Hugh Johnston and Dhillon Stevens have left on an epic skateboarding journey of the Americas. Their plan as I understand it, is to make their way down the west coast of Cali (skate and destroying along the way), in order to fly out of LAX to Peru for TARMA. Then from there... off to Brazil for the Malarrara Pro Teutonia. Finishing with Festival Del Abajada in Columbia. Looks like they're eating, skating and sleeping well!It's a darn good thing I get to live vicariously through Dhillon's new camera.
The stir crazy soul dreams of leaving the hum of office space behind in exchange for the whir of passing asphalt. Some actually make the move to a mobile lifestyle, packing anything & everything needed to log adventures in between the click of the odometer and now, #Vanlife seems to be all the rage nowadays. But before it was in vogue to criss cross the country in an #adventuremobile, curated Instagram account in tow, some were already out & ahead of the curve.
Last year’s edition saw snowboarder Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) threatening the current height record and skiers David Wise (USA) and Joffrey Pollet-Villard easily shoot above the hip and the 9m tall axe stomping trick after trick. The Suzuki Nine Knights 2016 sets out on a mission to build “The Perfect Hip” and bring along the best transition riders to hone in on innovating hip and transition riding. The new event location in Watles, South Tyrol, Italy will see various sessions running from the 29th of March, leading up to the Public Contest Day on Saturday the 2nd of April 2016.