Though we have recently celebrated a high volume (two) of skate video birthdays, and even promised to avoid such festivities in the near future, it wouldn’t be right if we did not acknowledge five years since the release of Flipmode 3: The First Flipmode Video (plus the website that followed.) Flipmode 3 came out in the summer of 2006, just before the skateboard league’s cut-off for “little kid skate video” status. The proceeding videos do not qualify, as Trife was released after they had all reached voting age, and Caviar is an obvious post-drinking-age production. These logistics render it the finest New York little kid skate production ever, and the starting-point to Peter’s four-video contention for “Third Best Living Filmmaker,” after Martin Scorsese and Jay Strickland. 2006 was a tough year to get noticed in cinema, but Flipmode came out on top, even trumping Academy favorite, Killa Season.
Really though, what’s good with the Flipmode box set? That and a Real box set might be the only things left to keep the DVD a relevant media format. We need commentaries, remastered prints, bonus features, and a Billy Lynch documentary that tackles the impalpable nature of Long Island based skateboard careers.
FREE LIL’ BOOSIE. FREE MAX B. FREE BILLY LYNCH. REMEMBER TRACY MCGRADY? NOT REALLY? ME EITHER.
Original trailer released in the spring prior to the video. Modern rap needs more singles like “Stay Fly.” Willie Hutch Rest in Peace.
Clip from Stick Up Kids. Does anyone have the eight-minute “Purple Rain” clip? If yes, can you please upload it somewhere and post a link in the comments? Thanks.