Here's a video of our rider Tony Christopher and Tyrant rider Mark Davenport killing the bowl at Skate Park Of Tampa. Alright, so it's really mostly of Mark, but the dude is so good, how couldn't it be?
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Ride it sculpture park expanded a bunch late this fall. Here is a solid edit with much of our team: Adam Mueller,Cameron Carmichael, Tony Christopher, Geoff Cormier and friends: Dom Borowicz, Mark Davenport, Tyler Russel and Neil Boneless Ryder.
Ride It sculpture park is located in "Banglatown" Hamtramck on Davidson as it becomes a regular road east of I-75.
Coming from a person that's openly hated and detested SpitfireClassics, I had to try the new Spitfire Formula Four Classics and see if I was still justified to throw public temper tantrums trying to convince people that Spitfires were nothing but good marketing and bad wheel making. Don't get me wrong, who doesn't love that flaming skull? It's sick that a company openly supports equal rights in America: nothing screams tight pants and PBR more than a Spitfire sticker slapped on your local skatepark's miniramp.
Spitfires are much more visually appealing than Bones Wheels. They have a "classic" skate-like look about them that's unmatched. I don't know if you've ever heard, but people often dislike Bones for their plastic-like look. Check them out, they're shiny-like.
A few months back the Ipath skate team consisting of Jon Cosentino, Shuriken Shannon, Brendan Keavany, and Jason Siebert stopped by the shop for their midwest taco tour. After the taco were gone, we lit up the Anderson rail. Casey Huizenga got a nosegrind up and Tony Christopher got a late shove down the drop side in this edit. The next day, I took them skating in Detroit. Here is an edit detailing these exploits.
Hollywood Skaters Prowl the Set in an Aaron Rose and André Saraiva Film for L'Officiel Hommes
“Paramount Studios is fantastical by nature,” says artist and filmmaker Aaron Rose of the faux New York City streets and sun-baked Los Angeles location of today’s cinematic fashion short. Sweeping through the vacant lot, Rose and his co-director, L'Officiel Hommes editor André Saraiva shot a dreamlike portrait of professional skateboarders Jerry Hsu, Austyn Gillette, and Josh Harmony, besuited in Dior Homme, Saint Laurent, and Prada. Set to the epic pop of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur,” the slow-motion skaters are confronted by a trio of models in lace lingerie led by Belgian beauty Anouck Lepere, in a touch that echoes the band's 1980s videos. “It is his bicoastal perspective which started the idea for the film,” explains Saraiva of Rose’s past as founder of downtown New York institution Alleged Gallery, that is juxtaposed with his recent experience as a West Coast-dwelling artist. “We share a similar evolutionary process as creators, so it was natural to work together,” says Rose of his multidisciplinary Paris-based collaborator. “We were shooting two elements simultaneously, this film and a photo editorial. André would be shooting photos, then all of a sudden, he would hand me the stills camera. It was a wonderfully creative ping-pong volley.”
This video was posted on Thrasher's website to about 90% of comments hating on this very well done video because there were "no tricks" or it incorporated fashion which of course, is the natural enemy of all things skateboarding, Or simply this is the product of skateboarding being "ruined" but I hold an opposite view...
This is not what is wrong with skateboarding. this is exactly what skateboarding needs more of. Skateboarding, at it's fundamental level is about using your environment in a creative manner with your skateboard.
Skateboarding is not supposed to be about the most spins and flips, it's not about stunts. it's not about risking your neck to get that 1 in 1000 trick captured on film for your video part. That is a jock side of sports taking over and it is boring and fundamentally not creative.
If anything, Skateboarding suffers from everyone trying to fit into this California mold of how to be a successful skater. What is "ruining" skateboarding culture is the fact no one appreciates a proper ollie as a worthwhile trick. A well styled push as more important than a street league worthy switch frontside heel down a monster gap.
Don't get me wrong. If you feel inspired to use your environment that way and are doing so in a creative manner, keep doing it. Art is fundamentally something you do for yourself. Run (or skate) with that. However, It's become boring and the majority of skaters just don't really care about that like they used to. That is why skateboarding is suffering from some growing pains right now (ie. failure of print magazines and video sales). Our culture needs to broaden it's horizons and not only have one correct way to skate. All the videos look the same. there is no story. no respect to the environment is documented. The question on your mind should not be, "was that a difficult enough stunt for me to feel it was worth watching" It really should be has this broadened my concept of skateboarding with respect to the environment.
Skateboarding's enemies are not things that look different, It's the people that want it to look all the same.
Not only are Jim Tumey and Duke Austerberry two of my favorite people, they make an excellent duo on both sides of the lens. Here is a part that Jim filmed of Duke for Murder or Die Skateboards and People Skate shop.
Brad Stencil got together with Jordan Zuppke, Cameron Carmichael, Matt Wilson, Tony Christopher, Roberto Rodriguez, Paul Goodrich, Andrew Stencil, and Duke Austerberry and filmed a short skate video inspired by a short film...
"4 years ago, I decided I wanted to make a different kind of skate video. I was inspired by a montage of a laundromat that was paired with music made of sounds from that setting. My idea was to do something similar, but with skateboarding sounds instead. Enjoy."
Original music by Wasaaga incorporating samples of the sounds of skateboarding.