Out of all the various obsessions I have consumed myself with throughout my life (and there are many), skateboarding was easily the activity that I had the greatest passion for. That being said, I made the effort to hunt down any movie that featured skateboarding in any form. Out of all the skateboard films I spent a lot of time and money locating (which were usually out-of-print VHS tapes before the days of easily downloading rare movies online), Thrashin’ was one of the few skateboarding films worth re-watching. Not only does the 1986 film feature vintage skateboarding but it also includes hardcore punk music which used to be one of my favorite genres of music. What better adrenalin rush than trying to escape from a rival skate gang while The Circle Jerks song “Wild in the Streets” is playing as featured in Thrashin’. The other day I decided to revisit the film and I must admit after reviewing it after so many years, I felt a bit of nostalgia, quite the achievement for a bitter young man like myself. Like Penelope Spheeris’s Suburbia, Thrashin’ is like trashy junk food, something I like to get myself into whenever I want to kickback and not take life so serious, just like your typical American.