So yea we made 20 and we’re both surprised weve made 2, but somehow they get easier and harder at the same time and since there aren’t too many complaints (there are some) we’ll keep them coming.
Here’s a look at Bitchslap issue 20 featuring interviews with Burton Snowboards Creative Director Greg Dacyshyn, Huf’s Austyn Gillette, Copenhagen label SoundESC, Knitting nutter Lærke Bagger, Dutch motorcycle artist Menze Kwint, Danish metal weirdo’s Förtress and to top it all off we’ve thrown a very romantic photo of Dick & Nanny getting hitched in H.C. Ørestedspark.
As always, for those not on the distribution flow then this is available on our shop for about the price of 2 beers for our efforts. Read more →
Our good friends over at Manual Magazine hooked up the Corona Airstream caravan to a big ass truck, loaded Karl Truell, Ryan Wilson, Dan Gemmell, Jack Kirk, Bryce Golder and Tom Snape into a van and skipped out on the Wellington leg of Bowl-A-Rama and took the long way to Auckland with the only agenda being hitting up fun spots along the way, this edit that makes me wanna go on a road trip right now.
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Here’s a look at what went down.
Thanks to Mattia from Copenhagers for the quick slick video.
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Last night saw the opening of the HTC One Skatepark at Selfridges, inside the old Selfridges hotel in London. Of the 400 people attending were zero people from Bitchlap because we weren’t invited buuuut when I saw the imagery I thought I’d give the dog a bone anyway. With many of the park’s obstacles inspired by iconic London skatespots such as the Big Ben road gap, Moorgate handrail and Shoreditch blocks and an artistic approach to the finish this looks like a real mean park. Apparently it’s temporary unless we’ve misunderstood something, but that might be explained by the sponsor once the ‘skate campaign’ has run out. Time will tell. Read more →
Element Europe release their Tropical Thunder Collection today which is available from Element retailers worldwide and via their own online store. Read more →
It seems Carhartt WIP can’t get enough of Cologne based photographer Alexander Basile. In his latest endeavour for the brand he has produced Neon-Ending, a 6 minute look book weaving through the lives of a couple who do quite a lot of hooning around on a scooter. Why not? Read more →
Check the flyer for details. Gonna be a good one! Read more →
Here’s a short look behind the scenes of the recent Levi’s Skateboarding Collection spring 14 lookbook video the crew spent a couple of long nights in the company of Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator. Read more →
Photographer and skateboarder Jerome Campbell stars in this short video by our main man Phil Evans made for Carhartt featuring a bunch of Jerome’s still photography delicately woven into the typically arty Phil Evans edit. Nice one fellas. Read more →
Vans release the second in their new #livingoffthewall documentary series today with Upstarts by Patrick O’Dell. Here we follow the stories of three small business DIY entrepreneurs – Clara Cakes, Burger Records, and Power Plant Choppers – all self-starting visionaries that have found cult success. Doing what they love, all three have built brands representing their organic passion and motivation. Read more →
Berlin design group the 3ECK Collective have embarked upon a new and incredible project in Berlin’s Stattbad Wedding, a former men’s swimming pool. Die Welle, or the wave, is an 88ft long wooden structure encouraging social dynamics and will act as a skateboard ramp, installation space and will have multiple stage functions. In 2012 3ECK Collective created the Rampenlicht, a triangular multi-space resembling a pretty decent mini ramp and acoustic heaven and are now back to complete Die Welle in time for July. Read more →
Bjørn Lillesøe, smith grind, Fælledparken by Emiliano Meucci
If you don’t know much about skateboarding then you need to watch Rodney Mullen squeeze these words of wisdom out at his recent visit to the Berrics. If you do skate then this is a wicked wake up call from a guy that not only put street skating on the map but has been through every facet of the industry, his company Almost recently turning 10 years.
You’re the man Rodney Mullen. Read more →
Phil Evans retains his productive edge with another in his Panoramic Series. This time, shot in Antwerp with Phil Zwijsen, check it out. Read more →
Nike continue to blaze with a recent string of banging edits, skatepark openings and shoe drops. This latest edit from Boris Proust follows the Euro team from Bologna to Marseilles. Some of the crew then continued to oz for some warm Fosters, burned shrimps on the bbq and searing sun. For now, here’s the Euro edit. Watch out for Nando’s interview in Bitchslap 20 coming out shortly.
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Live coverage from the Burton US open at Vail, triple corks galore for the kids and an unofficial best method contest to restore order to snowboarding.
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Photo Emiliano Meucci, Trentino, Italy.
After the hype of the re-release of the iconic Stan Smith shoe last month it has become clear that Stan wasn’t just a legend on the court, he could also kickflip the net. In this exclusive short-umentary by adidas Skateboarding, Stan is revealed as the true innovator of skateboarding. Read more →
With the sun out today it’s easy for thoughts to drift past April and into July when the harbour is warm and we’re drinking beer outside instead of inside.
Photographer Esben Zøllner Olsen has been photographing wakeboarding at Copenhagen Cable Park (CCP) for the last couple of years and has captured some amazing results including a short series of fresh LED long exposures.
Take a look for yourself.
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Louis Barletta debut’s his first shoe with Globe this week with this cool and creative circus video showing him whittling a shoe from a hunk of wood while pogoing on his skateboard. Read more →