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Thursday Theatricals 1

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New feature! How fun, right?!

I come across lots and lots of videos and rather than just dumping them on here randomly, I am going to starting gathering my favorites and posting them here every Thursday. Sounds like a good time to me. So let’s get started.

The two following videos are short animated stories that are sure to ignite your inner child. Or, at the least, make you smile. What I like most about these videos are the amazing worlds created in both. Last night at dinner, my girlfriend and I were talking about our favorite “sci-fi” ideas and themes as children. While she was able to easily distinguish that her’s was time travel, I struggled to identify mine. Then I recalled my obsession with our Solar System: moon craters, Martian landscapes, Saturn’s rings, etc. To this day, there is nothing more exhilarating to me than letting your imaginative inhibitions go and drifting off to another world. From underwater caverns to a soaked city-space, these two videos are sure to take you for a ride. So sit back, grab a cup of joe, or maybe even a glass of wine, and enjoy the show.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

And be sure to come back next Thursday for the next installment…

Written by theberad

November 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

Posted in Rad Videos, Thursday Theatricals

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Personal skateparks…

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Skateboard companies, mostly distributors, and even magazines have been busy the past the few years building private and personalized skateparks in their enormous warehouses and deeming them training facilities for their precious riders. The idea of having a personal skatepark is an idea that I’m sure every skateboarder has dreamt of, but companies these days are making it the status quo. Black Box, Syndrome, The Berrics, Crailtap, Transworld, Thrasher, Sole Tech – all of these companies have their very own skateparks and put out regular videos of their riders riding them. I was going to try and get all deep about what type of impact these training facilities have on skateboarding but  I don’t really have any revelations of that manner. Although, one thing I think these parks make easy is the production of web videos. While these personal skateparks may have started as actual “training facilities”, now I feel they are nothing more than a means to churn out advertisements by way of web videos. That being said, I’ll give you two recent videos that really got me hyped to go skating rather than buy a product.

First, we have some Crailtap heads – Biebel, Johnson, Mariano – ripping The Berrics – Steve Berra and Eric Koston’s personal skatepark – to shreds. Gotta love that song too.

Second, we have a Fuel TV commercial featuring a couple random skaters – Joey Brezinski, Mike Anderson, Austyn Gillette, James Craig, Vincent Alvarez, Nick Garcia – skating at the Crailtap skatepark. The edit on this video is amazing. They should just put it on an infinite loop.

I am so going skating today.

Be Rad. Enjoy.

Written by theberad

July 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Rad Skateboarding

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