East Coast transplant, lover of avocados and proud wearer of peacock-coloured pants, Yaje Popson is now pro for Alien Workshop alongside San Jose native, and the very first abductee of the reborn Sect, Joey Guevara.
Yaje has killed it over the last year, becoming the latest in East Coast lineage to ride for the Workshop after getting on a little over a year ago and his part in 2016’s the Dany video is a frequently revisited one! Check out the AWS Detroit footage log, featuring both Yaje and Joey, which The Sovereign Sect broadcasted on Speedway’s behalf and have a read of our interview with Joey from a little while back by clicking here.
Welcome Skate Store are close to wrapping up their first full length shop video. Filmed by Josh Hallett, featuring George Smith, Will Sheerin, Liam Hobson, James ‘Foz’ Foster, Mike Clarkson, Tom Zealand, Mike Arnold alongside many more shop riders and associates, this is not one to be missed.
Titled ‘Paul,’ – tickets for the premiere are available on Welcome’s website so get yourself over to buy one and hang on to it after the prem as it warrants you a free copy of the DVD! Secure your seat for £3.50 by clicking here!
Continue reading “Welcome Skate Store presents ‘Paul,’ – premiere details.”
A teaser for Austyn Gillette’s new apparel brand, FORMER, which is officially go as of yesterday.
Co-owned by Austyn, alongside Team Average surfer buddies Craig Anderson and Dane Reynolds – Dylan Rieder was also heavily involved before his tragic passing. If you’re a fan of noir imagery and smooth styles then it’s going to be one for you. We’re stoked on this one as it appears to pick up nicely where Analog Clothing left off in terms of a skate/surf hybrid where each half of the brand complimenting the other.
No word on any UK stockists of yet however FORMER’s webstore does have international shipping. Find out more from Monster Children and their interview with the three owners by clicking the photo of Austyn below!
Photo: Ash Wilson. All other photography courtesy of Kev unless credited otherwise.
Skateboard scenes are microcosmic, filled with their own rich history and folklore passed down from generation to generation. Thankfully, every period produces at least one person who picks up a camera and, in the process of capturing those around them, unintentionally becomes one of the most important figures of their epoch.
Continue reading “Our Friends On The Mersey: Kevin Banks & John Dalton”
After rolling his ankle on a HUF trip to Japan, Brad Cromer decided to capture the team’s visit via the trusty medium of his iPhone camera. Phone footage or not, Brad’s clip is well edited and there’s some lovely slow mo skateboarding with Austyn Gillette and Dick Rizzo. That boardslide alone warrants repeated viewings, you’ll know the one when you see it…
Leeds based photographer Reece Leung, has an upcoming exhibition at Liverpool’s fantastic Bold Street Coffee. Launching at 7PM on 25th February, the exhibition runs until 25th March and will feature a selection of Reece’s work published in Sidewalk Magazine, TransWorld and various other skateboarding publications over the last year or so. Details below, see you there! Visit Reece’s website at reeceleung.com and follow him on Instagram at @reeceleung.
Bold Street Coffee, 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF, 0151 707 0760
And whilst we’re on the subject of skateboarding and coffee, have a read of our interview with Sidewalk staff photographer Chris Johnson about his own exhibition hosted at Bold Street a little while back – ‘In Good Company’.
In-between team management duties for Vans, and prior to his recent move to London, the skateboarder informally known as Manhead spent a solid part of the last year filming for ‘Little Paradise’ with Bristol-based filmer James Harris. Josh’s section from the video went up yesterday as a Valentine’s Day treat so give it a watch, buy a copy from your local skate shop and then stick on The National Skateboard Company’s first full length video to see more of Manhead smashing it.