The completely re-educated Jeremy Leabres has earned a place in to the PROfessional pantheon. Continue reading “Jeremy Leabres is Pro on Toy Machine”
1 Shake Junt Rider, 1 Minute or So, 1 Location. Ride or die! Here’s Spencer Hamilton.
By Clinton Theron
This holiday I spent a day in PE to visit the homies, so Part A was filmed in that one day. Part B is made up of countless kill sessions through the years at Kings Beach Plaza aka “The Bowl”, a spot that is no more, but will always be remembered and never replaced.
Gone Cruzin is an iPhone edit made up of afternoon city missions with the homies. The idea is that “we’re having fun so might as well film it”.
EVERYTHING at Revolution Cresta is 40% off!
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Attention all people who roll.
Open Streets Bree Street, Cape Town, is taking place on 18 January from 9am – 2pm.
It is open to everyone. Come hang out, walk, ride, roll, whatever… The aim is to promote Cape Town as an integrated city.
Open Streets are uniting all non-motorised ‘alternative’ sports/culture to conduct a mass movement on Bree street during Open Streets for the purpose of enjoying the space in whatever legal way we like. Some portable ramps will be facilitated for use on the day but the main emphasis is not only about the obstacles but rather to enjoy the car-free space through healthy recreation, creative expression and bringing together alternative but like minded individuals (so don’t be a stranger with one another and mutual respect is the name of the game).
This is an important event for us as an ‘alternative’ sports/culture to make our presence known to the public and particularly the City of Cape Town so that we may prove to them that these sports/activities can be recognised as something positive, impactful and constructive on youth, society and Cape Town as a whole.
Date: 18 January
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Place: Bree Street (Wale St. down to Riebeek St.)
P.S. Open Streets encourage participants to use the train, bus or their own non-motorised transport to get to Bree Street.
Further info please please go to www.openstreets.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legend photographer Glen E. Friedman talks about his My Rules show, currently on in London. Continue reading “Glen E. Friedman: My Rules”
Jimmy Carlin hit up the Transworld Skatepark to rip it up with a 12 pack.
Route One talks to Cliché’s Lucas Puig about his early days with Cliché, being part of one of the biggest videos this decade, changing shoe Continue reading “Lucas Puig: The Route One Interview”
You can bet that the new video, Gypsylife, from Cliché Skateboards is going to rip.
Our next full length video Gypsylife will be released next Spring!
Keep an eye out for Max Geronzi, Paul Hart, Kyron Davis & the rest of the team!
DStv and SABC News Craig Marias profiles Jean-marc Johannes about competing in Tampa AM and the growth of skateboarding in South Africa.
The best thing about skating is that it keeps us away from the streets and drugs. – Happy, 12, Skateistan South Africa student
Over 100 students already participate in Skateistan South Africa’s regular programming and this number is growing every week. They now need a space of their own for the kids to learn and play! You can help them fund the creation of a safe learning center and skatepark in central Johannesburg by making a donation.
Scheduled to open in mid-2015, Skateistan South Africa’s skate school will be a safe space for ages 5-25, with a focus on girls, migrants and vulnerable youth.
So far they’ve raised 58,275 USD during the Keep Skateistan Rolling campaign. With your help they can reach our goal of 60,000 USD and continue to provide safe spaces and quality programming to over 1200 youth each week.
Your investment in Skateistan allows them to ensure their skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa are safe, inspiring environments for our students, especially the skater girls.
Click HERE to make a donation.
A Safe Space for At-Risk Youth
You have to think bigger than the streets. Think bigger than where you come from. – Ayanda Mnyandu, Skateistan South Africa Operations Officer
In South Africa, children under the age of 18 make up 37% of the population. Youth face a range of issues such as urban poverty, health issues (particularly related to HIV), lack of employment opportunities, social/racial divisions, and gender-based violence. In our focus area of central Johannesburg, young people, especially those from low income and migrant backgrounds, face violence, drug abuse, poor quality education, and social isolation.
Located on 990m2 of donated land in central Johannesburg, the skate school will include a containerized education and training center, together with an outdoor skateboard plaza (concept pictured above). Programming will run six days per week, with a capacity to teach up to 700 children weekly.
The learning center will feature a classroom, study lab, office, and multi-purpose rooftop space. Beside it will be an outdoor skate plaza (the only one in central Johannesburg). The entire space will reflect the creativity, inspiration and new opportunities for the youth.
Watch our new “Safe Spaces” video to see what Skateistan youth think about having a safe space to skate and learn. In a neighborhood that includes both a rundown, low-income industrial area and the growing artistic community of Maboneng, the Skateistan South Africa skate school promises to be a transformative and exciting space for youth coming from all walks of life.
