Flip in Felipe Contest

The Berrics Contest

Congratulations to our boy Jean-marc Johannes for being a top 10 finalist in the Berrics contest “FLIPINFELIPE”. Watch the clip to see what went down.

LW Mag Jean-marc Johannes Skater Profile

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He’s no stranger to the skateboarding world and with a mass of achievements under his belt, we catch up with Cape Town’s Jean-marc Johannes to chat about skate life, the year ahead and more.

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Full name: Jean-marc Johannes

Nickname: JM

Age: 25

Hometown: Cape Town

Years skating: 11

Deck setup: Almost skateboards 8.0 , Tensor Trucks Mag light 5.5, Andale bearings swiss and Connexion wheels 52MM.

Sponsors: Globe, Almost skateboards, Tensor Trucks, Connexion wheels, Andale bearings, Biogen, VonZipper, Nixon, GoPro, Outdoor Tech, vida e caffe , Revolution, Rockstar Energy Drink and The Shred Skatepark.

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Welcome back to LW Mag. How has your 2016 kicked off?
Hey guys! Thanks for having me back up here, 2016 has been great so far. I recently got an invite to my second world cup skateboarding event, Far n High, in Paris this year. I’m also looking forward to another FISE World Series following my results from last year. I’ve been given a slot on Good Hope FM/ DJ Ready D’s show at the end of each month as well, so I am very stoked and looking forward to the rest of 2016.

What’s changed in your skateboarding career since we last featured you?
My career goals for starters and next would be my sponsors. My dream hasn’t changed a bit though, going Pro is my all time highest goal as is every skateboarder, but I wanted to focus on certain events in my career rather than running every race I could possibly get in and exhausting not just myself but every avenue and resource to make it happen. So I went back to the drawing board and made few changes. It was more beneficial to focus on a few large goals like getting to compete and then qualifying in a big contest series like FISE and filming a short video for Tony Hawks RIDE channel in last year, which is the biggest online skateboarding platform in the world. My vision is clearer in terms of where I’m going and what I want in my career but it won’t be very easy of course. As of 2015, I was made aware that my Ollie from container to container that took place in 2013 was now up on a permanent display in the national museum of sport in France. This is a very big step for me and for South Africa. I have also been able to give back in my career and I am so grateful I am able to do so with my charity initiative, Fill The Gap. My initiative will also be taking a different direction this year by going back to its roots and where it all began from skateboarding, so look out for Fill The Box.

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At the moment, what are your favourite spots to skate?
In Cape Town, The Shred Skatepark is definitely where it’s at. It’s perfect, it has every obstacle you could possibly ask for and it’s the best vibe ever. Jamie O’Brien and Mike created a masterpiece.

What plans and goals do you have in place for this year regarding tours, contests, etc?
Firstly Far n High WCS, then FISE series in China and finally Tampa AM 2016. It would be a dream to compete in Street League Open and BATB. My ultimate goal is to get back to LA as soon as I can.

You have a stack of tricks that you’ve come up with on your own. What’s the latest?
The latest trick I’ve got I never exactly came up with but it’s new for me. I’ve been trying the Indy Backflip and I’ve got a bit of sketchy one, but the first in contest I landed was in my first heat at Ultimate X 2016.

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How much work goes into each trick and where do the ideas and inspiration come from?
The crazy thing about skateboarding is there’s no timer on when you’re going to land. I would think of a combo I want to get and I would try every possibly way to do it, try after try. One of them will be just right where your foot position is perfect, your pop and flick were dead set on timing and your reaction to land was perfect to the last inch. It’s either going to happen in the first 5 tries or the next 500. The real trick to it is to enjoy the struggle and never give up.

Explain the feeling of landing a new trick?
It’s an accomplishment like no other, it’s making something a reality that no one can see but you.
I think it’s the fact that you have to do everything yourself with no right or wrong way or to seek approval when you make it happen. Once you land, then that was all you. The reward of putting an idea into action and succeeding at it is something we live for.

What are your top 5 tricks that you have on lock?
Recently it’s been, Hardflips, FS flips, Flip BS Noseblunts, Hardflip BS Lips and Big Flip FS Boardslides.

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What would your perfect run during a contest consist of?
A little bit of everything I rate. Solid grinds and slides, Nollies and standard variations of them, a few flip tricks that have a lot of style to them, transition tricks, and one or two bangers.

Which skaters are going to be your main competition this year and what will it take to beat them?
I think 2016, just like every year, is going to be interesting. We can never really tell who is going to be on a roll early into the contest season as everyone seems to be really on point and focused, but at the end of it all we’re all going out there to shred, give it everything and do what we do.

Which local skaters do you look up to?
The skaters I look up to locally are Khule Ngubane, Christi Weihann and Dlamini Dlamini. They are really humble individuals and masters at their craft.

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What does the sport of skateboarding mean to you and where do you see it taking you?
Skateboarding means more to me than I previously realised and this impacted to every other part of my life. Last year it was very much entirely up to skateboarding to basically keep me going. I had no other choice but to make it everything I have because it was close to the last thing I had left. It was scary but it was more motivating than I could have ever imagined. It took me from where I live in Athlone to being a part of the world of skateboarding just by having an idea and believing in myself, to giving me a voice and telling a story that I am still busy living. It took me from the ground up more than once and it will take me further than I can even think of because it’s my passion and what I live for.

How would you best explain your style of skating?
Very street orientated, although I enjoy airs and transition. I always look at every aspect of skateboarding from a street perspective because it’s how I started.

