etnies gerMANIC tour video

The etnies crew hit up German soil for their latest tour edit. Click below to see 13 mins of radness from Barney Page, Trevor McClung, Jiri Bulin, Thomas Eckert, Nassim Lachhab, and Chris Joslin.

Oh and by the way, in case you’ve forgotten skateboarding’s roots: Support Skater Owned.

D*Face releases epic new book The Monograph

Those who have read the Southbank coffee table book would be aware that Crossfire and D*Face shared their very first skate sessions back in the 80s as school kids and grew up learning how to ollie together ahead of shredding every spot around Surrey and London.

Dean Stockton, aka D*Face, is on the cusp of dropping a stunning new book tomorrow containing 20 years worth of exceptional artwork as the follow up to his epic debut coffee table publication, The Art of D*Face – One Man & His Dog released five years back.

Last night we visited his studio to flick through his first copy of The Monograph that was fuelled by skateboarding, punk rock, hip hop, carrots and boulders*. It’s a monstrous insight into his personal art addiction derived from our collective scenes, depicting his stickers, posters, art pieces and murals that have brightened up streets, lamp posts, galleries and the faces of tall buildings across the globe.

Inspired by the work of Jim Phillips, Winston Smith and Shepard Fairey (who shares words in the opening pages) The Monograph should be on your Christmas list for a visual treat that is designed to inspire. You can pick it up at the Book Depository now (with a 10% discount), shipping worldwide and released tomorrow.

BTW, those who can identify all the decks on the wall behind him in the photo above will win interweb nerd bragging rights…

*schooltalk

D*Face releases epic new book The Monograph

Those who have read the Southbank coffee table book would be aware that Crossfire and D*Face shared their very first skate sessions back in the 80s as school kids and grew up learning how to ollie together ahead of shredding every spot around Surrey and London we could find. Dean Stockton, aka D*Face, is on the cusp of dropping a stunning new book tomorrow containing 20 years worth of exceptional artwork as the follow up to his epic debut coffee table publication, The Art of D*Face – One Man & His Dog that was released five years back.

Last night we visited his studio to flick through his first copy of The Monograph that that was fuelled by skateboarding, punk rock, hip hop, carrots and boulders*. It’s a monstrous insight into his private world derived from our collective scene and depicting his stickers, posters, art pieces and murals that have brightened up streets, lamp posts, galleries and the faces of tall buildings across the globe.

Inspired by the work of Jim Phillips, Winston Smith and Shepard Fairey (who shares words in the opening pages) The Monograph should be on your Christmas list for a visual treat that is designed to inspire. You can pick it up at the Book Depository now (with a 10% discount), shipping worldwide and released tomorrow.

Those who can identify all the decks on the wall behind him i the photo above will win interweb nerd bragging rights…

*schooltalk

Meanwhile Gardens Revival Jam

The legendary Meanwhile Gardens will be treated to a Revival Jam this Saturday 21st September put together by locals to celebrate the end of the summer.

A comp for the ladies will be hosted by Samantha Bruce, alongide a mens jam put together by Finn Berentson. Expect a best trick comp, cold beers, music, BBQ food and a warm welcome from all of the local skaters that shred this amazing spot.

It’s been a long time since this skatepark received an event so get yourself down there in the sunshine and have a blast. It kicks off at midday and the address is 27-31 Elkstone Rd, W10 5NT. Map here.

Enjoy this ancient edit of our crew from yesteryear…

Nothing Meaner: Dean Lane skatepark trailer

Over the last 7 months the guys from DIY Bristol have been putting together what looks like a must-watch documentary on the history of Bristol’s Dean Lane Skatepark.

40 years of skate history will be included in the full ting when it premieres at the Campus Pool on the 9th August, the day before the day before DLH funday. For now though take in this trailer and get hyped for what awesome stories and memories will follow.

Amazing work….

Nothing Meaner: Dean Lane skatepark trailer from Clockwise Film on Vimeo.

Crowdfund for the Hugo Palmer Memorial Skate Park

A new Crowdfund to build a new skateable object in the UK for Hugo Palmer is up and running and is currently two thirds away from reaching the £30,000 target.

Hugo and his best friend Erwan went backpacking to Australia this winter but sadly went missing in the ocean after getting caught in a rip tide and were never found.

“Due to the unusual circumstances of Hugo’s disappearance, and the resulting lack of closure, it has been very hard to say goodbye and organise a suitable ceremony and lasting tribute, or place to pay our respects to him,” explains Hugo’s family who are behind the crowdfunding.

Once the funds are reached a new skatepark in Forest Row will get the green light with the local council behind it. It’s an area that we annually visit on skate trips that is close to our hearts, so please help them reach their target to build a memorial ramp for Hugo and a new spot for us all to skate and remember his legacy.

We wish everyone involved in this project the very best. Head here to help.

Ben Raemers RIP – tribute videos

Ben Raemers – Xmas Jam winner 2008

It’s with a heavy heart that we, like you, are having to deal with the news of Ben Raemers‘ death. The news only broke 36 hrs ago but already tributes are pouring over the web from those who met him, skated with him and vibed off his wonderful presence.

We are pretty blown away to wake up to video tributes already.

Rob Mathieson and friends worked tirelessly to complete this incredible tribute at Victoria Park where Ben conquered the cradle gap.

Isle Skateboards’ tribute on IG is also particularly moving…

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We love you Ben. ❤️

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Ben was filmed in so many countries over the years that there will be absolutely loads of footage out there dating back to when he was a tiny Essex lad destined for success at the highest levels.

It’s too early to delve into why he has left us but when the time is right, it’s worth discussing to help others, but for now take in another video tribute that popped up in our feed today and cast your mind back to how much this guy brought to skateboarding.

Rest in Peace, Ben. You are sorely missed already. x