Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jiří Bulin In SHADS

Jiří Bulin hits rough british spots with style and creativity in his part in SHADS.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daniel Grönwall In Coping Mechanism

Daniel Grönwall rips and it seems like he's just cruising around in his part from Philip Evans' Coping Mechanism. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Eric Valladares In Half Lame

I can't say I miss skating in Virginia, but it's good to see Eric Valadares getting buck on some of my old stomping grounds in his part from Half lame. Via: VII Or Die.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Adidas Finland Tour

Adidas Finland rips some unseen spots on their camping tour.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nine Years Of Mostly Skateboarding

Today is the ninth anniversary of Mostly Skateboarding. A lot has happened over the past nine years. I got a job at The Skateboard Mag through Mostly Skateboarding. I got a writing gig just the other day through the blog too. I worked two crappy office jobs. Been unemployed twice, now being one of those times. I moved a few times, most recently to Portland. I got married. My cat died then we got two more cats. Nine years is a long time. I've made a lot of internet friends through Mostly Skateboarding. That's been the most unexpected thing. 

A lot has changed in the online skate world over those nine years. No one hosts their own videos anymore. Most people stopped making their own websites. HD became commonplace but the VX is still in use. A YouTube channel is good enough for most crews. Everyone is putting footage online making it harder to sift through the growing number of rad videos. When I started, no one was really aggregating skate videos. Now lots of people are, most notably, Hella Clips. Over the past nine years everyone got good. Like really good. With that my standards shifted and I started to get more and more picky. As more videos came, I started finding it harder and harder to find something I wanted to post. I think when it was harder to put videos online only the people who really wanted to where doing it. That barrier to entry saved us all from a lot of time watching shitty videos.  I posted Lem Villemin and Chris Pfanner videos back in 2007. I'm sure jake Donnelley was in that first Sunday video I posted in 2007 as well. I remember a Cory Kennedy video I posted before he hit is big with The Berrics. Danny Brady in 2006, I wish that link wasn't dead. 

I'm not sure what the future holds for Mostly Skateboarding but for now I'll continue posting the videos I find that meet my weird standard of decent skating, cool spots, and good filming. Thanks everyone for checking it out and keeping me inspired. Thanks especially to the guys making rad videos in different places. I started Mostly Skateboarding to bring exposure to scenes outside of the main hubs of skateboarding and I hope to continue doing that or something like that as things evolve. I've been loving Tumblr the past few years. Give Mostly Skateboarding a follow for more skate stuff from my point of view.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kass Plummer in Open Minded

Kass Plummer crushes Florida in his part from Open Minded.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Would Welcomes Ryan Rebotis

Would Skateboards let me know about Ryan Rebotis' welcome video and I'm letting you know.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jon Hartley

I hate video parts that start out with a bunch of slams but Jon Hartley won me over once he started landing tricks. 

I know things have been quiet here for a while. I moved to Portland at the beginning of summer and have been spending a lot less time in front of the computer. Instead I've been exploring Portland, hiking, skating, and eating. My wife starts work on Wednesday so I'll probably be spending more time online and regular posting should get back on track.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tyler Golden Footage

Tyler Golden just dumbed some footage he isn't using anywhere else and it's damn fine. Now I'm looking forward to seeing what he saved...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Alley Bar 8

Washington DC's finest and my good friends, the Alley Bar Crew have done it again. Check out Alley Bar 8 featuring my favorite skater, Neal Wood plus a bunch of other rippers. I even have a couple of tricks in there.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Nooks and Crannies Trailer

Instrument Skateboards has a new one on the way called Nooks and Crannies. The trailer looks awesome.