Pushing Forward Skate Documentary

Pushing Forward Skate Documentary

Pushing Forward: The Golden Age of Video Is Dead

Chapter One of the original skate documentary explores what it means to be a pro skater in 2014.

Pushing Forward explores whether the traditional skate video as we know it is dead or not, and whether they are still relevant. They go into the idea of solo video parts, premieres, hype and the future of skate videos.

Feautring Ryan Decenzo, and about whether the 2 years he spent filming for the Thrasher Double Down video part was really worth it. It also features Zered Bassett, who defends the significance of the skate team video. Also featuring Torey Pudwill, Felipe Gustavo, Wes Kremer, Joey Brezinski, Dane Burman, Ty Evans, Steve Berra, Erik Bragg and Chris Thiessen.

Red Bull Ledgends Photos

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

This past weekend, the Red Bull Ledgends competition took place at the Salesians Institute in Cape Town. Greg Maxwell was there to snap some photos of what went down.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Red Bull Ledgends. Photo by Greg Maxwell.

Oppikoppi Odyssey 2014

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis Gee

Oppikoppi 2014 by Louis Gee

Not just anyone can go to Oppikoppi. You have to REALLY love music to want to be there and endure the 3 days of dust and partying.

The line-up this year promised to create a few highlights in many people’s lives with headliners Aloe black, Editors and Wolf Mother.

It was great to see so many vibrant souls in the campsites and definite camaraderie between the newer Oppikoppi generation and the veterans. We all have something to learn from each other, whether it’s the fact that you’re too old to party that hard or too young to remember to shower and buy extra cigarettes.

I had the pleasure of seeing some of my favorite artists, namely Spoek Mathambo, Nomadic Orchestra, Sibot and Toyota, Mr. Sakitumi, Louie Lvnd, Lex la Foy and (new found appreciation for) CT legends Dookoom. With every stage hosting some great bands is was tough running between all the different gigs and trying fit everyone in.

Some fun Oppikoppi facts
1. It was their 20 year anniversary so you can only imagine how people celebrated and revelled in the dustathon.
2. The Red Bull stage was the biggest rave Limpopo has ever experienced.
3. DJ Bob played every night, and the most legendary set.
4. Dookoom Salute! Breakfast with these guys was something special, and camping next to Isaac Mutant was an education.
5. The showers in media where decent.
6. There was the one place we ate and it blew my mind. I’d go back to Oppikoppi next year just to eat there again.
7. Always take an extra multi plug for the media centre.
8. The Running of the Gods was participated in with enthusiasm, but
9. The naked race took the cake – brave souls of Mordor.
10. People didn’t shout Oppikoppi as much this year. In fact, there was a lot less shouting and way more listening in my opinion.
11. The Oppikoppi team work damn hard to make the festival incredible for you so say thank you!
12. It was a contest for the best branded buffs; MTV, MK and Red Bull vying for the spot.

Thanks to Revolution and Hilltop for having us. Still finding dust in my ears.
By DJMelitia

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VANS presents The Pit Party 2014

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Vans presents The Pit Party 2014. Following on from last years epic bowl contest, this year’s Vans invitational skate contest will be held in the bowl again.

This event is open to public spectators.

RIDERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Contest Rules:

All riders need to be at The Pit at 5pm to draw your heat numbers for round 1. You will have 2 hours to warm up. At 7.30pm we will start the contest. The heats will be 5 min jam sessions, with 3 guys in each heat. After round one, we will take the 9 top scoring guys into into the semi finals, where the same 5 min rules apply per 3 man heats. The finals will be the top 3 scoring guys from the semi finals, this final will be a 7min heat.

Riders will be judged for: Style, Consistency, Use of Bowl and Difficulty

Prize Money up for grabs:

1st: R7000
2nd: R2000
3rd: R1000

Red Bull Highest Wallride.

There will be loads of Vans promo stuff!

Red Bull will be providing energy for all the skaters and spectators throughout the evening.

Poster artwork by Ian Jepson.

NO UNDER 18’s.

The organisations involved are not liable for any damage to person or property on this evening.

