26/03/2013 | by Arthur Derrien
Vice have just released their latest episode of “skate world” and it focuses on Spain. The first good thing about it is that they decided to leave aside Barcelona for once and focus on the scenes that generally get a lot less attention. Another strong point is that most of the archive footage they managed to get there hands on is really sick, particularly the Jesus Fernandez stuff. I think some of it was taken from his part in the “Dope”… If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend check it out as soon as you can, it’s definitely one of his best parts. Watching it always reminds me of how lucky we are to still have “Plaza” skating and legendary spots like South Bank, Hotel De Ville or Plaza Castilla in Madrid. They are the backbone of a lot of european skate scenes and I’m convinced that growing up skating this kind of “free” public space, is a lot more stimulating for a skater’s creativity than the bland, fenced out spaces that are most of our skateparks.