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Chris ‘Cookie’ Colbourn is pro for Element skateboards

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

It’s taken a while and generated a fair amount of forum conspiracy theories in the process but, finally, Chris ‘Cookie’ Colbourn is pro for Element skateboards.

 

 

After being left out of the most recent Element full-length, (directed by ex Emerica video head honcho Jon Miner) it looked very much as if this multi-talented North Dakotan ripper would be stuck in man am purgatory forever. Slap’s vociferously outspoken forum community offered various potential reasons for this, from aesthetic conflicts with Jon Miner over filming, through to more wild theories regarding his War & Peace being part just being too good to sit amongst the 60 minute full-length without taking away some shine from his team mates.
Regardless of whatever the thinking was behind this bizarre omission – this unassuming maniac’s ascension to pro status was announced yesterday making him the latest pro skater for a brand with a massive back catalogue of highly influential and era-defining pros.

 

With the above in mind, we thought it provided excuse enough to remind you of a few other memorable pro skaters to have emerged from the Element Skateboards brand over the 20+ years since its birth.
Props must be given to Element also for having an extremely diverse approach to team riders right from the very outset, with an unashamed embrace of non-US skaters stretching back into the earliest days of the brand.

So without further ado – here are a brace of some of our favourite Element heads from over the years in descending chronological order.

 

 

Curtis McCann – Skypager – 1993

This one is from the very first Element video release, back when the brand was co-owned by Andy Howell and Johnny Schillereff (Element’s current CEO) and was called ‘Underworld Element’ prior to the 1994 re-brand as ‘Element’.  Aside from notable appearances in various Powell-Peralta videos, this is UK legend Curtis McCann’s only full pro section and coincided with the release of his pro model on UE making Curtis the first UK street skater to receive a pro model from a US skateboard brand. Light years ahead…

 

 

Next up, from the same 1993 release is Julien Stranger’s (yes, he rode for UE too) Skypager part.
Pay close attention to 1:11 for the first ever documented nosegrind pop out and the last trick which still makes no sense 26 years later. This part could come out today and still blow minds.
(Watch the full Skypager video here.)

Chris ‘Cookie’ Colbourn is pro for Element skateboards

 

 

 

Jumping forwards a year and we have another super progressive before-its-time section from the much missed DC native Pepe Martinez. Count the NBDS in this one and pay atention to the style. Lord Finesse!
Pepe Martinez – Element ‘Fine Artists’ 1994

 

 

Next up, it’s 1998 and Tim O’Connor joins Element with this short but banging shared part on their ‘Third Eye View’ release. Nollie hard flip nods to Julien Stranger’s Skypager part at 1:35.


Chris ‘Cookie’ Colbourn is pro for Element skateboards
 

 

The year 2000 sees Element skateboards bless us all with one final, short-but-sweet section from one of skateboarding’s most influential and often overlooked pioneers – namely Natas Kaupas (click this link for more).

 

 

It’s 2005 and Element skateboards release ‘Elementality Volume 1’ – this is peak Bam Margera madness – driving Ferrari’s over unicorns, FDR destruction and a pre-booze addled Bam.

 

 

The first decade of the new century begins with the 2010 release of Element skateboard’s first European focused project showcasing the likes of Ross McGouran, Madars Apse, Phil Zwijsen and various others.
Full-length below.

Chris 'Cookie' Colbourn is pro for Element skateboards

 

 

A year later and Element’s golden child Nyjah Huston announces his return to the brand with eight minutes of handrail destruction in the form of 2011’s ‘Rise & Shine’ stand alone section.

 

 

Two years later and Flip skateboards SOTY and Canadian big lad Mark Appleyard jumps ship, announcing his switch to Element skateboards with this 2013 ‘Soul Rebel’ part. The steez…

 

 

Closing up on the present day now so what better place to end this than with Brandon Westgate’s epic 16 minute raw files War & Peace release from Thrasher? When you’ve got Heath Kirchart towing you in on the sesh, you know you’re 100% down with the greatest.

 

 

 

And there you have it: a whistle-stop tour of some of your favourite Element skateboards releases from the last two decades. If your wallet is now itching to spend some coin – why not head over to the site and have a peruse of our massive Element range, including a huge sale section on jackets and winter apparel?
Happy hucking…
Chris ‘Cookie’ Colbourn is pro for Element skateboards!


Til Death – Nyjah Huston for Nike SB

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

 

Til Death – Nyjah Huston for Nike SB

 

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Well here it is! Nyjah Huston just changed the skateboarding game with this one. No matter what your thoughts are on young Nyjah you can’t deny his progressive ability on a skateboard.

 

As expected Nyjah goes all out assault mode for his latest Nike Sb ‘Til Death’ edit. Witness below for next level handrail skating that will inspire the Nyjah kids fan club to be emulating for years to come. Production levels as you’d imagine from Ty Evans, ‘epic’ movie type feel along with multi angles to let the madness sink in.

 

If you hadn’t heard this video release coincides with his Nyjah’s first shoe release from Nike Sb. Link below for more info on the re-vamped ‘Nike Free’ silhouette.

Expect more colour-ways dropping in the foreseeable and no doubt more crazy antics from long term Element Professional Nyjah Huston.

 

Fair play Nyjah, you certainly earn’t the Nike Sb paycheck on this one. Hats off to you!

 

 

 

Shop Nike Sb Nyjah Free Skate Shoes here – https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/nike-sb-nyjah-free-summit-white-anthracite-lemon-wash-skate-shoes.html

 

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Nyjah Huston’s OMFG Part

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

 

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Now we know that Nyjah Huston’s OMFG part dropped online a few days ago but I thought it was well worth a re-share / blog piece. One of the most recognized skateboarders of this generation is clearly well on form. From that little dreadlocked kid back smithing handrails bigger than him at the X-games and early Element videos, to a young adult getting all the coverage, sponsors, internet clips, TV time and magazine covers. The Element pro divides opinion, love him, hate him, loath him, whichever side of the fence you sit on you cant help but take notice of this lad and the ability that he has on his board. He’s recently jumped ship, leaving DC and choosing to skate for the swoosh factor! Which means he wont be able to use any of his old footage in his old kicks, therefore dropping this rad part due to brand politics! As per usual Thrasher magazine had the privilege of premiering the part which probably caused some major internet traffic! With some jaw dropping combinations of technical street lines, taking tricks that would be difficult on a ledge but yet taking it down some of the biggest handrails, this part pretty much has it all! So no matter what you think, give the edit another watch and let Nyjah’s skating do the talking!

 

 

 

 

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