Let Us Roam: Atiba Jefferson

Atiba Jefferson is a professional photographer from Colorado Springs, CO. He discovered photography in high school and quickly developed a passion for the camera. Since skateboarding was his first love it naturally became his primary subject and the focus through the lens. His desire to capture the movement of skateboarding, precisely how he saw it, pushed him to move to California and chase his dream of becoming a professional photographer. Atiba now shoots everything from skateboarding to Lakers games to portraits of world-famous musicians and athletes. This short film gives a glimpse into the crazy life of Atiba and how he became a professional photographer.

Heroine & Group Photo Exhibition at The Pit

Tow Aways Group Photography Exhibition At The Pit

There is a group photography exhibition at a free performance by local band, Heroine, taking place at The Pit in Cape Town next week Thursday! Click on either of the photos to go to the Facebook event.

“Tow Aways” Zine Launch & Group Photography Exhibition

Lani Spice will be launching her photo zine “Tow Aways” showcasing analog work from some great local photographers. The “Tow Aways” exhibition consists of hundreds of photos from the many photographers who have been connected with The Pit and Clarke’s throughout the years. The exhibition will tell the story of the space, the people and what goes on in their lives beyond Bree Street.

Featuring: Black Koki, Ello Weezi, Suzy Snakes, Dewald Bruwer, Thys Lötter, Andrew Turpin, Jess James Harris, Danielle Clough, Laura Windvogel, Leon Bester, John Alex Second, Donovyn Le Roux, Justin Poulter, Thomas Pepler, Adriaan Louw, Juliette Raymer, Pauline Anne, Kent Lingenveld, Natalie Pereira, Anke Loots Alexia Webster and more…

Heroine at The Pit

RVCA x The Pit First Thursdays
133 Bree Street
5pm-7pm

Jean-Marc at Far ‘n High, Paris

Revolution team rider Jean-Marc Johannes is in Paris at the moment for the Far ‘n High comp. Check some of his clips out in this practice session. We wish him the best of luck!

Far’n’High 2014 : Welcome session 2
Film and edit : Nicolas Jacquemin
Artwork : Tristan Badoual

Sale 26 May – 1 April

Revolution Sale

Sale on from today until Sunday 1 April!

R50 OFF any tee when you buy any full price hood.

R50 OFF any cap/beanie when you buy any full price shoes.

FREE GRIP OR SKATE TOOL with any full price deck.

Selected Nike SB and adidas shoes for R599.

Monday 26 May – Sunday 1 April

WHILE STOCKS LAST

Revolution Menlyn, PTA (012) 348 2959 / menlyn@revolution.co.za

Revolution Cresta, JHB: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za

Revolution Long Street, CT: (021) 423 3482 / longstreet@revolution.co.za

Revolution Woodstock, CT: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za

Cape Electric Tattoo Interview

Gareth Lloyd and Waldo del Rocca in Cape Electric Tattoo

We did a short interview with local Cape Town tattoo parlour Cape Electric. They’re a crew of solid individuals producing amazing tattoo work with a smile and a rad attitude. We asked Gareth and Waldo a few questions…

What is Cape Electric’s history? What is the story behind its opening?
It was a combination of things to be honest. We felt the need to create a space for ourselves with creative freedom where we can pursue our preferred styles of tattooing and also create a relaxed, comfortable and professional environment for us, our clientele and the general public. A tattoo shop wall to wall in paintings and hand-painted flash, a space where every corner would inspire us to be better at what we do and to make everybody that walks in here know they are in the right place to get a tattoo.

What is the most difficult thing about running a tattoo parlour?
Nothing is easy in tattooing.

What is one of the negative trends that are peaking in the tattoo industry at the moment?
People getting watered down ideas of tattoos, paragraphs of script, upside-down tattoos, white tattoos and tattoos that contain no black… A picture says a thousand words and it should still look good 20 years down the line.

Tattoos by Gareth LloydTattoos by Gareth Lloyd

What makes a good tattoo artist?
Dedication, hard work and sacrifice, everyday, on repeat.

Any future plans or goals for the studio? I recently saw a picture of Waldo building a mini-ramp.
Hahaha, it wasn’t a mini ramp. We put up a photo Gareth took of Waldo while doing some renovations around the shop and said he was building a mini-ramp just to get some reaction. If we had space for a mini ramp there would probably be one and none of us would work. We will just continue doing what we do best, doing tattoos and having a good time doing them. The shop has been open now for almost 3 years and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. The shop is constantly evolving and we’re always busy with some sort of renovation or expansion.

What are some of the weirdest things you’ve tattooed/been asked to tattoo?
Vaginas. They’re not weird, just an awkward place to tattoo.

