Enjoi Skateboards have released their colourful Carnival Series decks this week designed by the talented London based illustrator Rob Mathieson who smashes it once again on the art front. Pro models from Jose Rojo, Zack Wallin, Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Wieger Van Wageningen, Nestor Judkins, Jimmy Carlin and Ben Raemers were formed from an amazing circus montage inspired by Barletta’s vision and nailed by Mathieson’s hard work in the studio.
This is also one of the best video adverts of the year. Look out for them in your local skate shop.
It’s Sweet Lou’s turn to get Oververt today for enjoi so take in this must watch part and then rewind it and start all over again. He’s still having the best fun out there and dropping quirky tricks like no comply front boards and to an 80s classic by OMD. Amazing.
Louie Barletta gets continously nailed in this filming session for Enjoi’s latest promo video ‘Tweak The Beef’ and somehow he still manages to keep a smile up. Watch these out takes. They are emotional.
Photo by Styley: Louie Barletta, drinks nectar on the Blob in 2006.
Whatever country you are viewing this from, there’s a very good chance that you would have seen footage or photos of Bloblands over the years. The infamous volcanic blob that sits in the heart of South London’s suburbs has attracted skaters from far and wide, more than likely to be followed by another session at the Crystal Palace banks not too far away.
It has come to our attention this week that locals have started petitioning for Bloblands to get a makeover. An injection of council funding is heading to Norwood Park with the intention of updating the existing paddling pool area. Lambeth council has been awarded £60,000 from the Marathon Fund charity, of which the council will have to contribute £15,000 in match funding. Consultation will take place once a design has been formulated.
There are two concerns here. Will £75,000 be enough for a decent update to this area, and secondly, will the infamous Blob be kept in the final designs? Its heritage, like the Gap at Meanwhile, the Sausage at Stockwell is too legendary to destroy and replace with some cheap ledges or yet another London bowl. Before that is decided though, Norwood Park Skatepark Association are tackling the task of wininng over the opposition in the consultation process and that’s where your support from here can start the process. Like their Facebook page today and get involved in this.
The chances are, the Blob will exist in the new plans and the area will be a smoother ride than the last time your urethane was left all over the rough crete down there, but there’s something special about this place that makes it a mission to skate and that is exactly what makes it attractive to most.
Leave your views about Bloblands here, get involved and spread the word.
The DC Embassy in Barcelona had a special guest visit recently in the form of Louie Barletta. If, like us, you have been craving some fresh footage of Enjoi’s top gun, then the wait is over. Check out this edit that captured what went down in a few hours. Viva Barletta…