Tag: Ben Blundell

Just a little 5 minutes to hold us over till the real thing hits us.

Featuring:

Dustin Henry, Zered Bassett, Will Marshall, Etienne Gagne, Ben Blundell,
Charles Rivard, Adrian Vega, Stafhon Boca, Salomon Cardenas, Dougie, And more.

Jake Kuzyk is probably in the mountains right now doing some ridiculously hard snowboard tricks. But when global warming cuts winter short his is a great skater and an even better filmer.

His work for Antisocial in Vancouver has been some of the best in recent years.

So with all your favorites in this, you simply need to press play and enjoy.

After the success of Tony G, we now get another video from quite possibly the most exciting crew in Paris.

Featuring:

Nicolas Gisonno, Lilian Fev, Morgan Katomba, Etienne Chatelain, Armand Vaucher, Ben Blundell, Quentin Boillon, Celian Cordt-Moller, Guillaume Berthet, Luc Boimond, Luc Ramos, Theo Lapalud, Elliot Bonnabel, Tom Abord, Jules Bourbousson, Niels Schack & Ben Raitano.

After the success of “came to Paris for nothing” we now get the staple Sicily trip!

Featuring:

All your favorites like Jesse Alba, Nick Michel, ET & Ben Blundell amongst others.

“The youth is the future”, a somewhat easy self-explanatory statement because we all grow old, die and then the youth will remain.

Morgan Katomba – Backside grind.

CINQUIEME TERRASSE in our opinion is the future! Young people working hard, connecting with other people from all over the world while staying true to themselves.

Nicolas Gisonno – Drop into 50-50 Grind.

Others have told us good things about the 5th and in our own contact with them, we only have good things to say as well. But don’t trust us this what they had to say about themselves:

Introducing Cinquieme Terrasse, the Parisian crew (originally from Annecy) about their newest video.

Since the last video “NATIDI”  Elliot Bonnabel kept on following the crew around Paris, close suburbs and other shorts trips to Amsterdam, Marseille, and Malaga. This new video is starring the usual suspects  Nicolas Gisonno, Lilian Fev, Etienne Chatelain, Morgan Katomba, Lilian Ceccon, Thomas Gouillon, Theo Lapalud, and obviously some friends who often come overseas to chill in town, such as Ben Blundell.

Special thanks go out to Etienne Chatelain <3.

We feel that you should join in by watching their new video, get inspired and support their future endeavors from now on!

All Photos by Florian Debray.

Filmed by Elliot Bonnabel

Lilian Fev closing it out by dropping in!

Last weekend the Vans Shop Riot Finals took place in Milano in Italy. We sent two of our favorite correspondents Peter Buikema and Sara Parson-Texas to the event with some analogue camera equipment. Both of them came back with their own version of the events as they unfolded. Part 2, this part is Peter’s vision of their 46 hours in Milan.

Sketchy side-mission.
Sketchy side-mission.

Thoughtful look.
Thoughtful look.

Local hero Jacopo Carozzi replaced Jordan Sharkey in the contest, the Black Sheep teamrider got injured on the first day.
Local hero Jacopo Carozzi replaced Jordan Sharkey in the contest, the Black Sheep teamrider got injured on the first day.

Familiar face-tat.
Familiar face-tat.

Bulky shoes on glitter grip.
Bulky shoes on glitter grip.

Dawgies.
Dawgies.

Hardflip.
Hardflip.

Media room fun.
Media room fun.

Burnside won!
Burnside won!

John Cardiel was behind the decks on this birthday party.
John Cardiel was behind the decks on this birthday party.

Fashion.
Fashion.

Real recognize real.
Real recognize real.

Last weekend the Vans Shop Riot Finals took place in Milano in Italy. We sent two of our favorite correspondents Peter Buikema and Sara Parson-Texas to the event with some analogue camera equipment. Both of them came back with their own version of the events as they unfolded. Part 1, this part is Sara’s vision and words of their 46 hours in Milan.

46 hours, that is the exact time we spent in Milan. Pretty much in and out!
First stop: the hotel, to drop our stuff and off we were to Milano Centrale where everybody met up to skate… have a beer… and… witness a random fight between some local drunks (not the skaters).

An honourable mention goes out to Victor “doobie” Pellegrin for killing it, even though he had multiple: “I can’t skate today” and “the spot actually sucks” type of comments!

Later on the same day, we went down to the Bastard Shop for the first event, a session in a crazy suspended bowl… an exhibition… Italian buffet and… of course drinks. A few glasses of wine and a dislocated elbow later we all danced to Dj Juan Love a.k.a. John Cardiel’s set until the early hours.

The following day was spent at the Pinball Skatepark where both the finals and the best trick took place. The weather was horrible and we were all half hangover but in a good mood none the less.
All the teams really went for it, and during Burnside’s run, I was “live” with Dallas Rockvam, sending him updates about Rob and his teammates! In the end, they actually did it, the Burnside boys won the finals and I believe Rob also won the best trick… Hey Rob! What did you have for breakfast that day mate?!

After all the rain… party… gin tonic… dance moves… more gin tonic… popping out of wardrobes… rain again… sleep (sort off) we got on the train… plane… and we touched the ground, back in Berlin 46 hours later!

Sara would like to give some extra thanks to:
Alex Forbes, Danny Wainwright, Sam Partaix, Doobie Pellegrin, Jacopo Carozzi, Sebastian Vijverberg, Val Bauer, Joseph Biais, and all the others for being good partners in crime.

Finals Results:
Burnside (Netherlands)
Traektoria (Russia)
Skate.CH (Switzerland)
Gilis (Israel)

You have seen the full video, you have read the interviews now it is time for the stuff that did not make it into the full length. Enjoy (the b-sides are always the best anyway)!

 

photo by Colin Sussingham

Antosh is a multi-talented guy that is probably getting requests from multiple brands to produce content for them.
When you do a lot you sometimes need a breather and what do filmers do for fun? They hang out with their friends and film and that is probably what happened here.

“Awesome video. Except for the skateboarders, music, crashes, bad actors, music, oops said that one already. otherwise, Awesome
just kidding. Mad Love for everyone. Dad !!”

-Paul McNeil about Cory McNeil’s new video.

CLUBGEAR EPISODE 1: OBSERVING THE EARTH” features Jed Anderson, Ben Blundell, Bobby Dekeyzer and many more.

When Alltimers first came out it felt like something quintessentially New York a.k.a. “a NYC thing.” but things have changed. Today the squad is packed with a bunch of Canucks which isn’t a bad thing by the way. It is kind off like Hip Hop it came from New York but the top artist at the moment is Canadien. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that Hip Hop music and culture will always be from the Bronx! Drake is just doing it best right now.

Featuring Dustin Henry, Conor Prunty, Charles Rivard, Will Marshall, Ben Blundell, Adrian Vega, Adam Zhu, Gabe Hazell and Etienne Gagne

If you have been skating for a couple of years now you may remember that Antisocial is a Vancouver skate shop that was founded by one Rick McCrank. On the other side if you have been skating for a shorter amount of time you may now some of the people in this project from Jake Kuzyk’s video Civil Affair. To us, the collaboration between both is an exciting and logical step that makes both the shop and people like Dustin Henry, Ben Blundell, Keegan Sauder and Mike McDermott shine.