Emerica The Hsu G6

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The last time I was sat with Jerry Hsu was at Meanwhile Gardens in London years ago. The poor b’stard had slammed hard and put his shoulder out which meant game over for his trip but he was still full of beans. His resilience is partly why he’s one of the most respected out there though, he’s an innovator who has melted minds over the years with his skills on a rig and no doubt will do again in the future.

This month sees his new pro shoe, the G6, hit your local skate shop and it has been designed to almost perfection. I’ve had a pair on my feet for the last 2 weeks and the first thing you notice is the comfort involved as they firmly cup your feet with a cushion type feel. It’s a protective feeling you only get from wearing mids too, something I’d completely forgotten about as my feet have been hugging slim vulc lows for ages.

These vulcs are super light, a remarkable difference from his last pro model. They also feel a lot slimmer too with support coming from every angle. This support comes from the upper inside the shoe, known as a G6 Welded Frame, from Emerica’s spiel. It works a treat as your feet don’t move about at all.

The only negative is the beautiful red insoles tend to leave your socks pink after the first few sessions, so best not to wear whites if you don’t want them pink. It washes out fine though so hardly a biggie. The Rebound Foam they use in their insoles should give you adequate support when hitting up stairs and rails too, if that’s your game.

These are top mids. Solid design and engineering once again from one of the best skater owned shoe brands of all time.

Go find them in your local SOS and get hyped for MADE Chapter 2 coming soon.

Zac

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Boys of Summer – full video

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Get the teas on again for this as Jeff Kutter’s new video Boys of Summer has been sent to the interweb overnight featuring a shit load of known skateboarders. This is fun as fuck, tongue in cheek and well worthy of watching footage of the likes of Jason Dill, Alex Olson, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Jerry Hsu, Heath Kirchart, Mike Carroll, Dylan Rieder, Gino Iannucci and many more.

Download it here.

Jerry Hsu interview on the Chromeball

The Chromeball Incident had a chat with Jerry Hsu about his forthcming Made 2 part for Emerica that is being filmed right now, watching Spanky turn it around at Baker, his slams and injuries over the years, Osiris days and much more.

“Pro skaters are the most insecure people in the world. They constantly need reassurance. Is this cool? Did I do that okay? Should I do this again? Filmers and photographers seriously have to deal with so much insecure skater crap.”

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Emerica demo footage from Manchester

The Emerica team have been enjoying the UK’s spots this week with demo’s and signings in Newcastle, Manchester and Stoke. Watch the Manchester demo at the new Freestyle built Projekt’s skatepark from Route One’s coverage here with Andrew Reynolds, Jerry Hsu, Bryan Herman, Tom Knox, Casper Brooker and Rob Maatman.

The team will be at Mile End tomorrow signing at Parlour at 4.30pm before a demo as scheduled at 6.30pm. The good news is that the weather forecast predicts showers well in advance of this so don;t get put off if it’s wet in the afternoon, it will be dry by 6pm.

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Emerica in Europe with Reynolds, Westgate and more

The Emerica team flew into Europe this July to skate demos and spots in Germany, Norway and Finland and came back with some footage for you to wtch today.

Click below for an edit released today featuring Leo Romero, Brandon Westgate, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long and Jerry Hsu, plus European team riders Eniz Fazliov, Tom Knox, Rob Maatman, Vladik Scholz and Helder Lima.

Cass McCombs to release new album

Cass McCombs has announced that his forthcoming new album ‘Wit’s End‘ will be released on April 11th through Domino Records.

The opening track ‘County Line‘ is currently available for streaming on the Domino Soundcloud. Have a stream of it below and for old time’s sake watch one of the best sections from the last decade that was accompanied by a Cass McCombs song… Jerry Hsu in Bag Of Suck.

The tracklisting has been confirmed and is as follows:

1. County Line
2 The Lonely Doll
3. Buried Alive
4. Saturday Song
5. Memory’s Stain
6. Hermit’s Cave
7. Pleasant Shadow Song
8. A Knock Upon the Door

Cass McCombs – County Line by DominoRecordCo