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MDA Big 12, Brussels

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Youtube: first ‘almost’ landed flip front by Ismael Corredera
– Ride all Day “area02”: ollie by Julian Dykmans
– Homemade first video: frontside 180 by Geoffrey Van Hove
– Blueprint “Lost and Found”: backside 180 by Neil Smith
– “Make friend with the color blue”: flip by Neil Smith
– Almost “5-incher”: switch ollie by Youness Amrani
– Flip “Extremely Sorry”: varial heel by Willow
– Puzzle 36: ‘almost’ flip back by Mathieu Hilaire

Jew NYC. Photo: Remy Taveira

Interview with Remy Taveira with intro by Julian Dykmans

I’ve known Remy for a couple years now. Interesting how I have no idea how many unless I’d scrutinise my head and start counting back. The way I do that used to be thinking about my school years, now it’s with the age of my son. He is now 9 years old and when I met Remy was on the 3rd and last Antiz Hobo tour we did. Those were every year and I remember the 1st one because it was my first skate tour as a dad. Every year we did one, so yeah, I’ve known Remy for 6 years now. I thought it was more like 10 since now he is pretty much the best guy out there in Europe.

Back then this was his first tour and we were in Belgium, my home country. I remember it rained everyday and I also noticed that Remy never complained. He got a lot of shit from Steve Forstner mostly because Steve could not skate and was there anyway so just gave a lot of shit to the new guy. I think Remy might have fought back one night by emptying a whole bag of sugar into Steve’s hair and sleeping bag. Not the helpless kind, ah! One night there was a fight with some Russians in the streets, the police car came and since the cops did not even bother to come out of the car, Remy showed his little pocket knife to them and said if it was not a problem he could just go ahead and stab them. The police officer just told him he was not gonna do that and went on with his routine drunken check. I could not believe it.

Now whenever I see Remy’s footage, I am longing for more. I never know what he is going to do next and I enjoy that. I would really like to see him focus on one sole project for like 3 years or whatever time is needed to get a really good part. What would come out of it would be probably one of the best parts ever. This kid’s got magic in his feet and the bonus is that he’s got his head on his shoulders, and yeah, he is pretty much cool as fuck.

So hey everyone, let Remy do his thing for a while so we can enjoy.

Skate fast.

– Julian Dykmans

Furo Girl Make Up. Photo: Remy Taveira

Furo Girl Make Up. Photo: Remy Taveira

Do you remember your first Antiz tour? This took place in Belgium apparently.
Hell yeah I remember, that was my first tour with the Antiz team, in Belgium indeed. If I remember well it rained like everyday… even though we were there in the middle of the summer. We spent a lot of time to just try to avoid the rain and I think we drove like 10 times the whole Belgium to find some dry spots! We spent a lot of time inside the van too, drinking some warm CaraPils. I was the youngest among the team by far.

Well this didn’t kill your desire and will to go on tour because since then you travelled quite a lot. Where have you been this winter? And what’s next?
Yes indeed, I love travelling. This winter I’ve been to Indonesia, Reunion Island, Mauritius, Spain, London, Brussels… next trip will be in Italy. Look forward to it.

What do you love so much about travelling?
I believe that travel shapes the young. You discover some cultures, new ways of living and thinking and this is something that inspires you in your daily life then. I know that not everyone is able to travel so I’m very lucky. That being said I didn’t travel that much when I was younger so today I’m very grateful and I wanna make the most out of it.

Let’s start: who are you Remy Taveira? When did you start skateboarding? Who are your sponsors?
I started when I was 12 years old… wow I’m 25 now so I skate for 13 years already! I ride for Antiz Skateboards, Converse, RVCA, Nozbone Skateshop, Spitfire, Öctagon, Savate Skate Socks!

I remember an interview you made for Free Skatemag and you told that sometimes you kind of wish to get a part-time job. Is it still the case?
Yeah this is true that it could be good to get a part-time job or something where you have some specific working hours. That would allow me to keep my feet on the ground and to get a feeling that I belong to this society!

In this issue we interviewed people who were keen to build their own brand. Do you think about it?
First thing for me is: if you want to build a brand you have to first be quite popular in the community. Nope I never really thought about it. The most important thing for me if you wanna launch your brand is to have a creative mind while you also know how to manage the business part of it. This is not something for everyone and I don’t know if I wanna make this at some point.

What about photography?
I started doing photos 8 years ago, something like this. I got my first film camera for my birthday and I never left it ever since. I find the process always enjoyable and I really enjoy taking pics with my film camera.

Any last words?
Thanks to you for the interview, and thanks to everyone I met briefly on tour and who wanted to help. Thanks to the kind Indonesian people.

