Think back to when you were a kid, watching random people that you don’t know just destroy the spots you skated. It’s easy to just say “you know what fuck it! That’s what we’re all here for anyway right. It’s bumming me out on skating” but frankly, that’s just a cop out. So fuck it, get on your phone, get stoked and then go out there and get some. Then the question becomes, how do we reconcile this frustration? Just look at the level of skating that people are throwing out “for the gram.” The tricks being thrown out on insta just dwarf some enders that we see in normal video parts. Kerry Getz started the shop during his professional career with Habitat. Think back to how stoked you got watching Jake Johnson’s part in Mindfield (the best alien video but that’s a different discussion), or Antuwan Dixon’s part in Baker 3. What’s the difference between watching a kickflip back tail on a TV or on a cell phone? Nocturnal Skateshop 533 South St.Philadelphia, PA 19147 215.922.3177 Hours: Mon-Thur 12pm-8pm Fri 12pm-9pm Sat 11pm-9pm Sun 12pm-6pm Kinetic Skateboarding 3906 insta, instagram, noc, nocturnal - November 12, 2019. I mentioned Aurelien Giraud, but take a look at Quel Haddox. No instagram! *** Starting tomorrow 2/24/20 at 1PM.…” Nocturnal Skate Shop has been keeping the Philly skateboard scene laced up since 2000. It’s daunting to watch some of the clips posted these days. That street gap he ollies in Grays’s ferry is straight up the size of a road. 1,423 Likes, 89 Comments - Nocturnal Skateshop .com (@nocturnalskate) on Instagram: “PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Nike SB X Grateful Dead dunk raffle info. Another Dumb Opinion on Instagram . Nocturnal Skate Shop has been keeping the Philly skateboard scene laced up since 2000. nocturnal - Who the fuck half cab flips up a 5 stair in the rain for fun? 1.7m Followers, 432 Following, 1,731 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from PALACE (@palaceskateboards) insta, That is after all, one of the best parts of skating, being able to form a relationship with some random stranger over a tiny wooden plank. noc, The relationship between Instagram and Skateboarding is a strange one, and a conversation that’s been ongoing for what feels like the better part of 6 years. 5,983 Followers, 1,149 Following, 4,332 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from @comfortskateshop With this constant onslaught of content and boundary pushing, it’s difficult to retain a sense of relatability. instagram, 10.8k Followers, 1,301 Following, 107 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Crushed Skate Shop (@crushedskateshop) To the old and jaded, it becomes a point of contention and weird longing for the simpler times of VHS tapes and video premieres at the skateshop. We’re living in the best era of skateboarding. Kerry Getz started the shop during his professional career with Habitat. How are we supposed to keep up? I get it though, you’re tired, you get caught up, and you need a break, but complaining about how Instagram is “ruining” skateboarding is such a trite and contrived attitude. Everyday, I scroll past some clip that I thought was physically impossible (see literally any of Aurelien Giraud’s clips for reference, highlights include alleyoop 270 back lip and hardflip front hurricane. Fuck, even today I saw a clip of a 1260 on the mega ramp.). 1,286 Likes, 140 Comments - Nocturnal Skateshop .com (@nocturnalskate) on Instagram: “***PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY!!! At any given point, in the pocket of your pants, you’ve got a constant stream of tricks that will blow your mind. It’s all the same shit. Dude came out with a pretty solid video part earlier this year in February, but he throws enders out like the world’s about to explode. Everyday, I feel like someone at some point asks me if I’ve seen the clip of X doing Y and that it was posted by Z. To the young and impressionable, it becomes an existential crisis of trying to stay relevant within their circles. But seeing just the pure volume of content that comes out everyday at every hour is wildly intimidating. November 12, 2019, The relationship between Instagram and Skateboarding is a strange one, and a conversation that’s been ongoing for what feels like the better part of 6 years. MASKS REQUIRED NO EXCEPTIONS AGAIN…” How is that any different? @nocturnalskate is on Instagram • 25.1k people follow their account 25.1k Followers, 703 Following, 4,374 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Nocturnal Skateshop.com (@nocturnalskate) You’re not helping anyone by just being some weird hermit that lives under a rock grumpily watching from the top of some secluded mountain in the middle of nowhere. Everyday, I feel like someone at some point asks me if I’ve seen the clip of X doing Y and that it was posted by Z.