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Get Familiar Video Premiere November 18!

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Look for Emerica flow rider Zack Lyons' full part in the brand-new Get Familiar video, which will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on November 18, 2006 at the Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052.

The flick also features parts from Darren Harper, Mark Gonzales, Casey Ringley, Daewon Song, Bobby Worrest and Donny Barley, plus guest parts from Reese Forbes, Joey Pepper, James Craig and Fabio Cristiano.

There's a measely $3.00 cover charge, but you can deal with that. All of you who can't make it better get ready for the Get Familiar DVD coming soon!

Altamont Midnight Pharmacy Launch a Success!

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Over 150 bad-ass mofos lined up outside Pharmacy Ride Shop in Lancaster, California at midnight to be the first on the planet to sport those fine new Altamont threads. At 12:01 a.m., the doors opened and Altamont gurus Andrew Reynolds and Bryan Herman, running the registers themselves, greeted the late-night hordes. Well, until somebody crashed the computer system [Drew?], that is.

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Design-a-Tee IV Winners!

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Once again, to Empower the ranks of Emerican youth, we posted a T-shirt template here on the site for you to print out and draw the most creative Emerica T-shirt graphic you could muster.

We received at least a couple of thousand entries total via email and snail mail, sifted through them all, thinned out the herd, and came up with these three winning beauties—all lovingly and painstakingly designed by you ever-creative Kids!

To give them props, each winner’s name, age and hometown is screen-printed on the inside bottom cuff of each shirt.

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Win the Heritic 2!

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Want a free pair of the Emerica Heritic 2? Just admit it, you SO do! To enter for a chance to win, just enter your info. When the contest ends, we will choose one lucky winner at random, who will receive one free pair of Emerica Heritic 2 shoes*. Good luck!

*Only colorways pictured here are available. The special Limited-Edition Heroin Skateboards version designed by Fos is not available as a prize in this contest.

Dillon Aguilar

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Dillon Aguilar
Savannah, Missouri

This month’s Sponsor Me Video comes from 16-year-old Dillon Aguilar of Savannah, Missouri. Dillon put together a really good vid with a wide variety of tricks and lines. Skaters who can ride all different types of terrain are the ones I am the most stoked on watching, and Dillon’s vid has it all: manuals, rails, ledges and stairs. I think he could have taken out a few tricks, though, as there were several front boards down 10 that were cool, but that is pretty much a warm-up trick. You gotta remember that when I watch a Sponsor Me Video, I am comparing your footage to the Emerica team’s skating. If you want to get sponsored by Emerica, you have to be on the same level as the team. Dillon also has front feebles down, which is a really hard trick, and the 50-50 down the flat kink 11 stair rail was gnarly and impressive. Some of the lines looked a little slow, so I would encourage Dillon to try and skate a little faster. Speed is one of the things I comment on a lot in these reviews, and for good reason: the faster you skate, the more exciting it looks, and it shows you really have a lot of board control. I’m not saying that all of Dillon’s footage looks slow, just a few things. Overall, I’m stoked on Dillon’s footage and I’m happy to hook him up with a free pair of Emerica shoes! Thanks for sending in your video, Dillon. —Jeff Henderson