THOUGH MANY RIDERS (MOSTLY UNDER-PERFORMING American teens--oh yeah, and Bastien) have been dismissed from the fearsome fear·some
1. Causing or capable of causing fear: "The Devil is a fearsome enemy" Jimmy Breslin.
2. Fearful; timid. Flip team over the years, no one has left of their own choosing until now. In a move that sent shockwaves through the skate world, it was announced that Finnish legend and 2001 Skater of the Year, Arto Saari Arto Saari (born November 9, 1981 in Seinäjoki, Finland) is a professional skateboarder. He lives in Huntington Beach, California. He was selected as the "2001 Skater of the Year" by Thrasher magazine and is considered one of the best street skaters in the world. , left Flip to join the sovereign sect of the Alien Workshop Alien Workshop, (sometimes referred to as AWS) is a skateboard company founded in 1990 by Mike Hill and Chris Carter. They are based out of Dayton, Ohio, a departure from the Californian-centric based skateboard industry. .
Speculation on whether this move was an all-or-nothing deal with Burton (the parent company of his new shoe sponsor, Gravis, his newish clothing sponsor, Analog, and who also recently acquired Alien Workshop) runs rampant, but regardless, Saari of Sorry fame is gone. Though skate fans may mourn mourn
v. mourned, mourn·ing, mourns
1. To feel or express grief or sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.
2. the end of an era, they're more likely to be looking ahead to the videos of both companies involved: Alien's Mindfield and Flip's Extremely Sorry, both due this fall.
In what's becoming industry standard, hot shoe A hot shoe is a mounting point on the top of a camera to attach a flash unit. The hot shoe is shaped somewhat like an inverted, squared-off 'U' of metal. The matching adapter on the bottom of the flash unit slides in from the back of the camera and is sometimes secured by a Vincent Alvarez was welcomed to the Chocolate team in a simulcast-on-the-Internet surprise party, complete with banners, group hugs, and complimentary refreshments. Nice one, Vince.
Though it failed to register in any sort of press release, it appears that Colt Cannon has been dropped from Circa--coincidentally, almost on the one-year anniversary from when he was kicked off Element for (supposedly) refusing to switch to their shoe team. Fuckin' a, Colt.