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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