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VHS cover - Gullwing Skateboarding Inside Out

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Skateboarding Inside Out
1988, 60 minutes
Current Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Skateboarding Inside Out features a variety of skaters in what amounts to nearly constant montages of street, vert, and pool skating. It leaves out (with one fairly long exception) all the interviews, the goofing around, the music-driven visual segues, and all of the other features common to many skate videos and concentrates on the skating itself.

Squarepusher August 26, 2004

It's odd to think back and realize that this video came out right around the time I first set foot on a skateboard (although I honestly gave up on it for a bit after first trying). The skaters all blend together and the video keeps delivering image after image of street, vert, and pool skating until it's almost too much. That's perhaps my greatest problem with the video. I can get past some of the cheesy imagery because all you have to do is look back at the date and it all makes sense. I can ignore the music if I want for the same reason. But at 60 minutes, it begins to grow overly long, especially when you seem to see much of the same thing. Perhaps, I've seen too much since then and it's raised my expectations too high. It's interesting to go back and see Gator or Todd Swank, but I'm often finding that there is little change in style from one skater to the next and I find my finger rushing for the fast forward button. If I could travel back to '88, I probably wouldn't be so jaded, but as it is, it just doesn't match up.


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Ron Allen
Dave Crabb
Art Godoy
Jason Jessee
Eric Jueden
Tom Koesel
Mark Lake
Tony Magnusson
Chris Miller
Ken Park
Lee Ralph
Mark "Gator" Rogowski
Steve Schneer
Ben Schroeder
John Schultes
Buck Smith
Tod Swank
Bill Tocco
Danny Webster

Also Appearing:
Frank Atwater
Orlando Baker
Chris Black
Glen Charnowski
Troy Chasen
Mike Conroy
Barry Floyd
Jim Gingery
Hans Gofberg
Mike Hill
Brian Mank
Mike "Micro" Mapp
Josh Marlow
Jason Parkes
Paul Parry
Phil E.
Lonnie Rieter
Matt Schroeder
Dave Swift
Gavin Troy
Bob Umble

Sound Track:
If you dig the music from Skateboarding Inside Out, check out the soundtrack for it.

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