News Tagged ‘Baker Skateboards’

Baker In Dubai

Monday, May 8th, 2017

 

Baker Skateboards have been on it this past week treating us to some new footage, firstly showing us their new additions to the team in the Baker Am video and now this tour edit of some of the crew over in Dubai. While the AM video concentrated on the new blood like Zach Allen, Donta Hill and Kader Sylla this edit features more of the well known names from the Baker squad like Figgy, Reynolds and Cyril Jackson (plus special guest Toy Machine rider Colin Provost). Released in connection with The Skateboard Mag (alongside an article in the latest issue) and containing one of the best verial heelflips from the boss himself this clip is perfect for that injection of pre skate hype.

 

 

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The Baker AM Video

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

 

Andrew Reynolds sure knows how to pick ’em for Baker. He also knows how he wants his brand representing, young kids going at it, having fun is, as always, the way it should be. Throw in some of that traditional Beagle filmed Hijinks and you’ve got yourself some of that Baker magic that thankfully hasn’t changed in the past two decades or so. Starting off this eight minute piece is the young Kader Sylla, he may only stand about a foot and a half  bigger than his board but that doesn’t stop him stepping up and pulling off some man sized hammers. It also features new recruits Zach Allen and Donta Hill in company with well established riders like Reynolds, Spanky, Funkhouser, Herman and more. With skateboarding changing almost daily it’s nice to know that some things will be just as they are, Baker will always be Baker producing the goods and long may that continue.

 

 

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Cyril Jackson – Afterburner Part

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

 

Cyril Jackson has dropped a new feel good part via Thrasher Magazine and it’s a banger. Filled with a chilled out soundtrack and infinite smiles, Cyril is able to skate any spot in his own way looking like he’s having fun all the time, and that’s what skateboarding should be about right? The Baker Skateboards and DC rider’s skating is in that sweet spot between positive chaos and ultimate control. Watching ‘Afterburner’ will energize and inspire you to grab your board, get out that door and go have some fun. Click play and enjoy.

 

 

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Andrew Reynolds – Life On Video

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

 

Andrew Reynolds – The Boss – A well deserved nickname because ..well..he is the boss! If you ask me he has never put out any weak footage and has spent pretty much the majority of his skateboarding life in front of a lens or camera. It’s hard to pick just which Reynolds section is your favorite, Birdhouse’s The End, Baker 2G, Stay Gold or most recently Emerica Made Chapter 2 just to name a few, you can see how hard it is to pick. The Berrics has now continued its Life On Video feature with the man himself, giving a historic look over the years from past to present, it is deep and interesting in equal measure so take some time out and hear from the Boss himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa – ‘MADE Chapter Two’ Interview

Friday, October 7th, 2016

 

Justin Figgy Figueroa, Emerica MADE Chapter Two Interview Header, Black Sheep Skate Store Blog

 

We had a quick chat with Justin Figueroa on the morning after the London premiere of MADE Chapter Two. You might have heard Figgy takes the last part of the video (if not, sorry for the spoiler) and he definitely worked it for. Handrails get chomped, skate stoppers get powered through and this is one skateboarder who can seriously take a slam. Read on a for few words about filming (and repeatadly injuring himself) for the Emerica video…

 

How did the LA premiere of MADE compare to last night?

 

They were both firing off. LA was cool just because I was sitting with all my friends… and right after my part Collin (Provost) ripped my chair out from under me, flat backed me and started breaking all the chairs in sight. So, LA probably won on that side of things…

 

Did you already know that you were going to have last part of the video and is it nerve racking watching yourself at those screenings?

 

Not before the LA premiere. Yeah, from here on out I think I’m gonna watch the first ten minutes and then just go across the street to a bar, (laughs).

 

So it doesn’t get any easier with each viewing?

 

No, not at all. It gets weirder, for sure. I think everyone always wishes that they were better at skating and their shit was better. I feel like I worked fucking hard though.

 

You’ve had a hard time with your ankle while working on this project, right?

 

Yeah and it took a long time to recover, I was out for like a year. I blew it out once and I think I was just coming back from that one. Started skating for like three months then I did it again and I was out for eight months. It’s endless, there’s always some injury. Sometimes it even feels like a random injury no-one else has to deal with.

 

Your pro shoe came out during all this, so I guess the pressure was on as soon as you could skate again?

 

That was in the middle of filming for this video. I came back and just started skating my neck off. It’s hard tying to muscle shit out when you’re just out of shape from not being able to skate which is the most frustrating shit ever. It takes a long time to get your muscle and confidence back.

 

It seems like you’ve been on the warpath. That footage of you smashing into the light box was pretty heavy…

 

Now that I look back it feels like it. Those lights stick out so fucking far from the ledge and to even skate it you have to ollie over the first one. It was kind of a freak accident – I just stuck, I couldn’t see what was happening and then before I knew it I smashed right into it. At first it hurt real bad but I didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital. I was just like, “Ah, I’m over it dude.” No-one likes going to the hospital, it’s the worse thing ever but after ten minutes (Jon) Miner is telling me to go. We watched the footage and went in. There was a a bunch of broken ribs and I was bleeding inside so I had to stay in there a couple of days and get transferred to another hospital.

