Next up to
the plate is Peter Sarlos, and once again OG Marton manages to capture
the essence of Peter’s riding by shooting him against some striking
scenery; how about opposite foot pedal five to whiplashes to hang 5 turbines
to cliffhanger turbines a couple of hundred metres from the base of the
Eiffel Tower, this time to the beautiful and haunting ‘Black Gold
of the Sun, by Nuyorican Soul? Flatland looks, and feels, so atmospheric
and captivating when a DVD is authored this way, and can be viewed and
appreciated by riders and non-riders alike, something not always feasible
with flatland compilations.
Stars 6 is yet another in a long, distinguished line of top
quality flatland films from the house of OG. This DVD looks
set to continue their tradition of releasing some of the most
hardcore, pure riding movies available to the flatland community;
all the positive murmurs you’ve heard about TS6 are completely
true and justify all the praise it has received to date. The
featured riding is at times breathtaking, remaining highly impressive
throughout and the whole deal is presented with enough humour
and post production finesse to qualify TS6 for the title of
Best OG Video Release to Date…whether you need a potent
pre-session pump or just plain and simple want to be surprised
and inspired by nearly an hours worth of high-end flatland footage,
Trick Stars Six fits perfectly.
of the nicest things about the Trick Stars videos is the way
you can watch the progression of its regular players through
subsequent releases. Valter Guerreiro’s relaxed approach
and flowing riding style are featured in a couple of TS releases
and are a joy to behold in this one. Against a backdrop of typically
stunning Portuguese sunshine, Valter flows, spins and glides
across the screen to the dulcet tones of ‘Padabam’
by Yonderboi. Whether by accident or design the combination
of song and sequence blend effortlessly, making you question
sometimes if the riders themselves chose the music. How appropriate
then that Valter’s final combo should draw so much attention
and interest (on this very forum) - never mind how he gets into
that cyborg , wait until you witness the delicacy it takes to
get out of it…and he’s still only ½ way through
the combo…definitely one of the highlights of the movie.
jury is still out as whether good or bad came out of slashing
flatland from the X-Games roster; either way the wider television
viewing public are missing out on seeing its last ever gold medalist,
Simon O’Brien and the developments in his riding since 2002.
Things have definitely moved on…expect to see multiple backwards
halfpacker kickflips and multiple nose wheelie to boomerang to
nose wheelie, more often than not within the same combo, and these
are by no means the hardest links he does.
is little point in trying to enhance with words how fine this
section of the DVD is, how facile he makes his flatland appear.
His outro combo in particular is killer, and given there are only
a couple of bystanders in view, there are realistic odds against
you having ever seen it before. If ever there was a Simon O edit
you had to see at all costs, this must be it.
amongst the main feature and bonus material you will watch over
25 riders all edited and mixed down to some great music using
OG’s highly pervasive format. Definitely one of the releases
of the year so far, as we’ve come to expect from the Trick
Stars series, with a sprinkling of sharp humour thrown in for
good measure. Congratulations to the OG crew and all the TS6 performers
on another thundering flatland release – over 15 years in
the flat game and it shows…
Kun, Peter Sarlos, Valter Guerreiro, Simon O’Brien, Shane
Badman, Peter Szabolcsi, Laszlo Tivadar, Pal Varga, David Nagy,
Laszlo Elek, Markus Redlberger, Alexis Desolneux, Sebastian Grubinger,
Christophe Dassie, Armin Batoumeni, Michael Sommer, Jesse Puente,
Viki Gomez, Terry Adams, Pete Brandt, Lee Musselwhite, Travis
Collier, Pedro Melo, Ulrich Kittel, Pal Gyenes, Rob Alton, Zoltan
Barta, Andras Pentek, Marton Szilagyi and many more…
intro of Trick Stars 6 is available for download on www.original-gypsy.com
. Some people had problems watching it because itīs MP4 format.
So we reformated it to Quicktime.
download: ( you need Quicktime to watch
it, you can download the Quicktime Player for free: here
can buy the DVD directly from the OG Bike Shop:
Tel.: +36 1 413 0445 or +36 20 324 8996.
of February 2006 - Carl Bourne