It's pretty much a known fact that the internet has been a double edged sword for the skateboard media, especially for video. Unfortunately there are so many videos uploaded every day that it is very difficult to really stand out now. The level of skating is so amazing these days that even an amazing part online has a high risk of getting forgotten, because of the insane amount of videos uploaded. On the positive note it is possible for companies to showcase their riders on a cheaper and more accessible way for everyone.
Everyone here knows that what makes skateboarding so wonderful is the fact that there are so many ways and places to do it, that you can do it basically anywhere (except where there is rain or snow haha.) Whether it's hucking down huge sets, skating a vert ramp or just skating flatground in your garage, you are guaranteed to have fun.
Anyhow, I was on my daily visit to Hellaclips.com and I stumbled upon this clip of Travis Erickson killing SF. I knew Travis was really good and I had been following him since I saw his rip clip at the Skateboard Mag's website, but this clip is just on some other level.
Whats up fellow skateboarders? I know it's been a long fucking time since my last post. There are quite a few reasons why I haven't been posting: Lazyness, being busy with university, skating, lack of skating etc. Anyways, enough making excuses, I have something to share with you. So good in fact, that it made me want to write a blog post about it.
Maybe it's just me or it's everyone that has been skating a long time, but skateboarding lately has been filled with too much bullshit. You know, with all the Maloof's buying their way into skateboarding, Private parks (and footage of people skating them,)P-Rod putting Mountain Dew patches on every hat he wears, and Bobby Diesel (Rob Dyrdek) as a whole have been taking away from the rawness of skating.