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Killer Days is probably the best video we’ve seen in 2013. Edited by Todd Barnes, Killer Days showcases team FOUND Boards (and guest firends) and it does it well, very well. With Mitch Rawlins leading the charge with his perfect style and control, team Found is well documented in there: Thomas Robinson smooth rides and hacks from Oz to India, Damian King’s precision pocket riding and jokes, Andrew Lester’s powerful lines and barrels as well as Jones Russell and George Humphreys shredding. Among guests Jake Stone has heaps of amazing footage in the video and absolutely rips. What stroke us once again is Mitch Rawlins’s perfect style, his bottom turns and scooping, his positioning, his speed and lines and the way he links his bottom turns to the next section and hits the lip are just above the rest, seriously, Mitch is a freak, he rides a boogieboard the way you’re supposed to – to its full potential – and he does this with unmatched style. Watch him surf and learn.
Destination-wise you’ll be tavelling to West Oz, South Oz, somewhere in india with Thom Robinson and Canarias. The qualiy of the footage is mind-blowing, there are phantom camera footage from Chris Bryan and the overall quality of the video is just nuts. Water angles, footage from land, lifestyle footage, sceneries and landscapes, everything is top notch. The titles are clean and stylish, it’s a real professional work done with taste and passion.
The soundtrack is well chosen and fits the riding and editing very well making the film even more enjoyable. This is definitely a movie you’ll need to watch and have in your possession.
Killer Days lasts 57 min. and there’s not a single minute to skipp forward while watching.
It’s available on DVD format at bodyboard shops worldwide or as a digital Hi-Res .Mp4 download for 11 or 12 $ directly on Vimeo On Demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/killerdays/81541684. We did watch the Hi-Res video from Vimeo and it’s perfect quality so dont be scared to get it online.
Watch the teaser here:
KILLER DAYS Trailer II from Todd Barnes on Vimeo.
New DVD from Caleb Graham, this teaser made us froth… and now we got to watch the full length DVD !
Great DVD, really good editing and filming and a good and diverse soundtrack. The trailer was great and the full length DVD is just as good.
Shot on location around the North Coast of NSW, with trips to the South Australian desert, the NSW South Coast, and an assortment of other wave rich locations that help compliment the cinematic style of the film.
There are a lot of lesser-known riders as well as the classic pros ripping. The DVD is punchy and has a good rhythm, it will definitely make you wanna go surf straight away. Once again a good DVD for 2013!
The DVD includes a cool bonus: Caleb’s previous movie “Children of the foam” in full length! Yewww
Available now on the Spongercity.com – Limited quantities ! Dont wait til it’s gone ! (The Spongercity Store re-opens on the 17th of May)
Todd Barnes’ latest DVD – TRASH – Awesome DVD, great editing, great soundtrack, loads of riders, hawaii, oz, shipsterns, mexico and more… dont miss this one! Read our full review:
If The Inside had a baby with No Friends 1 with today’s footage quality and Todd Barnes’ special touch, it might be TRASH, it’s got a bit of both world with grainy/arty footage like NF1 back the days and some fuct up / mash up footage from all the crazyness that surrounds us everyday like you’ve seen in The Inside.
The riding is insane with all the pros you can name (Ben Player, Joe Clark, Tom Rigby, James Kates, Jase Finlay, Tom Robinson or Mitch Rawlins). Hard to remember one specific highlight from the DVD but Mitch Rawlins’ footage definitely shines with absolutely perfect bottom turns and scooping style unrivaled by most riders).
The heli footage at Nuggan is another insane feature in the video. You need to watch it to understand what we’re talking about.
Shipsterns part shows some of the craziest stuff we’ve seen out there.
The end section that never ends with more amazing footage is another great surprise in this video.
Once again Todd Barnes delivered the goods with yet another great DVD, very well filmed and edited with a soundtrack that should please all public.
We’re selling TRASH here on the Spongercity.com Store: TRASH DVD – Worldwide shipping is super cheap.
We got to watch home brew last night, eventually! Super Stoked (Machine) on the DVD! Loved it. Edited by James Kates, filmed by Ryan Mattick and Allan Willson with additionnal titles and artwork by Dav Fox, this DVD is a must have.
The editing is great, punchy, effective and precise, the quality of the images are super good, the angles are original, there are more waves than just nuggans and supers, and the soundtrack is good. What else do you want ?
Oh yeah, the riders, it features Joe Clark, Finlay, Katesy, Putland, T Robinson, Cade Sharp, Sam Bennett, Rigby and more…
The highlights of the video include some remote India perfection, some Blackrock delight, some nuggan stunts, some fun, lots of pleasure and cool titles.
The riders are creative in their ride and having fun and it makes the video breathe and glow. The riding is top notch and the overall feeling you get is that bodyboarding is the coolest thing you can do and it’s damn fun to ride.
