Thursday, August 31, 2017

CHI





Chicago. A city of diversity, a global leader in both business and the arts, a metropolitan oasis smack dab in the otherwise void croplands of the Midwest. Chicago provides many opportunities to those who gather there- education, entertainment, dining, employment. But for those among us searching for the perfect rail, a fresh feeble, the next puzzle to unlock using the act of manually balancing on one wheel as the key, Chicago is the ultimate urban playground.



Richard Harck, hailing just a stone's throw away from the city, has documented over the past year those whom make the pilgrimage to the Windy City. Culminating in this 20 minute montage, Richard has filmed those both coming from near and far, riders known and unknown, to show the world what scootering in Chicago is really like. Locals like Chis Doyle, Sugar Shane the Rapper, Justin Lacosse, and visitors like Issac Miller and Ian Herncjar, with numerous others can be seen here putting their mark on the city, their interpretation of what the streets hold smartly caught through the lens of a Panasonic DVX100, recorded to a miniature digital video tape, captured, edited, and uploaded to Youtube.com for your viewing pleasure. Richard's own vision shines bright throughout- his filming techniques and concepts for clips are not easy to miss. It's not often a filmer puts much thought into what he is producing, but when they do, you can tell.




Thursday, August 10, 2017

PROTO En Mexico





The whole Proto squad- Matt McKeen, Chema Cardenas, Alex Steadman, Andrew Broussard, Jake Sorensen, Parrish Isaacs, David Coe, and Kirk Svensson got together earlier this summer to ride down in Mexico around Chema's local spots. With the team finally all in one place for a video (has that ever happened before?) you can be sure that the results are not gonna disappoint. Highlights for me were definitely Chema's nothing, Parrish's front board fakie crook, and Alex's wallride into taco retrieval. But seriously, this video was awesome, well done boys!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dissidence Coalition 2017 : Martin André, Auguste Pellaud, Jake Sorensen...





Proto boys Jake and Chema joined the local Martin Andre and Auguste Pellaud for this team in the Dissidence Coalition. Loved the intro on this one, Luca Thiebault always does a great job on the production. Martin's superhuman 3 whip bar over the bench though...speechless.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Austin Street Jam 2017





Street Jams are a unique and unforgettable part of scooter culture. Riders young and old coming together for a day of mobbing in the streets, and cracking cold ones with the boys. Mike DeJong put this one together of the Austin Jam, organized by Matt Ogle and Theo Kotyk. Looked like another one for the books!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Leon Lindgren - spring footy





If you don't know Leon Lindgren, the trick at 1:28 will surely cement his name in your brain forever. That's not all he does though, be sure the check the whole video for some all around shredding. Hopefully his next video will have the production to match the riding.

Hella Good Stuff





I've already reviewed Hella Good Stuff, but now you can watch it live on Youtube for free. Haag, Pat Nguyen, K-Closs, and really everyone threw down. Chances are if you're reading this you already know how stacked the Concrete/HG crews are, so throw these guys a view, maybe even like and subscribe.

Andrew Steinke-Ive Progressed





Cheesy title aside, Steinke-dawg is holding it down for Wisconsin. Taking regular weekend trips down to Chicago and other nearby cities, Andrew is definitely getting better and its awesome to see his journey progress in very much a similar way as myself.

Jordan Clark WORLD FIRST DOUBLE FLAIR 540





scooter gymnastics is getting crazy. when are they gonna put this guy in the olympics????

Lucky Scooters | Jackson Burklund | Welcome To Lucky





Here I am scrolling through my Youtube feed and see some dude I don't know turning pro for Lucky. Jackson seems to be following a pretty standard progression but with the support of Lucky it'll be interesting to see what he does in the future. Wallride down heel was a highlight.

