Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, injuries, money, fame and their own internal struggles - for a chance to win $200,000 and the title of best street-skateboarder in the world. The Motivation is a non-fiction sports film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter, Bomb the System) featuring the biggest names in professional skateboarding today.
What makes a champion.
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Taking a solid slam can either really hurt you or just piss you off. And, for me, it normally just pisses me off. It hurts but it's more of like an adrenaline rush to like, be able to trick your brain and be like, "that didn't hurt, we're doing this again." Once it gets to like the fourth or fifth hard slam in a row then you kind of re-evaluate what you're trying.