Brian Panebianco

Pizzabotage

As though to make Philly rhyme with Italy that much better, the Sabotage Productions crew (no strangers to the LIVE squad) recently went to apply a certain science of ledge skating refined by many a generation of their ancestors to the marble structures of Milan, in order to check how universally their traditional knowledge would apply. Although a heavy one, the "Photosynthesis" heritage hereby proves to be tax-free as far as exportation is concerned, and the crew's destination looked like a mere playground to them.

Jahmir BrownTyler DietterichJuan AlgoraKevin Bilyeu and Dylan Sourbeer are all in, strong of their usual vintage tech and sharp nollie flips, whilst Brian Panebianco handles the production as brillantly as he never fails to and, once again, the whole story's M.V.P. turns out to be Joey O'Brien with his sheer power, infinite lines and his name in big on the poster of a well-deserved last part, in which he ollies a river with a style reminiscent of Jeremy Wray, amongst other tasteful intricacies. Milan hadn't known a worse sabotage since that Po oil spill.

Swedish savate

Kato Skateboards is a hard and soft goods brand out of Malmö, Sweden, co-founded and ran by Simon Capdevila and their latest video offering, "UNTITLED" - paradoxically - is their window for displaying the recent introduction of two new heads: Jonathan Norberg and Jake Sanso, to their roster. The VX filming and timeline orchestration is Simon's handicraft, all wrapped up in a presentation of just under five minutes that deliver quite the kick and even afford themselves the luxury of comprising appearances from some quality guests - more specifically, noteworthy representatives of the current Philly scene you will (or should...) definitely remember the names of from the "SABOTAGE" video series.

Kato's audiovisual activity can be followed on YouTube, here!

D.J. Dub's tip: "Dub"

Philadelphia, P.A.'s M.V.P. crew Sabotage is back with "Dub", a web clip orchestrated and executed by Brian Panebianco who - side note - happens to kill it on both ends of the lens. Kevin Liedtke and Tyler Dietterich are, officially, the primary focus of this new production but in reality, most everyone part of or tight with the crew has at least a clip, from Mark Suciu to Jamal Smith or say, Dylan Sourbeer, Ishod Wair or Kevin Bilyeu. Quite improbably, Sabotage just seems to (somehow) better itself with every new output - both the skating and editing are as sharp as they get, as though since the locals lost LOVE Park (a classic spot the decline of which has been documented by, notably, Euro Jon), a certain rage drove them to go all out on rampages through the entirety of the city of brotherly love. Even those who only made it as far away as across the street, to skate Muni, could teach a class of ledge finesse or six - maybe twelve.

Neo-classicism

And here's a sharp booster shot on an undeniable fact, in those uncertain times: Sabotage 5 is dat tape ya need for many reasons, including an important one: it will remain the last in-depth documentation of the skateboarding practiced at LOVE Park in its last years until it final demise. And that counts for something, right?

A future for LOVE!

The Sabotage heads announce here, with a bang, another full-length (the fifth already!) for the end of September, and document here the last hours of Love Park, apart from footage of carcass tossing in the fountain that should appear in a few more tourist video projects. No, we are talking about the locs, here, and their reality going through heavy changes. A bit like the VX 1000 version of Jonathan Renthscler's book

Philly alert!

Where we find out some die-hards still skate LOVE park, or should we say its ruins… Oh, and that the city has way more to offer than its classic spot! But that we knew already, thanks to Chris Mulhern amongst others!

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