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Honest, Abe throws down some mean moves in this sponsor me clip, but its feature film length could have used a little pruning. Sponsor me clips should be a minute or two long, tops, yet chock-full of flowing lines and style and sick tricks--all peppered with a few bangers. If you have a few clips of the same trick at different spots, pick the best one, donâ€™t use all of them. Also, in skate videos in general, the short-cut "trick-trick-trick-trick" editing style gets kind of old. Some original music to help mosey things along doesn't hurt, either.
That said, Abe has some sick footage in this clip. I liked seeing some creativity with the 360 flip footplant on the bank-to-wall, and not too many people can nail a Cab kickflip down stairs--Abe stomped one down an eight-set! And he appropriately closed the video with a banger: a switch frontside bigspin heelflip. Thanks for sending in your clip, Abe Olague. Let's not be vague: you just earned yourself a free pair of Emerica shoes!--Jet Ski and Post King