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Beautifully shot mountain biking video, FRAMED, featuring German freerider Andi Wittmann. By Felix Urbauer (check out his other work) and backing track by Welcome Home by Radical Face. I always like to see extreme sports videos being shot in creative and inspiring ways and this one ticks all the boxes for me. Enjoy.
music: song radical face-welcome home
filmed with red one,sony ex1,canon mark2D5
edited with adobe premiere cs5 and after effects.
Below is a selection of photo’s from Hugh Holland’s Locals Only exhibition at M+B in Los Angeles. The images were taken in the mid-seventies and captures the beginning of skating before extreme sports and mass corporate sponsorship. Holland captured kids skating in pools and drainage bowls which were emptied due to a drought which allowed them to ride boards in a whole new way. The images were captured round Venice, Orange County and Brentwood’s Kenter Canyon Elementary School. Enjoy bare feet, long hair, sun-kissed skin, the innocence and the knee pads!
Watch every minute of this video. It’s worth every second (the second one). This should be an advert for Scotland over that Sean Connery Home Coming drivel…
Or this…Danny MacAskill “Way Back Home”
It’s a no brainer really. What a legend.
I forgot how good this tune is…
Here’s a sweet skate film by Lifetime Collective that made me smile ! Inspired by New York photography and with Petula Clark’s famous track Downtown, Director Brock Mitchell shot this short film following Sean MacAlister cruising about the streets of Calgary.
Bored of Saughton Skate Park yet? Well here is a perfect activity to have in a city such as Edinburgh with our abundance of hills… I just can’t quite see the council agreeing to this one though…
With the shiny new Edinburgh skate park finally being opened in sunny Saughton I’m sure it will help to nurture a whole new generation of skaters and bmx riders in our fair city, however in Afghanistan they are only beginning to develop their first generation of skaters with their very own indoor skate park in Kabul. American photographer Noah Abrams went to Afghanistan to document this emerging scene with pro skaters Cairo Foster, Kenny Reed, Louisa Menke and Maysam Faraj to skate with the locals and an Afghan project called Skateistan, the worlds first co-educational skateboarding school.
For more images of this project and other work by Noah Abrams check out his site here and there is an interview with Abrams over at HUH. Also check out the Skateistan project and see photos of their park and more information about what they do.
Normally at this time of year I start to feel depressed that yet again a long, wet and windy winter is approaching us and I will not be going off to the mountains to have a season of snow, mountains, boarding and liver disease. So I will have to do a snow dance now in the hope the wee hills in Scotland get a decent dusting and I can look forward to a few days of button tow inner thigh agony, a scraped up board and 2 minutes of boarding from top to bottom, while dodging the mud and rocks… sounds great doesn’t it! Heee heee.
So when I came across freeboarding I was very intrigued…
Freeboarding is sold as Snowboarding all year long, any hill, any time, no lift ticket, no lift lines, no off season. Ohh but the snow, the goggle marks, the powder, the air… It’s not the same.
compromise Lixa! Yes, we can’t always live at the bottom of a mountain and if this is the deal then why not give it a shot. The freebord’s outside wheels act like the edge of a snowboard and the middle wheel looks like it takes your central balance from going heel to toe. Stopping is apparently exactly the same as you would do on snow and the Freebord combines both carving and sliding. Well Edinburgh is full of hills so why not give it a shot? Although it’s a possible alternative to the mountains it will never have the same kind of freedom as the mountains. All you folk planning your seasons now, enjoy not having to compromise anything.
Freeborders do tetris