– Welcome back to the Letters,
I’m your host Jeff Grosso and we’re in Paris, City of Lights and this is our Love Letter to France. We’re checkin’ out hubbas with the boys. So watch, enjoy, (speaking
in foreign language). (“Tossing Jeff Salad Days” by White Limo) ♪ Now that we’re old and ugly ♪ ♪ We’re middle aged and hurting ♪ ♪ Love Letters with Jeff Grosso ♪ ♪ Will remind you of the
salad days, the best of days ♪ – For this episode we flew into Paris and we drove down to Lyon
and ultimately to Marseille and then back to Paris. Five, six days in country, a
quick jog down to the coast, a little holiday in the sun if you will, and this is what you get. (frantic rock music) – For me right now skateboarding
in France is so sick ’cause it’s like so many
generations together and it’s like firm and we
skate together, we all friends. Right now it’s a really good time for skateboarding in France. – It’s more about being European
than French I would say. Skateboarding was, at least. – People coming through
and we go to other, everyone knows each
other in Europe kind of so you kind of identify
more to that, I’d say. (frantic rock music) – There’s also something
about French skaters in the French scene as well which is kind of different from the, if you compare it to Spain
or Germany, its different. (rock music) – Welcome back to the Letters,
I’m your host Jeff Grosso and we are here at Wall
Street in Lyon, France with Jeremie Dacline, right?
– Yeah, right. – Formerly of Cliche Skateboards
and now with Film Trucks. Thanks for sitting down
and doing this with us. – [Jeremie] No problem, man. – Jeremie in this category of guys who are so in love with skateboarding from the very beginning and up to this day he’s like still going for
it, like skating every day. – I think Jeremie was a big
influence in skateboarding to show that you can actually make it ’cause other people think that companies have to come from the US and you’re gonna do nothing
if you don’t go to the US. Well, now everybody can
imagine that it’s possible ’cause of Jeremie. – Cliche was was the first
real breakout European country, it got crazy popular. – When I started Cliche
the thing is, back then, skateboarding was really
California oriented skateboarding and the thing is, everywhere you see there’s a spot you can do skateboarding and skateboarding is worldwide. (rock music) Just with motivation you
can create your own scene and slowly by slowly
growing and do your stuff and that’s why we clicked
pretty good with French Fred because he did some American brand videos but he wanted to be more
back home and everything so we clicked together and
started working together. – It just eventually
happened by itself randomly. Like the spot became free for video guy so they asked me, do you
want to make videos for us? And I was like, fuck
yeah, this is perfect. And then we made so many videos, we started with Bon Appetit in 2003 and we made many videos and
stuff, that was really good. And then his whole
thing with Cliche was to start a company in Europe and be able to bring out professional
skaters that could be in Europe that wouldn’t have to go to California to turn pro, you know. – But with Cliche I was really
aware of taking people from all types of skateboarding ’cause for me skateboarding is not only ledge
or tranny, it’s everything. (funky music) So I had some Lucas Puig
which is a ledge killer or Javier Mendizabal which
is doing lots of trannying and so that was Cliche, it
was about skateboarding. (funky music) – We are in Lyon, France and this is the famous
spot, Hotel De Ville that is now rebuilding. I think at the beginning
they wanted to like really fuck all the place up and
put some grass or whatever, like a chill park and then they made a petition
to make the city understand that it’s a really famous
spot around the world and it’s part of the patrimony. I guess it worked and now
they want to do it less, keep flat ground and stuff. The Instagram, I started
it like, I don’t know, one year ago or something to
try to push the young kids. I guess it’s good like that, people want to see the new blood. (upbeat music) Yeah, there’s so many kids. Sometimes some kids, they just
come two weeks and that’s it. For sure we have respect
and stuff for all the J.B.s and all these guys from this generation but I wanted to show
what’s going on today. – Hello, I’m Samuel Partaix,
I’m a French Skateboarder. (rock music) I’ve just been cruising around
France since a long time and skating in France is growing a lot, especially with the DIY community. Just before this trip I went on a DIY trip in south of France, that was just amazing to see this energy into
the DIY spot right now. (rock music) We went to skate with some kid’s, they were like 17 years old, and they were breathing
the old DIY in the garden and I was like, wow, the future
of skateboarding looks good. We passed by some of the
new classic DIY of France and to support them as well
’cause, beautiful to see it and to skate it. (rock music) (upbeat music) (speaking in foreign language) – What were some of the French
milestones of skateboarding? – So it all started with
Pierre Andre Senizergues. He was one of the pro
