank man!!!! i got a pair of the es k7s and the anti-socal tight shoes!!!

    McCrankitup Posted: 8 years ago
  115. C'mon guys, I can't summon Paul Rodriguez all by my self. Help out.

    Demo Posted: 8 years ago
  116. LakaiorDie!!!!!

    youngmoney Posted: 8 years ago

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