BFFS: Jeremie Daclin Part 1

BFFS - Jeremie Daclin Part 1

Jeremie Daclin is a European OG. Instead of moving to California, he created Cliché skateboards in France in 1997 to stoke and support the local scene.

Tired Skateboards Video Two

Tired Video Two

This video is exactly what skateboarding is and should be, fun. Tired Skateboards brings us one of the most entertaining offerings
I have seen in a while.

The American Dream

The American Dream

Willow and friends from Cologne went to fulfil their dream of skating New York City. This is “The American Dream”.

Who did it best?

Who did it best?

There’s no right or wrong answer to, “Who did it best?” Here are a bunch of skaters sharing who they like in the latest Loveletter.

BFFS: Lyon Sessions

BFFS-Lyon-Sessions

These Lyon dream spots get destroyed by both Flip and Cliché riders. There’s also a Gonz cameo, an amazing gap to noseslide, and Cairo has a brutal battle.

My War: Jamie Thomas

My War Jamie Thomas

Even though Jamie Thomas already had an untouchable skate legacy and was closing in on 40 years old, he still waged an epic battle for his “Cold War” ender—a trick that is gnarly by any standard.

Bust Or Bail 2: The Ripper at Clipper

Bust-or-Bail-2

The legendary Clipper spot is about to become a handicap-access elevator. A spot with so much history gets a truly gnarly send off. “Spots come and go, but Clipper is forever.” —Jake Phelps

Blind Skateboards See North Tour

Blind See North Tour

Blind drops episode 3 of the #SEENORTH tour with the Ride Channel. Watch Cody McEntire, TJ Rogers, Kevin Romar, Sewa Kroetkov, Sam Beckett, and Jason Thurtle destroy everything in their path.

Micky Papa’s “Blinded” Part

Micky Papa

Check out Blinds newest team rider Micky Papa. This guy is so dialed-in he makes it look easy. His bag of tricks is beyond belief and the hammer section is straight up psychotic. Enjoy…

Spitfire Video 1993

Spitfire 1993

After 22 years in a cardboard box, the rarely, barely seen Spitfire video with the original soundtrack has been recovered. Enjoy this blast from the past!

Hall of Fame 2015

Hall of Fame 2015

Hall of Fame 2015

Click on the image above to check out the 6th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony. The event was held in Costa Mesa, California on May 14th, 2015 with a packed house of legends, pioneers and hardcore fans of skateboarding to celebrate another year of inductees.

Impacting The Berrics

Dwindle at the Berrics

Fact, most of the skaters on dwindle brands ride Impact. Watch the Dwindle team riders test the impact boards at the Berrics.

BFFS: Charles Collet

BFFS Charles Collet

To experience the ecstasy, you gotta embrace the pain… Check out the French maniac Charles Collet as he takes some heavy hits.

Damn Am LA 2015 Weekend

Damn Am 2015

The SPoT Posse spent a couple of days skating the spots in LA before stop one of the Damn Am at Lincoln Skatepark. From the Diamond Park with locals to the Baker TF with Antwuan, this one is too good to miss.

Headcleaner Official Trailer

Headcleaner

This is the official trailer for Headcleaner, edited by Chris Thiessen. The world premiere is on twskate.com Monday June 1.

The video focuses on three locations: Long Beach, Atlanta, and Chattanooga

Read more at here.

Double Rock: Blind

Double Rock Blind

Blind comes through with one of the best Double Rock episodes yet, featuring an ender from Cody Mac you gotta see to believe.

Skateboarding for Hope Campaign Heads for Joburg

Stoneridge Skateboarding for Hope

Stoneridge Skateboarding for Hope

The next stop for the Skateboarding for Hope national tour presented by Vans is taking place at Stoneridge skate park in Edenvale, Johannesburg on Saturday, 2 May. Seasoned skaters will be on hand to present skateboarding clinics and novice skateboarders and underprivileged kids from the area are invited to come along between 09h00 and 17h00 to discover the magic of skateboarding.

The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach initiative is currently in its 5th year of operation and off to its fastest start yet with larger crowds and more youth in attendance as it makes various stops around the country. Since its inception, it has engaged with more than 100 000 people through the sport of skateboarding and has given away over 5 000 pairs of shoes, 10 000 T-shirts and almost 5 000 skateboards. The Northern Cape Provincial Government has been a great partner and has shown the vision to promote skateboarding as a way of addressing social issues in the country.

