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Jeffreys Bay – Skateboarding

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There is a skatepark at the bottom of da Gama road opposite the Billabong factory shop and a bowl in the Quiksilver shop at the Fountains mall in Jeffreys Bay – South Africa.

Slow Motion Clip

This is the most stunning slow motion film that has come out in a long time. All footage was shot within an 8 hour span in Brooklyn, NYC.
Several of these shots will be used in part with a series of spots they are directing and producing which will be released sometime in the near future.

 

Check out their blog for more info:

http://www.nextlevelpictures.com/blog/2011/8/11/8-hours-in-brooklyn-w-the-phantom-flex.html

 

Director/Cinematographer: Jonathan Bregel

Color Grade: Khalid
Mohtaseb

Production NGAFers:
Dan Selby, Jesse Korman, Chris Dowsett

Executive Producer:
James Douglas

Production Company:
Next Level Pictures

Special Thanks to:

Mike Sutton

Rule Boston Camera

E-Rock – Breaks Kru

Tyler Ginter

 

Song used: Skream – “Where you should be”

Download the
album/track here.

What Are The Basic Skateboarding Tricks?

The Ollie

A trick where the skater pops the skateboard into the air.
The effect is the skateboarder jumping with the skateboard stuck to his or her
feet.

Kickturn

Basically, the trick involves snapping the tail of the
skateboard down while sliding the front foot up along the skateboard and
jumping. This trick takes a lot of practice to get the technique, but once
learned it opens the door for the bulk of common skateboarding tricks.

A 50-50

A 50-50 grind is when a skateboarder grinds with both
trucks. When most skaters grind something, they use both trucks, and so are
50-50ing whatever they are grinding on.

Rock and rolls

A Rock and Roll is when a skateboarder rides up a ramp onto
the lip, or coping, and then rides away. The front trucks go over the lip, and
the bottom of the deck rests on the lip.

Manuals

A manual is a skateboarding trick where, while rolling, the
front wheels of the skateboard are lifted off the ground, but the tail does not
touch the ground. This is called a manual or manualing. A manual is similar to
a wheelie in other wheeled sports.

Kickflips

A Kickflip is similar to an Ollie, but you flick the board
with your foot to make it spin underneath you while in the air. In a clean
kickflip, the skater kicks the board with the ball of his or her front foot,
the skateboard flips and spins over at least once, and the skateboarder lands
on the board comfortably, wheels down, and rides away.

 

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March 24, 2012
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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour – Garden Route

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour®

tsitsikamma canopy tour

takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! Standing within the crown of these giants and looking down at the lush forest floor thirty metres below is an experience of a lifetime.

The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides ensure your safety while keeping you informed about interesting features of the forest ecology. If you are fortunate enough, you will spot a pair of Knysna Loeries or the brilliant red plumage of the elusive Narina Trogon. Whatever happens, we’re quite sure you’ll be back again!

 

Located at Storms River Village, 45 minutes from Plettenberg Bay and 1hr 30mins from Port Elizabeth. Bookings are essential.

Contact Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour®

Tel: +27 42 281 1836

Web: www.tsitsikammacanopytour.co.za

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January 25, 2012
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Monkeyland – Primate Sanctuary – Plettenberg Bay – South Africa

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary.

Experienced rangers guide one-hour tours through Monkeyland’s indigenous forest in English, Afrikaans, German,  French, Italian and Spanish.

More than 450 primates free-roam the Monkeyland’s forest.  Around 450 apes, monkeys and lemurs live at Monkeyland, including gibbons, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, miniature monkeys, vervets, saki monkeys, howler monkeys, two species of langurs and three species of lemur.

 

Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This  forested sanctuary is home to over 3,500 birds of around 220 species. Birds of Eden is situated next to Monkeyland in The Crags 16km East of Plettenberg Bay off the N2.

 

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January 23, 2012