Archive for February, 2017

Jim Greco ‘Year 13’

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

 

Jim Greco follows up from last years ‘The Way Out’ with a new skate film called Year 13 and once again has created something that stands out. Jim is one of skateboarding’s most captivating characters. The early noughties saw his rock and roll excess lifestyle reach levels that would see off the average human. His ability to get himself in the most hazardous of situations, on and off his board, are legendary. Now, with thirteen years of sobriety under his belt, numerous style changes, successful companies like Deathwish, Hammers USA, Supra and Baker Boys distribution, Greco is counting down to turning forty but still prevails to be considered one of skateboarding’s greats and is still dropping the hammers like the years gone by. Featuring appearances from Jeremy Klein, Danny Sargent, Jason Lee and Chris Pastras, all captured by the legendary lens of Tobin Yelland and Joey Sinko is what skateboard legend is made of. Though the booze, drugs and Johnny Thunders outfits may have disappeared the craving and aspiration to skate still remains.

 

 

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Fran Molina – “Bienvenido” Part

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

 

Fran Molina shares with us, the viewing public, his latest part ‘Bienvenido’. Roughly translated as ‘you are welcome’ all the pleasure will yours after watching the incredible technical ability possessed by this young man from Almeria, Spain. Fran packs in Mediterranean bangers a plenty , heaps of pop, phenomenal board control and an effortless style which only adds to his reputation of being one of the best in Europe. Anybody that has witnessed him skating around at MACBA will validate the insane pop and consistency in his combination skills, even some visiting U.S pro’s have been known to sit back and take notice. Long time member of the Euro Nike SB team and recently announced latest addition the Almost Skateboards roster, Fran’s career is going up and up and from this section he’s probably going to be one of the very best Euro dudes out there.

 

 

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Double Rock: Spitfire

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 

Some of the Spitfire Wheels team headed to the Double Rock park in what was to be one of the heaviest sessions that has gone down there. Hype your Sunday afternoon up with six minutes plus of action, guaranteed to get you keen for a park session. Click play below to witness some serious skateboarding from the best dudes who ride the fire. Pure skate brutality from Raney Beres, Andy Roy, Evan Smith, Ishod Wair and Daan Van Der Linden.

 

 

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Carlos Ribeiro – “Juice” Part

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

 

This section is hard to comprehend how good it really is. Carlos Ribeiro just sent a message out to the world, he’s coming to skate and destroy your ledges. Primitive Skateboards Brazilian powerhouse comes through with some serious pop but just saying that doesn’t really do Carlos justice. His trick combinations are next level and explode in front of your eyes, some of the moves he manages to pull off in this are mind-boggling. Before you start thinking oh here we go, another ledge and manual inspired four minutes think again, keep your eyes peeled for some hefty hucks and some serious rail bangers to close things out. This is an incredibly deep part so click play now.

 

 

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Foundation’s ‘Oddity’ Video

Monday, February 20th, 2017

 

Foundation Skateboards have recently been having their latest video ‘Oddity’ playing section by section via the people at Thrasher Magazine. Now again from the Thrasher site, ‘Oddity’ is now playing in its full entirety. We’ve not seen much from the Foundation lot over recent times but that doesn’t mean that they’d gone anywhere, with such great videos like That’s Life, Art Bars Subtitles and Seagulls, Madness and Mayhem just to name a few it was only a matter of time before the new blood of Foundation came through with the goods. Click play below to see Corey Duffel, Cole Wilson, Corey Glick, Dakota Servold, Nick Merlino, Aidan Campbell, Joey Ragali and Dylan Witkin show you just what riding for Foundation is all about.

 

 

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Gilbert Crockett ‘Gospel’ Part

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

 

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.

 

 

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The Bronze “56,000” Video

Friday, February 10th, 2017

 

 

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.

 

 

 


Gilbert Crockett Interview

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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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…

 

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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?

 

Anthony Pappalardo.

 

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.

 

Finish this sentence – “You should buy my shoe…”

 

So you can skate like me! (Laughs).

 

 

 

 

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*Release date- 11/02/17

 

 


Frank Gerwer Straight To Floppy Disk (Lost Part)

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

 

 

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…

 


Gilbert Crockett Pro 2

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

 

 

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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.

 

 

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