Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tyler Wheeland and Josh Young Tilt Throwaway

Tyler Wheeland recently released this throwaway edit, which in my opinion has some stuff that I wouldn't consider throwaway. Tyler has come full circle as a rider, something a lot of riders don't do. Started at the bottom, and has worked hard to get to where he is today. I really like this edit.... yes 80% of that is due to the song.

Next up is Josh Young. Another rider who started from very humble beginnings. Wasn't very well known, and progressed pretty slowly early on. That changed quickly and Josh started to really come into his own. His style got better and better, and his riding got really clean. Easily one of the funnest riders to watch now a days. Check out his throwaway below.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Inside the Lens: Week #42

Photographer: rick kosters 
Rider: Andy Koke 
Location: downtown Dallas 
Trick: backside feeble grind 

-Must be attached in an email sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.  No external links will be considered.
-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.

Rider: Ryan Stockwell
Filmer/Editor: Jeff Kohnstamm
Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic

-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.

FinScooter Shop and Two Weekends with Helmeri Pirinen

My close friend Helmeri has been making some big moves over in Finland, one of those being FinScooter Shop. With scene blowing up over there, (a huge reason for that is of course Helmeri) this is something that I think will really help the scene continue to grow over there.

Though the below video is in Finnish, you guys can still check out the shop, and all of our Finnish readers can enjoy the video.

And now a video featuring Helmeri that Otto Markjarvi filmed and edited in two weekends. It's pretty obvious after watching this, that Helmeri shreds extremely hard. In my opinion some of his best clips yet. I think with some riders who are labled with a "Sketchy" style, speed is the key ingredient to getting rid of that label. Helmeri really stepped it up here. Good stuff.

Pantera + Helmeri = Good.

ELYTS Backpack On Sale for the Holidays for 79.90

The ELYTS backpack obviously has a LOT of features to it, most of which you can see in the images below. With Christmas right around the corner, ELYTS has lowered the price on the backpack making it the perfect gift. You guys can check out all the details of the backpack in the pics below.

For more info and updates on ELYTS, be sure to check out their website by clicking the link below.

Mohamed Alsulaibi Welcome to French ID Edit

Mohamed recently parted ways with Phoenix, and has now found himself a place with French ID. French ID products, mainly the decks are making a big impact here in the US so far. Hom throws down some pretty beast stuff in this edit, and he will be filming another edit once he has his new French ID set up, for now check out the edit below.

Boxes Limited Facebook Q and A's with Brandon Kilbury

In this video you see Boxes Limited rider, Brandon Kilbury answering some of the many questions that have been asked on the Boxes Limited Facebook page. Check out the description and video below. You gotta love BK and the answers he gives.

Here is a Part 1 of a new video series from Boxes Limited featuring Brandon Kilbury answering questions that Facebook fans have asked. There's even some riding mixed in as well. This will be an ongoing feature with Boxes, so make sure to add them on Facebook so you can ask all the other pros your own questions.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bobby Pantano Bamboozle Promo

Here are some clips of Bobby Pantano puttin it down for Bamboozle.  This kid's tech just keeps getting better and better.  Just needs to clean up some landings a lil bit/go a little faster and I'd be stoked.  Bamboozle is putting together a full-length video of their team, I can't wait for that to drop.

Martin Andre

This guy is so good at 360 combos.  Surprising tricks all around this edit, definitely enjoyable.

Edit for Matt:  I remember this kid from some videos a year or two ago.  Even back then he had 360 combos dialed, I think I remember a 360 bar to whip down some little 4 stair or something.  Seeing him start applying those combos in grinds is sick.  Feeble 3 down heel rewind is ridiculous.

Derek Seay Super 60

Derek is a park (can also ride street) rider that I really love watching, mainly because of his strong bmx style (He also rides BMX). I prefer watching Derek ride parks with a lot of tranny, cause he flows so well. In this Super 60 though, he focuses mainly on the box there. Some really good tricks in here, and keep an eye out for Derek's end of 2011 edit here on ISB soon.

