The Las Vegas Dew Tour marks the end of the season for the summer sports. It just so happens that they also scheduled the first Monster Cup supercross for the same weekend in Las Vegas, bringing almost the entire action sports industry to Sin City. We thought it was only fitting that we also bring out Machine Gun Kelly to add to the weekend of raging. Here are some highlights and photos from the weekend…
Happy Birthday to our boy Adam Cianciarulo! Fifteen years old means he’s almost legal to drive. Over the weekend Adam, went 1-1-1 at the Monster Cup in Las Vegas. Congrats Adam! Here is Adam’s latest Ethika commercial we filmed right before he headed to Sin City. Enjoy!
At just fourteen, Adam Cianciarulo already has a resume that puts most athlete’s careers to shame. He has won multiple amateur national titles, landed on the cover of Racer X, and receives full support from one of the all time best teams in motocross – Pro Circuit Kawasaki. But Adam will never tell you that himself. Adam is one of the most humble and intelligent kids we have ever come across. When he is not riding, he is focused on kicking his friends’ butts in go karts, maintaining his 4.0 GPA, or finding ways to improve his image with the ladies.
AC has been a part of our familie for years now, and while he is still the youngest, he has the maturity that lets him constantly get the invitation to travel and hang with the guys who are almost twice his age. Adam is spending the next three weeks in California getting ready for the Monster Energy Cup race in Las Vegas. It has been about a year since we filmed our last edit with Adam, so we thought this was a perfect time to link up with him and log some video footage. I called the Plan B skateboards filmer Dario Rezk. Dario recently filmed both Torey Pudwill and Paul Rodriguez video parts for Plan B and thought he could provide a unique view on Adam. We spent hours at the Kawasaki test track and got some pretty cool footage. Stay on the lookout for an AC92 edit coming soon….
The Street League Championships are next weekend and we are giving away five pairs of tickets to the event!* Just post your answer to the question below and we will choose five winners at random on Thursday at 5pm! Good luck!
Question: Which Ethika skater placed highest at stop 3 of Street League and how many points did he score?”
*Transportation is not part of the prize. Winners must provide their own transportation to the event.
For the fourth year in a row, Ryan Sheckler brought out the biggest names in action sports, along with some celebrities to raise money for charity in the 4th Annual Sheckler Foundation Celebrity Skins Classic. The tournament was held at Trump National Golf Course in Palos Verdes, pretty close to the X-Games venue. Vern Troyer, Rob Dyrdek, Laker Matt Barnes, Draco Malfroy (Harry Potter), and PGA Tour player (and big motocross fan) Ricky Fowler were some of the big names who came out to raise some money for a good cause. Ethika familie Mason Aguirre, Chad Reed, DIngo, JJ Thomas, Brett Banasiewicz, Steve Astephen, and Andy Bell also came out to kick off X-Games week.
This past weekend the third stop of Street League went down in Glendale, AZ. Only ten guys would qualify for the finals in New Jersey so it was time to step up. Unfortunately our friends Terry Kennedy and Torey Pudwill were hurt and couldn’t skate, but that opened the door to watch guys like Tommy Sandoval and Luan Oliveira KILL IT. Both P-Rod and Ryan qualified for the finals. The arena was full and it was time for the boys to go to work.
Our friends over at Street League gave us ten tickets to give away to the Arizona Street League stop this coming weekend. First five people to email <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a> with the name of the trick Ryan Sheckler did at the Kansas City stop to earn a 9.7 will win two tickets to the contest!
*Winners must either live in the Phoenix, AZ area and/or provide their own transportation to the event.
I was looking through old folders on the computer and came across a couple images of Travis Pastrana from 2003. We want everyone to know where Ethika came from and how deep the roots are. The photo was taken before Nitro Circus, before double backflips, before rally cars, and before much of the progression of freestyle motocross that Travis is currently responsible for. Check back in 2019 for a photo taken today~
If you are from anywhere around the Cleveland, Ohio region, then there is no need to introduce a new hip-hop artist that goes by Machine Gun Kelly (MGK). We were first introduced to MGK by our friends over at Young and Reckless. On top of that our boy, and Ohio native, Louie Vito was quick to back up the hype behind this rapper. After watching one youtube clip, it became obvious that MGK puts the same heart and passion into his music that Ethika was built on. The lyrics bleed with Cleveland pride and the amount of views proves that it is more than just Cleveland bumping the anthems. Whats even more impressive than the youtube clips is the amount of energy MGK brings to a live show. Instantly electric. Lace up!
Familie (our way of spelling, our crew, our choice)! Perfect example of our Familie roots is Carey Hart, been part of Ethika since it was a concept over 10 years ago, so we have been part of his dreams accomplishing a FMX legacy, launching Hart and Huntington, marrying his sweetheart Alecia, and now a proud father of young Willow. Carey Hart “With You Everywhere”~