Friday, April 17, 2015

Reece Doezema | SkyHigh





Everyone's favorite instaswag dickies boy Reece Doezema came out with this edit last night, and it is fire.  It looks like most of it is a day edit, but its a good one.  He makes everything look too easy.  Get at him on the gram @reecedoezema

PROTO Intermission 2015





I'm sure by now most of you have heard about Proto's mysterious "Floto" team.  A group of guys recently got the hookup on parts from Proto, Each of these riders is going to have a welcome edit, but this video is a kind of introduction to the new team.  I'm a little bummed on the mix of SD and HD footy, but the riding is all tight and it left me wanting more.

Jack Colston's RAW VIDEO





A few months ago Jack's Source Bar Promo came out and it was insane.  Today this video of the raw clips was uploaded, 25 minutes of bails, lands, and everything in between.  Nothing like going out with your buddies and getting psyched on scooters.  That's really what it's about, no matter what the clip count is at the end of the day.  Jack's set to move to Chicago this summer, it'll be sick to see what he can bring to the Midwest spots.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Texas V.1





Mike DeJong and the Texan crew have been stacking clips out in the streets and this is some throwaway they're deciding to release.  Lots of cool spots and it's always sweet seeing clips of Theo.  I'm looking forward to seeing a more official video cause these dudes have been ripping in their parktages.

2015 parktage





Josh Smukal has been filming the BusBoys as well as the Florida Ride crew recently in a bunch of different parks over the past year.  This parktage features Josh as well as guys like Kyle Arnholt, Jona Humbel, Michael Hohmann, Dylan Becker, and more.  Solid riding and filmed/edited well too.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Madd Gear Big Air Finals Full Video

Strap in and enjoy some of the craziest Mini Mega footage we've ever seen. I haven't even finished the video yet, but I wanted to get it posted for you guys. Props to MGP for putting this together, and props to all the riders who threw down for this event. Check it out below.



Madd Gear Big Air Contest Video Update

As some of you know, the MGP Big Air Competition went down yesterday. The final edit is not up yet, but it will be soon, and you will be able to find it here on ISB! Until then, hear from some of the worlds best, and how they feel about the contest. Was stoked to see Andrew Broussard in attendance.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Dubaï // Abu Dhabi - BLUNT Tour





The Blunt guys are always all over the place.  This latest video documents Flavio Pesenti and Charles Padel's trip to Dubai/Abu Dhabi, out in the deserts of Saudi Arabia.  With Luca Thiebault behind the lens as always, you know this video will make you feel like you were there too.  Gotta say that last trick would have been way cooler if it was straight to the fakie double peg though.  Still, these guys kill it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ELYTS x SD II (2 of 3)





The Sunshine boys win the award for most productive crew, easily.  Here we have Elliot and Co riding around San Diego for Elyts.  Guys like Hunter Bechtle, Ryan Upchurch, and Jon Devrind also make appearances.  There is some serious shredding in here- Hunter's front board front board over the skate stopper on that handrail, Elliot's handrail to ledge ride, etc.  It sounds like a full length video called "Hagtown" is being filmed too, so be on the lookout for more on that soon.

Trailer Dissidence street jam V6





The next Dissidence Street Jam is coming up next month.  Roots Boy put together this trailer to hype you up for the most insane street scooter event in the world.  I'm not sure how last years will be topped, but every year seems to get gnarlier somehow.  Looking forward to the footage.

AO in Barcelona

AO in Barcelona 2015 from AO Scooters on Vimeo.

 Elliott Arnold, Lambert Judith, Cory Vanlew, Enzo Commeau, Johan Walzel, Brad Ackermann, Ruben Rodriguez, Justin Diaz and Nils Frydendal were all in BCN recently for a contest and stayed a little afterwards and filmed this video with Salim, which was edited by Roots Boy.  Some crazy flat bar/ledge shredding from all these dudes.  All those curved rail setups look so good.   Salim had some great filming as well.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter from ISB

Happy Easter to everyone from Inside Scooters!




Friday, April 3, 2015

Justin "Juzzy" Carter Farewell Micro Fails and Bails

Justin Carter has been with Micro for quite some time now, and he's released some serious edits in that time. But it looks like his time with the company has come to an end. He announced earlier that he is parting ways with Micro, and has one last edit, a Fails and Bails edit, that he released before he left. Any ideas where Justin is heading now? Let us know in the comments.



Park Crushers





Being on the premiere "street" team doesn't just mean riding spots.  While on filming trips, park sessions inevitably happen, and over the past couple years the Tilt team has been stacking HD park clips.  That footage is now seeing the light of day in this "Park Crushers" video.  I keep getting more and more excited for Tilt 2 as more HD footage from Tilt drops.  Nobody was quite sure how Tilt in HD would turn out, but these recent videos prove these guys are still truly on top of the game.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Matt McKeen | B sides





Vex uploaded the B sides of Matt McKeen's promo today.  Its always rad seeing this type stuff since its so rare in scootering.  Shows what all goes into filming a trick, which is always more than what you'd expect.  Last clip is still so so nutty, this Youtube comment put it perfectly- "This rail is in critical condition, we need to get a new one stat!"  "But sir, can't we just replace the flat part?" "No the fucker hit the kink" "but how, I don't know, isn't that the spot of the gods?" Yes, but this man was a god, he's just been hiding among us, waiting for the right moment and he struck with the wrath of all the gnarkill gods combined."

