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Penal Code 100A
1996, 22 minutes
Current Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

FTC's 1996 video, Penal Code 100A, features a slew of the then best SF and NYC street skaters, drawn mostly from the Girl/Chocolate, Real and Mad Circle teams. The soundtrack, with a couple of exceptions, could have come from a soulful oldies station with the likes of Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, the O'Jays and Van Morrison. The video documents many of the famous SF/NYC spots like the Pier, Hubba ledge, EMB, the Brooklyn banks and San Francisco's many downhill streets. Aaron Meza filmed and produced this one. With the exception of a brief Max Schaaf part, it's entirely pure street skating.

OneLoveJamDown February 02, 2003

The highest compliment to be paid a skate video is that a skater watches it all the way through and feels inspired to go skate. Penal Code 100A is such a video and it reaffirms everything that is good about skateboarding. Every skater in it (and there are lots) has style and smoothness. Nothing outrageously technical by today's flip-in flip-out standards, but enough to keep a tech aficionado interested. Handrail and big-gap fans may find this one somewhat lacking. However, there are more lines in this one than Geometry textbook and style to spare! The music, filming and editing go perfectly with the skating and remind me of the Stereo or Mad Circle videos, where the music flows and adds depth and character to the video. Among the standout parts are Keith Hufnagel's. He gets his own reggae song as he ollies everything in sight: a fire hydrant, a motorcycle, and a huge street gap. The video closes with a killer Mike Carroll and Rick Howard tag team part set to hip-hop. Penal Code 100A is a flowing video with a lot of soul that I watch start to finish every time and end up with a big grin on my face, a gleam in my eye and the inspired determination to hit the streets once again.


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Mike Carroll
Rick Howard
Keith Hufnagel
Scott Johnston
Bobby Puelo
Max Schaaf

Also Appearing:
There are 43 other skaters that appear in this video for a few tricks. They deserve credit too.

Sound Track:
If you dig the music from Penal Code 100A, check out the soundtrack for it.

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