When I was younger (and scabbier) I was a skateboarder.
Skating is one of those things that never really leaves your system, even long after you quit. I may not be able to do the tricks I once did (and certainly can’t do the ones I tell people I once did), but I am always inspired by skating.
The Adidas Skateboarding Montreal video, below, is fun on a few levels.
- The production values are unreal, with great shots, editing and post-production (check out the altered Metro & public building signage!)
- It is shot in Montreal and features Montreal musicians in the soundtrack
- The skaters are doing things (sooooo casually!) that are totally insane.
Finally, though, the reason I like this video is because I saw it being filmed. I was taking a walk on my lunch break this past September, and saw this same group of skaters working over a couple of public statues and filming themselves doing it.
Then, as now, I stopped to watch. I am constantly marveling at how far skateboarding, skate videos, and online videos in general have come in the last few years.
Check it out, then head out and pop a couple ollie-impossible-to-nose-slides in celebration.
If nothing else, this video may show off the awesomeness of Montreal.
But always remember to watch out for les Flics!