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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour

Tony Hawks Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Released: September 2, 2003
Rating: 4 Stars

Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, Mike Cinqmars, Carey Hart, Lincoln Udea, Andy Macdonald, Mikey Dymond, John Parker, Dave Mirra, Mat Hoffman, Kevin Robinson, Dennis McCoy, Shaun White, Ronnie Faisst and Clifford Adopante.

Ingredients: 1 legend, 12 Athletes, 2 punk bands and 6 months of planning.

Mix well and blend over 10 practice days in an airplane hanger.
Pour into the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas.
Sit back and be amazed!

Result: Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour

I once planned a party - a small party. After buying beer, snacks and entertainment, I realized I was in way over my head. Too many details. Consequently eight people came to my place, drank, ate and hung out for about four hours. I have not hosted any sort of organized gathering since.

Now imagine planning an event that involved multiple skateboarders and BMX guys simultaneously thrashing a monster half pipe as motocross dudes fly over the top of the entire ramp. Oh yeah... no collisions and no deaths. Right! Give THAT a whirl.

This behind-the-scenes DVD gives a look at what went into Tony Hawk's 2003 Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour. From assembling the athletes to assembling the ramps, you get an awesome view of what it took to put this show together. The choreography alone is a monstrous job. Most extreme sport athletes are not accustomed to dodging other athletes and are fairly unfamiliar with choreography in general.

The Athletes & Bands

  • SK8:
  • Tony Hawk
  • Bob Burnquist
  • Bucky Lasek
  • Lincoln Udea
  • Andy Macdonald
  • Shaun White
  • BMX:
  • Mat Hoffman
  • Dave Mirra
  • Dennis McCoy
  • John Parker
  • Kevin Robinson
  • Motocross:
  • Carey Hart
  • Mike Cinqmars
  • Ronnie Faisst
  • Clifford Adopante
  • Mikey Dymond

  • Bands:
  • The Offspring
  • Social Distortion

Mike Cymond goes to the facility that is building the motocross ramps. They set up the ramps and he takes numerous practice runs to see how the spacing may need to be adjusted. Similarly, Tony Hawk goes to Tait Towers, who have created the gigantic half pipe. He's a bit nervous because there is no time for changes. If the ramps suck, they're stuck with ‘em. The odd side note here is that no one at Tait Towers skates. In fact, they freely admit to knowing nothing about skateboarding or proper ramp construction for such a sport.

Propper Jeep sponsorship

So, how does such a company win a bid for creating Tony's ramps? By being the absolute best at what they do. Primarily, they are the largest builder of portable stages used in festivals and music concerts. They have built the stages for such acts as Marilyn Manson as well as the Rolling Stones tours.

Tony likes the ramps that are set up for his arrival. The ramps are then assembled in an airplane hanger where the athletes will practice for 10 days. Mat Hoffman compares seeing the ramps to how the Bones Brigade must have felt when they discovered the Animal Chin Ramp. That's quite a compliment.

The live event went down at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas and was spectacular to watch. Since it was not a contest, they were able to create an incredible show, detailing the talents of the athletes involved. After seeing this thing, you'll never watch a skate contest in the same way. The Offspring and Social distortion provided the jams.

Bonus Stuff

Extra footage from both the rehearsal and the live show in Las Vegas.

You might also want to check out Tony Hawk's animated movie Boom Boom Sabotage.

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