Props: Best of 1997 (Freestyle)
1998 - 30 minutes
If you've seen every Props to date, maybe this video isn't for you; but for me, who's seen only 2 or 3 Props in my life, this is great. A half hour of the best stuff from 1997's Props series contest footage, interviews, riding scenes, and, being the freestyle version, no BMX (racing, that is). Most of the contest footage is from the ESPN and MTV comps; you might've seen it before (on TV or one of the many videos featuring such footage), but it's still some of the best riding you'll ever see. I won't even try to list some of the best stuff on this video...there's way too much.
All the "big names" (Mirra, McCoy, Hoffman, and Miron) are featured, plus Joe Rich, Luc-E, Chad DeGroot, Taj, Chase Gouin, Dave Freimuth, Colin Winkleman, and a lot more. The interview segments are pretty short and include the likes of Rick Moliterno, bar-spin master Ryan Nyquist, Andrew Faris (bizarre), Brian Tunney, and others. There's also rad stuff from the Props guys' visits to other scenes, including Boston, Pennsylvania, Austin, POSH, San Fransico, plus a bunch of stuff from Woodward. You also get one of the most brutal crash sections I've seen in ages. Flatland is a bit under-represented (as usual), but the tricks featured are amazing and will keep anyone confused for while. Plus, after the 30-minute video is over, there's another 30 minutes of the entertaining credits footage from all of `97's Props.
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