News Of The Week – May 7, 2004

News Of The Week, May 7, 2004

Alias Happenings

Kent McKaig will be handling most skate team relations for Alias Distribution as of now. For questions about teamriders or rep riders, contact kent@osirisshoes.com or call (619) 520-6421.

The Butcher and John Rattray are headed out to Virginia Beach, Virginia for a huge demo with Hotline skate shop. It will be the first Osiris appearance for both riders on the East Coast. Clint Peterson is officially on the Osiris A Team. Expect to see an ad with him shortly.

Miami slayer Forest Kirby, a.k.a. F.O.R.E., is being flowed by Osiris.

The new skate video Overexposed is in full production. A lot of the teamriders have full parts already finished. The Osiris G-Bag received top honors in Stuff magazine. The G-bag nailed the fifth position out of the 100 best gadgets of the year.

The 88 team is traveling and filming diligently for their upcoming debut video Destroy Everything Now. The 88 roster includes Kris Markovich, Corey Duffel, JT Aultz, Mark Gutterman, Alan Peterson, Adrian Mallory, Peter Hewitt, Kristian Svitak, Justin Strubing, and Neil Blender.

Vision Heads Up

Vision Street Wear is looking for experienced outside sales reps to handle the new line of footwear and clothing. Vision Street Wear has been around for over 25 years. The new line includes the Duane Peters signature shoe model, old-school models, and all new skate models. For more information, please visit the Web site visionstreetwear.com. Send your résumé to selectdist@att.net. 

Sole Tech

What stance is the best? Only one way to find out. etnies presents GVR, a goofy versus regular contest at the etnies Skatepark Of Lake Forest. The etnies contest will pit goofy-footed riders against regular-footed riders on teams–an unconventional and different pro contest featuring everyone from Eric Koston to Andrew Reynolds. The contest is slated for October 8, 9, and 10.

The Kids In Emerica DVD is hitting shops now, featuring skating from the entire Emerica team on tour.

Here are éS Game Of Skate retailer dates–winners will be chosen to compete in the highly anticipated Game Of Skate 2 at September’s ASR:

May 22, San Dimas, California, Active Ride Shop, (909) 592-0661

June 12, Denver, Colorado, Emage

June 13, Chicago, Illinois, Soldier Field parking lot, Uprise, BBT, PhaseII, Skateshack

July 10, New York, New York, Tompkins Park, Autumn

July 11, Boston, Massachusetts, Coliseum, (781) 662-3400

July 17, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Hotline

July 18, Philadelphia suburbs, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, G-Spot, (215) 949-1033

July 24, Tampa, Florida, Skatepark of Tampa, (813) 621-6793