Here’s a shot of Jeff Dempler riding in his current hometown of San Jose California. Nothing rocks my wrists like tucking off huge stair sets and drops, which is why I rarely ever do so. Jeff seems to have no problem throwing himself off this 8 stair at SJSU. I’m digging the look of that golden frame he’s been riding.
I popped off this photo moments after Ed Wonka took down Big Brown a couple weeks ago. You only get one shot riding hammers like this, and one shot is all Ed needed before making it out alive and skidding into the fence below. Either hit it w/ complete confidence or don’t hit it at all.
This weekend I hung out w/ Jeff Dempler + the guys from Destroy Bicycles at 3rd & Army. I rolled up the spot to find that there was “Fuck Fest 5” a punk concert going on. I Spent most of the day experimenting w/ some new combos, and ended up with this. A little trick I like to call the “Whatchamacallit” and the “Whatchamacallit Bar”. It’s basically a pedal feeble nack nack w/ or w/o the barspin for added flavor. The next time you’re bored at a spot, go ahead and give it a try.
Tom LaMarche just dropped this video of him crushing shit in Chicago. He’s one of the few riders that I look forward to seeing videos of, his 360 off the garage is hands down the biggest I’ve ever seen on fixed. Big thanks to Rick Anderson and MurderB, who were there to capture all the mayhem. Photo Credit : Rick Anderson
Jeff Dempler popped off this photo of me hitting a gap to wallride 180 on these brick banks in San Jose this weekend. This is the 3rd weekend in a row I’ve stayed at his house in downtown SJ. I’ve been focusing on stacking clips for a new web edit now that I’m done filming for Shredwell2. It’ll probably be done in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for some new shit on my vimeo.
Lately I’ve been going back and forth from San Francisco to San Jose to finish up filming for Shredwell2 w/ Ed LaForte and the rest of The Grime Team. We’ve put a lot into the making of this video, and have explored some of the best street spots that California has to offer. We’re currently working on wrapping up filming and editing it, we’ll keep you updated as we go.
It’s great having a spot to session that is close to home. JeffyD has a school situated right down the street from his pad in SJ. His girlfriend Steph snapped off this photo of me bouncing in and out of this fence there, just before we packed up and headed home for the day. I love summer in San Jose. You can get an actual feel for “the hotness”, unlike San Francisco where it’s relatively cool all year round.
For the past 3 weekends I’ve been surfing Jeff Dempler’s couch while we catch clips and pictures with the rest of the guys in San Jose. It’s not the most comfy couch on the planet, but it’s a hell of a lot better than sleeping on the floor. Here’s a photo of him hitting an icepick stall on a ledge at San Jose State. Keep your eyes peeled for more media from my stay in the upcoming weeks.