We just finished up the Emerica Stay Gold Tour in Australia last Friday. Andrew Reynolds, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero, Braydon Szafranski and Brandon Westgate were all on it. Look for an article on the trip in an upcoming issue of Thrasher courtesy of Lance Dawes, as well as a full story here on the site soon.
Andrew Reynolds got some sick tricks while in Oz and has since returned to his home in Los Angeles. He will be spending time with his wife and daughter over the next few days and will also be shopping for a new guitar.
Heath Kirchart’s knee has been getting better after a car hit him a few months back, and he has been skateboarding a bit lately. He's even been filming some picnic table lines.
Kevin “Spanky” Long decided that he wanted to stay in Australia an extra week with Baker teammate Dustin Dollin, even though he is still a bit sore from a filming session the other day in Perth, where he got a hammer down a huge five-flat-five double set.
Bryan Herman just returned home from Oz, as well. He is still recovering from his broken leg, so he couldn’t skate on the tour, but he did do some hardflips on flatground that were so buttery it looked like he could do them in his sleep. Herman is now back at home in Victorville, California, where he is getting ready to move into a new house that he just bought. The B.Herman shoe is now in skate shops, so if you haven’t picked up a pair, what are you waiting for?
Leo Romero nailed it in Australia and is now back at home in Los Angeles. He has been working on his upcoming Emerica pro model shoe that is due out this Summer.
Ed Templeton and Austin Stephens have been skating SoCal lately with the rest of the Toy Machine team. They will be going on a Toy Machine Australia tour early in April. Copycats.
Aaron Suski is heading out to Dubai on a Volcom trip. Dubai is located in the Middle East, right next door to Saudi Arabia. There is rumored to be tons of untapped spots there, so those guys are going to check it out. Thrasher photgrapher Lance Dawes flew straight from Australia to Dubai to meet up with them, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing what Dubai has to offer in an upcoming issue.
Chris Senn has been hitting up the surf, skating the local parks and chillin’ with his family at his home in Hawaii.
Braydon Szafranski also decided to stay in Australia for another week-and-a-half. He'll be staying with Dustin Dollin for a couple of days and then head up to Sydney to meet with Slam magazine photographer Pete Daly.
Brandon Westgate went home to Massachusetts from Australia to hang out for a few days before flying out for the Phoenix Am contest next weekend and then a Birdhouse Arizona tour a couple of weeks after that.
Matt Allen has been shooting more photos for the upcoming Am issue of TransWorld.