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VHS cover - ATM Fast Youth

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Other videos put out by ATM:

  Flick (1996)
  Come Together (1995)

Fast Youth
2001, 29 minutes
Current Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Fast Youth is brought to us by the all too underrated ATM click. The video consists of simple line orientated street skating and a little vert trickery to a rowdy indie soundtrack. If you were wondering where Ronnie Bertino (of Plan B fame) went, then look no further. He's in this one.

World1991 May 31, 2003

Well, let me start by explaining the moral dilemma I face as a reviewer. I've always felt that smaller companies like ATM are the true heart of skateboarding. Small companies are usually comprised of a group of friends that are just out skating and having a great time. Bigger corporate-driven companies have less of a crew feel and more of a strategically planned out approach to picking their riders. So with that said and with all due respect to ATM, I must say... Fast Youth is a real dud. The footage is mainly comprised of basic line orientated skating. After, three views of this video, I can't remember more than a few tricks. The formula for this video is simple: a couple kickflips, a noseslide, pop shove-it or two, and repeat. I feel bad to be shitting on the little guys, but that's the truth. So if you’re having trouble sleeping: forget the valiums, pop in Fast Youth instead.


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Aaron Babila
Ronnie Bertino
Jake Brown
Rob Carlyon
Shawn Connelly
Jeremy Deglopper
Edward Devera
Staurt Faught
Jake Lapole
Alikai Lee
Josh Lewis
Dave Miller
Chris Williamson

Also Appearing:
Brandon Biebel
Henry Daly
Steve Dolan
Rod Ferens
Jimmy Gilbert
Nick Gonzalez
Kyle Leeper
Wes Loates
Heath Sherratt
Chad Viall
John Wetherbee

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

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