German trick machine Willow sees his section in the new Almost video ‘5-Incher‘ remixed by Benny Maglinao today. Amazing stuff.
Only the brave tour Europe in January but the Almost Skateboards team didn’t flinch when asked to hit the road across various countries that started in Berlin and ended here in London at the BaySixty6 skate park. It was not the easiest tour to be on. An hour before the team were scheduled to drop a demo at the Skatehalle in Berlin, news of Lewis Marnell’s rumoured passing had reached Chris Haslam, Youness Amrani, Daryl Dominguez and Willow who threw themselves into this tour the best way they could knowing they had just lost a brother.
The UK was absolutely freezing and by far the coldest day of the year but on arrival, London’s faithful were there ready and waiting for them despite news that the scheduled demo had been cancelled. Almost UK rider Daryl Dominguez and Bay shredder Kyron McGrath-Davis joined in with the fun to skate the Double Impact comp and like lemmings, those who couldn’t land tricks felt the cold, hard concrete across the small stair set and rail and the big 5 stair set and rail until a winner was announced. Best trick overall went to Nai Sukanant with a switch hardflip down the big five and he took it well.
Click play for short interviews with Daryl Dominguez and Chris Haslam on the night and grab yourself an Almost package in this month’s competition.
Watch the highlights of the skating from the night from Tom Drake & Harry Garcia:
Watch the Almost Berlin demo at Skatehalle here:
Put the evening of Friday 25th January in your dairy if you are near to London as members of the Almost Skateboards team are scheduled to be making a visit to BaySixty6 Skatepark for a demo as part of their Impact Tour.
Chris Haslam, Willow and Youness Amrani will be in tow for a free entry session from 7pm with special guests for a night time session in the Capital. Share this news today and spread the good word.
There’s no suprise that this German now has his name etched on an Almost deck but the news came to him as a surprise as you can see in this welcome clip.
Willow deserves this more than anyone for year’s of amazing skateboarding and a huge smile on his face.
Ahead of the 5-Incher premiere’s incoming this week, the Almost team shred Japan’s spots in this recent edit featuring the sterling skills of Cooper Wilt, Lewis Marnell, and Chris Haslam.
Parlour Skate Shop will be premiering the all new 5-Incher film from Almost Skateboards on June 2nd in their store at Mile End that will no doubt be one of the best to drop this year. Look out for more info on other UK premiere’s online.
You can sign up to the Parlour screening facebook event page here.
West London’s smoothest operator was in Germany last week picking up some footage and pics and will be joining us soon for some words but for now, have some of this filmed by Josh Clarke.
As I’m sure you already know by now, a brand new Daewon Song part was posted up recently on The Berrics and it made even the most hyperbole-conscious of us baffled as to how anyone can ever top Daewon’s skating. More evidence in his favour has just surfaced on the Almost Youtube with a minute of offcuts used to further promote the part. Not that that was necessary. It’s Daewon.
Regardless, another minute of Daewon is the best free gift anyone could ever give. Oh, and some of you might enjoy the fact that in this edit the footage has been de-interlaced. Serious business… enjoy below.