Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CLYDE CARSON AND THE NEFF TEAM


Check out the new Spring re-FRESH tees. Clyde Carson meets up with the Neff Skate Team for a Los Angeles BBQ. Clyde's hit single "Slow Down," make for a perfect track to this edit. Neff Skate team members Nick Merlino, Matt Bennett, Nick Trapasso and Derrick Wilson skate LA's Hollenbeck which was also the location of the BBQ

WES KREMER AT THE DC EMBASSY


Wes Kremer laid it down at the DC Embassy in Barcelona recently. Watch this edit and see for yourself.

JOEY BREZINSKI - CLICHE BON VOYAGE


Cliché’s Bon Voyage is now on iTunes and at your local shop! Get it any which way you can, and check out these 5 Tricks from Lucas Puig, Kevin Bradley, Pete Eldridge, JB Gillet, and Flo Mirtain.

TWS C.U.T. MINNEAPOLIS X WESC


Minneapolis, Minnesota has one of the best skate scenes in the country. This past Saturday, our Come Up Tour presented by WeSC stop at Familia Headquarters was too sick.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A RARE SKATE EDIT FROM CUBA BY CUBANS


Cuba has traditionally been a country dominated by baseball, but skateboarding is making some serious inroads on the island nation. While the sport has been around in Cuba since the 1980s, it wasn’t until the younger generations got ahold of it that it really started to take off. Now skaters are all over the capital city of Havana, riding its playground of ledges, drops, and stair sets.

BATB 6 SEWA KROETKOV VS PAUL RODRIGUEZ


Battle of the berrics, Sewa Kroetkov vs Paul Rodriguez

60 MINUTES IN A SKATEBOARDER'S LIFE


There are these guys shooting this "One Second out of an hour" Moments and putting them in a magazine called Humbug, pretending it is Skateboarding.
Well, when I had the mission to write an article for them, I discovered what Skateboarders are really doing within an hour of trying a single trick.

ONE OF HONG KONG'S BEST SKATER


The skate shop is an integral component to any healthy skating community. Accordingly, 8FIVE2 is one of the premier skate shops in Hong Kong, a city that has seen a surge in popularity for skateboarding. The shop now presents a short profile on one of the key figures in the skate scene: Chun Chai. When we think about what makes someone a great skater, there are several lanes of thought. What makes the 25-year-old so special is the amount of character and integrity that he maintains, despite having a certain Asian X Games gold medal to brag about. Learn more about Chai in this compelling profile, featuring some precise technical wizardry from the skater as well as some beautiful shots of Hong Kong’s cityscape.

NIKE KOSTON 2 LONDON LAUNCH


Nike SB takes a different turn to highlight the Koston 2 IT launch in London. By now its no secret that outside of skateboarding, Eric Koston is a golf enthusiast who has been playing for over 15 years. Accordingly, the Koston 2 IT was created as a casual alternative golf shoe, which hides rubber spikes underneath suitable for grass or turf. Koston and other select Nike SB riders flew to London for a product launch, featuring its own mini golf course styled after historic skate spots. Enjoy the video above, which features some insight from Koston on how the shoe came about, his thoughts on designing non-skate footwear, and even a mini-ramp session.

Friday, April 26, 2013

TOP SONGS OF THE WEEK


DAFT PUNK - RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES (VANDERWAY EDIT)


FIND YOUR SKRUX AND FELXPROD FT. COMPLETION


VAMPIRE WEEKEND - DIANE YOUNG

BOWL SKATING IN BRAZIL


The greatest meeting of skateboarding went back to Florianópolis with the third edition of Red Bull Skate Generation, the bowl competition between teams of mixed generations - amateur, pro, master and legend.

The professional world champion and host Pedro Barros kept the title home together with his "dream team" formed by youngster Vi Kakinho, the master Eduardo "Duzinho" Braz and the living legend Christian Hosoi.

