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Nike SB just dropped one of their newest and most important projects of the year “Trust Fall” featuring some of the best and one of the most legendary people in skating.

Watch:

Blake Carpenter, Daan Van Der Linden, Donovon Piscopo, Kyron Davis, Caleb Barnett, Casper Brooker, Karsten Kleppan, Cyrus Bennett, Max Palmer, Sean Malto, Andrew Wilson, Nik Stain, and Stefan Janoski.

It feels like that Girl Skateboards is stronger than ever and it is safe to say that you could blame it on their new talent. Watch Niels Bennett, Tyler Pacheco, Simon Bannerot, Sean Malto & the one and only Rick McCrank skating the city of London.

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The Nike SB team had one hell of a year. Rewatch all the highlights featuring all your favorite skaters.

This time the crew takes a cruise through downtown LA where you get busted quickly.

Featuring Yonnie Cruz, Sean Malto, Andrew Brophy, Tyler Pacheco, Kenny Anderson, Vincent Alvarez, Mike Carroll, Stevie Perez and Diego Johnson.

The fifteen years anniversary of the Nike SB Dunk still echos on through the scene. I guess, more or less everybody is aware of the fact that this shoe truly is something special. But how exactly was the enormous hype created? Listen to the stories of shop owners, collaborators and, of course, the skateboarders who followed the history of the shoe through the years and helped to make the SB Dunk a legend.

I remember that Sean Malto‘s last serious injury was quite a topic. Maybe it was even more talked of than Sean personally would have liked to. However, I hope for him that this new full part will set the main focus back on his skating again, which would be more than deserved.

One day before the Street League event in Munich, I had the chance to meet Sean Malto for a quick interview in the relaxed atmosphere of the SHRN store’s backyard. Among other things we especially talked about his recovery, his friendship to Mike Mo, and also the rumors that he is off Girl. Sean is a really nice guy and it is good to see him being back with such a confidence!

Interview by Paul Röhrs
Photos: Daniel Wagner

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I read about that you traveled a lot during the time you were injured. How was it like to experience other countries without being able to skate?

Yeah, well, when I did get hurt and get surgery and was forced to not skate I did not want to stop traveling. You know, I love traveling. Obviously, I love traveling for skating but if I couldn’t skate like of course I want to go hang with my friends. I don’t want to be like cooped up in a house. I’d loose my mind. So yeah, I did ended up going to went on a Europe trip through a few different cities in Germany and then I went to Australia, too, for like two weeks. Then I ended up going to Spain for only a few days but all those trips just like made the time go by a little faster. You know, in my head I was like “come I just wanna go hang with my friends, this gonna be sick to go travel” and when I got there I just got frustrated that I can’t skate. You know, because for us the quality of a city is based on how good the skate spots are. But yeah, it is still cool to see other sides of a city besides the best handrail it can offer or ledge spots and stuff. It was cool like to visit restaurants and see shops and being just like an average tourist.

So you mostly followed your friends on their tours or did you also travel alone?

Basically just followed them on tours, yeah, whatever they did. I did not go on a lot personal trips because I just tried to surround my self with people.

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As you said you visited a couple cities in Germany, is there something you particularly enjoy to look back upon?

Oh yeah, I had a lot of really great experiences in Germany! I drove a Porsche on the “Autobahn”! That was amazing! I think that maybe was in Stuttgart years ago on a Girl trip when we were filming for Pretty Sweet. The distributor hooked up three Porsches and we took them to the “Autobahn” and could go as fast as we wanted. That was insane! That is really one that sticks out in my mind just from any trip.

You know Denny Pham right? Do you know he is sometimes called the German Sean Malto? What do you think about this?

Oh, I did not know this! Hey, I am honored because I love his skating and I think he is an awesome dude, very talented. That’s really funny because I went to Thailand with him and been on countless Nike trips with him… Yeah cool, I am totally fine with that comparison!

Ah, yeah! He just told me the story how you met in Thailand!

