Monday, February 28, 2011

Madd UK Summer 2010 Tour: Friends Section

During the Madd UK Tour there were a ton of riders throwing down that weren't on the MGP Team. That doesn't mean MaddGear didn't give them their credit though, they got a complete section just for them.

Watching this edit makes me appreciate UK riding a lot more. It's usually really easy to distinguish different countries for their riding styles, and I gotta say UK riders are becoming some of my favorite to watch. Check out the edit below.

Lukas Hornik Atis Wear/Blunt Video

I'm not sure if hes trying to get sponsored or already is on the Euro Blunt team, but I think 11 year old Lukas would fit right in with his endless scooterflip combos.  That whip hip rewind thing is so dirty, looks like it would hurt hah.  Also, a little warning for you...the song contains strong language in the lyrics.

UK Riders on the Rise

I'll be honest here...we don't post enough UK content. Trust me though, we would love to start posting more if we had some more feedback from our UK readers. If you are from the UK and you know some top amateur riders that you feel deserve some spotlight on Inside-Scooters, email me!

That's exactly what Lewis Williams did. Lewis emailed me about his friend Danny Roberts from Leicestershire, England who rides for RF Scooters. I really like Danny's riding, it's a bit different from a lot of UK riding. More street influenced, and really smooth. You can check that video out below.

As it would turn out, after emailing Lewis a couple more times. I found out he shreds with MaddUK's Graham Kimbell pretty frequently. Like Danny, he is also from Leicestershire, and also represents RF Scooters. Lewis sent a Day Video of himself, and while his style is more park oriented, it was still really good stuff. Both riders are really smooth. Check out the video of Lewis below.

Also keep checking Inside-Scooters in the future for both Lewis and Danny's new edits, which are currently being worked on.

Here's a third edit, this one of Ryan Scott, filmed by Graham Kimbell.  As you may be able to tell, Ryan rides with the other Madd UK guys and has really developed a smooth style...those 540s look dialed.  Pretty nice stuff from all these upcoming riders from the UK, hope to start seeing more great riders coming out of the area.

Inside View Video Assignment #1

Matt Lashbrook 

On Inside View we have started up Video Assignments which are designed to help aspiring film makers Video Editing and Filming and more. Simply, the idea is to have the users of the forum vote and critique the work thus helping to improve the quality of the users work.

Jordie Robinson Newmarket Skatepark Session 2

Canada's Jordie Robinson doin his thing at an indoor park again.  Such nice riding, Jordie has progressed a ton lately.  Loved his grinds and barspins.  I hope he makes a street edit once the snow up there melts.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inside the Lens: Week #4

Rider: Jake Sorensen
Photographer: Nate Borchers
Park: Val Vista Skatpark, California
Trick: Mer Grab
-Must be sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location. -Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day. -Will be judged by composition, image quality, subject matter, feeling, and overall impression. -Must follow each week's theme.  THIS WEEK'S THEME IS:  GO BIG.
Filmers: Matt Conrod, Alex Costa, Ian Reeves
Rider: Brandon Knapp
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
-Must be sent to along with filmer name, rider name, and location. -Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day. -Will be judged by riding, filming, editing, and overall impression. -Clips must be no longer than 30 seconds long, with no music. Color correction will be allowed.

Scooter Zone Pro Rider: Dan Holm Interview

What is there really to say about Dan Holm. He makes amazing edits, and has a great music choice in most of them. His riding is like some of the few others in the sport, when it is almost like poetry watching them ride. Everything he does is so fluid and so smooth. I also honestly don't put anyone above Dan when it comes to riding vert...Yeah I said it. So I was pretty happy to finally be able to get an interview done with Scooter Zone Pro rider, Dan Holm.

Steven: Dan, it's about time we got you on IS for an interview! First off, how old are you and where are you from?

Dan: I'm 18 years old and from Hudson, New Hampshire.

Steven: Dan can you give us a top to bottom run down of your scooter, and who are your current sponsors?

Dan: Right now my setup is: ODI Longneck grips, my signature bar prototypes, Proto SCS, a Cane Creek S-1 headset, an SZ Scorcher fork, an EPIC deck, a Fakey brake, and two Twizz Quake wheels. I highly recommend the EPIC deck. Out of all the decks I've ridden, it's definitely my favorite. I'm sponsored by Scooter Zone.

Now you got a distinct style to your riding. You flow park better than anyone I know, boost extremely high over boxes and hips, and you shred vert with the best of them. Did this come natural, or have you had to work really hard to ride parks the way you do?

Dan: Thanks Steven. I've been riding scooters since I was 7 years old, so my style is mostly a result of experience. I've always tried to go faster and higher just because it's more fun. I wouldn't say that I have a natural ability to flow or that I worked really hard to develop my style. I just rode to have fun, and my style came along with that. It also helped to live only an hour away from Rye

Steven: Definitely, almost impossible to find someone that can shred Rye like you do. Now, we've never really seen you ride a lot of street? Are there any reasons for that, and can we expect to see some street riding from you in 2011?

