Saturday, December 19, 2009

BS! ACCORDING TO KENVIN & KIDMAN

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Is BS! one-dimensional-shortboard-hero-worship-surfporn? Hardly. The film is layered, multi-dimensional, funny, entertaining, and in some sequences very beautiful. The surfers are intense but refreshingly candid, relaxed, and humble. Alternative surf craft enthusiasts may be guilty of contempt prior to investigation in regards to BS!, but they are missing out on a thought provoking visual treat full of chuckles and subversive wit. The editing is superb and the music resonates in all the sequences, in some cases with an almost mind altering intensity. On the other hand, hardcore performance porn junkies won’t be disappointed: there is some serious ripping in this film. If I were to recommend a “longboard” film to a “shortboarder” I’d say watch The Seedling. If I were to recommend a “shortboard” film to a “longboarder” I’d say watch BS!.
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—RICHARD KENVIN
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That Mitch Coleborn surfing is perhaps the most incredible surfing I have ever seen. He surfs like he wears straps. Incredible, even in the big windy stuff. They look like a nice bunch of kids to work with. Dusty really had the same style as his Dad which was really cool. That big wave footage was incredible. The Nor Cal stuff was great too, nice style. Ozzie is so classic, it’s no wonder he keeps breaking bones in his body. The whole film was super watchable, well paced, edited beautifully, great music. I hope people enjoy it, the surfing will blow their minds, blew me out."
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—ANDREW KIDMAN
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BS! with a Crapload of Bonus Features is now available
on DVD in surf shops.
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One of the bonus features is a 22 minute short film called TWEAKIN' on BOARDS WITH RYAN BURCH including a TANGENT TO TAVI WITH MITCH COLEBORN. Here's an excerpt from it featuring Burch on the second of two original 4'11" Hydrodyanamica
"White Pony" boards, and Mitch on a 5'5" Openface Sandwich board by Nine Lights:
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EXCERPT from: "TWEAKIN' ON BOARDS WITH RYAN BURCH in So Cal 2009 including a TANGENT TO TAVI WITH MITCH COLEBORN" from R.T. on Vimeo.


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It's interesting to note that the section of TWEAKIN' where Burch rides and talks about the "White Pony" was shot shortly before he and Richard Kenvin met for the first time. It's been amazing to
watch the fruits of their relationship since then on the Hydro-blog.
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The complete list of boards Burch rides in TWEAKIN' are:
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6'1" Thruster by Sauritch
7'6" Single Fin Pin Tail by Infinity
6'0" High Aspect Twin Fin by Sauritch
5'4" Twin Keel (single foil) Fish by Burch
4'11" Twin Keel Hydrodynamica "White Pony"
5'7" Finless "Wrongald" glassed foam board by Burch
5'6" High Aspect Twin with Small Trailing Fin, Openface Sandwich by Nine Lights

8'0" Wegener Alaia
5'7" Wegener Alaia
5'7" Finless glassed foam board with Single Fin box option (scroll to bottom of linked post) by Burch
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The complete list of bonus features on the DVD are:
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1) More Dusty Payne Surf Clips (6minutes:30seconds)
2) More Mitch Coleborn Surf Clips (6:40)
3) Ozzie Surfing Indo (6:30)
4) A Bullshit Surf Clip of Nate Tyler (1:00)
5) More Andrew Doheny Surf Clips (3:00)
6) Tweakin’ on Boards with Ryan Burch including a Tangent to Tavi with Mitch Coleborn (22:00)
7) Dusty Winning the Oakley Pro Jr., Bali 2008 (3:00)
8) A Short Alternate Segment of Extended Dusty, Mitch & Alex Interview (2:30)
9) Andrew “Droid” Doheny Interview featuring the surfing of Tom Curren (5:30)
10) Pure Droid I. (2:40)
11) Prue Droid II. (2:20)
12) Goons of Doom “For A Girl” music video (4:30)
13) Live Musical Performance by Need New Body (11:00)
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Bonus Features total running time: 77 minutes
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BS! total running time: 44 minutes
Director: Ryan Thomas
Principle Camera: Matt Shuster
Featured Surfers: Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn, Alex Gray, Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, Andrew Doheny, Ryan Burch, Pat Towersey
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BS! excerpt featuring Dusty and Mitch:
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EXCERPT from the surf film: BS! from R.T. on Vimeo.


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5 comments:

Kirk said...

For all you Hollywood/Silverlake/Echo Park hipster surfers, you can get it at Amoeba Music too. So totally worth it, best bit is that end segment really.

dogleg said...

i was curious where my hipster self would buy it? now i know. thanks.
really interesting stuff seeing Burch on different stuff. his comment on Jeff Beck's (nine lights) craftsmanship is right on.
Mitch Coleburn is an alien.
all together a top movie that satisfies a wide audience.
you forgot to list PT in the riders.
(even though he's not a feature that part is priceless)

R.T. said...

Thanks tons Kirk & Dogleg. PT... agreed... brain fart fixed.

Dr. Robert said...

wow!

ras said...

that RK review is on point.

"the film is layered, multi-dimensional, funny, entertaining"