The stripes showing us their newest offering just before Christmas time. Let’s be honest though any new Gustav footage is definitely a “Christmas came early” type of situation.
It is Daewon, simply Daewon Song!
It seems like everyone is going to Hawaii lately. The perfect holiday island has turned into a heavily favoured skate destination. A coincidence, maybe, it seems like the /// team did not take any chill time and went all in.
Lil Dre, Donta Hill, Dennis Busenitz, Daewon Song, Magnus Bordewick, Nora Vasconcellos, Mark Gonzales and Alec Majerus rip through the island of their dreams.
adidas Skateboarding’s latest film introduces the team’s latest talent, Diego Najera. Directly inspired by “bloom of the Sakura;” the tones and hues of the film come courtesy of a special heat-sensing camera.
Feat.: Alec Majerus, Dennis Busenitz, Jack Fardell, Lucas Puig, Magnus Bordewick, Mark Suciu, Miles Silvas, Nestor Judkins, Nora Vasconcellos, Rodrigo Teixeira, Silas Baxter-Neal, Jake Donnelly, Chewy Cannon, Dennis Durrant, Gustav Tonnesen, Daewon Song, Klaus Bohms, Pete Eldridge, Tom Snape, Hiroki Muraoka, Brandon Nguyen, Shin Sanbongi and as mentioned above Diego Najera.
Skateboarding in one of the most electrified metropolises in the world with a squad of skaters that is also world class can only give you the best. This is a high quality production.
Featuring: Blondey McCoy, Daewon Song, Gustav Tønnesen, Mark Suciu, Rodrigo Teixeira, Alec Majerus, Benny Fairfax, Marc Johnson, Na-kel Smith, Kevin Lowry, Günes Özdogan & Lucas Puig.
A new adidas video just dropped a minute ago. This one is having a good percentage of the whole squad skating the world’s most famous concrete jungle. Tyshawn Jones is the future!
Tyshawn Jones, Silas Baxter-Neal, Rodrigo Teixeira, Mark Suciu, Nestor Judkins, Jake Donnelly, Daewon Song, Marc Johnson, Jack Fardell, Mark Gonzales, Kevin Lowry, Dennis Busenitz, Lem Villemin, Pete Eldridge & introducing Frankie Spears and Nora Vasconcellos.
Originally the plan was just to do a Top 10 of all Chris’ NBDs but we ended up talking for a long time afterwards. The topics we touched on are skateboard history, paying homage to unsung heroes and Cheese & Crackers 2. Enjoy!
Chris, we were just talking about the NBDs and I noticed that you often refer to other people’s skating.
Yeah well for instance when we are talking about flat ground I feel like I really can’t take any credit at all, most of my flip tricks come from me watching old videos like “The deal is dead” (1992) which features skaters like Julio De La Cruz who where really pushing the limits of what could be done on flat ground.
All those casper under flip type of tricks… I saw him pressure flip into it and I just tweaked it to where I would do the same trick but with a kickflip instead of a pressure flip. A lot of my tricks are not really NBDs – it’s often more about pushing the trick obstacle wise, I found a lot of tricks in old videos and magazines that had been forgotten about. I wanted to bring those tricks back and make them relevant again in today’s skating, at the same time I am not one to take credit for that I definitely want people to know where I got the inspiration for my skating from.
Kids often give me credit for inventing a trick even though I saw that trick in a video from the nineties. Often people have no idea of what kind of crazy tricks have been done. Nowadays a lot of kids are into beanplants, slappies and no-complys, but do they know Ray Barbee?
Maybe they saw his tricks in the Vans video and googled his name, but I don’t think a lot kids have watched a full Ray Barbee part.
Dude Ray Barbee! There really are a lot of kids out there that don’t know skate history. I really wish more kids would watch old Powell-Peralta videos. To a lot of guys those are like the videos and for kids now a nineties setup with a big board and 42 inch wheels is another world. And let’s not forget people where skating on bricks at EMB with those small things. For me, dudes like Brian Lotti and Ocean Howell make it hard for me to claim a trick because they did so much. If it happens for somebody like Matt Bennett (Bennett Grind) or Donny Barley (Barley Grind) they are lucky because they did tricks that people thought sucked and where able to make them cool and because of that it became their signature move. I remember when Backside Overcrooks where called Gersh Grinds because Gershon Mosely would always do them… I recently found out that before Gershon did them, the trick had somebody else’s name so that stuff changes as well.
It’s funny you mentioned Gershon because I just recently re-watched his part in Transworld’s “The Reason” and I remember first watching it and being like whatever, but when I re-watched his part and saw how powerful he skates…
I can remember watching his parts in those old Blind videos, so when I first went to L.A. I went to a couple of the spots he skated, they were insane! And Gershon got almost no credit for skating those spots without any wax, he never used any wax! He would go to the crustiest ledge and go super fast and crooked grind the ledge for like 5 centimeter and roll away, such a sick skater!
