Hitting the road is part of Volcom’s DNA and if they go for too long without a road trip they start to go stir crazy. So just as Volcom began to feel enwrapped by an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia, they started planning a loose route through the southwest assembling a solid crew to join them on the journey. Milton Martinez, Collin Provost, Omar Hassan, Mathias Torres, Alec Majerus, Simon Bannerot, CJ Collins, Peter Hewitt, along with snowboard legends Jaime Lynn and Scott Blum on their Harleys, joined Remy Stratton in the #YOTAvolcom along with Tom Remmilard keeping Peter company in his own vehicle, while Wanderlodge driver, Jarrod Pimental aka ‘Road Rage’, manned the wheel in the skate van.
Bronson’s Best of 2020 featuring Jamie Foy, Dylan Jaeb, Jimmy Wilkins, Kevin Baekkel, Milton Martinez, Tom Schaar, Zion Wright, Koby Dvorak, Pedro Delfino, Roman Pabich, Cedric Pabich, Miles Lawrence, Chris Russell, Alex Willms, Braden Hoban, Alexis Ramirez, Tristan Rennie, Leo Baker, CJ Collins, Toby Ryan and Erick Winkowski.
2020 was a most unusual year, but it will be remembered as one of skateboarding’s most globally successful years.
The reasons for that are many and varied, sometimes overlapping, but a perfect convergence of circumstances saw skate shops around the world unable to meet demand, small brands suddenly able to clear out entire inventories, and uptake – oftentimes re-uptake – of skating worldwide at a level not seen since the headiest days of decades past.
It was at breakfast the morning after Red Bull Skateboarding’s 2020 planning meeting last January that the newspaper headline spoke of a city being locked down far away. It’s doubtful that anyone back then could have foreseen the last 12 months playing out the way they have, but with so many projects already under way globally the race was on to bring them all in – safely, and in whole.
From Patrik Wallner’s pioneering Uzbekistan skate project to contests like Simple Session, Red Bull Solus & Red Bull Bowl Rippers to RAW EDITS with Jamie Foy, CJ Collins & more to introducing the world to Madars Skate Tales to skating Larvikite with Torey Pudwill & crew to exploring the spirit of skateboarding in Africa, 2020 will go down in as an epic year in our history books!
All the attempts, slams, hammers and shenanigans you’d expect from six months spent filming with CJ Collins. Go behind the scenes of FER DAYZ with this unseen footage from CJ’s full Red Bull Skateboarding part.
Dew Tour On The Spot Video Montage Vol. Three with Lizzie Armanto, Murilo Peres, CJ Collins, and More
In volume three of Dew Tour’s On The Spot video montage, they mashed together all the spontaneous skateboard clips Dew collected from the summer of 2020 to create one banger edit. Watch the montage above featuring Dominick Walker, Murilo Peres, Allysha Le, Tristan Rennie, Chris Russell, Lizzie Armanto, CJ Collins, and Clay Kreiner.
Bronson Speed crew heads to an undisclosed location in Norco for some olympic size pool rips with the FASTEST bearings. Featuring Pedro Delfino, Erick Winkowski, Roman Pabich, Cedric Pabich, CJ Collins, Tom Schaar, Tristan Rennie, Chris Russell and Toby Ryan.
CJ Collin’s SŌLUS entry. With all the skate contests canceled this year, Ryan Sheckler opened the doors to his skatepark and invited 13 of the best skateboarders in the world to battle it out in a new digital skateboarding contest. Each skater has one hour to put together their best 45 second to one minute line alone – no crowd & no other skaters, just a couple camera guys and themselves – SŌLUS. Red Bull’s judges, Jamie Owens, Mike Sinclair, and Kyle Berard, will evaluate each video based on style, progression and creativity. Winner will be announced September 27th. Each skaters entry video will drop every week leading up to the September 27th winner announcement. With skate shops struggling during the global pandemic, the winner will receive $2,500 to donate to a shop of their choice. Following the judges announcement, you will have a chance to vote on your favorite video part and the fan favorite will be announced on September 30th. Watch CJ battle out his run and tap the link to vote for your favorite entry! Vote HERE.
Abandoned pools, desert DIYs, and even some action in the streets from everyone’s favorite all-terrain animal, CJ Collins. CJ got in the van to go fast and stack clips from California to New Mexico to Texas, and this, his first full part for Red Bull, features as many spots as you’ll ever see packed into 4 minutes. It’s style and speed “Fer Dayz” with CJ Collins — press play and try to keep up.
Welcome back to Dew Tour’s On The Spot video montage, volume two. This time around, we linked up with skateboard athletes for a ton of impromptu lines in front of the lense. Enjoy the montage above featuring Tom Schaar, Chris Joslin, Gavin Bottger, Liam Pace, TJ Rogers, CJ Collins, Alex Sorgente, Heimana Reynolds, Sky Brown, and Keegan Palmer.
In this episode of Aimless, Dew Tour headed inland to check in with CJ Collins at his home in Victorville, CA. During our visit, CJ fills us in on a recent motorcycle accident that has kept him off his board for the past three months. CJ shakes off the cobwebs, gets back on the board, and shows us his backyard skatepark, rips Harley down to his work-in-progress vintage clothing store, and caps off the day with some pyrotechnical entertainment.
Alex Sorgente, Chris Russell, CJ Collins and Zion Wright head to the North Shore of Oahu looking for empty pools and local spots to skate in the Aloha state. In a place known for its weather and waves, the crew instead set its sights on concrete and coping — their version of the perfect tropical skate vacation. Press play and sit shotgun as they drop in the Hawaii skate scene and hit the North Shore’s famous Banzai Skatepark for a demo in paradise.
With the build of Volcom 1986 Toyota 4Runner complete they set out to skate obscure spots off the beaten path in California’s high desert which is true to the terrain that shaped who CJ is today. Conceived in support of the drop of CJ’s Volcom “Liberation Cont’d” clothing collection, the build and ensuing film trip truly captured spirit of liberation.