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Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby kiterfreak » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:23 pm

I saw the trailer video in the ikitesurfmag site and it was all except an instructional video. More like an MTV video.

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby pndLA » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:55 pm

its instructional!
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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby dakitemon » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:18 am

Smack is instructional, but quite basic. I know I was dissappoined with it

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby nwk » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:46 pm

i was really looking forward to getting this dvd but i have to say i was very disappointed with it. a very poor effort. i loved unknown road but this was crap

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby PhysioRol » Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:11 am

I just watched it and would give it two thumbs up. It Covered lots of stuff that I am pretty sure I will find useful and may not have figured out on my own. But I am farily new to wave riding.

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby BullsShit.com » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:55 am

where is the vid? a link please. I can't find it.

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby style121 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:44 am

I also thought it was terrible. There is a bit of instruction in there but its too basic and rushed, and as far as I'm concerned punts slingshot a lot. Ben Wilson has the charisma of a dry piece of toast. If you're looking for and instructional dvd of the same calibre as the progression discs, stay far far away from this one!

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby STORMBIRD » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:03 am

I don't know how you all feel, but if I see another anything with Ben Wilson in it, I think that I will just barf....and a wave riding instructional....what a joke! Can you spell SELLOUT! :baby: :bye:

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby kiterron66 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:51 pm

I invited 4 kitesurfers over to watch SMACK. They didn't think it was an instructional video.
It didn't describe the types of waves and how you would get started on a actual wave ride. Only Ben rides and he really can ride.
The progression approach of breaking it down into doable pieces was absent. No intermediate type rider was shown. The waves and the photography were great but i've never seen waves like those. They are unlike anywhere i've traveled.
It had some ideas on what a bottom turn and off the lip look like, but not really on how one might get started doing them. He didn't mention swimming and a great deal of water comfort as prerequisites for getting started in the Ocean
I'm still paying my dues in the Gulf of Mexico, watching waves and other riders and asking questions.
The Real Surf instructional wasn't that great either.
Teaching in the surf is harder than on flat water with video or without.

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Re: Is it SMACK a really instructional video?

Postby kiterfreak » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:51 pm

Just as I thought. I wont waste my money on this one. :nono:

The progressions dvd are trully instructional videos. I hope they will develop a wave riding one.

For me, apart from other things, it should includes shots of kite and rider in the same view and a window showing at close up distance the rider to see what he is doing; all in the same wave.


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