Until Monkeys Fly
1997 VHS USA
Matt decided that he'd make his video his way, have fun doing it, and bugger the standard method of making a team video - he went back to the drawing board and came up with a video that's 1 hour 15 minutes long, with a tale about Monkey Boy who is sent back in time from the year 3001 to save the planet from war by beaming back Hoffman product. The Monkey story might get right on your tits after a while, but we like it, and it's pretty hilarious in places. As for the riding, what can you aspect from the strongest freestyle team in America? Each guy gets a section and all the top blokes are on here: Taj [real core street riding, real lines], Mike Escamilla ruling street lines like you get in skate videos], Leif Valin, Butcher [this dirt jumper is sick! Tweaked seatgrab superman barspins?] has some big drops pulled, Day Smith with some dope flatland riding, and of course The Condor himself. Matt really takes the biscuit when it comes to vert riding, and his section is filled with demos from around the World, the variations are endless [never once repeated], with one-to-ones on vert, double barspins, seatgrab rocket barspins, God-knows what else. It's all pretty sick, and you just have to see it to believe it. Mental BASE jumping too. On the strength of this video, seeing Hoffman ride vert live again this summer in Brighton in August will just be too much... in the meantime, watch the video: it rules.