Thanks a lot man, we hope your 2017 is full of travels and meeting with new people. Keep on pushin’

This interview was originally featured in the printed KrakMag issue 12 that shipped with the Winter KrakBox. Want to get your hands on a copy of the next printed KrakMag? Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

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MDA Hubba, Brussels

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Dickies ad: smithgrind by Timothy Deconynck
– Puzzle 02: noseslide by Julian Dykmans
– Element ‘Rise Up’: f/s 50-50 by Evelien Bouilliart
– Homemade 2: f/s 5-0 by Gregory Bomboko; ass-slide by Pieter Jacobs
– Homemade 1: f/s tailslide by Mucky Rutzig; crooked by Fabian Verhaeghe; noseslide + noseslide & noseslide + noseslide nollie 360 flip out by Thibault Lenaerts
– Yallah: b/s 5-0 by Kevin Vu
– ‘The other side of Axel’: lipslide by Axel Cruysberghs
– Volcom ‘Europe summer tour 2011’: lipslide revert back by Axel Cruysberghs
– ‘The fantasy world of Robbi’: switch noseslide by Rob Ingimarsson
– ‘Sweet skating 2’: nollie tailslide by Adam Dyet
– Homemade 3: fakie shove-it tailslide & f/s 180 fakie nosegrind revert by Vincent Heyte
– Cliche ‘Bon Voyage’: switch tailslide by Sammy Winter
– Puzzle 22: flip noseslide & nollie noseslide by Lucas Puig
– Lakai ‘Fully Flared’: nollie heelflip noseslide by JJ Rousseau
– Puzzle 28: flip noseslide nollie heelflip out by Dany Hamard
– ‘La classe AmericRennes’: noseslide nollie bigspin heel out by Dany Hamard
– ‘Noorder Light’: flip noseslide bigspin out by Thibault Lenaerts
– Youtube clip: nollie shove-it noseslide by Mathieu Aime
– Facebook clip: 360 flip noseslide by Luan de Oliveira
– Globe ‘EU trippin tour’: tailslide bigspin out by Ryan Decenzo; switch tailslide 270 out by Anton Myhrvold; nollie crooked by Mark Appleyard
– Flip ‘Extremely Sorry’: switch 180 f/s 50-50 nollie back out by Mark Appleyard
– Behind the French Fred Scene: flip b/s 50-50 by Charles Collet
– Cliche ‘Gypsy Life’ video bonus: f/s boardslide to fakie by Paul Hart
– Antiz ‘OAF’: b/s blunt by Samu Karvonen
– ‘Almost a part’: b/s tailslide by Youness Amrani
– photo by Vincent Coupeau: b/s lipslide by Eniz Fazliov
– Homemade ‘Street Junkies’: b/s 50-50 the double hubba by Fabian Verhaegue
– Youtube part 2013: f/s 50-50 + f/s 5-0 by Ben Botta

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Le Marbre, Brussels

Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Homemade 1: line with kickflip on the double set & flip by Thibault Lenaerts; b/s flip by Brandon Turner; f/s flip by Geoffrey Van Hove; switch ollie by Wojciech Szlachta; noseslide by Lionel Krop
– Sweet Skating 2: melon by Sami Ennabli; 50-50 flip out by Damien Delsaux
– Youtube part: b/s 180 by Max Sterno
– Puzzle 27: pop shove-it by Thibaud Fradin; varial heel by Gauthier Rouger
– Homemade 3: 360 flip & b/s heelflip by Dominik Dietrich; hardflip by Leon Huiskens; nollie f/s 180 James Ghekiere; ollie + f/s flip by Niels Van Der Zeew
– Homemade ‘Duo’: 360 f/s shove-it by Nassim Guammaz
– Carolozoo: double flip by Ludovic Jacquet; nollie heelflip by Jonathan Franc; nollie b/s shove-it by Kevin Vu; polejam & polejam melon by Romario; ollie + flip by Kamil Sienkiewicz
– Silence ‘Throwaways.2016’: fakie f/s 180 by Leo Fernandes
– Silence ‘ZAP.01’: fakie f/s flip by Leo Fernandes; drop by Rob Ingimarsson
– Puzzle 37: caballerial & b/s 180 late shove-it by Chris Pfanner; switch f/s shove-it by Peter Molec
– Homemade ‘Street Junkies’: bigspin heelflip by Rob Estberg; switch f/s flip by Kevin Tshala; nollie b/s heelflip by Jonathan Franc
– Kaak movie 2: 360 double flip by Antony Baclene
– Homemade 2: switch b/s 180 by Thomas Marchal; nollie & bluntslide by Lionel Krop
– Lakai ‘Fully Flared’: switch flip by Lucas Puig
– Cliche ‘Gypsy Life 2015’: switch varial heel by Paul Hart; 360 flip + hippy jump by Kevin Vu
– Puzzle 36: switch hardflip by Eero Antila; nollie b/s bigspin Kilian Heuberger
– Yallah: nollie flip by Valentin Agnus
– Skatestore ‘Ronde Van Vlandermore’: f/s bigspin & nollie f/s flip by Robbin De Wit; nollie inward by Shajen Williams
– Supra ‘Belgium Tour’: flip + ollie by Kevin Vu
– Motive ‘Lille, Brussels & Luxembourg Tour 2009’: ollie & b/s 5-0 to 50-50 by Barney Page
– Cliche ‘Freedom Fries’: ollie + b/s 360 by Franklin Stephens
– Almost ‘Almost a Part’: f/s 180 by Youness Amrani
– Area 02: tailslide by Julian Dykmans
– Puzzle 21: b/s tailslide by Julian Dykmans
– Puzzle 42: 50-50 to 50-50 by Jarne Verbruggen