Two full parts in two months: is Ben Raybourn trying to invent a Transition Skater Of The Year titile?

Parisii XIII

The Paris visit continues, this time keeping it central! The city’s first four arrondissements are the smaller ones, but are still rich in spots… Only negative point: you have to share them with the 27 millions of tourists passing by each year!

Charles' tip : Brad Cromer

My buddy Charles likes skaters with finesse and technical abilities, without having strict rules about what is "good" or "bad" in skateboarding… Basically, he always has a good advice!

"Well, this is all fresh: Krooked just put online Brad Cromer’s part from Lo-fi. Hard to not love his skating: the last frontside nollie 180 is one of the best in the business! Now that’s an obvious tip!"

Street power!

We already knew that Shawn Powers was skating for Palace skateboards, but now it is official, he is Palace with a part that borderlines image counsciousness, but is saved by overall heavy street cred', as you call it!

Neon nights

We tend to forget about it, most likely due to his constant discretion, but Silas Baxter-Neal is a hell of a skateboarder! Send him camping by the deep end of the scariest bowls of Oregon, or explore the streets of an unknown city, and he’ll be at ease with the oldest locals. Here, for this Adidas clip, he is home, as he is more than accustomed to the streets of Tokyo, and it shows!

An iron grip!

A new ode to New Jersey and its Holy Terrors, plus a few guests, most likely honorary members, for services rendered… Some old (even a line from Brain Wenning when he was great – a decade ago…) and some new, with all the rough spots you could wish for, skated a way that makes you want to do the same! With the Alex Davis we all love…

The week-end remix…

All good stuff, already seen, for sure, but nicely put together and getting a new life out of it… Oh, and a schooling on Mike Carrol, at the end, for whoever might not know!


Charles' Tip : Shawn Hale

My buddy Charles likes skaters with finesse and technical abilities, without having strict rules about what is "good" or "bad" in skateboarding… Basically, he always has a good advice!

"There is a touch of “classic” here! Let’s note a few gems, like this fakie ollie back nose blunt –or should I say “switch front blunt”?– on that hubba, or the back tail on that really steep thing, plus a few well thought of transfers…"


Good, good, good!

When your number one fan is Dylan Rieder, someone that seems quite stubborn to euphoria, and when Pass-Port, the Australian brand that got it all right, you must not be too bad, overall, don't you think?

Philadelphie, Monsieur!

The French Converse team in Philly sounds like a good time for them, and for us viewers!

Modern times

Getting on Lakai has always been something special, so we were guessing Miles Silvas had something, but this part should reassure even the Always Skeptical. In one line: the first one in the streets (technically, schoolyards are not located in the street), the backside noseblunt transfer one. So, yep, Miles got sure feet to catch his tricks perfectly over large obstacles, but also has that ability to cruise at high speed. He good.

White magic

The youngest amongst you will not have experienced it, but there were times when skating transitions was “wack”… Concrete anything being even worse, and considered a white trash activity of sort. A sad situation, indeed, that got turned around by a general openness of minds (can you say that?), and results in people like Chet Childress or Javier Mendizabal getting the respect they deserve. Ben Krahn was part of a lost generation of rad skateboarders that paid for their non-coolness, then.


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