Geoff Rowley: The Container Gap

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The story behind Geoff's most famous trick

Geoff Rowley's container gap has become one of the most iconic tricks in skateboarding history, practically from the moment it ran as a Vans ad for the first time back in 2008. When the footage finally dropped a few months later in Flip's Extremely Sorry video, the skateboarding world went into meltdown. The 52-foot tall, 15-foot wide gap continues to blow minds to this day, and in a new interview with Jenkem, Geoff opens up about his reasons behind the trick, how he conquered the fear of attempting it, and loads of other interesting tidbits about the trick and his career in general. 

He also speaks about attempting to get permits to skate between skyscrapers in Downtown LA, because in Geoff's reasoning, "a 50ft tall gap is the same as a 500ft tall gap. Either way, you'll die if you fall". It's a shame he never got the permits, but there's a stack of rad roof gap footage in here regardless, including obviously the container gap itself. Enjoy this one.  

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