KILIAN MARTIN: INDIA WITHIN


Spain-based skater Kilian Martin appears in “India Within,” realized by Brett Novak who was also responsible for Martin’s other high concept skate videos including Internal Departure. In India Within, we get to experience a rarely seen and artfully shot juxtaposition of two different worlds. If the serene and colorful environments weren’t enough, Martin’s unique skating style that takes his feet up and down walls and along the edges of his board definitely makes the video worthy of its title.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

ELEMENT "MINNEAPOLIS" MAKE IT COUNT


The fifth stop of the Element MAKE IT COUNT Contest Series just went down at the Familia HQ in Minneapolis, MN. Battling the cold weather, Kids came out from far and wide to compete for an all expenses paid trip to the MAKE IT COUNT finals at Element Skate Camp, and a trip to The Berrics with the Element team. There was so much ripping that it was impossible to decide a single winner, two tricks went down the rail in the final seconds; Cody Millet's tre flip 5050, and Dan Coe's back tail big flip, and they BOTH will be heading to the finals. Thank you to Steve Nesser, and everyone who came out to skate with us, we'll see you at the next stop!

ROYAL TRUCKS UNITED


The purpose of the United Nations is to develop friendly relations between the Berrics and skateboard companies based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self determination of our fellow skaters, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen and promote not just a peaceful and united skateboard community but the products of all who enter into this pact. In pursuit of this purpose, the organization has officially made Royal Trucks our 25th member of the Berrics.

JR - WRINKLES ON THE CITY


Old people all over old house walls. French street art artist JR himself showed us the production of his newest project in Berlin. Watch the "Wrinkles of the City" in progress.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BOB BURNQUIST WINS SKATEBOARD BIG AIR


Brazilian skateboarding star Bob Burnquist spends much of his time in the air, what with his flying of aerobatic tailwheel airplanes and being a certified helicopter pilot. So it is probably not too surprising that on Thursday night at X Games Foz in Brazil that he became the first three-peat champion of Skateboard Big Air.
By winning gold in front of a home-country crowd, Burnquist also tied Shaun White for the second-most medals in X Games history with 23, just behind BMXer Dave Mirra, who has 24.
Here’s a look at Burnquist and his incredible lien air 720, and the 20-foot indy 360 landed with just a few minutes left on the clock that earned him victory.

JAKE BROWN FIRST OLLIE 720


Jake Brown lands first ollie 720 in Skate Big Air at X Games, Foz Do Iguacu, 2013.

Many in the skateboarding community remember Australian skateboarder Jake Brown for his horrific body-slam from 47 feet during an X Games Big Air Skateboard competition in 2007. After Thursday night at X Games Foz in Brazil, Brown might become better known for his ollie 720, a double-rotation, no-handed aerial—the first ever landed in any skate discipline.
Brown scored a 24 out of 25 points for the trick in the big air competition. Some wondered why it wasn’t scored a perfect 25. Brown wound up settling for bronze, and making history. Here’s a look at his historic trick.

TSWCUT PRSENTED BY WESC DENVER WRAP UP


TWSCUT Denver - Come Up Tour stop presented by WESC went down at the Denver skatepark in conjunction with 303 Boards. We had a full 50 entrants coming from far and wide, some even drove down all the way from Colorado Springs!

JR TURNS TIMES SQUARE "INSIDE OUT"


Perhaps JR might be the world’s busiest street artist – who might also be racking up plenty of flyer miles – as he seems to be everywhere these days. Here is a short video interview conducted by Animal New York, who caught up with the TED Prize winner, whilst his visit to the Big Apple. He brings with him the mobile photo booth, which can print out a large-scale portrait in an instant. The participants can wheat paste the poster on the street in Times Square or keep it as a souvenir. Take part in this Inside Out Project, as it will be rushed off to another location on Friday, May 10.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ROUND 2 RECAP - BATB 6


Battle of the berrics, recap of round 2, 2013

SLICE OF LIFE WITH MIKEY TAYLOR


Mikey Taylor came through with a bangin interview in the new issue of Skateboarder. Check out this part 2 of 2 Slice of Life with Mikey featuring Paul Rodriguez, Mike Mo, David Loy and more.

STOOPIDTALL - CICLAVIA 2013 - LA BIKE CULT


14.5ft at the Seat
Built in 12 work hours
One Huffy beach cruiser, 2" square tubing, 3/4" round tubing, and 1" round tubing
26" single speed coaster brake wheelset
6 1/2 single speed bicycle chains (32.5ft of chain)

To bend the pipe i used an upside down shopping cart and a split log. Ghetto, i know, but hey - IT WORKS.

