In an unrelated SJ story, Enjoi's Jose Rojo has been seriously sidelined after a semi-brutal automobile accident that left him with several broken bones and a collapsed lung. However, He's expected to make a full recovery but well wishers can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And in another continuing San Jose saga, former Skater of the Year Salman Agah has taken the reins of the Black Label stable of stars, covering all the team manager duties from now on. So if you are sending in your sponsorme tapes, make sure that you got some switch in there.
Convict kicks. Steve Van Doren, in yet another gesture of magnanimous social responsibility, is releasing the legendary Vans prison issue Velcro units. Now you and your cronies can lamp in the same shoes issued in some of the finest California prisons.
Guy Mariano is not only back in business for Girl, but will take his ever-magical feet and slide them into Lakai footwear. Can't hardly wait to see what's next.
Stefan Janoski off Etnies? Rumors, dude.
Skate cinematographer Benji Meyer, the Midwest's own Betty Ford Coppola, is about to drop Weekend Warriors. Expect some heavy rip-riding. The DVD will also feature all of his old underground flicks which include early footage of Steve Nesser, Clint Peterson, Seth "Zed" McCallum, Brian Heck and Emerie Pratt.
In somber news, the Northern California skate scene lost two good ones in the past month. Skater, photographer, one time Thrasher intern and an all around great guy, Kenton Dornbush, died in a car accident in Santa Cruz. He was a class-act. Also, well-known and welMiked skatepark patron and instructor Erie Costello died after a heavy fall in a bowl (see On Board). Before musician Warren Zevon died of cancer he mused on life and proclaimed, "Enjoy every sandwich." Well said. Remember to enjoy every grind.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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