Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Cartoon Network hosted an Adventure Time party at the Johannesburg Zoo on Saturday 23 August 2014. The party coincided with the launch of the Verb x Adventure Time Bro-Down, which features collaboration decks and apparel. Dwayne Erasmus attended the event and managed to snap some shots of what went down. 40 kids from Reach for a Dream Foundation attended too, and we got them to colour in a big poster celebrating the launch.

You can pre-order the boards from Revolution Online HERE.

You can read the full press release HERE.

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

Verb x Adventure Time Launch at JHB Zoo

MORE MIDWAY MAYHEM PHOTOS

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All photos by Dwayne Erasmus.

Check out some more photos and the final results here.

Alan Adams at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusAlan Adams

Brendan Jack Dyamond at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusBrendan Jack Dyamond

Brendan Jack Dyamond at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusBrendan Jack Dyamond

Bryce Rheeder at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusBryce Rheeder

Byron Rhoda at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusByron Rhoda

Damien Bramley at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusDamien Bramley

Dlamini Dlamini at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusDlamini Dlamini

Evan Binge at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusEvan Binge

Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne Erasmus

John Bongi Manyala at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusJohn Bongi Manyala

Leon Bester at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusLeon Bester

T Kay Modise at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusT Kay Modise

T Kay Modise at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusT Kay Modise

Tian van Rensburg at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusTian van Rensburg

Trae Rice at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusTrae Rice

Trae Rice at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusTrae Rice

Tyler Kammies at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusTyler Kammies

Yann Horowitz at Midway Mayhem Photo by Dwayne ErasmusYann Horowitz

SPOT CHECK: THRASHERS SKATEPARK

Revolution Team Riders Anthony De Mendonca and Tian van Rensburg hit up Thrashers skatepark in sunny Pretoria to check out the how the progression of the locals have been doing. We were also fortunate to be joined by DC Rider Khule Ngubane.

Filmed and edited by Dwayne Erasmus.

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Byron Rhoda Frontside 180Byron Rhoda – Frontside 180

Byron Rhoda Frontside LipslideByron Rhoda – Frontside Lipslide

Byron Rhoda KickflipByron Rhoda – Kickflip

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Dlamini Dlamini Frontside FlipDlamini Dlamini – Frontside Flip

Evan Smith Gap to boardslideEvan Smith – Gap to Boardslide

Evan Smith K GrindEvan Smith – K Grind

Evan Smith Kickflip over railEvan Smith – Kickflip over rail

Felipe Gustavo Switch Fronside FlipFelipe Gustavo – Switch Frontside Flip

Justus Kotze Backside SmithJustus Kotze – Backside Smith

Justus Kotze CrailslideJustus Kotze – Crailslide

Justus Kotze Frontside 5 0Justus Kotze – Frontside 5 0

Justus Kotze K GrindJustus Kotze – K Grind

Kanya Spani Backside SmithKanya Spani – Backside Smith

Louie Lopez Backside Smith Kickflip OutLouie Lopez Backside – Smith Kickflip Out

Louie Lopez Backside FlipLouie Lopez – Backside Flip

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside 50Nyjah Huston – Kickflip Backside 50

Nyjah Huston Switch Frontside SmithNyjah Huston – Switch Frontside Smith

Ryan Naidoo Frontside 5 0Ryan Naidoo – Frontside 5 0

Ryan Naidoo K GrindRyan Naidoo – K Grind

Trevor Colden Frontside LipslideTrevor Colden – Frontside Lipslide

All photos by Dwayne Erasmus.

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Today’s Throwback Thursdays features a final video edit from the Revolution Festival Mall skatepark, sent in by Dwayne Erasmus.

