RIOS crew

Pristina affair

Generally, any new incoming video transmission from the Rios warrants stopping in one's tracks - and that is, for as long as they can appreciate the subtleties of gritty street skating footage. Bence Bálint is a filming and editing wizard, forming with illustrator Buta Jani quite the efficient duo and with the Budapest locals, a combo the feats of which have only been documented in succession. Their output is always raw, brimming with group energy of their own and today, they're back at it with this new edit of a trip to Pristina, the capital and largest city of Kosovo. Sweet Skateboards and Vans gave them a hand, the VX-1000 was the weapon of choice and in order to learn more about the Rios, click here for a classic interview with the crew, on the Magenta website.

RIOS x BELGRADE ZOO

The two crustiest Eastern crews are back! Reuniting with the concept of last year's "Dunja" (which you can peep alongside an interview here), our Budapest brethren: the devin that is the Rios crew recently went back to Serbia for more urban life and shared street moments with the local Belgrade Zoo. Rumors of an official, upcoming twinning of the two regions have since been spread.

Still Belgrade-related - if around or nearby, please do yourself a favor and take a gander at this sick local event, imminently occuring: the Summit of the Non-Aligned will take place on the 12th-15th of September, and happens to be a skate festival skate with a damn fine selection and a nice touch to the presentation you really shouldn't miss on Instagram. More info on the way...

In the same vein and chain of events, the program for this year's (ninth!) edition of the now classic Vladimir Film Festival just dropped and it's heavier than ever (like with every new iteration). Check it out and book your tickets - not even necessarily in that order.

"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!

Yellow winter

So, it seems the RIOS heads have survived yet another winter in Budapest… And even managed to skate quite a bit, despite the adverse weather! On top of the greatly captured crew life feeling and all the unknown to us spots, we can also salute a reality rarely documented in this day and age: conical wheels, yellowed from being putting to good use for a long time!

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Esti körkép

Today, we are heading back to Budapest, with the RIOS crew!

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Apéritif

You already know that: we are quite fans of the RIOS Crew from Budapest, for the simple reason that they capture the magic of skating with a group better than most… This teaser for an up-end-coming full-length will not knock you off your socks with hammers, but it will remind you to ring your friends to go explore your city, town, village, together.

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