Aztek Presents - Anton Abramson





This youtube comment really sums it up: "what a beautiful man. he is graceful. like a swan." Should have redone the ender though, sorry Ton!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kuba Klimczuk





Rich Harck paired up with one of Chi city's finest, Kuba Klimczuk, for this short part. Rich's filming is starting to get good, and Kuba is a delight to watch. In a time when the Chicago scene seems...lacking, these two are doing their part to bring us the goods.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Will Weske





If you didn't hear, Sky High Scooters finally reopened their website after their conversion to an apparel only company. With new products dropping, it makes sense to have a video come out as well. Wisconsin ripper Will Weske was able to pull through with this part. From California to the Midwest, Will hit some heavy rails and gaps in this one. I've always loved watching him, and I hope we get to see more from the Sky High affiliates.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hella Ruthless





Last month, Hella Grip flew out all the homies to the HQ for two weeks. The "homies" meaning pretty much all the greatest dudes to ever do it. Josh Young was behind the lens to capture the riding, the chilling, the shenanigans, and it resulted into this amazing video. There are several parts mostly consisting of a few riders each, but Issac brings it home with the ender section. Props to Hella Grip for assembling the best crew ever and making this hella gnar video happen!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

DEVIN HEALD IN LA





Devin's riding speaks for itself. Devin headed out to LA for a long weekend with Tommy Daddono to film for Outset and managed to produce one of the best videos of the year. Not only is the scootering top notch, but the filming and editing is as well. Take notes people, this is how to film with a VX. My only complaint is that it's too short!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nick Tedrick | Phoenix Pro Scooters 2017





Nick Tedrick is an amazing scooter rider. He's one of those guys who can kind of transcend the park/street boundary that separates our community and amaze and be appreciated by each. This video for Phoenix documents his travels around the country, hitting spots and parks all across the East and West coasts. The filming and editing was a bit distracting, but it's a scooter video: why would I expect any differently? [because most scooter videos suck still]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Affinity - Handmade with Integrity: A Documentary │The Vault Pro Scooters





Affinity is one of the highest quality, well-respected brands to rise up over the past few years. With a lineup of some of the top bars in the game as well as branching into other components, the brand has really started to blow up. The Vault decided to feature them in this awesome documentary showing us a little behind the scenes and how they got started. Really enjoyed this, and would love to see more of these.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FRIENDLY - MEANTIME





The Friendly crew is back at it again, with an 8 minute montage entitled "MEANTIME." This has to be one of the coolest Friendly releases yet. The Super 8 b-roll was all on point, and so was the rest of the footage. Jon Archer just seems to get better and better (downside fingerwhip up a set??) as well as the rest of the crew. Seeing these guys continue to ride together and make films since the beginning (09/10ish?) is really reassuring that good things can last in this crazy thing we call scootering.

Monday, February 6, 2017

JACK DONA





Jack is part of the Friendly crew in Australia and until today, I don't think I've ever seen a proper video of him before. Which is a shame, because the dude rips in a really uncommon way. He's one of the few people doing bartwists and grabs in street clips. Definitely refreshing to see. Hope to see more of this guy in the future.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Logan Fuller | Welcome to River Wheel Co





Man, this one is heavy. Logan is one of the most well traveled riders currently residing in the US, and never fails to stack bangers. River has decided to reward him by adding him to their squad, with a signature wheel coming soon. This video takes us for a ride as Logan searches for and conquers the biggest, gnarliest handrails the lower 48 has to offer. I don't know how he makes those kinkers look so easy!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tx2000





Those Texas boys have done it again. TX2000 is a new full-length that dropped this weekend, featuring guys like Andy Koke, Mike Dejong, and Matt Ogle. In Andy's own words, "What this video is about is that no matter how real life gets, we can all still do the things we love." The bond these guys have despite life getting in the way (a few of them in school, working full time, or even Matt getting engaged) is one that exemplifies what scootering is all about- the power of friendship. That, and shredding the gnar, which is what all these dudes do. Good shit to these guys for keeping at it and making a dope video!