Rob Maatman

The art of taming a relunctant brick

You know those two from many a Pop clip, so you won't be too surprised by their abilities when it comes to tackle the not so hospitable grounds of their very own Haarlem… But, they do go another step, here, when skating grounds most would not even bother put a wheel on!

Rob Railman

All terrain, creative, efficient and flawless, Rob Maatman gives us some new escapades for Vans and Pop Trading company. A few tricks which especially highlight his ability to slide on any rail, from the very long to the very short, including the least well fixed and the one that zigzags (the famous one).

Healthcare

The new Antiz Skateboards full-length video "HEALTHCARE" is now live! Once again partly handicrafted by Ludovic Azémar, whose works LIVE has presented before time and time again, but with the help of the whole fam in the editing room this time, this one features - amongst others - Samu Karvonen, Thanos Panou, Roland Hirsch, Peter Molec, Michel Mahringer, Pepe Tirelli, Yeelen Moens, Sam Partaix, Robin Bolian, Gabriel Engelke, Julien Bachelier, Teemu Pirinen and Uryann Raudet - who also doubled up as the man in charge of the animations for this clip.

And for an even better presentation, make sure not to miss the photo gallery above, courtesy of Fabien Ponsero!

#popfashionweek

An almost nostalgic look at simpler times when the only crucial questions were "Are you on the ist for tonight's Fashion Week party!?" and "Is it dry yet!?"… Yes, it was winter in Paris, but life was lighter, most notably for the Pop collega's! That even had a few new heads with them to introduce to the world…

Pop rock

As hinted yesterday by our GALERIE feature, made of the photos of Davy Van Laere and Hugo Snelooper, The Pop heads drop an edit celebrating their collab' with Carhartt, and use it as an excuse to team up and explore rural parts of Holland. No chance you would be tired of seeing those spots, yet! Maybe their best production, yet…

Blacks and whites

If in Paris tonight, this thirty-first of October, then let's meet as early as 6 PM at Carhartt WIP Store Paris Le Marais, for the launch of the brand's new collection, a collaborative effort with our Amsterdam homies over at POP Trading Company!
 
In order to get you amped for Friday's edit, you can already get in the mood via those photos by Hugo Snelooper and Dave Van Laere, above!

 

Pop fashion week

They were in town to import their very own BYOBSS from Amsterdam to Paris, but took the time for way more, from catwalks to parties, all spiced up by that street thing, despite the heat! Proof, here with many new faces to top it…

Ratio

The Pop gang is back in full, this time with a slightly different casting than usual, and also a retro-futuristic format of sorts, I.E.. the HD 4:3. Best of both worlds, one can say, as the cities of Hague and Rotterdam offer the perfect paving stones decor also…

Parking Lot Stardust

You may remember Netherlands-based filmer Ziggy Schaap's previous edit: "The End" that graced the almighty Interwebs last spring. Well, the end it wasn't, as it turned out that even wintertime wasn't enough to deter the man and his crew of friends from doing their thing: this new video, "No Service" was filmed just then, over the span of two months and with a modus operandi of being underground parking lot-themed. A project for which they really did some research regarding which ones not just in the Netherlands but also Belgium had the best utilizations possible to offer, as an attempt to cover as much slippery-slick (under-)ground as possible! The final output is a much more joyful watch than one might expect from the basic concept: the VX-1000 is excellent (explicitly influenced by the likes of Yoan Taillandier), the terrain gets worked in smart ways and in the end, "No Parking" is one more great testament to how the daily weather doesn't have to dictate how much motivation one should show!

Divided we fall

We just got this U.F.O. of an e-mail from a certain Rens Verbruggen, Rotterdam-based but not -bound and coincidentally, that's the very point about geographical borders he's trying to make; that individuals and their chances idealistically shouldn't be defined by the randomness of their geographical localization. As a reaction to Western public entertainer number one and forty-fifth president of the United States Donald John Trump's overwhelmingly publicized oompahs about reinforcing the Mexico-United States border with a fortified wall (the construction of which is estimated up to twenty-five billion dollars that surely could benefit more critical causes), an unfortunately popular candy cane he's been obnoxiously brandishing for a while as part of his campaign, Rens and his friend René took it upon themselves to start Wallies Against Walls. The idea is essentially simple: "build wallies, not walls"; as opposed to encouraing the division of the people and the silencing of select voices, the two homies instead invite you to federate your pals around a new funny-looking, colorful toy that you can assemble yourself: so communicatively playful you're bound to catch some looks out in public with it, or Snapchat requests even. Really what we get to witness is the celebration and expression of freedom of thought, and the victory of interaction over abstraction in a form that's only a natural reaction to the times. Download the templates and print out the designs from the website, and never skate alone ever again!

Oh, Rens' friends that he skated with for this clip happen to be Rob Maatman, Robbin de Wit and Remco Stolze - must be nice. The website also links to charities to help victims of closed borders and immigration issues.

Late Christmas

As if to celebrate the end of the year, Marc Bolhuis filmer based in Rotterdam offers us Boombap the full length of the kids from the local scene. Filmed over 5 years, you have probably already seen some parts like the of Bombaklats’ one, or Yannick Witvoet’s. And frankly it's a nice late Christmas present, a very complete video, from street tech to creative powerslides. In short it announces only good things for the Dutch scene in 2019!

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