Finally, we know what the one and only Beagle is smoking. The “Shrimp Blunt” is his new smoking delight, and it seems to hit just right. Beagle and Shane Heyl brought together the whole(!) Shake Junt family and put out another masterpiece full of hijinx, good times, movie skits(!), and some amazing skating. The perfectly fitting soundtrack makes it even better. Eat that shrimp!
Spanky went from being a child star that transformed into an elusive creative skater who slowly got a skateboard burnout (no pun intended) but finally came full circle and retrieved his love for the board.
One may be able to argue that Mr. Long is indeed a legend, he surely influenced a lot of people and as such he is deserving of this Emerica colorway.
Let’s start at the end and work our way to the start. Young Rowan is turning pro and rightfully so! He has been ripping quite hard for quite some time now and if he is able to bring back that late nineties Slash hat Vans needs to give him a shoe! The rest of the team is edited together in a montage. some have more some have less footage but most of them come through. Most notably Dustin Dollin who has been skating like he is a danger to his own health, comes through with a Boulala-escque power move! All in all the Baker promo does what it promises and it does it all to a soundtrack that goes well with your morning coffee and that is a very good thing.
Okay so there is a new Baker promo coming up, great! Baker has not been cool for a minute, it was still okay but it lost something for a couple of years. Now they are back, and this week they are releasing a new promo. I mean just that last scene is enough to convince us of the fact that “when you fuck with Baker that’s what you get!”
Kevin “Spanky” Long ist nach seinem Downgrade von Pro zum Amateur Status wieder mit einem eigenen Board auf Baker Skateboards ausgestattet. Und auch bei Emerica ist er seit neustem wieder als Pro gelistet.
Andrew Reynolds dazu:
“I think the biggest turning point for him came after he had decided to quit drinking and started to see how much stuff he could get done without that partying lifestyle. Fortunately, he’s still super young and can make such a big change in time so that he’s still able to get out there and kill it.
Having to call dudes up like, “You’re not gonna have a pro board anymore, man. The time’s up.” It really sucked. That was my first time ever having to do that and it definitely does not feel good.
The fact is that you can’t be a professional skateboarder forever. I’m not going to be one forever. Spanky’s not. Nobody is. But Spanky’s just been skating so much. A year went by and you can still see how serious he’s taking it. He’s filming so hard for this Emerica video when at first, we honestly weren’t so sure about it. But he’s out there skating like a professional skateboarder, bringing his board back felt like the right thing to do.”
Kevin “Spanky” Long, Josh Harmony, Julian Davidson and Johnerik Efre skaten Puerto Rico und Florida. Der Clip enthält: Palmen, Mädels im Bikini, Spots am Wasser und eine ganze Menge Spanky Footage. Überzeugt, oder? Was für Boards fährt der eigentlich gerade?
Das internationale RVCA Team featuring Julian Davidson, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Nestor Judkins, Josh Harmony, Didrik, Galasso, Charles Collet, den deutschen Helden Tom Kleinschmidt und Ilja Judizki unterwegs auf deutschen (und österreichischen) Straßen, Rails und Downhills.
Es kommt vor, dass US-Pros manchmal in ihrem Tourleben gar nicht mehr wissen, in welcher Stadt sie sich befinden. Wir wollen es Josh Harmony verzeihen denn laut Spanky ist die Crew auf der diesjährigen RVCA Deutschland Tour sehr solide, die neben eben genannten Fahrern außerdem Julian Davidson, Nestor Judkins, Charles Collet, Tom Kleinschmidt und Ilja Judizki featured. Bock auf Sommmer, Bier und skaten.