Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Everything this dude does is perfect. I was able to ride with him for a week this summer (and filmed a couple of the clips in this video), and watching him ride is awesome. Not only that, but he's a super chill person. Flavor has got a super sick team now, I can see that company getting really big over the next couple years.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
So you might have known Boxes lost a rider this past year, but they also picked up a hell of a replacement. BK, Addison, McKeen, and Erik Feenstra are all featured in this one. Don't miss Matt's switch clip. It's awesome to see more Boxes content coming in.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Lol Tyler doesn't actually scooter so the teaser is of him being weird instead. I'm actually a little surprised there's no motorcycle clips in there. Must be saving those for his part. If you would like to find out if he does scooter (spoiler alert: he does), feel free to attend the Tilt Video premiere at Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Avenue, San Diego, on January 4th, 2014 (after SD8). Doors open at 8. Here's the official announcement:
Scooter Hut USA has been making a lot of noise since it opened up last month, and with the Holidays upon us they definitely have a sale going on.
15% off all completes, and 10% off the entire store. Which includes the Root Industries products which are sweeping over the US. Scooter Hut USA is currently the only place you can get Root Industries products.
Some of the top sellers so far this season are
Envy Prodigy 2014 Complete http://www.scooter-hut.com/envy-prodigy-scooter-2014-model/
Flavor Awakening Bars http://www.scooter-hut.com/flavor-awakening-bars/
District DK2i Decks http://www.scooter-hut.com/district-dk2-deck-new-model/
Royce King Signature Root Industries Wheels http://www.scooter-hut.com/root-industries-futuro33-royce-king-wheels-sold-in-pairs/
NYC shredding + crispy VX filming + a chill rap track is truly a timeless combination in action sports. Yara puts his own spin on in with this video for Dissidence. Mobbing through lines, gaps, and rails. Don't miss this one.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Phoenix Session Decks have been really popular since they've dropped, but some people did have issues with the size, well not anymore. Phoenix recently announce some new sizes for the Session Decks. For more info see below.
4.5" x 20"
4.5" x 21"
The same colors as the previous ones, Black, bronze, polished, midnight violet.
The 20" weighs 3lb 5oz
The 21" weighs 3lb 7oz
Head tube angle is 82.5, and 4 degrees of concave.
2014 Phoenix Session Completes available for pre-order at Flipside Ridehouse
Flipside will be one of only a handful of dealers in North America that will be getting a pre-Christmas shipment of the new 2014 Phoenix Session Completes. While we're not big fans of the pre-order thing, time is of the essence to get these out the door and delivered before Christmas. Our shipment is currently due to arrive Monday 12/16 as long as there are no delays...all pre-orders would then ship 12/17. There are 2 models, each with 3 color options. The 4.25"X19.5" will run $250 and the 4.5"X20" is $350. We're diggin' the new chrome Cooper Klaar Signature Bars on the 4.5! Say that 10 times fast. Check out the website for specs. Approved dealers will only be getting a few of each so get one while you can.
This is JD's first edit since getting hand surgery and going through physiotherapy, but you'd never be able to tell he was gone. He seems to have lost none of his amazing hops and tech skill. One of my favorite clips was the 180 whip fakie feeble to suicide no hander fakie, that was so unexpected. Ice 180 heel as well, so good. Stoked to see more footage from this guy.
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Ryan Gould and Raymond Warner decorated the Mega Zone and gave it some Christmas flare, followed by some clips from all of the Zone homies. Ryan, Raymond, Jarrod, Ryland, and Bransyn were all there locking down some clips. Looked like a good time for sure.
Roomet got on Phoenix right after his sponsor video came out, which really shows the kids' talent, because its not often that sponsor videos actually work. At least without a prior relationship between the rider and company. But anyways, this is footage Roomet has gathered since being sponsored. I think his style still shows his age, but he shreds. Watch and enjoy.
