It’s been talked about for so long now, and soon it will become reality. We’re talking about the long-awaited Baker video, of course, which is set to premiere on August 10 in Hollywood. Emerica pros Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and am Braydon Szafranski are out skating together and filming the last tricks for the video, and Andrew, of course, has been hard at work at the editing console. After getting a sneak peak of a bit of the video, I can tell you that the wait will be well worth it! We’ll keep you posted on exactly when and where it will premiere.
Emerica pros Tosh Townend, Leo Romero, Aaron Suski and am Matt Allen just returned home from a 10-day trip to Holland. The boys were out there for the big Snickers contest in Rotterdam last weekend, where, as you you know, Leo got 7th place and $1000.
After the contest, Joe Brook from Slap magazine met up with us and shot a bunch of sick photos that you will soon be seeing in an upcoming issue! Emerica would like to thank Miesj and Fred at Left Distribution in Holland and Hijko, as well, for showing us a good time and driving us around.
Emerica pro Heath Kirchart is on a trip out in Chicago with Alien Workshop. He is in the middle of the heat wave that’s going on in the Midwest right now, so skating during the day is pretty miserable. Heath plans to return home to Los Angeles on Friday to re-fill his vending machines.
Emerica pro Chris Senn was supposed to meet up with us in Holland, but he got injured while skating a contest in Prague. He flew home to Hawaii early to see a chiropractor and relax. Chris should be good to go really soon. I’m sure he doesn’t mind spending some down time chillin’ on the beach in Hawaii!
Emerica pros Austin Stephens and Leo Romero are heading out to St. Louis, Missouri this weekend for the 10-year anniversary party for SOKA skate shop. Fellow Emerica pro Aaron Suski will be there, too, as he’s currently on road trip with Birdhouse. It’s going to be a pretty big party, so if you live in the area, come check it out on Saturday, July 30 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. You can get tickets thru Metrotix or by calling Soka at (636) 394-8200. Boo-ya!
Emerica’s newest am, Brandon Westgate, is in Poland right now on a 5boro trip. They are working on a video that is due out at the end of August. Brandon has been filming like crazy for it, and he will have a full part, so keep an eye out for that vid to drop. Brandon’s first Emerica ad is in magazines now, so be sure to check it out.