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UPDATE: Austin Bristow Drops a Proper London Mixtape

Austin Bristow’s Portions is to London what The Hardbody Video is to New York—an unexpected underground banger filled with heavy hitters. Building on an aesthetic established through the Birdman Jr. series, Bristow weaves together a standout 20-minute mixtape, featuring: Kyle Wilson, Danny Brady, Benny Fairfax, Chico Brenes, Chewy Cannon, Kyron Davis, Tom Knox, Ben Raemers, Tom Penny, Heitor Da Silva, Louie Jones, Lucien Clarke, Rory Milanes, Charlie Birch, and many more. This is another one that will be on repeat all weekend.

UPDATE 03.08.21: Slam follows up what will likely be one of the most talked about edits of 2021 with an interview with its creator. Mad respect to Bristow for going the indie route with this, and keeping skateboarding’s D.I.Y. spirit alive.

How come you decided to put it out on your YouTube channel? It seems like parts could have easily a become a Palace production

I didn’t want any logos or branding on it so I decided to release it on my YouTube. At least that way there is no Krux advert beforehand…

What was your thought process behind putting together that style of edit?

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At first Lev Tanju was going to edit something with all the footage but it started to drag on a little so I just gave it a go and I hope people enjoyed it? It felt like I was just putting together footage a little and didn’t really have a feel to it but I hope people like it and now we can move onto bigger and better things.

Image Via Alex Pires / Slam City

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‘Good Work’ Episode 2 Now Playing on Redbull Skateboarding Channel

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business in this episode of “Good Work”.

Good Work episode 2 features Alphonzo Rawls and his #EVERYBODYSKATES and Savalé Footwear brands.

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business.

#EVERYBODYSKATES brand sells shirts, hoodies, hats, boards, and accessories.

He also had been involved in designing shoes for international footwear brands.

After 25 years of working with other companies, he decided to launch his own luxury footwear brand, Savalé.

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Alf was also a pro-skater back in the day.

He started skating when he was 10 and turned pro when he was just 16 years old.

He thinks that skateboarding has somehow helped him be successful in business.

“Skateboarding, it’s for the most part, a really inconsistent sport, which means you definitely have to have some patience and some perseverance…It’s allowed me to think outside the box and apply that ‘out of the box’ thinking to run my business”

Redbull’s Good Work Series features skater-owned and skater-operated businesses.

You can watch the first episode here or on the Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel.

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‘My War: Gabriel Summers’ Now Playing at Thrasher Magazine

Watch “Gabbers” Gabriel Summers as he narrates how the story behind the “Damn It All” part where he got a broken collarbone while trying to conquer a massive kink handrail.

I will think about that forever because that’s something that’s like, took me so hard, and it’s so hard to accomplish and that I actually did it.

The gnarly goofy-footed Australian Skater has been a member of the Zero team since 2019.

Watch the “Damn It All” Zero part below.

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Skate Tales Season 2 is Coming

Skate Tales Season 2 is coming on Red Bull TV starting April 20.

Madars Apse’s documentary series takes us through skateboarding underground to share life experiences and ask more skateboarding mavericks to find out what skateboarding means to them.

You can also watch the series on Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel on these dates:

  • Ep 1 – April 20th
  • Ep 2 – May 5th
  • Ep 3 – May 19th
  • Ep 4 – June 2nd
  • Ep 5 – June 16th
  • Ep 6 – June 30th

You can watch all the season 1 episodes here.

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