Not content with finishing off the legendary Wallenburg gap with his signature frontside flip at the Bayview Rumble a few weeks back, Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds landed the world’s biggest frontside flip down a set of seventeen stairs in Upland this weekend! Oh, yeah, and he also landed the world’s biggest kickflip down the same set for warm-up. The Baker video is gonna be mind-shattering when it drops this holiday season.
In a surprise team meeting at a local LA skate spot this weekend, Andrew’s board company, Baker, announced their plans to turn Emerica and Baker wunderkind Bryan Herman pro at this September’s ASR trade show. Herman celebrated his upcoming pro status by switchflipping a massive gap within ten minutes of receiving the good news. His first board graphic: The Herminator!
Check the latest issue of TransWorld Skateboarding for the eight-page interview with their Rookie of the Year, Emerica pro Kevin Long, prominently reppin’ Emerica’s Gotti blazer in his portrait spread. Way to go, K. Lo!
Speaking of Bryan and Spanky, they will be joining Emerica teammates Chris Senn and Aaron Suski in Europe this week for the World Cup contest in Dortmund, Germany (July 16-18), to be followed by the Mystic Cup contest in Prague, Czech Republic (July 23-25), with a few days in between for filming and shooting photos at street spots along the way. Germany’s preeminent skate photographer, Helge Tscharn, will accompany the Emerica squad on their upcoming missions in and around Germany.
Also on the road right now and in the coming weeks are Emerica riders Heath Kirchart, Leo Romero and Matt Allen. They are traveling the U.S. at the moment filming, shooting photos and setting up demos as they go with Josh Beagle and the Foundation team. Heath, of course, rides for Alien Workshop.