All the details you need to know about the upcoming Nebula Game of SK8 competitions coming up. Check out Byron Rhoda killing in the video.
Team rider Jean-marc Johannes skates what might just be the most beautiful bowl Continue reading “Jean-Marc Johannes in Nikon Feature”
Check out Trae Rice eating sand hard in this Hall of Meat video on Thrasher Magazine’s Instagram.
South Africa celebrates Heritage day this coming week. A day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.
At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.
For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.
So join us this #promenademondays as we pay tribute and celebrate our Skate Heritage.
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
Presented by: #PromenadeMondays
Queens Beach, Sea Point, Cape Town
In Association with:
VANS Store Cape Town
Kingdom Longboards SA
RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.
Video recap from Skateboarding for Hope at Boogaloos Stoneridge Skatepark that went down Continue reading “Skateboarding for Hope at Boogaloos Stoneridge”
A few lines of Justus Kotze and buddy Wynand at a private bowl.
The Howl Brothers did it again, HAHAHAHA. 4 min Long edit of a bunch of good times, skating and random moments caught on Continue reading “Justus Kotze Blackberry Clips”
Revolution and Technique Wheel Co. team rider Trae Rice and Technique’s Martin Stoffberg recently went to Durban for the weekend, skated some spots and hung out and skated with homies Khule Ngubane, Dlamini Dlamini and George van Blerk.
Filmed and Edited by A95Productions
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.
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.
1. Tyler Kammies – R1800 + R800 Boogaloos voucher
2. Jeremy Stone – R1500 + R500 Boogaloos Voucher
3. Edwin Gellant – R1000 + R300 Boogaloos voucher
1. Khule Ngubane – R12000
2. Shuaib Philander (Wildcard)- R5000
3. Kyle Trusky – R3000
1. 4 Staxx – R10000
2. Little Rascals
Alan Adams – Kickflip Backside Overcrooks down the A-Frame rail – R3000
World Skateboarding GP was invited by the Northern Cape Tourism Association to Johannesburg to skate on SABC’s Morning Live show, to celebrate the launch of Northern Cape World Tourism Month. Check out Anthony de Mendonca, Adam Woolf and some other skaters shredding on a narrow ramp/rail setup outside Arts on Main in Maboneng.
The new AV Skateboarding video is out, AV23. Check out team rider Trae Rice’s nosepick on the on the YBF vert wall on the cover, captured by Jansen Van Staden.
Make sure to catch the screenings if you can!
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.
Revolution Online is running a new blowout special on Zoo York and Blast! decks, completes and cruisers!
Zoo York Decks for R315. Were R450.
Blast! Decks for R385. Were R550.
Zoo York Completes for R500. Were R700.
Blast! Cruisers for R700. Were R1000.
The third Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam contest of 2014 took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The stadium was perfect for Continue reading “KDC Durban Grand Slam Photos”
The annual Baseline Battle of the Benches took a bit of a different spin this year with a World Cup Continue reading “Battle of the Benches 2014”
It’s time again for another Revolution Warehouse Continue reading “Revolution Warehouse Sample Sale”
New KFD completes, decks and wheels just arrived, and will soon be available at a Revolution store near you, but in the meantime, you can order them from Revolution Online now! Continue reading “KFD Summer 2014”
Another local edit from the guys in King’s Beach Skateboarding, street skating PE. It’s always rad to see local crews releasing video edits.
Filmed & edited by Rieyaad Saban with the Go Pro Hero.
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!
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:
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
Style like this doesn’t come around too often. Flo Mirtain has it all: tech, gnar, rad looking spots, smooth lines, solid trick selection… Everything. Holding it down for Lyon, France, Flo hit the streets of Europe hard for this awesome part to Continue reading “Flo Mirtain DVS x Cliche Collab part”
SA ripper Yann Horowitz cruises around with the RVCA crew in Belgium. Featuring Julian Davidson, Jeremy Leabres, Charles Collet, Remy Taveira, Octavio Barrera and of course, Yann. Such a nice edit.
