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Web Site Review: Skateboarding Sucks

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If you’ve never been there, you must visit Skateboarding Sucks, the official home of everything that is bad and wrong about skateboarding. Featuring kooky "innovative" skateboards and accessories made by stupid companies outside our industry, lame extreme sports marketing, non-stop opportunist pros and their cheesy endorsement shenanigans and so much more than you could ever imagine. This site rules.

Erik + Tosh Part Ways With Emerica

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As all of you Emerica Disinformation Newsletter subscribers have officially known for a week, on January 1, 2006, team riders Erik Ellington and Tosh Townend will be leaving Emerica to pursue other opportunities. Over the years, these two have helped in a big way to make Emerica the well-oiled skate machine it is today.

We would like to wish both Erik and Tosh all the best with their future efforts. Never fear, skate addicts, because Emerica has some brand-new and highly anticipated pro model shoes coming from team riders Bryan Herman and Leo Romero, as well as a nifty flashback item from the Boss that will keep the radness rolling in 2006!

Zine Review: Self-Educated #8

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Title: Self-Educated

Publisher: Steve Ayers

Issue Number: #8, September 2005

Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Page Count: 12

Printing method: Black and white photocopy

Price: Email (Replace "at" with the @ symbol.)

Looks like Self-Educated has gone on a diet since the last issue, seeing as how the page size (and count) has shrank a bit. The layout and printing quality is looking as rough and early ’80s than ever, as well, but that ain’t a bad thing. Most homemade zines don’t usually aspire to attain the polished car look anyway. That’s what "real" skate magazines are for.

Anyhow, issue #8 contains a nice lil’ helping of random stories and photos, and there’s even a fold-out, which kind of startled me. I think Steven really needs to quit work, school and contributing to said real mags so he can concentrate full-time on making the next issue of Self-Educated blow doors on all comers. Here’s looking forward to issue #9, Steven. Bring it on!