We often talk about the lost art of a good slam section in our office and guess what… we weren’t alone in our love for high-quality slams. Diego Todd was already one of our faves to watch, and this video, combined with his board dropping, has further solidified that!
We think we can say for certain that a Hockey Skateboards video never disappoints. This time we get a gnarly John Fitzgerald part first which left us wondering how this beast can take all those crazy slams. Nothing for the tenderhearted. As usual, we get highly entertaining parts by AA, Donovon Piscopo, Nik Stain, and more but the new kid on the team Joseph Campos really stood out. Some of those tricks were insane. Mr. Diego Todd closes the curtain with moves you never knew were possible. See for yourself!
Directed by George Pukas.
Big companies like Nike is that they have a lot of stuff crammed in a year, from the Australian “Medley”, a 58 Blazer to the Hockey collab and now a southwest trip for the new styles of the Blazer. All these projects have different people involved in front of and behind the lens. Which means that everybody gets to like their version of the SB division.
This newest edit was filmed and edited by Tor Ström, who is from CPH and went to Malmö’s Bryggeriet school. So putting him with Hjalte, Oski, Hugo and Ville makes a lot of sense to us because we feel that touring with your friends brings out the best! Thus allowed this to become one of our favourite SB videos of 2018. Now please press play!
On the Nike SB youtube, the video had this text underneath it.
“It was a 7-day trip. Skaters were Donovon Piscopo, John Fitzgerald, Caleb Barnett and Diego Todd. Benny Maglinao filmed and Jared Sherbert was there to TM and handle extra angles. We met in Ventura, skated some spots there, made a quick stop in Santa Maria before heading to Santa Cruz. Hit heavy rains in Santa Cruz so we bounced straight to Sac. Skated there for a couple of days and then went to SF. Had a couple good days in SF and on the way back tried to hit Santa Cruz, but pretty much got rained out there again. Skated Derby in the drizzle for a little bit then headed home.” – Ben Colen
We don’t know about you but if this is the result of a 7 day rained out trip than we wonder what would have happened when the sun was out. Another great job by Benny Maglinao and the Hockey team!
Damn Andrew Allen is productive! And like a true sequel, this one starts where that last part ended which feels like we are watching all the tricks he wanted but did not manage to get before his deadline.
Anyway, hats off to AA for giving us another one.
If you don’t know anything about the Pawnshop that is ok but we are sure you do know Donovon Piscopo and John Fitzgerald aka Hockey skateboards favorite tag team. The Pawnshop is the shop that they skate for and the team seems to have a lot in common both skating and dress wise.
Anyway, trust us when we say any Donovon footage is worth watching!
Under the aegis of F.A. World Entertainment Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen founded their own new company, Hockey Skateboards. Everyone who already came across productions of those two company names knows that they like to do things a little different, which is at least one of the numerous reasons they are widely celebrated for. Therefore, style-wise “Hockey II” makes no exception and the skating of Andrew Allen and Ben Kadow is just incredible!