Weekend Viewing: Backstreet Atlas

August 23rd, 2013 | 4:55 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

backstreet atlas

The Ride Channel was nice enough to run Backstreet Atlas, the mini doc about two guys skating from Boston to New York, on their YouTube page. You might remember that we interviewed Adam and Zach about their journey back in April.

Living in New York, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming the entire world revolves around you. (At least until a hurricane comes through and you realize you’re just on an island with expensive coffee in a corner of the Atlantic Ocean…) People barely consider nearby cities outside of Philadelphia, Boston, D.C. and maybe Baltimore, but the northeast is a pretty big place. They were able to condense their two hundred-mile / two-week trip into a twenty-minute video, and while it doesn’t even have a big flip in it (!!!), it’s a fun video that does a great job of getting you hyped to explore a bit further than your own backyard, or just to go skate in general.

Solid work from all those involved. Have a good weekend.

Alternate Vimeo Link. “Keep it real, I guess.”

3 Comments

Comment by 若いベース神
  • simply, awesome.

    August 23, 2013 @ 7:10 pm
  • Comment by freydogg
  • pretty dope

    August 24, 2013 @ 7:04 am
  • Comment by ryan
  • they should do it switch now

    August 25, 2013 @ 10:36 am
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