Some of you “real heads” may have heard of Dan Wolfe‘s Closure project before, which released back in 2003. It’s kind of a highlight reel of all the amazing skating Dan had filmed up from the mid-’90s to the early 2000s and has a bunch of unseen angles and antics that would later wind up in some of skating’s greatest videos.
For whatever reason, Closure never really got circulated that much when it came out, but Dan recently decided to finally release the full 40-minute mini-documentary to the masses. To give you an idea of just how jam-packed this is with good shit, the video kicks off with a pint-sized Bam Margera skating suburban Pennsylvania in 1993 and just gets better and better from there.
When we came across this video, we knew we had to re-share it with the world. There’s just something about Dan’s compiled footage that puts it leagues above most other skateboarding captured on film even up ’til today. The filming is on point, the skate sounds are in your face, and the way it’s all cut together leaves you genuinely exhilarated.
There’s an element of mastery and finesse in this project that’s absent from a lot of today’s skate content. Nowadays, everyone can piece together an edit on iMovie on their phone made up of shoddily filmed homie clips. It’s not every day a project comes along where you can feel the care and thoughtfulness that went into every step of the process. Closure ticks all the right boxes and then some.
Remember, just because something is new doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Sit back and enjoy this masterclass on East Coast progression and beyond.
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