Sunday, January 14, 2018


Damn, this was a gift. Beautifully shot and edited, silky smooth riding, all around great job by Friendly and company. There's something about seeing Kevin Austin do a handrail and then fall down on the powerslide of victory and get up smiling that makes me so hyped.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tommy Christiana | The Scooter Farm

Hit that play button to see one of the most skilled riders make his mark upon some of the best parks in the San Diego area. Filmed and edited by Parrish Isaacs, this video has a super chill vibe but the riding is anything but. Watch out for a few switch (goofy) clips too.

ScooYork Times 1

ScooYork Times is a project John Cottle has been working on for quite some time now. It finally premiered alongside Proto Reincarnate at the NY showing. It starts off with some lost footage of the original ScooYork crew, including Jon Reyes, Hep Greg, Elmer Ferrieras, and Rahmel, from 2008-2010. It then goes into a montage of the current NY scene, featuring both known and unknown riders alike. Jcott did a great job capturing not only the riding but the feel of the city.

MVTT 2017

Forest Boy Matt is a low key East Coast rider with a solid bag of tricks. He shows some his ability to grind some lengthy rails and that heelless noseblunt was beautifully done. Looks like it was a good year for him, looking forward to seeing what he can bring in 2018.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

PROTO - Reincarnate 2017

PROTO - Reincarnate 2017 from Proto Scooters on Vimeo.

Proto's follow-up to Armageddon 2012 recently dropped. A quick comparison between the full-lengths shows a few stark differences- namely, roster changes. A new wave of flow riders (plus Matt McKeen) have risen in the ranks, producing full parts to replace those who've moved on. Sometimes when teams gain/lose riders, it completely switches up the feel of the company and their videos. Not here. Proto feels like Proto; the rugged, honest, and OG scooter company we've all come to know and love throughout the years.

The riding in this video is spot on. Creativity, technicality, heaviness, and style abounds. From Kirk Svensson's opening section, attacking hubbas, nose manualing (front firecrackering?) down sets, to McKeen continuing to set the bar on what street scootering can be, and how good it can look, to Parrish Isaacs redefining what's even possible to do on a scooter, and finally, to Zack Martin showing how well rounded one can be, matching every monster gap or rail he hits with an equally impressive nose manual combo. For sure, everybody brought something new to the table.

One of the highlights for me was Brandon Kilbury's section. Turns out this is his last as a Proto rider, and he made it count. His front scooterflips have been iconic to me for 10 years now; seeing a manual front scooterflip again made it come full circle. Congrats to him for killing it while being a goddamn rocket scientist, he gives hope to graduated scooter riders everywhere.

It's hard to talk about full-lengths without bringing up the fact how nuts it is that people are still filming them. Each of these dudes are spending hundreds, even thousands of their own dollars to buy cameras, tapes, travel, etc, (not to mention opportunity cost of not being able to actually work) just for the purpose of getting clips. All without the expectation of getting reimbursed in any significant way. In other words, if you like this sort of content- real, meaningful, gnarly scootering- please support the people behind it. Companies are never making a profit off of feature videos- most will lose money, but they do it because it is a labor of love. As time goes on, it gets harder and harder to justify making videos like this. But remembering where your dollar goes when buying new scooter parts can help.

So is this the last Proto full-length video? The trilogy is finished now, after all. And trilogy remakes are never good (Damn you, Andrew Garfield). What's next? Will they finally turn Parrish pro? Will we see Jake ever make a vlog 7? I think it's safe to say that Proto will keep fighting the good fight, whatever that means in the year 2018 and beyond.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

WISE MIXTAPE - Reece Jones

Wise, one of Europe's top rider owned companies, has been releasing parts under the MIXTAPE title. This one comes from Australian wonderboy Reece Jones...There are some goodies in here for sure (5-0 manual wallie 5-0) but sadly he suffered a foot injury that cut filming short. Regardless, any Reece footy is gold, so give it a watch and check out the rest of the MIXTAPE sections.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hella Classic Colorway: Danila Popov

Danila has one of my favorite styles to watch right now. Add in the speed he brings to the table plus the buttery VX footage and you get this super solid edit. Congrats to him for getting his own colorway of Hella Grip!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Eretic Snowscoot, end of 2017

