Freebord Announces 2012 Pro Team

Top Quote Freebord, a San Francisco-based skateboard company, announces its 2012 Pro Team, which features riders from around the world. Freebord is a type of skateboard that rides like a snowboard on the streets. End Quote
  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2012 - Freebord Manufacturing formally announced their 2012 Pro Team today, which features a talented mix of riders from across the globe and includes four new members and four returning members from the 2011 team.

    The 2012 Team Includes: Arnaud de Bluze (FR), Mike Hoppe (US), Daniel Vega (US), Nico Gaillard (FR), Corey Lucero (US), Ben Berger (FR), Caleb Casey (US) and Tyler Murgo (US).

    The four riders returning from the 2011 Team include Hoppe, de Bluze, Gaillard (2011 Rider of the Year) and Lucero. New faces to the Team include Vega, Berger, Casey and Murgo (2011 Rookie of the Year).

    "Having been the Team Manager in years past, I can definitely say that this is one of the most talented teams we've ever put together," said Steven Bianco, current General Manager of Freebord and former Pro Team Manager. "Our pro team riders have always been leaders in our riding community and are responsible for a great deal of our sport's progression."

    Pro Team riders were selected by U.S. Team Manager Nick Cruit, European Team Manager Arnaud Blin, and other Freebord employees.

    "This year's Team has such a great mix of strong downhill riding and solid freestyle that we're really excited to see where these guys push our sport this year," Cruit said. "And with 2012 being Freebord's 15th Anniversary, expect to see some amazing things from these guys this year."

    Visit to view the 2012 Pro Team Announcement video, which features highlights from all of this year's riders.

    About Freebord
    Through 15 years of evolution and rider-driven design, Freebord has engineered a setup that rides exactly like a snowboard on pavement. Freebord features a six-wheel design, which includes two low-riding center wheels that allow you to drift and spin and four edge wheels that allow you to control your slide and stop on a dime. Freebord also includes step-in, step-out bindings that offer riders maximum control. Whether you like to bomb the steeps, carve on wide streets or strait-line the narrowest of sidewalks, Freebord lets you carve, slide, slow down and stop wherever and whenever you want. It's the payoff of 15 years of progression and innovation. Find out more at

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