Hey ya’ll, DRC here!

Today is going to be the first in a blog series I’m starting called DIRK VIDEA-REVIEWS. Each week I will find a new Freebord video or dig up an old video, and share it with you! Then I’ll give you my 100% honest review on the riding, video editing, or whatever I find notable. Feel free to leave your opinion’s in the comments below.

For the inaugural post of this series, I’ve chosen a video that caught my attention recently.

BACK & FORTH 2018 a season recap from one of my favorite frenchies in the game, Quentin Streum.

Check it out

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My first impression is simply WOW! And lemme tell ya’.. these days it’s hard to make a Freebord video that I find compelling enough to watch uninterrupted, let alone multiple times. Every time I’ve rewatched this video I find something else to love about it.

First thing that stands out to me is STYLE; I’ve been watching Quentin’s skill develop for quite awhile now, and he has gotten so damn clean. Secondly would be the bag of tricks this dude has. I would pay good money to see him, Jordi, and Luke Miller battle it out in a game of BORD. His combos alone would make him a major contender. Personally, as a freestyle guy, it’s hard for me to give his downhill game a proper critique, but it was not over shadowed by his jibs.

 Fluidity on all aspects is EXTREMELY hard, but dagnabit, you nailed it brother!

Also, not to be over-looked, would be the awesome edit and attention to details with the cartoon overlays. Very ninja-psychedelic, and you know your boy Dirk is all about the trippy-dippy art.

I could really only find one negative, and I think that it is incredibly challenging for every person that’s ever tried to spin a over a 360 on a Freebord. It’s his/our arm positioning while doing large spins off kickers. That’s why many snowboarders grab while doing spins over 360, because it cleans up your body posture. I am just as guilty as the next guy, even on a snowboard of getting “huck arms”.  But, I honestly think the size of jumps we hit on average is just big enough to have the air to do a clean 360, let alone 5 or above. So….maybe we start building bigger kickers?? Who’s down for the wooden 30 ft table top or step down jump? Count me in.

Thanks for reading, leave a comment below, let us know what you thought of this video.

Until next time!

 

 

Daniel R Clay

About Daniel R Clay

I like riding boards and diggin' crystals

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