Review: Gate 8 Season 2 by Corrinne Walder

Monday, January 19, 2015
When I was younger, I bought a lot of BMX vids, as many of you probably did too. It didn't really matter who was in the latest issue, or what was in the content --I bought it because it was the next issue, I needed inspiration, and also because quality online BMX edits were much more rare back then.

With that said, my first DVD in years was recently purchased from Corinne Walder, and it's called Gate 8.

As you might already know, a lot of her work is already online, but I felt like her work was more than just a video with riding in it -- her projects are like work of art. They are short biographies, intense, emotional, and I just felt like I needed something tangible in my hands. With that said, I really love her work.

Racing is racing, someone get's from point A to B, and some don't get there at all - with Corrinne's work, you get a deeper connection to what's going on with the rider, how they were brought up, and even experience the highs and lows through her work. 

Some of my favorite edits included the Sam Willoughby, Laura Smulders and Mariana Pajon bios, along with the Redbull Thailand Trip, staring Amanda Carr and Shanaze Reade. That specific edit was based around the Thailand racing scene - which I don't mean to sound ignorant, but I didn't realize how much the scene was booming there - and in the end left me putting "Race in Thailand" on my life bucket list. Most importantly, there was this one trailer that left me near tears, the Sam Willoughby and Alise Post documentary -  I can't wait to see the final product when it comes out this year. 

I highly recommend getting this DVD, sure you can watch it online, but having the Grand Canyon on your desktop, isn't the same as seeing it in person. Corrine Walder's Gate 8 Season 2, is available on Ebay.

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