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Title: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: jmctigret on January 31, 2008, 04:27:15 AM
Send me an Angel

Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: David (Toucan) on January 31, 2008, 04:28:15 AM
Im inspired by myself, and any rider that works hard to reach a goal- look deep in your heart for your inspiration :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: ToneBone on January 31, 2008, 06:12:18 AM
I'm inspired by Kevin Jones.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: jffe on January 31, 2008, 06:38:07 AM
----Rad was lame when I saw it at the theater, and it's not worth mentioning now for gawd's sake, let = it go.  :rolleyes:

jffe
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: TJ Perry on January 31, 2008, 06:42:10 AM
----Rad was lame when I saw it at the theater, and it's not worth mentioning now for gawd's sake, let = it go.  :rolleyes:

jffe

Laffo.

I never understood the appeal of Rad. I couldn't get past the whole it being set in the dead heat of the 80s.

For christs sake, that movie made me want to do lots of cocaine and vote for Ronald Reagan.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: ToneBone on January 31, 2008, 02:10:06 PM
RAD to us was a whole lotta watching the opening..rewind, watch the opening again..fastforward to the end...rewind, watch the end again..rewind
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Rich on January 31, 2008, 02:44:17 PM
The appeal was the opening and closing credits.

jmctigret--you are a genius at getting the new schoolers all worked up.  Too funny.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: JFos on January 31, 2008, 09:28:36 PM
Who exactly was nostalgia designed for?

I'm selling $3000 baseballs.

Anyone?

RAD was cool in that it was nice just seeing riding on the big screen.

The Movie was terrible..and yielded two things...a semi decent mixable song but no good stand alone.

It did what ESPN kind of did without that same thanks.

I picked up pegs from my cousin in 83 but didnt get super amped untill Rad.

After I learned the entire opening and closing sequences and that ****ed up Dance USA format "School Dance" (I cant recall if Scura did the pedaling death truck thingy..never got that..lol) the movie lost its effect.

But then again that ovalteen and first mountain dew commercial probably had more influence on me. I think we can say thank you Rad without having to show up to celebrate its birthday every god damned year.



Rad IS NO MLK or for Stereo.....


RAD is NO JFK.  :wacko:


He'll get it.

 ^_^

jffe do you have that old Ovalteen commercial anywhere?

You know which one? What about the Mountain Dew commercial with Eddie and everyone playing European rules football BMX?

I rooted for Bart over Cru anyhow. He had the ladies and in a blingy 1998 context he was WAYEE more advanced than Crue who couldnt secure one "ho"..lol

Bart had the look and confidense.

Damn Cru for ending Bart Taylors dynasty.

Cant we get a RAD 2000 (yes takes plce in the year 2000) but filmed in 2008?

I mean the Empire lost round one...the Rebels lost round two...the Empire lost round ..damnit toooo many times for me it ends in a Star Wars metephore.

Justin Miller could be WAIt that was last year...Mattais could play Cru and Martti could be Bart Taylor who gained control of his Mongoose as it sputterd off into the cosmos. and we thought it was over.


I wonder if Bart looks back at his Olympic experience being a simple shadow in the light of Rad.

If they did it now however Im sure Tony Hawk would get the casting role for Cru..just like WalMart is full of Tony Hawk................... BMX bikes.


Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: jffe on January 31, 2008, 10:03:28 PM
jffe do you have that old Ovalteen commercial anywhere?

You know which one? What about the Mountain Dew commercial with Eddie and everyone playing European rules football BMX?

----I didn't know Ovalteen had a commercial, let alone one with freestylers in it. I recall some gheye Mountain Dew one back in the mid to late 80's, but it was already years behind the times. Like that 'Rad' movie. By the time Rad was out on video, it was ancient, hell by the time it theaters I was already doing 2/3 of the stuff in it and I had just gotten a set of pegs and handbrakes for my old beginner redline racing bike when I read about Rad's imminent release to theaters that summer in BmxPlus or Freestylin' or whatever was at the grocery store in those days. I guess the intro/outro of Rad, with just the guys riding in their normal contest clown outfits was kinda cool, just because it was several of them at once, and 'on the big screen', but the movie itself sucked of course, and those 3 mins of normal riding weren't even current by the time it hit home video rental places or late night/Sunday afternoon cable tv stations, which is where most people saw it anyways.

