VHS Tapes – The unknown treasures of aggressive inline skating
from Thisissoul on 14 Jan 2019
Hi guys! Welcome back at the TIS vlog
Aggressive Inline skating emmerged in the VHS era.
In these old video’s you can really see the progression of the sport.
The first inline skate video was Dare to Air, made in 1993.
In this video the skaters are using 72mm recreational skates and they can barely grind.
And a few years later the skaters are doing insane combo’s on REAL aggressive skates!
After Dare to Air the Hoax series and the Video Groove series came up.
They had a big influence on our culture.
Because this was the only way skaters got to see the new tricks that were invented by pro’s.
In a world without Youtube and websites, big brands like Senate, Roces and MindGame made team video’s as their main marketing tool.
Not a lot of people know that there are also a few Dutch video tapes.
Fun fact about those is that a lot of the guys starring these movies are now pretty famous over here.
Such as the rapper Gers Pardoel, Director Steffen Haars, actors Tim haars and Huub Smit, and presentor Jay Jay Boske.
They are all starring in the movie Urban Masters.
I got together with my friends Arvid and Randy and we created a movement called #angryyouth.
Angry Youth is all about showing the roots of our culture.
We will do three things:
– We digitalized all the tapes and we will put them on hht://Angryyouthcinema.com so that you can watch them there.
– The physical VHS tapes will be available for purchase on https://www.thisissoul.com/accessories/vhs-tapes.html.
– And once every month we will get together in Arvid’s creative studio in Amsterdam with a group of skate enthusiasts.
Specially for this occasion we created a little cinema and a bar in his studio.
Each month we screen one of the tapes and drink beers afterwards.
Check our This is Soul Facebook for more information about the upcoming Angry Youth Cinema events! Entrance is free!