The almighty Slap MB has informed us about a possible forthcoming switch in the Nike SB team line-up. Apparently Australian skater Shane ‘Nugget’ O’Neill will be leaving the Swoosh for a new shoedeal at DC Shoes. DC will be adding him to the squad alongside heavy hitter Chris Cole and washed up pro with a warehouse and a website Steve Berra this spring. Shane’s move will most likely involve a new boardsponsor as well, since Nike is the funder behind his current sponsor Skate Mental. Shane has been hanging out with the Plan B team a lot there’s a chance that he’ll stay on a team with P-Rod, just a different one. Rumor is that the DC deal also includes apparel sponsorship which means that Shane will also leave FourStar.
To fill up Shane’s spot on the team the rumor is Nike will be adding Sean Malto to the squad. Malto currently skates for etnies but the word on the web is he will officially join the Nike SB team early 2011.
How do you feel about this rumor? Do you prefer Shane or Sean?