Should manuals be done with the brake or without?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ScootFest Banger of the Week : Dylan Morrison

Always cool to see the Banger of the Week clips from Scoot Fest. The following is from Dylan Morrison, who I am going to go on record and say, will be the World Champion, and beat Dakota this year at Worlds. He throws down a flip whip drop in, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Check it.



Bobby Rivas Interview

Bobby Rivas rides for Fuzion, and we recently got an interview with him that you guys can read below. Fuzion has been around for some time, and they've had their ups and downs for sure, but having a rider as talented as Bobby is a definitely plus. Kid blasts gaps all day long. Check out the interview below.



You recently qualified to compete in the ISA world competition, how does that feel?

Feels fantastic! I'm glad I'm able to travel out of the US for riding a scooter, it's the greatest feeling in the world for sure!



How have you seen the sport progress since you started?

From bolted foldys and hot glued plastic core wheels to one piece decks and metal cores, It's crazy! It's amazing how much the sport has progressed over the past 8 years.



Do you have any edits or video parts coming out?

Well Me and Brett just came out with a quick video (Check it out at end of this interview!), planning a big video sometime this year with him and Fuzion!

 

 
What trick took you the longest to learn?

Definitely the Cash roll.

 

 
What’s that ONE song that get’s you hyped up and ready to ride?

50k by Waka Flocka!


 
Who in your opinion pushes the envelope in the sport right now, or who are you always watching to see what they are doing in the sport?

Of course Dakota Schuetz and Ryan Williams, its incredible how much they've pushed the sport and progressed lately, it’s unreal.

 

Fuzion has pretty solid team of riders right now, what is it like traveling and touring with those guys?

It's great! Nothing better than going out and riding with good friends for a few days.



What is your current set up?

Fuzion grips, District al-2 bars, Fuzion triple clamp, Fuzion integrated headset, Envy IHC forks, Z300 spoke wheels and I saved the best for last, the Fuzion Z300 deck, light, strong and durable.

 
 
 



What makes the Z300 different from some of the other brands?

Stands out more than any other deck, the concave on the deck is amazing. It's also light weight and durable, not like most of the other decks out now. The way it Locks and slides is amazing. It has grooved sides so it's great for any finger whip tricks or grabs. The new Z series Scooters coming out this fall will definitely be an eye catching, just wait on it!

 

 What do you like about Riding for Fuzion?
Everything! They give me the opportunities to travel and much more, it's the greatest thing in the world

And if you guys want to check out Fuzion for yourself, just hit up the link below.

http://fuzionscooter.com/pro/


Monday, July 21, 2014

MGP Flat Scoot Quarter Final Games 1, 2, and 3

The Quarter Finals are under way, and first up was Chunky vs Tommy Christiana. Definitely two of the best flat riders on the East Coast. But this game was shockingly very one sided.. Check it out below.





Game number 2, was the reigning champion, Jeremy Beau vs Alex Lopez. I was shocked to see Alex try a flat triple heelwhip, you don't see many riders that can flat triple whip, and flat triple heel. It was a close game, but the better rider won, and he is most likely going to the finals.





Game 3 was Jeremy Mallot vs Andy Nguyen. This was one hard to watch, as always, because of the filming. It was a quick game, and with this game ending, it sets up the Semi Finals which you can see at the end of the video.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Win a Pair of Tilt Blaster Wheels from Gryndo Scooters!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

My kind of park edit

Now this is my kind of park video. Huge airs, perfect transition riding, and not a flippy whippy trick in sight. Makes me wish guys like Dan Holm, or Stan Smirnoff could make it out to this park and film an edit with this guys. Inigo is a new name to me, but he has my attention, and I hope him and Pol Acena (Filmed and Edited) hook back up for another park edit soon. Great vibe, great edit.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jake Sorensen at Soma West

Jake is probably the most underrated rider in the game right now. It doesn't matter what terrain he is riding, he will destroy it. I've rode with Jake, and seeing him ride in person, it's honestly messed up. The other thing is that footage of Jake is very very rare, but he recently went to ride the new Soma Skatepark in SF, which as you can tell is dominated by skaters. However, if there is one rider that can hang with a bunch of skaters, and not get shit, it's Jake. Peep the clips below.



