Friday, December 31, 2010
One of my most memorable moments of 2010 that I won't soon be forgetting was the entire Razor Exposed Tour. The ongoing battle between Dakota Schuetz and Tyler Bonner. Finally ending at Cooter Con 10, in a performance by Tyler that I don't think will ever be matched in this sport. He put on two of the best contest runs that I have ever seen, and might never see again.
As for myself, 2010 was huge. I took a lot of risks..I separated myself from companies that meant a lot to me. I ended relationships and friendships that meant more to me than I could begin to explain. I took on new jobs and left old ones, and truth be told I am still trying to find my way in this sport, and figure out what I feel like I should be doing in the industry.
One thing that won't change, is my position here at Inside-Scooters, you can rest assure of that. Jordan and Myself, and anyone else that becomes a part of Inside-Scooters in 2011 will make sure to bring you guys even more new content here at IS. Who would have thought that our at one time, "Simple Website" would turn into what it has today? I speak for Jordan and Myself when we say Thank You to all of our dedicated readers for making Inside-Scooters what it is today, and in doing so making 2010 such a great year for both of us!
Happy New Year everyone! Stay safe tonight, and if you want you can post your New Years Rsolutions below in the comments.
My Resolution: To succeed in what I am setting out to do in 2011,To be there for my friends and my family,To live.
If you scroll down the page, or go back a page depending on when you see this you will see the first Scooter Zone How To Videos, we posted here on IS. Below you can find a couple more videos. I'm really glad, and I know a lot of other people are also, that Scooter Zone took the time to make videos like this for all riders in the community that could use them.
(In the SCS Video, that is in fact....Julio Oceguera, not myself hahahaha)
Check them out below.
How To Tighten an SCS by Julio Oceguera aka Steven_T
How To Hang 5 by Capron Funk
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Through December Phoenix had been holding an Essay Contest which you can read all about by clicking the link below.
Phoenix Christmas Essay Contest
Well Phoenix has chosen the top 5 finalists for the contest, and we also have the 6th-10th place contestants listed as well. If you are one of the 6th-10th Contestants please email email@example.com for information on how to get your ODI Grips.
The 6th-10th runner ups are listed below.
Congratulations! I bet you all wrote really good essays!
Now for the top 5 Finalists. Your essays will be posted here on Inside-Scooters for all of our readers to read, and from there, THEY will be voting using the Poll at the top of Inside-Scooters.When the Poll is closed, the results will be passed on to Phoenix, and they will go through them and the 1st - 5th place names will be listed shortly after on Inside-Scooters.
The top 5 Essays were written by the following..
To read each of the Essays you just need to search near the top of Inside-Scooters right underneath the Poll and you will see a Link titled "Phoenix Essay Finalists" click that link, and you will be able to read all of the Essays. From there, just cast your vote!
Phoenix and Inside-Scooters would like to thank everyone that participated in the Contest!
Blunt's Brendon Smith put out this video of unused clips today...I think the term "throwaway" can be used lightly here though. These clips are better than most riders' bangers, and I'm sure theres some he could have put into his most recent edit but just couldn't fit in. That last clip is just beyond ridiculous.
If you live in California, Arizona, or Las Vegas, you'll get a chance to see Brendon as well as Blunts Max Peters and Wazza very soon. If you haven't heard, the team is coming to America for the SD5 competition as well as to tour around the southwest. Check out the flyer below for more:
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
One of the things that we unfortunately don't see enough of in the industry, is innovation. Though every once in a while we get lucky. Well, guess what? We're about to get lucky again. Blunt Pro Scooters has been working on something special for most of the year in 2010.
What Blunt is working on might possibly be the "future" when it comes to wheels in our sport. For a while now, Blunt has been testing and perfecting the first, and only, Polycarbonate Core Scooter wheel. The BMX industry has already found the great advantages of polycarbonate pedals, and now Blunt will be bringing this technology to scooters.
Polycarbonate, or what you might know it better as, is the stuff that makes bullet proof glass. It is half the weight of Aluminum and the strength is incredible. In January Blunt will be releasing the first range of their polycarbonate products to all Blunt Pro Scooters Dealers throughout the world.
