Sunday, September 20, 2009
The premiere took place at The Grove theater in Anaheim, which looked like something out of a Hollywood movie.
Flip's premiere of "Extremely Sorry," the video that took six years to complete and is the final installment of the Sorry trilogy, and got some interviews with a few of the riders. Click read more down below to watch them.
As for the video, it's too soon for me to say anything of worth. I'm letting it sink in and I want to see it again. But, I liked Shane Cross' part (Rip in Peace), David Gonzalez, Rodrigo TX and Mark Appleyard. Boulala had a part, Penny is always cool to watch and there was some awesome footage all around. I was also utterly surprised by Bob Burnquist (and I'm not just saying that because I work for a big action sports company). His part might have received the most cheers out of any section and I was honestly blown away. I suggest watching the video and I'm sure you will.
But, before I go on and on, see what some of the Flip team felt like leading up to the premiere of a video they spent so much time on.
Did you know? The Red Bull hats that guys on Red Bull wear are specifically made for them and are not available anywhere else? Whatever, though.
I was just wandering around the virtual world of Twitter—the twittersphere as they like to call it—and I came across the always entertaining posts from Mr. Brandon Biebel himself. Unless you're in the twittersphere, you may not have read his recent post, "My New Sponsor!!! I'm Stoked!!" and the link to the photo on the left. Now, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that Red Bull is the same as a skate sponsor (or that it interests me a ton), but I think Biebel's awesome and I want to celebrate his inauguration into the ranks of "funny money" sponsors. Congrats! You're gettin' paid!
Morgan Smith kind of came out of nowhere a few years ago, ending up on Blind and, to me at least, typifying the type of skating I grew up watching in the '90s—baggy pants, super tech tricks, consistency—but in today's era. Not only is he good at skateboarding, but he's from the often and unfortunately over-looked Toronto scene. So I caught up with him to learn more about him, Toronto and the '90s-influenced skating that I think I forced him to admit he does, by repetition...kind of how he warms u