Monday, March 10, 2014
Alex Blanco | 2014 from Jeff Dempler on Vimeo.
for those whe have been reading me for quite some time, you know there was a point where i used to constantly say "blanco needs an edit". well, years later he has one. and it's a damn good on. i know for a fact that blanco has quite literally a hard drive full of clips, and this barely scratches the surface of whats in said metaphorical hard drive. the guy is just so damn consistent and pulls out ices like he's on a bmx bike. the way he rides is with force too- watch the line at :25. he feebles, and as he comes off, he noses that rig into the wheelie and ices the second ledge. it takes some fucking power to do that shit.
also, the asian plaza ledge off tully road in san jose is hit in this one. i used to pass by that spot all the time and wonder if anyone can pull something off there- it shoots you straight into traffic. dope that he hit it.
Friday, March 7, 2014
love him or hate him, our fam bloc boi fame is here to stay. this one slipped under my radar for some reason, but i'm not one to let a homie slip through. first off, if you haven't downloaded fixie music II yet, GET IT NOW. this is one of my favorite tracks off the mixtape- bloc made an anthem and the dude batmane goes hard on his verse.
also, my dude gets down with BHSK. UOENO.
sometime's i think i'm slick with these titles. our fam over at altar tribe is having a contest. it's simple. post your best table/tablevariation on the instagrams and tag @altar_tribe and #altartribe. you get a sweet tee and a "goodie pack"
i'm pretty sure i've seen these before (probably at interbike) and these may have been around for a while, but fuck it. they're rad, this is my blog and i'll type about it anyway. the dudes over at sockguy did a little tribute of the world's most versatile condiment with a sriracha sock. yeah. give benscycle your money.
if delicious coniments aint up your alley why not try MASHSF's newest dedication to the dark lord: the pentacross. i don't know what's with cycling and satanic imagery's unholy union but i dont every want it to fucking stop. it's so good. now you know that you'll always be standing and supported by the hounds of hell every time you hop on a bike. get your demonic foot cloaking devices over at mashsf.
Leftovers from Jimmy Watcha on Vimeo.
if this is watcha's leftovers then i have the upmost confidence saying that his non-leftover clips will knock our ass out of that silly computer chair you're sitting in. jimmy is an absolute powerhouse and the tricks he pulls are crazy tightly threaded. not only that, when he's not doing low to the ground techy stuff, he's getting floaty as fuck airs. usually with most riders it's either or, but watcha is a jack of all trades.
sMc YOUNG GUNS | Skatepark Quickie from JBall on Vimeo.
the SMC duders have bee collecting clips for their "young guns" video and it seems to me that all the little edits of yesteryear are being compiled into long, group videos. stay strapped, the ninjacats video, turf's w"word is bond", and young guns are all set to come down this year (hopefully). the SMC homies wrapped up filming and to celebrate, they dropped this little park hitter.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
FIXIEBOYZ408 2013 RECAP from Daniel Le on Vimeo.
yes, i'm a bit biased when i say this but i honestly thing san jose is still one of the epicenters for FGFS. yeah yeah yeah you can gawk at me about how everyone moved away and how long beach is still really dope, but these young'ns know what to do with them bikes. Watcha Flocka, PCHEN, PVN, Daniel Le, Little Tony K (Kameren), Valentin Racho JDM boy, Myles Little Wayne Padilla, yUNG Kent (Mr. Miyagi), and Jordan Madarang kill this and we also got blanco and dew coming into the view of the lens as well. what i find interesting is how much these dudes are fine tuning their own riding styles. daniel le can pull a rotation out of anything and still not bump into shit. PVN is definitely up and coming and i've seen that dude improve so much. kent is motherfucking young. jordan (technically the kid is a 408 implant by way of 209cogs), IS MOTHERFUCKING DOPE AS FUCK- THAT HOMIE SAID FUCK A KEOSPIN. i'm super excited for the upcoming year for these dudes.
QUICK POSSUM KABOB from Miguel Aguallo on Vimeo.
i'm really hoping that the things i said about FGFS are affecting riders. this is definitely hits on some of the aspects i brought up with super techincal stuff coming from both robert rice and miguel aguallo. miguel hits some good hatd 180s out of his grinds as well as an absolutely silly one hand 180 xup. robert's lines were mad clean- no correct hops anywhere and a 180 table to boot. i fucks widdit.
A Day With Pelizzoli from Michele Colucci on Vimeo.
there's a name i havent heard being thrown around in a while. michele colucci got to spend some time with famed italian frame builder, pelizzoli. this guy is a damn artisan and his frames are masterpieces. here you'll see him and his team form a track machine, a carbon race monster, and some lug work. that track bike melted my eyes into a puddle of "ZOMG WOW" soup.
not at all sure of what is going on here. is this a commercial? is this an FGFS edit with excavators and heavy machinery fucking around? is this really an excavator and bobcat edit that happens to have bikes in it? i dont really care, it's pretty rad.
Shinya End of Winter Edit 2014 from Shinya Yamamto on Vimeo.
there are various reasons why i really like this edit. the obvious one is the bb drop 700c machine. it's what the homie shiny does with the bike that really impresses me. his style is peanut buttery smooth, and he attention he gives to even the smallest trick (i.e. tire slides) should be noted. not once did anything seem choppy.
the collaboration between esteemed skate shoe manuafacurer DVS, and legendary bicycle manufacturer cinelli continues with another interation of the cycle specific luster. again, they come with a stiffer than normal sole as well as a lace protector and reflective accents. they've taken two of the most iconic colorways cinelli has released from the present and past: the vigorosa (pink cinelli vigorelli) and the laser (al around badass steel rigs). you can see more here.
ENGINE11 goes to China - Keep on Fixed from Engine11 on Vimeo.
it's still amazing to me how far the track bike has gone in terms of popularity on the world map. the dudes over at engine no. 11 recently took a trek to guangzhou, china to participate in the keep in fixed event, and it seemed like a hoot. these guys are crazy fast (and have arguably the best skinsuit ever devised) on the street or drome. two of their riders were involved in a smash- deok ho ruined his bike while sei heng broke his collarbone. what do they do? deok ho swoops sei hang's bike and finishes the race for the team. that's fucking metal.
Monday, February 24, 2014
James First Trip To Woodward from jakob santos on Vimeo.
this is james. he's a rad kid. he's the youngest in the santos clan. yes, santos. as in jakob santos. he's 4 years old. you weren't doing half as much stuff james is doing at age 4. again, this kid is going to be the raddest little dude ever.
i still can't drop into trannies like that. i'm fucking almost 24 years old. start 'em early.
Skvoz Drag Race 2013 | SECT from severe cycling team on Vimeo.
our friend maxim sent this over all the way from st. petersburg. no, this is not the st. petersburg of florida, this is straight up russia my friends. racing with track bikes in the rain is ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING. trust me, i've done it before. anyway, the skvoz race was the last in a series of races done by severe cycling (sect). previous races have been in moscow, as well as kiev. killer stuff from the dudes out in russia.