Almost A Minute EP 3

Almost A Minute EP 3

Almost team riders Daewon Song, Cooper Wilt, Youness Amrani, Yuri Facchini, Tyson Bowerbank, Fran Molina, & Michael Sommer out in the streets having some fun.

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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.

Almost Famous Ep. 21

Almost Famous Ep. 21

Issey Yumiba’s Archives, Kris Vile Skate Pharmacy & More! – Almost Famous Ep. 21

A biweekly mixtape made by a pack of friends on a rolling toy. The Almost family provides lots of skateboarding and lots of… well, just immature stuff, to tell the truth. Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow, Youness Amrani, Mitchie Brusco and friends pack each mixtape with death defying.

ALMOST FAMOUS EP. 7

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.

ALMOST SKATEBOARDS X DC COMICS

Almost DC Superheroes

The new Almost x DC Superhero series features the following decks:

Daewon / Batman
Width: 8.25″
Length: 31.7″
WB: 14.25″
Mellow Concave

Mullen / Superman
Width: 8.1″
Length: 31.9″
WB: 14″
Medium Concave

Willow / The Flash
Width: 7.75″
Length: 31.1″
WB: 13.88″
Full Concave

Haslam / Wonder Woman
Width: 8.38″
Length: 31.8″
WB: 14.25″
Medium Concave

Youness / Green Lantern
Width: 8.0″
Length: 31.6″
WB: 14″
Full Concave

Cooper / Aquaman
Width: 8.0″
Length: 31.6″
WB: 14.25″
Mellow Concave

The AmYears Youness Amrani from Almost Skateboards on Vimeo.

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ALMOST FAMOUS EP. 6

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.

SPOT ON FEAT. THE NIKE SB TEAM

The Nike SB team sessions the Nike SB Shelter. This is some seriously mind blowing skating, featuring Shane O’Neill, Luan Oliveira, Donovon Piscopo, Youness Amrani, Wieger van Wageningen, Kilian Zehnder and Denny Pham.

NIKE SB SHELTER GRAND OPENING

Shane O’Neill, Luan Oliveira, Donovon Piscopo, Youness Amrani, Kilian Zehnder, Fernando Bramsmark, Marek Zaprazny and Oski shred the new Nike SB Shelter park in Berlin for its Grand Opening. It is now open to the public, so if you’re going to Germany or you live there, hit it up!

ALMOST FAMOUS EPISODE 4

Almost Skateboards & Brian Lotti – Almost Famous Episode 4

In this episode Almost keeps it how it should be – fun! Youness skates in sweats straight from the airport, legend Brian Lotti delves into his Almost collab (shaped boards are back and Daewon is kind of a dumptruck with flames) and the team has fun waxing and abusing the curbs of South Bay.

ALMOST FAMOUS

Episode 1:

A window inside the Almost Universe, based on random segments of remixes, organised chaos and having fun with that stunt wood we call skateboard.

Almost Immediate Family: Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow, Youness Amrani, Mitchie Brusco. #LewisMarnellForever

Episode 2:

Rodney Mullen explains why he flipped the script! Almost High Tide Rider CJ works through his familia issues. Haslam drops some fun and perverted lines in Greece and … Russia? Daewon clogs the feed and Willow gets jumped into a gang!

DWINDLE: NEXT UP FOUNDATION

Check out Ronnie Creager, Sewa Kroetkov, Youness Amrani and James Craig skating with the kids at a Next Up Foundation event in OC, USA. Next Up doing great thing for the kids!

YOUNESS AMRANI BANGIN!

Click the image below to watch Youness Amrani owning it.

Youness Amrani Bangin!

From Daewon-level manuals to handrail tech-gnar to everything in between, Youness can truly skate everything. Straight from Belgium with one of the heaviest BANGIN!s ever. It’s gonna be hard to top this one.

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.

For the latest news and information, visit www.kimberleydiamondcup.com or follow KDC on Twitter and Facebook.

‘MARRAKESH EXPRESS’ YOUNESS AMRANI VIDEO PART

There’s no place like home. And as the world continues to grow more globalized and culturally cross-pollinated, many of us are increasingly blessed with primary, secondary, and tertiary homes as a result of our globetrotting upbringings and divided heritages. Youness Amrani was born to Moroccan parents shortly after they immigrated to Hasselt, Belgium. While he grew up on the European continent, with frequent visits back to Morocco as a child, his primal roots remained firmly planted in Northern Africa. Having not returned to Morocco in more than a decade, he set out with his brother earlier this year to make the pilgrimage home to Kenitra and pay a surprise visit to his grandmother, who still lives there. In the process, he also planned to ride his skateboard, collect photos for the following article over a 10-day stretch on the northern tip of the African continent, and cover the road between Casablanca and Marrakesh by way of Rabat, Kenitra, and Agadir. Welcome aboard the Marrakesh Express.

AMSTERDAMN AM FINALS

Whoa. The level of skateboarding at the Amsterdamn Am blew us away. Watch the video to see why.

Finals results:

1. Nassim Guammaz
2. Jorge Semoes
3. Trevor Colden
4. Youness Amrani