Human Tar: Local Skate Video Review

Posted December 19, 2011 in
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These guys resurrected tricks I haven't seen since playing THPS, like Benihanas, wall rides and sex changes.
I like to imagine that Human Tar is one of the secret videotapes that you have to collect in order to reach the next level in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2. This thirty-two minute skate video from Logan is exactly how a skate video should be: raw, creative and fun while displaying a grip of talent coming up in the skate community. Much to my enjoyment, these guys resurrected tricks I haven’t seen since playing THPS, like Benihanas, wall rides and sex changes. Human Tar is a prime example of how skateboarding has taken a direction back toward its roots of style over substance. It’s similar to Pigwood’s Slaughterhouse video, but without the AC/DC.

Ultimately, the only thing that disappointed me was the excess amount of park filming that was used. Seeing that the video was from Logan, I was excited to see some local spots that I know, and some that I’d never seen before. There was some serious pole-jamming and boulder-riding (that’s right, Human Tar skates on rocks), but there was way too much park skating for any particular spots to be highlighted.

Ricky Rossi definitely had the banger part of the video, dropping such nasty stunts as a half-cab back-feeble grind down a seven-stair handrail and a front-side board-slide down a skate-blocked handrail. To sum it up for you, if Human Tar were a Mortal Kombat character, it would be Scorpion: classic and mean.
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These guys resurrected tricks I haven't seen since playing THPS, like Benihanas, wall rides and sex changes. If Human Tar were a Mortal Kombat character, it would be Scorpion: classic and mean.