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Basque Pool Skate 2016 – Gernika

Basque Pool Skate is a series of events in Basque Country: Gernika, Ordizia, Getxo.

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Jaime Mateu – Three days in Valencia

Jaime Mateu – Three days in Valencia, Spain

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Perth Pool Session – Western Australia

They don’t come too often, but when you get word of a good pool, that one session can make up for lost time. This one kicked off with Cory who gave the Soggybones Skate Shop’s phone a bell. Thank fuck we picked up. Old mate had just emptied the pool that happened to be next door to his place. Turns out the pool had been sitting there for five months, hadn’t ever been ridden and as we found out, the transition was solid. We only had a quick window to smash it before it got pushed so we rounded up a few Soggybones team riders and mates.

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David Cabaret. Astusss mastermind. Backside disaster. Photo: Matthieu Gasc

Rabastock Fest 2016 • July 22-23rd

Based on free entrance, cheap beer, good music bands and huge skateboard sessions, this story had started from nothing. No money to make the stage, no wood to build the skatepark, the bands were plugged on an old tractor power take-off and the park was built out of pallets and plywood found here and there, sometimes during the night when everybody was asleep! These are just a few examples of what DIY means!

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Jaime Mateu. Tailgrab at La Kantera. Photo: Borja Casas

Jaime Mateu – Basque Adventure – filmed by Pablo Ribera

Jaime Mateu – Basque Adventure. Filmed by Pablo Ribera / Dab Productions

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Assault Skates – Welcome to Prince Park

Assault Skates – Welcome to Prince Park Featuring Brooks Bushman, Tiger Jones, Ned Hadden, Ace Pelka, and Riley Kozerski Filmed / edited by Jeff Biedenbach for Assault Skates

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Basque Pool Skate 2016 – Gernika

Basque Pool Skate is a series of events in Basque Country: Gernika, Ordizia, Getxo.

Skate in pools (concrete bowls) and shred good times with the locals and foreign skaters. The first event in Gernika was rad!!. Many young guns skating the pool (Julen Gonzalez, Yago Dominguez…..)

We made a jam session of under 16s, open-masters, and best trick. Mikel Muguerza won best trick with a hippy jump over the stairs.

The next event will be in Ordizia on July 23rd, and the final event in Getxo, September 3rd.

Come to skate!!!

Words + photos Borja Casas

Alberto

Alberto

Yago Dominguez

Yago Dominguez

Txus Domonguez

Txus Domonguez

Sergio Cadena

Sergio Cadena

Sendoa Altonaga

Sendoa Altonaga

Ripadaguarra

Ripadaguarra

Larrun Barrenetxea

Larrun Barrenetxea

Omar Ben Hamed

Omar Ben Hamed

Mikel Mugerza hippy jump over the ladder

Mikel Mugerza hippy jump over the ladder

Mikel Mugerza

Mikel Mugerza

Julen Gonzalez

Julen Gonzalez

Ian

Ian

Benny

Benny

Kiara

Kiara

Txapeldunak

Txapeldunak

Basque pool skate.

Basque pool skate.

Jaime Mateu – Three days in Valencia

Jaime Mateu – Three days in Valencia with Cuervo Rat

Filmed by Cuervo Rat / Old Rats Productions at Betero and Gulliver skateparks in Valencia, Spain. Song: “Loco” by Los Yorks

Perth Pool Session – Western Australia

They don’t come too often, but when you get word of a good pool, that one session can make up for lost time. This one kicked off with Cory who gave the Soggybones Skate Shop’s phone a bell. Thank fuck we picked up. Old mate had just emptied the pool that happened to be next door to his place. Turns out the pool had been sitting there for five months, hadn’t ever been ridden and as we found out, the transition was solid. We only had a quick window to smash it before it got pushed so we rounded up a few Soggybones team riders and mates.

This was one of the best pool sessions we’ve enjoyed in a long time. On board was Lachlan Micale, Skelts, BDog, Liam Keaney, Tex Hadley, Ruben Felix James, Joe Flemming, Uncle P, Big L, Stando, Barney and a few others.

Here’s a bunch of photos shot at two sessions at two different times on the one day.

Photos and words by Justin Ward

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Rabastock Fest 2016 • July 22-23rd

This ain’t no fairy tale, this a story about love, love of skateboarding, love of noisy rock music and of course, love of partying!!!

Deep in the South French countryside, where there’s not much concrete to skate, not many place to make gigs, a crazy crew of friends, bored by all the expensive music festivals and all the classic skateboard events, started to organize their own dream festival, this was ten years ago…

Jerome Chevallier. Frontide 5-0 grind over Yves. Photo: Matthieu Gasc

Jerome Chevallier. Frontide 5-0 grind over Yves. Photo: Matthieu Gasc

Based on free entrance, cheap beer, good music bands and huge skateboard sessions, this story had started from nothing. No money to make the stage, no wood to build the skatepark, the bands were plugged on an old tractor power take-off and the park was built out of pallets and plywood found here and there, sometimes during the night when everybody was asleep! These are just a few examples of what DIY means!

Sam Partaix. Heel block. Photo: Mattheiu Gasc

Sam Partaix. Heel block. Photo: Mattheiu Gasc

During the first editions, we were about 500 people experiencing the unique atmosphere of this two of party. Now we are more or less 5000! There are many beers sold, which mean more money to make more concerts and a bigger skatepark each year!

David Cabaret. Astusss mastermind. Backside disaster. Photo: Matthieu Gasc

David Cabaret. Astusss mastermind. Backside disaster. Photo: Matthieu Gasc

But still, the festival is still the same, all the crew are volunteers, including the bands. Still on a non-profit basis, nothing is done without love and motivation. Here your grandmother, punks and children can watch a skate session together, shared by real skateboard pros, kids who never skated before and local OGs during a live punk rock concert!

Cali is a true ripper. Frontside stalefish. Photo: David Lestrade

Cali is a true ripper. Frontside stalefish. Photo: David Lestrade

So look for Rabastens on your map and save the 22nd and 23rd of July 2016 to share the cheapest beer in France with us and get ready to take a bath in the nearby river to cure two days of partying and skateboarding!

Words by Luc Richard
Photos by David Lestrade, Matthieu Gasc and Red Rad


Filmed / edited by Denis Magné

Andy White from Scotland. Huge ollie. Photo: Red Rad

Andy White from Scotland. Huge ollie. Photo: Red Rad

RABASTOCK 2016. Artwork by Paul Krav Boca.

RABASTOCK 2016. Artwork by Paul Krav Boca.

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Jaime Mateu – Basque Adventure – filmed by Pablo Ribera

Jaime Mateu – Basque Adventure

Filmed by Pablo Ribera / Dab Productions

Jaime Mateu - cover shot of Confusion issue #13. Backside nosebone at Sondika in Basque Country. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Jaime Mateu – Confusion issue #13. Backside nosebone at Sondika in Basque Country. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Buy a copy of Confusion issue #13 here.

Jaime Mateu. Tailgrab at La Kantera. Photo: Borja Casas

Jaime Mateu. Tailgrab at La Kantera. Photo: Borja Casas