etnies presents: Ryan Sheckler’s 15 years strong


In an age where mainstream brands outside of skateboarding have come in and flexed muscles with large wads of cash with no scene history whatsoever, you have to admire the loyalty that Ryan Sheckler has shown to etnies. Fifteen years has gone by since he joined the brand and he is still one of the most consistent performers on a skateboard out there.

That loyalty is a rare sight in this corporately challenged landscape, especially in a recession, but I guess when you are dealing with a company that is 25 years young, and run by skaters who get out of bed for the right reasons everyday, it’s worth pledging your allegiance for. Take note.

So here it is, UK skate videographer Mike Manzoori and etnies have rolled out a tribute video looking back at those 15 years of service with Oliver Barton, Ricki Bedenbaugh, Atiba Jefferson, Manzoori himself and Arto Saari. Enjoy.

etnies Presents: Ryan Sheckler’s Fifteen Years Strong from etnies on Vimeo.

Police confirm death of missing Bristol skater Will Appleby

willapplebyWe are very sad to announce that Police have confimed that the body of the missing local West Country skater Will Appleby has been found after dredging a Bristol canal. Police were originally alerted after he failed to catch a bus home to Ulverston in Cumbria, he had just finished the first year of his media studies course at University of the West of England.

Will was said to have been very much into skateboarding and filming. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends dealing with this news this week, please look after yourselves out there this summer.

Will Appleby RIP.