Yesterday we gave you all a close look at São Paulo’s CPTMAFIA as they mobbed through the city’s streets 18 heads deep. Today, we have a new edit featuring some of the Mafia, as well as members from affiliate crew ZNS. It’s the latest entry in the Street Survivor series by filmer Gabriel Romero, highlighting the marriage of the two crews.
The video itself has a distinguishing saturation, reflective of the place where it was filmed; a country with a vibrant and rich culture that has produced some of skating’s greatest talents but has never fully been appreciated for its contributions to skating at large. Brazil has no shortage of skaters, but with no direct connection to the industry (due to economic hindrances in trade), historically their talent hasn’t always become buzzy on a global industry scale.
The most successful Brazilian skaters have had to make their way to The States or Europe but now with brands and skaters looking elsewhere for expansion and inspiration, the Brazilian scene is starting to garner some global attention. We’re taking notice, and you should too.
SKATERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Cristofer da Silva
Wellington de Oliveira
OUR FAVORITE PRO SKATER STORIES SUBMITTED BY YOU
We asked our readers to share their most vivid encounters from over the years. These are just a few of our favorites out of the hundreds you sent.
JENKEM MIX 132: UNA FARRAR
Una brings that bitch I do what I want energy front and center, and damn does it feel good.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
THE STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE SKATEBOARDING PRIMATE
If you were a kid in the 2000s, you might remember a movie by the name of MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate.