Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Jake covers it all with strength and finesse, something you don't see too often with tall dudes like him. The ride on 50-50 at 1:46 looks sketchy to begin with, but no problem for this guy to go switch apparently. Later on you'll see Jake flying through a speedy back 180 at 1:58, a classy Easy Coast trick at 2:03 (just kept on pushing through those streets), and a baller fakie heel at 2:19 at the Banks that is just unfair to have down like that. Jake must be ready for marriage with the way he's committed to the kickflip back lip at the Black Hubbas at 2:25, which are a lot more intimidating in person that I'd imagine. Jake's switch pop is super entertaining to watch, particularly at 2:45 when he switch back 50s the bench (in a line!) and then decides to go switch over the rail at 3:38 because going over the top regular has been done too much already. And to top it all off, Jake throws down an enormous double set wallride at 3:21 and closes everything with a huge switch one. Man it must feel good to skate like that...
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
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.