Fun skate edit from Rodney Mullen Official
and Ben Harper
to start your weekend off right.Ben Harper
asked me if I'd like to film a couple of tricks for Gracias L.A.
a few weeks ago, and of all people, I wanted to give him a trick that had something to it and meant a lot to me. I haven't been in front of a camera or even really skated with anyone for years, but I finally felt like I had something worthwhile to give. While the first few tricks just show normal stuff in my regular stance, the last one has been on my mind for a while. I made it for the first time, only the day before, and it looked ROTTEN-- so sketchy and uneasy. All I wanted was to get a clean one for Ben that night. While it's still not what it could be, it represents a starting point of something new I can work with-- which came at a pretty high price. Funny, though Tony has been such a close friend for all these years, I still get kinda shy about reaching out to see what he thinks when I've got something going on-- he IS Tony Hawk
, ya know-- so I sent it to him, genuinely hoping he'd give me some input. Right away, he asked if he could post it on Instagram, and it seriously meant so much to me. I hope you enjoy this, and I'll try to keep you posted with some new stuff as I build momentum again.