There are so many goddamn Thrasher videos that we had to make a link for em.
Savannah Slamma Thrasher
1988, 28 minutes
Current Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Savannah Slamma is a contest video from 1988 that is chocked full of street plants, launch ramps and some of the bitchinest haircuts to ever hit the skate scene. The video starts out with an introduction to the town of Savannah, Georgia and then shows a little footage of the course construction with Stacy Peralta and Lance Mountain. The contest footage starts out with a trick or two from each of the contestants that entered but didnít place and then moves into a full run of the top eight skaters. The video ends on a high note with some of the best slams (don't worry no one gets to hurt) and the soundtrack is classic 80ís Thrasher skate rock such as Drunk Injuns and Odd Man Out.
March 29, 2003
In the summer of 1988 I was just getting out of High School and street skating was on its way to becoming a force to be recon with. Street skating had not yet evolved technically and there was no such thing as a city skate park, so contests consisted of wall ramps, launch ramps and other random street obstacles. Savannah Slamma is 1980's street skating in all its glory. The top eight contestants and their best trick go as follows: #8 Jeff Kendall with a finger flip off the launch ramp, #7 Bill Danforth with a 360 to 50/50 stall, #6 Lance Mountain with a huge frontside wall ride, #5 Tommy Gurrero with the only kickflip and a nose grab over the car, #4 Mark Gonzalez with a frontside rail slide down the handrail, #3 Eric Dressen with a method air, #2 Steve Caballero with a backside 360 and a 180 wall ride and the winner, Christian Hosoi with 2 massive frontside wall rides and an ollie over the car. Contest videos are always a little slower than team videos, but if you are a grumpy old man like me, you should give this video a look for nostalgiaís sake.