A Day With TJ Rogers – Blind #DamnEdits
A Day With Cody McEntire – Blind #DamnEdits
Blind skateboards has just released there new video “Full Fuji”. This team is seriously good. Watch it now!
Micky Papa was just announced as Blind skateboards latest pro. Check out the short but sweet part they released.
Micky Papa does every rail combo imaginable in this episode of Blind Damn Sundays.
The Blind team destroyed the Dew Tour team challenge 2016. Watch the clip and see why they won.
TJ Rogers destroys everything in his path at the Vans Huntington Beach park in this episode of Blind’s Damn Sundays. Check it out!
Here is a behind the scenes of what went down at the Active Park Crashers jam session with the Zero, enjoi, Cliché, Almost, Darkstar, and Blind teams.
Tj Rogers part in Blind’s latest film “IOU” is pretty mind blowing. Watch this part and get psyched!
This weeks Flashback Friday is Lavar McBride’s part in the legendary skate film “Trilogy”.
Blind team rider Kevin Romar stopped by the TWS park and layed down the law in this short clip.
Watch Kevin Romars part in Blind’s “IOU” video. Effortless is the best way to describe this insane part.
TJ Rogers spent a week in Barcelona, Spain and came back with some golden footage for all of us.
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.
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.
Micky Papa kills the Sheldon park in this episode of Blinds “Damn Sundays”.
Cody McEntire kills the Alga Norte Park in this episode of Blind Damn Sundays.
Sewa Kroetkov wins Battle at the Berrics 8!
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.
Blind comes through with one of the best Double Rock episodes yet, featuring an ender from Cody Mac you gotta see to believe.
Filipe Ortiz shows some Southern Shine in the new Damn Sundays video from Blind Skateboards.
Cody McEntire at Rowley Park in yesterday’s Continue reading “Blind Damn Sundays: Cody McEntire”
Kevin Romar puts it down at Peak Park on Blind Damn Sundays. Check that first line…
Mike, this is your second involvement working on a Blind video. How did this one come about?
I think it might have started cause TJ asked me if I had any music suggestions for his new video part, and from there I think he might have asked for me to edit it? I’m not quite sure how it unfolded, I suppose they liked my editing of the last Blind video “Damn…” and so Bill hit me up to edit this one.
What was it like working with TJ and YURI on X2 Vision?
Yuri and TJ are both pretty happy humans with good vibes and are really good at skating, so they are always fun skaters to film. Their parts were 99% shot by the time I got involved in the project, so we mostly filmed the intro together. It was scorching hot summer days, but a lot of fun just cruising around LA with them.
Once you got involved was there a set concept or theme, or did you create one that you felt fit the project?
When I got involved the title was in place and the basic structure was set up as a 2 person video. The first few rough cuts I did went too much into the double vision thing, and got pretty trippy. It got weird for a second there, but I got wise to my gimmicks and cleaned it up, haha! Also, the music selection changed that direction for me a bit as it went through a few phases. I don’t think anyone was trying to get too deep with this one, we just wanted to show them skating together having fun.
Were you involved in the music selection on this video? If so, how did you go about choosing songs for TJ and Yuri?
I worked with the riders to pick music they were into and we had the help of Lory Vincent to supervise the licensing of the tracks. The music the riders suggested didn’t work out for one reason or another which is normal, but having a bunch of suggestions helps me to pick tracks that will work for editing and the vibe I’m going for, and be tracks that the skater will be down for picking. The music is always important but can be tricky to find stuff that a lot of people will like, that enhances the editing/footage and is also affordable. I don’t think anyone realises the headache of finding and clearing music until they have tried to do it for a project. That’s why I was glad we had Lory to help as she has a lot of experience clearing tracks for skate videos so could suggest legit tracks and connections with labels to speed up the process.
What do you think of a 2 skater video?
I think why not? These days attention span is so short, so this is a good dose of shredding.
What was the funnest part of working on 2X VISION?
Cruising around LA with Yuri and TJ skating little nibbles, they are mellow and seem to really appreciate skateboarding.
Is this film a mix of footage or all one format?
It’s shot on all kinds of cameras but the format is all just standard HD.
They all live happily ever after…
Blind X2 Vision Interview with Bill Weiss
You just had the Blind video “Damn…” come out last year, how did “X2 Vision” come about?
With the team we are always out skating and filming (even when we were editing “Damn…”). At first, there wasn’t a Continue reading “Blind X2 Vision Interview with Bill Weiss”
Blind’s technician Sewa Kroetkov came in to work his skills in the #TWSPark in the most grueling feature — 60 Minutes In The Park. See how he did and stay tuned for a big announcement from Blind.
