2017 Promo video for the launch of V/SUAL Skateboards featuring Matt Miller, Joey Brezinski and Shmatty Chaffin. Check it all out at www.VisualApparel.com.
Cliché has posted the second trailer for their upcoming video “Gypsylife”, available on DVD April 8th and iTunes April 13th 2015!
Catch up with Lucas Puig, Sammy Winter, JB Gillet, Andrew Brophy, Joey Brezinski, Flo Mirtain, Brad McClain, Lem Villemin, Jeremie Daclin, Daniel Espinoza, Adrien Coillard, Javier Mendizabal, Pete Eldridge, Paul Hart, Kyron Davis, Max Geronzi + Guest janitor/Gypsy Life artist Chet Childress on the 4th Cliché Gypsy Tour….no hotels, 15 euros a day, a true skate road trip across Europe – skate where you want, sleep where you can.
“A skateboard trip plus way more. A sideways adventure to pillage spots, live in tents, bbq and party with the bro’s. Enter the simpler times” – Adul Skoorc
So, who really controls skateboarding these days? In Chapter Three of Pushing Forward, we scratch the surface of understanding the modern concept of ‘skater-run’ companies and the role of corporations in the skateboard industry. Torey Pudwill, CEO of Grizzly Griptape, provides us with a unique perspective on what it’s like to run his own company and be a pro skater at the same time.
It has been over 20 years since construction crews walked away from The Aspotogan Sea Spa Resort a multi-million dollar resort project on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, never to return. Half completed, the building sat empty and abandoned in the wild wilderness of the maritime coast…until now.
Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Joey Brezinski, Cody Lockwood and a crew of some of the best skaters in North America convened on this neglected piece of prime real estate in early September on an ambitious mission to bring new life to the forgotten resort by transforming it into the ultimate skate retreat. With no limits and a little help from their friends – legendary park builders the Zenga Brothers and director Alex Craig – the crew worked tirelessly to create a skate park unlike any other by building custom features using materials found around the resort, spanning across three floors and 175,000 square feet of smooth concrete.
From the darkest, shadowy depths of the building’s idle interior to blazing sunsets over a custom-built concrete bowl and the resort’s uncertain future, this was a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Has social media hurt or helped skateboarding? In Chapter Two of ‘Pushing Forward,’ a skate documentary from Red Bull, they take a look at the impact of social media on pro skateboarders and how the modern pro utilizes social media to manage their own brand.
To help answer this somewhat obvious, but complex question, they looked at the different ends of the spectrum. Joey Brezinski is quite active on social, as is Alex Midler, who at the age of 16 was born into the social media era and doesn’t know anything different. And then there’s Wes Kremer, who has a different approach entirely to the medium. Veteran pros Jamie Thomas, Mike Vallely, and Steve Berra weigh in on the subject with some strong opinions that provide interesting context to how the profession has changed.
Is the traditional skate video as we know it really dead? What is the relevance of the skate video in this modern digital age?
The latest skate documentary from Red Bull, ‘Pushing Forward’ takes a look at the emergence of the solo video part, the impact a traditional premiere still has, the hype behind the biggest team video in recent history and we look towards the future of skate videos.
Chapter One shines the spotlight on Ryan Decenzo during an important time in his career: as he prepared to drop his online solo video part “Double Down” for Thrasher. Ryan dedicated two full years filming for this part. The question is raised: Was it worth it?
Zered Bassett was recently featured in “Outliers,” Transworld’s 26th full length team video. Reaping the benefits of a traditional Hollywood premiere, Zered defends the significance of the skate team video.
With the much anticipated Plan B video set to drop in two weeks, Chapter One reinforces the core nature of a traditional skate video and why the concept of longevity and shelf life can never be replaced.
‘The Golden Age of Video is…Dead’ features Decenzo and Bassett, as well as skateboarders Torey Pudwill, Felipe Gustavo, Wes Kremer, Joey Brezinski, Dane Burman, and industry heavy hitters Ty Evans, Steve Berra, Erik Bragg and Chris Thiessen.
– Nate Hoppes