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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Krooked's Gnar Gnar

Krooked's Gnar Gnar - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Mark Gonzales
Studio: Smoking Resin Films
Released: 2007
Rating: 5 Stars

Bobby Worrest, Van Wastell, Dann Drehobl, Mark Gonzales, Alex Olson and Christian Hosoi.

This review of Krooked's Gnar Gnar is based on a digital copy floating around the internet.

The latest Krooked video, under the helm of Mark Gonzales, will take you back to days gone by when people actually knew what the acronym VCR stood for (video cassette recorder... btw). Gnar Gnar was completely filmed with VHS cameras (at EP?), released only on VHS tape and in a limited quantity. No DVD menus, chapters or technology. Sucks for everyone who clung on to their Betamax. It's an amazing 23 minutes of skating, but you need to back-pedal your technology to view it.

The Gonz sought out to prove that a sk8 video can be produced without all the excessive flair that goes into a standard skate flick. He succeeded, but the average person isn't going to be able to locate a copy of Gnar Gnar even if they still own a VCR. So, how did we get a copy?

We got a copy of Gnar Gnar straight from the source because...
The Gonz and I go way back to the day he approved my "Add Friend" request on Myspace. Since then I besieged his comment area with offers to come skate my driveway. Finally he relented and agreed to sesh my hood (from garage to mailbox).

I was psyched when he pulled up until I realized my legs no longer worked. Suddenly, I was mired waist-deep in a field of cotton-candy. Annoyed with my incapacity the Gonz mounted a unicorn and rode away savagely pelting me with gumdrops.

Then I awoke in a cold sweat recalling the reality of the cruel world and that my one true friend is not the Gonz, but Al Gore's infobahn and it's infinite giving.

The Net is neat. You can find almost anything. Even rare VHS flicks that barely saw the light of day - quantity-wise. Thrilled as I was to watch it in a 2" x 2" window on my computer, I yearned to see it on a big screen. 78 megabytes later I consulted Steve Jobs iDVD concoction which got me underway in stuffing my digital delight onto a DVD, compete with a custom menu.

I don't advocate piracy, but this is the type of flick you should go to any means to obtain. It will remind you of a time when skateboarding was about having fun and not about getting sponsored. It's very reminiscent of 1st and Hope in the way it's sort of a "day in the life" piece. Snag this flick and go get your gnar gnar revved up for a long session. And have some damn fun for a change. The Gonz wouldn't have it any other way.

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