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Leo Wins Soka Fest!

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We here at Emerica would like to congratulate team rider Leo Romero for shredding his way into 1st place at the Soka Fest Best Trick contest on July 30 in St. Louis, Missouri, beating out the likes of Billy Marks, Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas and a slew of other heavy hitters, and taking home a cool $5,000 for his troubles.

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As you may remember, Leo placed 7th at the Snickers contest in Rotterdam, Holland two weeks ago. (See photo above.) Kid is on fire! Between these two events, Leo had just enough time to visit Emerica World Headquarters to work on a top-secret project that you are going to be stoked on.

Baker Blowout Month: Win Videos + Boards!

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Guess what the UPS driver dropped off in my office today? That’s right, four brand-Spanky-new glimmering complete Baker Skateboards! Look at them laying there in all their glory: The official shred sleds of Erik Ellington, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman and Kevin "Spanky" Long.

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One of these pups—plus a copy of the upcoming Baker vid and one pair of Emerica shoes of your choice*—can be yours by winning this simple little contest. Don’t delay, as we will close up shop on this major online event on August 12, 2005.

*That are available on our site.

Team Report 07-26-05

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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.

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Leo Contest Footie!

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Check out this sweet lil’ bit o’ footie of Emerica pro Leo Romero et al at that big ol’ phat Snickers World Championship of Skateboarding contest that went down in Rotterdam, Holland a few "days" back.

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While you’re at it, the next time you see him, you should congratulate Leo on his fine 7th place showing! Can’t get enough of Leo? Scope this tight-ass interview from way back in 2003. That should tide you over until the full team report, coming tomorrow.

Kevin "Spanky" Long’s KSL 1

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Emerica pro Kevin "Spanky" Long designed his new namesake pro model shoe, the KSL 1, not only with heavy skating in mind, but also a little ’80s retro b-ball styling thrown in for good measure.

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Kevin wanted a cupsole shoe with slightly thinner padding, but with the superior heel and joint protection of our System G2™ gel insert, plus some personalized details, like the argyle print on the footbed—which matches fine Emerica Apparel items such as the Rushmore hoodie, Freshman sweater, Argyle T-shirt, Trust Fund beanie, Frat Pledge cap and Rich Kids socks—and two detail stripes on the side of the shoe. As they say down in the hood, "When it’s the KSL 1 you’re a-rockin’, all the honeys will be jockin’." Buy a pair today at a skate shop near you.

Spanky Blabs Back At You!

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You asked Emerica pro Kevin "Spanky" Long the questions, and he has responded! We just posted in the More section the eighth in a series of emericaskate.com Member’s Only interviews.

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After poring over the hundreds of questions you Kids asked him, we narrowed them down and rang Spanky up for some answers. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned, cuz future Member’s Only interviews are in the works!