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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Powell Peralta's Future Primitive

Powell Peralta's Future Primitive - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Stacy Peralta & C.R. Stecyk
Released: 1985
Rating: 4 Stars

Steve Caballero, Adrian Demain, Richie Dunlop, Chris Iverson, Tony Guerro, Tony Hawk, Kevin Harris, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Eric Sanderson, Greg Smith, Kevin Staab, Steve Steadham, Per Welinder, Neil Blender, Eric Castro, David Hackett, Christian Hosoi, Bryce Knight, Natas Kapus, Steve Kenan, John Lucero, Jesse Martinex, Michelle Sanderson, Gregor Rankin.

Does anything bring back great memories like the animated "Ripper Skull" at the intro of all the Bones Brigade videos? Hell no! That laughing skull makes me wanna jump on my skate and rip. Future Primitive, Bones Brigade video 2, brings back so many memories - that I'm not going to share cuz no one needs to know that crap!

"200 years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground. It took the minds of 12 year-olds to realize its potential"

Guerro rages on the row-house driveways of San Francisco hitting tricks on nearly every address on a swell wide deck. I think I dig retro vids just to see the old school decks and wheels. Great stuff. The popsicle-stick generation just doesn't know how good it was back then.

There's a cool vert contest at Mt. Trashmore in the Virginia Beach area. You won't see contests like that these days. Hell, you don't see anything vert these days. It's all handrails and flippy tricks. No one has the balls to take splinters in the ass with high impact.

Mt. Trashmore in Virginia is where Mike Vallely was discovered. Nothing like a little fire to ruin some history. The park was rebuilt, but everything Mike V rode is gone.

We get a quick look at Powell Peralta's board manufacturing plant which was a rare sighting back in the day. Skateboards came from stores and no one really seemed to care how they were made. Isn't it fun to bust on China wood these days... like anyone knows the difference.

A staple of BB vids (and the 80's for that matter) was that obligatory scene in which a mass of skaters are bombing hills with gloved hands. Its kinda cool to see all the highspeed spinny tricks they could do. Speaking of obligatory things... street contests were required to have a beater-car so that skaters could ride it until boredom set in and then they could re-invigorate themselves by further trashing the car. Oh joy. Future Primitive doesn't leave that one out as we see a variety of tricks on and around the vehicle de jour.

Finally, Rodney Mullen and Per Welinder find the most remote out-of-the-way vacant slab of concrete and have a freestyle competition. Freestyle was never very popular, but the things these guys could do was amazing. Not sure why they had to hide away for this little comp.

As always on these DVD re-issues, there's no bonus material - which is criminal - but what can ya do? Just enjoy the sk8.

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