A film by Victor Demonte & our man in Paris Augustin Giovanonni. Always good to see a new generation coming up.
There is a new team in town Vic & Nonni documenting this very fun Parisian spot for our enjoyment. Excited to see more in the future.
Romain Batard made it onto what we consider one of skateboarding best platform with his remix of the Carhartt WIP socials videos. Chapeau to all parties involved.
Check out all the 917 crew + some bonus people by pressing play.
A new video by Ben
A nice little something that was thrown together by one of our favorite people to travel with, Augustin Giovanonni.
Featuring Place contributor Franz Grimm, Auguste Bouznad and Roman Gonzalez this is a nice way to start the weekend!
Some beautiful work by the talented Roger Gonzalez for the always changing but never boring Carhartt WIP brand. Enjoy!
At first when I started the Giddy series I wanted every one of them to have a different theme but in the end, I think they all end up looking almost similar to one another, same style of music same vibe.
Romain Batard is back with one of the most interesting video series in skateboarding. And ever since he delivered that quote in our interview with him he has been steadily delivering Giddy’s with a stronger sense of concept and individuality.
Steve Malet kills it in number 8! He is one of Paris’ most exciting skaters out there right now even though he is not even originally from France. But Steve is only one reason and this Giddy truly delivers from the skating, the editing, the song choice and the special effects. It is a good rounded out piece of work!
Do you need a text to accompany this post? Are you even reading this? Press play and see if Pontus finally blew it this time or if he, in fact, came through again!
Photo by Matt Price.
The “Paving Space” sculpture set is made by the French Raphaël Zarka, who also really wanted his pieces to be used with skateboards. Lucky enough there were enough willing skaters coming from Paris to try out the very interesting shapes of the objects standing in BPS22 Charleroi, Belgium.
Filmed by Romain Batard and feat.: Alexis Jamet, Hugo Corbin, Joseph Biais, Roman Gonzalez, Yann Garin, Pierre Subra and Jimmy Cholley.
To celebrate the collaboration of Polar Skate Co. and Jack Purcell latest collaboration the whole Polar crew plus their own obstacles went to The City of Angels. When good people do good things.
Featuring: Jonas Skröder, Dane Brady, Pontus Alv, Paul Grund, Roman Gonzalez, David Stenstrom and Jerome Campbell.
Photo by Nils Svensson.
Let’s start at the beginning Oski is one of the most exciting skaters of our time, in fact, he is so nice to watch that the Cardiel reference, in the beginning, might even be justified.
Another thing that we really liked is that it is not just Oski you get his friends people like Hjalte Halberg, Alex Olson, Cyrus Bennett, Roman Gonzalez and more. Another good thing is that Nike gave a colorway to a skater that actually likes to skate the shoe (they have been kind of good at that.) which doesn’t seem to always be the case. Now go sit down and watch this part because it is good!
A new one by the Blobys. Watch Hadrien Buhannic’s new edit full of Bloby magic below. Featuring Kevin Rodrigues, Greg Cuadrado, Hjalte Halberg, Vincent Touzery, Paul Grund, Gauthier Rouger, Oscar Candon, Roman Gonzalez and William Moneris.
A must watch even if you are not into the style of editing or music, simply because Vincent Touzery is one of the more interesting skaters to watch. Don’t hesitate to enter the Colin Read’s jungle, open your mind and come out with some new perspectives on the documentation and representation of skateboarding.
Photo by Augustine Giovannoni
Lucky us, lucky you! Today a load of great skateboard clips got released today. This one is by one of our favorite videographers Ben Chadourne. As in most of his work he once again shares some great footage of Les Bloby’s skating mainly around the French capital. Enjoy!
Featuring Kevin Rodrigues, Paul Grund, Valentin Jutant, Greg Cuadrado, Manuel Schenck, Roman Gonzalez, Luidgi Gaydu, Bobby Worrest, Hjalte Halberg, Antoine Gaston, Sean Pablo, Vincent Touzery and Nasere.
When I was younger I just collected every skate video I could get ahold on and stored it in my DVD shelf. But over time, I got more selective about which ones I really needed to buy a copy of. There have been only a handful videos during this year that expanded my collection. Pontus Alv’s latest masterpiece is one of them. Already the title makes you aware of the fact, that this video is much more than just a couple of skateboard tricks. This film takes you on a journey in a sort of dream-like nostalgic setting and, in doing so, a unique feeling is created.
“Everything is possible when we dream. Why can’t we sleep forever?”
Watch the full video online now! Click here.
Featuring Hjalte Halberg, Aaron Herrington, Kevin Rodrigues, Nick Boserio, Oskar Rozenberg, David Stenström, Dane Brady, Paul Grund and Roman Gonzalez.
