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VHS cover - Church of Skatan Santa Barbara

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Other videos put out by Church of Skatan:

  Oh My God! (2000)
  Wild In The Streets (1998)
  Holy Rollers (1997)
  Hellfire. Damnation. Skateboarding. (1995)
  Who Farted (1994)

Santa Barbara
Church of Skatan
1996, 30 minutes
Current Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Brought to us by the Church of Skatan in the year 1996, Santa Barbara gives us a look at aforementioned city, through the eyes of an established west coast crew. Shorty's, as a hardware giant with a deep roster, provides exceptional diversity and style. Musical stylings are contributed by a variety of bands and DJ’s, which provide a fitting backdrop to a slew of skate spots.

Fingolfin March 29, 2003

Contrary to the extremely diverse collection of skaters, is the blatantly meaningless, average, and sometimes simply silly quality of this video. Shorty's at this time, had a zillion skaters and such potential for great skate videos, but they really shit the bed with this one. If you've ever seen a Zero video, you know that when the skaters are giving it everything they’ve got, the resulting video will at least be inspiring and emotional if not technical and precise. In this video, its easy to see that the team is giving us their all, but regardless, they still lack the courage, talent, and skating "guts" that lend themselves to a great viewing experience. At a time when Plan B was giving us grace, and the Zero/Toy Machine teams gave us blood and guts, the Shorty’s team was in between the two, lacking everything that really matters, but acting as if they were the cream on top.


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Jason "Wee Man" Acuna
Bill Baker
Garth Bedinger
Mike Crum
Noe Flores
Ted Fourqurean
Dylan Gardner
Chris Gentry
Ryan George
Zak Haas
Jeff Hancock
Erik Hatch
Brett Hathaway
Ricky Higgins
Manabu Kamakura
Ben Kendall
Andy Lanes
Rick McCrank
Ari Mesa
Larik Mesey
George Nagai
Patrick Nagy
John Newberry
Carl Nunes
Tyrone Olson
Chris Orr
Wayne Patrick
Joey Prado
Joey Pulsifer
Kai Regan
Jacob Rodrigue
Geoff Rowley
Nelson Shin
Jesse Silvey
Jeff Taylor
Wil Taylor
Tony Tieu
John Vest
Nashia Wachsman
Jason Womack

Sound Track:
If you dig the music from Santa Barbara, check out the soundtrack for it.

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