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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Divercity - A Skateboard Film

Divercity - A Skateboard Film - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Dennis Martin
Studio: Digital
Released: 2005
Rating: 4 Stars

Zered Bassett, Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG), Enrique Lorenzo, Mark Gutterman, Lewis Marnell, Ragdoll, Mark Appleyard, Ryan Smith, Paul Machnau, Greg Myers, Darrell Stanton, Greg Lutzka, Jayme Fortune and many more.

American Heritage Dictionary defines "diversity" as:

  1. The fact or quality of being diverse; difference.
    • A point or respect in which things differ.
  2. Variety or multiformity: "Charles Darwin saw in the diversity of species the principles of evolution that operated to generate the species: variation, competition and selection".

However it should be noted that this DVD's title is not spelled that way - it's titled, Divercity. Which accounts for all the scuba sites that come up in the search engines. Wow guys... Diver City is such a clever name for your scuba business. It's as if every time you don a snorkel, you enter your cool little salt water city where all your diving buddies hang out. There must be a Sponge Bob joke in there somewhere. Anyway...

Divercity opens with an interesting montage... until you realize you're watching a commercial. Then you realize there are several commercials. Ugh. Well, something has to offset the cost of making videos; I suppose. The ad for The Skateboard Mag is pretty cool actually - as commercials go. They have pros like Tony Hawk and Erik Koston fill in the blank. "I love skateboarding because ________."

Spelling aside, the diversity of this disc makes it particularly interesting. There are 5 main parts by the featured skaters, but mixed in are very short parts by a host of pros. By short we mean about 20 seconds each. The pro's name is flashed on screen, a trick completed and another name flashes up. It would have been nice to have a little more time with each skater, but I guess we have to take what we're given. And how many videos offer you any diversity?

Zered Bassett alone will sell many copies of this DVD. Hailing from the eastern-most part of the U.S., Massachusetts. He got his start at the Chatham Skate Park on Cape Cod (home of the Massachusetts driving moniker... mass-hole. Go drive around MA, you'll see where it came from).

Australian native, Lewis Marnell makes quite a splash with his skating. Definitely a name to look out for.

Both the spots and the skating is great. The soundtrack shines in some places and leaves you wondering in others. This is a cool disc - give it a spin.

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