Monday, March 30, 2015

Jake B-Smith | Wintech





Jake represents Elite as well as Dogg Scooters over in the UK.  These are all clips filmed over the past winter with a heavy tech concentration, thus the name "Wintech."  He kills it on the pegs, tricks into and out of ice stalls as well as some rad ice grind variations (ice uprail to fingerwhip!).  Makes you want to throw a pair on for sure.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Z.Martini





Man, Zack just keeps getting better and better and I don't know how.  These are the clips he's gotten since the Freestyle Depot "Fun N Eazy" video came out.  Madness coming from this guy, who decides to manual down a kinked rail...to manual on the sidewalk after it?!?  No signs of stopping from Zack either, who's going right into filming for the next Proto DVD all on the new Proto deck.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friendly LUX Review

Royce with a death defying doublewhip..
Nearly four years after dropping the first teaser to their full-length video “LUX,” the OG crew out of Australia has finally finished the project and released it to the public via a $4.95 (AUS) digital download.  As you could imagine during those four years, quite a lot of hype had been built, although it did taper off towards the end.  But they did it.  A full-length homie video with no company backing is quite an achievement.  Despite numerous setbacks, Friendly managed to do what many said wouldn’t be done.  After viewing it a couple times, here are my thoughts.

Riding:

The riding in a video is typically the benchmark most people use to measure how good (or bad) a video is.  As with pretty much any full-length, LUX has already received negative comments due to people who are: (A) desensitized to rad scootering because of the amount of amazing videos that come out on the web every day; (B) not aware what good riding is, because of the amount of bad scootering they see every day that is passed off as “good”, or (C) not aware that LUX was a homie video and never proclaimed itself to have next level riding.  Context is everything.

That being said, most of the sections were super sick.  Aaron Bransdon starts the video off with a bang, with some of the best straight hop style I’ve ever seen.  High speed lines, smith grinds, and a David Bowie soundtrack to top it off makes for a really enjoyable section.  I won’t go through the rest of everyone, but it definitely shows that these guys worked their asses off for this video.  Lots of creativity from guys like Mark Abbott, power from Alex Collins (don’t miss the switch either) and of course style from the few clips Jackson Manzie was able to contribute.  Jon Archer also kills it with a raw style unmatched by anyone in scootering, a great sequel to his Tilt part.  And I have to mention the last three guys- Luke Maffesoni, Royce King, and Kevin Austin.  Luke throws some of the wildest tricks you never see in a street video- cannonball to fakie, 180 briflip to fakie, bar bri on a hip, the list goes on.  We’re used to seeing Royce send it over huge gaps in the parks, and he shows no fear in sending it to flat on the streets- huge rails, wallrides, and he shows his transition skills in a few clips as well.  Finally, Kevin completely shuts it down.  The ease of which he does some of the most difficult tricks is seriously mindblowing.  Everything he does is so clean and nonchalant.  One of the top video parts of the year, easily.

Kevin front boarding before filming the real trick for his part.

Filming:  

So as this was a homie video filmed over five years, the filming isn’t always uniform.  Sean Furze handled most of the filming with Kevin and Jackson, and the rest of the crew contributing.  So we do see footage from a few different cameras, as well as some shakiness and dirty lens clips…but generally the filming was at, if not above the standard level of SD filming in scootering.   I’ve always thought that if you don’t notice it, the filming was good, and so I was only distracted during LUX by those couple outlier clips.  Another big part of filming is making sure you’re filming not only during the trick, but before and after.  These guys did a good job getting the shenanigans of street riding with your friends on video, which I’ll touch on again in the next section of this review.

Reece Alderton with a gap back lip shot by Zac Fraser.

Editing:  

Sean Furze also took care of the editing for LUX.  He kept it fairly simple for the most part, using a big bold block font for the titles, and without using any distracting b-roll.  The b-roll is mostly, as I touched on earlier, all the other action that happens apart from the tricks themselves, which is awesome to see.  The music choice is fairly conservative, with a mix of mainly classic and indie rock on top of some jazzy/psychedelic tunes...I do feel like they could have branched out a little more as far as the soundtrack goes (there's no way I haven't heard that Hendrix track in a video before).  So nothing too crazy as far as editing goes, just raw and simple, which fits the SD genre best in my eyes.

The crew runs deep.

Overall:

Friendly is selling LUX as a digital download for five bucks a pop.  At that price, there’s really no excuse not to buy it.  These dudes worked hard to make an awesome video for the scooter community.  Some of the best riders in the world are featured, and to see riders like that come together for a crew video is rare, especially when several do have sponsors.  The proceeds will be going toward further exploring Australia to film for more projects, so it is a good cause all around.

Bottom line:  If you haven’t watched it yet, you’re blowing it.  Get a digital copy at http://www.friendlybrand.net/lux.  A hard copy should be available soon for those diehard fans.


Issac Miller Signature Legacy and SCS Promo





Issac's first signature part comes in a duo- colorways for both an ARC LT SCS and Legacy fork.  Issac has been steady stacking clips for Tilt 2, which means this is all extra footage we won't see in his part.  5050/5-0 master, Issac always brings something interesting to the table, no matter what the spot is.  Don't miss the switch either.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Blunt / Envy DVD - LOS GRINGOS - part 3





Part three of the Purple Eyes DVD bring us the guys taking in the sights and sounds of Brazil.  In addition to being a country of rich culture and tradition, Brazil seems to have some rad parks and spots ready for shredding.  Props to Envy for sending these guys out there, this is tight.