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let’s be honest… we watch a lotta videos as skateboarders… there are videos of all styles, genres, vibes, etc. out there… you want a hammer video, pop in a Zero vid… you want a style video, pop in a DGK tape… you want an artsy video, pop in Freedom Wig… it is all out there… these days, i go straight for the raw videos… usually a random company, crew, or skate shop… FUZZ at Skate Crisis in Broomfield, CO usually hooks me up with the latest hotness… it’s nice to not only support the smaller movements in the skateboarding culture, but it is nice to not see the same old “skate video formula” being put out there…

when i watch skate videos now, i know there is more that went into each trick then what you see… the journey to the spot, the search for the spot, the beers had at the spot, the warm-up trick that temporarily injured you prior to trying the banger, etc… we see the final product… we see the edited version of everything…

i realize that i like seeing raw, shitty spots… all the homies would also say that i like to skate those types of spots too… it is sick to get as dirty and rugged as you can out there… the shittier the spot, the more unique… the details of every spot are the best… Run-up, landing, where you pop, lighting, etc. are what i focus on… sometimes the things you never worry about at parks or perfect spots are what fucks your head up… it changes everything in your mind… it makes it hard… it makes it real.

skateboarding is also visually beautiful… whether you find a scenic spot on a beach or a dirty alley spot, it’s gonna look sick… i love seeing spots that haven’t been touched… it’s cool to see people huck NBD’s here and there, but it’s best to be a seek out and destroy type shredder… it’s also refreshing and dope to see someone skating a famous spot in a different way…

but all in all, go out and find something new… bring all of our skateboarding eyes and minds a little inspiration… change the mindset of your crew… influence a scene… shred it all… it’s all about location, location, location…

peace and noLove…

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