Coping Mechanism is finally available, it’s a new documentary film by Phil Evans about the Swedish city of Malmö and its unique relationship with skateboarding and concrete. Check out this this excerpt from John Magnusson’s section and order yourself a copy here.
Number 57 of the Absorb series is out now and is going to be an instant classic.
Check out the latest prospects from The Northern Co. featuring Chad Butler and Alex Deweese from Ohio. It was filmed by Street Canoe pal Joe Charlton and Jack Eddy. There is good stuff coming from The Northern Co…
Check out this video welcoming Dave Caddo to the Politic skateboard team.
Check out this rad little edit from Street Canoe pal and South Carolinian Dorian Warneck called Something/ an intelligent film. The edit features the skateboarding of John Hill, Will Marx, Paul Higginbotham, Chris Gardner, David Gladkowski, Jared Lee, Jayson Jackling, Nick Smith’s face, Ben Lockey, Dorian Warneck, Kevin Reynold, Isaiah Perdue, Connor Lock, Justin Fyle and Dillon Areheart.
The music is by a South Carolina musician called Elvis Depressedly and can be downloaded for free (or by a small donation) here.
Check out Life Splicing No. 008: TOUROHIO from the Alien Workshop. It was filmed and edited by Benny Maglinao with additional filming by Matt Ballard, Chad Bowers, Andy Licardi, Darrick and Patricia Murdock and Omar Salazar.
Organika’s latest collaboration with Brian Lotti came about through Karl Watson – who credits Brian as one of the major influences on his style. This new series consists of four boards that show vertical landscapes winding through scenery ranging from the East Oakland Hills, an isolated area of Brazil, the wine country north of San Francisco, and a downtown area in New Jersey; all of which directly relate to each of the pro’s on the team. This theme of environments shaping the individual ties into a concept that Brian calls the “New Natives” which he describes as follows, “Day after day, people are out skating – out in the landscape. I think a big part of what we dig in skateboarding is not just doing tricks, it’s our relationship to different places, and how we kind of move and journey about. That’s a big part of our life. So yeah, in a way I would say skateboarders – they’re like the new natives… we’re like the new Indians.”