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What are your views on the local skate scene at the moment?
It’s on an international level in my opinion and we can thank the internet for that, giving every country and small town a platform to be seen. It’s amazing to know that the rest of the world sees the latent South Africa/ Cape Town has.

You have quite the list of sponsors. What do they do for you and what do you do for them?
My skate sponsors like Almost, Globe, Tensor, Connexion Wheels and Revolution have been supporting me for years and the reason I can keep focusing on progression and filming. I am also supported by World of heroes, VonZipper, Nixon and Outdoor Technology for electronics, watches, eyewear and action cameras. Biogen have taken me on as their first skateboarder, official brand ambassador and nutritional partner helping me be my best from a fitness perspective. I have always focused on my own health and fitness as an individual and I am very grateful to be supported be the leading brand in its field. Rockstar Energy recently started supporting me with the energy to keep going!

Photos by Grant Mclachlan

 

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.

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014 Video

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014, by Push Skateboarding.

Results:

Advanced:
1st – Alan Marola
2nd – Jean Marc Johannes
3rd – Stefan Jacobs

Intermediate:
1st – Tyler Kammies
2nd – Aya Gericke
3rd – Ethan Cairns

Beginner:
1st – Fidel Smith
2nd – River Gericke
3rd – Stephan Strickner

Best Tricks:
Stefan Jacobs, Alan Marola, Byron Rhoda and Reinart de Villiers.

Filmed by: Greg Maxwell
Edited by: Matthew Lesch
Song: Guards – Silver Lining

Jean-Marc feat. in Soul ID Top 100 Athletes

Jean-Marc Johannes Features in Soul ID's top 100 athletes

Jean-Marc Johannes Features in Soul ID's top 100 athletes

Jean-Marc Johannes was recently featured on SoulID.com, who are choosing and featuring a list of their top 100 athletes from around the world.

“Jean-Marc Johannes is one of the world’s elite skateboarders, who is fully dedicated to progressing the industry. This dedication has earned him a spot as one of the top 100 athletes in the world! Check out his full length feature at http://www.soulid.me/athletes” – SoulID

http://www.soulid.me/athletes

Langebaan Summer Skate Comp 2014

Langebaan Summer 2014 Comp

The Langebaan Summer Skate comp was organised by Push Skateboarding.

Results:

Advanced:
1st – Alan Marola
2nd – Jean Marc Johannes
3rd – Stefan Jacobs

Intermediate:
1st – Tyler Kammies
2nd – Aya Gericke
3rd – Ethan Cairns

Beginner:
1st – Fidel Smith
2nd – River Gericke
3rd – Stephan Strickner

Best Tricks:
Stefan Jacobs, Alan Marola, Byron Rhoda and Reinart de Villiers.

Edit by Duncan Walker.

Jean-Marc: A Day with NKA in LA

Jean Marc Johannes with NKA in LA

When Jean-Marc Johannes went to LA last year he filmed with Nigel Alexander for an episode of “A Day with NKA”. He was stoked on the flatground tricks JM was doing and wanted to film it for his channel and this episode.

Big ups JM!

Jean-Marc at Tampa Am

Jean-Marc Johannes at Tampa Am

Jean-Marc Johannes just got back from the States, where he spent some time in LA, and then competed in the 22nd Tampa Am in Florida.

Apparently this year’s Tampa Am was the biggest one yet, with close to 300 skaters from all over the world competing.

My aim going into any contest is to ultimately win but also do better than before. This year I was very great full to do better than that and get top 50 out of Tampa AM contest! My run was different, I wanted to learn new tricks going in to the contest. I stayed in L.A for about 2 weeks prior to the contest, practicing every day and learning all new tricks with help of two international pro skateboarders and good friends Sewa Kroetkov and Micky Papa at the Berrics. – Jean-Marc

Big ups Jean-Marc! We’re proud of you. Keep an eye on this guy; he’s going places.

Here’s a short interview with Jean-Marc at Tampa from their Thursday Practice video:

Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at KDC 2014

Verb at Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Verb asked some pro’s at Kimberley Diamond Cup this year what they thought of the new Verb x Adventure Time collaboration.

Featuring Micky Papa, Ivan Monteiro, Dane Burman, Phil Zwijsen, Rachel Reinhard, TJ Rogers, Louie Lopez, Tyson Bowerbank, Byron Rhoda, Ryan Naidoo, Dlamini Dlamini, Andre Beverley, Jean-Marc Johannes, Continue reading “Verb at KDC 2014”

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Video Recap

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

Kimberley Diamond Cup / World Skateboarding Championships 2014.

Featuring Nate Rojas, Boo Johnson, Jordan Hoffart, Andre Beverley, Vincent Milou, Jean-Marc Johannes, Tom Knox, Flo Mirtain, Dlamini Dlamini, Gosha Konyshev, Dane Burman, Matt Berger, Marius Syvaven, Justin Brock, TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Tyson Bowerbank, Louie Lopez, Nassim Guammaz, Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Tommy Fynn, and more.

Filmed / edited: Matthew Lesch

Music: Bass Drums of Death – Crawling After You

KDC 2014 Rider Cup Team Championships Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Rider Cup Results

Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Check the results below.

Results

1. 4 Staxx – R25,000
Moses Adams
Jean Marc Johannes
Mitchell Rice
Khule Ngubane

2. Get It Get It! – R10,000
Yann Horowitz
Dlamini Dlamini
Khulu Dlamini
Kanya Spani

3. Clean Team – R5,000
Kyle Trusky
Enwin Gellant
Ofentse Ramakanya
Allen Adams

Skaters Representing at KDC

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.

Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.Nyjah Huston Kickflip Backside Tailslide at KDC 2014. Photo by Grant Mclachlan.

Here’s a list of all the skaters who represented at the KDC Skateboarding World Championships:

Street World Championships:

Australia (native South African) – Tommy Fynn
Australia – Dane Burman
Belgium – Phil Zwijsen
Brazil – Rodrigo Leal
Brazil – Leandro Chico
Brazil – Kelvin Hoefler
Canada – Matt Berger
Canada – Mickey Papa
Canada – Jon Cosentino
Canada – TJ Rogers
Czech Republic – Tomas Vintr
Finland – Marius Syvanen
France – Flo Mirtain
Indian Ocean, France – Vincent Milou
Indian Ocean, Mauritius – Damien Philippe
Indian Ocean, Mauritius – Eric Kircher
Indian Ocean, Mauritius -Kevin Cazel
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Laurent Gence
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Theirry Finet
Indian Ocean, Reunion – Laurence Finet
Mexico – Gustavo Servin
Morocoo/Netherlands – Nassim Guammaz
Mozambique – Yulian Edmundovitch Manhica
Namibia – Armand Oelofse
Namibia – Morne’ de Kock
Namibia – Izzi Jansen
Philippines – Eunice Quinlantang
Philippines – Marvin Basinal
Philippines – Jeff Gonzales
Russia – Gosha Konyshev
South Africa – Khule Ngubane
South Africa – Moses Adams
South Africa – Dlamini Dlamini
Turkey – Cenk Kulioglu
Uganda – Douglas Mwesigwa
Uganda – Peter Kyomuhendo
UK – Tom Knox
USA – Nyjah Huston
USA – Clint Walker
USA – Alec Majerus
USA – Louie Lopez
USA – Evan Smith
USA – Tyson Bowerbank
USA – Justin Brock
USA – Boo Johnson
USA – Ben Hatchell
Vietnam – Linh Do
Vietnam – Bin Tim

Women’s Street World Championships

USA – Lacey Baker
Brazil – Pamela Rosa
USA – Marissa Dal Santo
Canada – Samarria Brevard
USA – Alexis Sablone
USA – Elissa Steamer
USA – Lacey Baker
Austria – Julia Brueckler
USA – Alana Smith
USA – Vanessa Torres
Australia – Katherine Williams

Vert Skateboarding World Championships

Canada – Pierre Luc Gagnon
USA – Jimmy Wilkins
USA – Andy Macdonald
Brazil – Sandro Dias
USA – Trey Wood
USA – Jono Schwan
USA – Mitchie Brusco
Brazil – Rony Gomes
Brazil – Marcelo Bastos
Brazil – Edgar Pereira
USA – Sam Beckett
Brazil – Italo Penarrubia

South African Championships

Cape Town- Alan Marola
Cape Town – Schuaib Philander
Cape Town – Alan Adams
Cape Town – Jean-Marc Johannes
Cape Town – Andrew Nero
Cape Town – Justus Kotze
Cape Town – Martin Stoffberg
Cape Town – Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Durban – Khule Ngubane
Johannesburg – Daniel Miltiadou
Pretoria – Charl Steyn
Welkom – Nico Ludek
Johannesburg – Kanya Spani
Durban – Braxton Haine
Johannesburg – Sam Vider
Johannesburg – Trae Rice
Johannesburg – Xolani Thanjekwayo
Johannesburg – Anthony DeMendonca
Johannesburg – Brandon Valjalo
Durban – Khulu Dlamini
Durban – Martin Stoffberg
Johannesburg – Mitchell Rice
Durban – Simon Stiptich
Kimberley – Warrick Delport
Durban – Yann Horowitz

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

SA Skaters Announced for KDC

KDC (Kimberley Diamond Cup) has announced the South African skaters competing this year. Below is the complete list of skaters that are pre-qualified to skate in the KDC South African Championships at 12pm noon on Sunday, 5th October. If your name is not on this list, you must skate the open qualifiers on Friday, 3rd October from 3 – 4pm. This list is composed of wildcard winners and additional skaters that KDC feels is deserving of being pre qualified to skate in the contest.

Wildcard Winners

Khule Ngubane
Daniel Miltiadou
Charl Steyn
Nico Ludek
Kanya Spani
Alan Marola
Jean-Marc Johannes
Braxton Haine
Andrew Nero
Sam Vider
Shuaib Phlander
Trae Rice
Xolani Thanjekwayo

KDC Select

Alan Adams
Anthony DeMendonca
Brandon Valjolo
Justus Kotze
Khulu Dlamini
Martin Stoffberg
Mitchell Rice
Simon Stiptich
Warrick Delport
Wesley Tooth Schroeder
Yann Horowitz

KDC Grand Slam Cape Town 2014

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

Check out the skating that went down for the KDC Grand Slam at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town on 30-31 August, 2014.

Skaters in order of appearance: Fidel Smith, ?, ?, Norton O Donnell, Quinton Mooiman, Ethan Cairns, Brad Balie, Edwin Gellant, Jeremy Stone, Tyler Kammies, ?, Charl Jensel, Toufeeq Raubenheimer, Justin Adonis, Ryan Naidoo, MJ Johnson, Warrick Delport, ?, Dylan Wright, Justus Kotze, Mitchell Rice, Byron Rhoda, Judo Chop, Alan Marola, Jean Marc Johannes, Wesley Schroeder, Alan Adams, Moses Adams, Kyle Trusky, Shuaib Philander, and Khule Ngubane.

