The etnies Team Was Here, I Swear

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 by Rob

Photos by Stalker Steve
Words and Captions by Rob Meronek

On Saturday when the etnies Session began, I handed my stuff off to Stalker Steve for a few hours to give him a chance at shooting with some higher end equipment that makes it very easy to do my job. Unfortunately, he neglected to point the lens at anyone from the etnies team. When he gave the camera back to me and I saw nearly 1,000 shots fired, I assumed he had plenty. Oh well, here are the usable shots from Stalker that were on my camera when I got home.

Devin Bagnoli - kickflip 50-50 backside 180 out. I like this little dude even though Stalker Steve missed everything Mikey Taylor and the rest of the etnies team did while he was focusing on him.

Devin Bagnoli got a lot of coverage today. He just learned these crooked grind shuv-its and was doing them on everything.

At least I get to get a photo when I'm skating instead of working. I asked Steve to shoot this frontside 180 nosegrind. Too bad Mikey Taylor, Tyler Bledsoe, or Davis Togerson didn't ask him to shoot them.

This kid is your son's age riding your dad's board. He likes the big 80's shapes. You can't tell from this angle, but trust me. The etnies team was here and this kid likes big boards.

Justin Ryan, champion of inventory in Innetech by weekday. He helps us run events on weekends like this.

Who Dat? Is he on etnies? Back lip one foot.

Jereme Knibbs - wallie backside nosegrind. We never get to see him.

At least we got someone from the etnies flowgram. I spy that one dude who should be working, not playing, right now.

Games of SKATE or DICE went down with proceeds going to Haiti. Thanks to Porpe for organizing this.

The etnies marketing bid'niss guy, Jeff Taylor, is sort of proof that the etnies team was here. Well, that's it besides these other two sequences I shot myself before leaving. I'll do better next time.

Update: Video Footage

Although there was no photographic evidence of the etnies team actually being in the building during that one day we called "Session with the etnies team," some forensic evidence has started to trickle in. Stalker Steve sent in a photo of what he claims to be the etnies team doing an autograph signing. Yep, all you have to do is assume that the backs of all their heads that he shot are the people on the team. Well, we all learned from assumptions already, so that's not going to work. I managed to check the amazing security cameras we have placed all throughout the Park for the final piece of evidence to confirm we are not liars. I turned the footage over to Filmer Joe where he applied his editing work and now we have this video that proves our case: The etnies team was at SPoT, thank you very much.

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