Kevin Coakley

Full Traffic

We've already done our best to warn you about the gem that is the latest Traffic video (if one somehow doesn't count their recent Japan trip as canon), "Look Left"; a while back, we even went as far as interviewing Mark Wetzel and Joe Yates for your reading pleasure - and also to try and provide a window into the culture surrounding an authentic company that is deeply anchored in the history of street skateboarding. Well now, the whole piece is finally online, thanks to the homies at Theories, the distro and collective led by Josh Stewart - who's also the filmmaker here. Don't slip and forget to catch a glimpse of the recap of Josh's recent exhibition at Vladimir, retracing the twenty past years the man has spent working on his own series of independent skate videos, the classic "Static", before you go!

Tokyo Transfer II

Traffic Skateboards, the longtime running brand of East Coast street skating style pioneer Ricky Oyola (whose urban interpretation some are unknowingly biting to this day, still), is the fruit of a conscious effort to try and do things proper - an apparent motto they've been adhering to since the start. Most remarkably, they were some of the first to cultivate an active connection with the Japanese skate scene, by sponsoring Deshi (his incredible section in "Night Prowler", by Katsumi Minami who now runs Evisenhere) and producing quite the legendary trip video there: "Tokyo Transfer", back in 2009.

A decade later, and some months following the release of the Traffic full-length video "Look Left" (an occasion LIVE celebrated with you by interviewing Joe Yates and Mark Wetzel), well, they did just that again and returned to the Mecca of spots that are perfect for the first twenty seconds (and then rigorously forbidden, unless you enjoy getting clubbed by flashing red neon sticks). The line-up might have changed over the years, but the approach never did.

Japan is one of those places where the uninitiated tourist should watch both sides of the road before thinking of attempting to cross, due to the Japanese driving on what is, to most Westerners, the unusual lane... Hence the title "Look Right" (or one of its aspects, that is), as covered in the full article (with photos) on the TransWorld Skateboarding website.

And if you're still eager for some more, very fine Hiroki Muraoka, feel free to revisit one of the best video parts of last year, here...

Static State

Ben Gore recently demonstrated that he was as skilled behind a video camera as he is behind a photographic lens; now here he is again, eager to remind us all of how much he's also the boss on the other side of the lens! The proof is in the footage, in this clip in which he shares the timeline with Christian Maalouf, Kevin Coakley, Brian Powerdly and Jon N'Guyen, celebrating the release of a new collaboration line between State Footwear and Theories, Josh Stewart's labor of love. Actually, it's also Josh who's responsible for the VX and editing here, being again as proficient as he is prolific and guess what: nobody's going to complain about that!

"MIXTAPE VOL.3" / Stephen Buggica / PREMIERE

It certainly isn't the first time that on LIVE Skateboard Media we catch ourselves singing the praises of Florida as a hotbed for skateboarding talents - on either side of the lens, too. You might not know the name - yet - but you may be familiar with the series of full-length indie videos: "Shaqueefa OG", hitting hard and strong with a steady flow of "Mixtapes" (three volumes so far) and modern social media presence. That crew just never seems to stop and now, here is the author of the Shaqueefa mixtapes tracks one to three himself gifting us with Hopps and Theories rider Dustin Eggeling's part from his latest "Vol. 3" - also comprising some tasty Kevin Coakley clips - in addition to the following exchange of ideas.

Patsy

A little who's who of the Theories camp, where personal favorite Brett Weinstein holds it down the way he knows how!

Free at last!

Could this be the first "real" video project coming from the State Footwear camp? At least, it would be the very first located in Madrid! In order to learn more about it from Push Periodical, here is the trip as seen by Chris Thiessen, in animated images.The crew did great with all the spots local Ben Skrzypek, threw at us, and the final results won't disappoint, as it is as fluid and adaptative as you would expect from them. One will also note the always surprising pop that Maalouf guy seems to have endless supplies of…

(Almost) secret nugget!

Headlines are so busy these days, in between the part designed so Louie can get Marketing tool of the Year and the new Krooked full-length, we are swimming in amazing skateboarding footage… And that's the day Traffic picks to put online the latest Kevin Coakley part… So, yep, you have missed it, and that is a shame, as… As Kevin Coakley ticks all the boxes, from tasteful tech to a selection of spots so unridable that no one else actually skate them. And all that in complete smoothness! So, yep, treat yourselves, and click, click!

Chi-town

We have been discussing the Chicago case, via the Deep Dish edits, for quite a bit, now, but this time, it is the Theories colleagues that went there to see what all the fuss was about, leaded by the fearless Josh Stewart… Un-surprisingly enough, our local hero, Brett Weinstein, steals the show by demonstrating an inherent ability at tackling shitty spots, usually after getting up from harsh slams. An edit you should, and will, watch over and over through the week-end, and more!

The unusual somewhere else

Antwerp and Lisboa: two destinations that are so close, yet not so often considered, for obvious or not preconceptions about artisanal paving for one, and gloomy weather for the other. Nothing that could even slow down the Push Periodical homies, as they are fully aware of the adage stating that one never willing to get trialed, will never skate anything new. Plus, if you take Bobby Worrest with you, everything should and will be more than all right!

Spring streets!

Even if winter seems to never want to let go NYC, they try to keep skating there, and the Theories heads are out in those streets, you know it! And, goddam, how stoked are we to watch Jahmal go hard in the paint like if he was still in his late teens!

The state of things

From an impeccable Jon Nguyen to the full of pop Maalouf, even on precarious spots, at State Footwear, they have hand-picked more or less the perfect selection of what is interesting in the American streets nowadays… Notably with that Spivey guy! Add some Colin Read magic, and you got the perfect blend…

Web traffic…

Damn, great news flash: Traffic announcing a new video, and knowing the brand has been adding great younglings recently to the still kicking elders, we can only wait anxiously!

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