Filmed and edited by Chinner

Check out the photo recap and results from the event HERE.

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam Photos

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

All Photos By Grant McLachlan and Eric Palmer. Words by Grant McLachlan.

The 4th Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam skateboarding contest of 2014 took place at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town over the weekend of the 29 – 31 of August. Cape Town is always one of the most entertaining stops as there is a huge skate scene and a lot of up-and-comers who are hungry to make a name for themselves. Over the course of the weekend thousands of spectators got to enjoy amazing skateboarding during the contest, demos by 20sk8 crew, live performances by Bfake and 5fm DJ’s DJ Warras and Stephanie B along.

Some the stand out skaters over the weekend had to be Alan Adams, Jean-marc Johannes, Alan Marola, who landed a huge transfer 50-50 during his run, and Kyle Trusky, who came in 3rd place and skated the a-frame with style and ease. Shuaib Philander skated consistently throughout the contest and won himself the Wildcard and also placed 2nd. In the end it was Khule Ngubane from Durban who added another Grand Slam title to his name after winning the last contest in Durban. Some of the most entertaining skating came out of the under 16s division with Tyler Kammies and Brad Baily getting a tie after their final runs. The winner was chosen after a tie-breaker run. They both skated amazingly but in the end it was Tyler Kammies who won for the second year in a row. Enwin Gelant was close behind in third place.

The Rider Cup came down two teams The Little Rascals who consisted of some of the youngest skaters in the who contest and 4 Stax who had Moses Adams, Mitchell Rice, Justus Kotze, and Jean-Marc Johannes; some of the best skateboarders in South Africa. The Little Rascals were landing trick after trick with no problem but 4 Stax took the win in the end with some great all-round skating.

Results

Under 16:
1. Tyler Kammies – R1800 + R800 Boogaloos voucher
2. Jeremy Stone – R1500 + R500 Boogaloos Voucher
3. Edwin Gellant – R1000 + R300 Boogaloos voucher

Over 17:
1. Khule Ngubane – R12000
2. Shuaib Philander (Wildcard)- R5000
3. Kyle Trusky – R3000

Rider Cup:
1. 4 Staxx – R10000
Mitchell Rice
Moses Adams
Jean-marc Johannes
Justus Kotze

2. Little Rascals
Brad Balie
Tyler Kammies
Ethan Cairns
Jeremy Stone

Best Trick:
Alan Adams – Kickflip Backside Overcrooks down the A-Frame rail – R3000

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Eric Palmer

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

KDC Canal Walk Grand Slam photo by Grant Mclachlan

Jean-Marc at Gardens Skatepark Opening

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

2 August was the official opening of the new Gardens Skatepark in Cape Town.

This was a big day/step for Cape Town skateboarding. There was loads of media covering this, as members of parliament were there giving speeches and chatting to the skateboarding scene on what the future holds. I was very grateful to have skated the demo and to have met everybody involved in making this dream a reality!” – Jean-Marc Johannes

Photos by James Johnson.

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Jean-Marc at Far ‘n High, Paris

Revolution team rider Jean-Marc Johannes is in Paris at the moment for the Far ‘n High comp. Check some of his clips out in this practice session. We wish him the best of luck!

Far’n’High 2014 : Welcome session 2
Film and edit : Nicolas Jacquemin
Artwork : Tristan Badoual

Jean-Marc at Far ‘N High, Paris

Far 'N High - Jean Marc Johannes

Revolution team rider Jean-Marc Johannes’ invitation is confirmed for Far ‘n High 2014, taking place in Paris, France.

The contest is taking place from 29 May – 1 June at the Halle de Skate du Val d’Orge. It is a Pro / Am open contest with a total prize purse of €15000!

Big ups JM!

MIDWAY MAYHEM VIDEO 2

Midway Mayhem Rider Cup and Am Street Finals

Featuring Revolution team riders Byron Rhoda and Jean-Marc Johannes, and TK Modise, Keerin Noah, Jean Gerber, Brad Balie, Justin Adonis, Toufeeq Raubenheimer, Ofentse Ramakanye, Alan Marola, Evan Binge, Khulu Dlamini, Leon Bester, Brendan Jack Dyamond, Brandon Valjalo, Shuaib Philander, Allan Adams, Pieter Retief, Braxton Haine, Kanya Spani, Dlamini Dlamini, Yann Horowitz, and Khule Ngubane.

Filmed and edited by Matt Lesch.

MIDWAY MAYHEM PHOTO GALLERY

Byron Rhoda at Midway Mayhem

All photos by Grant Mclachlan.

