Tristan Funkhouser’s “Funk Outta Here” video part is his second this year and it’s only February. This part is filled with fun lines and gnarly hammers.
Blind team rider Kevin Romar stopped by the TWS park and layed down the law in this short clip.
The track is the second single taken from their debut album which will be out in a few months, through Sumerian Records, and it’s great to see guys, who are originally from South Africa, flying the flag properly across the ocean.
Jim Greco has released a new film written and directed by himself commemorating his 11th and 12th year sober.
Watch Kevin Romars part in Blind’s “IOU” video. Effortless is the best way to describe this insane part.
Cliche has just released some behind the scenes footage of Andrew Brophy & friends at the TWS park.
Jim Greco has something in the works. Keep your eye out for this one.
This weeks Flashback Friday is no other than Keenan Milton. A true legend in skateboarding that was taken from us too early. This part is short and sweet and illustrates why he was considered one of the most stylish of all time.
The guys over at Free Skateboard Mag have just released a new edit of Wieger Van Wageningen combining footage throughout his career.
Jean-marc lays it down at the Shred in this short clip.
Almost skateboards team rider Tyson Bowerbank kills everything in his path with style in his part in his “Ode to Tone” part.
Fully Flared was one of the most anticipated films in skate history. Anthony Pappalardo filmed this classic part skating mostly in NYC. Enjoy.
Dan Wolfe recently published the classic 90’s skate film “Eastern Exposure Zero” online. Enjoy!
Cairo Foster and Corey Duffel hit the streets in this episode of Off the Grid.
The Cliche team hits Paris in this clip presented by Free Magazine.
Enjoi just released footage of their miniramp demo in Brisbane Australia. Have a look.
The Enjoi team stopped by the Globe mini ramp while on their Australian tour.
Check out this raw footage of Enjoi ripper Thaynan Costa.
Crailtap sat down with Cliche team rider Andrew Brophy to read the YouTube comments on some of his videos.
Jean-Marc Johannes has been featured on the Ride channel with a rad edit of him killing it. Check it out!
Watch Erick Valdez kill Los Angeles in this edit from the Bakerboys camp.
Louie Barletta sits down on the Crail couch to talk about skating and being old.
Cliche & Jenkem present Flo Mirtain in his new part “Hot Feet”.
Watch Mark Appleyard’s Run & Gun part and vote for him to stand a chance of winning.
Enjoi skateboards just released a tour video from their trip to Australia.
The GLOBE back to back contest presented by Globe South Africa and supported by Monster Energy took place on the 28th of November 2015 at the Mill street skate park in Cape town. This was an open contest to everyone with 10 winning spots to earn R1000 rand vouchers to spend at all Revolution stores. The best Back to Back lines over the bank to bank obstacle earned a spot to win.
Outdoor Tech gave away a new set of “The privates” head phones as a spot prize to a Young gun of their choice:
Winner – Allan Adams
The contest was a tough one to judge with so many skateboarders that came out and ripped, lines were getting one upped and kids were going bigger to get a spot on the list. Everybody was really stoked on the Back to Back idea and the idea of an open jam. We will definitely be hosting another one in 2016!
Louie Barletta is one of the funnest people to watch ride a skateboard. Check out the raw footage from his “Bag Of Suck” part.
This weeks Flashback Friday is on Danny Renauds part in Habitats “Mosaic”.
TJ Rogers spent a week in Barcelona, Spain and came back with some golden footage for all of us.
Andale bearings has just dropped a team edit with some mind boggling footage. Look for yourself.
The last part of the 15 Years of Enjoi series unveils Jerry Hsu leaving the brand and Louie Barletta steering it into the future.
15 Years of Enjoi, Part 5 recaps on the making of Enjoi’s “Bag of Suck”. The video that won Transworlds Video of the year.
In part 4 they talk about Marc Johnson leaving Enjoi and handing the company over to Matt Eversole and Louie Barletta.
In part 3 of the #15Yearsofenjoi retrospective they talk about the infamous Enjoi ads that they created over the years.
Part two of the #15Yearsofenjoi retrospective is out. Learn about Bobby Puleo and his unique take on filming.
Part one of the #15Yearsofenjoi retrospective is here. Watch and learn the history of one of skateboardings raddest companies.
Enjoi team rider Thaynan Costa has so much style it’s ridiculous. Check out his part in DC’s new De La Calle/Da Rua film.
Manolo’s Tapes has just released an edit of all the classic footage Enjoi has released over the years to commemorate the brands 15th anniversary.
Blind skateboards has just released a new offering showcasing the skating of their heavy roster. Watch it now!
Blind just released a edit for Grant Patterson’s “Fucked Up Blind Kids” pro model. Check it out.
This weeks Flashback is Tony Trujillo’s part in Transworlds “In Bloom”. With John Cardiel doing the opening remarks you know it’s going to be heavy.
Globe team rider David Gonzalez’ “In Transition” part is so gnarly. Watch him destroy.
Brixton team rider Brad Cromer pages through the latest Thrasher Mag in this First Look segment.