for Sims and everything. – My name is Pierre Andre,
I’m from Paris, France and I’ve been skating
for 10 years freestyle, I’ve been also street skating. (jazzy music) – Pierre Andre was like the
first professional skateboarder that we had around in our little crew. So everybody was looking up to him but he was doing freestyle and
we were doing street stuff. (funky rock music) – [Interviewer] Did he
have a name for that trick where he did the ollie and he– – Yeah, it was, I think it
was the Ollie side up flip? Something like that, it’s
called the Ollie Bitch Flip, that was just a made up name ’cause he couldn’t find a better one so that’s the one he chose. – [Interviewer] Yeah, that
was his graphic for awhile. – My name is Benjamin Deberdt, I’ve been working in skate
media for, I don’t know, 20 years I guess or more now. Shooting photos, writing, and doing whatever needs to be done to get first magazines out
and now work online obviously, like everybody else. (speaking in foreign language),
a really old fountain slash culture in center of Paris. (upbeat music) End of the day still same story, you’re just in some random
alley with your friends and some people you don’t really know and somebody’s grinding some huge bar for a cell phone somewhere. (laughs) I mean for us, ’cause we are coming into Paris every weekend to skate, Stephane Larance was the first one ’cause he was light years
ahead of everybody in Paris. I mean, we’d see him every
weekend so we were like, yeah, okay, he’s the
best, always really good. So Stephane Larance and he’s
kind of like the original French tech or whatever you wanna call it which turned into JBG over
there and then Lucas now, he’s kinda like that style
of like street skating, super tech, for the
80s, but super powerful. Not just like, but flying. – [Interviewer] Introduce
yourself and tell us where we are. – Okay, Jean, 53 years
old, and we’re in Luynes, close to Aix-en Provence
and this guy is the owner. – We’re in my garden
in the south of France, I’m Dominique and I
built this pool in 1979. (skateboard wheels whirring) (cheering) (speaking in foreign language) (skateboard wheels whirring) – We have to go back to the old days, Monty Nolder apparently
ripped it the hardest. Craig Johnson destroyed it. A local guy called Guilaume Mocquin. Daan Van Der Linden really
ripped this really hard. Every year we get a bunch of animals who fall down, can’t come up. And the worst one was this huge eagle, when he spread his wings it was like six feet across or something. We had a wild boar piglet
who crashed into this, I had to dispose of it. A week ago there was a snake,
so there’s a lot of stuff. And the animals, when they fall down they get really aggressive. It’s crazy because the rabbits
get really aggro, you know, they run around here and
you can’t even touch them because they will attack
you, attack by rabbit. (speaking in foreign language) – We are right now at Palais de Tokyo and if you look over here
you have the Eiffel Tower and there is a very
interesting spot underneath it, it’s called the basin. Unfortunately it’s a spot
that’s really hard to skate because it’s always water in there and they clean that basin, the
fountain actually once a year so it’s really hard to
tell when it’s skateable. (funky music) – And it was at the time when
there was the word going on that the ponds were empty so we all went there and
skate for days and night, we slept at an apartment
like 10 minutes away and then the next morning
we were just coming back and skating all day, all day, all day. (funky music) – It’s a historical spot, as much as Le Dome as well. Palais de Tokyo, it’s pretty
much the original name. And here we are, this is a spot. I’m gonna show you a
little bit, like Le Dome, from a skate perspective. We’re gonna start with the
big hubba, 18 stair hubba. After that you’re gonna
have like 16 stairs hubba also with a little kink at the end, that’s pretty much what
I really love to skate around 2001, 2002. You can see it’s not too
steep, it’s a pretty mellow one but at the end it goes pretty quick but the proportions are
pretty good, you know? The first 50 50 is
actually from Marc Haziza. We’re at the bottom part, which is the, I believe the part that
has been skated the most. Why, because these three
stairs have the perfect length. They redid the whole ground because the ground was all cracked and damaged for many, many years. This double set has been
shredded forever as well. The proportion as well is pretty good. I used to be, yeah, 11 years
old when I first skated Le Dome and my uncle was living
just on the other part. So I just had to cross
that bridge over there, it was something really,
really cool for me as a kid to be right next to the famous spot where all the pros of back
in the day were hanging out. (funky rock music) We can go actually to the other part which is the bigger double set. It’s a legendary spot
for sure, that double set has been known forever and people such as, Vason Bresol, Cliche video, he
backside ollied it in a line which was pretty gnarly. Chris Pfanner fakie ollied it too. And yeah, that new guy,
