Watch Volcom’s Holy Stokes! trailer

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Volcom are ready to push the button on a new full length called Holy Stokes! featuring their full team, and what a line up it is. Skate film maker Russell Houghten is also behind the project so expect top end photography.

Watch the trailer below and expect footage from Alain Goikoetxea, Alec Majerus, Alex Midler, Axel Cruysberghs, Ben Raemers, Caswell Berry, Chris Pfanner, CJ Collins, Collin Provost, Daan Van Der Linden Dane Burman, David Gonzalez, Dennis Busenitz, Dustin Dollin, Grant Taylor, Jackson Pilz, Jordan Trahan, Kyle Walker, Milton Martinez, Louie Lopez, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg and Ryan Sheckler.

Vans announce PROPELLER skate video

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With all the talk of the new Vans video now over and done with, it’s time for it to be unleashed to the public. So here’s the first official teaser and unveiling of it’s name: PROPELLER. Yep, you heard it here first.

Greg Hunt is behind the making of it that will have full parts from Rowley, Crockett, Dollin and so many more. Look out for the full film this May that you will be able to download or pick up in stores.

Watch French Fred’s Lewis Marnell footage

Following the unfortunate loss of one of skateboarding’s greats, legendary videographer Fred Mortagne has released some very early archived footage of Lewis Marnell over the weekend filming and skating with friends in Australia.

Joe Krolick has also released some footage over the weekend too, watch them here and take in this photo tribute from 30shot.com that accompanies Fred’s edit perfectly.

Lewis Marnell RIP.

Shake Junt Chicken Bone Nowison

shake_junt_chicken_boneShake Junt is famous for making griptape and lumps of wax so anyone who didn’t know better would be safe in assuming their video consisted of cutting room floor clips that conjure up as much excitement as a tax bill. Well, stereotypes are made to be broken and filmer Beagle-Oneism and his buddies definitely smash any preconceptions with Chicken Bone Nowison.

There’s a reason why teenagers around the world are painting everything green and gold and neglect the traditional handshake for a double slap and pound combination. The industry runs on trends and Shake Junt are running the show right now. This is pretty amazing when you consider that all they do is deal hardware and scream obscure phrases, but when you look closer you’re quick to notice that Shake Junt is a subsidiary of the Baker-Deathwish camp which in turn means some of the biggest and best names in skateboarding are riding under their flag. As a result, Chicken Bone Nowison is anything but cutting room floor footage. Beagle-Oneism has gathered new footage, tour footage, off cuts from this year’s major releases and various other hi-jinks to create an hour long trip with some of skateboarding’s heaviest hitters.

Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Dustin Dollin, Justin Figueroa, Neen Williams, Theotis Beasley, Jeff Lenoce, Braydon Szafranski, Shane Heyl, Beagle-Oneism, Don Nyguen and new recruits Pat “Sinner” Pasquale and Mike White have parts as well as a couple of friends sections thrown in for good measure. The only person missing from the video (even though you spot him lurking) is Jim Greco. I was surprised to see he didn’t have any tricks as he rips.

Rather than go into detail, here are a few things Yays and Nays about Chicken Bone Nowison:

Neen Williams has some of the most beautiful heelflips in the game.

Jeff Lenoce finally came through with a real part that should prove the naysayers wrong.

– Even though some might find them annoying, Shane Heyl and Beagle-Oneism display genuine excitement and motivation which can only have a very positive effect on skateboarders trying to get tricks in an anti-skate city like Los Angeles.

Terry Kennedy handling business like a boss.

– Unfortunately Antwuan Dixon fans will be disappointed especially when they see that his few tricks are twinned with that of Neckface.

– “Look mum, no hands!” jumping out of hotel windows into swimming pools is highly inadvisable. Whoever does jump is merely centimetres away from meeting their maker.

– Spray painting someone’s face isn’t a good idea either!

– Dustin Dollin (interview) proves yet again that you can skate anything and rip it apart.

– A very cynical person might remark that certain skaters are a bit like one trick ponies that filmed every possible variation of a specific trick on various spots. Haters gonna hate…

– With so many skaters and so many styles, the soundtrack is varied. Everything from mixtape tracks to Lemmy set the rhythm for the footage and it’s all-good.

In the category of hardware company videos Chicken Bone Nowison sits head and shoulders above the rest. The skating and positive vibe of the video are the major strengths which should guarantee that you get yourself a copy and watch it several times. If the tricks don’t convince you, the title jingle definitely will.

Ralph Lloyd-Davis
7 December 2011

Dustin Dollin interview

dustin_dollinAugust’s epic Vans Downtown Showdown in London’s Spitalfields market attracted thousands and also welcomed various Vans pro’s on the day too. In the melee over East, we bumped into Baker Skateboards’ Australian ripper, Dustin Dollin and sat down for a quick chat about his skateboarding life.

Dustin is one of skateboarding’s most animated characters and also backs it up with some of the best skating out there, so it was a pleasure to share a beer and shoot the shit with him in a noisy bar.. This is the second part in a 3 part series from the Showdown (part one is here). Get a beer on the go, click play and find out more about the Mayor of the Piss Drunx.

Thanks to Steve Gourlay, Ben Michell, Jack Tarlinton and Corbin Harris down under.

Watch: Volcom ‘Somewhere On Tour’ Full Edit

Volcom visited our shores last September for their ‘Somewhere On Tour‘, a trip focussed on hitting up low key street spots with the UK fam in Sheffield and Essex and meeting the good folk at Sidewalk (you can check the full article in the current issue).

Watch the full edit below, featuring footage from Dustin Dollin, Chima Ferguson, Caswell Berry, Harry Lintell, Gav Coughlan and Nick Stansfield. Scroll on down and click the photo to see the official Volcom Photo Blog. Big.