Friday, March 7, 2014
Living in the wintry Midwest, Dylan can't always film out in the streets. So, for this video to mark Satori's move to being sold exclusively through Sky High, he went to his local indoor and got some clips. Good clips, I might add. Oh and he's also on the Sky High team, this is kind of an intro video to announce that too.
Looks like Maxime has a new signature bar coming out, and it looks pretty good. Maxime is one of those riders that is going to shock you every time he drops new footage, and he doesn't disappoint with this edit. Just check that last clip.. Love watching this dude shred.
Thanks for letting me know I had the wrong link up dudes.
Thanks for letting me know I had the wrong link up dudes.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A heavy, heavy crew of Elyts guys went down to El Paso, Texas to shred earlier this year. McKeen, Bonner, Arnold, Ikedah, Van Lew, Zig, and Goumaz...Some seriously ridiculous spots and clips. You can tell this wasn't edited by a scooter rider solely because of McKeen's cut off fakie (I'm sure he landed it though haha). This is only part one of the video, next ones are gonna be gnarly.
The Unfair guys are killing it down in Australia. I'm super psyched to see their (untitled as of now) DVD. Jack Dye, Reece Jones, Nathan Flemongo, and Regan Thompson are all featured in this trailer, but I hope the US boys can have some clips in the DVD. That doublewhip might be the best doublewhip I've ever seen.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Greg's own description of the video tells the story- "AKA The River Wheels edit. This footage is from 2011 & 2012. It has been sitting on my vimeo account for over 2 years waiting to be released for River Wheel Co. Unfortunately, i've lost the original file with all of my clips, so they can't re-edit & use it officially, so i'm releasing it unofficially.. This is (still) my favorite footage to date. I've struggled so hard to save this edit for something other than myself, but it seems that i'm destined to release it without an "official" company representation. So without further a due, for your enjoyment, i present The Lost Footy"
"Official" or not, it's still a good watch so give it a look.
T-Brad and C-Poe both recently got on The Vault's team. They both traveled to Woodward a few weeks ago, and filmed these clips as a Welcome video...both go so hard on the rail game. And it's sick to see more fullwhip combos being done. Backlip whip backlip whip is just wrong.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Cameron Ward is known for his effortless style, meaning he basically makes everything look like it's extremely easy, when 99% of the time, it's not. I've been close friends with Cam since he was just a young boy, and I've had the privilege of seeing him progress over the years..but even those last two clips in this edit caught me way off guard. Still waiting to see a solid dirt edit from Cam in the future. For now this will do.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
You all know the kinda stuff Jona is doing these days from the Instagram videos. Check out this footage filmed over the past six months, before he became handrail Jesus (not that he wasn't good at them back then). He's on TSI now but I feel like he'll be picking up another sponno soon enough...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
If you're into long combos, this is the video for you. Jan brings an array of feebles, manuals, nose manuals, heelwhips, whips, and scooterfakies together in this part. The combo with the scooterfakie to 360 off the ledge was tight, wasn't expecting that at all.
Film/edit by Max Kernmayer.
Monday, February 24, 2014
If you didn't already know, Pol Acena was down in Oregon with the Phoenix Team. When you put someone like Pol, together with Dan Barrett, and Cooper Klaar.. it goes down. And it was definitely going down at D-Block recently. This was clearly just a chill sesh, but with these guys, even a chill sesh looks damn good. Check it.
If you don't think this video is the raddest thing ever, then you're just wrong. Hep Greg's TPF part was the ender part, and its good. Greg's timeless style is always fun to watch. Combine that with some super crazy spots and you get this. Great way to start off your day.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
From the description-
"The premiere will take place on May 3rd 2014 after the Paris street jam at the Dissidence warehouse. Featuring: Martin André, Travis House, Antoine Delcampe, Balthazar Neveu, Alexis Cuvillier and Jules Couderc. The video will be available:
- as a limited DVD edition with an additional photo book
- as a download link in HD available after credit card payment."
Looks like it's gonna be rad, I'm looking forward to it!
