Kevin Romar – Blind #DamnEdits

Kevin Romar - Blind #DamnEdits

Watch the Blind team ripping everything in their path in these exclusive edits for RIDE. A diverse mixture of styles and terrain make for a great watch to get you ready to skate.

Brixton & Coors Banquet | “Friendly Union”

Brixton & Coors Banquet | “Friendly Union”

Brixton & Coors Banquet | "Friendly Union" from BRIXTON on Vimeo.

Brixton teamed up with Coors Banquet on a special collection of apparel, headwear, and accessories.
Founded in 1873 in Golden, Colorado, Coors Banquet has a rich heritage as one of America’s oldest and most storied beers. Drawing inspiration from Banquet’s celebrated history, the collection blends the timeless aesthetic of Coors with Brixton’s modern yet classic designs.
The Brixton & Coors Banquet Friendly Union features vintage-inspired prints and washes, and includes a limited edition denim jacket, woven, and fleece, as well as an assortment of tees and caps.

The Brixton & Coors Banquet Friendly Union collection is intended for those 21+

Eyethu Skate Park Crowd Funding – Help Hout Bay Skate

Eyethu Skate Park Crowd Funding - Help Hout Bay Skate

We want to build a skate park in Hout Bay that will integrate, empower and connect the children of Hout Bay.

If you would like to donate and help Hout Bay skate or for any more information take a look at the links below:

Social Media:
Eyethu Website: http://eyethuskatepark.org.za/
Indigogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/campaigns/eyethu-skatepark-community
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eyethuskatepark
Instagram: eyethu_houtbay_skatepark

Almost A Minute EP 3

Almost A Minute EP 3

Almost team riders Daewon Song, Cooper Wilt, Youness Amrani, Yuri Facchini, Tyson Bowerbank, Fran Molina, & Michael Sommer out in the streets having some fun.

Daewon Song in Adidas Matchcourt RX

Daewon Song in Adidas Matchcourt RX

Daewon Song gets weird in this video from The Berrics.

Daewon Song designed a custom obstacle and skated it along with Na-Kel Smith, Dennis Busenitz, Blondey McCoy, and Nestor Judkins.

Brixton’s Brian Delatorre Interview

Brixton's Brian Delatorre Interview

Brixton's Brian Delatorre Interview

Words by Adam Sullivan | Portrait By Jason Lee

Few people ever get the chance to have a career in front of a lens. Fewer still take the time to jump behind the lens. Meet Brixton Skate Ambassador Brian Delatorre, who’s just as likely to shoot as be shot.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO?
I live in the Mission District; the city is changing, though.
There’s tons of development, tons of tech industry now… It’s a bummer, but I try not to pay any attention to it. If you let it bother you, you might as well just get out. I got my own thing, anyway.

IS ALL THE CHANGE GOOD FOR SKATING?
Eh, like any major city, spots come and go. If anything,there’s new buildings, but even they come pre-knobbed.
But you know what? The hills ain’t changing, and that’s the whole point of SF—you go there to bomb hills.

Read the rest of the interview here: https://www.brixton.com/blog/2017/03/15/brixtons-brian-delatorre-stopping-time-interview/

One Love Skate Expo

One Love Skate Expo

A short look into the life and challenges of a small NGO, One Love Skate Expo, run by Kabelo Tshilwane from the Drill Hall premises in Johannesburg.

Brixton All Terrain Shorts

Brixton All Terrain Shorts

Brixton All Terrain Shorts from BRIXTON on Vimeo.

Brixton introduces their most technical shorts ever. With features like quick-dry nylon ripstop, durable 2-way stretch, a reversible stow pocket, custom dry-bag & knot-tying book, their new all-terrain shorts will have you covered for land & sea.

Watch the awesome ad they put together, and then find out more about them here.

The Last Ever Warehouse Sale

The Last Ever Warehouse Sale

THE LAST EVER WAREHOUSE SALE

Dates & Times:
Friday 24 February: 9am – 5pm
Saturday 25 February: 9am – 3pm

Decks from R100
Footwear from R300
Pants from R400
Headwear from R150
Cruizers from R1000
Tees from R100
Jackets from R500
Shirts from R300
& other specials…

Featuring product from Brixton, Verb, Darkstar, Globe, Killer Speed Co., KFD, Stussy, and more…

Venue:
Revolution Skateboard Supply Co.
Woodstock Exchange
66 – 68 Albert Road
Woodstock
Cape Town

Contact details:
021 447 6801
info@revolution.co.za

The Last Ever Warehouse Sale

UltimateX 2017

UltimateX

South Africa’s Premiere Action Sport festival will showcase the best in local and international athletes as Ultimate X 2017 flips into its new home at Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino.

Tableview Thursdays

Tableview Thursdays

Tableview Thursdays is a new event presented by Revolution Skate Supply Co & Kingdom Longboards where we cruise the Blouberg Beachfront. It is on every Thursday moving forward. Check it out!

