08 Jan 2015

CHINA – FGFS SCENE 2014

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FGFS - Beijing China Fixed Gear Freestyle Scene - Wheel Talk 2014
Late last year I had the opportunity to fly to Beijing China where I participated in the Fixed Gear Open 6, hung out with the locals, and got a taste for some of the hidden talent lurking in the FGFS scene in China. I was real impressed with the level in which everybody was riding and was stoked on all of the impressive flat ground combos everyone was throwing down. Although this trip wasn’t that long ago, I already can’t wait for the next Fixed Gear Open and look forward to coming back asap. Check out other angles of this quick group shot below.
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08 Jan 2015

ED WONKA + CAPONE BIKES

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Ed “Wonka” Laforte has been in kahoots with Capone Bikes for a while now, and I’ve already seen pictures of his signature frame leaked on instagram. Kai & Young from Capone were incredibly welcoming and hospitable during our trip to Beijing late last year. Read more below to check out some exclusive photos of Ed’s Pro Model Frame as well as a shot of him doing what he does best, tooth hangovers.
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01 Jan 2015

SHREDWELL2 – FULL LENGTH

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With another solid year behind us, we figured we clean out our closet and release SHREDWELL2 to the public. Filmed over the course of 2011-2012 this 38 minute long, full length motion picture features riders from the Grime Team as well as other influential members of the FGFS community. Stop what you’re doing, press play and enjoy. Happy new year from TURF & Wheel Talk.

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01 Jan 2015

THAILAND 2014 – SCREEN SHOTS

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Jaoa Danaikrit just posted some screen shots from the Wheel Talk in Thailand video he’s gearing up to release. I remember him spending countless hours working on this video in our kitchen while he was staying here in the states. Keep your eyes peeled for this one because there’s never been a FGFS video with this level of production value. Check out more screen shots of Devon Lawson, Anthony Combs, & Steven Jensen below, or on his Flickr HERE.

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25 Dec 2014

35MM – TURF BEACH CAMPING

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Every time I get a roll of film developed it’s like a Christmas present to myself, and this one was no different. I nearly forgot that I brought my trusted 35mm camera along with us when the TURF Mob went camping along the coast. We piled into the back of Dave Beard‘s car and headed to the beach where we spent the day fishing, drinking, and hanging out by the fire. We had to bring Egg The Dog along with us considering the fact that he loves the sand and ocean more than anybody I know. Dew & Jaoa spent a lot of time fishing while they were here and I don’t think they managed to catch a damn thing besides this crab scurrying on the rocks. Check out more photos below.

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23 Dec 2014

PREMIER FITS + MATT & DEVON

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As we gear up for the new year, we figured we’d spread a little holiday cheer and release the latest Wheel Talk production we’ve been working on. Devon Lawson & I (Matt Reyes) have been in cahoots with the dudes from Premier Fits for a while now and are just now unveiling our welcome to the team video. Major thanks to PF for lacing us up some sweet headwear and shout out to Anthony Combs for coming through with a quick cameo on the opening clip. Consider this an early Christmas present from us to you, press play and enjoy. Read more below to check out some screen shots and watch the video on youtube.
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23 Dec 2014

35MM – JAOA DANAIKRIT 2014

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With the new year right around the corner I took the time today to go through and post some photos from when Jaoa Danaikrit was staying with us in the Bay Area earlier this year. My personal favorite photo from this set is the shot of Jaoa standing next to my Dad (Wheel Talk Team Manager) after a long day at the horse races in Berkley. There’s nothing like betting on ponies, drinking dollar beers, and eating hot dogs while spending quality time with the family. The shot of everybody posted up next to the Rack Solid van was from the day we filmed the “Alameda Send Off” video of the Thai dudes last day in town. Read more below or check out more 35mm photos HERE.
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21 Dec 2014

35MM | DEW SIPPAWIT IN SF

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It feels like only yesterday that Dew Sippawit was surfing our couch here in the Bay Area while we ventured around San Francisco looking for a good time. Here’s some 35mm photos from a recently developed roll, as well as some shots from a not so recently developed roll of film. If there’s one thing I miss about the Thai dudes being here, it’s the authentic Thai cuisine they whipped up for the family every night. There’s nothing like stopping by the asian market to pick up some cheap produce before before heading home to a warm meal and whiskey. Read more below, or check out more 35mm photos HERE.
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20 Dec 2014

35MM | COLE RUFFING 2014

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The longer you wait to develop a roll of film the more of a mystery your shots become. Here’s some 35mm photos I took of Cole Ruffing riding the elementary school in our old neighborhood earlier this year. I almost forgot about this day until I was flipping through prints at Photoworks on my ride home from work this week. Daylight savings time has barely begun and I already long for the extended hour of sunlight they’ve stolen from us. I guess we’ll have to wait until next year, when they switch back the clocks. Until then, check more 35mm photos HERE and read more below for an additional image from this roll.
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18 Dec 2014

MATT REYES | WALLRIDE B&W

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Matt Reyes - San Francisco Wallride - BW 2014
Considering the fact that everybody posts old photos on thursday, here’s some dusty shots that Ramon Antonio III took of me riding in San Francisco a while back. There’s few tricks that offer the same kind of feeling as sitting sideways on a wallride. They’re an immediate go to trick and are a blast to sporadically smash walls on the daily commute around town. I’ve had a couple different run ins w/ SFPD who apparently don’t appreciate the trick as much as I do. I’ve hopped on the curb to catch a quick wallride in the past, then landed and looked up into the eyes of two police officers who immediately struck a pose and attempted to tackle me off the bike. Nothing a little swerve in the opposite direction can’t fix. Photo Credit : Ramon Antonio III
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