One of the last edits thrown together in the memory of what once was Revolution Festival Mall Skatepark. To Remember all the good times we all had there, and all the memories we will never forget. Featured skaters in this video include: David “Killer Dave” Woolf, Brendan Dyamond, Tian Van Rensburg, Bevan Richards, Werner Lamprecht, Sam Khumalo, Anthony De Mendonca, Dlamini “Double D” Dlamini, and 20sk8’s own Shuaib Philander

GO SKATE DAY SOUTH AFRICA

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On Saturday the 22nd of June, the Joburg skate fraternity had their turn to celebrate go skate day with an event at an empty factory in Commissioner Street, downtown Joburg. A chilly morning made for a slow start to the day, but gave the guys a chance to put finishing touches on a skate photography exhibition which included works from Dwayne, Lingo, Werner, Jonathan and Rudi. As the day warmed up, skaters poured in from Soweto, Pretoria, Jhb, Vereeniging, and even GVB and Dave made it all the way from Durban. By lunchtime there were at least 100 guys skating with just as many spectators. Samsung sponsored hotdogs for everyone at the event and after lunch it was time to get to the fun underway with the highest ollie, highest hippie jump and furthest ollie contest, all sponsored by Baseline. Jonathan won the hippie jump with a well over hip high jump and Stuart cleared over 3 meters to win the longest ollie contest. The product toss always makes for good spectator value and this event was no different thanks to donations from Volcom and Vans. The most popular of the obstacles for the day, was the wall ride sponsored by Verb, so we decided to run 2 events, the first was the highest wall ride which was won by Evan who impressed all by getting at least 2m above the top of the ramp and then coming in fakie. The second was a best trick contest on the wall ride, which was won by TK who went wall ride to flat. The final event for the day was the KFD box jam which was won by Mitchell with an impressive front blunt slide to backside flip out. The day was finished off with a performance by Jet Black Camaro. The best part of the day was getting all the inner city kids on boards. Many of these kids had never been on skateboard before and everyone was keen to give them a try and some helpful tips. Everyone was so taken by the enthusiasm of the kids that they donated any extra boards or hardgoods that they could. Verb donated 3 completes to a few of the inner city guys that showed the most potential. Special thanks to Lingo for organising an amazing event as well as the companies that contributed towards the day: Verb, KFD, Revolution, Baseline, Volcom, Vans, Samsung and to all the skaters who came out to make this a great day!

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GO SKATEBOARDING DAY SOUTH AFRICA

International Go Skateboarding Day

Moad 281 Commissioner Street, JHB, 22nd June, 11AM – 9PM.

Go Skateboarding Day originated as the day for skateboarders to have fun, raise awareness about the issues we face; to show the world what skateboarding is really all about; to reclaim our culture; and to define skateboarding as the rebellious, creative celebration of independence it continues to be. The holiday continues to grow, but the mission remains the same: Get hyped, go skateboarding.

14:00 – Baseline Skate shop Highest Ollie, Hippie Jump and Longest Ollie.
16:00 – Verb Skateboards Highest Wall Ride.
17:00 – Revolution Grind box shred.
18:00 – Live Band – Jet Black Camaro.

Sk8Shades Lucky Draw. (Donate your old deck and win).

Photo & Board exhibition:
Verb Skateboards Photographer Tribute Series board exhibition.

Photographers exhibiting:

Gavin Scott
Andrea Momo
Jonathan Pinkhard
Rudy Jeggle
Werner Lamprecht
Dwayne Erasmus
Ben Bergh
Marcus Maschwitz
Tyrone Bradley
Lingo Rodrigues

Free Hot Dogs sponsored by Samsung.

Product toss.

Instagram hashtags: #moad #maboneng #weareverb #verbskateboards #revolutiondaily #revolutionskateboardsupplyco #baselineskateshop #sk8shades #dopeindustries #sessionskatemag #etniessouthafrica #samsung #redbull #volcomsouthafrica #vanssouthafrica #3starpowwow

Event Venue and Product sponsored by: The Maboneng Precinct, Revolution Skateboard Supply Co, Verb Skateboards, Baseline Skate Shop, Etnies, Dope Industries, Session Skate Mag, Volcom, Sk8shades, Vans and Samsung.

See you there!

