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PRO BONO PROMO: We Are Blood – Brasil

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For this week’s PRO BONO PROMO, we feature Brain Farm Skate’s We Are Blood – Brasil promo. While the video has been out for a good minute, just in case you haven’t caught it yet, here’s the Brasil promo to whet your appetite.

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Featuring a little narrative (in Portuguese and English) of the scene in Brazil, specifically Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as snippets of phenomenal skating from Tiago Lemos, Rodrigo Petersen, Alex Carolino, Danny Cerizini, Marcelo Formiga, Kaue Cossa, Vinicius Santos and many many more. Definitely conveys the energy of the Brazilian scene. And yes, you even get to peep two angles of Tiago’s ridiculous front pop shove! Check it out below. -HK


Streets is Talkin’ – Carlos Iqui in Simplesmente Sintonia #3

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Carlos “Iqui” Henrique is one of the ILLest of the new generation of Brazilian skaters that have been making the skateboard industry sit up and take notice. You might have seen him kill it at #JKwon with that switch frontside flip over the freaking block going about Mach 10, if you haven’t, dude you’re seriously slippin’!

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With a smooth style that is equal parts tech and multiple line combos, Carlos’ skating is easy on the eyes and filled with NBDs that will make you re-watch his parts with a mix of disbelief and head scratching “what the hell?” Always taking a refreshingly different approach to skating, Carlos’ part lays to rest the notion that everything that can be done has already been done.

This little known gem of a part from João Pedro Romero‘s 2011 Brazilian video Simplesmente Sintonia #3 has plenty of Carlos’ signature textbook tech and a reminder to all of us that skating fast just makes everything look so much better. And yes, that was a switch flip frontblunt. Peep the video for some of Carlos’ magic! Brasil STAND UP!! – HK

Carlos rides for Boulevard Skateboards, Thunder Trucks, Gold Wheels and DC Shoes.


Pro Bono Promo: Primitive Presents Carlos Ribeiro

One of the original three riders (alongside Paul Rodriguez and Nick Tucker) revealed as part of Primitive Skateboarding’s inaugural team at the brand’s launch, Carlos “dudu” Ribeiro has been killin’ it for a while now. From his L-R-G intro part to mini parts for Independent as well as numerous Instagram snippets, the Brazilian powerhouse with the ridiculously good switch back 3s has been turning quite a few heads with his effortless switch game as well as bag of smooth tech and a reputation for making the hardest tricks look too easy.

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Carlos with a switch varial heel over a picnic table.


Primitive Skateboarding dropped this Carlos Ribeiro full part a little while ago, and we had been meaning to put this up for a minute but got a little caught up with work on our print Krak Mag (if you want to get the inside scoop on content, each KrakBox comes with a print Krak Mag!). But as they say, better late than never! So, just in case you missed this, you definitely want to watch Carlos’ five and a half minute Primitive part a couple times, just cause he’s got shit so dialed you’re gonna forget he’s actually regular. Perfect switch flips, and a switch heel backtail to regular at an iconic Philly ledge to stair drop that a certain East Coast tech powerhouse dropped a switch back tailed bigspin at (any guesses who we’re talking about and in what video? E-mail us the correct answer at t0 win something cool!).

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Oh, yeah that really was a switch flip switch manny nollie flip out at Courthouse. Skating fast, with an effortless light-footed style (just peep that switch frontside 180 crooks revert on that curved ledge) and crazy pop, Carlos drops a seriously heavy part with one hell of an ender. -HK

Carlos rides for Primitive Skateboarding, Independent Trucks, L-R-G Clothing, Autobahn Wheels, Andale Bearings, and Nike SB.


Wanderlust – A day in Aracaju with Adelmo Jr. and friends

If you’re looking for some positive vibes to get you through the week, follow Brazil’s Adelmo Jr. and friends Silvio Oreia, JN Charles, Mario Hermani, Franklin Morales, Charles Starrett, Felipe Oliveira (and more) as they take you skating with them around Adelmo’s hometown Aracaju for a day with the RIDE Channel.

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The always smiling Brazilian has been killing it for super long with a characteristic laid back style and signature dreads and a light-footedness that defies belief. Aracaju is on the northeastern coast of Brazil and is known for its unspoiled beaches (like Atalaia), and was originally founded in 1855 to be the State of Sergipe’s capital (it was first a province capital first and then became a state capital in 1889). Known for it’s relatively modern architecture, beautiful Aracaju has a tropical climate with high year round temperatures and humidity.

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We start the day off with the crew at the famous public library spot, Biblioteca, and then move on to downtown Aracaju with little hills reminiscent of SF, followed by some night skating in the city’s cultural center and a quick stop for some refreshing sugarcane juice to recharge.

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Adelmo and his crew then finishes off the day at a little playground spot by the beach. Aracaju definitely looks like a destination on any skate trip to Brazil! Peep the video and soak up some positive vibes for the weekend.

Filmed by Diogo Ramos de Oliveira.

Adelmo rides for RAS, Freeday, and Diamond.