JMKRIDE Flew Me to CHINA!


I’m Gabe Altier and I am a free skater
and content creator from the USA. If you’re anything like me, you want to
chase your dreams and pursue your passions in life. I mean, that’s what we
all want… right? Let me take you back to the summer of 2017, when I uploaded my
first video on YouTube. It was a video on a smartphone. Nothing like the content I
make now, but damn, was I passionate about it! I finally had a place where I could
talk about a niche that was introduced to me by some of my biggest role models.
Fast-forward a year later when I discovered I could make videos not just
about tech, but about absolutely anything I wanted. So I started making videos
about a newfound passion of mine… the sport of free skating. This new world was
presented to me by my friends Eric and JC from Iowa State University, and let me
tell you, it changed my life permanently. Soon after learning I got connected with
JMKRIDE co-founder Jon Gorden – make sure you remember this guy. From this
point forward, my creative endeavors started taking over my life. I started
uploading more on the YouTube channel, I found a circle of creative friends both
online and in my local community… As a college student, this was very very bad
for my performance in school, and at this point I had a realization: Isn’t college
supposed to be the gateway to achieving your dreams in life? I realized that I
was very intentional about pursuing my passions, and ironically, college was the
only thing keeping me from pursuing those things any further… so I dropped
out. I dropped out of college with the plan to become a freelance videographer,
because I didn’t see a career in skating… …well, less than a month later, that plan
was thrown out the window. Because on April 16, 2019, I got a text from none
other than Jon Gorden, co-founder of JMK. He had been watching my videos for a
while at that point, and get this… Wanted to fly me to Wuhan, China to film this
year’s international free skates competition… if I was interested.
Sadly, I chose to decline this offer… Are you freaking kidding me?! Of course I said
yes! This is the point in the video where I
try my best to put this experience into words… starting with an important
question: What are you most passionate about in life? Alright, now take that
thing and surround yourself with 300 other people with that same passion. Now imagine becoming best friends with these people and hanging out with them for an
entire week. Even so, the feeling is indescribable, and it’s my hope that
every single one of you watching will someday experience this with regards to
your passion. Now you might be like, “Gabe, tell me more about this trip… like what
happened?” Don’t worry… I’ll be producing a couple of videos about the trip over on
JMK’s channel, so make sure you go and follow them both on YouTube and on
Instagram, links in the description. Out of all of my takeaways from this
experience, the most important one is this: Anything is possible when it comes
to realizing your dreams, as long as you are RELENTLESS. My goal with all of this has been to take this passion of mine and share it with the world… and what better
way to spread the sport of free skating than by becoming the content creator for
my favorite company on the planet – JMKRIDE. Of course, this will have to involve
moving to San Diego where the company is headquartered… …But who knows when that will happen. Just know that when it does, you guys better be ready. Friend: “Do it on your phone!” Gabe: “Do it on my phone??” Friend: “Click Refresh!!!” Friend: “OH!!!!”

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18 thoughts on “JMKRIDE Flew Me to CHINA!

  1. OHHHHHHHH DAYUMMMMMMM

    MY BOI IN THE BIG LEAGUES NOW

    Dude, LEGIT so excited for you man! That is really really exciting news!!
    Can't help but to think about us talking at that Korean BBQ place about content creation and about film making and your passion. THIS IS IT DUDE. So STOKED!

  2. Doooooood! This trip looks so sick! Effing phenomenal job with this video. The story telling is top notch. Give a W to the Gabe!

  3. Ayeayeayeayeayeaye!!!!!! Soooo cool man. We need to skate soon! Hope you can find time between your far vacations! Thatโ€™s insane ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™Œ

  4. So AMAZING GABE! I am going to truly miss you man and I wish you the BEST OF LUCK! I know you will do great and I really look forward to seeing more of your great content because you are a beast at making YouTube videos! Go get it Gabe! Love you man! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  5. DUDE THIS VIDEO IS AMAZING!!!! IT IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST INSPIRATIONAL I HAVE SEEN EVER!!!! – let me tell you why
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    0:00 That opening with the jump and music was incredible! Seeing those skate moves – especially to someone who has hardly seen the sport in its full capacity is amazing!
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    0:30 Love how you cut to black. Leaves the viewer wanting more
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    0:32 The introduction on yourself is perfect. Hooks everyone and is relateable on many levels
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    0:55 DAMN is right! The role model and tech overlays are sweet
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    1:11 – The new song and freeskate clip is soooooo good – the start of an inspiring and exciting new quest and world
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    1:17 Getting to see Eric and JC is a YES YES YES
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    1:28 – The remember this guy part is another YES for me! – totally keeps the viewer wanting to know more – "why remember john?"
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    1:41 – LOL – ain't that the truth with being a bit negative for the school performance, haha
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    2:02 – that realization is deeeeeeeeeeeep!
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    2:20 – the story is starting to come arounddddddd!! – so cool he was watching you this whole time
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    2:36 – THE ROLE PLAYING IS A MOOD, YES!!!
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    2:40 – HALLMAN BABBBBBYYYYYYY – hype clips and track
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    3:12 – Alex footage coming in – HELL YEAH
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    3:18 – THIS CLIP – COULDn't have picked a better one if you TRIED!
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    3:45 – over on JMK's channel you say??????? SUBBED – BELLED – LIKED – wait, I can't do that yet – wait, yes I can, opening up 15 videos in new tabs rn – BRB
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    3:55 – so true! RELENTLESS!!!
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    4:10 – love the world JMK!! haha
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    4:21 – ooooooooo SD!?
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    4:31 ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€
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    Actually love the no call to action – they know what to do – they know where to go – (lol, I'm getting vibes from our collab video with those words, haha)
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    A๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผM๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผA๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผZ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผI๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผN๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผG๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ! GABE

  6. Ah man massive congrats, it's all been leading up to this opportunity grab it with both hands ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  7. Stoked to see you got this opportunity man! I still want to try these but don't have the money yet. Editing was super clean in this!

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