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I always wanted to make an edit at a street spot. Roberto Clemente is one of Chicago's chillest spots that doubles as a hang out spot because there is absolutely zero bust factor. The spot is gritty but it's got a lot to offer. We did not by any means skate everything there is to skate at this spot in this edit. Perhaps there will be a second edit! This is footage from a few different days of filming. Music by Lanzo! Enjoy!
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All of this footage was shot for other companies that have put out this footage in various edits. There was a period when I was in Barcelona when a big time filmer got sick and I was called to cover for him while the Blaze Supply Team was in town in full effect. It was a heavy ball to pick up but I managed to make it happen and made a ton of new friends in the process. I had a lot of fun filming all of this footage even though I wasn't allowed to use it for over a year. Every session was still homies vibes, really positive and heavy skating even though some of homies I was skating with are among the top pro's in Europe. This footage shows a rare and amazing opportunity that exists for people who are ready and willing to work. Shot of the Lumix GH4.
Meet Skate Dad, out to raise the best contest skateboarder the world has ever seen by any means necessary.
This short film by Danny Mullen touches on some important aspects of skateboard in a clever and outrageous way. Some words from the creator himself.
I think it was just wanting to tap into skateboarding' history a bit, because to me no other sport had so interesting a past. But also, I'm kind of fascinated by the growing split between the pros who drive Mercedes and live in mansions and the pros who can't even pay all their bills. "Pro" doesn't really tell you much about a person's status in the industry any more. And while the big money kids can be pretty cheesy and easy to make fun of, I do get and respect their choice to secure their future, so I wanted to defend that subtly too with the Osiris rant and the popsicle stick thing.
Recently we got an email from Lefthouse skateboards with this video in it, it was very out of the ordinary so we thought it would be a good post. We have a small interview posted below so you can hear about the company from the man himself, a super rad dude with a lot of history! Enjoy!
So could you just tell us what the company is about, how it started and where you see it going?
After a horror story of glitches on his vx1000, Alex Horton managed to collect the good clips and put together this longer edit titled "XGAMESMODE" which just premeired at the HOUSE OF VANS in Chicago. This video features some rather notable parts of Sean Davis, the tech reflex master, Famous Smith the rapper-skater who put out the controversial "Take Off That Thrasher" Track, and the infamous Tylor Horton who has grown well from a small child skating large handrails into a steezy young adult that is throwing down serious bangers with an effortless style(and some raps too). The usual gang from Horton's videos plus many more can be found in the friends section which has a few levels to it.
The friends section has a bittersweet ending however, featuring never before seen footage of their early departed friend, Josh Kasnicka to whom the entire video is dedicated. It is always tougher than ever to lose a friend, especially in skateboarding where we see our friends so much in person or through social media, so the absence is heavily noticed. But not to get so heavy, enjoy the video and hold on to the good times.
Alas, Jorgy put out his part.
After two years of filming, here are the best clips that he got. Although mysterious he remains, one thig is not a mystery, Jorgy filmed a high number of bangers for a single part, let alone all of them in Chicago. Put this on replay.
VInce came in hot with a video part that's short and sweet. One that makes you replay it a few times because there's no filler, only solid tricks. This part is from a full length called "Transient" shot by Will Reimer. One thing that stands out about Vince is his confidence in his late shuvs, he'll just throw a late shuv over or into anything like its a normal trick. On top of the late shuvs though, he's got this overall robust skate-anything kind of style that allows for a ton different tricks. One thing that can be said is you probably can't predict his tricks, there is always a surprise coming.
Over the years Josh Ferro has taken a journey of hard work and determination and has gotten lots of good clips wether it's street, or at the Fargo. This is one of three parts he put down in 2016. When a local board company makes a video, it is an amazing thing. Character Skateboards just released their first full length video. Here is Josh's part. Cheers!
Micheal Jr. ordered a pair of Trabajando sublimated socks and made a sweet unboxing video! Much love! Be sure to check out his channel for skateboarding, cooking and fitness all based in Chicago.
If someone asked me, "What have you been listening to lately", I would have to say off the top of my head .
The music has all of the things you love about rap and trap mixed with a ton of wavy, unique and nostalgic beats and samples.
It makes me want to turn up and chill out at the same time.
The mix of Vaporwave and Trap has created this genre of music that is growing bigger with new mixes dropping every day. There are now a plethora different artist taking samples from jazz or some other music that actually sounds good adding a trap beat and some looping anime clips for the video. Something about this sucks you in and before you know it, you're balls deep into the ocean of youtube vaporwave heaven. While there are so many talented artist who make this kind of sound, we focused on E M O T I O N A L T O K Y O because they seem to be the trend setters right now, besides, who invited TRAPPIN IN ＨＥＡＶＥＮ?
I’ve always heard about Joe Milazzo from friends, watched all his video parts, and skated with him a handful of times prior moving to LA from Chicago—always just in awe of his powerful and smooth style. Watching him skate in person is unreal and filming with him is an absolute dream. In September, I took a trip back home for three weeks with a goal in mind [to film a video part with him], this is the first of many you’ll see of Joe. We filmed this and more in just six days. —Nick Hanson
We've been seeing more and more clips of these guys skating around Oak Park spots, I grew up there it's always cool to see what the younger generation is cooking up. We watch Mario Romero @romero1346 and Nelson Arroyo @sosa245 cruise some suburban spots in this short stylish edit. These kids remind me of when I was starting except their videos are much more professional looking. Filmer and owner Issac Villagomez @villafilmz has been behind it all. We expect to see a lot more from our boys ar Numeric. They have a clothing line! Give them a follow! @numericskateboards
Everybody loves chicken wings.
Check out Micheal Jr.'s take on how to make some chicken wings good enough to make you skateboard. If you've been looking for something new, follow him because his videos are all about about food, fitness and skating, good stuff.
NDILOMA just dropped his latest project today. We have a few words from the artist himself.
Give the project a listen while you read what he's got to say about the music.