We get at least 15-20 videos sent to us a week and I wish we could all give them shine (because I know how much work goes into them) – but that would be stupid. As you know, there’s a lot of skateboarding out there and I feel like that the more skating we (the collective internet) posts, the more we kind of water down the whole thing.
With that being said, the video Otto Ray sent us last week, is just flat out good. With an eerie soundtrack, and SF as the setting, Otto’s Big Kids has flavors of the GX1000 video and a Magenta Hill Street Blues edit, with plenty of crazy hill bombing and creative-yet-gnarly (Cgnarly?) tricks on some lesser-seen Bay Area spots. Otto moved out to SF two years ago and has only been filming for this video since August of 2016. The guys featured are all either locals Otto has met since moving out there, or roommates who made the move out west with him. The fact that there’s no “hollywood names” makes this one even more special.
To start the week off right, we’re pleased to present Side A of Big Kids, with Side B coming tomorrow, as well as some bonus material later in the week. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did and don’t end up spacing out and scrolling through your Instafeed.
Skaters In Order of Appearance
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
February 20, 2017 5:10 pm
chuck taylor is proud
February 20, 2017 7:27 pm
I love the non traditionalism in skateboarding right now!
February 21, 2017 9:38 am
Fuck an instafeed!
February 21, 2017 10:30 am
dese boys goes