Yeah, this was probably three or four years ago. I was in India for two weeks with Mark Suciu, Partik Wallner and Sebo Walker. The trip was coming to an end but we all were kind of like “let’s go to Thailand” because it is just close and we could hang out and skate there a little more. So we went out there and met up with Denny and just had a good time.

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Talking about friends of yours. I know you and Mike Mo have been close friends since you both got on Girl and now you both went through very bad injuries. He probably was hit even harder than you were. So are you both still in contact with each other? I am asking because Mike Mo is not able to really go skate I think but you are?

Well, obviously, you know, our friendship goes beyond skateboarding. I talk to him once a week at least and I still see him as often as possible. He is my best friend and so I check upon him and always talk to him but it does suck because he was my road dawg like we traveled a lot together and me and him roomed together every trip. So not having my roommate there and not having my skate buddy is sad. But, you know, his health is getting better. He is progressing and hopefully he’ll be back to is original self very soon, which I am excited about. There are just a couple little things but once they are healed up he gonna be 100 percent. It’s gonna be awesome because he definitely is one of my favorite skaters as well.

Good to hear that! How about you? How is your recovery going?

Oh, my recovery is good! You know, I think healthwise I am 100 percent but mentally I am still like… You know, there are things that scare me that probably wouldn’t scare me before. I am a little like worried when it come to dangerous situations in skating but my health feels good, my ankle feels good… So it is just skating, you know, pushing myself to get rid off this mentally. I ate a lot of shit. I fall a lot. Knock my teeth out, broke my collarbone a couple times, had knee surgery… But whatever, that is skateboarding.

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You know that there are rumors about you being off Girl?

Yeah, I just found that out! I think it is really funny because I went on a trip with just some of my friends that are just on other companies but I just want to hang out with them and that kind of led to these rumors. All I can say is, that I am still very much in love with Girl and I am very satisfied with where I am. So I don’t have any complains. See me at the park tomorrow and I’ll show off my Girl board as always!

Well, last but not least, as you are next to Karsten Kleppan and Stefan Janoski himself the face of the recent Nike SB Janoski Hyperfell campaign, how much have you been involved in the developing process of the shoe?

Well, obviously Nike always tries to listen to the voice of the athlete. They do this in every category and so with skateboarding it is the same thing. You know, we have a good dialog with the designers and we are always talking about how to keep progressing and making awesome shoes that look cool and perform well. So the Hyperfeel is just one of those things that kind of came together perfectly. It’s cool that it feels like a slip-on but it has the protection of a normal shoe. That is what I like about it the most!

So thanks for the interview, I wish you all the best for the Street League event tomorrow and have a good time in Munich!

I have to say thank you! And, yeah, see you tomorrow!

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The Fourstar Team, namely Andrew Brophy, Cory Kennedy, Ishod Wair, Lucas Puig, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Sean Malto, Tony Trujillo and Tyler Bledsoe are coming to a town near you, especially if that town is Hamburg or Berlin. Go there if you’re around – these Guys are amazing, especially when on a board!

Demo July 24, 19:00 at I-Punkt Skateland in Hamburg, Germany
Demo July 30, 17:00 at Nike SB Shelter in Berlin, Germany

Eric Koston war sechs Tage in Berlin und die gesamte Skateboard Welt konnte es live mitverfolgen. Im Minutentakt gab es Instagram Updates; darauf zu sehen war die amerikanische Skateboard Legende in allen möglichen Lagen und Lebenssituationen. Nicht verwunderlich, denn wenn man mit Social Media Experten wie Atiba Jefferson, Foley oder Sean Malto durch Berlin zieht, wird auch gerne mal der ein oder andere Moment festgehalten. Wir haben Erics digitale Fußabdrücke in 36 Schritten zusammengefasst, und waren nur so nah dran wie du es auch sein kannst:

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14.01.2015 – Abflug, Los Angeles LAX

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15.01.2015 – Zwischenlandung, Paris CDG

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15.01.2015 – Ankunft, Berlin TXL

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15.01.2015 – Check-In, Radisson Blue, Mitte

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15.01.2015 – Frontrow, Civilist, Mitte

