Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006)

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The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was ... See full summary »



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28 January 2008 | kinghessier
| Way Better than Gator's film!
This film was way better than Gator's film in that Hosoi was much more likable, in addition to it accurately portraying the changing climates from Vert skating to street skating styles and the wake it left behind. It was great to hear about the rivalry between Hosoi and Hawk and then to compare the current situations of both skaters. I was in middle school when Hosoi was at the heights of his success and this film brought back lots of great memories. The soundtrack is perfect and the stories are really entertaining. It was easy to not like Gator because of his attitude, but like Hawk said in this film, Christian was never cocky or arrogant, rather, he was someone who loved to skate and lived more in the few years when he was at the peak of his stardom than most of us will in entire lifetimes. In the 80's/90's I wasn't a Hosoi fan (I was more a Natas fanatic), but now I have more respect for Hosoi than ever before.

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7 April 2006



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