This summer the GLOBE skate team blazed through five European countries and multiple cities for their EU Trippin Tour. Seems like Mark Appleyard, David Gonzalez, Rodney Mullen, Louie Barletta, Ryan Decenzo, Chris Haslam, Paul Hart, Anton Myhrvold, Fries Taillieu, Charles Collet, and Phillip Schuster had a good time – check out their video recap below:
You’ve seen Part 1 of adidas Skateboarding’s #3stripes3cities video trilogy already. Today marks the relese of the second edit, in which the entire team around Lem Villemin, Sandro Trovato, Valeri Rosomako and Phil Anderson visit the famous “2er” DIY spot in Hannover. Lofty lines and laid back music – enjoy the show and get inspired!
Filmed and edited by Torsten Frank
This July, the adidas Skateboarding team went on tour again, although it feels like these guys are on tour all the time, which is actually pretty sick! #3stripes3cities was the motto for this particular one with stops in Berlin, Hannover and Hamburg. Today we present the first part of three – Berlin, where the adidas Skate Copa Event kicked off the tour. Expect some excellent streetskating by Lem Villemin, Phil Anderson, Valeri Rosomako, Benny Fairfax, Patrick Zentgraf and Sandro Trovato:
Filmed and edited by Torsten Frank
Yesterday you had the chance to learn a lot about Dutch Light – now it’s time to see Dennis Laass, Tjark Thielker, Niklas Speer von Cappeln and Jan Hoffmann in action. Here’s the clip from Cleptomanicx’ trip to Holland. Filmed and edited by Lucas Fiederling – press play:
Dutch Light is a phenomenon that has its origins in 19th-century literature. Historians started writing about this special light that only seemed to exist in The Netherlands. It was widely believed that the phenomenon first showed up in 17th-century Dutch landscape paintings. As it turned out, the 17th-century artists who painted those pictures often also worked on other assignments that fit in with their artistic practice. When researching these artists more closely, historians discovered that most of these artists were also employed by the government. They had been assigned to study the Dutch landscape with the help of early measuring tools. And among many things, these studies led to some of the first maps showing the country as it is today.
The governmental research missions also gave the artists an opportunity to study the landscape in several aspects. During these studies, they experienced something special:
It was a distinct kind of light, not the bright equalizing sort of light that artists in the south of Europe were painting, neither was it comparable to the ever-changing light that one might find in Great Britain or Scandinavia. Intrigued by the phenomenon, they came up with an explanation: Because most of the Netherlands sits below sea level, it was first believed that the effect was created by the sea moving in and out of the land.
When word of Dutch Light spread through 19th-century writings, artists from all over the globe became enchanted by the light and came to the Netherlands to capture it in their paintings. These pilgrimages gave artists the perspective that it was not just the sea causing the effect, it was mainly the fact that the water was everywhere at once. And on top of that, it needed to be accompanied by sunlight. When these conditions were met, it created a “double landscape,” which magnified all things in its presence. Trees seemed to become greener, the sky looked especially blue and the red brick buildings seemed illuminated for a brief moment.
Unfortunately, “Hollands Licht” – or Dutch Light – is not easily found, especially in the ever-changing Dutch climate. Some of you who might have traveled to this fair country might have experienced days where grey clouds packed with rain, hail, or snow have been almost instantly replaced by sunlight. This is because most of the country is flat, and the wind is free to bring on rapid change. When the right conditions are met and if you are lucky, you might be able to see some Dutch Light.
Cleptomanicx took a group of their finest riders – Dennis Laass, Tjark Thielker, Niklass Speer von Cappeln and Jan Hoffmann – to the Dutch city of Groningen, to try and capture this fleeting moment when all the conditions are just right to create something special.
by Roland Hoogwater
Photos: Friedjof Feye
It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make a full-length skateboarding video happen. And most importantly: It takes time! And time is crucial. A team of skaters is very difficult to coordinate, especially if they have a “real” job in front of them, such as a video mission. Rémy Taivera for example is 100% skateboarding. I think I’ve never seen anybody so passionate and focused, but at the same time cool and relaxed. He may possess just the right balance to work hard and not look like a jock. The stuff he did for the video is on a top notch European level, complemented by a good eye for putting things together. Almost like Aaron Herrington, he can simply adapt to a spot in less than no time. He can do the math and read the situation.
