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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Thrasher's The Truth Hurts

Thrasher's The Truth Hurts - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Bryce Kanights
Studio: High Speed Productions
Released: 1993
Rating: 4 Stars

Henry Sanchez, Wade Speyer, Mark Gonzales, John Cardiel, Karma, Salman Agah and more...

Originally released on VHS in 1993, The Truth Hurts is part of Thrasher Magazine's Skate Video Collection which consists of their first 18 videos.

When I was in school I hated History class. All I cared about was today and maybe a little of tomorrow. Being older, I have a greater appreciation for history - like not repeating certain elements of my own history. But I have a much better perspective today and love delving into certain areas of history - Vikings, the Roman Empire... skateboarding. Ya know.

Thrasher has bestowed a wonderful gift on sk8 historians - the first installment being their flick The Truth Hurts. The diversity in content and skating is impressive. Although most of the skating is in a montage format and you rarely know who the hell is skating, they cover a lot of ground. From interviewing Ice-T and Body Count to Sluggo on a snowboard (and some ice & dirt boarding) to an Agah interview and a Burnside segment.

Appropriate to the title, The Truth Hurts opens with a slam-reel of harsh hard-to-watch wipe outs. the whole flick is laden with good music from rock to metal and fast-paced punk. Very representative of the era and the feeling among skaters. There are tracks from Black Sabbath, House of Pain, Rancid, Bad Religion, NOFX and The Coup.

With the inclusion of pools, vert, street, mini, and parks they cover a lot of terrain... including ice. We get a peek at a younger Mike V out on the hockey rink punching people like there's no tomorrow. There are even oddities like the guy who has a collection of Tony Hawk Shoes. Not new ones... stank-ass ones that Hawk actually wore. He got them from Tony at his house. I guess that's easier than putting them in the trash.

There's also plenty of entertaining skits and oddities like a guy eating live crabs and the ever-popular destruction of motor vehicles. And don't forget to stick around after the credits and watch the Gonz in a private ramp session.

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