Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|There's Something About Mcconkey|
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Ten years ago, young renegade ski racer Shane McConkey quit his collegiate team to pursue a career in the small, unglamorous world of freeskiing. Through the '90s, McConkey battled the odds and the establishment as he put ... more »
The baddest ski movie
stevecali | Boulder, CO | 03/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most other ski movies just have music and skiing. That's great, but this movie has far more. As the name suggests, it highlights Shane McConkey's impact on the present movement/revolution in skiing (and BASE jumping), but it doesn't fail to leave out other players like Mosley, Morrison, Davenport, and others. This movie doesn't just make you think, "That trick was sick." It will also make you laugh until you can't breathe. At the risk of sounding trite I will say this movie is motivating. When I don't really feel like making the drive up skiing, I pop in the DVD and I can't wait to go by five minutes into the video. Even if you don't like skiing that much, you will still love this movie. It will make you want to ski."
Most Entertaining Ski Video Ever!
BobMama | Franklin, MA United States | 03/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Those that were disappointed that this wasn't 100% sick skiing footage need to take a chill pill, or get a sense of humour. Just the cover pic lets you know this is goofy movie so why take it so seriously.
The skiing footage is insane, but how much heli footage can you take? That's why they break it up with Saucer Boy and all of the innovative ways they incorporated the sponsors. How can you expect a serious movie about McConkey if you know anything about him?
I've watched this dozens of times, and still am amazed at the skiing, and still laugh my ass off every time."
Agree with Edgy
BobMama | 03/11/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I wish I had seen Edgy's review before purchasing this DVD. I was interested in a movie with skiing footage. This has about 25% ski footage, 25% base jumping, and about 50% stupid skits."