Vans is a company that has invested a lot in their skate program and 2021 is the year they sow what they seeded. With first the German, Austrian & Swiss teams joining each other to produce “Going Nowhere” under the guidance of Max Pack. We now get a presentation from the South-West of Europe. With team management by a legend in Roberto Alemañ the Spanish and Portuguese teams delivered the goods. We like cross-pollination and thus we celebrate the inclusion of Joscha Aicher & Martino Cattaneo amongst others to show that Vans is not only built out of teams in countries but when the situation allows they also skate all together. We wondered about some of the main people in the video so we asked Roberto to tell us a bit about some of the people in the video.

Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Text by Roberto Aleman.

Hey Roberto, can you tell us a bit about Tania Cruz?

One thin is, she will take the gnarliest slam and will get up like nothing ever happened… Tania is thought as a bull.

What about Duban Machuca?

He is calm and quiet until he lays his eyes on the gnarliest spot, then he changes into hammer-mode automatically. After he lands the trick… like a flick of the switch he goes back to being calm.

Sounds like a silent killer! What is the one thing that Pedro Roseiro is responsible for?

He is the only person on the team allowed to cut the Jamón*!

And lastly, the dude who has just put out a full part, Rafa Cort:

He is the only one in the team that fucks up the jamón… but he did it sneakily when everyone was fast asleep.

Thank you Roberto!

No problem!

*Jamón Iberico is a dry-cured ham that is globally recognized as a symbol of Spanish culture, and from now on it is also known as the title of this video.