Product Report: “2 Be Continued” Video

“2 Be Continued” Video
Price: $7.99, $9.99 (HD)
Where to Buy: http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ryan-villopoto-2-be-continued/id534498567

What It Is

Ryan Villopoto has achieved more in the span of seven years than most of his competitors will over the course of their entire careers. Since bursting onto the professional scene in 2006 as a member of Mitch Payton’s Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad, he has netted an astonishing 12 titles, including four Motocross of Nations victories. To help celebrate his domination of 2011, longtime sponsors Volcom, Vans, and Monster Energy dug through their archives, shot new footage, and enlisted those closest to RV for a film that sheds light on who exactly Ryan Villopoto is.

Hits

- The video kicks off with Villopoto’s 2006 season, mostly at Glen Helen, and highlights his charge to the Outdoor championship and Rookie of the Year honors. It then roots through his family’s history of motorcycle racing, with his Grandfather and Father recalling his amateur career, and then his rise through the professional ranks in a concise manner.

- With insight from Mitch Payton, Mike Fisher, Jeremy McGrath, Eric Johnson, Aldon Baker, Mike Williamson, his aforementioned Dad and Grandpa, and his wife, Kristen, the viewer hears exactly how Villopoto is away from the track and eyes of the public.

- The footage, from his rookie season, the MX of Nations at Budds Creek, his brief 2009 National campaign, and his home in Florida, is incredible to witness. It highlights his fluid, yet aggressive riding style perfectly. And though some clips of a trip to Alaska with his family are shaky and crude, they flow with the dynamic of the video.

- The music used is fresh and modern.

Misses

- Even though it clocks in at just over an hour, we wish it were longer. It hits all the key moments and important aspects of RV, but we could settle in for more insight and footage from his early pro career.

What We Think

Troy Eckert and Troy Powell took a slight risk on this video by not making riding footage the key element. Some people only want to watch riding when the pick out a motocross video, and might be unhappy with the amount of talking done. But that is exactly what makes this video unique and one that will be acclaimed for years to come.