Featuring
Marcus Sarsycki
Justis Walton
Jorgy Rodriguez
Brad Bedolla
Coleman Edwards
Joe Milazzo
Tariyawn Knighten
Josh Ferro


R o b e r t o C l e m e n t e

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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Featuring
Flo Marfaing
JP VIlla
Graham Thoms
Max Barker
Sandro Bertolucci
Nabil Slimani
Victor Pellegrin
Julien Merour


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?

 
LeftHouse Skateboards actually started in 2005 as a record label, putting out underground artists from all over the world. it started as a techno label, but then moved into weirdo creative sometimes half electronic half live instrument type jams with vocals and shit. We still are putting music out today. Then around 2010, LeftHouse Films was born. I was already doing a lot of acting in indie films and such, but in 2010 I wrote and directed my first feature film titled On Holiday. We have made 7 features and 1 full length bootleg music video for the act known as Haxsaw & Dugin. Then in 2015, my good friend and label partner, William Hoke Huddleston the 3rd showed up in Los Angeles to stay with me for a bit. Hoke and I have been old friends since we were like 13 years old. and we met skateboarding. We skated together back then every fucking day. It was a glorious time. I had not seen Hoke in years. I mean years, and now he is on my coach, and he keeps trying to get me to go out skating. now at this time in my life, i had not really done much skateboarding in say 15 years or so. And there was Hoke, "let's go skate". "Okay" I said. and then with in 3 days of skateboarding it all came back. It all rushed in like a wave of nostalgic amnesia and it all dawned on me, who I am, how I came to be, the music I had made, the movies I have made, the jokes I make, all came from the world of skateboarding. It truly shaped every aspect of life and how I live it. So the idea to start a skateboard company made all the sense in the world to me. I just want to be apart of skateboarding for the rest of the earths time and I don't wanna leave it again. 
That is basically how it got started. were we go from here depends. there are many options and dreams. but I will tell you right now that what is next for us is Tea part 2 "Another Cup"!!!
The company goal is to be creative and have more fun than there is possible. 
 
Can you give us a little background about the concept of the video, who is in it and why you chose to make it in the format you chose?
 
Tea part 1 is a motivational art film about skateboarding. It is about me being a 42 year old man who skated from 1985 to 1997 and then started again in 2015 and dealing with injuries and such and working past that. All the footage of myself was shot during a recovery period. I am hoping to have some stronger moments in Tea 2 but I believe it is important to be honest with the world with these films. It's funny cause people seem to have a weird and positive reaction to Tea part 1. It will effect you and make you wanna skate and even possible get after it! The other skaters in Tea Kyle, and Emitoe. They are forever members of the LeftHouse and as well family. Kyle is my niece and Emitoe is my brother. They are both awesome and skate only like 5 times a year. I wish it was more but time is a mystery.
 
We shot Tea with a fake go-pro camera. i bought it for like 40 bucks. it can go under water and it shoots full HD so fuck it! I am constantly trying to smash the camera but it holds up like a champ. I did a tail stall on it the other day and it went flying! still works! Plus I hate how kids today are dumb. if back in the 90's we could shoot with a phone we would be stoked. i dont know, I mean low-fi shit rules and I feel like that has been lost a bit. people should dig for the magic a bit. it's still gotta be out there. 
 
What are your inspirations?
 
Jim Grecco's last two films, A Way Out, and Year 13 and honestly very true inspirations for Tea. Jim's films are perfect to me. They have the spirit of what I love about skateboarding, the art, the music, the comedy, and the truth. It's beautiful and completely inspirational. 
 
if you want know more about LeftHouse Films and Recordings take a look at www.lefthousefilms.com and www.lefthouserecordings.net the LeftHouse Skateboards website is down at the moment but if you wanna buy a board or take a look at the collection go to https://squareup.com/store/lefthouseskateboards

 

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.

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. 

 

 

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

Graham hittin' us with the heat in Paris! Stay tuned for more of this guy! Follow him at @looflord on insta! He's in Panama city at the moment, getting live!

The pretty videos are unbeleivably turnt. The latest is no execption. Banging skateboarding mixed with the most lit B-ROLL and hood tracks, there is nothing like these videos.