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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Thrasher's Skater of the Year (SOTY)

Thrasher's Skater of the Year (SOTY) - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Three Star skateboard DVD review rating

Studio: High Speed Productions
Released: 2003
Rating: 3 Stars

Tony Trujillo, Arto Saari, Geoff Rowley, Brian Anderson, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, Eric Koston, Chris Senn, Mike Carroll, Salmon Agah, John Cardiel, Danny Way and Tony Hawk

"I'm into people that are really focused and driven to what it takes to showcase the world what f#@king skateboarding is all about."
- Jake Phelps

Thrashers skater of the year soty logo

I'd love to see a Skater of the Year video that showcased only the current Skater of the year. I'd also like to win the lottery, date a porn star (for 2 hours) and invent a self-cleaning tank for Sea-Monkeys. As you may guess, I don't always get what I want. Oh yeah, I also want Eddie Van Halen to teach me to play guitar.

Wouldn't it be cool to have a whole DVD of just the current SOTY winner's footage? Hell Yeah! So often we have to suffer through short parts in sk8 videos showing just a sliver of what our sk8 heroes are capable of. I think it would be cool as all hell to have a DVD dedicated to just one rider - the SOTY.

Thrasher magaziness's Jake Phelps

Thrasher's "Skater of the Year" is a actually a look at all the SOTY's from Tony Hawk's win in 1990 to Tony Trujillo's win in 2002. Jake Phelps is on hand to inject anecdotes and show us that you can still be hardcore in a pair of thick black-framed glasses. Not the first guy you'd visually guess as a driving force in skateboarding - he seems like a cool guy.

This DVD progresses by year with interviews and footage of each rider. Some segments were longer than others. They also featured commentary by other pros. Skater of the Year is bestowed on a rider each year, sometimes twice as is the case for Danny Way. He won in 1991 and again in 2004.

Who's Won Skater of the Year?

This list is the winners as featured on the DVD. A few folks have won since 2002. They are listed over here).

Skater of the Year Soundtrack

Part: Intro
The Enemies, Last Rights

Part: Tony Hawk
Rancid, Ruby Soho

Part: Danny Way Pt. 1 Paik, Ghost Ship

Part: Danny Way Pt. 2
Bad Religion, Against the Grain

Part: John Cardiel
DJ Vadim feat. Motion Man, The Terrorist

Part: Salman Agah
Toilet Boys, Heartstoppers

Part: Mike Carroll Pt. 1
Paik, Twilight Storms

Part: Mike Carroll Pt. 2
Fishspooner, Megacolon

Part: Chris Senn
The Last Season, Day in Ruin

Part: Eric Koston
Hot Hot Heat, No, Not Now

Part: Bob Burnquist
Division of Laura Lee, Black City

Part: Andrew Reynolds Pt. 1
Shakespace, Newlands

Part: Andrew Reynolds Pt. 2
IMA Robot, Song Number One

Part: Brian Anderson Pt. 1
Paik, Low Batter Transmission

Part: Brian Anderson Pt. 2
Capitol Years, Train Race

Part: Geoff Rowley and Arto Saari
Turbonegro, Age of Pamparius

Part: Tony Trujillo
The Enemies, Palm of My Hand

Part: Outro
The Black Heart Procession, It's a Crime I Never Told You About

"The best thing about Skater of the Year is it could be YOU!"
- Jake Phelps

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