Filmed by Joey Villa
Edited by Vaughn Hanchett

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ryan Becker: 2010-2011

This was good.  Ryan really knows how to use his pegs well.  Double peg to lips are so fun.  That ditch spot looks pretty fun too.  Everything in this video looks fun haha.

Brandon Kilbury Weekend Warmup Clips for Boxes

Here are a few clips that Boxes just put out of BK.  Makes you want to see what else he put down.

Fabien and Florent Pousset Austria Edit

These two brothers are from Switzerland, but filmed this edit in Austria. Both of them have two different styles, one park and one street. Really good to see two brothers shredding like this. Check out the edit below.

Lucky Scooter Parts Nor Cal Ride Day

Blake Bailor, Tyler Garcia, and AM Rider Jake Sorenson are heading to Nor Cal for a ride day. All further details on the flyer below.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mike Montgomery Lucky Opus Part

Mike Mo comin in hot with his Opus part.  Fast riding is so enjoyable to watch.  Super good part from Mike, I'm stoked.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Woodward Camp 2012 Registration Open

'This year.......Special far.. 
Terry Price
BenJamin Friant
Brendon Smith
Corey Wakman
Matt Mckeen
Tyler Bonner
& Ryan Williams
Not to mention many of your favorite riders as counselors and instructors.
Alex Steadman, Capron Funk, Raymond Warner, Josh Kish, Dan Barret an the list goes on...........
Registration forms available

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all those that celebrate...

Blunt Pro Scooters Jara "Mini" Soukup Day Edit

First up we got Jara "Mini" Soukup in this day video. Video has some nice tricks for being a day edit.

Also check out Jakub Volf from Gizmania, building Blunt Europe's Flavio Pesenti his Blunt Complete..... invisibly?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oil City Comp Results

Competition was recently held at Oil City in New York as part of the FSP Turnpike Series.  Check out placings below:

1st- Joseph Fischer
2nd- George Mitz
3rd- Alex Pinaha

1st- Michael Pytel
2nd- Roy Salador
3rd- Kiara Meade

1st- Collin DaSilva
2nd- Jon Reyes
3rd- Gus Rymer

Congrats to all riders!

Jordan Jasa Throwaway

Jordan didn't like these clips. But I do.

WarScooters Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale!

As to be expected we got more companies doing Black Friday sales. This is a good time for everyone to take advantage of top products being sold at really good prices. For instructions on how to take advantage of this sale from WarScooters, simply follow the link below.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inside the Lens: Week #41

Photographer: Richard Robbins 
Rider: Cam Ward 
Skate: Desert Hot Springs BMX park 
Trick: Late Tuck 360 over sub box 

-Must be attached in an email sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.  No external links will be considered.
-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.

Rider: Rubén Rodríguez 
Filmer: Ot Boqué
Location: Barcelona (Spain)

-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.

RAD Bars at ScooterZone

Just go get em. Seriously.

You can get them from your one stop shop for scooter products, Scooter Zone. Just follow the link below.

Scooter Zone

Madd Gear Adelaide Trip

This video has some awesome bangers! Gnarly line up of new MGP riders on a recent Adelaide trip. Nickeh did a great Job with the filming and editing and the riders threw down Check it out! Also on a side note, Nickeh requests that you guys watch in 720p!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Otto Märkjärvi Autumn 2011

Otto is Tilt's Finnish shredder.  Such a solid and clean riding style.  Feeble heel smith wat.  Look out for a Tilt Team video coming soon.

Scooter Zone Black friday Sale!

"Remember guys! We have a Black Friday Super Sale on November 25th, the whole store will be 20% off, and all phoenix stuff will be 10% off. This is one day only!!" - Scooter Zone

That's a hell of a deal on the entire range of products that the scooter zone carries! So do what you have to in order to drop by and pick up on these amazing deals the have going on for their Black Friday Sale!

