As little kids, we all dreamt of watching our favorite skaters whenever they’re not filming for big projects. There’s something special about watching pros just cruise, throwing out their go to tricks or goofy one offs that they wouldn’t normally put in their video parts.
This Instagram compilation of Andrew Reynolds’ casual footage from the last year or so is basically a peek into that world. People tend to throw the word “throwaway” around fairly lightly, but just because these clips didn’t make it into the latest big Baker or Vans edits doesn’t mean they’re not worth the watch.
Reynolds still has the finesse and power he first became known for in his earlier days, but here he seems a little more unrestricted than he was in his Stay Gold part. It’s exciting to see him break out of perfectionist mode, and flow freely, stringing tricks together in a way that almost seems improvisational. After nearly three decades of pro skateboarding we’ve never seen Reynolds this relaxed and uninhibited.
Take a second to enjoy The Boss still kicking it at age 42, and while you’re in the mood to watch pros who are aging gracefully, check out Josh Kalis’ most recent part as well.
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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, 2021 11:53 pm
look at him go
February 22, 2021 6:41 am
There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
February 23, 2021 10:21 pm
This is “chill skating” at forty something? I’m 45 and it’s just curbs, banks and manny pads from here on out for this guy.