Sunday, October 25, 2009
With some Internet fanfare Zero skateboards has finally announced the premiere dates and locations to their much-anticipated video, "Strange World." Though premieres are locked in for the west coast, east coast and Texas, the content of the video is still largely shrouded in mystery. Zero hasn't had a full-length video out since 2005's "New Blood." Though a promo video, a boxset of all previous videos and the Fallen video (which featured several Zero riders) has dropped in he interim, the new Zero video should certainly be one to watch.
Following their show stopping parts in last year's dynamic Fallen video, "Ride the Sky," there's some speculation that popular Zero riders including Chris Cole and the Chief Jamie Thomas won't have full parts in this latest release. The team has 12 official riders after all. But given that both Thomas and Cole are workhorse skateboarders, we wouldn't be surprised if new parts from both made their way into this release.
Joining the team since the last video are new-ish riders, Elissa Steamer, Sheldon Meleshinski, Keegan Sauder, Ben Gilley and Jamie Tancowny. Rumor mills are swirling with the stuff that tancowny has been putting down. And this video could mark the point where longtime amateur (and serious ESPN Skateboarding favorite) Keegan Sauder final gets the pro nod.
The only other questions looming about the new video are whether serious flow-rider contenders Marisa Dal Santo and Australia's Dane Burman get bumped up to full team status and then, of course, who will have the coveted first and last parts. No matter the order, the video is sure to be one to watch.
Michael BurnettWill Keegan Sauder's part be the one to finally turn him pro?
World Premiere: 7:00 pm October 29th
La Paloma Theater
East Coast Premiere: 8:30 pm October 31st
Texas Premiere: 7:00 pm November 7th