Featuring: Yuto Goto, Nils Jansons, Kate Bedrata, Lauric Picard, Francesco Famà, Zachary Pollak, Yuto Akiyama and Matis Mallie. Edited by: Marco Valera. Filmed by Marco Valera, Sergio Pontillo, Robert Spassov, and Freddy White. Produced by Martina Margiotta and Roces. Photos.
With Grant Hazelton,
Zack Pollak &
Giuseppe Lunetto. Edited by Marco Valera. Motion graphic: Giuseppe Lunetto.
Featuring: Bobi Spassov, Nils Jansons, Ilia Savosin, Jo Zenk, Grant Hazelton, Zachary Pollak, Francesco Famà, Giuseppe Lunetto, Robert Guerrero, Ricardo Lino and Rodrigo Teixeira.
Filmed by Bobi Spassov, Freddy White, Sergio Pontillo, Marco Valera and Harry Can. Titles and animation by Matis Mallie. Produced by Martina Margiotta and Roces.
Purtugalya.roces.com + Photo Gallery
Another year, another international adventure: with beautiful scenery, sunny skies, and often unbearably hot weather, Portugal set the perfect scene for our newest team project. Led in Lisbon by Martim & Rodrigo Braz-Teixeira, over the hills of Miraflores, welcomed in Sines by Ricardo Lino & family to explore Santo André, Santiago do Cacém and other hidden gems. Surrounded by the sounds of the local language, like a sweet bounce of sonorities all mixed up with the gibberish spoken among our international guests. Fed with cheap food from Lidl and amazing, tasty treats devoured at the terraces of cafés.
Because of course, it was always coffee time. Views of the intense blue of the sky, the deep blue of the Ocean, steep drop-ins onto sandy beaches, and quick dives in the water to refresh. Sights of lovely paintings, colorful walls everywhere, art and poetry infused into our daily routines. Visions of long hair and sweaty landings, stinky liners drying in the hot sun, lazy naps in the shade. Life on the streets.
Because of course, there was no better place for us to go. So, when it came down to the skating itself… You be the judge of how much insane stuff happened in just under two weeks of time, in the wonderful land of Purtugalya!
Photo gallery on Purtugalya.roces.com.
Nils Jansons is the only rider on the pro team switching between 5th Element and M12 based on what he needs to accomplish. So last fall when we started brainstorming for this new release, instead of asking which model he would prefer, I proposed to do both.
At first, everyone was a bit skeptical. Nevertheless, the feeling that having a collection instead of a single model for the first time would be cool, sunk into everyone’s mind. So, today, we couldn’t be more excited to present to you, everyone, the first-ever pro signature collection.
STORM Fifth Element & M12 shipping in the upcoming weeks.
Photo: Marco Valera.
Previously: Nils Jansons - Storm Signature Skates (2021) Promo Edit.