It takes a certain type of person to bomb hills on a skateboard. Many have tried and ate shit dating back as far as the 60’s. Whether it be ‘Evil Kinevil’ beginners who seen hill bombing in videos to the many professionals seeking the thrill of the speed and adrenaline rush, it is becoming more and more popular in the current era. Despite the standard requirement of balls of steel you really do need to know how to handle everything from the speed wobbles, board control, body position and holding your nerve throughout. As well as tight trucks, hill bombs also require good ‘spotters’ at each intersection to ensure the skater has a clear path through without being endangered by any oncoming traffic. If you can manage all of those requirements you may just have a chance. That said, last years Skater of the Year Milton Martinez may now have just carried out the best ever hill bomb on a skateboard.
If you have ever watched Milton Martinez skate you will know he usually stares death in the face with his aggressive style and fearless trick attempts. The hill bomb video was released via Independent Trucks YouTube channel and takes place at Dictionary Hill in San Diego. It is also filmed with some great angles as Milton picks up crazy speeds with only a few small power slides to slow him down initially at the top of the hill.
We have seen some epic hill bombs in the past such as Nuge’s in San Francisco however as the title of the video states, this one may be the gnarliest hill bomb skateboarding has ever seen.