Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero and Braydon Szafranski have returned home from representing Baker on Thrasher's King of the Road Tour. Ed Templeton and Austin Stephens have also returned home to sunny SoCal, bro. Ed drove the Toy Machine van and busted out a bunch of tricks on the list of challenges.
Austin went along just for the fun of it. He celebrated his birthday on Monday with the Toy Machine team. Happy Birthday, Austin! The guys are pretty beat, but were able to rack up a ton of points, so we’ll find out this weekend which team is crowned King of the Road for 2006.
This past weekend, Heath Kirchart, Kevin Long, Matt Allen and Marquis Preston went out to New York for the Back to the Banks contest. We met up with Brandon Westgate and hung out and had some good times. Matt Allen won the Best Overall Skater Award and went home with $1000 in dollar bills.
On Sunday, we went KCDC in Brooklyn to hang out, sign some posters and skate the mini-ramp. Marquis, who is on flow for Chocolate skateboards, then flew out to Kansas City to meet up with the Chocolate team to finish up the Badass Meets Dumbass Tour. Kevin stayed out in New York this week and is flying home today. Heath is heading up to the Bay Area to film for the upcoming Alien Workshop video with Greg Hunt.
Aaron Suski just went home to Tucson, Arizona. He had been recently spotted schralping around in the Pacific Northwest on a TransWorld trip, hitting up a bunch of skateparks. “Camping, skating, swimming, campfires, you know how we do,” said good ol' Suskiwoo.
Chris Senn recently got broke off. He is at home in Hawaii right now, recovering from a broken hand, ribs and collarbone. Senn broke his hand skating his backyard ramp a little while back. Then the week after that, he skated the Volcom Meadows contest in Mammoth, California and took a gnarly slam that broke some ribs and his collarbone.
“The whole time I’ve skated, I’ve never broken a bone, and then I break three in just a couple of weeks!” Senn commented. He will be back on his board next weekend for the Downtown Showdown contest at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.