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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:H-Street's Shackle Me Not

H-Street's Shackle Me Not - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Studio: Waves i Motion
Released: 1988
Rating: 5 Stars

Tony Magnusson, eddie Elguera, ron Allen, Art Godoy, John Schultes, Carl Hyndman, John Sonner, Matt Hensley, David Nielsen, Ben Job, Chris Livingston, Ryan Monihan, Brian Lotti, Jeramy Allyn, Canny Way, richard Ezekiel, Brennand Schoeffel, Darrin Kimura, Steve Ortega, Dave Sornson, Ray Simmonds, Jeff Pettit, Aaron Vincent, Jeff Klindt, Mike Carrol, Dave Andrecht, Jason Richardson, Tom Knox, Jim Gingery and more...

Shackle Me Not is H-Street's first video release, now available on DVD. This flick rocked the skateboard world with it's quality, content and film style. It blew away the standard and left people in awe. Even today, this flick stands the test of time - it's still a blast to watch it!

Shot on VHS cameras with cheap fish-eye lenses, Shackle Me Not is billed by it's creators as a do-it-yourself effort. This film is visually stunning. I'd never have guessed it was shot on cheap cameras and edited in someone's livingroom. Filmers today could learn a thing or two from this video.

If you ask me - which you haven't - the 80's was the best skate era to come and go. There was change, turmoil and a complete shift in style. Most importantly it was fun to skate. Back then, people weren't sure if being a pro skater would be financially viable, hence people weren't as hungry to skate for sponsorship. It was for fun and this video show it.

The skating is cool - complete with wide decks and rails - and there are a few familiar faces who are still in the mix. Danny Way has the final part as he begs to get a part in the video. Who knew he'd be jumping the Great Wall of China years later?

This is a classic video that should be in everyone's collection.

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