19 Aug 2015

35MM – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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It’s easy to get stuck in the bubble living in San Francisco. It’s hard to leave when you have just about everything you need within walking distance. I’ve lived in the city for 7 years now and have only been across the Golden Gate Bridge a handful of times. So when I met up w/ Bryan Dempler to ride a couple weeks ago we ventured out to enjoy the one thing SF doesn’t have; open space.
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05 Aug 2015

TURF BIKES – TUESDAYS 03

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I slacked on posting this when it came out, but it’s better late than never. Especially when this is quite possibly the best TURF Tuesday yet. Mike Schmitt, Ian Walker, Shane Hunt and I met up at Potrero Skatepark after work to hang out and ride. We stacked some clips, got hassled by a couple kooks and hit a few local spots around the neighborhood before calling it a night. Check out some of the other TURF Tuesday videos HERE and keep your eyes out for number four coming out later this month.

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29 Jul 2015

35MM – SUMMER BREEZE 2015

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It has been hot as hell here in San Francisco (relatively speaking) and we’ve been making the most of it by riding around town while catching a tan and drinking booze out of coconuts. Okay, maybe not that last bit, but it’s been remarkably hot lately. Earlier this month, Mike Schmitt, Bryan Dempler and I went out for a refreshing ride along The Bay where there is usually a cool breeze and some abandoned areas to explore. There’s been a ton of construction going on and these vacant spaces are getting harder and harder to find, which is why I’ve felt the need to capture them while they’re still there. My trusted 35mm Olympus OM1 has become a staple in our arsenal of camera gear, and is the one piece of equipment that I have on me at all times. That being said, Bryan and I played hot potato with the camera as we shot these photos throughout the day. Check out more below and be on the look out for other rolls coming out the pipeline. 07.11.2015

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27 Jul 2015

MIKE & MATT “THE DISH” SF

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Earlier in the day somebody asked if the skatepark was going to be crowded, but when we got there it looked like nobody had been there in years. Built in the 1970′s, “The Dish” is San Francisco’s oldest standing skatepark and is tucked away in the hills of Hunters Point. If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s notorious for being one of hardest neighborhoods in SF, and isn’t a spot you’d want to show up and session by yourself. I shot a couple photos of Mike Schmitt doing these one footed table tops on the tumorous hump that bulged out of the center of the dish. Then I handed the camera off to him and he shot this photo of one of the local kids with me airing overhead in the background. We brought up the idea of hosting an event here, but haven’t decided. What do you guys think?
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20 Jul 2015

THE TRUTH DON’T STOP

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It’s hard to tell how difficult some tricks are when they’re being blasted one after another, and you don’t have a chance to fully digest what happened. It’s an editing style that’s common in action sports and will either drops jaws or glue eyes to the screen. After I watch video part that’s almost too impressive it makes me either stoked to go out and ride, or throw in the towel and call it a day. So in an effort to humanize the whole experience, we decided to slow things down a bit and rewind some old footage from the last year.
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10 Jul 2015

35MM – INDEPENDENCE DAY 2015

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My 35mm camera has lived in the bottom of my bag ever since I got it back up and running a few weeks ago. I’ve already developed a hand full of rolls since then, and have been really enjoying having it back in our arsenal. I rode by the developer after work and picked up these photos we shot during the 4th of July video TURF released earlier this morning. Read more below to check out other photos we took throughout the day. Shot on 35mm Ilford 3200 Black & White film.
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10 Jul 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2015 VIDEO

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In celebration of our Independence Mike Schmitt, Ed Wonka Laforte & I met up in SF to ride, film, light off some fireworks, and get a quick haircut from Mr. Laforte himself. Check out this video that MTS pieced together of our afternoon out on the town and read more to see some screenshots below. WHEEL TALK X TURF BIKES
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09 Jul 2015

MINI DROME NYC 2015 VIDEO

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The dudes over at Red Bull really one upped themselves with the construction of this year’s Over/Under mini drome. 64 riders from around the world came out to shred, sweat & battle it out on this a one of a kind figure 8 track. On top of competing in the race, Mike Schmitt & I filmed a ton during the event and put together this video of the night as it unfolded. Read more below to check out Red Bull’s official recap as well as a bunch of screen shots from our video.
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03 Jul 2015

MATT REYES – BIKE CHECK 2015

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After riding the BOMBTRACK DASH for the last 6 months I can honestly say that it’s one of the best FGFS setups I’ve ever ridden. It’s a solid build fresh out of the box and comes complete with everything you need but pegs. The only modification I made right out of the gate was beefing up the gear ratio to something you can really crank down on. The small seat tube and tight wheelbase give it a real responsive feel, that has already boosted my confidence and elevated riding ability. I’m super hyped to be a part of the team and can’t wait to see where we take it from here. Read more below to see a full parts breakdown and a bunch of detail shots.
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03 Jul 2015

35MM – NEW YORK 2015

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After nearly 9 months of being out of commission, I finally brushed the dust off the 35mm camera and brought it along on our trip to New York last weekend. Although I only shot one roll of film during the four days we were there, I made up for it by taking a million more digital photos that I’ll be posting up over the next few weeks. We met up with a bunch of the riders from the Block Bullies while we were there and even saw a couple FGFS riders from out of town who came out for the Red Bull Over/Under race. We’re going to start cutting together a video from our trip in the next couple of days and will release that in the next month or so. Until then, check out more photos below.
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