Marc-Alexandre Barbier is a young man from Paris’s suburbs, we met him and his crew out in the French capital, they are a band of young skateboarders who roam the streets. At first glimpse, I thought Marc-a was going to be a kid who only rips at spots with “good” pavement (you know the type) but I was proven wrong almost immediately interesting enough. You can tell by looking at these photos that sometimes he likes it rough, sometimes he likes it smooth but he always makes the trick look nice! I think it was Benjamin Debert who told us that the guys from the suburbs often seem to be the most motivated “They have to ride the train for an hour or more just to get into the city. So, once they get here they want to use their time to skate!”. That definitely goes for Marc-a who in our eyes is one of France’s biggest up and coming skaters and if you saw his part in the De Paris video yesterday you might be thinking the same thing! So we asked a mutual friend of ours to interview Mr. Barbier so you can all get to know him.
Hi, Marc-A so this is your first interview, right?
We just filmed your last tricks for your « DE PARIS » video part. Can you tell me more about that ?
Yeah, I was under pressure during the last 3 months I filmed a lot with Guillaume Perimony and yourself (Augustin Giovannoni).
So can you tell me what the « De Paris yearbook » video project is about?
It’s gonna be a 10-minute video and I am going to have a 3-minute section together with Maceo (Moreau) a shared part! I am stoked! It’s my very first “real” part ever. I did some other things before but I am a lot more satisfied with this one! I did a little left over part last month for my local skate shop. As for the De Paris projects Zeb (Thomas Busuttil) and Stéphane Borgne manage that, and this video is in celebration of De Paris’s third edition.
I heard people say that Yann Garin might have a part?
That would be really sick! Yann has been my favorite skateboarder since I was a kid!
So, how exactly did you meet the PLACE guys?
I just saw some lost Germans at République, Franz, you and I went over to them and we ended up deciding to skate with them for a couple of days. A couple of months later I went to Berlin and I met up with them once again.
Have you seen the Roman’s (Gonzalez) cover for PLACE? The one he shot with his phone? How do you feel about the increasing role of the cell phone in the today’s skateboard world?
Yeah, Roman is the best! He has a great style whatever he tries to do, it’s always something cool!
Instagram used to be cool up until they decided to stretch the length of their video format from 15 seconds to 1-minute, for me 15 seconds is the right length for a for a social media video.
Ollie into the hubba – Photo by Biemer
You were in Berlin to meet the guys from Chill or Die, right?
Yeah, I went there to visit my friend Bapt Chill, he is the owner of Chill or Die. It’s a pretty nice clothing brand, with a sick team (Matt Debauche, Benji Russel, Covo…)
Do you want to go back to Berlin this summer?
Yeah for sure! They invited me to come back to their house. We had such a good week in Berlin. There are a lot of spots, nice people, good places to hang out and good places to eat like Dunkin Donuts…(laughs)
Sounds nice! I want to join the party too, it seems to be the “Dolce Vita” (laughs). Back in the day, you went on a lot of trips you visited Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, England, and Greece. What was your favorite country and what was the best trip?
Well, my father has been living in Switzerland for about 10 years now and I visit him every summer, I use to skate with Sven (Kilchenmann) and Kilian (Zehnder) a lot when I was out there!
As for your second question, all of those trips were really nice but I particularly remember a trip to Italy with the Niaks crew, that was my first “wild trip”. We traveled in a van and every night we were like “oh we don’t know where we are going to sleep tonight” it was an adventure and I really enjoyed that!
You just featured in a project for Nike SB as well right?
Yes, it is a short video for the European contest series, the clip was to introduce Paris and the Parisian spots. It was an introduction for the 2016 Paris AM contest.
Do you deliberately tweak your switch Ollies ?
Yes and No, I feel more comfortable when I tweak my ollie out! (laughs)
Tail Drop into the bank – Photo by Danny Sommerfeld
What kind of stuff influences you as a person?
When it comes to music I get influenced by the 90’s, when it comes to my clothing it has got to be the 70’s & 80’s and the 90’s-00’s influence me when it comes to the way I ride my board. I like some of the older videos but I also like some of the newer ones that get released on Thrasher.
I notice you like to shop at second-hand shops
(laugh) Yeah, I like to shop there because you can find all sorts of things!
Like colored jackets?
I found an old-fashioned Nike jacket in Berlin and I was like “wait everybody I want to go in this shop… I think”.
You almost have your baccalauréat (the French high school diploma).
Yes, I haven’t worked that hard this year, because I am obviously always thinking about skateboarding and I am under some pressure to get it but I think I’ll manage!
