Some of the most exciting skateboarding these days is coming out of crowded cities: NYC, San Francisco, Paris, but most of you probably didn’t grow up in these areas. As much as some people like to brag that they live in Williamsburg or The Mission (and have a sleeve of tattoos to prove it) most of us probably started skating the town’s department store parking lot, “that one 6 stair” or your best friend’s driveway.
To me, that’s what makes this montage from Hathenbruck stand out, besides the super clean editing and solid tricks, it transports us back a simpler side of skateboarding that doesn’t get as much shine. A place that’s a little bit slower, a little more nostalgic, a little more romantic. Instead of blaring taxis you have empty playgrounds, endless mountains and innocent rollerbladers.
Filmed around Salt Lake City by Seamus Foster, and produced by Caleb Flowers (the owner of Hathenbruck, a menswear shop and brand) this new edit may inspire you to revisit some old spots (and friends!) when you go home for the Holidays.