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Brazilians have a special place in skateboarding. It’s been tough at times but now in 2020 it has probably been the best it has ever been. If you need to know one thing about Brazilians is that they are passionate, hard-working & most of all humble people. Hugo hit us up asking if we could help him show his friends and included was an immediate invitation to Barcelona and the promise of a good time. Who doesn’t love that? We respect it and truth be told one thing we forgot to mention is that Brazilians are always good for some bangers! So, read more about Hugo and his friends below or press play straight away.

Intro By Roland Hoogwater.

Text & Photos By Hugo Blender.

We came to Barcelona in April 2019 with a big pack of Brazilians… and at the time I didn’t have a camera and we just spent some weeks only skating for fun, enjoying the city.

But once I bought the camera I started to film my friends who normally don’t have an opportunity to film. I wanted to show them and I did. The whole process was really cool and made possible because Daniel Galli helped me buy the camera.

Hugo with said camera, (self-portrait).

Galli helped me use the camera and he joined in on some of our sessions. Together we went exploring the city looking for some spots.

In the end, for the name, we settled on Apolo because that was the dance club we going to every Thursday and Saturday in Barcelona. All these film sessions if they resulted in tricks ended up with us going there to dance.

So here it is all my friends doing their best just moments before we went dancing again (laughs. Enjoy!

The whole crew put up their 1€ only to see Giovanni pocket their cash first try! When asked if the crew was bummed he took their money Hugo answered: “No we went to barbeque afterward and he put the money back in the pot!” That seems like a good return on investment to us!

Rodrigo does things right, this part bares his brother’s skate shops name and accordingly, most of this part seems to be filmed in Brasil.

Maybe it is a coincidence but maybe it is a message that your skating looks best where you developed it and you must never forget that. Chapeau TX!

This year we had our friend Thaynan Costa over who is originally from Brazil, a huge country with a very big skateboarding community. When I asked him about his favorite skater from Brazil his answer came straight shooting at me and he started to show me videos of Akira Shiroma. Doesn’t sound Portuguese at first but he is from Sao Paulo, a city with the single largest Japanese diaspora.

Ab sofort im Skateshop deines Vertrauens, am Kiosk, Späti oder auch der Trinkhalle – je nach Region: PLACE Issue 43. Volgepackt mit allem rund um die Skateboardkultur. Genauer gesagt findet ihr diese Inhalte in der neuesten Ausgabe aller Zeiten:

Valeri à Paris – das Valeri Rosomako Interview
TPDG Berlin Diary – Die Topdogs in der Hauptstadt
Vans Downtown Showdown – Action
The Brazilian Way of Life – Zu Besuch bei Pedro Baros
HUF Selection – by Eric Groß
Happy Birthday – 20 Years of Girl Gallery
und viel viel mehr.

Hier gehts zum Abo – wir wünschen viel Spaß mit der Ausgabe.

#printisthefuture

Die druckfrische Issue 43 ist soeben im Büro eingetroffen und wird in den nächsten Tagen auch im Skateshop, deinem Kiosk und überall sonst zu haben sein – so go and get your Copy. Folgendes erwartet euch in der neuesten Ausgabe aller Zeiten:

Valeri à Paris – das Valeri Rosomako Interview
TPDG Berlin Diary – Die Topdogs in der Hauptstadt
Vans Downtown Showdown – Action
The Brazilian Way of Life – Zu Besuch bei Pedro Baros
HUF Selection – by Eric Groß
Happy Birthday – 20 Years of Girl Gallery
und viel viel mehr.

Hier gehts zum Abo – wir wünschen viel Spaß mit der Ausgabe.

#printisthefuture

Daewon Song, Torey Pudwill, Luis Tolentino, Chico Brenes und Paul Shier auf Demo Tour in Rio, Sao Paulo und Porto Alegre unterwegs.

Und zwar jede Menge davon. Los geht´s mit dem Trailer für das kommende DGK Video “Parental Advisory”, welches ziemlich gut werden könnte. Getto eben.

Mike Davis ist ein uns noch unbekannter Amateur aus den USA. Aber sein Skating ist Big Time, wie sein Ride Channel Part zeigt.

Leo Romero und das Toy Machine Squad waren auf grosser Country Tour. Yieehha.

Von Dirkye kommt ein frischer Berlin Clip. Scheiss auf den Winter!

Das Antiz Team war auf Tour. Und dieses Video ist dabei rausgekommen.

Marcel Heber ist der Neuzugang im deutschen Neff Team. So ne Mütze ist bei dem Wetter auch was feines.

Oha. Neue Footage von Alex Carolino. Immer jut, der Mann. Samba switch flips und so.

Element Skateboards haben weltweit in jedem Land einen Ripper. Der Brasilianer Lucas Xapparal zerlegt in seinem Part wirklich alles. Krasser Dude.