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Top 5 of the Month (August).

11:23 17th September 2013 by Arthur Derrien
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By Will except for the last one.

Anti-Hero Bru-Ray.

Although rare as they come, Anti-Hero clips are always a pleasure to watch. This Bru-Ray clip highlights some of the newest additions to the team. Austin Kanfoush, Sean Gutierrez, Raney Beres, and Jack Fardell join Anti-Hero alumnus T-Mo and Andy Roy in crushing the streets, ramps and parks. No half-steppin’ – these guys don’t give up till the trick is landed. Pittsburgh native Austin Kanfoush skates the SF hills like he’s been skating them all his life and Raney Beres might have been destined to ride for Anti-Hero since birth with that name. Pure, raw, gimmickless skateboarding.

 

Youness Amrani: Marrakesh Express.

Here is an experiment: take a skateboarder out of his natural environment, place him in a foreign land and see if he can adapt. And adapt is exactly what Youness Amrani did when he returned to his homeland of Morocco in search of skate spots. New spots hold a lot of weight as one of the ingredients for a good video part. Youness’ ability combined with the North African landscape made Marrakesh Express one of our top five clips of the month.

 

Magenta: Ben Gore welcome clip.

In August it became official that Ben Gore was the newest member of the Magenta squad. With a number of tricks in Magenta’s SF Hill Street Blues 1 and 2, it seems like Ben has always been on the team, but now at last he has traded in his Stereo wood for the French-based Magenta brand. Ben’s welcome edit shows Ben at his best in his adopted city of San Francisco with high-speed lines, impeccable spot selection and quick feet!

 

Bronze 56k: Solo Jazz

Although Bronze 56k is a hardware company out of New York created by Peter Sidlauskas, I don’t think most people know that, what they do know is that all the Bronze 56k edits showcase raw New York City skateboarding. And Solo Jazz is no exception – with the likes of Dick Rizzo, Shawn Powers, Kevin Tierney, Aaron Herrington, Derick Zeimkiewicz, Joseph Delgado, Rob Gonyon and Billy McFeely we get a good look into the NYC skate scene. But what makes Solo Jazz and all Bronze edits stand out is the editing. It has an analog feel to it without relying on the played-out VHS vibe. Combine that with great east coast/NYC footage and you have a winner!

 

Nisse Ingemarsson and Jimmy Cao in Sweet X SK8MAFIA’s Stee.

It’s funny how all the parts Sweet and Sk8mafia released online so far have ended up in our Top 5 Of The Month section. The actual skating remains the main reason for this of course (Nisse’s 50-50 to slappy crook?!), but the fact that they really managed to make the whole shared section thing work is definitely a plus. Before Stee came out I always saw not having your own section in a video as a bad thing. Something that did nothing more than underline the fact that a certain skater didn’t manage to rack up enough footage to fill up a whole song (even though a lot of the time it’s what he’s paid to do). With this vid it was the complete opposite. After seeing how well Sarmiento’s skating complemented Erik Pettersson’s, finding out who was going to be paired up with who became something I’d look forward to almost as much as the actual tricks. Not knowing who was going to end up sharing a section with Brandon Turner probably also heavily contributed to the anticipation…

  1. Loic

    “Here is an experiment: take a skateboarder out of his natural environment, place him in a foreign land and see if he can adapt.”

    You guys better look up the word foreign, in this case, the guy visits his own country and not a foreign land. that is like saying Arto saari visits a foreign land when he visits finland. Get real.

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