skateboarding

Red Bull Skateboarding

Is the traditional skate video as we know it really dead? What is the relevance of the skate video in this modern digital age?

The latest skate documentary from Red Bull (crafted by the guys at Knack Studios), ‘Pushing Forward’ takes a look at the emergence of the solo video part, the impact a traditional premiere still has, the hype behind the biggest team video in recent history and the future of skate videos.

01/Chapter One shines the spotlight on Ryan Decenzo during an important time in his career: as he prepared to drop his online solo video part “Double Down” for Thrasher. Ryan dedicated two full years to filming for this part. The question is raised: Was it worth it?

02/Has social media hurt or helped skateboarding? In Chapter Two of ‘Pushing Forward’ we look at the impact of social media on pro skateboarders and how the modern pro utilizes social media to manage their own brand.

03/So, who really controls skateboarding these days? In Chapter Three of Pushing Forward, we scratch the surface of understanding the modern concept of ‘skater-run’ companies and the role of corporations in the skateboard industry. Torey Pudwill, CEO of Grizzly Griptape, provides us with a unique perspective on what it’s like to run his own company and be a pro skater at the same time.

Credits:
Producer: Sej (Anthony Sedgwick)
Principle Cinematography: Ted Newsome, Jon Holland
Editors: Brian Olliver, David Brunelli
GFX: Birgar Olsen
Second Camera: Jeffrey Moustache, Ira Ingram
Special thanks: Erik Bragg, Element, Transworld Skateboarding, Thrasher, Ewan Bowman, Ty Evans, Girl Skateboards.

Read More

By admin
Nike ‘Block Series’ Outtakes

Filming for the Nike Block Surf Series last year in France and Spain, we filmed this segment with one of the locals from the Sopelana Surf Club, Txaber Gaminde. Txaber was such a cool guy and took us over to his local in Algorta, which just happened to be one of the raddest skate parks we've seen. Unfortunately the skate section didnt see the light of the day in the clips, with Nike only wanting to feature surfing in the final clips… So with the project wrapped up, it was a shame to leave this on the editing room floor! Enjoy, and go visit…. Such an awesome part of the world!

Read More

By admin
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA NYC

Last year Knack worked on the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA skateboard competition in New York City.

BAR_NYC

Read More

By admin
Van’s Bowl-A-Rama – Roll In

You know it’s summer in Bondi when the Van’s Bowl-a-Rama rolls into town, and once again Knack working with Ideas Man media created it’s award winning* web series Roll In.
Check them out!
(*We havent won any award but mum said it would if we entered it)

Roll In 5//Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi – The Official Wrap Up from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

After a rain delay on Saturday, the Gods held back the storm long enough for the 9th Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi to be run! If you missed the live webcast, catch up on the best bits right here…

Roll In 3//Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi – Festival of the Skateboard from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

More then just a skate contest, the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi is a week long Festival of the Skateboard.

Track: Coming Around by The Rude Heads.

Roll In 2//Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi – Generations from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

On the eve of the 9th Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi, Lizzie Armanto and Alex Sorgente talk about skating in Bondi for the first time. Lizzie, 20 years old, will make history as the first female to compete in the Pro Division and Alex, 15 years old, is looking good after podium finishes in both at the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA New York IN 2012 and the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington last week.

Sydney’s stunning Bondi Beach welcomes the return of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi from February 19 – 23 for its ninth consecutive year of awesome skateboarding and events. Following it’s the first event of the international series, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington (held one week prior), Bondi promises to continue the festivities with an even hotter lineup of international skateboarding legends at the biggest professional bowl skating contest this side of the equator.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012 saw original Bones Brigade member Steve Caballero (USA) knock out the competition to win his fifth Masters Title while crowds blew up in a well-deserved cheer. Following suit, teen prodigy Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) blasted his way through the competition to earn first place on the Pro leader board for the third year running, in front of Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DENMARK).

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2013 draws a stellar list of international talent, including the pumped-to-win runners up from last year’s event, alongside crowd favourites: Pedros Barros (BRAZIL), Steve Caballero (USA), and Josh Rodriguez (USA). For the first time ever Christian Hosoi (USA) will be hitting bondi beach skatepark, whilst they all battle it out for the $100,00AUD prize purse. The competition on the Bowl is guaranteed to be fierce.

“Rad!!! Some amazing skating is going on here in Wellington, New Zealand, it’s set for an epic PRO showdown on Saturday and then it’s off to the big-mama of skateboarding; the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi see you on the beach!!” Comments Master skateboarder Pat Ngoho.

The PRO division is one of the strongest ever assembled, with a list of riders including Pedro Barros, Josh Rodriguez, Rune Glifberg, Jack Fardell, Nolan Monroe, Sky Siljeg, Nathan Beck, Kalani David, Bucky Lasek, Josh Stafford, Kevin Kowalski, Mike Owen, Charlie Blair, Alex Sorgente, Steve Pineiro, Omar Hassan, Otavio Neto, Rion Linderman, Joshua Borden, Nilo Pecannha, Andy Macdonald, Marcos Gabriel, Renton Millar, Ben Hatchell, Alex Perelson, Curren Caples, Ben Raybourn, Sam Beckett, and Zach Miller, all looking to skate their way to a spot on the podium.

