You know how there’s that annoying yet massive subgenre of modern punditry that whines about how young people are entitled, lazy, don’t want to work, and all that stuff? Older skaters, often being the annoying bunch that they are, are guilty of similar infractions: “Kids only skate skateparks!” “Their footage all ends up on Instagram, it’s not special!” “Clothes!!!”
Bot Video 2 is Ewan Creed’s latest full-length video that invalidates all those convenient (and false!) tropes about New York skaters still too young to worry about paying back student loans. Filmed on the late 90s’ camcorder of record and peppered with Spirit Quest-lite camera tricks — while skating at actual spots (ok, they go to the Maloof Park once, but that place is so trash it’s not not a street spot) — the video is heartwarming evidence that simple street skating in this city is in good hands, regardless of what the old guys who skate Borough Hall for fifteen minutes once a month might insist while buying a beer at 3 P.M. ;)
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“When you feel overwhelmed, walk alone through the woods and forget your name, your title, your education and view yourself for what you really are — another mammal wondering why it is here but appreciating the fact that your civilization has not as yet been evaporated by a supernova.” — Got sidetracked reading a 2012 MIT commencement speech while doing this post ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You can pretty much skip the first half because you didn’t go to MIT, but the rest is a nice #mondaymotivation #riseandgrind #letsgetit #workflow moment.
Love how half the skateboard internet re-posted this part like it was new, but yeah, it deserved a lot more burn when it first dropped. Watch Bleach in full here, and should someone upload a single of Mark’s Sable part?