Groundbreaking skateboarding video
November 30, 2008 10:23 AM   Subscribe

Beez skateboarding video. A portion on youtube (gross). It will be a cult classic.

Some info here and here. The Beez guys seem to be affiliated with Wiskate. The DVD cover says all proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Hope House Milwaukee. Currently it's only $13, shipping included. Photo of Russ Clark, Backside Smith a Personal Water Craft. Their myspace.
posted by spork (34 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
The bastard children of Neil Blender and Lance Mountain.

And thank God for that.
posted by gcbv at 10:44 AM on November 30, 2008

posted by mary8nne at 10:45 AM on November 30, 2008

I kept waiting for Bob Dobbs to show up and pull a kick-flip.

How wonderfully surreal.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:46 AM on November 30, 2008

I dig this crew's love of classic forgotten 1980s moves like the boneless, street plants, cavemans and the No Comply. Takes me back to the days of the launch ramp, Ho-Ho plant, Gorilla Ribs, Thrasher Skate Rock cassettes and "The Bird" plastic curb lapper for your rear truck.
posted by porn in the woods at 11:11 AM on November 30, 2008

Heh. I don't usually dig skate videos, but the Calimari Wrestler cameo marked this as quality.

Entertaining stuff.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:13 AM on November 30, 2008

strangely compelling
posted by stbalbach at 11:15 AM on November 30, 2008

Goddamnit, who gave the skaters a jar of ether?
posted by loquacious at 11:20 AM on November 30, 2008

posted by loquacious at 11:21 AM on November 30, 2008 [4 favorites]

Why are there so many fucking weird skating videos.

You never see tennis or basketball videos like this.
posted by empath at 11:23 AM on November 30, 2008

You never see tennis or basketball videos like this.

That's because tennis and basketball have rules. Skateboarding doesn't have any rules, man. The only wrong way to skate is the one where you're not having any fun.

It's at this point I should probably put on a silly hat and go do a boneless fastplant off a couch in my living room but I'm old and I still need to make some coffee.
posted by loquacious at 11:29 AM on November 30, 2008 [2 favorites]

It's all the wild fantasy shit that normally only 8-year-olds are capable of conceiving and refining — done by pro skateboarders with the coordination to pull off much bigger tricks, but who have chosen to do cooler tricks.

A lot of the tricks are tailored to a child's imagination, and the limits it takes for granted: lots of walking, miniature park features, the tiniest ollies. The stars of the video are doing the things they thought discovered would be fucking awesome before they discovered girls — inverting Free Willy, riding two stacked skateboards, zany obstacle courses, bolting trucks onto a block of styrofoam, etc.
posted by blasdelf at 11:53 AM on November 30, 2008 [4 favorites]

Ironic skateboarding tricks, what will they think of next.

That being said, 8:05 = awesome.
posted by anthill at 11:53 AM on November 30, 2008

There are basketball and tennis videos? Please link.

(Instructional don't count)

But seriously, tennis and basketball are not preemptively ostracized (NO SKATING!) by the community. "Weird" kids skate?, or Skate culture makes kids "weird"? Chicken or egg? I think it's just a cry for help.

From the perspective of a non-skater, I enjoyed that video. Irreverence good. Overt theatrics good. Non-angry instrumental soundtrack good. Go Beez.
posted by secondhand at 12:32 PM on November 30, 2008

"I'll take whatever they're ingesting."
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 12:42 PM on November 30, 2008

Not a lot of NBA videos, but there are about a million streetball ones.
posted by box at 1:15 PM on November 30, 2008

Oh sure, but there are no Dadaist streetball videos.
posted by JeffK at 2:28 PM on November 30, 2008

That was all kinds of fun, and sorta deconstructionalist. Or something.
posted by hot soup girl at 2:29 PM on November 30, 2008

This rules. Funny noise culture meets skateboarders.
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 3:11 PM on November 30, 2008

Tennis on skateboards, please.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:27 PM on November 30, 2008

I didn't skate, but all my friends did. There was a bowl that we used to go to where I'd watch them skate and take care of changing tapes on the boombox. On one occassion, I was also compelled to slap a dislocated thumb back into position. Listened to a lot of Pushead, Flipper, DK, Dr. No and GI back then.

And right now I am so very, very happy there are people still doing this.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:07 PM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Crazy awesome.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:14 PM on November 30, 2008

Ok, so it's not tennis on skateboards...
posted by infomaniac at 4:19 PM on November 30, 2008

that was so stupidly brilliant. excellent.
posted by Mach5 at 4:57 PM on November 30, 2008

Wow. Yeah, I remember fun.
posted by Xezlec at 5:19 PM on November 30, 2008

God damn I loved the hell out of that.
posted by The Monkey at 8:14 PM on November 30, 2008

that was great.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 8:58 PM on November 30, 2008

stupid awesome. About a third of the tricks are cringeworthy bad, but the rest more than make up for it. I loved the pole-run around 8 minutes in.
posted by tylermoody at 10:42 PM on November 30, 2008

This was great and I don't even care about skateboarding!
posted by cazoo at 10:59 PM on November 30, 2008

funny like Harlem Globetrotters (not as funny tho) / wierd like Monty Python (wierder)
(Dad cultural references, sorry).
good skating srlsy
Im buying one
posted by celerystick at 9:37 AM on December 1, 2008

Joy. Thanks for this.
posted by generalist at 10:54 AM on December 1, 2008

can anyone identify the 8bit song at 6:44 in the youtube video? i need.
posted by Mach5 at 12:14 PM on December 1, 2008

I love the vid but these guys owe a lot to what Louie Barletta already does. Except Louie is faster and has more style.
posted by infinitefloatingbrains at 12:43 PM on December 1, 2008

This sort of reminds me of TV Carnage, but with moar stunts.
posted by Neilopolis at 4:04 PM on December 1, 2008

I bought it after watching the intro vid on their site. Came with a hand written note from"Russ". Worth every penny. Makes you want to make things.
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