Amazing: that's the only word to describe this video. Chris Rye is at the top of the riding video-making game, and Baco 7: Pride is my favorite video to date (a title usually held until the next Rye video is released). One of the main things Baco 7 has going for it is the flatland: Most videos have a little bit of ground riding, if any; Pride is at least a quarter to a third flat. And it's not just mediocre stuff, either: Chad DeGroot, Kerry Gatt, Leif Valen and Aaron Behnke supply some of the most amazing links I've ever seen some I STILL don't fully understand, even with the help of slo-mo! And you non-flatlanders will appreciate the healthy dose of street, jumping, and mini ramp riding. I can't single out any one particular trick, scene, or rider there's too damn much. (Although I will say that there's more and better footage of Rick Moliterno in this video than Style Cats.) The filming and editing job are top of the line (things have come a LONG way since the first Dorkin' in York!). Music? As usual, a pretty bizarre collection: Steely Dan, Chemical Brothers, The Commodores, Rolling Stones. And if that weren't enough, you get footage of the "man with the pots and pans" in action, and a more complete look at Chad and Mark Hilson on Jerry Springer. Baco 7 is a must-own...and that's coming from someone too cheap to buy many videos.
Chad DeGroot linking some double-footed dump truck g-turn thing to spastic junkyard. (I don't know exactly what it's called, but what difference does a trick's name mean?) QuickTime: baco7.mov (7 sec., 718K)
Props Visual Baco Designs, 333 King St., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007