I remember going out to Prague and Gershon was there, we were partying and he drank absinthe the entire night. I fell asleep around 4 o’clock and when I woke up and went to the park and he was already there sweating, no sleep, still drunk and ripping so hard. I remember i thought: Dude, what are you doing – it’s 7 o’clock in the morning.
The only thing people remember is the sweat.
He’s had that for years! (laughs)
I wanted to ask you about the Red Dragons, you had a couple of tricks in RDS FSU 2002. Looking back, i must admit, that it is a great skate video.
Yeah, that was a package deal through centre distibution which was owned by Rob (Sluggo) Boyce and Colin Mckay. I was getting flowed DC and World Industries through them and they also did the distribution for Red Dragon apparel, so I had the whole package. But I was never really part of that scene. I was often filming by myself and sending the footage over to them, I do remember getting the medallion… I think I had a couple of photos with that thing on, but I don’t remember wearing that thing that often.
After RDS/FSU 2002 Red Dragon asked me to be in their next video Skateboard Party, so the plan was to rent a party boat and they wanted me to ask my sponsors for about 2000 dollars to rent it. I told them I don’t drink, I don’t smoke weed or do drugs but they still wanted the money… I said sorry dudes but this is not my scene anymore, so I quit all my sponsors and came over to Dwindle. From that point things started to happen for me rather quickly, they turned me AM after about 6 month and pro after about 3 years which was pretty quick for back then.
I went Pro just after my Round 3 part, which was kind of funny… I had changed so much from my Deca days that kids didn’t recognize me and thought of me as a newcomer, so I got a fresh start. And because the Almost video was presented as Rodney VS Daewon Round 3 it was promoted so well. After that video people started to pay a lot more attention to my skating. So in a strange way, me finding my style really benefited me as a professional skater.
After your Almost Round 3 part you and Daewon made “Cheese and Crackers”, which became pretty popular… I remember they organized a premiere at my local skatepark and after the video people where literally running upstairs to skate the miniramp.
Well, Daewon and me where skating together a lot back then. So we would skate this ramp a lot, but weren’t really thinking about making anything. I remember the Plan B miniramp section in “Questionable” being one of the last sections in a video. We watched that one a lot. Then Volcom came out with that miniramp part in “Chichagof” and it had such a good vibe with the ramp in the woods. So because me and Daewon are really into technical skating, we would analyze the part according to the level of the tricks.
So it sparked the idea to make a miniramp video but because we would make it the look and feel would end up so different. So we went to discuss our idea with Almost and they said cool! But halfway in they all of a sudden put out a big ad promoting the video with our names on it fuck! Now the video had to be good it because if it sucked it had ours names on it. That was the moment we stepped it up, I was really into building and skating the weird stuff which for some reason was just laying around in that warehouse. I was building so much stuff, some things would take me four hours to build and when it was finished I couldn’t even skate it.
So we where filming and I remember leaving for a trip and when I came back I saw all the crazy tech stuff Daewon was doing. I wasn’t about to let Daewon school me so, I came up with all these weird technical tricks like blunt triple flip.
A funny side note is that the video was supposed to be called Peanut butter & Jelly, we shot the intro with Reda making a sandwich and he would spill milk over the table and it would spell out Peanut butter & Jelly. But right after we shot that a snowboard brand organized a rail contest that was named the peanut butter & rail jam and we were so bummed, that we had to changed the name.
In your Epicly Later’d you talked about wanting to do another Cheese & Crackers type video… Is that something you are working on?
Well, Almost wanted to do a sequel but Daewon and me didn’t want to do another one because it wouldn’t have that spontaneous fun feeling to it. Some things can’t be forced but if something would present itself I feel it could happen.
Thanks to Chris Haslam and the friendly people at Globe for making this interview happen.
Words & Photos: Roland Hoogwater
Das Team von DVS Shoes war im Sommer auf großer Europa Tour. Neben einigen Demos für die ortsansässigen Fans gab es auch die ein oder andere Mission auf den Straßen der jeweiligen Stadt. Berlin darf dann natürlich auch nicht fehlen. Mit dabei sind Torey Pudwill, Daewon Song, Luis Tolentino, Louis Taubert uvm.
Im Rahmen der DVS „Planes, Trains & Automobiles“ Europe Tour wird es am 9. Juli im Berliner Blue Tomato Shop zu Tourstopp der etwas anderen Art kommen. Das Team rund um Torey Pudwill, Daewon Song, Flo Mirtain und Kollegen wird sich gegen einen Fahrer aus Berlin zum Game of Skate herausfordern lassen. Hier findet ihr das passende Facebook Event.
