Valentin Agnus

Lux Veritas

"LUX VERITAS" is a three-minute VX edit that was assembled by Sami Lababedi, and recently shown at the latest Parisian Roundabout to date - that is, Sergej Vutuc's itinerant, independent skate film festival, that one time as part of PSSFF. About the clip, Sami speaks the truth:

"Well in the first place, those clips were something nobody was doing anything with - they had been just sitting there for a while, on this or that filmer's hard drives.

I thought that was a bit of a shame, and so I suggested to get them and put them all together into one edit of my friends, filmed throughout Paris, Brussels and the South of France." - Sami Lababedi


Quentin Delebecque - aka. Mr. Singha on the Instagrams and YouTubes - just dropped a smash hit with "LES ZINVAHISSEURS", just short of ten minutes of Parisian VX-1000 brimming with brillance, but also humor. The roster is as colorful as it gets, with plenty of unique profiles you wouldn't expect to ever share a timeline yet just so happen to do it so well; it notably comprises Elson Patrick and Auguste Fenez (the same duo behind "JARDIN D'HIVER"), Tyrone O'Hanrahan does not seem to mind Léo Spartacus' or Paul Gallelli's company whatsoever, and Masaki Ui goes in with what's got to be the crooked bonk of the year - complete with crazy outraged pedestrians.

LIVE can only encourage you - again - to look into Quentin's YouTube channel as it's chockful of quality productions, including this great edit of Lille O.G.: Olivier "Tavu" Ente (as of today, strong of a grand total of fifty views; make sure to also check out Tavu's Instagram feed), or "CUSTOM", Quentin's former video - which we somehow managed to miss sharing around the time of its release last winter, but to this day remains well worth your time.

Brest Coast

Skate footage out of Brest, France emerging just about anywhere on the Internets was always a rare occurrence, one exception being Turbomecanoid's YouTube experimentations from a decade back. Well, Yann Quenez and Valentin Agnus are part of a newer generation; they already made this clip together a few weeks back, an audiovisual postcard that, once digested, would already leave one with an aftertaste of beurre salé. The real dessert is now, though, under the form of this two-minute edit featuring many a folk skating Brest spots together, for a VX-1000 that's just getting tamed.

Featuring Valentin lui-même, but also Benjamin LaurentXavier Kerivel, Tom Meriot and Nolan Le Roux Renton.

A postcard from Brest

"A postcard from Brest" is what Yann Quenez intended to send us via e-mail, thereby giving up to us not just his localisation (a commendable display of pure trust in these modern times) but also the title of his new clip, as well as the talents of his homie, local Valentin Agnus (whose skating successfully warrants putting the G into his last name). Yann is a photographer and filmer "in between two rain showers and crêpes au beurre", and this little video has the merit of casting some light over and through the dim skies of the underrepresented Brest skate scene. Which is a loss hopefully to be corrected soon, as Yann is rumored to have some more kouign-amann in the oven!

On a side note - another testimony of Brest's passion and drive for skateboarding is this older blog by local cartoonist and illustrator Mike: Skate 1992 Golden Years, which certainly is worth a (re-)visit in an era of New Deal relaunches, and Ron Knigge getting interviewed by the fantastic Chops for the just as fantastic Chromeball.

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