I’ve been a very active skater this year and rightly so, given the warm weather and the fact that I had some catching up to do after being forced to take it easy for a little while when I broke my elbow in November, just before my 40th birthday.
After releasing a compilation of 68 clips shot during 2021 crammed into 5 minutes, I found myself with a reasonable amount of decent 2022 footage pretty quickly so here is precisely 3 months worth, shot between January 3rd and April 3rd and beat-matched for 4 minutes. I’ve always wanted to pair the band Tool with skating but so far this remix of A Perfect Circle’s “The Outsider” is the closest I’ve come, though fans of the album Lateralus may recognize the opening sound effect. We’ll see who will be the first to pick up on the music used over the closing logo.
Featuring footage of inline and quad tricks in the streets and skateparks, including quite a bit at my local in Prahran, it wasn’t until I was writing this caption that I went through and counted the clips and, through sheer coincidence, this video has exactly 40. - Chris Pullar.
Thanks to the filmers; Josh, Callum, SK, Garry, Andy, Zac, Casey, Martin, Brad, Keeks and Khrys, and to Bayside Blades skate shop for supporting the Australian scene for the last 19 years and hooking me up for over a decade. Photo.
Previously: Chris Pullar (40, Australia) - 2021 Showreel.
I’m 40 years old, been skating for over 30 and rolled more last year than I have any other year for the last 20 and am a more capable skater now than I have ever been. My longstanding self-imposed rule is to land at least one trick at each place I go that I haven’t done there before and I’ve been skating so often lately that since the beginning of July every time I had wheels on, even if I didn’t film a trick, I made a habit of getting a clip of my feet everywhere I went to keep track of my adventures.
A lot of my maneuvers were posted my social media story and a bunch ended up in the two videos I submitted for the inline and quad skatepark edit contests I took part in, after my elbow injury derailed my plans, but I finished the year with so much material that I decided to do something I’ve never done: make a big compilation of my footage. I’ve never had a legitimate “section” or profile more than a minute or so long, so this is somewhat of a milestone for me.
My girlfriend Casey has had a massive influence on my skating as far as where, when, how and what I skate in, which is everywhere, frequently, clean and sometimes in quad skates. She holds me accountable for sloppy landings and I am lucky to have her around, and she filmed a bunch of this along with Joe Stuart, Darcy Raine, Callum Cochrane, Paul Kreutzer, Matt Caratelli, Nick Petropoulos, Garry Manfroid, Phil Campbell, Zac Hutchings, Keeks Vaughan, Corey Neil, Hannah Valante, Danni Ducci, Simon Kelly, Josh Clarke, Varun Jani, Khrys Nadstazik, Leeroy Jenkins, Cam Vilnis Lawrence, Trent Phillips, Liv McNamara, George Sarantoulias, Ben Child, Glen Beardmore and Johan at Junction Skatepark YMCA. Many thanks to all of these people.
The audio bites at the start were lifted from hugely influential Videogroove blade films from my teenage years; The Bottom Line (the late street skating legend Bryan Bell saying “Groove one!”), VG6 (long bit about world peace) and VG4 (“Sit back, turn up the volume…”), the disclaimer screen was used in VG6 and VG7 and the trumpets from a Gorilla Biscuits record and the Karma To Burn song that I used were both borrowed from the beginning of VG3 as well as the use of the spilt-screen technique. I’ve been wanting to use this track for something for a long time and I was sad to hear that the guitarist Will Mecum died last year; RIP. Big thanks to my filmmaking hero and friend Dave Paine for the videos that inspired and influenced a generation, and thanks to my shop sponsor for over a decade, Bayside Blades, for supporting me and my whole community. I truly hope you get a kick out of this, my 2021 showreel.
Official Sunday Brunch Sunday Brunch Presents: Walt Austin - 40 Y’all. Edited by Mike Mcmullen. Filmed by: Brandon Giffen, Tim Reiff, Tony Rivituso in 2021, Las Vegas, NV.
PARALLEL presents “TANNERY”. The Tannery AKA Preston DIY is one of the only community-built skateparks in Australia. Since the start of Covid-19, with skateparks closed across Victoria, many people have been making their way to the DIY. This has created a core crew that likes to get it done!! Due to stage 4 lockdowns and a heavy police presence, we are going postpone works for the moment but want to keep up the momentum once we can get back into it. You can support the Tannery project on Gofundme.
Jarrod Thackeray &
Josh Clarke. Filmed by: Andy Plumridge & Jarrod Thackeray. Edited by: Jarrod Thackeray. Visit Parallel-collective.com.
Is rollerblading dead? It has seemed to reemerge during the pandemic. We all have that passion for what we used to do and wish we never stopped.. Seems like we pick up where we left off. Today i met up with my boy Demetrios George and Tom Mueller to skate some street. Seemed like the good old days! Enjoy. - Rachard Johnson.
In between the different video projects this year Sven Boekhorst managed to get some 360 cam clips done as well. Check out this 2021 compilation.