Nike SB put our friend and really good skater Didrik Galasso on a plane and shipped him over to New York City.
Fun fact: New York was once New Amsterdam, founded by the Dutch before the British took it over and further shaped the city that we now know NYC to be. Traveling through the Big Apple you can still see street names, landmarks and whole areas named after places in Holland.
One of those places is Harlem, which derives its name from a city in the Netherlands called Haarlem and that is where this video was shot.
Bastiaan and his crew put together this video to show us all that it is still “Haarlem baby that’s wassup!”
Bronze 56K can’t do any wrong. What a great way to start a year!
Featuring Chachi, Jordan Trahan, Josh Wilson, Dick Rizzo, Adrian Vega, Shawn Powers, Fred Gall & many more.
A new one from the corp.
A new video by William Strobeck, dedicated to Pablo Ramirez.
Featuring Pablo Ramirez, Kader Sylla, Rowan Zorilla, Kevin Bradley, Vincent Touzery, Sage Elsesser, Tyshawn Jones and many more…
Oh My God, Harry! is a film featuring Harry Ogilvie by Waylon Bone for Grey.
Why wait for the Summer when you have time in Winter anyway? The video description says it all:
“Two surfers. One skateboarder. One 1994 stretch limo. 120 cans of PBR. One long road down the east coast of the US. 9 days of fucken good times.”
There has been so much talking about Shawn Powers by other people but so little by Shawn himself. Here is a short film about the 2019 version of Shawn Powers and it looks like there is more to come in the future.
By now you have read the interview and seen the photos, so what is left? Paul Herrmann’s video itself, so press play, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Luis Waterkamp, Anton Jaeger, Tim Thomas, Steffen Grap & some other people they met along the way.
We are happy to present a new Video by Paul Hermann titled: “Transit Ride” filmed in the US – New York and LA to be exact. Since he’s been traveling for quite a while, we thought to ask him about the recent project and everything else he’s been up to lately.
Interview by Moritz Alte
Photos by Paul Herrmann
Hey Paul, what are you up to right now?
I’m in Frankfurt right now, for my sisters birthday. I just got back from Rome and I’m going to fly back to Berlin tonight.
Happy Birthday to your Sister!
So, looking at the video it seems like you guys had a pretty good time. Where did you go and which parts of the cities did you stay in, for how long?
Anton (Jäger) and I had an room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We stayed there for over a month. Even though our area was more or less calm, I feel like New York was really loud and hectic.
After that we flew to LA, where we got lucky and stayed in West Hollywood for another month.
I can imagine…Did you feel a different vibe after going to LA?
Yeah as I said. It is a whole different vibe over there. It is almost like going to a different country. It was way warmer and sunnier than New York and it felt even bigger because we spent ages in the car, as everyone does.
In New York you were able to go street skating almost every day. We could just push around and just find spots. Compared to NY, LA was the exact opposite it was pretty chill. We checked our skate map and tried to hit about 2 or 3 spots a day around the same area. Sometimes only one a day.
Okay, so who’s part of the video/who came along on the trip?
Actually, the main part is with all the boys from Germany. They came out to New York for about two weeks. We skated and filmed every day. The first weeks of the whole stay in the US, were the most productive. After the guys left, we still went skating, but it was rather chill. We crossed ways with a lot of skaters from all over the world. Almost everyone got a trick too!
Who would you say has standout appearance in the video?
Luis Waterkamp, Tim Thomas. No cap!
We can agree, always good to see some Wulle (Luis) footage.
Steffen (Grap) told me that a car crashed into a Deli, right next to the place they were staying at. Do you have a similar story like that?
(Laughs) What? I didn’t even hear about that!
Actually, it was the whole time that stood out. If I think back now the small things that I enjoyed the most come to mind. For example, the day the other boys left we went to a rooftop and had a slice of pizza at our local spot before they left to the airport. I also loved the trip to Vegas from LA that we did. Even though Vegas itself sucked and I had to drive the whole time, it was sick. We stopped whenever we wanted, in the middle of nowhere. One time we even found an abandoned Motel and skated the pool.
That sounds pretty sick…Any place you would like to go next?
I’d love to go to Valencia with all the homies, but I have to work, unfortunately. Besides that, I don’t have any plans at the moment.
Any projects planned for the future that you can tell us about?
You’ve got an exhibition coming up? Tell us a bit about that!
Yes, that’s right. I’m working on an exhibition, including a super 8 video. The whole project is called “I THOUGHT I WAS YOU” and is about my time in the states. I will be finished by the beginning of April or May hopefully. Besides that, I want to keep on traveling, creating and doing what I love.
Sounds really good, we’ll be there. Thank you for being in touch Paul!
Spirit Quest was one of the best videos of the last 10 years and we feel like that there is not enough talk about the greatness of Taylor Nawrocki’s section in that video. With a lot of good choices in trick selection and little details, Colin & Taylor created something that will last longer than the average. Here you have the two chat about the project.
If you haven’t watched his section yet, now it is your time:
The title almost says it all but the song solidifies it, Tyshawn Jones the current “King of New York”.
Some beautiful work by the talented Roger Gonzalez for the always changing but never boring Carhartt WIP brand. Enjoy!
Start your week right! New York’s Bronze 56k finally launched their new video feat.: Chachi, John Shanahan, Adrian Vega, Josh Wilson, Dick Rizzo and many more others.
It is worth repeating that Antonio Durao is the motivating force behind this video and as soon as you watch the video you will know why. So press play.
A New York comedy, that is what LurkNYC Nick is giving us with this new volume of his famous NY Times series. More moments than tricks in this one.
Tony Choy-Sutton brings us his vision of how street skating in NYC can look like. Raw, fast and sketchy and we have to admit we watched it twice already. Feeling it!
Featuring: Nial Frederickson, John Gardner, Aaron Brown, Tony Choy-Sutton, Cooper Winterson, Jesse Ward, Pat Gallaher, Isaac White, Brad Hendrickson, Kevin Graver, Jake Keenan, Nate Coonrod, Franco and Sean Frederickson.
Hotel Blue’s Juan Virues with a new vieo part for Villains including a serious Gino hommage. Found it? Juan has flavour.
Filmed by Hugo Miralles, additional filming by Paulyo and Mario Fortea.
If you ever wondered how everyone gets to “The Banks” in Manhattan, Rachelle Vinberg shows you in one of her many Youtube videos she has released over the time. You should keep Rachelle on your radar, she is one of the most interesting skaters from the eastcoast for us at the moment.
New York 1993 is a film by Louis Deschamps, a lot of people write “A Film By ….” and when is something a film? We are not sure but this video is not a video at times it truly is a film. This trip to New York Must have been magical for it to spawn so much output. Enjoy!
Alexis Jamet, Hugo Maillard, Clément Harpillard, Romain Batard, Eby Ghafarian and Erik Ellington.