When days get shorter, colder and streets seem to stay wet forever you know it is time to hit the parks. Luckily Pier 15 opened up this year and the amazing course quickly became a favorite resulting in an almost weekly Rotterdam-Breda commute. This edit is a recap of the Dufarge Pier 15 sessions so far. More to come as the weather stays shitty anyway…
A while ago while skating our beloved Rem’s Flag we saw this guy with a huge afro blazing around doing high speed flips and equally fast grinds. It kind of looked like he was in a hurry and had to get somewhere else soon. He looked kind of puzzled when we asked him and replied: Ehm, no… that’s how I usually skate. From that moment on we knew we wanted him on the team. So welcome michael and make yourself at home.
[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]The BBNG album has had some serious airplay at Dufarge headquarters when it first came out. So when our friends from Los Bangeles casually told us they are hosting an evening at Bird with Badbadnotgood we got pretty excited.
When you are in the Rotterdam area on September 11th drop by Bird Jazz Club at 20.30 and join the fun.
Hope to see you there, we’ll drink a beer!
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]On thursday the 17th of july Sevenply Skateshop in Rotterdam will host a modest release party for the premier issue of NOISE magazine, a Rotterdam based skateboard magazine. In conjunction with Levi’s Skateboarding and Bavaria (can’t have a party without a proper beer sponsor) we will drink to this glorious occasion.
The magazine features photos by young photographer Thomas Wieringa and showcases the best up and coming skateboarders Holland has to offer. If you are in the area join us, we will have free beers, stickers, t-shirts and of course mags to give away.
Oh, and the reason we are posting this is because we have a proper ad in the magazine! We’ve asked our German liaison Stefan to shoot a photo and do some drawings for it. Came out pretty nice. [/twocol_one_last]
Every once in a while we receive something nice and a while ago the postman dropped an envelope on out doormat courtesy of Michael Heitz from Germany. It contained two home made zines called Sweet Memories and is full of artsy stuff: Skate photos, art, sketches and some whatnot. Hand stenciled and numbered. Thanks for that and keep ’em coming!
Oh, and here’s an interview with the creator, it’s in german though…
Our entry for this years Skate48 video contest is finally online and visible for all eyeballs. Enjoy this epic shredit that was definitely saved by clip stacker Marcel Klaver. He dropped some serious lines in just 1 hour. We were so impressed by this we humbly asked him if he wanted to be part of the Dufarge family and he kindly obliged. STTTTTOOOOOOKKKKKEEEEDDD!!!!
Don’t know what we were thinking entering this thing…
This weekend will be the third edition of the SKATE48 video contest at Zuidepark in Rotterdam. The idea is you film a part at the Zuiderpark with a maxumimum of 6 skaters and 1 videographer. You then have 1 day to edit and drop the end result off on monday. Winners will be decided at a screening later that month.
With our regular team riders bailing on us to film with the Bombaklats posse (why sneep.., why Dennie..?) or wandering the Heimat (Stefan), we resorted to the one team we knew we could count on (or whom nobody wanted): the Dufarge sticker team. With these group of misfits we’ll give it our best and if you want to join in on the fun, drop by this weekend in the Zuiderpark for beers and some skating and you’ll be garanteed a spot in the edit (as long as you don’t suck too badly. See you there! #lobiboys!