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Where do you want to go? This very special issue of The Red Bulletin is your time-travelling, multi-destination passport into the past, present and future. Arto Saari’s brilliant photo portfolio showcases how skateboarding has grown in the last 20 years. Then, the cream of the planet’s adventure sports athletes choose the best adrenalin playgrounds in the world right now. Looking ahead, a field-leading futurologist trend-spots and analyses a route through to the future of football. Is a match-up of humans versus robots really only a few decades away? All the evidence presented by current technology says ‘Yes’. All that, plus an exclusive interview with Neymar, who might be about to have the summer of his life in, and for, Brazil. We hope that you enjoy the the red bulletin
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at a glance Bullevard 10 gallery Amazing pics 16 give peace a chance Marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I
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Top destinations for extreme sports
44 Queen of clubs
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Boarder-turned-photographer Arto Saari has captured his sport’s emergence into the mainstream
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The secrets behind their staying power
50 Neymar’s World Cup
Playing without a care in the world while carrying the hopes of a nation
56 High Hoops
Hotly tipped Aucklander with a talent for inventing new musical genres
58 Sam Smoothy
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With the music industry in a state of flux, Linkin Park figured out how to make hits. What do they know that others don’t?
Why would you want to swim under the water when you can fly in a SuperAviator, a one-of-a-kind submersible
72 the state of skate
The amazing work of skateboarderturned photographer Arto Saari
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To thrive in the lucrative skateboarding business, a champion must also be a businessman. Just ask Ryan Sheckler
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Rickie Fowler brings colours to the fairways, but his new shoes are more than just a fashion statement
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The Auckland photographer’s work has appeared in publications all over the world, including Sense (Japan), Dazed and Confused (UK and Australia) and German GQ. He was recruited to snap rising Kiwi star Jordan Arts, aka High Hoops, for The Red Bulletin, and he is delighted with how it turned out. “I always look for the subject to show me a spontaneous moment,” he explains. “Jordan is a very easygoing guy, and I enjoyed getting to know him and his creative instincts during the photoshoot.” See for yourself on page 56.
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arto saari The Finnish photographer learned his way around a lens after he became a professional skateboarder at the tender age of 16. Now 32, Saari is a still top skater and has brought the strength, agility, and grace of his sport to The Red Bulletin this month for a pictorial that catches skaters in unguarded moments away from the traditional competition circuit. “It helps to have a drained pool in my backyard,” says Los Angelesbased Saari, “it allows me to capture the impromptu action.” His portraits start on page 60.
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leisure pursuits Alfredo Gomez, one of the world’s best enduro riders, has an unusual hobby: enduro racing. Here he is, in his free time, ploughing his Husqvarna bike over a flat dirt track. That, too, is uncommon: enduro is mostly about thrashing a bike down steep slopes until you can thrash no more. The thing is, says the Spaniard, “I love anything that burns petrol.” alfredogomez.com Photo: Alberto Lessmann/Red Bull Content Pool
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rushin’ russian At the first race of the Formula One season in Melbourne, Daniil Kvyat finished ninth. By scoring World Championship points in his debut race, the Scuderia Toro Rosso driver, aged 19 years and 24 days, beat the old record for youngest pointsscorer, held by Sebastian Vettel. Kvyat has since turned 20 and, after five races of F1 in 2014, had three top-10 finishes. “There’s no such thing as a prodigy in motorsport,” says the man from Ufa, about 1,200km east of Moscow. “Just hard work.” scuderiatororosso.com Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool
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spray time Teammates vying for the world title is a hot topic in motorsport. Atop the World Rally Championship are Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, reigning champ, and Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. In the fourth special stage of the Rally de Portugal, Latvala first found a water feature, and later flipped over spectacularly, which led him to finish 14th (Ogier won). “That’s rallying,” said the Finn, who bounced back to win the next race, in Argentina. jmlatvala.com Photo: Richard Balint/Volkswagen Motorsport
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TOMMY VERSUS FRITZ a christmas miracle Hundreds of German and British soldiers agree their own truce on the Western Front in Flanders, after months of fighting during World War I. Christmas is more important than war, and for one afternoon, the enemy troops shoot at goal, not each other. The no man’s land between the trenches becomes a football pitch, their caps marking the goals. Legend has it that, of course, the Germans won 3-2, but the winners did at least have the decency to provide a barrel of beer. 16
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Working Woman Socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg says we should strike, not fight. She campaigns for workers’ rights, is jailed for incitement to civil disobedience and killed by German soldiers in 1919.
Robertson is the first man to carry out a blood transfusion using blood that had been stored. His medical breakthrough goes on to save millions of lives. It’s quite an improvement on the first ‘transfusion’, in 1492, when a dying Pope Innocent VIII drank the blood of three 10-yearold boys. All four of them died.
THE NOBEL PRIZE The Red Cross receives the Nobel Peace Prize for its good works during the War. To this day, military hospitals and staff carrying the red symbol are off-limits in international law.
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World War I began 100 years ago, on July 28, 1914, when AustriaHungary declared war on Serbia. In this special section we pay tribute to 101 people and ideas who have defied this kind of madness and championed peace and humanity ever since
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1922 radio The British
Broadcasting Company (BBC) goes on air and lays the cornerstone for press freedom and impartiality. People in trouble spots worldwide tune in to the BBC news, often risking their personal safety to do so. Jolly good show, indeed.
Nelson Mandela The man who brought down apartheid in South Africa, and embodied peace and reconciliation worldwide, is born.
Technological advances don’t come more soothing than this: the Theremin, forerunner of the synthesizer, makes its public debut.
PEACE DOLLAR Lady Liberty looks relaxed. The US mints Art Deco peace dollars.
Clarence Darrow is a fierce Ohio lawyer with a mission to defend the innocent. A few months after defending a schoolteacher for teaching evolution (still a hot-potato subject in the US) he joins a headlinegrabbing trial in Detroit, of a group of black men accused of murdering a white man who was part of a mob that had stormed a house. Darrow’s closing argument, lasting seven hours, convinces the jurors of the defendants’ innocence and becomes a key text in the civil rights movement.
‘THIS IS THE BBC’
Hitler OUT! Feminist activists Anita Augspurg and Lida Gustava Heymann, try, in vain, to have Hitler expelled from Germany for incitement of the masses.
WOMEN GET THE VOTE
girl power The suffragettes of the 1910s are no longer willing to be second-class citizens. They want to mark a cross on the election ballot. They roll up their sleeves, go on strike and hold demonstrations including chaining themselves to railings and setting postboxes on fire. By the end of the decade, 27 countries have given women the vote; America follows suit in 1920. Slowest on the uptake are the Swiss. In the district of Appenzell Innerrhoden, women have only had the vote since 1990.
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The American Peace Award, endowed by Edward W Bok to the tune of $100,000, is awarded for the first time. It wasn’t awarded again until 2008.
WINNIE-THE-POOH A bear, a piglet, a donkey, an owl and a rabbit all live in harmony in the wood. Because the most important thing is friendship. And honey.
“ I do not believe in the law of hate. I may not be true to my ideals always, but I believe in the law of love, and I believe you can do nothing with hatred.” c l a r e n c e da r row ( 18 57 — 193 8)
Sent by US missionary Sidney Gulick to Japan, to foster friendships among children.
erich maria remarque The German WWI vet secures a publisher for his book, All Quiet on the Western Front, which becomes the classic pacifist novel.
mother Teresa The famous nun moves to India on her mission of service to the poorest of the poor.
Mahatma Gandhi Declares his country independent. Britain doesn’t recognise it for 17 years; Gandhi practises his nonviolent struggle.
WHY WAR? Albert
PEACE OF MIND The a hangover loses its first battle to Alka-Seltzer when the miracle treatment is introduced in the US.
EINSTEIN AND FREUD
OLD AND BOLD
“ I am a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace”
In Berlin, 91-year-old Julie Bonhoeffer breaks a Nazi cordon to shop at a Jewishowned store.
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Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, USA.
ALL FOR ONESIE The Phantom, the first fully costumed superhero, begins fighting crime in US newspapers on Feb 17.
German bombers destroy the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. Pablo Picasso captures the ruins and suffering on canvas in his famous painting, which he says can be given to Spain once Franco’s fascist dictatorship has come to an end. Sadly, the artist did not live to see it: he died in 1972, nine years before his greatest work came home.
A right-wing coup in France is thwarted. Several anti-fascist organisations are founded in its wake.
Einstein a smart fellow if ever there was one, has one problem that he just can’t get his head around. “Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?” he asks fellow genius Sigmund Freud. In reply, the Austrian shrink says, “The ill success… of all the efforts made during the last decade to reach this goal leaves us no room to doubt that strong psychological factors are at work which paralyse these efforts.” In English: people, foolishly, like destroying things.
REVUE GIRL OF THE RESISTANCE josephine baker, a girl from Missouri, dances her way into the hearts of Parisian audiences at scandalous revue shows and from there takes continental Europe by storm. When the Nazis occupy France, she doesn’t want to sing any more. She works for the Resistance instead, sweet-talking officers to get information out of them and smuggling secret documents over the border. When that fight ends, another begins: Baker goes on to support the civil rights movement in the US.
What’s the bigger scandal here? The naked ladies on stage, or the uniforms of the men watching? Josephine Baker knows the answer
WO R L D I N M OT I O N: THE UNITED NAT I O N S
“To keep peace throughout the world.” That is one of the pillars of this international community of 193 member states established on October 24, 1945. Even if it doesn’t always succeed, that ambitious mission statement is inarguably noble.
“This train is going to hell.” These words come to Franz Jagerstatter in a dream, and will him to vote against Austria’s Anschluss with Nazi Germany, the only person in his village to do so. He is executed in 1943 and beatified by the Pope in 2007.
CYCLE OF PROTEST When Norway is occupied by Hitler’s troops, naval officer turned pacifist Olaf Kullmann pedals his bike around the entire country in protest. He died in a concentration camp in 1942.
MUM’S THE WORD Mother Courage, Bertolt Brechts anti-war play, is first performed, in Zurich.
anne Frank In the red-and-white chequered notebook she got for her 13th birthday, the Dutch girl begins a diary of her family’s two years in hiding from the occupying Nazis.
KEEPING THE PROMISE In Albania, besa refers to a code of honour which must be upheld. In WWII, the country is 70 per cent Muslim, but besa means its people ignore religious differences to save 2,000 Jews from Nazi persecution.
LIST FOR LIFE German industrialist Oskar Schindler catalogues, for the Nazis, indispensable staff required for the smooth running of his munitions factory, thus saving the lives of 1,200 Jews.
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GIVE ME A SIGN Graphic designer Gerald Holtom is asked to make a logo for the CND’s first major protest march. And he comes up with a new Mercedes star. That’s not quite fair: his design incorporates the letters N(uclear) and D(isarmament) as displayed by the flagwavers doing semaphore, inside a circle.
The Fulbright Program sends US scholars and students overseas to learn and educate.
saving lives Raphael Lemkin coins the term genocide and lays the foundation for its prevention and punishment.
keep it peaceful The UN dispatches peacekeepers for the first time, to the Middle East.
HELiGOLAND Occupation of the North Sea island by former residents leads to its return to civilian life after military use.
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MAD magazine The US humour mag’s satire and critique would go on to inspire students worldwide.
“It takes a very long time to become young”
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TUGGING IRON CURTAIN Imre Nagy appointed leader of communist Hungary, but breaks with Soviet ideology.
Franco-German thinker Albert Schweitzer warns of the dangers of the nuclear arms race.
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin in the four-hour Secret Speech.
DOVE IS ALL AROUND pablo picasso doesn’t come up with the dove as a symbol of peace. The white bird with an olive branch in its beak was a peace-loving icon in the Bible. But it is the painter from Malaga who makes the bird the emblem of the modern peace movement. He is asked to design a poster for the International Peace Congress in Paris and makes the white dove its centrepiece. Childhood memories could have come into it, too. His father, an art teacher, enjoyed painting pictures of pigeons and doves above all else.
into orbit from what is now Kazakhstan. The era of space travel begins with the Soviet satellite, which gives us a new perspective on our home planet. Many people learn that the Earth is smaller and more worthy of protection than they had previously thought.
rosa parks, an African-American secretary from Alabama, refuses to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, as instructed by the bus driver. Her brave action is one of the key moments in the Civil Rights Movement in the US.
