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PREMIERE / Vladimir 2018 / George Toland / INTERVIEW

Them lads never quit it! Over the past month the Internet has graced us with "Teddie", London head George Toland's R.A.D. new full-length video compiling one year worth of skateboarding by his crew filmed in many different locations throughout Europe; and last week, we were presenting you this interview and photo gallery of George Booth-Cole, the photographer of the posse and a talented one at that, who happens to document many of his mates' prowess on thirty-five millimeter film when the other George aims at the same in moving form via his trusted VX-1000. Both homonymous G's are no strangers to the most important skate video festival in Europe, the now longtime running Vladimir Film Festival occuring every September in Croatia (the 2017 documentary on which George was down to help out with already, contributing chunks of skate footage); and actually here they are today, showcasing a recap of some of the intense street skating that took place in between the exhibitions and screenings at the latest, 2018 edition of Vladimir, all filmed in the city of Pula, Croatia over the course of four days. The two played their respective roles as documentarists so well, we just had to catch up with the one who favors colors and tapes (click here for an interview with the other George), if anything just come up with enough banter to illustrate and punctuate with their souvenirs of stoke, sunshine and miscellaneous, sound shenanigans!

Sit back, relax

What better way to start 2019 for the young guys of Yardsale than leaving their tender London to taste a bit of the American East Coast? Charlie Birch and Julian Kimura in full speed lines, steez at will (especially in Charlie Birch’s smith grinds), this particular atmosphere, a Yardsale video what! Exactly what we needed. Filmed over two short weeks, the result is more than satisfying. A breath of fresh air and originality offered by the London youth.

Seoul Hills

Today, in my humble opinion, the converse team has one of the most beautiful and most marked identity of what the current skate scene proposes us. Each new video is a real pleasure for the eyes. "Uphill" filmed by James Cruickshank in the sublime cityscapes of Seoul and its surroundings is not lacking. But this time, we can fully appriciate Juan Virues in Olympic form that completes perfectly this Picture.

"OSTALGHIA" / Guillaume Périmony

"OSTALGHIA" is a new edit by Guillaume Périmony, the man notably behind the notorious "Fishing Lines" clips with Michael Mackrodt, among many other productions you most definitely have encountered before browsing the Internets sometime over the past decade. Well for this one, Guillaume captured Micki again and took him to Belarus, accompanied by a certain Denny Pham (newly pro for Flip, for those who follow) and Giorgi Balkhamishvili. The spots are fresh in every possible sense of the term as most of them were nearly untouched to this day, as the country just opened its borders to foreigners without the need of a visa, facilitating access to a marble paradise. That's what's awaiting you, paired up with slick filmmaking and exotic lettering, like a sweet tender hug from good ol' Périm!

Like butter!

Kiwis meet roastbeefs would be the least politically (and technically, even) correct possible, but oh-so-(anti-)gastronomic alternative title for this new amazing web clip from our Australian friends over at Buttergoods, who recently had a lot on their plate as they went to the UK and all they came back with was this not-lousy-whatsoever "Spoons": an impeccable edit of raw street skating bound to deliver enough weight to quench even the worst brick craving. Even the locals get to shine, the VX work is masterful and the editing flows super well, interestingly reminiscinent of another brand from Australia, the renowned Pass-Port. I guess you guys just might have good taste in general down under!

Parisian life!

The City of Lights as seen through the prism of Calvin Millar's refined VX-1000 and Super 8 touch - look no further, "La Vie En Paris" is what you get; an entirely logical [sic] as this moving postcard results from the leisurely holiday trip of a tight-knit crew of visitors from Texas. The edit makes for a poetic intepretation of the streets of the French capital, and Kyle Slinky will make your head spin just as much as the sightseeing!

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.

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.

Poets in Paris

At Poetic Collective, we are very productive lately and as usual, it's full of creativity. Today we find them for the second artwork of their triptych, and this time it is on our beautiful Parisian spots that they gave free rein to their imagination. Obviously, with this style and technique that we can not find anywhere else. Paris has always been a great source of inspiration for poets. 

Switch Big Spin / Lisa Jacob and Jean-Marc Soulié

Jean-Marc and Lisa are very involved in concrete skatepark building throughout the world. They respond to many a local non-profit organization that's looking for volunteers to help materialize such projects, in countries where not much exists for skateboarding thus far, and the governing powers of which usually aren't too ready to embrace its practice. Another way of living skateboarding and experiencing Irak, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bolivia, Palestine or India. Switch Big Spin is a new twist on the French Big Spin podcast, still talking skateboardings and its activists, from a different, fresh perspective.

FUTUR-ISTIC

Juan Saavedra, Santiago Sasson, Karl Salah, Oscar Candon for the skating, and Yohan Taillandier behind the fisheye, obviously the result is impressive. This is the fourth opus of the Future Inc’s Timeline series, and the least we can say is that the technique is there. There is nothing that exceeds, each trick is clear and precise, a treat for the pupils.

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