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Who said sea air wasn't good for skaters? Or, where, in one seaside line, Lucas reminds everybody who owns this game.

Some like it rough

"F.A. camp aler!t", let's say?

Hooded

The advantage with the hood is that it works on everyone, but today we can say that the guys from the Rave team wear it better than others. The proof images in their latest video "La Jondelle" as delirious as what they used to offer us. Delirious! Yes, but far from being ridiculous when you watch them baptize their new DIY spot with a lot of fully committed tricks. When you have as much creativity with concrete as on a skateboard, necessarily the end product has cachet.

Heitor alert!

Wonder how you get your own alert that young? ell, click and watch! That Heitor kid get's it, that it.

PREMIERE / "Brothers" / Nino Jurlina / INTERVIEW

One of the perks of LIVE Skateboard Media is the opportunity to collaborate, curate and present the works of many underground artists with blossoming talent, and a common bond to one activity that in turn influenced lifetimes of stories to tell. Here we are very proud to showcase a new, amazing full-length video from Croatia: "Brothers", by Nino Jurlina, who also runs Simple Skateboards, a humble one-man operation with barely a Facebook page (but with a steady feed of videos on Mondays). Nino's whole enterprise really qualifies as an independent effort, quietly nurtured by hand, and with a certain appreciation for the tangible, the physical - sensible life in short; driven by his perception of his passion, the man has been a figure of the underground Croatian scene for quite a while. "Brothers" reflects just that and as such, is a beautiful piece the kind of which justifies the activity of skate media altogether. But before or after you dive head first into it, please take a look below as we jumped on the opportunity to catch up with Nino, and chit chat about his general direction!

PREMIERE / Diligent "Queen Mary II" / Flo Bavouzet / INTERVIEW

We were foretelling you just yesterday: the year two thousand nineteen is prone to be packed with video releases aplenty, as visibility now makes for the most critical sinews of war. This time, it is Lyon, France-based Diligent Skateboards that is presenting you their newest production (marking the second clip from a French company to drop in just two days since New Year's), and they're making it clear that the aforementioned war is none of their concern. Their full-length "Queen Mary II" is a pretty blatant demonstration of just that, so LIVE Skateboard Media went to catch up with Diligent founder Flo Bavouzet, pretty credible in the role of the French underground O.G., in order to chit chat about what he cared about instead.

PREMIERE / Vladimir 2018 / George Toland / INTERVIEW

Them lads never quit it! Over the past month the Internet has graced us with "Teddie", London head George Toland's R.A.D. new full-length video compiling one year worth of skateboarding by his crew filmed in many different locations throughout Europe; and last week, we were presenting you this interview and photo gallery of George Booth-Cole, the photographer of the posse and a talented one at that, who happens to document many of his mates' prowess on thirty-five millimeter film when the other George aims at the same in moving form via his trusted VX-1000. Both homonymous G's are no strangers to the most important skate video festival in Europe, the now longtime running Vladimir Film Festival occuring every September in Croatia (the 2017 documentary on which George was down to help out with already, contributing chunks of skate footage); and actually here they are today, showcasing a recap of some of the intense street skating that took place in between the exhibitions and screenings at the latest, 2018 edition of Vladimir, all filmed in the city of Pula, Croatia over the course of four days. The two played their respective roles as documentarists so well, we just had to catch up with the one who favors colors and tapes (click here for an interview with the other George), if anything just come up with enough banter to illustrate and punctuate with their souvenirs of stoke, sunshine and miscellaneous, sound shenanigans!

More Medium!

Throughout the years and their subsequent takes on what makes "A Happy Medium", the Buster and Hunter O'Shea brothers really never stopped regularly and repeatedly showcasing how tight of a grip the purpose of representing the Arizona skate scene has on their existence! Already a decade ago, the first installment in the series already wasn't their first full-length effort and since then, they have birthed three more and that's if you don't count (but why wouldn't you?) their side productions such as Sometimes Skateboards (and its video) on the side... Arid sun-bathed, 3CCD-armed workhorses! Anyway, this fifth "A Happy Medium" is looking like a comeback to the roots, a turn the guys already started to initiate last year with the fourth edition: Marty Anderson, balloons... The aesthetics of the first piece of the series is not just present, but repeated in full force and whilst some might find it funny that their love for skateboarding seemingly crystallized sometime around 2008 (... things could have been a lot worse), their skateboarding itself really didn't, as legends such as Johnrob Moore or John Motta only seem to get younger as they age. We can't wait!

Sit back, relax

What better way to start 2019 for the young guys of Yardsale than leaving their tender London to taste a bit of the American East Coast? Charlie Birch and Julian Kimura in full speed lines, steez at will (especially in Charlie Birch’s smith grinds), this particular atmosphere, a Yardsale video what! Exactly what we needed. Filmed over two short weeks, the result is more than satisfying. A breath of fresh air and originality offered by the London youth.

Collapse Alert!

New year equates new horizons for the skateboarding industry or, at least, the logical perspective of managing ways to do better than the year prior in order to remain viable. The skateboarders themselves benefit from such - otherwise foreign - competitive considerations under the form of the various media getting generated to serve as those enterprises' respective marketing plans: amongst others, streams of Instagram clips, YouTube edits and even the occasional, always precious full-length video, all consisting in improbable performances intended to be convincing commercials thereby essentially making for a wide palette of styles on display for one to pick and choose from for consumption and even (we swear!) appreciation. A classic U.S. business model which has long been the standard, inciting local companies and brands worldwide to follow the same fashion of defining and proving themselves and that's just where things get interesting: in a digital age, the Internet gets to shine as an exotic, online menu of tries (some of them converted) all originating from a rich diversity of geographical locations, ensuring that we never run out of local shenanigans to get curious about.

This time, it is the French brand Collapse Skateboards that is dropping this aptly-named "Promo" featuring Matt Débauché, Hugo Westrelin, Romain Covolan, Gaëtan Decellier and George Poole, who recently turned pro for Collapse and gets curtains.

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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