Watch Stevie Williams, Erik Ellington, Lizard King, Neen Williams, Kevin Romar, Boo Johnson, Keelan Dadd, Spencer Hamilton, and Bjorn Johnston as they tear through Asia in this video that documents last year's tour. From vending machines and bullet trains in Japan, to maniacal manuals in a thrilla in Manila, to giant demos in Osaka, Taipei, and Hong Kong, the SUPRA 2012 Asia Tour was one of the best of the year.
The 2013 Dew Tour City Championships have kicked off in San Francisco. (You can watch all the action live right here.) One of the most highly-anticipated events will the be the street skating contest. Plenty of heavy hitters will be competing, including Paul Rodriguez and the newest member of the Dew skate team, Sean Malto. The skaters will be battling it out on a sick street course, complete with traditional obstacles and some that reflect iconic spots in SF, as skater Kevin Romar shows in this course preview.
In it's fifth year in Europe, the Vans Downtown Showdown skateboard contest rolled into Paris this year and did not disappoint. This event blends skateboarding, art, and street culture, with different brands creating unique obstacles for the skaters to shred. Top pros like Geoff Rowley, Kevin Romar, Pedro Barros, and Luan Oliveira showed up to skate everything from a mini Eiffel Tower to luxury luggage to the French Flag. See below for the full results.
Top 4 Teams:
1. Element (Ross McGouran, Phil Zwijsen, Nassim Guammaz, Karsten Kleppan)
2. Sweet (Gustav Tönneson, Josef Scott Jatta, Jonas Skröder, Nisse Ingemarsson)
3. Flip (Geoff Rowley, Ben Nordberg, Luan Oliveira, Louie Lopez)
4. Drop Dead (Pedro Barros, Rodolfo Ramos, Evandro Martins, Guilherme Guimarães, + guest Chris Pfanner)
1 Luan Oliveira
2 Louie Lopez
3 Yuri Facchini
1 Pedro Barros
2 Sylvain Tognelli
3 Louie Lopez
1 Josef Scott Jatta
2 Luan Oliveira
3 Louie Lopez
1 Nassim Guammaz
2 Karsten Kleppan
3 Chris Pfanner
Monster Quasimodo Prize: Evandro Martins
Best AM: Nassim Guammaz
Best Pro: Luan Oliveira
The term "best ever" gets thrown around way too often these days. But after you watch Supra's "Slings and Hammers" European Tour clip, it's hard not to call it the best tour video ever. It's 18 minutes of Chad Muska and Kevin Romar DJ-ing raves, Lizard King making out with crows, and Jim Greco, Tom Penny, and the rest of the Supra team throwing hammers all over Europe.
Things tend to get very out of hand when the Supra team goes on tour. And we love that about their incredibly diverse assemblage of a team. This time they decided to invade Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines with the likes of Jim Greco, Stevie Williams, Keelan Dadd, Neen Williams, Boo Johnson, Kevin Romar, Pat Rumney, and more. This clip is more skate heavy and less kissing crows heavy.
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Kevin Romar has one of the smoothest styles in skateboarding and is the owner of a world-class afro, just ask Skateline's Gary Rogers. On the new NKA Project, Romar talks about how he is preparing for the upcoming Tampa Pro skate contest, his recent DJing endeavors, and some of the Supra tours he'll be heading on this year. He even gives us a look at his new "Ramfro." Blind skateboard graphic.
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Pro skater and all-around incredible human Terry Kennedy brings you inside the skateboarding culture of Los Angeles in his new show from Network A, Skate And The City. From where it all started in Venice Beach to Downtown LA hotspots and into the streets of Long Beach. Terry teams up with pro skaters hitting up LA’s best skateparks, musicians with ties to skating, artists, and streetwear moguls with a heavy skate influence. Skate And The City hits the streets next week right here on Network A.
The Los Angeles series includes Terry Kennedy, Kevin Romar, Tristan Funkhauser, Kid Ink, Stevie Williams, Cyril Jackson, Felix Arguelles, Chad Tim Tim, Gary Rogers, Venice Skatepark, Stoner Park, Fairfax Avenue, Belmont Plaza, and much more.
On the new show "Skate And The City," pro skater and host Terry Kennedy shows how music, fashion, and skateboarding all intertwine on the streets of Los Angeles. Terry rolls around the streets of L.A. with skaters Kevin Romar and Tristan Funkhouser. From meeting up with one of the original Dogtown Z-Boys Nathan Pratt to stopping by Kid Ink's new music video shoot to hanging with Kevin Durant to chatting skate brands and streetwear with Stevie Williams, this is what Terry's Los Angeles is all about.
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Featuring: Terry Kennedy, Kevin Romar, Tristan "T-Funk" Funkhouser, Nathan Pratt, Stevie Williams, Kid Ink
Thanks to: Felix "Fuzzy" Babauta, Brian Alexander, Adrian Smith, DJ Ill Will, Fly Society, Crooks & Castles, DGK, Foundation Media, Born Original Productions, Thrasher, Kevin Durant