Local Capetonian, Yann Horowitz, was in Europe with RVCA recently, spreading some solid skating and good times. Big ups Yann!
The W.A.S.T.E.D crew shredding in Joburg. More local edits!
Dlamini Dlamini, Evan Binge, Kanya Spani, Continue reading “KDC Packing The Heat Tour”
The new full part from Justus Kotze, filmed in and around Cape Town, South Africa.
Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch.
Additional filming by Andrew van der Walt.
“Intro Song” – Black Lung
“No Demons” – Bass Drums of Death
“Are You Ready for the Country” – Neil Young
Titles by Justus Kotze
Intro animation by Andrew van der Walt
Some photos from the Skate For Hope contest that took place on Monday. All photos taken by Grant McLachlan.
Students in Soweto protested on the 16th of june in 1976 as a reaction to laws Continue reading “Skate For Hope Soweto Photos”
The trailer for Ryan Decenzo’s new Double Down Continue reading “Ryan Decenzo’s “Double Down” Trailer”
Buck Tour 2014 – Presented by Volcom South Africa in Association with NSA & OSP
It’s almost time for the yearly F#*k the Buck Skate tour to Skatelab, George! The tour is the longest running skate contest in South Africa. This is the 14th one!
This time around there will be a 7th stop added as part of the Kimberley Diamond Cup campaign.
A R6000 prize purse and loads of product giveaways by Volcom are up for grabs.
The winner gets an AM division Wildcard entry to the Kimberley Diamond Cup.
See you there!
10am: Skate 4 Hope Clinic
11:30am: Warm Ups
12pm: Competition Registration
1pm: Competition Starts
3pm: Best Trick Competition
3:30pm: Free Skate
4pm: Prize Giving
Thalente Biyela was a well known skateboarder in the South African skate community despite being Continue reading “I Am Thalente – Push On”
A final edit of outtakes and extra footage from the Thrasher crew’s recent trip to South Africa. So rad.
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
Cape Town was the last spot the Thrasher crew hit while they were on their SA tour recently. Check out the footage!
Out of the Valley and right into an epic backyard pool. Raney, Raven, Ronnie, Cory, and Grant ripped this gem. Durban’s Dave de Witt has a sweet little section too!
The Thrasher crew destroyed some ditches while they were in South Africa. Here’s proof.
Featuring Revolution and Verb team rider Simon Stipcich, and Mike Sparrow, Eddie Galassi, Suhail Continue reading “EMBO: Durban Street Skating”
Enjoi’s Jimmy Carlin goes head to head with Chinese food.
Daewon celebrates Almost’s 10 year anniversary by taking us back to the hood with Rodney. We Continue reading “Almost Famous Ep. 10”
Kevin Romar’s video for his new deck on Blind Skateboards. Damn!
Cape Town Tensor team rider Jean-Marc Johannes in the most recent Tensor MagLight edit. The lightest trucks on earth!
Filmed by: Matthew Lesch
Team rider Jean-Marc Johannes smashes out a bunch of trickery at a skatepark on the West Coast…
1966: Claude Jutra creates The Devil’s Toy, one of the first skate films.
2014: 14 directors around the world re-imagine this seminal film.
The Devil’s Toy Continue reading “The Devil’s Toy Redux”
Click the flyer above to watch the edit!
The video features Revolution team riders Justus Kotze (First place in Time Trials), Andrew Nero, Juan Continue reading “Superbowl Saturday”
Banks, rails, gaps, transfers, and vert! TJ Rogers does it all in the latest Blind Skateboards Continue reading “TJ Rogers – Blind Damn Sundays”
An amazing new full length part from Filipe Ortiz and Tropicalients.
Dakota Servold nails some hammers for Continue reading “Foundation Skateboards: Dakota Servold”
A Tensor Trucks rider montage video, featuring Continue reading “Tensor Scales Rider Montage”
Levi’s Skateboarding is back with a new collection and a rad new video.
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!
Shake Junt’s Stevie Perez has a fun session at a DIY spot. So much style and a deep bag of tricks.
