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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Transworld's Show Me The Way

Transworld's Show Me The Way - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

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Released: 2004
Rating: 5 Stars


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Reese Forbes, Kyle Leeper, Colin McKay, Clint Peterson, Stefan Janoski, Richard Angelides, Andrew Reynolds, Daniel Shimizu, Mark Appleyard, Brandon Biebel, Darren Naverrette, Tim Oconnor, Chad Tim Tim, Rob Drydek, Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen.

"Don't worry about what anyone else is doing."

"Don't underestimate any obstacle."

"Full speed ahead - no hesitation."

"Practice!"

"Show me the Way" is a different kind of trick tip DVD filmed entirely with wireless microphones so the instructions are laid out as the skateboarding happens. The video features a variety of terrain from flatground, curbs, ledges, and rails to pole jams, mini-ramps, pools and vert. Each professional gives some advice or incite about sk8 related topics.

Ordinarily when I hear about a trick tip DVD, I groan. Most of them are poor substitutes for just going outside and trying a trick. You won't learn to play guitar by watching instructional videos any more than you'll become a sex-god by watching a lot of porn. You have to get out there and try the tricks, jam on your guitar and date enough chicks adventurous enough to try anything. But this video is different. The pros all have very useful monologues on foot placement, board position, timing and traps to watch out for. I love this DVD! Even if you know it all, it's a great disc to watch.

Of course you still have to get out there and try stuff, but this DVD will give you an edge. Many others are novelties that don't really tell you anything you couldn't figure out by watching any sk8 vid. "Show me the Way" offers real incites and the mechanics behind the trick.

Transworld has become very formulaic in their approach to film making. Predictability runs high in their productions. This disc is different, fresh and very un-Transworld - a good thing.

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My only issue is when Colin McKay tells us to go find some tranny on which to do BS tail slides. Is this what he meant, cuz I don't wanna skate this ugly obstacle! You run the risk of getting hung up on something tucked-under.


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