The Terrasse is back and in style, let yourself be surprised by the spots and the tricks.
After part 1 comes the innovative part 2 which incorporates surf-techniques into skating the streets. Enjoy.
It is always lovely to see not only the results but the road to the successes. And Romain Batard always has his own fun way of getting there.
This one has a lot, that is why it is called the long one 20 minutes of fun so “GIDDY UP!
Edouard Depaz, Valentin Bauer, Joseph Biais, Lilian Fev, Marca Barbier, Remy Taveira, and many more.
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!
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.
What a time to be young, on a board and in Paris! To be honest, we did not know much about Elliot Bonnabel but starting now we are taking an interest!
Grey is killing it with the output recently! From Pastel to this video a lot of great skating is gracing the (web) pages of the UK mag.
This one features the likes of Marca Barbier, Casper Brooker, Kyron Davis, Korahn Gayle, Chris Jones, Kanya Spani and Kyle Wilson.
Korahn is definitely the standout for both skating and lifestyle reasons, to find out the details press play.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Our Friend Augustin Giovannoni released a new edit called “Европа”, which is Russian and means “Europe”, and thus, suitably features a bunch of well-known skateboarders from France, England, Spain, Finland and, of course, Russia.
Yesterday we posted about Marc-a today we do the same if we are lucky he puts out another clip tomorrow and even though his footage is always nice this part has some of the best footage Mr. Barbier has produced so far. Kudos to Mr. Busutil and the rest of the De Paris staff for making this happen.
If you want to know more about this young Parisian read our interview with him.
This new edit by Augustin Giovannoni gives us a look into what the Parisian youth is up to. Even when the temperature cools down they are out filming with Nnoni. Everybody loves Marc-a’s skating but more and more we are looking out for some Auguste Bouznad tricks as well, he has got a nice mix between style and determination going on right now!
Photo by Augustin Giovannoni
Marc-Alexandre Barbier is a young man from Paris’s suburbs, we met him and his crew out in the French capital, they are a band of young skateboarders who roam the streets. At first glimpse, I thought Marc-a was going to be a kid who only rips at spots with “good” pavement (you know the type) but I was proven wrong almost immediately interesting enough. You can tell by looking at these photos that sometimes he likes it rough, sometimes he likes it smooth but he always makes the trick look nice! I think it was Benjamin Debert who told us that the guys from the suburbs often seem to be the most motivated “They have to ride the train for an hour or more just to get into the city. So, once they get here they want to use their time to skate!”. That definitely goes for Marc-a who in our eyes is one of France’s biggest up and coming skaters and if you saw his part in the De Paris video yesterday you might be thinking the same thing! So we asked a mutual friend of ours to interview Mr. Barbier so you can all get to know him.
Hi, Marc-A so this is your first interview, right?
We just filmed your last tricks for your « DE PARIS » video part. Can you tell me more about that ?
Yeah, I was under pressure during the last 3 months I filmed a lot with Guillaume Perimony and yourself (Augustin Giovannoni).
So can you tell me what the « De Paris yearbook » video project is about?
It’s gonna be a 10-minute video and I am going to have a 3-minute section together with Maceo (Moreau) a shared part! I am stoked! It’s my very first “real” part ever. I did some other things before but I am a lot more satisfied with this one! I did a little left over part last month for my local skate shop. As for the De Paris projects Zeb (Thomas Busuttil) and Stéphane Borgne manage that, and this video is in celebration of De Paris’s third edition.
I heard people say that Yann Garin might have a part?
That would be really sick! Yann has been my favorite skateboarder since I was a kid!
So, how exactly did you meet the PLACE guys?
I just saw some lost Germans at République, Franz, you and I went over to them and we ended up deciding to skate with them for a couple of days. A couple of months later I went to Berlin and I met up with them once again.
Have you seen the Roman’s (Gonzalez) cover for PLACE? The one he shot with his phone? How do you feel about the increasing role of the cell phone in the today’s skateboard world?
Yeah, Roman is the best! He has a great style whatever he tries to do, it’s always something cool!
Instagram used to be cool up until they decided to stretch the length of their video format from 15 seconds to 1-minute, for me 15 seconds is the right length for a for a social media video.
Ollie into the hubba – Photo by Biemer
You were in Berlin to meet the guys from Chill or Die, right?
Yeah, I went there to visit my friend Bapt Chill, he is the owner of Chill or Die. It’s a pretty nice clothing brand, with a sick team (Matt Debauche, Benji Russel, Covo…)
Do you want to go back to Berlin this summer?
Yeah for sure! They invited me to come back to their house. We had such a good week in Berlin. There are a lot of spots, nice people, good places to hang out and good places to eat like Dunkin Donuts…(laughs)
Sounds nice! I want to join the party too, it seems to be the “Dolce Vita” (laughs). Back in the day, you went on a lot of trips you visited Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, England, and Greece. What was your favorite country and what was the best trip?
Well, my father has been living in Switzerland for about 10 years now and I visit him every summer, I use to skate with Sven (Kilchenmann) and Kilian (Zehnder) a lot when I was out there!
As for your second question, all of those trips were really nice but I particularly remember a trip to Italy with the Niaks crew, that was my first “wild trip”. We traveled in a van and every night we were like “oh we don’t know where we are going to sleep tonight” it was an adventure and I really enjoyed that!
You just featured in a project for Nike SB as well right?
Yes, it is a short video for the European contest series, the clip was to introduce Paris and the Parisian spots. It was an introduction for the 2016 Paris AM contest.
Do you deliberately tweak your switch Ollies ?
Yes and No, I feel more comfortable when I tweak my ollie out! (laughs)
Tail Drop into the bank – Photo by Danny Sommerfeld
What kind of stuff influences you as a person?
When it comes to music I get influenced by the 90’s, when it comes to my clothing it has got to be the 70’s & 80’s and the 90’s-00’s influence me when it comes to the way I ride my board. I like some of the older videos but I also like some of the newer ones that get released on Thrasher.
I notice you like to shop at second-hand shops
(laugh) Yeah, I like to shop there because you can find all sorts of things!
Like colored jackets?
I found an old-fashioned Nike jacket in Berlin and I was like “wait everybody I want to go in this shop… I think”.
You almost have your baccalauréat (the French high school diploma).
Yes, I haven’t worked that hard this year, because I am obviously always thinking about skateboarding and I am under some pressure to get it but I think I’ll manage!
So what do you want to do when you get out of high school?
I want to go to a design school, The first year they let you experiment and we get to try a lot of different courses. It is going to be cool!
So does that mean that you wanna stay in Paris for the next couple of years? How do you feel about Paris at the moment?
Paris is cool the scene is sick, I have my crew with Franz, Martin, Maceo, and you (Nnoni)! But there are always multiple crews out and about so we tend to skate with everybody, it’s really nice !
Alright, I’ve run out of questions! THX doggy!
Photo by Danny Sommerfeld
Intro by Roland Hoogwater