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Lifeblood’s “Service for the Sick” Video

Lifeblood’s “Service for the Sick” Video

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Ottone Bowl DIY – Lodi, Italy

Two years ago I started digging a pool in my town Lodi. The city authorized the skate association to do that but after a while I found asbestos in the dirt.. it’s not toxic but really harmful if you inhale it. I don’t know if you have that shit where you live, but it’s pretty big in Italy though. Somebody hid the asbestos back in the day. I quit with that. I wasted six hundred euros…

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Jake Hilbish. Lien to tail.

Cornfest 2014 – North Carolina

October is here. The hot days of summer are just a memory now. Cooler days and falling leaves are not the only thing October brings. It brings CORNFEST!! If you’re from the East Coast you know of Cornfest. If you’re not from the EC or don’t know, Cornfest is a session/party/BBQ held down in Wanchese, […]

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Frank Shaw in a brutal backyard pool somewhere in Oregon. Photo: Brady Walsh. As seein in Confusion Magazine issue #8

Frank Shaw’s new video part for HOAX MFG

Frank Shaw, featured in Confusion Magazine issue #8 (as well as shown on the cover of the same issue doing a hurricane grind over the door at San Pedro) has a new video part for HOAX MFG premiering exclusively on Confusion Magazine, right here, right now.

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Santi. Backside ollie in the corner. Rekalde pool. Photo: Alain Goikoetxea.

Rekalde Pool – Basque Country

Some friends of La Kantera went to visit the owner of Crossbone handmade skateboards and this pool near there house. A pool with natural water from the river. It was difficult to skate because it was wet, but this is our first trip to this pool, we want dry it, and skate it again!

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Lifeblood’s “Service for the Sick” Video

Lifeblood‘s new video “Service for the Sick” is live over at Thrasher Magazine or right here at Confusion Magazine.

Featuring: Cody Lockwood, Mark “Red” Scott, Kevin KowalskiJosh Rodriguez, Mason Merlino, and more…
Filmed by: Peacock. Edited by: Bryce Kanights

Check Confusion #10 for a full feature / interview with Cody Lockwood and some photos of other Lifeblooders like Mason Merlino. Release date: early December.

Subscribe to Confusion here or subscribe to Thrasher there.

Ottone Bowl DIY – Lodi, Italy

Two years ago I started digging a pool in my town Lodi. The city authorized the skate association to do that but after a while I found asbestos in the dirt.. it’s not toxic but really harmful if you inhale it. I don’t know if you have that shit where you live, but it’s pretty big in Italy though. Somebody hid the asbestos back in the day. I quit with that. I wasted six hundred euros, part of that was a Carhartt contribution, part was my own money.

This summer the city gave us another location. They gave us concrete and rebar too. I wrote to Daniel (Cardone) if he wanted to help me in this dumb mission, and he was totally down! I bought him a one way flight and we started to work everyday.

I needed a good friend to work with with full time. Daniel is the best. We disassembled an old minirmap and we did the set up for the concrete putting together the rebar. So fast to say, but pretty hard to do that. It took three weeks.

Paolo Coppini and Simone Verona were essential too. They came every week for two or three days. They live in the south, three hours form Lodi. They just love skateboarding too much. Ale Redaelli is fully motivated. He came here so many times… lots of people come by to help. My apartment is open to them. I work in a pub, after the concrete, I start to serve beers,. When I come back home late in the night there are always people hanging on my couch. I like that. We finished the first hip yesterday night, we have to do another hip, the waterfall and the flats.

The pool will be:

  • deepend height: 210cm, radius 200cm
  • shallow height: 140cm, radius 150cm

Designed by Marco Morigi. It’s going be free entry.

Osiris Shoes is actually the only sponsor we have. Honestly, if I had known how hard it would have been, I wouldn’t have started. It’s just too much for a dumb krew. I’m not a big fan of the ‘diy or die’ culture, I would have loved to have good public skateparks like St. Helena around the corner!! But there are not lots of good skateparks in my area. Actually, there are no skateparks here. At the same time, it’s one of the best experiences of my life. The diy, in my eyes, put people on the same level, after ten hours of work in the yard, it’s just hunger, happiness and need of rest. I love that feeling.