The long-term vision is for the skate school to become a training hub for youth to create and lead their own community projects in South Africa and the continent.
What Your Donation Can Do
Every bit counts. To give you an idea of just what your donation can do, here are some examples:
$10 – Emergency first-aid supplies for student injuries
$50 – Monthly internet connection for student exchange programs
$100 – Wood to repair our mini ramp in Johannesburg each year
In-kind sponsorship to reduce costs. If you area able to provide shipping containers in South Africa please contact us at email@example.com.
Greetings from the Dominican Republic. – Faith47
This piece is a collaboration between axelvoid and faith47, done in Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic.
It is titled ‘dialogo’.
The painting is a part of the artesano project currently taking place Continue reading “‘Dialogo’ Collab – Axelvoid and Faith47, Dominican Republic”
Everything is 25% off at Revolution Cresta until 11 January 2015!
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Take advantage while you can!
Wayward Cognitions is a new book featuring Continue reading “Ed Templeton’s “Wayward Cognitions” Insight Video”
JP’s raw footage from the Dope/Plankie Cannabeans video. Big smiles!
Watch the technical life of Darkstar and Tensor Trucks pro, Manolo Robles…
Verb Retro Roller cruisers are here!
Verb Retro Roller skateboards totally bring the heat! Whether you’re cruising to the beach, skating to school, Continue reading “Verb ‘Retro Roller’ Cruisers”
Over the month of December, Skateistan are hoping to raise $60 000 to help keep Skateistan rolling into next year. This is your chance to make a huge difference in the life of a child.
Why? It matters for kids to have safe places to play, especially those living in difficult circumstances or in a conflict situation. In places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa, the streets aren’t a safe place for children. We know the value of a warm meal and school supplies, but Skateistan’s programs provide all that and more. Children deserve more – they deserve a childhood. They deserve an escape from the realities and stresses of growing up in an extremely difficult setting.
Keep Skateistan Rolling!
Skateistan South Africa Footage: Wim Steytler (picturetree.co.za). All other footage courtesy of Skateistan.
Verb ELECTRO Roller Skateboards are All Thriller, No Filler! Whether you’re cruising for a boozing, skating to school, weaving through town, or meeting up with your homies, your Verb Electro Roller skateboard lights up as you roll, day and night. The most boardacious way of getting around.
Verb Electro Rollers come standard with PREMIUM Polycarbonate plastic decks and Verb ELECTRO LED Wheels that are motion powered, multi-coloured and light up when you ride, 24/7.
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Now available from Revolution and other fine skate stores.
The Verb x Adventure Time Bro-down boards have finally arrived!
Featuring Finn, Jake, Beemo, Bro Down, Whirl and DIY graphics. There are also some new completes.
Now available from www.revolutiononline.co.za, Revolution Woodstock, and soon other stores.
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Nick Merlino busts out three tricks for Thrasher’s Firing Line.
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:
Check out his part HERE, and then decide whether Brandon Westgate deserves to win.
Worst Pocket Cam ever? Worst Rap Battle that’s for sure. Pocket Cam #28 features: Leo Romero, Ryan Spencer, Aidan Campbell, Matt Bennett, Dakota Servold, Jeremy Leabres, Nick Merlino, Johnny Layton & David Reyes.
Thalente Biyela was once beaten, orphaned and addicted to heroin. Skateboarding helped save his life. Here’s the video. Read the story HERE.
This is the city we live in and explore. An extract on the Cape Town Scene. Skate city, focuses on a few of Cape Town’s skate residents and the relation they have with their city. This extract focuses on: Shuaib Philander- head of the 20sk8 crew; long time Hout Bay resident MJ Johnson and Andrew Nero Africa Skate’s founder. – Jono Kay
More local edits!
It’s time to support our European Dwindle riders! Ben and Flo are up for European SOTY, Flo is up for Short Clip of the year, and Max and Thaynan are up for Rookie of the year.
It’s that time of the year to vote for your favourite Dwindle rider, video, and team on TWSkate.com!
Don’t forget to vote and help spread the word on Instagram: #TWSAwards @transworldskate
Voting ends December 12 and winners will be announced at the 17th Annual TransWorld SKATE Continue reading “TWS Awards Reader’s Choice 2014 x Dwindle Distribution”
The Glen in Cape Town is not a road to be skated Continue reading “Kent Lingeveldt at The Glen”
Vote for Louie! Enjoi’s Louie Barletta is still shredding and skating harder, faster and more creatively than most.
