“etnies and Dan’s Comp team riders Chase Dehart, Tony Hamlin, Corey Martinez and Nathan Williams are gearing up for their East Coast Tour. From the Big Apple to the Windy City, the team will be making three stops along the way for riders and fans to meet up and ride with the team as well as scoring free product from etnies and Dan’s Comp. The tour starts in NYC on May 18, ending in Chicago on May 28th. ” – Etnies.
It looks like Nathan Williams and Corey Martinez are getting the full hook up from Etnies. Not only will they be rocking their shoes this year, they will also be wearing their apparel as well. Here’s a few words from the dude, John Povah.
“Etnies is committed to BMX and its growth. With the progression of the team, it was only natural that etnies have BMX riders on footwear and apparel, representing etnies head to toe. Nathan Williams and Corey Martinez are two very talented riders that bring their own unique approach and style to BMX. Please welcom Nathan and Corey to Etnies apparel” – John Povah / Etnies BMX Team Manager
Etnies sent through an email that talks a little bit about the recent skate and BMX clinics they held at the Etnies park in Lake Forest (Not so Peg Friendly park). Nathan Williams and Ashley Charles were on hand to spend some time with the kids. Here’s the press release…
“April 5, 2011 (Lake Forest, CA) – Last Saturday, on World Autism Awareness Day, etnies, Autism Speaks and the A.skate Foundation provided a day of free skate clinics for kids on the autism spectrum at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. With the help of more than 40 volunteers, including etnies team riders Jose Rojo, Kyle Leeper, Devine Calloway, Kyle Loza, Nathan Williams and Ashley Charles, 80 children with autism of all ages were provided with one-on-one skateboarding lessons, which serve as a unique social outlet for kids who often struggle with social interaction.
To watch the kids from etnies’ Skate Clinic with Autism Speaks and the A.skate Foundation shine on their skateboards, check out this video:Click here.
As each of the four clinics held throughout the day began, the children’s faces lit up with enjoyment when they had their feet planted on the board, their hands safely held on to by their helper and the vocal encouragement by their family and volunteers. The children’s excitement for skateboarding shone through.
etnies teamed up with Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and the A.skate Foundation, an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of our social world through skateboarding, to provide children on the spectrum a day of fun while also raising awareness in the community of this prevalent disorder affecting one in 110 children.
etnies and Autism Speaks currently share a partnership on co-branded shoes which will provide a portion of the proceeds from sales to Autism Speaks. The etnies x Autism Speaks shoes can be found on the etnies site: here.
Ahhhh! Finally. The trailer for this edit dropped last week and I’ve been eagerly waiting to see this since. Cinema had Nathan and Dakota spend a few days in SoCal to film, and they clearly went all in. Why are you still reading this? Watch it!
“Nathan Williams and Dakota Roche are the first two Cinema team riders to be featured in “Cinema Sessions”. Filmed around Southern California in 3 days in February, 2011.
Directed, Filmed & Edited by
Song 1 – “Galactic Love” by UFO
Song 2 – “Fable of a Failed Race” by Hawkwind”
Cinema will be dropping an edit of Nathan Williams and Dakota Roche from some recent filming sessions on March 22. As you can see from the quick teaser above, this will most likely be some amazingness from Will Stoud. Get psyched.
Shane Weston is out in Long Beach avoiding the cold in Tennessee. Nathan Williams got on his filming and editing game and tossed together some clips of Shane killing it for Almond. There’s even an Ashley Charles clip in there which is kind of funny because his edit yesterday was talking about how he couldn’t get into the U.S, but was getting sorted out. Weird how long brands can sit on edits I guess.