Connor Kammerer

Far East Coast

Strush Wheels is a Japanese wheel company with a great video legacy ("COLLECTIVE IMPROVISATION" and "CITYSCAPE" have to belong inside your DVD player at some point), and its very specific art direction as this new edit "N.Y.C. 2019" can confirm again. Shinya Nohara aka. PORI and Shinsuke Haruta aka. HAL are the two main heads here, visiting New York City and catching up with Connor Kammerer; as a result, the world gets this two-minute gem reflecting some impactful, stylish and original skateboarding, comparably to the lens of an impeccable VX-1000 and supervising by Ryuchi Tanaka, that's only willing to shine for you.

Still hungry for more Strush Wheels? Please feel free to revisit "ON THE RUN"!

And last but not least - one can still sign the online petition to preserve the legendary Brooklyn Banks skate spot in N.Y.C., here.

Max's tip: "MERLOT"

Max Guyot (interviewed on the topic of his video "BROTHERHOOD" filmed in Nancy and Paris, here) most definitely knows what's up as he was the first to bring "MERLOT" to LIVE's attention - that is, two whole hours before its author could even find the time to e-mail us the link!

So, this "MERLOT" tastes like forty strong minutes of San Francisco brillance, equally brillantly collected by Ryan Flores featuring, on the other side of the lens, la crème de la crème of the modern local scene: Jameel Douglas (whose Parisian peregrinations you might remember from here) wraps up no less than a part in the pure tradition of the genre, then followed by the likes of Chris Athans, Ryan Barlow, Jesse Narvaez, Tom Farrell, James Sayres, Alex Greemann or Harry Hafner, amongst others, dotting the timeline... Even some classy visitors showed up: Léo VallsConnor KammererJimmy Larkz or César Dubroca too are in, and that's without even counting Tobin Valverde, Kyle Cielencki (to get more familiar with here), Justin Henry, Simon Isaksson, and even renowned filmers such as Zach Chamberlin and Brett Nichols who both broke free from the record button for a minute. And then more, with Evan Collison and finally Cody Rosenthal, who completes an eventual picture that's vibrant of many a color, style and spot (all read with science, those ones).

"MERLOT" is the result of years worth of skating and filming; it is therefore only logical that its aromas feel so fine and sweet, with a punchy aftertaste to boot!

So, will you be grabbing that bottle or what?...

Six pack!

We haven't been without introducing you to Loophole - the S.F.-based wheel company piloted by some of the best - before; and if the name of Zach Chamberlin still eludes you to this day somehow, then we strongly encourage you to do some research!

Anyway, this time, the whole roster (and what a roster, even featuring a couple of new heads) visited Seoul then Osaka, Tokyo and finally Kobe, only to bring back a twelve-minute-long piece of VX-1000 handicraft that's bound to make you mentally travel - and physically, at least as far wherever your board is resting right now.

Ciao

Little information has been surfacing about "Ciao" besides it being a new, mastered H.D. 16:9 full-length filmed entirely in N.Y.C. by Ricardo Napoli, already the author of the 2017 "Making It Happen" which followed a similar concept. Ricardo appears to be very much into documenting not just the established locals, but also the prowess of 'skate tourists' visiting from worldwide, and developing their take on interpreting the Big Apple. His Brazilian connections run deep as in addition to Kaue Cossa having a full partFelipe Oliveira repeatedly appears, not too far from a more American, but just as exotic Connor Kammerer who comes through with over a minute of opening clips. Even certain French speaking heads such as Bastien Regeste or Quentin De Briey earned their clips! But a major link Ricardo especially seems fond of cultivating is his bond to Japan, the scene of which gets the heaviest overall representation here, with full parts for Kento Yoshioka and Ryo Motohashi.

Buta!

Ah, the RIOS… Or the very last crew on earth where every one is a first name only, while the rest of the world population is only a @, in hope of insta-game fame. They prevails, far from all that and us all, and keep on exploring their home turf, from old rocks to winter distressed asphalt, while still adoring the Ol' Yellow Wheel God. Respect. Period.

The Genius

Sure, we live in times where the term "genius" is the more often than not used wrongly, but if we were to throw it with zero irony at someone, it would be to crown Connor Kammerer… And his part in Spirit Quest reminds us how he truly has found his alter-ego with Colin Read! One could even say those two were meant for each other… Just imagine the kind of conversations they must have… Now, those two propose us a new joint project, via a 45 RPM of all the music developed (with the help of that Quim guy) for Spirit Quest. It even comes with a download of the full video… You just have to dig for a record player in your parents attic, now!

NYC flavors…

A nice snapshot of New York today, showing the diversity of locs and visitors, and generations, also, from Akira Mowatt to Leo Gutman… Plus a Connor Kammerer cameo al‹ays amount to something, doesn't it?

The Warriors & Colour Group in Japan / PREMIERE

As announced yesterday, with Alan Maag's GALERIE, here we are –finally– presenting you the adventures of quite the crew (mixing some of our favorite Swiss rippers and their international friends) in Japan. Sure, they do hit the classic spots, but most notably do their fair share of exploring, thanks to their local connections. Yes, they did skate with the Japanese… All that said, this must be one of the best edits we have been proud to introduce to you guys, as a PREMIERE!

The Warriors & Colour Group in Japan / Galerie

We will present, as a PREMIERE, tomorrow the result of a trip to Japan by two Swiss crews together… Photographer and initiater of the whole thing, Alan Maag, tells and shows more, in the meantime…

"Tood"

If you would ever happen to doubt what skateboarding "has become", please type in "RIOS crew" on your analog or tactile keyboard, and set yourself straight once and for all… Because, in about two years, those guys from a forgotten by all capital have managed to create something. Something that is their own, with no sponsors, no marketing plan, no nothing apart from a video camera and good ideas, one being that they are not allowed to film twice on the same spot… Their very own thing is great enough that it is now making skaters from around the world travel to check it out, and considering the kind of guys visiting them, this thing is the good kind… Nope, not all is lost. Thanks to the RIOS!

Solos

We will not spoil one thing, but this new masterpiece from Colin Read will be carved into your brain for a while!

Night fever

Let's say it: Prize Fighter Cutlery has had one hell of a busy stay in Japan, recently, to the point of managing to team up with the mysterious Toriotoko! The result is a Tokyo night montage, as you would expect, but that includes perilous NBD's such as the "lipslide gorilla out"… Unless you have a better name for it?

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