Take a sneak peek below
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Edit: Alright I gotta dispel this right now...its not a magazine, don't get your hopes up for one...at least not yet. Its a new feature on IS that I hope you guys and take advantage of for the benefit of yourselves and the sport. It will be the first of many new additions you'll see IS having in the future.
If you've never been to an actual Scooter Zone store, you're missing out on a lot. One of the things I've noticed during all the time I've spent at Scooter Zone is how helpful the staff is. When anyone has a question at Scooter Zone, whether it's about a trick or how to assemble something on their scooter, they always get a helpful answer. So for all the people that can't go into the actual Scooter Zone shops, check out these "How To" Videos that some of the SZ Staff put together.
In these videos, SZ riders Raymond Warner and Nick Darger are featured.
Nick Darger aka The Game in "Scooter Zone: How To HIC Compression"
Raymond Warner in "Scooter Zone: How to Front Scooterflip"
Keep checking IS for more Scooter Zone How To Videos, and all news and updates for Scooter Zone, and keep checking Inside-Scooters for all breaking news and updates in the sport.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Matty recovered from a broken leg about 3-4 months ago and since then filmed this edit for Apex Scooters. You may think that coming back from a injury like a broken leg he would have slowed down with progression, but this video definitely continues his trend of throwing down world's firsts. 1080s, footplant flair triplewhips, whip front scooterflip to bars...the list goes on for this guy. I think we're slowly seeing the use of fisheye in Aussie videos decline as well...stoked on that for sure.
Gizmania is the latest company that will be partnering with Inside-Scooters. The Gizmania website is a hugee store that features an enormous variety of parts from various of the sports top companies. Check out the website by clicking the link below.
(make sure to click the correct Flag for the country you are in so you can view the website)
Below you can also check out one of the riders sponsored by Gizmania. Believe it or not, Jara Mini Soukup is only 13 years old...and yeah, he shreds hard. Kid has such a clean style and I can't wait to see him in a couple years. Seeing young kids like this, really let's you know that this sport has a bright future.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
ShopECX has been holding a contest since early December which was scheduled to end on the 31st of December. However, since the MGP Products have taken a while to get to the US due to some delays. The contest is being extended and will now be ending on Jan 15th.
So if you purchased a MaddGear product from ShopECX.com from December 15th to Jan 15th you are eligible to win a free MaddGear Team Series Complete Scooter!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Blunt Pro Scooters is home to some of the best riders in the world today from Australia and now from the US. If you are on the West Coast of the US, you might get a chance to ride with these guys in person really soon.
Blunt is going on a tour of the South West of the United States. On this tour will be Blunt Pro Scooters AUS riders; Brendon Smith, Wazzeh, and Max Peters, and from the US Pro Team, Jordan Jasa, Josh Young, and Ryan Upchurch. They will be hitting various parks in Southern California, and Arizona, and they will all also be at the SD5 Competition in January.
If you can make it out to ANY of the parks on ANY of these dates you see on the poster below, I would definitely get out there and hang out with these guys and ride with them. Check the poster below for dates and parks.
(Erik Feenstra IS STILL on Blunt Pro Scooters USA. He just couldn't make it to all of the stops on the Tour.)
Merry Christmas to all of our readers! I hope you all get what you want for Christmas and get to spend a lot of time with your families. Merry Christmas from Inside-Scooters!
Also our good friends Jandiv, Kevin, and Maxime of Dissidence and Addict made a little Christmas Video for everyone. Check it out! Haha..Gotta love Addict.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Dan burst onto the scene last year and had a really tough time in the community, due to his dedication to riding a wheelie bar. Since losing the wheelie bar, he has jumped onto people favorite riders lists extremely fast. I honestly feel like Dan is one of the most underrated park riders in the sport today. No, he isn't doing insane park tricks...but he is RIDING park better than most people can even attempt to. The way he flows is amazing, and we even got to see some street clips of Dan in this edit. When you watch a video like this, you can't help but anticipate his next edit even more.
Cody Speake is a true veteran of the sport. A lot of people don't know that Cody is actually the first person to ever land the Back Scooter flip, before most of the people reading this could even land a tailwhip. This was wayy back when he rode with CSC. Since coming back to the sport Cody recently found the perfect Team for him at Scooter Zone, and this is his first Promo video. The video is just awesome, he has some of the best double pegs in the sport, and the last trick is pure banger. If you've ever met Cody you'll understand how chill he is, and how fun he is to ride with or have at a session. Now that he's on Scooter Zone, you can expect that we'll be seeing more from Cody in the future. Check the video out below.