This just looks so damn fun. Every new snow scoot video that comes out makes it look more and more appealing. Definitely need to cop one. Also, these dudes killed it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Boris Germain : FLAVOR 2017

Boris is nuts. Not only can he send it in the streets, but as you can see by the first clip, he can throw down in the park. Definitely got me saying "whaat" out loud a few times. Press that play button!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kevin Austin | Welcome to River

Get hyped for this one dudes. Kevin is killing it harder than ever, and he is well deserving of his spot on River. I can't even call out a highlight because every clip was a highlight. Press play and watch a time or three.

Tilt Transport

Being a part of Tilt, there's a lot that went on behind the scenes making this video that makes it pretty incredible seeing what it turned out to be. To spare the details, this video features full parts from Jon Archer, Christian Dean, and Dylan Kasson, with shared parts between myself and Jona Humbel, Issac Miller and Tom Kvilhaug, and Patrick Nguyen with Tyler Wheeland. On behalf of all the guys, we hope you enjoy.


Another edit from the lens of Richard Harck, this one of Proto's own Parrish Isaacs. Parrish is a footy machine, able to get multiple clips per spot seemingly with ease. Consider this a sampling of his part in the upcoming Proto full length "REINCARNATION."

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Baytage #5

The Concrete boys are at it again, this time dropping installment number five of the Baytage series. Featuring the main crew as well as some friends, but I gotta say Grant Schofield killed it in this one. Anton also kills it on those hill bomb shots, I have no idea how you can go that fast one handed.

Kevin Austin | Welcome to River Wheel Co Teaser

Man, I feel thoroughly teased. This video drops tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled, its gonna be good.

Lachlan Gauchier Love and Happiness | Transit Deck Promo

Legauch has a sig deck courtesy of North Scooters, and this is his promo for it. You already know what's coming- 50s, hefty rails, and the style to boot. They should release a sig vest for him too.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Root Industries | Singapore

A few of the Aussie Root boys headed out to Singapore to ride with local Root rider Shafiq and this is what they were able to come up with. Sadly they ended up getting hurt partway into the trip, but still walked away with some fresh clips. Flair handplant was super sick, didn't expect that at all.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Damn, first potassium, now TIME FRAME? The Minnesota boys are really out here. TIME FRAME is Erik Karl's latest and greatest production. I just wanna take a moment to say the Elliot Smith track was perfect. When it turns up and the dude does that roof clip...I really felt that. Erik's filming and editing is really becoming refined now, and the artwork clips he included were great. Always experimenting, love it.


Brought to you by Volare and Sky High, potassium is a full length film by Dakota Knight. Featuring a slew of riders from Minnesota as well as others from around the Midwest, potassium might just be one of the best independent films of the year. Dakota's filming and editing style is one of the more unique styles out there today. The riding is also varied and enjoyable throughout. With a bunch of names, some recognizable and some not, it's always a treat to see what these guys are gonna throw down.

Featuring: Benny Christensen, Jacody Besl, Liam Green, Cole Larson, Max Lemonds, Maxwell Reinbold, Dakota Knight, Sean OGrady, Noah Rogney, Erik Olsen, Jamin Larson, Jackson Harrington, Andrew Steinke, Landon Dallmann. 

Tilt Up North

Last month, Tilt boys/homies Dylan Kasson, Christian Dean, Devin (Shorty) Heald, Joe Vos, and Richard Harck decided to take an impromptu trip around northern Michigan to take advantage of the last remaining days of rideable weather. They met up with more homies, shredded the hell out of a ton of parks, and filmed nonstop. Richard Harck, hottest filmer of 2k17, was there to capture it all, and produced this awesome edit.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Urban Confrontation

If you've never seen an Alchemyst video before, you're missing out. Alchemyst is a loose crew with a creative view on scootering and documenting scootering. One of the main guys behind it, Juraj Klas, was recently interviewed by Dylan Kasson for his Tandem Podcast, which you can listen to here. Urban Confrontation is the next piece of the Alchemyst saga, blending night riding into daytime montages into VHS into Super 8, with a base coat of VX. Watch and enjoy.