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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Foundation's That's Life

Foundation's That's Life - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Released: 2004
Rating: 5 Stars

Corey Duffel, Ethan Fowler, Leo Romero, Justin Strubing, Gareth Stehr, Daniel Shimizu, Mike Rusczyk, Angel Ramirez, Tony Silva and Matt Allen.

It's DVDs like "That's Life" that make me want to re-evaluate the ratings process. I think opinions get soft over time. Some of the DVDs I've given 5-star ratings now seem like mere 4's. I loved everything about this DVD from the skating and innovative camera angles to the soundtrack and overall vibe.

The title of the DVD seems to officially be "That's Life", yet the word "flick" appears as well. They use a font that makes the kerning of the letters somewhat vague and makes it look like the "l" and the "i" are connected a la "Fuck". The only noteworthy mention of this is there was a video store in Mt. Kisco, NY called Family Flicks which we all refereed to as Family Fucks. Funny, eh? so anyway...

Being an avid fan of old-school styles, I dig that many of the parts had a few old-school tricks stashed here and there. They also tuck in some painful slams. The idea of having a segment of any DVD dedicated to slam footage is kinda dull. Here, they just dropped the slams in randomly. You see a skater slam, then you see him pull the trick.

One facet that I particularly enjoy and always welcome a special section to is irate pedestrians or security guards. They have a short piece where a pedestrian is pissed and getting in the skater's face. It ends when the skater slaps him so hard, his hat falls off and he drops to the ground. That was damn funny for a variety of reasons - even though I'd never advocate violence.

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