Jake Duncombe. Ollie. Photo: Brett Shipley

Payne Street backyard pool – Melbourne, Australia

The last bit was filthy. It was just pure stinking sludge, frogs and lizards everywhere. Finally we cleaned it completely then we gave it a quick wash down, waited for it to dry and skated it for about an hour before dark.

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Panorama of the additions to Forest Row with the original "bowl" in the far back left corner.

Forest Row – England

Basically the story is it was built about a decade ago by a local pond builder and basically consisted of a sketchy snake run to what can only be described as the shallow end of a pool.

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Lozside DIY – Lausanne, Switzerland

A great adventure that started with nothing. Everybody paid for concretes bags themselves, and we build it as it comes!
No plans, no rules, just Rock’n’Roll and fun.

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Ben Raemers. Crailslide. Photo: Jai Tanju

Grandpa’s DIY – La Selva Beach – California

My son Thomas called me at home and told me there was a spot that he thought we could build on. It turns out it’s this neighbor kid Lucas’s house. I really didn’t like this kid much. It seemed to me that they were always fighting, but I rode my bike down there anyway to see what was up. It turns out it was a piece of property that his Grandpa gave him.

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Behind the Lens: Brendan Klein

Behind the Lens with skateboard photographer Brendan Klein.

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Payne Street backyard pool – Melbourne, Australia

Vaughn and I went and hired a pump, he took me to the pool and we did a small amount of cleaning but mainly just sussed the place out, from there we kept coming back every weekend for a about three weeks pulling out plants from the roots, spending hours trying to fix the pump because it was always fucked in some way. We ended up using about six hoses to drain it at once at one point because the pump was too useless. Eventually we drained as much water as possible then we took to using buckets to manually remove the water, on the last day of cleaning the pool, a big crew came down and helped bucket the water out, used a massive rubbish bin to shovel mud out and any other trees, roots, rubbish that was remaining. The last bit was filthy. It was just pure stinking sludge, frogs and lizards everywhere. Finally we cleaned it completely then we gave it a quick wash down, waited for it to dry and skated it for about an hour before dark.”  - George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

Photo: George Rowe

“Heard some rumors going round about some pool in an abandoned house in a rich area of Toorak, Melbourne. The rumors turned out to be true. So I called RJ (Barbaro) and we went down and checked it out.

After "the vandals" were finished cleaning up the pool.  Photo: Brett Shipley

After “the vandals” were finished cleaning up the pool. Photo: Brett Shipley

Jake Duncombe. Frontside grind.  Photo: Brett Shipley

Jake Duncombe. Frontside grind. Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Ollie.  Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Ollie. Photo: Brett Shipley

Tas Pappas. Invert.  Photo: Brett Shipley

Tas Pappas. Invert. Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ was shredding the tight transitions, body jars, madonna’s, and gnarly smith grinds on the rough lip, so I got the camera out. Then a big crew showed up – Vaughan Marks, Jake Duncombe and Tas Pappas.

RJ Barbaro. Invert. Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Invert. Photo: Brett Shipley

They had brought a quarter to use as a roll in for more speed, then it started goin’ owf!!!

RJ Barbaro. Frontside grind.  Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Frontside grind. Photo: Brett Shipley

Jake was doing sick as ollies and smiths round the corner and going down the straight side walls – wall ride style. Tas was going bio with 4-5ft airs, then started landing frontside inverts, while RJ was doing “spark flying” Smiths.

RJ Barbaro. Ollie to fakie.  Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Ollie to fakie. Photo: Brett Shipley

Jake Duncombe. Ollie.  Photo: Brett Shipley

Jake Duncombe. Ollie. Photo: Brett Shipley

Aaron from Germany. Rock to Fakie. Photo: Brett Shipley

Aaron Heidingsfelder from Germany. Fakie disaster. Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Backside air.  Photo: Brett Shipley

RJ Barbaro. Backside air. Photo: Brett Shipley

The day ended and it seems that was the last day; the next day it was raining, the next we were going to go, but heard a mate Nick had been charged for vandalism and trespassing by the cops. It was ironic because we had cleaned the place up from being a swamp into a beautiful blue pool. The new owners just came and filled the pool up with water since it had already been fixed up so much, thanks to the “vandalism” of a few skaters.” - Brent Shipley

Payne St. Pool

Video from Skateboard.com.au
Filmed & Edited by Steve Murphy • Additional filming by Nathan Tonkin

Skaters:
Vaughan Marks
Ken Stewart
Brett Royden
RJ Barbaro
Scott Standley
Jake Duncombe
Brodie Sellars
Steve Kelly
Tas Pappas