The UN regulates humanitarian care of refugees.
“And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream” m a rt i n lu t h e r k i n g
icy cold war truce Twelve countries, including the Soviet Union and the US, agree that the uninhabited Antarctic will only be used for peaceful purposes and scientific research.
PLEASE STOP British philosopher Bertrand Russell intervenes in the Cuban Missile Crisis by sending telegrams to Kennedy and Khrushchev. He warns them of the consequences of impending nuclear war, and they listen.
MARTIN LUTHER KING
1963 I HAVE A DREAM hundreds of thousands of people gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to hear civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King deliver his speech for equality and against racism. Advisors had actually cut the “I have a dream...” passages, but King improvises them back in during his 17 minutes at the microphone and writes a truly significant page of history.
NO S UC H THING AS FAT E Hungarian censorship does not quash journalist and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz’s drive to write about his experiences. His 1975 novel Fatelessness, about a teenage boy in the Holocaust, gets worldwide acclaim.
TWO STUDENTS drink a toast to freedom in Lisbon and are arrested. Reading of this injustice is allegedly what makes English lawyer Peter Benenson start Amnesty International. The organisation has fought for political prisoners and against human rights abuses all over the world ever since.
WAR IS(N’T) FUNNY Dr Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, a potent and hilarious anti-nuclear war film, comes at the height of the Cold War.
Flower Power The slogan for the anti-war movement supposedly comes to US poet Allen Ginsberg during an LSD trip.
fly like a dove Peace activist Abie Nathan flies from Israel to Egypt on his Shalom 1 plane to urge peace talks. He is arrested on landing.
DOWN THE BARREL Jan Rose Kasmir holds a daisy to the bayonet of a soldier at a demo outside the Pentagon and becomes an icon of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Black Power At the Mexico Olympic Games, 200m medallists Tommie Smith (gold) and John Carlos (bronze) give the Black Power salute on the podium.
SAINT OF el salvador With his appointment as assistant bishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero’s stand against social injustice and the dictatorial government becomes more visible. In 1980, as Archbishop, he’s killed saying Mass.
‘GREEN PEACE, NO SPACE’ The same year a twoyear-old environmental organisation makes its first waves after US coastguards turn its boat back before it can reach an Alaskan nuclear-test site, it also settles on a name: Greenpeace.
THE LIE OF THE LAND This is how John Lennon and Yoko Ono spend their honeymoon. For a week they welcome journalists to the Presidential Suite of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel to promote world peace. The press pack expects something scandalous, but the newly-weds keep things chaste. They just sit there among the pillows and placards, “like angels”, as Lennon puts it.
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SHOT TO END A WAR Nick Ut’s photo of a naked napalm-burned Kim Phuc turns public and political opinion against the Vietnam War.
WORLD IN HARMONY Over 1bn watch Elvis in Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite, the first concert broadcast live in this way.
Peace KO’d: Muhammad Ali v George Foreman for the heavyweight crown – and human rights
Rumble in the Jungle
TRUCE IN SPACE
ACROSS THE DIVIDE Peace People is formed of Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland.
mothers know best In Argentina, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo demand to know what happened to their children ‘disappeared’ during the Dirty War.
LET’S GET TOGETHER …and feel alright: Bob Marley reconciles rival Jamaican politicians on stage at the One Love Peace Concert.
Apocalypse now The greatest war movie ever made is released.
rumble in the jungle Muhammad Ali and George Foreman punch each other’s lights out and it’s somehow about peace? Not right there in the ring, maybe, but that legendary fight for the world heavyweight championship in Kinshasa, in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) raises the profile and self-esteem of an entire continent. And with the eyes of the world on Africa, what dictators want hidden can be seen. Muhammad Ali, conscientious objector, wins again. 24
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Two years before Star Wars, the biggest thing in space is no science fiction, but Cold Wardefying fact. Alexey Leonov is weightless alongside Deke Slayton after the first joint USSoviet space mission. An Apollo module docks with a Soyuz craft, after which three astronauts and two cosmonauts spend 44 hours together. the red bulletin
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FROM TINY ACORNS Jadav Payeng plants a tree on the banks of the Brahmaputra in India. Where there was once just a single tree, there are now over five million.
PROTEST CAMP William Thomas pitches his tent by the White House as a protest against nuclear weapons. He would stay 27 years.
“Give us as much money as we know you have”
burning up At a small event on Baker Beach in San Francisco, the eponymous wooden sculpture defining the Burning Man Festival is set alight for the first time. Today, pyromaniacs and the counter-cultural meet in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, to honour the Burning Man’s 10 principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, immediacy. In a nutshell: peace.
DEAR MR PREMIER US schoolgirl Samantha Smith, 10, writes to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. He writes back. Samantha realises they’re “just like us”.
LITTLE A LONG WAY Muhammad Yunus founds the Grameen Bank, which gives microloans to the poorest of the poor.
CHEST READ THIS Designer Katharine Hamnett wears an anti-nuclear slogan T-shirt while meeting Margaret Thatcher at an official reception.
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THE WORLD STAGE Bob Geldof rounds up rock and pop royalty for two simultaneous concerts on July 13 in London and Philadelphia. More than 1.5 billion people watch Live Aid live on TV, and the next day the donations are around £50 million, about £135m in today’s money. Queen, U2, David Bowie and The Beach Boys do turns; Phil Collins flies on Concorde to appear at both venues. Led Zeppelin, The Who and Black Sabbath reform for a day to fight hunger in Ethiopia and, like many of the acts, enjoy a boost in record sales.
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The Youngbloods Get Together
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“Come on, people now. Smile on your brother. Everybody get together. Try to love one another. Right now!”
“No hate no fight Just excitation! All through the night It’s celebration. Wo-wo-wo-wo-yeah!”
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GIGGING FOR GIVING
THE BEST PEACE SONGS OF ALL TIME
In Canada, the Raging Grannies group of elder ladies forms to protest against nuclearpowered US Navy ships in Victoria harbour.
grave of the fireflies One of the most powerful anti-war films, an animated drama from Japan, is released.
what goes up David Hasselhoff sings Looking For Freedom to 100,000 fans from a crumbling Berlin Wall.
Cat Stevens Peace Train
Michael Franti Bomb The World
“Everyone jump upon the peace train. Come on, come on, come on. Yes, come on the peace train. Yes, it’s a peace train.”
“We can chase down all our enemies, bring them to their knees. We can bomb the world to pieces. But we can’t bomb it into peace.”
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IN THE RUBBLE OF SARAJEVO
Vedran Smailovic sits in the ruins with his cello and plays Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G-Minor while the war-torn city is shelled by Bosnian Serb troops. Thousands of people lose their lives, with 22 civilians queuing for bread among the first victims. The cellist performs 22 solo concerts on 22 consecutive days, at exactly the time and place a grenade hit, each time wearing his tails, and each time putting his own life at risk.
Internet Romance Tim Berners Lee invents the World Wide Web. It’s thanks to him we can now tweet and hyperlink messages of love.
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VIKTOR POPKOV The Russian pacifist delivers food to Abkhazian towns besieged by Georgians.
KISS GOODBYE TO COMMUNISM
premiers in league? Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker no doubt spent plenty of time together, as the respective heads of the Soviet Union and East Germany, but exactly how close they got is not recorded in the official minutes. In 1991, the USSR shows solidarity with the GDR in together exiting the stage of world history. Muscovite artist Dmitri Vrubel paints his most famous work – the goodbye kiss – on the Berlin Wall.
Peace Villages Areas free of violence founded in crisis-torn parts of Latin America.
“ I am part of the town. I do what I can”
Yoko Ono asks fans to write their wishes on bits of paper and attach them to her wish trees.
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THE SEX BOMB sex hormones
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Love Kills The Pentagon comes up with the concept for a new sort of “weapon”: the sex bomb, but – sadly? – they never produce it. Aphrodisiacs would rouse the enemy to the point of sexual ecstasy and put them out of action without force of arms. The bad breath bomb was also shelved.
“ If you don’t like how something is, change it ” ta r a s t i l e s
LIBRARY IN THE SADDLE Luis Soriano rides his donkeys to remote villages in Colombia and lends out the books they have carried there. His library has grown from 70 titles when he started out to more than 4,500 now.
ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA The Russian journalist begins her columns critical of the Kremlin and on the horrors of the war in Chechnya. She is murdered seven years later.
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no home field advantage SportsUnited takes Americans abroad and brings young foreigners to the US to do sport together, in a scheme to promote international dialogue and co-operation.
Searching for a high blood pressure treatment, scientists discover a drug that unleashes high pressure somewhere else. Viagra provides peace of mind between the sheets ever since.
A crash course in peace
The British Royal Navy orders its soldiers to stop using live ammunition. They are to shout “Bang!” instead. Sadly this only applies to training exercises and new recruits.
South Korean Okhwan Yoon sets off on a round-the-world bike ride aiming to reconcile North and South Korea. Number of countries visited: 192. Crashes: 6.
YOGA: FOR INNER PEACE “Sun salutation” and “mountain pose”. Yoga has promoted harmony between body and mind for thousands of years. But Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar is the first person to systematise the various yoga poses. That makes yoga popular in the West, which is why Time magazine lists the guru among the world’s 100 most influential people. It is an honour that will probably never be awarded to yoga starlet Tara Stiles, but she has time on her side.
Peace Race Tegla Loroupe is the first African woman to win the New York City Marathon. Back home in Kenya she organises an annual Peace Race, where politicians and soldiers from all over East Africa run together instead of waging war on each other.
footballing truce When Ivory Coast qualifies for the World Cup in Germany, Didier Drogba goes on TV and asks the parties in his country’s civil war to “lay down your arms!” It begins peace talks and a truce is observed from 2007-2010.
HIGH POINT OF PEACE In the Himalayas, the border crossing between India and Chinese Tibet at Nathu La reopens after 44 years.
football diplomacy Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul watch a World Cup qualifier between their two countries together on TV: no small measure, due to the Turkish genocide of the Armenians during World War I.
sounds of war The British Post War Orchestra makes musical instruments out of old weapons, thus turning the harmful harmonious.
Doubly good India’s Rohan Bopanna and Aisamul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan team up in doubles and show that tennis can bridge the political divide. They go on to reach the final of the US Open.
In June, 100 years after the assassination in Sarajevo that triggered World War I, Bosnia’s capital will host thousands of young people, activists and peace researchers from around the world. There they will share info, hold discussions and party for peace. Mir svijetu! (Peace to the world!)
AUSSIE OLLIE OLIES skateistan With three skateboards in his luggage, Oliver Percovich heads from his homeland of Australia to war-torn Kabul. It doesn’t take long for the skateboards to attract the attention of local kids. With every trick and ride, social barriers disappear and a little light is shone on dark lives. Percovich’s bright idea becomes an NGO, Skateistan. He gives courses and arranges for a skatepark to be built. Soon, his young freestyle pupils are a common sight in the city – and about half of them are girls.
SARAJEVO PEACE EVENT
PEACE AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON The internet has allowed peace activism to flourish. But how to choose between causes? Take our test and find out who you’re for YES
START: Do you hang out on social media?
KONY 2012 wants to save all Africa in one fell swoop, but feels the wind of criticism and fizzles out.
Do you share content without thinking?
Do you know how to handle a weapon?
Do you like watching YouTube videos?
Do you like partying?
Do you purr when you like something?
brown moses uses YouTube videos to analyse the weapons being used in the Syrian Civil War.
Tomo KriZnar gives cameras to the Nuba peoples of Sudan, so that they can document war crimes.
Do you like to pick fights with politicians and corporations?
Peace Parties will be held all over the world, not just in Sarajevo, to mark 100 years since the outbreak of WWI.
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#royalbaby is a common hashtag this year. Will cuddly little George bring us peace on Earth?
