Open Streets Bree Street, Cape Town

Open Street Bree Street Cape Town

Open Street Bree Street Cape Town

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.

Entry: Free
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.

Click HERE for the Facebook event and follow Open Streets Cape Town on Facebook and Twitter.

Further info please please go to or email

Cliché Gypsylife Trailer

Cliche Gypsylife Trailer

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!

Skateistan Building a Skate School in JHB

Skateistan Skate School

Skateistan Skate School

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

Skateistan Skate School

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

#SafeSpaces – Because Every Kid Deserves It

Skateistan Safe Spaces Because Every Kid Deserves It

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 ( All other footage courtesy of Skateistan.

Verb Electro Rollers

Verb Electro Roller

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.

Quality Abec 5 bearings included.
No batteries needed.
Your LED’s won’t go down without a fight. Rated to last up to 100 000 hours.

Now available from Revolution and other fine skate stores.

Verb Electro Roller

Verb x Adventure Time Boards Have Arrived

Verb x Adventure Time Brow

Verb x Adventure Time Brow

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, Revolution Woodstock, and soon other stores.


Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 /
Revolution Long Street, Cape Town: (021) 423 3482 /
Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 /
Revolution Online:

Jean-Marc at Tampa Am

Jean-Marc Johannes at Tampa Am

Jean-Marc Johannes just got back from the States, where he spent some time in LA, and then competed in the 22nd Tampa Am in Florida.

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:

Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 28

Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 28

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.

Skate City

Skate City

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!

DIY – Project Edgemead

Justin Leslie Front Board Slide by Sam Clark

Justin Leslie Front Board Slide by Sam ClarkJustin 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.

Resurrect The Destructed – David González

David Gonzalez

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.

Paul Senyol New Work: Golden Haze

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze
‘Golden Haze’
mixed media on wood
1020mm x 1220mm

New Works: Golden Haze, Group Show at Salon91, 6th December 2014

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze
‘Mountain Top’
mixed media on wood
1220mm x 1410mm

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze
‘Ocean’s End’
mixed media on wood
615mm x 465mm

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze
‘South West’
mixed media on wood
1220mm x 1010mm

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze
‘Summer’s Blue’
mixed media on fabriano paper

Paul Senyol New Works Golden Haze
‘Valley’s End’
mixed media on wood
615mm x 465mm

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.

Almost Famous Ep. 23

Almost Famous Episode 23

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.

Kent Lingeveldt Tests Killer Street Slayers

Kent Lingevelt testing out the new Killer Street Slayers Abec 7 bearings

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

Screenshot taken from Kent’s phone:

Kent Lingeveldt Killer Street Slayers test

Killer Street Slayers Abec 7 Bearings

New and improved:
Ball bearings are lighter, harder, stronger and longer lasting.
Superior quality Continue reading “Kent Lingeveldt Tests Killer Street Slayers”