met·tle/ˈmetl/ noun: ones ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.
Setting the World Record for most skateboard parks skated in a single day, A Test Of Mettle sets out to inspire skateboarders around the world to be creative, have fun and take ad-vantage of the free recreational facilities at their disposal. With so many skateparks experienced in one day, this film will be a vision of a skaterʼs paradise, and a reminder that this is accessible to everyone, if youʼre willing to chase it.
Fans were be able to follow along on Tumblr for live up-dates broadcasted straight from each riders Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts in real time. With the full story avail-able on newsstands mid-May, published in Color Magazine Volume 10, No. 2. The feature documentary premiered at Leeside DIY skatepark (#31 and the final stop on the mission) with courtesy shuttles from downtown Vancouver. With a world wide web premiere held June 21st, 2012, in conjunction with International Go Skate-boarding Day.