Over the last few weeks my son has taken over the DVD player. He knows how to operate it and now thinks it's his. The Bambi and Peter Pan movies have made room for SX exposed, Skills and Crush. All three DVD's are fast paced MX flicks with a whole bunch of flashy graphics and loud music. Philip loves it and now knows that Ricky rides the yellow bike, Bubba rides green and his favorite Chad Reed rides the blue bike. Needless to say, Philip has a # 22 numberplate on his blue Haro Z12 and loves the home track around the couch making MX noises.
When I found a moment I sneaked in Soul # 29 in his DVD player. It almost felt like I was watching slow-mo as the first couple of clips either had some slow riding in it or the editing was relaxed. What it probably was is the change from the fast paced MX movies and then watching Soul 29, making the BMX video magazine look very slow comparably. The main part of Soul is over an hour long making this DVD worth the money.
The bonus section has the 2005 Rebel Jam, a Bio with [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1093]Ryan Guettler
[/url], a Trier report, the Odyssey Summer Comp in Portugal, German open in Coburg, King Of Dirt in Linz, the Urbaner Instinct from Dormagen and a Flat Quickspin with footy from England, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands. This could have easily been the main part so basically you get another issue of Soul for free.
The main part takes you to Japan (Simple Roadtrip), Netherlands (Flatground-Amsterdam), Estonia (Simple Session), The UK (Backyard jam with killer footage, and the Eastpak Transition tour), France (Soul mag Last Minute tour), Austria (Scene report), Denmark (NielsWheels
interview) and of course Germany (Suzuki BMX Masters). It doesn't get more international than that because the Quickspin clip also has American footage. It's proof that BMX exists all over this planet and there are good riders everywhere. Including the Slideshow and the Credits, #29 is over 100 minutes long. A bit long for a quick motivation before the session but then again you don't have to watch the whole video and can FF to your favorite part. With so many different sections in this issue I'm sure you'll find one that suits your style.