The Kimberley Diamond Cup Midway Mayhem Contest took place on the 8th of March at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Plaza skatepark. Grant Mchlachlan was there to snap some photos…

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

Midway Mayhem Grant McLachlan

The final results:

Am Street Finals:
1. Khule Ngubane
2. Dlamini Dlamini
3. Yann Horowitz

Rider Cup:
1. Get It (Yann Horowitz, Dlamini Dlamini, Kanya Spani, Pieter Retief)
2. Scumbags (Jean-Marc Johannes, Braxton Haine, Khule Ngubane, Brandon Valjalo)
3. Titties (Brandon Jack Dyamond, Joshua Chrisholm, Khulu Dlamini, Anthony de Mendonca)
4. Magosho’s (Shaun Burger, Alan Morola, Anton Roux, Bevan Richards)
5. 20Sk8 (Shuaib Philander, Ryan Naidoo, Wesley Schroeder, Toufeeq Reubenheimer)
5. Skateboard (Jean Gerber, George van Blerk, Brandon Ramos, Chris Nderity)
6. G1Three (Stuart Walker, Evan Binge, Dennis Collins, Bryce Rheeder)
7. You Ma Tean (Martin Kotze, Brad Bailie, Theo Setsetse, Jaden Klaasen)
8. Wills Ducks (Will Meleng, Will Jenkins, Tlotlo Apples, Siphiwe Kheshwa)
9. Chesa-Nyama (Trae Rice, OJ Ramakanye, Bryce Rheeder, TK Modise)
10. George (Luke Goliath, Quinton Mooiman, Byron Rhoda, Nico Ludek)
11. Stoned (Quinty Robertson, Kennetu Basyan, Monde Mqumbisa, Kenneth Shimabukuro)

Am Vert Finals:
1. Werner Du Plesis
2. Graeme Dunoon
3. Terry Sharman
4. Louie Pixioto
5. Evan Binge
6. Damian Bramley

Women’s Street Finals:
1. Kelly Murry
2. Boipelo Awuah
3. Natalie Bramley
4. Saniya Smith
5. Shannel Oliver
6. Nabila Smith

KDC Midway Mayhem Grand Slam

REVOLUTION TEAM AT VALHALLA SKATEPARK

The Revolution team skated the Valhalla Park skatepark in Cape Town recently. It was a super hot day, but we managed to get a fun session down. At the end we were proud to be able to help some of the local kids out with a few completes.

Featuring Simon Stipcich, Andrew Nero, Jean-Marc Johannes, Byron Rhoda and Ryan Naidoo.

Valhalla Park skatepark, designed by Woodies Ramps and built by Umzali Civils and Spyda Ramps, is 4300 square metres and is one of the biggest skateparks in Africa. It officially opened on the 9th of December 2013.

Filmed and edited: Matthew Lesch
GoPro footage: Greg Maxwell
Logo animation: Andrew van der Walt
Song: Tame Impala – Solitude is Bliss

You can also watch this video on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/87545078

GET JEAN MARC TO BATB 7

Revolution team rider Jean Marc’s submission for Battle At the Berrics 7 Joes vs. Pros. How tech can you get?

BATB 7 consists of games of flat ground S.K.A.T.E. This year they’re allowing entries from Ams (or Joes) to enter against the pro’s. There are currently only 6 or 7 spots left, and Jean Marc is trying to get in there.

Let’s get him there. Spread this around!

TATTOO TUESDAYS

For today’s Tattoo Tuesdays, we’re featuring some of the Revolution team rider ink. We asked them to tell us the story behind one, a few, or all of their tattoos. Enjoy…

– Anthony de Mendonca –

Anthony de Mendonca Owl TattooKay / Anima Mundi Tattoo Studio
I just saw a pile of random pictures, and for some reason I was down for this one. I love bonsai trees and the owl, for me, is a depiction of knowledge and a sign of darkness; you know that whole story about an owl on your roof meaning that someone is going to die in the family. Basically I never plan what I’m getting. Everything I have is something from that current moment. Our body’s a temple, so why not have a few paintings? Kay is good. He has a steady hand, is super light and works really quick. Everyone at Anima Mundi has got talent and the store has the most amazing, tranquil vibe about it.

– Justus Kotze –

Justus Kotze Harmonica TattooHand poked by Irish James / Sins of Style
I have been extremely privileged to have had all these tattoos. All of them happened in the spur of the moment, but I put thought into it before. All of my tattoos are hand-poked, but Im not going to get into the details (Google it). My first tattoo was the harmonica on my right side of my ribs done by Seamus Casserly. We were in Kleinmont at Seamus’ family holiday house, and I politely asked him if he would be interested in poking me, hehe. It was that simple; on the couch in a super uncomfortable position, with my shirt off in the cold hours off the evening with a hangover. It was painful to say the least, so he only managed to do the outline. But after begging him for months, he managed to give it the final detail and shading.

Justus Kotze Johnny Cash TattooHand poked by Tyler B Murphy / Sins of Style
The second was the Johnny Cash portrait on my left inside of my forearm done by Tyler B Murphy. This Tattoo was very spur of the moment! I was going about my own business when Melissa said “Do you want to get a gangster tattoo done by Tyler for the Departure Zine article on Hand poked tattoos?” I was a little skeptical and scared because it was my second tattoo on my forearm and it was going to be big. But whatever, I couldn’t give that opportunity up, so I sat through 11 hours from 6pm to 5am and I still have no regrets. It is a work of pure skill and art and Johnny gets to follow me wherever I go.

Justus Kotze Howl TattooHand poked by Louis Taubert
The last, but not final tattoo, is the word HOWL on my right thigh just above my knee by my German homie Louis Taubert. This is a homies tattoo, the word howl was thought up by Dylan which heard a interesting meaning behind it by someone, which relates to us as old friends. If a wolf gets lost from the pack, the Howl is what helps them find each other and unites them. Dylan Rooibokkie got it first, then me the next day, then Wynand Herholdt the next. All just on a couch at Louis and Heidi’s house and in the Pit behind Clarke’s. Its that simple but intricate and galling at the same time.

