We are stoked to see Chocolate slowly rising back up to the relevance the brand used to have. A reason for that probably is the breath of fresh air brought by the new team riders, but also still including some OG riders on trips. Who doesn´t love to see a Vincent Alvarez skating the same spot next to the young Erik Herrera?
Harry Lintell, Austin Kanfoush, Matt Gottwig, James Capps, Alex Conn and Sean Greene in “Avenues and Alleyways” a video shot in SF for Spitfire Wheels. Harry is on another level, it seems! S/O to Mister Lintell.
With its ups and downs I’d say 2016 was all in all a solid year for Girl and Chocolate Skateboards. Some of the good moments of the past year are composed in this review edit.
Featuring Vincent Alvarez, Tyler Pacheco, Brandon Biebel, Simon Bannerot, James Capps, Jerry Hsu, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Rick McCrank, Justin Eldridge, Kenny Anderson, Andrew Brophy, Elijah Berle, Cory Kennedy, Chris Roberts, Jeron Wilson, Zach Saraceno, Griffin Gass and Johnny Jones.
Fly outs, lines, back-to-backs and good times. That’s what Girl and Chocolate Skateboards made of their day at Rosemead, California. To see Andrew Brophy in there as well is maybe not enough to claim that with Girl he might have found a new board sponsor after Cliché went out of business, but still interesting enough to start a rumor.
Featuring Tyler Pacheco, Vincent Alvarez, Simon Bannerot, James Capps, Andrew Brophy, Justin Eldridge, Rick Howart and Jerry Hsu.
All good things come to an end – so does Red Bull’s “Silky Way” adventure – unfortunately. In the final episode of the series, you can expect excellent skateboarding by Daniel Pannemann, Taylor Nawrocki, Barney Page, Vladik Scholz, James Capps and Tim McMeel in Kashgar, an ancient city, that is as much Muslim as it is Chinese – interesting mix of culture. Here we go:
The adventure continues: The next destination of the trip along the silky way is the geographic central point of Asia, Ürümqi – this ancient city is where you really start to see the difference between Western China and traditional China. More Islamic influence and culture mixed in with Chinese culture, from the buildings to the food and the people. Daniel Pannemann, Taylor Nawrocki, Barney Page, Vladik Scholz, James Capps, Patrik Wallner, Tommy Zhao and Tim McMeel had a good one!
Ready for round two of Red Bull Skateboarding’s“The Silky Way”? Daniel Pannemann, Taylor Nawrocki, Barney Page, Vladik Scholz, James Capps, Tim McMeel, Patrik Wallner and Tommy Zhao left Shanghai via train and ended up in the ancient city of Xi’an – the home of the famous terracotta warriors… Action speaks louder than words – enjoy these 7 minutes!
Vladik Scholz and his salami
Click here to watch chapter one and check back next week to watch the third episode!
Today marks the start of Red Bull Skateboardings new video series dubbed “The Silky Way”. Four episodes will be released during the next few weeks – so make sure to check back from time to time – this documentary styled series by Patrik Wallner is something you don’t want to miss.
Follow Daniel Panneman, Taylor Nawrocki, Barney Page, Vladik Scholz, James Capps, Tim McMeel, Tommy Zhao and Mike O’Meally on their trip along the former silk road in China!
Remember our “Silk Road” article from a few issues back? There’s good news as Red Bull Skateboarding is about to release the full edit of this tour beginning next week! Follow Barney Page, Vladik Scholz, Taylor Nawrocki, Tim McMeel, James Capps and Daniel Pannemann to explore deep into China’s history, as well as unearthing some of the most remote and untouched spots seen in a long time. Here’s the trailer:
Check back on Thursday, July 30 to watch the first of four episodes of The Silky Way!
Name-Dropping: Daniel Espinoza, Jon Sciano, Sebo Walker, Vincent Alvarez, James Capps, Riley Hawk, Stevie Perez, Danny Brady, Nick Jensen und Sylvan Tognelli. Das sind ganz schön viele professionelle Skater in einem Clip. Dazu kommt, dass diese im vergangenen Sommer das europäische Festland und die britischen Inseln besucht haben.