We have some very sad news about Australian skaters / Emerica friends Shane Cross and Ali Boulala. Shane died during a motorcycle accident with Ali, who is in critical condition. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of Shane's friends and family, and we wish a speedy recovery for Ali.
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A hazy collision of the '60s and modern times, this limited purple tie-dyed collection of three Reynolds shoes—including the Boss, the Reynolds 3 and a very special early release of the AR Slim—slowly wafts its way toward your head straight from the skateboarding-addled mind of Andrew. Whatever it is, that shoe put a spell on me!
Enter now, because the haze will waft away on April 1, 2007.
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: forfunzineatforfunzine.com (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.
daniel-vega.mov (10.3MB) Tip: Right click and save the movie to your desktop so you can watch it as many times as you want.
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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
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.