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Nike SB Constant – new Nike SB video with heavy UK presence

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Nike SB Constant, what’s in a name eh? Constant as in ‘constantly releasing content’? Constant as in, ‘fuck Covid, Nike SB are still out filming?’ Maybe even, ‘Nike SB Constant, because there are mad rumours online’. I’m guessing it could be any/all of the above to be honest. If you pay attention to Instagram comment threads or the Slap forum then you might be aware of some of these Swoosh developments. Global brand leads moving on, ex Blueprint pros leaving, Olympians not wearing Nikes any more, etc.
Ultimately none of the above really means that much to the likes of you and I but it’s always interesting to speculate isn’t it?

Nike SB Constant

Nike SB would’ve been hard-pressed to drop a stronger two finger salute to the scurrilous rumours mentioned above than
with this video. This piece serves up 30 minutes of severe pisstake skateboarding. And when I say ‘pisstake’ I genuinely mean it.
This has to be hands down the most inclusive and diverse video Nike B have ever put out. From massive transition to manuals, a truly eclectic squad guarantees this a spot on the ‘web clips that qualify as actual videos’ list.
Grant Taylor kicks things off and shares the intro with Eric ‘I’m funny honestly’ Koston before Primitive ubermensch Carlos Ribeiro blows the doors off. This dude is supernaturally talented – so much innovative rail tech, crazy lines and the most composed style. Truly astounding. Sean Malto pops up during this barrage of Brazilian technicality, (weirdly set to a remix of Kenny Reed’s tune from New Deal’s ‘Seven Year Glitch’) but whatever: it’s cool to see Malto back again.
From there we are straight into an epic UK section featuring Atlantic Drift and Swoosh representatives Kyron Davies, Korahn Gayle, Casper Brooker, Kyle Wilson and Chris Jones. This is amazing to see – all five hold their own amidst probably the heaviest Nike SB video ever made so mad props to the lads. Buy Korahn a pint next time you see him.
Following the Uk contingent is Daan van der Linden who has been stuck on the injury bench a lot since joining Nike. As such, I’m unsure whether the footage on Nike SB Constant is old or new but either way, it’s a reminder why he’s just dropped his own fishing themed shoe. Ridiculous.
The bangers just keep on exploding with a solid Australian section featuring all manner of heads. Likewise, Nike SB’s female team get plenty of shine with Nicole Hause in particular dropping heavy street and transition footage alongside Elissa Steamer BGPs. Can’t ask for more can you?
Rightful holders of the Nike SB Constant curtains are Polar Skate Co pro and qualified Swedish Olympian Oski and the superhuman Grant Taylor. It’s pointless to even begin to try and express how off the charts this section of the video is. Jaw dropping, literally. Just go watch it – you’ll soil yourselves.

Nike SB Constant


Nike SB Trust Fall by Jacob Harris, Ant Travis and Aaron Meza

Friday, July 5th, 2019

 

 

The latest piece from the Swoosh media machine premiered last week in London and as anticipated, Nike SB Trust Fall by Jacob Harris definitely lived up to the high expectations created by the roster of skaters and filmers involved. Clocking in at 23 minutes, Nike SB Trust Fall drops neatly into the category of a clip that would’ve constituted a full-length video release only a few years ago and delivers a package that crosses various boundaries within the immense Nike SB team universe.
Obviously we’re stoked to see fellow Brits Casper Brooker and Kyron Davis get some heavy repping in this one and both of them more than come through with serious skating up to par with the offerings of the various other Swoosh luminaries featured.

 

 

Part window into some of the (globally at least) lesser known members of the Swoosh army, part hype for the tenth anniversary of the iconic Janoski shoe – Trust Fall is one of those clips not hobbled by the inevitably throw away nature of Internet content. This is obviously due to the skating featured, but also definitely down to the calibre of filmers and editors involved too, not to mention a very diverse and, some might say, unexpected soundtrack given the fact that it’s a Nike SB piece.

 

 

Atlantic Drift‘s maestro Jacob Harris filmed the majority of it, with US based support from Ant Travis, along with contributions from Nike SB core crew mainstay Johnny Wilson so it’s low on the over-rinsed handrail NBD’s and Sci-Fi camera set ups and very high on the crusty spots/spontaneous street vibes. Additionally, with Crailtap/FTC/Viceland alumni Aaron Meza pitching in as overall project lead, Trust Fall has a proper sense of cohesion often missing from these montage-heavy shoe brand pieces.

(If you’re not sure who Aaron Meza is, then go watch the FTC video Penal Code 100a right now for an introduction to just one of the numerous iconic 90’s skate video that Mr Meza has been responsible for over the last three decades.)

 

 

Standouts for us were Casper’s ridiculously popped 360 flip in the line, Kyron’s back up varial heel (complete with Mike Arnold champagne BGP’s) and Sean Malto‘s unthinkably impossible nollie flip over the Meanwhile 2 Gonz Gap. With that said – those are just three of the bangers lurking within this bastard so, if you haven’t watched it already – do so now. If you need further convincing, how does this line up sound?
Blake Carpenter, Daan Van Der Linden, Donovon Piscopo, Kyron Davis, Caleb Barnett, Casper Brooker, Karsten Kleppan, Cyrus Bennett, Max Palmer, Sean Malto, Andrew Wilson, Nik Stain and Stefan Janoski.
Heavy, heavy business…Nike SB Trust Fall is going to be on repeat for us for a while.

If you fancy finding out more regarding the filming and editing process, and reading about some of the behind-the-scenes stories related to the making of this one, then head over to the Free Mag site and read Ryan Gray’s interview with Casper Brooker and Jacob Harris that dropped on Monday.
Click the Sam Ashley photo below to peep that.

Nike SB Trust Fall by Jacob Harris jacob-and-casper

 

 

Now if all those long lens zoom-ins have whet your appetite for some new creps then we suggest that you head over to the Black Sheep store front and pick up some Nike SB kicks – we’ve loads on sale right now, including various iterations of the decade old Janoski shoe that’s being celebrated in the clip you’ve just watched.


Atlantic Drift – Episode 4

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

 

If you have seen anything else by Jacob Harris or any of the previous Atlantic Drift episodes you probably already know whats in store. The finest visual treat is the latest in the Atlantic Drift series, episode 4 this time filmed in New York. This one surpasses what has come before in what was already a high level of brilliance in the series’ earlier outings. Once again released in conjunction with Thrasher Magazine, featuring the combined abilities of Mike Arnold, Casper Brooker, Tom Knox, Mark Suciu, Kevin Coakley and more, alongside the standard high definition filming, there isn’t really any edits that can compare. The final installment of this really enjoyable web series is nothing short of amazing, Harris has the eye for the perfect shot, and this does not disappoint.

 

 

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Grey X Nike SB – Again

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

 

Grey Skate Mag present Again, the third installment of a series of clips from Will Miles, in association with Nike Sb. Again stars the UK Nike SB team : Casper Brooker, Kyron Davis, Korahn Gayle, Jak Pietryga, Neil Smith, Mark Stern and Kyle Wilson. Also expect to see appearances from the likes of Marc-A Barbier, Jason Caines, Will Creswick, JB Gillet and Dan West going in on the streets of the capital and uncovering spots across the city.

 

 

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