Billie, Jon and Elijah

Billie Rainbow, Jon Archer, and Elijah Pogrund are the riders featured in this video put together by Luke Maff.  Great stuff from some Australian shredders.  Jon is quickly becoming one of my favorite riders.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

District/Eagle/Addict Western Australia Tour

This is a really bizarre juxtaposition of riders, but I dig.  Chris Hart, Rory Coe, Coedie Donovan, Cory Geisler, Maxime Legrand and Johann Moreau all went on a trip to some parks/street spots in Australia.  Coedie and Maxime go so hard.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Issac Miller 2011 Footy Tape

Issac aka "Izaak" aka "Gmill" has been one of my best riding friends ever since I met him two and a half years ago (which is pretty much when he started riding, amazingly).  I try to push him super hard and while he doesn't always appreciate that, I think it shows in his videos and riding in general.  You can still see that little kid sketch style at times but he has definitely been improving.  Anyways we both worked hard on this video so I hope you enjoy it. Ginger4lyfe.

Laurent "Ninos" Giraud Lucky Scooter Promo

Here's another Lucky rider that released a video recently.  Laurent is French rider for Lucky, and is a little tech killer.  Those fakie tricks down the sets as well as the banger were so good.  Song is a bit of a stretch but I enjoyed the video anyway haha.  (Don't even pretend that I'm hating on this because of the previous comment.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

James Gee Lucky Opus Part

James certainly has ledge combos for days...there were some good tricks in there for sure (whip to bar river gap, last clip) but honestly I wasn't as stoked on James' part as I was Evan's.  Nonetheless, James is a really good rider and definitely threw down.

Chase Robertson

Sneakin this in before James Gee's Opus part comes out.  Chase is from the Endub, has a chill style and does some cool tricks.  Solid edit.

Jordan Kettelkamp Block Edit 2

Jordan is going to start getting back into riding, and is tossing out this footy and starting filming again. He has such a smooth style and when he wants to, can get really tech with some of his stuff. I hope we get to see the new edit from him sometime in the near future. For now check out some of his older clips he won't be using.

LSP's James Gee Opus Part TONIGHT 9pm PST

Lucky Scooter Parts is dropping the next Opus part tonight at 9pm PST/ 12am EST. You guys can find it right here as soon as the video is out.


Danny Rambert 2011 Scooterzone Edit

Danny has been around for a little bit...since 2000 actually.  So, naturally, as there were very few other riders, he developed his own style.  Today he is one of the most original riders in the sport.  Check out his good throwaway clips, and get ready for his part in the Scooterzone DVD.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lucky Scooter Parts Opus Part 2/6 In Two Days

Just throwing out a reminder for everyone waiting for the 2nd LSP Opus part to drop. The first section dropped was from Evan Yamada, and it was jam packed with bangers. The second part dropping on Friday, features James Gee. I personally can't wait to see James's section. I know for a fact there is going to be plenty of ridiculousness in his section. Two days, and we will be able to check it out.

For now click the link below to check out the first Opus part dropped, by Evan Yamada.

Evan Yamada Opus

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Forefront

The Forefront from Proto Scooters on Vimeo.

You definitely should watch this.  In a video filmed and edited by Tom Hoying, Dylan Kasson takes us through his experiences and views on scooter riding.  Dylan is one of the most interesting characters in our sport, not only for his riding but the way he thinks, his opinions on everything.  Josh Young said he "might be the most legit and hardest working street rider there is" on the LIT blog and that is not inaccurate at all.  To Tom, if you're reading this, I'm really bummed you bailed on coming to Chicago with Dylan last weekend.  Nice documentary anyway.

Inside the Lens: Week #40

rider-Dylan Becker
location-skate naked in columbus ohio
photographer- Justin Ruh

-Must be attached in an email sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.  No external links will be considered.
-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.

