adidas Skateboarding in Namibia 2015

adidas Skateboarding Namibia 2015

The adidas South Africa skateboarding team recently explored the unknown territories of Namibia. They travelled to the capital city of Windhoek and made their way back to Cape Town via Swakopmund, Luderitz, Sossusvlei and small coastal towns.

Filmed by: Adriaan Louw & Leon Bester
Edited by: Adriaan Louw & Pieter Retief

NEW ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING FOOTWEAR

We’ve just got a whole bunch of new adidas Skateboarding shoes in, and we think they look pretty cool. They’re available from your closest Revolution store, or from Revolution Online. Click on an image below to link through to the item on our online store.

adidas Adi Ease 1
adidas adi-ease 1

adidas Adi Ease 2
adidas adi-ease 2

adidas Americana Vin Low
adidas Americana Vin

adidas Busenitz
adidas Busenitz

adidas Busenitz Vulc
adidas Busenitz Vulc Blue

adidas Busenitz Vulc Mid Cin
adidas Busenitz Vulc Mid Cinder

adidas Seeley Pro Lucas
adidas Seeley Pro Lucas

adidas Seeley Pro Silas
adidas Seeley Pro Silas

adidas Campus Vulc DShale Running White Cardin
adidas Campus Vulc DShale Running White Cardin

adidas Lucas
adidas Lucas Dark Cinder Gum

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ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING GAME OF SKATE

Area3 Gonz Game of Skate

The adidas skateboarding Game of Skate is happening at Area 3, Johannesburg.

Revolution team riders Anthony de Demendonca (also Cliché and Supra), and Adam Woolf (also Verb) were the first riders on the list, then Gavin Scott and Ofentse, and now Sechaba (Bakersman) and Bergen Nielson have also made the finals on the 4th of August.

The list will be updated every week and the games take place every Sunday.

Round 1 – 14th July (Anthony and Adam advanced)
Round 2 – 21st July (Gavin Scott and Ofentse advanced)
Round 3 – 28th July (Sechaba Bakersman and Bergen Nielson advanced)
Round 4 and Finals – 4th August

R4000 for 1st place!

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING GAME OF SKATE

Area3 Gonz Game of Skate

The adidas skateboarding Game of Skate is happening at Area 3, Johannesburg.

Revolution team riders Anthony de Demendonca (also Cliché and Supra), and Adam Woolf (also Verb) were the first riders on the list, and now Gavin Scott and Ofentse have also made the finals on the 4th of August.

The list will be updated every week and the games take place every Sunday.

Round 1 – 14th July (Anthony and Adam advanced)
Round 2 – 21st July (Gavin Scott and Ofentse advanced)
Round 3 – 28th July
Round 4 and Finals – 4th August

R4000 for 1st place!

LEON BESTER INTERVIEW

Leon Bester

Leon Bester is one of the nicest guys you might ever meet. A local Cape Town boy, Leon has been active in skateboarding, art, photography and videography for a while now, and owns at both. Find out more about the man behind the wayfarers. We introduce you to Leon Bester…

Take us through a day in the life of Leon Bester.

Alarm goes off, snooze button, snooze button, snooze button. This goes on for quit a while. Then I’ll start my day with a nice cup of tea, check on my plants and water them. Next I’ll jump into some denims and depending on the weather I’ll cycle down to the Woodstock Exchange to take care of business. If I leave before sunset I’ll go for a little skate, maybe a cheeky beer after. Then it’s dinner time and chill time.

Who/what inspires/influences you to do art?

There are endless things that will inspire me or spark a new thought or idea. I love to gather inspiration from all over and from many different things, situations and artists.

What sparked your interest in screen printing?

When I started my course in Graphic Design at Cape Tech, I was always fascinated in printmaking and I knew screen printing was part of our course, but only from second year. After my first year they pretty much scratched screen printing from our course, so when the time came to go and do an internship, I decided to intern at ilovescreenprinting. After the two week internship I was hooked on this new skill I’ve learned. I pretty much built a DIY set-up and bought a few screens and just carried on printing. For the whole of 2012 I ran my own screen printing studio in the northern suburbs. I mostly printed t-shirts, but my favourite is to print onto wood. I don’t print as much anymore, but it’s always fun to go mess around in the studio and make some t-shirts or print some artwork, get covered in paint, etc.

