No More Bread and Cheese!

Posted August 14, 2006 by éS

In early June, 2006, the éS team hightailed it over to Paris, France to do a signing and demo at the V7 Teenage Tour Finals, attend the éS Spring 2007 sales meeting, film their asses off and do a little sightseeing.

During the demo, which went down on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at Cosanostra Skatepark, éS team riders Rick McCrank, Javier Sarmiento, Nyjah Huston, Bobby Worrest and Mike Barker took the street course by storm for an excited mob of 600-800 kids who packed the stands. éS Team Manager Jay Maldonado, Nyjah's dad and Scuba Steve caught it all on film. A hectic 90-minute signing followed until we ran out of posters.

Justin Eldridge joined us the day after the demo. Seems he had to attend his Theory pro shoe release party at Val Surf. Unfortunately, Justin hurt himself on his first day in Paris, when he flipped over a rail. P.J. Ladd also showed up for a few. We all went to the éS Spring 2007 sales meetings, where we hung out, listened to the presentations and showed support for the brand. Everyone seemed to have a good time--P.J. and Rick were even spotted cuttin' a rug on the dance floor.

For our sales meeting ender, everyone--including éS team riders, sales reps and distributors--met up in front of the hotel around 7:30 p.m. and skated over en masse to the Eiffel Tower for a group photo shoot. We're talking over 150 skaters, pal, which amounts to nothing less than a huge mob practically taking over the city. After the photo, a big circle of skaters formed around éS owner Pierre André and Don Brown, who busted out freestyle tricks for the amused masses.

The éS team spent the next several days filming and shooting photos on the stairs, hubbas, ledges and banks of Paris. In fact, we bagged footage for the upcoming éS video every day. Also, keep an eye out for an article on the trip in Sugar magazine.

Many of our off-board hours were spent visiting places like the Museum of Photography, going on boat rides down the scenic Seine river, and seeing plenty of other sights. By the end of the trip, everyone was all tuckered out and sick of gobbling down the never-ending array of bread and cheese sandwiches that the City of Lights has to offer. It was finally time to head home to the good ol' U.S.A. for some real food.

Until next time, chomp on this!


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There's 12 responses to "No More Bread and Cheese!"

  1. This whole yes video coming out is a joke. It was scheduled for spring '06 but itll end up being '07. At least it will be worth the wait.

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  2. It will come out when it's ready. Do you want us to rush out a video and have it be inferior?

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  3. thanks for the story. it seemed like a nice little tour thingy in paris/ they got nice spots there oh yeah. so they filmed for the upcoming es video. any word yet on when the video will drop. im just waitin for it cuz it seems killer. sorry justin that stinks about ur injury. nice long story. its been a while. es keeps killin it around the globe!

    puerto rican gringo Posted: 8 years ago
  4. ok that clears up my video question. thanks. yea i gess garry is right. they are just making the vid all the more special. cant wait

    puerto rican gringo Posted: 8 years ago
  5. Sick looks good makes me go wana sk8

    Mort Posted: 8 years ago
  6. cool, but isn't it a bit late to talk about a june trip ?

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  7. I hope they get some good le dome runs

    Glokan Posted: 8 years ago
  8. your right. more time for pj to make another legendary part

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  9. I've heard Le Dome is thrashed now ... so I'm not even sure you can skate it, it's all rough on the ground and dirty everywhere.

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  10. "P.J. and Rick were even spotted cuttin’ a rug on the dance floor."
    haha P.J. on the dancefloor ey

    Wouter2005 Posted: 8 years ago
  11. I can't wait for y'es and fully flared!!!

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  12. fully flaired is gonna have to be like 3 hours long there are so many people on the team.

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago

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