This is the second time you guys get to interview Emerica pro Leo Romero! Be sure to read the interviewyou did with him last May, as well as his bio, to avoid asking questions that have already been answered. Go ahead and post a short question right here in this Blog. One week from now, I'll choose the best of the bunch, then I'll call Leo up and get some answers!
When you were little, you probably went on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland. Now that you're all grown up, however, it's time for a new kind of Wild Ride...one for the big boys! Of course, we're talking about Emerica's Wild Ride!
Andrew Reynolds has been getting a lot of footage lately with Emerica filmer Jon Miner. The secret famous SoCal spot we mentioned in last week’s Team Report that Andrew would be skating was La Canada High School, where he threw down an incredible line.
Congratulations to Alex P. of Oak Harbor, Washington; Alec S. of Honolulu, Hawaii; Adam J. of Nesconset, New York; and Richard D. of Orlando, Florida for winning our Baker 3 Video + Skateboard Contest....
The long wait is almost over! Very soon, on March 1, 2006, you'll be able to head into your local skate shop, lay your hard-earned bucks down on the counter and walk away with a glistening new pair of Bryan Herman's first-ever pro model shoe, the Herman by Emerica. Scope the snazzy colorways in the updated EmericaSpring 2006 product flyer.
mark-cultice.mov (15MB) Tip: Right click and save the movie to your desktop so you can watch it as many times as you want.
Starting out with a slam on a sweet frontside flip down eight, resulting in the splits and some bad-ass board breakage, Mark Cultice from Plymouth, Indiana follows up this startling intro with a smooth frontside 180 down the same set. He then pulls off a slew of other daredevil maneuvers on a variety of terrain like benches, fences, ledges, rails, stairs, walls and some lines at a Skate Plaza.
Like most sponsor me footage, though, there are a few tricks and lines in here that suffer a bit from less-than-solid landings and some slow skating. I think it's safe to say we're about due for a visit from Old Man Screamer: "If you little rascals ever expect to get sponsored by any company, you really need to notch it up in the haulin’ ass department, dag nabbit!"
Before you attempt that next safe backtail, psyche yourself up and go into veteran mode, put your warface on, and push at that ledge like a demon from hell. If you haven’t already gotten a trip to the ER and at least 9 stitches in your chin resulting from a failed backtail attempt, you’re probably doing them too slow.
Although the footage is of varying quality, ranging from crystal clear to a little blurry, Mark has done a good job putting it together. Congrats, Mark. Keep it coming, and enjoy your free pair of Emerica shoes!--Post King
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Subsect skate shop's new second location in Urbandale, Iowa (15 minutes from downtown Des Moines) with the Emerica Team! Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart (co-owner of Subsect), Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and Leo Romero will be there at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 for an autograph signing.
After that, the Emerica team will head over to Skate South at 7:00 p.m. for a demo of epic proportions! Be sure get your autographed Emerica poster at the Subsect signing and pick up a $5 off coupon for the demo. You can only get the coupon at the signing, so don’t miss out. The demo will be $15 at the door or $10 with the coupon. Get your friends together and come on out to Subsect! We’ll see you there.
Subsect Skateshop, Urbandale
3705 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
1054 E. County Line Road
Des Moines, Iowa