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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.


Speedway Mag The Greg Hunt Interview

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Speedway Mag The Greg Hunt Interview: Transworld to DC, Alien Workshop’s ‘Mind Field’, remembering Dylan Rieder & ‘Ninety-Six Dreams, Two Thousand Memories with Jason Dill

 

Our mate and occasional shop worker/opinionated high trouser enthusiast, Farran Golding, has published a lengthy interview to his Speedway Mag website chronicling the life and work of Greg Hunt.

 

The interview covers Greg’s early days in San Francisco as a sponsored skateboarder for Stereo, before quitting the pro ranks as his career seemed to peak to pursue cinematography. The interview goes into how Greg approached his first solo project, The DC Video, before delving into a myriad of behind the scenes information of the creation of Alien Workshop’s Mind Field – with plenty of stories about filming with Anthony Van Engelen and Heath Kirchart thrown in for good measure.

 

Greg candidly discusses his friendship with Dylan Rieder, sharing many touching stories of the times they spent together with particular focus on Greg’s short film for gravis footwear, dylan., which enforced Rieder as one of modern skateboarding’s greats.

 

Finally, the interview touches on Greg’s upcoming book with Jason Dill, Ninety-Six Dreams, Two Thousand Memories, which depicts their friendship over the last seventeen years.

 

There’s also plenty of photographic gold from Greg’s personal archive, scans from Workshop catalogues and numerous renowned photographers alongside a small selection of the Mind Field photo book unearthed (good luck finding much of it anywhere else on the internet.

 

Stick the kettle on and click the or image below to get reading [Speedway Mag The Greg Hunt Interview].

 

Nice one, Alan.

 

“Dylan was someone I had, who was one of those friends who really loved you for who you are. He really respected you and you were really important to him. If you ask Van Engelen, Dill or anyone who knew Dylan they would say the same thing. He made it clear, in his own way, that you were special to him. A real friend of his. That’s something a lot of people don’t have. All my friends are special to me but I don’t have the ability to project that. Being a human is complicated. Dylan had this thing about him where he really loved his friends and his friends all knew. That’s one of the saddest things about losing Dylan. A lot of people aren’t lucky to have anyone like that in their life and when I look back– having a friend like that is what made those times so cool.”

 

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Heath Kirchart: The Mayor of UCI

Monday, June 12th, 2017

 

Joey Sinko has put together a really rad remix of Emerica and overall skateboard legend Heath Kirchart at the famous UCI spot. From the edit we see just how much gnarly stuff Heath has put down at the University Of California, Irvine over the years, and it’s a lot of gnarliness – nearly seven minutes of it in fact. Like Joey’s other edits this one is spot on and goes into depth when it comes to tricks, slams and those random bits of footage of Heath at the spot. Any Heath footage is guranteed to bring the hype and this one does not disappoint, hit that play button now!

 

 

Browse our range of Emerica footwear here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/emerica-skate-shoes.html

 


Classic Videos – Transworld Sight Unseen

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

 

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Transworld’s Sight unseen was released back in 2001, put together by Jon Holland and Greg Hunt ,this was the twelfth installment of what was a continuing series of Transworld videos being released every few years or so. Even today, Sight Unseen remains the how – to when it comes to making proper skateboard videos, from John Cardiel setting the standard for all – terrain skating to Tosh Townend’s break out part, the craziness of Dustin Dollin to Heath Kirchart’s epic part to the beautiful piece of music that is ‘Nights In White Satin’. Then topping it off with Henry Sanchez coming out of retirement to give it his all for one last section for the skateboarding world. It was one of those videos that I watched when I was younger and was totally blown away, the skating, the spots and the soundtrack are all bang on. Another great thing about this vid and pretty much the majority of Transworld videos is that they keep it simple, focusing on the five main skaters, John Cardiel, Henry Sanchez, Tosh Townend, Dustin Dollin and Heath Kirchart. For me, its all about that Heath section, don’t get me wrong Cardiel is a legend and Dollin’s section is proper raw but Heaths is next level, from that first switch flip down the stairs, to that incredible backside nose blunt down that square rail! This was the time before all the Street League hype and numerous internet clips that we see today. For me it’s a timeless classic. And now thanks to the wonders of the internet it’s here for your viewing pleasure! Get the kettle on, put your feet up and give Sight Unseen half an hour of your time, you wont regret it!