The Crackers are back but instead of Crackers 5 we get a short but very sweet road trip video. We are not going to lie, vibe, and skating wise the path they followed is amongst the best in Europe. From Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, and finally, to Vienna the spots to skate and camp are plenty and the grilling is good.
If you want more Chima check out his Place Remix part here:
A new one by our good friends from POP Trading Company who teamed up with the record label Safe-Trip to create a whole collection.
Video by Jan Maarten Sneep featuring Bastiaan van Zadelhoff, Jair Gravenberch, Chima Chibueze, Pascal Moelaert, Hugo Snelooper, Logan Da Silva Ortiz, Tomas De Keulenaar, Billy Hoogendijk, Jeff van der Veken, Alex Raeymaekers, Yeelen Moens, Ali Belhadj & Rob Maatman.
Sometimes there is something different about somebody, they move in their own way, they think differently, they play by their own rules.
Think about people like Quim Cardonna, Karl Watson, Lennie Kirk, Paul Shier or even Theotis Beasley. We are not talking just about style, many people have their own style it is just that the programming is different they have found glitches and made it their own.
In this day of training at the park, more people move in unison, trends are followed and opinions are shared. It seems harder to find some of these people that polarise through their skating. But there are some to name a few Santiago Sasson, That kid Stanley on Yardsale, Siebert Glele, Jun Kummer, Hugo Snelooper and finally, we would count Noah Bunink to that group.
It is nice that skating exists in nooks and crannies still because that is where we came from and that is where some of us chose to be to this day.
Listen we like almost anything that Jan Maarten Sneep aka Memoryscreen points his lens towards but this one together with Pop Trading Co’s own Chima is special. If you know Sneep’s skating you know what he likes and you can tell by this edit that the skater and the filmer loved the same shit.
enough talk go watch Chima & Sneep’s latest work together.
Pop Trading Company is officially introducing Rob Maatman to their team. Rob has been killing it for over a century now while seemingly a lot of people were sleeping on him. Filmed and edited by Jan Maarten Sneep.
On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, Pop Trading Company joined forces with Vans to host the first edition of Vondel ‘18. An invitational skateboard contest in the middle of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. The concept of this event is referring back to simpler times, where phones were not our first priority. You could find basic obstacles reminiscing of San Francisco’s Back to the City contest or closer to home the 3rd Floor Skatepark in Pakhuis Amerika back in the mid to late 90’s.
Next to an impressive line up of some of the best skateboarders in the world and a very interesting location, unique to this event was the lack of media. All skateboarders were documented by one crew using Hi-8 camera’s as it would happen in the early days, pre-internet, where you would have to wait for the latest 411 Video Magazine or Transworld Skateboarding to see who had won a skateboard competition.
With checkpoints at both entrances the crowd had to go back in time with us as phone cameras were stickered, Berghain style, where the court was treated like a movie set, nobody films or shoots photos apart from the invited media.
The contest footage is released on VHS tape, which you can find now at a few select local dealers.
Shot by Peter Buikema & Alex van Zwietering Edit by Peter Buikema Produced by Roland Hoogwater & Peter Kolks Artwork by Ric van Rest