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Other videos put out by World Industries:

  Round 2: Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song (1999)
  Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song (1997)
  Trilogy (1996)
  20 Shot Sequence (1995)
  New World Order (1993)
  Love Child (1992)

Rubbish Heap
World Industries
1989, 37 minutes
Current Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Rubbish Heap is World Industries’ first video and is somewhat of a cult classic. There's a ton of street action and a little mini-vert courtesy of Jesse Martinez. Also featured are a few practitioners of the lost art known as freestyle. World was pretty much a rag-tag team at this point and many of the featured skaters talents weren't realized until after its release. Some, such as Jeremy Klein and Ron Chatman, skyrocketed to super-stardom while others, such as Billy Waldman and Chris Branagh, became known only for their child-star descent into obscurity. The soundtrack is almost non-existent which may thrill some and bore the hell out of others.

Kosh Guido May 26, 2004

For a video that is thrown together sloppily and barely has a soundtrack, Rubbish Heap is damn good. World Industries at the time was the middle finger to the Big 5 skateboarding companies. Their ads scathingly satirized the ultra-corporate, bureaucratic companies run by people that were completely out of touch with skateboarding and only gave a shit about the bottom line. This explains the extremely low-fi feel of Rubbish Heap. Jesse Martinez sums it up best, "I'm not a pro. I just skate. I don't know how I get the money. It's a miracle!" It's ironic that World has turned into what it has. The skating is arguably the most advanced for the time period and the skits are hilarious! Case in point: Jeremy Klein focusing Rodney's freestyle board and forcing him to skate a street board to which Rodney exclaims he feels “kinda manly” skating such a wide board, and some snot-nosed kid eating a worm and puking it back up which in turn is immediately wolfed down by his dog! It’s the kind of disgusting and destructive behavior that only a skater can truly appreciate.

Kosh Guido

What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Chris Branagh
Ron Chatman
Randy Colvin
Todd Congelliere
Jef Hartsel
Jeremy Klein
Jesse Martinez
Rodney Mullen
Chris Pastras
Steve Robert
Steve Rocco
Mike Vallely
Billie Waldman
Matt Wood

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

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