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Wild Ride 2006 Itinerary

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Important note: We have already made reservations at campgrounds for Emerica team riders ONLY. You will have to call ahead and make your own reservations.

Parental Advisory: As with any real professional skateboarding tour, some materials and situations may not be suitable for persons under 18 years old.

June 10
Wake up: Denver, Colorado
Days’ events in: Lonetree, Colorado
Skate shop:
BC Surf and Sport 8678 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lonetree, Colorado 80124, phone (303)768-8908
Arrival time at skate shop:
6:00 p.m.
Skatepark: No skatepark today.
Arrival time at skatepark: N/A
Spend night:
Denver, Colorado
Campsite: No campsite today

June 11
Wake up: Denver, Colorado
Days’ events in: Denver, Colorado
Skate shop:
No shop today
Arrival time at skate shop: N/A, go to Downtown Denver Skatepark
Skatepark: Downtown Denver Skatepark 2205 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Arrival time at skatepark: 12:00 noon
Spend night:
Goodland, Kansas
Campsite: KOA 1114 E U.S. Highway 24, Goodland, Kansas, phone (785) 890-5701
June 12
Wake up: Goodland, Kansas
Days’ events in: Hays, Kansas
Skate shop: White Chocolate 810 Main Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4441
Arrival time at skate shop: 1:00 p.m.
Skatepark: Hays Skatepark, 30th and Sherman, Hays, Kansas
Arrival time at skatepark: 2:30 p.m.
Spend night: Greensburg, Kansas
Campsite: Davis Park 700 East Kansas (Hwy 54), Greensburg, Kansas 67054, phone (620) 723-2751
June 13
Wake up: Greensburg, Kansas
Days’ events in: Wichita, Kansas
Skate shop: The Pusher 4600 W. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas 67209
Arrival time at skate shop: 2:00 p.m.
Skatepark: Wichita Skatepark, 645 South St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas
Arrival time at skatepark: 3:30 p.m.
Spend night: Williamsburg, Kansas
Campsite: Homewood RV and Campground 2161 Idaho Road, Williamsburg, Kansas 66095, phone (785) 242-5601
June 14
Wake up: Williamsburg, Kansas
Days’ events in: Kansas City, Missouri
Skate shop: Escapist 11648 W 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221
Arrival time at skate shop: 1:00 p.m.
Skatepark: Penn Valley Skatepark 31st and Penn Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Arrival time at skatepark: 3:00 p.m.
Spend night: Higginsville, Missouri
Campsite: Interstate RV Park and Campground 19912 Old Hwy. 40, Higginsville, Missouri, phone (660) 584-2869 or (800) 690-2267

June 15
Wake up: Higginsville, Missouri
Days’ events in: Marshall, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri
Skate shop: Dream Catcher 12 South 9th Street, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Arrival time at skate shop: N/A, go to Indian Foothills Skatepark
First skatepark: Indian Foothills Skatepark 1510 E. Eastwood Street, Marshall, Missouri 65340, phone (660) 831-1622
Arrival time at first skatepark: 12:00 noon
Second skatepark: Cosmopolitan Skatepark 1615 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia Missouri, (573) 874-7460
Arrival time at second skatepark: 3:00 p.m.
Spend night: Villa Ridge, Missouri
Campsite: Pin Oak Creek Campground 1302 Highway AT, Villa Ridge, Missouri 63089, phone (636) 451-5656
June 16
Wake up: Villa Ridge, Missouri
Days’ events in: Manchester, Missouri (St. Louis area)
Skate shop: Soka 14363 Manchester Road, Manchester, Missouri 63011
Arrival time at skate shop: 12:00 noon
Skatepark: Fountain Lakes Skatepark 3740 Huster Road, St. Charles, Missouri, 63301
Arrival time at skatepark: 2:00 p.m.
Spend night: Hannibal, Missouri
Campsite: Mark Twain Cave Campground 300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, Missouri, phone (573) 221-1656
June 17
Wake up: Hannibal, Missouri
Days’ events in: Springfield, Illinois and Canton, Illinois
First skate shop: 217 Skate Shop 3415 Chatham Road, Springfield, Illinois 62704-5607
Arrival time at first skate shop: N/A, go to Springfield Skatepark at 1:00 p.m.
First skatepark: Springfield Skatepark 5751 Bunker Hill Road, Springfield, Illinois 62704
Arrival time at first skatepark: 1:00 p.m. Join the Ultimate Alternative Father's Day Ride
Second skate shop:
619 Skates 619 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois, 61554-3348
Arrival time at second skate shop: N/A, go to Big Creek Park
Second skatepark: Big Creek Park 940 N. Main Street, Canton, Illinois 61561
Arrival time at second skatepark: 5:00 p.m.
Spend night:
El Paso, Illinois
Campsite: Hickory Hills Campground 973 CR 2250 E, El Paso, Illinois 61771, phone (309) 744-2407
June 18
Wake up: El Paso, Illinois
Days’ events in: Driving day--head toward Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Skate shop: No shop today
Waterpark: Magic Waters Waterpark 7820 North Cherryvale Boulevard, Cherry Valley, Illinois 61016, phone (800) 373-1679, $13.00 entry per person
Arrival time at waterpark: Approximately 1:00 p.m.
Spend night: Racine, Wisconsin
Campsite: Cliffside County Park 7320 Michna Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53402, phone (262) 639-3385
June 19
Wake up: Racine, Wisconsin
Days’ events in: Butler, Brookfield and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Skate shop: Phase II 17000 W Bluemound Road #G, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005, phone (262) 641-9001
Arrival time at skate shop: 1:00 p.m.
First Skatepark: Cream City Skatepark 5560 N. Park Drive, Butler, Wisconsin 53007, phone (262) 790-9675
Arrival time at first skatepark:
4:00 p.m.
No Second skatepark:
No second skatepark. Be sure to catch the Emerica team at Cream City.
Spend night: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Campsite: No campsite today. See you at Wild in the Streets in Chicago, Illinois on June 21.

