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November round up: Mark Suciu, FA, Andrew Allen and more

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Goddamn. November has been a heavy month for video drops. First up, the ever productive Mark Suciu with yet another part, this time for Spitfire wheels.
Internet gossip regarding his (possible) thirst for that elusive SOTY trophy aside, this is textbook Mark Suciu. Insanely difficult ledge, hubba and manual tricks thrown together in long, flowing lines and performed with consummate ease.
The Blubba tricks alone will make this one a much rewound clip for sure. Will it be enough to get past Thrasher’s post-Phelps SOTY panel? Who knows, either way Mark Suciu must be one of the most prolific pro skaters in history at this point.

November round up: Mark Suciu, FA, Andrew Allen and more

Next up, Vans very own portly bank manager. Andrew Allen footage never disappoints and this Pixies scored 5 minutes does exactly what you’re hoping for. Watch it, go buy a bowling shirt and some Vans Eras and then skate those near-vertical banks that you usually avoid.

November round up: Mark Suciu, FA, Andrew Allen and more

Tangentially connected to the above through AA riding for Hockey, Fucking Awesome’s sister co, is the latest video release from Dill’s FA vehicle.
Clocking in at a frankly unnecessary 14 minutes, ‘420 E. 9th Street’ is far from FA’s greatest work. I love Louie Lopez as much as the next guy but do I really want to sit through a few minutes of mediocre (by FA standards) LES footage to get to him? The good stuff in here is really good – Louie Lopez continues to blow minds, newer heads Diego Todd, Joe Campos and Nik Stain come through with the goods and Ben Kadow does some ironic high ollie stuff, so FA fans will probably dig it but I struggled to maintain interest if I’m honest.

In direct contrast to the lukewarm reception to the FA clip above is Dime’s latest clip. The explosively powered tech of Will Marshall rarely fails to hit the target for me and this high energy pop music scored banger is another winner. For such a pint-sized dude, Will Marshall has an insane amount of pop. Crazy ledge lines, huge bump to bars, getting tattoos in the middle of heaving night clubs: brilliant. Dime do it again.

Did you all catch this one? Jante – 10:34 a video filmed predominantly in Stockholm and featuring a bunch of Scandinavians you should already know (Gustav Tønnesen and Nisse Ingemarsson) plus a load of others who you’ll want to know more of after watching this. With truly outstanding camera work and follow filming – Jante showcases some of the most gifted skaters on the planet. And the spots? Rougher than a dog’s arse. Invest 10 minutes in this, it’s worth it.

Last but by no means least comes a new 10 minutes of fun from UK clothing crew Serious Adult. If the po-faced tone of that new FA clip got on your tits, watch this straight after for a palette cleanser. With a cast of Serious adult regulars plus Shaun Currie, Zeta Rush and Jeremy Jones – you can’t go wrong here. Peep their previous clips over at the Serious Adult You Tube.


Anthony Van Engelen – AVE appreciation for the new Vans AVE Pro shoe

Monday, August 26th, 2019

With the release of Anthony Van Engelen‘s latest Vans AVE Pro Skate Shoe it seems a little redundant to not use that as a justified jumping off point for a little appreciation of the man himself.
Fortuitously, but not unsurprisingly, Free Skate Mag, (in association with video archivist and remixer Jan Maarten Sneep AKA @memoryscreen on Instagram) have taken a little of the legwork out of this endeavour via today’s release of an AVE Greatest Hits video which you can see above. Watch that first, then perhaps show your appreciation for the man with the undisputed greatest switch 360 flip in the history of skateboarding by bagging up a pair of his latest Vans Pro Skate kicks here.
Anthony Van Engelen - AVE appreciation

With the above said, it’s probably a good point to insert some of the classic AVE parts that the above Memory Screen ‘Best Of’ clip has cannibalized, if for no other reason than to be entirely clear about just how fucking awesome (pun intended) this Californian maniac is.
As we’re on a Vans tip, there seems to be no better place to start than the Raw Files edit of his recent(ish) Vans Propeller section, containing the raw visuals of his epic section and including everything from alley oop back smiths in Californian ditches to gap out to boardslides on kinked rails in Belper, Derbyshire.
If you haven’t already watched this one you’re slipping, hard.

 

 

 

 

Following up from the Propeller Raw Files, we’ve got AVE’s Alien Workshop‘s swansong section (before he left with fellow AWS alumni Jason Dill to form FA and Hockey Skateboards) which is absolutely banging and contains yet more evidence as regards his crown as the king of the switch tres, along with a brace of switch and fakie handrail majesty, a Danny Way cameo and further exploration around the ‘Over the Top‘ handrail genre first invented by Sean Sheffey (last trick in his Mouse part here for the nerds). If you don’t like this, you’re dead to us. 3.22 in for the switch tres of dreams!

 

 


Anthony Van Engelen - AVE appreciation for the new Vans AVE Pro shoe

Next up is another timeless classic from the vaults of the pre-Internet Internet with the theme tune that anyone over the age of 30 has etched into their memory – namely the 411 Video Magazine Alien Workshop Industry Section. For those of you too young to appreciate the impact that 411VM had on the global skate scene, or of the implication of the phrase ‘Industry Section‘ as far as skateboarding culture is concerned – hit the hyper links in this here sentence for a brief overview. Then go download the the track ‘The Boxcar‘ by Sol for the ultimate skate earworm. Mr Dibbs and peak Alien – fuck yes!
(By the way – if you’re wondering what the intro song for this 411 banger is – worry not – it’s called ‘Little Ethnic Song‘ and it’s by Dinosaur Jr – it also features as the intro for Alien Workshop’s first video release, the epoch-forming Memory Screen – hence the Dutch dude’s Instagram handle – watch Memory Screen in full here and brainwash yourselves.

 

 

 

 

Obviously there are way too many AVE parts to post for the space we have here, so let’s end it on a under-appreciated classic, again from his time on the Sovereign Sect, alongside team mates Jason Dill, Dylan Rieder, Jake Johnson, Omar Salazar, Kevin Terpening, Grant Taylor, Mikey Taylor and Gilbert Crockett. It’s hard to top this one – the ender section from the 2012 Transworld Skateboarding’s ‘Cinematographer’ video, filmed and edited by Benny Magliano who is now in charge of Hockey Skateboards output.

 

 

 

I’ve purposely not included AVE’s DC part here since most of the best stuff from that section is included in the Memory Screen remix at the very top but, if you’ve never seen it – go watch AVE destroy Barcelona here.
Oh yeah, it also has the best switch manual switch tres out that a human will ever perform too.

That was enjoyable – now go bask in switch front crooks glory and push three times faster at every obstacle than is necessary.

Still thirsty for more AVE? Go check this pre FA Anthony Van Engelen interview here, and this Greg Hunt piece for further back stories here.