The Masters Division includes skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi (first time competing at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi), Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Sean Goff, Eddie Elguera, Sergie Ventura, Lester Kasai, Michael Mulhall, Jeff Grosso and George Orton.

Another year down and another Bondi just around the corner. This will be my second year at Australia’s most infamous bowl contest, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi. Every year this contest grows and brings in fresh and exciting skateboarders, right to the beautiful Bondi Beach. If your not there, we had fun. If you are, Strap yourself in and lets get buck.” Comments Australian Champion, Jack Fardell”

In addition to hosting the world’s most recognized skateboard talent Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi will once again award wild card entries to the winners of the Hurley Australian Bowl-riders competition (ABC™) held at Newcastle’s Bar Beach. These talented underdogs bring a whole new level of competition to the pool, making the pros sweat it out as they battle for the titles.

This year at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi will have the Dew AM Jam, the amateur comp running as part of the day’s events. It was created by Mt Dew to give young amateur skaters the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of media and sponsors from around the world.

This year $3000 is on the line for the best overall skater during the comp and the Order of Skaters will be provided on the day of the event. The runs will be judged by Mt Dew skaters Renton Millar and Nathan Beck as well as Sergie Ventura.

“We’re all arriving in Bondi right now from the best Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington so far. Building on the energy levels from last week means that everyone is in for one of the most amazing weeks of skateboard culture ever seen on the fine shores of Bondi. As lifelong fans we can’t wait to be part of it. Not only do we have new talent coming up to shake the tree but also a heavy list of scene builders that created the whole thing in the first place. Young guns like; Alex Sorgente, Jack Fardell and Kalani David side by side with the old dogs; Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Adrian Jones and George Orton is going to be bloody awesome!” Comments Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events.

Fans outside of Sydney can watch the action live via a global webcast from www.bowlarama.com.au, live Fuel TV broadcast and the Vans Live 2.0 App.

Roll In 1//Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi – Pedro Barros from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

In the lead up to the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi, we catch up with 3 time winner Pedro Barros.

Track: Bad Kids Skype Too by Samoan Punks

Sydney’s stunning Bondi Beach welcomes the return of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi from February 19 – 23 for its ninth consecutive year of awesome skateboarding and events. Following it’s the first event of the international series, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington (held one week prior), Bondi promises to continue the festivities with an even hotter lineup of international skateboarding legends at the biggest professional bowl skating contest this side of the equator.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012 saw original Bones Brigade member Steve Caballero (USA) knock out the competition to win his fifth Masters Title while crowds blew up in a well-deserved cheer. Following suit, teen prodigy Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) blasted his way through the competition to earn first place on the Pro leader board for the third year running, in front of Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DENMARK).

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2013 draws a stellar list of international talent, including the pumped-to-win runners up from last year’s event, alongside crowd favourites: Pedros Barros (BRAZIL), Steve Caballero (USA), and Josh Rodriguez (USA). For the first time ever Christian Hosoi (USA) will be hitting bondi beach skatepark, whilst they all battle it out for the $100,00AUD prize purse. The competition on the Bowl is guaranteed to be fierce.

“Rad!!! Some amazing skating is going on here in Wellington, New Zealand, it’s set for an epic PRO showdown on Saturday and then it’s off to the big-mama of skateboarding; the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi see you on the beach!!” Comments Master skateboarder Pat Ngoho.

The PRO division is one of the strongest ever assembled, with a list of riders including Pedro Barros, Josh Rodriguez, Rune Glifberg, Jack Fardell, Nolan Monroe, Sky Siljeg, Nathan Beck, Kalani David, Bucky Lasek, Josh Stafford, Kevin Kowalski, Mike Owen, Charlie Blair, Alex Sorgente, Steve Pineiro, Omar Hassan, Otavio Neto, Rion Linderman, Joshua Borden, Nilo Pecannha, Andy Macdonald, Marcos Gabriel, Renton Millar, Ben Hatchell, Alex Perelson, Curren Caples, Ben Raybourn, Sam Beckett, and Zach Miller, all looking to skate their way to a spot on the podium.

The Masters Division includes skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi (first time competing at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi), Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Sean Goff, Eddie Elguera, Sergie Ventura, Lester Kasai, Michael Mulhall, Jeff Grosso and George Orton.

