My friend Hannes sends me videos from time to time. Invariably, skateboarding is involved in some way or form. Perhaps it's a straight up video of someone skating the street of LA or sometimes, like the video below, skateboarding is just the glue that keeps people together. Regardless, they never disappoint.
This is one of the better skateboard shorts I've seen a while. It reminded me a grittier version of Rodney Mullen. Kilian obviously has the technical skills, but Rodney's style is unsurpassed.
I remember the days when Hannes, Reto, and I would go skateboard. We would dream of being able to do what the pros could. Invariably, I would always end up with a badly twisted ankle. It reminds of of this time when I hurt my ankle, but still wanted to go to a party so used my crutches to steer my bike and peddled one-footed. Fun times...
I remember in my early teens when I fully embraced the skater lifestyle that my friends and I would have these finger skateboards and try to do ollies and flips and fake grinds.
This short film is so much more advanced than what we ever did and so much more ambitious! It brought me back to good times, where all we thought about was probably where we would skate next and how to get girls to kiss us... Fun times!
Thanks Hannes for the link!