I can remember when Decade came out I was a sophmore in highschool. It was one of the many Dawger films I used to watch before I’d go ride. We’d sit in our end of the day study hall watch Decade, Technical Difficulties, or one of the Whiskey Films and when that final bell would ring run to our cars and rally to Holiday Valley to shred. I can’t believe that 10 years has passed since Decade it really makes me realize how much snowboarding history I have lived through.
I picked up Decade on Halloween because the whole reason I want to see it is to see Kevin Jones. He was one of my biggest idols growing up and I wish he would come back to pro snowboarding. There’s not a doubt in my mind he would still kill it.
The great thing about this film is when they talk about all the older films and who was doing what. Snowboardings history should be shown to every new generation that is coming up and this film does that and hopefully it is what Decade is to me.
Are there bangers in this film? I would say Wille’s one footed trick mastery is progression at its fines. Seeing Ikka stomping a huge gap jump one footed is crazy. Jp destroying a chain link fence is another great thing to see. But other than that its like any other Mack Dawg film.
While this may be Mack Dawgs last rider segmented film, his influence on the sport doesn’t go unnoticed. What better way to go out than recognized at the top of your game. While I think his films and the crew he uses has stagnated in recent years he has done a lot and should be thanked for that. This films documentary segments show what potential he has for capturing that side of things and I look forward to his Peter Line film.
In the bonus’s all the people he’s filmed with over the years talk about who is the best jumper, jibber,pipe rider, and which is his best films. Peter Line got best jumper and with good cause he did so much, JP got best jibber because he brought it back, Terje got best pipe rider which is arguable but without merit, pretty much all his films are classics but I call BS on that and say his late 90’s early 00’s were the best.
The funniest thing in this film is the bonus section with Bryan Iguchi and he talks about still repping Taco Bell. I laughed so hard at that. The other funny thing was seeing Heikki Sorsa hitting his head on the boom camera while it probably sucked for him it was funny seeing him drill it.