But let me tell you, Rémy is a hard-working kind of skater. And even though he knows what he wants, he doesn’t always get it. But he never lets up easily, at least not without fighting for his goals. Isn’t that amazing? That’s like earning your own money for the first time to buy something you always wanted. Like being a kid again, working odd jobs at a shop or restaurant. Remy is sometimes trying so hard that you can see his body wanting to stop, while his mind simply can’t. He gets that look in his eyes that could actually hurt people. This state of mind projects a lot of energy and sometimes infects others to try harder, give more, and reach for their own goals with a little more persistence.
Paris is beautiful and home to the best pavement in the whole wide world. And all the others things they say about the French capital are also true. Well, at least most of them. It’s pretty hard to find a guy with a mustache, a baguette pinched under his arm, a glass of red wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other, wearing a French hat of course, and a white-and-blue striped shirt, too. That’s a stereotype. But no sidewalk on earth can reach the Parisian standards when it comes to smoothness. Probably one of the reasons why there are so many good skaters here, for example the Blobys. Danny said it best: “Greg is like one of these street soccer players.” He should put a hat next to where he skates and let the people throw money in it. It’s really that refreshing to see him skate.
If a day could only have more then just 24 hours. After every filming trip, everyone involved only had a day off to take care of their lives. Going home to do a quick laundry run, only to wake up in the early morning to take a cab back to the airport is a very unusual lifestyle. A lifestyle some of us should probably not get used to, myself included. I always hated going by taxi. It just feels so unnatural to me. I would say it spoils your character in a way and lowers your horizon. Good thing you don’t have to depend on taxis. Sometimes it’s good to get a little lost here and there. That’s also how you get in contact with people.
Paris will be the European hot spot this year, that’s for sure. And how could we forget to mention the whole Nozbone skate shop crew. You have to pay Paris a visit!
Watch #pleasecharge here:
by Daniel Pannemann
The day we got an invitation to go on tour for a day with Globe we started thinking: what should we do with this and how? The thing is we see a lot of tours pass through both this city, and possibly your city. Most of us have read a lot of tour articles, and if you are reading this you probably did too. I could write a tour article for you guys and talk about that Rodney Mullen is a nice guy and as popular as ever or that Chris Haslam shut down the demo we had in the Titus bowl, but instead of doing that I chose to do something else.
I thought it would be interesting to hang out with the people that are skating the tour, documenting the tour and running the tour. So when i got a message from Josh (one of the guys behind the scene’s at globe) to meet up with them at the plus hotel at Warschauer platz I said ill be there! Globe rented some taxi vans for the afternoon, we ended up not needing any vans to get to the spot (we just skated the Dog Shit DYI just around to corner from the hotel) but all tour stories take place in a van and so did this tour for about 5 minutes, adding to that all good tours have a soundtrack and we had Paul Hart playing tunes on his fanny pack boombox. DJ Hart played a very short but eclectic mix of tunes ranging from E40’s Choices to Montell Jordan’s This is how we do it! But we always came back to Toto’s Africa which was definitely the song of the day as Paul later stated: I can’t believe last night’s bartender got mad at me for playing this tune!”
So to be honest I had never been on an actual skate tour before, looking back I was pretty nervous I smoked about 12 cigarets and I normally don’t even have a pack on me.
I just started working as the intern at PLACE and I did not know what to expect so I decided to it would be interesting to try something other then just a tour article, I went out kept my ears open and collected some quote’s from the people on the tour.
“Internet sucks in this country” – Chris, the Globe TM
“Is it Kunst?” – Mike O’Meally to Daniel Pannemann
“So Fucking Beautiful” – Chris Haslam about O’Meally’s FS Rock
“I’m just drawn to this fucking dirt dude!” – Louie Barletta about skating at the Dog shit
“God, I’m about to cry!” – Louie Barletta skating at the Dog Shit Spot
“Fuck Chuck! Where is Chuck right now?” – Louie Barletta still skating at the Dog Shit Spot
“We need some Chuck right now!” – The filmer shooting one back at Louie
“When you are sitting on it that long it feels like you’re getting lunch…” – Mark Appleyard to Louie Barletta
“O’meally is getting an Instagram clip today!” – The filmer getting all excited
“Damn, I cut my ass cheek so bad in the shower this morning!” – Paul Hart.
“Damn, tour life got no patterns at all, no sleeping patterns, no eating patterns, no toilet patterns, just shitty patterns!” – Ryan Decenzo.