2 August 2014
The Pit, 133 Bree Street, Cape Town

Facebook Event Link

Joey Brezinski – Cinco De SuedeO

Joey Brezinski and crew hid 5 Puma backpacks filled with pairs of Puma shoes, Andale Bearings, AWSM Brand belt, Footprint Insoles, a Red Bull and a Cliché Skateboard deck.

KENT LINGEVELDT FIRST INTERNATIONAL KRYPTONICS RIDER

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Highly respected South African skateboarder/longboarder, Kent Lingeveldt, has been named Kryptonics First International Brand Ambassador. Lingeveldt, 33, is a skateboarder, photographer and the owner of Cape Town skateboard company, Alpha Longboards. Kent started as a street skater, at the age of 14. In 1999, he entered the world of downhill longboard racing, taking part in the first Red Bull Downhill Extreme in Cape Town down the infamous “Glen Road”. From 2004 to 2006, he competed at races in Europe and South America and in 2009. He returned to racing in 2011, after a two-year break and still races locally and abroad when the time allows.

Kent regularly does informal work with local kids in and around the poorer communities in Cape Town and together with an older generation of longboarders he works to nurture skateboarding as a life-skill for kids that opens up their minds to a world of an extended skate family worldwide.

Kent started Alpha Longboards in 2001 and in the past 12 years, has handmade over 500 boards. His boards are ridden across the world in 13 countries on five continents. He has collaborated with artists Atang Tshikare, Toni Stuart, Khaya Witbooi, Nardstar, Rico Swanepoel, Motel7 and Mr. Fuzzy Slippers to create Alpha art boards. His Local Legends series honours South African greats such as Nelson Mandela and in April 2012, he met Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and presented him with his own Tutu Alpha art board. He regularly exhibits the Alpha Longboards art boards in his home of South Africa as well as in Germany.

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Lingeveldt has been involved as a test rider for the new Kryptonics Star Trac wheels over the last few months, putting the wheels through their paces on the varied terrain of South Africa.

In addition to representing Kryptonics Star Trac Wheels at skateboarding events, Kent will also be promoting the brand through social media and self-produced skateboarding videos.

In announcing Lingeveldt’s joining the ambassador program, Kryptonics Wheels Brand Director Steve Douglas commented, “We are stoked to have a skater of Kent’s abilities, and just as importantly his involvement with South African youth, representing Kryptonics Wheels”.

Tell us a bit about where you live.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa, born and bred. It’s a port city at the southernmost tip of Africa. Because it’s a port city, Cape Town is quite diverse and cosmopolitan with many different nationalities and cultures making it a rad melting pot of people.

When did you start skateboarding?

I started skating in 1994, the same year South Africa became a democracy.

Did you play other sports as kid?

I come from a very sporty family and my Father played professional and national soccer in his prime, but I could never get the hang of playing the game, and ended up doing cross-country running at school.

Kent on Podium at Hot HeelsKent on the podium at Hot Heels

When you started skating, was it on a longboard? Or did you skate street or vert to begin with?

I started skating street. Where I grew up and spent most of my time in the city centre was very urban, and a perfect playground for street skating. I remember street skating being one of the most racially integrated pastimes at the time, especially for the times and changes our country was going through, from Apartheid to a democracy.

What attracted you to longboarding?

The need to go faster downhill. My first two years of downhill racing was on the widest street decks I could find at the time. So I knew the bigger the board the better for downhill skating. Also in 1994 when I started skating, we lived on a hill, and I got shown how to slide by a guy called Wayne Moses who lived on the same hill, and sliding was so much easier on a longboard when going fast.

When did you start racing?

I started racing in 1999 at the inaugural Red Bull Downhill Extreme down Klooofnek Road/The Glen in Cape Town. Between 1999 and I think 2002 we only had that race each year and we would have international riders from America, Europe, South America and Australia come to compete. In 2004 I made my first trip abroad to race in Europe and then in following years South America and Australia.

What do enjoy about racing?

The coming together of the community to hang out, go fast, and inspire each other to do better. With the boom in the downhill racing equipment industry, racing is also a way to keep abreast of what’s new and out there and what’s doing good and what’s not.

How did Alpha Longboards come about?

Alpha Longboards started out in 2000/2001 out of a realization that I need a longer deck than my street deck to go faster down hills. Coming from a family with not too much extra cash to import a European or American brand back then, I just got a piece of commercial ply from a hardware store and cut out my first longboard. Mates saw the boards I was cutting out and shaping and started buying them from me, and BOOM, I was a small board shaping company.

