This is my last post for our 23 day adventure through out Europe. When I picked these photos out, This is what I saw in the trip. It’s the everyday hype we experienced. Thanks to the Vox crew for making these missions amazing, all the distributions that supported us, and everyone that helped make this trip happen. Cheers to y’all an keep it going!
So it’s our last day in Germany and we all eating at this buffet talking about our plans of our next destination Amsterdam, apparently no one knows who is picking us up. We give a call to the Vox team manger back in the US to figure it all out. He gives us the news the distribution dropped our section of the tour and no one told us this, till the day before we left Germany.
Luckily a distribution in Rotterdam hooked us up big time and gave us a warehouse to sleep at (Thanks Mike, Alex & Adriaan). Mike took us around the towns and we got to meet up with a ton of locals, one of them being Tim Zom If you haven’t heard of him, check out the video below. I never heard of him till this trip and he’s the fucking man & Rips it up.
Check out Fluff Magazine, Marcel Veldman runs it, He held it down the whole time in Holland. Thanks so much for being the dude!
I also gotta give a shout out to:
Mike (For taking us under his wing!), Sebastian (Shredding!), Alex (Thanks for the room space), Stephan (for the camera talk), Adriaan Burger (Thanks for the room space / I’m getting my pilots license hopefully someday dude!)
Tim Zom Thrasher Part
See y’all next year! Were planning a moped trip! (Alex lets do this!!!)
Bayonne, France: A older looking city with waterways tangling throughout town, shutter windows on every building giving off a classic vibe. We didn’t get to skate anything in the down town but we did stop by Identy skate shop for a signing. It seemed like a ton of kids were stoked on the skate scene. At night Darren & I explored the downtown to shoot some photos and kick around town, I brought my bike to enjoy a cruise. Everyone was out n’ about enjoying the bars surrounding the canals. All of a sudden I heard a weird clicking noise and my back tired locked up. I looked down and the cog was stripped and the gear system was bent it. It was a wrap for the night rider for the trip.
Madrid – Spain: We took a 4 hour drive from Bordeaux, France south to hit Madrid. We showed up to amazing skatepark with kids shredding. It was filled with everything & flowed super good, Check out the Video posted below to see some of the demo, they also posted a page with all the photos from the demo click here. Thanks Welcome skate shop for having us! This place is worth visiting again, filled with amazing food and awesome people. It seemed like we only saw 1/4 of the city, It was filled with spots.
Koln (Cologne), Germany: A city that got rebuilt around the 1960′s. This place is packed with people, there’s actually more people biking around then cars on the road. We stayed at a awesome Hostel / Bar that was skater owned, If you end up visiting make sure you get in touch with this guys. We had a demo on the outer skirts of town at North Brigade Skatepark, It’s was a awesome turn out, thanks for having us, it was a wicked time.
Madrid, Spain: Welcome Skate Shop Demo
Carlos & Josh 2 hours of relaxing then go shred!
2 days before the trip, I’m sitting around with Darren Miller an Cody Mcentire and were going back an forth about our trip details, I throw out “I would love to change my ticket after the trip and enjoy a week in Portugal.” These guys started cracken up… I didn’t know we were going. I’m so stoked we got a taste of a cobblestone European version of Lowell / San Francisco looking city. When you arrive in Lisboa it’s tiled stones throughout the skinny streets, trolleys are going up an down hills, colorful houses everywhere & to top it off theres a giant red bridge leaving the city. It’s a amazing place I wish we had more time.
After visiting Lisboa for a day we drove 5 hours north to a town called Viana De Casetlo. At 3am we arrived at our destination, seeing a old military ship next to us. They explain it’s a hotel inside the ship, I’m pretty stoked to hear this. George Montremo “The Photographer” went to go check out the room situation, while we’re still getting our lazy asses out of the car, I look up and read a sign “Viana Medical Center”. After some laughs about “this could be the sketchiest place to ever sleep”, George comes back to tell us theres no rooms. Everything worked out perfect seeing there was a hostel right up the road.
The next morning we grabbed some amazing coffee and went to go check out some spots, There was some amazing stuff but the businesses would kick you out instantly during the week. The local friend Ciso told us he had a bowl in the works right outta town, We were so stoked to check out a DIY spot. The photo above with the tractor driver is right when we pulled up to his house. On the other side of the wall was a 5 ft. bowl with a little corner pocket, rows of grape vines dangling down, & epic country side views. It was a amazing time, Thanks Ciso so much for the rad time and the homemade bottle of wine! So stoked we got to meet up and cruise.
