When Ryan Sheckler and GoPro come to town to film their commercial, it’s difficult to keep it on the hush. Arriving at LES Skatepark for the “Kickflip” scene, garbage bags randomly mask a makeshift jumper with a cab parked right behind it. Then Ryan Sheckler rolls through looking worked from the previous scene tests the jump with a couple speed checks and ollies. Alex Corporan, the hired producer and head scout (not to mention, native New Yorker) set upon LES skatepark because of its raw environment and just so happens located right below the Manhattan Bridge. “Ryan Loves New York and what better to give back in hopes to inspire the youth by having the final shot here” says Alex Corporan.
Words & Photos by UXA’s Peter Huynh