Like these guys said, just because they’re able to do certain things doesn’t mean everyone should do it. That being said, these guys shouldn’t go to jail.
A skater, unlike your typical pedestrian, experiences space just as intensely and consciously as an architect himself, albeit in a different way. He/she is alive to the possibility of space, not in its totality, as an architect would be, but as a collection of tactile surfaces to be jumped on, grinded, and conquered.
NOTHING STOPS DETROIT
“A skateboarder’s ode to the city of Detroit as well as its architecture, history, and streets in the urban environment. Paying appreciation to and showcasing unique features within the city’s downtown, industrial, and abandoned areas through the act of skateboarding while also experimenting with different methods of filmmaking. Recorded during the month of December.
Directed and filmed by Rob Mentov (robertmentov.com)
Skateboarding by Justin Bohl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In association with Love Skateboards (http://www.loveskateboards.ca/) and Street Feet Skateboarding (http://www.youtube.com/user/rob199012345)
Aerial shooting by Jerome Satterwhite
Additional filming by Jim Tumey
Inspired by Florent Hamon and Boris Gibé”
“You ride a skateboard in Portland? Tell these guys about it! This info will be used for urban development and hopefully will contribute to a more skate-friendly city.” -Billy Meiners
“Meet Tommy Carroll. He has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two…”
RideIt Sculpture Park Documentary
I grew up in a suburb of Detroit and this stokes me out beyond belief.
‘I’ve been teaching skateboarding for 12 years and seen what skateboarding can do for hyperactive kids,’ [Yoni Ettinger] says. ‘There is a big movement here in Israel to give Ratlin to kids who appear hyperactive. I’ve seen very hyper kids take to skateboarding. It gives them focus and allows them to thrive. That’s better than any drug!’