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15.01.2015 – Foley, Begrüßung, Mitte

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15.01.2015 – Das erste Bier, Mitte

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15.01.2015 – In der Kneipe, Mitte

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15.01.2015 – Der Döner danach, Mitte

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15.01.2015 – Fan-Foto, Atiba Ausstellung, HVW8, Mitte

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16.01.2015 – Atiba Ausstellung, HVW8, Mitte

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16.01.2015 – Oakley Dinner „Neue Heimat“, Friedrichshain

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16.01.2015 – Fan-Foto Oakley Dinner, Friedrichshain

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16.01.2015 – Fan-Foto KPTN Bar, Friedrichshain

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17.01.2015 – Kickflip Oberbaumbrücke, Kreuzberg

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17.01.2015 – Fan-Foto Oberbaumbrücke, Kreuzberg

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17.01.2015 – Fan-Foto Oberbaumstraße, Kreuzberg

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17.01.2015 – Fan-Foto Atiba Vernissage, HVW8, Mitte

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18.01.2015 – Fan-Foto Atiba Vernissage, HVW8, Mitte

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18.01.2015 – Foto mit Gentsch, Mitte

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18.01.2015 – Der Tag danach, SW Heelflip, Alexanderplatz, Mitte

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19.01.2015 – Fluff 1826 Launch, Civilist, Mitte

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19.01.2015 – Gruppenfoto Civilist, Mitte

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19.01.2015 – Fan-Foto, Mitte

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19.01.2015 – Vorglühen mit Kenny Anderson, Sean Malto, Atiba, Mitte

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19.01.2015 – Figgys Gig Cassiopeia, Friedrichshain

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19.01.2015 – Fan-Foto Cassiopeia, Friedrichshain

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19.01.2015 – Weartest Nike SB Shelter, Friedrichshain

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20.01.2015 – Fan-Foto House Of Vans, Friedrichshain

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20.01.2015 – House Of Vans, Friedrichshain

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20.01.2015 – Fan-Foto House Of Vans, Friedrichshain

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20.01.2015 – Gruppenfoto House Of Vans, Friedrichshain

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20.01.2015 – Fan-Foto House Of Vans, Friedrichshain

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21.01.2015 – Abflug, Berlin TXL

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Wie sieht eigentlich ein Tag im Leben des Sean Malto aus? Wir erfahren es in diesem Clip: Nike SB hat den Girl Teamfahrer in seiner Heimatstadt Kansas City besucht und einen Tag lang mit der Kamera begleitet. Sean zeigt uns sein Reich, plaudert aus dem Nähkästchen und skatet seine Local Spots…

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Wenn Girl und Chocolate gemeinsam auf Tour gehen, kann eigentlich nichts schiefgehen – mit Sean Malto, Stevie Perez, Rick Howard, Vincent Alvarez, Elijah Berle, Chris Roberts, Justin Eldridge, Brandon Biebel, Jerry Hsu, Raven Tershy und Johnny Jones sitzen immerhin einige Skateboard- Hochkaräter in den Tourvans. Dieses Mal ging es von Los Angeles über die Route 101 nach San Francisco und auch wenn in diesem Clip hauptsächlich die Demos gezeigt werden, ist er durchaus sehenswert. Wieso? Weil die Jungs einfach Spaß haben und es genau darum geht.

1 – Trying to imagine a motorcycle trip through one of the most exotic countries in the world, one would usually think of palm trees, lots of sun, friends, plenty of speed and a warm breeze brushing back one’s hair. None of which existed on a day towards the end of January 2012 when Michael Mackrodt, Jerry Hsu, Javier Mendizabel, Keegan Sauder, Joey Pepper and Jonathan Mehring left the capital city of Hanoi, embarking on a two-week trip that saw them travel more than 2,000 kilometers.

A very slight drizzle turned into heavy rain that lasted for hours, making everything wet and leading to misery when our bodies and hands were freezing from the cold wind. Not to mention getting lost, Jerry slamming, not finding food because it was Vietnamese New Year’s Day – it goes without saying that this day was a pretty miserable one. But waking up the next morning and putting back on my wet pants and shoes was probably even worse.

