PREMIERE / Videostill / Dom Diaz / INTERVIEW

Now, the name of Dom Diaz might be unknown to a lot of you as the man himself is still young and also operating from Guadalajara in Mexico - another country the skate scene of which comes with its lots of criminally underrepresented local talents, on the worldwide radar. A longtime big VX-1000 and film enthusiast, Dom has released a few web edits before under the alias Zimm Skateboarding and now, "VIDEOSTILL" is the title of his new full-length video, four years in the making. The whole film is the subject of today's premiere and, to celebrate, we caught up with the author for some public chit chat.

pure violence

Because nobody would deny Ruben Planque total commitment in the vast majority of the tricks displayed here… The Pure heads got it right, once again!

Sants' finest

SNT4EVER is the crew of skaters who persist skating Sants, the legendary Barcelona plaza once home to those universally-renowned, angular granite benches, now long gone but only in favor of new marbles ledges - we're talking Barcelona, after all. Them guys frequently drop online videos, and this new one is a web part for local ledge wizard J.M. Martin, filmed throughout Spain and even all the way to China over the span of three years by VX-1000 chomper Marcos Lozano Cantillo. LIVE would recommend following whatever it is that they get themselves into and eventually produce, as they are quite the effervescent type, even as far as entrepreneurship is concerned (see bonus clip, below for proof of professionalism).


A summer of Marc-A…

The perfect follow through to "Extra", posted yesterday! Another one of those Parisian making some noise, often seen here on LIVE, Marc-A is at his best here, captured only over the course ofa summer…

Extra clean

When it comes to skateboarding, Paris never really sleeps, but this time it's Valentin Ferreira at the realization. Supported by the one we no longer have to present here: Augustin Giovannoni. He offers us "Extra". A short overview of the young Parisian skate scene. An anthology of styles and faces that we are beginning to know well, including Marius Chanut with a skate of a sharpness defying all competition. A happy atmosphere, a lot of swimming, in short, a great memory of 2019!


Occasionally, Uncle Sam will take a closer look at the old continent and that's when this type of production might ensue; although in this particular case, it only makes logical sense that Lyon's trademark plaza spot H.D.V. was picked as the place to showcase the reliability of Venture trucks - notably on technical, complicated ledge-based prowess. So here, for two minutes, we nearly get transported back in the days of J.B. Gillet and Fred Mortagne's historic duo except today, it's Flo MirtainAlex Maison and Jesse Moine who are putting on a show, for Vincent Jugnet's VX-1000. All this to illustrate and promote a new Venture x H.D.V. collab, hitting the best French skateshops soon.

Capital P

This clip right here cements the "P" in Peter Johansson - or Jamal P, as social media seemingly demonstrates he'd rather be named; but also the "P" in Poetic Collective, the homie company from Scandinavia that keeps giving and rising - and we're talking a region that's already quite there up North. LIVE has introduced you to the man before, via his recent appearances in Markus Bengtsson's videos; today, it is as a Junkyard representative that he comes back, earning himself a full web part filmed around Copenhagen, Malmö and Paris through a camera wielded by the same operator, with some Super 8 touches of his own. Capital P's interpretation of the streets is less of the punishing type than such a nickname would imply, though, as it relies more on an almost impertinent eye for both originality and simplicity. That, the quiet intensity and the numerous smiles: something to be reckoned with!

Pristina affair

Generally, any new incoming video transmission from the Rios warrants stopping in one's tracks - and that is, for as long as they can appreciate the subtleties of gritty street skating footage. Bence Bálint is a filming and editing wizard, forming with illustrator Buta Jani quite the efficient duo and with the Budapest locals, a combo the feats of which have only been documented in succession. Their output is always raw, brimming with group energy of their own and today, they're back at it with this new edit of a trip to Pristina, the capital and largest city of Kosovo. Sweet Skateboards and Vans gave them a hand, the VX-1000 was the weapon of choice and in order to learn more about the Rios, click here for a classic interview with the crew, on the Magenta website.

Gonz & friends

Thrasher is launching a new web video series dubbed "Abnormal Communication", focused on street skateboarding pioneer Mark Gonzales who, for this first episode, is all over the place skating with his friends (well his Adidas team mates, at least...), all the while reassuring you about the Olympics being a false problem as well as your own sanity, if you ever fancied painting on your clothes. The man just won't age, and Heitor Da Silva continues his attention to the top.

When it comes down to raw skating, Soulland knows what's up! So, typhoon or not, you know those Japanese streets are not safe in any way, and especially not from the raw tech those guys are capable of… Pools, ledges, crappy wooden ramps, it's all good!

Leo in L.A.

Just a few days after the online release of his third edit for Free Travel, VX-1000 die-hard - who no longer needs an introduction as we've already featured him this many times - Chris Thiessen is announcing a new series of web clips of his, produced by TransWorld and dubbed "Left Tapes". The concept is the documentation of street skating around L.A., and this first episode brings in a sound and fury of quite the smooth type, actually, with a timeline shared between a cruising-as-usual Leo Valls, a powerful-as-usual Alex Schmidt and music that actually, well, works.

Young Tech

Hélas keeps on releasing parts form the many talents featured in Fellas, and this time, you are in for a ledge course "en Español" with a young man already in power even when spinning around, with a quick featuring from two of the pioneers of that whole style, Lil' Jesus and Javier Da God. This is coming from the disc two of "Fellas", now available in DVD form for free with any order from their website, here.


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