– Jean-Marc Johannes –

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Jean Marc Johannes Tampa Tattoo

Well, firstly I don’t have any other tats and I was not planning to get either. I always said that if one day I make it to Tampa Am, then it’ll be something to remember or just remind you of that journey. So it was just after my run in Tampa, Brian Schaefer, the owner of skate park of Tampa, was there there too and he was stoked because it was my first time to Tampa, first time to the States and my first tattoo.

– Ryan Naidoo –

Ryan Naidoo Tattoo by Irish JamesIrish James / Sins of Style
Toilet paper. I just think it’s unique and different. Plus, I love taking shits; it’s always relaxing and peaceful, alone time for myself you know, haha!

Ryan Naidoo Africa Tattoo
Africa I got from my friend’s uncle who stays in Kensington. I call him Uncle Donnie. I got this tattoo because I’m a proud African. I’m not done with it, and still plan on adding something extra. I was born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa, so I’ll always be African.

– Marcel Maassen –

Marcel Maassen Tiger Style TattooRico / Wildfire Tattoos
Wu-Tang Tiger Style. I’ve been listening to Wu since I was in grade 4, so I’m still down with the Wu Gang and Gangsterism!

Marcel Maassen Hulk TattooRico / Wildfire Tattoos
The Hulk. I have two sides in life: I either want to fuck shit up and break everything when I get angry, or I have a smooth side where I help people out I guess. But everybody wants to be like Hulk sometimes and just run, jump and fuck shit up. Also, he’s my favourite Marvel character of course.

Marcel Maassen Cape Town for Life TattooRico / Wildfire Tattoos
CPT. I have fallen in love with this place. I told myself that if I can make it for a year I’d get a Cape Town tattoo. As much as I love it, I also hate it here, because it’s so easy to get drunk every night and you kind of have to say no sometimes and balance it out. Cape Town is just a damn rad vibe; all the homies, all the betties, the beach… It’s all good.

– Juan Smit –

Juan Smit Tattoo by Irish JamesHand poked by Irish James / Sins of Style
My Dad was a mechanic in the airforce for 25 years, and we share birthdays on 8 April.

Juan Smit Tattoo by Irish JamesHand poked by Irish James / Sins of Style
This is a World War II Shackolton Bomber. My brother and I used to play under one of them in a field on Ysterplaat Airforce Base.

Juan Smit Tattoo by Irish JamesHand poked by Irish James / Sins of Style
OJ design wheel with wings. A good friend of mine, Louis Taubert, has one, so I also got one. I guess you could say that skateboarding gave me a lot of freedom in my childhood.

Juan Smit Tattoo by Irish JamesHand poked by Irish James / Sins of Style
Streets Life! For the homies – Piet, Leon, Dewald, Jaakness and Craig.

– We miss you JP! –

JP du Preez KFD TattooTrevor Rogers / Dragonfire Tattoo

KDC AM STREET FINALS 2013

KDC Am Street Video Recap

The Kimberley Diamond Cup Am Street Finals took place on September 29, 2013.

Skaters in order of appearance: Yann Horowitz, Kanya Spani, Justus Kotze, Anthony De Mendonca, Ofentse Ramakanya, Adam Woolf, Martin Stoffberg, Jean Marc Johannes, Stefan Jacobs, Byron Rhoda, Wesley Schroeder, Ryan Naidoo, Pieter Retief, Khulu Dlamini, Alan Marola, Trae Rice, Warrick Delport, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Braxton Haine.

Filmed and edited by Chinner.

Song: “One Way” by Black Them Boots.

WSGP RIDER CUP TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR KDC

The WSGP/KDC Rider Cup Teams Skateboarding Championships features eight 4-man teams comprised of SA’s best skaters competing in a head-to-head jam format competition on Friday, 27 September at the KDC. Three teams qualified from each of the 3 Boogaloos Grand Slam Rider Cup Qualifiers in CPT, DBN, & JHB securing their spots in the Rider Cup Finals. Additional entries were chosen from a quite large range of video entries that were submitted via our website. Only four teams will advance via online video entry.

Here are the teams that qualified at Rider Cup (formerly All Cities) qualifiers at one of three Grand Slam stops:

RIDER CUP QUALIFIER

Woolf’s and Two Other Dudes (JHB)

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

1. Adam Woolf
2. David Woolf
3. Brandon Valjalo
4. Anthony De Mendonca

20SK8 (CPT)

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

1. Wesley Schroeder
2. Shuaib Philander
3. Ryan Naidoo
4. Tofeeq Raubenheimer

Scumbags (DBN)

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

1. Dlamini Dlamini
2. Khule Ngubane
3. Braxton Haine
4. Jean-Marc Johannes

VIDEO ENTRY QUALIFIERS

Plankie / Dope (CPT)

1. Kanya Spani
2. Joubert van Staden
3. Alan Morola
4. Dyllan Vaughn

Technique (CPT)

1. Warrick Delport
2. Uri Rubin
3. Dean Marais
4. Marcel van der Walt

G13 (PTA)

1. Kufie Kruger
2. Evan Binge
3. Stuart Walker
4. Ruben Els

Streets Crew (CPT)

1. Leon Bester
2. Jaun Smit
3. Pieter Retief
4. Craig Leak

KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP AM STREET

Below is the list of skaters that will be competing in the SA Amateur Street Competition at the Kimberley Diamond Cup. Competing skaters consist of eight skaters that won Wildcard entries from one of several Boogaloos Skate for Hope Tour competitions around the country and the KDC Choice list of SA’s best skaters. The KDC Am accommodates 24 skaters total, so only 5 skaters will advance from the open qualifiers in Kimberley.

