Will it ever stop raining? To try and get away from all the water coming down in SoCal, Emerica pros Erik Ellington, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero and Emerica am Matt Allen will be heading out to Phoenix, Arizona to film and hang out in some drier weather. Thrasher mag photographer Michael Burnett will be on hand to document what goes down. Seems Erik is working on an interview for Thrasher that should be out soon.
Also in the Phoenix area this weekend will be Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds. Andrew will be doing an autograph signing for Salvation Skates in the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe on Saturday, February 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by to say hello, and have Andrew sign something for you while you’re at it. If you want to skate with Andrew, be sure to hit up the Westpark Skate Facility from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that same day Andrew will be hanging out and breaking in the newly-built skatepark.
Emerica pro Heath Kirchart has been recovering from a foot injury he suffered a few weeks ago. He is currently spending his time looking for a new home in the Los Angeles area.
Emerica am Braydon Szafranski is chillin’ in Australia, filming for the Baker video. He’ll be spending a couple weeks out there skating some of his Baker teammate Dustin Dollin’s spots. Fellow Emerica pro Kevin “Spanky” Long will be adding a week to his Australian trip to film with Braydon.
Returning home from the land down under this week, Emerica pro Tosh Townend is resting at home after the long flight. Tosh got 10th place at the World Cup contest last week. After that, Tosh and Chris Senn skated around Australia for a few days. They ended up skating a full pipe in the middle of nowhere that had somewhat of a cradle at the end. This was no typical cradle, though. It had a hole in the middle of it, kind of like a hollow point bullet. Tosh carved it backside with no other choice but to go upside down. Senn hit it frontside, throwing an air through it upside down. That’s seriously gnarly.