Alec Backhus "Ankle Height"



It's called "Ankle Height," but what it really is is a welcome to video for Source. Alec has always been a part of the Source crew so it was only a matter of time before he was officially announced.   Spending time in both California and Chicago filming for this makes this a rad video spot wise, and Alec's got a unique riding style to match.  Props to him on the editing as well.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lucky Scooters | Blake Bailor at Ohio Dreams



Daddy only got a minute of footage at Ohio dreams, but it is a quality minute.  270 back lip 270 fakie, uprail briflip, half cab board, everything was sick.  Makes my day seeing footage of this guy.

Alchemyst x Haske



Wow.  This is one of the best videos I've seen all year.  From the riding to the filming and editing and everything in between.  Filming with an HVX/Xtreme is no joke and Inaki Gil handled it like a man, props to him.  This is filmed in Barcelona so of course the riding and spots are amazing.  I really wish more people would take the initiative to film properly like in this video because that's really what scooter videos are lacking now.  Gonna be watching this multiple times for sure.

Featured riders are Dani Cardona, Javi Trepat, Damia Araujo, Pablo Fernandez, Yago Navarro, Max Sabartes & Aleix Aguilar.

Monday, July 14, 2014

ADVCT x Rox Hill



ADVCT boys Blake Bailor, Evan Yamada, Ian Herncjar, and homie Andy Koke recently hit up Rox Hill plaza and produced this edit filmed by James Gee.  Everyone was killing it.  Ian should take a break and let the rest of us catch up.

Lucky Scooters | Evan Yamada Ohio Dreams



Evan's style on a scooter is classic.  Control on his front wheel, on rails, and he throws in a big ol 360 down a gap too for good measure.  What I'm wondering is if the world will ever see another full-length part from him.

Elliot Arnold with "The Stealth"



The Stealth is a new AO deck that the guys have been testing for the past six months.  These are some clips Elliot has been stacking and they are good.  Elliot kinda surprised me with a few tricks in here, getting tech with it as well as those gnarly handrail clips we're all used to seeing him do.  It's sick to see people starting to do fakie manuals now.

Kaaden Bewley Certified



Kaaden is always out getting more clips, and this video is a mix of park and street footage.  There are some dope clips here for sure.  Last trick was a gnarly one.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Harvest is Coming



The Harvest is a full-length video being filmed in collaboration with Speak Apparel and Bamboozle Distribution.  The above video is a little teaser of Ben Bursell getting broke off.  Aluminium rails are no bueno!  Yikes.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Baytage #2

If you haven't already heard, The Bay goes hard, and so do all of it's riders. From the Hella Grip homies, to the Concrete Crew, and everyone in between. These dudes kill it. I've had the privilege of riding with a lot of the people in this edit, and believe it or not, most of these guys are even better in person.

Also, if you are ever in The Bay, Anton Abramson would be more than happy to film some clips for you so you can be a part of the next Baytage!



THE TILT VIDEO - Josh Young + Interview


Josh Young, originally from Corunna, Michigan, moved out to Vista, California a couple years ago to work for Proto.  During that timespan he, along with the rest of the Tilt crew, filmed for their full length video called "The Tilt Video".  Tilt premiered the video at SD7 to a full house in January and is now dropping the parts online.  This week Josh's part is being released, so I hit him up to find out a little more about his part and to see what's up.  Check his full section at the end of the interview.

First question: Your part in the long awaited Tilt Video is dropping, how does it feel?

Pretty crazy, I'm just hyped that the whole video is going to be online for everybody to see. Now I can just tell people to go on youtube and type in The Tilt Video and they can see what we're really about

How long did you personally spend filming for it? Do you think overall the video lived up to the hype?

I would say I spent 2 years filming for my part. Pretty much started when I moved to California. Seeing how there wasn't to much promoting the video it was just kind of a lowkey thing like people knew we were filming but no idea to the extent that we were going. Nobody seen any of the video until the premiere so I was looking forward to seeing it just as much as everybody else. I was hyped on it.

Yeah I was gonna say, this is your first part since moving out to cali. What's it like filming out there vs the midwest?

