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Team Report 06-08-05

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Greetings from Canada! We are just about finished with the Emerica So’Wester Tour. Erik Ellington, Heath Kirchart, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Bryan Herman and Leo Romero were all on board for this tour, as well as Emerica Canadian team pros Glen Suggit and Josh Evin, and let’s just say it’s been an epic time!

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Herman Blabs Back At You!

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You asked Emerica pro Bryan Herman the questions, and he has responded! We just posted in the More section the eighth in a series of emericaskate.com Member’s Only interviews.

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After poring over the hundreds of questions you Kids asked him, we narrowed them down to (a still sizable) 50 or so, and rang Hermdog up for some answers. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned, cuz future Member’s Only interviews are in the works. Enjoy!

Bored #8

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Bored #8

Title: Bored
Publisher: JP
Issue Number: 8
Page Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 16
Printing method: Black and white photocopy.
Price: Email the publisher.
Email: boredzine at hotmail.com (Use the @ symbol with no spaces around it instead of the word "at".)
Address: 1123 9th ST # 7, Santa Monica, California 90403

I just got a package of six issues of this here Bored zine out of Santa Monica, California. (Never heard of the place. Does it have any skateboarding history?) Knowing that you don’t want to read any long-winded tripe here on the Web, right now we’re only going to focus on the most recent issue, #8.

It opens up with the publisher, JP, spewing a long-winded editorial (that no one will ever read) about turning 30 and why this issue is so late. Just kiddin’, JP. The issue then proceeds on into a nice bunch of funny-ass stories, including a Null Blame the Filmer video premiere report, a Bobby Puleo Clues About the Rest of the World art show review, a hilarious Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs CD review, a Carbondale Run bowl contest article (complete with spit splat-shaped photos), a scathing critique of contemporary mainstream skateboarding called Skateboarding Isn’t Cool Anymore, and more that I don’t want to give away in advance. Except this:

They even threw in a review of our This is Skateboarding DVD, in which they call out Justin Regan for penning a bunch of lame mainstream-oriented hype on the back of the box to help move copies via mom at Best Buy. Ha-ha! Better keep it real next time, Reganator! The DVD itself got a good review, though.

Overall, Bored is a well put-together and variety-packed, street-level brochure straight from skateboarding’s heart. You could do well to investigate. —Garry Davis.

Happy Birthday, Reynolds!

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We here at Emerica would like to wish team rider Andrew Reynolds a very happy birthday, today, June 6! All you Canadian Kids in the path of the last two dates of the Emerica So’Wester Tour have a perfect chance to wish him all the best in person! You can do so at:

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Tuesday, June 7

Millwood Skatepark, Edmonton, Alberta, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 9

Cassleman-Lush Skatepark, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Team Report 06-01-05

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Summertime is getting closer, which means it time for some Emerica tours! On Thursday, June 2, Erik Ellington, Heath Kirchart, Kevin “Spanky” Long and Bryan Herman will head up to Canada for the So’Wester Tour. Andrew Reynolds and Leo Romero will join the tour later on.

Speaking of Drew, he’s still busy as a bee editing the Baker video. He also spent last week hanging out with his mom, who was in town visiting from Florida.

Life has been busy for Emerica pro Erik Ellington. He is simultaneously finishing up an interview for Thrasher magazine, filming for the Baker video, and remodeling his house. Erik squeeezed in a little time today to rent a movie and hang out with his mom, who, like Drew’s mom, is also in town visiting.

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