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Emerica session at Skate South. This is footage was originally included with Emerica Disinformation Newsletter #14. Subscribe to get advance news about your favorite Emerica team riders, events, shoes and gear. By signing up, you automatically get a chance to win a free pair of shoes. One random subscriber wins every month.

Fausto Vitello R.I.P.

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One of the main men who brought you Independent Trucks and Thrasher Magazine, Fausto Vitello, passed away over the weekend. From day one, he and his brands always kept it raw and real. Emerica and skateboarders everywhere owe Fausto a huge debt. Read the full story at Thrasher.

Herman Blab 2

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abec-1: When you did El Toro in This Is Skateboarding, did you take it as a big deal?
No. It's the only big rail in California that is perfect, so I wanted to try it. I wasn't really planning on using it. It didn’t really matter.

Bwahbwah: Did you pick all the features of your shoe yourself?
Yeah, most of them. I got some ideas from Trevor Hill and Jonathan F. at Emerica.

cara: What are you stoked on lately? (Referring to anything.)
Life. I don't know, nothing special. I'm always stoked. I'm just working on getting moved into my new house.

FoxyRabbit: What games did you play on your X-Box 360 while you were in your cast?
Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf and NBA Live.

One Man Demo: Are you back on the dirt bikes after breaking your leg, or are you afraid of another injury happening again?
I was never off the dirt bike. I rode it with my cast on. I was just riding it right now. But, I am over trying to do stupid shit on dirt bikes.

mikethedyke23: What's your favorite movie?
Right now, probably CB4.

SK8DESTROYER: What's the craziest or most life-defying shit have you ever done in your life?
That's a hard one to know.

SK8DESTROYER: What is the weirdest shit you've ever seen? Shit that is so fuckin' weird, you would swear it's not from this planet.
These are good questions. I guess we do see a lot of weird shit. I saw a dog eating out a cat's pussy when she was in heat. She was liking it.

Cheezybreezy: Did Matt Allen have any weird habits that annoyed you?
No weird habits.

they dont know: What's your least favorite thing to replace (shoes, decks, trucks, etc.)? How often do you go through a board and shoes?
Probably shoes, cuz they feel a little better when they’re worn in for skating. I put on new trucks almost every time I set up a new board. I heard I have some kind of weird tan and green colorway of a Thunder truck. I had nothing to do with it. I wanted to do a sick-ass Harley color truck, like flat black and chrome with a logo, but they wouldn’t do it, for some reason.

SK8DESTROYER: What's your favorite beer brand? Mine is Corona.
I drink Newcastle casually, but not a lot of it. When we're ready to get faded, we drink Tecate with lime.

SK8DESTROYER: Have you ever been skatin' fast as hell then hit a deadly little pebble and slammed?

Oh, yes! Many times, all the time. Matt Allen hit one at the top of some stairs, then he slammed into the top of the rail and it scraped a big chunk of meat off his hip. I just get road rash. When I try to run out of it, I can’t run fast enough, then I eat shit and hit my head.

shane00gizelbach: What's the worst thing that ever happened to you?
Breaking my leg.

baked91: Is there any kind of drink that gets you pumped-up to skate?
Coke, root beer or any kind of soda.

emerica374: How many girls have asked to you sign their boobs?


Craig: What are the stresses of being pro?
There aren't really many stresses. It feels the same. It makes you want to skate more, do better and never be satisfied. You look forward to skating as good as you can, like Andrew Reynolds, Eric Koston and P-Rod.

abec-1: Do you ever just like to punch your pillow and hear that POOF noise?
That's fuckin' weird. I guess so. I know what you're talking about. I don’t ever get the urge to do it, but it's kinda fun.

ZiggyShaneDust: Have you ever got drunk and then woke up in bed with Matt Allen spooning you?
That is fuckin' gross, dude. Fuck, no! That would be a serious nightmare. Even if I did, I would never tell anyone, anyway. I haven’t, for sure.

Zacharypoopman: When you went to school, did you ever play that game where one person drinks something and the others say or do something funny to try to make them spit it up?

Oh, yeah, we played that. That's a pretty good game, but only if you spit the drink in the other guy's face.

Enter Design-a-Tee 6 Right Now!

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Welcome to the sixth edition of Emerica's ongoing Design-A-Tee contests, in which we empower you, the ranks of Emerican youth, to create the best Emerica T-shirt graphic ever. You must enter Design-A-Tee 6 as soon as possible, though, as this contest officially closes on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. So, you better get crackin' and get creative!