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Pintodd crew

You may have noticed them in the app: The Pintodd crew is one of the most famous crew and keeps exciting us with their vids and pics. Based in Lyon (France) often rippin’ HDV (understand here« Hotel de Ville » iconic spot) they are hungry enough to krak the world.

“Yo les chicken dips! Can you explain the name of your crew.

Felix : so we were just some friends hangin out together some times to hit the streets. During one of these sesh, we just tripped on the word “pintade” that means “guinea fowl” in french. The following evening, I proposed them to create a team, a crew, and we choose the name “Pintodd” cause it sounds like “pintade”, but is a bit different. The double ‘d’ at the end is much better, it sounds better. So in fact, we are the ‘GuineaFowl Crew‘ haha!

“Who are you, where did you met?

Enzo : first, we are French, we are ‘lyonnais’ (from Lyon). We’re skateboarders who just skate and laugh out loud. We all met in HdV (hotel de ville) and progressively we’ve been skating together.

“Do you have a motto? Something core to Pintodd crew?

‘Fuck da police!’ haha

Who’s the most funny in the crew?

Tibo: I guess the most funny is Harry, cause he’s always doing shit, talking shit. 

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(translation “My new GoPro”)

– The most talented?

David: ME
Harry: No it’s me!
Aurelien: Shut up guyz, you all know I am the best! Haha
Enzo: There is no real comparison between us, and that’s true: we all know the best is Aurelien. He progresses so fast that’s incredible.

– The most fucked-up?

Felix: Harry

-The chicks addict?

Haha make your own idea

tibo enzo

“Any favorite spot in Lyon (after HDV of course)?

David: We often skate in X-Rousse or in Confluence.

“Any annecdote about a skate sesh?

Aurelien: We have always funny bails but we remember this sesh in a lil park in Lyon (Blandan): skate friends and sun was the perfect combo, we don’t need anything else!

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(translation: “Max doesn’t like cheap lemonade”)

“Do you have sponsors?

Tibo: except Aurélien, none of us have sponsors, but some are doing the best to search one. Video coming soon 😉

“Where can we find ya?

KRAK OF COURSE and also in HdV ! Enjoy your day, go hit the streets and FUCK DA POLICE!

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THANKS PEEPS! 

>> Pintoodd crew >>
Aurelien Giraud, Enzo Di Litta, David Vernay, Harry Bertrand, Max Colombel, Tibo Rebie, Félix Baillet.
App

Into the app – vol 2

Yo folks, you should have received a notification today. Something like this:

notification

Yep it’s kinda party time, BIG update has been released. There are some cool perks inside but let’s focus here on a major change: the uploading process!

1st step hasn’t changed: you got a sick content you wanna show it so you click on that little (magic!) sign ‘+’ at the bottom of the screen and then on the camera icon, you choose your filter and => you’re at that page:

app screen upload

 

Here is the news: now you’re able to upload right away a content without a spot attached to it.

Which means that if you click on the ‘upload’ button BANG your video / pic is instantaneously right up in the air with no spot. Why’s that?

While some people love the fact to map their city and create some spots we’ve to admit that skateboarding is way way wilder than that. For ex. look at those next 2 pics. First one by Aldeanda; second one by Felix.

nowax  hand

Our question has been: does it make sense to attach a specific spot to them? It’s skateboarding related for sure which means it makes sense to have them in the app. But because it’s more artistic and/or general, you don’t necessarily want to attach a spot to them.

Our solution has been simple: let’s people choose. Now each time you wanna upload some content in the app, you have the choice: map it or not.

If you don’t care about the spot

It’s damn simple: you click on the ‘upload’ button and it’s up.

If you care about the spot

Click on the ‘map’ button and here you are:

2 ways now:
– if the spot is on the list (ie it already has been created by someone), you just need to click on it
– if not you have this little sentence at the end of the list (like in the following screenshot), click on it

Then you’ll get a pop up like the following one, it will send us a direct message and we’ll be able to create ourselves the spot. Give us as many details as possible to make the process easier. Then we promise to do it in the next few hours max (yep we don’t sleep a lot, we’ve a hell of a passion for this!).

If you care about the spot and YOU wanna create it yourself (yep we love surprises, so it’s possible)

In this case: krak in first! Which means that before uploading your content, when you click on the button ‘+’ at the bottom of the screen, click on the ‘pin’ icon (versus the camera one). You’ll get that page:

KRAK IN

And from there, if you click on the sentence at the end of the list, you’ll get that:

new spot

Here you’re able to create your spot as usual. And then you can upload your content and attach the spot you just created to it.

Well we’re dying to discuss w/ you if you have any feedback / questions so please, feel free to reach us. Instagram, twitter, mail whatever you want (mine is: k@skatekrak.com).

Cheers folks, and keep on pushin’

App

Into the app – vol 1

At Krak we’re deep believers in Design. Isn’t it awesome to have a clear and simple app for skateboarding pictures and videos? We truly aim at offering you the best experience possible so we have been working hard on new features that totally transform our world into an amazing playground for skateboarders.

#1 Explore

You may have noticed a new “explore sign” on the home page. This is the most exciting feature ever! Go find out new spots and identify clearly if it is street, park, shop or private spot thanks to their pictograms. You are now able to check a spot and vizualise real pictures shot by the Krak community. This is powerful and priceless. But wait ? Yeah the app is free!

spots map explore

 

#2 Add favorite spots to your Wishlist

We all dream of skating golden spots like West LA Court House, Venice Skatepark, Stoner Plaza, Republique…but even more to find the sickest spot ever downtown. Timing here is everything but Krak has a solution for you: Create a wishlist and save the spots you wanna krak later!

  • Go to Menu > Wishlist
  • Create a new wishlist by giving it a name and adding a caption
  • Now you can just save any spot you find on the app.

wishlist 2

Thinking of riding some ledges after school/work?
The app locates all the  spots around you, you can easily identify the street spots and add them to your wishlist.

Looking for skateparks near your holiday house?
Check it out easily on Krak and add them to your wishlist.

You just saw a kickass vid on the app and love the spot?
No worries, just save it for later.

You asked, we did.

#3 Create your Crew

Clearly, this is your area! You build your own crew, include your homies and show to the world how cool it is.

Make the most of it in 3 simple steps :

  • Go to Menu > Crew
  • Follow a crew or Create one by using the “+” button!
  • Ask friends to join the crew: with the search bar for existing Krak users, otherwise bring them in!

So who’s gonna be the most badass crew on KRAK? Can’t wait to see and write about it soon! Stay tuned here in the mag…

#4 KRAK IN!

Last but not least, you can now shout out loud what spot you are riding at the moment thanks to the KRAK IN feature. As soon as you kraked in, a message will be displayed on your feed. Easy to invite homies to join for a skate session.

kraked in page

Yeah…it is true you can totally KRAK THE WORLD now!