EL NORTE

el norte

Globe team riders Paul Hart & David Gonzalez recently made an impulsive trip to the Basque Country to make this rad edit for What Youth.

Brixton & Hard Luck Friendly Union

Jason Jessee

Brixton has teamed up with Hard Luck on a Friendly Union collection of headwear and apparel. Hard Luck was founded by influential skateboarder Jason Jessee. The collection will be available shortly!

Tour De Velo – Episode 1

Tour De Velo Episode 1

The Cliche skate team along with special guest Chris Haslam got together to enjoy the summer in France while killing everything in their path. Check out the first episode of Tour De Velo.

P.E Trippin’

Justus

Team rider Justus Kotze recently took a trip to Port Elizabeth and came back with this rad edit of him drumming and skating.

Franky Villani’s “No Cash Value” part

Franky Villani

Franky Villani’s new part for Zero’s “No Cash Value” is different from any other Zero part I have seen before. Although he has the usual hammers that you would expect from a Zero rider, he also has unique trick choices and a technical edge that most don’t.

Favourite Fives with Byron Rhoda

Byron Rhoda

Favourite Fives is a new feature where we interview our ambassadors and people that inspire us. First up we have shredder Byron Rhoda!

Five favourite skate parks: Kimberley skate plaza, Durbanville DIY skatepark, The Shred skatepark, Mill street skate plaza and George SkateLab.

Five favourite pro skaters: Paul Rodriguez, Luan Oliveira, Ryan Sheckler, Andrew Reynolds and Jon Allie

Five favourite sponsors: Revolution skate shop, Killer Speed Co, Tensor trucks, Verb skateboards, Globe footwear and apparel.

Five favourite Globe shoes: Mahalo Black Toffee, Shinto Navy, GS Black/Black, Roam Lyte Black Leaves, Mahalo Lyte Black/White.

Five favourite flip tricks: Front side flip, tre flip, backside heel flip, nollie heel flip, nollie tre flip.

Dolan Stearns Substance Part

Dolan Stearns

Brixton ambassador Dolan Stearns had the first part in Transworld’s 27th video “Substance”. This is a truly unique part and deserves your full attention.

Flip in Felipe Contest

The Berrics Contest

Congratulations to our boy Jean-marc Johannes for being a top 10 finalist in the Berrics contest “FLIPINFELIPE”. Watch the clip to see what went down.

Eh Canadian Story: PLG

PLG

Pierre-Luc Gagnon has been around since vert’s heyday and has put down some of the heaviest hammers on a half pipe. Check out this interview about his past in Canada.

The Parallel Documentary

Parallel

Vans South Africa have released a skate documentary showcasing the South African team including KFD team rider Trae Rice. Check it out and see the progression of the SA skate scene.

Skatepark Round-Up: Deathwish

Deathwish Skatepark Round-Up

The streets are their usual terrain but the Deathwish crew hit the parks for a “Skatepark Round-Up”. Featuring Jon Dickson, Slash, Erik Ellington, Taylor Kirby and several others.

The Brixton Union in El Salvador

El Salvador

For all the bros that like to hit the ocean aswell as the streets check out the new edit from the Brixton Union trip through El Salvador featuring surfers Troy Elmore, Skip Mccullough, Jesse Guglielmana, Tanner Rozunko & Matty Glenn!

 

LW Mag Jean-marc Johannes Skater Profile

Jean-marc-Skater-Profile

He’s no stranger to the skateboarding world and with a mass of achievements under his belt, we catch up with Cape Town’s Jean-marc Johannes to chat about skate life, the year ahead and more.

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Full name: Jean-marc Johannes

Nickname: JM

Age: 25

Hometown: Cape Town

Years skating: 11

Deck setup: Almost skateboards 8.0 , Tensor Trucks Mag light 5.5, Andale bearings swiss and Connexion wheels 52MM.

Sponsors: Globe, Almost skateboards, Tensor Trucks, Connexion wheels, Andale bearings, Biogen, VonZipper, Nixon, GoPro, Outdoor Tech, vida e caffe , Revolution, Rockstar Energy Drink and The Shred Skatepark.

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Welcome back to LW Mag. How has your 2016 kicked off?
Hey guys! Thanks for having me back up here, 2016 has been great so far. I recently got an invite to my second world cup skateboarding event, Far n High, in Paris this year. I’m also looking forward to another FISE World Series following my results from last year. I’ve been given a slot on Good Hope FM/ DJ Ready D’s show at the end of each month as well, so I am very stoked and looking forward to the rest of 2016.

