This video was filmed in a grainy format, which added character and worked
well. Another formula type skate video featuring local Ladysmith BC skaters. I
say formula because it seems many skate videos are just good music and way
sick skaters, and thatís just what this video has to offer.
I do think it's great and it shows that if a small town like Ladysmith can produce a nice little video, every
town should. Then when you go to your local skate outlet... you buy local, and
leave all the big shots high and dry "Forget the DC Video or the America
video" Give a little local guy your mooola! Well, o.k. maybe Danny Way has to
be seen but still. I'll get off my soapbox now and get on with my review of this
little rad flick.
You get 30 mins of kick flips, ollies, rail slides, and the likes!
What the pros are doing is all alive and well in Ladysmith. The beginning
shows a person in a copper hat that looks like Erica Em (an old VJ from Much
Music) doing an ollie off a curb. Hahaha. The music starts and we get a collage of head
konks, and falling down skaters. This song finishes with a TASTLESS scene
of a couple of kids having a backwoods fight and outsider, chops
Jacob in the head with his skate. Sorry I just feel this type of crap has
to stop and should not be associated with my favorite sport. Skateboards are
rides, NOT weapons!
The next song starts and the real fun
begins. Kevin Young displays some sick gaps and an amazing feeble to
50/50. Tyler Mackie exhibits some fine kick flips, nice crooked grinds and
a little hit of roof gap action. Nick Farrington sported some nice grassy
embankment gaps into a parking lots. Brandon Soros did some amazing park
skating with his shoelace undone. Jordan Mcinnis ripped some garden wall kick
flips to the street and ended his part with some dancing and a spit. Scott
Barnes displayed a melon grab air in a park & quot;my fave for what it's worth".
Troy Stenmark gave us a way rad 360 kicks flip to manual. Drew McCuish will
be givin the younger folks a challenge with his fluent execution of tricks.
Lastly its Bill... every park has one of these guys, you know the guy who
spazzes, throws his board, breaks his board and says that great word very
loud. A handful of other skaters are featured and the street and
parks are all terrorized. A guy named Andy rides his BMX just to make the
park footage more real!haha. The end of this video is yet again a slapping of bails
that we love so much. Just when you think you've had enough the video
provides you with some jackass antics, gotta love seeing a guy in his gonch
getting eggs thrown at him and a guy eating cat food.
Support your local skaters! Hunt this video and watch it! When I finished
watching this video I realized I never saw anybody tucking it in down one of
the Ladysmith hills. I can only hope Iíve inspired those kids to do a sequel to
ricky long (old man pool carver)
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