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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Santa Cruz - Out There

Santa Cruz - Out There Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Three Star skateboard DVD review rating

Released:Oct. 2005
Rating: 3 Stars

Emmanuel Guzman, Alex Moul, Lee Smith, Sid Melvin, Flo Marfaing, Alex Carolino, Henning Braaten, and Tommy Fynn.

This review is based on the "pack-in*" copy that was shrink wrapped with an issue of Kingpin Magazine. I have no idea if this version differs from the one you would purchase at your local shop.

There's a lot of good skating in this DVD, but that's not all one needs to produce a good skate video. The fact is, most skate videos contain good or great skating. Its important to make any video stand out beyond just the skating. I wish the Santa Cruz dudes had done this. The music is OK and the skating is good, but there's something more I want from a video.

Kids eat up skate videos for the tricks, but the video itself from a brand perspective is a promotional tool. It can be used to promote the skate company, it's brand and/or it's team. But to do do this, they have to involve that element. Seeing people skating in a video is cool, but I wnat to know more about them - hear what they have to say about things - see what opinions they have. The human element just makes it more interesting... at least to me.

The other irritating thing was my one-year-old son was determined to destroy my DVD player as I was trying to watch Out There. Certainly this isn't the fault of Santa Cruz, but my son might have been less inclined to haul my DVD player to the floor if he were more engaged by the content. He likes to hear things, not just listen to the clickity-clack of urathane on cement. Anyway...

He has plenty of toys that make clickity-clack sounds, so we are both familiar with that. What we crave is ingenuity and clever whit. Even at the age of one, he has discerning taste and needs to be more engaged by video offerings.

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