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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Foundation's Duty Now For the Future

Foundation's Duty Now For the Future - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Released: 1997
Rating: 4 Stars

Brad Stabba, Daniel Haney, Jon West.

Originally released on VHS in 1997, Duty Now For the Future is part of Foundation's DVD box set, Testament, which consists of their first 16 videos.

Imagine making a skate video with only 3 riders in the late 90's. Doesn't seem like the most likely possibility, but they pulled it off with Duty Now For the Future. It didn't hurt that they also had the world's biggest skateboard.

Foundations Worlds Biggest Skateboard

It was built in 1996 by Foundation Skateboards and accepted by the Guinness World Records in 2004 after many years of applying. It is 10-feet long, 4-feet wide, 3-feet tall. Double kick deck. It has fully functional trucks with giant bushing and turns just like proper skateboard. Some Crager imitation dubs with low profile tread make for perfect wheels.

At only 22 minutes and just 3 riders, the world's biggest skateboard nearly took a staring role in this flick. But they shot it in a way that made it look like a lot of fun - even if it looked like an Alice In Wonderland outtake.

Experimentation is a great way to learn things and see what works. After the credits, there's a segment of Foundation products. Videos are supposed to reinforce the company's brand and push their products, but no one ever shows their products in videos - at least not blatantly. I'm actually shocked that everyone isn't doing this - plug your damn products, it's YOUR video!.

If that weren't enough, Tod Swank's old band, The Let Downs, has a music video of their hit (?) Hot Topic. Top that for bonus material!

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