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How I Felt

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One of Emerica’s top selling shoes, the Tilt, has a new brother! Named the Felt, this no-nonsense model is a little thicker than your typical contemporary skate shoe, and boasts a similar iconic side panel design as its older brother, the Tilt, but a little cleaner.

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And don’t forget those STI Foam™ Level 2 footbeds to help hold your feet in place. With its straight-up good looks and sheer skatability, the Felt is another soon-to-be Emerica classic. Grab a pair today at a skate shop near you!

Reminder: Active Emerican Idol Contest!

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Here’s a friendly reminder for you Kids who may not have seen this post last time.

Note: This contest is being held by Active Ride Shop and IFILM, not Emerica.

Active Ride Shop and IFILM are excited to launch the very first Emerican Idol, an online competition to find the best amateur skateboarder! Amateurs from across the U.S. will submit their films, which will be posted on IFILM, and fans and pro skaters will vote each week for their favorites.

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One winner will be named the Emerican Idol and will receive a Grand Prize, which will include product from Emerica, Baker and Krew. The winner may also be invited to select key events in Southern California to meet and hang with top pro skaters and a chance to enter the Am Contest.

Winning entries will be celebrated and featured on IFILM as examples of some of the top up-and-coming amateur skaters to watch for. Your first step to a career in professional skateboarding just got easier.

The search for America’s top amateur skateboarder began on May 1, 2005 and ends on August 1, 2005. Top entries will be posted on IFILM and the winners will be announced on September 1, 2005.

Go Skateboarding Night In Phoenix!

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Since it’s way too hot to skate all day here in Arizona, we at Cowtown Skateboards have decided to move our Go Skateboarding Day celebration into the night! On Tuesday, June 21, we will have a 21% Off Everything Sale throughout the day in all three of our stores in Phoenix, Glendale and Chandler, then we will close early and set up for the night’s events.

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First, at 8:00 p.m., we will start a free barbeque for everyone directly behind the Cowtown Skateboards downtown shop at 5024 N. Central AVE in Phoenix. Shortly after that, we will premiere former Arizona local Shane Heyl’s new Shake Junt video, featuring the talents of the Baker team (Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Spanky, Bryan Herman, Braydon Szafranski, Jim Greco and Jeff Lenoce) plus Elissa Steamer, Mike Maldonado, Ryan Nixx, Pete Eldridge, Jon Flip, and Mike Hubert.

Right after the premiere, Cowtown’s Skateboarding Scavenger Hunt will start. We will hide vouchers for all kinds of FREE skate stuff all over the downtown Phoenix area, and you will get a map that gives you clues where to find it! Come check out a good skate video, eat some food, have a drink, and then go skateboarding and product hunting all over downtown Phoenix.

Remember, you must be present at the video premiere to get your map. See you all there!

Cowtown Skateboards

Go Skateboarding Day Celebration

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

5024 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Phone: (602) 212-9687

Heath’s Harley Tour!

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All you Midwest Kids better keep an eye out for Heath’s Harley Tour, featuring Emerica legend Heath Kirchart and fellow Emerica pros Kevin Long, Bryan Herman, Austin Stephens and special guests as they roar across America’s heartland on their sick new Harley-Davidson motorcycles! You can meet up with this squad of rebellious roughnecks at the following dates and times:

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Saturday, June 11

Torque Center, 14666 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151

Monday June 13

Skate Shack (Skate session and BBQ at Glen Ellyn Skatepark), Glen Ellyn, Illinois

A third date may be added, so stay tuned to this space for more details. Heath’s Harley Tour will end up in Philadelphia for Emerica’s Wild in the Streets event on Go Skateboarding Day, June 21. See you there!

Team Report 06-08-05

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Greetings from Canada! We are just about finished with the Emerica So’Wester Tour. Erik Ellington, Heath Kirchart, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and Leo Romero were all on board for this tour, as well as Emerica Canadian team pros Glen Suggit and Josh Evin, and let’s just say it’s been an epic time!

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Herman Blabs Back At You!

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You asked Emerica pro Bryan Herman the questions, and he has responded! We just posted in the More section the eighth in a series of Member’s Only interviews.

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After poring over the hundreds of questions you Kids asked him, we narrowed them down to (a still sizable) 50 or so, and rang Hermdog up for some answers. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned, cuz future Member’s Only interviews are in the works. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Reynolds!

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We here at Emerica would like to wish team rider Andrew Reynolds a very happy birthday, today, June 6! All you Canadian Kids in the path of the last two dates of the Emerica So’Wester Tour have a perfect chance to wish him all the best in person! You can do so at:

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Tuesday, June 7

Millwood Skatepark, Edmonton, Alberta, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 9

Cassleman-Lush Skatepark, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.