Growing up skateboarding in South Florida and skating Miami as much as I could, I was always psyched to see the Static videos, cause they had a bunch of Florida dudes in them. So needless to say, I psyched to check out the new Static IV premiere in Salt Lake last night. Without getting too nostalgic and sounding like an old timer, I'll just say it was rad to see a video that reminded me of the countless VHS videos I still have and keep hidden away like a treasure. I'm still thinking about it today and wishing I could be out skating instead of sitting behind a computer all day. It reminded me of when I was younger we'd skate anything that even remotely resembled a spot. And really that's how it should be. With ParadeMaker my goal I'm always re-imagining existing art or designs and re-purposing them, and I have skateboarding to thank for putting that vision in my head to begin with. Because still to this day I can't look at any ledge, stair set, or any architecture for that matter without thinking of it as a potential spot. And I bring that up cause Static IV is filled with that. Skateboarding anywhere, anything and everything. So my hats off all the skaters and Josh Stewart for a job well done.
And if all this doesn't make any sense check out Ian Mackaye's explanation of this same idea, he probably explains it better than I can anyways.