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Isle Resurrects the ‘Vase’ Aesthetic for Nike SB Collab

Isle and Nike SB just dropped a new Jacob Harris edit this morning featuring Casper Brooker, Chris Jones, and Nick Jensen. It feels a lot like the the brand’s 2015 Vase video, which is one of the mid ‘10s releases that should stand the test of time for decades to come. Jensen talks about Vase, and how he came up with the Isle x Nike SB Blazer Mid design, in an interview that was published earlier this week to coincide with the shoe’s debut.

Vase still holds up as a skate video that really went beyond what a traditional skate video can be. Do you feel that approach is part of Isle’s attitude as a brand? Why is that important to you and to skating at large?

Good question, thanks, I don’t know how conscious it was. We just wanted to make a video and have some unique art direction. I think we like to surprise people with interesting ideas, but we’re not competitive in that way. The main thing is to be experimental and open-minded, and this worked out nicely from the feedback we got.

But actually, I don’t think boundary-breaking is the right mindset. For me, the skate videos that I like these days create a spirit that looks fun and something you want to be a part of, as well as good skating.

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Watch the edit above. You can cop the Isle x Nike SB Blazer Mid today at most skate shops.

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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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