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What was your inspiration for the Desmond Tutu and Ghandi decks?

They form part of a stencil-art series of boards called the LOCAL LEGENDS series. Images include that of Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi, Miriam Makeba, and Imam Haron. It’s intention is to inspire South Africans to pay homage and be inspired by our own local legends rather than heroes outside our borders. Especially the youth. Also to make them aware of these heroes of our country that maybe our school textbooks do not teach them about.

It must have been very cool to meet Desmond Tutu, can you share that experience with us?

I am also a documentary photographer and a friend of mine is making a documentary on a young anti-apartheid activist who was killed in the late 1980’s by the police for his work. Ashley Kriel’s funeral was the first political funeral Desmond Tutu officiated as the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Cape Town, so we interviewed him about the funeral for the documentary. And I thought here is my chance to give him a deck with his image on it and possibly have him sign one for me. He loved it and has his own deck hung up on his office wall.

We’ve heard that you do quite a bit of work with the underprivileged kids in your area. What kind of programs/activities are involved?

I studied Child and Youth Development in the early 2000’s and also worked in childrens’ homes while studying, but stopped because it took too much time away from skateboarding. So I have always had a want to work with kids, mainly because many of them come from similar home backgrounds as myself and therefore it was awesome for them to chat to someone who can relate. Currently I have a group of kids in the area where my Alpha Longboards workshop is in that get support from me with skate gear and I also work with them in showing them the life skill that is skateboarding. The ability to get up and try again when you down. It’s a very informal arrangement, which I prefer, because it also allows me to be myself and not force myself to be somewhere when I do not actually want to.

You’re also a photographer, how did you get into that, and how long have you been shooting?

I bought my first camera when I was 17, straight out of high school. It was an old Russian camera called a Zenith and it had the insignia from the 1980 Olympics. I had to buy it because I was born in 1980! As a skateboarder, we see the world differently from non-skaters, and it was the ‘other side” that I wanted to capture and show the world. Also documenting my close skate crew from back then got me to shooting lots back then.

How’s the South African longboard and racing scene?

It is growing really fast. The amount of groms at races and sliding events sometimes overwhelms me and definitely shows that there are no signs of slowing down. Everyone is fast too, so this makes for tight competition at races between all ages. I am hoping to see some more local product manufacturers come out of South Africa in the near future.

Kent with HelmetPhoto: Zwelibanze Sitole

You recently placed third in the Master’s Class at this year’s Hot Heels event. What was your setup? How did the Kryptonics wheels perform?

Yeah, the old man’s class, lol. I was riding an Alpha Longboards topmount racing deck with Navigator precision trucks and the 75mm 78a red Star Tracs. Their acceleration was awesome and they maintained a good rolling speed. They were definitely up to challenge the other wheels out there right now, I should just become a better race, haha. Where they really impressed me was the grip. The sharpish edge really bit and gripped when I needed them to and this really gave me the confidence to go as fast as I could around corners.

You’ve been riding the new Kryptos for a couple of months now, can you share your thoughts on the wheels?

Each duro performs exactly as one would expect from a 78a, 82a and a 86a wheel. I am the kind of skater who looks for any excuse to put a wheel sideways and what’s really stood out for me was how long they last and keep their shape. I do lots of sliding and still on my first set of green 70mm from three or so months ago, and they probably only down to 60mm. Because I also like to hook into my slides at speeds, I enjoy a wheel that’s not uncontrollable and that whips back from a slide when I lift my weight off it, and this is where I enjoy skating the new Star Tracs. Their minimal sidewall movement means that they keep their shape nicely and acceleration out of corners are really top. I am really looking forward to a full year of racing and free riding on them next year to gauge their consistency throughout the year.

How does it feel to be Kryptonics Wheels first international Ambassador?

I am still just a kid stoked to be riding a wheel that can tell you the story of his journey on a longboard man! I have been skating Kryptonics since 2000 when racers like Eric Lee, George Orton and Waldo Autry came over to race the Red Bull Downhill Extreme and gave us locals some Kryptonics Classics, 70mm and 76mm to race with when they saw the sketchy wheels we were riding. It feels like a childhood dream to be part of something that has shaped skateboarding since its formative years. Guys could not believe that I was still racing with Kryptonics Classics three years ago. I was at Newton’s Playground in Australia for the World Championships in 2009 and some grom came up to me and asked what new wheel on the market I was skating, referring to the Kryptos I was skating.