Zoo York’s Brandon Westgate recently fractured a vertebrae, healed up, and then released this part. So good.
Skateboarding in Afghanistan – The idea sounds crazy, doesn’t it?
There are now over 750 skateboarders in Afghanistan – and nearly half of them are girls. How did this even happen? In a place where the female literacy rate is only 13%, Continue reading “The State of Skate – Skateistan in Afghanistan”
Thalente Biyela is killing it in America. His story is one of the “rags to riches” kinds, as skateboarding took him from the streets to much bigger things. Tony Hawk talks about how he first got in contact with Thalente. His story is Continue reading “Thalente Biyela on ESPN”
Justin Leslie front board slide.© Sam Clark
Jamie from Woodies Ramps talks about the new obstacles at Edgemead Skatepark in Cape Town, the history of park, self-funding it, and DIY in skateboarding.
Read the full article HERE.
Revolution stores will be running all of these Continue reading “More Revolution December Specials”
Nebula Skate are part of the Bright European Skate Awards 2015.
Go vote for them in the Skate-aid Charity of the Year Award category Continue reading “Vote for Nebula”
The Tum Yeto crew hit some really nice spots in episode 27 of Tum Yeto Pocket Cam.
Video & Edit by Mike Sinclair.
Caswell and Wieger talk about health, energy drinks, strip clubs and some other stuff with the RIDE Channel Weekend Buzz guys.
Filipe Ortiz shows some Southern Shine in the new Damn Sundays video from Blind Skateboards.
Manny Santiago kills handrails. Here’s a solid collection of some of the insane skating he’s done.
Jean-Marc Johannes OWNING at Stoner Plaza, with a 3 trick video filmed by Sewa Kroetkov.
Shake Junt get creative in the park for Thrasher’s Double Rock.
Welcome to the Shake Junt team…
Featuring Beagle, Herman, Ostrander, Romar, Neck, Zorilla, Nuge, Heyl, White, and Spanky.
What is this? What is life? This is super disturbing and also pretty funny.
Revolution stores will be running all of these Continue reading “Revolution December Specials”
Born and raised in the rough suburbs of Colombia, David González made it his mission to forge his own way of life the only way he knew how, through skateboarding. Currently residing in Long Beach, CA, and having spent most of the summer injured and homebound, Desillusion Magazine’s Pierre David stopped by the former SOTY’s home to gain an insight into David’s world.
Supported by Globe.
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2014 Skater of the Year Contender Profiles
Who do you think should win?
Sponsors: Almost, Nike, Venture, Swiss, Mob, Sml Wheels, Helas, Switch Skate Shop, Skullcandy
Home: Hasselt, Belgium
Sponsors: enjoi, Globe, Krux, NC boardshop, Bones Swiss, Pig, Mob
Home: San Jose, CA
Sponsors: Toy Machine, Dekline, Independent, AYC, Pig Wheels, Bones Swiss, Bro Style
Home: Long Beach, CA (via Flagler Beach, FL)
Sponsors: Skate Mental, Nike, Spitfire, Thunder, Mob, Skullcandy, Bones Swiss, Active
Home: LA, CA (via Virginia Beach)
Sponsors: Darkstar, Globe, Nixon, Red Bull, RDS, Bones, Arnette, Orion, Kicker, OC Ramps
Home: Huntington Beach, CA (via Vancouver, Canada)
See the rest and vote HERE.
Cliché Skateboards UK Tour 2014, full video, Where’s Cliché?. The team hit up Manchester and the North West, Nottingham, Ideal in Birmingham and London.
The Shake Junt crew have put together a solid edit of really good skateboarding. This is part one of Skate Tank by Shake Junt.
Tum Yeto Pocket Cam #26 feat. Dakota Servold, Blake Carpenter, Nick Merlino, Josh Harmony and more!
The Yeto bros warm up in Long Beach then head out into the street. Dakota filps his board Continue reading “Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 26”
Zack Wallin put out a really good video part for this Matix denim ad. Drainage ditches and DIY. Watch and see…
Looks like the new Shake Junt video, Skate Tank, is going to be awesome.
Nebula Youth is the core of Neblua, a youth development community-based skate organisation. This is their programme in Gugulethu, Cape Town, know for its high levels of crime, violence and gangsterism.
A rad new edit from the Bloemfontein skate scene.
Cairo took 24 tries to get his last trick for his enjoi Oververt part; Nollie flip down a double set.
Cairo Fosters time travels back to his part in The Reason, 1999, filmed by Ty Evans and Jon Holland. This was a good one.
Blind’s Kevin Romar owns some super good looking marble ledges in this Thrasher Firing Line.