2 – When a couple of things go wrong in no more than 24 hours, it usually makes for a pretty shitty day. So when three non-related people tried to hurt us and hunt us down within said time span, it was worse than anything I could have imagined: This random day began in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, with a taxi driver wanting to beat us all up if we didn’t give him five dollars each.

Having managed to escape the situation, an older woman at the train station viciously started throwing rocks at us. And to top things off, a drunk Mongolian climbed up to the third floor of our hostel and broke the balcony windows, trying to steal things in our room, but when film maker Anthony Claravall turned on the lights, he jumped from one balcony to the next and took off. Welcome to Mongolia!

To be honest though, I was accompanied by nine Chinese dudes (Converse team), who are not really welcomed by the natives, which is hardly surprising: after all, they built that Great Wall to keep the Mongolians out…

3 – On most long-distance trains in China you can find cabins labeled as “sleeping class”, “sitting class”, and – a popular alternative for anyone trying to save some bucks, at least if you don’t mind standing on two feet – “standing class”. On a Trans-Siberian trip from Moscow to Hong Kong, we found ourselves almost towards the end in Beijing with only a couple days left until our next destination, Xi’an.

We were all pretty shocked when we heard that we were supposed to stand on that train for 13 hours. On the actual night of our departure, half the crew bailed out and took a plane or stayed longer in Beijing, but Laurence Keefe, Kirill Korobkov, Daniel Hochman and myself took it upon ourselves to see how shitty one would feel after this experience.

I can’t really describe it, but after 13 hours of standing with a couple hours of painful kneeling between the aisles (which was almost worse than standing), both Daniel and I caught the flu, babies shat all over the ground and my body felt like the biggest pile of shit ever. “Never again will I stand again,” or some such thing I told myself after that.

4 – You know it’s not your day when you are in survival mode thinking, “If I collapse right here, right now, I might just perish amongst a million Hindus and no one will ever know.” In early 2013, the world had its biggest gathering of human beings along the Ganges in India for the ‘Kumbh Mela’, which is held every 12 years.

During an eight-week period more than 130 million people pilgrimaged to bathe in the Ganges, amongst them Mark Suicu, Sebo Walker, Nestor Judkins, Sean Malto, Jon Mehring and myself. Of course once again half the crew caught the flu and were out under the most stressful circumstances, with loudspeakers blaring 24-hour prayers at maximum volume and a flooding tin shack falling apart.

Since this festival is on only every 12 years, we had no choice but to wake up at four in the morning to witness the finale of all the sadhus and gurus bathing. My head was spinning and we had to walk some three or four hours to get to the river and back; during the walk back I felt so weak I was contemplating just passing out amongst millions of people, but the desire to keep on living was stronger. Not planning to go see the biggest gathering of humans ever again.

5 – I have had a couple bus rides in Indonesia and Sri Lanka where I told myself I would never ever enter a vehicle again, but when traveling from the Iranian/Azerbaijani border to Baku in a Mercedes-Benz alongside Michael Mackrodt, I didn’t think anything could go wrong in this equation. Well, I was wrong.

This might not have been the worst day, but probably the most intense and annoying transit. Our Azerbaijani driver of course didn’t speak English and then he picked up this random lady, which was already a bit annoying since we had paid for the entire car. To make things even worse, she asked the driver to stop by her house so she could pick up her baby. After a good 30 minutes she showed up again with a ten-year-old boy who wore ridiculously thick glasses and a suit. At this point Michael and I were pretty pissed off, but we were also glad to finally hit the road.

Minutes later we realized that we were in for an intense ride, seeing how the driver turned the Azerbaijani coastal roads along the Caspian Sea into a Formula 1 racing track, with speeds up to 160 kilometers per hour at times. I was stuck in the back with the lady and the boy, while she was telling the driver stories in Azerbaijani, non-stop for over two hours. By non-stop I really mean non-stop, there was no silence.

