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
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...
REMINISCING THROUGH THE YEARS WITH STATIC ALUMNI
We talked to 12 skaters featured in the long-standing Static series about their memories and thoughts on the videos.
SKATEBOARDING AND SOCCER WITH NEW YORK CITY’S CHINATOWN SOCCER CLUB
Meet the club of skaters, artists and notable locals that have casually played soccer together for the last 20 years.
THE EVOLUTION OF… NYC’S PYRAMID LEDGES
We collected stories from the only ledge spot made out of tiny mini ledges.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.