adidas Skateboarding releases the official trailer for its highly anticipated first full-length feature skate film – 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. 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.
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.
Anchored by a unique team chemistry and the creative spirit inspired by life on the road, the film features full parts from adidas’ legacy pros like Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Lucas Puig and Silas Baxter-Neal, along with some of the brand’s newest rising talent including Na-kel Smith and Miles Silvas.
Away Days will premiere in Los Angeles in May 2016 followed by a world premiere tour including stops in New York, London, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Details of the world premiere tour will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
This past weekend’s skateboarding events at the Dew Tour in Chicago have wrapped up where the Flip Skateboards team had very impressive and commanding afternoons against the invited competition. Saturday’s sweep by Flip’s rookie pros took to the Streetstyle podium with Curren Caples on top followed by his cohort Louie Lopez and teammate Alec Majerus. On Sunday, Brazilian dark horse Kelvin Heofler stacked up points in the Street Best Session above all the rest and earned $25K for his efforts. He was followed by Alec Majerus in second and Louie Lopez in third.
Drop by the Dew Tour site to view all recap videos, photos and full results. Dew Tour Los Angeles takes place August 14th – 16th.
1. Curren Caples
2. Louie Lopez
3. Alec Majerus
Street Best Session
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Alec Majerus
3. Louie Lopez
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Ryan Sheckler put together a solid line of tricks including a backside tailslide to fakie on his third and final run in the Streetsyle event at the Toyota City Championships this afternoon in Portland. His efforts secured a threepeat Dew Tour Streetstyle win where he remains undefeated. Alec Majerus landed in second and Curren Caples took home third place on the podium. Roll the clip to watch Ryan’s run.
1. Ryan Sheckler
2. Alec Majerus
3. Curren Caples
4. Riley Hawk
5. Nick Merlino
With his mom in attendance for positive vibes in Portland, Alec Majerus won the overall Dew Tour Best Trick competition this afternoon at the Toyota City Championships. Which tricks earned him the overall top honors? A frontside hurricane, frontside feeble to front 180 out, backside 270 lipslide, and switch 270 lipslide down the rail and a backside noseblunt upon the hubba ledge.
The best trick of the entire 30-minute session was awarded to Kelvin Hoefler’s nollie frontside bluntslide to fakie down the rail.
Congrats Alec and Kelvin!
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