 

Justin Figgy Figueroa, frontside noseslide slam, Emerica MADE Chapter Two

 

Image courtesy of Emerica.

 

What about the injuries you’ve had while filming for this?

 

Dislocated elbow, I broke my thumb, the two ankle surgeries… Just random shit that I’m gonna remember after this interview is done, (laughs).

 

With all that in mind, how relieving is it to have MADE finished?

 

Surprisingly, now that it’s over I definitely feel the best I have ever felt after a video part. I think that because before the last two months of filming I broke my ribs and couldn’t skate for a month and only had a month skating after that. Honestly, compared to the way I felt after Bake And Destroy [2012], that was when all my ankle shit started, and Stay Gold [2010], I couldn’t skate for like three months after that – but now I feel like I’m good to go. I mean I’m out of shape right now, I haven’t really skated that much since we finished the video.

 

Have you got anything you’re going to be filming for next?

 

Now it’s just diving into Baker 4. It hasn’t been announced but Andrew (Reynolds) said let’s give it two years. We got this one. I swear that compared to filming for the Emerica videos the Baker videos are… For the Emerica videos I feel like I set out for a trick and just suffer for it. The Baker videos are more like improv, you just go out and skating and get whatever comes. I’m not just trying to go do something gnarly. I wish it wasn’t like that but I think I put that pressure on myself. I wish I could go out with Emerica and just flow and get shit easily but it’s so fucking hard. Nothing is easy for me, I feel like I have to work super fucking hard.

 

I think you can see that in the video, especially with the footage of those slams…

 

I think that’s just honest of the way I skate in general. I feel bad for filmers and photographers who have to go out and skate with me because it takes forever and I’m just throwing temper tantrums and getting all mad, (laughs).

 

What does the name MADE mean to you regarding Emerica?

 

I think a lot of the dudes on Emerica have been around for a long time and people still wanna see stuff from them. People just want to see parts from all of the old legends and I feel like everyone in MADE, other than (Jon) Dickson, has grown up on this shit. I grew up buying Emerica’s so I think it totally applies to the way I look at Emerica. I’ve been involved with it my whole life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

 

‘MADE Chapter Two’ is now available in store and online alongside a limited edition ‘MADE’ colourway of the Emerica Figueroa. Click either image below to be taken to our online store.

 

Emerica MADE Chapter Two DVD

 

Emerica Figueroa Pro x MADE Chapter Two

 


Riley Hawk’s ‘Shep Dawgs 5’ Promo

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

 

According to Thrasher, this is a promo for the new Shep Dawgs 5 video and this is throw away footage of Riley Hawk. He must be stacking clips on a daily basis because this is pretty much a part of it’s own with some top shredding from the Baker Skateboards pro. Riley skates every ditch and rail in his path, smashes out a frontside slappy grind flip out and halfcab front-foot impossible into a bank are some of the highlights. From what we can see from this edit we can be assured that his part is going to be off the hook along with the rest of the Shep Dawgs crew.

 

 

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Rowan Zorilla Is Pro For BAKER

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

 

 

 

 

Baker Skateboards have a new Pro and who other than one of skateboarding’s finest at this moment in time, Rowan Zorilla. He has produced some fine skateboarding, for example his part in the Vans ‘Propeller’ DVD that was released last year was nothing but spectacular. We would like to congratulate Rowan as this new news is amazing, check out his Pro part above to be blown away, a pro part featuring the whole team killing it may I add. BAKER BAKER BAKER!

 

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Andrew Reynolds Cellphone Video

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

 

Earlier this week The Boss, Andrew Reynolds uploaded a 7 minute video of footage that he’s gathered on his travels and at home in and around LA from his mobile! Or cellphone if your American! It features pretty much the entire Baker team and even cameo appearances from Atiba Jefferson and Brandon Biebel! It gives the feel of a Baker video promo and what The Boss gets up to in his daily day to day skate  life. It certainly gets you hyped to go out and skate! Click play below for 7 minutes of Reynolds gold!

 

 

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Section Hype!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Following on from yesterdays piece on Sexual Stu’s top fives we decided to delve a little deeper and ask him, what’s the section that gets you on a mega hype  to go skating?

 

 

This one is an easy one for me ! When I was younger I used to watch this section endlessly, on repeat, maybe at least four or five times before getting the bus into town to skate, it got me so hyped back then and it still does when I watch it now. For me Jim Greco ‘s section on Baker 2G is a timeless classic! That opening line finishing off with the back three down the Med Choice gap wow! What a way to start a section! Then there’s that backside blunt down that dark grey hubba, switch ollie the down the big Wiltshere stairs, the backside 5-0 and backlip down the big rail and then that banging switch frontside flip ender!

 

 

 

Now don’t get me wrong, I know his other sections like his last Deathwish one were rad but for me 2G is the one to watch if you want to get gnarly, it gives me the hype up every time. Give this a watch, grab your board, go shred and try to learn back threes like Greco