DVS Trailer, Blind Demos, Butterfinger Break Out

The Skate More Trailer Has Arrived…

Check out the trailer for DVS Shoe Company’s first-ever skateboard video at www.skate-more.com

Blind, West 49, What If?

West 49 brought the Blind team to British Columbia for some demos.

Thursday October 14, 4:30 PM RDS Skatepark, Richmond

Saturday October 16, 3:00 PM Nanaimo Skatepark,

Featuring Ronnie Creager, Jake Brown, Kris Markovich, Aaron Artis, James Craig, Evan Schiefelbine, and Corey Sheppard.

west49.com, blindreaper.com

Blind video out January 2005!


Up-and-Coming Athletes in Skateboarding, BMX and Motocross to Ride with the Pros;

Three will be Named “Break Out Rookies of the Year

Nine amateur action sports athletes from across the country have been selected as finalists in the NESTLÈ BUTTERFINGER “Break Out Challenge. The finalists will showcase their talents in skateboarding, BMX or motocross in the ultimate setting — in front of four-time X Games BMX gold medalist Ryan Nyquist, 2004 X Games freestyle motocross gold medalist Nate Adams and pro skater and X Games commentator Jason Ellis on Saturday, October 2, at Hollywood Sports Park in Bellflower. Nyquist, Adams and Ellis will crown one finalist from each action sports discipline the Butterfinger “Break Out Rookie of the Year.   

Athletes ages 15-25 sent in a one-minute video of their best “Break Out moves in one of the three action sports disciplines: skateboarding, BMX or motocross. Three finalists were selected in each discipline: 

Skate: Andrew Caro, 22, Los Angeles; Patrick Forster, 15, Diamond Bar, CA; Denny Kremblas, W. Seneca, NY 

The finalists will receive the experience of a lifetime: performing for and riding with action sports superstars Nyquist, Adams and Ellis. Following an open session where they get to ride with the pros, each finalist will get 90 seconds to wow the pros with their best moves. Finalists will be judged based on the following criteria: Style (appearance, look of bike or skateboard), worth 40%; Personality (passion and excitement for action sports), worth 40%; and Creativity (uniqueness of moves) worth 20%.  

Each “Break Out Rookie of the Year winner will receive $1,000 cash and $500 worth of gear, along with the opportunity to have his/her likeness integrated into a future1 PlayStation 2 version of the Tony Hawk skateboarding video game series. Official rules can be found at Butterfinger.com, the definitive location to learn about the Butterfinger “Break Out Challenge.  

About the Pros 

Jason Ellis got his big break in commentating while at a contest for ESPN. The Aussie moved to California where he continues to skate and pursue a career on camera, including commentating at the X Games. Ellis has appeared in ESPN/Touchstone Pictures’ IMAX film Ultimate X, Columbia Pictures’ XXX, starring Vin Diesel and Bam Margera’s movie Haggard. In 2001, Ellis set the Guinness World Record for “Biggest Drop on a Skateboard onto a Ramp. Ellis has not only been able to successfully combine skateboarding and performing in front of a camera, but he has quickly emerged as one of the most dynamic personalities in the action sports industry.   

Each of three grand prize winners will have their likeness integrated into the first PlayStation 2 version of the Tony Hawk skateboarding video game series that is released after Tony Hawk’s Underground 2.