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Anthony de Mendonca & Adam Woolf Interview

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You guys are from Johannesburg right?

Adam: 100% Jo-burgers from Edenvale.
Anthony: Yeah man Jozi all the way.

How do you feel about many of the Jozi skaters/friends having moved to Cape Town?

Adam: Well, I’m happy for them. Cape Town is a rad place and there are lots of sick spots around. It does suck that the Jozi scene has gotten smaller, but the scene is growing here and there are a lot more projects on the rise. People are realizing that if they don’t do anything about it, no one will.
Anthony: I think its amazing. If I’m not mistaken, JHB was the scene for a while and developed a lot of talent. Look at the scene now; its gotten so much larger in such a short amount of time. Clearly good things are coming from their choices, so I’m hyped for the homies. They’re making changes for us and opening new doors.

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With all the major league videographers, photographers, and with AV and Session leaving Jozi, how have you managed to get coverage? Has it been hard or a walk in the “park”?

Adam: Well, I bought a video camera, so I can get my own coverage with all my homies. Either filming each other, making edits, sending footage to AV. On the photo side of things, there happens to be quite a few photographers here that are taking amazing photos, so that at least helps out shooting for Session. Also, filming with Preez films / Wandile, who is contributing to the scene with his new channel, as well as a few others on the rise.
Anthony: It’s been OK. I guess it’s all thanks to the dedicated time from Adam Woolf, Dwayne Erasmus and Jonathan Pinkhard. They’re the homies who are close to home for photos and filming. I also try push as much on social media networks as I can. Wandile and Preez Films have been a lot of help. Wands is taking back the streets. It’s always good riding and filming with him, and sending the occasional footage to AV.

How do you two manage summer without the ocean and fresh air?

Adam: I’m a fucking lizard!
Anthony: I love the ocean, but hate to swim. I get cold super quick, plus I’m paranoid of sharks.

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What are the pro’s and con’s of having skateparks at your disposal?

Adam: With the recent closure of the Revolution Festival Mall park, there isn’t much to skate in the area park-wise. We hit up Sk8world a lot more often now. A few of us came together and built a sick-ass grind box there. We want to keep adding on to the park and build it up. Other than that it’s street all the way.
Anthony: Progression.

Revolution Festival Mall Skatepark is no more. Now where will you guys be spending your rainy days?

Adam: At home, jamming PS3.
Anthony: Not in the rain. Balfours has a nice frontside-up ledge that’s covered. That would be a choice, but I won’t lie, rains a killa, so I’ll be at home.

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Could you share a fun or dangerous street mission you’ve had in the inner city of Johannesburg?

Adam: Skating it up with the MSA homies in town, cruising around at night skating road gaps. All the guys are super mellow and it was rad to get some footage with them.
Anthony: Brendan, two other homies and I had a good town mission quite a while ago. It started getting dark, but we kept it going. We decided to look for a hand rail, so we got in Brendan’s car and started the search. We got caught up behind a few taxi’s at a robot and the streets were packed with kids, gogos and madalas. Anyway, Brendan’s window was slightly down and these four guys come running towards us from behind the car, two on each side. They came up like they were trying to sell us some dope or crack, asking us if we were okay. I only noticed two on my side, not seeing the other two. All of a sudden the one guy was trying to get his arm in the window and the other guy was trying to open the doors. Brendan drove away as quick as he could but these guys were chasing us while holding onto the car for a brief time and as they let go I heard the one guy casually say “I’ll shoot you”. Brendan said “LET’S GET OUDDA HERE!”. He sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger!

You guys must be looking forward to the Maloof Money Cup! Do you have any new tricks that you’ve mastered that you would like to try on the plaza this year?

Adam: Hellz yeah! Always looking forward to Maloof! I was thinking about trying a flip backside nosegrind down the hubba. There are lots of new things I want to try. Hyped!
Anthony: I have a Hardflip backside 5-0 in mind, but we’ll see how that goes. What would be what I’d like to leave with knowing I got that over the weekend.

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