Cape Electric Tattoo Flash

What are people’s most common questions when getting their first tattoo that you can settle right here?
“Does it hurt?” YES!

Who holds the record at the studio for tattooing the longest session? How long was it?
We don’t really keep track of that kind of stuff, as long as the tattoo looks good nothing else matters, but maybe between 5 to 6.5 hours.

Tattoos by Waldo del RoccaTattoos by Waldo del Rocca

Has Cape Electric been involved in things outside of the studio like the skateboarding or music industry?
Gareth sponsors a band called Truth and its Burden and other than that we sponsor Peasant and we get involved in certain music events where we can or get approached. Skateboarding has always been part of us all, but we haven’t really been active in sponsorships or events. We should be.

Any last words?
Stop thinking about it and COME GET TATTOOED!

http://www.capeelectrictattoo.com/

Cape Electric Tattoo

Cape Electric Tattoo Tee

Cape Electric Tattoo

Bru-Ray: Backyard Blowout

Out of the Valley and right into an epic backyard pool. Raney, Raven, Ronnie, Cory, and Grant ripped this gem. Durban’s Dave de Witt has a sweet little section too!

Foundation: Swank Zine

Foundation Skateboards just put out Swank Zine, a fanzine to celebrate the re-release of the Tea Pot deck. This is issue 3 and features Neil Blender on the cover (1984).

Swank Zine cover

Swank Zine

10″ x 31″ Justin Lovely / Swank sidecut type action with a point type nose and a wide type tail. Teapot graphics. Limited re-issue deck that comes with a copy of a Swank Zine made by Justin Lovely.

Goddo Supiido Exhibition

Goddo Supiido Exhibition

The House Of Machines in connection with First Thursdays bring you an exhibition of limited edition artist bandanas taking inspiration from adventure, speed, and Tokyo biker gangs.

Artists: Gerhard Human, Daniel Ting Chong, Jade Klara, Emma Cook, Adam Hill, Joey Hifi, Simon Berndt, Justin Poulter, Dani Loureiro, Hanno Van Zyl, Ninjabreadboy, Manuela Grey and Alice Edy.

Proceeds go to the Ride for Larry Pierce charity.

Facebook event link.

DVS “Pandemonium” Tour Video

The DVS squad invades Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru, slaying demos while still handling lots of business in the streets. Featuring Enjoi Skateboards team rider Zack Wallin.

Grahm Jam Show

Grahm Jam

In March 2014, evil forces descended upon the city of Cape Town and decided to steal all the drum equipment belonging to Graham Pitout (drummer for Take Hand and Enmity). Now for those of you who don’t know, replacing a drumkit is quite an expensive business. So we decided to help a brother out, and managed to convince some of our awesome friends to play this fundraiser show. All proceeds from the night will be going towards Graham’s new drums, so please come support!

Saturday 24 May
ROAR, 299 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town

R30 entrance

Bands:
Take Hand
Peasant
With Dawn
Atlantic South

Facebook event link.

Kryptonics: Dennis Martinez Day

Dennis Martinez Spring Valley Mar 1978 Photo Jim GoodrichDennis Martinez / Spring Valley / March 1978 / Photo: Jim Goodrich

Kryptonics made today Dennis Martinez day, and we thought the old school photos of him skating were too rad not to share. Dennis starred in the movie D.O.P.E, was the 1977 World Freestyle Champion and 1978 U.S. Champion. Today Dennis is a volunteer prison chaplain at Calipatria State Prison and a founder of Training Center, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Spring Valley, San Diego, California.

Dennis Martinez Taco Bell Dec 1977 Photo Jim GoodrichDennis Martinez / Taco Bell / December 1977 / Photo: Jim Goodrich

Dennis Martinez, Steve Day, Rene Carrasco and yes Wonder womanDennis Martinez, Steve Day, Rene Carrasco Wonder Woman

Dennis Martinez on the cover of Skateboarder MagazineDennis Martinez on the cover of Skateboarder Magazine

Dennis Martinez in Skateboard World MagazineDennis Martinez in Skateboard World Magazine

Dennis Martinez todayDennis Martinez today

Revolution May Sale

Revolution May Sale

We’re having a sale in all our stores from today until 25 May!

The specials:
Buy any full price hood and get a tee less 50%.
Buy any full price hood and get a second hood less 25%.
Selected decks R499 (excluding grip).
Selected completes R599.
Selected Nike and adidas shoes R599.
All longboard completes and hardgoods less 25%.
Selected shorts less 50%.