Leon BesterKlick Klak Exhibition Photos. Screen print on wood.

What are some of your favorite projects that you’ve worked on?

I am really amped on all of the adidas projects I have been involved with. The most recent being the PE (Port Elizabeth) skate trip and the Gonz Exhibition. Always good fun and interesting trips. Another one stands out; about 2 months ago, Toby from ‘Hello Again’ in long street asked myself and Inus Smuts to do some t-shirt designs for his shop. I did a photo series on well known streets and landmarks of Cape Town, but from a first person view on a bicycle. I pretty much looked like crazy tourist cycling in the middle of the streets through town with my camera dangling from my neck while shooting the photos, haha. But I am really happy with the way it came out in the end. Risked my life a few times to get those shots, haha.

What are you listening to right now?

Yeasayer, Tame Impala, Neil Young, Future Island and some Witch.

What is this ‘Streets’ gang you’re part of? Does your Mom know about it?

Hahaha! Streets is pretty much a bunch of homies that love to skate, travel, braai, hang out, smash some beers and cause all sorts of shit together. Yeah, we are a diverse group of people that just started skating together in the school years and we still skate, hang out and make missions together as much as we can.

streets-design-clock-screen-printed‘Streets’ design clock. Screen printed.

You were a videographer on the recent adidas skateboarding trip to PE. Care to share any stories from the trip?

There are so many good stories from that trip. Like when we had to saw off this piece of railing to make a handrail skateable. Or Jansen swinging and smashing everything in his way with the one golf club we had with us. Khulu falling over into the bath tub. Pieter giving Jansen a tomato relish shower. Yann shredding that bowl by the park. I can go on and on. There are so many.

Where are you at in skateboarding at the moment? Are you still pushing as hard as you always were?

At the moment I am just enjoying skateboarding for what it is to me. Sometimes I would just hang out with everybody and have a mellow session. Then other times I would find myself jumping or grinding stuff I would never even have looked at before.

Leon Bester Smith Grind Bowl. Photo by Wayne ReicheLeon smith grinds a bowl. Photo by Wayne Reiche.

What are your favorite things about South Africa?

Definitely all the amazing destinations to travel to and all them characters you meet along the way.

Shout outs?

My family for supporting and helping me out since forever. All of my friends for being unique characters. The streets homies, everybody I skate with, people I make art with, Inus Smuts for the daily entertainment, adidas, revolution, the woodstock studio mates and friends, the Pit, everybody that has helped me out on my travels… so many people to thank. All of you play a unique role, so thanks.

adidas Task Bookadidas Task Book

BeertjiesBeertjies

Buck Tour PrintsBuck Tour prints

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING GAME OF SKATE

Area 3 Gonz Game of Skate

The adidas skateboarding Game of Skate is happening at Area 3, Johannesburg.

Revolution team riders Anthony de Demendonca (also Cliché and Supra), and Adam Woolf (also Verb) are the first riders on the list.

The list will be updated every week and the games take place every Sunday.

Round 1 – 14th July (Anthony and Adam advanced)
Round 2 – 21st July
Round 3 – 28th July
Round 4 and Finals – 4th August

R4000 1st place!

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING PE VIDEO

The adidas (RSA) skateboarding team recently visited the city of Port Elizabeth. Clinton Theron from Gallery Skate Shop showed them around. This is what they documented over eight days.

The team consists of Khulu Dlamini, Jansen van Staden, Pieter Retief and Yann Horowitz.

Filmed and edited by Adriaan Louw and Leon Bester.

Music: The Watermark High
Song: The disconnect
Music: Christian Tiger School
Song: Bateleur – Divorce (CTS Remix)

PHOTO OF THE DAY

adidas skateboarding team south africa

The adidas skateboarding South Africa crew. Spot the Leon!

Photo: Adriaan Louw

p.s. Video dropping tomorrow.

NATAS INTERVIEWS GONZ

Legendary skateboarder Natas Kaupas interviews The Gonz (Mark Gonzales) about his 15 years with adidas, along with some other things. Looks like such a rad exhibition.