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Erik & Leo Signing This Friday, May 20!

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This Friday, May 20, Emerica pros Erik Ellington and Leo Romero will be signing autographs for all you coastalKids from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Grand Opening of Jack’s Garage Board Shop in Newport Beach, California. The store is located on the corner of PCH and Avocado. We’ll sea all you sand dollars there, bro!

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Team Report 05-13-05

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The Baker video is getting closer and closer to deadline, and Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds is putting in some long hours on the computer editing the footage. Andrew has already finished filming his part, and fellow Emerica pros Erik Ellington, Kevin Long, Bryan Herman and am Braydon Szafranski are getting in their final hammers for the vid. It’s going to be insane!

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Matt Jones

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Matt Jones
Normandy Beach, New Jersey

This month, we have a Sponsor Me video coming in from the East Coast. Matt Jones is a true skateboarder. Getting filmed with a low-quality camera with a dirty lens doesn’t bother him, he still skates hard, regardless. Matt has some really good footage in this video. His 360 flip and nollie flip down the nine-stair in Broooklyn were sick! There are a few things about Matt’s video that could have been different, though. The first thing is that Matt doesn’t show a very large variety of skate spots. There are tons of spots around the area where he lives, but most of his footage was from two different spots. This tends to make a video monotonous. You want to keep the viewer excited, and showing different scenery and spots is a good way to do that. The other thing about Matt’s video is that there are two lines that are the same. If you have two lines with the same tricks, pick the better one and just use that. Matt seems like the kind of guy who really loves skateboarding. This kid has a lot of heart. I think he just needs to be in the game a bit longer and develop his skating a little more before pursuing getting sponsored. Take those rail tricks to bigger rails and film some lines. If you are good enough to get sponsored, it will happen. Thanks, Matt, for the time and effort you spent sending your video into Emerica! You just earned yourself a brand spankin’ new pair of kicks. —Jeff Henderson

Emerica Scottsdale, Arizona Signing!

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Industrial Ride Shop is hosting an Emerica autograph signing this Friday, May 13 at their Scottsdale, Arizona location. Emerica pros Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero and am Braydon Szafranski will be there hanging out and signing autographs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Better see all you desert rats there!

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Industrial Ride Shop

Scottsdale Fashion Square

7014-2112 E. Camelback RD

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 425-1220

Active Emerican Idol Contest!

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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! Amateur skaters 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. Enter here.

Emerica So’Wester Tour 2005!

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All you Canadian Kids better get ready for the Emerica team: Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Erik Ellington, Kevin Long, Bryan Herman and Leo Romero, as they infest your hoods with some demos and signings during the Emerica S0’Wester Tour 2005. The dates are listed below this flyer. Better see you there!

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Friday, June 3 Skaters SW (Signing), Calgary, Alberta, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, June 3 Mission Kensington (Signing), Calgary, Alberta, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4, Source Skatepark, Calgary, Alberta, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 Red Deer Skatepark, Red Deer, Alberta, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.