You knew this was coming when Evan Smith was announced in the final eight SOTY nominations and he has a damn good chance of claiming that prize. Get stuck into his War and Peace part for Element’s new video series. He’s another that is held together with super glue and can rock up to any spot and shut it down.
Fred Mortagne has been testing out some new Leica photography gear in LA with Nassim Guammaz, Dominik Walker, Nick Garcia, Julian Davidson, Brandon Westgate and Mason Silva. Top stuff as usual.
The list of pop stars and other famous bell ends carrying skateboards to try and look cool over the years has been one of the longest running jokes. The latest comes from One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson who was spotted at LAX airport last week with an Element rig that has never touched the floor.
Anyway, nobody cares about that, the funniest part of this trash is that some gossip twonk has written an audacious article spinning a random theory that Element are in talks to sign Tomlinson to push the sales of female skateboarding:
“Obviously, as someone popular with young girls and women, Louis Tomlinson would be a great addition to any company that focused on obtaining females as a client — but do women and girls like skateboarding? Will more females start skateboarding if Tomlinson is at the gate of the skatepark to welcome them? There is clearly a place at Element Skateboards for Louis Tomlinson.”
Just take that in for a second. Now get in the fucking sea, the lot of you.
Ph: Daily Mail (of course)
It looks like the new Flo Skatepark in Nottingham is ready to be sessioned this Saturday with Element team riders present to open it officially. Have a look around courtesy of this video that has surfaced today.
Nick Garcia now has his name on Element wood.
London will host a mini ramp comp with £4k prize money at The Ledge Trade Show that will be held at Olympia on the weekend of September 2nd. Visit www.londonedge.com for tickets that are £16 for the weekend stuffed full of skaters, new skate gear and more.
Corbin Harris has been so excited about this dropping all week that most people who own mags around the world must have got the message twice.
Not only does this have a slam in it that will make you wince (and prove that sometimes you have to take them to get what you want), there’s great skateboarding in this, tricks-a-plenty and a bizarre tent grind that will have you on the rewind. Good times.
Element’s annual comp to find a ripper came to London’s Bay Sixty 6 park last week. Watch all the footage from the day here.
If you have not seen their Future Nature film featuring their upcoming ams then get amongst it this week.