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01 Sep 2015

WORD IS BOND – SPLIT SECTION

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Aside from the friends section of the video, this is the only other part that has multiple riders grouped under the same umbrella. Anthony Combs, Jonathan Davis, and Christian Hamrick’s part feature a wide variety of locations that spans all the way across the US. Check out some screen shots below as well as the complete 30 minutes of “Word Is Bond“.

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28 Jun 2015

MINI DROME NYC – NUMBER 26

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Mike T. Schmitt and I made the trip out to NYC last weekend for the Red Bull Figure 8 Mini Drome Race in Queens. The course carried your momentum a lot more than we originally anticipated and we were constantly riding the edge of pedaling like a madman while trying to keep things in control. Mike was on the tail of his competitor in the first round when his front wheel washed out and he hit the deck running. After the early elimination Mike spent a lot of time behind the camera, filming the rest of the race as things began to pick up. Read more below to check out a spectators view of the crash.
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04 Jun 2015

TURF – DRAGON PARK 2015

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A couple weeks ago Mike Schmitt, Ramon Antonio, Andy Sparks, Ian Walker and I met up in Oakland for a chill session at Dragon Park. We kicked it there for most of the day riding bikes & catching sunburns before venturing off into other parts of the neighborhood. Head over to the TURF Website for more.
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30 Mar 2015

TURF – WHO IS MIKE SCHMITT

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It’s been a while since Mike T. Schmitt has released an internet section and this one most certainly makes up for it. Mikes Signature TURF Peg the “Night Stick” is a 4.75 inch long aluminum peg with a replaceable plastic sleeve. Head over to TURF Bikes for more info and pick up a set while supplies last. Without further ado, we’re proud to present “Who Is Mike Schmitt”. Sit back, relax and enjoy 4 minutes of non stop grinds.
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09 Mar 2015

TADASHI NAKAMURA’S LAST DAY

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As we gear up to release the video from Tadashi Nakamura’s stay in San Francsico. I figured now was the time to release some of the remaining photos I took on his last day in town. We did some sight seeing as we explored some of the iconic parts of the city that I knew we hadn’t ventured into yet. We ate lunch in a small garden off the freeway and rode along the shore following whatever road would bring us closer to The Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for Tadashi’s video later this week.
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23 Oct 2014

MIKE SCHMITT | VALLEJO 2014

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Mike T. Schmitt’s bike was out of commission most of the day, but that didn’t stop him from riding the bowl at the local skatepark and catching these two photos. Mike is the only person I see attempting handplants on a regular basis, and has been doing so for years. Check out more photos from our trip to Vallejo HERE.
Photo Credit : Dave Beard

22 Oct 2014

ED WONKA | OAKLAND PEGS

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I was looking through some older photos on my computer and came across these two shots that Seitaro Iki took of Ed “Wonka” Laforte riding a double peg down a rail in down town Oakland. These were taken back when we were still filming for Word Is Bond and were shot on the same day that Ed did the huge hanger at the end of his section. Check out an alternate angle below or browse through more of Seitaro Iki’s Photography HERE.

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18 Aug 2014

BEIJING FIXED GEAR OPEN 6

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Tomorrow morning I’m waking up and hopping on a flight to China for the 6th annual Fixed Gear Open in Beijing. Dew Sippawit & Jaoa Danaikrit are going to meet me out there for the event and to shred whatever street spots we can while we can. I’ve stocked up on memory cards, film, socks and am ready to set sail on another trip overseas. Keep your eyes peeled for photos from all of us during our stay out there.

10 Mar 2014

ALEX BLANCO | SPIKE & BB17

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This is it folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. After nearly a year of anticipation, Alex Blanco’s welcome to Breakbrake17 & Spike Parts video has finally arrived. Blanco is a big dude & can man handle that bike better than most. He’s taken his share of slams, but always seems to walk away unscathed. Shout out to Wheel Talk’s very own Jeff Dempler for filming and editing this hammer of a video. Read more

12 Aug 2013

FILMING WITH MIKE SCHMITT

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Mike Schmitt moved from the couch and into a room of his own earlier this month. Needless to say we’ll be filming even more now that he’s located a door down. It’s always nice living with the people you ride with. Makes things a lot easier.