The Element team took the newest collection of product to Chile to discover the culture and landscape, and to ensure the products were made to endure. Watch the story unfold and win items from the collection on instagram by following @elementusa and using #keepdiscovering.
For the past two decades the one thing that has remained constant is our drive to see the world differently. Element has taken inspiration from all environments; from the top of the Andes to the streets in our own backyard. From the moment we hit the road, our ability to discover never ends, our enthusiasm for the next adventure is what drives us forward.
Second Nature is a 20-minute documentary on Element team rider and budding landscape architect, Janne Saario of Finland.
The short film allows a glimpse of Saario’s thoughts and dreams, which float between design, art and skateboarding. Though it also reveals the important concurrence of post-industrial areas, sustainable concepts and natural environments, and unfolds the demanding obligation, towards today’s generation and those to come, to create positive and inspiring, local communities.
Over the past two years, filmer Yves Marchon’s keen eye reels in the various aspects and angles of Janne’s life and creates the perfect portrayal of what Element is most proud of and strives to constantly stand for through their products, artists and team riders: to bring progress to skateboarding in the most honest and ethical way.
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”
Mike Frazier is up next on 10 Tricks and Two Cents. In the history of vert, Mike is one of the best. He's still killing it at 40 with all those hard lip tricks he's always been known for. Next month at Tampa Pro on March 22 is the Legendary Vert Session Presented by Nike Skateboarding where you'll see legends like Mike Frazier destroying it for an amazing night of ripping skating on the U. Catch all the 10/Twos at http://skateparkoftampa.com/ten
Shot and edited by Joe Pease.
Canon 60D with a Rokinon 8mm Cine Lens.
Kyle Leeper needs to fit as many tricks into his weekends as possible. In this Mark Gonzales/HTML inspired edit Kyle rips, non-stop, around the streets of Southern California spurred on by the distressing thought that come Monday he has to be up early to get back to work. Read more about the benefits of hard work and the dangers of teleportation over here: thepredatorybird.com/skate-teleportation-only-built-for-cuban-linx/