I don't think that everything posted on the internet needs to be the newest thing. Not every new, little ad needs to be posted on every skate website, just because it came out this morning. 2007 was forever ago, but earlier today someone reminded me about the Krooked video Gnar Gnar so I thought that if a post on it, however dated, gets one more person to watch it, it's worth it.
Gnar Gnar is a example of how Mark Gonzales sees skateboarding and how Mark Gonzales wants skateboarding to be seen. It's exactly what you'd expect from a product with him at the helm, directing and editing it; that Gonz sense of humour, fun, creative, line skating and a few scarily close encounters with traffic. Gnar Gnar features the likes of the Gonz himself, Alex Olson, Dan Drehobl, Bobby Worrest, Van Wastell and Christian Hosoi skating pools, suburban neighbourhoods and the nostalgic haven of the Brooklyn Banks, to the classic soundtrack of Nancy Sinatra, The Smiths and Frank Zappa.
In terms of style, the aesthetic and the sheer amount of no complies, pole-jams and wallrides shows just how influential it was on most of todays coolest vids. VHS only, no menus, no bonus footage, bloopers or bullshit, only to be watched from start to finish and pressed to a limited edition of 1000 hard copies. At this stage it's probably one for collectors only, as prices range from anything over €150, and that's only when it does become available. It's nice to imagine that one that one day, this could be yours but until then, check out the digital rip below, maybe even use some modern day technology to connect your computer to your tv, sit back and enjoy.