If you don’t know, or haven’t heard, Harness The Gnarness 2014 Hosted by Ed “Wonka” Laforte is this Sunday in Oakland (11.16.14). We’re meeting up at Madison Park (Lake Merritt Bart) and are riding spot to spot giving out prizes at every stop along the way. If you live local be sure to mark your calendar and cancel any hot date you may have, because this is one event you won’t want to miss.
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With only 30 available, these 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts are going to go fast. The 3M reflective print is designed to light you up at night, and keep you safe from those rogue cars on the streets. While the bald cat and arrows on the back are there for those concerned with wind resistance and shaving seconds on the track. Head over to our store and pick one up HERE before they’re gone for good. Each order comes with decals and an assorted sticker pack, available while supplies last.
This is it folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Here’s the official dates for the Turf Bikes “Word Is Bond” Video Premieres. We’ll be having 2 events before the internet release on April 20th. The San Francisco Premiere will be at Lower Branch in the Tenderloin. Admission will be 2 dollars and we’ll be having a photo exhibition as well. Dave Beard, Ed Wonka & I collaborated to compile some of the better photos we’ve shot this year. On April 12th we’re having another ride / premiere in San Jose. We’re meeting up in Down Town SJ around 4 and riding spots until we head over to iMiNUSD. Doors open at 7:30 and the video starts at 8PM. Read more below for links to maps of each location, and the last couple ads of each member of the Turf Mob.
Last weekend I needed to pick up a new memory card, so Devon Lawson & I headed over to our neighborhood Target to scoop one up. Moments after picking up the new card I shot these photos of him hopping through some strange architecture they had out front of the building. We’ve been riding for Premier Fits for a minute now and this western style strap back of theirs is too fresh. Check out more of the headwear they have available at their online store. Photo Credit : Matt Reyes Read more
Check out this Nissan car commercial Forest Parker, Matt Montoya, and myself rode in. We had a hard time grasping the concept of the shoot at first and had a good laugh after seeing the final product. It’s been playing all over the place these last couple months, if you haven’t already seen it, now you have.
Earlier today I had a moment to sit down and talk with “the people’s champ” Devon Lawson about our upcoming trip to Japan. During our short conversation, he talked about how grateful he was to have this incredible opportunity, and how he mastered the art of elephant riding in the 2nd grade. He mentioned something about a basketball showdown he has lined up with Nao while we’re out there. It’s going to be a real clash of the titans as these two casanovas go head to head in a battle where the victor goes the spoils. We’re flying out in the morning, so we’ll see everyone out there soon.
It’s official, with the help of Chrome Industries & Rinng, the homie Ed Wonka was able to do some last minute planning and is now going to come with us to Japan later this month. During our stay we’ll be at Nine States Jam as well as doing a mini tour across the country. If you want to meet up with us while we’re there, shoot me a message HERE and I’ll keep you updated w/ our whereabouts. To everyone out in Japan, we’ll see you in the next few days.
On August 21st Devon Lawson and I (Matt Reyes) are flying out to Japan with Seitaro Iki to take part in a couple of events and do a 9 State tour across the country. We’ll be in Nagasaki at Koe Skatepark to ride in the Nine States Jam on August 25th 2013, and will be in Tokyo for the last few days of our trip. We’re both real stoked to be a part of this and check out the Fixed Freestyle scene outside of our own backyard. If you live out in Japan and want to ride with us, shoot me a message HERE and we’ll try to meet up sometime during our 2 week stay.
Jeff Dempler recently hooked up with the guys at Kali Protectives down in Morgan Hill, and got some riding in at their new backyard compound. Photographer Phillip Ritti was there to capture some of the action and sent over this sweet shot of Jeff hitting a table top off one of their ladder drops. Their setup reminds me a lot of the “WheelTalk Compound” from back in the day. Expect to see more from the Kali Compound in the near future. Photo Credit : Phil Ritti
Rinng is a newly emerging Fixed Freestyle parts company based out of Japan, and have been working with Mike Schmitt for some time now. He’s been helping them out w/ product design and is now the US Team manager. I’ve been running their plastic pegs in the front for a while, and am real into the length of 4.6″ pegs. Makes it a lot easier to stay connected without slipping off. Be on the look out for more from Rinng.