Fat Jim has done it again. Almost a year exactly after the fantastic "Land" edit came out, he follows it up with his new film "Island" an exploration of the lesser skated spots of the British Isles. Featuring our boys Tom Day and Zach Riley, along with Keanu Robson, Joe O Donnell and more, Island is a refreshing change from other edits of late, fully exploring our environment and finding truly unskated spots. Beautifully shot, and scored by Matt Fowler (Yes, the same Matt Fowler from Playing Fields) this one will make your day. Thanks to Emerica and Dickies for their kind support of this project.
I was reluctant to give away Tony Karr's Bath Salts part for a long time. I think its a really great part and that if you cared about seeing it, then you could fork over a few dollars for the trouble that we put into making it. That way of thinking seems to be old fashioned now. I grew up in a time when a VHS tape would cost £35 and you would watch the thing 300 times. (Public Domain was the one that comes to mind) Nowadays though with everyone bending over backwards to give their videos away free to Thrasher, it's changed the Landscape of the Skateboard video. There was a time when online parts weren't even taken seriously, now they're the currency with which this industry works in. Times have definitely changed. The first videos I made were shot with a VHS C camera, and put out on VHS Tapes. That evolved into DVD's, those were fun to make, then we had to make iTunes versions too. Now I don't know if we'll even make DVD's again. Just the way that things have gone with it all really.
Anyway, I decided that its time. Time to give away the part that turned Tony Pro back in 2015. The final part in our Bath Salts video. Thanks to everyone who bought the DVD, Limited VHS edit or iTunes version. I really appreciate your support. Thanks to all who filmed for this and our other videos. Thanks to Cody Thompson for making this part, and Nick Cave and all at Mute for permission to use the rad song. Enjoy.
Want to see what Craig Questions does when he's not skating? Jack Lammas made this really great, short documentary film about him.
The hits keep coming, last week it was the incredible HIVE video by Fat Jim, now for a limited time only, Film-maker Mike McKinlay's much anticipated Barrier Kult HORDE 2 video is out now, in association with King Skate mag just in time for Halloween. Supported by Emerica, Skull Skates, PD's Hot shop, and of course Heroin Skateboards.
On a personal note, the Barrier Kult have influenced Heroin video's as far back as me and Alan Glass making Live From Antarctica in 2005. Even before Deer Man of Dark Woods joined the Heroin pro team roster. Horde 2 follows their 2004 Horde release which revealed the existence of the Kult to the world, and it's exactly what you expect and want (need) from a Barrier Kult video.
Everyone Killed it, but I believe the most important part in this video might even be Cthylla Ascention from Deep Cenote. I called Deer Man and said "Its rad that there's a kid who has a part in the video" He said to me "That's a girl!" My mind was blown. I'm 100% supportive of girls in skateboarding and always have been, but this to me is a huge milestone. The fact that I didn't know it was a girl because off the anonymity aspect of the Kult is great, and that she goes toe to toe with the guys in the video is such a huge thing. There's no separation, that's what I feel is the major important factor.
James Craven is a grafter. When he's not working at Note or filming Tom Day, Joe O Donnell or Zach Riley parts for us, he's on missions filming for various other projects. This is his latest one, HIVE features Emerica riders and is filmed entirely in Manchester, unquestionably one of the greatest cities on the planet. Enjoy.
Our new Holiday Catalog is out now. Check in with your local skate shop for the goods. If they're sissies and scared of the name, then get it from our online store. Super stoked for this drop, Hirotton killed it with his first Heroin series "Vicious Nature". Tony Karr came up with the "Revenge of the Egg" and I'm skating that now and loving it. So much other good stuff. Deer Man of Dark Woods 8.88 on a Shovelegg shape. Glow in the dark wheels! Glow in the dark rails. Egg pin badges. It's all too much, check it for yourself in our "Stuff" page.
The awesome Confusion magazine just put up Craig Questions extended Magic Sticky Hand 2 part from the iTunes version on their Youtube channel.
Check it out below. Full video available on iTunes.
Click to see Anaiah's DVD version of his Magic Sticky Hand 2 part, up now on Transworld. The iTunes edit was cut to a different song, so we thought you might like to see this version too. Available now on iTunes.
A limited edition shovel-egg.
When Barrier Kult released the HORDE DVD in 2004, I don't think they know the effect it would have on skateboarding. I loved it, it was completely refreshing to what was happening in skateboarding, Ski masks, Jersey Barriers, Black metal, scenes from obscure horror movies thrown in there. Whats not to love? Alan Glass and I always cited it as a huge inspiration for our "Live from Antarctica" Video from 2005.
A lot has happened in the 13 years since the last video. Shoe deals, pro trucks, Japan tours, countless Pro models and magazine articles, even a book. We're blessed (or Cursed might be more apt) to have Deer Man of Dark Woods as one of our Pro's. He even had last part in our 2013 DVD Video Nasty, and I even let him drive my 74 Camaro around Los Angeles for a day.
So when they announced the follow up to HORDE, HORDE 2, of course you know its going to be good. 13 years in the making. Expect NO MERCY to be shown to those Barriers in this one.