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Starting out with a slam on a sweet frontside flip down eight, resulting in the splits and some bad-ass board breakage, Mark Cultice from Plymouth, Indiana follows up this startling intro with a smooth frontside 180 down the same set. He then pulls off a slew of other daredevil maneuvers on a variety of terrain like benches, fences, ledges, rails, stairs, walls and some lines at a Skate Plaza.
Like most sponsor me footage, though, there are a few tricks and lines in here that suffer a bit from less-than-solid landings and some slow skating. I think it's safe to say we're about due for a visit from Old Man Screamer: "If you little rascals ever expect to get sponsored by any company, you really need to notch it up in the haulin’ ass department, dag nabbit!"
Before you attempt that next safe backtail, psyche yourself up and go into veteran mode, put your warface on, and push at that ledge like a demon from hell. If you haven’t already gotten a trip to the ER and at least 9 stitches in your chin resulting from a failed backtail attempt, you’re probably doing them too slow.
Although the footage is of varying quality, ranging from crystal clear to a little blurry, Mark has done a good job putting it together. Congrats, Mark. Keep it coming, and enjoy your free pair of Emerica shoes!--Post King
Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Subsect skate shop's new second location in Urbandale, Iowa (15 minutes from downtown Des Moines) with the Emerica Team! Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart (co-owner of Subsect), Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and Leo Romero will be there at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 for an autograph signing.
After that, the Emerica team will head over to Skate South at 7:00 p.m. for a demo of epic proportions! Be sure get your autographed Emerica poster at the Subsect signing and pick up a $5 off coupon for the demo. You can only get the coupon at the signing, so don’t miss out. The demo will be $15 at the door or $10 with the coupon. Get your friends together and come on out to Subsect! We’ll see you there.
Subsect Skateshop, Urbandale
3705 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
1054 E. County Line Road
Des Moines, Iowa
Ah, perchance to dream...of a free complete Baker Leo Romero skateboard and a pair of Emerica Tilt 2 shoes! Well, you can get a chance to win 'em just by answering eight trivia questions about Leo correctly. The contest ends on March 6, 2006, so you better get on the ball!