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An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« on: November 20, 2020, 11:59:17 AM »
Pass-Portal can do no wrong in my eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qADe8n7LvBE

Trent seems like a great fella, and a solid company owner.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Portal Skateboards
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 12:03:22 PM »
oy dey should call it fakin PISS port ya drongo bastad

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 12:22:26 PM »
Some of the best art direction out there.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 04:25:52 PM »
Some of the best art direction out there.

Yeah I loved that pub series they did.   

Id like to see someone try and Ollie over the bench after going down that slide.  Would be nuts

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 04:33:04 PM »
Either their art direction is incredible or really bad. The Toby Zoates graphics were terrible.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 05:30:48 PM »
Awesome

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 08:27:57 AM »
The art direction, the shop, the way that Kitsch USB package was put together with the box and the handkerchief... So, so sick. Those tile boards!

Either their art direction is incredible or really bad. The Toby Zoates graphics were terrible.

I don't know, I thought this one was pretty sick.




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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 09:01:52 AM »
I love all their cartoony ones, skating one right now as matter of fact.  I must not be sophisticated enough to get into the spoons/decorative towels/tiles...

Love those little hand drawn animations they put in between clips.  You can tell they put a lot of pride and care into everything they release.

Still canít get down with the spoons though.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2020, 10:59:15 AM »
Some of the best art direction out there.
too bad it's identical to 100 other companys

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2020, 12:44:11 PM »
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Some of the best art direction out there.
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too bad it's identical to 100 other companys
Like who?



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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2020, 01:47:33 PM »
That was sick. Wish it was longer. I love when the animator is talking about how he doesnít know how to use after effects or anything and is probably doing everything the hardest way possible

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2020, 01:53:11 PM »
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Some of the best art direction out there.
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too bad it's identical to 100 other companys
passport quasi etc

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2020, 02:29:25 PM »
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Some of the best art direction out there.
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too bad it's identical to 100 other companys
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Yep, identical to "100 other companys" buy you only named one that their art direction barely resembles.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2020, 02:34:43 PM »
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Some of the best art direction out there.
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too bad it's identical to 100 other companys
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passport quasi etc
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Yep, identical to "100 other companys" buy you only named one that their art direction barely resembles.

Hey, at least he also mentioned Passport, the company that is identical to itself.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2020, 03:12:59 PM »
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Some of the best art direction out there.
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too bad it's identical to 100 other companys
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passport quasi etc

https://youtu.be/ifaoKZfQpdA
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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2020, 04:09:48 PM »
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Some of the best art direction out there.
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too bad it's identical to 100 other companys
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passport quasi etc
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https://youtu.be/ifaoKZfQpdA

I think some people think if there's "art' on one board and "art" on the next they are ripping each other off.

To draw a similarity between pass port and quasi is just fried.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2020, 05:32:49 PM »
Love the company. Hating my first board from them. Thing is steep and thick. Ghost popping all over the place. Considering leaving it under my car overnight to flatten it.

I wish I didn't have to look at your sig in every thread tbh. That shit is annoying and usually so are your posts.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2020, 05:48:26 PM »
I love all their cartoony ones, skating one right now as matter of fact.  I must not be sophisticated enough to get into the spoons/decorative towels/tiles...

Love those little hand drawn animations they put in between clips.  You can tell they put a lot of pride and care into everything they release.

Still canít get down with the spoons though.

I'm an unashamed fan of all things Pass-port so I'm biased as fuck but I love the spoons.
 Back in the 70's and 80's in Australia the little ornate spoons were the quintessential souvenir that your Nanna would buy if she visited anywhere. I wouldn't have seen one of those things in 20 years when I first saw them on Pass-port boards. Was immediately taken back to finding them in the drawer at Nan and Pop's place when I was a kid.
Was the first skateboard graphic I had ever seen that evoked a time and place specific to Australia without feeling like an embarrassing cliche, something Pass-port has done again countless times now.
I liked them so much I put one on my wall.

I also like your new avatar pic but Ben from Dr Katz is my favourite you've had so far.
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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2020, 05:49:19 PM »
The art direction, the shop, the way that Kitsch USB package was put together with the box and the handkerchief... So, so sick. Those tile boards!

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Either their art direction is incredible or really bad. The Toby Zoates graphics were terrible.
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I don't know, I thought this one was pretty sick.



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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2020, 08:08:21 PM »
Yeah, a bit easy to ďgetĒ the graphics/ art direction/ cultural regencies if you are originally from Aus.
Australian wildflower series and tiles boards were absolutely beautiful!
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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2020, 08:38:20 PM »
Those tile boards look great - I almost did a similar series for a local brand but switched up the subject matter and then went on a tangent from there. Pass-Port nailed it.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2020, 12:36:09 AM »
the toby zoates graphics aren't my thing either. still love pass-port. excellent boards and one of the few companies who's apparel i'm tempted to buy from time to time. kitsch is also the perfect name for their video, it's basically their whole aesthetic.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2020, 01:48:08 AM »

Was the first skateboard graphic I had ever seen that evoked a time and place specific to Australia without feeling like an embarrassing cliche, something Pass-port has done again countless times now.