switch treyed it as well. It’s just so long, like even now I’m looking at it and I’m like wow, like, I went down this
double set back in the days? Like, damn. (funky rock music) Many people came here and appreciated to skate this spot a lot. (cheering) Popping from marble, landing on marble is just the best feeling
as well, you know. For a street skater at least. (upbeat music) – Something no one really knows about it, but in Bourges, France
they had some crazy ramps and they had some skate camps as well. It’s crazy, because it was
in the middle of nowhere with crazy ramps and
crazy riders and yeah. – And everybody wanted,
I remember I wanted to go ’cause the ramp was so good, everybody wanted to go to Bourges. (upbeat music) – And lots of tricks have
been invented over there. Stalefish, we were talking
about it, Stalefish as well. – We’re here with Thomas
Walks of Marseille, France, what have we got goin’ here? – Yeah, it’s good to have you here, we are at La Friche
Belle de Mai, you know, it used to be an old manufactory
of tobacco back in the days and, as I told you,
it’s in the ghetto here so a lot of kids where there and didn’t have nothing to here basically. (speaking in foreign language) – [Thomas] So a lot of
kids just arrive here and start to do a little bit of skateboard and thanks to that they start to do some artistic stuff with
paint, with video guys. – So you used the
skateboarding to give ’em hope and show ’em that there’s more to life than just fucking off. – How many time do you spend
by week here in La Friche? (speaking in foreign language) Five days out of seven. (speaking in foreign language) Seven days a week. (speaking in foreign language) So here, you know, it’s
a skateboard library. This place, you know, is important to us because I show to kids before
internet, before YouTube, before all of that we used to have books, we used to have letters, as you say, so we can have some books
from school with poetry, but you also can have some
stuff about architecture, psychology, psychiatry
sometimes of course, so a lot of different stuff, yeah. So this place is Le Dernier Cri. This place allows people to
express themselves as they want. As I told you before, their creed is (speaking in foreign language) throw it by eyes, you know, so whatever you want to say,
whatever you want to draw, you can do it, you know, and you got the place
actually here, you know. So they do video, they do
cameras, they do painting, they do t-shirts.
– Aw, it’s so badass. This place rules, it’s amazing
work you guys are doing. Really, really cool.
– Thanks. But it’s because we
are allowed to do that. It’s not possible to do that alone, where a lot of people welcome
it, you know, a lot of people. – Yeah, it takes a village. – Yeah, big village. (frantic rock music) – [Skater] Yeah! – Jeremie Dacline obviously. Jeremie would always be
like, oh, I have this trick, and he would be crazy
missions like this, Paris. So that’s in the first Cliche video. Then J.B. Gillet from Lyon. (funky music) And all his crew, like Malik of Decines and they were like the same crew in Lyon, like all the young tech guys. Yeah, Lucas Puig obviously is amazing. – [Samuel] Seb Dourel, like
a vert skater from France. – My name is Jean Marie,
we are in France at MMS pool and welcome, guys.
– And who are these? – That’s Martin, my smallest boy, and Manon, my oldest daughter. And we’re all skaters. – The bowl has been here
like since three years, it’s a lot of work, like six months. – Yeah, we built it by ourselves, yeah. You have it there and so
like come back from work and like a half an hour you carve and make a trick and that’s all and then sometimes
friends coming on a Sunday and you have a big session.
– Wow, that’s fucking cool. (laughing) ‘Cause you can skate it every day with your family and friends. – Yeah, it’s crazy to be able to share this passion with your kids, yeah, (skateboard wheels whirring) – [Skater] Aw yeah! (cheering) – Bastien Salabanzi. – Bastien Salabanzi. – He really became someone very
important in skateboarding. (upbeat music) – Bastien Salabanzi, was
like from my generation when he was the biggest name, for sure. – He’s originally from the Congo but he’s passing himself
off as French at the moment. – Really, really good skateboarder. – [Jeff] You guys had a
way radder fuckin’ vision of what went down because
you were taking it back home. Dude, early board slides.
– Yeah, and I was 12. (“Caught with the Meat in
Your Mouth” by Dead Boys) ♪ Hot flashes burning my brain ♪ ♪ Your tongue lashings drive me insane ♪ ♪ From New York City to L.A. ♪ – [Jean] This is an ad for jam, like strawberry jam and stuff
and in order to sell more they printed those pics from
an American contest here, I think it’s Spring Valley, 78. – [Jeff] Yeah, that’s Spring Valley. (electronic music) There was a Who’s Hot!
of Alexis Le Pasteur and he’s doing an Andrecht, he’s got elbow pads and
a helmet and no kneepads. This guy was gorgeous in the 70s so like, we’ll show you like these pull outs, posters like he’s fuckin’
the Beach Boys or somebody. – [Jean] He’s like the
French Lief Garrett. – Got another one,
there’s the mother fucker I’m talkin’ about, look at that guy! But like here he is doing
