Its not secret that our Spanish slasher Rodrigo Toti Martinez de Tejada loves to get down on his skateboard no matter what terrain lies in front of him. We recently were able to capture him in his natural habitat in Spain letting loose while spinning some wheels while practicing his switch game down a local classic. Watch as he maintains his grasp on reality as he fights friction and embraces the inevitable rip trip.
Nestled next to one of Baltimore’s most unique artist communes, The Bell Foundry DIY has been a staple spot of anyone from the Charm City skate scene. In true community fashion, all the features erected here have been done so by skaters, for skaters. Featuring a full on wall ride, multiple quarter pipes, and a mini spine, this may not be the biggest or cleanest spot ever but it has plenty of offerings to keep you busy.
Once you locate the spot, you will either need a local with the knowledge of the code to the pad lock on the gate or you will have to go rogue and simply hop the fence. Unfortunately due to some bureaucracy bull crap recently the house has been force vacated leaving the fate of this place completely up in the air. The clock may be ticking to get a last session in at this iconic spot so all you Baltimore skate rats as well as visiting shredders better get after it while the gettin’ is still good.
Deck: Craft Series 9.875
Trucks: Independent 169’s
Wheels: Bones SPF 56mm
Bearings: Bustin Abec-7
Skating in the city of Medellin, Colombia can get hectic at times. On the streets there is always traffic and police. Thats why we like to leave the city and drive half an hour out to a gorgeous road that leads into the country. Angelopolis has perfect pavement mixed with dropping hairpins. In Colombia Moto’s are life and on this day it was no different. Everyone drove their motorbike to the session. Usually we will either pack 2-3 people on a Moto, drive to the top and take runs. Skating down we use a Moto Driving in front, honking the horn if cars are driving up. Occasionally a large truck will be slowly driving up and the whole crew will grab on for a ride to the top. We put a camera on one of the follow drivers during a midday session and captured some of the fun.
Our dude Jose down in Chile has been putting in some serious work recently! “Pollo” as he is so well known amongst his local community, lives and breathes the Skate Everything mantra as demonstrated by his latest edit that just recently dropped! His high speed kick flips, mixed in with free riding and park prowess makes this a must watch video no matter what your favorite type of skating is. Jose is rocking the Bamboo-X Shrike as well as various sets of Five0 wheels; a match made in heaven for full on urban assault missions.
Deep in the mountains of North Carolina lies a beast of a road that once tamed, provides its master a chance to rip down one of the top downhill skateboarding play grounds in the world. Featuring all of the necessary elements to make a road and epic run, Xibalba combines some straights with a few sweepers that are linked by a couple hair pins. The whole run was laid with a high quality pavement that really caters towards a full on charge approach.
A word to the wise, this is a double yellow road meaning that it is a LIVE road featuring traffic and all the full on unpredictability that is associated with such conditions. This is a road is best suited for those with experience riding at higher speeds and know how to safely stay in their lane during the duration of the decent. If you know this spot or happen to find it, always skate safe and please be courteous to not blow the spot by respecting the locals and only leaving thane lines as evidence of your presence!
Wheels: Sniper 70mm/80a Red
Bearings: Bustin Builtin Bearings