Desillusion editor in chief Sebastien Zanella, met Johnny Shillereff at Element’s new office, ‘The Branch’ in Costa Mesa, to discover more about the man & his unique vision on skateboarding, industry & life. This short film is based on the article “Beyond The Elementality” published in Desillusion Magazine 48.
2014 was one hell of a year for Element: Madars Apse turned pro, Greyson Fletcher conquered massive transitions far and wide, Chad Tim Tim released yet another mind boggling part in Dekline’s “True Blue”, and the boys completely destroyed Thrasher’s “King of the Road.”
2015 is here, and and Element is pleased to welcome three new Ams to the family: Chris Colbourn, Ethan Loy, and Dominick Walker.
Latvia’s first professional skateboarder, Madars Apse has been introduced by Element Skateboards with this creative mix of his skateboarding. Have a look at this lanky, world-traveling, multilingual ripper’s skills. Welcome to the pro ranks Madars!
The European Finals for the Element Make it Count Contest Series were held in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of June. Eleven contestants from all over Europe were competing for an all expenses trip to California for the Global Finals.
Element riders Levi Brown, Madars Apse, Phil Zwijsen, Michael Mackrodt, Karsten Kleppan and Ruben Rodrigues were on hand to judge a very close contest. When the dust had settled Andrew Verde was declared the overall winner. Congrats also to Robbin De Wit who won the Dakine Wildcard prize.
2014 Make it Count International Contest Series Results
1. Andrew Verde
2. Rob Maatman
3. Ville Vierriko
Skaters came from all over the Southwest to the second Element Make It Count 2014 of the season at at Lake Havasu Skate Plaza in Arizona to compete for an experience of a lifetime: a trip to the finals at The Berrics, Element Skate Camp, and a shot at an Element sponsorship! Everyone was ripping, but when all was said and done, it was Dashawn Jordan who took home first place and a trip to the finals.
Element kicked off their “Make It Count 2014″ season with an event at Hollenbeck skate plaza in Los Angeles, CA.
Skaters came from far and wide to compete for an experience of a lifetime: a trip to the finals at The Berrics, Element Skate Camp, and a shot at an Element sponsorship! Everyone was ripping, but when the dust settled, it was Dylan Williams of Bakersfield, CA who took home first place and a trip to the finals