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A handful of legendary West Coast skateboarders are captured at the top of their game in this blend of action and comedy. A photographer (Kurt “Mellow Cat” Ledterman) has been told to find something new and exciting to cover for his next magazine assignment. As luck would have it, the photographer soon crosses paths with a team of radical skaters who offer to take him on a tour of California’s best skate spots.
The tour soon turns into a comic free-for-all of wild skateboard action and inspired hijinks. Skateboard Madness features vintage skate footage dominated by Stacy Peralta, Kent Senatore, Gregg Ayres, and Dan “Mini Shred” Smith; Peralta later went on to direct a definitive skateboarding documentary entitled Dogtown and Z-Boys.
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This film by Stacy Peralta focuses on Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen.
“The Bones Brigade was a talented gang of teenage outcasts. Unmotivated by fame or popularity, they completely dedicated their lives to a disrespected art form. For most of the 1980s, this misfit crew headed by a 1970s ex-skateboard champion blasted the industry with a mixture of art and raw talent becoming the most popular skateboarding team in history.
The core unit of the Bones Brigade built an empire that covered the world. They dominated contests, made hundreds of thousands of dollars, created the modern skateboard video, reinvented endemic advertising, pushed skate progression into a new era, and set the stage for a totally new form of skating called street style. There’s nothing comparable in today’s skateboarding”
Random Quotes From Bones Brigade: An Autobiography:
Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a young boy from a broken home whose passion for skateboarding would one day bring him fame and a lifetime of accomplishments. A visionary skateboarder whose love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps have garnered him fame and fans around the world, Way decides to attempt the impossible: jump China’s Great Wall on a skateboard.
It’s a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the challenges life presents, and how high and far dreams can fly. Danny Way has not only proven himself to be an incredibly talented skateboarder but also the sport’s greatest innovator. In his quest for greatness, Way continues to shape the very sport that helped save his own life.
Waiting For Lightning features a who’s who of action sports all-stars including Way, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hofman, Rob Dyrdek and Ken Block.
Well here it is boys and girls! The first video of the 1031 team. I don’t really know what more to say. I mean we skate, and we film it , then give it to you. So now you all can judge us. Some of you will think what where doing is really bad ass and some of you will think we suck and we are wasting your precious time and the rest of you wont give a damn either way.
One thing this video does do for sure is show that WE SKATE! We skate hard and we are having a lot of fun doing it. So with that being said, go check it out. Get your buddies together and talk some trash on us or get stoked on what where doing and go do your part and shred hard. I hope this sums it up enough for everybody. I guess I could have given you a lot more hype and other kinds of bullshit but I thought I would just get right to bottom of it all. Here we are, here it is, here you go. Just get hyped on skateboarding, go skate and pass it on! – Kristian Svitak
Learn how to do frontside 50-50s and frontside boardslides with skateboard legend, Steve Caballero. World Street Champion, Pat Channita teaches you how to do varial heelflips and nollie backside 180 heelflips. World Vert, Overall Champion, Andy Macdonald helps you learn frontside airs over a hip and feeble grinds on a flat bar. Guinness Book of World Record holder, Danny Wainwright shows you how to ollie like a world record holder and the kickflip.
You will also learn backside tailslide on transitions, manuals, smith grind and backside ollies on transition, frontside noseslide, frontside tailslide, crooked grinds, frontside 180 nose blunt slide, nollie and nollie 180 from Moses Itkonen, Paul Machnau, Jon Comer, Javier Sarmiento and Jason Ellis.
Basic Training PLUS includes all the previous Trick Tips from Basic Training, PLUS eleven new ones from the 2003 Powell Pros and Ams.
They are Heelflip, 360 Kickflip, Caballerial, Nose Slide Shuv it, Frontside 180 Kickflip, Switch Frontside Boneless, Nollie Heelflip, Switch Heelflip, Frontside Tailslide, Kickflip Boardslide and Kickflip Noseslide.
Valley boys take on the punk rockers in this teen-age adventure.
This time they use skateboards instead of zip guns, knives and fists. The rich Valley kids, “The Ramp Locals,” are led by Corey Webster, while the leather-clad, street-wise punks follow Tommy Hook. The trouble begins when Corey falls in love with Tommy’s little sister who has come from Indiana for a visit. The rivalry between the gangs culminates during the grueling “LA Massacre,” a 20-mile downhill skateboarding race. The winning team will earn a corporate sponsor. For the final race, the filmmakers strapped a camera in front of a skateboard to give viewers a sense of the thrills experienced by the daring “thrashers.”
Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley