2007 Year in Review:
Longtime éS filmer Scuba Steve becomes the official éS Team Manager and promptly scores his very own colorway of the Accel.
éS amateurs Bobby Worrest, Raymond Molinar and Silas Baxter-Neal turn pro.
Silas wastes no time earning a stack of coverage throughout the year, including Skateboarder, Thrasher and TransWorld Skateboarding's 2008 Buyer's Guide interviews--not to mention a TWS cover. Rodrigo Tx. and Raymond Molinar each get The Skateboard Mag interview treatment, while Rick McCrank graces the cover of Color for the second time.
The éS team tours their asses off, embarking on the Don't Mess With éS! filming trip through Texas and another untitled jaunt through Hawaii; followed by their 757 Tour through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland; and the éS a la Carte Europe Tour through Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Poland.
éS debuts their long-awaited second video, a full-length promo called éSpecial, right after the éS Game of SKATE 2007 World Championships at the Action Sports Retailer trade show.
éS takes the third annual GvR contest by storm, as Rick McCrank and éS flow rider Luan di Oliveira lead the Regular team to victory, Rick is crowned Regular MVP, and Nyjah Huston is named second MVP of the Goofies. Nyjah follows it up with a character in the brand-new Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground video game.
éS offers three limited-edition collaborations: Rick McCrank's Norton + Girl and Avers + Girl shoes and Justin Eldridge’s Theory Mid Chocolate shoe.
éS offers four limited-edition collections, including the Rooftop Garden Collection, featuring scuffed-up suede and leathers with silky, flowery linings; the Woodland Collection, featuring nice tan garment leathers and brown full-grain leathers; the butterfly-inspired Monarch Collection; and the warm sherpa lining and water-resistant Climate Control Collection.
éSpecial Video Parts
- China successfully tests a ground-based ballistic missile capable of destroying satellites in orbit, drawing criticisms from other countries.
- The Mooninite Scare occurs in Boston when devices used in a guerrilla marketing campaign for the animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force are mistaken for explosive devices.
- Talk show host Don Imus is fired by CBS for making controversial comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.
- Thirty-two people are killed in the Virginia Tech Massacre in Blacksburg, Virginia.
- Four people are charged with a terror plot to blow up JFK International Airport in New York.
- After 35 years, Bob Barker hosts his last episode of the TV game show The Price is Right.
- Apple's new iPhone is released in the United States.
- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney serves as Acting President for two-and-a-half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
- The final novel in J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released, selling over eight million copies in the first 24 hours.
- The Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah collapses, killing six miners.
- The Myanmar military cracks down on weeks-long anti-government protests. Buddhist monks are arrested and Internet access is cut from the public.
- Wildfires in Southern California result in the evacuation of more than 1,000,000 people and destroy over 1,600 homes and businesses.
- The Writers Guild of America goes on strike.
- Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins shoots eight people dead and injures five at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, then commits suicide.
- Led Zeppelin reunites in London, England for the first time since 1980.
- An escaped tiger at the San Francisco Zoo kills one person and injures two others.