Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Verb asked some pro’s at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year what they thought of the new Verb x Adventure Time collaboration.

Featuring Micky Papa, Ivan Monteiro, Dane Burman, Phil Zwijsen, Rachel Reinhard, TJ Rogers, Louie Lopez, Tyson Bowerbank, Byron Rhoda, Ryan Naidoo, Dlamini Dlamini, Andre Beverley, Jean-Marc Johannes, Continue reading “Verb at KDC 2014”

Chris Cole On Leaving Zero

Chris Cole on Leaving Zero

Chris Cole on Leaving Zerophoto: diego reyes v.

In 2014, the skateboard industry got a hard kick in the nuts. Multiple brands died, distributions changed, and skaters took risks and matters into their own hands. But there was no bigger news then when Chris Cole announced he was leaving his longtime board sponsor, Zero back in July. As a shareholder and skater of the brand for over 13 years, it didn’t really even seem possible.

Since his departure he hasn’t announced any longterm plans to ride for any other board company – but with the “Chris Cole” brand having bigger reach than many skateboard companies put together, you have to wonder, is a board sponsor more of a liability than a benefit for him these days? We caught up with him and discussed his relationship with Jamie Thomas, board brands in 2014 and the future of his career.

You recently left Zero Skateboards after 13 years. You were also a business partner and shareholder in the company. How did you leave and what happened to your shares?

I was a silent shareholder, so any of the shares that I had were contingent upon the actual sale of Zero. And that never happened and it’s not gonna happen. When I left Zero, Black Box also went over to Dwindle distribution and people thought that I got a big payout when I left, but that’s not true. There was absolutely no payoff and I’m not a shareholder any longer.

As far as breaking it off with Zero, it sucked man. I was with them, for over a decade and brands go through changes and so do people. Zero just changed from the brand I started skating for – and that doesn’t mean it was lame – it just wasn’t the same company I started with. I didn’t feel like it made any sense to stay there and just collect a check. It was an amicable split. Jamie Thomas [Zero’s founder] and I have been friends for so long – he was in my wedding, so a sponsorship wouldn’t change that. A friendship wouldn’t crumble because of that. He knew it was time.

Read the full interview on Jenkem HERE.

AV24 Trailer

AV24 Cover

The trailer for issue 24 of AV Skateboarding. This one’s going to be good. Catch the premiere at Yours Truly, Kloof Street, Cape Town tonight!

AV24 Cover

Fatback: Enjoi in Taiwan

Enjoi in Taiwan

The Enjoi team enjoy the perfect spots that Taiwan has to offer.

Featuring Louie Barletta, Ben Raemers, Wieger, Jose Rojo, Cairo Foster, Nestor Judkins and Jerry Hsu.

Atlanta’s Tattoo Culture

Atlanta Tattoo

Atlanta’s tattoo culture looks and sounds amazing.

The city of Atlanta is one that is waiting to be shaped by the influence of the creative types that inhabit it. A creative competition founded on support rather than the suppression that exists within the art communities of major cities. In part 2 of The Atlanta Project series, we take a look at those who have channeled their art into ink. Atlanta’s thirst for creative output catalyzes the birth of new tattooing styles that have the potential of being lost in the dilution of creative expression in both east and west coast cities. Featuring artists such as Miya Bailey, Jason Kelly, Russ Abbott, Keet D’arms, and Eddie Stacey, this exploration of tattoo culture in Atlanta will have you thinking about what your first/next piece will be.

I Was a Skate Rat

i was a skate rat

i was a skate rat.

The sun drenched, cascade of sub and ex-urban cul-de-sacs crawl across the state of Florida, much like its creeping kudzu brethren to the north. A constant source of derision among urban planning futurists, architects, and environmentalists alike, the vague banality of suburban life has been excoriated for Continue reading “I Was a Skate Rat”

La République du Skateboard

La République du Skateboard

French film maker Neels Castillon created this beautiful ode to street skating – La République du Skateboard.

“An impressionistic ode to street skateboarding.”

(Shot in Red Epic with Kowa Anamorphic Lenses)
A Film by Neels Castillon in collaboration with VAGUE & LAME.
Featuring: Arthur Turpin, Andrea Giallonardo, Vincent Perrin, Victor Jambus, Antoine Champenois, Steve Malet, Maxime Djadel, Samuel Chochon, Mathias Pardo, Yann Garin, Franck Barattiero, Amine Benhmade.