Rider: AJ Storcella
Filmer: Sean Starkey
Location: Roebling, NJ

-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.

Blunt NYC Jam + Blunt Europe Tour Update

Blunt Pro Scooters is going to be throwing an event this month in New York. Anyone on the East Coast should try and get out there for this. More details on the flyer below.

Meanwhile over in Europe the Blunt Team made two more stops on the Tour. Those stops were in Belgium and Rotterdam. Check out the edit of that below.

Blunt Europe Tour - BELGIUM + ROTTERDAM# from Blunt Scooters Europe on Vimeo.

Mike Montgomery Lucky Brake Promo

When you ride your scooter, everyone knows that an important part would have to be your brake. It would suck to be mobbing down a monster hill and not being able to stop or at the park and some little snake is getting in your way. As much as the brake is over looked, it is an essential product. At Lucky we provide one of the strongest and most durable brakes on the market. With the option between the shorty or the standard, riders can cruise their scooters with security and have the balance to bust out some manual combos and more.
- Lucky

Dan Barrett Old Clips

This footage is seriously about 4 years old...there are some TPC DVD clips in there, as well as clips from one of my favorite videos, "Dan Barrett and Steve Wilson."  I can never get bored of watching footage from Dan.  I'm just wondering when a new video from him is gonna drop.

Monday, November 14, 2011

ELYTS Website Up and Running

ELYTS has a brand new website up for everyone to check out. You guys can keep up to date with everything ELYTS is doing and check out exclusive pics and other content on the website. Check it out by clicking the link below, or clicking the ELYTS Logo on our side bar.

Scooter Zone Hunt Jam HUGE SCOOT Game

Recently Scooter Zone had the Hunt Jam at Hunt Park in Southern California. It was a really good time. Tons of riders came out and we all just chilled and had fun. A lot of the SZ Team was there, so they decided to have a big SCOOT Game. You can see the result of that below.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Grit “Elite” and “Mayhem” Reviews

The kind folks over at Grit USA in Portland, Oregon, sent me not one but two complete scooters to look over and test out for em.  If you aren’t familiar with Grit, they are a company that started out in Australia, that branched out to the UK and now have moved a branch to the US as well. 

The first scooter I took a look at was the “Elite.”  This one is the middle-priced scooter, at $200 USD on  Its marketed as one of the lightest scooters you can buy, and they aren’t lying. 

The slaYer-esque bars come 18 wide by 21.5 high, probably the most neutral size you can get.  They are definitely the lightest set of bars I’ve ever ridden.  They come with an okay pair of grips, which are fairly soft but thin as well.  It comes with a triple clamp which has worked great so far.

The headset is a normal unsealed threadless headset, pretty standard.  It uses ICS and comes with a neat little wrench to tighten it.  Along with that wrench are standard 5 mm allen keys to tighten the clamp and wheels.  The threadless fork features the classic Inward style design, two square tubes with a gusset. 

The Elite comes with 100mm metalcore wheels, and ABEC-9 bearings…super fast and super smooth.

The 4.0 inch wide deck is probably my favorite part of the scooter.  Super light and fast to whip, flat sides, and grinds really smoothly.  It also includes a pretty dialed flexfender.  Downfalls are that the deck profile is too tall to grind with a peg on, and the bottom is pretty skinny (unstable on rails). 

The other scooter sent to me was the Mayhem.  This one is for more advanced riders, coming in at $250.00 USD.  It has a definite weight and strength advantage over the Elite.

The bars on this one are pretty wild, as you can see in the picture.  These are wider and shorter than the Elite bars, at 19 inches wide by 19.5 inches tall.  The grips are the same as on the Elite.

The Mayhem comes with a semi-integrated headset which is pretty cool.  On top of the headset is a quad clamp for a bit more strength to compress the bars.  Speaking of compression, this scooter uses ICS, like the Elite.  The forks are similar as well, if not the same, just with a different paintjob.

