After having to wrestle with my tiny dog in order to get the DVD, (note,
the teeth marks in the DVD case are not mine! haha!) I was finally ready
to watch and attempt to review Video Name. Although first i thought i should
give some details about Dane´s videos to those who have never seen or heard
Name is the second video produced by Dane Beardsley, the first
being Flatcrap. (if u are interested in reading the review for
flatcrap u can find it here
on global-flat) If u have seen Flatcrap before u will already
know that Dane´s videos feature a mixture of flatland and street/park
riding, although there is a lot more flatland than anything else.
Also you wont be seeing any competition footage or interviews
as this video shows the featured riders riding at various spots.
Both of the DVDs follow a similar theme featuring many of the
same riders, along with some new ones with each release. The music
is also quite similar in sound, but i personaly preffered the
music in Video name much more. The riders featured this time round
are Brian Chapman, Jody Temple, Aaron Beneke, Leif Valin, Brian
Tunney and of course Dane Beardsley.
Once u put the disc into the DVD player you are presented with
a simple menu screen in which u can either choose to view the
Video as a whole or the individual riders sections. On selecting
´Play All´ the videos starts with Brian Chapman´s section, and
a painfull slam, Ouch!! He is doing plenty of front and backwheel
links smooth, tricks like fast spinning halfhikers, blenders and
a crossfooted halfpacker just to name a few..
second rider is Jody Temple, I had seen him ride before on impaqued
2 a while back and i thought his riding then was great! So i was
quite looking forward to viewing his section on Video Name. Anyway,
i wasent disappointed, he does some stylish switches like opposite-side
inside-turning halfpacker to karl kruiser?! And plenty of Halfpacker/Steamroller/kk
variations. After Jody´s part we move onto Leif Valin´s section,
here u will see many hard front and backwheel links with that slow,
smooth style that Leif has!
next is Brian Tunney, he is doing many long rolling links
with tricks like jugglers, wheelchairs/halfpackers and
some crazy backwheel things, with some street riding thrown
in too! Dane beardsley´s section starts off with him riding
infront of some mountains! You get to see some spectacular
scenery and some just as great riding! As always Dane
is doing his links with such style on the front wheel
and back. You will see many long rolling combos and crazy
front wheel switches such as cross footed halfhiker to
karl kruiser. There is also some park/street riding in
his section aswell.
Dane´s part we have Aaron Behnke´s, Aaron is doing lots
of tech Backwheel links and some insane short front wheel
tricks! There is also some street riding here, too! Although
Aarons section is quite short all is good as after the
credits there is some bonus footage. The First part is
a friends type section showing a few links from riders
such as, Catfish (has the most bling front wheel ever
haha) the duke, gabe kadmiri, matt wilhelm, kent pearson
and some others. After this we have Aaron Behnke´s section
from a Video called System video. It is mainly street/park
riding with a bit of flatland and a couple of nasty slams!
Normally i dont usually watch street videos but i really
enjoyed this section.
we move onto Aaron´s flatland part from the same video.
This is shot in black and white and shows some more of
Aaron´s crazy links, edited with some really chilled music!
Next is Dane Beardsley´s Bonus part, this starts off with
a really long rolling link down the middle of the street!!
Then u get to see some more links and some more street/park
riding too. All in all this video is great and should
definatly be one to choose if u are buying a dvd anytime
download ( you need a Real Player to watch it,
you can download the Real Player for free: here
You can buy
Video Name here:
of December 2005 - Jamie Young