Friday, October 24, 2014

Ralph Cervantes Tin Man

Friday 5 Starr Edit is up, and this week we have Ralph Cervantes. I didn't recognize the name either, but after this edit, I won't be forgetting it any time soon. This dude killed everything he touched in this. You can clearly see that he has a ton of talent, that you don't often see in most riders. Heelwhip game on lock, and sex changes going strong. Only bad thing about this edit was that it ended.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

winter tears

Issac Miller has been sitting on this footage since last Spring when Ian Herncjar filmed it for him.  Not sure why it hasn't seen the light of day until now but its out finally.  Mostly chill, flowy riding in the local parks with an equally chill track.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fun N Eazy - FD Full Video Teaser

The Freestyle Depot boys have been hard at work over the past year working on a full-length, and their efforts are about to come to fruition this November.  "Fun N Eazy" is the title to the video, and it's looking to be a good one.  Guys like Zack Martin, Gerardo Gonzales, Stefan Hefner, and more are all gonna be featured.  Enjoy this teaser of the things to come.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lucky Scooters | Jared Jacobs | Welcome To Pro

Yung Jared recently got the bump up to Lucky Pro, and this video shows how hard he's been going to deserve it.  Bar feeble 3 manny 3 was dope.  Damion Black on the film and edit.


This was sick.  The Kovu Krew is a rad group of guys out of Australia.  Dope tricks and dope editing.  Just watch that steadyshot, boys.

Addison Mcnaughton | UA 2014

Addison has been part of the UA crew since it's beginning, and a scooter rider for longer than almost anyone.  His OG style remains visible in his riding today.  This is all footage that won't be in the UA DVD, so get stoked for that.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Arnaud Marchenoir 2014

So, Arnaud is pretty much one of my new top 3 favorite riders around right now. The originality is waay too strong, and he just makes it all look really good. I know some riders can do some of these tricks, but I also know it won't look nearly as polished as it does when Arnaud is throwing it down. It's really weird because I get easily annoyed when people get too technical with their tricks, but I can't stop replaying this one. He did a great job, good dude, solid riding.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ryan Kingsley 5Starr Scooters

It's Friday, which means another 5Starr edit just dropped. This one is from Ryan Kingsley, and he really surprised me with some of the clips in here. He has a lot of tic tac tricks, but he makes them look really good. Check it out below, and be back next Friday for the next 5Starr edit.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BASIC 2014

Everyone's favorite East Coast based scooter collective has been pretty quiet lately, as some solo projects have been in the works, but here's a montage featuring footage from a lot of the guys.  Includes the Northeast squad as well as the Texas and California pals.

Cruising Barcelona with Ruben Rodriguez

Here's a cool little video showing Ruben Rodriguez riding around BCN, shot by Rudy Garcia.  The chill session ends with a couple huge bangers that you definitely don't want to miss.

Hootigh n friends in Sweden

Here's a dope montage of the Hootigh guys riding out in Sweden.  180 whip front hurricane was so perfect.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome to Phase Two: Nick Darger

Nick is one of the closest friends I've made in this sport, and easily one of the most low key talented riders both on a dirt scoot, and I'm guessing, still on a regular scoot. Now a days, Nick only rides his Phase Two Dirt Scooter, and he is one of the best both in the streets, and the trails. This was such a fun video to watch, and I'd love to see more all dirt scooter videos, if they are made as well as this one.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jared Adelson Web Edit 3

If you're looking for smooth stylish riding, this isn't the video for you. If you want to see insane gaps, and drop ins, and overall a seriously entertaining edit.. Look no further. Jared impressed a lot of people with his hucking skills in his last edit, and he one ups everything in this edit. Tons of talent, and I love seeing this kid get so stoked over his tricks haha. Don't sleep on this one.

Kory Collins House of Circles

First thing that comes to mind when you see Kory ride, is how dialed all of his tricks are. This dude is smooth to the max, and he is a good addition to the 5Starr squad. Be on the look out for the next 5Starr edit to be dropping next Friday.

TILT Josh Young Film Headset Promo

Josh has been with Tilt since nearly day 1, so it's only a surprise that he is only now getting a signature part.  To mark the release, he has been filming VX clips for this promo.  Listen/look close on that double rail hop 180.  Love the Smith's track too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What's Harder? Scooter Riding vs Skateboarding

I recently watched a video in which a Youtube skateboarding "star" went and learned whips and 360s on a scooter within 6 minutes. He did this to "prove" that riding scooters is much easier than skating. Why he even cares I am not sure (probably insecure about his lack of actual skateboarding relevance), but the issue of which sport is harder is one you often hear about at the park or online, and I figured I'd give my opinion.

First of all, this guy thought that since he learned those tricks, and because the majority of scooter riders have yet to learn the basics, that he is better than all of them. This might be true if he wasn't comparing himself to a bunch of 8 year olds. Obviously a grown 20 something year old man will have better coordination and skill than a prepubescent child.  It's really quite embarrassing to him that he would make such a comparison.

My next point might not be the scooter riders' favorite, but it's true. It IS easier to pick up scootering than it is skateboarding. The basics of scootering are easier to learn than skating. Anyone can get on a scooter and push around, bunnyhop, and manage a sketch tailwhip (as he so kindly demonstrated).  Getting balance down and pushing on a board is harder.  Dropping in, hitting transitions, hips, etc., are all things even kids can do on scooters.

But we do need to look at it a little differently. In my eyes, a tailwhip is no more difficult than an ollie. Anyone can manage a shitty ollie their first time on a board with a little bit of practice.  Same with a 360, it's more like a 180 on a skateboard in terms of difficulty.  I'd go on to say a double whip is equivalent to a kickflip, and so on, all the way up to tricks that pros in either respect are doing.  It gets a little harder with the comparisons as you go on, but obviously there are tricks that take a huge amount of effort, skill, and practice to achieve in both sports.

Scootering is easier to pick up than skateboarding, but both are probably equally as hard to truly master.  Bottom line though, is who cares? We all do it for fun anyway. It's not about what's harder. We all know little kids on scooters are annoying, but so are little kids on skateboards...and that's really the underlying issue behind the conflicts between scooter riders and everyone else.

What do you think?  Agree, disagree?  Drop a line and let me know.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mike DeJong: Heart it Races

Mike has made some serious progression since joining up with 5Starr Scooters, and it shows in his latest edit. He has a really clean style, and keeps his tricks simple, but overall is still really fun to watch. Check this one out, and be sure to check out ISB over the next few Fridays, because we will be dropping the new 5Starr parts on Fridays. Personally looking forward to Ryan Kingsley, and Clayton Lindley.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Desert Run Tour

Waay too many good riders for one edit. Dan Barrett, Jon Devrind, Ryan Upchurch, Raymond Warner, AND Cooper Klaar. If that isn't reason enough to click this video I don't know what is. Get comfy, because it's about 12 minutes long, and it's definitely worth it.

Desert Run Tour from Eric Silver on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jaydin Haskins Kooky 2014.

This was so sick.  Jaydin has been on the come up for a while now, and this is definitely going to get him noticed.  Tech lines, rail shredding, creativity, and an Issac status ender make this one of the best videos of late.  Board hard down heel is so crazy, that trick just shouldn't work but he stomped it and every other trick perfectly.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Scooter Farm presents "Farmtage 2.0"

The Scooter Farm does a lot of cool things for scootering, and these Farmtage's are one of em.  Full of rad footage from Scooter Farm riders and homies, this one is super good.  Elliot's 270 back lip clips are completely mental.