Tagged: Oliver Barton

covers – transworld, june 2007

Photo: Transworld Cover – June 2007
Oliver Barton

Skater: Shane Cross
Trick: Pole-jam
Spot:
Barcelona, Catalonia
Spain

Footage: Flip, “Extremely Sorry” (2009)
Ewan Bowman

Additional Notes:
Raw Footage of Shane Cross’ Pole-jam in Barcelona – from Ewan Bowman/Mob Grip, “In Memory Of… Shane Cross” (2017).

trickReport.com – covers: Transworld, June 2007

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covers – transworld, september 2012

covers – transworld, april 2006

covers – transworld, july 2012

Photo: Transworld Cover – July 2012
Oliver Barton

Skater: Nick Garcia
Trick: Backside Hurricane
Spot: Henderson Ditch
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

Footage: Element, “Future Nature” (2012)
Ricki Bedenbaugh + Mike Manzoori

Additional Notes:
Transworld – In This Issue – July 2012
Transworld – Behind The Cover: Nick Garcia
skately – Henderson Ditch

Oliver Barton on the trick, from Transworld’s “Our Favorite 2012 Covers & The Stories Behind Them” (2012):
“My favorite cover of 2012 is Nick Garcia’s hurricane in Las Vegas. This monumental slab of concrete dropped in the middle of a downhill ditch has been around for a long time, but few people have really skated it. The first time I saw this spot was in one of my favorite skate photos of all time, a black and white image of Phil Shao ollieing off the deck into the bank shot by Lance Dawes.

It is amazing looking at Lance’s photo and seeing how much the valley in the background has been developed. Most people in the past have skated this spot with bigger softer wheels or a wooden roll in, Nick had the option of both on this day but he chose to roll in on some 52mm Spitfire classics, a fact that might seem a bit irrelevant here but when you’re at the spot you can see it makes all the difference. Of all the issues we put out in a year, it seems that the am issue cover is the most heavily competed for and Nick’s hurricane beat out some heavy contenders, so it was cool for that reason, but it was the cherry on the cake when the Element video Future Nature dropped and not only did Nick have the last part but this was his last trick. I love shooting photos with Nick–his skills on the board are plain for all to see but he’s such an uber human to be around that getting a photo ran of a trick he’s hyped on makes it mean so much more, I can’t wait to go out skating with him again.”

covers – transworld, october 2009

Photo: Transworld Cover – October 2009
Oliver Barton

Skater: Sean Malto
Trick: Backside 5-0

Footage: Etnies, “Skate And Create II” (2009)
Mike Manzoori

covers – transworld, december 2010

Photo: Transworld Cover – December 2010
Oliver Barton

Skater: Paul Rodriguez
Trick: Switch Backside Nosebluntslide
Spot: Beverly Hills High 9
Beverly Hills, California
United States

Footage: Plan B, “Me, Myself, And I” (2010)
Heath Brinkley

Additional Notes:
Transworld – In This Issue – December 2010
Transworld – Behind The Cover: Paul Rodriguez
skately – Beverly Hills High School

Oliver Barton on the trick, from Transworld’s “2010 Covers & The Stories Behind Them” article;
“It was my first time going to the spot, but we knew each other well through our friend the VX1000. The rail lives in the middle of Beverly Hills, just down the road from Eddie Murphy’s police station in Beverly Hills Cop. It felt like we would get kicked out immediately because there are plenty of expensive houses that look out onto the rail and it was really quiet in the neighborhood. It’s pretty amazing that someone had the courage to cut the knobs off and I’d like to say thank you to whoever that person is. The building in the background plays recordings of predatory birds from Costa Rica when movement sensors are triggered by crows. It’s cheaper, more effective and not as unsightly as putting spikes on every window ledge and wall. It’s an avian audio skate stopper. Anyway, in this frame, Paul is listening to recordings of bald eagles attacking prey, so now you know what he really bumps in his iPod. Paul switch back noseblunt slid the rail in the most rude-boy fashion possible, and Heath Brinkley chose the VX1000 with a Century fisheye to film it with. You can check out the footage of this trick and another six minutes and ten seconds of carnage in Paul’s video part Paul Rodriguez, Me, Myself and I under Plan B Skateboards on iTunes.”

covers – transworld, october 2011

Photo: Transworld Cover – October 2011
Oliver Barton

Skater: Lucas Puig
Trick: Switch Frontside 180 Heelflip
Spot:
Los Angeles, California
United States

Footage: Transworld, “Lucas Puig Pro Spotlight” (2011)

Additional Notes:
Transworld – Hot Off The Press – October 2011
Transworld – In This Issue – October 2011

Oliver Barton tells the story of the cover, from Transworld’s “Our Favorite 2011 Covers & The Stories Behind Them” article;
“Filed under ‘good looking spots that are harder to skate than they look,’ this bump to bar in Los Angeles is in a Latin Barrio. I made the mistake of watching Stacy Peralta’s Crips Vs. Bloods documentary a couple of nights before skating this spot, it’s quite the aperitif before going street skating in L.A. After two nights internet trawling L.A. gang activity, I was clued up enough to know that the “XV3” chicken scratch on the wall where I parked up next to the spot was not a sign of teenage rebellion but a warning that we were in 18th Street gang territory. Their Wikipedia CV is the sort of material that tends to distract you from worrying about flash durations and loading film the right way round when you’ve got a mid-range car’s worth of equipment set-up slap bang in the middle of their hood: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18th_Street_gang. We bought the people in the building a box of Heineken, kept our fingers crossed and Lucas switch front heeled the bar like a boss. It was pretty dark when he made the trick so he went back in the day to film it, the footage is his last trick in his Pro Spotlight Video part. The photo was shot on Kodak E100vs film with a Hasselblad Cfi 180mm on Mike Blabac’s old Hasselblad 203fe which he used to shoot all the Danny Way mega-ramp photos. I hope that Mike and Danny are happy with how Lucas and I are continuing their photographic legacy.”