Lake Forest, CA. (30 July, 2003) – Widely recognized as one of the most stylish and advanced skaters in the world, etnies proudly welcomes Mr. Rune Glifberg to the team.

Rune first started skating back in early 1986 at the age of eleven in Denmark, Copenhagen after a friend introduced him to the wooden toy that would forever change his life. A naturally talented skater from the get go, Rune started killing it as soon as he learned how to ollie, and, years later, found himself winning one of the biggest pro contests in skateboarding, the Slam City Jam in 1996.

Rune’s win at Slam was not only a huge push in his career, but it also launched a firestorm of publicity that would garner him coverage in every major skateboarding magazine around the world. It was during this round of global recognition that many people had their very first glimpse of the destruction that Rune Glifberg regularly visits upon vert ramps…but it wouldn’t be their last.

Since then, Rune has consistently placed top three in contests, including a win at the 2001 Gravity Games and most recently a win at the 2003 World Cup contest in his hometown of Copenhagen. He’s given countless interviews, and has been featured on the cover of dozens of skateboarding magazines around the globe. Rune’s incredible skating, coupled with his friendly and often very funny personality, has earned him recognition as one of the most respected and admired skaters today. We are excited to add such an amazing individual to our team. Please help us welcome the one, the only, Rune Glifberg to etnies.

Welcome to the team, Rune!

Rune Glifberg rides for etnies Footwear, Flip Skateboards, Volcom Clothing, Ricta Wheels, Fury Trucks, Oakley Eyewear, and Mountain Dew.