Joe has landed himself a spot on the Envy USA team. With every new addition to a team, the community is fortunate enough to get a Welcome Edit. Joe has been known for slaying the parks on the East Coast and this video is another piece of evidence. A bunch of this video was filmed at Shields and TIC were Joe has gotten very comfortable. So many bangers so peep and enjoy.
This had me extra excited due to the fact I never get to see much footage from Alex. For a Rider Tag, Alex headed to Monster Skate Park. Monster being a more ” fly box & big air” style park, I was surprised to see how Alex handled himself on the course. The downside tooth caught my eye. Check it out.
Ryan Williams keeps pushing the gnar on the mega ramp. Over the least couple years he has brought us bangers like the double front flip and the double backflip tuck. The list goes on and in an attempt to add triple backflip, he unfortunately took a gnarly fall. It sucks to see a homie crash that bad but word is Ryan is alright. Good to hear, maybe we will be seeing it soon. Who thinks he can stick it?
As he returned from his adventure to Paris, Greg decides to drop a collection of throwaway clips. Hopefully this is a sign that he has stacked some new footage overseas! But for what we have today, this footage claims a variety of good spots and as always Greg’s clean style.
Shred the Block is going to be a big event for the Swiss scene; primary Montreux has been the only event we hear about from Switzerland. The growth of more activities in a new region certainly is great evidence of the expansion of the sport. Some international riders attending include Elliot Arnold, Remi Bouchard, and Johan Walzel. Below from Micro, Benj Friant and Hunter Bechtle got together to make a promo showcasing the park. I think it’s a good toss up for who could take it away for the first Shred the Block Contest.
Cameron Poe has quickly grabbed the attention of the industry as has talent has landed him a position on Proto Flow as well as Scooter Zone; His latest activities now include starting a brake company. I can’t help but admire his spirit and eagerness to get involved and not to mention his style is magnificent. Hopefully this is just the beginning of many great promo’s from Cameron.
Never had much communication from New Zealand which is what made this video an extra exciting watch. Flavor has been an Aussi brand that has been involved in the New Zealand scene for some time and their pro rider James Ruse has made a big splash. James possess both the street skills to hit the ledges and the park skills to hit big gaps and do crazy tricks like 720-ing a spine. WHAT! Enjoy his latest edit and keep your eyes on Flavor!
Addict’s newest AM rider Mathias Hoist used his VX to capture a bunch of raw action from the Montreux this past month and even though it may now by Hollywood filming and editing you can definitely appreciate the gnarness of how everyone gets down. Great watch so get to it and let us know what you think.
While the rest of the community has been raging about the Dirt Scoots, Benj Friant has been in the mountains of Switzerland stacking on his Snow Scoot. Micro Xtreme has hooked him up again and I hope the industry will be fortunate enough to have a product for this sometime in the near future. Maybe next winter? But for now we get to watch Benj kill the white skate park with a new edit! Check it out and leave a comment below.
Dissidence has a reputation of leaving havoc wherever they go. If you are ever fortunate enough to be on an adventure with them, you will have a story to tell. With this being the forth year of their annual Paris Street Jam, there was once again is another epic tale to follow.
In a line with the legacy of the Jam, there is the fame of the spot known as Bercy. Ever year since the original Jam, the street riders of Paris have gathered to throw down on the five block. This year as the jam began hundreds of kids overflowed the Bercy foundation. Normally this makes for a perfect street jam spot, big open space and a variety of obstacles from small ledges to massive sets. But this year had a different path; Kevin Demay, co-founder of Dissidence, thought of adding a rail to the stair set. In the past, they simply set a rail on the stiars but not this time. In attempts to make it more permanent, the decision was made to drill and bolt the rail into the ground. Maybe not the best decision because when security came… they were not having it! Quickly problems began to arise as security came and removed the rail; the audience began to boo and a riot sparked. The chaos grabbed the attention of the police and the situation went from bad to worse. Cyrille Benzidane, other co-founder of Dissidence, was detained by the police as they searched for evidence to hold charges. Unfortunately for them, the evidence was quickly disposed and the “drill” used for ” destruction of property” was never found. With nothing to continue the investigation on the scene, Cyrille was released and v4 Jam would continue.
Bercy would see some action as the French got the opportunity to reveal their hammers. Yohann Cavazzloi had the fame for the 5 block, his double decade was dumbfounding. Many riders also brought good tricks to the table including a board whip down the long hubba. In the spirit of the Jam, the best always comes out, not the mention the chance to go home with $2000 for the Best Trick is also great motivation. Day one had more then a handful of memories, what would day two bring?
For the second day, we met at La Defense, location of the Grand Arch in Paris. This spot had potential to be another great compound with different obstacles to hit. As before problems arose; the security was practically waiting for us as we arrived there was a guard standing directly in front of the spot. Having this happen two days in a row was making the community upset and the familiar ”booooo” began. To avoid another riot, the leaders instructed everyone to head to the other side of La Defense. After a quick conversation with security, we were permitted to ride the 19 stair and rail. A bit unusual of them to allow but no matter what you give the French to ride, they will take it.
No warm up needed, the French started to chuck themselves down a 19 stair. If it were me? I would… actually I did just watch as bodies began to fly. Laurent Ninos must have been made of steel because with a good half dozen attempts, he hurled a 180 down the 19 stair. Every time he landed, I found my fingers crossed that he would roll away with the half cab. Unfortunately the impact was too much to withstand and the 180 was unconquerable.
From Alpha Omega, Cory Vanlew had his eyes set on the rail. Normally he has the grind plate on but not today. With ease though the rail was done and Cory Vanlew grabbed the spotlight.
(credit to Romain Negrichi FB)
The Dissidence Jam never stops with the surprises. Bangers from unknown stars or chaos in the streets, Dissidence embodies a certain level of destruction but also a much needed spirit for the community. The V4 jam was one to remember and if you ever get a chance to go….. book your tickets, catch a train, ride a lama. Do what you got to do to be there. Congratulations to Yohann Cavazzloi, winner of the best trick, and everyone else who participated Be on the watch for the anticipated Roots Boy Edit, you don’t want to miss it. See everyone next year for v5!