The Skateboard Mag have a new interview with Daewon Song and Marc Johnson today who discuss their latest switch from skater owned brands to a billion dollar sports shoe brand. Press play for their own reasons why.
Unseen footage and a full remix is what DVS have released to the web overnight on Marty Murawski‘s section in the last ever Blueprint video ‘Make Friends With The Colour Blue’. Press play to remind yourself how good this was.
Torey Pudwill, Daewon Song, Luis Tolentino, Marty Murawski, Paul Shier, Jon Nguyen, Marty Marawski and new DVS team rider Zach Wallin make up this brand new DVS edit that is well worth your time today. Visit the motor city of Detroit to the psychedelic sounds of the Black Angels.
Daewon Song. The master, the legend, the bloke that skates with a smile on his face whatever the outcome is back with an incredible edit from Colin Kennedy that features his struggles with one of the elements that most skateboarders are never willing to tackle: Water.
Enjoy this edit, it will have you in stitches.
In related news, the Almost 5-Incher video has been released on i-tunes this week with Daewon’s section blowing minds as usual and DVS are going through changes that may unfortunately see Mr Song move on to another shoe company. Speaking on the bankruptcy issue that has forced DVS to find a new backer this month, Daewon told ESPN:
“DVS Shoes is doing everything possible to get it back up and moving. I’ve been with them (DVS) for 15 years and started Matix Clothing with them as well. I always try to support my sponsors to the fullest, thick and thin. If things don’t work out then I’m gonna have to find a new home for shoes but I always stay positive and hope for the best.”
Speaking on the etnies website this week, Baines discusses the various changes he has gone through in terms of sponsorship:
“Yeah it’s been a pretty crazy few months. It really made me look at my overall situation. I was on the full DVS team, but I felt like I was lost in the mix. Before that it felt like we had relevance even though we were on the Euro thing they had set up, but at least we knew our place kind of thing? Basically with leaving DVS and Blueprint focused and based in America I felt like it wasn’t right for me and where I’m at currently. The decision to leave Blueprint was so tough because these are some of my oldest friends, but I had to do what was right for me. Being part of Fabric Skateboards, which is focused on the UK and Europe made sense. The one thing that always made Blueprint stand out was that it wasn’t just another American company and I guess I still think of it in that way. This year I’m just carrying on skating as I always have, nothing changes. My problem is that I always said you should always aim to put out better parts than your previous one and once you’re way off the mark then its time to have a rethink, I am still trying to put out better parts and I have that same drive so I just want to bring all that to etnies. Give me a project and I’m happy.”
Paul Regan has been kickboxing and busy teaching skateboarding over the last year successfully, spreading the goodness to the next generation. He has also made time for another pop filled video edit for DVS for you to watch today. View it below and if you want more from Paul click here for his interview and look out for another edit with more new footage dropping from the Fabric crew that is scheduled for August.
Ph: Rob Salmon
He just gets better and better every time you click the play button. Plan B’s Torey Pudwill returns to your screen and brings you pretty much everything.
Click for total destruction.
if you want more recent video of Torey Pudwill, click here.
Watch it below and if you want to skate with Mark, Benny Fairfax and many other UK pro riders this summer don’t forget to book your place at the WeSC summer camp that will be running over 5 days down in Truro in Cornwall this August. Click here for all the info and get away from the olds this summer.
Follow your nose for our Mark Baines interview here.