Last night, Mike Schmitt and I met up w/ Dave Beard to shoot some photos and get some noodles in The City. I’m real stoked to have Dave living out in our neck of the woods now. It gives us more opportunities to catch some quality flicks like this. Happy Halloween from Wheel Talk & Turf Bikes.
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Seitaro Iki took this photo of our dude Valentin Racho throwing a barspin into some skatepark in Southern California. If you didn’t hear, Valentin won first at Summer Fix this year by throwing some of the craziest combos of the day. I wasn’t there, but the Video that Zane put out of the competition spoke for itself. I was real stoked to see so many people crushing it this year, the level of competition is higher than ever, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.
Ed Wonka came to San Francisco yesterday to ride and hang out with Mike Schmitt and I. After warming up at Wallenberg we headed downtown where we came across this hammer of a rail. Ed walked up to it, took one look and juked a security guard before racking his way to the bottom. This is probably the biggest rail I’ve ever seen Ed do in person. What made it even better is that he did it as we were getting the boot. I’ll have some screen shots of it up later, so keep your eyes peeled.
Dew Sippawit started doing turndowns on Fixed the day before we left for New York. So when we went to McCarren Skatepark in Williamsburg to warm up I had him pull a couple look backs for the camera. I’ll slowly be posting up more photos from our trip to NY over the next couple months, so be on the lookout for those.
Here’s an older one of Jaoa Danaikrit back when Dew and him were in SF for Ride & Style this year. I had the opportunity to film a lot with Jaoa while he was here and stacked up a ton of clips in just a few short weeks. I couldn’t believe some of the tricks he was pulling, his ice game is unreal. Be on the lookout for an edit of him coming out in the near future.
I shot this photo of Seitaro Iki blasting a tuck down a hill here in San Francisco the same he shot the skid photo of Devon & I. We’re real stoked to be going w/ him to Japan on the 21st, and can’t wait to shred someplace completely new.
Ed Wonka, Mike Schmitt and I about to go ride Wallenberg right now, so I figured I’d post this photo of Dew Sippawit clicking a table top before we left. Wallenberg is a great spot to learn new tricks, and is the closest thing we have to a neighborhood skatepark. It’s unfortunate that we can only shred there on the weekends when all the kids are out of class.
A couple of weeks ago I got a bunch of Wheel Talk Decals made in 3 different sizes, and 2 different colors. They come in 16″, 8″, and 5″ in both Black & White. They work great if you’re trying to mask and paint your bike, cover up dents on your computer, or just want to slap one across your toaster. Pick some up at our webstore HERE.Read More below to see photos of some of the other sizes. Read more
Devon Lawson just recently moved out of the house in search of greener pastures and was replaced by Mike Schmitt. Who knows what’s in store for Devon next. There’s been word of a possible move to either New York or Southern California. I guess we’ll have to wait and see as only time will tell. Whatever the case may be he’ll still be tearing it up on his bike and spreading the good word.
Here’s a photo from when Dew Sippawit was staying at my pad here in SF. When it comes to filming we’re always trying to find unique ways to get the shot. Some of my favorite clips are shot from over head. It creates a forced perspective and simplifies the background. Think out of the box and try a couple of different spots to film from before committing to one and pressing record.