So what do you want to do when you get out of high school?
I want to go to a design school, The first year they let you experiment and we get to try a lot of different courses. It is going to be cool!
So does that mean that you wanna stay in Paris for the next couple of years? How do you feel about Paris at the moment?
Paris is cool the scene is sick, I have my crew with Franz, Martin, Maceo, and you (Nnoni)! But there are always multiple crews out and about so we tend to skate with everybody, it’s really nice !
Alright, I’ve run out of questions! THX doggy!
Photo by Danny Sommerfeld
Intro by Roland Hoogwater
Old but still very good! That is the best way to describe this never before seen footage from 2014. The French seem to be able to let everything age like whine instead of milk. Enjoy some great moves from the likes of Kevin Rodrigues, Hjalte Halberg, Roman Gonzalez, Greg Cuadrado, Luidgi Gadyu, Carlos Cardenosa and of course Alex Pires.
Seit einigen Wochen geht das Hashtag #PleaseCharge durch die sozialen Medien. Zu sehen sind Bilder und Videos der CONS Teamfahrer, doch genaueres weiss man bisher nicht über das europäische Converse Video, welches schon in wenigen Wochen erscheinen soll. Ben Chadourne ist die hauptverantwortliche Person hinter diesem Projekt, ist selbst als Kameramann tätig und wohl einer der am besten skatenden Filmer im Business. Er weiss also wovon man spricht, wenn es mit der Line mal etwas länger dauert. Um euch das Videoprojekt etwas näher zu bringen, sprachen wir mit dem Franzosen über #PleaseCharge. Bonjour Ben!
Hi Ben, wie seid ihr auf den Namen #PleaseCharge gekommen?
Als im Januar in Berlin der KA3 Launch stattfand, war einer meiner besten Freunde Paul Grund dabei. Ich selber habe es leider nicht geschafft, aber Paul kam die zündende Idee, als ihm einer der Jungs einen Bluetooth Lautsprecher reichte, welcher kaum noch Akku hatte und es dann in einer weiblichen Stimme aus den Boxen schallte “Please Charge”. Paul hat das aufgenommen und in einem seiner Instagram Videos verwendet – das hat mir gefallen. Als dann der erste Trip nach Bilbao ging, habe ich für einen Instagram Clip dieselbe Stimme benutzt und das Hashtag “PleaseCharge” eingeblendet. Uns allen hat das irgendwie gefallen und wir sind einfach dabei geblieben – der Name hat sich also recht natürlich entwickelt. Jetzt ist es sogar soweit gegangen, dass wir das Projekt auch ganz offiziell so nennen.
Wann habt ihr angefangen für #pleasecharge zu filmen?
Wir filmen seit dem 23. Februar diesen Jahres für das Projekt – also fast schon drei Monate. Ich muss ganz ehrlich sagen, dass es ein Knochenjob ist und es ohne die Hilfe von James Cruickshank wohl viel schwieriger wäre – der hat ganz schön was auf dem Kasten!
Wer wird alles dabei sein?
Wir versuchen natürlich so viele europäische Skater wie möglich zu featuren aber um einige Namen zu nennen: Remy Taveira, Harry Lintell, Felip Bartolome, Daniel Pannemann, Kevin Rodrigues, Paul Grund, David Stenström, Danny Sommerfeld und viele, viele mehr.
Wer arbeitet denn am härtesten an dem Projekt?
Ganz klar James und ich… (lacht)
Hast du dich mittlerweile daran gewöhnen können so lange von deiner Heimat Bordeaux getrennt zu sein? Vermisst du dein Zuhause?
Ich habe in meinem ganzen Leben noch nie so viel Reisen können wie in diesem Jahr. Seit Februar waren wir auf sieben Trips und nur ganz selten hatten wir mehr als zwei Tage Pause zwischen den Trips. Mittlerweile habe ich aber fast Angst vor dem Danach, ich möchte nicht, dass es aufhört, aber natürlich vermisse ich mein Zuhause. Mit den Freunden abhängen und das Wetter genießen. Leider habe ich aber keine Freundin, um die ich mich kümmern könnte… (lacht)
K-Rod für Cons. Gefilmt und geschnitten von Ben und sogar die Musik wurde eigens produziert:
Wir nehmen das jetzt mal als ein Aufruf an die deutsche Damenwelt. Welcher der Trips hat dir persönlich am besten gefallen?
Das kann ich so gar nicht beantworten. Ich würde sagen, dass eigentlich alle Trips gut waren – alle Beteiligten geben sich wirklich größte Mühe.
Und wann kriegen wir das fertige Projekt zu sehen?
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