jffe
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: monis on January 31, 2008, 10:44:24 PM
I used to love that Mountain Dew commercial back in 85.  I think that commercial changed my life forever.  anyone remember the cheerios commercial with flatland?
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: riderx on January 31, 2008, 11:05:24 PM
all i can say is that i saw rad in the theater.twice
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: godsgreengrass on January 31, 2008, 11:21:53 PM
Woody itston tailwhip on opening credits of davied letterman, dave did alot more for flatland then those others. Rad made the first spotlight on sport in movies and thats postive
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Mazur on January 31, 2008, 11:39:22 PM
Its weird, cause i remember seeing the movie 'thrasher' and thought wow, skate movie. Then a few weeks later seeing RAD. I thought it was decent, not really getting the concept. It wasn't until the local skaters were talkin to me at a convenience store when their one lone rider pulled up and busted a double tailwhip to decade a few feet in front of me and i said 'holy sh*t, get me a bike'. That was '89.

A few days later i rigged up a ride(skaters older bro had a Cyclepro laying around). then I recorded RAD to watch the beginning and end , too. Then someone had a copy of a copy of Dorkin in york. And THAT got copied over RAD.  ^_^

Remember talking about vidoes in "generations"? 
"Hey, i got a 3rd gen copy of realiTV" - "I got a 2nd gen Aggroman".

Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on January 31, 2008, 11:47:49 PM
I have yet to find a girl stoked on the idea of "ass sliding" on a date...
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: h_man on January 31, 2008, 11:48:46 PM
Its weird, cause i remember seeing the movie 'thrasher' and thought wow, skate movie. Then a few weeks later seeing RAD. I thought it was decent, not really getting the concept. It wasn't until the local skaters were talkin to me at a convenience store when their one lone rider pulled up and busted a double tailwhip to decade a few feet in front of me and i said 'holy ****, get me a bike'. That was '89.

A few days later i rigged up a ride(skaters older bro had a Cyclepro laying around). then I recorded RAD to watch the beginning and end , too. Then someone had a copy of a copy of Dorkin in york. And THAT got copied over RAD.  ^_^

Remember talking about vidoes in "generations"? 
"Hey, i got a 3rd gen copy of realiTV" - "I got a 2nd gen Aggroman".



Wasn't Leif Garett that blond bloke in Thrasher the skateboard film ?
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: jmctigret on January 31, 2008, 11:56:21 PM

 Yes I was trying to be funny. The movie Rad got to be the most goofy movie in the 80's. Remember in one of the dorken videos Kevin Jones is rideing and the song Send Me An Angel comes on and he picks up the radio and throws it into a baseketball rim...lol
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: johnu773 on January 31, 2008, 11:58:51 PM
----Rad was lame when I saw it at the theater, and it's not worth mentioning now for gawd's sake, let = it go.  :rolleyes:

jffe

rad is what turned me from a "doin it cuz everyone else was" rider into a "hey i can do that, i'm progressing" rider.

only three good things about the movie itself...

1)intro
2)outro
3) LORIE LAUGHLIN ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Thlayli on February 01, 2008, 01:43:00 AM
And, of course, in the dance scene, Lori Loughlin = Eddie Fiola in drag.

GOD that movie was so horrible.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: ToneBone on February 01, 2008, 01:56:34 AM
Sounds like some of you dudes has seen more of the center section of the
movie than I did....Lori was hot.
  ;D:beer:
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Erik Otto on February 01, 2008, 02:07:30 AM
Rad is definately a "you had to be there" kind of thing.  And I mean in the 80's and wearing something neon.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Thlayli on February 01, 2008, 02:45:50 AM
Rad is definately a "you had to be there" kind of thing.  And I mean in the 80's and wearing something neon.

Don't forget spandex. Neon and spandex. We looked like retarded manga superheroes.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: JFos on February 01, 2008, 09:23:32 PM
all i can say is that i saw rad in the theater.twice

someone was laughing at you all the way to the bank with that $8. lol
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: JFos on February 01, 2008, 09:24:54 PM
I have yet to find a girl stoked on the idea of "ass sliding" on a date...

they like it but you have to make the ass slide happen without them knowing its coming.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: JFos on February 01, 2008, 09:26:34 PM
Rad is definately a "you had to be there" kind of thing.  And I mean in the 80's and wearing something neon.

