“We’re not out here acting like we drive Ferraris and shit…Buy American, baby!”
At least 20% of the content that appears on QS relates back to Photosynthesis somehow, considering that’s when the majority of the people involved here started skating. Therefore, this Epicly Later’d-ish catch-up segment with Brian Wenning is somewhat of a must-post. It should come as no surprise to anyone, but Wenning is completely done with professional skateboarding, and off Selfish. It’s still hard to tell whether or not Selfish was ever a real company, or just made up to start arguments on message boards. He has the newest Transworld laying on the table in one of the shots, so this is definitely recent.
It’d be great to see Wenning follow in the footsteps of The Great Governor of New Jersey, and reinvent himself into a second, more heavy-set life as a pro skateboarder, but the dude seems pretty over it. The deliberately depressing mood of the clip (completely music-less, and filmed in the most barren possible portion of a “hell hole” known as New Jersey) doesn’t help either. Interesting that the comments on YouTube for his DC Video intro hint at some sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Wish the dude all the best either way, lord knows hundreds of kids in New Jersey started (and hopefully still are) skating because of him.
On a more uplifting note…be sure to check out the ten-minute Lynyrd Skynyrd re-edit someone rigged of all Wenning’s footage earlier this year.Tweet