Yesterday Bryan Dempler came to Alameda to interview Mike Schmitt (Above w/ Egg The Dog) & Miles Mathia (Below w/ birds & trees). He’s been filming interview’s with a bunch of the homies as he’s shadowed us over the last couple weeks. There’s been talk of a possible collaboration between the two of us on finishing up the Fixed Freestyle Documentary I started a few years back. Photo Credit : Bryan Dempler
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A while back I spent some time w/ Ed Wonka Laforte at his pad in Brooklyn NY. On our way to and from the Williamsburg Bridge we began to notice a bunch of people working on covering an entire city block with Nekst fills. It’s rad to see the community come together to honor a fallen friend. RIP Nekst.
Tommy Mao has been going to school and living in San Francisco for quite some time now. Occasionally he comes out to shred and explore what street spots SF has to offer. I took this picture of him posted up in front of a Mexican market in The Mission a while ago. If anybody has seen Tommy lately, they know this is an older photo of him solely based on the fact that he’s missing the manly beard he’s developed over the last couple of months. There’s nothing like a couple chin hairs to make you look 10 older. Be on the lookout for more photos of Tommy mobbing around w/ us.
Anthony Combs isn’t the only one making moves, Devon Lawson recently moved back to the East Bay after we left our house in The City. Here’s a photo that I took of him while we were riding in West Oakland a couple weeks ago. We’ve been spending a lot of time wrapping up filming for the Turf Bikes “Word is Bond” Video.
Devon Lawson completely dominated the bunny hop contest at the 9 States Jam by clearing 100cm (1meter). Which was completely mind blowing to me, I took one look at it and knew there was no way I was clearing it. He won the bunny hop contest, and I won the Jam, it was a dual WT finish, and a happy one at that. You can tell by the look on his face in the bottom shot. Head over Bob_Woods’ flickr to check out some of the other photos he took at the jam. Photos : Bob_Woods (top) / Froots (bottom)
Our journey to Japan for the 9 States Jam was by far the most exciting trip I’ve ever been on. I was real stoked to hang out and ride with everybody at the jam. I’m pretty sure we slapped a Wheel Talk sticker on every bike in the place. Not to mention laced everybody up with Breezy Excursion & Us Versus Them gear. It’s good to see that the Fixed Freestyle scene in Japan is alive and well. See more of the photos Bob_Woods took HERE. Photo Credit : Bob_Woods
I’m stoked to be going on another trip w/ Ed Wonka. It seems like we’ve been on all the same trips over the last year, which I hope is a trend that continues to happen. We took this on my first venture out to the east coast where I stayed with Ed out in Brooklyn. We rode passed this spot, and decided to turn around to check it out. There’s nothing better than putting together makeshift ramps on location. These boards that we found next to the spot proved fruitful as we set one up as a launch onto the loading dock. I can’t wait to be back in NY riding street again.
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.