Berrics: Cairo Foster Recaptured

Cairo Foster

I first met Cairo when I started filming for Lakai back during the Fully Flared days. I’ve had the chance to travel with him and witness firsthand how hard of a worker he is. I also got to film the best nollie flip I’ve ever seen in my life! Can’t wait to see Cairo and the rest of the enjoi crew kill it in their new video, Oververt… – Chris Ray

Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay Video

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay Video

Tribute to Jay Adams; The Original Seed
1961 – 2014

South Africa celebrated Heritage Day on 22 September 2014, a day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So we met up with a bunch of skaters on Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town to pay tribute and celebrate our skate heritage.

Revolution Skateboard Supply Co. | KFD Skateboards | VANS Store Cape Town | Kingdom Longboards SA

Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch
Additional filming by Greg Maxwell
Skaters: Andrew Nero, Justus Kotze, Byron Rhoda
Music: Daft Punk – Digital Love

Ashes (Belgium) South African Tour

Ashes South Africa Tour

Ashes South Africa Tour

NoiseFix is proud to announce that metallic hardcore outfit Ashes from Leuven, Belgium will be embarking on their first South African tour.

The tour kicks of at Schiva’s Rock in Pretoria on January 29th, after which Ashes will tour the country ending at R.O.A.R in Cape Town on February 7th. The tour will be supported by CONQUEROR HC, with local bands playing select dates.

Ashes have recently released their No Compromise EP on Perspective & Genet Records (for fans of No Turning Back, Guns Up!, Backtrack, etc)

Make sure to catch them at one of the following dates:

29 January – Schivas Rock (Pretoria)
30 January – Alicats Pub (Johannesburg)
31 January – Queen’s Bowls Club (Durban)
03 February – House Show (Bloemfontein)
04 February – Raggies (East London)
05 February – Champs (Grahamstown)
06 February – Pool City (Port Elizabeth)
07 February – R.O.A.R (Cape Town)

Support touring bands. Support Hardcore.

Find out more and RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

Revolution Online Vouchers Now Available

Revolution Online Voucher

Revolution Online Voucher

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Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Video Recap

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Kimberley Diamond Cup / World Skateboarding Championships 2014.

Featuring Nate Rojas, Boo Johnson, Jordan Hoffart, Andre Beverley, Vincent Milou, Jean-Marc Johannes, Tom Knox, Flo Mirtain, Dlamini Dlamini, Gosha Konyshev, Dane Burman, Matt Berger, Marius Syvaven, Justin Brock, TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Tyson Bowerbank, Louie Lopez, Nassim Guammaz, Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Tommy Fynn, and more.

Filmed / edited: Matthew Lesch

Music: Bass Drums of Death – Crawling After You

Brixton Holiday 2014

Brixton Holiday 2014

Check out the new product coming from Brixton’s Holiday 2014 Collection.

You can check out the look book HERE.

Brixton products are available from Revolution.

Almost Famous Ep. 21

Almost Famous Ep. 21

Issey Yumiba’s Archives, Kris Vile Skate Pharmacy & More! – Almost Famous Ep. 21

A biweekly mixtape made by a pack of friends on a rolling toy. The Almost family provides lots of skateboarding and lots of… well, just immature stuff, to tell the truth. Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow, Youness Amrani, Mitchie Brusco and friends pack each mixtape with death defying.

First Look: Ben Raemers

First Look Ben Raemers

Ben Raemers flips through the new issue and receives the surprise of a lifetime at the end. You gotta see this…

Thrasher Magazine is available from Revolution retail stores.

KDC 2014 Street World Championships

Kelvin Hoefler wins KDC 2014

Kelvin Hoefler wins KDC 2014

Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler took out Tommy Fynn of Australia in the finals for the KDC 2014 Street World Championship title after one of the most insane final rounds ever! Some of the tricks that Kelvin laid down in the finals were switch front blunt down the rail, tre flip lip the rail, and more. Stay tuned for more content from the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup in the near future and keep an eye out this evening for a recap video from the finals that’s expected to be pretty amazing.