Nate Jones’ style is so good it’s actually frustrating. When Real Skateboards dropped the film “Real to Reel” in 2001 Nate was a stand out and it’s easy to see why.
The history of Globe International reads like the plot of a movie that we’d like to watch. The CliffsNotes version: three bothers who are really into skateboarding but don’t want “real jobs” end up becoming the founders of one of the first and biggest skate/surf/street labels in Australia.
A guy called Jason Boulter just wrote a book called Unemployable that goes kinda like that. To celebrate its release, we hit up youngest brother and Globe CEO Matt Hill to talk about the unemployable/self-employed life him and his bros have made for themselves.
Can you explain why you settled on the title Unemployable?
Throughout the years one of us three brothers would periodically be asked, “What inspired us to start a skateboard business?” And we would half-jokingly respond, “We were basically unemployable so it was our only option.” The truth was we saw ourselves as unemployable in a more positive light in that we had aspirations to do something meaningful for ourselves, and different to the options we saw in front of us.
As the business grew we discovered tons more like-minded people with the same “unemployable” trait. And so many of those joined without formal training but they did have creative flair, ambition and work ethic that would not have been relevant in more traditional career paths. The company became a bit of a blank canvas and vehicle for those people to make their mark. As that expanded we realised this unemployable trait was the common theme for the diverse subcultures we operated in from skate to surf, street and even filmmaking.
You guys started skateboarding at such an early age. How did growing up in that scene shape you and what you wanted to do with the brand?
My brothers Peter and Stephen discovered skateboarding in their early teens — when I was five years old — and from that point on it was cemented in our household. It drove the influences in music, art, film and fashion at a pivotal time when the whole skate scene was underground but vibrant and finding an identity. At the same time it was a functional performance driven sport with equipment needs and technology developing.
The desire, particularly for my brothers, to skateboard at a time when there were no skate parks, no “industry” and a tiny scene generated amazing entrepreneurial behavior; [the desire] to create an environment they wanted to operate in. There was no master plan to create a brand, just a desire to keep skateboarding, be part of that culture and keep progressing. But after years of that experience you’ve absorbed so much creative and functional knowledge; when we came to start brands it just naturally came out in those brands and products.
What was your day-to-day life like in those early days when you were trying to get the brand off the ground?
Like all startup businesses it was fly-by-the-seat of your pants stuff. You make mistakes and learn from them, and hope you have enough ability, and good luck, to respond to those mistakes and still keep moving forward. It was literally doing everything. In those early days there was no distinction between skating, working and private life — it was just one massive existence.
What’s been the most surreal moment of your skateboarding career?
Seeing how large the whole skate scene has gotten and how it permeates all popular youth culture in so many ways. Also, how many people who came from skating have become influential and successful in the mainstream world in graphic art, film, acting or design. To think that grew from a time when we were growing up and you basically personally knew everyone in the entire country who called themselves skaters is amazing, and really special to have been part of that movement.
What’s been the biggest achievement of Globe as a brand?
Surviving! Our markets and tastes change and our challenge is to adapt, not sell out or lose our core principles and values and, most importantly, our culture. It’s not always easy and we certainly haven’t always got it right but we’re still here so we must have got it right more often than not.
How important is function versus style to the label?
Function is always the most important. We create products that embody the subculture they are directed toward whether it be skate, surf or street. Obviously at any point in our history from a style and fashion point of view those products need to be relevant and on point. However, at the end of the day you need to be able to do the activity those products align with to the highest level. If they don’t function we have no credibility. So the short answer is they must do both!
What was the process behind creating such iconic styles like the classic Globe skate shoe?
Like everything in our business it was organic. We don’t sit around with a corporate strategy and some market analysis. We see a need or demand in the market for something people, in this case skaters, are actually needing. No one was addressing the market for a true functional performance skate shoe at the time. It needed to be able to perform for modern street skating, handle impact and take a beating. All shoes skaters were using at the time were getting worn by default and mostly not specifically designed for skating. We saw the need because we, and others in the company, had the need as skaters. From there we decided to launch our own Globe skate shoes. We became part of a movement with some other companies around the same time, which really set skate shoes on a path to being a staple in the footwear world.
You were the first to bring that kind of style to Australia. Did that feel like a big deal at the time?
At the time it just seemed like a natural progression. I think retrospectively there’s always a danger that ego gets away from you and you suggest more significance or foresight to your behaviours. We just wanted to make shoes for guys we saw weren’t being catered to, and it wasn’t just in Australia but around the world. You start small with a couple of shoes, and hope it grows from there. At the time, not that many people probably even noticed — until it started growing!
Do you feel that brands like Globe and those skate styles of the late 80s/early 90s are becoming more popular again, and if so why?
Yes, we are seeing a push back to bigger chunkier skate shoes that were iconic in the 90s. I think like all things there is a fashion cycle that is inevitable. To that degree there is always a degree of good luck when your heritage is on trend. However, our goal is always to stay credible and not lose our roots so that we are in the right spot when that fashion wheel turns. After 20 plus years in shoes we have a wide range of styles and shoes but our true core will always be functional 90s skate shoes. It’s fun to see that coming back and people getting a buzz out of that styling.
