Skate Escape

Skate Escape: Where The River Meets The Ocean (Episode 1)

Skate Escape Where The River Meets The Ocean (Episode 1)

Wes Kremer from Thrasher, Chris Pfanner and Carlos Iqui connect with Madars and the local skaters of Montevideo before embarking on a skate trip for the ages. Say no more.Magic Realism is a term given to Latin American art in which you catch a glimpse of something which elevates your soul in the everyday. Our skate tour across Uruguay was shot through with healthy doses of both magic and reality.

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Skate Escape: The Way To Everest (Episode 3)

Skate Escape The Way To Everest (Episode 3)

The team leave Lhasa to skate the crazy spots which lie around the foothills of the Himalayas - five-kink hubbas, anyone? Lhasa had given us some breathing space – literally – to acclimatise to the oxygen deprivation which is a continuous struggle when skating at altitude: just ask the skaters of Bolivia! However, our mission was to hit some of the pristine architecture which can be found in the small chain of towns that run up to the incomparable [...]

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Skate Escape: The Way To Everest (Episode 2)

Skate Escape The Way To Everest (Episode 2)

Chris Haslam, Mario Wirnsberger and Peter Molec head up as Madars Apse goes down in episode 2 of ‘The Way To Everest’. Our journey from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, was a visual delight. The Himalayas basked in the most beautiful weather. Upon arrival in Lhasa, we all noticed the thin air. You can buy cans of compressed oxygen everywhere, but they slow your acclimatisation so we forewent them because we intended to skate.

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Skate Escape: The Way To Everest (Episode 1)

Skate Escape The Way To Everest (Episode 1)

Altitude sickness? No problem for Madars Apse and his skating friends. Our journey from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, was a visual delight. The Himalayas basked in the most beautiful weather. Upon arrival in Lhasa, we all noticed the thin air. You can buy cans of compressed oxygen everywhere, but they slow your acclimatisation so we forewent them because we intended to skate.

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Skate Escape: The Curry Connection (Episode 2)

Skate Escape: The Curry Connection (Episode 2)

Nassim Guammaz, Jaakko Ojanen, Rob Wootton and Christian Bica spice it up from Goa to Bangalore in this skate mission to India. India is a contradiction. What you see, experience and believe to be certain can flip in an instant and leave you gasping for air. Skateboarding in a country which is almost as big as a continent comes with its own risks and rewards. So, we started with Goa where the sun shines in endless bright blue skies. [...]

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Skate Escape: The Curry Connection (Episode 1)

Skate Escape The Curry Connection (Episode 1)

Nassim Guammaz, Jaakko Ojanen, Rob Wootton and Christian Bica spice it up from Goa to Bangalore in this skate mission to India. India is a contradiction. What you see, experience and believe to be certain can flip in an instant and leave you gasping for air. Skateboarding in a country which is almost as big as a continent comes with its own risks and rewards. So, we started with Goa where the sun shines in endless bright blue skies. [...]

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Skate Escape: Roaming The Russian Riviera (Episode 2)

Skate Escape Roaming The Russian Riviera (Episode 2)

Russia is usually associated with snow, and frost, which is hardly a surprise, since most of the Russian territories have winter for half the year. But there is a tiny piece of land by the Black Sea called the Russian South, where a warm sub-tropical climate means skateboarding almost all-year long. The weather in the Russian South has made it an alternative centre for skateboarding in Russia, where skaters from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other northern [...]

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Skate Escape: Session Sydney’s Skate Terrain w/ Sorgente & Crew

Skate Escape: Session Sydney's Skate Terrain w/ Sorgente & Crew

With busy schedules it can be a struggle for some of our posse to link up and spark off one another like this, and so when Karl Berglind, Bjorn Lillesoe, Danny Leon, Mikey Mendoza, Vincent Matheron and Alex Sorgente dialled it all in, we had to break out the soul-stealers to document the lit sessions that ensued. From handrails to DIY spots in abandoned houses and all kinds of reckless transition shenanigans, Sydney delivered on all fronts.

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Skate Escape: Roaming The Russian Riviera (Episode 1)

Skate Escape: Roaming The Russian Riviera (Episode 1)

Russia is usually associated with snow, and frost, which is hardly a surprise, since most of the Russian territories have winter for half the year. But there is a tiny piece of land by the Black Sea called the Russian South, where a warm sub-tropical climate means skateboarding almost all-year long. The weather in the Russian South has made it an alternative centre for skateboarding in Russia, where skaters from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other northern [...]

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