Haulin' or Crawlin' 4
By Lance Clifford
Click here to see the trailer! (Requires Quicktime)
With what seems like a flood of new video production companies hitting the off road market, it's tough to decide where to spend your $25 on a good quality wheelin' video. I'm sure there are some great videos coming from all the Johnny-Come-Lately companies. But why gamble when you have well known companies like RP Films who have been around competitive rock crawling since day one, cranking out great movies? With their fourth offering in the "Haulin' or Crawlin'" Series, the bar has been raised yet again.
While I'm a competition junkie, many Pirate4x4 readers enjoy watching trail footage. Well HoC4 covers everything fairly equally, with maybe a bit more competition coverage. There is some good Farmington, NM, trail wheelin' on old ARCA courses along with some Arizona wheelin' with Tracy Jordan and Bruce Zellar. There is also some great footage from the Tin Bender Jamboree in Johnson Valley (the Hammers).
To satisfy the comp junkies like myself, there is plenty of in-your-face W.E Rock and XRRA carnage AND technical driving.
I love the fact that you have the option to turn off the music at the beginning of the video, as I'm not a huge fan of the music found in the majority of extreme sports videos, and unfortunately HoC4 is no exception. For me to say I don't like the music may not be accurate, however, because after a few beers with a group of friends at the house, I always end up cranking the surround sound to neighbor annoying levels.
Overall, RP Films has done it once again, and has outdone any of their past efforts, and in my opinion has produced the best rock crawling/racing video to date.
The Small Details:
Video is full screen/color NTSC 60min.
Distributed by: Impact Video
Dustin and Becca Webster, Tracy Jordan, Bruce Zellar, Peter Mazzoni, Cody Wagoner, Weston Blackie, Dan Patterson, Ken Blume, Jason Paule, Brian Errea, Joachim Schwiesow, Rick Dermo, and more...
Friends of the G-String/
Once Tasted Life/
P.O. Box 10964
Truckee, CA 96162