Cliche team rider Brad McClain just dropped his “In Transition” part. Skating has never looked this fun.
What Youth have just released a short interview with inspirational skateboarder Pontus Alv. Check it out.
The “15 Years of Enjoi” documentary is coming soon and showcases classic clips and interviews with the people who made Enjoi what it is today.
Sml wheels are giving you some extra footage of Youness for his bday on November 1st. Hope you enjoy. Happy birthday Youness!
With the “Cold War” deadline closing in, Tommy Sandoval knew he needed a gnarly final trick to solidify the last part. He battled a 20 set in San Diego, and the rest is history.
Jenkem mag has released an edit in honour of one of skateboardings biggest names, Brian Anderson.
It’s not just the bag of tricks that makes Yuri a ripper, it’s the power he has doing them. Check out the part Yuri filmed over summer.
One of skateboarding’s most iconic spots gets murdered in this episode of Kill Tapes, and Lizard draws the curtains with one gnarly front nose.
Cody McEntire has so much board control it doesn’t look like he’s even trying. Cody’s no newcomer to the scene, but this part really showcases his capabilities on a board.
Arto Saari is about as gnarly as they get. Watch this part and go skate.
Joey Brezinski sits down with the RIDE channel to talk. See what he has to say.
Jean-Marc talks about growing up in Athlone and how it impacted his skateboarding career. He also talks about his Fill The Gap initiative and what motivates him to skate everyday.
Wildcard Wednesday! Globe Motleys at R299. Available exclusively from Revolution Online. Limited Stock. While Stocks last.
Matt Bennett is back with another edit from the Tot Machine camp. Featuring Daniel Lutheran, Corey Glick , Andrew Lutheran and Billy Marks.
One of Youness Amrani’s fans edited a bunch of his footage. Check it out!
Mike Carroll has always been a favourite to the elitists. He is one of the first names to pop up when it comes to aesthetics and style.
Ryan Decenzo makes skateboarding look too easy. Watch this Firing Line and get envious.
The Decenzo brothers talk about shooting there cover for Thrasher Magazine.
Wildcard Wednesday! Less 60% on Globe snapbacks. Available exclusively from Revolution Online. Limited Stock. While Stocks last.
Brixton team rider Tyler “Squints” Imel destroys everything including himself in this video part!
Brad McClain gets in a session over at Mr. Happy’s secret backyard pool. Mr. Men Series coming soon!
Toy Machine has released an edit to announce Blake Carpenter as there latest pro!
Neen Williams battles the Burbank 16 and comes out victorious. The crew approves.
John Cardiel is one of the most respected skateboarders in history. He is unable to skate anymore due to an accident that left him with severe back trauma but what he put out before that is inspiring.
Wildcard Wednesday! Buy a Verb “Brodown” or “Whirl” deck for R599 and get the same deck free! Available exclusively from Revolution Online. Limited Stock. While Stocks last.
Go to sessionmag.co.za and vote for Jean-marc to win the Volcom WITP contest!
Sebastien “Paco” Raban dug up some old footage of Lucas Puig and made a rad edit for Free Skate Magazine.
James Craig, Youness Amrani, Zack Wallin, Paul Hart, and Cairo Foster explain why they ride IMPACT Technology.
Guy Mariano is widely respected as one of the best to ever do it. His video parts have always been a step beyond. When Girl Skateboards released “Mouse” it was a no brainer to give Mariano the last part.
Zumiez and Enjoi teamed up to bring you this rad clip of the Enjoi team ripping.
Wildcard Wednesday! Globe Cardinal at R349. Available exclusively from Revolution Online. Limited Stock. While Stocks last.
Brixton team rider Miguel Prieto drops a part filmed in and around Barcelona, Spain by Oscar Quero.
Antwuan Dixon has one of the most stand out styles in skateboarding. This was his debut in Baker skateboards “Baker 3”.
Lizard & Ellington sit down for an interesting interview about growing up skating, Tom Penny and the internet age.
Free Skatemag did this nice remix of Pete Eldridge that’s filled with style and heavy skating. Footage from his Hallelujah part, Mystery promo, adidas NYC, Bootleg 3000, and more.
Ty Evans sits down to talk about his career in filming some of the biggest skate films ever made.
Ty Evans sits down to talk about his career in filming some of the biggest skate films ever made.
Wildcard Wednesday! Globe Taurus at R599. Available exclusively from Revolution Online. Limited Stock. While Stocks last.
Brad Cromer talks about his upcoming Huf shoe. Filming his next part exclusively in Florida, getting on Krooked, drawing & music.
whatyouth.com just released a rad segment on Brixton team rider Dolan Stearns. Check it out.
Ethan Fowler is one of the most underrated pros in the game. This is just one of his many classics.
Curren Caples, Greyson Fletcher, Josh Harmony, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Julian Davidson and Aidan Campbell
1pm, Saturday 22 August – Maboneng Skatepark Skate Jam, Joburg
12, Saturday 29 August – Mill Street Skatepark, Skate Jam, Cape Town
2pm, Saturday 29 August – Baseline Skate Shop, Signing, Cape Town