Daewon Song & Manny Tranny Tricks – Almost Famous Ep 8
In this episode, the Instagram #MannyTranny Trick contest winner is announced on another mixed bag of fun and crazy skating including Daewon Song, CJ Tambornino, Chris Haslam, Lem Villemin and more Manny Tranny Tricks than you’ve ever seen before all on Almost Famous Ep 8.
A new 20sk8 edit, featuring Revolution team riders Ryan Naidoo and Tyler Kammies, and Shuaib Philander, Wesley Schroeder, Ethan Cairns, Charl Manasse, Keerin Noah, Allan Adams, Tooth Less, Toufeeq Reubenheimer, Frank Prinsloo, Mj Johnson and Perdo St Clair.
AV Skateboarding’s trailer for their 22nd Issue! Featuring Revolution team rider Anthony de Mendonca, and Kanya Spani, Brendan Dyamond, TK Modise, Evan Binge, Damon de Clercq and more…
That is a beautiful skatepark. Cody makes use of all of it in the latest Blind Damn Sundays.
You can buy Cody’s new pro deck here.
Taking advantage of the sunny days before the winter rain sets in, some of the Revolution team, including Ryan Naidoo, Justus Kotze, Byron Rhoda and Tyler Kammies hit the Cape Town streets for the latest Revolution edit.
Filmed by Matt Lesch and Greg Maxwell
Edited by Matt Lesch
Intro animation by Andrew van der Walt
Lem Villemin in the newest pro on the Cliché skate team. Big ups Lem!
Pro vert skater Adil Dyani broke a world record when he did a 30.8 foot bomb drop in September last year (2013). This is the footage from the drop. That is pretty high.
Jamie Thomas is a 20-year veteran of professional skateboarding. His raw and authentic style blurs the line between skill and danger. This directly represents Jamie’s genuine self-made nature that has guided him throughout his successful career as a skateboarder and entrepreneur. Since arriving on the scene in the early nineties, Jamie has pushed the limits of skateboarding to become one of the most influential of his time; he embodies the spirit of the American working class. Official proudly welcomes Jamie and appreciates the diversity that he adds to the team.
Andrew Brophy, Jose Rojo and Willow are sold on Impact technology boards, and here’s why.
Congrats to Sam Lindsay, winner of the Verb DIY “Blank Canvas Project // 1” Competition.
Sam won herself a full new Verb custom set-up, product from Verb to the value of R1500, and her DIY design is going to be printed and sold a limited edition Verb deck!
Check out the video for Blind’s new Girls series.
KFD Skateboards’ new website is now live at www.kfdskateboards.com.
Apparently Justin’s part for the upcoming 20sk8 full length video is looking good. Keep an eye out for this dude.
Crazy Trick Contest, Haslam Freestyle, Youness Cruising – Almost Famous Ep. 7
The Almost Skateboards team put down some parking block hammers, Youness Amrani owns a handrail, and Chris Haslam sets up the new #AlmostCraziestTrick winner.
Danny Dicola’s new video for $lave, featuring some nice looking ditches.
Cape Town skaters hit the JHB streets, including Revolution team rider Jean-Marc Johannes.
Cinematography: Dominique Little.
Find out why Chris Haslam, Jimmy Carlin and Joey Brezinski are so sold on Impact technology boards.
Impact technology boards are available from Revolution stores.
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Photo: Jonathan Pinkhard
Jamie O’Brien, owner of Woodies Ramps and Dope Industries got a pretty rad interview on Vice the other day, where he spoke to them about his impressions of skateboarding in South Africa. Thanks for the shout outs Jamie!
You can read his interview here: http://www.vice.com/read/levis-skateboarding-jamie-obrien-talks-skate-world-skate-africa-sponsored
Zered Bassett’s new Tensor commercial. Zered skates Tensor Mag Light trucks, which are available from Revolution stores.
Local Durban skater Gary McNaughton (currently living in the UK) shredding an English skatepark.
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.
Revolution and Almost team rider Jean-Marc Johannes has a short fun Sunday session.
