Adio News, Skating Into Summer in Arkansas

The free Adio DVD is available now! The new full length free DVD from Adio Footwear featuring the whole Adio pro and am team. This DVD captures all the magic from the Adio demos, signings and “jet tour” as well as the street slaying that went down in Barcelona. It consists of only the best footage brought together from all the riders and has tons of action to keep you glued to your seat, even without your Ridlin. Be the first on your block to order this fine display of skateboarding goodness. You can go to adiofootwear.com to order it.

All of us here at Adio as a company, and also as friends, would like to congratulate Chris Miller, our boss, for his win in the Master’s division. The Pro-Tec pool party contest in the Vans skatepark’s Combi pool took place on May. 13th-14th. Chris Miller, who had not skated the Vans Combi Bowl before this week, made it look like he was skating in his own backyard, clearly the winner from the first practice session. Ripping fast lines and everything else you can imagine sealed the deal on his first place win! Congratulations Chris!

After spending some time in LA to work with the HIM guys, Bam and the Viva crew were off to Brazil to film an upcoming episode of Viva La Bam. They were up to their usual antics, always messing with Don Vito. They also met up with Bob Burnquist and skated some gnarly pools.

Right this very second you can download CKY’s newest track, “Familiar Realm” exclusively from iTunes! Look out for their forthcoming album “An Answer Can Be Found” in June. Catch CKY on the ROCKADIO tour this summer.

For more information check out the Adio news section.

Adio Events

June 10-12, 2005 – Damn AM @ 3rd Lair SkateparkCheck out Nick Dompierre, Anthony Schultz, Sean Eaton, Dominique Johnson, Daniel Espinoza, Trace Saylor, Donnie Mitchell, and Brian Brown killing it in Minneapolis. Also Steve Nesser, Danny Montoya, and Brian Sumner will be on hand for the madness.

Adio Footwear and Automatic Magazine would like to congratulate Pacific Drive for taking top prize in the 2005 Battle of the Shops! Danny Wallace, Adrian Mallory, Shruiken Shannon, and Drew Potter.

Skating into Summer in Arkansas

There is nothing like getting help from the top to make young people and especially children feel important and hopeful.  Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his rock band Capitol Offense, are doing just that for skateboarders in the small town of Russellville, Arkansas.  Governor Huckabee, who plays the bass guitar, has agreed to perform with his band at a benefit “Skating into Summer” Bar-B-Que dinner, sponsored by the Russellville Park and Recreation Department, for the Russellville Skatepark Fund.  June 21st will be a day filled with optimism by area skaters who have been waiting since 1992 for a City Skateboard Park.  Their hopes have been dashed many times but now with Governor Huckabee’s support many who had given up hope are beginning to believe that this time is different and a skatepark will be built. Some skaters who are now in their late 20’s and former Russellville residents have been e-mailing Kechia Bentley, Skatepark Fund Coordinator for the City of Russellville, conveying their excitement that skaters will finally be getting a place to skate, and wishing the city would have been able to find the funds to build the park while they were still living in Russellville. 

Governor Huckabee is known throughout the country for his promotion of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.  He has repeatedly stressed the importance of helping kids find activities that get them outside and moving, to help combat the epidemic of childhood obesity.  The Governor was informed that when Russellville skateboarders tried to do what he and other health experts were encouraging them to do, they would find themselves paying fines up to $120 or serving 16 hours of community service. It was this information and a respectful challenge to help ALL Arkansans be healthy, skateboarders inccluded, that prompted him to offer his help in raising the needed funds to build a park where skaters could participate in a sport they love without fear of citation . 

The day will begin with a Skate-A-Thon from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon followed by a competitive game of SKATE. There will be inflatable games provided by A Whole Lot of Fun and wrist bands for $10 will allow for unlimited use.  Various food and drink vendors will also be available throughout the day.  Daytime activates will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Doors will open for The “Skating into Summer” Bar-B-Que at 6:15 p.m. with dinner being served from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the dinner at 7:30 p.m. Capitol Offense will perform until 9:30 p.m.  The dinner will have a casual summer cookout theme and parents are encouraged to bring their children, it will be a great family event.  Tickets are $25 per person and include a Bar-B-Que chicken dinner, side dishes, beverage, dessert and two hours of entertainment by Capitol Offense.  For further information contact Kechia Bentley at (479)967-6490. Tickets are available at the Hughes Center or the Skate Shop.

Nate Sherwood on Indy

After coming into our offices dipped in new Indy gear and claiming it, all our doubts have been proven wrong. It’s official Nate Sherwood rides for Independent. “Joey gotz love 4 da nato.”—Nate Sherwood