Video edited by Nick Darger aka Trick Darger aka Dick Narger aka whatever else you want to call him.
Also right now from Scooter Zone you can get a Razor Black Label Ultra Pro for only 99.00, from the original 124.99 price. This sale ENDS Jan 1st. So if you want a Black Label order them now! Check the details on the scooter by clicking the link below.
Black Label Info
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Phoenix is one of the companies in the sport that is always working to stay ahead of the game when it comes to innovation and design. This is why a lot of people see Phoenix as one of the sport's top companies when it comes to products. Phoenix wheels will be no different. Considering one of the main problems riders have with metal cores is getting their bearings safely into the wheel. Phoenix offers their metal cores with bearings already installed in them. For more details just read below.
Offered in 100mm or 110mm
Abec 7 bearings pre-installed
Custom CNC'd Wheel spaces for optimum quality
Colors soon to be available, Black White, Purple, Orange Green
All cores will be Anodized Black
Can't wait to find out how well these wheels perform. I expect a wheel promo video from some of the Phoenix guys in the near future, so look out for that. For all news and updates on Phoenix Pro Scooters, and all breaking news and updates in the sport, Keep checking Inside-Scooters.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Matt Ogle: Well I think you and I actually started talking about it way before the east coast tour even took place, and everyone took a liking to the idea so I talked to JP about it and he thought it was a great idea.
We started filming for the dvd as soon as I put those used purple panties on Nates head. So at the very beggining of the tour.
Where are some places the team filmed at for the video?
The Incline Club, Woodward, Milford, Haven, and a bunch of random street.
Who's section is your favorite?
Not including mine, definately either Josh's or yours. Two completely opposing types of riding. You with your ridiculous street tech and complex spins...and Josh doing his ridiculous flips and scooter whipperoos.
Can you elaborate on the name? How did "Bustin Cakes" come about?
Na probally not lol, courtesy of Zig Short [Editors note: and Nate Wagoner]
How do you think the editing is?
The editor needs some improvement. Na im playin, i am a simple man and therefore i enjoyed the simplicity of the editing.
Overall, were you happy with the finished video?
Pretty much, i feel like alot could have been better but thats why there can always be a Bustin Cakes II.
How can one get their hands on the DVD?
At this point we aren't very sure. Alot of people are wanting to buy it separately. Which alters our original idea. We will figure that out very soon. So just stick to Inside for an update as to how to get your own copy!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Best Trick: Blake Bailor (grind the quad kink waterfall rail)
Michael Cajas may have vanished for a while, both out of the scene, and off your "Top Riders List", but rest assure he never stopped riding during that time he was gone. When Michael was around back in 05-08, people recognized him for his insane street riding. Well, I don't think that's going to be changing anytime soon..
Michael joining Addict means that he's now on a Team of some of the sports leading and most progressive street riders in the sport today. Now that Michael is on Addict, I'm sure we're going to be seeing a lot more of him in the future. Addict is shaping up to be THE Team to watch out for when it comes to riders who are always going to be pushing the limits of the sport, mainly in street riding. It's rare to find a complete Team of guys like the ones on Addict, who are so dedicated to what they are doing. They all have a true passion for street riding, and for scootering in general...to put it simply, They're Addicted.
I recently caught up with Michael and was able to ask him some questions, check out the interview below, and Michael's Welcome To Addict video below that.
Name, Age, Location?
Michael Cajas, 21 ans, neuchatel, swiz
How long have you been riding Michael?
i've been riding for 7 years now, but
I started scootering at the age of 14. But i ride inline-skating too.
It seems like you disappeared for a while? What happened?
i know but i don't care, i ride for fun, not for the exposure. I had to finish school and start working. I ain't got no camera and i was too lazy to move my ass and film so i guess that's why.
When you were on Micro, you were known for being a street killer...Do you still ride a lot of street?
what a question..fuck yeah !! Street all day bro
but i ride park too ;)
What is your full scooter set up right now? and how does it feel?
I ride a full District v2 setup (fork and deck) and Addict prototype grips with eagle 110. It's light and have a good balance, it's perfect ! Can't wait to have my own addict setup
So how did you get on the Addict Team?
