Emerica's "Wet Hot Emerican Summer" Tour Article
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.
Nothing is safe in the path of the Provider! Bluntslide to back tail
Nailed it, brother
Masterlensman Bucky capturing Winkowski’s inverted magic
Wait, what? Backwards ski grind? Oh yeah!
Ol’ smoke eyes with a proper kickflip melon
The Boss signs for the kids
Leo’s down to sign anything, including Zach’s cast
Nostalgia hits Spanky hard
Classic Reynolds’ kickflip at a secret forest mini ramp
Skyler Kher sends it across the channel
The ramp had no chance when Erick showed up
Many tried but Christian Henry was the only one to put it down
Thanks to Alien, the Emericans got a proper greeting
It’s no party without a bonfire
Meditation is key for demo destruction—take notes
Leo starts it off with a huge ollie in
Zach backs it up with a backside blaster
Fast as fuck
Canadian rider Kerian Zimmerman lofts a front shove—horns out
Spanky frontside flip perfection in Penticton
Andrew takes his flip fakie frontside
Shaped boards are in. Zach Allen hafl Cab flips a hefty setup
Victor pleases the crowd with a beast frontside flip
Flying V! Aceves, kicky front board
Mr. Romero, big gap to front feeble
The Boss is all terrain. Behind the knee, kids
Winkowski twists one up
No shortage of inspiration in these parts
A much needed dip for these road warriors
Should we send it?
Color-coordinated frontside bluntslide
Collin flyin’ high. Would you expect any less?
Leo, noseblunt in Vancouver
Bigspin frontboard from the Fig man
Leo taking the road less traveled—nosegrind up!
“Eject is broken. Can you just sign my VCR?” Andrew obliges
Squamish. Beauty everywhere.
Figgy axe throws in Middle Earth
Victor backlips a legendary Seattle rail
Erick blasts one amongst the Seattle skyline while the locals get the second and third angle
Green room? Nah, Blue room. Erick with the squeaky clean frontside barge
Leo and Snack Daddy
Shrunken Head breeds talent. Lorenzo with a sick Casper stall
So we meet again, old friend
Skyler gives Erick a helping hand on this one
8ballr has fans of all ages
Collin provides a monster kickflip
Alexi squeezes in a back Smith
Bravo, Mr. Provost
It was an epic summer thanks to these rulers. Also, thanks to all the shops and locals that supported the tour!
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