I finally got the chance to visit the Magenta HQ and the home of Leo Valls this summer when I flew into Bordeaux, France for the premiere of Static IV. We figured it was as good a time as any to shoot a SKATE Bordeaux episode for Ride Channel so we could capture all of these things together in one swoop. It was a rad time and I have to thank Leo and the skate scene of Bordeaux for their hospitality. Enjoy the show!
In this installment of 'Versus', we have Polar's Hjalte Halberg and Aaron Herrington, Bronze's Joseph Delgado, and Hopps' Brian Clarke facing off before a session starts in downtown Manhattan. Really sick to see these four skaters, who usually roll with their own respective crews, here in one place. Warning: video contains a Right Said Fred song, nollie bigger spins, and middle aged tourists.
In this piece Nick Jensen takes us inside of his studio in London to give us a glimpse at the process behind the creation of several Isle graphics from conception to realization, and provides us with some insight into some of the symbolism and meaning behind the boards. Nick's attention to detail and meticulousness behind the method he employs to create these images is remarkable and we're stoked to be able to provide you with this look into his work.