Iran trippin'

Original Copy (or Copies?) is the name code of the ongoing project of Slovenian photographer, videographer and extraordinaire skateboarder Tomaž Šantl, who coincidentally just happens to have  a new website up. You may remember him from earning the last part in Nikola Racan's Euro full-length epic "Solsticij" or, from more eons ago, being the filmer of some local shop videos that notably helped bring the name (and demented style) of a certain Ali Jusovic under the spotlight.

Tomzi's new baby is an Original Copy production, as expected, and also an audiovisual recap of an expedition to Iran that doubled up as a skate trip. Everything up to the musical score is original. The resulting piece is a quite conceptual one, more subtly appreciated in a quiet environment as opposed to a rush. Don't hesitate to take a gander at Tomzi's works, and skating, if you ever get such a chance.

Like a complete unknown, like a paving stone!

Paris, the famed City of Light, is also a city of cobblestones… As Black Blocks of all kind often remind the police these days. But, here Monsieur Germond takes a slightly more peaceful (in a way…) approach to demonstrate it, bordering the monomaniac, as his wheels will only touch vintage Parisian stones in this part! All to go get hard tricks to top it! We dig, Mick, we dig!

PREMIERE / Kraków Kids / GREY AREA "Neverwhere" / INTERVIEW

Just a few weeks ago, we were presenting you a brand new Danny Fuenzalida video part; an excerpt from Poland-based filmer Kuba Kaczmarczyk's latest full-length, underground hit: "Neverwhere", the continuation of its prequel from 2013: "The Grey Area Video". Well, let's hope you're ready for more: today, we are sharing with you another segment of said video, no less than the opening one at that, shared by three young rippers from Kraków: Kuba Brniak, Michal Zarzycki and Franek Kramarczyk. In order to know more about them, we figured we'd get the group interview below going, too!

Too easy

"Skating Is Easy" is the title of the latest offering from independent filmmaker Pete Spooner, previously the author and co-author of several full-lengths to come out of Minnesota (the most popular one being "Boondoggle" with Philip Schwartz, but also "Flow Trash", "Insano", the "Debris" series... which you can stream a lot of, on Pete's YouTube). He's been sowing the seeds segments of his latest project all over the Internet for a few weeks now, here via TransWorld, there on his personal channel. A longtime activist we won't miss to further introduce to you soon; in the meantime, here's Kirian Stone's section from "Skating Is Easy" which we are yet to decide whether proves or disproves the video title - as making difficult street prowess appear that simple is hard!

Bigger Spin / EP 014 - Charles Collet

The second episode in the second series of French skateboarding podcast, Seb Charlot and Arnaud Dedieu's Big Spin, just came out! You may be familiar with the routine by now - such an event is synonymous with the corresponding complementary Bigger Spin article. In both cases, Charles Collet gets the spotlight this time, as the show's latest guest. The Grenoble grom inspired by local names such as Soy Panday and Nicolas Levet, but also by Dustin Dollin in the early 2000's promptly grew up into an early Cliché staple head, relocating to Lyon, hanging out with the Antiz guys and revealing himself throughout his career. Well, much more about that in the new episode of Big Spin, stremable above, and if you can't grasp the French language then fear not: the Bigger Spin on this page should help you comprehend all you need to know!

Static State

Ben Gore recently demonstrated that he was as skilled behind a video camera as he is behind a photographic lens; now here he is again, eager to remind us all of how much he's also the boss on the other side of the lens! The proof is in the footage, in this clip in which he shares the timeline with Christian Maalouf, Kevin Coakley, Brian Powerdly and Jon N'Guyen, celebrating the release of a new collaboration line between State Footwear and Theories, Josh Stewart's labor of love. Actually, it's also Josh who's responsible for the VX and editing here, being again as proficient as he is prolific and guess what: nobody's going to complain about that!

What an ad, Venture

Someone else's trucks of choice shouldn't be anybody's concern, just as much as their own should be their main focus, always... Or not, but what is for sure is that Venture Trucks' new power move in terms of roster edification just manifested itself under the form of four minutes and forty-nine seconds of brand new Bobby Worrest, packed with improbable Pulaski lines and various maneuvers bound to make the interwebs spin. All hail transfers!

Bigger Spin / EP 013 - Seb Daurel

French skate podcast Big Spin is back in full effect for a second season still hosted by Sébastien Charlot, Arnaud Dedieu and featuring, as this year's first guest, the living institution from the South of France: Sébastien Daurel. A man strong of thirty years of skateboarding, a length professional career revolving around Powell Peralta, Cliché and Adidas, and an artlessness only equaling his spontaneous curiosity - although nothing beats his acting skills, and humor. These days, Seb manages the skatepark at Hangar Darwin, a job he doubles up with the one of a full-time dad, all the while being Instagram famous thanks to Leo Valls' Sebdoshow. In between tasks, he still managed to come through with enough history, anecdotes, jokes and banters to spread his silly over not just one, but two episodes of Big Spin. So now it's the Bigger Spin's time to get relaunched, and provide you with complementary commentary, links and moving and still images of various kinds as to illustrate Seb's stories, also in an effort of transmission to non-French speakers!

PLAY!

"PLAY!" is the name of a new exhibition of colorful, ephemeral and skatable structures soon to be scattered throughout Bordeaux, here and there from June 20th to August 20th, 2019. An initiative pushed by local non-profit organization Board'O as part as the municipal program "Liberté !", conceived by Leo Valls and Nicolas Malinowsky who again ponder the evolution of the quantity of space left within the urban environment for playful, skateboarding purposes and other fundamental individual liberties. As a teaser for this summer, here's a skate clip filmed by Doug Guillot, Pierre David and Yentl Touboul inside the Bordeaux National Opera - pretty please!

A. A. alert!

"…like an angel!"

Another skate clip?

When I grow up, I wanna skate like Nik Stain! How about you? Him, or Vincent Touzery…

No pun intended

"HI8US" is the new video confession from S.F. hills' very own Papa Smurf: Ben Gore, pro chez Magenta, world renowned for his power and flick just as much as for his sharp eye, whether behind some kind of photographic lens or not. "A video about a tripod", or so he claims; a deceptively humble description as the edit is stuffed to the brim with genius skateboarding (and the occasional stunt) authored by Brian Delatorre, Ryan Barlow, Roger Krebs, Chris Athans, Trevor Thompson, Brian Powderly, Ben himself and then a handful of more, even. All in the name of his project: Three Press, and conveying some serious Dan Wolfe vibes, but transposed to the current S.F. scene.

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