A very strong new Vans video, starting it all off with a full Nick Michel part followed by a Ronnie Sandoval street section, an incredible Dustin Henry part and the list goes on and on. This video is a must watch!
Featuring Adelaide Norris, Alexey Krasniy, Breana Geering, Chima Ferguson, Daiki Hoshino, Diego Todd, Digby Luxton, Dustin Henry, Etienne Gagne, Nick Michel, Notis Aggelis, Pedro Delfino, Rio Morishige, Ronnie Sandoval, Shogo Zama, Simon Zuzic, Una Farrar & Wang Guohua.
Another strong edit from Russia by Dmitry Kononov. You might wonder what “Karelia” could be meaning? Well, say no more:
“Karelia, the geographical area of North-West Russia – or as some call it, the ‘Scandinavia of Russia’ – is on the Finish border and is renowned for its forests, lakes, swamps, rivers and fresh summers. But how good is it for skateboarding?
Vans Russia’s Eugene Nikolaev was born in Karelia and this is where he started skateboarding. His plan to visit his hometown with the team fell perfectly during the moment the pandemic closed all the borders and international traveling became mission impossible. Thanks to decent weather, endless daylight and proper tour guiding, a week-long expedition up north with 20+ people resulted in an unforgettable experience and a solid tour clip.
Rough spots of Petrozavodsk and Kondopoga that had been shaped by Soviet architectural traditions and harsh winters provided a unique terrain for improvisation on skateboards. Vans Russia’s main team mixed with national flow riders and legends helped turn this edit into one for the books. Eugene Nikolaev showed us Karelia and now we want to show it to the rest of the world.”
If you are a fan of Patrick O’Dell’s “Epicly Later’d” series from back in the day you are going to love this short documentary featuring Tyson Peterson, who just happen to have a new colorway out on Vans.
Vans has been putting out multiple edits based on their local squads, from Spains “Iberico“, the German, Austrian, & Swiss “Going Nowhere” to the Polish “Three-City Tour” now we get the BeNeLux’s Delay!
Featuring the internationally known Sebastiaan Vijverberg and Rob Maatman at the helm they use their names to elevate a roster with some great talent! Standouts where Lex van der Does, Jip Koorevaar, and one of the best-balanced skaters we have seen in a while, Tjerk Oosting.
Truth be told we might be a bit biased because we love Sneep & Ziggy’s work but we feel like as a video this could possibly be the best one yet!
Since it is pretty quite at the moment with new releases we again stumbled upon Rowan’s “Baker 4” part, watched it twice and decided it is time for you to re-watch this instant classic. It is not the original upload but you can give the whole video a watch in better quality and an official upload agreement HERE.
A bit of The Gonz mixed with Nick Trapasso & Ellington is what comes to our mind while watching Rowan skate. The perfect song, a good trick selection and a few surprises here and there and you have Rowan’s part in Baker 4. The perfect part to go out skating right after.
Vans Presents a new short film about Cher Strauberry, providing an inside look into her role in shaping and growing the queer skate community. She is taking us back to the early days, shedding light on the experiences leading her to become an influentiual figure in the queer skate community.
“Now that we’ve put this hole in the wall, there will be trans girls and boys who will skate better than us, be more confident in themselves, be more outspoken, who will just know more than we knew..”
Breanna is one of the best things skateboarding has going for it right now. Girl saw it, Antisocial saw it and Vans saw it as well. So now they honored that love by giving her this doc and a little collection to call her own.
Gotta love the Vans Europe team for their ability to go for it in any and every situation or spot. We don’t want to spoil the trick but we were really stoked to see Dustin Dollin with a great ender trick in this!
On a side note Pfanner is like a very fine wine isn’t he.