Winter sucks. Skating slows way down due to frigid temperatures and for some of us, winter weather puts a full on halt to our shredtivity. I am sure there are even those of you out there right now who will read this and look outside feeling the all to harsh reality of having white stuff covering your asphalt play grounds. You the snowed in shredder have not been forgotten about by Beauty Out of Babylon! With the thought of all those trapped souls rotting inside their house while their shred inspiration has no canvas to materialize I wanted to provide what little solace I could in the form of an incredible rad skate video containing some girth in the time department. Post 22 Skateboards (@post22) put out an absolute banger of a film highlighting my lovely home state of North Carolina in their full length feature titled Film & Destroy. This is homegrown NC talent on their home turf so you know its going to be epic! This one is dedicated to all those who are trapped and cannot shred due to Father Winters cold grasp which hopefully will release its death grip here soon enough.
JAH Bless y'all and thanks for continued support!
For a long time the term "longboarding" has had a bad rep bringing to mind images that would make most skaters laugh and this really is a tragedy to me. While longboarding can represent many different types of skating to many different skaters, it has been personified in the mainstream skate scene as an inferior method of shralping which has lead to some of the community becoming very closed minded to the thought of the innovative and progressive shapes that are revolutionizing whats possible on a skateboard. There is almost a physical gap that one can feel in the skate community based upon which classification of shreducation you enrolled in whether it be street skating or this "longboarding" thing. I have chosen to try and bridge this gap by providing an insight to what really goes on when some dudes (and gals too) go "longboarding" and with that I give to you to Kevin Reimer (@aerakrimes) attacking this run by finding the absolute fastest path down the mountain. This dude is the real deal and literally at the top of the downhill game, and if you don't want to take my word for it check the IDF's Open Skateboard Rankings and you'll see what I mean. Peep this rad clip and I hope it can bring respect to the work being done by so many individuals at moving the skate scene in new directions that aren't bad ones.
Keep your mind open to new versions of the art of skateboarding because you deserve to slip and slide around on your wheels no matter what terrain you encounter. Never walk again, skate everywhere by skating everything! JAH Bless y'all and get out there and shred!
I am a skater who lives in Baltimore, MD. I am looking to spread the love of skateboarding through both visual and written means.