Starting in June 2015 the CONS Skate Team will be visiting cities around the world to skate, hang and promote the new Converse CONS One Star Pro. If you’re lucky and live around Cologne or Berlin – go see the whole squad, namely Kenny Anderson, Louie Lopez, Jake Johnson, Zered Bassett, Mike Anderson, Jason Jessee, Ben Raemers, Sage Elsesser, Aaron Herrington, Eli Reed, Tom Remillard, Sammy Baca, Don Nguyen, Sean Pablo, Harry Lintell, Jonas Hess, Danny Sommerfeld and Daniel Pannemann…
Köln, 27. Juli
Signing Session: 16:00 Pivot Skateshop
Skate Demo: 18:00 KAP686
Berlin, 29. Juli
Meet&Greet: 17:00 Civilist Store
Skate Demo: 18:00 Pappelpatz
After the Team Titus Istanbul- and Abu Dhabi-trip, it seems that the guys have been mesmerized by the east. As a result, they went on a long trip to Vietnam. The brand new AM, Markus Blessing, was welcomed to the team by Patrick Rogalski, Farid Ulrich, Jeremy Reinhard, Vladik Scholz, Jost Arens, and team manager Yannick Schall. Check out the stunning edit:
The Guys over at Mob Skateboards were kind enough to send uns this audivisual Prostcard from their latest trip to Alicante. Expect a lot of funny clips and excellent skateboarding by Danny Sommerfeld, Laif Draasch, Alex Denkiewicz, Kerem Elver and Alex Ullmann. Good times over bangers. BBQs over ABDs. Enjoy!
Find the whole story here!
A dark grey sky is looming overhead, and a mixture between rain and snow has been pouring down all day. Surprisingly, Patrick arrives on his cruiser board despite this total mess; what’s more, he’s smiling and seems to be in a very good mood. But then again, that’s just how he is, smiling and laughing all the time. Plus, what probably helps him stay positive even on a horrid day like this is the fact that he just returned from Bangkok, from a four-week trip that saw him skating with friends like Farid, Joscha, and Burny every single day.
Still in high spirits after this month-long Asian adventure, Patrick is something I’d like to call a “the sun made me do it” kind of guy. Prior to meeting him I even thought he was a hippie child, but he’s actually not. He grew up in a small town called Goslar, where he was able to choose between two indoor skateparks. That’s also where he learned everything about backside noseblunt slides.
I’m a little bit surprised to find out that you’re actually not a hippie child, attending Waldorf school and growing up with laughing adults dancing around a campfire, singing songs and being just happy.
I grew up in a neighborhood with a lot of immigrants, and everyone had a different cultural background. I liked it because most of the time the people were open-minded and they didn’t judge you. Everybody had to find some way to make things work, to find an arrangement. I have always been on my own track and sometimes I got a “What’s this for a German kid?” thrown after me. Though actually I’m half Polish, but I was born in Germany. A lot of them didn’t really like my style but we used to hang out together anyway. They were more the Nike Shox and leather jacket types, and I was wearing baggy pants and skate shoes. It was okay.
How much would another company have to pay for you to join their team?
To me, it’s not about a price, it’s about that you get along with everybody in a good way, that you’re able to do lots of tours and that you can be in touch at any time. This is very important to me when it comes to riding for a company. At Titus, we’re all super down, that’s great. If another company made an offer, it’s not about the money. It’s rather the whole thing, the whole picture, you know?
There’s a football player named Patrick Rogalski and his current market value is 25.000 Euros. Would you change teams for 25K?
Ha-ha… no idea! But, for example, Louis Taubert got an offer by (German TV station) Pro 7 for a long-term documentary on him. He said that he’d never sell his soul for such crap, although they were willing to pay him a lot of money. That really impressed me and this is way more real than doing stupid shit for a few bucks.
You changed your profile picture on Facebook four days ago and got 230 likes since then. How does that feel?
Feels fucking awesome, ha-ha… seems like 230 people like my photo. It’s just a confirmation that I did it right, don’t you think?
So it’s more about the right photo – and not because of your looks?
Dwag shot a good photo I guess! It’s just for the homies.
20.000 views on your last video part on YouTube. Are you satisfied?
Could always be better. But it’s better than having less that 20.000, isn’t it?
Someone in the comments section asked why you always seem to be so out of it. Are you?
How can anyone judge based on a video part?
What has changed since you turned pro for Titus?
Not much, just more hustle. I don’t work at the Titus Zoopreme store anymore so I have to make my money from skating. Or else I’d have to find another job.
So how much is it worth to be a pro then?
Personally it means a lot to me, it’s like a dream come true! When I was a kid I could never understand why all the pros where skating so good, so I always wanted to have my own board one day. I thought it would be cool. Ten years later it happened, I got my own board and I’m really happy about it! But of course it’s a known fact that you can’t buy a Ferrari when you turn pro so I am not kidding myself. I turned pro but I have to do something else on top to make it work. Like studying, which my mum has been forcing me to do a lot lately.
