Casey DeHaven of Gryndo Scooters recently got his hands on the Flavor Awakening Deck, and he made a review for Gryndo. Check it out below.
I’ve been an avid supporter of Kevin Demay and his scooter deck designs ever since his original Ethic and Addict parts were released. I’ve always loved the way Kevin designs his parts, and the heart he puts into it. It seems like every deck he designs builds off the last. The Addict deck definitely had a couple of problems - no flat bottom, no flat sides, was a little weak; and the brake system was cool but also odd. The Ethic deck built off the Addict: fixing the brake issue, becoming more solid while maintaining the lightweight feel, and also incorporating some cool new graphics and designs. Now Kevin Demay has developed the Flavor Awakening Deck, which I believe is the essence of perfection from Mr. Demay.
Flavor Awakening Deck Specs: 21.25"/20.5" x 4.5", Integrated, Flat Sides, Flat Bottom, Flex Fender Brake
Color Options: Black, Blue, Raw
Everything about the Flavor Awakening scooter deck is perfect (and even more so in the V2 model, which solves some of the strength issues the original had). It is lightweight while feeling supremely solid. It has a flat bottom, flat sides, integrated headtube, super sleek design, awesome graphics, noseblunt plate, and a killer brake system that is easy to dial.
Overall I'd say the Awakening deck will work for any type of rider. If you’re a bit shorter get the 20.5" long deck. Like bigger decks or are a bit taller? Get the 21.25" and you’re set. This Flavor deck has it all, whether you're a park rider, a street rider, or just a mellow rider. It looks good, rides good, and feels good. To me that sounds pretty rad, and I’m loving every moment I spend riding this bad boy. The Awakening V2 Deck from Flavor - check it out now!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Issac is at it again, this time getting picked up by Vex and filming this video for them. Issac's one of the few people using TSI decks to their full potential, with all the 5050 variations. You know this is what you wanna be watching so stop reading this and press play.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 12:23 PM
Friday, November 14, 2014
The second little full-length out of Pittsburgh just dropped. Sam Anderson, Michael Hohmann, Austin Eshenbaugh, and friends did an awesome job with this. I got to ride PGH this summer and let me tell you, those spots are no joke. That town might be the crustiest town I've ever visited. Riding was awesome, music was good, filming was on point as well. I'd never recommend the fisheye zooming, but somehow they made it work. So props to whoever is the main filmer in the crew, he killed it.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 1:18 PM
Each Ethic trip video has been absolutely insane and this one is no different. Ethic lost Ralph 'Monky" McMoran earlier this year/last year but replaced him with two different but amazing riders, JD and Maxime Legrand. They wreak havoc on the marble wonderland that is China, throwing huge nose manuals, high speed lines, and grind combos out of a Tony Hawk game. That fakie feeble is something most people would only dream about doing. Don't miss this one.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 12:04 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2014
James Gee, Zack Martin, and some homies are all featured in this video from ADVCT at Woodward. Zack continues to murder the rail game and everyone comes through with some good clips. This is also a good ad for the hip hop horn app (one of the best apps).
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 1:25 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This was dope. Based out of the NorthEast, Nate filmed this video with the help of crews like the Basic Bunch, Bamboozle Crew, and even Florida Ride. He ride some spots that most people would probably back out of due to the sketchy, awkwardness, which reveals his willingness to ride anything put in front of him.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 12:38 PM
This could have easily been 30+ minutes if bails were included...don't know why there weren't any because Issac has the best bails. Regardless, stacking 10 minutes of footage is no easy feat for the average person, but Issac is not what you'd call average. This is all the used/unused footage from Issac's part in The Tilt Video.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 11:54 AM
Monday, November 10, 2014
It seems like MGP UK is constantly on the road, hitting up contests, demos, or just hanging out with other riders. ISB hasn't posted these before, but we will be staying on top of it now. The "On the Road" edits from MGP UK are packed full of riding, behind the scenes footage, outtakes, and more. It's just good fun. Some bangers go down in Episode 7, and it's awesome to still see Terry out there killing it.
Jake Clark is one of the few riders who jams a million tricks into one air, and still manages to make it look good. Which unfortunately, most riders can't do the same. This is a short mix of Jakes old and new footage, and as always there are some tricks in there that will have you shaking your head. Check it out.
Friday, November 7, 2014
This is the 5Starr Part that I've been waiting for, and it comes from Clayton Lindley. The difference between Clayton, and some of the other riders on 5Starr, is that Clayton seems to be able to ride virtually anything. I personally enjoy watching videos with park and street, it just shows more versatility. Clayton did a hell of a job, and the banger at Wallenberg was too good. This is one I'll be watching again a few times.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Cameron Poe and Nate joined forces to put this little video out. I haven't seen much of young Nate before but he definitely seems to be a shredder. And Cameron of course is always progressing. That bump jump through the trees was too rad. I don't need to mention the table stuff either.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 2:06 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Didn't have time to get this up yesterday for 5Starr Friday, but we have it for you now. This week Todd Duff dropped his part, and after seeing all these videos, the 5Starr Team kind of reminds me of the OG Lucky team. A bunch of cool dudes, who love riding street. Olivia Monks was one of the filmers for this, and she took care of the editing, so you already know it's on point. Check it out.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
It's funny how a simple inside joke can become something so much more real. CUSOON started as a joke in anticipation of the Chicago Street Jam last summer, and Peachy's Cole Ginter took it to the next level with this Iphone full-length. Pretty much everyone in Peachy has a part in this, so check it out.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 12:21 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
SR dropped this video of sponsorless Kyle Arnholt today. I've ridden with Kyle quite a few times now and each time he impresses me. The stuff he does without thinking, and how easily he does it, is incredible. This video does do him justice, between Josh Smukal's filming, Dylan's editing, and of course Kyle ripping everything put in front of him. Don't sleep on this one.
Posted by Jordan Jasa at 6:57 PM
Monday, October 27, 2014
Chema has a new signature Proto Ouroboros wheel out, and one hell of an ad to go along with it. If I'm not mistaken that's the rail right across the street from the Freestyle Depot shop...21 stairs, don't really need to explain how gnarly this is. Expect an edit later this month.