video includes all new footage from John Cardiel, Henry
Sanchez, Tosh Townend, Dustin Dollin, and Heath Kirchart.
This video is going to be remembered as one of TransWorld's
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No matter how
bad a day you're having, one of the best things about
Surfing is its ability to make you forget your troubles
and appreciate life and
its beauty. If a surf film is able to achieve this
through the words and imagery painted on the screen,
then its deemed a success in my book. The projects
by The Moonshine Conspiracy have an uncanny ability
to never fail in this manner, and their latest project,
A Broke Down Melody, doesnt disappoint.
The film features the Malloy
brothers, Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, Tom Curren,
Rob Machado, C.J. Hobgood, and Gerry Lopez, and follows
these surfers as they travel to Jamaica, Indonesia,
Tahiti, and Mexico. "The future generation of
surfing is going to come from places you least expect
it," goes the narrative, and indeed theres
strong emphasis on the local kids, who pick up broken
boards left behind by travelers, go surfing on them
and have a ball.
The film also includes some
incredible bodysurfing segments, getting back to basics
and experiencing the ocean's raw energy. Slater is
featured towing into a Tahiti wave that's never been
surfed before, on a rare and special swell day. Slater's
insatiable desire to explore and keep pushing the
envelope of the sport is truly inspiring, and well
A Moonshine Conspiracy film
wouldn't be complete without a little Jack Johnson
flavor in the mix, and in this film viewers get a
double whammy. We all know that Johnson is a pro surfer/videographer
turned musician, but this is the first film where
he gets out from behind the camera and shows us his
surfing skills. In addition, A Broke Down Melody,
the film's theme song, is a new and unreleased Jack
Surfing is a gift, and A Broke
Down Melody is a gift to us all to help us remember
that when we break it down, its the simplest
things in life that hold the most meaning. - Lindsay
Sports - Catch On
was the last time you felt an adrenaline rush so exhilarating
that it was addictive? Some get this feeling from board
sports, some from power sports, but there are groups from
around the world that find their rush through extreme sportbike
might ask yourself, what is Extreme Sportbike Riding? Ripping
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keep these guys on the edge! Bringing sportbike riding to
an entirely new level. They have taken these antics to the
highways, public roads, industrial parks and anywhere they
can show their stuff, (or stunts). And not only do they
defy conservative riding; theyre building it into
a sport. They are the leaders of a new generation of riding
thats hitting the pavement with a vengeance!
Sportbike Riding has newly sanctioned events. Some events
are sponsored by major organizations and the realization
of it becoming a legitimate sport is getting bigger. Fully
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has moved from the fringe to the mainstream over the past
few years; according to one estimate, a half-million Americans
now find joy in dangling from cliffs, up from 50,000 in
1989. Wakeboarding, a snowboarding-waterskiing hybrid that
allows participants to flip, spin,inverted and carom off
buoys at high speeds, had 100,000 adherents in 1991; that
figure has jumped to multi millions. Even the most extreme
of extreme/action sports are booming: Sky surfing, in which
expert parachutists perform acrobatic twists and turns on
graphite boards, while free falling from 13,000 feet, didn't
exist in 1990; now it attracts thousands of devotees.
- Standard Films Makes "Paradox"
Hatchett and Standard Films have completed another
snowboard video production "
Black Winter " completing over a dozen
of the worlds most poplular snowboard video series
Board". This is one of the best and
most anticipated videos to date by Standard Films.
Peralta's "Dogtown and Z-Boys,"the winner
of the Audience Award and the Director Award
at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, has been accepted
to the Toronto International Film Festival. The
film was written by Stacy Peralta and Craig Stecyk,
produced by Agi Orsi and executive produced by Jay
Wilson of Vans. It was narrated by Sean Penn.
high-flying "vert" style of skateboarding
is such a defining element of youth culture, it's
hard to believe it wasn't invented by a skateboard
manufacturer. In fact it was invented on the streets
of Dogtown, a section of Santa Monica and Venice
"where the debris meets the sea." In the
early 1970s, this rundown urban beach neighborhood
spawned the Zephyr Skating Team. The Z-Boys took
their clunky skateboards onto asphalt-bankedschool
playgrounds and empty swimming pools and learned
to "carve" these three-dimensional terrains
in new ways, instinctively gravitating to a fluid,
surfing-inspired style that was both stylish and
improvisational. The Z-Boys caught the mainstream
skating world off guard at the Del Mar Nationals
in 1975, where they made their first splash. Within
a year, the aggressive Dogtown style came to dominate
the sport, and its young masters, Jay Adams, Tony
Alva and Stacy Peralta, became international teenage
superstars. "Dogtown and Z-Boys" is the
story of a group of gifted kids who inadvertently
inspired an American pop culture phenomenon.
Former Z-boy and Director Stacy Peralta combines
interviews with the original Zephyr team members:
Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Bob Biniak, Paul Constantineau,
Shogo Kubo, Jim Muir, Peggy Oki, Stacy Peralta, Nathan
Pratt, Wentzle Ruml and Allen Sarlo, with the stunning
photography of Stecyk and Glen E. Friedman.
