This could be the ideal "buddies get on the road" scenario, from the Oregon parks to the spots found behind the bankrupt supermarket, with the little difference that the back row is packed with a great selection of the new generation from Stevie Perez to Dan Plunkett, with the few OGs that still charge like Peter Hewitt… And it looks like they all learned tricks from one another!
Gilbert on his own would be enough of a slap to the face, but with the two buddies he is sharing this part in A Street, now this is one hell of an adrenalin shot! That should last you all week-end, if not more!
Now, off course, Ocean Howell would need a full history class just by himself, notably for being able of finesse, speed and technique during ancient times when everybody else was pretty much skating statically, but for now we will have to settle down for this lost part, ten years old, that was closing the Howard House Video we premiered here a couple weeks ago, thanks to Plaitford Productions… This way, you will be able to share it at will, and have ready to go whenever you will need a serious dose of class, before going skating yourself, maybe. Let's note once again that the very last trick would still stand in 2015 as a undeniable proof of serious board control!
As you are aware of, we are quite fans of Koichiro Uehara –since Magenta has introduced him to us– and of his tonic and sinuous approach to the art of sidewalk surfing, so it is with great pleasure, and pride, that we are able to present you the newest footage from this colorful character, announcing an Etnies collaboration with Magenta. All captured by Mike Manzoori through some Osaka nights… Ya should dig!
When a skaters apartment earns a name of its own, it is when it officially reaches "skate house" status, which makes it a meeting point, a permanently squatted ground and a sort of lighthouse for visitors coming from far, far away… This is exactly what was the Howard House, when that millennium was young, in one of the most dreamed about destination back then: San Francisco. From actual tenants to long term "guests", many have spend, back then, at least one night or for weeks there, a stay that would turn into improbable sessions the next day mixing all types of skating and skaters… So, why this footage is only coming out now, you'd ask? This is a story that we will tell you in the next days with the help of the in-house photographer, Richard Hart. Meanwhile, here are ten minutes of good times in between roommates and complete, as well as full part from one of the classiest man to ever step on a board: Ocean Howell. That's right. A Plaitford Productions offering!
Our Paris visit, orchestrated by Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon continues! The XIXth arrondissement on its own, both improbable cultural patchwork and an often heterogeneous mix of classic Paris landscape with already dated modern architecture, would already be the ideal playground, but this edit goes a bit further. This is the first collaboration of the project creators with Matias Elichabehere, a musician whose work you would already know from Minuit, Soleil Levant, or Lenz2… Matias even filmed quite a lot for this, on top of cutting a custom fit soundtrack, offering you a quite special Parisii episode. Enjoy with both eyes and ears!
The grumpy ones will complain about a headache inducing edit, but then again, what doesn't give them one? Sure, the deconstruction of the frame in six equal portions is surprising, and might get tiring after a while, but this is short enough, it's refreshing and, for once, the slow motion is welcomed. As much as watching Jack Curtin skating.
The Pop Trading Company –remember that post sea-punk remix we recently produced for them?– homies are back with a new clip, including a new rider, this one being British nonetheless, and quite the "explosive" kind in his skating.
Modern day stuntman, Jeremy Leabres has not much to do with those times where some would just throw themselves off cliffs, because they had to, with no control over the situation, silently hoping things would be alright… Here, you can tell his board obey to a t to his toes, even in the most precarious situations.