July 5, 2023/ & / VIDEOS/ Comments: 9

You might not immediately recognize Terry Barentsen‘s name, but it’s likely your YouTube algorithm has pushed one of his videos onto your feed in the past.

Terry is a filmmaker based in New York who makes a video series called “Hotline” where he chases bikers through crowded streets, weaving through pedestrians, traffic, and any other unexpected obstacles that pop up along the route. His videos have a skate video quality to them, reminiscent of GX1000 videos or an old Tommy Guerrero part, where the subject maneuvers through an unpredictable environment in perfectly chaotic style.

We had a gut feeling that Terry drew some inspiration from skateboarding for his work, so we hit him up to see if we could get a peek into his process. Turns out, Terry does have a background in skateboarding, and although he may not be one of those older heads hitting morning sessions at the local park before the kids flock out, he still has a long lasting appreciation for skating.

Watch along as we stop by Terry’s studio, sit and talk about the links between skating and cycling, and try to keep up with a world champion cyclist blasting through the streets of Brooklyn.

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  1. stop

    July 6, 2023 5:58 am

    The hipster drivel is on it’s last legs. Just gotta hold on for a bit more and we will be done with black and white videos of fixie bikes.

  2. Z$

    July 6, 2023 12:25 pm

    Rad. So many parallels with skating.

  3. Hassan

    July 6, 2023 4:56 pm

    That was pretty cool visually. Not sure putting civilians at risk is really the thing though but I’m old so what do I know?

  4. Qamari Starks

    July 6, 2023 11:43 pm

    I dislike basically the entirety of BMX culture. Action sports culture in general is so f*ckward. I wish kids would read into athletes who got sober and regained control of their career/life. The image is still lame though, sober or not. lol. BMX is weird.

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