Win the McNally!

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At the intersection of hesh and fresh, it’s the McNally: a loud, over-the-top, ultra high-top ’80s trainer-inspired model with a stovepipe top, a nice big strap and one "eye" made out of bling.

To win a free pair of this sick puppy, just explain in 15 words or less right here in this blog what you like about it. When the contest is over, we'll look through all the answers and pick the one we like best, the author of which will win a free pair. Don't dawdle, though, as the contest ends on May 1, 2006.

Read the Official Rules.

For Fun Zine No. 9

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Title: For Fun Zine
Publisher: Claudio "Kacky"
Issue Number: 9 (August 2005)
Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 24
Printing method: Black and white photocopy.
Price: Free.
Email: (Replace "at" with the @ symbol.)
Web site: For Fun Zine

Ah, yes. The second issue of For Fun Zine I've ever seen (No. 9) just arrived in the mail…back at the end of October. Seems I like to let these things lay around the house to marinate and age like the very best fine wines. The flavor is so much more robust then, you know. Let's dive right in, shall we?

All the way from Fort Collins, Colorado, this issue sports a sweet front crooks on the cover courtesy of Marciel Bueno, an ad for a head shop called Higher Education that shows off some crazy-ass lookin' psychedelic pipes, a wrap-up on a local Go Skateboarding Day session (It's funny how they pegged Go Skateboarding Day as a "date created by the industry."), an article on the Edora Skatepark Challenge, a Photo Gallery, a Test Drive of a mini-sized skateboard appropriately named the Zip Zinger, an article on a bunch of video premieres for a shoe company whose name we can't be bothered to mention, a look at a Volcom's Driving Me Buts Tour stop, a profile of a 50-year old Brazilian skater Cesinha Chaves, a congratulatory note on 10 Years of 100% Skate mag, a CD review of Coice de Mula and a show review on Hightower.

All of this and more can be yours for the nice little price of FREE. Just email the publisher.

P.S. The For Fun Zine Web site is crackin', too.

Daniel Vega

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Daniel Vega
Tepic Nayarit, Mexico
Age: 18

Since Hendo (Jeff Henderson) is out of town on vacation, I was pretty psyched when I was asked to review Daniel Vega's footy. I always enjoy checking out what you, our fellow Emericans, are up to out in the streets.
Daniel, you've got some super buttery rail tricks in this vid! The kickflip front board, nose blunt and switch front board were all super dope. Not to mention your closer: a big spin front board--very nice! You've got some great talent loaded up in your Sponsor Me Video, but the one thing I wasn't as into was all of the basics that were included.
At the level of today's pros, the "basics" just don't cut it. You really want to showcase your very best tricks, especially since you've only got a minute to floss your steez in front of a potential sponsor. I liked some of the runs that you put together, and I think with more planning regarding which tricks should go where, you could put together some great lines. I would have also liked to see more variety in the terrain you can shred. From that "impossible" spot that no one can skate, to something no one would even think of--the more creative, the better.
Daniel, this a great first effort at making a Sponsor Me Vid, and I think with more planning, editing, trick selection and variety, you could really raise some eyebrows next time. Keep ripping, progressing, landing those hammers and good things will come. Thanks for submitting your footage, and enjoy your free pair of Emerica shoes! Stay Gold.--Timothy Nickloff, Emerica Sales Manager

Team Report 03-28-06

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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.


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