November 25, 2018 at 13:40

Patrick Switzer illuminates the world of shopper advertising with a couple of downhill contacts in comparison with the brand new Renault Megane R.S. in Dubai.

* Don’t do this at house, children! *

However actually, don’t strive that at house.

This industrial for Renault is lit (littered and on hearth) with rad clips, that are clearly not for everybody. Though Patrick Switzer had a little bit of a break after his "competitors", he participated in varied occasions, from Kozakov to Pump Observe Challenges, whereas engaged on the reeducation of his accidents at college, spending time together with his Tamara accomplice. drinks espresso and kombucha (in abundance). It additionally appears that he took the time to movie with Renault for a automotive commercial.

Patrick isn’t solely a rollerblading world champion, he’s no stranger to the mixture of the car and the longboard. Whereas there are many tales to inform, from creating movies for (with) skate sponsors to Greener Pastures, my favourite is Prime Gear. Years in the past, in 2013, Patrick was featured in a Korean model of Prime Gear vs. a Lotus Evora.

On the time, the Canadian Patrick Switzer and the Korean Jaqusang, each mounted on Rayne Lomgboards, had been a part of Prime Gear Korea the place they "piloted" the Lotus Evora with the assistance of hairpins. You do not need to know Korean to know what's occurring.

To inform the reality, the Lotus crashed, Patrick and Jaqusang had been doing nicely and weren’t in any hazard, however Patrick stole the emblems of the automotive in ruins. True story. At present, 5 years later, Renault has Patrick Switzer in Dubai, drifts vehicles, then skates carefully together with his new Megane R.S. again in April.

The brand new industrial has been printed in current days, their content material lastly hits the online pages. Renault describes the occasion as a "problem on the treacherous observe of Jebel Jais".

Phillipe Merimee (Renault Sport Vehicles, improvement pilot) locations Patrick Switzer (Downhill Professional skateboarder – three-time world champion) to the problem on the damaging observe of Jebel Jais. Who will conquer the street? – Renault

Right here's what Patrick said on facebook:

A choreographed dance between the Renault Sport Formulation One Crew, Renault Megane R.S, led by #PhilippeMerimee and the #PatrickSwitzer #JebelJais downhill skateboarder within the United Arab Emirates.

The manufacturing workforce of B2Cham Photos captured an unprecedented proximity between automotive and driver. I sincerely thanks on your efforts to make this dream a actuality.

#MeganeRS is a surprisingly quick and responsive automobile. Drifting the automotive to its most pace with skilled directions on the Dubai Autodrome was already a deeply ingrained feeling. No matter whether or not there’s rubber or urethane left on the observe, feeling the skinny line that separates grip / slip is the rationale for our driving!

"A choreographed dance" certainly. Patrick and Phillipe are so shut that they contact many instances, whereas skating or getting as shut as doable as we could have seen, even ending with an upward motion of the highest 5.

Whereas we’re more than happy with this commercial, we should completely reinforce the concept Patrick Switzer is actually an expert, as is the motive force and that the street was closed. Being an expert is definitely completely different from being sponsored or skating lengthy, regardless of the way you suppose you might be. At the same time as an expert, Patrick was extraordinarily threatened, even worse. PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS. Thanks.

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Born in Vancouver, Les has been backpacking and adventuring world wide for many of his life. Skateboarding makes touring simpler, finally resulting in a protracted skateboarding journey throughout Kenya. With a brand new appreciation of skateboards and good relationships, Les has deserted every little thing to skateboard his life and, as they are saying, every little thing is downhill since. Now Editor-in-Chief of Skate [Slate] and one of many house owners of Flatspot Longboards, Les is spending the remainder of his time elevating his first little one hooked on rollerblading and skating with Coast Longboarding.



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