13 Aug 2014

WHEEL TALK JAPAN TRIP 2013

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After nearly a year in the making and being put on the back burner in order to produce “Word Is Bond“, here’s the official video from the Wheel Talk Trip to Japan. Filmed over the course of our two week stay and was made possible because of our dudes from Fish & Chips Crew. After traveling around the Southern tip of Japan on a 9 State tour, and flying out to Tokyo to visit Marco we were only able to scratch the surface on what unreal street spots Japan had to offer. I don’t know if there’s much more I can say about this trip that I haven’t already, so press play and check out some screenshots below.
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13 Aug 2014

JAPAN TRIP | PHOTO ROUND UP

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Ed "Wonka" Laforte - Japan 2013 - Seitaro Iki Filming

Jaoa Danaikrit - Wheel Talk Japan 2013 - Destroy Bikes - Fukuoka

Zane Meyer - Devon Lawson - Japan 2013 - Us Versus Them

Ed "Wonka" LaForte - Japan 2013 - Double Kink Wax

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Matt Reyes - Wheel Talk - Japan 2013 - Bike Check

Matt Reyes - Wheel Talk - Japan 2013 - Shells Cab

Devon Lawson - Japan - Pyramid - TBog - Wheel Talk

Wheel Talk - Japan 2013 - Matt Reyes - Jaoa Danaikrit - Devon Lawson - Fukuoka
As we gear up to release the video from the Wheel Talk trip to Japan last year, I dug up a bunch of photos that were never posted. Between Seitaro Iki and myself, we shot a ton of stills and even more video. Documenting everything from our daily expeditions around whatever town we were in that day, to our nightly pit stop at Yayoiken for dinner. Keep it posted for the video release, until then check out more photographs HERE. Photo Credit : Seitaro Iki & Matt Reyes

11 Aug 2014

FILMING W/ MIKE SCHMITT

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Mike Schmitt - Turf Bikes - Chain Link
Mike Schmitt - Turf Bikes - Wheel Talk - Screen Shot
Mike Schmitt - Turf Bikes - In Between Shots
Mike Schmitt & I have lived under the same roof for a while now, and have been stacking a ton of footage during that time. It makes it easy to film having somebody else who rides living one room away. Here’s some long angle shots I took in between filming clips across the East Bay. That’s our dude Jaoa Danaikrit crouched on the steps like a ninja with a camera in his hands. It was good having the Thai dudes in town with a second camera so we could shoot multiple angles on our weekly excursions. Keep your eyes peeled for the clips to accompany these photos.

09 Aug 2014

MINKYU SIM IN AMERICA 2014

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Minkyu Sim - Johnathan Ball - Elliott Milner - Ride N Style 2014
Minkyu Sim - YNOT Wallet
I came across these photos of Minkyu Sim while transferring footage from Dew & Jaoa’s memory card. Minkyu came out to the Bay Area and stayed with us while he was in town for Ride N Style this year. He was the only dude to come out for the event from Korea and just recently has been in basic training for mandatory military service. You can check out more photos below and watch the video of him that just came out last month.
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07 Aug 2014

DEW SIPPAWIT | NYC 2013

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Dew Sippawit - NY 2013 - Staten Island Banks - Tabletop Hip

Dew Sippawit - NY 2013 - Staten Island - New Dorp High School

Jersey City Skyline

DewSippawit_NY2013_WilliamsburgBridge
Here’s some throwback photos of Dew Sippawit from when we flew out to the East Coast to meet up with Ed Wonka and ride street in New York last year. We ventured everywhere from Staten to Queens putting in an easy 20+ miles a day riding from spot to spot. If there’s two things I love about NY it’s the pizza and the abundance of cellar doors scattered throughout the city. Dew banged out a couple quick photos at this bank spot in Staten Island before we hopped on the ferry and headed back into Manhattan. Check out more photos below, or others from our trip to NY HERE.
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07 Aug 2014

ALEX GONZALEZ + BB17

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Alex Gonzalez‘s Welcome to BreakBrake17 was filmed over the course of two days in San Francisco. I followed him around the city as we ripped around China Town, cleaned up trash down alleyways and bombed between the trolley tracks on California St. It’s rare to see people hopping around and doing track tricks on an aluminum frame. People now a days either ride track bikes built for speed or have transitioned into riding Fixed Freestyle. Alex is one of the few people who blends both styles of riding and shreds everywhere he goes. Stop reading, press play and enjoy.
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06 Aug 2014

JAPAN TRIP | BEHIND THE SCENES

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Matt Reyes - Japan - Tuck No Hander - WheelTalk
Devon Lawson - Japan - Wheel Talk 420
Wheel Talk - Japan - Levitator
Wheel Talk Japan - Seitaro Iki - Devon Lawson - Airport
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Wheel Talk - Japan - Dominos Devon Lawson
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a year since we stepped foot in Japan. After spending two weeks traveling around the Country, we had grown accustomed to drinking Hennessy with our native friends & sweating it out at the end of everyday in the unbelievably humid climate. If it wasn’t boiling hot outside, it was dumping buckets of rain. Never the less, we quickly overlooked the unfamiliar climate in awe of the unbelievable street spots Japan had to offer. The white shells on the top photo were probably my favorite slice of architecture we encountered. They’d never build something like that in California. They’re far too aware of the consequences to construct such a perfect potato chip. Big thanks to Seitaro Iki for shooting a ton of behind the scenes photos and YSO for making this all happen. Check out more photos from our 2013 trip to Japan HERE.

04 Aug 2014

ALEX GONZALEZ SCREEN SHOTS

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Alex Gonzalez - BreakBrake17- SF 5
Alex Gonzalez - BreakBrake17- SF 4
Feared by both pigeons and pedestrians alike, Alex Gonzalez has a style unlike anybody else and rips around like a bat out of hell. Here’s a bunch of screenshots I pulled from when he came to film in San Francisco last weekend. This was the first opportunity I’ve had to shoot something track related since 2010 and had almost forgot how hectic bombing hills in the city can be. Keep your eyes peeled for the video to go along with the stills later this week.
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30 Jul 2014

DEW & JAOA | KOREA TRIP 2013

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Jaoa Danaikrit just released another one of the sections he put together for Can’t Fool The Youth 3 (CFTY3). This one features Dew Sippawit and himself riding around South Korea after their stay here in The States last year. Jaoa does an incredible job capturing the spirit of the trip with good vibes & good tunes the whole way through. I appreciated the fact that there was a healthy mix of not only solid riding, but b-roll shots of the culture and the places they saw along the way. It made me feel like I was right there along with them as they explored what Korea had to offer. Check out some screen shots I pulled below.
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30 Jul 2014

FILMING W/ ALEX GONZALEZ

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Alex Gonzalez - Break Brake 17 - Wheel Tal - Bay Bridge
Alex Gonzalez came to town last weekend to kick it with us while we filmed all over San Francisco. It’s rare that I shoot anything track related, which is why I was amped to bomb along side him with a camera in my hands and a board under my feet. Keep your eyes peeled for video evidence of the mayhem that went down over the weekend. Until then, enjoy this photo of him posted up on the top of California St next to his Karma frame set from BreakBrake17 .