Dan: I really haven't been motivated to ride street until recently. I usually enjoy park riding more than street, and there weren't many good street spots in my hometown. However, I started college last fall, and there are so many spots on campus. The three street clips in my Twizz Wheel Promo for SZ were actually filmed about 20 feet from my dorm room. I'm definitely going to try to ride more street when all of the snow melts. Don't expect an all street edit from me though; I'm a park rider at heart.

Steven: Sounds good dude. You were recently picked up by Scooter Zone, how do you feel about being a part of the company so far?

Dan: I'm so glad to be sponsored by Scooter Zone. They've done some great things for me; I'm most excited about the bars they let me design. Scooter Zone is an awesome company that I am more than happy to promote.

Steven: I think a lot of people would agree with that. Scooter Zone also flew you down to California, how was the trip, and what were some highlights for you?

Dan: The trip was great, and I was so happy to escape the cold and snow in New Hampshire. Riding with everyone at SD5 was really fun, even though I didn't do too well in the competition. Nick Darger took me to a bunch of skateparks during the week I was there. My favorite park was definitely Chino. The best part of the trip for me was when I was just hanging out at Scooter Zone. I was amazed that I was in a store that sells nothing but scooters, and I enjoyed getting to know everyone at the Zone.

Steven: Yeah being in any of the Scooter Zone shops is always a real experience. Do you got any major plans for 2011 when it comes to your riding? Any videos or trips you're looking forward to?

Dan: Riding has always been fun for me, and I don't plan on changing that in 2011. I'm just going to ride my scooter and have fun. I plan on going to Extreme Wheels this summer, and I hope to spend a few weeks at Ohio Dreams right after the competition.

Steven: Dan, thanks a lot for taking the time to do this interview with Inside-Scooters. Do you have any last words or shout outs you wanna get out?

Dan: First, I'd like to thank you for interviewing me. Also thanks to my family for supporting me, and thanks to Nick, James, and everyone else at Scooter Zone. Spray it!

Kaleb Kier- Forever Young

NW Scoot/Lil Lucky rider Kaleb Kier turns 10 years old today.  Kaleb has been getting clips for some time now and Kody Geiger put them together in this edit to celebrate Kaleb's birthday.  He's such a little shredder, I wish I could even do a fraction of what he can at that age.  Happy birthday from all of us at Inside Kaleb!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jessica Boland Apex Pro Scooters Edit

Jess recently got this new video finished, this time for Apex Pro Scooters.  Shes getting so good, not many people, let alone girls, are doing combos like Jess can do.  Editing on the video is a bit over the top though, great video besides that.

Zero Gravity Pro Team Rider: Hunter Bechtle Interview

Hunter is an extremely talented rider from New Jersey, home to a handful of other top riders. Hunter got on Zero Gravity late last year, and we recently had time to catch up with him and get an interview done. Read it below.

Steven: Hunter Bechtle, good to catch up with you dude. First off, How old are you, and where are you from?

Hunter: same to you man , happy to do this interview , i'm 15 , from brick New jersey

Steven: You are one of the many talented riders from New Jersey, do you think it helps your riding when you have so many other good riders in the same area as you?

Hunter: Definitely , im so happy that i ride where there is a huge riding scene , every time i ride with good riders like joey kish , joe armstrong , josh kish , hom , we all push each other to progress , if i didnt ride where i ride i wouldnt be half as good.

Steven: That is definitely an all star line up haha. You got your own ramp in your backyard, when did you decide to build that and how often do you ride it?

Hunter: well i first started off with just a halfpipe back 2007 , i would always make a ghetto box on the other side with a ladder with a piece of ply wood on top of it haha , then i asked my dad if i could build a real box on the other side last summer , i love it , i ride it every night , and if its raining ill ride my little flat rail in my basement hah.

Steven: That's awesome that your parents let you turn your backyard into a mini skatepark haha. You are one of the few riders who is really good at doing 3 trick combos in one air, do you have any new ones that you're working on?

Hunter: im workin on a couple , double whip to bartwist , buttercup to finger , bar to double to bar , and whip to bar to downside heel

Steven: Damn..good stuff dude, can't wait to check that out. Now, you're currently on the Zero Gravity Pro Team, what does it mean to you to be riding for a company like Zero Gravity?

Hunter: it is awsome to ride for this company , the owner Todd Scheffer is a great dude , im super happy he put me on the team , one of the most legit companys on the market

Steven: Where is one place that you've never been to, that you would love to ride?

Hunter: ive always wanted to take a trip out to california , and
ride woodward west , and ride monster skatepark in australia

Steven: Yeah, it'd be awesome to get you out here to Cali. What can we expect to see from Hunter Bechtle in the future?

Hunter: cleaner riding , better quailty videos , more bangers and more fun

Steven: So what is your exact scooter set up right now?

Hunter: Odi long necks , ZG drop V bars 20 wide 22 high , ZG hic , ZG venom forks , ZG 4.5 spider deck , ZG brake , Quebec pegs , MGp nitro wheel , lucky full core

Steven: That sounds like a dialed set up. Thanks Hunter, do you got any shout outs or last words?

