Thursday, September 27, 2012

David Gonzales: Possessed To Skate

Check out the brand new Gonzales' footage, fueled by Thrasher Magazine and Volcom. You better prepare before seeing it, because this video is going to shred your mind! prepare to thrash!

Check the full video on Thrasher's official wbesite:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Good bye to a legend: Tom Sims (1950-2012)

We got very sad news. Tom Sims died the past Monday, Sept 12th, from a heart attack.  Sims won the Snowboard World Champion (1983) and the Skateboard Champ as well (1975). Moreover, he founded two companies focused on these two diciplines, which ones are Sims Snowboard and Sims Skateboard.

Tom has done a lot for the boarding sports and scene, such as improvements on deck's desings and the very  first halfpipe and freestyle boards. He also produced, as we have said, skate and longboards, which some of these were used even by the world famous skater Tony Hawk.

From Ridetime we  tribute this legend and give our condolences to the family.

RIP Tom Sims (1950-2012)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pic of the Day: Big Flips

For today, we got a comp of the best anf biggest flips ever caught. check out the pics and judge yourself.

Big FS Flip by Fabrizio Santos!
Photo: Andrew Durso

Big Kickflip
George Simmonds

Cory Lakeman, Kickflip
Photo: Woytowich 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Skater of the Day: Bastien Salabanzi

The nowadays very popular and loved European skateboarder, Bastien Salabanzi, is being covered by RideTime!

For those who doesn't know, Bastien has been ripping it since 1999, having performed parts on different skate videos, through a variety of sponsors and labels. Going back to the past, in fact ten years ago, a pretty young Salabanzi was killing it along the Flip's crew, job that ended up with this living clasic. (check out the first trick on the video, the signature Salabanzi's flip)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Skate Spots: The DC Embassy

After creating the biggest skateramp under the supervision of the living leyend Danny Way, and constructing the first and largest Skate Plaza, the DC Shoes company did it again, and provided to the European riders one of the cleanest skate training facilities, The DC Embassy. This"Embassy" is located on Barcelona, and it has been visited by riders from all over the globe. Bacerlona is considered as the "Meca" of the sport, so for that reason, the international shoes company decided to invade the country and settle down for once on the old continent. The outcomes of this facility can be already seen, in fact some of the finalist of the nowadays popular Street League were strictly trained on this park.

Bastien Salabanzi, one of the biggest European skateboarders out there, is part of the selection of riders that represents the brand on Barcelona and at rest of the continent as well. Salabanzi trains at the Embassy as much as he could, and the results are visible to all the skateboarding community. This fact let us think in one aspect that may be affecting skaters from the rest of the world, especially ones who belong to poorer regions. The question is, does these kind of facilities, such as the "DC Embassy", improves directly the level of pro skaters? The answer is definitely yes. For this reason, "embassies" must be constructed in different parts of the world, making the progression of the sport a little bit more fair and democratic.

These are the facilities, the dream of any skater, the pleasure of just a little group, am I right?

Check out the latest video of the Embassy, with their special guests, the Razis brothers, Enjoy!

Southamerican attack! from THE DC EMBASSY on Vimeo.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pic of the Day: Grant Taylor

As the skateboarding oldschool legend, John Cardiel said about Taylor, " He can go a little bit higher, a little more technical, everything just a little bit more". Here it is the proof of Cardiel's words. Massive ollie over the hip.

Taylor, the American 21 years old AWS team rider, is recognized for being a really sick and limitless skateboarder. Grant represents the progression that a new generation of skaters are giving to the dicipline. Massive drops, pretty high wallrides and ditch drop-ins demonstrate how this young-blood rider respect the old style but taking it to a brand new level.

Skater of the Year, Thasher Magazine

Ollie over a ditch, Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.

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