James Sayres

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?...

Bottom Shelf

"Bottom Shelf" is the title of the newest full-length video by the N.Y.C.-based Dylan Holderness and Evan Pacheco, and it will most likely leave you with the taste of a great homie video, just with some fine 16mm, rougher spots galore and a waterfall of underrepresented skateboarders who all send it, as some might still say. The editing itself has a montage feel and although the lack of names makes it hard to tell the skaters apart at first, the styles are so wild you quickly figure out who's who - one particular protagonist you should need no introduction to by now would be the remarkable James Sayres.

Aquatic Spirit

A "Spirit Quest" section is bound to always have the same impact at first watch: first one gets confused by the frenetic pictures their eyes are resting on. Then, everything gradually becomes coherent and in the end, culminates as a sum that's incredibly pleasant to watch. And if this video looks like no other, it’s due to Colin Read's mind brimming with creativity, behind the lens. Everything is precisely thought out, and designed to hit hard thanks to a combo of filming, editing and spot selection taken to new heights. The resulting piece is so inspiring, just watching it could spark off vocations!

Rising sun dreams…

Going to Japan to skate is one thing. Going to Japan to skate, and more, with the locals is another… Off course, The Northern Co. heads have genuine friends to visit over there, and you can feel it right away… The result is that, from San Francisco hills to Osaka train station, you can feel how at home they are, with many homies that rip just as much as they do!

North of the border

As seen in the recent issue of Push Periodical, the homies at The Northern Co. take on Los Angeles, and do it their way… A great collection of spots found along the less traveled sidewalks. Skated the way we all dig!

Northern City

Our buddies from The Northern Co. just sent some news from their most recent NYC escapade, and by looking at their clothes, it was still summer then, which allowed them to skate with many, locals or tourists… Yep, good stuff, street stuff, great street skating, as you would expect from them!

James Sayres

Here is a perfect addition to Impromptu: James –seen yesterday in Andrew Helvey's video– just joined the homies at The Northern Co. and shows here in a few night lines why…

Impromptu / PREMIERE

Andrew Helvey has been our correspondent for all things Ohio for a minute, now, and has notably introduced us to the young and snappy Justin Henry. Impromptu us Helvey new project, and a nice postcard of what is going on now around his end of the world these days. The kids to keep a look on, and spots you never get to see? It's all there, as a LIVE exclusive for the day. Yep, it's us!

Grapevine / premiere

Fruit of Ryan Flores –a Long Island local– labor of love, Grapevine should make you feel all kinds of good, for all the right reasons! On Live, you are not really risking a drought on what they call East Coast style, but those ten minutes are the ideal dosage of synthetic adrenalin to put you in the right mind frame before the sesh. Add quite the funky sauce, and you have the perfect recipe… Therefore, this is with great pride that we present you, with the kind support of the homies at The Northern Co. and Prize Fighter Cutlery, and as an exclusive, the perfectly ripe fruit

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