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2004: Wild in the Streets

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Wild in the Streets, Manhattan, New York, 2004.

Wild in the Streets, Manhattan, New York, 2004.
The first Wild in the Streets, Manhattan, New York, 2004. Photos above (enlarge) by Leo Romero.

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Wild in the Streets, 2004.
Four photos above, top to bottom: crowd, Heath Kirchart, Spanky and Braydon Szafranski at Wild in the Streets, 2004. Photos courtesy of Patrick O'Dell / Epicly Later'd

The Emerica team holds a highly innovative, unconventional and illegal roving street jam / demo called Wild in the Streets throughout Manhattan, New York. Hundreds of kids from all over the Northeast show up to skate and rage through the city with the Emerica team, and the event also raises $1,400 for the recovery fund of injured skater and former Emerica rider John Cardiel.

Emerica Team, 2004.
Emerica Team, 2004. Photo enlarges.

Spanky, Matt Allen, Leo Romero, Bryan Herman, 2004.
Spanky, Matt Allen, Leo Romero, Bryan Herman, 2004. Photo enlarges.

The Emerica team embarks on extensive travels, including a jaunt throughout the Southeastern U.S. called the Dirty South Tour, nurtures the growth of skateboarding in exotic locales on a Panama / Costa Rica Tour, plus a trek of demos and street skating through France, Belgium and Holland and the V7 Teenage Tour Finale.

Kids in Emerica DVD, 2004.
Kids in Emerica DVD, 2004.

Leo Romero: Goin' Pro! 2004.
Leo Romero: Goin' Pro! 2004.

The Emerica team collects all of the most off-the-hook demo and tour footage from their year-long Kids in Emerica Tour and assembles it into the Kids In Emerica DVD, which makes its world premiere (along with Leo Romero’s Goin’ Pro party) at Pharmacy Boardshop headquarters in Victorville, California. Leo promptly follows it up with a 14-page Milestone in The Skateboard Mag.

Bryan Herman, Slap, January 2004.
Bryan Herman, Slap, January 2004.

Heath Kirchart, The Skateboard Mag, May 2004.
Heath Kirchart, The Skateboard Mag, May 2004.

Bryan Herman and Heath Kirchart ratchet up the coverage with appearances on the front of Slap and The Skateboard Mag, respectively.

The Emerica team barges an exclusive late-night after-hours session, under filmer lights only, at the then lightless Skatepark of Lake Forest, California. A special Emerica article in Skateboarder called “The Dark Side of Lake Forest”, featuring the stark black and white photography of Brian Gaberman, is the result.

Andrew Reynolds, TransWorld Skateboarding, April 2004.
Andrew Reynolds, TransWorld Skateboarding, April 2004. Photo enlarges.

Andrew Reynolds, KCDC mini-ramp, 2004.
Andrew Reynolds, KCDC mini-ramp, 2004. Photo enlarges.

Andrew Reynolds, Skateboarder, December 2004.
Andrew Reynolds, Skateboarder, December 2004.

Andrew Reynolds frontside flips into the top spot at the Wallenberg Challenge and scores a 16-page Milestone in The Skateboard Mag and a Skateboarder cover.

Chris Senn wins first place at the Bowlmasters at The Cradle event in Brixlegg, Austria.

Ed Templeton ad, 2004.
Ed Templeton ad, 2004.

Ed Templeton and Austin Stephens work on finishing up the Toy Machine Good & Evil video, just as Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Kevin "Spanky" Long and Braydon Szafranski complete the new Baker 3 video for a 2005 release.

Kevin Long, backyard slashage, 2004.
Kevin "Spanky" Long, backyard slashage, 2004. Photo enlarges.

Kevin “Spanky” Long is named Rookie of the Year at the TransWorld Skateboarding Awards.

Emerica launches Design-a-Tee, an ongoing T-shirt graphics contest held twice a year on its Web site to encourage kids to make creative, artistic contributions to the brand. At the end of each contest, three winning designs are chosen and used on actual Emerica T-shirts for sale in a subsequent apparel line. Design-a-Tee is just one of many ways in which kids can participate in the ever-evolving creation of Emerica.

Erik Ellington, TransWorld Skateboarding, July 2004.
Erik Ellington, TransWorld Skateboarding, July 2004. Photo enlarges.

New shoe models: Kirchart 3, Tosh, Chucka Dorsa, Major, Meta, Rotor, Timba, Wino.

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(14) responses to: 2004: Wild in the Streets

  1. I wonder why I'm 1st

    It's probably because I'm awesome.

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  2. Ohh yeah, almostboards sucks!

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  3. Dang man! i love these things...i get 2 learn more bout Emerica! oh yah and im 3rd but kinda 2nd cuz k-dog commented 2 times!

    AKsk8er's Emeritar AKsk8er Posted:
  4. the heretic 2 links to a picture of the wrong shoe

    emericanpatriot's Emeritar emericanpatriot Posted:
  5. Sorry, it linked to the Meta. Now I have to find the Heritic 2 image.

    Poster's Emeritar Poster Posted:
  6. Thats cool and Fuk u K-Dog Almost boards are awsome. wat bords do u ride?? VENTURE TRUCKS RULE!

    EmericaAus's Emeritar EmericaAus Posted:
  7. almostboards is a user on here ass fuck so dont mess wit k dog cuz he a true nigga

    livefreeordie's Emeritar livefreeordie Posted:
  8. Ed Templeton in cheeta thats pimp

    ipledgetoemerica's Emeritar ipledgetoemerica Posted:
  9. true dat.

    EmericaAus, I ride almost boards anyways.

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  10. cool

    kronenberg's Emeritar kronenberg Posted:
  11. damn son those timba's are timbalicious

    LivinginEmerica's Emeritar LivinginEmerica Posted:
  12. The chuckas are wee tod id

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  13. i wont those red and white reynolds 2

    livefreeordie's Emeritar livefreeordie Posted:
  14. I had the kirchart 3s there were pretty sizick

    emericabakerskater123's Emeritar emericabakerskater123 Posted:

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