What’s changed in your skateboarding career since we last featured you?
My career goals for starters and next would be my sponsors. My dream hasn’t changed a bit though, going Pro is my all time highest goal as is every skateboarder, but I wanted to focus on certain events in my career rather than running every race I could possibly get in and exhausting not just myself but every avenue and resource to make it happen. So I went back to the drawing board and made few changes. It was more beneficial to focus on a few large goals like getting to compete and then qualifying in a big contest series like FISE and filming a short video for Tony Hawks RIDE channel in last year, which is the biggest online skateboarding platform in the world. My vision is clearer in terms of where I’m going and what I want in my career but it won’t be very easy of course. As of 2015, I was made aware that my Ollie from container to container that took place in 2013 was now up on a permanent display in the national museum of sport in France. This is a very big step for me and for South Africa. I have also been able to give back in my career and I am so grateful I am able to do so with my charity initiative, Fill The Gap. My initiative will also be taking a different direction this year by going back to its roots and where it all began from skateboarding, so look out for Fill The Box.

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At the moment, what are your favourite spots to skate?
In Cape Town, The Shred Skatepark is definitely where it’s at. It’s perfect, it has every obstacle you could possibly ask for and it’s the best vibe ever. Jamie O’Brien and Mike created a masterpiece.

What plans and goals do you have in place for this year regarding tours, contests, etc?
Firstly Far n High WCS, then FISE series in China and finally Tampa AM 2016. It would be a dream to compete in Street League Open and BATB. My ultimate goal is to get back to LA as soon as I can.

You have a stack of tricks that you’ve come up with on your own. What’s the latest?
The latest trick I’ve got I never exactly came up with but it’s new for me. I’ve been trying the Indy Backflip and I’ve got a bit of sketchy one, but the first in contest I landed was in my first heat at Ultimate X 2016.

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How much work goes into each trick and where do the ideas and inspiration come from?
The crazy thing about skateboarding is there’s no timer on when you’re going to land. I would think of a combo I want to get and I would try every possibly way to do it, try after try. One of them will be just right where your foot position is perfect, your pop and flick were dead set on timing and your reaction to land was perfect to the last inch. It’s either going to happen in the first 5 tries or the next 500. The real trick to it is to enjoy the struggle and never give up.

Explain the feeling of landing a new trick?
It’s an accomplishment like no other, it’s making something a reality that no one can see but you.
I think it’s the fact that you have to do everything yourself with no right or wrong way or to seek approval when you make it happen. Once you land, then that was all you. The reward of putting an idea into action and succeeding at it is something we live for.

What are your top 5 tricks that you have on lock?
Recently it’s been, Hardflips, FS flips, Flip BS Noseblunts, Hardflip BS Lips and Big Flip FS Boardslides.

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What would your perfect run during a contest consist of?
A little bit of everything I rate. Solid grinds and slides, Nollies and standard variations of them, a few flip tricks that have a lot of style to them, transition tricks, and one or two bangers.

Which skaters are going to be your main competition this year and what will it take to beat them?
I think 2016, just like every year, is going to be interesting. We can never really tell who is going to be on a roll early into the contest season as everyone seems to be really on point and focused, but at the end of it all we’re all going out there to shred, give it everything and do what we do.

Which local skaters do you look up to?
The skaters I look up to locally are Khule Ngubane, Christi Weihann and Dlamini Dlamini. They are really humble individuals and masters at their craft.

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What does the sport of skateboarding mean to you and where do you see it taking you?
Skateboarding means more to me than I previously realised and this impacted to every other part of my life. Last year it was very much entirely up to skateboarding to basically keep me going. I had no other choice but to make it everything I have because it was close to the last thing I had left. It was scary but it was more motivating than I could have ever imagined. It took me from where I live in Athlone to being a part of the world of skateboarding just by having an idea and believing in myself, to giving me a voice and telling a story that I am still busy living. It took me from the ground up more than once and it will take me further than I can even think of because it’s my passion and what I live for.

How would you best explain your style of skating?
Very street orientated, although I enjoy airs and transition. I always look at every aspect of skateboarding from a street perspective because it’s how I started.

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What are your views on the local skate scene at the moment?
It’s on an international level in my opinion and we can thank the internet for that, giving every country and small town a platform to be seen. It’s amazing to know that the rest of the world sees the latent South Africa/ Cape Town has.

You have quite the list of sponsors. What do they do for you and what do you do for them?
My skate sponsors like Almost, Globe, Tensor, Connexion Wheels and Revolution have been supporting me for years and the reason I can keep focusing on progression and filming. I am also supported by World of heroes, VonZipper, Nixon and Outdoor Technology for electronics, watches, eyewear and action cameras. Biogen have taken me on as their first skateboarder, official brand ambassador and nutritional partner helping me be my best from a fitness perspective. I have always focused on my own health and fitness as an individual and I am very grateful to be supported be the leading brand in its field. Rockstar Energy recently started supporting me with the energy to keep going!

Photos by Grant Mclachlan