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Nate Guest

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Nate Guest
Maui, Hawaii

Rummaging through the Sponsor Me vids this month, I came across this one from Nate Guest from Maui, Hawaii. I popped the tape into the VCR and was stoked to see him ripping! Nate looks pretty young, so I was surprised to see that he has a really good style for his age. He also lives in Hawaii, so he doesn’t have the luxury of being able to travel around very far to skate a lot of spots. Nate skates some pretty rugged places, which is probably because there aren’t very many spots on Maui. Sometimes, you just have to take what you can get. Nate has a good balance of tricks in his vid, as we watch him skating rails, gaps, ledges and manuals pads. The only criticism I have is that Nate skates a little slow. That’s something that will improve as he grows and stays in the game a little longer. I can definitely see potential in Nate’s skating. Thanks for taking the time put this video together and sending it in. Keep the footage coming, Nate! You just earned yourself a free pair of Emerica shoes! —Jeff Henderson

Baker 3 World Premiere Report!

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Baker Skateboards’ long-awaited Baker 3 video premiered last night at The Vine Theater in Hollywood, California to a throng of anxious Kids, some of whom camped out overnight in front of the theatre to try to get a wristband to get in! The crowd that had been hanging out and waiting all day grew bigger, and once they started letting people into the theater, it got a bit crazy. A window got broken out and the police were on hand to “calm things down,” but most of the crowd eventually got in to see the first showing.

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Ellington Trivia Contest Winner!

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Ah, yes! It’s time to announce the winner of the recent Erik Ellington Trivia Contest we held here on the Emerica Web site! Congratulations to Aaron S. of Torrance, California, who gets a complete Baker Ellington skateboard (graphics pictured below) and one pair of Ellington 2 shoes. Thanks to everyone for entering the contest and to Baker for supplying the board!

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The online contests never stop here at Emerica, so be sure to enter for a chance to win complete skateboards, shoes, clothes and other fine items. You also have a chance to win shoes by signing up for the Emerica Disinformation Newsletter!

Self Educated #6

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Seld Educated #6

Title: Self Educated
Steve Ayers
Issue Number:
Spring 2005
Page Size:
8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 16
Printing method: Black and white photocopy
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Here comes another issue of the raddest zine from the state of Florida, Self Educated. Featuring photos and short write-ups on such illustrious characters as Thrasher photog Patrick O’Dell, the Skatepark of Tampa’s Ryan Clements, The Notorious N.I.X. (Ryan Nix), plus articles on the 2005 Tampa Am and a local Blown-Out Spot, not to mention a Photo Showcase, Self-Educated is more than worth the lil’ bit o’ pocket change, time and effort required to get your hands on a copy.

Baker 3 World Premiere!

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Well, the day is finally (almost) upon us: The World Premiere of the long awaited and hotly anticipated Baker video, Baker 3! Better get your butt in gear! Here’s all the info you need to attend:

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Baker 3 World Premiere

Wednesday, August 10

The Vine Theater

6321 Hollywood BLVD at Vine ST

Hollywood, CA

Public screening: 7:45 p.m.

This Wednesday, August 10, at 4:00 p.m. at the Vine Theater, 600 wristbands will be handed out. When we run out, that’s it. Once you have a wristband, you are guaranteed admission to the 7:45 screening of Baker 3. Come back at 6:30 to line up. No weapons or video cameras. No wristband, no entry!

Enter Design-A-Tee IV!

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If the third time’s the charm, the fourth does no harm. Welcome to edition number four of Emerica’s ongoing Design-A-Tee contests, in which we empower YOU, the ranks of Emerican youth, to create the best Emerica T-shirt graphic ever.

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You must enter Design-A-Tee IV as soon as possible, though (Translation: Right now!), as this contest officially closes on Wednesday, August 31, 2005. So, you better get crackin’! Put on your thinking caps and get creative!