a front side air man, like he brought the aerial to France. Like think about that, this
dude, he’s the dude in France. This was the French dude they
put in Skateboarder, man. – Yeah, Marseille was big
’cause it was one of the biggest skateparks, more tranny, I’m sure it was the big thing in France. – So what’s his name, the Marseille guy? – Jean-Pierre Collinet.
– Jean-Pierre Collinet? – Yeah.
– I can’t roll my anything. He did it as like a college project? – [Jeremie] Yeah, I think so, yeah. (speaking in foreign language) (rock music) – So yeah, like, Americans I think, the first time I came here
they show us to fucking carve, they show us how to use the line. (speaking in foreign language) – [Skater] Bam. (speaking in foreign language) (upbeat guitar music) – Well, and Marseille, you know, along with fuckin’ Monk and Red and stuff completely changed the
concept of skate park design, like all from just that park being built. All skateboard parks from
here til eternity now are build with Marseille in mind, there’s Marseille DNA, you know. – Antiz is a, to explain in a simple way, Antiz is like some guys who
I think they didn’t have their vision of skating
in some actual brand so they just create this brand to be what they wanted to be. (punk rock music) – So, I’m Hugo Liard. I started the Antiz company,
so where we are here is the second office in Lyon, France. It’s almost 15 years we started, there was no company plan in my head, it was more like, yeah, it’s cool. Every day on every year it
was like, yeah, it’s cool. But then we learned like, it’s cool but it’s not enough to
get a company started, you have to do this, okay. It’s happened every day after day, it’s like a brick and you put in the brick and then at the end you’re like, oh yeah, there’s a window, there’s a
door, and then you have a house and you’re like, oh yeah, we did it. (punk rock music) – I can speak about Antiz ’cause I’m in the team
that skates for them. But yeah, I think they try to keep the special spirit of skateboarding
and shredding a spot. (punk rock music) Antiz is more in the shadow and Jeremie with Cliche just
made a lot of things. Both brands try to stimulate the scene. It makes some good
vibration in the industry. (punk rock music) – That’s what I learn and
even in the tricks, you know, you cannot fake nothing,
it’s just skateboarding, it’s not faking it, so don’t
fake it also in the company, just be true is just important. – We are in Cosanostro Skatepark
in the suburbs of Paris. (frantic rock music) ♪ Someone had a ♪ – In this amazing skate
park full of history of like French skateboarding and we even have a look
on the French magazine ’cause it’s done outside here and it’s part of our skateboarding story. – So basically mid, late
80s would be No Way Magazine which turned into Any Way. And then this folded and then Freestyler was a snowboard magazine
and then over the years they managed to ditch the snowboarding and just focuses on what they loved. – For me as a kid my first ever
mag was a mag called Tricks. It’s this one, Tricks. So yeah, like Sugar is
part of the French history from (speaking in foreign language). – When Sugar started we had a publisher who had nothing to do with skating. So which meant that if we sold copies we could do anything we wanted. Information being key, you’re
trying to gather information about what’s going on
in France and spread it. End of the day you’re trying
to inspire people to skate, that’s the main thing. – [Jeff] Fuckin’ the press or whatever. – [Jean] The story about Grosso is here. Okay, so here is the actual
report on Le Grand Bornard. (cheering) When the judges announced the results Grosso started to insult the NSA, he thought it was unfair
that his friend Eric Nash wasn’t qualified for the finals. – Yeah. – [Jean] Grosso is what
you call a shit-stirrer. It make sense that Santa Cruz
kicked him out of the team. Then after that it was a complete mess. Grosso managed to actually
interrupt the contest. So there was no finals anymore
and it turned into a demo. – [Announcer] Oh, whoa, yeah! – You’re in the last sentence here, we hope that Le Grand Bornard
contest will be back next year and we hope that Jeff
Grosso will be sedated. Please, (speaking in
foreign language), please. (laughs) – This has been our French Love Letter, (speaking in foreign language). I hope you enjoyed it, turn
this shit off, go skateboard, get out there with your friends, go ride, thanks for watching. All I wanted to ever show anybody was how awesome skateboarders
and skateboarding is. And the more we all go
out and do these things and go from country to country, it’s just a reminder, you know, what a universal story we’ve got going and how we’re all connected and in what true passion we
share for this little wooden toy and how it has profoundly
affected all of our lives. And what just fun and
unbridled joy it brings to each and every one of us. So I hope you’re enjoying this and getting the same
experience that I’m getting, or even an eighth of the
education that I’m kinda getting out of doing all of this ’cause, fuck man, there’s just
nothing better than skating. Skateboarding’s ruled the fucking earth.

