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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Thrasher's 911 Emergency

Thrasher's 911 Emergency - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Bryce Kanights
Studio: High Speed Productions
Released: 1995
Rating: 4 Stars

Kit Erickson, Tas Pappas, Hanzy Driscoll, Jason Monroe, Mike Doher, Tim Brauch, Scott Hohson, Mike Kerchoff, Drake Jones, Peter Bici, Rob Dyrdek, Mike Carroll, Mike Frazier, Rune Gliferg, Jason Ellis, Tom Boyle, Chris Gentry, Remy Stratton, Neil Hendrix, Salman Agah, Dan Drehobl, Bob Burnquist, Jim Gagne, Fred Gall, Jake Rupp, Tim O'connor, Brewce Martin, Ethan Fowler, Mike Vallely, Paul Zitzer, Christian Hosoi, Alan Petersen, Marc Johnson, Matt Field, Alan Losi, Lance Mountain, Jeff Phillips, Keith Hufnagle, Josh Kalis, John Cardiel, Jason Adams, Chris Senn, Danny Way and many more...

Originally released on VHS in 1995, 911 Emergency is part of Thrasher Magazine's Skate Video Collection which consists of their first 18 videos.

When you see a title like this, one expects to see unbridled slams resulting in compound fractures and all sorts of atrocities. Not so with 911 Emergency. Although the intro sequence is very disturbing, this is pretty much a typical Thrasher skate video - It rocks!

The intro disturbance shows a bunch of drunks leaving a bar and a skater in separate sequences. Finally the two meet up and the skater gets run over by the drunks. This sets up for several scene-breaks where we get a quick glance at the skater in the ambulance. Well shot footy - again, very disturbing. Don't get hit by cars... it looks like it sucks.

Ice-T shows up on the floor of some sk8 trade show and does an impromptu rap for the Thrasher camera. Stuff like that makes you feel like YOU were in the right place at the right time. There seems to be a noticeable focus on random hot chicks at various events from a vert contest to the Brazilian beaches. Always good to capture the hotties on film.

The whole flick is filmed in montage format with a ton of skaters. Everyone is in the mix somewhere. Then there is the usual trick tip segment with the sketchiest minimal detail on how to do a variety of tricks. Following at the end is the slam reel showing all the juicy flails and bails... some requiring 911.

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