Da Kine skate team manager Scott Koerner has just returned from a scouting trip to Europe with stops in Munich, Germany and the Czech Republic. While in the Czech Republic, Koerner hit the Mystic Skate Cup as well as the new Da Kine sponsored concrete park in Prague.
He is now back in the States, organizing the Da Kine Back-to-School Tour, an east coast skate tour, which will kick off in Florida on September 22 and travel northward to skate shops and parks, concluding in New Hampshire on October 4. The Da Kine Back-to-School Tour, which is also being backed by Red Bull, will feature team riders including Paul Machnau, Jessie Van Roechoudt, Jesse Landen, Jon Comer, Neal Mims, Chris Haslam – fresh off a third-place finish at the Mystic Skate Cup in Prague – and other riders to be announced.
Team demos and shop appearances are scheduled in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire. Red Bull marketing representative, Ryan Boye, will be at each stop, serving up BBQ and Red Bull to the masses. Specific tour stop locations are being finalized and information will be posted at www.dakine.com .
The Da Kine Back-to-School Tour will give fans an opportunity to watch and meet key members of the growing Da Kine skate team, which now includes Mike Vallely, Paul Machnau, Mike Frazier, Jon Comer, Dave Hupp, Neal Mims*, Chris Haslam, Ariel Stagni, Jessie Van Roechoudt, Javier Sarmiento, Alain Goixtera, Glenn Suggit, Jesse Landen, Dave Lapchuk, Tyler Bledsoe* and Toebee Parkhurst*.
The Vallely and Vector packs anchor Da Kine’s Skate Series, with features such as music organization, deployable padded camera bag, and heavy-duty skate carry systems. Da Kine’s unique S2 Tool is designed specifically for snow and skate, combining an array of tools for both sports in one compact design. The solid cast aluminum tool features a ratchet driver, Phillips and Hex bits, and a range of cast steel alloy wrenches. For more information, go to www.dakine.com.