Hunter: Shout out to jesus for all he done for me and everyone , shout out to Todd Scheffer for hookin me up with the amazing parts , Shout out to anyone who rides a scooter , nice chattin with you Steven talk to you soon.

Below you can check out Hunter's latest video, his Scooter Check featuring his ZG products, and a Preview to his latest video, which you will find here on Inside-Scooters as soon as it's released.

(Banger status at the end..) Zero Gravity Promo

Zero Gravity Scooter Check (20 Wide Bars! YES HUNTER NO MORE TINY BARS)

Web Bangers Preview (Cant see much here, but I def. can't wait for the finished product)

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Over Show Woodward Edit

Addison McNaughton of The Over Show was one of the attendees of Camp Woodward, and got some clips of some guys just killing the street section in the indoor park.  Some of the nuttiest footy I've seen all year for sure...guess thats what you get when you put the best street riders in the country in one of the best facilities in the world.  Features Tyler Bonner, Matt McKeen, Monky, and Nick Donatelli.

Magray Scooter Co. Update: Pegs

Magray Scooter Co has been working hard, and it's paying off. Below is a piece where Eric talks about their latest product in testing, Pegs. Check it out and also check out a picture of the new Magray Scooter Co Pegs.

Just another small update on the status of the first parts from Magray Scooter Co. First off I am happy to announce that the plastic pegs ride extremely well. Everyone who has a pair loves them and they are holding up better than I thought they would.

Just to test the toughness of these pegs I took one and beat it with a hammer! Haha, no it didn’t crack or break. After hitting it as hard as I could a few times it did begin to dent but did not crack at all. The pegs we’re still ridable!

To do more realistic testing of the pegs Jason Griffiths, Ryan Becker, and I rode hard all weekend. We seshed my rail as soon as we put the pegs on and they slid like crisco. We also rode center city Philly at Girard, Temple, City Hall, Spring Gardens, and Newtown skatepark too. These pegs took a whole lot of beating and have been performing very well. I personally intended to beat the life out of these things but they are strong, the only downside to these is that they aren’t suited for grinding rough dry ledges. Waxed ledges, rails, or any other smooth surfaces are not a problem.

The pegs are going into production next week and should be available the first week of March. The brakes will be available early March also. There have been a couple set-backs with those which is why the pegs will likely be out first but everything is taken care of now.

Good to see that they're making pegs. Peg riding is becoming really popular, and hopefully this will get even more riders into peg riding. For all your updates on Magray Scooter Co, keep checking Inside-Scooters.

Madd UK Summer 2010 Edit

When it comes to MaddGear Team edits, you pretty much know you are going to get an awesome video. Whether it's the US, AUS, or UK Team. In this video it features the UK riders of MaddGear. Great stuff from everyone, the edit is a bit old, but can still hold its own. Check it out below.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Don't Forget to Send in Entries for POTW/COTW!

Guys, I was checking the inboxes earlier for the Inside the Lens weekly contests and I gotta say entries are pretty sparse.  So if you wanna see a picture you took or video of yourself up on the site, enter!  Official rules and how to enter are below:

-Must be sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.
-Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day.
-Will be judged by composition, image quality, subject matter, feeling, and overall impression.
-Must follow each week's theme.  This week's theme is BLACK AND WHITE.

-Must be sent to along with filmer name, rider name, and location.
-Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day.
-Will be judged by riding, filming, editing, and overall impression.
-Clips must be no longer than 30 seconds long, with no music. Color correction will be allowed.

I hope you guys can step it up a bit, judging these things isn't very fun with only a few entries.  So hop to it, good luck!

Woodward Pro Demo Footage + High Jump Contest

Some footage here of the Pro Demo, looked like everyone was killing it. We also got the High jump contest as well. Check it out guys.

All footage was shot by Jordan Kettelkamp. He will be providing more Woodward footage in the near future. So keep checking Inside-Scooters for that, and thanks a lot Jordan!

Inside-Look at Chris Gascoigne's Scooter

A lot of people want more Scooter Checks on Inside-Scooters, so we're going to start giving you guys an Inside Look at some of the Pro riders set ups from around the world. Today we got Chris Gascoigne's scooter, which features his Phoenix Signature deck. Check it out below.

Specs on the Sig Deck

4 in Wide
82 degree HT Angle
Powdercoated in White

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blunt Hits America Tour Video

This is the footage that the Aussie Blunt riders and myself got while touring California, Arizona, and Las Vegas.  A lot of it is mostly chill riding, we weren't too focused on clocking clips but I think we still got some pretty good footage.  Edited by Michael Sadler, hope you all enjoy.

The French Collaboration Trailer

This is a video that someone posted on our Facebook page.  It looks to be a montage of a wide variety of French riders, including some sponsored guys (I know I saw Maxime Legrand in there for sure) and some lesser known guys.  The video is being filmed and edited by Jimmy Guilloux, who came up with the idea over almost a year.  The official list of rider names to be included in the video is not going to be released, so as to build up the mystery for when the real video comes out.  I for one definitely look forward to it.