I gotta give a shout to the Vox Portugal Crew for making our trip amazing!
Carlos Viegas, Tiago Acores, Remato Aires, Gorje Montremo, Joåo Sales, Ciso, The hommie John & Ricardo Fonseca
Check out Ricardo Fonseca’s part in the Cliché video!
We drove out south Bordeaux, France on a 30 mile adventure through some small towns. We made it to narrow dirt path that lead to a giant bowl surrounded by a vineyard. We didn’t know what to expect, G.G. Allin blaring and a crew of 15 dudes. This was our welcome to “Black Bowl Battalion” a gnarly bowl, a view of endless grape fields, beer, dogs running around and a rad crew. For our last day in France it was one hell of a time. Thanks Julien & Gauthier for making this session happen! If your ever in Bordeuax make sure you meet up with these guys they run the city: Transfert Skateshop
The Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux, France made the worlds longest mini ramp, 160 feet long. It was amazing to charge as fast as you could & fs. 5050. It was one of the most amazing demos I’ve ever skated, Everyone was ripping it up, & the crowd was so hyped. Thanks for having us Bordeaux and everyone coming out. To see the building process click here.
“We Made it”
Free outdoor hype
Darwin Skate House Project
Sandstone Portraits – Josh Hawkins
Notre Groupe: Ben, Rmy, Iohn
Good morning, shotgun not bitch. 2 hour drive north leaving Spain we drove up to Bordeaux, France at 8am. We had 72 hours in France and we put 55 of those hours to use, When we arrived I didn’t realize how outgoing this city was going to be. Bike friendly, giant parks, river walks, free outdoor exercise classes, everything was going. It was a beautiful cleaned up city, made of sandstone buildings & modern star trek trains everywhere for easy transportation.
The next day met up with Jordan Hoffort’s friend, Jeremy Plisson. He basically took us under his wing, He showed us the Darwin Projects, architect Francois Perrin / Gil Lebon Delapoints built a modern skate house in some old military apartments. It was a amazing piece they have made, when we went into the warehouse 15 – 20 little kids were running all around. They let the neighbor center use the warehouse, so kids have something to do it’s amazing what they have. I have to give a shout of thanks to Jeremy & his wife for the hospitality, amazing breakfast and good times..
Thanks Hoff Distribution (Ben, Remy, & Iohn) as well, You guys kill it!
Pierre Qui Roule Bike shop was super helpful with fixing my bike thanks so much!
Cody Mcentire – Fs. Cruisen
Cody Mcentire “LIP”
Jordan Hoffart – Fs. 5-0
Darren Miller hyped on Josh Hawkins ripping!
We hit the air, 12 hour flight with a additional 2 hour transfer flight arriving in Bordeaux, France. We met up with the dudes from Hoff Distribution (Ben, Remy) to greet us. They purposed to us we had a 2 hour drive south. We were a little overwhelmed but we were ready to start this trip off right, Straight to the coast of Spain, Heck yea! We headed through country sides mingling around small mountains sides till we arrived at Zarautz, Spain.
We were greeted with paradise views, a dozen year old park with a 10 ft. half pipe and a small bowl section. We were all so stoked on the location. After a couple of hours of skating we were exhausted, we met the local Iohn. He showed us the local spots to eat and enjoy the area, thanks so much for making our visit rad! At this point we pushed 34 hours of being awake, We couldn’t wait to hit the beds.
Vox footwear just finished up a 23 tour through out Europe featuring: Darren Miller, Shawn Hale, Jordan Hoffart, Josh Hawkins, Cody Mcentire & myself. I brought a camera, a folding bicycle, & my skateboard to document the things I enjoy. I’m going to post a new place we visited each day. Enjoy
Where the VOX are we? Part 2
The second update in our 25 day cross country skate mission, We start at ancient cascades and end up with Dan Murphy in Raleigh North Carolina. Big thanks to Dan for making our stay in Raleigh a success.
Featuring Dave Bachinsky , Cody McEntire, Dan Murphy and Matt Fenell
Filmed and edited by Elliott Vecchia