Archive for May, 2020

Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

One tiny glimmer of hope and joy amidst the otherwise truly grim beginning of 2020 has been the prevalence of banging female skate clips.

This week saw the latest she-shredder banger drop courtesy of Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding. Following last month’s amazing Credits video from Vans, the pressure was most definitely on for whichever big brand stepped up to the female skateboarding Oche next, but this Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding piece more than came through with the goods.

For those of you unaware of this duo prior to watching this and shouting ‘Damn’ at your phone screen when Mariah did that fakie hardflip – here’s a super brief overview of them both.
Mariah Duran is pro for OG female-owned brand Meow skateboards, has won two X-Games golds and is generally pretty gangster. Check out her 2016 YWBHFT below for some more background. She’s gangster, she rips and you wish you’d filmed that bench line in the adidas skateboarding video above.

 

 

 

 

Jenn Soto, like Mariah, is a big name on the female skate scene, took first in the 2018 Street League finals in London and is equally gangster. These two can run adi trackies and shell toes with zero cosplay issues.
Additionally Jenn joined the Primitive skateboarding team in 2019, announced in the Testing II video, which is also banging and is conveniently embedded right below this.

 

 

Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto for adidas skateboarding

 

 

Along for the ride with Mariah Duran and Jenn Soto in the latest adidas skateboarding clip is Floridian ripper and now NYC local Samantha Narvaez – she’s underground now but she won’t be for long. Along with the three she shredders is Palace skateboards wonderboy Heitor Da Silva who throws in a few bangers to this clip too and gets the job done.
As we’ve mentioned his name – it’d be churlish really not to use this as an excuse to repost the amazing Palace video ‘Deeper Understanding’ that officially announced Heitor and our very own Charlie Birch to the team.

 

 

Enjoy the clips above, stay safe and, if this has whet your appetite for adidas proddy – check out our huge range of adidas skateboarding shoes and apparel here.


25 minutes of Vans Europe destruction with ‘Tom’s Tales’

Monday, May 11th, 2020

 

 

Fucking hell Vans Europe! That really ought to suffice as far as the text for this post goes but Google doesn’t accept honest exclamations of sheer shock and awe so bear with me. Released today under the moniker of ‘Tom’s Tales’ – the clip above features the Vans Europe crew absolutely decimating spots everywhere from Athens to Paris.
And when I say ‘decimating’ I’m not being hyperbolic – the skateboarding on this clip is absolutely mind-bendingly good. Spot diversity, the number of countries involved, the variety of styles and types of skating covered: this really does have everything. In an age where skate videos are free and nobody pays for anything, I can honestly say that if Vans Europe decided to bring this out on a DVD, I’d buy it. This is how you make a team video people – Vans do it again. Book ended with full sections (more or less) from Martino Cattaneo and Victor Pellegrin (both of who absolutely go in) – regardless of whether you like beautiful Parisians in next level fits bouncing off walls, or you prefer sweaty moshers doing the unthinkable and nearly smashing into cars at 20 mph – you’re covered. Seriously cannot praise Vans Europe and co enough here. A masterpiece.

 

Some of these names might be new to some of you – some of them won’t be but for the sake of giving due props – here’s the roll call of names: Martino Cattaneo, Pepe Tirelli, Yellen Moens, Joseph Biais, Val Bauer, Oscar Candon, Mika Germond, Robin Bolian, Jan Hoffman, Hugo Westrelin, Roberto Aleman, Thanos Panou, Sam Partaix, Kris Vile, Dustin Dollin, Chris Pfanner, Daniel Lutheran, Axel Cruysberghs, Albert Nyberg, Alexey Krasniy and Victor Pellegrin.
Honestly – stop reading this and go watch it. And then watch it again.

 

 

Vans Europe

 

During the process of writing this it occurred to me that during the Covid-19 carnage we somehow forgot to post another Vans backed recent video masterpiece too – this time in the form of the first ever all-female Vans production, (that’s all female riders, filmer/editor and photographer). Shameful oversight on our behalf really. I’ll punch myself in the face as soon as I’ve finished typing – promise.
If you somehow managed to miss Credits – you can wise your selves up here.
Featuring the talents of Breana Geering, Una Farrar and Fabiano Delfino plus a host of other female rippers including our very own Helena Long. Go peep – don’t sleep.

 

 

Vans Europe


UK Primitive rider Charlie Munro scores two covers

Friday, May 1st, 2020

 

 

UK Primitive rider Charlie Munro scores two covers of two different UK skate magazines in April.
Bagging yourself two magazine covers in the same month is an achievement in itself but doing so whilst the entire country is under lock down is something that’s (hopefully) unlikely to be repeated any time soon.
We felt that this was worthy of a donation of virtual knucks to Cambridge-born ginger ripper and UK Primitive rider Charlie Munro really, and because, let’s face it – we’ve not really got much else to do than stare at skate clips right now have we?

For the sake of clarity – you can see both of Charlie Munro‘s quarantine-themed covers here: the first was the cover of Grey released in early April, followed yesterday by an equally banging cover of Vague. I’m almost certain that this is something that hasn’t happened previously – yeah there have been times when more than one skate mag has had the same person on the cover but I don’t think that it’s ever happened in the same month – and certainly not under the crazy circumstances that we’re living through right now.

 

 

 

 

Anyway with cyber props out of the way – might as well revel in a little bit of Munro juice really mightn’t we?
First rising to prominence via the Get Lesta series of videos, Charlie has subsequently gone on to achieve notoriety across the globe, be a semi-regular fixture amidst Thrasher’s never ending web output, and get a legit (non-distro) direct sponsorship deal from the skateboarding super team of the modern era – namely Primitive Skateboards. Not bad for a ginner eh?
With his two covers landing in our store right now – what better excuse to air a few banging parts from the Munro back catalogue?

Above you can see a couple of our favourite bits of Charlie footage from the Get Lesta era – including the one (at the very top) made to celebrate the release of the 2016 Get Lesta x Primitive skateboarding collab.
Below you can check out Charlie’s outstanding contribution to Kev Parrott and Dan Magee’s masterful independent release ‘Cover Version’ – it’s set to play from the beginning of Charlie’s section but honestly, just watch the whole thing, it’s amazing and Black Sheep family member Harry Lintell has the last part.

 

 

UK Primitive rider Charlie Munro Primitive skateboards Marvel

 

 

As well as all the above, here’s the clip from 2019’s UK visitation from the Primitive skateboarding crew – not bad for a few days eh? Whilst you’re at it – I’d recommend hitting up the hyperlink here too and watching the utter devastation that the Primitive lot brought to Bay Sixty6 back in August of 2019. Craziest demo I’ve ever seen, hands down.

 

 

 

 

Finally, for now at least – check out Charlie Munro in the latest video from Pocket magazine featuring him and a host of other European rippers tearing up the ridiculous marble spots of the UAE. I’m not convinced by trap music still but this clip’s a banger.

 

 

 

 

If all of this has whet your appetite to jump on some Charlie Munro related product, why not head over to our web store and check out the range of Marvel x Primitive boards that just came in? You know it makes sense.
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