Lucky Scooter Parts Has The Blues..

..but not in a bad way. Lucky Scooter Parts has recently added a new color to all of their products, from the decks down to the clamps. You can check out some pictures of the new line of blue products below.

Also stay tuned to Inside-Scooters for more Lucky Scooter Parts updates, as we have quite a few that we will be releasing here on Inside-Scooters. Some good stuff coming up for sure.

Parts look amazing. Remember, more LSP product updates are coming soon, so keep checking Inside-Scooters.

ShopECX Welcomes Michael Pytel

Another great rider has been added to the growing ECX Team. This time it's a local rider. Read more about it below from the press release given by ShopECX.

ECX Welcomes Michael Pytel to the Team just added local rider Michael Pytel to our team. Michael is 15 years old from Newport, Delaware. He kills street and park equally well and has a style all his own. Michael is constantly looking to do something that no one else has ever done and he has a few signature tricks that you will all see when we release our DVD this summer. Michael can be found riding his scooter around Newport almost every day regardless of the weather.

"He rides more than anyone I know, and he does crazy tricks that no one else does" - Mike Lashbrook Owner, ECX

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Woodward Camp Followup v.2- Connor Olsen Double Backflip

Connor Olsen was one of the five riders to successfully land a double flip on the Woodward resi this weekend.  This is the footage he got of it as well as some other clips from camp.  If you or anyone you know has footage from the weekend, leave a link in the comments and we'll be sure to get it up.

Scooter Zone How To: Fingerwhip + Jurupa SZ Jam This Weekend

Another Scooter Zone How To video, this one from Trick Darger. I def. agree when he says that fingerwhips are becoming a fading trick, which is pretty sad because they're still one of my favorites. Also looks like there is a little curse on the SZ guys when it comes to landing the "How To" trick first try...hahaha. Let's see if the curse holds up in more How To videos in the future?

Scooter Zone Jam At Jurupa

This Sunday the Scooter Zone Team will be at Jurupa Skatepark for an SZ Jam. The Jam starts at 11am. There will be mini contests, burgers, drinks, prizes and more! Get down there if you are anywhere in the So Cal area. The address is below.

4810 Pedley Road
Riverside, Ca

Woodward West Camp 2011 Success

This was the second time that Woodward West allowed Scooters to have a full weekend camp. This was of course made possibly by Kimberly Funk aka ScooterMom, and all of the contributing sponsoring companies that helped out.

I would say that this years Woodward Camp was a huge success. Mainly because we now have 4 new riders who have landed the Double Backflip.

Conner Olsen
Capron Funk
Tyler Bonner
Ryan Upchurch

Soon you will all get to see some footage here on Inside-Scooters. So keep checking back, and congratulations to all of the riders above, and to everyone else who learned new tricks over the weekend!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tutorial Page

Hey guys, just thought I'd let everyone know that I put up a Tutorial page up on the nav bar^ showing a few old tutorials that I've done and all the ones we've posted by Scooterzone.  Scooterzone is doing new ones all the time and I know I want to get some done, so if you ever have any ideas or requests for tutorials, leave a comment on this post or on the Tutorial page and I'll try my best to make it happen, thanks!

Madd Rampfest Clips

The Aussie Maddgear team had recently flown to Melbourne for a coaching course and photoshoot and stopped by Rampfast on their way back home.  They were there for three hours and managed to get a minutes worth of bangers.  Last clip...been waiting for that to be done for a long time now.  So crazy.

Inside-Look at the French ID One Piece Deck

French ID was very well known in the past for their forks. They are now back in full effect with a complete line of products. These products are all made available in the USA, thanks to the partnership between Scooter Zone, and French ID. If you want to learn more about that, and check out some more products from the new French ID line, click the link below.
French ID Gets in the Zone

So we now know that French ID is coming out with Bars, Forks, Wheels, Clamps, Headsets, and more...but something is missing. A one piece deck. Below are some of the first pictures of the new French ID one piece deck. All the details and specs on this deck will be made available in the near future, here on Inside-Scooters.

Looks amazing so far! Also I recently got confirmation that French ID WILL be looking for US Team riders to represent their company and help promote the products. There is a good chance that they will also be looking for some Australian riders to do the same. More details on that will be released here on Inside-Scooters in the near future.

Swiss Show Coming Soon

Swiss Show is going to be a huge edit featuring some of the best riders from all around Switzerland. There aren't too many details of it right now. Some of the riders featured will be Michael Goumaz, Ludovic Pistat, and Benj Friant, also including many more top Swiss riders. This is definitely a video to keep on the look out for. Any updates or new teasers for the video, can be found here on Inside-Scooters.