Did you know much about the heritage of Kryptonics Wheels before becoming an Ambassador?

A little bit chatting to the riders from America who came to race in Cape Town in the early 2000’s. The information and images on the Star Tracs Facebook page has been amazing in really letting me know what I am actually part of. It really blows me away.

What’s 2014 look like for you?

I am lucky enough at this point of my skateboarding to be picking up fresh sponsors and this really makes committing more time to skating easier as I love fully representing brands I am connected to. So because of this, I would really want to see how much travelling I can do internationally for racing, which will in turn also mean loads more freeriding with downhill family members around the globe. Also this year was spent establishing relationships with the group of kids I mentor through skateboarding and really want to work with them in getting them race ready and competing. So all in all, skating, shaping boards, and taking pics along the way to get people glimpse into our world.

The new line of Kryptonics Star Trac Wheels will be available soon from a Revolution store near you.

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WIPEOUT WEDNESDAYS

Can you even imagine how scary that must be. Maya Gabeira, a surfer from Rio de Janeiro, took what is one of the biggest waves ever ridden and documented by a human being, at Praia do Norte in Nazaré. The wave knocked her unconscious and held her under for a long time, before she got slammed by more walls of white water. She is fine now though, but broke her ankle.

RED BULL CURATES CANVAS COOLER

Red Bull curated Canvas Cooler

13 September 2013 6:00 PM, 61 Harrington Street. Cape Town

Celebrating some of the most innovative contemporary artists in Cape Town as they turn their eye-catching designs into canvas-wrapped Red Bull coolers. The work will be showcased at The Assembly on Friday September 13, 2013 from 6pm.

Artists participating:

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Read more about the event and RSVP here: http://www.redbull.com/za/en/events/1331609592428/red-bull-curates-canvas-cooler

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

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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

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GO SKATE DAY SOUTH AFRICA RESULTS AND PHOTOS

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Recap from the day:

Hotdogs, wall ride contest, Ryder Nel’s rocking tunes from the Red Bull truck, skate photo exhibition, tons of product, product tosses, Maboneng kids screen printing workshop, Jet Black Camaro melting faces, and good times!

Verb Radical Wall Ride:

Evan Binge – Highest Wall ride.
T – Kay – Raddest trick on the Wall ride: Wall ride to flat.

Revolution Grind box shred:

Mitchell Rice – Nollie flip krooks ( The whole thing and at speed ).
Stuart Walker

Baseline contest:

Justin Biddle – Highest ollie – 900 mm ( WR – 1143 mm ).
Jonathan Pinkhard – Highest Hippie jump – 1,3 m
Stuart Walker – Longest ollie – 4,1m

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INTERNATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY

International Go Skateboarding Day

If you’re in Gauteng this weekend, this is something that you don’t want to miss!

International Go Skateboarding Day happens this time every year, and is the best reason to drop whatever you’re doing and go skate.

So, on Saturday, get yourself down to Maboneng for good times, free hot dogs, best trick comp, photo and board exhibition, and jams from DJ Django and Jet Black Camaro.

Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/events/540876322637700/

TECH SESSION PHOTOS

Last weekend at Salesians was the Tech Sessions competition in partnership with Woodies Ramps, Red Bull, Revolution, Almost and Globe. There were 60 skateboarders of all ages that competed in the divisions as well as a good support crowd that came along to watch the comp.
Jean Marc hosted the event and forced the skaters to really push themselves. The skaters were expected to do a 3 – 4 skate run using the ramps and obstacles in the course. Jamie from Woodies Ramps also did a great job at making some additions to the set up at the park. Well done to all the skaters that competed!

Thanks to Nebula for the write up and photos. Have a look at their site for more pictures over here.

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JEAN-MARC ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

Redbull recently featured Jean-Marc Johanness on their website where he took his search for the best gap to a whole new level. See pictures below of him landing a gap 10 metres in the air with Cape Town’s Table Mountain as the backdrop.

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5. JM flipping the container gap