Another year down and another Bondi just around the corner. This will be my second year at Australia’s most infamous bowl contest, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi. Every year this contest grows and brings in fresh and exciting skateboarders, right to the beautiful Bondi Beach. If your not there, we had fun. If you are, Strap yourself in and lets get buck.” Comments Australian Champion, Jack Fardell”

Read More

By admin
Tic Taco 2013

Its that time again folks! Save the date! This year Tic Taco brings to you a group art show of grand scale with illustrators, fine artists, street artists and photographers all submitting work under the ‘Exploration of Australian Skateboarding’ title. It’s going to be MASSIVE.
Tuesday the 19th February – 2013 – Beach Burrito Co. Bondi Beach

Read More

By admin
Vans Bowl-a-Rama – Roll In

With the Vans Bowl-a-Rama in New York City for the first time ever, along side ideas man media we created a few clips for Frontside Events around and during the competition. Check out Corbin Harris and Jack Fardell rip up the street in rainy NYC in the First Episode and the competition wrap up in Episode Three!

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA NYC 2012 – Roll In #1 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Corbin Harris and Jack Fardell hit the streets of NYC in preparation for the first ever Vans Bowl-a-Rama in New York City!

Vans Bowl-a-Rama New York 2012 – Roll In #3 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

The final installment of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA New York Roll In series. Pedro Barros and Lance Mountain were the winners, but this contest was so much more about bringing bowl skating back to New York!

Music//Barnzy.

Read More

By admin
Tic Taco III

Now in it’s 3rd year, Tic Taco brings to you another selection of skateboard photographs by Knack Studios photographer Justin Barnwell. Throw in some frozen margaritas, a few beers, some sloppy taco’s and it’s a party. This year the show consisted of photographs documenting the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA past events as well as special guests at the Bondi Bowl dating back to 2006. With photographs of skating superstars Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero & Shaun White as well as the always amazing talent at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA the B&W photographs were all printed on archival art paper. mmm nice. Check out the Poster and a few prints below…

Read More

By admin
Roll In for Vans BOWL-A-RAMA

Over the week of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Knack has been creating the Roll In series for Frontside Events, the brains behind BOWL-A-RAMA and presented by Surf Dive & Ski. It was a HUGE week with a video being pumped out EVERYDAY. Roll In is your daily dose of the 2012 Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi. Each day leading up to the iconic bowl contest Roll In will deliver a fresh update from the festival of skateboarding; the free sessions, the parties and the people. All though not getting much sleep this week, we loved every minute of it. Check out the episodes below… Or watch them on Fuel TV!

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 6 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

The Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi was wrapped up for another year! From the Art Shows, the Parties and an amazing day of skateboarding, the 2012 Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi will go down in the history books with Steve Caballero winning his 5th consecutive Masters title and Pedro Barros winning his 3rd consecutive Pro title.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 5 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Love n Guts, the annual skater created art show at the Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi is back again and this years theme ‘Empty Culture’ showcases some amazing work by Steve Caballero, Pat Ngoho, Dean Tirkot, Chad Ford and Sasha Steinhorst.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 3 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

In 1992 an icon was born; the Vans Half Cab. 20 years later step inside the private Bondi roof top party for Steve Caballero and find out how this classic shoe came to be… Featuring Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso and Omar Hassan.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 4 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Once again, the Surf Dive n Ski Broken Bones demo transplants the cream of the Vans Bowl-a-Rama skaters from the beachside bowl in Bondi to a mini ramp across the bridge! This year Corbin Harris was joined by Aussies Jack Fardell and Shane Azar, and Internationals Sky Siljeg, Curren Caples and Juergen Horrwarth.

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 2 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Now in it’s 3rd year, Tic Taco brings to you another selection of skateboard photographs by local Bondi photographer Justin Barnwell. Throw in some frozen margaritas, a few beers, some sloppy taco’s and it’s a party. This year the show consists of photographs documenting BOWL-A-RAMA past events as well as special guests at the Bondi Bowl dating back to 2006. With photographs of skating superstars Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero & Shaun White as well as the always amazing talent at BOWL-A-RAMA!

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 1 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

Roll In is your daily dose of the 2012 Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi. Each day leading up to the iconic bowl contest Roll In will deliver a fresh update from the festival of skateboarding; the free sessions, the parties and the people.

Read More

By admin
ABC – Skateboarding

The Hurley Australian Bowl-riding Championships went down over the weekend, with Renton Millar edging out Jack Fardell to take the Pro Final, Mick Mulhall topping the Masters, Poppy Olsen winning the Girls Division and Ben Kay taking out the Dew Am Jam. Here’s the wrap-up and results that Knack Studios pumped out a day after the event finished.

The Hurley Australian Bowl-riding Championships went down over the weekend, with Renton Millar edging out Jack Fardell to take the Pro Final, Mick Mulhall topping the Masters, Poppy Olsen winning the Girls Division and Ben Kay taking out the Dew Am Jam.Here’s the wrap-up and results.

Music By Red Ink: www.facebook.com/redinkmusic

Read More

By admin
SHAUN WHITE – BONDI BEACH

With Shaun White in Sydney launching his new range of Oakley Sunglasses, Knack was lucky enough to catch the super human himself tearing apart their local skatepark a stones through from studio. Check out the video the guys put together below, shot by Rob Norman and with Photography and an edit by Justin Barnwell.

Shaun White – Bondi Beach from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

Shaun White - Bondi Beach

Read More

By admin