Sorry about the lack of posts this week, my plane got delayed and TAM Linhas Aéreas lost my luggage. It took a while to get things sorted out, but I’m happy now, and tripping out cause I’ve never been in the southern hemisphere before. The toilets flush backwards! What???? Crazy! Anyway, I finally got the go ahead to post a couple of pics I took of Jake Brown. Holy cow, he landed the world’s first backside 720 Ollie over the gap in during the Big Air contest…
MC found this Nike SB outdoor advert that was produced in Brazil circa 2006, so don’t go looking for these here and now. There’s not much information from the source because you have to (pay) subscribe to actually read the content. It’s called Mub Skateboard, from a firm called F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. It looks like an appendage they add to existing structures to make them skate able, like a skate-prosthesis. I don’t remember I we talked about this earlier or not, but Nike had plans to tear down the artificial barrier they erected between SB and the rest of the company, and looks like they’ve been absorbed at last, the old url redirects to the corporate site. Very sterile.
At the end old Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode they always had a split second production company tag for Williams Street that consisted of some people yelling “skull” with the reverb turned up and no explanation whatsoever. Beto Janz makes these skulls out of old skateboards, and they look pretty damned cool. It’s a project for Ultraseries Skate in Brazil.
[Source: Design You Trust]
- Thanks to Michel Skart Poulin for the tip.
Re: Board is an exhibit of Brazilian skate art that will be opening in L.A. at the Exhibit A gallery on March 27th. Strange thing is, there’s nothing about it on the gallery web site. Friend of the site Mr Coulter is headed down fro the event due to his affiliation with Uncommon, the iPhone case company with a skateboarding fetish. I dunno. Take some pictures or something, would ya?
Skatepark Itaguará Club, thanks to Eduardo Yndyo Tassara Rodrigues and Skate Curiosidade.
Ten bucks delivered. Bizarro skateboard album covers are the new vintage skateboard collectable… because I say so. This thing is disturbing. Fofao is a popular (?) children’s television character, or not, I’m not sure. He’s freakish though. Large jowled pig face boy anyone? I keep staring at the cover of this thing, trying to figure out if it’s a child in the suit or a man with an oversized skateboard. Seriously, check it out.
Unless you live in Brazil.
The pool is on a farm owned by skater Gui Barbosa (seven miles from downtown guaratinguetá sp – Brazil) and the place known as VERT in ROÇA – Half pipe is a covered one quadribanks, and now the GUI building a pool ta American to style (the shallow part 1.20me is 2.00m deep with swift and without flat) guaratigueta the city and a paradise of skateboarding, already had here, Hosoi, ventura, Retigui, M. Alba, Duncan, T. Alva, j.Gibson, Magnusum, Elguera, Delgado, T. Hawk, L.Montain, Bob B., chicken, J. Fhelps, and O. Hasan.
- Thanks to Eduardo Yndyo for the photos.
This is a sort of similar setup to Jocelyn’s concrete driveway miniramp, only this DIY project can be found somewhere in Brazil.
- Thanks to Luciano for the tip.
Skateboard documentaries are a dime a dozen these days. We’ve seen Dogtown, New York, the UK, Rocco, Duane Peters, pool skating, and many others. What’s missing? Brazil, I guess. Near as I can tell, there’s a pretty slick looking film coming out that documents the scene in Brasil form the 70′s through today. I have to guess because the only thing I can understand are the bits with American pros that are subtitled in Portuguese (I think…) I hope they release this on DVD with English subtitles, because it looks pretty interesting. Besides, you’re a putz if you aren’t interested in broadening your horizons. Check out the trailer for Vida Sobre Rodas, which roughly tranlates to Life About Wheels.
- Thanks to Alvaro Fazio for the tip.