Sam Partaix

History, waffles and lettres d'amour

"Loveletters to Skateboarding" is the increasingly popular video podcast hosted by Jeff Grosso and his peeps; whilst on the other side of the lens and in the editing room, resides the role of our friends at Six Stair (most notably renowned for their work on the Antihero video "The Body Corporate", but not just that one), and Vans is in charge of the make-up. Recently, the latest episodes of the show have been region-based and it just so happens that France is the subject of the newest one! The guys did very well at conducting a thorough research job and, despite their humble claim to not be trying to make a documentary on the history of French skateboarding altogether per se, the eventual product resembles just that pretty well and features interventions from many an interesting, if not pivotal character in the local culture, as well as vintage, still moving pictures and tales aplenty, as though told on a seven-hour drive from Paris to Marseille, going through Lyon, and then recounted on the way back - in love mail.

Over-caffeinated

The Vans French team collaborated with Solo Skateboard Magazine to do some tourism in Tunisia. If that's not good news, I don’t know what it takes! The finished product is a video that breathes enthusiasm and madness a bit when it comes to very, but very committed 50-50 grinds. Obviously, Quentin Boillon has not lost this unique style that we can’t get tired of. And inevitably, when Mickaël Germond is also in the area it can quickly become explosive, remember "Entre deux".

Bigger Spin / EP 009 - Sam Partaix

After many years of presence on the scene, the choice of Samuel Partaix for the guest of the latest episode of the French Big Spin Podcast was an obvious one. On Seb Chalot and Arnaud Dedieu's show, Sam shares stories pertaining to all things from his early years skateboarding to the skateshop he once opened in Tours with his mother, when he isn't recounting his life in Biarritz and more. This usual Bigger Spin article on LIVE Skateboard Media once again highlights the main subjects, and illustrates them with links aplenty!

Savate "Trompe Le Monde"

An ode to celebrate that unknown spot at the very deep end of the industrial area of the suburb of that lost village? Off, this is what Savate is all about! Those guys know that spots are where you go look for them, they do… This should plant the seed that will make you plan out a summer trip with your friends. That's their goal, at least.

Deuxième vague!

All Paris, and De Paris in four edits from local film makers, with a bunch of interludes, and the follow-up to Jeux d'Ombres already presented on Live? Can't say no!

Spring cleaning

Romain Batard empties his hard drive, and gives us a few magic moments by our champion: Hugo Maillard… Merci, Romain!

Sammy

Where Partaix tackles a few precarious spots –including the infamous French Communist Party dome– with that ATV style we love him for…

A Warm Berlin

As the German capitol is setting into winter, like the rest of Europe, this edit reminds us what the long hot days of summer there can feel like… The whole thing is spiced up by Bastien Duverdier's musical talents, but also his uncanny ability for the surprising trick, or even the impossible spot!

Metal zen

Watch, they have just found out about the "Ôm" at Antiz!

De Paris / Premiere

One year of skating in Paris to flip through: that's the idea behind De Paris, in between almanac and "yearbook"… Tonight is the first time the book will be visible, but if you couldn't book a flight in time, we got you covered: Live is exclusively premiering the part edited by Guillaume Périmony for the launch. Unseen footage only, from locals and friends, and a good idea of the general vibe going on these days in the Parisian streets…

Fuck off, frenchy!

Even if Victor Pellegrin alone is worth a mention here, it is the double "Fuck Off" that filmer Guillaume Périmony gets in one line that is the icing on the cake for us! Not one, two… Wonder if those perfectly dressed Frenchies commented a bit too loudly about the baggy wardrobe of local crackheads. Damn tourists, someone has to keep them in check!

#ontheroadagain

The Frenchies from Vans hit the road as often as they can, and who would blame them? This time, they have gone all the way to Land of Americans, and came back with good memories on harsh spots, plus many annoying hashtags for whoever was following them on Instagram during their Oregon adventures.

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