Friday, February 21, 2014
If Jon's part consisted of only 180 heelwhip variations, I wouldn't even be mad, bro. Nobody does em better than he does. He also does lots of other cool tricks so make sure you get a hold of a Tilt DVD to see em.
Alex Steadman, Chema Cardenas, and Zach Martin all tripped it up to Woodward last weekend and wow, they killed it. Alex's creativity, Chema's peg abilities, and Zach's rail madness really make for an entertaining video. Zach's whip nose manual was so solid looking...and that last trick was really somethin too.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
A rollerblading website recently posted a conversation between a few bladers discussing the relationship between blading and scootering, and their respective pasts. They raised a lot of good points, and it was cool to see them respecting us for choosing a different vehicle to ride and have fun on, despite how easily they could hate on us after years of receiving hate themselves. Rollerblading’s history was brought up, and it made me think a little. Blader Sam Cooper said:
“Unlike blading the sport grew slowly at first, managing to build a small but solid industry of brands just before the boom hit. It’s the brand owners who have handled the boom in a much better way compared to kids who owned the majority of blading’s biggest brands in the early nineties. It’s these freestyle scooter brand owners who have made the difference and continue to grow the sport and industry with their business acumen and passion for the sport.”
Over the past few years, there has been a growing emphasis on supporting “rider-owned” companies and rejecting those “corporate, businessman-owned” brands. I’m not gonna pretend to be an expert on rollerblading, but from what I can tell in this article, that’s how it was in the 90’s for them…except it was the rider-owned brands who made up the majority of their industry. So not knowing how to handle their success, not being able to sustain the incredible growth they had, the bubble eventually burst, and the industry basically died out. They hit the top of the actions sports world- -X-Games- and were kicked out in 2005.
So how do we prevent this from happening to us? These rollerbladers say we’ve already avoided their mistakes by having a core group of solid brands before our own boom hit. The first big companies include brands like Phoenix, Proto, District, Lucky, Tilt, Envy, and Madd, the majority of which are not owned by riders, but are still all around today. It seems like these bladers would embrace the “big business” brands…Looking at the other side of the coin, consider skateboarding. The biggest action sports industry has perhaps the biggest anti-corporate movement, and not without good reason. Skateboarding has had multiple booms and crashes throughout its history, and they will all tell you that corporations are part of the reason for it. So where does that leave scootering? It seems to me that we fall somewhere in the middle. We don’t actually have much for corporate money wanting in on our sport yet- look at Red Bull. They posted the Devin Supertramp video of Dakota Shuetz and the other Lucky guys on their Facebook, and took it down almost immediately. Whatever interest they had in supporting scootering was quickly extinguished by a legion of couch commenters. And these guys are spending upwards of a billion dollars per year in marketing (900 million in 2010). Hooking a guy like Kota up would be a drop in the ocean for them. If they don’t think that’s worth it at all, I think we still have a long way to go before we really have to worry about the implications of corporate takeover.
Is the bubble going to burst like it did with rollerblading? Are our roots strong enough to last through a drought? These bladers seem to think so. What can we do to make sure we don’t experience the same crash they did? John Adams says it perfectly:
“We shouldn’t be trying to have the largest industry possible. We should make sure the industry we have is healthy and sustainable. Absolutely we should be reaching out to the youth and getting them excited about
rollerblading scootering, but we ought to be able to do that
without tearing others down.”
The bottom line is that all companies, regardless of their participation in the sport, are vital. It’s been said before that they’re all pieces of the puzzle. If we want to have a sustainable future we need to have brands who have a true passion for scootering- they need to care for the riders and the industry…but they also need to have proper business know-how to handle their growth responsibly.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Kenny has been gaining more recognition lately as he's transitioned from your average kid at the park to an outstanding young shredder in the streets. He's definitely got that youth mentality, not afraid to hit any rail you put in front of him. Props to Damion Black on the film/edit as well.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I always forget that Tom Mattingly exists. Probably because I have him blocked on Facebook. He is good at scootering though, and you can see that in this video filmed at Charm City skatepark by Nsalfs of the Fat Cat Crew. The rest of the crew is featured as well as some heavy hitting friends (McKeen, Hep Greg, Steve Fales). Fun stuff.