TJ Rogers’ Blind X2 Vision part is mind blowing. Check out this Firing Line he did for Thrasher.
Sewa Kroetkov for Blind’s Damn Sundays.
How long did you have to film for X2 VISION?
Maybe around a year, something like that…
What is it like filming with TJ for the video?
TJ is the shit man! He’s always full of energy motivating me and everyone around not just on skateboarding but on pretty much everything else, it was fun good times with this G! WOOO!
What cities and countries did you film in for the video?
Pretty much all around Brazil, parts of Spain, Italy, and Southern California.
What was the funnest part of filming for the video?
Traveling to new countries, meeting new people and skating with all the homies, of course!
How was it working with Mike Manzoori on X2 VISION?
It was really fun man, Mike; he kills it! Mike has all these crazy-ass ideas and really knows what to do with them. I haven’t known Mike for that long, but I could tell when I met him he would be a sick guy to work with.
What was the toughest part of filming for the video?
Didn’t really have that much time to film everything that I wanted to do, and a couple tricks that were stuck on my mind, but that’s how it is, skateboarding never stops; will always have something new to try and to do.
What is next after this video?
Going to keep what I’m doing now, skating and having a lot of fun – always ready for the next thing.
Blind X2 Vision is now available on DVD and iTunes!
New Blind pro TJ Rogers went down to Transworld Skateboarding’s park for the 60 Continue reading “60 Minutes In The Park: TJ Rogers”
Blind X2 Vision DVD is out today in local skate shops and online! Coming soon to a Revolution store near you!
You can also buy it on iTunes HERE.
Cody McEntire skates the Santa Monica Continue reading “Blind Damn Sundays: Cody McEntire Santa Monica Courthouse”
Blind’s latest video by Bill Weiss and Mike Continue reading “Blind x2 Vision Trailer”
The Blind team, Morgan Smith, Kevin Romar, Felipe Ortiz, and Cody McEntire continue to kill it on part 3 of Blind’s Back to Back California Tour.
Blind Skateboards rattles off every trick in the Continue reading “Blind Skateboards Back to Back ’14 California Tour Ep 3”
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Canadian Blind rider TJ Rogers had to go through Continue reading “Recruitment Screening: TJ Rogers”
Some amazing new street footage from Blind rider TJ Rogers for his Subject part on The Berrics. TJ has both his tech and hammer tricks down.
It’s time again for another Revolution Warehouse Continue reading “Revolution Warehouse Sample Sale”
The Blind team – Morgan Smith, Kevin Romar, Felipe Ortiz, Cody McEntire and more – got together to rip Active and Skaters Point Skatepark Continue reading “Blind Back to Back ’14 California Tour Ep 1”
If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Blind’s Sewa Kroetkov shows you how to have a good time on Damn Sundays.
Blind pro Filipe Ortiz and some homies skate the Continue reading “Filipe Ortiz – Blind Damn Sundays”
Blind Skateboards welcome Sam Beckett and Trey Wood to the full team. Check out their welcome video.
Yuri Facchini owns! Get inspired on a Monday morning.
The Blind international team hit the TransWorld skatepark, including riders from Holland, Brazil, England, Canada and the US.
Crooks Nollie Flip with TJ Rogers.
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Kevin Romar’s video for his new deck on Blind Skateboards. Damn!
Banks, rails, gaps, transfers, and vert! TJ Rogers does it all in the latest Blind Skateboards Continue reading “TJ Rogers – Blind Damn Sundays”
An amazing new full length part from Filipe Ortiz and Tropicalients.
That is a beautiful skatepark. Cody makes use of all of it in the latest Blind Damn Sundays.
You can buy Cody’s new pro deck here.
Check out the video for Blind’s new Girls series.
Blind pro Sam Beckett skates the new Carlsbad park in San Diego.
Big ups to Tyler Kammies, the new South African Blind Skateboards flow team rider!
Cody McEntire comes through with some rad clips for his new board from Blind.
Yuri Facchini brought mad pop and a list of flip tricks to Blind Skateboards Damn Sundays.
Roll with Cody as he hits two of LA’s sickest parks starting at Lincoln Skate Park, then heading west to Stoner Plaza.
New York Mag Icons
Daniel Ting Chong is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also one of the artists who did a deck graphic for the new Verb Artists Series 2013 range, which will be here soon. We caught up with him to chat about his graphic and what went into it…
What made you decide to take on this project?
Doing a skateboard graphic has always been a “holy grail” project for me. When I was a little kid, I loved looking at the Birdhouse and Blind skateboard graphics. The colours were always saturated and clean; it really inspired me when I was younger to test out styles and linework. Since then I’ve always wanted to do a skateboard graphic that was officially printed by a skate brand. So when I was asked by Verb to take this project on, I grabbed it with both hands.