Wildcard – The following skaters have already qualified to skate the KDC Am at a Skate for Hope Tour stop:
Khule Ngubane
Anthony de Mendonca
Trae Rice
Stuart Walker
Samuel Vider
Warrick Delport
Alan Marola
Evan Binge

KDC Choice – The following skaters do not have to skate the KDC qualifiers and are automatically entered into the KDC Am:
Jean Marc Johannes
Braxton Haine
Justus Kotze
Kanya Spani
Mitchell Rice
Simon Stipcich
Adam Woolf
Khulu Dlamini
Charyl Steyn
Wes Schroeder
Yann Horowitz

Only 5 skaters will advance from the open qualifiers at the KDC Am. Will you be one of them?

See you there!

CANAL WALK GRAND SLAM RECAP

The Boogaloos Grand Slam went down at Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town on 8th September welcoming thousands of spectators over the course of the day to watch Cape Town’s best skaters battle it out for an R50k total prize purse along with a spot in the Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC) Am and KDC All Cities contest.

Skaters in order of appearance: Justin Adonis, Grant McLaughlan, Ruan Saat, Tyler Kammies, Uri Rubin, Ryan Naidoo, Yaboi, Stefan Jacobs, Kippie, MJ Johnson, Enwin Gelant, Chris Walters, Alan Adams, Liam Loughnane, Justus Kotze, Jean Marc Johannes, Khulu Dlamini, Mitchell Rice, Alan Marola, Dlamini Dlamini, Gavin Moses Adams.

Filmed and edited by Matt Lesch

Tech Session 2013 Comp

The Tech Session Contest, hosted by Jean-marc Johannes at the Salesians Institute in Cape Town.

Supported by Red Bull, Globe, Africa Skate, Nixon and Revolution.

JEAN-MARC DOUBLE SET SESSION

Team rider Jean-Marc Johannes puts in a quick session at a double set during the making of The Unlikely Video. Jean-Marc rides for Revolution, Almost, Globe, Tensor, and Red Bull.

Filmed and edited by Grant Mclachlan.

RED BULL UNLOCKED RESULTS

Red Bull Unlocked

Congrats to Revolution, Almost, Globe, and Tensor team rider, Jean-Marc Johannes, who came third at the Red Bull Unlocked event on Saturday.

Red Bull Unlocked happened this past Saturday, and showcased some of South Africa’s best skateboarding. It took place at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Anyone who has skated there before knows how perfectly smooth that surface is and how good the spots are.

Final Results:
1st place – Gavin Moses Adams
2nd place – Dlamini Dlamini
3rd place – Jean-marc Johannes

Prize Money:
1st – R10 000
2nd – R3 000
3rd – R2 000
Vans Best Trick – R2 500

Photo courtesy of Red Bull

Photo courtesy of Red Bull

WINNER OF THE ALMOST UBER LIGHT

Almost Uber Light Some High Tech Shit Limited to 500 Worldwide, the Almost Uber Light is the world's most technically advanced skateboard, developed by Rodney Mullen. Enter the competition below to stand the chance to win one with R1200! Uber Light Carbon Foam Core the board within a board technology.

Congratulations to Katleho Exito Morajane for winning the Almost Uber Light skateboard deck competition!

The Almost “Uber Light” Deck is exclusively available from Revolution: revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/

Jean-marc Johannes tests out the new Almost “Uber Light” deck, the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world.

Limited to 500 worldwide.

Deck inside a Deck: This was developed by Rodney Mullen and C.L Composites. After experimenting with many different layups, they arrived at a method using an actual deck within a deck. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar, or a skeleton embodied by a standard 7-ply layup. It also vastly improved the lateral rigidity. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply, but its lighter and has a supernatural pop last lasts far longer than any normal deck.

Balance is at the very heart of design in anything that spins, flips or flies. By reducing weight and adding rigidity (particularly laterally), the deck reacts more quickly to every movement while flipping faster and more precise.

WIN AN ALMOST UBER LIGHT

Almost Uber Light Some High Tech Shit Limited to 500 Worldwide, the Almost Uber Light is the world's most technically advanced skateboard, developed by Rodney Mullen. Enter the competition below to stand the chance to win one with R1200! Uber Light Carbon Foam Core the board within a board technology.

How to enter the competition:
1. Sign up to the Revolution newsletter, either in the top left corner of this site, or on Revolution Online in the footer.
2. ‘Like’ Revolution On Facebook.
3. ‘Follow’ Revolution on Twitter.
4. Comment below with your favourite feature about the Almost Uber Light.

Easy. Good luck!

Competition closes on Sunday 4 August, and the winner will be announced on Monday 5 August.

The Almost “Uber Light” Deck is exclusively available from Revolution: revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/

Jean-marc Johannes tests out the new Almost “Uber Light” deck, the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world.

Limited to 500 worldwide.

Deck inside a Deck: This was developed by Rodney Mullen and C.L Composites. After experimenting with many different layups, they arrived at a method using an actual deck within a deck. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar, or a skeleton embodied by a standard 7-ply layup. It also vastly improved the lateral rigidity. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply, but its lighter and has a supernatural pop last lasts far longer than any normal deck.

Balance is at the very heart of design in anything that spins, flips or flies. By reducing weight and adding rigidity (particularly laterally), the deck reacts more quickly to every movement while flipping faster and more precise.

JEAN-MARC AT AMSTERDAMN AM

Almost Skateboards and Revolution team rider, Jean-Marc Johannes just got back from the Damn Am competition in Amsterdam; the Amsterdamn Am. We just want to say a huge well done to him. You made us proud. Check out some videos of the comp and of Jean-Marc above and below.

