Andrew Reynolds has been hanging out with his parents, who are in town from Florida. He made some time this past weekend to go out filming with Leo Romero in Calabasas, just north of L.A.
Heath Kirchart has been battling the freezing temperatures in Urbandale, Iowa to get his new Subsect skate shop ready for the big Grand Opening and Emerica signing and demo this Saturday, February 25. So, come on out and meet Heath, Andrew, Spanky, Leo and Herman at the shop, and then go watch them shred the demo at Skate South. Check out the Subsect Web site for the details.
Ed Templeton just returned home from the Beautiful Losers art exhibit opening in Italy. He is sleeping off the jet lag and will soon be back to his normal routine of working on Toy Machine ads, updating the Toy Machine Web site and skating around SoCal.
Kevin “Spanky” Long went on a spontaneous trip to Mexico last week with his girlfriend. He really enjoyed getting away from L.A. for a bit, and is now back skating around and having a good time.
Bryan Herman is having a great week. He just got the cast off of his leg, so he’s been getting used to walking again. Now Bryan can wear two shoes again…just in time for the debut of his first-ever pro model shoe, the Herman by Emerica, which will hit skate shops everywhere on March 1. Bryan is rocking his new shoe with pride, and can’t wait to go skate in it.
Leo Romero got a hairbrained idea to throw a kegger at the the Emerica Mansion II last Friday. Due to rain and inadequate promotion, few people showed, but he had a great time anyway. Leo went out to Northridge College on Sunday and did a really gnarly trick on a gap-to-rail made famous by Heath. We can’t tell you what he did, but you’ll be stoked when you see it.
Aaron Suski and Brandon Westgate are currently on a Birdhouse trip to Spain and Portugal until March 3. Check out Suski's kick-ass interview and Birdhouse ad in the March 2006 issue of Slap.
Chris Senn is in Australia right now, skating around getting ready for the Bondi Bowl-a-Rama contest this Saturday, February 25. Too bad he won't be at the Subsect Grand Opening!
Austin Stephens just made the switch over to RVCA clothing and his first ad, a stylish pole jam, is in all the new mags.
Braydon Szafranski just got back from Brazil and has been skating with his homies around L.A. He will be skipping town again on February 28 for Dustin Dollin’s wedding in Australia.
Matt Allen has been out shooting photos for the upcoming am issue of TransWorld. He has been holding it down in Victorville, and is looking for a new place to live because the house they are in now is getting sold. Aaargh! Those perfect hubbas in the backyard will go to waste!