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Extremities

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The many angles of skateboarding

If you've ever wondered what it would be like if all parts of your body had eyes, filmmaker Eli Stonberg has your answer. Stonberg strapped a bunch of cameras to the limbs of skater Aryeh Kraus (plus one under his board) and captured multiple views of a rainy day skate session. "I wanted to create an anatomical study of a skateboarder’s motions," said Stonberg. "When a skater......read more

Kilian Martin: A Skate Regeneration

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Short flick shows off skater's unique flatland skills

Filmmaker Brett Novak started his Short Skate Film series as a vehicle to show off he talents of relatively unknown skaters. The collection of well-shot videos have gotten a plenty of attention on the web. And for good reason. This one, featuring Kilian Martin doing his thing in the urban environs of Barcelona, might be the best of the bunch. Looking like Rodney Mullen 2.0, Martin spins, flips......read more

Acid Drops / Jason Dill

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The first in a series of hand painted skate studies

UK Artist Matt Box just dropped the first installment of his Acid Drops series, a collection of hand painted skate studies that "aim to psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders." First up, Jason Dill, one of the skate world's most eccentric rippers. He may not have known it at the time, but Box employed the age-old animation technique of rotoscoping to......read more

Korallreven, "As Young As Yesterday"

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Carefree skateboarding vibes from director Marcus Soderlund

"As Young As Yesterday," the lead single off Korallreven’s excellent 2011 LP An Album By Korallreven, is a golden slice of Balearic bliss-pop. Fellow Swede Marcus Soderlund matches the carefree vibes of the tune with this video of a kid skating the streets of a black-and-white city, populated by him alone. To further enhance the floating feeling, we never really see his......read more

Peter Brings the Shadow to Life

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Joe Pease's hypotic video of a skater's shadow

Here's an unconventional take on the DIY skateboarding vid from Joe Pease, aka Predatory Bird, who shot his buddy's shadow as he threw down moves on the pavement. The title comes from an essay on shadow symbolism in Peter Pan, where you'll find lines such as: It is not uncommon for children to play with their shadows or to imagine that they are tangible. However, in order to grow up, children......read more

Hypnotizing Skateboarding Tricks in Super Slo-Mo

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Witness some time-stretched skating sorcery in this video from Adam Shomsky

As any non-skater attempting to ollie can attest, skateboarding is hard. There's nothing remotely natural about operating a mobile plank with your feet. This two-minute video from Adam Shomsky shows just how truly insane skateboarding really is. Shot with a Redlake N3 high-speed camera at 1,000 frames per second, Shomsky captures skaters throwing down rare flat ground tricks in suuuuuuper......read more

Kilian Martin: Altered Route

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Filmmaker Brett Novak delivers another stunning short starring the most creative skateboarder in the world

If you happened to see any of Brett Novak's videos of Kilian Martin skating (like this one shot in Barcelona), then you've probably already pressed play on this clip and you don't need to read the following text. If not, well, let us be the first to tell you that every second spent watching Martin do his thing is time well wasted. In "Altered Route," Novak follows the creative skater to an......read more

Blue Line

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Amazing skateboarding short from Brian Lotti

Watching guys rip on skateboards is never not entertaining, but this video from former pro Brian Lotti takes the short skate vid to another level of beauty and composition. The clip, found via Michael Leon at Arkitip Intel, is "a short concept film exploring various ways of tracking and shooting skateboarders moving through the landscape." Using some next-level camerawork, Lotti......read more

Skating Ordos, China's Ghost City

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Filmmaker Charles Lanceplaine follows a group of skateboarders to an abandoned city in Inner Mongolia

Called the "Dubai of northern China," Ordos is an Inner Mongolian city that's rich in resources and filled with interesting public architecture. Oddly, however, barely anyone lives there. Designed to be the home of one-million inhabitants, today only a few thousand people live there, making Ordos a veritable modern-day ghost town -- and a perfect skateboarding destination. Filmmaker......read more

Raindrops

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Watch skateboarders get pelted by water balloons in the latest video from Lamar+Nik

The directing duo of Jesse Lamar High and Nik Harper, aka LAMAR+NIK, just sent us their latest clip, and it's unsurprisingly sweet. Shot in super slow motion on a Red Epic camera, the boys captured their skater buddies throwing down tricks while being pelted by pastel-colored water balloons. The result is good-times visual feast, done on what we can safely assume was no budget (minus the $20,000......read more

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