It’s always a good day when a new DVD pops up in the mail. We recently got our hands on a copy of the new “Any Means Necessary” DVD that Macneil released a few weeks back! After checking it out a few times, we figured it would be a good idea to toss together a quick review to give you guys some insight into what to expect from the video if you’re on the fence about picking it up! Let’s do this…
The flow of DVD’s might have slowed down over the years, but they’re still popping up pretty frequently between brands and all the different scene and crew videos we see a lot of lately. There’s one video in particular that we have actually been anticipating for quite some time and we were definitely excited to get our hands on a copy… Volume‘s new video, “The Finer Things”, that has been in the works for a year or two now. The other day we were fortunate enough to get ourselves a copy of this new video produced by Mike Mastroni to get a look at just what all the hype was all about… Let’s talk about this one for a little bit!
The other day, our friend Kris Kim hit us up talking about how the Strangeways Vol. 2 DVD didn’t quite get the attention he felt it deserved. After picking up a copy and watching it over and over again, he decided maybe it would be cool to put together a review so more people can find out just how good the video really is. We gave Kris the chance to put his thoughts together and he came through with a real solid review that I think might make you think twice about this video from the U.K that you might not have seen yet. Let’s see what he had to say…
I remember at some point growing up thinking “I’ll never ride anything but a BMX bike”… It was a pretty bold thought that I’m going to blame on being young, dumb and, at the time, not moaning and groaning from the aches and pains of years of abuse when I try and get myself out of bed in the morning.
But, like a lot of BMX riders that have climbed the ranks of age, we’re finding that our backs and knees aren’t what they used to be and sometimes you want to go for a ride, but would want something a little more comfortable. At least, that’s what had been going on in my mind for a little while now. Especially with my right knee giving me some hell. So I started looking around at some of the options that were out there.
About 7 years ago, I worked in a shop and always thought a road bike would be a good way to work out the legs and knees to help build them up for BMX, but I couldn’t imagine myself in spandex (especially now) and I didn’t think taking road bike riding seriously would be a good idea because let’s face it… If you’re on two wheels you’re going to try and jump some shit with it. I started looking at Fairdale because let’s face it… Once a BMX rider, always a BMX rider and if Taj Mihelich is the master mind behind it, it’s gotta be designed for the BMX rider at heart, right?
After weighing out the options and giving the bank account a proper investigation to decide on a budget, I found myself wanting the Weekender Canti more and more. A few weeks back I finally pulled the trigger and decided it was time and picked one up. After getting a bunch of use out of it, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the bike… Let’s take a look!
It’s been a while since we’ve done a DVD review and it is not because there is a shortage of DVD’s by any means. The U.K in particular has been pumping out DVD’s like crazy lately (as well as the rest of the world) and it’s great to see because every day we see so much great footage get lost in the abyss of the internet. DVD’s are just one of those things that will always be good to see show up in the mail and you can sit down and enjoy it without distractions from Facebook and everything else.
The other day we received a copy of the “Era of Chubbs” video that our friend, Mark Sutton recently released as the latest Ascension video. We figured maybe you guys have been hearing some things about the video and were curious to know what it’s all about. So here’s what we thought…
Over the last two years or so, our friend Stewart Munro has been busy working on his latest film project that we have come to know as “Coppin’ It Sweet”. Stewart has been the guy behind the lens for a handful of film projects out of Australia with full length videos like the “These Days” video and Colony‘s DVD they released about 2 years back. Needless to say, going into this I was very familiar with Stewart’s work and had a good idea of just what would make up his newest video.
I recently got my hands on a copy and figured it would be a good idea to put together a little review for you guys that are out there looking for a new video to keep on replay in your DVD player. So what do I think of this one? Let’s get into it…
Over the past few years or so, I’ve seen a handful of the Chocolate Truck videos they dropped online and I was always really impressed. I didn’t know a whole lot about the crew other than it was a pretty heavy crew of street riders from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
A while back, they announced that they were in the process of filming for a DVD and needless to say, thanks to their videos they dropped online, A LOT of people were excited to see what they were working on. I’m not sure exactly how long the video took to get done, but I believe the trailer they dropped back in 2011 was part of this project… Either way, I recently got my hands on a copy thanks to Matt Miller and figured it would be a good idea to toss up a quick review for you guys. Let’s take a look!
A few months ago, Chris Rye announced that he was in the process of putting together a collectors edition box set that would include all of the Road Fools videos that Props produced in its time along with some bonus footage and extra features that would help show its legendary history to the fullest. For those of you who have been riding BMX for years, you most likely have some good memories from the hours you spent watching the videos, getting stoked, remembering the lines and riding that has pushed BMX to new levels like myself.
A few weeks back, the box set was finally completed and recently released for riders from around the world to relive all of the miles that were racked up in its nearly 15 year history. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy to check out and figured I would put together this review for you to check out.