The Hostage Tapes

The whole world went through insane changes this year, some may say for the worst. Then add your own personal hardships in the mix and it can make you very pessimistic. In such dark times, you need something that gives you hope.

Skateboarding remains to be the light at the end of that tunnel of the world’s BS. For me, skateboarding remains to be the most progressive and inclusive activity you could take up. Grab your board, head out the door and take on whatever lies in front of you. You see someone else with a skateboard and you instantly connect with them. Today, we remember all the things we are thankful for, and skateboarding is one of them. We also owe a big thanks to the people, the shops, the videos, and the parks that mold our experience as skateboarders.

I’ll cut to the chase. I present to you “The Hostage Tapes.” A video filmed by Aaron Polansky over 15 years ago. Aaron gave me the opportunity to put his would-be Sky High video together and this is what happened. A big thanks to Aaron, Wiskate, and everyone I’ve met through skateboarding. Enjoy your friends & family, eat enough to feed a small family and watch the video.

The Hostage Tapes from Harald Reynolds on Vimeo.