Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off the Grid | Op-Docs | The New York Times


  1. duniel3000

    duniel30004 일 전

    Great, inspirational stroy. I liked: "I try to regress to what I think is about eleven and a half, which is the last of the idealistic years before the testosterone and all the other stuff takes off"

  2. Jon Detka

    Jon Detka8 일 전

    Such Joy! Thank you for sharing your story Slomo. Roll on!

  3. Rich Hayter Skater

    Rich Hayter Skater13 일 전

    I freakin' love this story! "Do what you want to." Class!

  4. Amy Sacco

    Amy Sacco19 일 전

    Beyond inspirational. This man is a legend and the videography is perfect.

  5. Nuno Ribeiro

    Nuno Ribeiro21 일 전


  6. DrinkingStar

    DrinkingStar22 일 전

    I totally understand Slomo. He has found his Shangri-la. I am a 74 year old beach bum who has also found his Shangri-la. Shangri-la is not a place but rather a state of mind. Shangri-la is any place where you can "do what you want" and be the person you want to be. Once you try to conform to the norms of commercialism and social expectations, you are not the person you want to be. When you are yourself, you are happy. Keep things in your life simple and seek only what you need to be truly happy. Happiness is the only thing that matters in life. Without happiness, fame, fortune and health are worthless. Find the place you love and be yourself by doing what you want to do. When you do, you will understand what life is all about. You will be Enlightened. You will then understand what Slomo is saying and telling you. I would advise those who do not understand nor where to begin that they see to movies. One is "Lost Horizons". The other is "The Razor's Edge"(1946 version). Once you do, then read the novels by the same name by Hilton and by Maugham. I also suggest the movie, "Life Guard" because I think Slomo would appreciate what Sam Elliot( the life guard is saying about wealth/success and happiness. Maybe Sam would want to star a movie about Slomo.

  7. Gary Mabs

    Gary Mabs개월 전

    Good video every time....

  8. Julio Jimenez

    Julio Jimenez개월 전

    Reminds me of my teenage years 😢

  9. Mirko San San

    Mirko San San개월 전

    I love this video. I watch it from time to time and think about it as I kayak the beautiful rivers of Oregon.

  10. bsb1975

    bsb1975개월 전

    It would be far more inspiring a story if he continued to work training new doctors despite his oncoming disability. Instead, he comes across as a guy who made a pile of money and wants to spend his remaining days with vision roller skating. He has my sympathy for his blindness, but this man is not a hero.

  11. C D

    C D2 개월 전

    My family and I had the privilege of talking to him on the San Diego boardwalk. He was a very kind man and incredibly intelligent man and a wonderful soul. He actually remembered us from past visits, and took time aside from his day just to talk with us. It was amazing to hear his views on life and a pleasure to talk with him.

  12. Michael Garske

    Michael Garske2 개월 전

    Just had the opportunity to meet SloMo. Awesome dude, just wish I could have skated with him!

  13. MX4551

    MX45512 개월 전

    To make it short - great inspiring story ;)

  14. Japhy VanSanity

    Japhy VanSanity3 개월 전

    I’ve literally watched this five times it’s like a movie, this guy should definitely have a Hollywood take on what it means to truly live ‘slo mo’ 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  15. Marco Abyss

    Marco Abyss3 개월 전

    i just got a pair of inline skates about a month ago. this is exactly the inspiration i'm looking for.

  16. Edgar Perret-Gentil

    Edgar Perret-Gentil3 개월 전

    which skates are those he rolls on sebas or gyros?

  17. Kararch

    Kararch4 개월 전

    Why Americans always need that single epiphany to finally wake up? ^^

  18. yixnorb

    yixnorb4 개월 전

    He's the sort of guy that you do not need to know to love.

  19. tgooding

    tgooding4 개월 전

  20. Copernican Revolution 2.0

    Copernican Revolution 2.05 개월 전

    Resonates strongly here. Using unicycle and OneWheel. But experience sounds very similar! 🙏🏼🌻🐳

  21. Thirty and Rollin

    Thirty and Rollin5 개월 전

    Love this video and way of life!

  22. Londonfogey

    Londonfogey5 개월 전

    I would like to know more about the scientific side of this. I often experience mild elation when cycling, but I assumed this was due to dopamine release during exercise.

  23. Heaven Above Earth Below

    Heaven Above Earth Below5 개월 전

    Sorry, there is no "center of the Earth", there is only Up and Down, since we live on a plane. Watch some good flat earth videos like GlobeBusters on KOreporter. It is so sad when I see people still stuck ion that old paradigm from 1700 . Newton, though we use math he created, did not believe in gravity. There is no evidence that gravity exists and it is easily disproven that there is a gravity that pulls things towards an imaginary center of a big ball that we live on the surface of.

  24. letsif

    letsif5 개월 전

    Existential solution to the mystery of life

  25. Mairen Oates

    Mairen Oates5 개월 전

    I'm from PB and I love this man with all my heart. He has been a huge part of my childhood and still is today (I just saw him today on the boardwalk lol). This man is great

  26. Alexei R

    Alexei R5 개월 전

    Good to know he still hanging around :-)

  27. ludia

    ludia6 개월 전

    besties to the cameraman also!!!!! great shots!

  28. AJ Bright

    AJ Bright6 개월 전

    Wonderful. I’m a hard core rollerblader. And I totally get this. And I truly understand what he’s saying about the feeling of skating in the zone of euphoria. What an amazing piece. Great job NYT!

  29. MOOG FAN

    MOOG FAN6 개월 전

    Keratoconus is the eye condition they are describing possibly - there are special contacts for this.

