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The McCrank

Rick McCrank's first pro model skate shoe.


2001 Year in Review:

Paul Rodriguez joins éSPaul Rodriguez joins éS.

After witnessing firsthand Paul Rodriguez's incredible rollerplank talents, Eric Koston takes him under his wing and introduces Paul to the world of professional skateboarding by adding him to the éS Team.

Paul Rodriguez switch heelPaul Rodriguez sails a super smooth switch heel down a big set.

Paul RodriguezBigger please!

Paul Rodriguez nosegrindA study in light and shadow, with P-Rod and a casual nosegrind as the primary subjects.

Arto Saari is Thrasher's Skater of the Year

Following on the heels of his Flip video part, there is no questioning the fact that Arto Saari should receive the coveted SOTY award. éS congratulates Arto with a nice gift in the form of a vintage Vespa scooter.

Arto Saari Thrasher's SOTYArto Saari Thrasher's SOTY.

Arto Saari switch back 180 over railArto Saari, huge rail switch back 180.

Arto Saari, TransWorld Skateboarding, April 2001 - Frontside Boardslide, El Toro.Bigger please!

Tom PennyTom Penny cracks open a cold one and hugs the hood.

Tom Penny switch frontside flipTom Penny launches a switch frontside flip into a blurry evening scene.

Tom Penny frontside flips over the red light district. Bigger please!

Rick McCrankRick McCrank.

Rick McCrank gap to noseslideRick McCrank gap to noseslides a shiny rail.

Rick McCrank switch 50-50Rick McCrank switch 50-50.

Rick McCrank and Eric Koston lost somewhere in AsiaRick McCrank and Eric Koston, lost on the subway in Asia.

Koston is innovationPure innovation: Eric Koston lays back in the sunshine.

KostonEric Koston.

Eric Koston back 5.0s a rather healthy hubba.Eric Koston back 5.0s a rather healthy hubba.

Eric Koston frontbordEric Koston, front board, Hollywood High.

Eric Koston TransWorld cover, switch heelflip, 2001.Bigger please!

Rodrigo Teixeira, Rick McCrank, and Eric KostonRodrigo Teixeira, Rick McCrank, and Eric Koston.

Rodrigo TeixeiraRodrigo Teixeira.

Rodrigo switch 180 nosegrindBigger please!

Rodrigo Teixeira switch backtailRodrigo Tx. switch back tails the green rail.

The elusive Ronnie Creager.The elusive Ronnie Creager

éS team rider Bob Burnquist becomes the first-ever skateboarder to skate through a loop switch-stance at Tampa Pro.

Bob Burnquist switch fruit loopBob Burnquist.

Bob Burnquist backsmith cradle in his backyardBob Burnquist back Smiths a giant wooden cradle in his backyard.

2001 Product
2001 Headlines
  • The Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of AOL and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
  • Wikipedia goes online.
  • George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton as President of the United States after prevailing over Al Gore in the disputed U.S. presidential election of 2000.
  • NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
  • The United States executes Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City Bombing.
  • August 6: George W. Bush is informed in his President's Daily Brief that Osama bin Laden is determined to strike targets within the United States and that the FBI believes activity consistent with preparations for hijacking U.S. airplanes is underway.
  • Approximately 3,000 people are killed in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • Apple Computer releases its now famous iPod.
  • American Airlines Flight 587 crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, killing all 260 onboard.
  • Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2001 Ad archive
2001 éS Coverage

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New shoes: 2001

The éS Spring line adds Rick McCrank's first-ever pro model skate shoe, the McCrank. The Fall line adds the Cadiz, the Eos, the Sparta, the Trian and the Tribo.

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