Very good DVD to watch before a session to get amped.
Well, that’s it.
Edited & filmed by Rob Isambert, third movie of the ‘Ring Of Fire Series’. RING OF FIRE III sets itself above many other DVDs this year with a very wide range of spots, conditions and riders around the globe and a really good editing and soundtrack on top of that. Seriously a must have.
The DVD is full is sick destinations such as Australia, Polynesia, Mexico, California and Hawaii with the best riders riding the best waves and lots of underground rippers as well. The Oz section at nuggan is really cool, the Mexico sections are insane, the wedge section in Cali is all time with Josh Garner showing you how it’s done. The pipe section and polynesia section are all time as well. The soundtrack has a everything from NOFX to M83 and is well chosen. The footage and editing is really good and the video doesnt have any section that suck. It’s great to watch from start to finish, feels a bit like watching a NoFriends video, with a god vibe to it and it makes you wanna pack your stuff and go on trip so bad. The extras are cool too with the Mex and Pipe comps well filmed and great footage from these events.
The highlights are the Mex, Pipe and French Polynesia footage. Oh, also Josh Garner definitely has one of the best style in the water: smooth, precise and explosive. His riding in Mexico and the wedge are good to watch if you wanna learn how to ride well, really well.
Available on the Spongercity Store here: http://store.spongercity.com – We ship internationally with cheap shipping rates.
AUGUST BURNS RED, Leveler
Style : Hardcore, Metal
For fans of: Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon etc.
Ok, so we havent really done a proper music review for years on Spongercity.com but it’s time for a change and we’re amped to review so stuff again, whether it is DVD’s, Boards, Dins, Music and whatever else we can get our hands on.
AUGUST BURNS RED was formed in Lancaster, PA, USA, in 2003, featuring vocalist Jon Hershey, guitarists J.B. Brubaker and Brent Rambler, bassist Jordan Tuscan, and drummer Matt Greiner. Leveler is their 4th studio album and it’s the best one to date in our opinion. Their previous albums were really good but this one is as good as it gets with an uber-powerful sound, violent yet melodic songs and sick vocals. Full package ! We’re loving this one. Probably not the taste of all our Spongercity.com visitors (but we’ll review some more laid-back music too, don’t worry) but those fans of the “genre” August Burns Red – which we’ve seen playing live as well – are masters. Seriously, appart from a couple bands that gave us chills a while ago like THRICE or FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES we haven’t enjoyed anything like this for a while – appart from some good PARKWAY DRIVE music, of course.
AUGUST BURNS RED sound is square, powerful, clear, and will get you amped to fuckin’ charge in the water, gets barrelled, throw some Paul-Roach’esque tail snaps and scream out loud. If you like hardcore/metal similar to PWD you’ll surely love AUGUST BURNS RED.
Edited & filmed by Ryan Mattick and James Kates (makers of FLUX and FEVER DREAM). THE VIKING shows team ZION exploring Europe’s best waves in France, The UK, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland…
Incredible movie, great waves, cool soundtrack, great adventure and talented riders. Really well filmed with incredible lights, sceneries and lifestyle footage. Highlights include crazy waves at Riley’s in Ireland, Aileens as well and many other slabs.
Featuring: Sam Bennett, James Kates, Jase Finlay, Koots, Chris James, Thom Robinson, Jack Johns, Ryan Mattick and more…
This movie lasts 1H and the sceneries, filming, editing etc. is really really good. A must watch !
Available on the Spongercity Store here: http://store.spongercity.com
The official video from Parkway Drive “Karma” – from the album DEEP BLUE
Featuring Winston Mc Call bodyboarding and the other group members surfing / towing – Sick video and brutal music. Maybe not everyone’s taste but we (at Spongercity) love it and have seen PWD live – they fuckin rock. Notice the Agent 18 wetsuit too. Yewwwww
Their whole latest album DEEP BLUE is great too, by the way.
PURE is a visual project filmed over the past 18 Months on the coastlines of Australia. Filmed and directed by Nic Baclay and featuring: Kim Feast, Mitch Woodland, Brendon Backshall and many others. Sick movie, action-packed and great to get amped before you go surf. The Kim Feast section is perfect for all dk lovers and those north point pits are insane. Definitely a must see !
Currently available on the Spongercity Store: http://store.spongercity.com
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RING OF FIRE II – By Rob Isambert is the latest DVD out of California, USA. It’s quite rare these days to see a DVD from the US. The DVD takes you to the south pacific, indonesia, hawaii, baja california, the pacific northwest, tasmania, mexico and california. It features the best californian riders as well as the biggest names in the sport. Rob worked about 3 years on this project and it’s definitely a must see.
To read the full review click on the below link.
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