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Emerica Demo at Zumiez Couch Tour!

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Look out for Emerica team riders Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Ed Templeton, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero, Braydon Szafranski, Austin Stephens, Aaron Suski, Chris Senn, Brandon Westgate, Marquis Preston and Ben Gilley when they sign and demo the day away on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. during the Zumiez Couch Tour at the Great Mall, 432 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, California, phone (408) 956-9410.There will also be a Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest, a concert with Saves the Day, plus free Jones Soda, limited-edition tour decks, custom t-shirts and other prizes! You can even play X-Box 360 Guitar Hero with the Emerica team in their booth. And the whole day is FREE to everyone! Yay!

Cowtown Go Skateboarding Night Report

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On June 21, 2006, the skateboarders of Phoenix, Arizona celebrated Go Skateboarding Night with Cowtown’s Golden Egg Quest, presented by Emerica.

Scene 1: Cowtown on Central at 7:25 p.m.
Phoenix Police Department: “What’s going on here tonight?”
Trent (Cowtown): “Oh, we're having a video premiere, we do it all the time. It was just advertised a little more this time, so that's why there are so many people around.”
Phoenix Police Department: “What is this Golden Egg thing I've been hearing about?”
Trent: “Oh, that. Well, we just hid a couple of hundred gold eggs with vouchers for free skateboarding product all over downtown Phoenix. We're going to throw out maps for kids to find all of them as soon as the video is over.”


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Doug Des Autels

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Doug Des Autels
Age: 98
Arcadia, California

What up, homies! First off, let me say that Doug Des Autels friggin' rips! His style reminds me a lot of Josh Kalis, and there are tons of gems in this Sponsor Me video, including some really difficult flip-in / flip-out shenanigans on just about every object you could think of, plus some really crazy ledge hammers and a big assortment of technical wizardry. Nice work, Doug!
This is a really good vid filled with some incredible skateboarding, but I gotta admit there are a few things I'm not really into. The "speed-up" and "slow-mo" editing between tricks kinda changes the flow of some of the lines. I'm a fan of the "show it how it is" type of videography, so it's a bummer to see those kind of effects put on such great skating. Remember, less is more. My ex-girlfriend told me that once...ouch.
Also, the music selection. I know it's all personal preference, but the music is a bit too impersonal and repetitive for my liking. Combined with your own personal style and your skating, music can seriously bring a part to life, but it can just as easily take away from it. If you're feelin' the mellow jams, cram some classic De La Soul or A Tribe Called Quest up in that joint and I'll guarantee the whole feeling will change!
Regardless of my petty nit-picking, Doug is super talented, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will find a permanent home in the skateboarding bizz. Thanks for the vid, Doug, and the next noseslide double heel out that you do will be in some brand-new Emerica shoes. Big-ups to Doug! Stay Gold.--Timothy Nickloff, Emerica Sales Manager