For now check out this Day video teaser, that was edited by Benj Friant.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Inside the Lens: Week #3

Rider:  Cody Pedro
Trick:  Railhop 6 rail
Location:  Valvista Skatepark, Pleasanton CA
Photographer:   Sam Scott

-Must be sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.
-Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day.
-Will be judged by composition, image quality, subject matter, feeling, and overall impression.
-Must follow each week's theme. THIS WEEKS THEME IS BLACK AND WHITE.

Rider:  Ralph Robert "Monky" McMoran
Location:  Jurupa Skatepark and University of California Irvine
Filmer:  Nick Darger

-Must be sent to along with filmer name, rider name, and location.
-Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day.
-Will be judged by riding, filming, editing, and overall impression.
-Clips must be no longer than 30 seconds long, with no music. Color correction will be allowed.

New Zealand Scooter Nationals Competition Video

This is footage from a national competition all the way in Napier, New Zealand.  This comp was held by Sk8 Zone on February 19th.  I don't hear too much about the scene down in NZ so it's pretty sweet to see that the sport is big enough to have full contests down there.  The winners include (I don't have any last names, forgive me), Taku, Sam, and Joe, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively.  

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Scooter Zone How To: Invert with Raymond Warner

Got another new Scooter Zone How To video, from Raymond Warner. Check it out below.

How To Invert with Raymond Warner

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scooter Hut and Nitro Circus Update

If you haven't already heard, Nitro Circus will once again be doing a tour in Australia. They were so impressed with what Andrew Broussard showed them last year, that they are looking to involve scooters again this year, in a much bigger way. Helping them do this, is Australia's Scooter Hut. You can learn more about the partnership by clicking the link below..
Nitro Circus+Scooter Hut

Some new updates just came out about the Nitro Circus event. One of the things everyone has been wondering is which riders will be riding in the event. While none of the below information is confirmed yet. You can get an idea of who might be riding in the event, by reading the below piece below, which was released by Scooter Hut.

Scooter Hut Nitro Circus Update

"Scooter Hut has selected three top Aussie riders to be put forward for training with the Nitro Circus Team to perform at their forthcoming Tour of Australia.

The riders we have selected are:

Mitch Baldry
Max Peters
Ryan Williams

They are guys who we feel are experienced and innovative and represent the sport really well. These guys, if approved by Nitro Circus, will do some training with the Nitro Circus Team and if they pass the test at the training ground they will be selected to perform at some of the Nitro Circus gigs during the Tour.

There is no guarantee these guys will perform at the shows…Nitro Circus are a Team made up of the most extreme athletes in the world, so to be considered part of that team the guys will have to prove they have what it takes to be up there with the best. This is no easy achievement, but we will be pushing Nitro Circus to include these guys in some form or another in this year's Tour.
As we mentioned before, this is a first step for Scooter Hut and our co-sponsors to be working with Nitro Circus, and our plan is to be constantly knocking on the their door to get scooter riders involved in their Tours.

This may mean us having to push and push and push for scooters to be included in the Tour this year, next year and for years to come…but with the help of the scooting community and Scooter Hut's financial backing we hope to make this a reality this year and for future years."

I can only hope that if we don't get to see Max, Ryan, or Mitch riding in the event, that we get some equally talented riders in their place. Now sadly, not everyone will be able to make it to the Nitro Circus event, but Scooter Hut is holding a competition to give one lucky person a chance to get out and see all the craziness of a Nitro Circus show first hand. You can learn more about that below.

Win A $1000 Trip to see Nitro Circus on the Gold Coast!

Scooter Hut is giving one lucky customer the trip of a lifetime. Simply go into our Melbourne Store and purchase any item from the range of one of our Nitro Circus co-sponsors - Apex Pro, Lucky, Zero Gravity, Blunt and Eagle - and you will be entered into a draw to win an amazing trip to the Gold Coast to see the Nitro Circus.

Prize includes:
2 x Return Airfares from Melbourne
2 x VIP Passes to Nitro Circus
Accommodation for two people

Don't forget, we have an extra 15% OFF all products from Lucky, Zero Gravity, Eagle, Blunt and Apex Pro, so there’s never been a better time to get into Scooter Hut Melbourne. Competition ends 20th March 2011.

If you don't live in Melbourne, you can still make the same savings on those brands by purchasing on our website and entering the appropriate discount codes. These discount codes can be found on our Facebook page. We have loads more opportunities to win tickets to Nitro Circus coming up so keep your eye out for them.

-Scooter Hut

Those are some awesome sales, from some of the top companies in our sport. I would take full advantage of this opportunity if I were you guys. You might have also noticed that Inside-Scooters is now on the Nitro Circus+Scooter Hut fliers. That's because we have partnered with them to bring you guys all the news and coverage of the event. So remember, to keep checking Inside-Scooters for all updates and news relating to Nitro Circus, and Scooter Hut.

P.S. Thanks Adriana for helping me with the logo at the top. =)

Victor Gilardone LSP Edit

Victor Gilardone LSP edit from victor gilardone on Vimeo.

