Press Release: Along with the video teaser, adidas Skateboarding reveals the premiere schedule for the Away Days global tour and limited-edition team poster slated for distribution to skate shops around the world. In the clip, team riders Lucas Puig, Na-Kel Smith and Silas Baxter-Neal offer an insight to the personal challenges faced while filming for Away Days.
As the visual culmination of more than three years of filming, spanning shoots in more than 90 cities around the globe, Away Days profiles adidas Skateboarding talent, and their individual personalities and style. The Away Days skate film will premiere across global key cities over the course of three weeks culminating into the official release to the public.
List of Global Premieres and Dates:
Los Angeles – May 12
New York City – May 14
London – May 17
Tokyo – May 20
Sao Paulo – May 20
Titled by adidas Skateboarding U.S. Team Manager and iconic photographer, Skin Phillips, the film’s namesake nods the British futbol term ‘Away Days’ and compares the team pride and road trip camaraderie experienced amongst its team riders to the diehard enthusiasm of avid futbol (soccer) fans who travel together away from their hometowns to support their team at away games in rival cities.
Away Days captures the breadth of adidas’ diverse global and international teams, as they travel the world showcasing some of the best skateboarding moments both on and off the board. The full adidas team is featured on a limited-edition poster, which will be distributed to skate shops around the world.
The 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series kicked off this afternoon at the Australian qualifiers at St. Kilda Skatepark in Melbourne. Watch the action of the Semis and Finals live at VansSkatePark Series.com tomorrow where 8 top challengers (from today’s qualifications)- Cory Juneau, Trey Wood, Josh Borden, Brad McClain, Collin Graham, Alex Sorgente, Keegan Palmer and Tom Schaar – will meet up with twelve of the Park Series Select Pros.
Global broadcast times are as follows:
California – Friday 9pm PST
New York – Saturday 12am ET
Rio De Janeiro – Saturday 1am BRT
Melbourne – Saturday 2pm AEST
For over two years, Sean Malto has been working hard physically and mentally to get back on his skateboard, back to the professional level that he was at before a nasty ankle injury took him out in his hometown of Kansas City towards the end of 2013. Ty Evans and his Ghost Digital Cinema crew dig in to point and shine the light on Sean with a short documentary piece as he moves forward from a second surgery while being sidelined from the very thing that fuels his career and happiness – skateboarding.
Unfortunately, injuries are part of the process and progression with skateboarding. We’ve all endured them and they can be brutal, but you get back up and push through the pain to ride another day. Have a look into Sean’s mindset as he takes on physical therapy and discusses his thoughts towards skating comfortably with his friends once again as a top professional street skater.