CAT VIDEOs because anyone who can sit and watch Nyan Cat for hours hasn’t got time to think of evil.
Are you happy to write in zeros and ones?
kid president gives motivational speeches on YouTube. Watch this and you’ll believe all is good in the world.
Do you motivate yourself in front of the mirror?
Do you love sitting at your computer?
anonymous is still the leading hacktivist group, promoting freedom and ‘lulz’ with anticorporate stunts.
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IntO the WILd PARAGLIDING ACROSS WATERFALLS, FREECLIMBING GIANT ROCK FACES, WHITEWATER kayaking OVER RUINS. EXTREME SPORTS STARS REVEAL THE PLAYGROUNDS OF THEIR DREAMS
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The two-stage Toketee Waterfalls in Oregon, USA, are 36m high, remote, demanding and dangerous – an irresistible spot for extreme kayakers. American Fred Norquist had to abseil down into the gorge with his kayak in order to reach the falls. “The reward was worth the hassle,” he says. “A magnificent view and 20m drop into raging water. Superb”
with waves as big There’s as here.
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“I know nowhere else
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Ottawa River, Canada The Deschenes rapids, west of the capital city, are fascinating and dangerous. The Ruins, the remains of a 19th-century dam, have turned these rapids into a kayaking whirlpool and wave paradise. There is no better place for whitewater freaks, especially in the spring when the river is in flood.
i love it here Dane Jackson Kayak freestyle world champion
Ten years ago, the municipality wanted to rebuild the dilapidated dam. Thankfully they didn’t. The Ruins create extreme waves, the biggest waves I know of. Which means a huge amount of airtime when you take off and you can perform tricks that you couldn’t do anywhere else. The current is also damned fast, intense and steady. You never have to wait for a wave. Or, to put it another way, you never get your breath back. It’s paradise.
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“the red sandstone
is burning hot in the sun, but you happily take that for the sensation you get climbing here”
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Badami, India About 150km south of the well-known Indian bouldering location of Hampi is the small town of Badami, which is gaining favour with competitive climbers. There is wonderful sandstone to climb. That Badami has barely been developed for tourism means you can choose your own climbing routes, many of them unspoiled. There’s an old-style sense of adventure here. The downside: rural India public facilities and infrastructure.
I Love It Here Kilian Fischhuber World-class competitive climber and boulderer Sandstone paradise. You can choose from a wonderfully large selection of demanding, unspoiled routes. The best thing of all is the quality of the rock face. All the compact sandstone’s grips are nice. There are no sharp edges or broken fragments: that’s a real luxury. But sometimes the rock gets so hot that freeclimbing isn’t possible here. Oh, and look out for the monkeys! They’re as quick as a flash and notorious thieves. Food, rucksacks, lighters. Always leave your stuff out of sight.
Tahiti, French Polynesia People have been surfing in Tahiti since the 1960s. Conditions are consistently good between May and September when the wind – the so-called ‘roaring forties’ because this is about 40 degrees latitude – creates permanent waves that break off the Tahitian coastline.
i love it here Michel Bourez ASP World Surfing Tour event winner
for the first time? wait for the gentlest conditions”
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Life in Tahiti takes place in the water, and Teahupo’o is one of the most infamous surfing locations in the world. Its powerful waves and the reef just below the surface of the water are a dangerous combination and even top surfers get scared. My tip for those on their first surfing trip to Teahupo’o is to wait for the gentlest conditions! Ideally, you should paddle out at low tide between five and nine in the morning. The best-case scenario would be waves from the south-west, a northerly wind and clear water.
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Eloy, USA A small town in the middle of the Arizona desert is the centre of the biggest skydiving region in the US, and a hotspot for parachutists who flock here from all over the world. Its favourable climate offers good conditions all year round: hardly any rain, wind or clouds. There is a large number of both skydiving clubs and suitable aircraft.
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jon devore leader of Red Bull Air Force skydive team
“The area is huge and superbly isolated and that guarantees, as a skydiver, that you won’t get in trouble with local residents because there aren’t any. Up in the air the view is terrific: sky as far as the eye can see. Extra special are jumps at sundown. Sand, rocks, cacti – all shimmering in orange light while you’re hurtling towards the ground at about 300kph. What more could you want?
on the cover air time BASE-jump hotspot shipwreck beach, on Zakynthos, Greece. Sun, sea and 200mhigh cliffs
“up in the air here
the view is terrific: sky as far as the eye can see”
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Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe On the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, these falls are the largest in Africa. The Zambezi River, almost 1,700m wide at this point, drops 100m into a narrow gully. Locals call the resulting mist of spray Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders. It can reach 300m into the air. Book an official guided tour by helicopter if you want to see the falls from above.
Thomas de Dorlodot Paraglider who once flew 225km in eight hours We took off under a full moon in powered paragliders at 5am, just above the trees. Our plan was to do a not-necessarily-permitted scenic flight over the falls before the first sightseeing helicopters arrived. Itâ€™s dangerous competing for airspace with helicopters and the authorities, including the army, have no time for paragliders. Plus, thereâ€™s nowhere really to land if you have engine trouble. But it all went well: it was a breathtaking experience. Incredible rainbows in the mist, the violent roar of the water. Faced with the biggest curtain of water on Earth, we felt like Livingstone, the first European to see the falls back in 1855.
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â€œit was a breathtaking
rainbows in the mist,
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â€œevery strike of the ice pick
was piercing. the ice
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Will Gadd One of the world’s best ice climbers
If you want to go ice climbing in Makkovik, it will be hard to convince a local to take you out to an iceberg by boat, because they will think you’re crazy when you say what you’re planning to do. They know icebergs roll over, which is dangerous for anyone nearby. When I was on the iceberg, every strike of the ice pick went right to the tips of my toes. I thought the area I was hanging onto would break off and take me with it. And that happened when I was back in the boat. Exactly where I’d been climbing, a chunk broke off and fell into the water. A great experience, but I wouldn’t do it again.
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There are only 400 people living in the hamlet of Makkovik, on the north Canadian coast. The average annual temperature is 0°C: ideal conditions for icebergs, which drift not far off land even at the height of summer. And these are very particular icebergs. The significant difference between the temperatures of the core and the surface create such tension that an iceberg could explode at any second and fall to pieces.
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Queen of clubs
The DJ and music-maker found enlightenment and big laughs on the dancefloor after trading a career with horses for the search for unicorns
Three aitches and three exclamation marks. The name says it all, loudly, but it fits: Louisahhh!!! is always welcomed on stage with a high degree of fervour. The 28-year-old Paris-based New Yorker, born Louisa Pillot, is an electronic musician and highly sought-after DJ. Her 2011 debut track, Palmaditas de Muerte, fuses flamenco guitars with cutting synthesizers and was a worldwide club hit. Through it, she came to the attention of Kanye West’s producer, Gesaffelstein, and has been promoted by him ever since. Today she performs in the best clubs in the world and produces records that sound like unicorns’ laughter. the red bulletin: What’s the correct pronunciation of your name? louisahhh!!!: Just like you’d normally pronounce it: Louisa. So why the three aitches and the exclamation marks? I was 18 and pretty wasted when I came up with the name. It seemed like good decision at the time. Now I’m not too sure about that anymore. But it’s probably too late to rebrand. One of the tracks on your new EP, Traces, is called Night Clubbing. What’s the best part of a night out on the town? The physical act of participating in a communal music experience is something magical. I love it when I’m on the dancefloor and the kick drum pounds my ego out of me as I get caught up in the crowd. Dancing is also like meditating, it’s an introspective process. There are many people who would say the opposite of that. I see clubbing as a sort of modern tribal ritual. It is essentially a dressed-up 44
mating ritual for the human race. We go into a cave and listen to big sounds, and perhaps go home with somebody we shared a spiritual experience with. So what role does the DJ play? The DJ is the shaman. To be in this role is a great honour. Did you always want to be a techno shaman? My options are very limited in terms of what jobs I can do because I’m not that good at working for other people. But a DJ is beholden to their audience. Of course. DJs are part of a service industry, at the end of the day. If the crowd is not feeling what you are doing,
“Clubbing is a sort of modern tribal ritual and the DJ is the shaman” then you better do something different. But it’s a fine line between artist and entertainer, and the question is always how can I serve the music and how can I serve the crowd? Can you do both? I think so. I see myself as a go-between. It is a delight to let the music flow through you. I try to create a connection between people and my music. Sounds like you’ve found your vocation. Yes, I think so. My original career path until I was 17 was to train horses. Then I started to find myself in nightlife and quickly took a shine to its darker sides. I got sober and came into recovery when I was 20. So I’ve never had a legal drink
in the States, but I still wanted to be a DJ. Everyone around me said, “You are newly sober and a recovering cocaine addict. Can you please do anything but club music?” But I wanted to go through with it and I wanted to do it sober. Yes, so I work in the lion’s den. The former slutty cokehead playing music for other slutty cokeheads. But I’ve got to the stage that my experiences mean I pass that message on to somebody who might be struggling. That’s why I’m here. It’s not for money, success and glamour. That would be a small life. Why, on Traces, are you singing more than on your previous records? Growing up, all my heroes were frontwomen of bands. So that has been a secret desire, but I was also highly judgmental of women in the dance music scene, because I thought it was lame. They were mostly presented as disposable accessories for some star producer. It’s why I learnt to programme tracks and operate the equipment myself. Now I do both, and I love it. You once described your music as sounding like unicorn laughter. What does an amused unicorn actually sound like? I have no idea. But I’d like to think that my spiritual animal, my shaman creature, would be a unicorn. It’s a horse, but it is magical. And why is it laughing? I really like the physics of music. In a club, when you get pummelled with the sub-bass, it feels like the low rumble of a laugh, like the space is filling you with laughter. It is kind of silly, but I like that, I want that, I crave that. That is the spot I want to be in. soundcloud.com/louisahhh the red bulletin
Words: Florian Obkircher
The line-up Louisa Pillot – vocals, production Discography Traces – EP, 2014 Bromance #9: Transcend – EP, 2013 Translations – EP, 2013 Palmaditas de Muerte – EP, 2011 Bro fo’ sho Louisahhh!!! is on Bromance, record label of star French producer Gesaffelstein, who has worked with Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey and ASAP Rocky. Everything is great Danny Daze’s house track Your Everything (ft. Louisahhh!!!) was the hit of summer 2011 on Ibiza. Electronic music mag Resident Advisor voted it a year’s best.
Linkin Parkâ€™s first five studio albums t o pp e d t h e a l b u m c h a r t s a r o u n d t h e w o r l d . their debut has sold more than 27 million copies.
land This is Linkin Park (from left): Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Mike Shinoda
linkin as the music industry struggled through seismic uphe ava l, the ba nd h as f igur ed out how to m a k e hit s a n d m o n e y. W h at d o t h e y k n o w t h at o t h e r s d o n â€™ t ?
