Jimmy Cholley is a good dude and this is a good video. So enjoy some of Paris’ most underrated rippers some of which have helped struggling skaters at Nozbone back in the day 🙂
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.
We met Hugo Corbin for the first time during our Benchmark sessions in Paris, uhh I mean Berlin. While filming for that, he already told me that there will be a remix on Live Skateboard Media by the end of the year and he showed me some of the footage. Hugo is super talented, has quick feet and he can make you laugh. Enjoy!
After Berlin, Paris was the next station for the Nozbone Benchmark contest that had actually its first Berlin event this year. So, the contest went back home to celebrate the 10th year of the event. As always, the vibe in Paris was really good and even some Berlin locals made it on the podium.
Last week we celebrated the start of the 10-year anniversary of Nozbone’s Benchmark contest. Starting in Berlin and concluding last Sunday in Paris. And a sun-filled day it was. It felt like spring had hit us again for a day, which turned the day into somewhat of a festival.
With the mood set, let’s get into the skating. It was culminating in some amazing skating by people like John Purcell, Hugo Corbin, Giorgi Armani, Farid Ulrich and Nozbone’s own Marc-A Barbier who, in the end, took home the win.
We think Nike SB, Civilist, Nozbone and À Propos magazine did a great job this year and we hope to be back next year.
Last Saturday marked the start of this year’s Benchmark Contest’s. The 2017 series is special because it is the tenth year that Paris’s Nozbone is organizing this event and thus they chose to partner up with Berlin’s Civilist skate shop and have two contests instead of one.
That meant that the winner of the Berlin event would earn himself some money and a ticket to skate in the Paris event this coming weekend.
We are proud to host the probably last skate event for summer 2017. The Benchmark Contest takes their format to Berlin for the very first time and here is all the information you need:
“For its tenth year, the Nozbone Benchmark Contest presented by Nike Skateboarding goes to Berlin on September 16th to meet Civilist before heading back to Paris on the 24th.
Two stages for this international edition which rules remain the same since 2008: doing a line of tricks on benches and the different obstacles built specially for the event, inspired by the artistic style born in the early days of the 20th century in Berlin: the Bauhaus.
Winner of the Berlin contest at ‘Spot der Visionäre’ will share a total prize purse of € 1.500 and will be flown out the OG Paris event.”
Marca Barbier, Hugo Corbin, Giorgi Armani, Sami Harithi & Farid Ulrich are all meeting at the intersection, where it seems that Paris abruptly becomes Berlin.
For its tenth year, the Nozbone Skateshop Benchmark Contest presented by Nike Skateboarding goes to Berlin on September 16th to meet Civilist before heading back to Paris on the 24th. We are glad to invite you all!
Filmed by Peter Buikema & Augustin Giovannoni.
A friend of our house, a soon to be PLACE intern behind the camera and one of the best shops in Europe. Marca is going to stay for a while! S/O to all of the above!
Sprachmemo Am Flughafen vom 30.September 2014, 06:23 Uhr, Rollkoffergeräusche: “So: Kippe, Tegel, morgens um halb sieben, mir ist mega schwindelig, Kaffee gibt’s dann in Paris…” Mit diesen Worten beginnt die Reise unseres Außenreporters Bmin Boje, bewaffnet mit diversen Snapshots, einer Leica Minilux Kompaktkamera und dem Spezialauftrag Stefan Janoski zum Interview zu treffen. Dieser treibt sich in der französischen Hauptstadt herum, da am Abend sein Videofeature “This Is Janoski” vom Desillusion Magazin premiert werden wird. Sprachmemo Der Flug, 08:32 Uhr, Stimme des Flugbegleiters: “Remaining flight time is 10 to 15 minutes and the temperature in Paris is quite chilly, 14°.”
Salut Alex Pires
Als erste Anlaufstelle für Skater in einer Stadt bietet sich stets ein guter Skateshop an. In Paris heißt dieser Nozbone, für den u.a. Kevin Rodrigues, Sylvain Tognelli und Sam Partaix unterwegs sind.
THIS IS JANOSKI – VIDEO PREMIERE
Pires and Remy Taveira
Das Interview mit Stefan Janoski erscheint in PLACE 049 am 04.11.