Eli Reed

Romantik Salganik

If the name of Sam Salganik doesn't sound familiar to you, then maybe his work does, as the man is responsible for some of the best Krooked videos, most notably "Gnar Gnar" and "Gnaughty" (both must-haves in the pre-skate rotation). And if that doesn't ring a bell either, well, you're still in for a world of discoveries...

For a few years now, Sam has been working on Becky Factory, and their last video production (to date?) is, quite logically, one more instance of his output. As one should have expected, "Swan Song" is more experimental than your average skate commercial and comes with romance, messages, classic Dinosaur Jr. tracks that could have been very, very easily ruined, and immaculate performances by Yaje Popson, Igor Veyner, Tyler GoldenEli ReedCambryan Sedlick and the homie Pat Hoblin, who runs Pats Pants.

Eli alert!

We dig Eli, here, you know it, and just love his skating, a rather refined mix of different eras, styles and techniques that can boil up to nugget like like switch hurricanes on tight natural transitions… And he shows up in great form in this, on top of his game, taming whatever surfaces and shapes the streets have waiting for him.

Smooth Operator…

Eli Reed, you know it, got tech pouring out easy and smooth coming naturally, and that remix of his recents Instagram footage illustrates perfectly those facts. Good stuff.

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A good chunk!

This week's "feel good movie"? Absolutely. Proof that getting back to the basics is, for Chocolate, the best option…

High def'!

This clip despite being filmed on an advanced technology mobile telephone does not suffer from the "let's get this one real quick" syndrome, as the skating is quite up there, while RB Umali, thanks to his OG New York filmer status, can assemble some often too rare old timers, like Akira, and the youth of the moment, like a Yaje in fine form, and one guy named Jarrod Brandeth that –despite being Canadian– is more than at ease in those NYC streets. Let's also note an always versatile Ron Deily!

Real men skate too!

Ah, Andrew Allen… The antidote to the androgynous cult! Physically, first of, as it would be difficult to be more "grown ass", well, apart from the flaming hair jobs, maybe… But, mainly, in his skating, as you will not find an ounce of frail in the way he handles those streets! Big boned, big style!

One Star World Tour

About six months on the roads, and a team stacked with styles and approaches completely different: that is one recipe that can't fail! The Converse One Star World Tour edit will not let you down, from pure street to visits to all kinds of parks, around the corner from you or on the other side of the planet! That will put you in the perfect mood for the week-end, whatever spots you had in mind for it!

Musique de nuit

Sure the casting is pretty much perfect to scavenge the streets of any metropolis once the sun is gone, from Al Davis to Aaron Herrington, but, in the end, we will remember two things: how Ben Kadow tried to pulverize a curb by applying a frontside slappy to it, and mainly, mainly the sound of that very last Zered Basset line. Well, that and Kim fuckin' Gordon

Bang, bang!

Just to watch Sammy Bacca on that "flip out shit" mode!

Tokyo Decadence

Don't do as us, and please don't miss on that Eli Reed part, entirely filmed in Tokyo! Great, great stuff!

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Meeting… Eli Reed!

New team, new part? Check. Exclusive interview for Live? Check.

Fleeing forward

Skate videos with a plot, let's be frank here, have almost always ended in general embarrassment… So, a single part with a script sounded more than risky! UXA pulls it with more than a honorable mention, and Eli Reed reminds us –if you were slow enough to have forgotten– that he is a goddamn good skateboarder capable of many things, including gravity defying wallies to wallride!

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