In the late '80s, Ray Underhill was a vert pro for Powell-Peralta and appeared in The Search For Animal Chin and Ban This videos. After that, he worked for Gullwing Trucks and, more recently, Eastern Skateboard Supply. Late last year, it was discovered that Ray has a rare brain tumor, so now he is battling it, and the whole skateboard industry is pulling together with an online auction to help pay his overwhelming medical expenses. You can help, too, by bidding on a bunch of rare and one-of-a-kind skate collectibles at eBay. Every dollar counts and 100% of the proceeds will go straight to Ray and his family. Thank you.
Get well soon, Ray!
Look for Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds in the new Strange Notes Covers Baby! DVD--available now at finer skate shops near you!
To celebrate the release of Harley-Davidson's new motorcycle.
Emerica's Wild in the Streets is the event that gathers skateboarders of every age, color and creed to converge on city streets around the globe in the celebration of pure skateboarding. On July 4, 2007, Independence Day in the United States, the Emerica team and friends will descend upon San Francisco, California to skate and have fun all in the ultimate celebration of freedom. Make your plans now to be there!
Visit the full Wild in the Streets site.
We had a full schedule and a lot of kilometers to burn, but everyone came through and did their best.
Photo courtesy of kickerclub.
Congrats to Emerica globe trotter and contest hustler Chris Senn for winning second place over the weekend in the Skateboard Park event at X Games Asia in Shanghai, China. Yeah, Senn Dog!
Skateboard Park Results
1. Mohd Firdaus Rahman ($5,000)
2. Chris Senn ($3,000)
3. Dayne Brummet ($1,500)
4. Chun Yin Luk ($900)
5. Wenkai Xie ($900)
6. Tetsuharu Sai ($900)
7. Jirawat Pao In ($400)
8. Shane Wallace ($400)
9. Alex Gavin ($400)
10. Chia Hui Chen ($400)
Plus a long interview with Vaughan Baker!