A Twenty Inch Production
Sometimes at a contest I wonder who the hell is filming for what. It seems like everyone and their uncle has a DV camera of some sort and wants to catch the action first hand. One guy blocks the other to get the best view but screws it up for everyone else.
It's good to see that footage gets used for a final product. If you own a video camera and you're only using it to show it to your friends on your own TV, do everyone a favor and just buy a DVD that covers the contest you went to.
The Redux DVD came in as a surprise. It's not that Twenty Inch Productions have not done anything in the past. In fact, they were one of the first BMX video magazines out there and competed with the Props people for an issue or 12. After a long hiatus their first DVD showed up with footage from riding over the last couple of years. That makes the footage partially old, especially if you follow the BMX scene first hand. The quality is not all DV or 16 inch. When 20" started collecting footage for this DVD they were probably still on the VHS-tip.
Lots of the riders/riding would not make it to today's standard but that doesn't mean it's wrong. It's cool to put your friends in a video, even fully padded hucking Colorado riders. If you're into Rick Thorne you're lucky. He's got an interview in Redux explaining his tats and bro-ing down on the phone with his sponsors. Some riding too. Other than that there's not many So-Cal riders in the DVD and it covers everything from flat, park, street, vert to dirt. 50 minutes + sounds like a good deal but going by the 2 star score out of five you might want to spend your money somewhere else if you don't have to own every BMX DVD that comes out.