Words: Ann Donahue
hen Linkin Park released their first album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, people still bought cassettes to listen to in the tape decks of their car, Napster was just taking off and the best way to hear new music was on the radio. Times have changed, and no band has adapted better than Linkin Park. With the release of their latest album, The Hunting Party, they can anticipate hitting the top of the album charts for the fifth time in a row, a streak that extends more than 10 years. A thrashy guitar throwback to the days when rock music actually rocked, The Hunting Party has been marketed and distributed in the same innovative style that has earned the six-piece fan allegiance for more than a decade, this time employing everything from smartphone apps to video games. Band founder and rapper Mike Shinoda and bassist Dave Farrell sat down with The Red Bulletin in West Hollywood to talk about the state of rock and the brave new world of geekery.
the red bulletin: The Hunting Party has a heavy, propulsive sound. It’s a style not often heard these days. Why did you take that route? mike shinoda: I read a piece somewhere online with the headline ‘Rock Music Sucks Now And It’s Depressing’. Its tone was, think back to Nirvana, and then think about where rock is at right now. His gripe was, ‘Really? Rock is like Mumford & Sons?’ The word he used was ‘pussified’ rock. I have felt this way at various points – that there’s this thing that is missing out there that I want to hear. If we wanted to fill that void, where would we go to fill it? What would we listen to? It ended up being albums like The Shape Of Punk To Come by Refused, At the Drive-In’s Relationship Of Command and the first couple of records by Helmet. When I go back to those albums, I feel like that’s the visceral, grimy inspired music. You’re about to go on a massive tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI. It seems like this kind of heavy rock music is best when it’s played live in front of a lot of people. dave farrell: Totally. It’s good that the red bulletin
The band that still rocks: Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour takes in huge arenas and stadia across the US, with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI supporting
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“Ov er tim e, tec h n ology i s s o m et hing th at ’s built in to the band. W e did t wo pr o mot io ns t h is tim e t hat I was real ly exc it e d ab out: S h a za m and P r oj ect S par k” you heard that, too, because at different points in the process for me, part of the way you think about what you’re hearing is, ‘Would it be fun to play live?’ During the research for this interview, we learned that Hybrid Theory came out on cassette, which speaks volumes about how long you’ve been around. ms: I was surprised to find out that a lot of our albums are still released on cassette. Certain territories, particularly Asia, love the cassette. df: Particularly Nashville. ms: Particularly truck stops and Cracker Barrel restaurants. They love cassette. But yeah, I’ll do you one better than that. Back when we were starting out and playing clubs in LA, we started a mailing list for people to sign up to if they were interested in more info from the band, and more often than not they would sign up with their snail mail home address because people didn’t have email yet. df: Those were the days. When we started touring, I didn’t even have a cell phone. That was crazy. ms: And neither did our crew! When we first started hiring crew, cell phones were new and people would still check in with the red bulletin
venues on landline phones. We’d pull over and somebody would get on the pay phone and call the venue. For real. df: And ask for directions. ms: It was crazy. So while some of your music is still released on cassette, your latest album was launched with help from mobile music recognition app Shazam. ms: We did two promotions this time that I was really excited about, and Shazam was one of them, because I use it, and everybody uses it. I remember the first time I used it, we were in Mexico, and I was sitting at the little bar in the hotel. It was outside on the beach, and it was so nice. This cool song came on, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I just got this new app,’ and it worked! So the promotion was that any time anybody Shazamed anything, they got their results and a banner for Linkin Park’s new song, and that was the first place anyone could hear it. The other thing that we did that was really exciting is instead of making a video for Guilty All the Same, we worked with Microsoft’s Project Spark. They have this new community-slash-technology that allows people to make and remix their own games in a social way. You’ve also been involved with video games: as well as recording a song for Call Of Duty, in 2010 you created your own multiplayer smartphone app game called 8-Bit Rebellion. Are you gamers? df: We have a history of video games extending back to like when we were six years old. ms: Were you ever, like, super jealous that you had a friend that had a ColecoVision, or whatever? df: Yeah! Baseball on Intellivision was better than baseball on the Atari 2600. ms: Totally! I had a cousin that had an Intellivision, and I couldn’t have been a bigger pest to my parents about getting
one. They never got us one, but once I got a generation one Nintendo, that literally defined me for like years. df: My brother and I, on the game RBI Baseball, we used to keep stats. We set up our whole season, with each team playing each other team maybe three times. ms: You played a whole season?! df: Dude. It took us months and months and months. And we’d always update, from the game, the top pitchers, the top batting averages, stolen bases. It was really crazy. Technology, games and otherwise, has changed radically since then – do you think you’ve adapted well? ms: Over time, the technology part of it is something that’s just built in to the band. It’s as simple as, like, this morning, I just showed Chester [Bennington, the lead singer] this photo app I just found out about, Facetune. It’s a photoshopping, airbrushing thing that’s really good at smoothing out people’s faces and wrinkles. And I know that some people are using that to glamorise their photos, but I want to use it to make people look really crazy. I want to take somebody’s picture, and then I want to zombiefy it, and then I want to take them into Facetune and smooth it out. And this is the dumb stuff that goes on in my head! Technology isn’t exciting because we’re going to change the world, it’s exciting because I get to kill time doing dumb shit that makes my friends laugh. What about social media? ms: I’m not a believer that every band or every person with a fan base needs to be on social media. We have two guys in the band, Brad [Delson, guitarist] and Rob [Bourdon, drummer], that do not have a Facebook account, do not have a Twitter account and don’t have an Instagram account. df: Thankfully. ms: Right? First of all, it would be madness. Second of all, madness in the most boring sense. Brad’s sense of humour does not lend itself to Twitter. df: My Twitter feed is usually more personal. Not in the sense of here’s my family, but in the sense of this is my idea of a funny joke and has nothing to do with the band. It’s more of my personality than information about what’s coming up. ms: That’s your Twitter feed? What about your Tinder feed? df: That gets crazy. And if you follow me on Pinterest, watch out, because it’s about to get wild. linkinpark.com
Being the best Brazil player of your generation comes with a large weight of expectation, but Neymar seems to be taking it all in his stride
winner Neymar is the latest in a long line of superstar brazilian footballers. The 22-year-old playmaker is under no illusion about what is expected of him this summer: play well and help his team win the world cup on home soil for the first time. No pressure then I n t e r v i e w: S i m o n K u p e r , P h o t og r a p h y: Dav id C l e r i h e w, P r o d u c t i o n: J o s e f S i eg l e
painfully thin little chap walks into our meeting place, an old industrial loft converted into a studio in a quiet corner of Barcelona. This is Neymar: the first great Brazilian footballer to emerge in over a decade, hero of teenage girls and middle-aged men, and the forward who, aged just 22, is charged with delivering his country its sixth World Cup this year. Neymar greets us with that magical smile – which you sense he uses as a weapon to charm and ward off the world. Then he walks into the dressing-room, and we are granted a sight for which some would kill: the shirt comes off. Beneath the tattoos, he still looks slight, not like the typical muscle-pack footballers of today. But then he has only been in playing in Europe, with FC Barcelona, for a year. The camera loves Neymar. He isn’t beautiful, like David Beckham, but his smile is, and he has ‘ginga’ – that peculiarly Brazilian rhythmic, jaunty way of moving, almost like dancing. Finally he sits down – shoulders hunched defensively, but still with that smile – and talks for an hour in his informal, colloquial Portuguese about what it’s like to be Neymar.
t he world cup has always been my goal in life. It’s funny that today it’s nearly come true”
the red bulletin: How do you deal with the them teach their kids that they can make their pressure of the whole country asking you to dreams come true, if they fight and work for them. win the World Cup? I think you can make any dream come true. neymar: It’s been a dream since I was young, and Your gift is dribbling. Did you copy feints from today it’s right before me: I’m Brazil’s number 10, other players? I’m going to play the World Cup, in my own country. I followed Robinho closely because when I went to I can’t see that as pressure. It has to give me pride Santos, he was the star there. He’s my idol, and he and happiness to take onto the pitch. Everyone says dribbled a lot. And I’d watch Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, winning the World Cup is an indescribable joy, so I’m Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo; any skilful player you can dying to feel that myself. I can’t wait to shout “We’re think of, I’ve seen videos of them. In kickabouts or champions!” They say, “You’re under pressure, being training, I’d try and do the same. When it was game the big name in the squad.” I’m not under pressure, time it would come naturally. All dribbles where I’m happy. I’ve always done things my way. I’ve had you’re trying something different, it’s about practising press with me since I was 13, saying I’d be the new them. I don’t have a trick that I’ve invented yet. Robinho. I’m someone who doesn’t really worry. If I have normal dribbles like using your body to trick you don’t tell me that I’m Neymar and that I play for the opponent, or the step-over, which I train and Barcelona and Brazil, I’ll forget it. People imagine use a lot. I’ve used Zidane’s roulette. I’ve copied a lot. me as they see me on television, but I’m completely Has dancing helped develop your football? different because I don’t feel pressure about anything. I think every Brazilian likes to dance a little. Put on What are your memories of Brazil’s last victory some music that gets you in the mood, and a Brazilian in the World Cup, in 2002? might be sitting down, but he’ll always dance a little. I was 10, so I understood football. I woke up before I come from a family that loves samba and pagode. dawn to watch the final at home. I even had Ronaldo’s I think I have a little Brazilian ginga, something in haircut. I watched with my parents and sister, everyone the hips. I love to mess around with friends, to dance. together. Then we went to my granny’s house, we had It even got into my goal celebrations at Santos: a barbecue, everyone shouting “We’re Champions!” that‘s how we’d have fun, scoring and doing dances like real fans. The World Cup has always been my in tribute to a singer friend or to the song. goal in life. It’s funny that today it’s nearly come true. Your football looks joyful. Do you still feel joy How was your childhood? playing or is it more a job now? Tough. We didn’t have much money, but It’s fun that has to be managed. You I never went hungry, my Dad always must be serious with it. But I’m always Full name provided. I don’t think I was ever unhappy, happy when I play. When you’re happy, Neymar da Silva even if I didn’t have what my friends had, things naturally work out; when you’re Santos Júnior as they had more money. There’s a story sad, things never work out. Born I told my mum: that when I became rich, In 2010, you quarrelled on the field with February 5, 1992, I’d buy a cookie factory so I could eat Santos’s coach after he stopped you Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil cookies whenever I wanted. So there taking a penalty. Did that change you? Pelé who? were all these funny things I remember. It was one of the worst moments of my Neymar is the only I never complained or asked, “God, why life because I knew I was wrong. After the Brazilian athlete to ever grace the cover am I poor?” I always fought for everything, match I apologised to the coach. But what of Time magazine. all my family was like that. I always went shook me most was arriving home and Team talk to school; I wasn’t the kid who always finding my mum crying. She said she’d There’s a good chance paid attention, but I obeyed my parents. watched it on TV and that wasn’t the son Neymar will come up My dad was a footballer, and knows the she had raised. I cried all night, I didn’t against some Barça footballer’s path. He always knew what sleep. It made me grow into a man. teammates at the was going to happen, and maybe I don’t I think that was my worst moment in World Cup. “We joke, saying, ‘We’re going go through the same difficulties he did. football because it involved the whole to win it,’” he reveals. Did your childhood inspire you to start family. My dad was ill then, in bed, and “I’ve joked with Messi the Neymar Jr Institute, which uses my mum said he’d always fought for me. and said, “This one sport to help needy young people? How do you look back on your first is Brazil’s, and I’ve The institute was founded in Praia season at Barcelona? told Iniesta and Pique, Grande, 50m from where I lived. The It wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t bad. It’s ‘You’ve already won one, let us win this one.’” point was to inform parents, to help my first time living outside my country. 52
“My style? I can’t explain it, but you guys who watch me know how I am. I’m chilled”
‘We’re all monkeys’
means we’re all the same, whether you’re white, yellow, rich or poor”
We’re all close, we joke around,