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100 thoughts on “Loveletters Season 10: France | Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding | VANS

  • August 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    (skateboard wheels whirring)

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  • August 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Please love letters BOSTON!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Such a sick video!!! Love the history! Thank you for the hard work putting it together!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    So good.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    Im gonna eat some french fries and go skate now.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Theme song is corny as fuck

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  • August 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    HOW TO MAKE OLD SKOOLS VANS SHOES USING 3D PEN

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  • August 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    What a cool vibe! I had no idea france was this fucking rad! Thabks letters and grosso for enlightening me!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    GROSSO do a love letter to "hawaii"! Mahalo

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  • August 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    lugnano is just marsielle mirrored

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    The frenchies look cool here, wait till you go there. Biggest bunch of assholes in Europe (accept Italians in Milan) …

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    that new kid switch treflipped it aswell, hahaha so good!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    Merci beaucoup pour cette loveletter sur la France.. A bientôt Jeff ! ;o))

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    great episode jeff! skateboarding brought me al over the world and gave me everything i love in life !

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    come to Poland Jeff !!!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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    Chris Pfanner is from Austria

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  • August 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    I, uh..how you say…do not care about zee French skate boardars

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  • August 8, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    sweden plz

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  • August 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Keep up all the radness boys and girls! Always so sick. Thanks!!!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    good shit, pls keep it going

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  • August 8, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    Viva le Grosso! Oui Oui!!!

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  • August 8, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    Did I just get respect for France?
    WTF . .

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  • August 8, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Come to Brazil …oh wait.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    Thank you Jeff,these videos are great.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    Merci. Amour. Keep pushing.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    you made my day !

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  • August 8, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    Damn sick as fuck thanks Vans and Grosso <3

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    Love letters to Australia 🇦🇺 please. Can’t believe there hasn’t been one yet! What’s going on..!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    nicce 1 Grosso, gr8 film

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    I'm getting a dimebag of education; I believe you are evolving, though. I think I'm evolving, too.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    My immediate thought was how the hell you wouldn't know Tyshawn Jones' name if you knew somebody switch tre'd the thing. Wouldn't you at least be curious who did it? Someone tell him it was Justin Lovely, the guy who did everything.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    Le Dome is such beautiful spot, literally a spot from the gods….

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    The French Have amazing Punk Rock and Synth Punk Hot Ladies Too

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    i couldnt help but notice Jeffs charisma was kinda low in this, hope all is well with Jeff 🙏

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    Great Episode Grosso

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Keep it going, Jeff! This is so rad!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    These location based ones have been sick! Keep killing it y'all

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  • August 9, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    Oh so they ruined love letters too.. smfh

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  • August 9, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    Love these. Thanks guys

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    "Those beret-headed nuts
    They can stick the Eifell Tower
    Straight up their butts"

    Great Video as always. I think the Meatmen were wrong!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    It's rad seeing that bit about Pierre Andre. I had some of his photos on my wall growing up, because for a minute I thought about giving freestyle a try. After seeing Rodney's parts in the early bones brigade vids., it seemed like an interesting, accessible form of skating (the backyard in the house I grew up in had a portion that was covered in cement, so I had access to flat). But freestyle was already dying out and flat ground was being incorporated into street skating. In any case, I started to read up on freestyle and began to pay attention to Andre. I really wanted that sims board; the one with the stick figure graphic. Loveletters have been really great lately. Lotta history here. The end vert part in this one was great as it included some footage of Chris Miller that I hadn't seen.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Another fine Grosso production! Legend, keep em coming..