It's super easy because I pretty much have every spot living in southern California but its hard because so and so did this on it or somebody is at the spot or there are to many people to ride it. In the midwest its like OH SHIT A SPOT?! Pretty damn good chance to that nobody has even touched it or thought about filming a clip on it haha.



There are definitely advantages and disadvantages to each.  You used to be big on being the filmer, I remember when you were such a camera fiend.  And we all know about the tattoo.  But I kinda noticed you took a backseat on filming responsibility during the Tilt Video, why was that?

Being the filmer means your not riding. I out of everybody had I'm guessing the least amount of footage for the video and when your the filmer it's hard to ride the spot. Plus I'm picky about how I'm filmed so if it's going to be filmed bad I'm not even going to try to film a trick. Having responsibilities sucks haha I just want to have fun and ride and not think about anything on trips. But being responsible gets you where you want to be haha

True.  You still are always one of the first ones to be like "yo lets get the camera out" and just taking care of the cameras.  Is this the last VX part we'll ever see out of Josh Young?

Hahaha hell no I got something in the works right now that I'm really hyped on. I've just been trying to have fun and film whatever and not stress as much. But andrew did just give the go ahead to get an xtreme fisheye for the proto hvx so I'm looking forward to filming with that setup!

Fer sure.  HVX/xtreme is a monster setup.  What tricks were you most psyched on in your part?

The first trick in the part is like a warm up trick but I was trying 180 dub whip to fakie out of the manny and I knew I wasn't going to land it so fuxking around I just whipped the bars around without moving my body I felt like. Idk it was stupid bit looks funny to me haha. And the half cab down the dub set. Always wanted to do that. And rincon glad I got that one out of the way haha

Yeah rincon kinda came out of nowhwere for me, that was so gnarly.  One of my favorite clips in the video for sure.

Yea it was like 2 weeks before the deadline and i just was like alright chema lets go to rincon and film a ender haha.

What's that process like for you, filming a super heavy trick like that?

Rub my hands on my pants. Wipe my face with my shirt. Adjust my hat. Wipe hands again then deep breath and send it hahaha it's stupid but if I don't do the extract same thing every time and go from the exact same spot I can't even try to do it haha. It's dumb but true more focus or some shit when stressing while filming something.



Yeah dude, always gotta find that same crack or whatever to start from haha.  So with The Tilt Video, what do you hope kids take away?  What kind of impact do you want it to have on scootering?

I don't really know I just want people to know that if you are serious and you take time and do something right it will turn out good. Have fun and don't copy everybody else. Do what you want to do.

Word.  That should wrap it up, anything else you wanna add?

Thanks to Collin for supporting me the past 5 years. It's been good and only getting better. Also thanks to everybody who came to the premiere in San Diego it was a great night!

And now, scope Josh's section from The Tilt Video-

Thursday, July 10, 2014

US National Championships This Weekend

If you haven't already noticed, tons of riders are flocking to Southern Cali for this weekends US National Championships competition. They will be at the Escondido Sports Center, and you can get all the details below. Head out there and check out some of the worlds best throwing down this weekend.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Batman's Day Off





I'm not usually too into little day edits like this but this was a fun watch.  This guy rides super clean.  Line at 1:00 and the next clip were so perfect.  Plus, Batman is awesome.

Madd Gear Flat SCOOT Game 6 and 7

First game is Alex Lopez vs Austin Kuentz. I hadn't heard of Alex before, but he has a really clean style, I was digging it. Although now that someone in a previous comment mentioned it, it is really annoying how close the camera is to the riders in all of these games. Makes it harder to watch. Check out the game though, it was a close one. Stoked to see some switch riding in there.





Next up was Jordan Velasquez vs Jeremy Mallot. A really sketchy game, and kind of shocked me because Jeremy rides really clean in most videos. Either way I think this just about finishes up the first round, so I'm hoping the games get a bit more interesting from here on out.



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

THE TILT VIDEO : Jordan Jasa

Jordan isn't only the founder of Inside Scooters, he also kills it for Tilt on the daily. His section came out really good in my opinion, and showcases his dialed style and tech skills. Tons of speed on all of his lines made his section one of my favorites to watch. Check it out below, and stay tuned for the next section of the Tilt Video to be posted here.