Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds has finally finished editing the Baker video, which is set to premiere August 10 in Hollywood. Andrew, Erik Ellington, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and Braydon Szafranski worked really hard on their parts, so they are finally able to relax a little bit now that it’s done.
I’m going to go ahead and predict that this will be the video of the year! The X Games are going on this week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Drew will be skating in the Street contest on Thursday. It’s going to be totally extreme!
Emerica pro Ed Templeton celebrated his birthday last Thursday by taking a day trip out to Catalina island with his wife, Deanna, and the Toy Machine team. They spent the day swimming, cliff jumping and cruising around on rented powerboats in the ocean. Sounds like it was pretty amazing!
Emerica pro Heath Kirchart returned home from a filming trip with Alien Workshop on Friday. He was out in the Milwaukee / Chicago area dealing with major heat. Heath was glad to be back in L.A. this weekend to skate in a slightly cooler climate.
Emerica pros Leo Romero and Austin Stephens just got home from a weekend jaunt to St. Louis for the Soka Fest, a 10-year anniversary bash for Soka skate shop.
Fellow Emerica pro Aaron Suski was also out there with the Birdhouse team. There was a Best Trick contest for five thousand dollars, and Leo killed it, as usual, and walked away with the cash. We’d like to thank Frank from Soka for throwing a great party and having Leo, Austin, and Suski be a part of it!
Emerica pro Tosh Townend spent last week at the Element YMCA skate camp in Visalia, California, where he hung out with the campers, skating and enjoying nature.
Emerica am Matt Allen is enjoying staying home for a little while after being on the road for almost two months straight on the Foundation U.S. tour and then Holland with Emerica. Matt was skating around the LA area this weekend, filming for an upcoming Foundation video project.
New Emerica am Brandon Westgate is holding it down on the East Coast, chillin’ in New York and filming with the 5boro team for their video, which will be out soon. In case you haven’t seen it yet, Brandon is featured in this month’s Emerica print ads, throwing down a frontside kickflip wallride, just one of the many tricks in his bag.