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Emerica Ams at Active Am 2006!

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Calling all you SoCal couch potatoes! It's time to ditch the remote and get active on Sunday, November 19 (the day after Blingfest), when Active Ride Shop hosts its first annual Active Am invite-only contest! That means you can't enter, doofus, but it's FREE for you to watch. It all goes down at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter, 8408 Rochester Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, California.

So, come on out and watch 26 of skateboarding's best up-and-comers battle it out in the hot mid-day sun. Emerica ams Brandon Westgate, Marquis Preston and Matt Allen will be skating, along with Emerica flow riders Collin Provost, David Loy and Justin Figueroa. We better see you there rooting for Emerica. It’s going to be sick!

Emerica Team at 2006 Active Blingfest

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Calling all you SoCal Emericans! Make your way to Active Ride Shop in Rancho Cucamonga for Blingfest this coming Saturday, November 18. It all goes down at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter, 8408 Rochester Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Emerica pros Ed Templeton, Leo Romero, Kevin “Spanky” Long and Austin Stephens will be signing autographs at the RVCA booth at 1:30. Andrew Reynolds, and Braydon Szafranski will be there, as well, shredding up the obstacles. In the Emerica booth, the world-famous player, The Bishop, also known as Don “Magic” Juan, will be signing autographs from 2:00 to 4:00. You can also get a sneak peak at the crazy colorway and details of his upcoming Emerica McNally shoe.

On the following day, Sunday, November 19, Active will also host its first annual Active Am contest at the same location. This is an invite-only am contest with 26 of skateboarding's best up-and-comers. Emerica ams Brandon Westgate, Marquis Preston and Matt Allen will be skating, along with Emerica flow riders Collin Provost, David Loy and Justin Figueroa. We better see you there. It’s going to be sick!

Emerican History Test!

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This year, we've been celebrating 10 years of Emerica with the Emerican History timeline, and now we're extending it into a contest! In 25 words or less, tell us on the contest page (not in the blog) when and where you bought your first pair of Emerica shoes, which model they were, and why you still love Emerica today. When the contest is over, we'll choose one winner, who will receive a nice, big package of historical Emerica goodies. View the full list of prizes. This contest ends on December 13, 2006.

Emerica Holiday 2006 Clothing!

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It's that time of year again! Head on into the Emerica Clothing section to check out all the sick new stuff for Holiday 2006! Some highlights include--but are definitely not limited to--the following…
Accessories: Branded and The Boss keychains, DIY T-Shirt Pack, Moneybags wallet, Potter scarf, Strapped belt.
Beanie: Ringer.
Fleece: Lucifer, Palo, Pure Skully, Santo, Skeleton, The King.
Hats: Galway, Stay Gold, Twofer.
Jacket: Pain.
Knit: Forged.
T-shirts: Fillmore, Inked, Roar, Shelby, Skelly, Specials, Stay Gold, Tigger, Wasted, Winger
Woven: Paddock.
Now head on down to your local skate shop and get decked out, Emerica-style!

Sewa Kroetkov Wins Dutch Championships!

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Sewa, nollie heel. Photo by Tjeerd Derkink

Congratulations to Emerica Holland rider Sewa Kroetkov for winning first place in the Dutch Championships at the brand-new Area 51 skatepark in Eindhoven! Out of the best 45 skateboarders from Holland fighting for the top spot, Sewa was chosen by the judges as the winner. He skated for seven minutes(!) in the final jam session along with Tim Zom, Nelson Mosikili, Ricardo Paterno and Cristian Dijkman.

Sewa is 16 years old and lives in Alkmaar. He rides for Emerica, Rollin, Volcom, Silver and Creme. Sewa also won the European éS Game of SKATE in Barcelona in 2005.

Street Results
1. Sewa Kroetkov
2. Tim Zom
3. Nelson Mosikili
4. Ricard Paterno
5. Cris Dijkman
6. Tommie Zanders

For more photos and words, go to World Wide Skateboarding.

Reynolds on TransWorld 2007 Buyer's Guide Cover!

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Check out Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds chillin' with Stevie Williams, Jamie Thomas and Bam on the cover of the new TransWorld Skateboarding 2007 Buyer's Guide. For a giggle, be sure to read Drew's irreverant two-page equipment interview and peep that monster kickflip to backside grab sequence on pages 106-107. You can also see what board set-ups the rest of the Emerica teams rocks in the What the Pros Are Riding section. Then look at all the Emerica shoes and gear sprinkled throughout the issue and go buy some at your local skate shop.

Get Familiar Video Premiere November 18!

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Look for Emerica flow rider Zack Lyons' full part in the brand-new Get Familiar video, which will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on November 18, 2006 at the Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052.

The flick also features parts from Darren Harper, Mark Gonzales, Casey Ringley, Daewon Song, Bobby Worrest and Donny Barley, plus guest parts from Reese Forbes, Joey Pepper, James Craig and Fabio Cristiano.

There's a measely $3.00 cover charge, but you can deal with that. All of you who can't make it better get ready for the Get Familiar DVD coming soon!