What are you interested in?
I think when you study it’s not about your interests. I finished economic high school so I know what I don’t want to do. I think I’m more drawn to something in the social sector, but let’s see. I don’t have a bigger goal, at the moment I’m simply working on short-term schedules.
Did you know before traveling to Thailand that you were going to do the backnoseblunt?
I guess so. We went straight to the hubba the first day we arrived. I shot a photo of the spot and looked at it for days. The spot is very crowded with pedestrians so it’s definitely not easy to skate. I saved one board for the last day.
To be honest, I wasn’t surprised that you did it.
Because it’s my signature move?
Yes, you kind of destroyed this trick already before. I have seen you doing it so many times; I know how comfortable you feel with this trick. Of course, it’s a big spot but I guess it was only a question of guts and the day’s form, wasn’t it?
It’s definitely a serious hubba, and to be honest I almost shat my pants. But I had to do it. It was the day before I was going to fly home, and I needed the best possible ender. So I could enjoy a nice Gin & Tonic on the plane and be very happy after a successful trip.
You buried this trick forever.
Ha-ha, everybody should do whatever they want!
Do you think the backnoseblunt is the king of the tricks?
For me, personally and emotionally, I would say yes. It took me a long time to learn it and now every time I do it, it just feels amazing. To do it in a proper way you really need to put everything you have into it. But okay, if it’s dead now, I will stop doing that trick, ha-ha. I don’t know where to do it anymore anyway.
by Benni Markstein
Globe sends its team to Europe’s major cities this July for the #GLOBEEUTRIPPIN Tour. Mark Appleyard, David Gonzalez, Rodney Mullen, Louie Barletta, Ryan Decenzo, Chris Haslam, Paul Hart, Anton Myhrvold, Philipp Schuster, Fries Taillieu and Charles Collet will join the trip – finest skateboarding guaranteed. Check out the Facebook Event for more information and the trailer as well:
Max Geronzi vertritt die “So lange es Spaß macht” Attitüde und geht mit dieser gerade international auf die große Bühne. Neue Tricks, neue Trends und vor allem progressives Skateboarding aus unserem Nachbarland Frankreich. Der Cliché “Gypsy Life” Part von Monsieur Geronzi wird womöglich nicht so schnell in Vergessenheit geraten – NBD Maschinenpistole:
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.
Wenn du einen Spot findest und dir Chad Muska höchstpersönlich beim präparieren unter die Arme greift, sind die Good-Vibes auf deiner Seite und die Motivation sicherlich in bisher unbekannter Höhe. Bei diesem Ollie vom Hausdach in eine Bank konnte The Muska die nötige Anfahrtsplatte besorgen und den jungen französischen Teamkollegen Oscar Candon ordentlich anfeuern.
Sam Partaix, Bastien Duverdier, Nassim Guammaz, Kris Vile, der Fotograf Davy Van Laere, Spotguide Malte Spitz und TM Danny Wainwright auf Streifzug durch die Straßen Berlins.
Wer im Fremdwörterlexikon das Wort „Vagabund“ nachschlägt, erfährt dort, dass ein Vagabund ein Herumtreiber und Landstreicher ist. Ein Herumtreiber ist jemand, der herumkommt, weil es ihn treibt – so sollte man meinen; vom Wort her könnte es aber auch jemand sein, der irgendetwas oder irgendjemanden herumtreibt, wie zum Beispiel ein Hirte, der seine Kühe, Ziegen und Schafe in der Gegend umhertreibt. Aber vermutlich ist mit Herumtreiber eigentlich ein Herumgetriebener gemeint.
Vagabund kommt von vagare. Das kommt aus dem Lateinischen und heißt „herumstreifen“. Da kommt also eine Horde Skater, namentlich Sam Partaix, Bastien Duverdier, Nassim Guammaz und Kris Vile in unsere Hauptstadt, und treibt sich herum, beziehungsweise wird von dem Lokalmatador Malte Spitz herumgetrieben. Womit schon mal klar sein dürfte, dass das Leben als reisender Skater dem eines Vagabunden ähnelt – die Sache mit den Tieren lassen wir hier einfach mal außen vor.
