Antiz x French Fred x Joel Juuso

Finnish ripper Joel Juuso is revealed to be Antiz's latest youthful recruit, and the company persisting on its path after soon-to-be two whole decades of existence now. Now which is twenty twenty-one and so of course, the appropriate way to popularly celebrate this promotion is via the online broadcasting of a video clip - and this one will catch your attention for several reasons, one being Joel's nonchalant proneness to three sixty kickflips, another being Fred Mortagne's handling of editing duties!

STREET FEET "Radio Sessions" Vol. 4 / PREMIERE

Finally, it's out: the new chapter in "RADIO SESSIONS", Rob Mentov's series of analog video montages of skateboarding in and around Toronto, under the now longtime local Street Feet moniker. "VOL. 4" features the usual heads: Juan OsorioMalcolm-Emilio YardeScott BalkwillMatt RobertsWill BaigentJosh Forgues and also Jake Borchenko who, once again, contributed some shots to the photo gallery for you to browse on this very page (including one of Aaron Jones, otherwise uncredited in the video... this time!). Get ready for your intake of sweet sweet nighttime street groove as usual, and inspired to go experience a similar feeling first-hand! Or, if it's raining, well, you can always catch up and binge watch the former episodes, here.

Infinite Momentum!

Thanks to SLAP message boards user Mad Max who generously took the initiative to go ahead and rip his own VHS copy, one of the most underrated S.F. skate videos of all time is now online for everyone to watch, in full for the first time - at least in a good while! "INFINITE MOMENTUM" was released back in 2000 by Supernaut Skateboards (which then, a couple of years later, delivered another classic: "URBAN CANVAS", also a must-watch). The roster, comprising Matt Pailes, Mike Daher (!), Matt Rodriguez and Tony Cox, amongst others, makes it well worth the 240p that any honest passionate skateboarder will spontaneously overlook anyway, given the importance of the footage and the quality soundtrack. As far as history goes, Supernaut was started in 1996 by Paul Sharpe (also featured in "INFINITE MOMENTUM"), Ted Newsome and Mike Ballard, who ended up handling the art direction before, alas not unlike many a great thing, the brand disbanded too soon.

PREMIERE / "Trois Trois Trois" / Arthur Du Sordet / INTERVIEW

Arthur Du Sordet, aka. Arthur Dus, already had briefly summed up his activity as a Nyon, Switzerland-based skate filmmaker for us the first time we shared some of his works; for those who might be struggling to keep up, he's the official camera operator and editing timeline specialist of local collective  Cranscityclub, whose new full-length video "TROIS TROIS TROIS" just dropped; and, if some of its sections have already been shared online before (which LIVE was teasing here), it is in its complete glory that today, we're getting to share this little audiovisual gem that's rooted in independent skateboarding as well as the authenticity of a motivated regional scene. As a complement, and in order to better retrace who's who and who did what before your next session (bound to happen as soon as your viewing is over) - you know the drill by now - we went to, again, question Arthur; you will find the full report from the interrogation room below, illustrated with a selection of photos by Albert Lopes!

Soy x Film

When two ambassadors of whole different epochs of French skateboarding Soy Panday and Jérémie Daclin catch up again, they skate (obviously), banter (obviously) and drop a Film Trucks colorway (obviously). Less obvious now: Bastien Regeste, from Montpellier, on camera duty (remember "B(EE)R" if you can), as well as the refreshing subjects tackled during the interview and the spots punctuating the clip too, in fact; lots of classic Paris gems in there, formerly skated on the daily by the most worthy of their respective generations, and you can count on Soy and Jérémie to refresh their pins on the map. Finally, as we await further advancement in our study regarding potential influence of the nosewheelie position on a subject's introspective abilities, let's reminisce about this older Soy interview in a rather similar format, for Posca, brought to you by the sweet, sweet Seb Charlot: he's one of the co-shamans behind French skate podcast Big Spin, with Arnaud Dedieu, by the way.

