Friday, August 1, 2014
KOREA TRIP JAOA & DEW from A TUNNEL FILMS on Vimeo.
DEW & JAOA SAN FRANCISCO MEMORY 2013 from A TUNNEL FILMS on Vimeo.
the thailand dudes have been around. recently they went down to so cal to do some filming with the dudes down there, and i think they're back in the bay area to fuck shit up again. these dudes are always riding or partying or causing a ruckus, and jaoa always seems to get a shit ton of footage of their travels. these are from their trips last year, and hopefully we'll be seeing something from this year soon.
Can't Fool The Youth 3: Johnathan Ball from CHOP EM DOWN on Vimeo.
i've been very vocal about how much i fucking love jball's riding, and this is a testament to that. the bombtrack rider has been a part of FGFS for a very long time and his riding is the epitome of clean and precise. he's also proof that you dont need shit like 26" wheels or a drastically high bottom bracket to kill shit. i mean fuck, not a lot of people could quickly stick a wall plant, let alone bar out of it, but jball did that shit on a setup the FGFS community might call "ancient".
that hop wheelie, 180 drop to fakie wheelie to fakie bar was mind boggling. so much gat damn control, he might hurt somebody. damn...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Jackson Bradshaw - Gang Signs Extras from FOAD on Vimeo.
jackson is one unique dude. we've had conversations about riding when the FOAD fam were down here for ride n style and i found that his approach to FGFS is heavily obstacle based. that whole style brings nutty ass tricks to the table and pushes the envelope far beyond just attempting bmx tricks and trying to go huge. good shit.
there's a really strange phenomena within the FGFS community where random dudes are getting into dama. some of the foad dudes fuck with dama, kbirdie of machete bikes fame is very into dama, even antonyo wothe has been picking up the dama. so the dudes over at chari & co teamed up with krom kendama for their own signature setup. why am i posting this? because i own 6 kendama joints, and have no remorse over that shit. get one.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Andy Sparks | Dreams from Andy Sparks McMullen on Vimeo.
the fam andy sparks is one of the most down to earth dudes i've every met, and he holds down the east bay as well as the proper wheel size. this being said, he's got one of the cleanest styles in the game that hearkens back to early FGFS while integrating modern tricks. i really think that a ton of riders have lost sensible bike control in the pursuit of bigger tricks, which makes andy's riding that much more incredible. you almost forget that he's running a bike that's huge by today's FGFS apparent standard of 26". let's also not forget that it's a bike that holds the geometry of the FGFS mid-school era witht he straight top tube and short wheelbase. folks, this is the standard you should be aiming for.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
sevilling on the fixie from Academia dos Patins on Vimeo.
lino the grind combo king took some time of his skates to throw around his destroy braniac at a park. though it's a messaround kind of sesh, the dude gets in some good stuff including a wild gap double peg down a ledge. insane stuff.
RATPACK | Savages at Stanford from Lucas Bockelmann on Vimeo.
i got to see a bunch of this stuff before it saw the light of day, and i'll tell you that theres some really nutty stuff that went down (even shit that's not featured here). first off, it's really nice to see that overgrown baby man daniel torres back on a bike. i dont even know why the fuck that dude stopped riding. this whole group of dudes are basically brewed and bottled wierd served in a six pack and everyone's riding style is silly as fuck. lucas hit the vib right on the nose and i'm glad the guy got a chance to come down and document it.
i get a whole lot of flack from my co workers about my love for levi's commuters. although i dont necessarily "commute" in them, they're a damn good fitting pant (which explains why i own 4 pairs of them), and they feel good even on an fgfs bike. the denim giant is doing a campaign featuring folks ho represent certain commuter cultures. one of those cultures i'm very familiar with involves oakland's own baybe the scraper bike champ. that dude is such a nice guy, and he's really doing a lot for the bike community out there even if you don't agree with the kind of ride he's got. i really can't wait to see his feature.
Wheel Talk - CFTY3 Commercial from Matt Reyes on Vimeo.
so yeah i'm gonna start from a while back and you may have already seen a bunch of this shit, but whatever- when i say i really have been away from the blog shit, i really haven't touched any of it. now if you haven't seen cant fool the youth 3, this is is your slap in the face to go out and check it. this is a full minute of solid shit, and CFTY is much longer than that. this is FGFS at it's finest yo, and wheeltalk is chock full of the best and brightest dudes in the game
i've been busy. let's rip this bandage off quickly: i bought a mountain bike. it has gears and brakes. dont worry, i haven't caught full on prolly syndrome yet, and i'm still bomb hills speed kills. if it makes you feel any better, i took this out to a san jose fixed ride and clocked it bombing a hill doing 37. so nothing's changed. am i bored with fixed? fuck no. i've just come to a point where i have to broaden my horizons (personally, not on this blog) for a sec. i got it out of my system. this little hiatus wasn't all away from the blog however, for i have finished drafting up a revamp of the format of this here website. it'll be up in a few weeks give or take.
oh, and a while back my girlfriend was really irked that i spend a bunch of time blogging. when i revealed that i had been away from it for a month, she basically said "why the fuck did you do that for? that shit is your life, you dumbass."
she's a keeper. and now onwards with the schedule programming.
Friday, June 20, 2014
i've been in a really big technical stuff mood as of late, and since i deal with technical packs and stuff almost daily, i'm very familiar with boreas. i've actually tried some of boreas' packs and they're silly light and have super clean lines (which is crazy difficult to do with a technical pack). so you could imagine the excitement i had when these popped into my feed. the dudes over at mashsf have been putting the parallax imagery on just about everything and who could blame them? that frameset is hella sexy and is a technical beast, so i find it fitting that the theme flows onto some boreas stuff. you can check both packs out here.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
for some reason, chrome's emails end up in a dark corner at BHSK HQ's mail center (i.e., goddamn gmail think's it's fucking spam) but i can't let this one slip through my hands. they've been in the shoe game for a while and introduced their forged rubber line at interbike. they basically got these 70 year old machines from slovakia, moved them over to thailand where rubber was plentiful and made one of the toughest city shoes to date. my personal favorite is the mirko in camo.
aint that a sexy looking shoe? gat damn i want a pair of these.
Sean Martin x Zephyr Track from The Heavy Pedal on Vimeo.
all this off time has really got me messed up with the blog, but when i saw this pop up i had to post it. sean martin is one of the most hard working fixiefucks i know, and when he's not in front of a glowing screen blogging on TOLA, he's crushing it on his heavy pedal zephyr. not only is he hard working, he's mental. that last clip had me clenching butthole. yeah dude, that'a fucking close call.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
FOAD: GANG SIGNS from FOAD on Vimeo.
stop whatever youre doing because the foad familia has something to say. these dudes are 1) partying motherfuckers 2) totally awesome in every fucking way 3)have put out arguably the best long length vid this year. i've been really going off about how there isnt alot of worthy short edits out there, but i stand corrected because all the good footy is being compiled into long ass great fucking videos. sit your ass down and watch.
also, i'd like to note the amount of big wheeled bikes in this one. 700c/29er aint dead!!!!!
Friday, June 13, 2014
our friends at unknown share a strange little obsession over camouflage with us. today they dropped their mossy oak 5 panel hat and while i browsing about i came across the camo LVX frame. that's some ill shit considering how my last few purchases have be army camo or woodland camo oriented...