DVD begins on a menu, (yes a menu !) which allows you to choose
between the bonus, each chapter or the whole dvd.
Since I’ve always liked to do things in a proper order, I
will begin with the bonus ! This part is composed of some footage,
for instance a demo of the KHE riders (only flat of course) all
in great shape, with the well known (but still impressive) turbined
steam roller no foot of Jesse, or the old school links of OG Marton
quite at ease on decades, catapult to megaspin on the frame and
Besides you can find a little story of BMX and tips about warming-up
and brakes, it would have deserved to be a little more developped,
since other DVDs don’t mention these topics it’s still
interesting but not long enough, pity!
oldschool part also shows trick tips of some old but still nice tricks
like miami hopper or cherry picker, you can also notice that some tricks
like G-turn or stubble duck can be considered as oldschool and pulled
using the brakes! So it’s a successfull allusion to the roots, moreover
the “Dorkin In York” videos are mentioned.
also note the part about the KHE company who makes the most of it
by putting an advert with Jesse, always ready to help at the factory
with his friend Midget before doing a demo!!!
Before going in the details let’s add that
this video is based on the 6 following chapters :
Basic tricks (after some advice on tire pressure, protections
Catapult & Pinky” kind of tricks
Before the Trick-Tips begin, we have a footage of KHE pro riders
who are going to show the tricks :
Jesse Puente who begins brusquely on a spinning Halfpacker
Marton with a very long link based on decades and catapult
Fuhrmann in freaking hi-speed spinning combos
Geraldo Kittel with his old man Mask and his pipe, but his riding
shows no sign of age!
chapter follows a logical progress, from the easiest to the hardest.
a conclusion, this is a serious DVD to learn seriously by making
solid basis of riding, and if sometimes a lack of advice can be
felt, it is still well build and filmed. This is not a BMX video
you will watch with friends only to appreciate the riding (despite
the impressive but rare demos), I ‘d rather consider it
as a tool to put your flatland level higher.
when the first trick beginned I couldn’t help smiling,
seing OG Marton (I had just seen on a crazy link) on a
“standing” or some “hops”! But
still it is rather efficient : there is an order and tons
of tricks even for the basis (I saw tricks I had never
heard about before!).
Don’t panic I am not going to write down the entire
list of the tricks, there´s almost all of them anyway
(I gave up counting!) Some tricks are shown under names
I didn’t know (like “Donut” for a circle
K) so I suppose it isn’t the most popular names.
However the main thing is there : well shown tricks, the
video is simple in the form but effective, for exemple
you won’t find some advice like “put your
foot this way and then grap the seat that way...”
but you’ll see each trick two or three times with
good and differents camera angles which seem to be a good
way to have a clear vision of the trick you want to learn.
of April 2005 - Ilan Giguel