After its release last week, it seems people are pretty let down by True, the video Plan B has been hyping for the past five years. Despite all the rumors, Ryan Sheckler did not backside flip El Toro and Plan B mainstays Danny Way and PJ Ladd are mysteriously without parts. True was (despite what the ads leading up to its release promised) never expected by the skateboarding public to be the second coming of Questionable, but it's safe to say more was expected. We're certainly learning a lot about established brands living up to their own hype this decade.
Then there's the case of a completely unpromoted video appearing out of nowhere and delighting all of skateboarding. This too happened last week. Destination Unknown, the latest offering from Anti Hero, is 27 minutes of the pure stoke that only Anti Hero can deliver.
Was the release of the unpromoted Destination Unknown planned to coincide with the release of Plan Bs over-promoted True? The jury is out on that one, but what is known is that Destination Unknown is one of the best videos to come out this year.
Why? Long time weirdo Frank Gerwer has more footage than skate machines PJ and Danny Way in their own video, combined. That's really all you need. As if that weren't enough, Destination Unknown proves that despite its clean and crispy reputation, HD footage can still be raw as fuck. They once again managed to make video that takes place 90% in skateparks still make you want to get out and push.
Yet the most salient takeaway from the Anti Hero video is this: the team that contains 3 past Skaters of the Year and lets Andy Roy hold a gun is still the team you'd give anything to tag along on with on their camping trips and park sessions. That's something no amount of hype can accomplish.