Filmed on a GoPro HERO3.
The Dew Tour Bootcamp hits the University of Johannesburg today! It’s the final tour stop, so make sure you get there!
Some of the biggest names in South African skateboarding and BMX are part of Mountain Dew’s award winning Dew Tour Bootcamp. The tour will visit major campuses across South Africa, offering students the chance to witness demo’s from the country’s finest. Some of the riders present include Adam Woolf, Colin Loudon and Martin Stoffberg. The Dew Tour Bootcamp boasts a freestyle skatepark where street culture, big production and action sports collide. An added highlight is the Bootcamp element, to which amateurs and enthusiasts are invited, for a training session with their favourite athletes. Once again, each event will include a gaming zone. For those who like to keep their participation a little more virtual, SKATE 3, from the award-winning SKATE franchise, is set to deliver all the rivalry of skateboarding. All this plus DJs, great give-aways, a chance to win a customised skateboard, and an endless supply of Mountain Dew, makes the Dew Tour Bootcamp a must-see event.
Adam Woolf at Dew Tour UCT
A video featuring the Women’s Street, Am Vert and Am Street Qualifiers divisions from Midway Mayhem. Featuring Revolution team riders Byron Rhoda and Trae Rice.
Filmed and edited by Matt Lesch.
Jamie Thomas talks to X Games about his 20 years as a professional skater.
Manny Santiago’s ad for his Tensor Mag Light trucks, the lightest trucks ever.
Tensor trucks are available from Revolution.
And edit from Desolated Clothing, featuring Trae Rice, Tian Van Rensburg and Revolution Cresta assistant manager Sid Hammertime.
A rad little edit from Sk8World featuring Revolution team riders Trae Rice, Anthony de Mendonca, and friends Adam Woolf, David Woolf and Khule Ngubane.
In episode 6 of Almost Famous, we go back in time with Chris Haslam, Youness Amrani goes for a fun day of skating in his how town, and another Instagram Almost Craziest Trick winner is announced.
All photos by Dwayne Erasmus.
Check out some more photos and the final results here.
Brendan Jack Dyamond
Brendan Jack Dyamond
John Bongi Manyala
T Kay Modise
T Kay Modise
Tian van Rensburg
Chris Haslam, Jose Rojo, Joey Brezinski, Jimmy Carlin, Zack Wallin, Andrew Brophy, and Willow talk about why they prefer to ride boards with Impact technology rather than standard 7-ply boards. This is no gimmick. Impact boards really are the best.
Impact skateboards are available from Revolution stores.
Today only, get 40% off any Triple Eight pads when you order a complete skateboard from Revolution Online.
How it works:
1. Choose the complete you want and add it to your cart.
2. Choose the Triple Eight pads you want and add them to your cart.
3. Go to your cart and put the code “888” into the field that says “Apply Coupon”.
Click here to get yours now: http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/product-tag/wildcard-wednesday/
*Please note: This special is only available from Revolution Online. Please don’t ask for it in our retail stores.*
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…
The final results:
Am Street Finals:
1. Khule Ngubane
2. Dlamini Dlamini
3. Yann Horowitz
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
The RVCA team skate some pretty raw, crusty and weird street spots in this tour video. Featuring Josh Harmony, Julian Davidson, Spanky, Nestor Judkins, and more.
Nick Merlino is a crazy person. Seriously.
The Verb Blank Canvas Project // 1 is a chance for you to not only win R1500 worth of Verb product, but to get your artwork printed for an actual Verb deck graphic.
All you have to do is buy a Verb “DIY” Deck (pictured above) from your local skate shop, decorate it, take a photo, and email it to us. It is that easy.
Check out all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.726700777353951.1073741828.129458123744889&type=1
Entries for the Verb Blank Canvas Project // 1 Competition close 31 March, so get those entries in!
You can purchase the Verb “DIY” Deck from any Revolution store, and from Revolution Online.
Here are some other entries:
Mystery Skateboards pro, Tom Asta’s full pro spotlight coming soon…