I was on Micro with Johann when Micro started so I met him at the first Montreux contest, with Martin Kimbell, Terry Price and Eric Rabl. Then Johann went away and started French.ID with Kevin, I stayed with Micro.
We started to talk when french.id was still ruined by them, and they left to create Addict. They contacted me some weeks after Stan left, and yeah here i am !
How do you feel about being on Addict, does it fit your life style?
it's crazy dude ! shreddin with OG riders i've known since a while, we all have the same goal in life, scootering shreddin and havin' fun ! what else ?
i'm sure i'll die before i'll turn 35 years so i don't give a sh** !
Will you have a full section in the "Addict So What!" DVD?
yeah for sure, i'm already filming for my part.
From then and now, what do you think of scootering and of course, what do we have to look forward with your addict video part ?
The level is crazy now. i'm just curious too see what scootering will be in 20 years. Can't wait to see more Big air and street. And for my part, well i hope bangers and crazyness ;)
Do you have any last words Michael?
First, thanks Inside-Scooters for the interview
Addict all day.
Shred hard till you die !
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Last month we posted the details here on Inside-Scooters about the Phoenix Pro Scooters Christmas Essay Contest. This is a really great idea that Phoenix came up with, that is a lot different to the average contests that some companies hold or have held in the past.
The due date is coming up guys! You HAVE to have your Essay in by 11:59pm PST on Dec 25th. Any essays turned in after that date will not be qualified to win. After that date, Phoenix will be picking the Top Ten Essays, and we will post them here on Inside-Scooters, where we will have an open poll on who should win. For information and details on this contest please read below.
There are three main points are "Why do you Like Phoenix Pro Scooters as Company?" "Which part by phoenix is your favorite and why?" "If there were one thing you could change about phoenix what would it be and why?"
All three points must be addressed in the essay. The essay need to be a minimum of 3 Paragraphs, 5 sentences each paragraph
The Essays may be submitted via Email Only. Contest Start Date November 25th Contest End date December 25th
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest winners will receive:
1st Place: 1(one) Phoenix Deck of the style color and size of their Choice.
2nd Place: 2(Two) Phoenix Metal Core Wheels.(upon availability)
3rd Place: 1(one) Phoenix Phorx color of choice.
4th Place: 1(one) Suicide Handle Bar in either Black or Raw
5th Place: 1(one) Phoenix Switchblade Brake
6th – 10th Place Shall Receive 1(one) pair of ODI Longneck Grips.
It almost seems like Hunter got extremely good overnight. That's how fast he started to progress. It's not exactly easy to learn some of the tricks that Hunter now has on lock, flips both front and back, flairs as well, and plenty of other really hard trick combos, involving bars, whips, and bartwists. Zero Gravity noticed Hunter recently, and he was offered a spot on Zero Gravity Pro Team. Below are some of Hunter's videos, check em out, and congratulations to Hunter Bechtle.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The buzz is already going around that Woodward will once again be opening it's doors to scooter riders for a 2nd Scooter Camp. While the price may seem high to some, you guys have to think about the opportunity you are getting when you come to a place like Woodward.
Keep in mind this is the same place where Bmx, Skate, and Inline's top athletes go to practice and train and become better riders. The same now applies for our sport. You have access to some of the best skate parks you'll ever get to ride, and you will be taught by some of the best riders in the world. To register for Woodward 2011, please click the following Link and fill out the required information.
Woodward Registration Link
These riders refer to Madis as an "international hero". All of the riders in this video have a lot of potential. They made this video hoping it would get featured on Inside-Scooters, and if we have readers/fans all the way in Estonia...I'm not going to let them down. So check out their 2010 Video below.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
One of the best parts about working at Inside-Scooters is that Jordan and I get the chance to work with a lot of companies. Some of them have been around the sport for a long time, and some might be just starting out. Gryndo Scooters is a new company, that specializes in selling top quality parts from some of the sports leading companies. Gryndo supports the growth of the sport and supports Inside-Scooters and we will be getting you guys all the updates and news regarding Gryndo Scooters from now on.
Right now on Gryndo you will find a FULL line of MGP products, from grips, to wheels, to the complete decks. If you are looking for MGP products, then head over to Gryndo by clicking the link below and check out their stock.