Victor Gilardone is yet another French rider that I love to watch.  I don't know if I've seen anything of him before now but this video has some really sick stuff in it.  Oh, and that LSP doesn't stand for Lucky Scooter Parts.  Its for the Lyon Scooter Project, Lyon being the name of the place where Victor and many other French scooter riders live.  A few months ago they came out with a longer team video, check it out here

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Slice of Deveney.

Nickeh put together this edit of Jacob "Devon" Deveney using throwaway clips from over the past year.  This guy's riding impresses me so much, he really is one of the more unique Aussies in terms of the tricks he throws with his combos.  Last trick is so good, I don't know how you call that throwaway haha.  Jacob is sponsored by Moonwalk and Industrie Clothing.  It also happens to be his birthday today, so happy birthday Jacob!

Blunt Pro Scooters: Mitch Baldry

Mitch Baldry is not only one of my favorite Blunt riders, he's one of my favorite riders in Australia. There is something about guys that can shred a skatepark, and then go out and ride street as good as Mitch does. Want to see for yourself? Then check the videos below. One featuring Mitch riding park, and the other featuring Mitch riding street. Great stuff.

Park Edit

Street Edit

Coedie Donovan Takes a Picnic

A few tricks from Mr. Donovan at Monster Skatepark...leaves you just wanting more more more.  Last clip is so nutty.  It seems like such a long time since we last saw an entire edit of Coedie.  I hope that changes soon (wink wink, Nickeh).  His over a year old MGP edit is still sooo good.

Josh Kersten New Edit

Yep, it's an Aussie video. There are plenty of scooter flip thingys. If you don't like those, don't click the video.

Personally, I'm a fan of all different styles of riding. However, I'm pretty picky with the scooter flip whip stuff. Mainly because they're just not done "big" enough. Josh is different though. Bri to triple whips over boxes, Bri to triple airs, quint airs. His barspin combos are also really good, so look out for those. Check out the video below.

Thanks for supporting Inside-Scooters Josh!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NYC Street Rider Breeding Grounds

The next couple videos aren't featuring the Pro riders from NYC, like Jon Reyes, Hep Greg, Zig Short, Sanchez, and many more. It's featuring some of the younger and up and coming street riders from New York. One of the things that caught my attention in one of the videos, was the amount of kids out riding street with one another. I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty rare in the US, to find a bunch of kids just out riding street. It's usually skateparks that you find large groups of riders. Some good stuff goes down in the videos, and I think in the near future, when they pick up some filming tips, and progress a bit more, we're going to see some nice edits coming out from these guys. Check it below.

Mikaylee Failla Sponsor Vid

NYC Street Day Edit from Epic Scooter Flicks on Vimeo.

Thanks to you guys for supporting IS, and sending in the videos, keep riding hard.

Dan Barret Mini Edit

Dan Barret recently filmed this edit for Phoenix pro Scooters, It was filmed rather quickly but this edit does not disappoint.With tech lines and oppo tricks and even a Frontflip, yes Dan Barret can Frontflip!Its really awesome to see Dan still riding hard after all these years, Through out all the years his riding had personally been an inspiration to myself and many alike. 
Big thanks to Dan for taking time out to have this edit done and another big thanks to Jason Griffiths for editing this up!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Zig Short: Falling In Love with Scooters, Mostly Falling

Inward and Phoenix's Zig Short is known to ride heavy in the streets.  He didn't get to where he is today by being able to land everything he tries though...and that is shown in this crash reel that he had Sam Short put together.  Ziggy's biggest and most well known crash off the 13 foot roll-in at Skatebarn West is of course included in this montage.  For footage of Zig successfully landing tricks, be sure to check Zig's part in the Inward DVD Bustin Cakes when it comes out.

ISV Video Assignment #1 Voting


So we've started doing Video and Photo Assignments on Inside View as a way to help aspiring film makers and photographers hone their skills and develop into creative and production professionals. 
This first assignment focused on Long Lens filming, Remember these assignments are based upon the filming and photography not on the riding in the videos.

Magray Scooter Co. Video Update #3

The third installment of the Magray Scooter Co Video Updates was recently released. You guys get to see some sick riding, and also hear Jason and Eric talk about the new flex brake. Be sure to check out our last post on Magray Scooter Co. which you can see by clicking the link below.
Magray Scooter Co Video Update 2

Check out the latest video below.

I don't know about you guys...but I want some of that pizza..Thanks for the shout out Eric. You know I got you're back dude. Don't forget guys, for all your future Magray Scooter Co updates, make sure you keep checking Inside-Scooters.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Nick Donatelli Interview: Welcome to Scooter Zone

So you may have heard that Nick Donatelli left the Lucky Pro Team on Saturday to sign with Scooter Zone.  He and Nick Darger decided to film this short video in order to welcome him to the team.  I have to say I was really surprised at a lot of this...I haven't seen much footage from Nick lately so its pretty sick to see these new tricks he's throwing.  Pretty sad seeing him leave the Lucky family too, but I know Scooter Zone is just as good a fit for him, if not better than Lucky was.

Steven recently had time to catch up with Nick, and was able to get a short interview with him about everything. Check it out below.

