Let us begin... this DVD is a blend of snowboarding and skateboarding
footage. The soundtrack is mix of pumping hip hop, rap, and reggae, the sort
that fits well. United have rounded up a healthy group of men to promote
thier gear and this DVD shows em. First up is street artist Geoff Dermer who
shows a full run of ollies, kickflips and manuals that make him worthy.
Billy Gallagher also presents his foot full of street tricks finishing up
with a kickflip crook on a handrail that can only be described as "SIICCKK."
Simon Dasher gets in there with his street action. Then we are transported
to the mountain snow where Mike Boucher helicopter twists a halfpipe, and
rides a steel full pipe... on the top.
The music changes and you are
watching Jimmy Miller and a tasty potpourri of locations from ramps, to
parks to pools. Jimmy has a style that mixes the new school with a little
Rodney Mullen and Tony Alva. Then it ends just leaving you wanting more
Jimmy! Tory Goodall shreds up the streets & rails followed by Wade Fyfes
stylin ollies and way long handrail slides. Wade finishes his footage up
with the ole lady swingin the umbrella trick. Stash…. yes yes give em a
mellon, and serves up some ever stylish ollie airs, Stash is AOK.
the snowy mountains Mike Oshachuk blasts some huge powdery airs. Nick Samson
gets into some deep powder backwoods action. Concrete is then crackin when
John Baker kickflips up a storm and Roger Bruinsma literally destroys
various skate parks. Then the music changes again and we are watching Danny
Hagge in a North Van skatepark. Danny's line gives me goosebumps, he
utilizes new school but carves, grinds, and airs the bowl like a KING!
Another handful of snowboarders are presented and they all assault the snow
and air with full adrenalin value. The final snowboard shot is a
bodyslammer, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cringe. Brian Werry
fancy foots around the streets and Randy Monchalin finishes 'er up with some
tech tricks over some death dropping overpass highway construction holes.
Good thing his mom wasn't around!
This DVD seems a little short but it is full of some great snow/street
talent. United Clothing has definitely selected some of the cream of
Canadian-crop skaters and snowboarders to represent their clothing. I look
forward to seeing if they have any rose patterned pajama bottoms or full gut
figured muscle shirts in their future summer fashion line……
ricky long (ricky old kook bowl carver)