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|Classic Skate Videos|
A personal ranking of the skateboarding videos that I grew up with, and the best ones that are out there. Limited to 10 entries due to there being so many skate videos. A lot of other classics are excluded, along with a bunch of newer skate videos. Tell me your own personal favorites, and let's have a fun little discussion. Music entries are from each videos soundtrack, along with the cast from each videos. In lieu of writing out descriptions for each, I provided a YouTube video for your enjoyment, so check it out for yourself. One more thing, most of these skate vids you can still buy, but do your research carefully (bootleg DVDs are the worst), because you can't just pull out your old copies of CCS out of your attic and order these vids. Shred the gnar, my dudes and dudettes.
"Rodney Mullen VS. Daewong Song: Parts I & II"
World Industries Skateboards/Blind Skateboards/Almost Skateboards
Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYlvf85Ggjo
Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtdLcfJUqUM
And why the hell not, Part III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OUdyV6XLjU
DYING TO LIVE
Featured Skaters: Adrian Lopez, Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas, John Rattray, Jon Allie, Lindsey Robertson, Matt Mumford, Ryan Bobier, Ryan Smith
*Zero was my favorite skate brand back in the day, so I'm a bit impartial, haha*
1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Plan B Skateboards/1992
Featured Skaters: Matt Hensley, Pat Duffy, Colin McKay, Ryan Fabry, Sean Sheffey, Sal Barbier, Rodney Mullen, Mike Carroll, Rich Howard, Danny Way
Alien Workshop Skateboards/1991
Featured Skaters: Rob Dyrdek, Steve Claar, Scott Conklin, John Pryor, Christian Hosoi, Mark Rogowski, Thomas Morgan, Bo Turner, Duane Pitre
|7||Youth Brigade (CA)|
Sound & Fury
"FULFILL THE DREAM"
Featured Skaters: Steve Olsen, Aaron Snyder, Toan Nguyen, Sammy Baptista, Jesse Silvey, Brandon Turner, Peter Smolik, Chad Muska
Featured Skaters: Guy Mariano, Jordan Richter, Mark Gonzales, Rudy Johnson, Jason Lee
"THE SEARCH FOR ANIMAL CHIN"
Powell Peralta Skateboards/1987
Featured Skaters: Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, "Emerson Chin", Jim Thiebaud, Jesse Martinez, Bryce Kanights, Doug Smith, Chris Borst, Charlie DuBois, Ray Underhill, Adrian Demain, Donny Griffin, Kevin Lambert, Mike Vallely, Rodney Mullen, Per Welinder, Natas Kaupas, Aaron Murphy, Kevin Harris
*I believe this soundtrack is done by a band called Animal Chin, wasn't too sure, so just put this here instead*
Girl Skateboards & Chocolate Skateboards/2003
Featured Skaters: Keenan Milton, Brandon Biebel, Brain Anderson, Marc Johnson, Mike York, Justin Eldridge, Gino Iannucci, Robbie McKinley, Paul Rodriguez, Jereme Rogers, Mike Caroll, Rick McCrank, Eric Koston
*I spent about 20 minutes deciding if this or "Mouse" was better*
Without You I'm Nothing
Featured Skaters: Mark Appleyard, Ali Boulala, Alex Chalmers, Bastien Salabanzi, Geoff Rowley, Rune Glifberg, Tom Penny, Arto Saari
"WELCOME TO HELL"
Toy Machine Skateboards/1996
Featured Skaters: Mike Maldonado, Elissa Steamer, Brain Anderson, Satva Leung, Donny Barley, Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas
The Lonesome Crowded West
Featured Skaters: Adrian Lopez, Ryan Bobier, Matt Mumford, Jim Greco, Jud Ferguson, Erik Ellington, Jamie Thomas
|Best list ever. |
|My personal favorites are all in this list: |
2.Welcome to Hell
3.Fulfill the Dream
Also, can we talk about how Yeah Right! was the most revolutionary skate video ever?
Also, ctrl + F Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song :(
|Dude, exactly. That's why I chose Yeah Right! over Mouse, haha. And mannnnnn, Rodney Mullen is the greatest skater to ever liveeeeeee|
|i probably watched dying to live and sorry like 1000 times with my buddies growing up|
jamie thomas my fave all time
|Out of all of these, I've definitely watched Sorry the most. Arto's part in it is sooooooo sick. Has there ever been footage of that monster bail he took?|
|^^ no footage as he was just warming up and no one was filming yet. List is good|
|That's what I thought. Although, the animation gives you good idea, I still would like to see just how sick that bail was.|
|Ride the sky|
|I never watched that, my dude. Never really learned too much about Fallen, might hafta change that. Good look, bud|
|Rodney Mullen is always #1 for me|
Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song 1 and 2
|As much as I wanted to put those on here, I just decided to make them company and team exclusive. Now, if I made a list ranking the best skate PARTS, you can goddamn guarantee those would be in the top spots, hahaha.|
|Baker 3 and Almost round 3 are two of my favorites, but great picks with the Zero videos. Also, interesting timing with this list as Nyjah Huston just came out with an incredible part for Nike I highly recommend.|
|I peeped that, and dudeeeee, he’s gotten so much better than when I last saw him. His lines were seamless as fuckkkk, and I really dug the cinematography as well|
Rodney Mullen vs. Daewon Song 1 and 2'
Just popped in to say the same!
|i think bake & destroy for me|
I personally loved Alien Workshop's "Photosynthesis" as well. I also second Baker 3. I remember being really disappointed by the Mystery one when it came out. Idk why
|Oh man! I forgot about Photosynthesis! Now I know what I'm doing after work, hahaha. And yeah, to you and budgie, if I were to have made this list bigger, some Baker vids would have definitely been on it.|
How bout them 411 vids, dudes?
|On snap, and thanks for the feature my dudes |
|Rodney mullen vs daewon song 1 and 2 |
|By popular demand, I added it as an honorable mention : )|
|baker 3 is rad too. and andrew's set in stay gold.. holy shit |
|I haven't seen Stay Gold in foreverrrrrrr, wasn't that the last video Reynolds did or something? That's the one where the cover is a pic of everyone, but he's the only one with his back turned, right? |
|no, he had a little scene in bake and destroy i think, been a while for me, i haven't been following|
but his set in stay gold is probably my favorite of any film, haha
|Wasn't someone's last video in Stay Gold though? It's been a super long time, so I could totally be wrong.|
|ahhh, heath kirchart. ellington wasn't even in stay gold lol|
|Ah! That's it! Good ol' Kirchart. He always had awesome decks back in the day.|
|Lol wat mod featured this none of them skate if so i need to see footy|
|Owen wilson in yeah right tho|
|I legit forgot some of these people were real...|
I haven't thought about anything related to skateboarding since TH Underground.
|loved watching skate videos with the boys back in the day|
|So when's the Sputnik user skate sesh|
|anyone in carlsbad?|
|I'm down for the skate sesh, where you east coasters at|
|@coldheaven where on the east coast are you? |
|RVA, my dude|
|Worrrd. Massachusetts here|
|i still have misled youth on vhs in a box in my garage somewhere|
|@hal1ax I just found my copy of "Sorry" when I was spring cleaning last week|