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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Tony Hawk's Secret Skatepark Tour 3

Tony Hawk's Secret Skatepark Tour 3 - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Kemp Curly
Studio: 900 Films
Released: 2007
Rating: 4 Stars

Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, Andrew Reynolds, Ryan Sheckler, Mike Vallely, Alex Chalmers, Mike Escamilla, David Loy, Justin Figueroa, Shaun Stulz, Taylor Smith, Riley Hawk, kevin Stabb, Neil Hendrix, Dennis McCoy, Jean Postec.

6 parks in 10 Days and one scheduled demo

"There aren't any other sports that have pros who show up at local spots. It certainly doesn't happen in ball-sports!
-Tony Hawk"

Tony and crew set out again to amaze and astound locals who thought they could grab a quiet session at their local park only to find it filled with hoards of skateboard fans. The power of the cellphone brings in everyone from skaters and their parents to random locals who've heard the name Tony Hawk.

I still think that Hawk's Secret Tour is a brilliant idea. I can't even imagine a slew of pro skaters rolling up to my local park and chilling for the day. Totally insane. Everyone has a cell phone and word travels fast. The secret tour is a killer way to stage a great video.

Two changes to this tour were bringing AMs along to stoke the veterans and doing the scheduled demo first. Last time, they finished up the tour with the scheduled demo. This outing they rolled into Missoula, MT to a crowd of 10,000 fans. As this was the only planned stop, they brought along a vert ramp - Thank god someone is keeping vert alive! Tony, Kevin Stabb and Hendrix jammed on the ramp for the crowd as Jason Ellis MC'd the event.

Having the AMs along for the ride probably raised the bar for the vets. These kids are crazy and will jump anything. Tony pointed out that going up the transition is usually followed by coming back down it. The AMs were happy to jump anything and everything. Keep an eye on Loy - that kid is going places.

The crowds seemed bigger this time around, but they didn't really say which parks they were at. Seems as though a lot happened in the editing phase. The feature runs 50 minutes and then there's a bunch of bonus stuff. Hawk knows how to entertain - there's plenty of skateboarding, but there's a lot of good interview footage that reminds us that these guys are people, not just worshiped skaters. It's cool to see the human side of things.

Bonus Stuff

  • Out takes
  • The Surprise
  • Jody's Photos
  • Steez's Fisheye Fun
  • Chalmers Cam
  • Slams
  • Behind the Scenes - Making of the Intro
  • The Bottom Line

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