egos are left at the door. We only have one goal. Since we all help each other, we’ll very likely achieve it” I miss my friends and family. It was hard at first. I’ve learned a lot, professionally, but also in my personal life. I study my teammates, what they talk about, how they act with other people. I take a little from many players and adapt it to my style. Some people are good on the pitch, others off it, some show good behaviour in training. I pick attributes from each one. What’s surprised you about Lionel Messi, seeing him every day here? He surprised me in every way. Before coming here, I heard all the horrible things people say: that he’s very reserved and doesn’t talk to anyone. Now I see it completely differently. Aside from being the genius, off the pitch he’s always great with me – not just me, but when I see him with other people too. There’s nothing bad I can say about him. What prompted your banana campaign, #somostodomacacos (“we’re all monkeys”), on social media against racism? The picture of you and your son with bananas went viral. The motivation is that I suffered racism in other matches. I think racism is practised by people without brains. I talked to my dad and people working for us, and the campaign was all practically ready. Then when this incident happened with Daniel [Alves, his Barcelona teammate who ate a banana thrown at him on the pitch], I thought it was the moment to launch this campaign. It was a joke: “we’re all monkeys” means we’re all the same, whether you’re white, yellow, rich or poor. You’re close to fans via social media, but they ask a lot of you. Does that bother you? It doesn’t as such. What bothers me is when they get into my personal life. I understand that fans love knowing everything, but my personal life is when I’m the same as anyone else’s. It was a little difficult to get used to at first when I was quite shy, but nowadays I’m used to it. I’ve always been the way I am, speaking to everyone, playing around. I’ve never changed and never improved. Diego Maradona used to long for the days before fame. Do you ever feel that? No… I get what he means. It’s difficult for me to do what a normal person does. For example, I can’t take my son to the beach in Santos. It’ll get crowded, people will take photos. In the street, a Brazilian will spot you a mile away. He’ll run over shouting, “Neymar!” Here in Barcelona, they’re more like, “Neymar, could I have a photo with you?” They’re more relaxed. You do miss taking your child to the fair or beach. I think that’s what he meant. But I don’t complain about it because this is something I asked of God. I always told Him I wanted to be
a footballer, to be famous, to give my family everything they want. I have to enjoy even the annoying parts. I always find a way to have fun, whether it’s going clubbing, to the beach, the cinema. There’s always someone who recognises you, and I will face them. If I have to talk to 50 people, I will. The moment I step onto the street, I have to remember I’m the Neymar everyone knows. But at home, I’m the Neymar the family knows. I’m not even Neymar, I’m ‘Juninho’ – I’m someone else. At home, you do things that people aren’t allowed to see! Let’s talk about Brazil’s team, the Seleçâo. Firstly, who chooses the dressing-room music? Anyone can choose a song. People like pagode, funk, sertanejo. I always go to the stadium wearing headphones, listening to gospel music. Then, to get in the mood, we put a pagode on the hi-fi so everyone can listen. We’re all close, we joke around, egos are left at the door. We only have one goal. Since we all help each other, we’ll very likely achieve it. Brazil’s coach, Felipe Scolari, won the 2002 World Cup. What does he tell you about that? He talks a lot about it. He says the World Cup is the toughest tournament. There’s no room for error, you must be at full speed from the get-go. It’s a short tournament where your margin of error is much smaller than in other matches. And he talks about the pleasure of winning, how good it feels. He’s certainly going to help us win another one. During last year’s Confederations Cup, Brazilians protested against corruption, poor public services and the cost of stadia. A banner at one of the protests said, ‘A teacher is worth more than Neymar’. What’s your response? I think the teacher‘s salaries have to be valued like all the professions. Even us football players because only five per cent receive more than the others. I agree that all us need to fight for better salary, better days and a great world with education, health and security. The value must exist in all areas. Should Brazilians protest again at the World Cup? I think we’ve already had the protests we needed, but I’m always for the protests. If it’s without violence, I don’t see any problem in people wanting to fight for a better country. I’m with the people. Now that the World Cup is happening, I think we have to enjoy it. We have this opportunity to show the world that we’re a country that can host any event, that can welcome any kind of person, everything that’s good about Brazil, not only the bad things. Will Brazil win the World Cup? It’s what I want more than anything. neymaroficial.com
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On a break from his band, a hotly-tipped Aucklander accidentally invented a new musical genre and made his live debut alongside Lorde Words: Sam Wicks Photography: David K Shields
As the trade magazine of the US music industry, Billboard knows a thing or two about music’s shifting tastes. In February this year, it published a list of 10 New Zealand acts that could take what they termed to be a “Lorde-like leap” to the top of the charts. Among the contenders, with the likes of The Naked and Famous and David Dallas, was Broods, the brothersister combo of Georgia and Caleb Nott, who drew up their icy alt-pop blueprint with Lorde collaborator Joel Little. When Broods travelled through the States on a promotional tour, riding shotgun was local pop veteran Jordan Arts, whose synth-pop outfit Kids of 88 also made Billboard’s ones-to-watch list, despite being on hiatus. Arts joined the Broods junket as a videographer, documenting their adventures through Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, a run he was familiar with courtesy of his time with Kids in America. “That trip definitely felt familiar from those days,” says Arts, 26, posted up at Red Bull Studio Auckland, a few days after returning from America. “Broods are in a pretty big hurricane. There’s a real buzz around New Zealand music over there, because of the Lorde thing. You really get the sense that the foot is in the door for us to showcase a few things, so it’s a pretty exciting time.” Kids of 88 was a partnership between Arts and schoolmate Sam McCarthy, with McCarthy playing the role of frontman and studio boffin Arts refining their sugar rush tunes from the comfort of his studio in Auckland’s Royal Oak. The Kids’ rise to the top of the pops was a rapid one and, by Arts’ reckoning, came out of left field. “It was a pleasant surprise, like a positive mistake,” he admits. “It wasn’t 56
like we had a whole plan in place; we just had to go for it while the iron was hot.” After the release of their sophomore effort, Modern Love, in 2012, Kids of 88 went their separate ways, with McCarthy leaving New Zealand to pursue his pop ambitions in Los Angeles. Arts held the fort in Royal Oak, where he developed a sound that had begun to take shape during the Modern Love sessions. It was here, in the wee smalls, that his solo project, High Hoops (which you might also see written as HIGH HØØPS), got its start. A sonic palette cleanser after Kids of 88’s restless electro-pop.
“I thought, ‘This is it. I’m going to have to make a set from scratch and open for Lorde’” “I’d go home after a full writing day with Kids of 88 and I’d have this different outlet that meant I didn’t have to think so much in a pop format,” says Arts. “I’d find myself up at three in the morning, writing downbeat disco tunes, half-paced with a single hook over the top. The vibe was kind of an escape, like retreating from everyday life.” Arts coined the word “dreambop” to provide a steer on his warm, reverbdrenched house flavours, and it’s also a useful genre tag for the lo-fi disco tracks he was fine-tuning at the same time. With no deadlines looming, ideas for High Hoops were formed and realised in their own sweet time.
Most of these tracks remained unfinished, and it wasn’t until Arts got an email from a local booking agent, inviting him to support Lorde at her first-ever public performance at intimate Auckland venue Galatos, that the pressure to complete his new material was on. “I’d never performed live as High Hoops, so I had to turn down the offer. Then I made a coffee and thought about it, and I was like, ‘F––k it, this is it. I’m going to have to make a set from scratch and open for her’.” Since that notable concert in May 2013, both artists are operating on different tiers of the future-pop world. Ella Yelich-O’Connor is a Billboard chart-topping, two-time Grammy winner. Arts’ victories are smaller than his compatriot’s, but they’re no less perfectly formed. He’s now a Red Bull Sound Select alumnus, who graced the Thunderdome stage at this year’s Laneway festival, and there are about 150 of his dreambop tracks in the can, a handful of which are poised to be released on his debut EP, due later this year. Thinking back to his co-debut with Lorde, Arts laughs when he considers the baptism of fire that saw two acts perform live for the first time on the same stage on the same night. “I was nervous as hell, but she was nervous too,” he admits. “We were sort of in it together. We talked about that backstage, and it made me feel quite old because I remembered how young Ella is. We just had a quiet yarn and I said, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll be sweet by the second verse.’” soundcloud.com/highhoops the red bulletin
The line-up Jordan Arts – vocals, production Discography High Hoops untitled EP, due late 2014 Kids Of 88 Modern Love – album , 2012 Sugarpills EP – 2011 Sugarpills – album, 2010 Pop life Arts’ outfit Kids of 88 was a big hit with uber-blogger Perez Hilton, who featured the duo in his One Night In... concert at SXSW 2011. Video star By day, Arts is a videographer at music discovery site theaudience.co.nz, a job which has led him to several musical collaborations.
Backcountry boss The Kiwi freeskier who almost quit three years ago is now a bona-fide global star of the sport
Cleaning up after a Paris Hilton party at the Cannes Film Festival was not what Sam Smoothy envisioned when he left New Zealand to chase fame and fortune as a professional freeskier. It was the European summer of 2009 and Smoothy was working on a superyacht to pay off the NZ$20,000 debt he’d racked up the previous winter. “I was completely broke,” says the 27-year-old from Dunedin. “I was sleeping on a beach and I had to ring my parents to ask them to pay for a flight home. That was one of the lowlights in what’s been a long, hard slog.” Fast-forward five years and Smoothy is firmly established as one of the most consistent skiers on the Freeride World Tour. An untimely crash in the final round of his breakthrough season in 2012 spoiled his chances of winning the overall title, but he bounced back in 2014 to finish second behind French rookie sensation Loic Collomb-Patton. the red bulletin: Do you come from a skiing family? sam smoothy: My mum was skiing the day I was born. She came down the mountain, went to a party and then drove to the hospital to have me. Six weeks later, my parents went skiing and took me up the mountain in a backpack. When did you get serious about competitive skiing? I started racing downhill when I was 15. It didn’t do it for me though and I switched to freeskiing a couple of years later. After I left school, I worked as a ski instructor in America for a while, but I kept losing children. That’s not a good look for a ski instructor. I came home to New Zealand and worked odd jobs, 58
filmed a few ski movies and picked up some sponsors. I was 20 when I realised I was a reasonable skier and decided to head overseas to see where it might lead. How did you measure up against the best back then? I was very hit-and-miss early on in my career, trying to ski at a level that was higher than I could consistently achieve and for a few years I had a history of crashing in the big competitions. So you’ve had your share of injuries? I’ve broken both my ankles twice. I broke
“I worked as a ski instructor in America for a while, but I kept losing children. That’s not a good look for a ski instructor” my left ankle on my 13th birthday playing volleyball and I’ve also broken them playing basketball, skating and skiing. I’ve fractured my coccyx, torn ligaments in my knee and damaged my meniscus a few times. The worst injury was a fractured tibia in 2010. It was painful to ski for over a year and jumping off cliffs wasn’t the best thing for it. Did you ever consider quitting? There have been a few times when I’ve thought, ‘Maybe it’s time to try something else.’ Then, in 2012, I got a wildcard entry to the Freeride World Tour, won my first major competition
and went from almost quitting to being ranked number one in the world. After that, I started making some money and was able to call myself a professional skier. That year changed my life. Have you ever feared for your life on the slopes? One horror experience. I was skiing in Verbier, Switzerland, four years ago and I looked up the mountain to see this wall of white coming towards me. The avalanche ripped me off the mountain and I was carried for a couple of hundred metres. I managed to cling on to a rocky outcrop about 10m short of where the avalanche filled a series of gullies 10-15m deep. That was a close call. How was the 2014 season for you? It started with me having my appendix out a few days before the first round of the Freeride World Tour in Italy. Then three events were hit by avalanches, and before the final round, I landed on a rock and thought I had fractured my back. The CT scan cleared me of a broken back, but I found out I’ve got Scheuermann’s disease, which means my back has aged much quicker than the rest of my body. Hopefully it won’t affect me too much until later in life. What drives you to do what you do? There are a lot of reasons. I get so much out of being in nature. We spend a lot of time climbing mountains and you really get to appreciate how beautiful they are. Then you get to ski down the mountains and test the limits of your abilities. When you reach the bottom safely, you’re glowing. You’ve done something that would kill most people and you’ve nailed it. It’s just an incredible feeling. facebook.com/sam.smoothy1 the red bulletin
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One better next year: Sam Smoothy came second in the 2014 Freeride World Tour
skate EYE skateboarder-turned-PHOTOGRAPHER ARTo saari was on the front line as his sport burst into the mainstream. here, he tells stories of the shots that helped define skating words: Ann Donahue
Says Arto Saari: “Louie Lopez blasting a very stylish frontside ollie over the hip in my pool”
Facing page: “This is a rad DIY spot constructed by Pontus Alv in Malmo, Sweden. Here, Pontus and Oski Rosenberg are double trouble”
“This invert nose grab by Willis Kimbel at Washington Street skatepark in San Diego, USA, was one of the best things I’d seen in a while”
â€œScott Oster is epic. I have been lucky to be able to witness some of the manoeuvres he has executed with style and grace in my pit of concrete. Here is a photo of a perfect slashâ€?