Check out the highlights from the 2014 KDC Street World Championships featuring Matt Berger, TJ Rogers, Dlamini Dlamini, Tyson Bowerbank, Micky Papa, Tom Knox, Nyjah Huston, Nassim Guammaz, Louie Lopez, Tommy Fynn, and Kelvin Hoefler. This is one of the wildest finals we’ve ever seen.

Results:
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Tommy Fynn
3. Louie Lopez
4. Nassim Guammaz
5. Nyjah Huston
6. Micky Papa
7. Tyson Bowerbank
8. TJ Rogers
9. Matt Berger
10. Tom Knox
11. Jereme Knibbs
12. Dlamini Dlamini

KDC Mini Mega Comp

KDC Mini Mega

KDC Mini Mega

Alana Smith of USA takes first place in the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Mini Mega Best Trick contest! Alana, at only 13 years of age, Alana is the first female to do a backflip over the Mini Mega Ramp gap. Alana took home $5,000 for first trick against Andy MacDonald, Jono Schwan, and more. Check out the highlights video below from the contest featuring Jono Schwan’s Woodchipper, Andy Mac’s cab bigspin mute, and of course, Alana’s backflip.

KDC 2014 Vert World Championships

Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships

Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships

Vert skaters from all over the world traveled to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Vert World Championships and a shot at their share at the $83,000 prize purse. In the end, Jimmy Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio ended up taking the top spot and the $35,000 grand prize! Some of Jimmy’s tricks that worked as leverage to towards his win were huge frontside ollies, bs 540 ollies, kickflip lien melon, alley oop tailgrab 540, and more.

Check out the highlights video featuring PLG, Trey Wood, Jono Schwan, Marcello Bastos, Andy MacDonald, Sandro Dias, Elliot Sloan, Jimmy Wilkins, and more.

Results
1. Jimmy Wilkins
2. Sandro Dias
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Andy MacDonald
5. Pierre Luc Gagnon AKA PLG
6. Rony Gomes
7. Jono Schwan
8. Italo Penarrubia
9. Clay Kreiner
10. Sam Beckett
11. Mitch Brusco
12. Marcelo Bastos
13. Trey Wood
14. Edgard Vovo Perier

KDC 2014 Rider Cup Team Championships Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Check the results below.

Results

1. 4 Staxx – R25,000
Moses Adams
Jean Marc Johannes
Mitchell Rice
Khule Ngubane

2. Get It Get It! – R10,000
Yann Horowitz
Dlamini Dlamini
Khulu Dlamini
Kanya Spani

3. Clean Team – R5,000
Kyle Trusky
Enwin Gellant
Ofentse Ramakanya
Allen Adams

KDC Day 1 Photos

Dlamini Switch Nosegrind. Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.Nyjah Huston – Kickflip Backside Tailslide

Some amazing photos by Grant Mclachlan from Day 1 of the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Alan Adams. Photo by Grant MclachlanAlan Adams – Bs 180 Switch 50

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Am Vert Winners. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert Winners

Am Vert. Photo by Grant MclachlanAm Vert

Brendon Boneless Blunt Slide. Photo by Grant MclachlanBrendon – Boneless Blunt Slide

Brendon Frontside Smith. Photo by Grant Mclachlan

Dlamini Switch Frontside Blunt. Photo by Grant MclachlanBrendon – Frontside Smith

Dlamini Switch Nosegrind. Photo by Grant MclachlanDlamini – Switch Nosegrind

Flip fs Nose Grind. Photo by Grant MclachlanFlip fs Nose Grind

Khule Bigspin fs Boardslide. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Bigspin fs Boardslide

Khule Flip K. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Flip K

Khule Hurricane. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Hurricane

Khule Nollie fs K. Photo by Grant MclachlanKhule – Nollie fs K

Mini Mega Warmups. Photo by Grant MclachlanMini Mega Warmups

Nassim 50 up the rail. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim – 50 up the rail

Nassim Flip to Flat. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim – Flip to Flat

Nassim. Photo by Grant MclachlanNassim

Pro Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanPro Vert Warm ups

Tommy Flynn. Photo by Grant MclachlanTommy Flynn

Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanVert Warm ups

Vert Warm ups. Photo by Grant MclachlanVert Warm ups

Kimberley Diamond Cup – Day 1 Press Release

Samarria Brevard at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

Samarria Brevard at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

High flying start on day 1 of Kimberley Diamond Cup

Kimberley, South Africa – October 3, 2014

Day one of the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore got off to an exciting start with the high flying action of the Big Air World Championships followed by the inaugural Women’s Street World Championships.

