“Everything is possible when we dream. Why can’t we sleep forever?"
One thing that’s especially entertaining about this and any other production by Pontus Alv is the complete DIY mentality of said production. In the spots chosen, in the approaches taken to the spots, in the music and editing, and in the style of the individual riders. Everything is "outside the box” in one way or another. Nothing is predictable, and that’s how skateboarding really is for so many that embrace the fringe lifestyle. Whether it be Hjalte Halberg pushing the streets of Copenhagen, Dane Brady shredding Portland, Paul Grund skating Bordeaux, or Aaron Harrington in the alleys of Manhattan, everyone brings their unique style to the greater “skateboarding” that we know and love.
Don’t wake me this time. I’m dreaming. This video reminds us that anything is possible. Breaking molds means having to rebuild and make things you’ve never seen made. New beginnings in skateboarding are happening at an alarming rate, but with the right mentality, these new molds will be the best ones yet. And in ten years, skaters will be sick of “no-complies & wallrides” and will create the next new molds. Ones all their own.
Exciting times ahead with the right attitude. Get excited, not complacent.
- 7Ply Epic