Welcome to Skateboarding High Fives! Combining the “no more than one video per day” idea behind Walker Ryan’s Under Saturation blog, and the collective theme behind Oliver Barton’s Top 5 Youtubes of the Week, I present you with this new collection of skateboarding videos through my eyes. Every week has a theme and every theme will have 5 videos, one for each day of the week. The weekend will be free for whatever skateboarding goodness comes its way, as weekends are meant to be. High Fives all around!
To get things started, this week will be dedicated to my own favorite video parts. Over the years I've seen many parts that are nothing short of legendary, with guys like Rodney or Daewon, and quite a lot of parts that are just so epic, Geoff Rowley in Sorry for example. But despite the incredible skating that still holds strong today, I found that the song choice (along with the edit) really solidifies a video part into something that will never leave my head. It's cliche by now but you've heard it before, the song makes or breaks the video part. I'd say there's definitely some truth to that. The video parts going up this week all have songs that I keep high in my iTunes rotation, even though I usually don't look for music in that genre. They act like highlighters to these video parts and make everything stand out. Combine that with a myriad of skating styles and gnarly tricks that also go down in the skate history books, I now present to you my Top 5 Favorite Video Parts.