REAL Team Visits LA

Real team members Peter Ramondetta, Jake Donnelly, Davis Torgerson, Kyle Walker, Ernie Torres, & Robbie Brockel went through Los Angeles and hit up a few of the best skate parks LA has to offer.

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Girl/Chocolate Demo At NoHo Skate Plaza

This Saturday, September 3rd from 2pm-4pm at the NoHo Skate Plaza located in North Hollywood, CA!

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Lance Mountain Skating Etnies Expansion

Skateboarding legend Lance Mountain stopped by the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest last week to test out the new backyard style bowl.

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Etnies Skatepark Expansion Video

Check out this video of Sean Malto and Ryan Sheckler skating the new street run section of the new expansion area!

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World Industries Team At Tempe Skate Park

Check out this video of Andrew Cannon, Cody Davis, Timmy Knuth, and Mike Franklin from the World Industries team skating at the Tempe Skate Park!

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Nate Principato Kills Stoner Plaza

Check out this video of Nate Principato at Stoner Skate Plaza!

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Etnies Skatepark Expansion Grand Opening

Skateboarding pro Ryan Sheckler wowed fans at Etnies Skatepark this weekend with big backside flips and 360s on the park’s new bump-to-rail. The feature is part of a 19,000-square-foot expansion that increased the park’s size by one-third, making it the largest in the nation, according to city officials. Fans and fellow skaters clapped and cheered as Sheckler and other Etnies Team skaters landed huge tricks and carved the park’s newest features, including the centerpiece, a 16-foot-high by 8-foot-wide cradle. After the skate jam, Sheckler was swarmed by skaters handing him skate decks and T-shirts to sign.

Other Etnies pros celebrating the event were Sean Malto of Kansas City, Jose Rojo and Kyle Leeper of Carlsbad, Devine Calloway of Laguna Beach and Willow – no last name – who is from Cologne, Germany. The event also included an official dedication by Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog and Pierre-André Senizergues, founder and CEO of Sole Technology, an apparel and shoe company that owns Etnies. All who attended received free tacos.

About 60,000 skateboarders visit the park annually, said Nick Gates, the city’s skate park coordinator. Entrance is free, covered by city funding and by fees from skate park programs and camps. The original skate park was built for nearly $2 million in 2003. Initially the city had planned a typical 10,000-square-foot park, Gates said. Then Senizergues, a former professional skateboarder from France, stepped into the picture. Senizergues – whose Sole Technology is based in Lake Forest – proposed a joint venture between the city and his company. His goal: provide a world-class skate park where riders could skate for free on professional-level obstacles, bowls and ledges.

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2011 WILD IN THE PARKS STOP #10

Volcom Stone’s 2011 North American Wild in the Parks tour packed a trowel and pushed it’s wheelbarrow of good times to the Garden State for a stop at Princeton’s Hilltop Skatepark Saturday August 20! After three consecutive years at the Sayreville skatepark it was time to freshen things up with a change of scenery. While not being particularly sizable for a big contest, Princeton’s park contains a solid variety of street-style obstacles that can easily entertain for hours. The proof was in the pudding as the 4th annual New Jersey WITP was chalk-full of large tricks and the skating went deep into the afternoon.

As per WITP tradition, three park “zones” were picked for competitors to manhandle throughout the day’s event. The first of which consisted of a hubba, 9-set/handrail and euro-gap. An extended double-set, fun-box and down-flat-down ledge called zone 2 home while a sizeable pyramid/ledge combo laid claim to zone 3.

Results:

14 & Under:
1st: C.J. Kelly
2nd: Ethan Todt
3rd: Wes Masco
4th: Joey Sedlack
5th: Joseph Marrone
6th: Ryan Handel
7th: Robert Capone

15 & Over:
1st: Liam McCabe
2nd: Chris Anderson
3rd: Brett Ross
4th: Michael Ralph
5th: Billy Cusa
6th: Jon Pine
7th: Brendon Millich

Open/Pro-Am:
1st: Dillon Constantine – $250
2nd: Jordan Gesko – $150
3rd: Leo Heinert – $100
4th: Rob Werner
5th: Kurt Kaman
6th: Eric Elliott
7th: Chris Sarte

Electric’s “Hype of the Day”: Jordan Gesko – $50

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Neen Williams Supra Ad

Check out this Supra Ad of Neen Williams!

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Sheckler, Malto, & More At Etnies Skatepark

This Saturday, August 20, etnies and the City of Lake Forest are inviting skate fans and the local community to celebrate the completed etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest expansion project, which makes the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest the largest free public skatepark in the U.S. Party guests will get the chance to skate the park’s new world-class features and celebrate with the etnies skate team, the owner of etnies, the mayor of Lake Forest and other city officials, while enjoying free food and music by the Blackouts.

The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest expansion event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the City of Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog, City Manager Robert Dunek and etnies owner and CEO Pierre-Andre Senizergues planting a tree as a part of replacing trees and plants that were displaced during construction. The party will continue with a skate demo and signing with the etnies team, including Ryan Sheckler, Sean Malto, Kyle Leeper, Ryan Pearce, Devine Calloway, Willow and Alex Midler. A taco truck will have free food for everyone, and music will be provided by the Blackouts.

The $1,000,000 and nearly 22,000 square foot expansion project was funded by the City of Lake Forest, and the concept created by skateboarder and community input, Nick Gates and the City of Lake Forest staff and SITE Design Group, Inc. The construction was completed by California Skateparks, and brought new features to the already state-of-the-art park, including a cradle, mini bowl, street run, flow course, backyard style pool, upgrades to existing park features, and barbeque area for skate camps and events.

“It’s amazing for me to see what a success the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest is for the community,” said Pierre-Andre Senizergues, etnies owner and CEO. “To celebrate such a large expansion demonstrates the power of coming together and hopefully will encourage more cities to create skateparks as part of their communities. Bravo, Lake Forest, for making a difference!”

The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest was a first in skateboarding. In 2003 it was the first time a skatepark was created through a public/private partnership. It was Pierre-Andre Senizergues’ vision to raise awareness for cities to understand the importance of skateparks in their communities, and from that this public/private partnership was formed. etnies partnered with the City of Lake Forest to create this skatepark that currently has more than 1,200 skateboarders ride it each week. The etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest model shows that skateparks can be a major benefit to communities all over the world.

For updates on etnies and its skate team, visit etnies.com, and for more information on the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, check out etniesskatepark.com.

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