Brands:
Fallen, Globe, adidas, Nike SB, Vans, KFD, RVCA, Almost, Hurley, Volcom, Enjoi, Verb, LRG, Cliché and more…

Store details:
Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za
Revolution Menlyn, Gauteng: (012) 348 2959 / menlyn@revolution.co.za
Revolution Long Street, Cape Town: (021) 423 3482 / longstreet@revolution.co.za
Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za
Revolution Online: http://www.revolutiononline.co.za

WHILE STOCKS LAST

info@revolution.co.za

T’s and C’s apply.

Joey Brezinski – Cinco De SuedeO

Joey Brezinski and crew hid 5 Puma backpacks filled with pairs of Puma shoes, Andale Bearings, AWSM Brand belt, Footprint Insoles, a Red Bull and a Cliché Skateboard deck.

Silverfish Kryptonics Star Trac Review

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Last year, Silverfish Longboarding put Kryptonics Star Trac wheels in the top 10 longboarding products from 2013 and said “These wheels are gonna blow-up in 2014.

Now the Silverfish crew has put Kryptonics wheels to the test, they took them to the skate parks and the streets for carving, running cones, bombing hills and full-thrash slide sessions. The reviews are in and they are stoked.

You can read the full review here: http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/articles/editor-reviews/kryptonics-star-tracs-reviewed

Other Links:
Silverfish Longboarding Top 10 Products of 2013: http://bit.ly/SilverfishTop10
Kryptonics Star Trac Review Press Pack: http://bit.ly/KryptoReviewPressPack

Vans presents: SOUNDCLASH

Soundclash Poster

A Party Town and Psych Night event, dedicated to those that have a severe disrespect for shit music (and open to lengthly debates about what that means).

This Friday; Psych, Garage and Punk hold hands for an awkward one-two step of culture and bad romance. So, come clad the walls of The Pit with celebrations of revolt and white-boy dancing.

Helping us through this will be:

Bad Drugs – We’ve managed to stir them from their cave of noise experimentation, and fresh rumours speak of new material…

And on the DJ side:

(Resident madman) DJ HEINO

THE HOW ARE YOUS (Don’t expect them to care)

Finally, our groovy selection of Psych Night DJs, will keep you numb and moving ’til your wallet is reasonably empty.

R20 gets you in. Doors open at 8pm. And that’s about as complicated as it gets.

Poster design by Justin Poulter and Jay Gordon.

See you on the other side!

Facebook event.

The LB Project: A European Art Exhibition Through Skateboarding

The LB Project

The LB Project has been created to unite the European skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London.

A Year ( June 2014 – June 2015 ) where artists, skateboarders, stores, media and brands will unite to make skateboarding and art accessible to all.

Featuring:
Michael Sieben, Todd Bratrud, Jeremy Fish, Mark Foster, Jeremyville, Kid Creature, Funeral French, Mike Kershnar, Chad Eaton, BB Bastidas, Lucas Beaufort

Everyone who suscribe on this project will have the opportunity to get a chance to win 27 from the 54 unique skateboards.

Registration will end on june 2, 2015 at midnight.

Winners (27) will be announced on june 9, 2015 via the-lbproject.com.

The other half of the artworks will be donated to Skateistan in order to support this NGO to run their fight in Afghanistan and Cambodia.

http://the-lbproject.com/

Tensor – Best Grind, Best Turn, Best Truck!

See the story behind the design of Tensor Trucks. R&D engineer, Eric Sentianin explains the construction and science that goes into the trucks. Appearances from Daewon Song, Joey Brezinski, Andrew Brophy, Zered Bassett, TJ Rogers and Ben Fisher.

Painting Cape Town

There is a preview screening on Painting Cape Town on Saturday 24 May. Please message them if you would like to be there.

Painting Cape Town Screening

Painting Cape Town; Graffiti from South Africa is the first print publication to cover the graffiti subculture in Cape Town, South Africa in significant detail. The book, written by Matthew Olckers and released in 2013, includes interviews with 29 of Cape Town’s most prominent graffiti artists. Each story provides a unique insight into the rationale behind the artist’s passion and obsession for spreading their names.

During 2013, Painting Cape Town found it’s way into the hands of Katey Carson, an upcoming filmmaker. The material has inspired a documentary by the same name. Painting Cape Town, a documentary, probes deeper into the views of Cape Town’s graffiti artists. Established figures within the subculture such as Falko and Wealz130 share their experiences of the consuming passion to paint the surfaces of the city.

http://www.paintingcapetown.co.za/

Rev Online Weekly Special

Revolution Online Weekly Special Globe Shoes

Revolution Online is running a new weekly special on Globe shoes.

All Globe shoes on Revolution Online are 25% off!

Click here to get yours: http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/product-tag/weekly-special/

Only from 14 – 20 May.

*Please note: This special is only available from Revolution Online. Please don’t ask for it in our retail stores. Revolution Online is a completely separate store and doesn’t reflect what we have in our retail stores.*