Matt Grippi is on Source, and you probably haven't seen much of him before. But don't let that keep you from watching, because he is sick. Matt has a very pure BMX style, with super good inverts, turndowns, and manual combos. Favorite clip was the wallride 1 footed invert.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Having been in the sport as long as I have, I've had the privilege of seeing some riders who were just starting out, and are now some of the best in the world. Dylan is one of those riders, and his start was no easy one. He faced a lot of adversity over his opinions and thoughts on the sport and the riders in it, and in his early years his riding was nothing to marvel over. That all seemed to change really fast though. It almost felt like Dylan was feeding off the people bashing him, and just started progressing crazily. For me, it was this edit that came out around 4 years ago where I just couldn't ignore Dylan's skill anymore. I still enjoy watching this edit from time to time.
Alright, I know rankings are dumb or whatever but if we had a Rider of the Year award, it almost certainly would have to go to Elliot Arnold. The dude has been merking it in every AO/Elyts video this year. Also gotta give props to Cory Vanlew and Zig Short, attacking such huge rails and hubbas, and all those other super fun looking spots in El Paso. I guess this footage was in the AO DVD, I gotta get myself a copy, and I suggest you do the same.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
DSA has been around for a very long time. They started out making Decksavers (for Pro Models) and HD Forks (Very heavy duty forks). They eventually moved into distribution, and are still the leading distributors in the Country right now, providing dealers with everything from EagleSport, District, and Addict, to Scoot-Mag, and Sacrifice, and more. Recently though DSA started doing something new, they are now making Complete Scooters. For more history on DSA read the article below.
These completes are available on tons of online shops and in retail shops throughout the Country.
These completes are available on tons of online shops and in retail shops throughout the Country.
History of Dominator
Back when the scooter industry was in its infancy, Dave Ward witnessed his son (Cam Ward) quickly destroy scooter after scooter as he progressed further into freestyle riding. With no replacement options available and a garage full of broken decks and forks, Dave saw a clear need for durable parts and accessories if the sport was to continue to grow and advance into pro riding. He decided to create Dominator Scooter Accessories (DSA) and worked with his son to innovate improvements to existing scooters for better riding.
The first prototypes developed by DSA were called the “Deck Saver” and “HD Fork,” which aimed to significantly improve the longevity of the deck and fork, which frequently broke on most scooters under stress. After receiving an incredible amount of positive feedback at Cooter Con in 2009, DSA immediately went into full production. Both products proved to be a huge success as pro scooter riders around the country were able to extend the life of their parts while pushing the limits of the sport.
As the industry grew, DSA began to transition from a producer of parts and accessories into one of the largest wholesale freestyle scooters distributors in the United States. Over time it became obvious to DSA that there was a gap in the market for a top-quality complete scooter that was designed and priced for beginner to intermediate freestyle riders. Having gained first-hand knowledge of the industry as a distributor, DSA set out fill the gap with an affordable line of complete scooters under the Dominator name.
After a few years of continuous R&D and product tests from factories of other leading scooter brands, DSA finally found a production facility that met their standards in craftsmanship, quality control and reliability. DSA joined forces with FSP Group (District, Addict, Eagle), the only manufacturer to operate a self-owned factory 100% dedicated to the advancement of freestyle scooters. Through a shared vision of innovation and state-of-the art production, a new line of complete scooters was born.
Today Dominator offers an exceptional line of complete scooters with top craftsmanship and reliable quality at an affordable price. Dave Ward continues to work with pro and am riders in the development and testing of new products, while serving as a leading advocate for the art and sport of Freestyle Scooter Riding. As President of the International Scooter Association (ISA), he frequently travels around the world to help organize competitions, demos and grassroots efforts to grow the industry.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Zach released this part over on SR earlier today, and it's bangin. Killing the SD spots like few others have. And it's really sick to see Rincon starting to really heat up in the scooter game. His clip is the gnarliest rail clip I've seen on it for sure. Also I know hes on ADVCT but he needs to get a scooter sponsor if he doesn't have one already.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
George is one of those Euro tech masters. Max Kernmayer filmed and edited this video of him for Scooter-Kickboard. Always trying to progress, he's got tricks like noseblunt 360 downside whips. That feeble 3 heel was looked so weird though.