In 1996, Elissa Steamer pushed her way into skateboarding’s spotlight with a stand-out style that transcended gender and commanded respect. Through video and grassroots touring, Elissa, whose nickname “GIZMO” her father bestowed upon her, became a favorite to many, inspiring generations of skateboarders for years to come. Proof that progression in skateboarding is more than just tricks.
Nike SB proudly presents GIZMO, our first all-women’s skate video and homage to Elissa and testament of what’s to come. Featuring Lacey Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Hayley Wilson, Sarah Meurle, Josie Millard, Nicole Hause, Aori Nishimura, Rayssa Leal and Elissa Steamer. Directed by Jason Hernandez with assistance from Tyler Smolinski, GIZMO is dedicated to those breaking open new lanes.
“Gizmo” and Nike SB’s Broadening of the Skate Community