Coming back from India to one of the freshest collaborations was definitely heart warming, it cut the holiday blues right in two and my excitement was yet again flowing in abundance. And in case you’ve been in hibernation due to the sudden weather change over the past week, the collaboration I am talking about is the infamous Black Sheep x New Balance Numeric 598 and 998 shoes. May I also add, New Balance Numeric have never ever joined forces with anyone before-hand. Obviously it may each and every member of the Black Sheep Family extremely proud, especially the top dogs and the guys who provide Manchester with an Independent skater owned store, Harry and Tez. None the less my experience with interviews and general writing is no where near the standard of Faran Golding, who by the way is a skateboarding expert. This is where I pass you on to him as he took the time to interview Harry and Tez and it can now be witnessed over on his blog. Hit the link below to see what was discussed and learn more about the collaboration itself….
Well if this edit of Jake Johnson doesn’t inspire you to go out skating then you may as well quit. Just what I needed, especially during these cold and dark miserable winter days where finding the motivation isn’t the easiest of things. Thank you Converse, GX1000 and Thrasher Magazine as you’ve made my day. Watch the edit above right now too take a look back at some of Jake Johnson’s recent moments. Mind blowing moments too..
Yesterday Vans’s latest video offering, ‘No Other Way’ was released to the world via Thrasher Magazine. Clocking in at just under 14 minutes it has full parts from Kyle Walker and Elijah Berle, along with supporting clips from other Vans riders Daniel Lutheran, Chima Ferguson, Anthony Van Engelen, Andrew Allen, Curren Caples, Rowan Zorilla, Daan Van Der Linden and Geoff Rowley. They also introduce Ronnie Sandoval as their newest AM to be added to the team. It’s here, heavy and absolutely bonkers, this is one you don’t want to miss, prepare for one of the gnarliest grinds you will see it’s one of the sickest tricks of 2016 we reckon and will probably be well remembered throughout skate history.
A couple of years ago Zero Skateboards started releasing No Cash Value one part at a time. Now the final part has been put online via Thrasher Magazine and what a way to close out a series. With full parts from Windsor James who got on Zero back in June, a sick team montage section and Dane Burman closing the show with an epic ender and part. It’s everything that you would expect from a Zero video. Their legacy of being the gnarliest dudes is surely secured with this one.
Greyson Fletcher and Chris Gregson have been filming each other for years. After their trip last year filming for Greyson’s Thrasher part, it only made sense to get the guys together again and make an official collab between the Element and Blood Wizard teams. Elemental Wizards was a collaboration that we didn’t really see coming but turned out to be bang on point. The edit features Jerry Gurney, Jack Given, Tom Schaar, Anakin Senn, Greyson Fletcher and more for an out-of-body skateboarding experience across every terrain imaginable.
Dennis Busenitz is no stranger at two of SF’s most recognizable spots… 3 Up, 3 Down and 3rd & Army. Throughout his career he has claimed many an NBD there. As a testament to his achievements Real Skateboards have released a best of edit from both spots, including that ridiculous backside noseblunt around the curved ledge at 3rd that made the cover of Transworld Skateboarding back in June 2012. So just in case you need a reminder as to why Busenitz is a contender for this years SOTY award, watch the clip below to jog your memory.
Marek Zaprazny’s hard work has payed off as he finds himself a spot on the international Primitive Skateboards team. This is his first full part for them and is crammed with smooth tech and numerous stacked stair counts from start to finish. You’ll be watching this one more than once or twice we bet. Click play below to witness some next level board control from the Slovakian ripper as he shreds through the streets of Spain.
We all know that Converse has one of the strongest ripping teams out there. Its latest edit ”Unusual Suspects”, released via Thrasher Magazine highlights this aspect of the team. Jason Jessee, Tom Remillard, Zered Bassett, Frank Gerwer and more took the onslaught to the Northeast where they skated the crustiest concrete and gnarliest spots they could find. Click play below and see the destruction yourself.
Jerry Hsu is known for fully going in and giving it everything when he films a video part. His MADE Chapter 2 part is no exception. Thrasher Magazine have now released his B-Sides which contains the makes,the near makes and of course the slams that Jerry went through filming this incredible part. Click play below and give it a watch yourself.