Running for a very, very
short 26 minutes and 2 seconds, you wouldn't think that this DVD would have
much to offer. You'd be wrong. It was sweet.
Covering the Gallaz tour that went down under in Australia for the Globe World
Cup in Melbourne, we get to see the exploits of the girls who competed and
what they get up to in their spare time.
The girls who feature in this DVD are
extraordinary to say the least with skills that would put many pro skaters to
The thing that
really surprised me was how young the girls are, or at least appear to be.
They are full of grit and determination and even though the running time on
this disc is only about 30 minutes, the extras fill it out to a good look at
the world of the Girl Skater.
The disc shows that these girls are going to
give the guys a real fun for their money not so many years down the track, and
despite lacking the sheer power needed, their abilities will carry them
through, not to mention the love that they have for the sport and their sense
of fun as well.
This is a good solid disc and worth the watch
for sure. You might think it runs a bit too short though so make sure you
check out the extras on it to get the most out of the DVD as a total package
this flick simply rocks..
Full screen this is a
decent looking skate disc that isn't likely to upset or offend anyone. The
coverage of the girl's skating is well documented and inspiring.
Nice audio mix that is easy to hear and fully enjoyable. We're given a nice
soundtrack to listen to as well. The main thing I look for with discs of this
nature is simply, can I hear people speak. Review criteria for skate discs is
a very different process than your normal movies as you need to take into
account how it was filmed. If I can clearly hear the skaters when they talk
and there is no annoying hissing or other distraction, then the disc has got
This disc kicks butt in
the extras department with a comprehensive array for you to sink your teeth
into. It almost feels like the extras are simply an extension of the main
feature, normally I view the extras as simply that, extra stuff that I'd find
of interest but not a must watch.
Being a total Rodney Mullen freak, make sure
that you watch the Video Trailer for Opinion and you will then be on a quest
to find that awesome DVD.
For those getting started with skateboarding
there is an excellent and easy to follow tutorial section with trick tips that
show the trick being broken down to it's key parts with over riding diagrams
showing the right way to move the board with your feet.
AKA Girl Skater is just one of those gems
that most are not going to pick up, simply due to the stereotype that girls
cannot skate. I am here to tell you that is wrong and these chicks skate with
more heart and soul than a lot of guys I've watched in other skate vids. Do
yourself a huge favour and buy this disc and give it the watch it deserves.