Keep checking Inside-Scooters for all the latest news and updates regarding Gryndo, and all breaking news and updates in the sport of Scootering.
Bobby's name might seem familiar to you because I did a piece on him some time ago on Inside-Scooters. If you haven't checked it out, I would advise you to read it. You can find the piece by clicking the link below.
Straight From The Heart
Monday, December 13, 2010
Ryan Upchurch was recently added as the 4th Team rider to the Blunt Scooters USA Pro Team. Didn't take long for Ryan to knock out an awesome edit, with a banger that has been landed by less than 5 riders so far...at least on film. I have to say I don't know if were going to see anyone do one as smooth as Ryan does at the end of this Blunt edit for a while. Check it out below.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Danny Rambert is one of those guys who really knows how to use his pegs. He does some stuff in this video that I've honestly never seen done before. Danny is part of the legendary, CSC aka Corona Scooter Crew. While 2 of the riders that formed CSC are no longer riding, two of them are back in full effect. Those two are Cody Speake and the rider featured in this video, Danny Rambert.
Danny is a true OG in the sport, and was riding before most of the people that are reading this even thought about scootering. This video is actually Danny's first real mini video in about 5 years. He took a long break from riding, but when he decided to come back...it was like he never left at all. I've rode with Danny on a few occasions since his return back to the sport, and I can honestly say he hasn't lost anything, and judging from this video...he's gained a lot. Check the video out below.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
NW Scoot Christmas Classic sponsored by Phoenix Pro Scooters
Freestyle scooter competition open to all ages
Presented by NW Scoot - http://www.scootercomps.com/
2900 Lind Avenue SW
Renton, WA 98055
Saturday December 18th, 2010
Registrations start at 8:00AM
$20 entry for morning competitions including 10U, 12U, 14U divisions
$40 entry for afternoon competitions including Beginner, Intermediate, Pro
For more information including rules and format, check out http://www.scootercomps.com/
To pre-register before Thursday Dec. 16th at 8PM, check out http://www.scootercomps.com/registration/
Awesome prize packs for top 3 in each division including parts from the TOP scooter vendors!
$100 cash prize for Boost Off (big air) winner
$100 cash prize for Best Trick winner
$1000 cash prize pool for Pro division
For more information about NW Scoot's 14 & under freestyle scooter club, visit http://www.nwscoot.com/
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
So I've always loved Jon Devrind's riding, but it seems like since becoming a part of Phoenix, he has been progressing at an incredible rate. Phoenix really knows how to pick em.. This video that Jon recently made is without a doubt one of my favorite videos of 2010. He is soo consistent and is such a smooth rider that it's almost impossible to not enjoy his stuff. You can also tell he's been pushing himself in the streets a lot more, which is a huge plus. When you start out as a tech rider with a lot of style, and happen to be really smooth...and then you start riding street. The end result, never dissapoints. Great video by Jon, check it out below.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
By now there are a ton of people who are already riding the recently released MGP Products in the USA, and I'm sure there are even more who will be getting MGP stuff for Christmas this year. That being said, here is something for all the MGP fans to be a part of in December.
Looks like if you plan on going you should try and get there early for a free MGP T Shirt, and Free food. Seems like it's gonna be a good time.
In other MGP News, I'm sure most people know that recently in Australia was the Newtons Nation Event. Terry Price from MGP UK, and Tyler Bonner from MGP USA made the trip to Australia to be a part of it with their fellow MGP Australia Team riders. Check out some photos from the trip below. And follow this link to check out a lot more.
Words from Tyler Bonner about the trip.
"Hey guys, Just Here to update on mine and Terry’s trip out to Aus.
We flew out for Newtons Nation, which is an Action sports festival hosted on Mount Panorama in Bathurst.We got there and saw the park which we were all pretty bummed on.
You may have seen pictures of the set up, but it was pure crap.There were random Pyramids, box jumps and quarters placed around with no flow to it at all. Still, we made the best of it and some of us got together and changed the layout of the park so we could atleast put on a decent show. Throughout the weekend there were skate,bike and scoot demos, and I can say with no doubt we took the majority of the crowds.The contest was scheduled for Sunday, but unfortunately we got rained out.