The Skateboarding for Hope road show is traveling throughout South Africa to promote skateboarding amongst local youth in the run-up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, which will take place in Kimberley in the Northern Cape in October.

The event will also feature a TopGrom competition for kids aged thirteen and under and an open street contest for skaters aged 14 and older. TopGrom is a global campaign and has been incorporated into the Skateboarding for Hope tour for the first time this year. Skateboarding for Hope is a youth development initiative launched by the Northern Cape Provincial Government four years ago to promote skateboarding as an affordable and accessible leisure activity.

Jeremy Stone

“The Northern Cape is very pleased that initiatives such as Skateboarding for Hope and free access to a world-class training facility like Kumba Skate Plaza are available to the youth of the Northern Cape and the rest of the world. It is amazing to see the growth, development and the progress in skateboarding skills among the youth in South Africa, but particularly in the Northern Cape,” mentions John Block, MEC for the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism of the Northern Cape Provincial Government.

According to Tim McFerran, CEO of World Skateboarding Grand Prix, the integration of TopGromSA into the KDC series of events, allows the integration of South Africa’s youngest skaters into this prestigious world championship event. “We are very serious about supporting young skateboarders worldwide and to create opportunities for them to showcase their talent. This partnership is yet another way for us to grow skateboarding in South Africa and to engage with local youth to the sport.

The contest will also see some of the country’s top skaters go head-to-head for the opportunity to qualify for a wildcard entry into the amateur street contest at the world championship event at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley from 7 – 10 October 2015.

The ever-increasing list of countries due to participate in this year’s event include Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Reunion, Russia, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

“TopGrom was created with the vision of inviting skaters aged 13 and under from around the world to be part of something much larger than any local event,” stated co-founder Sean Bittle. “The opportunity to be affiliated with an event as prestigious as the Kimberley Diamond Cup will be ego food for groms across South Africa and around the world – it’s simply amazing,” affirmed Bittle.

For a detailed schedule of events, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com or connect with us on Twitter at KDiamondCup #kdcskate and KimberleyDiamondCup on Facebook.

Issued by Department of Economic Development and Tourism
On behalf of KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP

For enquiries, please contact Mr Lucky Chonga on 060-577-2729 or lucky.chonga@gmail.com.

Flatland Shenanigans with Jean-Marc

Jean Marc Johannes Merlin Flip

The Merlin flip (sometimes known as the Merlin twist) is one of those tricks that separate the good from the great.

Now, let’s take a look at South Africa’s Jean-Marc Johannes with his version of events.

Globe Mahalo Special

Globe Mahalo Special

Globe Mahalo Special

Buy a pair of the Globe Mahalo and receive a free 5 pack of Globe socks.

Available from Revolution retail stores and online.

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/

Globe Welcomes Paul Hart

Globe Welcomes Paul Hart

Globe is proud to announce the addition of Paul Hart to the Global Skate Team. With no signs of slowing down, the future looks bright!

Big ups Paul!

Midway Mayhem Returns to Kimberley

Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.Some of the thousands of local kids that have lined up to attend weekly free skateboarding clinics at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Kimberley gets its own grand slam skateboarding event

Skateboarding enthusiasts in the Northern Cape can look forward to one of the biggest skateboarding events in the country when the Midway Mayhem takes place at the Kumba Skate Plaza on Saturday, 18 April. The event falls exactly halfway between the 2014 and 2015 Kimberley Diamond Cup skateboarding world championships presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American.

According to John Block, MEC for the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism of the Northern Cape Provincial Government, Midway Mayhem sports a unique character. “Now only in its second year, the event has become legendary in skateboarding circles and is completely different from any other skateboarding events hosted in the country. It is not only a really tough contest, but it also allows participants to enjoy the community of skateboarding. It sends a message that the world championships are on the way and renews interest in our world-class skate park, which has become a global phenomenon,” mentions Block.

As the best skate plaza in Africa, the Kimberley facility is the only one of its kind in the world offering free access, training clinics and contests all-year round. Thousands of skaters are drawn to the state-of-the-art facility on an annual basis and it has become one of the key tourism attractions in the capital city of South Africa’s largest province.

Yvonne Mfolo, Executive Head of Public Affairs of presenting sponsor Kumba Iron Ore, welcomes the event back to the province. “The Northern Cape government has identified the sport of skateboarding as an appropriate vehicle to promote the province as the ultimate adventure and extreme sport destination, while simultaneously making a significant contribution to youth development. As a company, we’ve had the privilege of observing the positive impact this programme has had on local communities and are proud to offer our support.”

