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Baker Demo At Skatelab This Saturday!

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Emerica pros Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and am Braydon Szafranski are taking a little time off from their Baker filming duties to do a demo for all you Kids this Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Skatelab skatepark in Simi Valley, California. Do whatever it takes to get there! Here’s the address:

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Skatelab

4226 Valley Fair ST

Simi Valley, CA 93063

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Spanky Scumstache Challenge!

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What is a scumstache? Some say it’s a scummy, dirty-looking mustache, and others say it’s merely patchy, pre-pubescent peach fuzz. The word "scumstache" is not in Webster’s dictionary, but Kevin "Spanky" Long sure knows how to sport one, and now Pharmacy Board Shop is giving you a chance (excuse) to grow one, too! Whatever your scumstache is like, Pharmacy wants to see it!

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They’re giving you until June 30, 2005 to grow your best scumstache and send them a photo. If your ’stache is worthy, you’ll have the chance to have your lucky mug plastered on their site, and the Grand Prize Winner will get two pairs of Spanky’s upcoming Emerica pro model shoe, the KSL-1!

Twenty-five Runners Up will also receive a limited-edition Pharmacy scumstache T-shirt! Pharmacy wants to start a scumstache revolution, so put away the razor and get your scumstache growing!

Enter the Spanky Scumstache Challenge at the Pharmacy Web site.

You Interview Leo Romero!

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Now’s the time for number seven in our ongoing series of Emerica Blab interviews in which you, the ever-loyal Kids, get to ask your favorite Emerica team rider that burning question you’ve always wanted to know.

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This month’s subject is Emerica pro Leo Romero—upcoming banger brother and beyond-excellent wood pusher. Without further ado, get your bad self into the Blabs section and ask away. Before you ask anything, however, be sure to read Leo’s bio and interview first! Also, please keep your questions short and to the point.

New Emerica Team Manager!

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Meet the new Emerica Team Manager, Hal 3000. We’re taking skateboard team management to the next level with high technology! Hal’s official duty is to babysit the Emerica team: Arrange their travel plans, escort them on tours and demos, assign filming missions, compile their magazine coverage, pay out photo incentive, write team reports, perform many other menial tasks, and generally attend to their every beck and call. It’s a tough job, but someone (or something) has to do it. Do you Kids think Hal can handle it?

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The Reynolds 2: New Colorways!

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Andrew designed his second Emerica pro model skate shoe, the Reynolds 2, even more basic than his first, with less lines and a cleaner overall look.

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Boasting a lower heel and no air system, it’s easier to feel your board, too. And let’s not forget the suede toe, which provides better flick and is more giving during toe jams. All in all, it’s safe to say the Reynolds 2 is yet another long-lived Emerica classic. Be sure to scope the brand-new colorways, too, Kids.

Team Report 04-12-05

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This past weekend’s Emerica demo in Des Moines, Iowa was insane! Emerica pros Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Erik Ellington, Kevin “Spanky” Long and Leo Romero have just returned home from their weekend jaunt out to the Midwest to hang out and skate for the 500 plus Kids in Emerica who came to Subsect skate shop and Skate South skate park in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, April 8.

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Ross Hammershlag

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ross-hammershlag.mov (10.3MB) Tip: Right click and save the movie to your desktop so you can watch it as many times as you want.

Ross Hammershlag
Nesconset, New York

I was going through a pile of Sponsor Me videos when I popped Ross Hammershlag’s tape in. A few tricks in, I could tell that he is sick! He put together a decent video with a wide variety of tricks and obstacles, and his style is pretty solid. Ross lives in New York, which has some pretty gnarly Winters, but his tape proves that he skates any chance he gets. For example, there was a clip of him skating with snow on the ground. That’s dedication! Ross can definitely get down on some rails, and also get tech on the ledges. The only thing I didn’t really like in the video was the opening line where he does a switch frontside flip, a 360 flip, and then gets off his board and back lips a rail. I would have rather just seen the back lip as a single trick. Those flip tricks could have been in another line somewhere that flowed easier. Not a big deal, though. Overall, I liked his skating. Thanks to Ross for sending in the video. Enjoy the free shoes. I’m out. —Jeff Henderson