This is another little thing I've been meaning to post for a while, mainly because it's currently running and if I leave it too late, I'll have missed the boat.
Every year, Slap magazine run a contest called One In A Million with the intent of finding up-and-coming skateboarders and giving them a little career leg-up. A handful of dudes are taken to some spots around San Francisco for a week or two to film tricks. Everyone gets a nice little bit of exposure and the fellow deemed most worthy gets hooked up with some sponsors.
This year's contest is a particularly good watch, however, thanks to it being put together in a slightly more reality-show manner than previous editions. There's no major 'drama' or clever twists, just a fair smattering of off-board footage and interviews mixed in with the skating.
As you know, every reality show needs a baddie and one dude in particular, Forrest Edwards, ain't there to make friends. Possessing both an incredible talent for skateboarding (360 flip 50-50 clipper!) and an incredible talent for not keeping his big mouth shut, Forrest is causing ripples by many a water-cooler (well, messageboard) by talking trash and generally isolating himself from the other, more light-hearted, contestants.
Of those other chaps, I'm a big fan of Matty Hunt - we short dudes gotta stick together. He's easily winning on style-points at least, his switch tre about a minute in to episode 12 is tasty. I also love his ridiculous full part on Youtube. John has been consistently killing-it (as they say), his dicing-with-death hillbomb (top of page) is terrifying. Mango seems incapable of having a bad time and Reuben seems an all-round nice chap.
Anyone with even the hint of a curiosity, check out episode 1 and go from there. They're only a few minutes a pop so it's not gonna take much of your time. Sorry to all non skate fans who would rather scratch out their eyes than watch any of this rubbish. New episodes on Slap every Mon, Wed, Fri.