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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Tony Hawk's Trick Tips Vol. 3 - Secrets of Skateboarding

Tony Hawks Trick Tips Vol. 3 DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Studio: 900 Films
Released: 2002
Rating: 5 Stars

Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek and Mike Vallely.

The coolest thing about this disk is that it's not a progression from the previous 2 DVDs of Tony's Trick Tips. After all, what's next, the Mega Ramp? There has to be a stopping point somewhere. So, this time around, Mike V comes in to showcase some old school tricks. How cool is that!?!

Mike V is one of the few guys who can session a curb for hours. He sees lines and maneuvers in places most of us wouldn't. He takes us through a variety of old school tricks, but they don't seem old, dated or out of place. Mike does them with such vigor, you can't help but want to go out and do a boneless and some street plants. Mike Vallely rules!

The Tricks

Street Skating

Tony and Mike Vallely guide us through:

  • Ollie Grabs
  • Half Cab
  • Ollie North
  • Late Shove-It
  • Ollie Finger Flip
  • Impossible
  • Boneless
  • No Comply
  • Pressure Flips
  • Street Plants
  • Acid Drop / Bomb Drop

Lunch Break with Hotdogs-On-A-Stick

Hotdogs On A Stick

There is a segment of Mike V street skating, then Tony and Mike take a lunch break in which they devour hotdogs-on-a-stick, served by a colorful crew who show up in droves. After lunch the guys do a few street tricks involving the hot dog vendors.

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Vert Skating

Tony and Bucky Lasek guide us through:

  • Dropping In
  • FS Airs
  • BS Airs
  • Air To Fakie
  • Fakie Ollie
  • Half Cab on Vert
  • Rock to Fakie
  • Inverts
  • Tail Slides

* FS = Front Side, BS = Back Side.

Maybe the third volume was more polished or perhaps I really dug Mike V's old school approach - not sure - but I give this DVD the highest of the three in the series. Recommended highly. Grab a hotdog on a stick and GO SK8!

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