Facing page: (clockwise from top left) skaters Jay Adams, Heath Kirchart, Steve Olson, and Willis Kimbel
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Above: “I had an eerie feeling when I was shooting this, but after seeing Curren Caples perform this manoeuvre like it was child’s play I figured my worries were pointless. This is Curren doing a boneless under one of the freeways in Melbourne, Australia.” Below: “Andrew Reynolds doing a stylish frontside flip”
Above: “Curren Caples executing a very stylish kickflip in Malmo, Sweden.” Below: “My dog, Banger, and freshly blasted concrete in my garden”
â€œRyan Sheckler, here in Sydney, Australia, has an incredible amount of talent and skill on a skateboard, with strength and style and absolute passionâ€?
Facing page: “I call these ‘Pooltown 1 and 2’. These two collages are the result of four years of skating and shooting different pools with my friends. This, to me, represents the very essence of skateboarding: fun”
Above: “This is a photo of my friend Kynan Tait on an excursion to the Arctic Circle, through North America, on his bike. One of the raddest trips I’ve ever been on and one of the best photos I’ve ever shot”
ARTO SAARI Key to taking great skate shots, says the Finnish photographer, a house with a drained pool in the garden. Saari captures his friends from the skating world in their most unguarded, yet still triumphant, moments. One of his favourites in this collection is the opening image of 19-year-old Louie Lopez. “Louie is one of the best up-and-coming skateboarders. He is where style and skill come together in extraordinary fashion.” the red bulletin
At 24 years old, Ryan Sheckler has been a pro skateboarder for half his life, a prodigy who has grown into one of the faces of the sport
The State of Skate To thrive in the billion-dollar action sports business, a champion must be a businessman and a skateboarder must be a brand. Just ask Ryan Sheckler Words: Ann Donahue photography: Andrew Peters
skateboarding can be a ruthless business, weeding out potential professionals from the masses while theyâ€™re still in their teens
Sheckler is a serious athlete who markets himself with the same dexterity he shows in the skatepark
n a crisp spring morning near Seattle – too hot with a jacket on, too cold without one – the Miguel brothers are planning their next trick amid the towering pines on the banks of Puget Sound. Matias, 17, and Ron, 18, are assessing the new skatepark built on the land they call home, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation. Technically, it opens tomorrow, but they have appointed themselves unofficial protectors – and test riders – of the skatepark behind the chain-link fence. It’s a thing of beauty, with fresh, still-slick concrete, spray-painted with the art and slogans of the S’Klallam tribe. It hits the sweet spot between being adventurous enough for experienced skaters and not too intimidating for first-timers. Most importantly, it’s new. “There’s a skatepark not too far from here and the ledges there don’t even have
coping,” says Matias, describing the black protective pieces on the rims of skatepark features to ease grinding. “It’s all chunked up and the thing I skate the most is the kerb ledge – it’s just so much fun. I can’t skate hubbas [a stair feature] or handrails yet, that’s scary.” Matias and Ron’s plans are interrupted by the appearance of a black van with tinted windows that bumps down the adjacent street. Riding along outside on a skateboard, hanging onto the open passenger-side window and laughing, is a lanky tattooed skater who could care less about rolling alongside a two-tonne vehicle that could squash him with one rash move of the steering wheel. The van turns into the car park and the skater breaks away. He rides up to the side of the skatepark, excited and beaming. He doesn’t hesitate before he drops in to the park, and judging by the tattoos, the devil-may-care attitude and the brash agility, it’s obvious that this skater is Ryan Sheckler. “Uh oh,” says Matias. “Now I’m going to fangirl.” At 24, Sheckler has been a professional skater for almost half his life, a prodigy who has grown with the sport to become the world-famous young face of street skateboarding. At 18 months old, Sheckler took his first ride on a skateboard; by the time he was four years old, he was sleeping in his helmet every night. He turned pro when he was 13, and even before then, sponsors were clamouring to sign him. Besides Red Bull, he includes Plan B Skateboards and Etnies, a longtime sponsor of more than 15 years – as long-term business partners. Sheckler epitomises the current state of affairs in skateboarding. Not only does a professional skateboarder have to be a hell of an athlete, but now thanks to the omnipresence of social media, he has to know how to market himself with the same kind of force and flexibility that he shows in the skatepark. This means skateboarders travelling the world to shoot videos and distributing them online, keeping up with sponsor obligations and charitable events that are catalogued in real time on the internet. This is on top of the actual work of competing in events ranging from the X Games to the Dew Tour to Street League. “As an amateur skater, when you’re just skating for fun, you don’t have to go on trips, you don’t have to go to autograph signings or photoshoots or promote a company,” says Sheckler. “But the second you sign that contract, you have to agree that the whole time you’re going to give 75
everything you have to these companies. People don’t really want to put in the extra work, but you have to.” his is a far cry from the days when skateboarding had two essential rules: 1) Don’t be afraid to climb fences to access a prime skate spot and 2) Ignore the resulting signs that instructed people to refrain from climbing fences to access a prime skate spot. Now communities routinely include skateparks as a point of civic pride. The Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe’s skatepark took two years to build and was funded in conjunction with Sheckler’s charitable foundation. It’s one of many examples of new facilities, and there are now more than 3,000 skateparks listed in the USA section of the Concrete Disciples website, an essential resource for skaters of all levels with an exhaustive directory of skateparks all over the world. With those new skateparks come more skaters. There are around 6.2 million of them in America alone, according to a 2013 Skateboarding Participation Report from the London-based Sports And Fitness Industry Association. But what really tells the tale behind the state of skateboarding is not the number of participants, but the household income level of skateboarders. Of the US skaters who fall into the ‘casual’ bracket – those who get on the deck less than 25 times a year – more than 26 per cent report having a household income of more than NZ$100,000 a year. This means there are many families with a substantial annual income that include skateboarding as one of their once-in-awhile hobbies. It’s helped spawn a bigmoney industry. According to the Retail Distribution Study commissioned by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association – which also tracks skate spending – in 2012, skate-specific retailers generated US$713 million (NZ$825m) in revenue. All of this equates to tons of sponsorship opportunities for professional skateboarders, with many companies looking for fresh faces to promote their wares – and they know that covering the day-to-day of athletes’ lives via social media is an easy way to reach casual fans. The immediacy of sponsors adds pressures that the previous generation of professional skaters didn’t have before. For Sheckler, there were times when one slip-up during competition would send 76
“i used to freak out if i had a bad contest: ‘my sponsors are going to drop me. i’m not relevant to them any more’ ”
him into a spiral of doubt. It wasn’t just a bad day – it was his livelihood at stake. “I used to really freak out if I had a bad contest, like, ‘Ugh, my sponsors are going to drop me, I’m not the same, I’m not relevant to them any more,’” he recalls. “My dad really calmed me down on that one. He’s like ‘They still love you. With everything else you do? You can have one bad contest or two bad contests; that’s not life changing. That’s not the decider.’” The market dynamics are the same for up-and-coming skaters. David Reyes, 24, feels like he’s on the brink of something big in his skateboarding career. He’s got sponsorship deals with Etnies and Mystery Skateboards, and he’s been filming video spots for online distribution non-stop since December to get his name out there, attract more sponsors and build up his fan base. “This year, I’m hustling,” he says. “I’m pushing for bigger and better things.” He’s seen good skaters fall by the wayside because they didn’t have the red bulletin
Sheckler the superstar: being the face of streetskating is big business. The industry generated US$713m in 2012 alone
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A pro since he was a teenager, Sheckler has come to accept that fulfilling sponsorship obligations are as much a part of his job as competition
sheckler knows the life of a serious skateboarder involves hitting the road for filming, for sponsors. and now these kids know it too
business acumen. “They get played,” Reyes says. “People are like, ‘Oh, we don’t have to pay this dude much… He just wants to skate and is hoping that whoever is watching will appreciate it and give him what he deserves.’ It’s not like that.” It can be a ruthless business, he says, given that skateboarding starts weeding out potential professionals from the masses while they’re still teenagers. Reyes started skating when he was nine, and at 15 he moved from Colorado to Oceanside, California with $50 in his pocket. He couch-surfed with accommodating families – including the Shecklers – as he skated 12-hour days trying to impress the managers of skate companies. He was smart – he realised immediately that grinding on a skatepark wasn’t enough. “One of the reasons a particular skate company was making changes [in their sponsored athlete roster] and kicking people off was that they weren’t getting 12 photos of themselves [published] in a year,” explains Reyes. “So I’ve always had to get at least 12 photos a year – I would make sure I got an interview, or put out a video. You have to be vocal and you have to let them know what you’re doing and when it’s coming out and tell them what you feel like you deserve. You have to know the business side, as well as the skating side of things.” Brian Atlas, president of Street League Skateboarding, a competitive series and promotion company launched by pro
skateboarder Rob Dyrdek in 2010, believes that while there is still a place for the low-key skaters who prefer not to promote their brand via social media, it’s becoming the only way to go for those who want to maximize their career. “Social media is a game changer for skaters who want to take advantage of it,” says Atlas. “You can become well-known without being pro or maintain a strong following by just putting out content that fans relate to and are inspired by.” It’s an even tougher road for women professional skateboarders. Before she suffered a career-ending tear of her anterior cruciate ligament in 2010, Lauren Perkins was one of the stars of the women’s professional scene. She took podiums at the X Games and Gravity Games and was champion at the All Girls Street Jam. “When I started out, women’s skateboarding was at a high point. We had contests every other weekend, all over the world,” says Perkins. “And then about five years into it, the economy went to crap. A lot of contests fell off the map, and then sponsors didn’t have the budget to pay a lot of girls.” But as more girls take up skating, the dynamic may be changing. Where the consumer market goes – with its alluring dollars – the industry will follow. “I used to go to the skatepark, and I was the only girl, always,” says Perkins. “I go now, and there’s at least one girl. And the girls are doing a lot harder tricks. It’s growing.”
“my passion for skateboarding, if anything, has grown. just from being able to travel the way i travel, and meeting the people who i get to meet, and helping the people i really want to help” the red bulletin
heckler and Reyes give the crowd a show at the S’Klallam skatepark, soaring over the edge of a bowl and landing flawlessly. There’s no indication of weariness from Sheckler – amazing, really, given that he’s been in the spotlight the entire time he’s been on the reservation, with constant requests for autographs, hugs, and pictures. “Even today, waking up, all I wanted to do was skate that park,” he says. “Especially a fresh, new park like this. It’s something we all look forward to.” On top of the dogged attention, this trip to Seattle is the latest leg of a relentless two months of travelling around and filming his YouTube show, Sheckler Sessions, as well as other video parts to distribute on the internet: he’s gone from Estonia to Australia to Mexico to Barcelona to Seattle. “My passion for skateboarding has, if anything, grown just from being able to travel the way I travel and meeting the people who I get to meet and helping the people I really want to help,” says Sheckler. He knows that this is the life of a serious skateboarder: hitting the road for filming, for sponsors, for competition. And thanks to his example, all the young skaters now know it, too. This summer, Matias Miguel will be a youth skate-camp instructor at the S’Klallam’s new skatepark, helping elementary-school-age children master the basics of the sport during a three-week programme. His brother Ron has duties, too, capturing Matias’s burgeoning variety of tricks on his Sony NEX 5N camera. “Matias came to me and said that he was tired of iPhone clips and still shots,” Ron says. “So I saved up for a camera, did my homework, bought the Sony – and became one of his dedicated cameramen.” Watch the new season of Sheckler Sessions at youtube.com/redbull
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Depth charge The world’s fastest mini sub takes you to places other mini subs can’t reach travel, page 82
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Deep impact: speed past sharks and turtles in the world’s fastest bubble sub
And Anoth er Thing to do after resurfacing
Row out For Hawaiian adventure on top of the water, try a hardcore 16-mile kayak trip along the remote and stunning Na Pali Coast, battling strong seas and aching biceps. hawaiiactive.com
Sub club SUPER AVIATOR Why swim underwater when you can fly, in this one-of-a-kind submersible
Heat up Hike to the Kilauea Volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983, and get within feet of Pahoehoe, as the molten lava flows are known. kalapanalavaboat.com
Advice from the inside Learn to fly “It’s not a passive experience,” says John Lewis. “Both cockpits have full flight controls, and we don’t carry passengers. To be in the sub, you need to learn to operate the sub. The actual flying is easy. Anyone who’s played video games figures out the joystick and rudder pedals pretty quickly.”
