News Tagged ‘Figgy’

Emerica skate shoes latest video ‘Green’

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Emerica skate shoes latest video ‘Green’ is here and it’s an amazing 18 minutes of the traditional, progressive street-hammering we’ve all come to expect from the brand.
Emerica is one of the stalwarts of the skater-owned shoe universe: the brand that gave us epoch-forming video sections from the likes of Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart and Ed Templeton to name but a few of the greats who have at one point laced up signature Emerica shoes. Over the last few years the brand has suffered the loss of a few of its biggest names – Heath Kirchart to retirement, Ed Templeton to vegan ice cream and creepy pier photography, Jerry Hsu to the world of Sci Fi and Fantasy and, most recent and most notably, long time flagship rider Andrew Reynolds shifting over to an as yet not entirely explained in full deal with Vans.

Emerica skate shoes latest video 'Green'

The Emericans have taken it on the chin and have come back swinging with this latest 18 minute online follow up to the equally incredible Made Chapter 2 (their last full-length release), which you can see below.
Newest recruits Dakota Servold and Erick Winkowski absolutely kill it, as do Emerica long-servers Figgy, Colin Provost, Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long and various others. The curtains belong to Deathwish’s own recently sober leader of farm-hand inspired street wear and by God, does John Dickson come through. For such a beefy dude, his finesse is untouchable and despite being dressed like Lenny from Of Mice and Men, I’d trust him to pet my new puppy, no problem.
As always with Emerica – this is straight forward, zero gimmicks skateboarding.

 

 

 

 

On a related tip – fans of the ever popular Emerica Reynolds models can still get their hands on our remaining stock at super cheap sale prices – hit the image below and get them whilst you still can…

 

 

If this one’s left you hungry for more Emerica, then we recommend checking out the 2016 History of Emerica skate videos clip below. Lots of classic footage from riders new and old and some reminders of why their video back catalogue is one of the most iconic in skateboarding.


FOCUS: Emerica Presents Justin “Figgy” Figueroa

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

FOCUS: Justin Figgy Figueroa

 

FOCUS: Justin Figgy Figueroa

 

Emerica presents this sweet video showing you a glimpse into the life of Figgy. Watch Figgy talk music, skating, carpentry and his new home out in the sticks. It’s a personal one this. It seems as though Figgy’s a guy with his head on straight who is enjoying the things in life that matter to him the most. Well worth watching till the end to see a nod to the late great P Stone.

 

Figgy has been a long standing Emerica team member and he’s been killing it from the start, so of course he’s had a few pro shoes out. Most recently Emerica brought us the Figgy Dose. But we have all your footwear needs covered with a massive selection of Emerica’s. Shop here: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/emerica-skate-shoes.html

 

Watch the full feature here:

 

Lastly, go follow Figgy’s Instgram as well as Emerica’s Instagram.

 

 

 


Baker In Dubai

Monday, May 8th, 2017

 

Baker Skateboards have been on it this past week treating us to some new footage, firstly showing us their new additions to the team in the Baker Am video and now this tour edit of some of the crew over in Dubai. While the AM video concentrated on the new blood like Zach Allen, Donta Hill and Kader Sylla this edit features more of the well known names from the Baker squad like Figgy, Reynolds and Cyril Jackson (plus special guest Toy Machine rider Colin Provost). Released in connection with The Skateboard Mag (alongside an article in the latest issue) and containing one of the best verial heelflips from the boss himself this clip is perfect for that injection of pre skate hype.

 

 

Browse our range from Baker Skateboards here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/baker-skateboards.html

 

 


Figgy – Made Chapter 2 B-Sides

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

 

By now you’ve probably seen Emerica’s MADE Chapter 2…if not you need to! Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa closes out the video with one of the heaviest parts of the year. Now via Thrasher Magazine his B-Sides have been released just to show how much blood, sweat and bone crunching slams went in to making a part like this, three broken ribs included! Click play below for 11 minutes of pure raw skateboarding, if this doesn’t get you hyped to go out and shred we don’t know what will.

 

 

 

See Figgy’s pro Emerica shoe the Figueroa and the rest of our Emerica range here > https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/emerica-skate-shoes.html

 

 


Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa – ‘MADE Chapter Two’ Interview

Friday, October 7th, 2016

 

Justin Figgy Figueroa, Emerica MADE Chapter Two Interview Header, Black Sheep Skate Store Blog

 

We had a quick chat with Justin Figueroa on the morning after the London premiere of MADE Chapter Two. You might have heard Figgy takes the last part of the video (if not, sorry for the spoiler) and he definitely worked it for. Handrails get chomped, skate stoppers get powered through and this is one skateboarder who can seriously take a slam. Read on a for few words about filming (and repeatadly injuring himself) for the Emerica video…

 

How did the LA premiere of MADE compare to last night?

