That’s what you thought before you saw Kilian Martin’s ‘A Skate Illustration’ video below. And then you saw what he can do on a skateboard while upside-down. Much less right-side-up.
It’s a focused combination of freestyle skating, gymnast poses, and those moments of such perfect execution that can only be explained by the notion of being In the Zone. Brett Novak’s filming and direction helps express each scene far beyond the technical mastery of the moves, framing it all in such a way that seems both effortless and natural. Regardless of what subcategory of skateboarding this falls under, it’s beautiful art from start to finish.