New Balance have had some of the best filmed and produced edits in skateboarding over the past few months. Once again Russel Houghton and his team have come through with the goods in the latest edit for New Balance called the Tinto de Verano video. The team made the journey over to Spain to make the most of the summer sunshine and the heavenly spots it has to offer. Nine minute long spot destruction from a heavy crew consisting of Jake Hayes, Tyler Surrey, Marquise Henry, Tom Karangelov, Antoine Asselin, Arto Saari, Axel Crusyberghs, Jordan Taylor, Anthony Schultz, Levi Brown, Flo Mirtain, PJ Ladd, Jack Curtin, Franky Villani, Marius Syvanen, Jordan Trahan, Tom Knox and Mark Baines. Check it out now because Tinto de Verano is a real treat.
As myself (Stannerz) and Sexual Stu were working in the notorious new Black Sheep Store the other weekend we were surrounded by a load of skate rats asking every question under the sun. So we decided to ask a few back which were….
Who had, in your opinion, the best section in Flip Sorry?
To the response that shocked us into an early grave….
What’s Flip Sorry?
At this point we were losing faith in the skate youth but we kept concentration and thought alright, you may have missed that one but you’ve heard of Arto Saari, Tom Penny, Rune Glifberg etc right?
Another shocking response….
No never, who are they?
From this I thought it would be compulsory to post a few must see sections that some of you may never have set eyes on and should’ve by now…..
To start of with and finally put an end to this misery we have Tom Penny and Arto’s section from Flip Skateboards ‘Sorry’ that was released in 2002. They’re are some other incredible sections in this video so if you can, find the full length feature online. The sequel was ‘Really Sorry’ and finally ‘Extremely Sorry’ even later in life. All a must see!
Next we have Eric Koston’s section from the infamous ‘Yeah Right’. Created by Girl Skateboards in 2003. It was for the time and even now a mind blowing video. Watch Koston’s first line and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked!
Transwold also in 2003 released Free Your Mind. A good year for skateboarding as this is yet another incredible video. We have Dan Drehobl’s part here who is a transition king but don’t stop there as the rest of the video is really worth watching.
Not long after in 2004 Chocolate skateboards released the Hot Chocolate Tour. It isn’t just amazing skating that is featured but also interviews with the team. Gives you a feel for what life on the road would be like when touring on skate trips. It was really hard to choose from this one but I went with Mike York since he’s not only a stylish skater but also a really nice dude.
Jason Dill is one of the best. His part in Habitat’s Mosaic, too good! Song choice on point, skating is next level. You’d be stupid not to appreciate this section.
Stevie Williams in The DC Video. One of the biggest and best G’s to ever step foot on a board. Big poppa!
Got to appreciate a vert section too and why not Bob Burnquist’s part from Es ‘Menikmati’ which was released in 2000. Bob’s a switch killer so see if you can figure out what stance he actually is from this part, you’ll struggle.
So far the sections have been from over the seas but don’t forget the UK/Europe has also seen some incredible shredders put out parts. Here’s a few from our roots that is gritty UK skateboarding. Starting with Scotland’s John Rattray, this dude is nothing but unstoppable.
Over the years Blueprint have brought out plenty of really powerful DVDs. There was ‘Waiting For The World’, ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Make Friends With The Colour Blue’ but my favorite of all time has to be First Broadcast. When I first set eyes on this video I was out skating the streets in a matter of seconds after watching it. Maybe because it was easier to relate to the gritty spots the UK has to offer that are right on our door step. Nick Jensen steals the show and due too the recent Isle Skateboards ‘Vase’ video that will soon be on sale in store I thought it makes sense to show this section.
Finally to finish off we have my favorite section of all time and that’s Snowy’s from Landscape’s Portraits. It also has a powerful song choice with Manchester’s Stone Roses ‘Elephant Stone’. It was filmed and edited by one of skateboarding’s best filmmaker’s Mr Christopher James Massey. Chris sadly passed away recently, such sad news but he left us with many memories including this masterpiece that is ‘Portraits’.
RIP CHRIS MASSEY!!!
Thank you for watching. There are many more sections that are not included as the list goes on but here’s a good few to get you started. Skateboarding is the best and it’s a real privilege to be part of something so great. Peace.
The New Balance Numeric team along with Russell Houghton have just released a new three minute cinematography master piece called Sunland via The Berrics ! Once again it is eye catching and quite refreshing compared to your normal bog standard skate edit!
Like many of their previous New Balance Numeric videos Houghton uses his drone directing skills to give us an all rounded and different look at many of the well seen before spots that we are all familiar with. Filmed within a Californian schoolyard, the team all hit up the different spots and obstacles they have to skate one after each other. The Sunland edit features Arto Saari, PJ Ladd, Jack Curtin, Levi Brown, Jordan Trahan, Jordan Talir, Tom Karangelov, Tyler Surrey, Marquise Henry and the UK’s own Tom Knox.