This one’s right up our alley and it features some of our favorites, caught by one of our favorite people behind the lense. Watch Jake Kuzyk‘s “Little Blue Star” now and fall in love with Vancouver, while listening to Bryan Adams.
Featuring: Dylan Fulford, Etienne Gagne, Chris Lakusiak, Dustin Henry, Landon Avramovic, Ryan Witt, Tremaine Glasgow, Jacob Lavelle, Leon Chapdelaine, Ben Fenton, Stafhon Boca, Joe Buffalo, Amadou Diallo, Yom Tong,
We often talk about the lost art of a good slam section in our office and guess what… we weren’t alone in our love for high-quality slams. Diego Todd was already one of our faves to watch, and this video, combined with his board dropping, has further solidified that!
There are many things to say about this Vans trip to Milano, things like Samual Norgren holding his own by keeping close to himself, Helena Long, Aurora & Miriam’s ripping, Florentin Marfaing’s magic, but most of all we feel strongly about Chris Pfanner bringing his mother on tour. Simply amazing!
The lovely folks over at Village Psychic called up Mr. Andrew Allen himself to talk about his output of skateboarding clips from a few years ago. Who doesn´t love some behind-the-scenes stories, trivia, and anecdotes told from the person which lived through it?
Shoutout to AA for mentioning Van Wastell. Made us go back and rewatch his parts. He was definitely ahead of his time.
Seeing as it’s the middle of winter, and with covid figures increasing almost everywhere, we need good news now more than ever. Luckily Una Farrar came out with this amazing part to accompany her cover for the new Mess Skate Mag. There are still good things happening out there. Congrats Una!!
A very strong new Vans video, starting it all off with a full Nick Michel part followed by a Ronnie Sandoval street section, an incredible Dustin Henry part and the list goes on and on. This video is a must watch!
Featuring Adelaide Norris, Alexey Krasniy, Breana Geering, Chima Ferguson, Daiki Hoshino, Diego Todd, Digby Luxton, Dustin Henry, Etienne Gagne, Nick Michel, Notis Aggelis, Pedro Delfino, Rio Morishige, Ronnie Sandoval, Shogo Zama, Simon Zuzic, Una Farrar & Wang Guohua.
Another strong edit from Russia by Dmitry Kononov. You might wonder what “Karelia” could be meaning? Well, say no more:
“Karelia, the geographical area of North-West Russia – or as some call it, the ‘Scandinavia of Russia’ – is on the Finish border and is renowned for its forests, lakes, swamps, rivers and fresh summers. But how good is it for skateboarding?
Vans Russia’s Eugene Nikolaev was born in Karelia and this is where he started skateboarding. His plan to visit his hometown with the team fell perfectly during the moment the pandemic closed all the borders and international traveling became mission impossible. Thanks to decent weather, endless daylight and proper tour guiding, a week-long expedition up north with 20+ people resulted in an unforgettable experience and a solid tour clip.
Rough spots of Petrozavodsk and Kondopoga that had been shaped by Soviet architectural traditions and harsh winters provided a unique terrain for improvisation on skateboards. Vans Russia’s main team mixed with national flow riders and legends helped turn this edit into one for the books. Eugene Nikolaev showed us Karelia and now we want to show it to the rest of the world.”
Vans Presents a new short film about Cher Strauberry, providing an inside look into her role in shaping and growing the queer skate community. She is taking us back to the early days, shedding light on the experiences leading her to become an influentiual figure in the queer skate community.
“Now that we’ve put this hole in the wall, there will be trans girls and boys who will skate better than us, be more confident in themselves, be more outspoken, who will just know more than we knew..”
Our good friends over at Barrier Magazine have a new video up and the title pretty much says it all!
Przemysław Hipler, Andrzej Kwiatek, Kamil Karwowski, Filip Dziewięcki, Rafał Modranka, Konrad Krużyński, Bartosz Młodystach, Mateusz Kowalski, Jean Semaan, Patryk Gląbień, Emmil Wolan, Kuba Bączkowski and Andrzej Palenica in and around Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.
We have met Johnny last year while we were on a trip to Montreal to visit some friends, work on a new issue, and to hang out with Alex Forbes. The last one is responsible for all the hot talent coming out of Canada skating for Vans.