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Team Report 12-07-04

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Hey, Kids (in Emerica, of course)! Be sure to come check out the Best Trick contest that Analog Clothing is hosting this Thursday, December 9 at the Skatepark of Lake Forest. Emerica pros Heath Kirchart, Leo Romero, Aaron Suski, and amateur Matt Allen , along with many others, will be throwing down some insane tricks in hopes of walking away $5000 richer. Here’s a map. (Zoom in!)

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Emerica pro Tosh Townend just got back from a trip to Argentina with the Element team. There were no demos, just pure skateboarding...and lots of it. Tosh skated plenty of bowls and street spots and shot some photos. After getting back from that trip, the entire Element team got together for their team photo shoot. Fellow Emerica pro Chris Senn was also present for the shoot, flying in all the way from his home in Hawaii to be there. Tosh will be heading to Australia soon for Christmas and to celebrate his grandfather’s 80th birthday.

Thanks to all of you Kids in Emerica who came out for the Baker demo in Los Angeles this past Saturday. About 700 fans showed up to watch Emerica pros, Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington and Bryan Herman shred the park. Baker and Emerica product was given out to some lucky fans, as well as autographs for everyone from the team. Overall, it was a pretty bangin’ demo.

Emerica pros Ed Templeton and Austin Stephens will be flying off to England with the rest of the Toy Machine team for a couple of demos this week. Sidewalk magazine will be accompanying them along the way to shoot an article. Let’s hope the weather will be kind to them, as England sees a lot of rain this time of year!

Baker Demo This Weekend!

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Don’t miss your favorite Emerica team riders, along with the rest of Andrew Reynolds’ Baker Skateboards team, in action this Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.!

Hollenbeck Park

415 South St. Louis

Los Angeles, California 90033

(213) 485-4841

Take I-5 to downtown L.A.

Exit 4th ST, turn right

St. Louis ST, turn right

Go down to 6th ST

Park is on the right

That’s right!

Team Report 11-24-04

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Emerica pro Heath Kirchart just returned from a busy week meeting Kids across the U.S. (at an Alien Workshop demo in Florence, Kentucky and a Fast Forward skate shop appearance in Austin, Texas). Unfortunately, Heath couldn’t skate at the Alien demo due to an ankle sprain, but he should be back on his board this week to put the finishing touches on his upcoming Skateboard Mag interview. In the meantime, peep Heath on the cover of the new TWS with a gnarly bluntslide to gap out. The sequence is in the mag, as well.

Fellow Emerica ripper Leo Romero also made his way home after being on the road last week. Leo was up in Sacto and S.F. for a TWS video filming mission, where he bagged three tricks for his upcoming TWS part, due out next May. Oh, and scope the other covey Leo recently bagged!

Emericans Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Bryan Herman, Spanky, and Braydon Szafranski are still waist deep into filming for the next Baker video. No release date is set, but it should be out sometime next year.

Speaking of Baker, Emerica will be helping out with their second annual Baker Holiday Demo and Charity Product Giveaway on Saturday, December 4 at Hollenbeck Park in East L.A.

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Also, there’s some new emericaskate.com features to keep you all occupied over the Thanksgiving weekend:

1. Zine Reviews by the O.G. skate ’zine innovator, GSD (of Skate Fate ’zine fame), himself. Skate Fate (1981–’91) is credited with being the first homemade skate ’zine, and is arguably responsible for establishing the genre. Check out the first two reviews of ’zines made by kids just like you, and then get creative and send us your own submissions!

2. Also, check out Emerica’s Wild in the Streets Manifesto. Any of you who made it out to the two Emerica Wild in the Streets events we did this year in NYC and Athens, Greece surely know that this event marks a paradigm shift in the way skateboard events should be run and organized. Check the Manifesto to get a better understanding of the event and see just how we skateboarders can DEFY convention and make a difference! Emerica will be sure to keep you guys posted of more Wild in the Streets events happening in cities around the globe in the coming months.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to take advantage of schools and businesses being closed Thursday and Friday!