I was scheduled to fly out the 28th, and Terry the 10th of December. I was really bummed out on the fact that i flew all the way out for the contest to get canceled. MADD IS SOOO LEGIT that they ended up booking me another ticket out for the same day as Terry.
Terry and I were fortunate enough to be put up by Nickeh’s house, the MGP filmer/editor.
MADD rented us out a car so we could get around as we please, which has been sooo convenient as otherwise we would be taking the train around with everyone else.
We’ve put good use to our time here in Australia by getting around to all of the local parks we’ve been seeing in videos for ages, and we’ve been filming everyday for a trip video for all of you guys to look forward to. and i can PROMISE you all you wont be dissapointed.
Stay tuned on the Live Forum for more pics and updates!" - Tyler Bonner
Want to know more about what went down with MGP and Newtons Nation? Then follow the next two links and check out the picture montages
MGP at Newtons Nation part 1
MGP at Newtons Nation part 2
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
People have been following the assembly of the Blunt USA Pro Team since the announcement that they would be having a Team here in the US.
It started off by putting on two of the most underrated riders in the sport, street killers Erik Feenstra and Josh Young.
The next two riders to join Josh and Erik are two amazing riders to say the least. With one being able to throw 900 airs in quarters, and the other being able to land 1080s, and both having a huge list of other tricks both in park and street. One of them is one of the fastest up and coming all around riders in the sport, and the other is known by most as the best tech rider in the scootering today...It was a no brainer to accept the following two riders onto Blunt Scooters USA Pro Team.
You can expect brand new Blunt USA Edits from both of these guys soon. You recognize Jordan and Ryan most likely from the Teams they used to ride for. Their reasons for leaving are their own, and there is no animosity from them towards the companies they used to ride for. So any attempts to create drama in the comments, won't be approved.
Congratulations to Ryan Upchurch and Jordan Jasa as the newest Blunt USA Riders.
Blunt USA Team
You know what this means guys. 4 riders out of the 5 man Team are already chosen! There is ONE SPOT left on Blunt USA. Are you the missing rider that the Team needs? If so, fill out the following information, and email it here.
1. Name, Age, Location.
2. How long have you been riding?
3. What is your current scooter set up?
4. Describe your riding style.
5. What would you say your best tricks are?
6. Why do you ride scooters?
7. Why do you think you would be good for the Blunt Scooters USA Pro Team?
Also PLEASE include A VIDEO and any pictures you want.
Monday, December 6, 2010
James, James, James..
Sometimes the sport stumbles upon really good riders, but then those riders hit a "wall" and can't seem to progress past a certain point. Well James isn't one of those riders. Since James started to make a name for himself in 2008, he's continuously progressed as a rider both in his Park and Street riding. Below is yet another solid video from James mixing it up with Park and Street. Check it out.
Arizona local Gary Ably recently finished up a new video for Phoenix. I've met Gary on more than one occasion, and he is probably one of the nicest, if not the nicest most genuine riders you can ever meet. He's one of those guys who is always smiling, and is always positive and supportive to all other riders.
One of my most memorable moments of Gary was at the Arizona stop of The Razor Exposed Tour. During practice Gary actually broke a bone in his arm...Everyone thought he would sit the contest out, but Gary had been waiting and anticipating this contest for a long time. He ended up, to everyone's surprise, riding in the contest in the Pro Division. While Gary didn't take 1st place, I think everyone there knew if he had been at 100%, he most likely would have.
Check out Gary's latest edit below.
So MGP has finally launched in the US, and people are going well.. Madd. ECX is holding a contest for everyone that is purchasing MGP products from ShopECX.com
Check it out below.
ECX has gone MADD contest!
To celebrate the long awaited MADD GEAR US arrival, ShopECX.com
is giving away TWO brand new MGP Team Edition Scooters on New Years Day! All you have to do is make a MADD Gear purchase from ShopECX.com
or from ECX's retail store between 12-6-10 and 12-31-10 and you will be automatically entered to WIN! The winners will be chosen at random and notified on New Years Day 2011. One winner will be chosen from both web orders and store purchases. This is just our way of saying thanks to our loyal customers and to MADD Gear for coming to the USA! (link) ShopECX.com
ECX is getting tons of MADD Gear scooters and products in all week long! Check the site daily.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
So, it comes to no surprise to anyone to know that the sport of scootering in Australia is bigger than it is here in the US, and probably bigger than it is in Europe as well. Aussies just love to ride, and it's at the point now where they even out number BMXers and Skaters at the skatepark.
