Prepare to be hyped again. Lakai is releasing a 3 disc box set of their masterpiece video “Fully Flared”. It’s going to include 2 SD DVD discs and 1 HD Blu-Ray disc? What? Blu-Ray? Yup, unheard of for a skateboarding video until now.
The trailer they put together for the “Final Flare” is absolutely gripping. It’s really good and only adds to the kinematical genius that Ty Evans already is. I didn’t buy Fully Flared for the reason that I already knew this video was going to come out. I knew the lack of bonus footage in the original Fully Flared was purposely done. The video was rushed to be released, thus all the extra footage and work was held onto tightly. Until now of course, and for good reason.
I honestly wouldn’t doubt it if the bonus footage surpasses the videos length multiple times. And back to the Blu-Ray disc point, seriously that’s insane; I don’t even have a Blu-Ray player. But it would be a cool thing to have, and don’t be surprised if you find some HD Panasonic hvx200 footage up in the bonus section as well. Plus the whole “Making of Fully Flared” bonus stuff is enough to make me want to purchase this DVD.
I would love to see a full on documentary of the making of Fully Flared and getting behind the scenes of everything. That last clip of the trailer where you see Mike Mo do the Switch flip down the set right before the explosion is insane. You truly see the danger and pin point accuracy of what he was doing in that situation. Truly impressive and mind blowing. And of course, “The Final Flare”! They couldn’t have chosen a better name for the box set edition.
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 in Skateboarding.