Name 1 thing you’ve lost and 1 thing you’ve found, worth mentioning.
I lost this amazing Ninja Turtles watch that had nunchucks for clock hands. One thing I did find worth mentioning was a stack of old Letraset packs.
Tell us more about your artwork. Why did you decide to do what you did? What is the story behind it?
I initially started with a completely different design to the one that is printed. I sketched out an idea of a boy and girl hugging each other on the edge of a mountain cliff. The pose was meant to be very dramatic with the boy holding the girl with her legs curled up behind her. The twist was that in each of their hands they had a knife pierced into each others back. Dramatic right? I liked it because it had the basic idea of lost & found, but with a dark undermining layer. On the morning of the deadline, I decided to change my design completely. I didn’t connect with the characters anymore and just didn’t like it. I then had a more graphic approach of creating intricate twists and curls out of ribbons which represent intersecting pathways. When you have a glance at it, your eye follows certain paths but gets confused by overlapping sections. You almost have to stop, look and navigate where you are again.
You do understand that, through the execution of your artwork onto the bottom of a skateboard deck, most of the replicas of your artwork will be thrown around, and get scratched and broken in the street right? How does that make you feel?
I really like that idea. It’s probably the most embracing thing that can happen to a design, where something totally out of your control changes your design in a organic way. Most of us nowadays design on a computer or sketch something out the way we want it to stay, but I think it is great that something created in a framed purpose can be totally broken and given a tangible path. It’s so boring when work only lives on the Internet, but now it has a chance to never be finished in a sense and always evolving.
Doing a graphic to be applied onto a skateboard deck is essentially just creating an artwork for a different size and shape canvas than normal. What excites you about the idea that your artwork is going to feature on a deck as opposed to doing a regular print?
To reiterate some of my answers, I’ve always wanted to do a skateboard graphic and this is my first attempt so it’s always exciting and fun. More importantly, I’m excited that my artwork will be traveling the streets, kissing curbs, rails and spinning around a lot. I think it’s probably the most fun any of my artwork will go through.
Name 5 verbs that describe your process when you were creating your graphic.
Thinking. Stressed. Creating. Re-Thinking. Happy.
Come see Daniel’s deck first hand at the lost/found exhibition on 28 November…
Some more examples of Daniel’s work:
Str.Crd Festival Brand Identity
Nike AFCON Tournament
New York Times Magazine
DTC x RVCA Guitar Show
DTC x 2BOP
Kidrobot Munny Custom
The Blind team start at Vans Downtown Showdown in Paris then head through Switzerland and finish up in Italy. Eight minutes of bangers across Europe from Kevin Romar, Tj Rogers, Yuri Facchini, Sam Beckett and a quick cameo from Sewa Kroetkov.
Part 2 of Blind pro Morgan Smith Skating around Toronto, Canada, with Pat O’rourke, Nolan Waller, Jay Brown, Malcom Yarde, and crew.
If you missed part 1, watch it here.
Part 1 of Blind pro Morgan Smith Skating around Toronto, Canada, with Pat O’rourke, Nolan Waller, Jay Brown, Malcom Yarde, and crew.
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Blind Skateboards have just brought out a pretty funny series of board graphics. Many South African skateboarders will probably appreciate these.
Check out these clips of Yuri Facchini, Kevin Romar and TJ Rogers in Blind Skateboards’ new video, “Damn…”
Check out Kevin Romar and Sewa Kroetkov’s clips from “Damn…”, the new Blind video…
Get Blind Skateboards’ new video “Damn…” on iTunes now!
Check out the video to see an uncut banger from TJ Rogers’ part in the new Blind Skateboards video, “Damn…”.
Hope you enjoy the third trailer of “Damn…”, the new video from Blind Skateboards.
Blind Skateboard’s new video, “Damn…” is now available on iTunes.
Some fun facts about Blind’s new video, Damn…:
– Apparently they filmed every day for over two years.
– The footage is from various places, such as LA, Barcelona, Toronto, France, Texas, North Carolina, Amsterdam, Brazil, and Sacramento.
– There were some nasty injuries during filming; TJ Rogers had to get head staples, and Filipe Ortiz broke his foot twice.
According to Bill Weiss, “The vibe of the video is about pushing skating forward, fun and hustling in the street to make that happen.” It doesn’t take much, looking at the level of skateboarding in this trailer, to see that this video is going to be amazing. We can’t wait.
Blind Skateboards are at it again, and their new video, “Damn…” looks to be a good one. Enjoy the trailer.