Stacy Peralta (Director, Co-Writer) is an original
Z-Boy and is considered one of the founding fathers
of modern skateboarding. At nineteen, Peralta walked
away from his skating career and formed the skate
company Powell Peralta. With the help of trend-setting
graphic artists Craig Stecyk and Vernon Courtland
Johnson, Powell Peralta became an industry leader
in just five years. Peralta and his company discovered
Tony Hawk. They sponsored him for eleven years as
the founder and coach of Powell Peralta's Bones Brigade
skateboard team. In 1984, Peralta and creative partner
Craig Stecyk produced their first skateboard film,
Bones Brigade Video Show," launching
a skate-video revolution that shifted the balance
of power in the field away from the traditional magazines
and the corporate organizers of competitive events.
Many young skaters now routinely bypass competition
altogether, choosing video instead.
Peralta has appeared in several skating films, including
"Freewheelin'" in 1976. He served as a second
unit director on the films "Police Academy 4,"
"Gleaming the Cube" and "Thrashin.'"
As a result of his video work with the Bones Brigade,
Peralta worked on Steven Spielberg's "Hook"
(1990) as a scene choreographer and skateboard consultant.
After leaving Powell Peralta in 1991, he began directing
and producing television specials, pilots and series.
He recently directed the interview series"Influences"
- skateboard Industry Insider When you get done watching Jump Off a Building,
you may as well toss it straight back in for a second
viewing. It needs to be seen again so you can try
to comprehend the burliness factor; the camera just
can't do enough justice for some things. The team
you all should know: Bam Margera, Elissa Steamer,
Ed Templeton, Mike Maldonado, Chris Senn, Kerry Getz,
and Brian Anderson. If you're accustomed to the way
of the machine, you shan't be let down by this offering.
The video spins an amazing soundtrack featuring classics
from Janis Joplin, Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd. And
tomorrow's classics as well: Sonic Youth, Dinosaur
Jr., and The Scorpions.
The skating, as if you couldn't guess, is full of
insane stunts and body bashing. But Jump Off a Building
is not to be confused with Welcome To Hell. No Jamie
Thomas, kids, I'm sorry. Don't worry, Toy Machine's
future is in safe, capable hands. If you haven't been
up to Phillyside, ring up Mike and Bam and they'll
show you how to get there. And Elissa will show you
how to do a kickflip, and Kerry'll demonstrate how
to do anything precise, and Ed's giving out impossibles
down the road along with Chris--who's on a serious
diet of aggresion, and Brian--who's been eating off
the same plate as Chris, but digests it just a little
differently. Just buy it 'cause it's a good purchase.
You know, one of those gems you can thorw in again,
and again, and again, and again ... you get the picture.
. . This gets a 10 out of 10
on the sicktor scale.
got this video "Jump Off A Building" last
week. Bam, Kerry, and Brian all had killer parts.
The rest was sick, but these guys were my favorites.
I got so hyped after watching it a dozen times or
so, that I went out and tried to jump of a bridge.
Not really, but I was trying 50/50 transfers on
the bridge railing into the street. The music was
awesome, perfectly fitting the styles of each skater.
The thing that really impressed me about this video
was that every member of this crew is incredibly
solid. Their styles are such that I can easily visualize
them skating together at some late night session.
I recomend this video to everyone
looking for the best riding on video.
. This gets a 9.9 out of 10
on the sicktor scale.
- Motocross Industry Insider: Godfrey Entertainment
and dirt bike superstar Travis Pastrana have teamed
up again to film Travis & The Nitro Circus
2 (NC2). In addition to jaw dropping
antics by Pastrana, NC2 is stacked with riding action
from a whos who list of the motocross world.
This list includes Cowboy Kenny Bartram,
Nate Adams, Ronnie Renner, Matt Buyten, Drake McElroy,
Jesse Olsen, and many others. This year the Godfrey
Crew took the riders all over the map in search of
new and interesting places to ride. NC2 has been filmed
in Hawaii, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy and the
USA. Godfrey Entertainment has remained true to its
proven formula of interspersing mind-blowing action
by top athletes with highly entertaining (and questionable)
antics by the legendary Nitro Circus clowns. NC2 contains
stunts that have never been attempted before and other
stunts which no human should ever try again.
This gets a 9.8 out of 10 on the sickability scale.
Customer- Steve Henderson: Travis
Pastrana has so much energy, talent, and love for
riding, it fires up the screen. If any rider could
carry his own movie this kid is it! .
After seeing Travis's two amazing parts in TerraFirma
6, I have been a huge fan. He takes riding further
to a new level most can't touch. Nitro Curcus 2 is
about 40 minutes of watching one of the best riders
in the world and friends do all that can possible
be done on a motorcycle . It will get you so
amped up to ride you wont believe it!.
gets a 9.9 out of 10 on the sickability scale.
gave it 9.9 out a 10 on the
Sports Videos® Sicktor Scale TM
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