Going to school in Boulder and working at Installation all my co-workers were skaters, I was the sneaker head actor/host and they were skaters. At that shop I really was introduced to skate culture, that being films, professional skaters,and one of my favorite websites, THE BERRICS (we went in on watching Battle at the Berrics!). The truth is I don’t skate but most of my friends in Boulder skated heavy and many of my friends in NYC do as well, but even if you don’t skate, being around it there is an appreciation and a beauty in watching it. I recently went to The Tribeca Film Festival to see a film entitled The Motivation directed by a film maker I highly respect named Adam Bhala Lough, the last film I saw of his was The Carter, a documentary on LiL Wayne (one of the best vérité styled docs I’ve ever seen, do your self a favor and watch it). In this film he follows eight skaters who compete in the biggest skate competition in the world called Street League which is ran an was created by Rob Dyrdek. I watched this film and I was enthralled, I’m a fan of all of the skaters featured and I loved that I was able to find out new things about them, the human side of them. Adam and his production team were able to mix great skate footage with stories that as an audience member had you invested and at the edge of your seat. Highly recommend seeing this film! Go support them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and if you get the opportunity, do see this film, it’s worth it!