Well, The BMX Company "Colony" isn't too happy about this. So they're trying to do something about it.
Basically, Colony is having a "program" if you will. It's called the "Colony Trade in a Scooter Program" Their goal with this, is to not just keep scooters off the streets, but also keep them out of all skateparks in Australia. Please click the link below and read the piece to learn more.
Colony Trade in a Scooter Program
Now there's a few ways that we as a Sport can look at this. I am choosing to look at it this way. We are growing, a LOT. To the point where in Australia the riders in BMX who can't accept that, are trying to go to such lengths to stop this growth, and these kids from doing something they love. They are trying to instead steer them away from scootering, and into their sport of BMX. Kind of makes me wonder, how long before we start seeing efforts to keep the sport of Scootering down here in the USA? Or Europe?
To me it shows no class and a complete lack of respect to our sport, but hey...we're all used to this aren't we? We ride scooters, and we face adversity for it ALL the time...I hope this doesn't truly affect any Aussie riders out there.
Let me hear your opinions on this in the Comments.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Our newest company to join us on Inside-Scooters is North West's own..
***The following piece about Zero Gravity, includes their views on religion and makes references to their religious beliefs. If you disagree with what you read here...Keep your comment to yourself. I will not publish any comments that are negative or hateful. Thank you.***
"Zero Gravity started as a skate park outreach in 2005. We started out by giving away cold bottled water on hot summer days. Zero Gravity brought a positive attitude into a scene that is sometimes known to be negative and harsh. Since then Zero Gravity has grown into a ministry, team, and a business providing scooter decks and other products. Proceeds from all sales goes directly to fund the operations of the ministry and outreach.
The ministry of Zero Gravity started a Scoot Church in March 2010 and is currently holding Scoot Church on Tuesday nights 6-8:30 at the Grid indoor skate/youth facility. Our goal on these nights is to connect with the youth and help them to know who and what Jesus is all about. Currently we reach over 50 youth on these nights and growing weekly. We also encourage each of them to participate in our weekly scooter competitions no matter what skill level. This helps them to build their confidence in the sport and also to connect with other scooter riders. All of the Zero Gravity Scoot Church team riders are required to bring a positive and encouraging attitude to the sport. Each one of them are expected to be part of the weekly Bible teaching and competition. They also participate in monthly outings to various skate parks to share what Zero Gravity is all about!
Early January of 2010 we, along with The Rock Church Monroe, WA adopted our first outdoor skate park. This creates a serve opportunity in the community by helping with the maintenance of the park. By doing this, it brings awareness to the importance of skate parks in a community. Without them many areas like schools, parks, and businesses get damaged from the use scooters and skateboards. It also helps with the city budget, enabling them to use the resources in other needed areas.
Zero Gravity owner Todd Scheffer started making scooter parts in 2006 as a hobby for local scooter riders which eventually turned into a business. November 2009 we released our first one piece scooter deck to the public and since then have made two other models and discontinuing our first. Shortly after that we released our forks, bars, compression systems, brakes, and are curently working snow scoots. All of our parts are designed and machined in the USA by a multi million dollar machine shop neighboring several Boeing facilities. In April 2010 we launched Ridezg.com to help distribute our products at both national and international level. "
I am really happy to see another great company in the sport of scootering. I expect a lot of good things to come from ZG in the future. You guys can find all your updates and breaking news relating to Zero Gravity, right here on Inside-Scooters.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tyler started to blend a lot of Bmx style into his tricks and riding, and people were liking it, a lot. He is most known now for his wallrides, being one of the best at them in the sport.
Tyler is definitely one of the most opinionated riders in the scene, if he has something to say, he will most likely say it, and accept the consquences after. To be honest that's just another thing that turn a lot of people on to Tyler, and sure it turns a few people off. Tyler now rides for Lucky Scooter Parts, and knocks out amazing videos from time to time. The video below is honestly amazing, check it out.
Tyler accepts that for him, riding is not something that will last forever...While that seems to be something he's easily accepted, I don't know if it's the same for everyone else who enjoys Tyler's riding.