Miles Silvas is one of the most talented skaters out there. For the release of the new adidas Skateboarding City Cup he comes around with “One Stop” – a five-minute, single shot sequence of him putting down one of the most extensive lines that skateboarding has ever seen. The edit was filmed at night in the heart of the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles in real time over a seven-block stretch. We talked with him about this unique project.
Miles: Colin Kennedy came up with the plan.
Nah man, I haven’t. But I’m definitely gonna check them out now!
Yeah, I was hyped. It sounded a little crazy at first but I was down for the challenge.
Colin came up with the plan and location. He said it worked for his idea with all the spots lining up on the same block.
A couple of nights of trying. It was a mission! We spent one night just mapping out the route and then started trying the next night.
"I had three guys following me the whole time. It was pretty crazy!"
Yes and no. Colin was filming me, another guy was focusing the camera, and a third guy was making sure no one messed up and was feeding the skateboard to whichever filmer needed it. I had three guys following me the whole time. It was pretty crazy!
Probably the filmers’ because they were carrying the heavy equipment. I was getting dusted, too. But it was more mental trying not to lose it or get over it.
Thank you! I was super hyped on that. That was definitely my favorite part just because I have never skated that spot before and it was on the bigger side. The whole line was natural light so it was lowkey dark. I wanted to just wait until I got there in the line to try it so the pressure was on and if I got broke at least it was when it mattered. I made it to the gap to ledge and did the switch back tail on the second try and tried hard to not get too hyped and fuck up the pushing after that (laughs).
Probably the over the rail or the flat ground or the blunt fakie. All kinds of shit. I started out switch flipping over the rail but once it started to become a mission, I realized how little I was going to be able to try it with security at that spot and cars creeping on the corner. I switched it up so I could keep it pushing.
Nah, I improvised, for sure. Like I said with the switch flip, I changed it to switch back 180 and then just kick flip. The majority of the line was relatively simple tricks but knowing that I had seven blocks and 10-15 tricks ahead made it easy for me to start over thinking the simple tricks and messing up.
Yeah, man. Bums and security! Security was more annoying on the over rail. The bums only popped up a few times.
Yeah, exactly. My homie, Alan, was watching the trashcan and was running over to Jkwon to make sure everything was good. We had walkie-talkies and all that.
Yeah because it was dark and there were cracks. There's a quick scene where I step over a chain and walk over so the filmer could make it and keep going with me.