Pro wakeskaters Brian Grubb and Dominik Preisner get a once in a lifetime opportunity to session the famous rice terraces of Banaue, in the Philippines. This is pretty incredible.
Before there’s a flood of comments, Red Bull states that none of the plants or wildlife were harmed during the project, everything was done with agreements from the locals.
I’ve wakeskated before and it is insanely difficult to even ollie the board, let alone hit a rail between rice fields.
Watch the video below!
A few weeks ago I was brought out to Arizona by Hypebeast to be a part of Levi’s “Station to Station” project and got to chat with Florian “Doc” Kaps, the founder of The Impossible Project.
This is 10 mins of an hour long conversation we had (in really awkward chairs) and it kinda ends just as it’s getting to the good stuff, but it’s better than it being way too long.
Becoming friends with Doc was the highlight of the entire trip for me, when we shared ideas it was like our heads were two puzzle pieces interlocking. We will definitely be working on a project together in the future.
After we filmed this piece an amazing thing happened, we were having a beer together in another train car, and randomly Giorgio Moroder and Bruce Sudano sat down with us. Some may only recognize Giorgio from the recent Daft Punk album but to me he is the guy who scored Top Gun. What I didn’t realise is he is also the guy who made the first electronic live-to-digital album in 1979. He is Mr. Digital. Doc on the other hand, having devoted years of his life to saving Polaroid from destruction, is Mr. Analog.
The two Mr.’s got into one of the greatest arguments I’ve ever witnessed.
It was a friendly argument, but definitely an impassioned one. Digital versus analog, one-off experiences versus multiple viewings, which of these make life better? The Giorgio side of my brain wishes the conversation had been recorded but the Doc side of my brain enjoys the fact it wasn’t.
You can watch my conversation with Doc below!
Part 2 of Nike’s “Never Not” film is required viewing if you snowboard. Actually, I think it’s inspiring regardless as its focus is really on passion and ambition. The director Per-Hampus Stålhandske beautifully captures the relentless pursuit of a goal.
Now I realise action sports and creative arts are opposites in a lot of ways (I’m usually not risking broken legs when I use a pencil crayon) but when I watch things like this I question how passionate I am about reaching my own goals.
Having said all that, it’s not just a bunch of talking heads. The riding is serious! The screengrab above, for example, is a heli shot of Halldór Helgason back flipping a huge roof gap.
Watch the film below! The opening makes me wanna ride so bad!
Kutiman, the famous Youtube remixer, is back! The artist has started a series now where he visits cities, records his own video clips, mashes them all together, and creates music. You might remember his last video “Thru Jerusalem”. This time he visits Tokyo!
Watch the “Thru Tokyo” video below!