This pretty much sums it up. They're authentically Australian in a way that often only Australians would notice.

I don't like the second Zoates graphic either, but you can't fault Pass~Port's constant collaboration and support of local artists/friends/etc. They constantly promote and collaborate with local artists, photographers, bands, other companies, other stores, they do weekly radio shows, they co-own a local brewery, they did a board series with a local chef, they collaborate with local pubs, they co-ran the Sydney Skateboard Association which just got two new parks built this year, they own a gallery with monthly residences, they recently toured remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, and they're (by far) the most supportive Australian company in terms of what they offer their team (travel opportunities, funds, video projects, etc). That's just the tip of the iceberg too.

It's really something special they've got going on, I think.

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2020, 06:36:54 AM »
@REGS that reminds me they did this compilation of Indigenous Australian music for NTS last month.

https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/enter-the-portal-australian-indigenous-love-songs-7th-october-2020

Loved that they host a new artist exhibition in the shop every month. They really are doing things right. Big fan right here.



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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2020, 09:17:25 AM »
i watch this before almost every session these days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SNayUSEzxg
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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2020, 02:11:29 PM »
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Was the first skateboard graphic I had ever seen that evoked a time and place specific to Australia without feeling like an embarrassing cliche, something Pass-port has done again countless times now.

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This pretty much sums it up. They're authentically Australian in a way that often only Australians would notice.

I don't like the second Zoates graphic either, but you can't fault Pass~Port's constant collaboration and support of local artists/friends/etc. They constantly promote and collaborate with local artists, photographers, bands, other companies, other stores, they do weekly radio shows, they co-own a local brewery, they did a board series with a local chef, they collaborate with local pubs, they co-ran the Sydney Skateboard Association which just got two new parks built this year, they own a gallery with monthly residences, they recently toured remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, and they're (by far) the most supportive Australian company in terms of what they offer their team (travel opportunities, funds, video projects, etc). That's just the tip of the iceberg too.

It's really something special they've got going on, I think.

It also feels Australian but in a way that I donít feel like a poser (for lack of a better word) for getting into their company.  5boro has some amazing board series, but it just feels so NYC that my Southern Californian ass feels weird about riding.  I am fully aware that itís my own hang up, but Cest la vie

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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2020, 04:27:24 PM »
Love the company. Hating my first board from them. Thing is steep and thick. Ghost popping all over the place. Considering leaving it under my car overnight to flatten it.

It definitely helps - I did a few of the same BBS wood boards recently.

Just put a mat or something under it if you already gripped it, so the grip will not move.

Sorry if you already know what you are doing.
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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2020, 06:35:07 PM »
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Love the company. Hating my first board from them. Thing is steep and thick. Ghost popping all over the place. Considering leaving it under my car overnight to flatten it.
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It definitely helps - I did a few of the same BBS wood boards recently.

Just put a mat or something under it if you already gripped it, so the grip will not move.

Sorry if you already know what you are doing.

wtf this actually works? and doesnt jeopordise the strength of the board?
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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2020, 07:26:09 PM »
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Love the company. Hating my first board from them. Thing is steep and thick. Ghost popping all over the place. Considering leaving it under my car overnight to flatten it.
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It definitely helps - I did a few of the same BBS wood boards recently.

Just put a mat or something under it if you already gripped it, so the grip will not move.

Sorry if you already know what you are doing.
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wtf this actually works? and doesnt jeopordise the strength of the board?

Some cheaper woodshop boards will definitely have issues (stress cracks down the length of a cheaper made board from one of the guys I know), but the BBS / Generator wood and a couple of other woodshops I would consider good quality wood had no issues with the car parked on it overnight deal.  I even had to redo a couple of them because they bounced right back to where they were when only driving over it, but after parking on it overnight, they are now really nicely mellowed out, still have plenty of spring and pop and people who have skated it also cannot believe I did that.  I think I posted the instagram video of it in another thread (and don't want to hijack the Passport appreciation), but this is the pic of it and about where you want to park on it.

Passport and lots of other top brands are all on this same BBS wood.



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Re: An inside look at Pass-Port Skateboards: Jenkem Mag
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2020, 07:36:42 PM »
Passport is definitely one of the local success stories from when I knew Trent from local skate shops and skated the same places here in Brisbane, Australia.  His move to Sydney and now global brand status is pretty awesome to see.

I was and still am just another skateboarder, I guess one of millions or more who has seen him come of age, and happily admit I had a Passport board or three over the years, but I still feel the stoke to see the spotlight on his brand and what he has achieved.

Some of those graphics would go straight to the pool room!!!!!

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