Steven: Name, Age, Location?

Nick: Nick Donatelli, 18years old, Corona aka Crown Town, California

Steven: Soo Nick, I'm just going to get right into it dude, You're now longer with LSP, but are things still cool with you and everyone at LSP?

Nick: Of course dude, were all still homies and everyone understood why i felt like i had to leave

Steven: So if you can tell us, what was your reason for leaving LSP?

Nick: Mostly because since I couldnt travel as much as the rest of the guys, i didnt feel apart of the team/company/familia, so I'd thought it was time for me to leave

Steven: You've recently joined the Scooter Zone family, what were some of the things that made you want to join the Zone?

Nick: Well ive been good friends with everyone from the zone and we all ride together so much, its just felt more of a family to me than lucky

Steven: A lot of the Zone riders can ride both street, and park really well. Are you goin to focus on riding both? Or stick to mainly street like we're used to seeing from you?

Nick: Haha probably just gonna stick to the streets and keep pushing myself to go bigger

Steven: How has riding been going for you? Are there any tricks at any street spots that you got your eye on?

Nick: Its been going good, ive been pushing myself alot lately for some reason. Gonna hit up hollywood16 after woodward, pretty stokked about that haha

Steven: From the video below the interview, which was filmed in 30 minutes, it's clear that you've been pushing yourself. What can we expect from Nick Donatelli, in 2011 with Scooter Zone?

Nick: Hopefully not as many gnarly falls haha but definnately more edits, bigger stairsets/gaps/rails and maybe el torro..

Steven: Well Nick, thanks for doing the interview, and congratulations on joining Scooter Zone family, and do you got any shout outs or last words you wanna say dude?

Nick: Thanks for doing this interview with me, Darger for filming/editing, Kenny Owens for selling me his mustang, Brian from lucky for supporting me so much and scooterzone for letting me be apart of the familia

Sunday, February 13, 2011 "Butter" DVD Teaser

The Team has been working on a DVD called "Butter" for a while now. They suffered some minor set backs, with Team changes, and equipment issues, but they are now on track, and the DVD should be finished soon. Below is a teaser made by Ryan Upchurch. Keep in mind, all the stuff in the teaser is throw away footage. I've heard some great things about the actual footage, and I can't wait for the DVD.

Inside the Lens: Week #2

Photographer: Thomas Brown
Rider: Gary Ably
Trick: Lookback Air
Location: Tempe Skatepark in Tempe AZ

-Must be sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.
-Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day.
-Will be judged by composition, image quality, subject matter, feeling, and overall impression.

Filmers: Stefan Hefner, Dylan Kasson, and Tyler Wheeland.
Riders: Tyler Wheeland and Stefan Hefner
Locations: Anaheim, Hollywood, Fullerton, Los Angeles, La Mirada and Brea CA. In other words, Southern California. 

-Must be sent to along with filmer name, rider name, and location.
-Sent by 11:59 PM CST every Saturday to be considered to be posted the next day.
-Will be judged by riding, filming, editing, and overall impression.
-Clips must be no longer than 30 seconds long, with no music. Color correction will be allowed.

Congrats to the winners!  I only got two entries for COTW this week so I hope you guys can step it up this week and send in some goodies!

Woodward Scholarship Winners Announced

Yep...I said winners...with an S at the end, because this year, two lucky kids won the scholarship to Woodward Scooter Camp. For more information, read the piece below.

This year we received nominations from Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Brothers, Sisters and Friends. It was an extremely difficult process for the jury to choose just ONE winner. In the end it was decided that we couldn't just choose one rider. The 2 well deserved winners are going for the second season of the Scooter Camp hosted at Woodward West.....

Thank you again to all our sponsors, Scooter Mom

Sponsored by
Blunt Scooters, Dominator Scooter Accessories, District, Eagle Sport, ECX Sports, Epic, Freestyle Depot, Gryndo Scooters, Inside-Scooters, Inward Scooters, Lucky Scooter Parts, Madd USA, Phoenix Scooters, Pro Comp Parts, Razor USA, Ride Wire, Scooter Resource, Scooter Tees, Scooter Zone, and Spoild Bratt Sk8Shop

Oh yeah, the winners! Congratulations from Inside-Scooters to..

Vincent Romanello
David Christ

Inside-Look at the New Gizmania Shop

We featured the new Gizmania Scooter Shop in Prague earlier this month, if you didn't get a chance to check that out. Click to below link for some pictures and information.

Prague Gizmania Shop

We also now got a video of the grand opening. Unfortunately, we don't got subtitles yet, but the video speaks for itself. Looks like they had a great showing. This shop is a lot more than just a place to come by your parts, and get work done on your scooter. It's a place where riders can come to hang out, chill on the couches, and get a session in on the mini ramp. It is definitely one of the places I need to hit up in the future. Check the video out below.

Madd Monday With Ryan Williams + More

This week's Madd Monday features the one and only Ryan Williams...doing what he does best, flyout and footjams.  Flyout?  The flyout in this video isn't just your regular mob and huck more more more whips type flyout...he does it while in a hang five.  This video also made me realize a 1080 bar was done before 900 bar, kinda weird I thought.

