Nike SB and Hockey present Hockey Killshot, an edit hyping up their upcoming shoe collaboration featuring Donovon Piscopo, John Fitzgerald, Caleb Barnett and Diego Todd exploring the Northern Californian streets and parks of Ventura, Santa Maria, Santa Cruz, Sacramento and San Francisco. Opening up with Donovon Piscopo laying down his usual high speed assault on a wide variety of spots and finishing up with John Fitzgerald‘s trademark lanky, laid back yet gnarly approach to skateboarding is always going to be a winning combination – this isn’t to take anything away from the ‘new guys’ though.
Caleb Barnett’s height rivals Fitzgerald’s, and is possibly part of the formula behind his absolutely monstrous pop; the back smith at 2:06 might be curb cut assisted, but is still ridiculously lofty. His style is similarly solid, with height doing nothing to diminish the power of his skating. Diego Todd, meanwhile, seems to be the embodiment of the oft quoted statement “If you’re going to be dumb, you’ve got to be tough”; the opening gambit of boardsliding a granite hubba ledge which then kinks into a handrail, with another kink before the exit, then subsequently slamming trying to kickflip off of the curb, is one which seems to sum up his skating judging by the clips which follow.
As always, we’re stoked to see new footage from the Hockey camp – and, as always, howling into the internet abyss in the hope that it will somehow bring about a full length video from the Fucking Awesome camp…
“It was a 7-day trip. Skaters were Donovon Piscopo, John Fitzgerald, Caleb Barnett and Diego Todd. Benny Maglinao filmed and Jared Sherbert was there to TM and handle extra angles. We met in Ventura, skated some spots there, made a quick stop in Santa Maria before heading to Santa Cruz. Hit heavy rains in Santa Cruz so we bounced straight to Sac. Skated there for a couple of days and then went to SF. Had a couple good days in SF and on the way back tried to hit Santa Cruz, but pretty much got rained out there again. Skated Derby in the drizzle for a little bit then headed home.” – Ben Colen