The Come Up is on the top of the BMX websites, and when there was word of a dvd coming out, I couldn’t believe all the different reactions people had. I really don’t see why so many people hate on new things, people they don’t know, and everything. However, there was also A LOT of really excited people who wanted to see this DVD, including me. When Adam asked if I wanted a copy I was stoked, so I am doing this review.
Now if your on the message boards and everything, I am sure you saw a few days ago somebody uploaded the video to google, which sucked, but I peeped it for a few minutes to get a feel for it and couldn’t wait for mine to come. It is down now so you gotta buy a copy to see it.
The DVD is 46 minutes long and like 23 minutes of bonus stuff. So when I was watching this I wrote stuff down to remind me what I wanted to say.
To start the DVD out, it shows a little of what to come, and then a big 3 crash on some stairs where the dude walked away, but I guess he messed up his spleen or something? Alex Platt is real good, to be honest I never knew who he was until this dvd came out and I have a feeling people will see a lot more of him. He has the first part.
Then it is followed up by the DOTC trip, which is Adam and his friends, JJ Palmere, Hoang Tran. Hoang does the slowest, longest curved wall I have ever seen. Some dude does a Berringer style backflip out of a grass bank, and the riding in general is just good a lot of bangers.
Ben Hittle is good, his style is great and he rides really fast. His last clip is of a backwards manual, which I think is probably the longest I have ever seen without a freecoaster.
The Sputnic section is good, a lot of good stuff from Tony Malouf and Tony Neyer, they even have a lot from Casey Strong who was just added to the team.
The Bonedeth guys are wild, I’m assuming you have to have a big sprocket to be in their group, but thats not a bad thing.. Pretty gnarly drop off a U-Haul into a grass bank.
Nicky B is a guy I have never heard of, has a interesting style but good, Joof is another unknown who has clips in it, he rips! I want to see more of him.
MassBMX part was cool they seem to be a pretty tight crew a lot of different styles.
Shadow part, Seth Kimbrough and Karl Poynter, enough said, well actually, Karl does the longest tire slide in the history of tire slides. I laughed a lot everytime I saw the guy filming in the roller blades.
Steve Croteau..I don’t know about this guy. Could have had a better part from somebody else, luckily there was a mix with Lino Gonzales and some others in it.
Shitluck is awesome, they have a lot of fun. There was a lot of random clips of people, like the fatest cop (or security gaurd probably) in the world. Good riding of course.
JJ Palmere…You know this is good… He hopped over a sleeping dude on a bench, didn’t he do that in his props bio?
Yeah Savage trip, Ben Hittle rides trails like a champ, and Alex Platt takes slams like Kachinsky, you will like this.
Credits were good, funny clips of ghetto girls and other things.
Bonus- Adam has a short part at the end, he rides better than 99% of the Annonymous shit talkers on his site. A bunch of companys have parts which are good, and then Spam has a part, double pedal grind? awesome.
Crashes, Slideshow, and Baltimore DC trip all have good stuff worth checking out, the slide show really shows what the BMX lifestyle is like.
There I just summed up all of the parts from my notes.
Filming and editing: The filming was smooth and easy to watch, and the editing was chill, no special effects or anything really like that.
Music: I was reading other peoples responses to the music and I think people are too opinionated and stuck to their favorite music. I really liked it, it had a little of everything and it went with the riding. I figured it was going to be bad from all the e-thugs talking bad, they were wrong.
Overall: This video is good, Adam has a lot of people he can get to be apart of a video, and that was just it.. a BIG variety of riders that makes it super fun to watch. I am not a big street dude, however, I still was into the video, I think it was just a good feel for everyone that was apart of it. That makes the video have a good feel to watch. One of those videos you want to go ride after watching.
I think this video has been a long time coming and finally it is out. I guess this is where I should say buy it or don’t? .. Seriously, there are a lot of people out there who hate the come up because it is “the come up,” and I think people should change their attitude at least so they can check out a pretty solid video. $15 bucks isn’t a lot of money for a something you will watch more than once for sure. Buy it, you will not be disappointed.