Think outside the cockpit
“Everybody’s seen Das Boot and
thinks being in a sub is going to be a claustrophobic experience,” says John Englander. “But once the water comes down over the top of the Super Aviator, the dome disappears, it’s optically perfect, so you don’t get any sort of distortion. It’s like flying in an open biplane.”
Take in We don’t expect you to take on Jaws, Hawaii’s colossal surf break, but a beer on the beach watching world-class surfers do it is the next best thing. gohawaii.com
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The Super Aviator is less a submarine more an underwater plane. Where other mini-subs can be slow and cumbersome, the Super Aviator is sleek and manoeuvrable, able to stop and hover, do banking turns and keep up with marine mammals that swim alongside. It’s seat-of-the-pants stuff. It was developed by Sub Aviator Systems as a prototype for their Orca sub, which is now available to anyone with a couple of million to spare. For lesser mortals, the company’s co-founder and managing director, John Lewis, will be your co-pilot on the Super Aviator during free time on the film and scientific projects for which it’s used. “The max speed for the Super Aviator is six knots,” says Lewis. “All conventional bubble subs max out at three knots. That’s fine if you���re near a reef, but if there’s any current you can’t deploy them. The Super Aviator can operate perfectly in a current, so there’s a wealth of new places you can go.” John Englander from Florida went down in the sub off Hawaii. “As an oceanographer, I’ve spent thousands of hours in Scuba gear,” he says. “I’ve also been in a sub before, but being in the Super Aviator was a new, exhilarating experience. It moves at far higher speeds than other subs or divers. It’s a great feeling and you’re not encumbered by equipment. It feels weird to be in Super Aviator a dry, comfortable environment experiences in and have an amazing view of Hawaii start from US$3,350 for a day. the underwater world. It’s right there. It feels like there’s nothing incredibleadventures.com between you and the water.”
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Oranges and greens G oLF RICKIE FOWLER BRINGS COLOUR TO THE FAIRWAYS, BUT HIS NEW SHOES ARE MUCH MORE THAN JUST A FASHION STATEMENT Major factor: Rickie Fowler is a good outside bet for the US Open at Pinehurst on June 12-15
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When Rickie Fowler turned pro, aged 20, it wasn’t just his golfing prowess that made him stand out. His colourful attire has, along with his ability to hit the greens, become something of a trademark. The Californian, who won the 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award and tied fifth at this year’s Masters,
worked with Puma on a new range of golf shoes, which of course is available in fabulous Fowler shades. “The levels of flexibility, lateral support and comfort are perfect,’ says the 25-year-old. “The Biofusion is the best shoe I’ve ever worn and it provides ideal support on my swing.” rickiefowler.com
BIO STAFF BAG In which Rickie Fowler’s caddy, Joe Skovron, lugs about 20kg of equipment and provisions over 18 holes. cobragolf.com
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Where East meets West S hanghai filmmaker CHENG LIANG on where to find boozy expats, the best steamed dumplings and the most unique bird market in the chinese megacity “What’s special about Shanghai? It’s a metropolis showing how modern and ancient Chinese society is,” says Cheng Liang, an up-and-coming director with a passion for bringing Shanghainese culture to the screen. His silent short movie City Of Black And White has been viewed more than two million times on Chinese websites and he’s touting his next project, an adaptation of Lu Wenfu’s novel Gourmet, at the Cannes Film Festival. “As a former colonial city, Shanghai has always had a diverse atmosphere,” he says, “and Western and Chinese culture have merged into a unique Shanghainese trait: pragmatic yet hedonistic.” Join Cheng on a tour of his top hometown haunts, then watch City Of Black And White online: bit.ly/1rYhkjZ
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Suzhou river and is composed of British Art Deco style with a marvellous labyrinthine interior. There is a boutique hotel called Chai apartments inside, the rooms have a fantastic view.”
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2 Gaolan Road “This French-style park reminds me of my youth. The greatest charm about it is its diversity: you meet all kinds of people there, from lovestruck youngsters to grandmothers doing Tai-Chi.”
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& Bird Market 417 South Xizang Road “This is an eye-opener. I have visited a lot of flower and bird markets in China, but this one is the biggest and best. You can also watch crickets fight and fish for goldfish with scoops.”
3 Riverside Mansion
400 North Suzhou Road “This is my favourite old Colonial building in town. It lies next to the
A one-stop fun palace of bars, laser tag and one of the city’s few mini-golf courses – all done in a glow-in-the-dark theme park. bigecn.com
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Yongkang Road “A typical Shanghai street, with boozing expats and calm locals. I used to live here, and I chose my neighbour, a chic old lady, for the leading role in one of my films.”
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Dumplings 774 Xianxia Road “A simple, hole-in-the-wall street restaurant. I always have breakfast here. The steamed dumplings are so much better than everywhere else. And the prices are hard to beat.”
Want the thrill of skydiving, but without a parachute? Feel the uprush as you hover in the only indoor flight tunnel in China. crwind.com
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DISC KARTING A sizeable indoor racing track with a fully equipped bar. Probably the only place where a blind eye is turned to driving under the influence.
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The thing’s the strings: Owen Pallett
Under the influences Playlist THE MAN WHO PLAYS VIOLIN WITH ARCADE FIRE TELLS US ABOUT THE FIVE RECORDS HIDING IN HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM
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“When I was five, I used to listen almost exclusively to classical music, but somehow Eurythmics fitted into that listening environment really well. It’s thought out like a game of chess. This song is the perfect fusion of a very sterile synthetic environment and a very mannered vocal performance with a deeper range of emotions.”
“The feel of Silver Apples’ drum sound was what me and my drummer Rob [Gordon] wanted on my new album. It has to do with recording with no click track, so tempos are fluctuating. Listen to my song, The Sky Behind The Flag: Rob is getting tired towards the end and suddenly gets this burst of energy and rushes ahead. That feels very human.”
“This song features an instrument called a Moodswinger, a really bizarre and rare kind of guitar thing that looks like it was made by a child. It creates this amazing eerie atmosphere, where the sound drifts and warps in and out of focus. I’m not an electric guitarist, but hearing the sound of that song informed a lot of string writing on my record.”
4 The Blue Nile
5 Green Velvet
“This Scottish band released two critically acclaimed albums in the 1980s. The first bears the title of this song and it is a masterpiece. That song’s iciness had a large influence on my song The Secret Seven. There’s this beautiful silence in it, where you hear warbling synths in the background. I got that from The Blue Nile.”
“I didn’t have much time for dance music until recently. But I’m really into the brutal approach to rhythm on this Chicago house track. Green Velvet takes a simple rhythm and crosses it with another one to create a unique groove. That was the goal with The Sky Behind the Flag, to create simple brutal rhythmic interaction. It’s easy to understand.”
A Walk Across The Rooftops
Over the last 10 years, Owen Pallett has earned a reputation as the Paganini of pop. In 2004, he signed up to play violin for Arcade Fire and has written all the string arrangements for their music. Now, other musicians, including Robbie Williams and The National, let him give their songs the symphonic once-over. But Pallett’s solo work is closest to his own heart. His emotional and melodically complex indie pop songs sound like Brian Eno accompanying the young David Bowie on a Stradivarius. In January, the 34-year-old Canadian’s score for the Spike Jonze movie Her (feat. Arcade Fire) was nominated for an Oscar and out now is his fourth album, In Conflict. These songs inspired him while he was working on it.
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The first professional DJ mixing unit that fits in your jacket pocket. Select the tracks saved on the device and arrange them in real time via the two touchscreens. It’s easy to mix and effect tracks on the mini console in the middle. Hook it up to a sound system and let rip.
Opteka BP-SC4000 Slimline solarpowered charger. Eight hours in the sun will give it enough juice to fully charge your phone or camera. opteka.com
British rapper JME is a regular at Fabric
Club sound FABRIC’S MIX CD SERIES OF FAVOURITE DJS IS 13 YEARS OLD AND 150-STRONG. HERE’s our TOP THREE
Jacques LU Cont Ultimate party mix from the one-time Madonna producer. His smooth transition from Also Sprach Zarathustra to Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics still remains unsurpassed.
There used to be meat hanging on the walls at Fabric. Before the club opened on the premises in 1999, the east London venue was a cold storage warehouse for the market next door. “There wasn’t a lot going on in the area, culturally. There was no scene here,” recalls club manager Cameron Leslie. “That was one of the reasons why we started our own mini-cab service, because people couldn’t get away at that time of night because taxis didn’t come to this part of town.” Clubbers loved the place: 25,000 square feet of dance space with thumping underground sounds, from techno to dubstep, over three dancefloors. One of them is ‘bodysonic’, because 400 built-in bass transducers turn sound waves into body-shaking vibrations. DJ Magazine has twice voted Fabric the best club in the world. What does Leslie love about the venue? “A lot of people find the club’s maze-like layout confusing,” he says, “but that’s exactly what’s great about it. You often end up in a new room by chance, which means you get to discover new DJs.” Fabric 77A Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6HJ, England fabriclondon.com
A full Fabric means 2,500 revellers, three nights a week
After Party It’s 8am on Sunday. Fabric is closing, your eyes are wide open. What should you do?
Get breakfast Market-traders and revellers come together at beautifully restored Victorian pub The Fox And Anchor, to see the sunrise and eat fortifying bacon and eggs. foxandanchor.com Go for a rummage Only four Tube stops to the shops and market stalls of Brick Lane: vintage clothes and furniture, great coffee and music to go from Rough Trade East. visitbricklane.org Keep on going! London’s leading afterhours party is Jaded, which starts at 5am on Sundays. Endurance dancers and early-risers party there with tea and techno beats. jadedlondon.com
David Rodigan The 62-year-old DJ is a musical folk hero for bringing reggae to the masses in England in the 1970s. This is his celebration of four decades of Jamaican music.
Four Tet With this mix, the master of delicate electronica helped bring about a revival of garage. Forgotten classics like Crazy Bald Heads meet hits by young talents such as Floating Points.
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coil spring. Then they only matched the parts in perfect harmony with each watch. The process is so exhaustive that Breitling decided to make the mechanisms themselves, thus freeing themselves up and making them non-dependent on other suppliers.
Secret workshop In 2004, Breitling opened an office near the airport in Geneva to develop its B01 calibre. This was strictly hush-hush. By 2005, the mechanisms had taken shape. And in 2006, the first dozen prototypes were put together. Did it their way That same year, the calibre For a long time, and as was passed the COSC chronometer the case with many other luxury tests. Breitling then set up a brands of watches, Breitling ‘Chronométrie 2’ department. LOVE THE LOGOS timepieces didn’t use their own The aim was to automate The AOPA logo on watch mechanisms. Instead they the early Navitimers B01 production. The experts (top) and the 1960s adapted a high-tech assembly used those made by specialist Breitling logo Swiss watch manufacturer line concept from the ETA, who churned out calibre pharmaceuticals industry, clockwork. But that all changed when whereby software intertwined the Breitling decided that henceforth all its analysis and manufacture of separate mechanisms would be designated as components. The first equipment ‘chronometers’, meaning they would appeared at Chronométrie 2 in 2008. have to go through the rigorous test cycle In 2009, a full five years after the set by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des project began, the first 1500 B01 Chronomètres (COSC). For the calibre calibre models were produced. The to achieve this level of excellence, the mechanisms were first used in the watchmakers had to take measurements Chronomat model. The second Breitling including the moment of inertia of every to enjoy the privilege was the Navitimer. breitling.com balance wheel and the torque of every
Breitling Chronomat: first wristwatch with integrated slide rule (pictured: 1946 model)
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Breitling Navitimer: designed to meet pilots’ needs during flight
Breitling produced a technological stroke of genius for people on the go long before the calculator had been invented. The watchmakers from Grenchen in Switzerland unveiled a wristwatch in 1941 in which they had integrated a round slide rule. On the Breitling Chronomat, you could turn the bezel, the ring around the edge of the dial, in both directions so that you could align different scales and work out values such as currency exchange rates or fuel consumption. The watch was a hit with technicians, traders and the military. Breitling launched a prototype for pilots 11 years later, on May 2 1952. The Navitimer meant pilots could work out how long they had left to fly, when they should start their descent for landing and any number of other factors relevant to navigation. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association liked the chronograph so much they made it the official AOPA watch.
