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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Traffic Skateboard's Via

Traffic Skateboard's Via DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Released: 2006
Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Wetzel, Andy Bautista, Damian Smith, Brannon John, Shaun williams, Dan Plunkett, Henry Panza, Aaron Szott, Pat Stiener, Ricky Oyola, Rich Adler, Bobby Pulco, Jack Sabback, Deshi.

Stop what you're doing. I don't care what it is. Just stop.
Now go buy this DVD - don't bother reading the following review... just buy it!

Cool! Now that you own Traffic Skateboard's Via DVD, read on to see what we thought of it.

Traffic always seems like a hassle when you're driving and stuck in it. It's constant, everywhere and slow moving. The intro scenes pan across various traffic situations until we hone in on skaters hitching rides on the wheel-wells and bumpers of passing cars... the only way to navigate traffic - on a skateboard. This intro is filmed brilliantly and integrates really well with the music.

The music in Via is a funny thing. I hated it - almost all of it. But I have to say it went really well with all the footage - tight editing at it's best. Which brings us to another quirk of this DVD that really sets it apart. There are no intro credits and there are no parts. WHAT? Yeah, no parts.

The footage flows from rider to rider in a seamless manner, never showcasing one person as is so traditional in most sk8 flicks. Via breaks the mold in many ways creating a film that's both intense and beautiful to watch. I can't believe I used the word "beautiful" to describe a sk8 vid... it was also completely gnarly. That makes me feel better.

Simple elegance radiates from the film itself right out to the packaging and production. When you insert the DVD it begins playing Via - no hype, no crap and no extras. If you select the menu option on your DVD player, you can choose segments to watch or play all. Around 20 minutes in length, you still feel as though you got your money's worth from it.

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