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Ed Templeton's Cul-de-Sac of Awesome!

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Ed Templeton is an inspiration to skaters the world over and has been an important part of the Emerica family forever. His skateboarding history is legendary; and his raw, unique perspective on life has catapulted him into celebrityhood in the art world.

Emerica and Ed now come together to produce a very special offering: Ed Templeton's Cul-de-Sac of Awesome, featuring the Heritic 2, the Ridgemont, the Ed Hat and the Templeton Slim T-shirt all decked out in vegan-friendly materials and eye-popping artwork by the one and only. Any way you look at it, the eyes have it.

Collect 'em all at a skate shop near you.

Self Educated #5

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Title: Self Educated
Publisher: Steven Ayers
Issue Number: #5, January 2005
Page Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 14
Printing method: Black and white photocopy
Price: Email the publisher
Email: (Use the @ symbol instead of the word "at".)

I like old things. Well, maybe not all old things, like your grumpy old grandpa, but some old things. Extinct ice age mammals immediately spring to mind, as do far-away galaxies, antique furniture and issue number five of Steven Ayers' Self Educated 'zine, comin' straight at ya just a stone's throw from the middle of the Sunshine State. This is the One Year Anniversary issue from January 2005, way back in the good old days before Steven discovered the double-sided copy feature on the Xerox machine.

This first annual celebration includes a lion's share of eye / mind goodness, like a short discussion of entropy, a Photo Showcase, a profile of Ziggy Herman Bryan Stardust that charts the similarities between the trajectories of David Bowie's album and Herman's life, a most excellent profile and photo gallery entitled Inside the Mind of Tobin Yelland, an essay called Why Skateboarding's Different, and a closing article explaining the local Tampa phenomenon of Shaqueefa Clothing.

If any of this sounds even slightly intriguin' to you, fire off an email to Steven right now, and for a nominal fee, he'll probably load you down with some thoughtful literary goods, both old and new.

You Interview Ed Again!

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It's time for number 17 in our never-ending series of Blab Interviews conducted by you kids. This month, we're going to hit up Emerica pro Ed Tempelton for the second time.

Just ask a nice, short question right here in this post and one week from now, I'll choose a few of the best and give Ed a call. Read Ed's bio and first Blab interview, so you don't ask anything that has been already answered there.

Skate Nerd

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Based out of Philadelphia, Skate Nerd keeps it simple and artistic with a clean home page and just four sections:

Minnow is a page for their physical and online stores, where they sell unique, limited, hand-drawn T-shirts, stickers, buttons, etc. and hold rad art shows. There's a cool gallery in there, too. T-Shirts offers Skate Nerd shirts, of course, as well as a handkerchief and a pin pack. Skatepark features the Schuylkill River Skatepark Project, an insanely nice (and giant) skate plaza currently in the planning stages in Philly. Sk8links features a nifty pull-down menu linking to many different facets of skateboarding.

Then there's the Journal on the far left side of the home page that covers a wide range of local and general skateboarding concerns. Whether you're East Coast or not, Skate Nerd is a Web stop of choice for the thinking man's skateboarder.

Heath Blab 2

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cara: So, how's your new shop coming along?
Good, I guess. I'm kind of a absentee owner, because I live so far from Iowa. I talk to them daily, but I don't see what goes on.

f0undation00: Do you have a part coming up that will exceed your part in Sight Unseen?


Stay Gold Tour Video

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Matt Zicopula

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Matt Zicopula
Long Island, New York
Age: 16

This morning, I checked out Matt Zicopula's footy for this month's Sponsor Me Video Review, and what a great bunch of film it is! Matt's got some nice tricks stacked up in this sucker, including stellar hardflips and frontside flips, as well as a nice ender: a switch frontside flip down a grass gap.
Matt, the one thing I noticed after watching your footy is that you didn't have much in the way of rail and ledge shredding. While it's not essential, I think it will help diversify the segments that you've put together. Potential sponsors always like to see that you can skate a wide array of terrain, and tearing up the local rail and ledge is a definite plus. You may even want to drop some tranny in here and there to really light some fires.
I liked your run with the switch backside 180, 360 flip, nollie flip down the gap, and would have liked to have seen more connected lines incorporating your hammer arsenal. Don't forget, consistency and good lines are always where it's at...not to mention they are fun to watch and usually tend to be memorable. That being said, you may want to consider linking up some tricks in your next vid.
All in all, your footy is solid, and with some rail jammers and consistent lines, you could command some attention from the couch. Keep it comin' and enjoy your brand spankin' new Emerica kicks! Stay Gold.--Timothy Nickloff, Emerica Sales Manager