April 29, 2014

Visions of Dykstra

Over the weekend we were blessed with two* new skate videos available for free over the Youtubes, Brogazelle 3, ABD and The Hesh Mixtape Vol. 1, above and below, respectively, by the practitioners rival skate blogs, Village Psychic and The Hesh, respectively. Both of them are dope, dissimilar and more similar than I'd have originally thought, and here's the thinking on that. You've got to appreciate the love and care with which these were put together, beyond just being awesome artifacts on their own. Local skateboard videos, maybe excepting the most craven examples, are vehicles of nostalgia, the proof found in Spencer Gillespie's inclusion of himself in Globes and baggy cargos with a little shirt, and Kevin Chartrand's inclusion of, well, a lot of footage, called out as old (the peak of the unseen video-hype-man, it will never be done as well again, I'd predict). It seems strange to call both of these videos highly personal works, but by the 43:00 mark (the videos watched concurrently) when "Bird Is The Word" comes on, so much is just laid out there, in the open.

Via supreme content hunter, Templeton Elliott, a quick tutorial that's applicable to skateboarding, on how to make a sick mountain bike edit. *No Collar, which I have yet to see, should still be available at 3rd Lair or Calsurf, and can be purchased online, right here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get on the Front Skatepark updates!!!