Der Herausforderer wird am 5. Juli am Polendenkmal in Berlin ausgemacht. Dort findet das „Elimination Battle“ zum DVS vs. Berlin statt. Teilnehmen kann dabei jeder. Gespielt wird ein Game of Skate nach den Berrics-Regeln bis nur noch einer übrig sein wird. Derjenige wird dann am 9.Juli Berlin vertreten und gegen einen der DVS Pros im Blue Tomato Shop Berlin antreten.Hier der Link zu den Eliminations.
Noch einmal alle Infos auf einen Blick:
DVS vs Berlin | DVS Pro Team Signing & Game of Skate
Wo: Blue Tomato Shop Berlin | Nürnbergerstrasse 13 | Berlin
Wann: 9. Juli 2014 / 16 Uhr
Eliminations für DVS vs Berlin | Game of Skate
Wo: Polendenkmal / Berlin
Wann: 5. Juli 2014 / 15 Uhr
Daewon Song skatet eine Minramp in Schutt und Asche – wortwörtlich. Gefilmt und geschnitten von Berrics Filmer Chase Gabor für das REDirect Projekt.
Im Rahmen des REDirect Contest haben wir mittlerweile schon einige filmische Highlights zu sehen bekommen. Hier ist Colin Kennedys Beitrag namens “form”, in dem sich illustre Personen des Skatebizz wiederfinden: Kenny Anderson, Ray Barbee, Mike Carroll, Danny Garcia, Scott Johnston, Eric Koston, Brian Lotti, Daewon Song und Jeremy Wray sind mit von der Partie!
“form” is a short film I created for the REDirect contest as a tribute to the style and grace of skateboarding.”
Das würden wir so unterschreiben!
Matix hat einen wunderbaren Weg gefunden uns ihre neue Sommerkollektion ans Herz zu legen. Wir heften uns an die Fersen eines Pakeboten, der Stuffpakete an das Matix Team ausliefert: Namentlich sind das Mike Anderson, Marc Johnson, Daewon Song, Zack Wallin und Turkey Stopnik. Hört sich vielleicht erstmal ein bißchen schräg an, ist es aber nicht. Skateboarding kommt in diesem 5minütigen Video jedenfalls nicht zu kurz. Sehr amüsant!
Filmed and edited by Jon Fitisemanu
Evan Schiefelbine ist uns bekannt aus dem Blind Video What If, in welchem er eine riesen Portion Stil bewies. Nun schnappte er sich erneut selbst die Kamera und zeigt uns seinen Blickwinkel, wenn er mit Leuten wie Austyn Gillette, Danny Garcia, Willow uvm. unterwegs ist. This is NOT The new Plan-B Video – FYI.
Matix war in der Salzwüste unweit von Los Angeles unterwegs um uns mit diesem schönen Lookbook im Videoformat zu versorgen. Gezeigt wird die brandneue Frühlingskollektion, die wieder einmal äußerst gut gelungen scheint. Daewon Song und Marc Johnson schlüpfen in die Modelrolle….
Almost Skateboards haben einen neuen Clip mit einer amüsanten Klappstuhl Session und einigen Minuten Youness Amrani Footage, welche bisher unveröffentlicht ist. Youness findet es “stupid”, wir jedoch haben unseren Spaß gehabt.
Mike Anderson lud ein zum hauseigenen BBQ, was sich Daewon Song und Marc Johnson nicht zwei mal sagen lassen. Wie der Zufall so will, steht auch noch eine Miniramp auf der Manderson Ranch, so kann sich das Fleich in aller Ruhe “Well-Done” brutzeln, während MJ Kickflip Backtails performt und das Surfboard die Extension stellt.
Pics by Michael Beitz
Das DVS Team hat siche eine Woche lang in Dallas umher getrieben feat. featuring Daewon Song, Torey Pudwill, Zack Wallin, Chico Brenes, Flo Mirtain, Jon Nguyen, Paul Shier, Marty Murawski und Luis Tolentino. Ob Debbie dabei gewesen ist, wissen wir leider nicht.
Daewon Song, Torey Pudwill, Luis Tolentino, Chico Brenes und Paul Shier auf Demo Tour in Rio, Sao Paulo und Porto Alegre unterwegs.
Cliché Skateboards und Joey Brezinski haben, in einem Handschuh, den Schlüssel zum Erfolg gefunden, welcher einem überdimensionale Kräfte verleihen kann. Javier Mendizabel, Daniel Espinoza, Jeremie Daclin, Daewon Song, Lucas Puig und Joey höchstpersönlich, stellen es euch in diesem Clip unter Beweis.