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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:The Search For Animal Chin

The Search For Anim al Chin Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Stacy Peralta
Released: 1987
Rating: 5 Stars

Steve Caballero, Skip Engblom, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen, Jim Thiebaud, Ray Underhill and Mike Vallely

Stacy Peralta, co-founder of Powell Peralta skateboard company, was one of the original z-boys of Dogtown who's stayed in the game and become a renown - to some degree - film maker. His interest in filming came during the 1980's when he popularized the concept of skateboarding videos by featuring the Bones Brigade in a series of videos aimed at showcasing their immense talent and sprinkling social commentaries here and there.

In my opinion, the Bones Brigade was the turning point for a lot of concepts in the skateboard industry. Their videos were revolutionary both in concept and their abilities as athletes. Most skate shops probably hadn't thought they'd need a video section in their stores. Once Peralta's video became popular, they flew off the shelves. Delighting everyone who stood to make a dime off the effort.

The Search For Animal Chin is probably the most renown of the Bones Brigade series. The premise is a group of skaters seeks an ancient guru who allegedly founded skateboarding back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth - or there about. Along their journey to find this ultimate soul skater, they realize what skateboarding is really about.

We pause briefly to make sure YOU know what skateboarding is really about. Forget fame, fortune and sex. Its all about having fun doing it the way YOU want to. No rules. No limits. Sk8 or die!

This movie is highly recommended, not necessarily for great acting or great skating, but for a great message: Go Skate! That's what it's all about. Whether you have a half pipe in your backyard, a launch ramp in your friend's driveway or love grinding the curb at the local mini-mart, skateboarding is what you make it and you should make the most of it in any way you can.

Being a popular flick of the Bones Brigade era, there's a new redux featuring commentary by the original skaters on a two-disc DVD. The original is still floating around, so make sure you get the latest version.

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