Recently 48 Blocks managed to interview Pops, and they got some pretty good answers on why he’s not on Cons anymore.
I’m not gonna say too much about this, cause I have to work in a few minutes and I’m actually sitting at the bar right now staring at the amount of dishes I have to do soon! But besides that there’s a lot to say but you might as well read it yourself. So much bull shit in the skate industry these days!
Anyway, here’s the link… as I thought this was something I really had to share on this and I haven’t had the time to put anything up this week.
These Video Days is a website founded by Paul Brabanec, to archive the best of (current and classic) skateboarding videos and showcase the work of more unknown skate cinematographers. I feel like people have been sleeping on this website, this website that doesn’t just archive all these skateboarding videos but also does good interviews and articles.
Just then, while rendering some footage in Final Cut Pro, I did my daily favourite-blogs-check and noted an interview with the chief of the Night Tribe called Minuit, who’s just dropped a new short skate video.
Please click the picture and take the journey to one of my favourite websites!
Cruising the internet I come across a lot of really interesting stuff, that I think people should see – especially younger skateboarders! This interview with Kareem Campbell is one of these things. The interview is not really special or anything, but Kareem Campbell is someone to know of and has been an influential skateboarder!
So, “Watch and learn” is a feature where in I re-post videos that I think are important to skateboarding. Enjoy the first one!
“Yeah, I voice my opinion. I say what I want because that’s what I feel. I’m not going to hide it. I’m not going to keep it inside if it bothers me. I’m just gonna release it. I’m gonna tell the people who need to be told and it doesn’t really make a difference who you are. It’s my opinion.” -Ricky Oyola
In this first “Classroom” post I’d like to tell you about Ricky Oyola. If you are looking for a definition of skateboarding, Ricky is the definition. A while ago he was featured in Epicly Later’d's third season. I bet plenty of you haven’t seen it yet, so above I’ve embedded the first part for you.
When this was released I was very inspired to do something about all the shit that’s going on in the skate-world. As I can relate to him and his opinions a lot.
So I came up with the idea of starting this section on the website. And here is the first post. I intended to write a lot more than I’m actually doing now. As I realised that all I really know comes from the things I’ll link to you in this post.
Above image of Ricky – doing a Frontside Ollie – comes from 48 blocks. They did an interview with Ricky a long time ago and a click on the image takes will lead you towards it.
More recent he was featured in “Trajectory” on The Berrics, with his brand – Traffic. Again the above image leads to it.
Ricky stands for something, unlike many of today’s so called top-skateboarders! He and the community that’s related to his skateboarding are a community that has defined the core of skateboarding, in my opinion.
Though, this scene is very under-appreciated and underrated. By paying attention to these individuals and communities I’d like to get people to recognise them.
Following up are articles about Jake Johnson, Fred Gall and many others.
Spread the world and help skateboarding to stay away from the hands of big corporations.
“Don’t be a downpressor man. Money is just paper. It’s just money. Don’t sell your soul.” – Peter Tosh
Hi boys and girls!
We’re preparing the first lesson for you. So, don’t forget to bring your notebook and pen! There is loads to learn in today’s skateboarding world and we think we could teach you the necessary things!
For now, go out and skate until the school bell rings again!