CORONA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Get into the state of mind of a technical street skating powerhouse! Monster Energy is happy to reveal Episode 6 of the ‘Aspire – Inspire’ mini-documentary video series, including Olympic skateboarder Matt Berger from Kamloops, Canada. The brand-new episode overtakes the 27-year-old street skateboarder as he prepares to represent Team Canada at the Tokyo Olympic video games and makes silver, his very first X Games medal, in the Real Street video competitors.
“Growing up skating, I watched skateboarding save a lot of people from going down the wrong route. Seeing the impact how it has changed my life, that is the coolest thing about it. One hundred percent!” stated Monster Energy’s Berger in the episode.
The ‘Aspire – Inspire’ episode including Berger launched to international audiences today on Monster Energy’s YouTube channel.
The brand-new episode showcasing Berger is the 6th installation in the ‘Aspire – Inspire’ mini-documentary skateboard video series produced by Monster Energy. Mixing interviews, skate action, and archival video footage, the series narrates the origin stories of motivating characters on the Monster Energy skate group.
Shot on area in Berger’s home town in British Columbia and California, the 12-minute video was recorded and modified by Ryan Neddeau and produced by Mike Burgess at EPC Los Angeles. Additional camerawork was offered by Jared Lucas, Russell Dalby, and Anthony Vitale. Supplemented by archival video footage and interviews with fellow skateboarders, the ‘Aspire – Inspire’ episode recreates Berger’s increase from village starts to contending on the world phase, all the method to the Olympics.
After getting his very first skateboard at the age of 5, Berger rapidly established a drive to advance his skillset in his yard and at the regional skate park. “I just loved skateboarding so much. At such a young age it captured me on a crazy level that the passion and drive for it was so obsessive. By the time I was eight, I had this vision in my head of becoming a pro skateboarder and living in California,” stated Berger in the episode.
The vision ended up being truth after Berger’s helpful daddy sent a sponsor-me tape of his kid to leading skateboard brand names in California. At the age of 10, Berger got an eventful telephone call from no other than Rodney Mullen, the godfather of contemporary street skateboarding. “I owe a lot to Rodney,” stated Berger in the episode. “The biggest thing he taught me was quality over quantity, always!”
His fondness for quality skateboard techniques assisted Berger progress into among the world’s A-list street skaters. Since turning professional in 2015 for Flip Skateboards, he has actually been referred to as a leading rival on the worldwide circuit, consisting of the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) World Tour. Berger’s distinct skill for intricate technical carry on requiring street areas shines in video parts such as “Album”, launched by Berger’s shoe sponsor, Etnies.
A video part likewise made Berger his extremely first X Games medal. When the pandemic closed down worldwide travel in 2020, he concentrated on developing a video entry for the Real Street competitors with filmer and editor David Stoessel. “I was trying to figure out something that I could be excited about working on while this whole Covid thing was going on. That’s when I thought about Real Street,” stated Berger. “No matter what happened, I knew I would be proud releasing it. That to me is all that matters as a skateboarder. Did I give it my all? Did I leave no stone unturned? And I did my absolute best with that one, so I’m stoked!”
Giving his finest has actually settled: At X Games 2021, his 60-second video part – consisting of next-level hand rails techniques like a huge flip frontside bluntslide fakie and kickflip sugarcane grind – made Berger the silver medal in the X Games Real Street competitors.
Next, Berger had the distinct opportunity of representing Canada in skateboarding’s Olympic launching in Tokyo in July. “I’ve always enjoyed skating competitions. I’ve always fed off it. And the idea of it being bigger than me was something that I thought was cool. The idea of representing where you’re from, and potentially bringing pride, that’s something special.”
Speaking on the favorable effect of the Olympics, Berger stated: “Now it’s at a level where mom and pop recognize it as something legitimate when they hear that skateboarders are on Team Canada.”
But much better see Berger’s increase from village skate park to Olympic rival yourself! Episode 6 of ‘Aspire – Inspire’ including Berger is live now on Monster Energy’s YouTube channel.
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