Sebastien Zanella, the dark lord of dark action videos, has produced an inspiration short movie featuring Nixon surfer William Aliotti. The dark movie is titled You Only Tell The Truth In The Dark.
With just a van, a few boards and a camera, William Aliotti and Sebastian Zanella embarked on a 3000km solo surf exploration road trip along the Chilean coastline, travelling across the dusty Atacama desert, ghost towns and fishermen villages from Santiago all the way to Arica. . . The loneliness atmosphere expressed here is a romantic, pastoral attitude which inspires us to leave culture and technology behind, and to rediscover nature through surfing, an exploration beyond social conventions.
And don’t kid yourself, Zanella knows dark. If the name isn’t familiar, he’s the one responsible for the often lauded, always inky Desillusion Magazine.
Guess that means that next year the Lib Tech Skate Banana will go to 11. . . just watch the video and have a banana. Then follow the jump for a team photo and the official word from Pete and Mike. [click to continue…]
Our favorite skateboarding photographer (Grant Brittain) prints one of our favorite skateboarding photos (you know the one) of one of our favorite skateboard company owners (Tod Swank). Doesn’t get much better than that, really, but here are the details from SLVDR.
The SLVDR Craftsman Guild series visits the legendary skateboarding photographer Grant Brittain. His career goes back over three decades and began out of a passion for skateboarding and documenting his friends as subjects. In our visit he chooses the negative of perhaps his most iconic photo and develops and prints it in his private darkroom. It’s a lost art and represents the true craft of photography and a real photographic icon.
Spitfire presents 4.5 minutes of Peter Hewitt. But they’d like you to know that between the “Peter” and the “Hewitt” there lies a four letter word used to describe procreation. You know the word. . . and you know why it is this man’s middle name, because, damn!
Peter Ramondetta, Jake Donnelly, Chima Ferguson, and Zion Wright at the 3rd Roll For Rob event in Providence, RI. help support Rob and his family through his treatment for ALS, available now in select shops and ActionsREALized.com
We were at the X Games in San Francisco 17 years ago on June 27, 1999. The last skateboarding event of the day was the Best Trick contest. And we watched and waited and waited some more as Tony Hawk wrecked himself in pursuit of the ellusive 900.
We saw the X Games best trick event time run out. And then we watched the extra “extended time” run out without Mr. Hawk landing a 900. After Transworld Skateboarding’s Grant Brittain (and nearly every other photographer) had long run out of film we finally gave up and started back back to our hotel. Moments later, Tony Hawk landed the 900. And we missed it.
That’s why it was great to see him bust it out again for one last go 17 years to the day after he made it. It certainly hasn’t gotten any eaiser in the past decade and a half. And though he says it will be his last, we think doing again at 50 would be even radder. If his body can stand the abuse. . .
It’s about time transition ripper Sky Siljeg got a pro model from Lib Tech.
Just like his skating Sky’s model, the Sky High, is a progressive and unique creativity sled, with a literally mind blowing graphic by the homie Quincy Quigg. You can get the Sky High “normal” (9.3″ x 32.75″) or you can get it asymmetrical regular footed and goofy footed! That’s right folks, Sky and the Lib Tech bitchin’ board builders created regular and goofy specific shapes with notches for backside and frontside grabs as well as more concave on the backside for a quicker connection to the heels. And of course all Sky High models are handkrafted with our painstaking Technologically Tougher Exo-skeletch construction, they pop like crazy and don’t break!
For the official word from Lib Tech, please follow the jump.
Jack Daniel’s barrels are made out of wood. Snowboards have wood cores. Signal Snowboards puts the two together with this month’s Every Third Thursday — and “gets barreled” with the whiskey barrel snowboard.