First up was Big Air and Jono Schwan landed a heelflip body varial 360 over the gap to a 900 on the quarterpipe, earning him the title and a $22,000 cash prize.

The inaugural Women’s Street Championships featured standout performances by Alexis Sablone (kickflip front 50-50) and Brazilian Pamela Rosa (frontside boardside the big rail), but it was Samarria Brevard, who ripped the entire course and front-180’d the entire manual pad. “I was very nervous before we started skating, but I’m so excited having won!” said Brevard. “My mom was worried because I had to travel on my own to get here – it’s my first time out of the country – but both of my parents are very supportive of me skateboarding and will be so happy for me!”

The first day of competition ended with a concert featuring dance performances and popular South African musicians followed by a 15-minute fireworks show. “It was a great start of what promises to be a fantastic weekend of skateboarding,” said Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Skateboarders have travelled from all over the world, from 37 countries, and today we saw just a small preview of the caliber of skateboarding we’re in store for this weekend.”

Women’s Street World Championships Top Three
1. Samarria Brevard ($15,000)
2. Alexis Sablone ($10,000)
3. Pamela Rosa ($5,000)

Big Air World Championships Top Three
1. Jono Schwan ($22,000)
2. Elliott Sloan ($15,000)
3. Clay Kreiner ($10,000)

Click here for the full results from Day One of the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Fireworks at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

Jono Schwan at KDC 2014. Photo by Sam Clarke.

The official events of the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup were the Women’s Street Championships, Vert World Championships, Street World Championships, Big Air Championships, Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships as well as four national championship events for South African skaters, including Girl’s Street Championships, Vert Championships, Street Championships and the Youth Street Championships.

About Kimberley Diamond Cup
The annual Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships is a partnership between South Africa’s Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Kumba Iron Ore. Located 300 miles southwest of Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley was the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine, thus its nickname, “The Diamond City.” For the latest news and information go to www.kimberleydiamondcup.com.

About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is an international skateboarding event management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism while supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For the latest news and information on the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup and other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, visit www.WorldSkateboarding.com.

Skaters Representing at KDC

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.

Here’s a list of all the skaters who represented at the KDC Skateboarding World Championships:

Street World Championships:

Australia (native South African) – Tommy Fynn
Australia – Dane Burman
Belgium – Phil Zwijsen
Brazil – Rodrigo Leal
Brazil – Leandro Chico
Brazil – Kelvin Hoefler
Canada – Matt Berger
Canada – Mickey Papa
Canada – Jon Cosentino
Canada – TJ Rogers
Czech Republic – Tomas Vintr
Finland – Marius Syvanen
France – Flo Mirtain
Indian Ocean, France – Vincent Milou
Indian Ocean, Mauritius – Damien Philippe
Indian Ocean, Mauritius – Eric Kircher
Indian Ocean, Mauritius -Kevin Cazel
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Laurent Gence
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Theirry Finet
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Laurence Finet
Mexico – Gustavo Servin
Morocoo/Netherlands – Nassim Guammaz
Mozambique – Yulian Edmundovitch Manhica
Namibia – Armand Oelofse
Namibia – Morne’ de Kock
Namibia – Izzi Jansen
Philippines – Eunice Quinlantang
Philippines – Marvin Basinal
Philippines – Jeff Gonzales
Russia – Gosha Konyshev
South Africa – Khule Ngubane
South Africa – Moses Adams
South Africa – Dlamini Dlamini
Turkey – Cenk Kulioglu
Uganda – Douglas Mwesigwa
Uganda – Peter Kyomuhendo
UK – Tom Knox
USA – Nyjah Huston
USA – Clint Walker
USA – Alec Majerus
USA – Louie Lopez
USA – Evan Smith
USA – Tyson Bowerbank
USA – Justin Brock
USA – Boo Johnson
USA – Ben Hatchell
Vietnam – Linh Do
Vietnam – Bin Tim

