Volcom is proud to announce the David Gonzalez V.Co-Op, a series of signature styles designed by the 2012 Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year. This collection embodies his high paced lifestyle fueled by skating and rock and roll. The product is available now at Volcom retailers, get yours today.
The Volcom Road-Tested Ramp Jam delivered a serious amount of hammers, bangers and its share of slams too. Check out the highlight video. Congrats to the finalists and thanks for everyone who participated. Electric, Hella Clips, Kingpin Skateboarding, DAMMN, Dogway Skateboard Magazine.
OSKAR ROSENBERG HALLBERG 1st 2500€
DAAN VAN DER LINDEN 2nd 1200€
FERNANDO BRAMSMARK 3rd 800€
DANNIE CARLSEN 4th 500€
ALEX HALLFORD 5th 400€
Last Saturday 5th of October, Volcom Clothing hosted an afternoon celebrating the brand and its unique values in Paris.
"The World Of Volcom Stone" showcased the international première of Veeco’s latest film "True To This" , a skateboarding demo and a concert of the band Black Bananas. All this was for free as per usual.
The public could interact at some DIY stations with Volcom employees, to have some tee shirts screenprinted, some hats customized, some buttons stamped…get creative with the copy machine, and of course walk away with a million more goodies.
Some skate obstacles were especially made for the event and were also open to skate for everyone and soon a couple of good tricks got landed by local Frenchmen such as Robin Bolian or Jerôme Prefot.
At around 6 pm things went crazy with the Pros taking over the course. The Volcom Skate Team includes some of the best skateboarders on the planet…and with such heavy hitters the demo went nuts.
The skateboard team in Paris consisted of back to back Skaters Of The Year (voted by Thrasher Magazine) David Gonzalez and Grant Taylor, legend Rune Glifberg, superhuman Collin “Spider” Provost, Kingpin’s European favorite Eniz Fazilov, Belgian prodigy Axel Cruysberghs, all terrain shredders Alain Goikoetxea and Ben Raemers, and local team rider Vincent Coupeau, Dennis Busenitz was also present but injured.
The demo started full force with the two SOTY David Gonzalez and GT flying around; unfortunately Collin got hurt during the first minutes of the demo while landing a massive fs ollie, slaying the quarter pipe at the same time, adding some gnarlitude to the thing.
The crowd went wild with all the tricks landed, and then Axel and Eniz together closed the session on the stone obstacle respectively with a fs flip revert and a huge fs 360.
It was then time for the World première showing of "True To This" a sequel to the iconic Volcom film from 1991 "Alive We Ride" - a celebration of America’s First Boarding Company.
Ryan Immegart, Volcom VP of Marketing, introduced the movie on stage and then everyone enjoyed some raw skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding with another killer soundtrack. We won’t reveal any more spoilers here, as the film will drop publicly in March 2014.
Snowboard team riders Arthur Longo, Pat Moore and Elena Hight were also there having a good time, Spanish slasher Gony Zubizarreta also made the trip together with our friends and employees from Volcom from all around the world to celebrate.
The afternoon ended with the Black Bananas, the unclassifiable US band combining genres from psychedelia to metal, spearheaded by creative genius Jennifer Herrema.
So many things happened so fast…soon everyone was straight out into the nightlife, because coincidently the same night, the Parisian city event "Nuit Blanche" was on in all streets and plazas. This means everything was open late and everyone was wearing white. And partying.
Volcom presents: True To This
A motion picture celebrating America’s First Boarding Company
When Volcom was founded in 1991, it was the first company to combine surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding under one brand. This way of life influenced the “Youth Against Establishment” style and attitude that defined a generation. The cultural phenomenon was best captured when Volcom released “Alive We Ride” in 1993: a film documenting the raw excitement and spontaneous creativity inherent to the lifestyle. Twenty years later, with the release of “True To This”, Volcom again captures the energy and artistry of board-riding in its purest forms. Shot on-location around the world and showcasing iconic athletes, “True To This” is a tribute to the movement that inspired a generation and the people and places that embody the spirit today.
Don't miss the world premiere of 'True to This, a Veeco Productions film, October 5th 2013 at LE CENTQUATRE (104) in Paris. More info here: vol.cm/theworldofvolcomstoneENG