The Revolution team skated the mini ramp in Sport Unlimited, Tokai, Cape Town.
Featuring: Justus Kotze, Clayton Petersen, Byron Rhoda, and friends.
Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch.
The Misfits – TV Casualty
Almost rider Youness Amrani in the latest Zumiez interview video.
Growing up in Belgium, what were your early influences in skateboarding?
I Continue reading “Youness Amrani: Almost x Zumiez”
Daewon Song, Cooper Wilt & Michael Sommer – Almost Famous Ep. 23
Daewon Song having fun in the South Bay & Almost Local Michael Sommer spends summer vacation jumping over trash cans in Oslo.
South African longboarding legend, Kent Lingeveldt, tests out the all new Killer Speed Co. Street Slayers Abec 7 Bearings.
He hit 90.9km/h. That is pretty damn fast.
Available from Revolution retail stores and www.revolutiononline.co.za.
Screenshot taken from Kent’s phone:
New and improved:
Ball bearings are lighter, harder, stronger and longer lasting.
Superior quality Continue reading “Kent Lingeveldt Tests Killer Street Slayers”
Get a free copy of the enjoi Oververt DVD when you order any full price enjoi deck from Revolution Online!
A reminder of why Andrew Reynolds is called The Boss.
This is an enjoi commercial for the artist Rob Mathieson.
The enjoi Carnival series is now available from Revolution stores and www.revolutiononline.co.za.
Dusters California sat down with John Van Hamersveld to talk about his early days as an artist in Southern California, his connection to surfing, and how he created the iconic Endless Summer Poster.
Rob Miceli skates an abandoned psych ward in New York.
“We hit up a few abandoned spots to make this project happen but the one place we Continue reading “Skating New York’s Abandoned Psych Ward”
Tony Hawk & Dave Carnie visit the Hendo Hover warehouse to ride the world’s first real hoverboard.
Who’s trick is better? You be the judge.
TJ – Bigspin front board fakie.
Kelvin – Full cab back tail.
From Red Bull’s annual Triple Set contest in Continue reading “You Be The Judge: TJ Rogers VS Kelvin Hoefler”
The BMXican, Jose Rojo, and Enjoi’s newest pro, Zack Wallin, go head to head with their skate nerd knowledge.
This new artwork reflects upon the dangerous passage taken by stowaways in their journey over the oceans to idealised promised lands.
Textured with scrawlings referenced from writings by stowaways found under bridges in port towns. – Faith47
Created during the outdoor festival in Roma.
A screening of the highly anticipated video from enjoi skateboards: Oververt.
Pull in and enjoy the enjoi magic.
Tonight! (Thursday 13 November)
Yours Truly, Kloof Street,
Woodies Ramps are building at Edgemead Skatepark in Cape Town again. Here are some photos of their progress. They’ve welcomed anyone who’s keen to get involved to go help out.
Here are a few more shots from Flo Mirtain’s “Home alone” part.
Mark Appleyard pays the remodeled Berrics a Continue reading “Bangin! Mark Appleyard”
Micky Papa does a super long line in effortless steez.
You can now get enjoi’s Oververt video from Continue reading “Enjoi’s Oververt Now on iTunes”
In March of 2014, Nevada City artist and skateboarder, Tahiti Perhson, traveled to South Africa for a solo art show where he connected with long time skateboarding friends.
Some skate eye candy by the creative genius that is Louie Barletta. Pure, fun, and damn good Continue reading “Louie Barletta “Oververt” part”
Behind the scenes of the enjoi 30 Pack video filmed at the Transworld Skatepark by Roger Bagley.
The entire enjoi team hits up the Transworld Skatepark for a 30 pack.
A short video showing some friends going on an adventure to skate California’s oldest skatepark up in the Sierra Mountains.
The infamous Burnside Skatepark in Portland turned 24 years old recently. It was close to being demolished, but luckily it pushed through, and is still there today. Happy Birthday Burnside!
enjoi getting weird and shredding hard in Spain.
26-year-old Ryan Decenzo doesn’t have time to take it easy. Since turning pro back in January 2010, he hasn’t once taken a break. The ripper from Vancouver, British Columbia spent his early days watching in awe as pro skaters like Mike Continue reading “Ryan Decenzo – Red Bull Perspective”
Cairo Foster’s part from Enjoi’s new Oververt video.
Pull in to the Cape Town screening next week to watch the full video!
David Gonzalez is back on his board after recovering from a broken ankle. He had two surgeries, tons of physical therapy, and spent eight months recovering. This is his first session Continue reading “Welcome Back David Gonzalez”