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January 4, 2023


Jan 4, 2022 (Lake Forest, CA) – Today etnies launched “Kendama,” a trip video capturing the experience of five etnies skaters from around the world, brought together for five days to skate in Los Angeles. With a shared love of skateboarding, these women had the time of their lives skating classic LA spots, experiencing California, and playing with a Kendama all along the way. Watch Rafaela Costa (Portugal), Carla Karolina (Brazil), Haylie Powell (Australia), Julia Kuhne (Germany), and Courtney Akita (USA) here:

Around the world skateboarders have always had a connection. As a global brand that is truly by skateboarders for skateboarders, etnies united riders from Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and North America that all came together for this one. For most of them, it was their first trip to California and an unforgettable experience.

From spot to spot, the free-spirited women were skating, having fun, and playing with a Kendama. The Japanese toy was such a fun constant on this skate trip, etnies named the trip video after it.

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About etnies:
Built by skateboarding since 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizergues, is to remain the leading skateboard footwear company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort, and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and MTB riders, and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities.