With his banging new Vans model – and an accompanying edit – Gilbert Crockett has been all over the internet this week. His latest visual offering comes in the form of a part in ‘Gospel’, Venue, the Richmond, Virginia, shop’s new video. Every Gilbert part displays notable attention to detail : the trick selection, the spots, the style it all adds up. Click play below to enjoy his latest part.
The Bronze crew have done it yet again, producing a small but deadly edit for you guys to feast your eyes on this weekend. It is a combination of everything great from old footage, slow-motion, P2 card filming, Rizzo, Josh, house music and raw clips. Everything you need in life and it especially brings the motivation that is very much needed during this cold UK winter weather. So if you are struggling to find some inspiration to get out skating then these guys have got you sorted. Thoroughly enjoyed as the skateboarding is as powerful as it gets, you will not be disappointed I’m sure.
What was it like having Jamie Thomas in charge back when you rode for Mystery and Fallen?
It was cool, I think he pushed me a lot and I definitely appreciate everything he did for me, I don’t think I would be sitting right here if it wasn’t for him.
Is his reputation as ruthless as it’s rumoured to be?
(Laughing), yeah probably. At the same time he gets people to do shit. He’s really good at motivating you or getting you to do a trick you don’t think you can do and things of that nature.
I heard he’s no stranger to using money to motivate people to land tricks. How much do you reckon that you won from that?
I grew my hair out for a year and he gave me a hundred dollars from a bet. I used to get paid by the trick that was video worthy, I used to work in the warehouse. I used to work half days which gave me $24 and some change or something like that. So instead of doing that, he was like “Every trick you get, I’ll pay you what you’re making in the warehouse,” so I stopped working in the warehouse and started filming.
What’s the strangest thing you have witnessed Chris Nieratko do?
Oh shit. Well I met him when he was sober so I don’t have any of the crazy stories that old Nieratko was doing. I might have to skip that one.
What was your first tattoo and how long did it take you get completely covered?
‘CELLOUT’ – which was a skate video me and friends made on cell phones. I got my arms mostly covered in like a year.
Who is ‘Special Gilby’?
(Laughing), I can’t even remember how that started but it’s basically a really ghetto version of myself. I think it might have started on a Vans tour when I was tired of doing demos. I did an interview like that for Skate Warehouse I think it was. Just being on the road for a while is pretty much what spawned it.
What’s the most intense thing you have witnessed AVE do whether on a skateboard or not?
Let’s see… One thing that sticks out is a session where he was trying to backside grind this handrail where you have to ollie over a curb at the top. It was a tall handrail anyways so he was battling it. I think we were in Australia and the team was hanging out near the spot and he got so pissed that he was throwing his board. Everyone just dispersed and was freaked out by being around him and scared of how angry he was. We just left the spot, (laughs). I remember being blown away by that.
Oh actually, the first trip I went on with him… This was the first time being around him. We were at a spot and Dylan [Rieder] was skating a rail. We were in Miami and AVE came back with a Cuban sandwich. It was all greasy and he started eating it really fast and he just freaked out after a few bites and focused the sandwich on the sidewalk after a few bites and was so disgusted by it. I was blown away, (laughs). That was my first impression…
How much say do you, Jake Johnson and Tyler Bledsoe all have in who gets on Quasi?
It’s a pretty tight ship, I think if one of us said ‘no’ and the other two said ‘yes’ I don’t think someone would get on but I think it’s probably different every time. I don’t really know what would happen like that.
There has been rumors of a video, can you give anything away about that at all?
Yeah, they’ve been filming it for a while, Dick and Josh have been and now Justin. Other dudes have been doing other shit, Tyler just put that part out [All Clear OK] and Jake has been doing GX1000 stuff, and I’ve been working on Gospel so hopefully we’ll start working on it soon.
Is that going to be a full length?
Hopefully, but not like years and years of working on it.
If you had to fight any teammate, past or present, who it be?
(Laughing), oh shit. Who would that be? God damn. I’ll say Daniel Lutheran just because he’s my boy.
Any Vans rider on Quasi who would it be?
Dan Lu, I love him.
Best pro skateboarder that dropped off or went AWOL?
Do you care about politics?
I do not care. I mean I care but I try as hard as I can to stay ignorant to it because I know it’s not going to bring me anything but down. So, I don’t really want to be involved.
We all scope various websites/Instagram pages each morning trying to witness the latest part that skateboarding has on offer. Although what was a delight and shocked my normal robot browse was when I payed a visit to the Free Skateboard Magazine website and instantly noticed the name… Frank Gerwer. Gerwer is a New York veteran and Anti-Hero ambassador who tackled many iconic spots NYC holds before anyone even looked at them. He was and still is a trend setter, style genius and if you know then you know he is certainly one of the greatest characters of his board. His skateboarding is one to be familiar with so please take this lost ‘Straight To Floppy Disk’ part seriously. I have no idea how it even became lost and to be quite honest I’m glad it did because this section has inspired/motivated me for the up and coming weeks. Enjoy people…
Launching worldwide this Saturday, February 11, Vans reveals its latest breakthrough and introduces the second pro model from Gilbert Crockett. The Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 is a combination of craft and science, upholding Vans’ innovative Wafflecup unit bottom construction, improved fit and fully-fused Duracap upper reinforcements. A new outsole utilizes the performance advancements of Vans Wafflecup technology, provides premium support and unbeatable grip demanded by skateboarders everywhere. Gilbert’s second edition highlights new blind-seam suede overlays on the toe cap, maximizing Vans’ Duracap reinforcement capabilities while employing Vans’ proven Ultracush HD drop-in sockliners for the highest level of impact cushioning.
Last Spring, in what probably was a first within skateboarding, Real turned Robbie Brockel pro half way through his PHXAM run. Now almost a year later, Robbie is back with a new part, the 5th installment of Real Skateboards ‘Surveillance’ series. Over its three and a half minutes run time, Robbie delivers hammer after hammer, through ditches, onto rails, over bumps, across gaps and flips into some seriously sized hubbas. Fellow Real riders Chima Ferguson, Justin Brock, Ernie Torres and Jack Olson join in with some hammers of their own. This is a blistering barrage of a video part so dont hesitate and click play now.
It seem we can’t get enough of these rough cut edits at the moment. So do you remeber the Worbles Manramp video from last week? Chances are that you do….and you loved it. We’d also put a bet on you being stocked on the fact that Thrasher have just released eight minutes of raw footage that went into making that internet masterpiece that showed Jordan Maxham, Chris Colbour, Dave Mull and more skating with the aid of a man and piece of plywood. Simple, effective and very much enjoyable, keep skateboarding fun!
Only two days into 2017, Evan Smith had already dropped his first part of the year. The Spitfire section took over from where he left off in 2016, quite possibly firmly cemented in the skater of the year category. Now, Thrasher have released the raw footage, which basically is seven minutes of Evan proving that he is one of the most unpredictable skateboarders on the planet at this moment in time. It’s not possible for one video part to demonstrate the breadth of his skills and that’s why these rough cut edits are so enjoyable. This unfiltered look into his footage makes you appreciate just how good this lad really is.
A visual treat awaits your viewing pleasure brought to you by the style master himself Austyn Gillette. Doubt you’ll ever see a better switch push than in this ‘Quik Raw’ edit, seriously a thing of beauty. The mind baffles as to how one skater looks so natural skating both ways at speed but then it does take Colin Kennedy taking to the road in his car to film the LA streets onslaught.
Props to the Berrics for sharing this one with the skateboard World and extra cyber praise to Austyn for reinforcing that style really does matter. Now get your eyes engaged below-
In February 2015, Na-Kel Smith and Tyshawn Jones introduced Hardies, a hardware brand that they co-founded. Two years on and a promo video later, they have teamed up with Adidas, their shoe sponsor to release a new capsule. The limited edition collection Hardies capsule offers a new spin on Adidas’ classic silhouettes and was designed to express unity, friendship, community and crew solidarity. Featuring a visually appealing edit, The Hardies video follows Tyshawn Jones and his friends, the Go Hard Boyz – New York City’s infamous dirt bike crew – stunt riding through the streets of the Bronx where Tyshawn grew up. A highlight within the collection is the Adidas Matchcourt X Hardies shoe, featuring a premium, oil nubuck with bold Hardies designed embroidery on the tongue. With it’s navy and bright yellow colour way, the new Matchcourt is strikingly unique to its silhouette. The collection also includes a 6 panel hat, track pants, T-shirt and a crewneck that all feature Adidas and Hardies logos along with that same bold navy and yellow colour scheme. Stock on these will be limited so if you want to own a piece or two from the collection you’ll need to be quick, the collection is dropping in store this week!