The Amsterdamn Am is Europe’s premiere amateur street skateboarding competition, held at Skatepark Amsterdam, this year from July 12 – 14. The top 12 qualifiers won entry to skate Tampa Am, and there was a prize purse of 10,000 Euros this year. Nassim Guammaz from The Netherlands won the contest and the golden ticket to the 2013 Tampa Am semi-finals. Congrats!

Final Results
1. Nassim Guammaz – NLD (Straight to Semi-Finals at Tampa Am 2013)
2. Jorge Simões – PRT (Straight to Semi-Finals at Tampa Am 2013)
3. Trevor Colden – USA
4. Youness Amrani – BEL
5. Adrien Bulard – FRA
6. Gaard Hvaara – NOR
7. Alec Majerus – USA
8. Axel Crysberghs – BEL
9. Hermann Stene – NOR
10. Lehi Leite – BRA
11. Robbin De Wit – NLD
12. Diego Cano – ESP

Independent Best Trick
1. Youness Amran – Feeble grind 360 flip out on the rail
2. Riso Tury – Heelflip noseslide nollie flip out on the rail
3. Rob Maatman – Nollie bigspin front board to fakie on the rail

Zumiez Destroyer Award
Fernando Bramsmark

GO SKATE CAPE GAME OF S.K.A.T.E RESULTS

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On Friday 21 June, International Go Skateboarding Day, Africa Skate hosted the Go Skate Cape Game of S.K.A.T.E at Salesians Institute in Cape Town. It was a pretty heated, although rainy, battle with Alan Adams and Jean-marc Johannes both on S.K.A.T., but Alan landed the Pressure Hardflip to clench the victory. Congrats Alan!

JEAN-MARC PARTY TRICK

This video was part of Jean-Marc’s “5 on Flat” video. He still isn’t sure what it is, so he has decided to call it the Party Trick.

What do you think it is?

REVOLUTION TRICK TIPS

Welcome to the second Revolution Trick Tips!

Jean-Marc shows us how to do Nollie Inward Heelflips…

Filmed and edited by: Andrew van der Walt

If you have any tricks you would like to learn, drop us an comment below! Our team riders are keen to teach what they know.

JEAN-MARC 5 ON FLAT VIDEO

Revolution, Almost and Globe team rider Jean-Marc Johannes getting technical.

Trick order:

1: Late Hardflip.
2: Nollie back foot impossible backside 180.
3. Nollie Late flip Pretzel.
4: 360 shuvit late varial flip.
5: Fakie front foot inward heelflip.

This is getting ridiculous.

SPILL THE BEANS WITH JEAN-MARC JOHANNES (PART 2

Jean-Marc-PORTRAIT

1. Skateboarding has obviously been your main focus. Do you have any other hobbies, passions or time wasters?

Well basically I skate everyday as much as I can and at night I make music. What some people might not know is that I am a guitarist in the band called “The Plague”, but it is more on the sideline or falls under a hobby. Check out the facebook page.

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2. You are known for your technical skateboarding. Do you feel pressured into getting more tech? Or do you have a more natural progression?

Ummm…to be honest I kind of place pressure on myself or set my own standards because I want to keep progressing everyday or learn new tricks all the time, I don’t want to limit myself to a hand full of tricks when there is so many tricks out there to get in the bag. I changed the way I go about sessions sometimes, I still go and hunt for spots to skate/film with my friends but there are days I would dedicate to a single trick and lock it down. Once that’s done it goes to routine in every session.

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3. What are your thoughts on publicity? I see you have been getting a lot of interviews on TV, radio, print media etc. Is it a bitch or bonus?

Ha ha yeah there’s been quite a few that been going down over the last year or so, but I am always stoked on it! It’s a good thing to know that some mainstream media are stoked on skateboarding.

4. I heard you are doing DAM AM again! Tell us a bit about the red lights, the coffee shops, the parties….or you can tell us about the comp?

Yes, I am competing again this year. Yeah man, Amsterdam is crazy, there are no rules and when I say rules I mean that literally anything goes. I did stumble upon the red light district but it was quite disturbing to be honest ha ha ha. When you grow up in place where that kinda thing is wrong you look at it differently I guess, but basically any story that you heard about Amsterdam that you though could not be true…its true. If the V&A waterfront in Cape Town was a city that had no rules and the sun only set at 11pm at night with countless clubs, bars and shop – that would be Amsterdam . I don’t know how many times me and my girlfriend nearly got run over by a bicycle over there. They don’t know nothing about a five point check ha ha.

The Contest itself was out of control though, I didn’t think in all my life I would be competing against riders like Youness Amrani. I managed to make the podium in best trick last year with a double bigspin flip down the big set, but Youness came straight after with a varial heel manual to back smith down the handrail and took 1st place. I really cant predict the level for this year, I’ve been training and working on runs in national comps since last year so God willing it brings good results in the near future.

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5. Please give us an update on which brands you are on now. Because I believe it is quite impressive!

I am currently riding for, Red Bull, Volcom Clothing , Almost Skateboards, Globe shoes, Nixon watches, Vonzipper S.A, Revolution ,GoPro and Virgin Active. It is honestly such an honor and privilege to be riding for and representing such amazing brands and to be interacting with the greatest, most professional people in the field. They have helped me in my skating career in so many ways. From the starting line to where we are now, they have been there every step of the way. I can’t thank them enough for everything.