Women’s Street World Championships

USA – Lacey Baker
Brazil – Pamela Rosa
USA – Marissa Dal Santo
Canada – Samarria Brevard
USA – Alexis Sablone
USA – Elissa Steamer
USA – Lacey Baker
Austria – Julia Brueckler
USA – Alana Smith
USA – Vanessa Torres
Australia – Katherine Williams

Vert Skateboarding World Championships

Canada – Pierre Luc Gagnon
USA – Jimmy Wilkins
USA – Andy Macdonald
Brazil – Sandro Dias
USA – Trey Wood
USA – Jono Schwan
USA – Mitchie Brusco
Brazil – Rony Gomes
Brazil – Marcelo Bastos
Brazil – Edgar Pereira
USA – Sam Beckett
Brazil – Italo Penarrubia

South African Championships

Cape Town- Alan Marola
Cape Town – Schuaib Philander
Cape Town – Alan Adams
Cape Town – Jean-Marc Johannes
Cape Town – Andrew Nero
Cape Town – Justus Kotze
Cape Town – Martin Stoffberg
Cape Town – Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Durban – Khule Ngubane
Johannesburg – Daniel Miltiadou
Pretoria – Charl Steyn
Welkom – Nico Ludek
Johannesburg – Kanya Spani
Durban – Braxton Haine
Johannesburg – Sam Vider
Johannesburg – Trae Rice
Johannesburg – Xolani Thanjekwayo
Johannesburg – Anthony DeMendonca
Johannesburg – Brandon Valjalo
Durban – Khulu Dlamini
Durban – Martin Stoffberg
Johannesburg – Mitchell Rice
Durban – Simon Stiptich
Kimberley – Warrick Delport
Durban – Yann Horowitz

Faith 47 Exhibition at Aqua Regalia, London

Faith47 Aqua Regalia Exhibition London

Faith47 Aqua Regalia Exhibition London

FAITH 47 :: SOLO EXHIBITION

AQUA REGALIA :: CHAPTER ONE :: LONDON 2014

Opening Reception: 9th October 2014 / 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition on display: 10th – 19th October 2014 / 11am to 7pm daily
Gallery Location: 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, United Kingdom
Enquiries: Tina@monikerprojects.com

Moniker Projects is proud to present ‘Aqua Regalia,’ the premier London solo exhibition with internationally acclaimed Contemporary artist, Faith47. Following an active street art career spanning more than fifteen years, her work can now be found in major cities around the world. Using a wide range of media, including graphite, spray paint, oil paint, ink, photography and collage, her approach is explorative and substrate appropriate – from found and rescued objects, to time-layered and history-textured city walls and their accretions, to studio prepared canvas and wood.

Aqua Regalia or ‘royal water’ is the alchemical name for a highly corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid that transmogrifies, dissolves and changes the most powerful substance – gold.

In Aqua Regalia, Faith embeds found and created objects in an enshrined space and thus, in a manner of the reliquary, pays homage to the sacramental within the ordinary. Torn up begging cards, betting sheets, discarded eviction notices suggest the fall-out of a lost struggle, while visions of supplicants insist upon the power of faith. Eclectic in its mash-up of art as fetish and art as rebooted trash object, it reprises the core question which drives the artist at odds with the cynical neo-liberal force at work today. Such affinities and discordances between hope and yearning seek to restore value and re-inscribe new meaning to the rejected, discarded, the lost or the overlooked.

The restoration of value to discarded things when combined with pictorial conjuring’s of some undivided divinity, suggest a schism between the knowable and the unknowable. Whether the divine resides inside the everyday, or whether it merely intimates an absent-presence. Ultimately it seems that we are dealing with a felt experience – part belief, part yearning.

Along with these found objects are pictorial representations of incarnated divinity: animals, sacred geometry and other symbols. The question is – does the experience attest to the power of things over and above the human apprehension of them, or if the experience compels us to reconsider the object as indivisibly connected to the divine? If the viewer remains unclear it is because this exhibition arrives at a point in history in which it has become impossible to decipher a future, interpret history, let alone grasp the present. By combining found objects and art- incarnate thoughts, Aqua Regalia presents an immersive experience as much as a viewing. In this sacred space, Faith47 asks us to reconsider, and feel the hidden embattled role of the spirit in a secular realm.

www.aquaregalia.com

KDC SA Women’s Street Champs Results

KDC SA Women's Championships Results

KDC SA Women's Championships Results

South Africa’s best girl skaters pulled into Kimberley this weekend for the KDC SA Women’s Street Championships. The prize purse was R20 000, and they stood the chance to win one of two slots in the Women’s Street World Championships. In the end Kelly Murray snatched the gold, for the second year in a row. Big ups to Natalie Bramley and Melissa Williams for making podium!

