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VHS cover - Sonic One Louder

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One Louder
1995, 20 minutes
Current Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

From 1995, One Louder features just a handful of skaters from the heart of the lost years of the mid-90s, when skating fell of the radar for awhile. Lots of lines in this one, tempered with the occasional handrail and gap. Big pants are gone but a wallet-chain makes a cameo appearance.

OneLoveJamDown May 29, 2003

One Louder is not afraid to tackle political themes as Mike Crabtree skates to the Gits and Charley Watts nollie flips into a bowl with a pot leaf graffiti then cuts to his frontside boardslide down a handrail with a metal-weaved cross in its support. I wonder if this was the first in the genre of the psychedelic skate video. One Louder is short, around 20 minutes and is a cross between a Girl/Chocolate and Toy Machine video, hence I wanted to go out and skate immediately afterwards. Nanda Zipp has a fantastic last part. I was only familiar with him as the goofy kid in an old 411 who played an acoustic guitar and sang a song about his girlfriend. She seems to be a big influence on his skating and it's endearing to know he did it all for love. Kit Erickson of Life fame has too brief a part in this one. He has rad style; just check out A Soldier's Story for further proof. S*m*n W**ds**ck's part is hilarious but also damned good. He may be the Marcel Marceau of skating. No one skates like him or should, necessarily. He's definitely doing his own thing. Send in the clowns.


World1991 December 29, 2003

For all you hermits, S*m*n W**ds**ck was a highly controversial 90's skater that skated in a clown suit, boxed a member of the rap group Onyx and got sued by Steve Rocco for copyright infringement. Rocco pretty much made sure that S*m*n's company, Sonic, never saw the light of day again. Luckily, we can still see Mr. W**s**ck kick his shoes off in the middle of 360 flip and skate barefoot. It's true that during this period in his life, W**ds**ck was a hardcore alcoholic and drug addict. Now, he's a hardcore Christian-oholic Minister and Bible addict. I wonder if Lennie Kirk attends his sermons... Still, W**ds**ck pulls out all the stops (including the clown suit) in this one. The rest of video is rather monotonous, but older skaters may want to check out late 80ís street rippers Kit Erickson and Tom Knox.


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Tony Briseno
Mike Crabtree
Kit Erickson
Tom Knox
S*m*n W**ds**ck
Charlie Watts
Nanda Zipp

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

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