Fatback: Enjoi in Taiwan

Enjoi in Taiwan

The Enjoi team enjoy the perfect spots that Taiwan has to offer.

Featuring Louie Barletta, Ben Raemers, Wieger, Jose Rojo, Cairo Foster, Nestor Judkins and Jerry Hsu.

Jose Rojo: BMXican

Jose Rojo The Bmxican

On the high plains desert of Central California, a lone gunman rides. He is armed with nothing more than his BMX bike and a dream. Jose Rojo is The BMXican!

Juan Smit Interview

Juan Smit

Juan Smit is the all-round nicest guy ever, he skates for enjoi and Revolution, he’s a fireman, and runs Snap Originals, where he “upcycles” broken and used skateboard decks into some pretty awesome things. We find his DIY approach to life inspiring, so we caught up with him for a quick interview…

How Afrikaans are you, from a scale of 1 – 10?
10 being the highest? I’m probably a 12, haha.

Where did you get the idea to start Snap Originals?
Kieron Mans, a close friend, was a big influence. I saw him making a platter and a spoon once for his college project at the time and asked him if I could start playing around with some new ideas. Kieron moved back to Namibia and I started getting good at it and started to get clients and that’s that. Now here we are three years later.

Snap Originals

What creation are you most stoked on so far?
All of them. I can see I’ve got better and better in my craft work over the years. I think progress and improvement is a big factor in this industry, where client’s ideas and input to improve the product helps a lot. I’ll say the yoyo though just because it brings so much joy and it’s so simple.

What inspires your creations?
Google, haha. No, I’ll say it’s clients, and sometimes mistakes, believe it or not. I’ll be busy with one product and see a new creation in it, don’t ask me why. Clients are also a big help; they’ll ask me sometimes if it is possible to make something, then I’ll play around with it and tell them yes or no.

What does skateboarding mean to you?
Well, let’s say everything till now. Freedom, friendship, good times, being creative, traveling, pushing your limits. If I didn’t put my feet on this plank with four wheels 15 years ago we wouldn’t be having this interview now. I’m glad I followed this route in life. Not one regret.

Do you get a lot of romantic interest being a firefighter?
Yes and no, chicks don’t actually fall to my feet if I tell them my job description, if that’s what you asking. Firefighters also have this reputation of being dogs with ladies, haha, but Ive got some digits, some lucky nights…

Snap Originals

What else do you get up to when you aren’t skating?
I exercise a lot, jog almost every day with my dogs; beach, trails or just in the neighbourhood, surf with my homies. I fucking LOVE Motorsport so I go watch that a lot; track events, drag racing, stock cars, dirt racing… I’m also a bit of a green thumb in the garden, planting and finding cacti plants. Then the usual: movies, braaiing, camping… yeah.

Where do you hope to take Snap Originals? Is it just a hobby or something you’d like to turn into a bigger thing?
It’s a passion/hobby/small business I guess. I just like making stuff for people and why not if i can make cash from it – ‘extra income’ – and I’ll probably do this until I’m 80. It keeps you young and your mind healthy.

What do you think is a good way to motivate people to start thinking more ‘DIY’ and stop being complacent and lazy?
It’s a good way to save money! Taking something old and making it look new. Have pride in your creation or work. The first step comes from you. If you want to there’s always that question “what if?” Stay positive and keep true to your roots.

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Snap Originals

Snap Originals

Buck Tour 2014 Trophy by Snap Originals

Behind The Cover: Zack Wallin

Enjoi team rider Zack Wallin talks about getting the latest Transworld Skateboarding cover and what it took to get the shot.

Keep an eye out for the new enjoi video Oververt, coming out in November.

DVS “Pandemonium” Tour Video

The DVS squad invades Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru, slaying demos while still handling lots of business in the streets. Featuring Enjoi Skateboards team rider Zack Wallin.

IMPACT – RIDER PREFERRED #1

Find out why Chris Haslam, Jimmy Carlin and Joey Brezinski are so sold on Impact technology boards.

Impact technology boards are available from Revolution stores.

Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za
Revolution Menlyn, Gauteng: (012) 348 2959 / menlyn@revolution.co.za
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/

KING OF THE ROAD 2013: WEBISODE 1

After a rad intro section, Enjoi starts things off with a bunch of manual and transition tricks, they find a mom who can kickflip, and Jimmy Carlin shows he’s gonna have the most fun of all.

ENJOI ON KING OF THE ROAD 2013

For those of you who haven’t been following, King of the Road 2013 is happening as we speak. Enjoi in on the tour and owning it.

The team:

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Some photos from their trip so far, thanks to Joe Brooks:

Sweet Lou and and Thrasher intern, Austin, getting ready to go to war.

Cairo and Zack are control freaks. They pack the van every day.

The FUZZ always putting a damper on KOTR.

Follow them on Instagram:
@louiebarletta @cairofoster @zack_wallin @wiegervw @jimmycarlin @mattmullen916 @austingardner_rvk @photojoebrook @jamescraig24 @blueturner @miiksta @jose_rojo @caswellberry

In case you haven’t kept up with what’s happening:

In case you’re interested, here is what the competing teams have to try and fill out:

WIPEOUT WEDNESDAYS

Louie Barletta takes some pretty solid wipeouts in the outtakes from Enjoi Skateboard’s “Tweak The Beef” video.

Filmed by Matt Eversole and Carson Lee.

WILDCARD WEDNESDAY

Wildcard Wednesdays

TODAY ONLY

Get the Enjoi Gang Bang deck in 8.1″ or 8.4″ for only R299,95!
Regular price is R499,95.

How it works:

1. Go here: http://revolutiononline.co.za/product-tag/gang-bang/
2. Choose your desired deck size
3. Add it to your cart
4. Go to your cart.
5. Put in “GANGBANG” where it says ‘Apply Coupon’.

Easy! Get one before they’re gone.

Please note: This special is ONLY available from www.revolutiononline.co.za, not our physical retail stores.

FUNNY FRIDAZE

What better for a Funny Fridaze feature than the latest Enjoi video. Watch Jerry Hsu, Louie Barletta, Ben Raemers, Cairo Foster, Dane Burman, Jake Hayes and Anthony Mapstone get through a hard demo tour with smiles and laughs.

Apparently the “C” word has a different meaning in Australia?