The story of Leo Valls and his hometown of Bordeaux is an unlikely one to say the least. It’s a story where skaters, artists, lawmakers and city officials are working together to create a more skate-friendly city. But this is more than just a story about one skater and one city… this a story about redefining skateboarding’s role in the city of the future.
DC Shoes presents its latest Yours for the Taking piece featuring Leo Valls.
In his hometown of Bordeaux, France, DC Euro team rider Leo Valls had the same problems that every skateboarder around the world deals with on a daily basis—skate-stoppers, knobs, defensive architecture, cops, angry pedestrians, traffic, and everything else that comes with skating in a city center. But, Leo had ambitious vision that brought together skaters, artists and city officials working as one to redefine the role of skateboarding in the city of the future.
Every couple of years, Magenta gathers a bunch of friends from Europe & rent a big house in Normandy, France to chill together & skate the area for a few days. Here is their edit of these good times! Featuring Glen Fox, Leo Valls, Ruben Spelta, Antoine Jouguet, Santiago Sasson, Gaetan Salvignol, Masaki Ui and special guest Paul Gallelli.
The Magenta crew in Bordeaux & Paris, France shot by Zach Chamberlain Just Cruising. No headaches. Featuring Ben Gore, Soy Panday, Zach Lyons, Leo Valls, Glen Fox, Vivien Feil, Kohichiro Uehara, Carlos Young, Masaki Ui, Connor Kammerer, Takahiro Morita, Jimmy Lannon & friends.
Pusher Bearings aren’t just a skateboard company, they’re a deeply-rooted family. Recently, Jackson Curtin, Jaakko Ojanen, Leo Valls, Josef Scott, Dani Jenks and Antony Lopez came together to skate the miraculous, soulful island of Mallorca in Spain, which has great skate spots along with pristine beaches and lush forests. Watch their journey to Mallorca and join the adventure.
This is the full version of the “Escape To LA” video filmed and edited by Josh Stewart; featuring Taylor Nawrocki, Ben Gore, Vincent Alvarez, John Baragwanath, Brad Cromer, Brendan Carroll, Christian Maalouf, Leo Valls, Paul Shier, Bryce Mandel, Alex Schmidt and many more.