The highly anticipated video from Shane O’Neill titled “Shane Goes” literally did just that. Once it was put on Thrasher magazine’s website a very select few were able to watch it before hundreds, thousands, millions of people hit the site at the same time. What happens to a website when it gets flooded with people? You guessed it – the servers crashed. Thankfully Thrasher was able to get the problem fixed and now you can enjoy what is arguable the best web edit we’ve seen this year. Sit back and watch Skate Mental’s very own go just that….Mental.
Mr. Gravette hasn’t been in the spotlight too much lately. Was it because he was injured? Did he quit skating? No one is for certain, but what is apparent is that he has not lost his ability to skate ridiculous handrails. He dropped a new part on Thrasher Magazine‘s website today. This is definitely not the most insane skating we have seen from David, but don’t worry the last trick will make you pull out that old stair counter you used to keep handy back in the day. Is it 25 or 26 stairs? Who cares, it is still nuts.
The internet never turns off, or sleeps, making it hard to catch all of those great skate videos coming out daily. In an effort to curb your relentless search for that video somene told you about we’ve compiled some highlights from skateboarding on the web this week.
1. Superstar 80’s By Gonz
If you skate, you love Mark Gonzalez, or “The Gonz.” This dude is definitely old enough to be most of our fathers, but he still knows how to rip on that plank of wood. He has found his home at Adidas, and this commercial features a retro shoe breing brought back to life by Mark Gonzales. While this is technically a commercial for a shoe, the video also showcases a good bit of skate footage from the street skating god father himself. Spoiler Alert: that boardslide off the ramp was nuts!
Fred Mortagne, more commonly known as French Fred, has been in the trenches and filmed some of skateboarding’s most iconic videos including Flip’s Sorry, and Es’ Menikmati. In the last year or two he has slowly been releasing the raw and sometimes unseen clips from the time period in which he filmed those videos. Fred’s releases on Thrasher Magazine have been dormant for a couple months, but this week have resurfaced featuring Arto Saari and Kerry Getz in in Barcelona.
3. Postcard 3
The Magenta Skateboards movement has been on the rise the last couple of years, and for all the right reasons. Hailing from France, these dudes have brought new light to the creativity and fun of skateboarding within a major city center. This 9 minute video features some of the most recognizable Magenta heads while also highlighting most of the Bourdeaux scene. Worth noting, there is a little over a minute of footage from a since deceased french spot in the mid 90’s, and it is dope.
4. Chris Joslin Plan B-Roll
Highlighting videos of the week wouldn’t even count if Chris Joslin’s crazy ass was not included. The first three videos have had an unconscious retro theme, but this one is a perfect showcase of where skateboarding stands today. Chris Joslin is full speed ahead after a “Welcome To Etnies” part, and his break-out part in Plan B’s latest video True. This footage is all of the stuff he stacked that somehow didn’t make the cut for True. This guy is a footage machine that con’t be stopped. Sit back and hang on to your breeches, this is another wild one.
One of the coolest concepts we’ve seen is this All City Showdown done by Uprise & Converse. Labeled “A Real Street Contest” the idea was 84 skateboarders were invited to skate the streets of Chicago for 8 hours with a chance to win a portion of $11,000. Now we all know money talks so you can imagine the things that go down in this video. The judges highlight their favorite riders and or tricks so make sure you pay close attention. Chicago is defiantly on the bucket list of places to visit and skate. Chi Town Stand Up!
The internet is a very large space with a lot of things going on at once. Over stimulation? Maybe. With the amount of stuff coming out daily, it can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a couple of the best videos that came out this week on the web.
1. Auby’s World via Thrasher Magazine
With a heavy duty list of sponsors including Nike SB, Krooked, Thunder, Spitfire, Matix, and more, it is no doubt Auby Taylor rips on a skateboard. He’s got a unique style and an amazing bag of tricks to go along with it. The switch heel at the end might just be the biggest switch heelflip ever done.
It’s no secret that instagram is most likely the number one source for seeing the craziest trick or spot right now. Typically it’s 15 seconds of WTF followed by head to our site or youtube for the full part. That being said here are the craziest Insta Hammers we’ve seen this week thus far.
1) Thrasher Magazine – Fakie Ollie. Get bent then get buck!
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