  30. Divertissement Monas

    Divertissement Monas6 개월 전

    Roller skating, best feeling in the world! Well done, Dr John Kitchin. Most people going through life not feeling this type of energy and freedom. Good physical explanation however, doesn't even come close to the actual feeling and experience. It is totally spiritual and one actually feels alive!

  31. Srbin

    Srbin6 개월 전

    Was living in San Diego for about 10 years. Passed by Slomo many times. As he liked to cruise on rollers, I liked to cruise on bicycle. One day I was on the beach with wife and baby... he passed by, and told my son - "maybe you will be our leader one day"... and he slowly moved forward. Today, about 10 years later, I am living in Germany. For whatever reason, mentioned Slomo, while talking to my son (now he is 12). That brought this memory back and I showed to my son this video. Very touching... Anyway, I envision myself in a small wooden house and small garden, next to the river bank, back in my hometown, after many years abroad...To do what I want to do...Thank you Slomo for making my plan stronger.

  32. JenTyme

    JenTyme7 개월 전

    At 8:30 The Benefits of Skating are explained

  33. peter carkagis

    peter carkagis7 개월 전

    good on you Doctor Slomo , enjoy your life, we all should follow your phylosophy

  34. Robert Spitfire

    Robert Spitfire7 개월 전

    At the end of the video I've felt so emotional and I'm seeing in the comment section that others did too. I wonder why, what is the psychology for that? Is it because we're watching a man achieving something that we would like too, is it because of the music or other factors?

  35. Adam Langlois

    Adam Langlois7 개월 전

    Retired doctor, a modern philosopher. Its cold as a witch's tit out but I'm gonna skate anyway

  36. Luis Ignacio Hernandez Gonzalez

    Luis Ignacio Hernandez Gonzalez7 개월 전

    Wheres this guy at?

  37. Bertrice

    Bertrice7 개월 전

    when he dies someone will take his place . I guess that's me

  38. underwaterman

    underwaterman7 개월 전

    best video in ages

  39. John Doe

    John Doe7 개월 전

    What about Schlomo the diamond merchant?

  40. Kay Dream

    Kay Dream8 개월 전

    Very inspirational, thanks so much

  41. ambiguousdreams1

    ambiguousdreams18 개월 전


  42. Shady Grady

    Shady Grady9 개월 전

    do what thou wilt

  43. TRK RDY Vette

    TRK RDY Vette9 개월 전

    My first day living in PB I saw slomo and thought wow. What drug is he on. No drugs. Just living life.

  44. Michael Philip Reed

    Michael Philip Reed10 개월 전

    Super thoughful, super well done. The Narrative/Visual combination is on point, full of depth. Thank you!

  45. Count DuBlevay

    Count DuBlevay10 개월 전


  46. Dick Steel

    Dick Steel10 개월 전

    I've been skating since I was 4 and quit around 14 (Life got in the way) and honestly I haven't been happy since, and have been looking for a freedom to get out of myself and this brought me to tears. I'm gonna stand up out of this bed now and dust my skates off and go explore the city. Thank you for reminding me that this is just a dream. I'll catch you on the other side Slomo. May love be with you good sir.

  47. Dick Steel

    Dick Steel10 개월 전

    @Bala Hormiga Than I wish you the best sir. Sorry trying to type with a massive cat on the keyboard..

  48. Bala Hormiga

    Bala Hormiga10 개월 전

    I'm soon to be 59 and enjoy skating immensely. I hope to retire soon and plan on living where the sun shines and the weather is "skatable" everyday!

  49. 22Tech

    22Tech11 개월 전

    what a nice video, bravo!

  50. Christian

    Christian11 개월 전

    Had someone call me Slomo, while I was skating this past weekend. :)

  51. Tigger

    Tigger11 개월 전

    Not so long ago I realized: if you do something crazy (something that doesn't affect anyone negatively), people react positively to it. So he is doing nothing more than just something crazy. And you react to it positively. That's it. If you want some new friends, do something crazy (without getting on anyone's nerves of course)!

  52. David Tinnerello

    David Tinnerello11 개월 전

    Never do I say that rich people get it. I'm not saying that he is loaded, but as a doctor, he made some money. This well off an has got IT. HE UNDESTANDS!

  53. David Tinnerello

    David Tinnerello11 개월 전

    Lateral acceleration. That explanation is religious. It's beautiful!

  54. alliebchongo

    alliebchongo년 전

    This is literally my goal in life

  55. Satori Awakening

    Satori Awakening년 전


  56. ivan lara

    ivan lara년 전

    What is this dude high on

  57. AlteredPages

    AlteredPages년 전

    Glad for him. How realistic is it for most people? Family, bills, responsibilities. Wish it was as easy as he makes it sound.

  58. tom schmitt

    tom schmitt년 전

    I ran into SLOMO on Pacific Beach today...a real gentleman. He inspired me to start living my life intentionally, I hope others are similarly moved!!

  59. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown년 전

    Wow! What a moving short doco. At first I thought this guy was simple, but of course, things are not that simple, and it turns out that this is a simple person. I wish him to enjoy the longest glide ever.

  60. Gregory Hoaja Inline Skater

    Gregory Hoaja Inline Skater년 전

    I have tears of joy for this man.

  61. Lynn L.

    Lynn L.년 전

    Beutiful video

  62. Jeffrey Gillespie

    Jeffrey Gillespie년 전

    13:28 killed me. "HELLO PURPLE. You're wearing purple." Classic.

  63. Londonfogey

    Londonfogey5 개월 전

    I chuckled at that too. I guess because he can't recognise faces, he perhaps recognises some people by the colour of their clothing.

  64. Thomas Bugnet

    Thomas Bugnet년 전

    "why am I crying in the club rn?"