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Underworld Signing + Leeside Session Report

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The Emerica team—Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Ed Templeton, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero, Jerry Hsu, Brandon Westgate and Jamie Tancowny--rolled into Underworld in Vancouver a little after 2:00 p.m. A long line of kids that snaked halfway down the block was already waiting out front. The line stayed that long for a good two hours. At least a couple of hundred kids eventually found their way through the door, which made this the largest signing ever at Underworld.


Heath got pissed at Ed for holding up the line. Seems that Ed was inspired to produce an artistic masterpiece on every kid’s poster, t-shirt, etc. Hell, one guy even asked Ed to draw the Transistor Sect on his body, then promptly went out and got it permanently tattooed! Ed then put the finishing touches on an Emerica bench that had just been signed by the whole team--the perfect ending to a killer signing. Thanks to everyone at Underworld for having us.


Next, we headed over to LeeSide, a homegrown skatepark under a bridge, similar to Burnside, FDR, Washington Street, etc. The Emerica team took a little while to warm up to the rough trannies and burly concrete coping, then the dust, skateboards and bodies really began to fly. Spanky stuck a huge air to fakie over a tranny to wall. (There was a small ledge in between the tranny and the wall.)


Westgate terrorized the place with a backside ollie from a tranny to a huge vert wall. Jerry amazed with a front blunt on super small, tight tranny with a foot of vert. The Boss pretty much ruled the session with a fat frontside flip over a hip, a tall ollie over a chest-high volcano and an extra large kickflip fakie way up on a massive tranny wall. As the session drew to a close, everyone made their way to dinner, then back to the hotel to get ready for a big gig with No Age and The Goat.

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(7) responses to: Underworld Signing + Leeside Session Report

  1. Reynolds is still the boss, the only one killin it apparently is the oldest dude there, so awesome. Oh ya, first.

    jmcneely1x's Emeritar jmcneely1x Posted:
  2. looks like a good time!

    madcityskater's Emeritar madcityskater Posted:
  3. greeen.

    AidanRowland's Emeritar AidanRowland Posted:
  4. who cares if the whole team didnt skate that tranny. shit looked fun in some spots. but fukin haggard as hell in the rest. of course boss man killed it hes the fukin BOSS he has too.

    anyways good luck to the whole team for wild in the streets. i know its gunna be a sik time wish i could come from long island and join in and watch the goat play.

    EMERICA for LIFE SON!
    STAY GOLD

    wilson's Emeritar wilson Posted:
  5. dammn reynolds killed it
    i was gonna come to van for this
    but i couldnt get a ride out

    heshscott's Emeritar heshscott Posted:
  6. this shit was so much fun.. thanks to all that made it happen!!

    hailtheboss's Emeritar hailtheboss Posted:
  7. hehe i was 1st in line :] waited 2and a half hours but it was worth it

    javier's Emeritar javier Posted:

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