Have you seen the November 2005 issue of The Skateboard Mag? If not, go pick it up and check out the story about when Andrew Reynolds and Bryan Herman first met, and how Bryan got hooked up on Baker and Emerica. It’s sick!
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DJ Fort Webb City, Missouri
Listen up, kids. School is in session! Webb City, Missouri’s own DJ Fort submitted the standout Sponsor Me tape this month! Now, this is what a Sponsor Me tape should look like! Fifteen-year old DJ is a ripper, plain and simple. His video got me so stoked. You can tell just by his style that this kid is awesome, and the sick tricks he throws down proves he’s got potential. I’ve got nothing negative to say about DJ’s skating. As far the video itself goes, it’s pretty well-made. There are a couple of shots in which the filmer used a lens that looked like the windshield of a car after driving cross country, with bugs all over it. It’s disgusting. This wasn’t DJ’s fault, I just wanted to call out the filmer for not cleaning the lens. Next time, wipe it off before you start filming. Okay, enough about that. Remember the name DJ Fort. I have a feeling this kid is going places. Thanks for the video, DJ! You’ve just earned yourself a free pair of Emerica shoes! —Jeff Henderson
Title: For Fun Zine
Publisher: Claudio "Kacky"
Issue Number: 8 (May 2005)
Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 20
Printing method: Black and white photocopy.
Email: forfunzineatforfunzine.com (Replace "at" with the @ symbol.) Web Site:For Fun Zine
This might be the eighth issue of For Fun Zine, but it’s the first one ever for me! I’ll drink to that! (Hiccup!) First up, let’s tackle the title. For Fun? You mean you don’t skate for money, fame or "chicks"? Ha-ha-ha. Just kiddin’. That’s a sweet title. It reminds me of a few ’80s skate ’zine monikers. Next, let’s admire that impressive 3-D logo treatment. Nice Photoshop (or Illustrator) work! Then there’s the plethora of skate and "lifestyle" shots from all over the Ft. Collins and Denver, Colorado areas, where this ’zine is based. And with a Spot Check on the Westminster Bowl, a funny Trick Tip on the ever-elusive sitting down kickflip, a big Photo Gallery and much more, you’re sure to come out a winner for the always attractive price tag of FREE. Nice work, Claudio! Keep it up!
P.S. The For Fun Zine Web site is crackin’, too. Don’t miss it!
Emerica pros Kevin” Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero and am Brandon Westgate are flying out to Turkey on Monday on an Emerica trip. We will be skating around Istanbul for a week, including an informal demo on October 15. We don’t know the exact location yet, but stay tuned around town closer to that date and you should be able to find us.
After that, we head to Italy for the Emeritalia Tour. Skateboarder magazine photographer Brian Gaberman will be on the trip working his magic, so an epic article is sure to result. Join us at the following times and locations:
Congratulations are in order for Emerica Germany team rider Thomas Weber, who won the European Open contest in Rome, Italy over the weekend. Congrats also go to Emerica Portugal team rider Ricardo Fonseca for nabbing 4th place!