Here’s a video I chopped together using a bunch of footage from late 2012. I’ve been riding for Specialized for a couple of years now, and they’ve done a ton to help push me into getting where I am today. Big thanks to JeffyD, Mike Schmitt and everyone who helped me film this. Sometimes it’s real difficult getting clips of yourself when you’re always stuck behind the camera. Filmer/Rider dudes, you feel my pain. I’ve been shooting like a mad man since the beginning of the new year, so be on the lookout for more edits coming out the pipeline.
While Ed was in town we spent a lot of time cruising around at night and eyeing up spots to come back to later during the day. It’s definitely a good way to check out a spot and dream up some lines before you show up to film.
Chrome is putting on a contest to find “the World’s next great street photographer”. Submissions are open til February 4th giving everyone plenty of time to go out and shoot something fresh. With their new line of Niko Camera bags up for grabs competition should be stiff. Head over to Streets of Chrome to find out more.
This Saturday we’re premiering Shredwell2 in San Jose at iMiNUSD. We’re going to have a street session before hand while Ed Wonka is in town. We plan to meet up at CCP around 3pm and then roll around from spot to spot before we head to IMD for the screening around 7pm. Bring your bike, your buds, and we’ll see you there.
I’ve been filming with Ed “Wonka” Laforte for the last couple days and caught a couple angles of him hitting a tooth hangover at San Jose State. Just wait until you see the actual clip of him blasting through that kink at the bottom.
Anthony Combs knocked out this double threader as were riding through San Jose yesterday. He took one look, circled around and hopped it first try. Made it look too easy, threading it top to bottom, and side to side.
Last week a bunch of us went and kicked it at 3rd & Army, one of the few safe spot skate spots in San Francisco. I copped a couple photos of Forest Parker blasting off this metal latch that we propped up w/ a rock. It’s amazing what a few quick improvements will do, once you take a look around and start getting funky.
On the ride home just now Devon Lawson and I passed by the Full House Park which caught the last bit of light of the day. We pulled over to catch some last min flicks before we headed home to call it a day.