Just a little re-up from a lovely and diverse group of Parisian skaters.
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.
The Parisian kids are growing older and stronger and it is a wonderful thing!
This Mômes edit takes us down to Portugal and into a world of cobblestones, far away spots and a group who went skating 20-deep every day.
Press play and enjoy the future of Paris in the now.
Our good friend Augustin Giovannoni just released his new video and this time Tom O’reilly is the man with the most shine. We need to go back to Paris. Very good one, Augustin!
He’s been a regular guest on our website and even went on tour with us a few weeks ago. Now it is finally time for a full Marca part by our man Augustin Giovannoni. Good one, guys!
A new video by Ben
Our frenchman Augustin Giovannoni aka. Nnoni is back with a new project and it’s his best work so far. Make yourself comfortable and watch Oscar Candon, Marca Barbier, Paul Grund, Tom O’reilly & a lot more.
A bunch of Parisian went to Athens to skip the last few weeks of winter. Athen’s got spots for days!
Feat.: Auguste Bouznad, Tom Oreilly, Marca Barbier, Ibu Laflem & more. Filmed and edited by Valentin Ferreira & Augustin Giovannoni.
Nonni SB strikes again with this new video featuring the French SB squad + Didrik Galasso, some really good skateboarding in there.
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!
During the premiere of Leon Rudolph’s new video, somebody asked: “Why is this video called Practice?” The answer lies in the opening shot of this video.
Pressed play, still no clue? You probably don’t watch the NBA, Leon does, he got the inspiration for his newest video from a Basketball legend Allen “A.I.” Iverson.
Iverson was at the peak of his skills and got asked about his performance during practice and his response is simply legendary.
Press play and listen to Iverson’s wisdom and watch Leon’s newest video featuring People like:
Jun Kummer, Hyun Kummer, Cephas Benson, Benny Urban, Santiago Sasson, David Jakinda, Farid Ulrich, Peter Buikema, Moritz Alte and many more.
When I got invited to go on this trip I can’t tell you how excited I was. It was a chance to go and meet some of skateboarding’s new faces. Not random new faces but people that are part of an important wave in our culture. These people have names, names like Savannah Stacey Keenan, Lacey Baker, Josie Millard, Charlotte Hym and Sarah Meurle, the latter I was less excited to meet because I knew her.
God! All of them are probably cringing while reading this, I know I am while writing it. But they are all worthy of praise because they are doing something important. I saw Josie struggle a bit when we were at the bar and some people came up and presented her with a fresh possibly alcohol infused dose of praise. Not because she wasn’t thankful but because it can be shocking to the person that is being praised to see the people they influence. Her voice was saying “Thank you, I really appreciate it” and her eyes were saying “Should we go back and meet up with the others?”.
I was hyped because the hype is real and all of these girls are really cool human beings.
Charlotte is working on her Ph.D., she is studying the effects of the mother’s voice on newly born babies. Savannah is into geography and fashion, Josie besides riding on the board owns a seriously beautiful motorbike and ever since this trip she is obsessed with doing long handstands. Sarah is studying fine art in Sweden, during this trip, she told me she used to be a Christmas tree salesperson in Canada “The best “real” job I’ve ever had”. Finally, Lacey Baker is always painting, drawing and trying to have Gaga moments, which basically means listening to Lady Gaga together and singing along. What more could you wish for?
I don’t know, do you? There is more and if you want to delve deeper grab a copy of our Holiday issue at your local shop. Right now we are pleased to show you what went down on this trip to Paris. Enjoy!
And for our Youtube lovers click here.
Video by Augustin Giovanonni.
Text by Roland Hoogwater.
Photo by Conny Mirbach.
The year is almost over and we are looking back to one hell of a crazy year. Talking about crazy we have to mention our last summer’s French Intern Augustin Giovannoni who just dropped is 2017 mixtape featuring Franz Grimm, Joffrey Morel, Auguste Bouznad, Juan Saavedra, Yann Garin & us. Loye you, Noni <3.
