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Dyson Ramones

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Dyson Ramones
Mililani, Hawaii

The first word that comes to mind after watching Dyson Ramones’ video is "Damn!" This kid rips! From the beginning of the video, with a flawless Cab down a nine stair, ’til the line at the end with a couple of big stair sets, and all the tricks in between, this video is packed full of stylish skating. One of the tricks that stands out is the backside 360 Ollie down an eight set. Dyson has really got that trick down. If you were at Tampa Am, you may have seen him throw down a backside 360 Ollie over the Euro gap and bank. Amazing. There is a really good variety of obstacles and tricks in this video. The whole thing was filmed in Hawaii, and I have never seen any of those spots before, so it was definitely refreshing. Who likes to see the same old famous spots all the time? Not me. I like a change in scenery every now and then. Rumor has it that Dyson it getting flowed boards from Stereo, and is also sponsored by Hurley. After seeing this video, we put him on Emerica flow, as well. He has just relocated to San Francisco, California and loves it. People are really starting to take notice of this kid, which means you’ll be seeing him in the mags and various videos really soon. Nice one, Dyson! —Jeff Henderson

Team Report 03-07-05

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Have you seen the new issue of TransWorld Skateboarding yet? Our very own Emerica pro, Andrew Reynolds, is gracing the cover. Be sure to check it out. Andrew has been skating around the Los Angeles area, filming for the Baker video along with Bryan Herman, Erik Ellington and Kevin “Spanky” Long, who just returned from Australia. Emerica am Braydon Szafranski is still in Australia filming for the Baker video, as well. Ed Templeton will also be heading down to Australia from March 13-20.

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2nd Avenue #4

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2nd Avenue #2

Title: 2nd Avenue Zine
Publisher: Colin Kinniburgh
Issue Number: 4
Date: Spring 2004
Page Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 22
Printing method: Black and white photocopy (with a four-color cover!)
Price: Email the publisher.
Email: the2ndavenuezine at (Use the @ symbol with no spaces around it.)

The publisher of 2nd Avenue Zine, Colin Kinniburgh, went all out on his fourth issue, what with adornin’ it with a four-color cover ‘n’ all. (Jeez, that must have cost a month of lunch monies.) The overall presentation of this pub is quite a bit more professional than your average skate zine, featuring actual computer ’typeset’ text and coherent design.

Issue 4 is all over the place, going for a random New York City street session between publisher Colin and Caswell Berry, Jerry Hsu, Alex Parker and our very own Spanky; an interview with Tony Trujillo; video reviews of all the latest, most popular flicks (Flip Really Sorry, 5boro Word of Mouth, Chocolate Hot Chocolate, Anti-Hero Tent City); the obligatory music reviews; a hot little launch ramp called The Dannyboy!; and the highlight: a blow-by-blow report on Emerica’s highly illegal Wild in the Streets skate pot tour (with hundreds of kids in tow) through the thoroughfares of New York City.

Overall, 2nd Avenue Zine is a very well-done affair, and any self-respecting zine collector will make sure to acquire a copy.

Tampa Ampa!

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Or: Emerica Flattens Florida

Well, it was time to make the annual pilgrimage to the Tampa Am contest. Instead of heading straight to Tampa, though, we decided to start out in Miami for a few days to skate and film at some of the many awesome spots that city has to offer. Emerica pros Leo Romero, Kevin "Spanky" Long and ams Braydon Szafranski and Matt Allen; along with Emerica Team Manager Justin Regan and myself, Emerica Team Assistant Jeff Henderson; flew out to Miami to join up-and-coming Emerica Am Brandon Westgate and Thrasher photographer Patrick O’Dell. Enjoi pal Jerry Hsu also tagged along with us. Continue>>

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