You can go to any skate park in North America and on any given weekend morning is the designated "old guy" session. You know this type of guy. He's well over 30 years old, sneaks out of his home to go skating before the park gets crowded. Often in this lot you'll find a strange assortment of old school guys with trucks older than you, wheels bigger than a nine ball and of course...decks wider than your foot is long. Think 10 inches across. Yeah, pretty old school. Then of course there are a few rarities that have kept up with the times. Am I talking about Porno Mustache Jeff? Yes, I just might be But, Mid Atlantic skaters aside. There's a certain level of admiration for a crew still out there skating trying to recapture 20 years of grounds lost to Father Time.
Combine that mind set of attempting to reclaim your youth with a Spinal Tapish-Mighty Windy-Best in Show cinema verite and you have: 'Dropping In: The True Story of Don Wimmer'. The movie might not win any Academy Awards or critical praise but the fact it goes straight for the jugular on a few levels is pretty funny. I've only seen the trailer but you can see quickly where this one is heading.
The best part is we all have a guy like Don at our local park. Mr. Wimmer may be fictional but he's pretty real in the practical world.. After sucking wind at the Vans ramp recently and then watching this...I need to get out and skate more. Nothing is worse than being reminded of what you might become.
Drop in Trailer
New Trailer - Dropping In: The True Story of Don Wimmer
Don Wimmer Shreds the park (Deleted Scene)
The Skate Park - Dropping In: The True Story of Don Wimmer