Next we have a "Bails and Fails" video and an almost landed clip from Ryan. Check out that first clip, pretty sick gnar jar right Josh Young would say, Ryan was "breakin ramps in half, he don't even care!"   Hahaha.  Its pretty crazy seeing a rider of Ryan's ability fall or try so long at a trick...after watching video upon video of him landing the most ridiculous tricks, you begin to think that its easy for him.  Guess this video proves its not.  The last video is just an attempt at a decade late 360...wouldn't be surprised if we see that landed in his next edit.

3 More Underrated and Up and Coming Riders

These next three riders are from different parts of the world...but all share a couple things in common. They aren't as well known as they should be, and they are quickly progressing into amazing riders.

The first rider is from the east coast of the US. The video was sent to me by Jason Griffiths, who also edited the video. Some really smooth riding here, and sick peg stuff. Check it out below.

Next up we head down under, where Xavier Watson sent in a video of a rider from Perth, named Billy Watts. Man.. what can I say here. Such a ripper, his 720s are soo dialed. The tucks and other air tricks are reallyyy nice. Check it out.

And finally off to the UK, where we check out one of my favorite riders. Video was sent to me by Evan Buzzard, and it features Robert Eaton. I love watching Robert because he represents the small amount of extremely talented flat land riders. There are literally only a handful of guys out there that can pull of the tricks Robert can. Check it.

Thank you everyone for sending in videos of the riders you felt were underrated. I am always open to checking out more videos, so by all means feel free to email me them at Don't forget to keep checking Inside-Scooters for all updates and breaking news in the sport.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Scooter Hut Partners with Nitro Circus as Main Sponsor

It caught everyones attention last year when the Nitro Circus tour wanted Scooters to be a part of the show in Australia. Well this year, they want Scooters back in a huge way. Partnering up with them to ensure that this happens, is Scooter Hut. Read more about it below.

Nitro Circus and Scooter Hut

Scooter Hut, home to the two best scooter stores in Australia, has teamed up with Nitro Circus as Major Sponsor of the scooter segment at this year’s Australian Nitro Circus Live Tour.

Along with our co-sponsors Zero Gravity, Lucky, Blunt, Apex Pro and Eagle, we are pushing scooting to a whole new level.

The Tour kicks off on 9th March, and takes in 8 dates stretching the length of the East Coast, finishing on the Gold Coast on 2nd April.

The Scooter Hut sponsorship means that, for the first time ever, Nitro Circus will be dedicating a proper segment of their live show to scooting.

As part of our sponsorship, we are putting forward the names of 3 Aussie riders to train and try to become part of the Nitro Circus performance Team. Any that make it through the training will be performing in front of up to 20,000 people at each gig! We will reveal the names of the three riders EXCLUSIVELY on Inside Scooters this week.


For the duration of the Nitro Circus Tour, Scooter Hut is offering an extra 15% off all Blunt, Lucky, Apex Pro, Eagle and Zero Gravity products.
The discount codes are below, and can also be found on our Facebook Page

15% off all Blunt products: NCBLUNT15
15% off all Eagle products: NCEAGLE15
15% off all Lucky Products: NCLUCKY15
15% off all Apex Pro products: NCAPEX15
15% off all Zero Gravity products: NCZERO15

Just type the appropriate code at checkout and you will save on any product from these manufacturers.

Plus, purchase any of the products from these great brands and you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 64 VIP tickets to the gig of your choice on the Nitro Circus Tour.

That is definitely some huge news for the sport. The fact that Nitro Circus is recognizing our sport this much, and Scooter Hut is now partnered with them, can only mean that we are going to see Scootering reach new levels this year. Remember to keep checking Inside-Scooters for all the exclusive news on Scooter Hut, and the Nitro Circus Tour.

Magray Scooter Co Update #2 + First Product Pictures!

Eric Magray is an OG rider from the east coast, who recently started up his own company, Magray Scooter Co. If you want to learn more about Eric and his company, check out the interview we had with Eric on Inside-Scooters, by clicking the link below.
Eric Magray Interview

Below you will see the 2nd update video for Magray Scooter Co. You can also see Mr Barret do a Coedie immitation (that most people probably won't pick up on), and listen to Jon Reyes get put on blastt. You'll also hear about (and see below) the first protoype brake, and hear about the new Magray Scooter Co Pegs.

..And yes, at the end..the rapping? That would be Dan Barret.

Below are the brand new prototype pictures of the Magray Flex Brakes. These are mainly used as replacement for Razor Deck brakes. Installation is as easy as it can be. Remove your old razor brake parts, and simply slide this one in. No need for brake bolts, screws, or drilling any holes in your deck. The brake will be held tight by the back axle, and it will come with its own spacers. Looks awesome to say the least. Check out the pictures below.

Remember to keep checking Inside-Scooters for all your updates on Magray Scooter Co, and all breaking news and updates in the sport.