Dass wir, und damit meine ich das skatende Volk, eher selten in den nobelsten Straßen und Neubaugebieten unterwegs sind, ist ja keine Neuigkeit, denn so richtig urban und fotogen wird es erst in den dreckigen Nebenstraßen und/oder auf den unzähligen Umwegen dorthin. Was man dann in solchen Ecken antrifft, hat auch meistens kein Konto in der Schweiz und kein Boot im Hafen von Monaco.
Man hält sich außerordentlich oft und lange in Gegenden auf, die von Obdachlosigkeit, Drogenkonsum jeglicher Art und beschmierten Wänden dominiert sind. Davon lässt man sich in gewisser Weise natürlich auch inspirieren und man fühlt mit der Situation und ihren Darstellern – auf das mit dem Konsum wollen wir jetzt mal nicht weiter eingehen…
Berlin zeigt oft kontrastreiche Kulissen, was mit der starken und fast völligen Zerstörung im Zweiten Weltkrieg zu tun hat. Mal Altbau, mal Neubau, mal beides unmittelbar nebeneinander. Es gibt somit genügend Schlupflöcher und Plätze zum Abhängen für ein ausgiebiges Vagabundenleben. Ein Jungbrunnen sieht ganz und gar anders aus, und deine dreckigen Hände wirst du auch nicht so schnell wieder los.
Ein Vagabund hat sehr markante Charakterzüge, und fast täglich kommen neue Narben dazu – der körperliche Abbau steht auf der Tagesordnung und auch der Griff zur Flasche zählt zu den Merkmalen. Der Vagabund betäubt sich gerne und ist auch anderen, stärkeren Substanzen oft nicht ganz abgeneigt. Das wiederum bezieht sich nicht zwingend auf die Sorte Skater, da ab und zu auch ein wenig Körperkontrolle gezeigt werden muss. Das Musizieren ist ein weiteres Hobby eines Vollzeit-Vagabunden.
Stellen wir uns doch mal einen Vagabunden vor: Ein zerfetzter Hut, dreckiges Hemd, zerlöcherte Schuhe und eine Mundharmonika oder eben auch eine Gitarre im Arm. Setzen wir also einen Bastien Duverdier oder Sam Partaix neben einen wahren Vagabunden, sieht man doch kaum noch einen Unterschied. Im Gegenteil: Da sind handfeste Parallelen zu entdecken. Wenn du auf Wikipedia den Begriff Vagabund eingibst, steht dort, dass das die Bezeichnung für einen Angehörigen des fahrenden Volks (auch „fahrende Leute“) sei.
Das passt doch wie die Faust aufs Auge. In der Definition des fahrenden Volkes steht weiterhin: „Heute reduziert sich eine folklorisierende Verwendung von ‘Fahrendes Volk’ auf Nachfahren historischer Gruppen, wie sie im Schausteller-, Zirkus- und Landfahrermilieu anzutreffen sind. Diese bezeichnen sich selbst als Reisende.“ – Lasst uns alle Vagabunden sein!
Text: Daniel Pannemann
Fotos: Davy van Laere
Wer ist denn hier der Verantwortliche?
Zürich. Am Mittwoch, den 10. Juli 2014 betrat das Flip Team zur Mittagszeit die Haupthalle des neugebauten Bahnhofs in Zürich. Trotz des regen Publikumsverkehrs wollte Curren Caples auf Anweisung von Arto Saari und Ian Deacon das massive 14 Stufen Handrail per Lipslide bezwingen. Matt Berger testete schonmal per Sweeper Boardslide die Eigenschaften des Rails, als auch schon die ersten Ordungshüter zur Stelle waren um sich beim Rest der Truppe nach einer entsprechenden Genehmigung zu erkundigen, die selbstredend zu diesem Zeitpunkt nicht vorlag. Die Crew wurde an das Büro des Gebäudemanagers verwiesen und macht sich auf den Weg – kurze Zeit hielt man nebenstehendes Schreiben in den Händen – Curren Caples bedankt sich mit diesem FS Lipslide für die Kooperation.
Im Sommer war das Lakai Team auf großer “Picture me Eurolling” Tour und hat auch in Deutschland Station gemacht. Der Mosaic Shop aus Giessen war dabei und hat uns freundlicherweise dieses dicke Stuffpaket zur Verfügung gestellt.Jetzt kommt ihr ins Spiel: Wer gerade 2 Paar Schuhe, einen Hoodie, ein T-Shirt, eine Kappe sowie das vom kompletten Team signierte Board gebrauchen kann, der gehe doch bitte auf unsere Facebook Seite und hinterlässt dort unter dem entsprechenden Bild einen Kommentar mit seinem Lieblingsteamfahrer.
It’s on – viel Glück!
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