29 Aug 2014

FIXED GEAR OPEN 6 | PHOTOS

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Fixed Gear Open 6 - Wheel Talk - China Trip 2014

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Dew Sippawit - Tuck No Hander

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Matt Reyes - High Fives - Wheel Talk - G-Shock

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Matt Reyes - 360

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Jaoa Danaikrit - Icepick

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Wheel Talk - Group Photo

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Matt Reyes - Nap TIme

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Matt Reyes - High Jump

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Matt Reyes - Wheel Talk - Signature - G-Shock

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Fixed Freestyle Judges

Fixed Gear Open 6 - Matt Reyes - Mess Beijing
Fixed Gear Open 6 - Jaoa Danaikrit - Man Behind The Lens
Fixed Gear Open 6 - Dew Sippawit - On Stage

After flying over 5,900 Miles over the pacific from San Francisco to China for the 2014 Fixed Gear Open 6 in Beijing I had seen a lot of places and met even more people. Dew Sippawit & Jaoa Danaikrit met up with me out there shred and stack clips as a team. Dew threw some huge tuck no hander to barspins, 180 tuck no handers, nose manual to barspins, and ended up winning the Freestyle event. Jaoa Danaikrit came in a close second and I won the high jump clearing 105cm. It was amazing to see so many talented young riders in China and inspiring to watch Ines Brunn ride who has a stye unlike anybody I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many photos, signed so many autographs, or smiled so much in my life. Thank you for all the riders who love this community enough to put on this event and make this sport happen.

Photo Credit : TOFO / Zihao Cheung / Li Yuan

15 Aug 2014

WHEEL TALK “AERODYNAMICS”

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Wheel Talk - Aerodynamics - Square
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With only 30 available, these 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts are going to go fast. The 3M reflective print is designed to light you up at night, and keep you safe from those rogue cars on the streets. While the bald cat and arrows on the back are there for those concerned with wind resistance and shaving seconds on the track. Head over to our store and pick one up HERE before they’re gone for good. Each order comes with decals and an assorted sticker pack, available while supplies last.

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

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.

18 Jul 2014

WHEEL TALK | COMMERCIAL

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Here’s the Wheel Talk commercial we put together for CFTY3 using clips of everyone on the team. (Jaoa Danaikrit, Matt Reyes, Devon Lawson, Anthony Combs, Jeff Dempler, Valentin Racho) Head over to Chop Em’ Down Films to pick up a copy of Can’t Fool The Youth 3 Here.
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29 Jun 2014

MATT REYES | 180 RAIL HOP

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Yesterday Mike Schmitt & I hopped on the Bart and met up with Andy Sparks to ride some spots in the East Bay. We ventured out further than we usually would to shred some schools that a little bird told us about. As painfully difficult as it was to pedal out to them, it was completely worth it, stacking some solid clips to go home with. Here’s a shot of me throwing a 180 over this handrail towards the end of the day.
Photo Credit : Mike Schmitt

27 Jun 2014

MATT REYES | FILM IS FOREVER

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I recently met up with the homie Rudas Priest during lunch and set out on a mission to explore some of my favorite parts of the city. We followed the train tracks walking through fields of used syringes and crushed cans of paint until we came upon this oversized stair case leading nowhere. Rude Boy never leaves the house without his camera and is one of the few photographers I know who shoots strictly on film. It’s like he always says “film is forever”. Head over to his blog to check out more photos from that afternoon HERE. Photo Credit : Rude Boy

25 Jun 2014

JAPAN TRIP | PYRAMID BARSPIN

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So much of the architecture in Japan was built without any thought of people one day riding it. We came across this pyramid that seemed almost too good to be true and ran the gamut on it until Devon Lawson & I both emptied out our entire bag of tricks. Seitaro Iki shot these photos of Devon throwing a barspin and looping around to knock out a couple more clips before security caught wind of what we were doing out front.
Photo Credit : Seitaro Iki

16 May 2014

RIDE + STYLE 2014 | VIDEO

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With more than 30 riders from all over the world competing in the freestyle event, things were bound to get wild as everybody geared up for the 2014 Red Bull Ride & Style. Each year they mix up the course and this year they really out did themselves creating one of the best flowing layouts to date. Everyone brought their A-game that day as they stepped up to the plate to empty out their bag of tricks. Elliott Milner brought was linking together lines on the park like he’s ridden it his whole life. Jakob Santos hucked something huge off just about every object there. Joe Mckeag showed everyone what it looks like to ride transition, and Johnathan Ball wasn’t letting anything go untouched. There’s too much that went down for me to even begin to discuss, so I’m just going to have to let the video speak for itself. Read more below to see the final results. Thanks to Dave Beard for shooting the photos for the thumbnail.
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