The wheels on this one are basically 110 versions of the Elite wheels, and come with ABEC-9 bearings as well…so they’re even faster than the Elites. 

The deck is a slightly different design than the Elite.  The 6061 heat treated aluminum deck has a more octagonal headtube for more strength.  The bottom and sides are similar to the Elite, skinny and flat.  Again there is a stainless steel flex brake, which is really solid.

Overall these scooters do feel pretty good.  I definitely preferred the Elite for its taller handlebars and lighter weight.  There are various little flaws that can be annoying (pegs don’t work on the back, semi-integrated headset, brake sits a little high) but for the beginner-intermediate rider or just someone on a budget looking for a dialed complete, these are great scooters.

Tyler Wheeland "Doin it" for TILT

Check out TWhee in this sequence shot by Shelby Grimnes, doing his thing for TILT.

Also Tyler, just in case you didn't know, ABC Family is playing Harry Potter alllll day today. Doin it.

p.s. And for those who don't know..yeah check that tattoo he has. That's the Deathly Hallows symbol. What up.

Hunter Bechtle Sacrifice USA Promo

Hunter Bechtle might have left Zero Gravity, but when you got talent you are bound to find another sponsor. Hunter is now riding for Sacrifice. I think we will be learning more about them soon. Hunter made this promo video for them, and it has some really good stuff in it. Check it out below.

Jakub Wolk and Jonas Kjaer Edits

A couple of edits from some up and coming riders from Europe. While Jakub is only 13, and Jonas is only 14, I think both of these guys got some potential. I hope we see some new edits from them in due time, and that they progress nicely. Check out their two latest below.

Jakub Wolk

Jonas Kjaer

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blunt Pro Scooters Contest Winner

As you guys know we recently had a contest with Blunt Pro Scooters to give away one of their brand new complete scooters. Below is the winner of that contest! Congratulations from Inside-Scooters and Blunt Pro Scooters!

Liam Green of Rochester, Minnesota

LSP's Lil Jon ODI Grips Promo

"Time and time again we hear riders saying they have a hard time getting their hands on some good quality grips. Riders need grips that are soft for the hands but also include the necessary grip for riding. At you can find the most popular grips, the ODI’s. Available in a variety of styles and colors, ODI is the way to go and you already know Lucky has got you covered.
- Lucky"

Blunt Pro Scooters Complete Scooter Give Away

This is just a reminder guys! Blunt Pro Scooters is currently working with us at Inside-Scooters to give away a brand new Blunt Complete! Want more details? Click the link below and check out the complete scooter, and scroll down to the bottom for contest details!

Blunt Complete Review + Contest Details
Blunt Complete Review + Contest Details
Blunt Complete Review + Contest Details
Blunt Complete Review + Contest Details

Friday, November 11, 2011

Evan Yamada Opus Section

So this is the first section released by Lucky Scooter Parts for Opus, and damn, what a way to start things off. Evan absolutely kills it. Brings it back to life. And kills it again. Filming an all street section is something some riders can pull off, and some can't. Well Evan definitely pulled it off, and then some. There is a perfect mix of tech and huge bangers. The amount of frontside and backside spins really kept things fresh. As for the banger... I think that alone speaks loads about the strength of LSP products, because not many scooters would hold up after something that huge. You want to click "Play" on the video below. And you will probably do so, over, and over, and over..

I'd also like to include the YouTube description for this video.. Which will better explain the opening scenes you see as the video starts.

"Evan Yamada would like to dedicate this video to his mother who passed away due to breast cancer. She supported him through scootering ever since he picked up the sport. This video shows a lot about Evan and his personality.

Be on Inside-Scooters next week for the next Opus part!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ronald Sharpe- Team Rock N F8th

Oh my.  Big Ron has been a rail killer for years...lipslides, whips/heelwhips into, whips/heelwhips out of, just straight madness.  This video shows him doin what he does best.  Such a big lipslide at the end.  Gotta love the swagbangs after every trick.

