Friday, September 19, 2008
Five days ago, Familia Skateshop in Minneapolis, held a little contest called, "The Red Wave Challenge." The dudes over at Familia constructed an exact replica of the famed Red Wave spot in Downtown Minneapolis that you've without a doubt seen Steve Nesser and Seth McCallum skate in mags and videos. From the looks of the video below, things went down hard, even after the rain clouds attempted to rub their giant asses all over the pavement. For photos of the event and updates on the Minneapolis/Familia skate scene, check out the shops blog.
Speaking of Mr. Iannucci, his skateshop, Poets, has a brand new site that's up and running right now. Also visit the official Poets Myspace Page for frequent updates and store happenings.
Eric Pupecki Talks About The Menace Days At Bobshirt
My friends over at Bobshirt have come correct with another "throwback" interview. This time, they managed to track done and verbally probe the one only, Eric Pupecki. Eric chats about moving to SF, skating EMB, getting the boot from Element, Keenan Milton, Gino Iannucci, Lockwood and his days riding for Menace. Good stuff. Peep this old 411 section called "Roomies," featuring Pupecki, Gino and the late Keenan Milton. Those were the days...
Habitat Skateboards will be embarking on the Territory Trail Canadian Tour 2008, hitting up different spots in Canada for signings and skating along the way, beginning this September 20th. Along for the ride is Stefan Janoski, Tim O' Connor, Fred Gall, Mike McDermott, Guru Khalsa, Austyn Gillette and Marius Syvanen. Wait, what? Is Marius on Habitat? No official announcement has been made but if his name's on a tour flyer like this, he's at the very least on flow. Marius is one of my favorite skaters ever. Super smooth and casual style for that guy. After leaving Santa Cruz a short while back I was wondering what the hell happened to the kid. Habitat seems like a nice fit, if he is in fact on. Check the kids part from Osiris' Feed The Need.
The riders over at eS'are not f*&%k'in around. These dudes have been traveling, handling their business and racking up footage for the much anticipated eS' full-lengthy video. If you don't beleive me, refer to the footage below of Javier Sarmiento, Bobby Worrest, Rodrigo TX and Cale Nuske from a recent eS' tour of the U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates). Look how insane those ledge spots are.