Even when a car in front of us hit a cow and we saw this huge creature sliding down the street on its back, she still kept on talking. I was wishing she could just somehow shut up… and since she obviously had photosensitive epilepsy, a few minutes later she had a seizure: There was foam coming out of her mouth, and so the driver immediately stopped and gave her some Fanta.

It was scary, I didn’t wish for her to die, all I wanted was some quiet for a minute. She was shook up for a while, but of course soon she started talking again. So that cow sliding on its back, that lady with a seizure, that insane driving – I mean I don’t see Michael Mackrodt scared too often, but we both felt quite relieved when we arrived in Baku in one piece.

Dieser Beitrag von Patrik Wallner findet sich in unserer Jubiläumsausgabe, die du hier bestellen kannst.

Nike SB bringt mit dem Free SB ein neues Modell auf den Markt, das vor Technologie nur so strotzt. Die Company aus Portland hat ihre zwei Teamfahrer Sean Malto und Shane O’Neill gebeten, den Schuh mit ein paar Tricks vorzustellen. Das Ganze findet in komplett weißer Umgebung statt, so dass der Fokus in diesem interaktiven Video auch wirklich auf dem Schuh liegt:

Rune Glifberg ist unter schon vor einiger Zeit unter die Skateparkbauer gegangen und hat vor kurzem in Haderslev, Dänemark einen Skatepark der Extraklasse gebaut: Ein 4500 Quadratmeter großer Abenteuerspielplatz aus Beton samt einem Bowl unter einer riesigen Kuppel. Hier gibt es nun erste Footage von Hochkarätern wie Sean Malto, Curren Caples, Arto Saari, Sam Beckett and dem Bauherren himself.

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Die Jungs von Chocolate Skateboards lassen das Feiern einfach nicht mehr sein – Zu Recht! 20 Jahre Chocolate Skateboards in NYC und Denver mit unter anderem MJ, Jerry Hsu, Kenny Anderson und Sean Malto.

Wir hatten das Fourstar Australien Tourvideo “Crocodile Done Deal” ja bereits letzte Woche angekündigt – hier ist es nun in voller Länge. Soll heißen: 18 Minuten Sommer, Sonne, gute Laune und knallhartes Skateboarding.

Featuring: Eric Koston, Cory Kennedy, Tony Trujillo, Ishod Wair, Shane O’Neill, Tyler Bledsoe, Brian Anderson, Mike Carroll, Andrew Brophy, Sean Malto, Max Schaaf & Rick Howard

Wem bei den Namen Eric Koston, Cory Kennedy, Tony Trujillo, Ishod Wair, Shane O’Neill, Tyler Bledsoe, Brian Anderson, Mike Carroll, Andrew Brophy, Sean Malto, Rick Howard und Max Schaaf das Wasser im Munde zusammen läuft, darf sich auf Montag freuen, denn dann feiert das Tourvideo “Crocodile Done Deal” von Fourstar online Premiere. Nur noch dreimal schlafen…

Fourstar Clothing zeigt ein Sammelband von verschiedenen Katalog Shootings der letzten Jahre. Was bei anderen Companys eher gewöhnliche Arbeit ist, wird von Fourstar in eine spaßige Session verpackt – Crailtap halt. Mit dabei sind all eure Lieblingsskater!

Kenny Anderson, Louie Lopez, Raymond Molinar, Ben Raemers und Robbie Russo sind für Converse Cons in den Schnee gefahren um die bösen Wintergeister zu verjagen. Neben einem Besuch in Sean Maltos persönlichem TF und dem Escapist Skateshop, gibt es ein paar Demos, Schneemänner und die ein oder andere Rodelfahrt.

Die zweite Folge Epicly Later’d mit Sean Malto ist raus – und, wie die erste Folge auch, sehenswert. Wir erfahren unter anderem, wieso er in Kansas City bleibt und nicht nach Kalifornien auswandert, wieso er nach dem Intro von Pretty Sweet mit dem Krankenwagen abgeholt werden musste und ein Paar Hammer bekommen wir auch noch zu sehen. Click play!