Rob Maatman is one of Holland’s most talented skateboarders who, after being offered a deal by a number of shoe sponsors, has decided to re-join Emerica Europe flow, as he really loves the team and products. We are very happy to welcome this stylish rider back, and we're sure he will grow to be one of Europe's best skaters in no time!
This weekend, Rob will enter the Dutch Championships at Area 51 in Eindhoven, followed by a trip to the United States to skate with David Loy and Riley Hawk. Rob rides for Emerica Europe, Thunder, Zero, Spitfire, Krew and Burnside.
Our fine feathered friends over at Subsect skate shop in Urbandale, Iowa have gone ahead and chucked up some photos from the Emerica signing and demo on Saturday, December 1, 2007. So, get thine self in there and have a gander.
Congratulations to Alexander Y. of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for winning our Win the Boss and Reynolds Skateboard! contest. For his efforts, Alex won one pair of Emerica Boss shoes and one complete Baker Andrew Reynolds skateboard equipped with Independent trucks and Baker wheels.
The final installment of Emerica's Wild Ride 2007 on Epicly Later'd TV, Episode 17, is available for viewing right now, featuring Wild in the Streets in San Francisco! Thanks to Patrick O'Dell, Epicly Later'd TV and VBS for all the love throughout the 17 episodes. Bring on 2008!
Congratulations to Blake G. of Summerville, Georgia for winning our Write a Caption, Win the Trans-Em! contest. For his efforts, Blake won a free pair of Emerica shoes. His caption was: "Emerica tells me to Stay Gold, but this basket tells me to Stay Constipated!"
"This is the haunting image you'll see just before you die."--Thomas S, Alton, Missouri
"Who knew that Leo Romero moonlights as a talented gift basket entrepreneur and appears regularly on Martha Stewart? Everyone loves Leo's cute little knick-knacks!"--Joey B, Birmingham, Michigan
"It looks like something my dad would eat, which is anything."--Dylan W, Lake Forest, California
"Nothing says 'I care' like the Emerica cookie basket. Perfect for your shredding grandson or a friend in the hospital recovering from ACL surgery."--Louis P, Toronto, Canada
"This is what you get for spending too much time with Emerica team timeshare owner, Martha Stewart."--Stephen A, Richardson, Texas
"Damn, I really hope a midget stripper jumps out of that basket and pulls a 900!"--John P, Lincoln, Nebraska
"Looks like the Easter Bunny got really fucked up and made a cake with Ed Templeton."--Antonio A, Rancho Cucamonga, California
"Emerica: winning mommy's heart since spring 1996."--Stephen U, Yellowknife, Alberta, Canada
"Man, that basket makes me want to crack my head open so all the angels can fly out and heal everyone. Knowutimsayin'?"--Matt L, Woodland Hills, California
"I hate the Brady Bunch. I hate them all with a seething, passionate flame that burns deep inside me. If I ever find out that they've treaded on my territory, I will destroy them."--Zachary M, Plant City, Florida
Check out this YouTube clip of the Emerica demo hosted by Subsect skate shop that went down on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Skate South in Des Moines, Iowa. Look for an official clip shot by Jet Ski coming soon.