Fiesta in Traffic

Would have qualified as nothing but a crime to pass on saluting the return of the great "TRAFFIC REPORT" series (courtesy of Traffic Skateboards, as one may have guessed), via Theories of Atlantis, especially given that the newest episode, featuring Josh Feist, is especially memorable in how the improbability of the spots contrasts with the man's apparent ease, if not elegance. The last trick in particular is quite the epitome of seeing spots where they barely exist, and then doing something great out of them.

In other Traffic-related news, despite the relatively recent releases of "LOOK LEFT" and then "LOOK RIGHT", the brand has already been crafting and dropping a brand new full-length: just in case you might have missed it, "THIRD SHIFT" can be peeped in full here!

This Pop got wood!

Don't tell us nobody warned you! It is over five years now, that we have been telling you the Dutch homies at Pop Trading Company were faking no funk, and here their way to send that fact home is, finally getting to the wood trading business, with the very same gang, and while staying true to their main motto: keeping it homegrown! 

Tightbooth alert!

"SECURITY LEVEL ∞" is the title of the newest contribution from the Japan-based Tightbooth to the screens and feeds of all those in-the-know, consisting in four minutes testifying of how difficult urban skating in Japan really is due to the omnipresent police and security, directly in spite of how easy the locals usually end up making everything look regardless. Obviously on the menu here, the usual perfect filming and razor-sharp editing and also some damn fine maneuvers courtesy of some heads with great style the crew otherwise only highlights ever so often. Shinpei Ueno really knows who to work with and, while the most avant-garde of hypebeasts may already be lurking the web in search for the retail price of those silver Tightbooth decks, some others will instead be inspired to dust off the backside boneless, too. Oh and just like last time, the soundtrack is by Killer Bong.

Urban Ruben

A couple universes away from the next Olympics, there it is: Milanese magician Ruben Spelta just earned himself the medal of professionalism via Magenta, and "IL FANTASISTA" is the title of the seven-minute clip officially testifying of said newly-acquired honorific title. Just like last time, behind the camera can be found normally Bordeaux-based Andréa Dupré at operating duties and, as far as subjects, we of course get our fair share of Ruben skating; but also Soy and Vivien who opted to join in and around Milan, obviously well over the abuses and excesses from the New World Order and in need for escapism. And so some beautiful kickflips and choreographed lines did go down in the city those times, also to the beat of many other locals' pushes. This should inspire you to go out and skate too, and also to add cultivating the ideal of suave feet to the list of your personal ambitions.

That bench you didn't know you wanted!

This in-depth piece of journalism by the always on point Quartersnacks reminds us of two facts… One, Los Angeles, depite its superficy coming with an insane aount of the bits and pieces that make a city might not be the street skating paradise we all secretly dream of when gazing at our local waxed curb! That, and the fact that Mister Van Engelen is one hell of a psyshopath, and the world is lucky he decided to channel his inner tenacity via a skateboard, and not a less positive activity!

Nyon man

LIVE has already been introducing you to Switzerland-based Arthur Du Sordet's video productions under the sign of local Crans City Club, before, notably via this particular edit that singlehandedly caught our attention and redirected it towards the scene in Nyon. Since then, it's no less than a full-length video Arthur has been working on: "TROIS TROIS TROIS", a thirty-minute slice of local urban skateboarding, stolen out of Chronos' mouth thanks to the almighty power of Mini-DV. You can expect the Premiere on LIVE, soon; although, Arthur has already been sharing a few sections on the Crans City Club YouTube channel. So today, we're featuring the latest one to date: Yannick Eberhard's segment - goofy-footed since the first step - in the occasional company of Robin Fankhauser, but you can also explore and watch the ones of Albert Lopes and of Loïc Beirnaert (co-featuring Tom Armand). Catch a sneak peek and get excited for more, soon!

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