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Mike Anderson is more of a man than most. Barely 21, newly a father and now Pro. As befits his personality, no star studded free booze mash up to celebrate but a return home to give props and thanks to the skateshop and community that raised him. Among friends and family and with thanks to Five Points Skateshop, Krooked, Thunder, Spitfire, Matix and éS. Mike signed autographs, posed for autographs, received many a hug and kept his grin maintained.
Cake lovingly made.
Mike Signed his boards (Photo lifted from Mickey)
Look out for Justin Eldridge, Josh Mathews, Rick McCrank, Jimmy McDonald, Ben Raemers, John Rattray & Kevin Terpening in the South East of the good old US of A for the 'South By South East Tour' August 7th-21st.
As far as the X-Games, éS is super proud of our very own Alexis Sablone, proving that her long term commitment to Skateboarding is still paying off with her Gold Medal win on Sunday.
A huge thanks to Rob Brink for threading us these images to use.
Jump in for some sequences and more.
On Saturday while the masses gathered for X-Games 16, 8 of the éS team visited one of the spiritual homes of skateboarding. Val Surf the oldest running skate shop in the world combined with the park SkateLab (the premier museum on Skate culture) to present a demo by some of the éS team.
Here's a quick little edit of about half the tricks that got laid done beneath these hallowed walls. The demo was a great warm up session for the South by South East Tour which kicks off this weekend.
If you've never been, go witness the incredible history which speaks from their walls and rip the park while you're there, safe in the knowledge that the purity of skateboarding rests comfortably in Simi valley.
left to right : Josh Mathews, Kellen James, Ben Raemers, Kevin Terpening, Justin Eldridge, Kelly Hart, Kevin Romar, Stevie Perez and former SkateLab employee Scuba Steve.
For alternative angles and more demo footage see Fernando's edit (thanks Fernando!).