Das Days São Paulo
This August, we landed in Brazil for a couple weeks of skating alongside the events of Das Days São Paulo. We had our hands full with a mix of art shows, live music, demos, signings and Brazilian meat buffets. The crew was Rodrigo Teixeira, Felipe Gustavo, Klaus Bohms, Wacson Mass, Heitor Da Silva, Dennis Busenitz, Lucas Puig, Diego Nájera, Jenn Soto, Alec Majerus, Magnus Bordewick and the adidas Latin American team.
Starting the trip off right with some confectionary treats and açaí bowls
Lots of lines to be had at this spot. Wacson begins with a proper backside 180 nosegrind
“Pass the Theragun.” Will this be the most common trip accessory of 2018?
Heitor making his rounds
What better place to eat McDonalds than under a bridge? Magnus lovin’ it at the rainy-day spot
Heitor lovin’ it too, with the Superstar sauce pallet
Two-by-four warm-up for Alec
Alec, backside noseblunt to fakie
Dennis with a pre-signing power stance at the first night of Das Days. We know; that’s an oxymoron
The driver wasn’t ready for the Sigilo afterparty
￼Presidente entering the demo
A Rodrigo backside flip never gets old
Heitor, kickflip to fakie
Diego, frontside 360
Mulhern and Diego keeping it classic—can’t go wrong with some 16 and 35mm
Fellow photographer, Heverton Ribeiro, copping the angles as well
Rodrigo’s checked a lot of boxes on this ledge
180 nosegrind revert for the count
Heitor, back tail for the bird
Felipe approved—Das-Cash on the front 360!
“Showcase X,” exhibiting local artists of São Paulo
Santé, Cheers, Saúde, Skål!
DJ NUTS spun at the packed-out block party on Av. Paulista
A few people showed up…
Everybody got down to Curumin
Especially Klaus, arms up and stoked on the bottom left!
After a quick kick out at this spot, we snuck in a productive “dez minutos” before Magnus’ DJ set. Heelflip with clearance
The anticipated DJ Bordewick in the house for the Number’s party!
Two are security; two are drivers. Guess who’s who
Heitor worked on his Brazilian-rooted footwork
Definitely ready for an athlete trading card
Ball is life
Next stop, Tokyo 2020!
A quick recharge at the last demo of the trip, after many long days and late nights
The girls’ session keeping it moving
Jenn frontside flips for the media
Heitor somehow navigated through the crowd for this backside flip
Should have added another can for Alec’s hardflip!
Another day, another buffet. Post-demo veggie plate for Jenn. Double or nothing
Felipe perfected this switch backside flip. Check it in the edit
Magnus brought his hammock from Oslo to São Paulo for a quick relax outside the courthouse—he ended up getting kicked out of the tree. There’s a first time for everything
DIY alarm system for your board at a skate event
The adidas Latin American team at their premiere of Daedalus
Klaus is always thinking differently—tailslide pop-over the can
Gui Silva repped the motherland with this back lip
This was crazy! Another one of Gui—bigspin back tail rewind
Akira Shiroma, impossible
And that wraps our trip. Obrigado São Paulo for the good times!
5/28/2020In pursuit of the flawless clip, the gang finds their footing on familiar French soil, comfortably flipping in and out of unthinkable combos. From board-flinging frustration to tech triumph, you gotta trust the process.
5/18/2020The power of Puig gets properly deployed by Palace and adidas with a new shoe. Looks like a solid investment.
5/15/2020Jenn and Mariah hit the streets for adidas. Heitor Da Silva and Samantha Narvaez jump in on the session before Mariah puts down a perfect hardflip in FL.
5/07/2020Lucas Puig and company leave the LA ledges in rubble—handling nosy neighbors, street bumps and stress, they stack a surplus too big for the double-disc. That switch 360 heelflip will need a few rewinds. World domination.
4/29/2020Mike drifts into a perfect daydream, flying out the window and catching an NBD over the Big Ben street gap. Don’t sleep on this adidas clip.