The CPH Open event in Copenhagen, Denmark has been going on this week in style, in between rain showers too. But that hasn’t stopped the flow of the skating out there, Pedro Barros, of course is hammering the concrete hard, as expected amongst an array of top names.
Here’s some footage from the first couple of days.
Polar are pushing into the weekend in style by posting their latest full length video DVD, “I Like It Here Inside My Mind, Don’t Wake Me This Time”.
Hit the DVD below for the sweets – you will probably want to own it once seen. It has sick footage of Aaron Herrington, Kevin Rodridgues, Hjalte Halberg, Pontus Alv and Am’s Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Michał Juraś, David Stenstrom, Dane Brady, Paul Grund and Jacob Ovgren.
Get those pints raised for 30 years of Slam City Skates this year. Spitfire were first at the bar with a collab wheel (52mm / 54mm / 101 Duro) in honour of which you can find here online after you see Brady and Jensen’s latest footage shot by Mark Jackson. That back smith…
The etnies team have smashed it in Bristol and Manchester this weekend. Here’s the footage from up Projekts via Route One Featuring Chris Joslin, Barney Page, Trevor McClung, Ryan Lay and Silvester Eduardo.
Death’s finest magician known as Richie Jackson has delivered more quirky gems in this new section. Creativity in skateboarding is everything and this bloke seems to have box loads. Always a pleasure to watch, never dull. press play for the sweets.
Read our interview with Richie with more amazing footage here.
There’s nothing like looking back into UK skate history at footage that has been archived for so long. Our mate Andy Evans has been sat on a bunch of demo footage until this week for Sidewalk‘s Crates series and it’s gold.
In their own words: Part 1 of The Demo’s Episode features footage from the 1991 Powell demo at Bath’s Victoria Park and a combined Faze 7 Real, Plan B and Black Label demo at Shrewsbury from 1992.
A lot of this footage has never been seen before so prepare yourself for footage of Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Mike Manzoori, John Cardiel, Karma, Mark Gonzales, Salman Agah, Tim Brauch (RIP), Alan Peterson, Curtis McCann and more from a time when nobody but skateboarders gave two shits about skateboarding.
The last time I was sat with Jerry Hsu was at Meanwhile Gardens in London years ago. The poor b’stard had slammed hard and put his shoulder out which meant game over for his trip but he was still full of beans. His resilience is partly why he’s one of the most respected out there though, he’s an innovator who has melted minds over the years with his skills on a rig and no doubt will do again in the future.
This month sees his new pro shoe, the G6, hit your local skate shop and it has been designed to almost perfection. I’ve had a pair on my feet for the last 2 weeks and the first thing you notice is the comfort involved as they firmly cup your feet with a cushion type feel. It’s a protective feeling you only get from wearing mids too, something I’d completely forgotten about as my feet have been hugging slim vulc lows for ages.
These vulcs are super light, a remarkable difference from his last pro model. They also feel a lot slimmer too with support coming from every angle. This support comes from the upper inside the shoe, known as a G6 Welded Frame, from Emerica’s spiel. It works a treat as your feet don’t move about at all.
The only negative is the beautiful red insoles tend to leave your socks pink after the first few sessions, so best not to wear whites if you don’t want them pink. It washes out fine though so hardly a biggie. The Rebound Foam they use in their insoles should give you adequate support when hitting up stairs and rails too, if that’s your game.
These are top mids. Solid design and engineering once again from one of the best skater owned shoe brands of all time.
Go find them in your local SOS and get hyped for MADE Chapter 2 coming soon.
This weekend saw the annual Bondi Bowl-A-Rama comp down under run on Bondi Beach, an event that is now a must watch staple contest for those who travel. Hawk and Lasek took the honours, enjoy this Boardworld highlights footage.
1st: Tony Hawk (USA)
2nd: Pat Ngoho (USA)
3rd: Renton Millar (AUS)