Illegal Civilization – Chestnuts Roasting edit

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The Illegal Civilization crew are back with fresh banter, banging skating and the usual fun from across the pond. Neen Williams, Na-kel Smith, Chris Coulborn and many more in the mix roasting those festive chestnuts.

SUPRA Oz Man Out tour video

supraTake in all of the damage that the Supra team laid down in Australia and New Zealand on their recent Oz Man Out tour with skating from Lizard King, Erik Ellington, Stevie Williams, Neen Williams, Keelan Dadd, Boo Johnson, Kevin Romar, Spencer Hamilton, Terry Kennedy, and natives Bjorn Johnston (NZ), and Australia’s beloved son, Matt Mumford.

SUPRA: OZ MAN OUT 2012 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR from SUPRA Footwear on Vimeo.

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

VHS Tape full video hits web

Last summer Matt Swinsky in Atlanta filmed a bunch of skaters for a new full length with a DVX and edited it so it looked like it was filmed on a VHS. Check out VHS Tape featuring Dan Plunkett, Justin Brock, Neen Williams, Grant Taylor and many many more here. If you want to watch the indiividual sections, then visit Matt’s tumblr.

This is really well put together and has some funny shit in it too. Quote of the film? “I got a dick made of Gold!”

SUPRA European tour video

supraThe SUPRA team came through the UK recently and smashed it. They also smashed 3 other countries around Europe kicking off with the British legs at Manchester, London and Edinburgh with Ben Grove and Rob Smith plus more getting in on the action.

Sit back and take in 14 minutes of the full your featuring the skills of Erik Ellington, Lizard King, Jim Greco, Terry Kennedy, Stevie Williams, Tom Penny, Matt Mumford, Chad Muska, Ali Boulala, Furby, Boo Johnson, Spencer Hamilton, Keelan Dadd, and Neen Williams.

Supra team demo footage from Bay 66

supraThe last minute decision to swap a session at Stockwell for Bay 66 this Saturday worked for 250 pro gazers as the Supra team descended into West London following a packed signing session at Slam City Skates. Watch the footage that has been posted online this week by Ravenous filmer Martin Kennelly featuring Stevie Williams, Tom Penny, Terry Kennedy, Lizard King and many more.

We hope that Ben Grove’s head is now in one piece too after skating like a loon under the influence of too much fun. Good times.