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The Swiss dream

Every time they come back it is to offer us something we never saw. And here is another dose of never seen, but in Switzerland! Make tricks of which they are the only ones to have the secret on spots that they are the only ones able to skate this way, the whole accompanied by some good slams. here is the cocktail recipe for a good Rave video. We will also notice one named Léo Cholet who gives us a very serious skateboarding lesson.

"PORTALS" / Eric Mertz / PREMIERE

In the year two thousand and eighteen, anybody pushing their vision as far as releasing a DVD independently deserves at least a mention, if not praise depending on how refined of a work the resulting product turns out to be. Well, "Portals" is Strasbourg, France-based filmer Eric Mertz's new labor of love - some years after his original piece "Pathos", then quite the hit on the Magenta Facebook page - now available on a disk you can get from here or maybe here. Eric spent some time fine-tuning the many scenic shots, elaborate transitions (oftentimes involving Michel Gondry-esque handicrafts) and overall tones of the strong aesthetic of "Portals", resulting in a proper cinematographic effort in the footsteps of Pacôme Gabrillagues' with "Crosswalk" or resembling the "Frame By Frame" crew's stylistic touch, both major, classic independent french skate videos of the past decade. The vertebrae of "Portals" fits just right into that skeleton of artfully-documented local skate culture, strong of its fifty-minute running time, spliced into many chapters (with one specific theme for each) that Eric has been starting to share on his YouTube account, recently. Now, LIVE Skateboard Media is proud to be presenting you the fifth segment of this oneiric trip of a film, "Fantasy", along with some comments and answers from the man himself, who couldn't escape the "5 W's" treatment!

Funky Pat(-hs)!

Always where you do not expect him, that Mister Hoblin! At least when it comes to the precarious lines he decides to negotiate, between tightrope walking and straight danger. On the other hand, you do know he will have picked the "comfy option" when it came to decide on pants to wear that morning… The kind of skating that makes you want to think more on your environment and how you deal with it, while working on your pop at the same time!

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Bigger Spin / EP 007 - Joseph Biais

The latest guest on the French skate podcast Big Spin is none other than a Joseph Biais strong of the opportunity to share his new web part, "Wavy", with you - another clip by a Romain Batard ("Giddy") who apparently never sleeps and never slips. Put the interview on, pump up the volume and enjoy the harmonious intertwining of Joseph, Sébastien Charlot et Arnaud Dedieu's respectively suave voices literally reinventing the French language, as your eyes skim through the following article in which the little kid formerly destined to be a Pierre Richard doppelgänger (he knows), now all grown up, narrates his own story, to the pace of the links and images punctuating the text below.

UNEMPLOYED / "Avance l'Arrière" / PREMIERE

The jobless (really?) accomplices of d'Unemployed Skate Co., more usually specialized in the production of colorful grip tape, recently went off on a tangent in the general direction of Algeria, a destination just as exotic as their art direction which in turn led them to meet new souls (most often intrigued by this breath of fresh air from the North, on wheels), and touch practically unskated spots. Despite being under supervision the whole time, they still managed to sneak two broken VX's into the country then leave it with full tapes! Their new edit is called "Avance L'arrière", a title Brian Bunting of Unemployed was happy to explain below, besides many more things because no, he didn't escape the 5W's treatment!

Turkish vibes

After Normandy, Istanbul for the magenta team, a great opportunity to admire the skills of Günes Özdogan, and the crazy skateboarding of the unstoppable Glenn Fox. It's amazing how this city is full of beautiful spots in both practice and aesthetics. So here is MAGENTURK (nice pun!) Just for you, six good minutes of beautiful images of their skate we know and love.

Boum!

Das Days Paris, was not just a great week of events and reasons to gather together and share, it was also made of a lot, and we mean a lot of skateboarding… Proof here in moving pictures, and a great selection of European riders and motivated locals. Trust us, you will be sitting in front of your screen for long after this!

Betcha' Get Giddy!

Yet another proof that Romain Batard never sleeps, his "Giddy" series hits hard again with a new installment, this time centered around the Parisian vacation of the otherwise Cali-based Aaron Yant and Duncan Byrnes. "They hit me up on Instagram to tell me they were in town. We filmed everything over the course of just three days, but I wish I could have stayed the whole week we were there, their energy and productivity was off the charts", Romain tells us. Well, their creativity appears to be on just that level too, revisiting some classic spots of the capital with fresh (or old?) moves and twisting the surrounding terrain in ways no one had before!

Off Paris

This is it, Paris Das Days are over (for the moment we hope...) even the best things have an end, but to comfort you here is the cream of adidas skaboardong destroying every spot they crossed in Paris. A little bit of Blondey Mccoy, Marc Johonson, and especially Heitor Da Silva in the spotlight at his best, no wonder with such a fluid style and ease, it's crazy how everything seems so simple when you look at him making it.

Titi power!

If you were not there last Friday at the opening of the Das Days in Paris, here is Thierry Gormit part for adidas. Must we really remind you how much Titi masters his board? I don’t think it's necessary… With Lucas Puig, Gauthier Rouger and Brayan Albarenga as guests, and Hadrien Buhannic behind the camera, what more could you ask for?

Scum of the hills

The guys from Scumco and Sons came out of the East Coast to enjoy a trip to San Francisco. They take the opportunity to remind us that there are many ways to skate SF beyond what we usually see. From butchering huge sets of stairs, or engaged wallrides, to tech grinds and manuals in addition to the famous hill bombs, everything goes!

Augustin's tip: "Just Film"!

“This video is sick!” Augustin's first words after watching the last edit of the British shop Welcome Leeds. And in fact we can only agree with him facing the talent of these young English. There is nothing else to say, very good skateboarding, lots of good humor and even a song by Antony and the Johnsons. In the end, this video really is sick!

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