Essentials - Underachievers: Eastern Exposure 3

Dan Bunn

Schools might be shut for half-term but CSC's School of Skate History is still in full swing, nourishing your brain with one of the finest artefacts from the annals of skateboarding's history.

Haven't done one of these in a while, and with the new Bryggeriet Skate School 'Overachievers' video recently paying tribute to it, we thought now's as good a time as any to give you a little history lesson about one of my all-time favourite videos: Dan Wolfe's 'Underachievers: Eastern Exposure 3'. With a star-studded lineup of East Coast legends - including Donny Barley, Tim O'Connor, Reese Forbes, Ricky Oyola and countless other - and a quintessential soundtrack featuring the likes of Pavement, Miles Davis, Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr, Talking Heads and Fugazi; Dan Wolfe's 'Underachievers' is a certified classic.

From Donny Barley's powerful opening line (which wouldn't look out of place in a Polar video) to Ricky Oyola's seminal last part, 'Underachievers' goes straight for the jugular with some of the finest East Coast skating you're ever likely to see. If the current meta of Cariuma-sporting Brazilian comp skaters doing pristine treflip crooks or second trimester foetuses doing 900s doesn't tickle your pickle then 'Underachievers' is guaranteed to soothe your aching heart and remind you of everything that was once good about skateboarding.

The whole video is a masterclass in tasteful skateboarding with masterfully-constructed lines throughout that'll make you appreciate the beauty of just pushing down the street. I mean, even the skatepark clips are the stuff of legend. If this doesn't make you wanna go out and skate then I dunno what will. They really don't make 'em like this anymore.

That's enough chit-chat though. Buy the latest skateboard decks, clothing, shoes and more from the CSC StoreOr, check out more of the best skate videos on the CSC Blog. Safe. 

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