[part title=’Emerica Made Chapter One’]
It feels like there are two different types of skate videos these days. The ones that make you want to skate because you can relate to them (the “normal good skating” Alex Olson was probably referring to in his Jenkem interview) and the ground-breaking gnarly ones that you enjoy in a very different way. Emerica’s first chapter of “Made” is pretty much as good as it gets in terms of videos from the second category. Why? Because it’s full of guys like Westgate who are pushing back the boundaries of skating by going higher, further and faster rather guys making ledge tricks too complicated to look at (even with the crazy slow-mos). The fact that it’s short and quick paced also keeps it digestible. There’s so much ridiculous skating jammed in these 20 minutes that I can definitely see why they chose to have the video separated into “Chapters”. Having all those gnarly parts in one video might have been a little mind-numbing.