Friday, April 19, 2013

TOP SONGS OF THE WEEK


FIND YOU - SKRUX AND FELXPROD FT. COMPLEXION


BONDAX - GOLD (SNAKEHIPS REMIX)


DAFT PUNK FT. PHARRELL AND NILE RODGERS - GET LUCKY


STREET LEAGUE TRAINING DAY


With Street League's first stop of the year in Brazil this weekend, Paul Rodriguez, Shane O'neill, Mikey Taylor, Chris Cole, and Luan Oliveira stopped by The Berrics for quite possibly the most epic warm up session ever.

FOLLOWING ELI REED


Check out our new segment Following. This first installment, we follow around Eli Reed as he makes his way from Venice Beach to Hollywood hitting Stoner Plaza and the Supreme bowl along the way. Filmed & Edited by Roger Bagley.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

TWS LEGEND AWARD TOMMY GUERRERO


This is the video we showed at our Skate Awards in February just before Tommy came onstage (and every other skater in the audience) to receive his Legend Award. Check out interviews with Lance Mountain, Mike Carroll, Jim Thiebaud, and more, plus a bunch of classic TG footage.

WARM UP WITH KEVIN BRADLEY


Kevin Bradley warms up before the Cliche video premiere of Bon Voyage for this Skateboarder Magazine Warm Up clip.

WINGSUIT CAVE FLIGHT


Wingsuit / BASE-jump athlete Alexander Polli does the never before done—a tactical flight through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside. The flight starts with a jump from a hovering helicopter, Alexander reaches speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph) while following a precise trajectory leading to the cave opening, he then fully commits and flies directly through the narrow opening of the "Batman Cave!"
Shot in full HD, this extraordinary flight exceeds the level of commitment most fliers would ever consider—there can be no attempting, the only option is success!
The narrow cave, no wider than Alexander is tall, is located in Roca Foradada Mountains in Montserrat, Spain—a location that has inspired this professional Italian Norwegian athlete's flying dream his whole life. Alexander hopes his success will inspire others not only to 'climb over their mountains,' but to also fly right through them!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BATB 6 MORGAN SMITH vs ERIC KOSTON


Battle At The Berrics number 6: MORGAN SMITH vs ERIC KOSTON

PERPETUAL MOTION DELETED SCENES


Check out over six minutes of unused footage from Perpetual Motion: Walker Ryan, Jimmy Carlin, Tom Remillard, Josh Matthews, Silas Baxter-Neal, and Julian Davidson. #PM25 will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight!

RIDERS ARE AWESOME 2013



HAWAII JET SURF


Kai Lenny & Pato Teixeira invite you on Wednesday the 10th April to witness the first ever Jet Surf session in the powerful waves of Hawaii.

Discover this new motor sport on water with the most ecological engine in the world that can get up to 60 kmh thanks to the clever design by Formula 1 engineer Martin Sula!

THE MTN DIARIES 2 - HARDCORE 2013


After the 1st movie released in 2009, The MTN Diaries saga is back. Graffiti is still on the menu, but no halls of fame and no galleries this time... Nothing but sweat, rails, chases and raw action. One word says it all: Hardcore!

Monday, April 15, 2013

PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH DAVIS TORGERSON AND FRIENDS


Skateboarder Magazine's Private Session with Davis Torgerson and friends featuring Sean Malto, Matt Miller, Sebo Walker and more at the Quiksilver park. Filmed by Roger Bagley, Ryan Lovell and Dan Shetron

HOPPS SKATEBOARDS COMMERCIAL SPRING 2013


New Hopps Commercial featuring Jahmal Williams, Jerry Fowler, Joel Meinholz and Steve Brandi.
Directed by Marcus Manoogian
Enjoy!

THE SABBATH DAVID GONZALEZ


Buckle up for a hard charging , full throttle short film featuring The Sabbath: THRASHER'S Skater of the Year David Gonzalez's new signature shoe from GLOBE. Built to withstand the punishment of the streets.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

PHX AM 2013 FINALS


Adriano Lachovski took home the first place stop, but he was in a sea of tough competition.

HIGHER | DUBSTEP


Marquese Scott: higher, dubstep.