Forest Row – England

Forest Row was built about a decade ago by a local pond builder and basically consisted of a sketchy snake run to what can only be described as the shallow end of a pool. To give you an idea of tightness, it’s about 5.5 ft (1.7 meters) high but you can touch the coping with your arm outstretched when you’re standing on the flat bottom – tight!  Then there were rumours of them knocking it down, and then of them knocking it down to replace it with a new boring bowl park. So we went to skate it one last time and there was a jazz festival – and the city councillor in charge was amazed we’d come to skate it and we told her to make sure she keeps the original, but incorporates it into the new part, as it’s a real destination obstacle being so weird! And she obviously listened as it has been expanded – they kept the bowl and part of the snake run and made a load of hand-formed lumps, bumps and a drainage doorway!”  – Sam Roberts / www.florecast.co.uk

Forest Row will be open next Wednesday, April 23rd. Sorry for blowing it out.

Panorama of the additions to Forest Row with the original "bowl" in the far back left corner.

Panorama of the additions to Forest Row with the original “bowl” in the far back left corner.

Sam Roberts stalefish in the original Forest Row.

Sam Roberts stalefish in the original Forest Row.  Photo: Steven Bullen

Another view through the fence.

Another view through the fence.

Mitch Wheeler. Blunt at Forest Row before the addition / remodel.  Photo: Sam Roberts

Mitch Wheeler. Blunt at Forest Row before the additions / remodeling. Photo: Sam Roberts

Alice in Warriorland full length video from Warrior Skateboards

Vans and Warriors Skateboards present:

Alice in Warriorland (2014)

Starring:
Denis and Gilles Gallicchio (as Tweedle Dee & Dum)
Pero Jurkic (as Mad Hatter)
Igor Fardin (as The Walrus)
Livio Gritti (as Caterpillar)
Matteo Terrani (as Dinah)
Yari Copt (as White Rabbit)
Kevin Blaser (as Alice)

Directed and Edited by:
Yari Copt

Film by:
Yoann Hamonic

Photography by:
Alan Maag

Video Art:
Luca Montanaro

Additional filming:
The Warriors
Moris Freiburghaus
Yoann Hamonic
Yari Copt
Alan Maag
Enea Auberson
Sean Nguyen
Pascal Duschletta
Sergio Minnici
Lukino Ramelli
Yves Marchon
Tinmar le ouf
and more…

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Lozside DIY – Lausanne, Switzerland

“Here is the spot of the Loztown Crew, from Lausanne (Switzerland). A great adventure that started with nothing. Everybody paid for concretes bags themselves, and we build it as it comes! No plans, no rules, just Rock’n’Roll and fun. And it continues…”

Words: Martin Chassigneux
Photos: Tinmarleouf
Skater: Adrien Marco

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Lozside mini session with Canettes man at Fédé la Mitraille


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Jake Duncombe. Ollie. Photo: Brett Shipley
Payne Street backyard pool – Melbourne, Australia

The last bit was filthy. It was just pure stinking sludge, frogs and lizards everywhere. Finally we cleaned it completely then we gave it a quick wash down, waited for it to dry and skated it for about an hour before dark.…

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Axel “Pudi” Görger & Jocko Weyland – “Holz & Beton“

Starting in San Diego, hardened by the nexus of skateboarding’s emergence in the late 1950s, to Freiburg, where the virus had spread by the late 1970s, the two artists in this exhibition managed to forge, across time and space, a twenty-five year connection related to their passion for riding a simple plank attached by me…

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This is Gideon Lyimo, Tanzania's best skateboarder. He didn't compete in the contest because there was no any one to stand against him. At the end I gave him 10000 Tanzania shillings (5 euros) to motivate him to keep skating. I believe he will be countries first pro skater. Shown here with a boneless to the bank. He is also my assistant.
Confusion Day – Don Bosco skate park – Tanzania, Africa

It wasn't only the first Saturday of 2014 but for us it was also a Confusion Day. We ended the day with a superb contest and we had fun. Thankfully, we had no "hall of meat", no one got injured although we did brake one skateboard deck.…

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Lozside DIY – Lausanne, Switzerland

A great adventure that started with nothing. Everybody paid for concretes bags themselves, and we build it as it comes! No plans, no rules, just Rock'n'Roll and fun. …

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Coping Mechanism – Phil Evans’ documentary about Malmö, skateboarding and concrete

Phil Evans came to Malmö with his super8 camera about seven years ago and he has burned several miles of film on the subject since then. In many of Phil’s movies there has been a connection to Malmö in one way or another so it was inevitable that Phil was going to make a full length movie about the skate scene in Malmö…


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