Happy New Year! Just checking in with a lil' update on what the éS team has been up to over the last couple of weeks.
Rick McCrank is currently up in Vancouver, enjoying time with his daughter, as well as skating between rainstorms. When it does rain, Rick stays busy with music and skating the Anti-Social mega ramp. Just kidding, it's a mini.
Rodrigo Tx. is currently in Sao Paulo, Brazil after a two-week skate trip in Argentina with the Flip team, finishing up his part for their upcoming vid.
Justin Eldridge and Danny Garcia were out in Tempe, Arizona along with éS flow riders Mike Barker, Austyn Gillette, Kelly Hart, Mike Anderson and Kevin Terpening, to do some filming and skate the Tempe park. Upon Justin’s return to California, he picked up a guitar and has been learning some new licks, as well as frequenting Noah’s Bagels in Valencia for a double toasted everything bagel with onions, tomatoes, cream cheese and pepper.
Cale Nuske is still in Adelaide, Australia working on his part for the new Cliché video. He is also getting ready for a root canal soon. How fun! If you see Cale, tell him to stop eating so much candy.
Javier Sarmiento has been hanging out up in the Basque country of Spain. He has also been busy with his garden of cacahuates (peanuts), which he's been paying special attention to in the winter months to make sure he has a plentiful harvest for the upcoming 2008 baseball season.
Nyjah Huston is in beautiful Puerto Rico with the family, skating and enjoying the island culture. Nyjah will be returning to the mainland shortly to go shoot some photos and film in California.
Silas Baxter-Neal has been floating around the Bay Area, skating and filming. He was down in SoCal for a week, as well, filming with Mike Manzoori. Silas will be finishing up his Toebock part in the next month.
Bobby Worrest has been working on his tattoo collection. There were rumors floating around that he might get a tribal face tattoo, but thankfully, that turned out to be false. Besides frequenting the tat shop, he has been skating in the bitter cold of DC and preparing for a month-long stay in Cali, which is coming soon! Look out for Bobby in the new 411, as well.
Danny Garcia was in Hawaii with Quiksilver, enjoying the North Shore of Oahu. Can you say lifestyle? He has also been out and about filming and skating in Los Angeles.
Raymond Molinar has been back and forth between San Francisco and Long Beach, filming and shooting Polaroid pics for his Flickr page. Ray has also been collecting stamps.
Look out for éS flow rider Mike Anderson’s part in the new issue of 411 and Austyn Gillette's new novel called Hamlet. I'll bet you didn't know he is a writer!