Thanks to Cowtown and Vans for another epic event. Everyone battled the heat all weekend and in the end, Jack Olson won with Dashawn Jordan taking home best trick.
One thing that ties together the riders of $lave is that they all seem like maniacs who would skate exactly the same without cameras or sponsors around. AJ is a good fit for such a program.
10 Euros a day, a tent under the stars, and nothing to do but skate hard til you drop. It's no wonder that Cliché has stuck with the Gypsy Tour format all these years.
From eye-witness accounts, we heard this gnarly gap to boardslide was twice as crazy as it looks on video and that it required warp-speed and total commitment.
A lot of skaters show up to the big Stanford Hubba with a trick in mind only to find out it's WAY bigger in person. Here's Malto describing his epic back noseblunt which made the front of the mag.
Happy Hour rolled through D-Rock and, as their name implies, they had a great time. Here's a sick barrier session with Kirby, Tancowny, Herman, Szafranski, and Leabres who has a beautiful ender.
The crew covers a lot of ground in SF, from Miley to Waller to SOMA to Potrero. Great skating combined with a nice local soundtrack make for a cool edit.
There are a handful of tricks in the history of street skating that were absolute game changers and helped push us to where we are today. Bachinsky's El Toro kickflip in 2006 was one of them.
Skating is filled with strong opinions, but some things aren't really up for debate: Tom Penny's effortless board control is one of the best of all time. End of story. Tyler Bledsoe introduces a classic edit from the 2002 éS video.
Pontus has always been a creative, spot-hunting madman as this edit shows. He quit Cliché before the completion of their Bon Appétit vid and these clips were lost to the ages until now.
Heavy mission in the truck with Rowan, Darkness & Gut from SC to LA. Reynolds ripped it and then we had plenty of time to sip it.
The Canary Islands off the coast of Africa were a unique travel choice for SOTY 2014 Wes Kremer. This absolutely ripping edit shows these guys had non-stop fun the whole time. Also featuring Torey Pudwill, Marius Syvanen, Madars Apse, T-Funk, Tyler Surrey, and many more.
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