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These slow-motion tricks will change the way you look at skateboarding
Any chance we could make this an event at the X Games?
Beyond Slow Motion has for a while now been exploring the various aesthetic possibilities of many-frames-per-second digital footage, from milk attacks and paintballs hitting bare skin to the popping of dry ice bubbles.
The crew’s latest episode, “Chromatic,” filmed a year ago, documents the stunning results from a curious idea: What if you covered skateboards with multicolored chalk powder, had some dudes do some sweet tricks on them, and shot it in extreme slo-mo?
As it turns out, the flipped boards fling the chalk dust out into beautiful rainbow spirals and other strange geometric curves and formations before settling into a fog that sweeps out over the sidewalk. Any chance we could make this an event at the X Games, with points awarded for the most artistic clouds? Because I’d actually watch that.
Photo via BeyondSlowMotion/YouTube
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'