Vans 'Illustrated' - Lisbon Photo Journal
Words and Photos by Fred Murray
The anticipation is high for the new Vans video, 'Illustrated' and a lucky few have already been privy to a premiere last night in Austin. If like us you can't wait to see what the Vans guys have been cooking up then get on iTunes and pre-order the video so you can watch it soon as it drops. While you're waiting take a look through our photo journal and In The Cut video from a last chance 'Illustrated' filming trip Bruno Hoffmann and Anthony Perrin took to Lisbon, Portugal meeting up with Vans flow teammate and local Diogo Santos. Get at more 'Illustrated' content in our 'related' section below.
This was a total mind-fuck. The run in was kinda slippery tile with a fast right and then left carve onto the stairs. It also happened to be the steepest set i've encountered in a long time. Bruno swore a bunch of times, looked frustrated, waved his hands about and then got it done first time. It's amazing how the brain can overcome fear. True German precision needed for this one.
Diogo Santos is one of my favourite people to watch ride. He goes fast, skids about, has those little nub pegs... he's never doing your average kinda tricks. However, if the dude needs to pedal, then he can pedal. Avocado fuelled gap for the enjoyment of a local resident.
In The Cut - Vans 'Illustrated' in Lisbon
With Bruno Hoffmann, Anthony Perrin and Diogo Santos - More Info
This spot was just crying out to get fucked up. It was a rainy day when we found this and we actually sat in the car looking at it for a good 15 minutes before Bruno decided that it was as dry as it was going to get. Oppo tooth over to manual oppo 180.
Anthony Perrin knows what's up when it comes to a big barspin. You may remember his huge bars in Budapest in his DIG video years ago? In fact he had attempted another huge barspin a few days before and was still getting pains from the resulting whiplash. Thankfully he nailed this first go.
Breaking Down The 1's and 0's
The natural flow master speaks about his time spent at this backyard paradise.