Globe EU Trippin: Southbank Demo

Globe South Bank

Chris Haslam, Paul Hart, Louie Barletta, Rodney Mullen and the rest the Globe team are trippin balls over in Europe right now. Here’s some video coverage compliments of Route One of their demo at London’s SouthBank.

Vote for Thrasher’s 2014 SOTY

Vote for Thrasher's 2014 SOTY

2014 Skater of the Year Contender Profiles

Who do you think should win?

Youness Amrani

Youness Amrani
Age: 23
Sponsors: Almost, Nike, Venture, Swiss, Mob, Sml Wheels, Helas, Switch Skate Shop, Skullcandy
Home: Hasselt, Belgium

Louie Barletta

Louie Barletta
Age: 40-ish
Sponsors: enjoi, Globe, Krux, NC boardshop, Bones Swiss, Pig, Mob
Home: San Jose, CA

Blake Carpenter

Blake Carpenter
Age: 22
Sponsors: Toy Machine, Dekline, Independent, AYC, Pig Wheels, Bones Swiss, Bro Style
Home: Long Beach, CA (via Flagler Beach, FL)

Trevor Colden

Trevor Colden
Age: 20
Sponsors: Skate Mental, Nike, Spitfire, Thunder, Mob, Skullcandy, Bones Swiss, Active
Home: LA, CA (via Virginia Beach)

Ryan Decenzo

Ryan Decenzo
Age: 28
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.

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.

Skate Nerd: Dwindle vs Globe

TransWorld Skateboarding invited the Dwindle crew to their Skate Nerd Studio where they put Cliché and enjoi team riders against Globe team riders. Louie Barletta, Ryan Decenzo and Mark Appleyard vs. Daniel Espinoza, Pete Eldridge, and Jimmy Carlin.

NYJAH HUSTON WINS KDC PRO STREET

Nyjah Huston Wins Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Skateboarding World Championships

Nyjah Huston wins the Street Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup World Championship of Skateboarding in Kimberley, South Africa. Trick highlights from Nyjah include: Backside 270 Lipslide and Backside 270 Noseblunt Slide, Nollie Heelflip Backside Lipslide and Switch Frontside Bluntslide down the 4-block handrail.

Felipe Gustavo switch bs tailslide and Nyjah Huston flip fs board

Nyjah Huston
1st: Nyjah Huston
Age: 18
From: Huntington Beach, CA

Felipe Gustavo
2nd: Felipe Gustavo
Age: 22
From: Brazil

Louie Lopez
3rd: Louie Lopez
Age: 18
From: Hawthorne CA

Manny Santiago
4th: Manny Santiago
Age: 28
From: Lowell MA


5th: Alec Majerus
Age: 18
From: Rochester MN

Trevor Colden
6th: Trevor Colden
Age: 19
From: Virginia Beach VA


7th: Matt Berger
Age: 19
From: BC Canada

Ryan Decenzo
8th: Ryan Decenzo
Age: 27
From: Vancouver B.C. Canada


9th: Micky Papa
Age: 23
From: Vancouver BC


10th: Evan Smith
Age: 22
From: Orlando FL


11th: Yuri Facchini
Age: 17
From: Parana Brazil


12th: Tommy Fynn
Age: 24
From: Brisbane Australia

Images courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

KDC NORTHERN CAPE ADAM DYET AND RYAN DECENZO PRO TOUR

The Boogaloos, NCTA, and DSAC crew traveled the Northern Cape with pro skaters Ryan Decenzo and Adam Dyet doing skateboarding clinics, demonstrations, and skateboard giveaways and spreading African skateboarding. Thanks to to Kumba Iron Ore, Northern Cape Tourism, Northern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Boogaloos, and Ryan Decenzo and Adam Dyet for making this trip possible!

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

Photo courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com

Other useful Kimberley Diamond Cup Links

Kimberley Diamond Cup Tickets

Events Schedule

Camping and accomodation

Saturday Night Concert

Cape Town Bus

DECENZO AND DYET SKATE FOR HOPE

Top professional skateboarders Ryan Decenzo and Adam Dyet will be joining the Skateboarding for Hope Tour in the Northern Cape Province in the lead-up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American. The world championship skateboarding event will take place in the capital city of Kimberley from 27-29 September and the best skateboarders in the world are expected to battle it out for the vert and street titles as well as a share in the price purse of more than R5 million.

These two skaters will be joining the community outreach initiative to take part in skateboarding clinics and demonstrations in Kathu, Kuruman and Kimberley. The activations form part of the joint initiative between the Northern Cape provincial government and Kumba Iron Ore to introduce novice skateboarders in impoverished communities to the joy of skateboarding.

This will be Decenzo’s second trip to South Africa after he narrowly missed out on the world championship title in Kimberley last year. He recently took the first place at the Kia World Games hosted in China in June. Dyet was a bronze medallist at the X Games and will be a first-time visitor to the country.