Don't forget spandex. Neon and spandex. We looked like retarded manga superheroes.

I think retarted manga superheros is on deck to be fly again next year or two.
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: ASC on February 01, 2008, 10:11:48 PM
Its kitschy, but got people riding.
That neon+spandex fashion faux pas is back in this summer along with the t-shirts with big font sayings....GET RAD...lol
I threw out all my vision streetwear and my Air Walk Prototypes( should kept this stuff), but kept the cool Skull Skates and Skate Rags.

Some of you must have some real dandy BMX vintage clothing or accessories. Was there anything exclusive apart from the skate clothing or just the stuff the team riders would wear?
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on February 01, 2008, 11:02:27 PM
I have yet to find a girl stoked on the idea of "ass sliding" on a date...

they like it but you have to make the ass slide happen without them knowing its coming.

Haha... good advice. I think I may have been too much of a gentleman with my approach!  ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: jffe on February 02, 2008, 01:05:43 AM
Its kitschy, but got people riding.
That neon+spandex fashion faux pas is back in this summer along with the t-shirts with big font sayings....GET RAD...lol
I threw out all my vision streetwear and my Air Walk Prototypes( should kept this stuff), but kept the cool Skull Skates and Skate Rags.

Some of you must have some real dandy BMX vintage clothing or accessories. Was there anything exclusive apart from the skate clothing or just the stuff the team riders would wear?

----Disclaimer : This is NOT me being nostalgic ha-ha. I recall a bmx-related clothing fad from high school, colored Levis. Well, it became a bmxer fad after 3 of us got them. I copied the first guy, and my friend copied me, and since we all rode and went to that school, it picked up from there. Anyways, yeah, I had turquoise Levi 501s, and not surprisingly that fit right in with the whole 80's "style" in general. What's kind of odd, is that those colored Levis (red, turquoise, and a horrible dark/brick yellow if I recall the 3 colors),  did not seem to catch on in our city at all really, outside of 'bmx fashion' really. Just out of curiousity, do any other old skoolers remember the colored Levis 501s, and if so, were they popular in your city/town ?

jffe
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: ToneBone on February 03, 2008, 07:55:35 PM
No colored Levis..but I did convince Mom one year to let me have a total Vision Street Wear wardrobe..I was stylin'..thank god there's no pictures of that ;D :beer:
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: SNJFlat on February 05, 2008, 10:13:53 AM
I haven't really talked much on this forum yet...

but damn am I happy JFos is still with it :beer:
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: scott on February 05, 2008, 04:05:19 PM
All I can say about the 80's is you had to have been there in order to understand.   That Rad movie was almost the only inspiration we had in my small town, it was alot better than bmx bandits, but we still laughed at it, then went outside and surfed on our bikes yelling "send me an angel" still laughing.   but when Gleaming the Cube came out it was way better than either one of those except it was skateboarding.  why couldn't bikers do  something as cool as Gleaming the Cube??? 
Title: Re: Kevin Jones was inspired by these riders
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on February 05, 2008, 11:18:58 PM
All I can say about the 80's is you had to have been there in order to understand.   That Rad movie was almost the only inspiration we had in my small town, it was alot better than bmx bandits, but we still laughed at it, then went outside and surfed on our bikes yelling "send me an angel" still laughing.   but when Gleaming the Cube came out it was way better than either one of those except it was skateboarding.  why couldn't bikers do  something as cool as Gleaming the Cube??? 

Gleaming the Cube?? Seriously? It only had like 2 or 3 scenes of actual skating in it! haha...

Now Thrashin'.... that's a different story. Way more skate footage, but also the kind of movie that makes you physically ill trying to sit through it. I know; I recently thought it'd be fun to watch it on Comcast, only to find myself having to turn it off 1/4 of the way through because it was so unbearable...

I think someone needs to do a remake of Rad in a modern setting as a straight up comedy (not an unintentional one like the original), only with real riding in it... they're always trying to make alternative sports movies serious and dramatic, but it always results in the exact opposite effect. They need to just go full on for laughs...