BUILDING A SATTA DART SKATEBOARD


In this video installment of PROCESS, we visit the small woodshop of Satta Skates in Brixton, South London, where Joe Lauder hones his craft. Joe Lauder is a passionate British woodworker with a remarkable love for his work and its medium--wood. From sourcing the wood to marking, cutting, shaping and sanding it down, to drilling and finishing each piece, Joe attends to the whole process with impressive attention to detail and skill. Each resulting handcrafted skateboard is a quality piece of art telling a unique story of its journey in the hands of this inspired craftsman. Satta skateboards embody the brand's guiding principles of freedom, "positive livity", surfing on sidewalks and love for nature.

Monday, April 8, 2013

SCOTT STEVENS 2013


Scott Stevens is perhaps most famous for his snowboarding escapades, but the fickle nature of snow leaves quite a bit of free time for boredom-killing activities like tramp-skating, which, for those of you not already familiar, is taking a skate deck out on a trampoline. It’s generally used as a way to train for various boardsports, but Scott and his buddies have taken this warm-up activity into a full blown sport, pushing well past what’s possible on a skateboard and pavement.

BASE JUMP & RED BULL FLUGTAG


Taking off in DC and landing in Long Beach with layovers in Miami, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth, Red Bull Flugtag announced today its return to the US in Fall 2013 and for one day only.

Kicking off with a daring indoor BASE jump at Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD by one of the world's best single-person pilots, Red Bull Air Force member Miles Daisher. With celebrations continuing throughout the nation, the whole country can now look forward to flying being fun again on September 21, 2013.

X GAMES DETROIT TRAILER



Operating as Action Sports Detroit LLC, the new collective is working with ESPN to create a new type of X Games partnership that uses conventional structures to create unconventional experiences all with the hope of reinventing the city and state. Apparently, these guys “firmly believe that Detroit, Michigan is the place where the X Games belong.” Watch the trailer up above and join the movement. For more information please visit www.xgamesdetroit.com.

DANNY MCASKILL'S IMAGINATE


Imaginate is Danny MacAskill‘s new project, a ground-breaking six-part series that will take viewers into the mind of the trials rider and YouTube sensation. Presented by Red Bull, the series follows MacAskill as he returns from a career-threatening injury and attempts his most ambitious project to date, pushing his riding to new, possibly perilous levels. Watch the trailer here, and stay tuned for the first installment of Imaginate to release on April 16.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

TBT: WIZARD SMOKE


A short skateboard video from Salazar Productions featuring, Bradley Sheppard, Alien, Nate Lacoste, Chris Connolly, Nate Roline, Stacy Gabriel, Desmond Hoostie, Mike Klinkhamer, and Rob Rickaby

KOSTON 2 WEAR TEST


Eric Koston has a posse. And for this particular occasion he brought some of his Nike teammates, industry folks, and even a few Berrics employees to his favorite skate spot to try out his new shoe. Thumbs up all around. And an extra emphatic thumbs up to Steezus for not only rocking the pink ones but for also laying down some seriously fun tricks!

RAINING ON EASTER


Dill, Bledsoe, and Dylan keep dry in the North Hollywood TF in this new edit from The Workshop.

BUBBA'S OVER


Bubba's Hover - a project by Bubba Watson and Oakley.

Golf carts haven't changed much over the years. They look and feel the same. What if there was a way to improve the traditional golf cart concept and take away some of the limitations? That is what Bubba Watson and Oakley set out to do. They created the world's first hovercraft golf cart. Using hovercraft technology, the BW1 is able to glide over any terrain, including grass, sand, and water.

Monday, April 1, 2013

WES KREMER VS SEWA KROETKOV


Battle of the Berrics 6: Wes Kremer vs Sewa Kroetkov

Skateboarder Magazine's Straight To The Internet With Aidan Campbell


Check out Girl & Etnies flow rider, Aidan Campbell's Straight To The Internet edit where he shreds some Orange County skateparks.

ESCAPE FROM SOTY ISLAND


Sometimes a video is so gnarly it defies an appropriate caption. Let's keep it simple: the skating here is absolutely incredible and you've got to watch this. Featuring David Gonzalez, Grant Taylor, Collin Provost, Pedro Barros, Louie Lopez, and Geoff Rowley.