Emerica Footwear and Gear welcomes Jerry Hsu to the team this week. He is an amazing addition to the already epic Emerica team. Jerry has already begun working on a pro model shoe [insert huge crowd roaring sound here] and will be coming down to Emerica headquarters next week to start designing some signature Gear that will be just as steezy as his skating!
This week, Andrew Reynolds has been out filming for the upcoming Emerica Stay Gold video in Los Angeles with Beagle. He has also been working on some music with his band, the Goat. Andrew has set up a whole music studio in his house and has been laying down some tracks. Keep an ear out for it on MySpace really soon.
Heath Kirchart is out filming this week around Los Angeles for the upcoming Alien Workshop video. He has also been adding some new custom parts onto his Harley to make it look bad-ass.
Ed Templeton is a super-busy guy all the time. He just finished putting together an Emerica Wild Ride book from the photos that he shot on last year's trip. He’s also been skating the Huntington Beach skatepark. Ed’s new Emerica pro model shoe, the Transist, will be coming out in a couple of months, and he also has a signature shake that is out now. Check it out!
Kevin “Spanky” Long’s knee is feeling a lot better since he’s been riding his bicycle and working it out. Spanky skated the Supreme bowl in Hollywood this week and was stoked to be rolling around again.
Bryan Herman is still recovering from the hangover he received after celebrating his 21st birthday this week. Herman is planning a little trip out to Las Vegas over the weekend to break in his ID at the casinos. Good luck, Bryan!
Leo Romero took a gnarly slam this week while filming for the upcoming Emerica video. He breaks it off so hard when he skates that every once in a while, he gets worked. Leo’s okay, though, and will be sessioning with The Skateboard Mag photographer Adam Conway this weekend.
Braydon Szafranski just flew home from a filming trip down in Melbourne, Australia. He went there to film some sweet tricks for his part in the upcoming Emerica video.
Aaron Suski spent some time in the emergency room this week after taking a slam to his face. He split the top of his nose open between the eyebrows and had to get it stitched up. Suski’s interview in The Skateboard Mag should be out in the next few issues, so look out for that!
Austin Stephens has been on a heavy skate mission lately, shooting a lot of photos with Anthony Acosta and Jon Humphries.
Chris Senn is livin’ life island-style out in Hawaii, where surfing and park shredding are the norm. He will be heading out to Cali soon to attack any and all spots he finds himself at. Check out Senn Dog’s interview in an upcoming issue of TransWorld.
Brandon Westgate flew home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time in Los Angeles filming with Jon Miner. He seriously killed it while he was here. That kid has so much pop! Westgate my boy!
Marquis Preston Has been chillin’ in Palmdale, California and skating with his homies from Pharmacy Boardshop. Their Lancaster store is building a mini-ramp and Marquis was recently spotted helping out.