Kilian Martin is a an internationally known skateboarder from Spain who has gained the admiration and support of many veteran skateboarders such as Mark Vallely and Stacy Peralta (one of the orginal Z-Boys). Peralta calls Kilian Martin one the most impressive skater he has seen in decades. With a back ground in gymnastics Killian has create a unique style of skateboarding which is complete his own. Currently, Killian has also started an new venture called Kilian Clothing. Designing retro style t-shirts and shirts.
Watching a Kilian Martin skate video filmed by friend and collaborator Brett Novak is akin to witnessing Michael Jordan fly through space to dunk a basketball for the first time. It is poetry in motion, and hard evidence of athletes near the peak of their creative and physical powers. As captured with Brett’s elegiac cinematography, Kilian takes freestyle skateboarding into the twenty-first century with his artful and inspiring take on handstands, helipops, and heel flips.
Learn more about Kilian Martin at kilianmartin.net or just watch Altered Route.
Production: Kitty Bolhoefer/ Filming & Photos: Fridolin Schöpper (www.fridolinschoepper.com) / Editing: Konterfei / Music: Bunnystripes / Sound: Kevin Pate
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