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25 Aug 2015

SATURDAY IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Last Saturday the FIXIEBOYZ408 came to The City to hangout and ride for the day. We met up at Wallenberg and warmed up for a bit before exploring the neighborhood to ride some spots we haven’t been to in a while. Jimmy Watcha killed it as always, Daniel Le kicked a bunch of one footed cans throughout the day, and Peter Van Nguyen linked at least one technical line at every spot we went to. It was good to catch some photos of Spencer Siegrist for a change, especially considering the fact he’s there most of the time we’re out filming. After all was said and done, Mike Schmitt walked away with the photo of the day after skidding through a lone pile of sand. Check out more shots below and hit us up if you want to ride this weekend.
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10 Aug 2015

NY PORTRAIT – RANDY RUSH

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Randy Rush is always on the move and was constantly riding hard during the short time we hung out with him in NY. When we were all tired / kicking back he was still hopping over things and getting after it. Midway through the day he showed us a tattoo of his that said “FGFS 4 LIFE” and then followed it up by saying we are the 1%. He’s one of the many riders paving the way for a new FGFS scene in New York; they call themselves, the Block Bullies. Keep your eyes peeled for more coming out of NY and check out other shots of Randy below.
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10 Aug 2015

NY PORTRAIT – CHARLIE SAUVE

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Canadian Native, Charlie Sauve was coincidentally in NY the same time we were. So we met up, hung out, and stacked some clips of him for the video we’re making of our trip there. I’ve never met Charlie up until this point and almost didn’t recognize form all of the TAZ Skatepark videos he’s made. Read more below to check out another shot of him riding over the Brooklyn bridge, as well as his latest web video.
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09 Jul 2015

MINI DROME NYC 2015 VIDEO

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The dudes over at Red Bull really one upped themselves with the construction of this year’s Over/Under mini drome. 64 riders from around the world came out to shred, sweat & battle it out on this a one of a kind figure 8 track. On top of competing in the race, Mike Schmitt & I filmed a ton during the event and put together this video of the night as it unfolded. Read more below to check out Red Bull’s official recap as well as a bunch of screen shots from our video.
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03 Jul 2015

35MM – NEW YORK 2015

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After nearly 9 months of being out of commission, I finally brushed the dust off the 35mm camera and brought it along on our trip to New York last weekend. Although I only shot one roll of film during the four days we were there, I made up for it by taking a million more digital photos that I’ll be posting up over the next few weeks. We met up with a bunch of the riders from the Block Bullies while we were there and even saw a couple FGFS riders from out of town who came out for the Red Bull Over/Under race. We’re going to start cutting together a video from our trip in the next couple of days and will release that in the next month or so. Until then, check out more photos below.
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28 Jun 2015

MINI DROME NYC – NUMBER 18

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The moment Mike Schmitt & I caught wind of the Red Bull Over / Under event in NYC we immediately looked up tickets and made arrangements to attend. It seemed like a good excuse to travel and ride street somewhere other than our own backyard. We landed the day of practice, got in a couple laps and showed up the next night for the big event. The head to head races were made up of 32 of the best fixed gear riders from all over the globe. Only one person from each race would advance to the next bracket and have to ride another 5 laps around the figure 8 Mini Drome. After making it through the first few rounds of eliminations, I knew I’d have to go up against my good friend and fierce adversary Addison Zawada . That time finally came when we crossed paths in the semi-finals and I washed out and fell coming into the second lap. After that Addison advanced to the finals and came home with the gold. Big thanks to everyone who helped make this event happen and I look forward to seeing where they take it from here. Check out an IG clip of our race below.
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11 Jun 2015

DAVE BEARD – DIGITAL DITCH

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Anytime we link up with Dave Beard, there’s magic in the air. Sparks fly, time stops and occasionally we’ll shoot a photo or two. All jokes aside, Dave is one of the most brilliant photographers I know. He rarely makes his presence known, and acts like a fly on the wall shooting things as they happen without coordinating with the people in the image. The results create a truly genuine depiction of the moment and have an incredibly natural feel. If you’re just surfing the internet, then I highly recommend you head over to his blog to check out more of Dave’s golden turds.
Photography Courtesy of Dave Beard
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29 May 2015

OAKLAND FAMILY PORTRAIT

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FGFS_WheelTalk_OaklandCA_Squad2015A couple weeks ago we all met up in Oakland to hang out and cruise around the East Bay. We spent most of the day stacking clips at Dragon Park, before we all had our fill and ventured elsewhere in search of a change of scenery. In that search, I stopped the caravan and pulled everybody aside to take this photo. So much of our efforts are spent filming that we often times forget to shoot any photos. I figured we might as well get one, and you’re looking at it. Left to Right – Matt Reyes, Ramon Antonio III, Ian Walker, Mike Schmitt, Andy Sparks

25 May 2015

THRASHER – BUST OR BAIL 2

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We don’t usually cover much skateboarding, but today was an exception. The homie Ramon called me shortly after I woke up this morning and alerted me that Bust or Bail 2 was going down, so I immediately slammed my coffee, hopped on my bike and headed over there with my camera. By the time I showed up, everybody was already going hard after hearing that the Clipper ledges could be in their final days. Aaron “Jaws” Homoki sealed the deal and ended the day with this insane kick flip to melon from the top of the double set. Check out more photos below or view the entire photo set HERE.
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23 May 2015

JOSH BOOTHBY – OPEN SPACES

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Living in San Francisco sometimes makes it difficult to find a nice open space to ride. More often than not we end up riding in the middle of the intersection in between changing lights and passing cars. Making due with what we have without pissing off too many people in the process. It’s all a part of residing in the city I suppose, but sometimes I wish we didn’t have to deal w/ other people’s problems. Here’s a couple shots of Josh Boothby from when we were riding South of Market a few weeks ago. Josh jammed his finger pretty bad this day and had to make a trip to the hospital to get it worked on. He still has a couple weeks of healing before he can get back on the horse, but we’ve already been talking about our next video initiative.
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