Few sports are as difficult to master as street skateboarding, which requires endless patience, incredible balance and coordination, plus hours upon hours of often painful practice to achieve a high level of performance.
This isn't always obvious to non-skateboarders because of the speeds at which most tricks are performed. But short film posted below, titled "Kilian Martin: A Skate Regeneration," which has gone viral since it went live on YouTube last week, is slowed just enough to capture the essence and artful nature of the sport.
Martin's talents are exceptional and Brett Novak's direction is commendable. The legendary Tony Hawk, in a Tuesday morning Tweet, described the short film as "Weird, but good." Agree or disagree?