Pixels presents a State Footwear clip from Swedish flow rider and one half of propopents of obscurely tech creativity the Mortensen siblings, Sondre Mortensen. Him and his brother Amandus have always demonstrated a unique approach to finding spots and different ways in which to skate them and are part of the first generation to be able to come to the eye of the skateboard industry via a truly DIY approach to making edits – filming each other and offering up an always enjoyable insight into the spots that Sweden’s smaller towns and cities can offer up with the right set of eyes to see them.
There’s definitely something to be said for living in a spot known for godawful weather (I’m desperately telling myself as yet another absolute downpour takes place outside of the office doors), in that it forces skateboarders to think a little bit outside of the box – as is only proper this clip kicks off with a line at the lifesaver that is the undercover car park, before heading outside into sunnier (but what looks to be no warmer) circumstances for a tour of rocks, banks, loading bays and other architectural anomalies.
Filmed by Amandus Mortensen and Anthony Roscini.
For more from the Mortensen brothers, check out Kingpin’s extensive cataloguing of their clips.
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