Fingers Crossed: The Chad Montie Fingerboard Story
Prepare yourselves for a very enjoyable 10 minutes courtesy of this amazing parody documentary by Canadian film makers Aidan Johnston and Chris Wardle.
Fingers Crossed: The Chad Montie Fingerboard Story basically takes every trope of the traditional heartfelt skateboard ‘rise and fall’ documentary narrative and turns it on its head to poke fun, albeit in a very mild-mannered way, at some of the repeated cliches found in the world of skateboard documentaries.
Finger Crossed follows the life story of fictional fingerboard innovator and global star Chad Montie as he rises through the ranks of the fingerboard community to become its brightest star, before the lifestyle of a world-famous fingerboard star takes over, leading ultimately to a tragic accident involving a medieval sword and Chad’s subsequent disappearance.
“I should’ve never shown him how to extract DMT from toads.”
There are echoes of Epicly Later’d‘s recent biographies of Bam Margera and Chad Muska here, along with a general piss-take of many of the pitfalls and embarrassing trends currently tarnishing skateboarding culture, which makes for entertaining and hilarious viewing.
With nods to skateboard’s own history through characters such as ‘Sean Rocco’, Fingerboarding’s own 411VM and cameos from everyone from The Bunt Live presenter Cephas Benson to Rob ‘Sluggo’ Boyce this is, put simply, fucking brilliant. Go watch it now and then cringe the next time you hear some of this stuff said without a hint of irony.