I was recently reading a discussion on "hill bombing" and its place within the skateboard world as not just a feat to test bravery and skill, but also as a means to access a rare form of freedom found no where else but on a skateboard. Admittedly I forgot what publication hosted this discussion but I remember it being geared more toward the "street skating" scene and I say that with no derogatory connotations, but merely expanding upon a classification some may say has been brought upon by our selves as a community. I saw videos of an individual roaring down a hill, obviously it was somewhere in SF, on hard wheels and a small wheelbase in what looked like an all out attempt to merely maintain control over the velocity he was accumulating. I witnessed vast amounts of skill in that showcase, but very little style. I believe it is time as a community to wake up and embrace the technology advancements in modern day skate equipment and quit rolling around on what gear simply because its what we are comfortable on. To show case an individual who embraced this philosphy long, long ago I would like to present a video from the homies at JSM Skateboarding, featuring a man clearly looked over when the #SOTY nominations were being drawn, William Royce. This video has a little dust on it, but thats the kind of classic we like to dig up around here. With out further adieu, I present a video showcasing proper control and style when out for on a bombing mission.
Besides learning lots about the science behind the water cycle I hope you enjoyed watching Will crush it on equipment that let him truly tame his surroundings. Experience this freedom yourself and buy a piece of gear that you wouldn't normally use and experiment with it to expose the benefits it could offer to your personal skateboarding. JAH Bless y'all and please take the time to peruse the new Store Tab offered by Beauty Out of Babylon. We strive to bring a revolutionary mindset to how the art form of skateboarding is perceived to be created and we are so stoked on the support received from the community!
I am a skater who lives in Baltimore, MD. I am looking to spread the love of skateboarding through both visual and written means.