This is the 10th years of Dumb Skateboards, I couldn’t imagine  a better anniversary.”  – Giovanni Grazzani

For giving support go to: www.nippleskateshop.com/tops/ottone-diy-pool

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Cornfest 2014 – North Carolina

October is here. The hot days of summer are just a memory now. Cooler days and falling leaves are not the only thing October brings. It brings CORNFEST!! If you’re from the East Coast you know of Cornfest. If you’re not from the EC or don’t know, Cornfest is a session/party/BBQ held down in Wanchese, North Carolina at “The Chief” to honor the owner/builder/skater Marc Corbett’s birthday. Although this year was cut short by rain the event did not disappoint. Already looking forward to next year.

Words and Photos: Mark Nichols

Ronnie O'neal. Feeble.

Ronnie O’neal. Feeble.

Brandon Boroody blasting the hip.

Brandon Boroody blasting the hip.

Collin Graham. Madonna.

Collin Graham. Madonna.

Collin Graham.

Collin Graham.

Frankie Schaffroth

Frankie Schaffroth

Jake Hilbish. Lien to tail.

Jake Hilbish. Lien to tail.

Mark Gee

Mark Gee

Pat Clark

Pat Clark

Ronan Livingston. Method air.

Ronan Livingston. Method air.

Ronnie O'neal. Crail slide.

Ronnie O’neal. Crail slide.

Frank Shaw’s new video part for HOAX MFG

Frank Shaw, featured in Confusion issue #8 has a new video part for HOAX MFG premiering exclusively on Confusion Magazine, right here, right now.

Filmed / Edited by Biedenbach

As seen in Confusion Magazine issue #8

Frank Shaw in a brutal backyard pool somewhere in Oregon.  Photo: Brady Walsh. As seein in Confusion Magazine issue #8

Frank Shaw in a brutal backyard pool somewhere in Oregon. Photo: Brady Walsh

Frank Shaw backside ollie over the loveseat in the oververt pocket in Jacksonville, Oregon.  Photo: Garric Ray

Frank Shaw backside ollie over the loveseat in the oververt pocket in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Photo: Garric Ray

Buy Confusion Magazine issue #8 here: confusionmagazine.bigcartel.com/product/confusion-magazine-issue-8-single-issue

Check out Frank Shaw’s sponsors here: Vagrant Skateboards, Plague Hardware, HOAX MFG, Jivaro Wheels and Jack’s Board House.

Somo Skatepark – Cantabria, Spain

After recently painting the Oasis skatepark (in Las Arenas, Basque country) Txus, Alex Mosterin and friends headed west to Cantabria to paint the SOMO skatepark Zut skateparks back in 2011 and had a little session of their own to celebrate the new beach style color-ways of the skatepark on the beach.

Somo Skatepark. Cantabria, Spain.

Somo Skatepark. Cantabria, Spain. Skate, surf, girls and beers.

Alex Mosterin. Boneless.  Photo: Txus

Alex Mosterin. Boneless. Photo: Txus

Txus Domingues. Frontside grind.  Photo: Alex Mosterin

Txus Domingues. Frontside grind. Photo: Alex Mosterin

Alex Mosterin. Boneless.  Photo: Txus

Alex Mosterin. Boneless. Photo: Txus

The Island.

The Island.

The wave.

The wave.

Alex Mosterin. Lien transfer from shore to shore. Photo: Txus

Alex Mosterin. Lien transfer from shore to shore. Photo: Txus

Txus surfing the concrete wave. Photo: Alex Mosterin

Txus surfing the concrete wave. Photo: Alex Mosterin

Txus pulling in to the tube.

Txus pulling in to the tube.

Txus. Tailblock. Photo: Alex Mosterin

Txus. Tailblock. Photo: Alex Mosterin

Check out photos from the opening in 2011 here: www.confuzine.com/2011/06/23/somo-skatepark-cantabria-spain/

Or check out the Oasis skatepark in Las Arenas they painted a few months ago: www.confuzine.com/2014/03/25/oasis-skatepark-las-arenas-basque-country/


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