VETERAN SKATEBOARDER, PAT DUFFY, JOINS ARNETTE AS SKATE TEAM CAPTAIN
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – May 5, 2010 – Arnette is proud to announce that veteran skateboarder and undisputed living legend, Pat Duffy, has joined the family as its newest pro rider and Skate Team Captain.
“I’m really psyched to ride for Arnette,” Duffy says. “I’ve always been a fan of the brand, and together with the rest of the ripping team we’re going to continue building Arnette into the most high-energy, pure rock sunglasses brand out there!”
Originally from Marin County, CA, and now living in the San Diego area, Duffy has been whole-heartedly dedicated to his craft since he first stepped on a skateboard in the early ‘80s. Known for his progressive style and deep bag of tricks, he is widely recognized as a central figure in the birth of modern day skateboarding. Early on in his career, it was his inventiveness and uncanny ability to take ordinary street tricks to handrails that marked a definitive turning point in the evolution of street skating. One of skateboarding’s all-time heroes, Duffy’s profound impact and influence can still be felt to this day.
In his new role at Arnette, Duffy will serve double-duty as both pro rider and, most importantly, Skate Team Captain. His long-standing industry ties and burning passion for skateboarding, coupled with his balls-out attitude and innovative approach will not only enable him to significantly grow Arnette’s skate program, but also help take the entire brand to the next level.
“We’re very excited to welcome Duffy to Arnette as our Skate Team Captain,” says Joe Freitag, Arnette Global Brand Manager. “He’s a pioneer, brings a ton of knowledge and experience to the table, and will play a key role in building up the team and getting us more involved in the skateboarding scene. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he absolutely rips!”
In addition to Arnette, Duffy also rides for Plan B, LOST Clothing, Venture Trucks, SPoT Party Team and Paradox Griptape.
Arnette’s current skateboarding team roster includes Pat Duffy, Willy Santos, Danny Supa, Luis Tolentino and Jimmy Cao.
Find out more at: ArnetteAntics.com