Tag: Sami el Hassani

Another very interesting 4:3 by the POP boys! Especially Mats manages to use his surroundings in interesting ways.

Sometimes there is something different about somebody, they move in their own way, they think differently, they play by their own rules.

Think about people like Quim Cardonna, Karl Watson, Lennie Kirk, Paul Shier or even Theotis Beasley. We are not talking just about style, many people have their own style it is just that the programming is different they have found glitches and made it their own.

In this day of training at the park, more people move in unison, trends are followed and opinions are shared. It seems harder to find some of these people that polarise through their skating. But there are some to name a few Santiago Sasson, That kid Stanley on Yardsale, Siebert Glele, Jun Kummer, Hugo Snelooper and finally, we would count Noah Bunink to that group.

It is nice that skating exists in nooks and crannies still because that is where we came from and that is where some of us chose to be to this day.

As skateboarders, we mostly pay attention to the actual skating (which is quite good in this video) but what about the people documenting it? We have been heard saying before:

“Average skating filmed really well is more enjoyable than good skating documented terribly.”

So with that being said, we want to give Sami El Hassani his flowers when he can smell ’em because his lens work truly elevated this video to the next plateau. Good work guys!

Another one by our friends over in the low-countries and with new additions and guests this one has a somewhat new taste.

Combining art and skateboarding can be very tricky and a lot of projects often slide into the trap of making artistic versions of skate obstacles.
Opperclaes created multiple public installations based on certain keywords that they saw connected to skateboarding and skateboarders.

“The project ‘Character Type’ was an intervention in the city of Rotterdam in September 2018 and bridged the gap between public art and skateboarding. The words are a homage to a skateboarding state of mind.”

Together with furniture designer Jeroen van Sluis the project came out quite nicely, to say the least.

Our favourite thing besides the skating is the fact that they first turned words into images and then images into sculptures that were then used to make this video (images) again.

But as always, don’t let us influence you to much see for yourself.

Sami and the POP boys are back at it again with this very magenta inspired 4:3 VX video. A lot of great tricks and some nice gestures in this one.