Results

1. Kelly Murray – R10,000

2. Melissa Williams – R6,000

3. Natalie Bramley – R4,000

Photos: Rudi Jeggle

Kelly MurrayKelly Murray

Kelly MurrayKelly Murray

Melissa WilliamsMelissa Williams

Melissa WilliamsMelissa Williams

Mel Willams, Kelly Murray, Natalie BramleyMel Willams, Kelly Murray, Natalie Bramley

Mel and Kelly who will be skating in the KDC Women’s Street World ChampionshipsMel and Kelly, who will be skating in the KDC Women’s Street World Championships

KDC SA Vert Champs Results

KDC SA Vert Championships Results

KDC SA Vert Championships Results

South Africa’s top vert skaters owned at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year. Each skater had five runs, with maximum eight walls in each run. Their best run of five counted. In the end it was Jacques Allison who took the win.

Results:

1. Jacques Allison – R10,000

2. Werner du Plessis – R6,000

3. Graham Denoon – R4,000

Photos by Rudi Jeggle:

Damian BramleyDamian Bramley

Graham DenoonGraham Denoon

Jacques AllisonJacques Allison

Jacques AllisonJacques Allison

Werner du PlessisWerner du Plessis

Jacques Allison, Werner du Plessis, Graham DenoonJacques Allison, Werner du Plessis, Graham Denoon

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

KDC (Kimberley Diamond Cup) has announced the South African skaters competing this year. Below is the complete list of skaters that are pre-qualified to skate in the KDC South African Championships at 12pm noon on Sunday, 5th October. If your name is not on this list, you must skate the open qualifiers on Friday, 3rd October from 3 – 4pm. This list is composed of wildcard winners and additional skaters that KDC feels is deserving of being pre qualified to skate in the contest.

Wildcard Winners

Khule Ngubane
Daniel Miltiadou
Charl Steyn
Nico Ludek
Kanya Spani
Alan Marola
Jean-Marc Johannes
Braxton Haine
Andrew Nero
Sam Vider
Shuaib Phlander
Trae Rice
Xolani Thanjekwayo

KDC Select

Alan Adams
Anthony DeMendonca
Brandon Valjolo
Justus Kotze
Khulu Dlamini
Martin Stoffberg
Mitchell Rice
Simon Stiptich
Warrick Delport
Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Yann Horowitz

37 Countries Represented at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston at KDC Nyjah Huston in action during the final heat of the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore. The defending champion is back in Kimberley to battle some of the top pro skaters from around the globe.

Nyjah Huston will return to Kimberley to defend his world title against an unprecedented global roster from 37 countries at the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore from 2 – 5 October 2014. The best pro street skaters from the United States will join the top skateboarders from around the world to battle it out in Kimberley, South Africa in October for their share of the R5 million prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding.

“The unprecedented global participation in this year’s championships gives us the unique opportunity to showcase our beautiful country to the world and will also allow our young people to be inspired by these incredible athletes,” said John Block, MEC of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape provincial government. “This contest has grown beyond what we anticipated. It is now the premier skateboarding competition in the world and all eyes will be on Kimberley. We can’t wait to see the incredible talent that will no doubt be displayed during this year’s competition. It promises to be a truly historic event!”

“It is also an unbelievable opportunity for the Northern Cape to showcase itself as an extraordinary tourism destination and we are looking forward to welcoming the participants and their supporters with the traditional warm Northern Cape hospitality. We would be proud to share our tourism treasures with them – extreme nature, extreme culture and extreme adventure. We would like to encourage them to take this chance to explore the magic of South Africa’s largest province,” mentions Block.

