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Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding ‘Matchbreak Super’ skate shoe

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

For reasons that have never quite been that clear, until fairly recently the Japanese skate scene has existed in an almost separate dimension to that of the American and European ones. However, with the recent Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding global ‘Matchbreak Super’ release, the tide finally appears to be turning, with this Japanese ripper seeing his name emblazoned on a globally-available adidas skate shoe. I’d like to say that this is the first ever global shoe release featuring a Japanese skater but, as I’m unable to verify that claim, let’s just assume that it’s true.
The banging kicks related to this Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding news, (which you can see/buy below) seems a decent enough reason to regale you with a little bit of Japanese skate culture simply because, if you’re not already aware of how amazing Shin Sanbongi is, you’re missing out.

Shin Sanbongi for adidas Skateboarding

 

 

Shin Sanbongi joining Pontus Alv’s Polar Skate Co crew was a big deal for the Japanese skate scene, with this Chigasaki-City native joining the likes of April Skateboards’ Yuto Horigome representing a new generation of Japanese rippers finally breaking into the global skate industry.

Shin Sanbongi’s heritage is one that mixes surfing and skateboarding, with his father a well-known surfer in the Kanagawa scene, and once you know that – his unique flowing style starts to make a lot more sense.
You can find out more about Mr. Sanbongi in this excellent Solo Mag interview here.
Once you’ve done that, check out his amazing section in Polar Skate Co‘s masterpiece ‘We blew it at some point’ linked below.

 

 

 

 

Anyone with a passing interest in global skate culture will already be aware that Japanese skateboarding is huge and, despite lacking a global industry spotlight until the last 5 or so years, has left an indelible mark on global skate culture via the Internet. Brands such as Magenta skateboards have openly acknowledged the inspiration provided by the land of the rising sun and videos such as the Lenz series by Shinpei Ueno, along with European based film-makers such as Yoan Taillandier owing a great aesthetic debt to the releases of Tightbooth Productions over in Japan. (If you’re interested – have a look at the Lenz clip linked earlier in this text, then peep Yoan Taillandier’s epic ‘Minuit’ video – you’ll see the connection almost instantly. That isn’t to say that the Japanese invented the extreme fisheye/weird street spots aesthetic, but they most definitely refined it into its own genre.

 

 

That should work as a decent intro to a whole other world of incredible skating, insane futuristic architecture and a bunch of skaters whose names you might not have encountered before. Now, as a final connected note, check out the Quartersnacks Insta remix of Shin footy below too, then head over to our site and drop some coin on his new adidas Skateboarding kicks and/or some Polar Skate Co gear.


Converse x Polar – LA Days

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

 

Following up from 2015’s Manhattan Days, Converse Cons and Polar Skate Co have teamed up once again for another video release. This time they have come together and produced LA Days, which celebrates the new Converse x Polar Jack Purcell Pro shoe. The edit features Cons and Polar riders Aaron Herrington, Jonas Skroder, David Stenström, Paul Grund, Roman Gonzalez and Dane Brady. Taking inspiration from back in the day when you skated all over the beach, they take some classic happy/sad style Polar Plates and some Venice Beach inspired obstacles and let the skating happen.

 

LA Days is a film composed by Pontus Alv and Ben Chadourne.

 

Edited by James Cruickshank

 

 

Shop for Polar Skateboards product here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/polar-skateboards.html

 


Oski Rozenberg – Nike Sb Elite Squad Edit

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

 

Polar Skate Co rider Oski Rozenberg comes through with his first full length edit for Nike Sb and holy hot dogs it doesn’t disappoint!

Been a huge fan of his work from various sections he’s put out and some of his now infamous Instagram clips are embedded in our brains. So, so rad to see this absolute ruler from Sweden come out of nowhere a few years ago to putting out a banging part for shoe giants Nike Sb. Watch below and try figure out how he even attempts some of the stuff on some of the most ridiculous terrain possible. Sure they’ll be plenty more to come from Oski as you know Polar Skate Co have his back and with his Nike Sb travel budget I’m sure the non stop Global assault will continue.

 

 

 

Shop the latest Nike Sb footwear here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/nike-skate-shoes.html

Follow Oski Rozenberg on Instagram

 

 


Fresh drop of Polar Skate Co

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

 

 

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Polar Skate Co smashed it this week with the release of their new video ‘I like it here inside my mind, don’t wake me this time’ that was composed by one of skateboarding’s greatest, Pontus Alv. Pontus has entertained us yet again with another mind boggling video. Not as many unusual clips featured this time round compared to ‘Strongest of the Strange’ which was also a huge hit a while ago but the skating as always, is some next level shit. The video features people such as Aaron Herrington, Kevin Rodridgues, Hjalte Halberg, Pontus Alv and Am’s Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Michał Juraś, David Stenstrom, Dane Brady, Paul Grund and Jacob Ovgren. We have the DVD on sale over on our website but it has literally flown of the shelves leaving us with one copy left. Although we will be getting a restock though so don’t panic just yet.

 

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As the DVD arrived it will also be very pleasing to the ears of all skaters that we have received a fresh load of their clothing, accessories and boards as well. Let me tell you something too, it’s all mighty fine. You’ve got a great selection to choose from boards wise, ranging in different sizes to suit all. With the clothing you’ve got some of your popular standard logo t-shirts and hoodies. There is plenty more bits to have a look through, for now here’s a snippet of the whole collection. Great work Polar Skate Co.

 

polar jacket

 

polar long sleeved top

 

 

To see the whole collection simply hit the link.. http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/polar-skateboards.html

 

Keep up with Polar Skate Co on Instagram.