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Thank You Grosso!!! Thank you Vans!!!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Good stuff

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  • August 9, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    dX

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  • August 9, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    Loveletters keeps getting better by the episode. And now the show has ventured into different parts of the world!!!! This episode could possibly be the best yet. Great job to Grosso and the LL CREW!!! WOULD BE STOKED TO SEE MORE US cities and their scenes be the focal point in next seasons episodes. Come to Memphis Grosso – it would be sick to show u the local spots!!!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:07 am
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    do one on aus ya dogs

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    Those 40 min went too fast…
    10 more seasons of stuff just like this please

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    Spring Valley!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    I think buddies world speed record may have worked better using a rope, 100kmh hanging onto the side of the car is a recipe for disaster. Gotta love the 70s!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    Wow! It seems just like yesterday that I was watching 411 Good As Gold 50 and learning about some of these spots! But that was 17 years ago! Time goes by too quick!!!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:44 am
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    Skateboardings Rule The Fucking Earth!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    merci !

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    I Love You Skateboarding.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    Super sick episode! I even saw some Leo Valls photos and Magenta clips in there! Those guys are holding it down in Bordeaux!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:16 am
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    Oui Oui

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Australia Next?

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Cheers Jeff, i'll have an eighth.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    I thought New York was the City of Lights. 🙁

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  • August 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    This was amazingly cool. Thanks for the great documentation work!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    so its jeff croissant now?

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  • August 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    "this new guy"

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Did that dude really get smoked going 63mph? Thats fucking gnarly

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    Do Germany next

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Well- it's been proven- France has no borders (they let Grosso in:)… *A.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Best way to end up my day, thanks guys.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    Fuck the french. Bunch of asswipes

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    How about a 30 minute episode about Tom Penny.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Halfway through this is really sick! Thanks Jeff always killing it bro!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Brilliant episode !.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    So Rad!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    Well done boys

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  • August 10, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    Continuing saga compliments of the mighty Grosso. This series is the most important ongoing documents happening in sport today. Bravo to everyone involved. Fuck the haters, go skate.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    french skate 101: reynolds=right now, assfat = asphalt

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  • August 10, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    Thanks six stair and Jeff grosso and everyone else involved one best things in skateboarding perseverating skateboarding history

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  • August 10, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    They should have showed more of the 25 set in Lyon.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    Merci!!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Thanks for this, great stuff!! God I love skating. Can't wait for the next one!!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:08 am
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    Splendid video!,When are you coming to the UK Mr Grosso?

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    The International language of Skateboarding.
    It's all we need.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    Thank you so much for making the Loveletters !! <3

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    The quality level of these are fucking insane. Keep them coming, Vans. This is the best show Skateboarding could ever hope to get.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    We need a skate/ art collective in the states. Such an amazing idea. Art/ graffiti and street culture has always been side by side with skateboarding. Amazing video Grosso!!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    the letters

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  • August 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    To me skateboarding and France will always be the skatecamps in Bourges.

    P.S. That bowl in aix is gnarly!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Can anyone identify the nasty rock song playing in the first montage? Would love to know the band…

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    Salute Les francais! Fuck Brexit.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Skateboarding really is the best!!!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    Great episode Jeff . Loved it

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  • August 10, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    oh yes! And the legendary Bourges Camps back then, I was there! Nice group shot at 19:11 !

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  • August 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    Yes Thank you guys so happy to see this on here!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    This video was happy making. Thank You Jeff.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    Romford (Rom) skate-park here in London since 1978,, so older than the Marselle. However, that place is a dinosaur in comparison.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Way better than the Canada episode and I’m Canadian. That opening montage was killer!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 5:30 am
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    i love the fuckin letters,,,n i love you grosso ,,yer the shit

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  • August 11, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    One more time it's excellent thanks Mr Grosso

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    awesome!!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    Great video been from the uk always loved the euro scene so many good skaters and companies doing things their way. Can we have a love letters England please Mr Grosso?

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  • August 12, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    Origins or the Stale Fish: https://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/gonz-hawk-the-origins-of-the-stalefish/

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  • August 12, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    "that new guy switch tre'd it as well"…. put some respect on King TJ's name

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