SK8MAFIA takes to the streets with a heavy crew including Tyler Surrey, Wes Kremer, Kellen James, and many more for their February edit.
Josh Stewart – Static 4/5
Best Video Part
Dylan Rieder – “cherry”
Zack Wallin, kickflip. July issue. Photo / Chami
Best Video Check Out
Jack Fardell, frontside carve. Photo / Chami
HUF Americans Do America
Best Indie Video
IC2 by Mikey Alfred
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
X Games has announced their highly skilled field of competitors for 2014 with an action photo gallery on their site. The guys that will be out there busting their asses to deliver a one-minute video part and a chance at a big payoff this year include: Riley Hawk, Forrest Edwards, James Hardy, Billy Marks, Wes Kremer, David Reyes, Tyler Surrey, Dane Burman, Evan Smith, Rodrigo Petersen, Nick Dompierre, Mikey Taylor, Clint Walker, Davis Torgerson, Moose and Luis Tolentino.