Previously: Chris Haffey – fakie dub rodeo 1080 (first try).
Previously: Chris Haffey – fakie dub rodeo 1080 (first try).
Levi van Rijn spent his summer on skating, and the result speaks for itself. Tricks on spots all over the Netherlands, from his hometown Katwijk to Groningen in the north.
Filmed by Thijs Tel. Song: Love – A House Is Not A Motel.
The MTV EMA touches down this weekend in Amsterdam and from the buzz in the city, there’s no doubt it’s going to be an out of this world party.
You might know it as a city of culture, canals, coffee houses, and chill – and home to MTV Voices first ever Pop-Up but what’s it really like to live in the “Jamaica of Europe”?
Four Amsterdammers show us their city, from the blades and ramps that make it their home. If you don’t like big falls, from big heights, probably don’t watch… Article on Mtvvoices.com.
During the Shred Cologne 2013 weekend I shot footage of all the Dutch bladers and bladies and made this edit of all the material.
August van der Velden is killing the streets of the Netherlands in his latest street profile, lacing tricks on steep rails as if they are some random practice rails. He’s known for his clean style, and came in second at the Summerclash 2013 miniramp finals.
Filmed & edited by Thijs Tel. Song: Kanye West – Champion. Photo.
Previously: Young Blood, August van der Velden & Dominic Bruce.
The Summerclash 2013 passed by way too fast. What started with a thunderstorm, broken trees and heavy rain on Thursday night, turned into a 72 hour rush, packed with the best street and miniramp blading Europe has seen in a long time, wild camping parties, nonstop sunshine and a best vibe one can hope for.
700 bladers and friends gathered from 30 different nations and turned the Mellowpark into an official blading festival.
As you can see, the results look different to what you’re used to. We decided to split the first place between four people. Its not because the judges were too lazy to decide, its simply because the Summerclash and blading in general shouldn’t be about egos, rankings or pretending we are something that we simply are not.
The finals turned into the craziest thing happening in blading for a long long time. Everyone sessioned and pushed the other to go bigger and better. It wasn’t about the biggest spin at the biggest ramp, it was about 5 guys ripping a real-street-trash park.
Clips featuring Montre Livingston, Nils Jansons, David Sizemore, Nick Lomax and Anthony Pottier. Music by Daan Hegt (Flashgrimey.bandcamp.com).
Five guys that showed how cool and mature blading can look like. Not just a best trick comp at one big obstacle.
Everyone in the finals skated different sections of the park and picked their favorite obstacle. A bunch of people that love blading all skated at the same level while being surrounded by another 700 people that were screaming and celebrating blading.
Having a 4-person tie was just the right thing to do in that moment.
It’s been 7 months since Levi van Rijn’s first street profile was released, and in that time he’s been picked up by Razors and Thisissoul.
Meanwhile we’ve been working hard to get new footage, skating whenever it wasn’t raining. Enjoy this profile shot in the first months of 2013! – Thijs Tel.
Additional footage: August van der Velden, Jack van der Plas.
Song: Turbo Fruits – Mama’s mad cause I fried my brain.
Previously: Levi van Rijn (14), 2012 Street Profile by Thijs Tel.
14 Year old Levi van Rijn is one of the young upcoming skaters from the Netherlands, based in the small city of Katwijk.
He is starting to make a name for himself in the Dutch scene, and skated his first international competition earlier this month at Shred Cologne, Germany.
We’ve been filming over the span of the late summer, resulting in his first street profile. Keep your eyes on him. – Thijs Tel.
Secondary Cameras: Jack van der Plas, Rik van Huik, Koen van Rijn.
Song: The Who – My Generation (Original Mono). Thanks Survivor (forums).
“After sorting all footage on my HD, I came across a lot of unused footage from the last two years. This edit was made using all the leftovers I had from 2010. Mostly un-used outdoor and indoor park footage, but also some street tricks”.
Skaters in order of appearance: Pascal Tan, Bojd Vredevoogd, Erik Droogh, Indy Wong, Edwin Wieringh, Terence Buyne, Ryan Claus, Ivo Vegter, Diego Bent, Hans Hardonk, Jelle Briggeman, Orveo Mac Donald, Bartosz Beller, Remy Schmidt, Rik van Huik, Floris Rijkenberg, Donny Koster, Bram Jonker, Luca Gobbo, Max Fes, Tjeerd Weijers, Thijs Tel, Dominik Vzatek, Arne Elgersma, Sem Croft and Robert Guerrero.
Songs: (Outdoor) The Black Keys – Stop Stop ; (Indoor) The Redwalls – It’s Alright.
Pascal Tan is one of the up and coming skaters from Amsterdam, The Netherlands who is quickly building a name for himself with his clean style, fun personality and professional attitude towards skating.
He is on the Razors Flow team as well as on the Thisissoul Team, and can be found skating weekly in Amsterdam or other cities in the Netherlands.
Footage for this remix edit was mainly shot in Amsterdam and Barcelona, almost all in 2011.
Camera: Thijs Tel, Maarten Albrecht, Cavin Brinkman, Rik van Huik, Tjeerd Weijers, Bojd Vredevoogd, Ryan Claus, Tripod ; Editing: Pascal Tan, Thijs Tel ; Effects: Alex Schrama.
Song: Game – Red Nation (Ft. Lil’ Wayne).
After picking up Montre at the airport in the morning, we spent an hour or two showing him around the shop and had some breakfast. Luckily what started out as a grey day with a lot of rain turned in to one filled with sun at the end of the afternoon.
Perfect weather for the planned streetsession at the Sloterdijk train station in Amsterdam. But, before the session we still had a day to fill, so we started out skating a small miniramp and ended up skating some very sweet street spots.
quoting Thijs Tel:
Remember the competition Kevin Dowling won a few months ago? Olympus NL is holding a similiar competition.
Making a video of the best place in town was the challenge and I’ve entered with this edit featuring Tyron Ballantine, Pascal Tan, Karakan and others (Amsterdam).
Song: Emalkay – When I look at you.
To vote for Thijs go to this page & click on the huge STEM button (TIL: stem means vote in dutch) ; 293 votes for the moment.