Archive for September, 2011
Chipotle, friend of Element friend and MAKE IT COUNT sponsor, has put out an incredible short film entitled “Back to the Start”. The film depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways, and opts for a more sustainable future.
Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system. The soundtrack is by country music legend, Willie Nelson, who sings a cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” is nothing short of moving.
We love the film and its message, and wanted to pass it on. Get inspired, and for more information, visit:
To learn more about the the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, visit:
And pick up a limited edition Element x Chipotle burrito board at your local shop. Each one comes with a gift card for a free burrito!
Element and Elemental Awareness will be heading out to the North and Southwest to hang out, skate, give shoes and boards through the new “Changing lives through skateboarding” program from Sept. 6th-Sept. 20th. Check the flyer for dates and times. If you live in any of these areas, look for the Element van and throw us a peace sign, you never know what we might throw back. See you on the road…
Nyjah rang in the new year of 2011 making headline news by re-joining the Element team. Shortly after he had the cover of Transworld and a full interview, kicking off the rebirth of his career. Nyjah then put together one of the most impressive contest performances in history. He shed his dreads, and became the youngest ever to win X Games Skate Street. The release of a full part on 11.11.11, filmed all this year, will cap off an impressive year. Trailer coming soon.
Hella Clips, is without a doubt, the best place to find the most current skate video clips, big or small. And the last few days, Element riders have been popping up with all sorts of footage.
Nyjah Huston and friends rolled through the Chino park recently, and left no ledge unturned. Subscribe to Nyjah’s friend, Nathan on YouTube here for more Nyjah footy, as they’re always out skating, rain or shine.
Chad Tim Tim walks you through the basics of a switch crooked grind. Active is holding a contest here, where whoever sends in the best footage of them doing a switch crooks, wins a year supply of shoes from Dekline. Don’t forget the bonus clip and contest at the end of the video too.
Evan Smith gets a surprise request from skateboard legend, Josh Kalis, while on tour with DC in Europe. Watch and see if Evan can land a “Straight 8″ on call. The “Straight 8″ is when you do the two fundamental flip tricks, kickflip and heelflip, in the four possible ways, which equals 8… Kickflip, fakie kickflip, switch kickflip, nollie kickflip, heelflip, fakie heelflip, switch heelflip, and nollie heelflip.