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The Motivation

A skate documentary? About a contest series? Contests have come a long way since the Savannah Slamma. The Motivation follows the top few skaters in Street League. I’m more interested in Cole’s interviews as the old dude up there than the younger kids. Hasn’t been that long since he was a young gun in In Bloom.

Himalayan 4,500km Adventure

Some of the most awe inspiring and simultaneously terrifying cliffside roads and rickety bridges on this GoPro-filmed dirtbike trek through the Himalayas.

Tesla Factory Video

I’m always a sucker for a good factory video. This time it’s Tesla Model S

via Notcot

Niagara Falls – DJI Phantom Quad-copter and GoPro Hero 3.

When will the iPhone have the ability to be a quadcopter?

via io9

R2-D2 : Beneath the Dome

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Green : Vegetation

Greeny-ness of Earth over a period of 5 years from NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP.

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth’s surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.

Frankie Hill Documentary

I remember Propaganda as the 2nd skate video I had ever seen and the opening part was Frankie Hill’s and the dirt gap ender blew my mind. I think I could do an ollie at that time, and that was it. And a double-kink handrail was just insanity. If you’re a skate nerd of a certain age, you will definitely appreciate this documentary.

Mike Olbinski – A Supercell

Hard to believe that this is just a video of particles of water and air. Filmed by Mike Olbinski

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Pyrakantha – Balmorhea

If you skate and read Colin Kennedy’s statement about the video below, you’ll immediately understand that feeling of either heading out to start a day of skating or coming back at the end of a long day of skating. It is certainly one of the most free and enjoyable times I experience. No pressure of learning some new trick, no slams, no hassles, just a stretch of smooth ground and that’s it.

I’m going to start by stating that this is a music video with skateboarding in it and not the other way around. The concept of including skateboarding in a music video isn’t exactly ground breaking but when Balmorhea asked me to make a video for one of their tracks, I saw it as an opportunity to create my own version of what skating could look like in a music video. The band let me choose which track I’d like to make a video for and when I decided on Pyrakantha, the imagery that immediately came to mind was city lights at twilight. I asked one of my favorite skateboarders and closest friends, Danny Garcia to star in the video and take the viewer on a journey through some of my favorite parts of the city as the final moments of daylight gave way to the night. My goal was to capture that feeling of skating home at the end of a long day, a time of day when it’s not so much about the tricks you’re doing as it is about the journey itself. Hopefully as skateboarders, you can relate to this feeling. – Colin Kennedy