22 Jul 2014

THAI SAN FRANCISCO TRIP 2013

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Jaoa Danaikrit just released this video from his & Dew Sippawit’s stay here in the states last year. They surfed the couches at our house in San Francisco for most of their trip and stacked up enough video to put together this recap which was used in Can’t Fool The Youth 3. If you haven’t already seen the full video, then I suggest you head over to Chop Em Down and pick up a copy of this limited edition press. I’m stoked that he took the time to put together a hardcover book to come along with it using. Jaoa nailed it with this one combining a perfect mixture of lifestyle and riding footage, the splendor of which almost brought a tear to my eye. Check out more of Jaoa’s videos over at A Tunnel Films.
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21 Jul 2014

JAOA DANAIKRIT | CHINA BANKS

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Jaoa Danaikrit - China Banks - San Francisco
The other day Jaoa Danaikrit and I went riding around down town and made a pit stop at one of the most iconic spots in San Francisco. The China Banks are deceptively difficult to ride, have been capped for as long as I can remember, and can be a quick bust if you draw too much attention to yourself. Nobody ever said riding street was easy, and despite the challenge, this is one of the sickest spots to ride.

20 Jul 2014

DEVON & DEW IN OAKLAND

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Wheel Talk - Us Versus Them - Devon Lawson - Dew Sippawit - Oakland 2014
I came across this photo of Devon Lawson & Dew Sippawit riding in up town Oakland a couple weeks ago and thought it reminded me of a older photo we took last year. Shot out to Jaoa Danaikrit for shooting this photo, and keeping the blog up to date with content. Photo Credit : Jaoa Danaikrit

19 Jul 2014

JAPAN TRIP | WONKA MOUNTAIN

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Ed Wonka - Japan - Chrome Industries - Double Peg
Ed Wonka - Japan - Mountain Top - Chrome Industries
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a year since we left on our voyage to Japan. Editing the video from this trip got put on back burner in order to finish up Word Is Bond, but is now ready to be released. Expect a new Wheel Talk video coming out sometime next week. Until then, here’s a couple photos I dug up of Ed “Wonka” Laforte doing a double peg at this nearly abandoned amusement park we rode while staying in Tokyo. Check out more photos from that day here.

18 Jul 2014

WHEEL TALK | COMMERCIAL

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Here’s the Wheel Talk commercial we put together for CFTY3 using clips of everyone on the team. (Jaoa Danaikrit, Matt Reyes, Devon Lawson, Anthony Combs, Jeff Dempler, Valentin Racho) Head over to Chop Em’ Down Films to pick up a copy of Can’t Fool The Youth 3 Here.
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08 Jul 2014

TURF – CFTY3 COMMERCIAL

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Now that the video is out, here’s the Turf Bikes commercial we made for Zane Meyer’s Can’t Fool The Youth 3 (CFTY3), a Chop Em’ Down video series. We rehashed clips from Word Is Bond into a minute long teaser featuring the Turf Mob.

02 Jul 2014

ED WONKA | SLIVER OF LIGHT

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With the summer in full effect, we’ve been making use of the extended daylight and doing a lot of filming after work. Here’s an older photo I found of Ed Wonka doing a smith with only a sliver of light left illuminating the spot. Although this photograph is only a few months old, the loading dock has been completely covered by cement and fenced off. We managed to shoot this image a couple days before they remodeled the exterior of the building and covered up the spot. Photo Credit : Matt Reyes

01 Jul 2014

35MM | COMMUNITY SERVICE

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With an endless sea of new terrain, we’ve been putting in work uncovering and uncapping spots for the betterment of the community. Here’s a few black & white 35mm photos that just came back from the lab of everybody hanging out and riding in Oakland last weekend. Dew blasted a huge toboggan across this stair set, landing on just the last few steps while MTS filmed from the side. Ed Wonka came through to shred and remind us why tooth hangovers are his specialty. And Devon Lawson and Jaoa Danaikrit shared some ice cream. Check out more below.
Photo Credit : Turf Mob
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29 Jun 2014

MATT REYES | 180 RAIL HOP

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Yesterday Mike Schmitt & I hopped on the Bart and met up with Andy Sparks to ride some spots in the East Bay. We ventured out further than we usually would to shred some schools that a little bird told us about. As painfully difficult as it was to pedal out to them, it was completely worth it, stacking some solid clips to go home with. Here’s a shot of me throwing a 180 over this handrail towards the end of the day.
Photo Credit : Mike Schmitt

29 Jun 2014

DEW SIPPAWIT | OAKLAND 2014

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Dew Sippawit has been staying at our pad here in the Bay Area and whoever else has a couch fit to surf. We’ve been doing a lot more riding on the East Bay this year and have discovered a whole new array of spots in our own backyard. Be on the lookout for photos and videos coming form their stay in the states. Until then check out this photo that Jaoa shot of dew posted up next to his SKYLMT in Oakland’s China Town.
Photo Credit : Jaoa Danaikrit