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Vega skateshop "I don’t care" / PREMIERE

The VEGA skate team just came back from a trip to Marseille, and they brought back a short video entitled I don’t care, in which the they take time to taste well the Marseilles's concrete, but also meet the local fauna in addition to the few well performed pirouettes with their boards. In any case, the thing we can be sure is that the title was not chosen randomly. 

Tony Trujillo / INTERVIEW

Just a few days ago, House Of Vans London hosted a presentation of a new model finding its place into the shoe brand's catalog: Tony Trujillo's. Now, TNT no longer needs any introduction - and most often prefers letting his skating do the talking - but as a wear test event is scheduled for July 16th at Black Shop in Paris, we did feel the urge to send Augustin Giovannoni in his general direction at the London event, in order to try and get some words from the half man, half dynamite!

Pierre Patissou / "Doomed Tapes" / 5W's!

There is a chance (albeit slim!) that some of our French readers might have, indirectly, interacted with Pierre Patissou before; over a decade ago, more specifically, back when he was a regular on the infamous Plus2Sport message boards, under the screen name "Dramatique"... Well, his tangible self now resides in Bordeaux, and has been for some time; a situation he's been putting to good use, as he is just now releasing "Doomed Tapes", a video he has spent most of the past two years making. And of course, it's packed with the usual Bordeaux heads, as well as a healthy pack of lesser-seen faces! What better occasion than this, to get the 5W's rolling?

Tavu alert!

If, just like us, you have been following Olivier for a while now, you do know he isn't exactly the neither expansive nor exuberant kind, and that you do have to push him out of his shell a little! Especially if you want to make him speak art or skating. Let's salute Olivier Fanchon's work here, as he managed to capture both sides of him, in complete honesty! Ladies and gentlemen, here is Monsieur Tavu, discussing ruining perfectly good maps, and also proving his very theory –according to which he doesn't really skate anymore– completely wrong… A man of talents, but you would know that!

LDSxZSU / PREMIERE

We already knew, now we are sure: the Brazilian scene has nothing to envy to others. The style is unique, and the creativity is here, especially if you speak about the Salvador da Bahia scene. No piece of sidewalk is spared and anything can be turned into a spot. In brief, we may have to believe that Felipe Oliveira and the rest of the crew are able to do anything, from the impressive pop to the technical grind passing a doubtful pole-Jam. All that captured by the camera of Alan dos Anjos under the beautiful Brazilian sun. What more can we ask for? Apaprt from an actually cool clothing line designed by the Lukdetxit heads for the local skateshop!?

Greg Hunt / Interview

On Friday, Greg Hunt launched his first photography book in NYC, via the young Paradigm Publishing, with one hell of a theme, a friend of twenty years or so: Jason Dill! The occasion was too good to pass, to not question him about his lesser known passion for images that are not moving…

Bigger Spin / EP 004 - Bertrand Soubrier

Bertrand Soubrier has been on the board since the late eighties, and never once did he step off since. A man of phases, he's been a ginger, a Le Dome local, a professional, a tourist and more, successively, throughout the years. Beber is the man in charge behind the Haze Wheels and Basement Hill scenes, in addition to handling the fatherhood of his boy Martin.

Bigger Spin / EP 003 - Marca Barbier

Marc-Alexandre is a compromise between two possibilities: Marc or Alexandre? Eventually, everything will come together under the moniker of Marc-A, or Marca for short. We've been keeping an eye on the twenty-year-old for a bit; he is dedicated, nice, creative, baggy-sportin' as to better highlight that 99.4% of his skate shoes - ever - have been Stefan Janoskis. Here's a quick pictural display of the young man's subjects of choice as tackled on his recent appearance on the Big Spin.

"Salvage Title" / PREMIERE

It took Brett Nichols - a great skate filmmaker himself - to make us aware of this crew's ondoings, and we're so thankful he did as their new clip, "Salvage Title", just perspires authenticity. Skateboarding in small towns is certainly not as practical as in big cities; not to say that's a bad thing at all, though, as in turn, restraint most often breeds creativity, encouraging one to figure out some kind of approach of their own to even consider some of the spots they have to make do with. Wes Allen, Trevor Murphy and their filmers, while geographically close to the timeless mecca of skateboarding a comfortably-sized San Francisco is renowned to be, appear to be drawn not just to such considerations but also their materialization, as this new clip proves they enjoy exploring off the beaten tracks, regularly scouting around smaller villages in the sole order to skate on mostly untouched terrain, as though to add more colors to their palette of choice to play around with. No rideable corner is safe! LIVE Skateboard Media just caught up with Wes in order to talk losing houses in the fire, acrework, and giant shorts.

"MAGNUS" / Valencia

Zander Taketomo's photographic novel recounting Norwegian Magnus Bordewick's pilgrimage around the world alongside Chris Mulhern to film for his new, eponymous web part for Adidas is coming to an end... And it's onto the shores of Valencia that their flow ends up sweeping us, after a full week of daily havoc bouncing from Philadelphia to Taipei, then to Mallorca, Tokyo, then Seoul. Spain's third biggest city wasn't without inspiring our trio, skateboarding- and photography-wise: the proof being in the crazy amount of material their got just from that one trip! A feat also helped by the presence of Hermann Stene... Make sure to treat yourself with the clip, "Magnus", and please do stay in touch for new adventures!

"MAGNUS" / Seoul

Welcome to yet another chapter in Zander Taketomo's photo book comprising still images of Magnus Bordewick in motion around the world whilst filming for the eponymous "Magnus": his latest web part (that just came out!) for Adidas, filmed and edited by Chris Mulhern. Today is Sunday: let's give our senses some rest with a smaller selection of photos than what you might have got used to already. We're still going to Seoul, though; just for a very short stint, as the main purpose of the trip was to skate demos... Although of course, that didn't stop Magnus from being productive in the streets, as the very last photo in the present gallery (and his performances in the edit itself) can attest!

"MAGNUS" / Tokyo

Fourth installment in the series of Zander Taketomo's photo galleries pertaining to Magnus Bordewick's filming trips all across the world in the company of Chris Mulhern and his trustworthy video camera happens to be devoted to, literally, the Eastern Capital: Tokyo Metropolis. For more still glimpses of exotic destinations, the ground of which was covered by the effervescent trio, make sure to check the past three photo galleries; stay tuned for even more, and in the meantime, do yourself a favor by going back to yesterday's update to watch the resulting video piece for Adidas, appropriately entitled "Magnus"!

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