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Get over it: a lot of work goes into pole prep
Medal man: Raphael Holzdeppe won Olympic bronze in 2012 and world championship gold in 2013
Lie on side, stretch out arms and legs, increase the tension in your body, raise upper body and lower legs, maintain balance for 10 seconds.
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Faster, higher, harder: “There is no muscle a pole-vaulter can neglect,” says Holzdeppe
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“My daily training programme is a brutal, full-body workout,” says Raphael Holzdeppe, of the routine that has kept him among the world’s elite pole-vaulters for the last four years. “Because, in our sport, you use every muscle,” he explains, “you need strong legs to be fast on the run-up, a buff upper body to get yourself up on the pole, pronounced abs so you can bend your hips quickly once you’re in the air and a strong torso for stability. If you can keep your body stable and still in the air, you’ll gain more height.” To achieve all this, the 24-year-old German trains six-and-a-half hours a day, Monday to Friday. “Lifting weights in the gym, sprints on the track, balance exercises on a medicine ball and vaulting, which I do about 100 times a week.”
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Fear factor: The Evil Within
P L AY A ND M O VE Three games for your mobile life
Overkill Mafia Shoot-em-up from the makers the huge Overkill games. In a retro world of gangsters and guns, this has a comic-book, Sin City feel. On Android and iOS. craneballs.com
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THE EVIL WITHIN The father of Resident Evil is back with more of the fright stuff The bodies are ravaged and burnt out, as are the buildings and the upturned ambulances. A psychiatric hospital has been ransacked by someone, or something. This could be the backdrop of a dozen survival horror video games, but only The Evil Within comes from the mind by Shinji Mikami, the man who devised Resident Evil. The first Resident Evil game, on the original PlayStation in 1996, made survival horror – exploration, puzzles, action, unsettling atmosphere and genuine shocks – a pillar of gaming and gave new life to zombies in popular culture. Without its impact and popularity, there’d be no Shaun Of The Dead, The Walking Dead, The Last Of Us and none of the reboots and remakes of the …Of The Dead film series, the original three of which, Night, Dawn and Day, were huge influences on Mikami when he made that first game. His latest will emphasise survival over action. “Not much has changed when it comes to instilling terror in the player,” Mikami said, at the most recent Tokyo Game Show, “but… in that sense it is harder to make them afraid.” No one has worked harder than Mikami to make playing games so thrillingly scary. The Evil Within is out worldwide in the last week of August for Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. theevilwithin.com
Don’t play Xbox, watch it The discovery of old ET game cartridges in the New Mexico desert was notable for two reasons: unearthing the nerd treasure chest of the games themselves, and that the TV show of the dig will only be available on Xbox. Like Netflix and Amazon, Xbox wants to disrupt traditional TV with platform-specific content. Its first show, on US music festival Bonnaroo, is out this month; Halo and street soccer series will follow.
Warbits Be a pocket general with this battle simulation game, which has a tough strategyheavy heart beating beneath its colourful, cartoony armour. On iOS. riskylab.com
You can be Bruce in EA Sports UFC
On June 17, the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its debut as one of the EA Sports stable of games. There is the full-on, incredibly comprehensive redo of a sport, that EA does so well with FIFA for soccer and Tiger Woods for golf, only this time for the top level of mixed martial arts. For fighting fans of a certain vintage, that Bruce Lee is an unlockable character in EA Sports UFC is reason enough itself to buy the game.
Botanicula Adventure-puzzle cross in which you control a team of bugs trying to save the last seed on the tree on which they live. Tricky and beautiful. iPad only. botanicula.net
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Fly away Whether it’s a big-city meeting or getting away for a quick weekend, here’s the right gear for whatever your destination
City jaunt the bag Like two bags in one, the Eagle Creek Morphus 22 zips apart to morph into a pair of carry-on size bags, doubling your packing capacity. The base is a spartan roller bag with an ultra-light polycarbonate back shell, while the fullfeatured front gear bag can be zipped on or off to be carried as backpack or messenger bag. $455, eaglecreek.com
the headphones Beats Studio Wireless headphones connect via Bluetooth to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, providing a range of about 10m to roam. $440, beatsbydre.com
the camera Leave the DSLR camera at home and opt for a pocket digital snapper. Camera nerds will like the 10-megapixel Leica D-Lux 6 – it has a f1.4 lens and can shoot in manual mode with RAW files. $980, en.leica-camera.com
the shoes It’s hard to believe Chucks have been pounding pavements around the world for knocking on 100 years. First manufactured in the 1920s in Massachusetts and worn by everyone from professional basketball players to World War II soldiers, the timeless canvas and rubber shoes are still comfy, and they’re still cool. Our favourite new Chucks are the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Tie-Dye. $70, converse.com
the case The Mophie Space Pack snaps onto your iPhone 5/5s like an external case, adding just 80 grams in weight while providing enough extra juice to double your phone’s battery life. Best of all, it also provides 16GB of extra storage space (32GB for $210), which equates to about seven hours of video or 4,500 songs. $175, mophie.com
the watch With a second watch dial, the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 GMT makes it easy to keep track of the time where you are going and back home at the same time. Like all other Tags, this one features a sapphire crystal face that is so durable and hard that only a diamond can scratch it. $4,620, tagheuer.com
the bottle Some plastic water bottles can leach BPA, phthalates and other toxins into your drink. It’s not pretty or tasty, so carry one of these. Klean Kanteen makes a 100 per cent stainless-steel bottle that holds 800ml of your favourite beverage, doesn’t leach harmful toxins, and won’t hold flavours, so today’s water doesn’t taste like yesterday’s sports drink. $23, kleankanteen.com
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the headphones Wired headphones are annoying; that’s why we’re impressed with the BlueAnt Pump Bluetooth HD Sportbuds. The earpieces fit comfortably over your ear and connect via a thin cord behind your head, while Bluetooth zaps music from a range of compatible devices to your ears. $150, blueantpump.com
the watch Keeping a close eye on the tides is key to maximizing your fun and staying safe in the surf. With tide data preprogrammed for 150 beaches worldwide, the Freestyle Mariner Tide makes it easy. A comfortable yet durable silicone band keeps the watch in place, while the polycarbonate case makes it water resistant to 100m. $115, freestyleusa.com the camERA Most rugged, waterproof point-and-shoots are disappointing when it comes to image quality. Not so with the 16-megapixel Olympus TG-850. In addition
to being shockproof, crushproof, freezeproof, and waterproof to 10m, the wide-angle 21mm lens produces very impressive images, high-def 1080p video and has a 360-degree panoramic mode, which is perfect for capturing big views in really wild places. $290, olympus.com.au the shoes Simple and comfortable, Vans Slip-Ons come in a dizzying variety of colours and patterns. Our pick is a new take on the Vans that Sean Penn wore in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. $90, vans.com
the speaker The durable and water-resistant Logitech UE Boom fits into the side pocket of a backpack or the water bottle cage on your bicycle, so you can bring your music anywhere. The Bluetooth-enabled speaker pairs with your smartphone, and its sound quality is much better than most portable speakers we’ve tested. $300, ultimateears.com the bag For off-the-beatentrack adventures, ditch the roller bag and instead pack the North Face Base Camp Special Edition Duffel Medium. It’s versatile. with backpack straps and leather haul handles, and is made of a durable PVC fabric. $205, thenorthface.com the charger The Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Power Pack is a weather-resistant lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack with a range of inputs and enough power to charge a MacBook Pro twice. $750, goalzero.com.au
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Rob Adelberg in action at the finals of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Mexico June 28, July 19
You might not have a trip planned to Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour stops in Madrid and Munich, but you can still be up front and centre for all the freestyle motocross action. SKY Sport has full live coverage of the third and fourth events of Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2014. Then there’s just the championship finale in South Africa on August 23; also on SKY. Appointment viewing. skysport.co.nz
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Gentlemen, start your engines: Christchurch City’s Mike Pero Motorsport Park hosts the 400kw Holden V8 Hot Laps, giving armchair enthusiasts the chance to get behind the dash of a fully modified V8 Holden, with a pro driver piloting their ride. There are three options available: a two-; threeor five-flying lap circuit, followed by a cool-down lap. nzv8hotlaps.co.nz
UFC Fight Night Auckland: Te Huna vs Marquardt marks the Ultimate Fighting Championships’ New Zealand debut. ‘Long-awaited’ is the right term: the mixed martial arts series turns 21 in November. Set to go down at Vector Arena, the event will feature local fighter James Te Huna’s debut as a middleweight, up against American Nate Marquardt in a fiveround main event. Vector holds a capacity crowd of 12,000: expect the downtown arena to be rammed. ufc.com
From the ruins Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook plays her intimate and poetic folk pop at an Auckland show on the back of supporting Neil Finn in Europe. Fullbrook will debut material from her brand new album, entitled Brightly Painted One, at the historic Crystal Palace on Mount Eden Road – the culmination of a New Zealandwide tour through June. tinyruins.com
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Speed demons The CRC Speedshow is the country’s biggest automotive expo, bringing petrolheads of all persuasions to Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds for a weekend of classic cars and motorcycles, race cars and bikes, customs and hot rods. One of the show’s high spots is the Celebrity Charity Kart Challenge. It takes place across both days, and was won last year by Jason Bargwanna. This year, the Aussie V8 racer will be back to defend his title. speedshow.co.nz
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no dispute Post-hardcore proponents La Dispute join forces with Balance and Composure in an all-ages show at Auckland’s Ellen Melville Hall, and the next night at Zeal in Wellington.
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Snap to it New Zealand’s largest photographic happening, the 2014 Auckland Festival of Photography, turns its fixedfocused lens on the art of the camera this month. The programme includes specially commissioned work from South Auckland urban documentarian Tanu Gago and Japanese performance artist and photographer Tatsumi Orimoto, otherwise known as Bread Man.
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50 years ago today On June 24 and 25, 1964, John, Paul, George and Ringo unleashed Beatlemania on Auckland, with four roof-raising sets at the Town Hall. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s legendary shows, local songsmiths, including Tim Finn, SJD, Debbie Harwood and Eddie Rayner, will tread the municipal headquarters’ boards for A Strange Day’s Night, performing covers of some of The Beatles’ biggest tunes. playitstrange.org.nz
IN THE PAINT In the NBL, the Breakers Manawatu Jets host the Waikato Pistons at Palmerston North’s Arena Manawatu. The visitors are formidable under coach and basketball legend Pero Cameron. thejets.co.nz
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School’s in session Black Hippy, the Los Angeles rap supergroup of Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, has had a big year so far with the release of Schoolboy’s Oxymoron album. Up next is the crew’s debut release and Lamar’s follow-up to 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Schoolboy Q, the South Central LA rapper born Quincy Hanley, graces our shores for two shows in June: he’ll bring the ruckus to Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre on June 13 and Wellington’s James Cabaret the following night. dashtickets.co.nz
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Easy rider The Victoria Motorcycle Club flies the flag for road racing. The Bridgestone Winter Series, Round 3, kicks off with a Kiwi road racing contingent doing battle on Fielding’s 4.5km Manfeild circuit. vicclub.co.nz
At 34 locations worldwide 35,397 runners together ran a total of 530,928km before they were overtaken by catcher cars, which had been following them with increasing speed. This was the first annual Wings For Life World Run, in support of spinal cord research. The last man running was Lemawork Ketema of Ethiopia. After 78.58km (48.83 miles) the 28-year-old prevailed over Peruvian Remigio Huaman Quispe, running in Lima, 11,200km away, and only 90m less than Ketema. wingsforlifeworldrun.com
â€œI knew I would have to sprint at the end. So I saved up my energyâ€? Lemawork Ketema, Wings For Life World Run winner
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