Back at it again, hotter than a beanie on a hat rack. Falling short of 2 fast 2 furious, Mantra 2 is all about family. Skate family is important and taking a couple of weeks to work on a project together reminds us that even if we get stuck, our skate bro will always be there to help. During this time we push ourselves by taking on a better mantra towards skating. So sit down and have a frothy yeast thick shake and enjoy.
Nat Ogden &
Jamie Sims. Filmed in Brisbane, Australia.
“I’d love to write a big spiel about these clips, because 2022 was a wild one ; but truth be told I don’t really know where to begin. A lot of big changes in my personal life; with a fair share of heart warming moments, balanced out by some stressful heart-wrenching ones”.
“This video is purely a collection of loose clips I’ve collected throughout 2022. Most of which were on the backside of an injury, or me just coming out of those post injury spooks”.
“My skating in 2022 felt very stop-starty… just when I would find a rhythm, I’d get injured; mostly because my mind was probably elsewhere. I put a lot of unnecessary pressure on myself to skate a certain way, or at a certain level, only to find that treating skating like that left me feeling nothing but down when I couldn’t perform to my own expectations; or frustrated I couldn’t perform for the fleeting moments an opportunity to actually get a clip would arise.
In a weird full circle, I ended the year with the same outlook on skating that I started with - there’s literally no pressure to be anything but myself. It’s fun. It’s creative. It’s pure freedom. I can do it any way I want to, and it’s exactly how I make it… a vision, that I sadly lost somewhere throughout 2022. Depressive mindset’s suck. Sometimes putting pressure on yourself is healthy, but sometimes, it really isn’t.
Here’s to having more fun skating, with less pressure in 2023”. - Rob Kellett.
Filmed in my beautiful hometown of Brisbane, Australia. Filmed by James McErlain & Nat Ogden. Song: Blue Mitchell - Asso Kam.
Filmed over 5 days across Brisbane & Sydney. The motivation was to stack clips by hitting as many spots as possible each day. Massive thanks to Phil Moss for hosting me in Sydney. Shout out to the boys who filmed or encouraged me during the sessions. I hope you enjoy! - James Mcerlain.
Filmed by: Robert Kellett, Phil Moss & Josh Nielsen. Edited by: James McErlain & Rob Kellett. TRACK: FlowerBoyDemii - Iris. Proudly supported by Rampant Skateshop, Stay Rolling Co & Create Originals.
"Phil Moss and I were lucky enough to be sent out a pair of the new Remedyz skates to test out a few weeks before the official release. So, Phil made the trip up to sunny Brisbane for a few days of filming and good times. A huge shoutout to Remz Australia for their continued support!" - Robert Kellett.
Filmed by James McErlain, Josh Nielsen, Phil Moss and Rob Kellett.
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Phil Moss - 5 Days in Brisbane. Edited by Nat Ogden. Filmed by Nat Ogden, Rob Kellet and James Mcerlain.
The opens competition at the 2017 ARO at Ramp Attak in Brisbane (Australia) by Velvet Couch.
Track by Insideus. Camera: Hayden Golder, Gerard Ahrens & Brett Hogan. Titles: Peter Dunham. Visit VCclothing.com.
- Thomas Dalbis
- Aurele Le Cam
- James McErlain
More coverage of the Australian Rollerblading Opens 2017 on the Velvet Couch Youtube Channel.