 

They were both firing off. LA was cool just because I was sitting with all my friends… and right after my part Collin (Provost) ripped my chair out from under me, flat backed me and started breaking all the chairs in sight. So, LA probably won on that side of things…

 

Did you already know that you were going to have last part of the video and is it nerve racking watching yourself at those screenings?

 

Not before the LA premiere. Yeah, from here on out I think I’m gonna watch the first ten minutes and then just go across the street to a bar, (laughs).

 

So it doesn’t get any easier with each viewing?

 

No, not at all. It gets weirder, for sure. I think everyone always wishes that they were better at skating and their shit was better. I feel like I worked fucking hard though.

 

You’ve had a hard time with your ankle while working on this project, right?

 

Yeah and it took a long time to recover, I was out for like a year. I blew it out once and I think I was just coming back from that one. Started skating for like three months then I did it again and I was out for eight months. It’s endless, there’s always some injury. Sometimes it even feels like a random injury no-one else has to deal with.

 

Your pro shoe came out during all this, so I guess the pressure was on as soon as you could skate again?

 

That was in the middle of filming for this video. I came back and just started skating my neck off. It’s hard tying to muscle shit out when you’re just out of shape from not being able to skate which is the most frustrating shit ever. It takes a long time to get your muscle and confidence back.

 

It seems like you’ve been on the warpath. That footage of you smashing into the light box was pretty heavy…

 

Now that I look back it feels like it. Those lights stick out so fucking far from the ledge and to even skate it you have to ollie over the first one. It was kind of a freak accident – I just stuck, I couldn’t see what was happening and then before I knew it I smashed right into it. At first it hurt real bad but I didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital. I was just like, “Ah, I’m over it dude.” No-one likes going to the hospital, it’s the worse thing ever but after ten minutes (Jon) Miner is telling me to go. We watched the footage and went in. There was a a bunch of broken ribs and I was bleeding inside so I had to stay in there a couple of days and get transferred to another hospital.

 

Justin Figgy Figueroa, frontside noseslide slam, Emerica MADE Chapter Two

 

Image courtesy of Emerica.

 

What about the injuries you’ve had while filming for this?

 

Dislocated elbow, I broke my thumb, the two ankle surgeries… Just random shit that I’m gonna remember after this interview is done, (laughs).

 

With all that in mind, how relieving is it to have MADE finished?

 

Surprisingly, now that it’s over I definitely feel the best I have ever felt after a video part. I think that because before the last two months of filming I broke my ribs and couldn’t skate for a month and only had a month skating after that. Honestly, compared to the way I felt after Bake And Destroy [2012], that was when all my ankle shit started, and Stay Gold [2010], I couldn’t skate for like three months after that – but now I feel like I’m good to go. I mean I’m out of shape right now, I haven’t really skated that much since we finished the video.

 

Have you got anything you’re going to be filming for next?

 

Now it’s just diving into Baker 4. It hasn’t been announced but Andrew (Reynolds) said let’s give it two years. We got this one. I swear that compared to filming for the Emerica videos the Baker videos are… For the Emerica videos I feel like I set out for a trick and just suffer for it. The Baker videos are more like improv, you just go out and skating and get whatever comes. I’m not just trying to go do something gnarly. I wish it wasn’t like that but I think I put that pressure on myself. I wish I could go out with Emerica and just flow and get shit easily but it’s so fucking hard. Nothing is easy for me, I feel like I have to work super fucking hard.

 

I think you can see that in the video, especially with the footage of those slams…

 

I think that’s just honest of the way I skate in general. I feel bad for filmers and photographers who have to go out and skate with me because it takes forever and I’m just throwing temper tantrums and getting all mad, (laughs).

 

What does the name MADE mean to you regarding Emerica?

 

I think a lot of the dudes on Emerica have been around for a long time and people still wanna see stuff from them. People just want to see parts from all of the old legends and I feel like everyone in MADE, other than (Jon) Dickson, has grown up on this shit. I grew up buying Emerica’s so I think it totally applies to the way I look at Emerica. I’ve been involved with it my whole life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

 

‘MADE Chapter Two’ is now available in store and online alongside a limited edition ‘MADE’ colourway of the Emerica Figueroa. Click either image below to be taken to our online store.

 

Emerica MADE Chapter Two DVD

 

Emerica Figueroa Pro x MADE Chapter Two