Tuesday, August 25, 2009
éS footwear announced today that John Rattray has officially joined their elite team. After parting ways with long-time footwear sponsor, Osiris some months ago, there has been a lot of speculation as to where Rattray's feet would end up. The Scotsman with an advanced degree in Physics, a deep repertoir of video parts and serious style to boot is a welcome addition to the already stacked éS squad. Rattray joins Silas Baxter-Neal, Rick McCrank, Bobby Worrest, Justin Eldridge, Rodrigo Tx, Javier Sarmiento, Nyjah Huston, Danny Garcia, Mike Anderson and Cale Nuske. Busy filming for his board sponsor Zero's new video, "Strange World," Rattray is surely crushing terrain and stacking footage as you read this.
Nick Merlino joins forces with Tum Yeto.
Nick Merlino is an amazing skateboarder; those that have seen him skate in person know how hard he rips. Nick's lack of talent off a skateboard is what worries me and a lot of others out there. In the past year that I have known Nick I have noticed that he is socially retarded and not a day goes by without someone telling me something embarrassing about him. I honestly can't wait to see what's next. Whatever you see from Nick you can bet it's going to be shocking. — Mike Sinclair
In celebration of the launch of Zoo York's "Sky High" pro board series which features the NYC skyline photography of Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Zoo is holding an opening and party at Brooklyn's own KCDC skateshop.