What’s up with GZat?

by jep 6 June 2013

If you were wondering like me… here we have some answers: while Tony Hawk was stopping with some friends in Milan for a memorable session with us, Giorgio was going to his ramp to refresh some tricks. Switch mctwist.

He just sent in this clip and informed us that he will spend some more time in California and this coming weekend he will skate at a demo organized by Vans for the Metallica’s Orion Fest in Detroit. If you are around you know what’s the plan for the weekend!

Jimmy’z introduces the official Z-Team

by jep 6 June 2013

Jimmy'z introduces the official Z-Team 2013

Daniel CuervoSteve CaballeroGiorgio ZattoniEddie ElgueraJocke Olsson e Joshua Rodriguez are the official Z-Team. JIMMY’Z wants to make it right!

GZatt is so inspired by the Combi lines… we got this from the pen drawing below that we found on some shipping documents in the warehouse!

GZ 2013 - Combi trace

It’s going to be fun this Saturday, May 11th at the Vans Pool Party in the Combi. If you are not in Orange you can follow the event on the live web streaming.

JIMMY’Z – Surf, skate, relate

by jep 6 June 2013

Jimmy'Z Just Back From Everywhere
The historical brand Jimmy’z, founded in Malibu California by Jim Ganzer in 1984, has finally arrived here at bastard store and at a small number of selected dealers in Italy.

It all started with an idea particularly innovative system of short pants with a Velcro waist closure called EZ-IN, EZ-OUT – hence the ‘Z at the end of the name Jimmy – sold on the beaches of Malibu from the trunk of a Buick Woody.

Skaters, surfers, artists and musicians such as Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Eric Dressen, Natas Kaupas, Sergie Ventura, Dave Duncan, Scott Oster, Vince Klyn, J. Riddle, Jack Nicholson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ry Cooder and Phillip Dixon have contributed to the success of the brand and many of them continue to do so today. If you missed the 80s and the 90s or you were simply distracted, take a look at the online portfolio and read the interview with Jimmy on Opening Ceremony to understand what we’re talking about.

“I think the highest artistic expression is made ​​up of ideas and states of mind, not only objects” – JIMMY GANZER

Here in Europe, Giorgio Zattoni and Jocke Olsson are officially in the Z-Team … Follow them next week at the Combi Bowl Vans Pool Party!

GZat goes to the Vans Pool Party

by jep 6 June 2013

Giorgio Zattoni has been in California for a few days already aiming to the  Vans Pool Party which will be in May (yes, he traveled in advance!). He just pointed us to his brand new videopart published on the Powell Peralta website.

Check out the video above filmed at the awesome Big Air bowl of Camerano (AN, Italy) and at the Marianna Hardcore. Gnarly!

P.S. You may not be aware of the crazy requirements necessary to enter the biggest pool contest in the world: Giorgio got in by receiving a ***wildcard*** from Mr. Van Doren himself!

GZat goes to Malmö with JIMMY’Z

by jep 6 June 2013

This morning, at the bastard store we received a visit from Giorgio Zattoni, who was on his way to Malmö, Sweden, to participate to the seventh edition of the Vert Attack on March 15/16th. You can get a general idea of the incredible level of this contest by taking a look at the riders roster… check out the live webcast for more!

Let’s give him all our support on his facebook and on the JIMMY’Z page!

P.S. How many skaters can say they have an official skatebag like the one in the picture?

Giorgio Zattoni: welcome to JIMMY’Z

by jep 6 June 2013

As we just started at COMVERT a collaboration in Italy with JIMMY’Z, we thought that an italian skater would be necessary to represent at best.

Welcome to the family Giorgio!

p.s. the action was recently certified by Hosoi and Cab!
Thanks to HARDCHEESE  for the video editing and Marco Golfieri for the filming. To know more about JIMMY’Z in Italy write to jimmyz@comvert.com