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Modern Marvels - Extreme Gadgets (History Channel)
Modern Marvels - Extreme Gadgets
History Channel
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 50min

The basic BMX bike has stayed the same since the '70s; the essential form of the skateboard remains pretty static. Yet the versions of these familiar forms that viewers see on the X-Games and other high-profile contests ar...  more »

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Movie Details

Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Mildly Interesting
Loyd E. Eskildson | Phoenix, AZ. | 09/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Extreme Gadgets" begins by following the evolution of surfboards, starting with the second century in Hawaii. Royalty had boards up to 26 feet long and 150 lbs. The 20th century saw a rapid pace of change - 1930s brought hollow boards, 1935 the addition of a stabilizer fin front and rear, in the 1950s came lighter polyurethane boards. Then came "air boards" that actually rose out of the water.

Most of the rest of the disc consists of showing how skateboads, snowboards, mountain-boards, wakeboards, and sky-surfing boards had evolved from the basic surfboard. Unfortunately, the story quickly became obvious and it was difficult to maintain interest.

The one segment that did not derive from surfboards involved mountain bikes. However, this segment had little detail, and again was fairly obvious."