I’m not going to bore you with a long drawn out review here. I’m going to get right to the point in just the same way that the POWS “Welcome Back to Jefferson State!” does.
There’s a trend these days for trails videos to be overly artsy and have way too much b-roll digging footage in them. If that’s what you’re into then that’s your prerogative. As for myself, I just want to see trails getting roasted. I’ve done enough digging, stacking, and packing in my lifetime to know damn well what it looks like. Luckily for myself and anyone else who shares my viewpoint, “Welcome Back to Jefferson State!” DVD doesn’t have any of those cliche trails video attributes. Hit play and it gets straight to the action. Honestly, I wouldn’t have expected anything less from the POWS.
It’s broken into sections with Cory Walters, Marcus O’Brien, Aaron Day, GJ, and Jeremy Kaiser each having their own, and two mix sections thrown in for good measure. Each of these dudes have their own distinct style but three common traits exist between all of them. They ride hard, party even harder, and none of them are scared to throw down some stunts on some big ass jumps. Those facts combined with a soundtrack comprised of Slayer, The B-52’s, Gypsyhawk, The Black Keys, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Roky Erickson, and CCR make for a kick ass video that’s a damn fun watch. Actually it makes me think of what an FBM trails video would have looked like had they made one back in the day. You know when they were more “fire, beer, mayhem” and less “friendship, brotherhood, memories.”
With “Welcome Back to Jefferson State!” you get 35 minutes of no bullshit trails riding. It has a solid soundtrack, a solid crew, and none of the filler we’ve come to expect with most trails videos these days. It’s definitely a video that you’ll want to add to your collection. Be prepared though, you will see some dicks when you watch it!
“Welcome Back to Jefferson State!” is available now through the Can You Dig It Store. Get up on it!