Back in October of 2014, Pontus Alv came out with “Manhattan Days,” a six-minute Super 8mm short film of the Polar/CONS crew cruising through NYC with some sketchy portable obstacles: two diamond-plate metal grates to wallie, a pole to jam, and a reinforced shopping cart to grind and carry around the rest of the stuff from spot to spot.

The final edit makes it look like a super fun and easy project, but this behind the scenes footage we just got proves otherwise. Manhattan traffic, nosey bystanders, the limits of Super 8, and the sheer difficulty of hauling hundreds of pounds of metal around made for plenty of difficulties in production. Check out how Pontus and Co. overcame these hurdles to make one of last year’s best clips.

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  1. Matheus

    July 9, 2015 3:43 am

    song at 1:29?

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  2. Alex doner

    February 17, 2019 10:49 pm

    My first experience with pontus and polar was a dane brady shape i cant remember the exact graphic but the pure love,creativity. That was put into that board then brought me to all of polars videos and ever since their work has inspired. Me to. Skate the way i want to skate and not feel the need to skate to any standard it brings my mind body and soul peace knowing all of my favorite skaters contribute to my favorite brand in there own way.

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