|Twitch's 420% film review|
|Written by Nick Thiel|
All too often we see the same style freestyle flick produced over and over to the point where I’m not sure why I even purchase them anymore? They are usually filled with a bunch of contest runs with some of the normal shenanigans that goes along with the freestyle world. When Jeremy Steinberg or better known as twitch set out to make a film he set out to make anything but the normal “freestlye flick”. Not only did he want to make a different style film but for different reasons as well. The current freestyle athlete makes a majority of their income off of contests and endorsements around said contests. Twitch wants to take the freestyle scene into the realm of snow and skate where people can make a great living off of video parts and not be a slave to the contest world. So he assembled some of, if not the best natural terrain free riders in the world, found some epic locations, asked (Jay Schweitzer) to come on board and they were set to make the style of film he wanted.
The end result was nothing short of greatness. It showcased some of my favorite hills and spots in So Cal as well as some freshies in the central California and northern California areas. The few hits they did at the “Nevada” spot were big and couldn’t have had a more picturesque backdrop. The display of talent from all of the athletes was spot on. There were racers, freestyle kids and 9-5ers of which all impressed me. There was no shortage of whips and enough tricks and flips to make your palms sweat. After sitting through the entirety of the movie, I was left wanting more. Not because it was lacking anything cinematically but because the film was that good. I wanted to see more of the rolling hills, big hits and dirt scooters getting far past upside down.
If you want to buy a film that will do nothing but make you want to ride your dirt scooter then 420% is definitely the film for you. When I say “Ride your dirtbike” I don’t mean go pound out a bunch of laps. If that’s what you want go buy bar to bar or something of the sort. I mean go out with all your buddies and ride the hills, throw some whips and have fun with your boys. The attitude behind the film as well as the change it’s trying to bring to the sport is all I need to support it. This being said it’s a must buy in my book.
The film will be available on itunes in may.