Monday, June 13, 2011

"My Knees Are All Twanked"

The Search for Animal Chin (1987)
Dir - Stacy Peralta

Our next feature was from Noah's wife Jenni (@jenni7283) and it was a fun treasure. This is the first skateboard video to have a plot. Now, when I say plot I mean to say a very thin plot-like structure surrounded by a bunch of awesome skating. It's about a bunch of skaters searching for Animal Chin, an old Chinese man who created skateboarding. Awesome! This has some of the big names of the time like Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, and the one most people will recognize, Tony Hawk. There is some good skating, bitchin' crazy dialog and a really weird kata/aerobic skating exercise they all do in their hotel room together - shirtless, of course.

Bonus Fun Fact: This little gem is now on DVD and, supposedly, Blu-Ray as well. Fan-tastic.

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