According to Tim McFerran of World Skateboarding Grand Prix, it is very exciting to have such accomplished skateboarders joining a part of the road show. “They are amazingly talented skateboarders and it is a fantastic opportunity for youngsters in the Northern Cape to learn basic skateboarding skills from the best in the world. I am confident that Ryan and Adam will show off all their tricks during the demonstrations and that this will further inspire a new generation of skateboarders throughout the province. Skateboarding enthusiasts will also be able to get a sneak preview of what can be expected during the three days of non-stop skateboarding action at the Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley next weekend,” mentions McFerran.

The Skateboarding for Hope Tour stops include:
– Postmasburg town hall – 20 September from 11h00 – 15h00
– Kalahari Country Club, Kathu – 21 September from 10h00 – 11h00
– Kuruman Skate Park – 22 September from 12h00
– Green Point Township, Kimberley – 24 September
– Kumba Skate Plaza, Kimberley – 25 September at 15h00

Yvonne Mfolo, executive head of public affairs at Kumba Iron Ore is proud of the company’s association with the Skateboarding for Hope initiative through their support of the Kimberley Diamond Cup. “As a company we seek to support projects and initiatives that make a real difference in the communities in which we operate. As part of our robust community engagement and development programme we run throughout the Northern Cape, the Kimberly Diamond Cup and the Skateboarding for Hope initiative are aligned with this philosophy. We are proud of the value it has provided to communities throughout the Northern Cape, especially the impact it has had in promoting a positive lifestyle to the youth of the province.

PRO STREET SKATERS ANNOUNCED FOR KIMBERLEY DIAMOND CUP

With a High Adrenaline Head-to-Head Jam Format, Pros Get Ready to Battle for World Championship Title and $100,000 First Place Prize

(Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2013) – The street lineup for the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore was announced today. The best pro street skaters from around the world will battle it out in Kimberley, South Africa Sept. 27-29 for a world championship title and their share of a $500,000 prize purse, the largest single event prize purse in skateboarding. The winner of the Street Championships will receive a $100,000 cash prize.

The 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup pro street competitors include:

Youness Amrani
Mike Anderson
Curren Caples
Lucas Carvalho
Danny Cerezini
Trevor Colden
Jack Curtain
Ryan Decenzo
Adam Dyet
Tommy Fynn
Felipe Gustavo
James Hardy
Wes Kremer
Rodrigo Leal
Louie Lopez
Greg Lutzka
Alec Majerus
Alexandre Massotti
Nick Merlino
Silas Baxter Neal
Manny Santiago
Evan Smith
Rodrigo TX

This roster is insane,” said Pro Skater Greg Lutzka. “To bring all these guys together in South Africa, with a world championship title and a huge prize purse, it’s gonna be an intense contest. The head-to-head jam format means lots of action, and lots of crazy tricks are gonna get thrown. This is one contest where I almost wish I could just watch because I know it’s going to be insane. But that $100,000 prize is way too big to pass up, so I’ll definitely be hitting it hard and going all out.

The Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Championships will take place in the Kumba Skate Plaza on a custom designed street course designed by California Skateparks, the global leader in skatepark design. The contest will be broadcast live in South Africa, and then around the world in 173 countries and 367 million homes.

To see such a diverse group of skaters represented at a single event is pretty remarkable,” said Ryan Clements of CA PROductions, part of the event management team and one of the announcers of the Kimberley Diamond Cup. “The contest will be using a head-to head jam format, which is a great way to get the skaters to push their limits and literally battle it out, giving everything they’ve got. It’s going to be an incredible contest to watch with nonstop shredding from beginning to end. This is a huge prize in the skateboarding world, with $100,000 cash up for grabs, the skating is going to be insane. And to get to do it all in South Africa is just incredible. I can’t wait to see how it all goes down!

The buildup to the Kimberley Diamond Cup will include two pro tours consisting of some of the top pros in the industry. One pro tour will start in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg and each tour will work its way to Kimberley, with the pros giving skate clinics, demos, autograph signings and building excitement for the world championships in the small townships along the way.

Kimberley Diamond Cup replaces the Maloof Money Cup world championships, which ended its run in South Africa last year. The new event, a partnership between the Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix, and Kumba Iron Ore, was named in homage to the host city’s history as the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine and its distinction as “The Diamond City.”

South Africa has experienced a skateboarding movement over the last few years and the Kimberley Diamond Cup is the most highly anticipated event of the year,” said John Block, MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism. “This year’s contest has the largest number of skaters and the biggest names of any skate event we’ve ever hosted. The hotels in Kimberley are already at capacity and the anticipation is growing every day. Luckily fans won’t have to wait much longer. We’re excited to host this incredible event and see history made.

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