Earlier this year we were pleasantly surprised by a video called 93FRAMES – EPISODE 1. A loving portrait of one of the rougher areas in France. The video showed the spots, the skaters, and most importantly the people of that area. It was obviously made with the type of attention to detail that two people that live and breathe in that area themselves would poses.
Macéo Moreau was one of those two architects of that video. He is the main guy behind this new video that we are premiering today. But this project is not so much about an area it is more like a tour video. But it is still about a group of people, traveling and skating together. Which in 2020 was one of the things most of us missed the most.
Differences aside, what remains throughout both projects, is that same loving feeling that was so present in the the first episode of 93FRAMES. So, without wasting any more words, we ask you to press play and enjoy vx TOLON.
A new one by our friends from Nozbone Skateshop Paris edited by Ludovic Azémar and featuring Pierre Subra, Hugo Corbin, Luca Barattiero, Morgan Katomba, César Dubroca, Bertrand Soubrier, Léo Cruz, Sylvain Tognelli, Joseph Biais, Amélien Foures, Ben Jemmapes & Etienne Chatelain.
From our friends over at FREE. A new one from Paris/France.
Featuring Amelien Foures, Andrea Dupre, Lucas Languasco, Adrien Chabiron, Edouard Depaz, Jerome Sossou, Cesar Budroca, Alix Malnati, Joshua Marques, Santiago Sasson, Hugo Corbin, Erik Mueller, Flo Taverne, Léo Cholet, PJ Chapuis, Sergey Sharabakin, Victor Cascarigny , Lucas Allard, Thomas Courteille, Steven Faure, Kemisse Zouikri and Ali Jbiloul.
This video starts with the song: “A Chacun Son Probléme” by Amadou & Mariam, the title translates into “Everyone has their own problems”.
The reason why this makes so much sense is that this video was filmed in Paris’ 93rd district, a place that is known as one of the most dangerous places in Paris.
The project was created by Macéo Moreau & Malo Simonet two people who are from the area itself. And that really shows throughout the project, they skate everything and connect with the people which creates a semi-documentary type of feel which most skaters who search for spots can really relate to.
Another good feature of the project is that the architecture is diverse, it shows both the trash & the treasures that are hidden in these Parisian suburbs.
All in all, this first episode of the project makes us look forward to the second and we hope it features the same crew.
Marius Moreau, Antoine Volle, Victor Campillo, Simon Souchois, Kevin Ozcan, Abel Leblanc, Thibault Lenours, Macéo Moreau & Malo Simonet.
This year marks 10 years of Stefan’s shoe with Nike SB. As such we get multiple looks, we get Trust Fall, we get a talk in Paris and now we get a look at his creative side paired with some really good skateboard moves.
All things being as they may this is a really cool look behind the curtain and into what Stefan does on the daily.
Our recap of our time on the course of the Vans Park Series in Chelles is decidedly different from the ones we did in Montréal. We went from ESPN highlight shots to almost crawling inside Greyson Fletcher’s beard to look for crumbs and other things. If you loved the contest, saw the tricks on our socials this is the “through the rabbit hole” view you need to complete this Vans voyage voyage.
How does one define what one’s eyes see but cannot comprehend? That is the feeling we left with just moments after Pedro Barros finished his run.
Photos by Conny Mirbach.
Text by Roland Hoogwater.
The two days before, he was hardly even trying to practice, no 540 attempts, switch pushing through the bowl or even one attempt to bigspin-flip indy his way into the top spot. If you would have asked me what Pedro was working on I would have told you that he was perfecting his flat ground game and in particular his nollie flips.
But when the cameras turned on and just when Cory Juneau thought he had it in the bag, Mr. Barros stepped in, showed his cards and surprisingly it was a royal flush. Two more people took their runs afterwards but they won’t be remembered or even mentioned in the history books.
Every VPS event we go to has seen shocking moments, it is almost a tradition, one that Oskar “Oski” Rozenberg adheres to. Last year in Sweden, he, with one simple flick shuffled the entire board and claimed both the top spot, the money and the hearts of the people by clearing the box with a giant kickflip.
In true Swedish fashion about 30 minutes later he calmly climbed on his bike and cycled home with the rest of the Rozenberg family, he probably cooked dinner after and closed the day by watching some Netflix.
Both the 2017 and now defending ’18 champions seem to be aware and present when they need to be and just when the crowd has started to accept the reality that one person might win they manage to alter the course by simply grabbing the moment, the board and the crown.
A simple but special occurrence which makes the VPS worth watching until the very end… or until we do it all over again in August.
Special thanks go out to VANS for the support.