Nyjah Huston, last year’s street skateboarding world champion, along with other top U.S. pros, will battle the top skaters from around the world in a fast-paced, adrenaline packed contest that takes place on the state-of-the-art Kumba Skate Plaza. Currently 37 countries are sending their best skaters to the world championships, including countries competing on the international stage for the first time such as Turkey, Vietnam, Philippines, Namibia, Mauritius Islands and Malaysia.

“To have so many countries competing in the World Championships is unprecedented in skateboarding,” said Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “Since there are only a handful of countries with federations established for skateboarding, most countries do not have any formalised means to support their top skateboarders to get to international contests. For them, it is crucial to get financial help to get to these contests. Even the US, as advanced as it is in skateboarding, has no mechanism in place to get governmental help to send its top skateboarders to the big contests and it has to rely on brands to help,” mentions McFerran. “Over the last seven months, we’ve seen first-hand the challenges in getting skaters to the world championships in countries that have no existing federation. We’ve been working feverishly to assist countries to help bring their skaters to South Africa. We want to help support the growing skateboarding talent around the world and to ensure that skateboarders who have the talent, but not the means, are represented in major events like the skateboarding world championships.”

The growing list of countries participating in the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships includes: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Reunion, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

For an up-to-date list of skateboarders and countries that will be represented at the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships, visit www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com. The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup will be broadcast live in South Africa on SuperSport and distributed globally in 173 countries reaching 367 million homes worldwide. The event will also be webcast live.

Win Vodacom In the City Tickets (Update)

Vodacom in the City

Vodacom in the City

Congrats to the winners of the Vodacom in the City Tickets, Julian D. Eyden and Gawane Gullan!

Win tickets to see Rudimental, MGMT, Crystal Fighters, and The Presets at Vodacom in the City on 3 October 2014 at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

All you have to do is comment below with the name of the act you’d be most excited to see, and why.

Winner will be announced Wednesday 1 October.

MGMT HEADING TO SA FOR VODACOM IN THE CITY

MGMT

After almost a decade of producing hit records, touring the world and headlining festivals across the globe, MGMT are finally heading to South Africa. Get ready to party with the psychedelic-synth pop beats of ‘Kids’, ‘Electric Feel’ and ‘Time to Pretend’ when New York City’s MGMT hit Jozi for Vodacom in the City, on Friday 3rd October.

Now in its third year, Vodacom In the City transforms Mary Fitzgerald Square in downtown Jozi into a pulsating spectacle of lights, lasers and an incredible blend of Jozi’s cosmopolitan music lovers. Put Friday 3 October in your diaries, you don’t want to miss this.

MGMT join the already announced international line-up of UK’s Brit Award winning drum-and-bass maestro’s Rudimental and British electro-folk band Crystal Fighters.

Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden formed the first incarnation of MGMT (then called “the management”) as fellow students in 2001. When they released the sensational Oracular Spectacular in 2008 their reputation began snowballing on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only were they nominated for a Grammy Award (which French dance act Justice picked up for remixing one of their tracks), but the UK’s leading music magazine NME dubbed them “the best NY band about” with Rolling Stone proclaiming them one of the “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2008.” Today, Oracular Spectacular with its major singles Kids, Time to pretend, Electric Feel & The Youth is consistently ranked amongst the most celebrated pop albums of the 21st century.

Without skipping a beat, MGMT, began writing and recording their second album Congratulations, which was released in April 2010 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.

Their latest self-titled album MGMT has been described as perfectly ‘on the current pulse’, ‘drawing seasoned fans and new initiates alike into the band’s eureka zone.’

“This album feels to us like coming down to earth in a way,” admits Ben. “We’re trying to be accessible but we’re trying to do something new within the realm of pop music. When we finally came close to finishing MGMT, everyone in the studio had the feeling that we’d made something really great.” Having shared the stage with the likes of Beck, Yeasayer, Radiohead, Florence And The Machine and Tame Impala, one can be pretty certain that many others will feel the very same way.

Vodacom In the City promises to be a huge night of thumping beats. It’s going to heave with music fans from across Jozi all there for the same reason – to party hard to the bands that they love!

Stay close to Vodacom In The City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news on the next line-up announcements.

#VITC2014

Cape Town fans can catch MGMT, Rudimental and Crystal Fighters at Rocking the Daisies from 2-5 October 2014.

You can buy tickets HERE.

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