Probably the most motivated filmer, Augustin Giovannoni, is back with another one. As enthusiastic as he is, you’ve probably seen most of this footage on his Instagram already, but who cares. Keep ’em coming, Noni!
The new Nozbone Skateshop shop video just came out. Not really a surprise because we actually went to the premiere last Saturday in Paris but, as always, it is suprisingly good. Filmed and edited by Ludovic Azémar and featuring: Lisa Jacob, Oscar Candon,, Rémy Taveira, Joseph Biais, Samuel Partaix, Akim Chérif, Jimmy Cholley, Pierre Subra, Marc-Alexandre Barbier, Hugo Corbin, Sylvain Tognelli, Yann Garin, Santiago Sasson, Mustapha Bennacer, Bertrand Soubrier, Franck Barattiero, Augustin Giovannoni and more.
Augustin Giovannons “A.E.I.U.O” just came out with a second part and it shows almost a full part of our columnist Franz Grimm and a lot of good footage from a lot of our good friends. Arguably Augustin’s best work, so far! Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen.
In our opinion, his best work so far. Augustin Giovannoni drops a new edit and at the very end you will see the date his full length video might be released. Paris, Berlin & Potsdam feat.: Val Bauer, Tolia Titaev, Niklas Speer von Cappeln, Remy Taveira, Daniel Pannemann, Franz Grimm & many more.
Our good friends from Live Skateboard Media just released a new Marc-A Barbier section for Nike SB. His best part yet!
A while back, when Marc-Alexandre Barbier and myself were out filming and skating in Marseille, the guy who owns “Chill or Die” (Baptiste Besse) called us and wanted to know, if we would like to spend the first week of April in Praha (Prague). We didn’t really need to think about it, we were immediately down to go.
That’s how we ended up joining a crew consisting of a total of 5 guys: Vincent Coupeau, Matt Debauche, Baptiste Besse and of course Marc-A and myself.
Because Marc-A is scared to fly, everybody got on the bus for a 15-hour drive out to Praha, the journey was long! But we had fun and drank a lot of booze.
What can I tell you about our destination? Praha is the capital of the Czech Republic and the countries largest city. I would say it’s a cosmopolitan city and according to our research (clubbing), we found out that there are large groups of foreigners amongst the city’s population. Since I landed on the subject, the night life there is pretty cheap if you compare it to most of the other capital cities in the western part of Europe. As you can imagine, we fell into the city’s dark side pretty easily, this meant Matt was at his absolute best! And Marc-A was able to show everybody that he is indeed a killer on the dance floor.
The only spot we knew before going there was the world famous Stalin Platz, which has a similar function as the Republique Square in Paris, the only difference being that it is better than Republique. “Why?” you might ask… Because there are simply more things to skate, you can grind, slide, fly down some stairs, over and down gaps, do wheelies and skate handrails, which was the object of Marc-A’s first trick of the trip, a 50-50 grind up and down a long rail followed by a lengthy firecracker down some stairs!
Like most main spots you get sucked in quite easily and we did film a bunch of stuff there but we didn’t want to hang out there for the whole tour.
So we went into the city to search for some street spots that could enhance our “street cred ” (laughs).
During one of our first spot-hunting missions, Marc-A had the brilliant idea to grab hold of a very nice Porsche! When the driver finally noticed him he brusquely stopped the car, jumped out and wanted to engage in a fight with Mr. Barbier. The guy had such a bright red face that I started to doubt if it was anger or alcohol that had turned his face strawberry-red.
In the end, we managed to find this cool little square with multiple skate-able benches, after we seshed it, we found out that the spot was only two minutes away from our apartment. From that point on almost all sessions ended at this little peaceful square, and Praha being as cheap as it is, these moments where naturally accompanied by a nice cold beer clenched between of our fingers.
Photos by Vincent Coupeau
Text by Augustin Giovannoni
Our Parisian friend “Nonni” scraped up the footage he filmed in 2016 and made a little sort of mixtape. And if that is really just the “test”, I’m curious what’s about to come next!
Featuring Martin Dolce, Leo Buscetti, Marc-a Barbier and more.