This video was filmed during 2015 and part of 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas. This video has profiles on Duran Bickmore, Tad Tregeagle, Matt Moya, and Hazen Bell. It also features skating from Kirill Braynin, Carlos Guzman, Manuel Rodriguez, Jett Rennert, Ethan Cuglietta, Alex Bass, Harbor Bickmore, Chris Napoleon, Zach Nelson, Richie Rodriguez, and many others. Originally, this was supposed to be just a quick little edit with a section from Hazen Bell but it somehow turned into a full length video. I wanna thank all the homies for skating really hard and making something awesome. I especially want to thank Hazen for killing it almost every single time we went out and got to filming. He worked really hard for this video and I think his section shows it. Please make sure to give him props when you can.
The Bladed and Faded Presents “THIS IS LIVIN” from Manuel Rodriguez on Vimeo.
I’ve known Duran for a little longer than a decade now, and I can say with all honesty is that he is my absolute favorite to film and shoot photos with. Mostly because he will do whatever I ask of him, even if its maybe not the coolest trick or spot. He is down to at least give it a shot and see if something comes of it. I’ve been scouting this spot for a while and since we happened to be right by it last weekend. I figured maybe we try and get a quick photo of it. It took him a few tries but he ended up airing over the gap and personally I think the photo came out awesome.