Hit A Rock with Div, Tom Remillard and the Predatory Bird

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John Rattray may have injured his arm a few weeks back at a Zero demo but The Predatory Bird is still flying.

“This video, of Anti-Hero alumni Div Adam and Tom Remillard, is inspired by the notion that we do not ultimately have any control over our decision to do anything.” More here.

HITAROCK from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Bearded and Slightly Beweirded with John Rattray

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Scottish pro John Rattray treats us to a different perspective of himself skating today and growing a beard in this new clip from his Predatory Bird blog. In his own words:

Every now and again Jupiter and Venus are in conjunction in the western sky. Rare shit like that occasionally coincides with me getting a trick that might be worth dropping off at Zero and dumping into the Cold War folder. In between those scarce moments, in order to avoid plunging into the deathly-dark pit of boredom and depression, I tend to make videos inspired by skateboarding. This video is a collection of self-portrait clips shot over the course of a 3 month period in which I completely forgot to shave. The more observant among you may glimpse flashes of severe joy and inner pain throughout.

P.S. It doesn’t have to be Jupiter and Venus, it could be any rare celestial configuration, a blue moon for example.

Riding the Long White Cloud

Those who follow John Rattray’s unsurprisingly excellent blog will have had the pleasure of watching this already. For those who don’t, well, you should start. You should also start by watching this superbly documented trip to New Zealand, Riding The Long White Cloud. Here’s what John himself has to say about this project:

Below, in 5 parts, you should hopefully find a film of a muscle-powered tour that a group of skateboard enthusiasts undertook in New Zealand one summer. My idea was to use the trip as a speculative platform from which to investigate what life might be like in a post-industrial society. That is to say a society whose main fuel source has been depleted to the point of being scarce and expensive. Please let me know in the comments if this objective is not clear from the film. Thankyou.

Expect great things, and reward your expectations with something beyond them. Check it and find Rattray’s blog here for more goodness from one of skateboarding’s most interesting minds.

Riding the Long White Cloud Part 1 from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Riding the Long White Cloud part 2 from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Riding the Long White Cloud part 3 from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Riding the Long White Cloud part 4 from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Riding the Long White Cloud part 5 from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Watch: éS in Austin, Texas

A select crew of éS Footwear riders were in Austin, Texas recently for a catalog shoot with Atiba Jefferson. Naturally, we’re dealing with the likes of John Rattray, Bobby Worrest, Justin Eldridge and Mike Anderson, so of course they left with a banging edit too.

Have a look below for some visual goods and if you haven’t noticed already, this is the second news story this week that involves John Rattray. This week is awesome.