This is one incredible DVD featuring one of them old men of skating, Mike
Vallely. Shot on film, Drive would have to be one of the best skating related
releases I have seen for some time in both audio and video.
This is the story of Mike's involvement in
skating and how he got recognised and made a pro. In Drive, we get to go
on the road as Mike spreads the word of skating to kids and adults all over
the world to anyone who will listen. Mike V is an odd one when it comes to
skating as not everyone I've encountered likes his style whereas I think he is
Mike's style of skating is an odd one and his
skills lay in flatland primarily. But what he does a flat surface is
incredible, with tricks being done that look as though they should be on a
As Mike travels, he educates those he meets
how to skate and how to be grateful for what they have in terms of skateparks
and ramps. You can tell that for Mike V, skating isn't just a sport or hobby,
it borders on a religion. He approaches the subject with integrity and
passion. It was actually this DVD that convinced me to go get a board again
after almost 10 years of not skating due to family and work commitments.
Skaters will nod their heads all the way
through this one and if you don't skate and even nod your head once, then grab
a board and a helmet and give it a try. As far as DVDs go, this is a must have
movie that I will rave about to anyone who will listen.
GO BUY NOW.
Gorgeous. This film has
been given as much love and attention as any "proper" film. There's been some
washes run through the film to accentuate clouds and the road when Mike is
driving through the middle of nowhere. The movie is a real nice looking piece
Sound quality on this one
is good as well. The entire production smacks of attention to detail and the
desire to get it right.
I really enjoyed the extras on this disc as whilst they didn't go over
the top, they were a very good addition to the main feature. We got an extra
skate vid by watching the FDR Session and working our way through all the bits
and piece here. Great for fans of skating and even better for the many fans of
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