This year’s Midway Mayhem is billed as a Grand Slam event during which top skateboarders will be able to qualify for the KDC skateboarding world championships in October. At the same time, it will also feature a Skateboarding for Hope tour stop with skateboarding clinics for underprivileged youth from the region. The top street skater will walk away with one of the top prize purses available in South Africa.

Midway Mayhem will feature five different categories, including contests for 13 & Under TOPGROM skaters, riders aged 14 & Over, women street skaters, vert skaters and the Rider Cup team contest. The street contests will feature a novel format not often seen in South African competitions with the top skaters going head to head in the finals. Midway Mayhem is also one of the few contests showcasing the vert skating talent in the country and the depth of skills of local female skateboarders.

Registration starts at 09h00 followed by Skateboarding for Hope clinics, qualifiers and finals in each category. Live entertainment will be provided during the lunch break and the prize-giving is scheduled for 18h15.

Upcoming events:
Saturday, 18 April: Midway Mayhem, Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Saturday, 2 May: Skateboarding for Hope Stoneridge, Edenvale, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Saturday, 16 May: Skateboarding for Hope, I2B Park, Somerset West, Western Cape
Saturday, 13 June & Sunday, 14 June: Joburg Grand Slam
Tuesday, 16 June: Skateboarding for Hope, Springbok, Northern Cape
Thursday, 18 June: Skateboarding for Hope, Upington, Northern Cape
Saturday, 20 June: Skateboarding for Hope, De Aar, Northern Cape
Friday, 26 June: Skateboarding for Hope Durban, Beach Front, KwaZulu Natal
Friday, 27 June: Durban Grand Slam, Beach Front, KwaZulu Natal
Saturday, 4 July: Skateboarding for Hope, SkateLab, George, Western Cape
Saturday, 18 July: Skateboarding for Hope, Key West Mall, Krugersdorp, Gauteng
Saturday, 1 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Thrashers Pretoria, Gauteng
Saturday, 22 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Langebaan, Western Cape
Friday, 28 August: Skateboarding for Hope, Witbank Highveld Mall, Mpumalanga
Saturday, 5 September: Skateboarding for Hope, Canal Walk Cape Town, Western Cape
End Sept, Green Point, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Monday, 5 October: Skateboarding for Hope, Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Wednesday, 7 October – Saturday, 10 October: Kimberley Diamond Cup Main Event, Kimberley

Kimberley skater Warrick Delport in action at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley.Kimberley skater Warrick Delport in action at the world-class Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley.

Thalente Biyela Project

Thalente Biyela Project

Thalente Biyela’s latest video part. So proud of this guy.

“Where should I start? I love skateboarding and what it has too offer, but most of all how far it’s got me. This has been in the works for a hot sec now. It’s incredible to watch something you’ve put so much hard work towards unfold into the most amazing thing. I couldn’t have done this without my incredible friend Lawrence Mccullum. Words cannot explain how thankful, blessed, and honored I am to do what I do. Hope you all enjoy yourselves. OH AND KEEP SKATING.” – Thalente

Cliché Gypsy Life Premieres

Cliche Gypsy Life

Cliche Gypsy Life

We’re hosting premieres of Cliché Gypsy Life! Check below to see which premiere is closest to you and make a plan to be there. Believe us, you don’t want to miss this.

Cape Town
Venue: Yours Truly, Kloof Street
Date: 9th April
Time: 8:00pm

Johannesburg
Venue: Alicats
Date: 9th April
Time: 8:00pm

East London
Venue: Johnos Skate Shop
Date: 10th April
Time: 8:00pm

Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 33

Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 33

Tum Yeto Pocket Cam #33: Dust Cam Goes to Duffeland

The Dust Crew heads north to Duffeland, California for a weekend of filming. Don Luong takes over the Pocket Cam this time around with Aidan Campbell, Corey Glick, Cole Wilson, Joey Ragali and Cairo Foster.

Magnified: Paul Hart

Magnified: Paul Hart

Nothing worse than a security guard who wants to be a hero. After getting bumped midair, Paul Hart waits for the rent-a-cop to slump back at his desk before getting redemption.

BFFS: Cliché Gypsy Tour Part 1

BFFS: Cliché Gypsy Tour Part 1

Behind the French Fred Scenes: Cliché Gypsy Life Tour Part 1.

The Cliché team really does manage to keep tours on the cheap. They get 10 Euros a day each and sleep in tents.