Emerica's "Wet Hot Emerican Summer" Tour Article

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By Noel Paris
Photos by Kyle Seidler

It’s been a few years since the Emericans have made their way up north to visit our great Canadian neighbors. So with the entire crew ready to shred, they jumped in the van—along with three of their Canadian riders—and hit the road. Erick Winkowski was secretly added to the team at the start of the journey, making this one for the books! Skating demos, the local streets, scouting out cliff jumps and taking in their majestic surroundings, the team shredded from the Alpines of Canada down to the coastlines of the US. It was hot, it was wet and it was one hell of a summer.
 
1 Em WHES ThrasherArticle CollinSequenceNothing is safe in the path of the Provider! Bluntslide to back tail


02 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxNailed it, brother


03 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxMasterlensman Bucky capturing Winkowski’s inverted magic


04 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxWait, what? Backwards ski grind? Oh yeah!

 

05 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxOl’ smoke eyes with a proper kickflip melon

 

06 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxThe Boss signs for the kids

 

07 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxLeo’s down to sign anything, including Zach’s cast

 

08 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Calgary 750pxNostalgia hits Spanky hard

 

09 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Miniramp 750pxClassic Reynolds’ kickflip at a secret forest mini ramp

 

10 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Miniramp 750pxSkyler Kher sends it across the channel

 

11 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Miniramp 750pxThe ramp had no chance when Erick showed up

 

12 Em WHES ThrasherArticle AliensHouse 750pxMany tried but Christian Henry was the only one to put it down

 

13 Em WHES ThrasherArticle AliensHouse 750pxThanks to Alien, the Emericans got a proper greeting

 

14 Em WHES ThrasherArticle AliensHouse 750pxIt’s no party without a bonfire

 

15 Em WHES ThrasherArticle VanStop 750pxMeditation is key for demo destruction—take notes

 

16 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxLeo starts it off with a huge ollie in

 

17 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxZach backs it up with a backside blaster

 

18 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxFast as fuck

 

19 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxCanadian rider Kerian Zimmerman lofts a front shove—horns out

 

20 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxSpanky frontside flip perfection in Penticton


21 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxAndrew takes his flip fakie frontside

 

22 Em WHES ThrasherArticle ZachSequenceShaped boards are in. Zach Allen hafl Cab flips a hefty setup

 

23 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxVictor pleases the crowd with a beast frontside flip

 

24 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxFlying V! Aceves, kicky front board

 

25 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxMr. Romero, big gap to front feeble

 

26 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxThe Boss is all terrain. Behind the knee, kids

 

27 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Penticton 750pxWinkowski twists one up

 

28 Em WHES ThrasherArticle VanStop 750pxNo shortage of inspiration in these parts

 

29 Em WHES ThrasherArticle WateringHole 750pxA much needed dip for these road warriors


30 Em WHES ThrasherArticle WateringHole 750pxBig Fig


31 Em WHES ThrasherArticle WateringHole 750pxShould we send it?


31.5 Em WHES ThrasherArticle WateringHole 750pxDuh


32 Em WHES ThrasherArticle VancouverStop 750pxColor-coordinated frontside bluntslide


33 Em WHES ThrasherArticle VancouverStop 750pxCollin flyin’ high. Would you expect any less?


34 Em WHES ThrasherArticle VancouverStop 750pxAccess denied


35 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Vancouver 750pxLeo, noseblunt in Vancouver


36 Em WHES ThrasherArticle FiggySequenceBigspin frontboard from the Fig man


37 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Vancouver 750pxLeo taking the road less traveled—nosegrind up!

 

38 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Squamish 750px“Eject is broken. Can you just sign my VCR?” Andrew obliges

 

39 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Squamish 750pxSquamish. Beauty everywhere.


40 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Squamish 750pxFiggy axe throws in Middle Earth

 

41 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Seattle 750pxVictor backlips a legendary Seattle rail

 

42 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Seattle 750pxStory time

 

43 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Seattle 750pxErick blasts one amongst the Seattle skyline while the locals get the second and third angle

 

44 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Seattle 750pxGotcha!

 

45 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Seattle 750pxGreen room? Nah, Blue room. Erick with the squeaky clean frontside barge

 

46 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxLeo and Snack Daddy

 

47 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxShrunken Head breeds talent. Lorenzo with a sick Casper stall

 

48 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxOooooooooh Yeahhhhhhhhhh

 

49 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxSo we meet again, old friend

 

50 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxSkyler gives Erick a helping hand on this one

 

51 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750px8ballr has fans of all ages

 

52 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxCollin provides a monster kickflip

 

53 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxKnucks

 

54 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxAlexi squeezes in a back Smith

 

55 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxBravo, Mr. Provost

 

56 Em WHES ThrasherArticle Oregon 750pxIt was an epic summer thanks to these rulers. Also, thanks to all the shops and locals that supported the tour!

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