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Team Report 07-25-07

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There’s a lot going on this weekend for the Emerica team riders. On Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Jerry Hsu, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Austin Stephens and Marquis Preston will be doing a demo at Utility Boardshop in La Verne, California. On Sunday, July 29 at 3:00 p.m. Andrew, Braydon, Spanky and most of the Baker team will be cruising down to Sun Diego in El Cajon, California for another demo.


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Oh, Ed, You're Impossible!

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Check out this funny-ass mini-documentary clip over on the Thrasher site about Ed Templeton and his signature trick, the impossible. Ed reveals the embarassing early-'80s freestyle origins of the trick--and how he claimed it as his own, took it to the streets and turned it into a demo hit. But, according to Ed, the impossible never really got the respect it deserved until Geoff Rowley started doing it.

Back to the Banks 2007

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Join in all the madness at the annual Back to the Banks contest on Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Banks under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York. There will be a huge Best Trick Contest with thousands in cash and prizes. If it rains, the contest will be held on Sunday, August 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Manny Mania will run from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Emerica Utility Boardshop Demo!

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Join the Emerica team for an accomplished demonstration of skateboarding genius on Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Utility Boardshop 1207 Foothill Boulevard, La Verne, California, phone (909) 593-2755. Plus, on July 28 only, there will be a 20% discount off everything, and shoes starting at $29.99. Better see you there!

Greg Sadler

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Los Angeles, California

As this lengthy clip proves, Greg Sadler is not afraid to saddle up and chuck his carcass off a wide variety of large structures, landing in some pretty odd places--he even finds himself touching down inside a mysterious black half circle and ending a half Cab kickflip manny between parked cars. Sweet lines full of nimble flippery, squeaky noseslides, big ol' rail vaults and fairly mad skills all around. What's not to like? Well, maybe a "stationary" landing or two. Sue me.

Thanks for submitting your footage, Greg. You just earned yourself a free pair of Emerica shoes.--Post King

Braydon Szafranski Joins Active!

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Active is proud to announce that longtime friend Braydon Szafranski is now an official member of the their 2007 professional skateboarding team. Braydon has continually supported Active throughout his career, and his transition onto the pro team has been a long time coming.

Active president Shane Wallace states, “Braydon has been a part of the Active family for several years, and we are really proud of his accomplishments as a professional skateboarder. His determination, perseverance and smile inspire everyone at Active. Our entire family proudly welcomes Braydon to the Active team.”

Braydon was also recently named Rookie of the Year by TransWorld Skateboarding. Check out his newest Active ad shot by Atiba Jefferson in current issues of TransWorld, Thrasher, Slap and The Skateboard Mag, and don't forget to pick up a free limited-edition Braydon Szafranski poster at Active while supplies last.

Win a Trip to Film With the Emerica Skate Team!

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Note: This is a video editing contest, not a sponsor me video contest.

Submit your best-edited footage on the contest page for a chance to win a Stay Gold filming trip with the Emerica team! The winning editor gets to hang out with the riders and assist with filming during production of the new Emerica Stay Gold video! The Grand Prize trip includes airfare, lodging and group transportation for two, plus a $1,000 Zumiez gift card! Two runners-up will receive an engraved 2 GB iPod Nano™ containing the Emerica team’s favorite songs, as well as a $250.00 Zumiez gift card! You can also text ZUMIEZ to 44648 for a chance to win one of three additional iPod™ Nanos just like those mentioned above, plus a $250.00 Zumiez gift card.
Your footage must be your own original footage, 30-45 seconds long, submitted here on the Emerica site. We only accept footage in .mpeg or .mov (Quicktime) formats with a maximum size of 40 MB! The contest ends on August 5, 2007. The winner will be chosen by the Emerica filming team!