Burlington, VT — August 21, 2002 — The 2002 ASR San Diego Trade Expo will be held September 5-7, 2002, in sunny San Diego, CA, and Gravis is very proud to announce that it will be an official ASR exhibitor for the first time ever at September’s show.

Never looking to simply blend in with the masses, Gravis’ complete Spring/Summer 2003 line of progressive footwear, bags, and gear will be on grand display in the San Diego Convention Center, but in true Gravis form, the inaugural Gravis ASR booth will be erected slightly off the beaten path in MEETING ROOM 14A — located adjacent to the main exhibition hall’s entrance. In addition to housing Gravis’ innovative new product line, members of Gravis’ global Development Team comprised of athletes, artists, and musicians will stop by MEETING ROOM 14A throughout the show, and a squad of Gravis DJ’s will be on-hand to provide a blend of fresh beats.

Gravis is extremely fired-up to be participating in the upcoming ASR San Diego Trade Expo, as the show will not only allow Gravis to connect with Southern California retailers and media outlets on a more personal level, but it will also provide a forum whereby Gravis can officially introduce itself and the various components that make Gravis, Gravis, to the entire action sports industry — including its global family of Development Team members, sales and company representatives.

In conjunction with Seasons Recordings and Korda, Gravis will get the party started right on Thursday night (9/5/02) at the Seasons / Onyx Room party that will run from 9 p.m. — 4 a.m. The Seasons DJ crew will be in full force including Jamie Thinnes, Cocoe, Mitsuo, Jonene, and Brett Johnson. With top-notch DJ’s providing the beats on an incredible sound system, the Seasons / Onyx Room party will definitely be the spot to hit after surviving the first day of ASR madness.

Gravis is also proud to be participating in ASR’s first-ever art exhibition — 3 Part Mix — featuring artwork from a variety of action sport / street-inspired artists, including longtime Gravis friend, Stash. According to ASR organizers, 3 Part Mix is not your typical art showing; “3 Part Mix is designed to explore the avenues of creativity and expression…that result from a diverse set of artists and art forms including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, silkscreen and more. A two-day event, 3 Part Mix will feature a silent auction in which you can actually bid on, and possibly take home, one or more of the featured works of art — so bring your checkbook! The silent auction will run on Thursday (9/5/02) from 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. and again on Friday (9/6/02) from 9 a.m. — 9 p.m., with a special gathering on Friday evening from 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. featuring live DJ’s and cocktails.

If you get a chance during the show, be sure to stop by MEETING ROOM 14A to hang with the Gravis crew. See ya at ASR!

The Onyx Room is located at 852 Fifth Avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarters.

For more information, and to schedule an appointment to view Gravis’ Spring/Summer 2003 line, please contact:

Greg Waters, Fuse Sports Marketing — 802-859-2103 / gwaters@fusesports.comLuis Calderin, Gravis Footwear — 802-652-3568 / luisc@gravisfootwear.com