Maybe I am partial to this video because I also live in North Carolina where it was filmed but for the latest installment of Simply Stoked on the Skating I wanted to share a video that makes me froth every time I watch it. Will Seal of Comet Skateboards takes the path of least resistance and provides an effortless decent down a NC gem. This video originally aired on Skate House Media back in 2012 so I figured it was time to brush the dust off this classic and re-air the footage. Sit back and enjoy Will's escape to freedom and give some thought as to how you can achieve the same freedom in your own board related endeavors!
In a new digital age where information is being spread by way of media outlets that are on the breaking age of technology, it almost seems like going about the "old fashion" way and conveying thoughts through written means would have been phased out by now but alas, it clings on. Written media will always be lurking around poking its head out amongst the video recaps and raw runs that so often are flooding our craniums. Written articles will always continue to linger due to the power it possesses and the descriptive capabilities reached when words are used to paint the picture. Here at Beauty Out of Babylon, we love well composed articles or write ups pertaining to skateboarding and the culture there of and feel there is a certain aspect captured through the use of words to describe thoughts, feelings, and emotions that is amiss in more modern forms of media. Words capture the person behind the action and allow the audience to view a panoramic view of the situation and the cast unfolding it.
I recently stumbled across an article posted by Concrete Wave Magazine's facebook page written by Kevin Eason titled "Why I love skateboarding", so naturally I was intrigued. What I found upon clicking the blue hyperlink was the compilation of thoughts and emotions akin to those felt in my own heart about skateboarding. There are a thousand ways to say the same thing and I was stoked to dive into Kevin's world and have it explained in someone else s words why I love this life that skateboarding has given me. I wanted to share this inspiring piece with you in hopes that it will help put into words that describable feeling that keeps us coming back every time!
JAH Bless and get out to your local shops and say whats up! They are skaters just like you, give them some love and support.
Beauty out of Babylon is a site dedicated to bringing skateboarding of all disciplines to the forefront to display the art that has come to captivate all who are reading this. You are here because of the intense love you feel for this way of life we have all chosen to lead. That being said, it is way over due to have a section dedicated to you, the viewer. I want to see pictures and short clips of all of you shredding your local terrain and I will post some of my favorites Thursday's of every week. Send all your media to firstname.lastname@example.org or message them to me on my facebook found on the "Contact" section.
I am stoked on all of the shredding I am about to witness! JAH Bless y'all and support your local shop!