Adam Rouse/Luke Maffesoni

New footage of Adam is always a treat.  And of course Luke always delivers in his videos.  Loved the minipipe action from Adam, crazy stuff for sure.

Ben Thomas End of 2011 Edit

In the midst of all of this "Street vs Park" discussion in the previous posts, I think you guys should all take the time to remember that we're all on scooters, we're all riding, and trying to push the sport. We don't all gotta be riding a certain way to do that. Sometimes the kids on ISB gotta open their minds a little bit more, instead of thinking that riding has to be done a certain way, and everything else is garbage.

That being said, Ben Thomas in AUS recently finished up his latest edit. There are a lot of tricks that made me rewind the video. Most of them involving, a rewind, lol. He has some tricks in here that I don't think I've seen done before. Upgrade the camera gear, and this video would be intense. Check out the edit below.

Andrew Gilbert 2011 Edit

Damn. So many riders these days have started to focus on one discipline of riding. Either street, or park, or flat, etc etc. Well Fuzion Pro Scooter's, Andrew Gilbert's latest edit really made me appreciate the riders that can ride both park and street. This is a really solid edit, and some of the stuff in here is pretty sick. Andrew recently had to get surgery, and will be out for the rest of this year...but I think judging from this video, he's gonna be going hard in 2012.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Josh Young City Grind Edit

Oh no another grinding video =[  I hope you guys don't mind Josh's gangsta og triple og triple triple style.  Tons of grind and manual combos.  I could watch it for days.  Check that fresh Tilt tee he's got on too, they're legit.

Kevin Austin - Scooterzone Edit.

Kevin is one of those super quiet riders who goes hard whenever he steps on a scooter. He's often told to chill out, but with edits like this, who'd want him to?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scooter Zone's Jarrod Brun's Scooter Check

Jarrod is without a doubt one of my favorite riders. Style for miles beyond miles. One of my favorite people to just chill with. He kills Hunt park in So Cal like no other, and flows that park ridiculously well as you will see in the clips after his scooter check. Check it out below.

After watching those clips... it is definitely time for Jarrod to film a new edit..

Stefan Hefner Lucky Promo

These are some extra clips that Lucky Pro rider Stefan Hefner put together.  This guy is a front scooterflip/handrail master.  I can't wait for his Opus part.

Inside the Lens: Week #39

Photographer: Walter Hallack
Rider: Zach Fuller
Trick: Table
Location: Westfield Skatepark, MA

-Must be attached in an email sent to along with photographer name, rider name, trick name, and location.  No external links will be considered.
-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.

Rider: Matthew Rittler
Filmer: Matthew Rittler
Location: Stevens Point Skatepark

-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.

Wise/Tilt "Fatou Le Lard"

I don't know what the title means but I know that my brain was blown away by all those rail combos.  Balth and Lambou are way too good.  Switch up grinds are ridiculous.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lucky Opus Trailer

Check out this press release from Lucky-

"The Lucky Pro Team has been filming a all street web video for over a year now. Beginning 11/11/11 EVAN YAMADA'S video will be dropped! Every Friday a new riders part will be released on the Lucky youtube channel and also on here. Instead of making Opus a DVD we chose to make it a series of web videos. This way you guys can watch this project for no cost. The more views we can get the further our sport can grow. Thank you, we hope all of you enjoy!"

I personally can't wait, I've seen a small amount of the footage/heard some things and these guys have been working super hard to film some crazy stuff.  

Long Beach Competition Results

Results for the long beach,NY comp nov. 5

1st Mikey libatore
2nd Tim Mitchell
3rd Ed Rovi
4th Luis Ordlana
5th Jonas Hernandez

1st Roy Saladin
2nd Mikalee Failla
3rd Joe Mitchell
4th Yara Haynes
5th Mike Langdon

1st Peter Jungsburger
2nd Mohamed Alsulaibi
3rd Harrison Lackow
4th Hep Greg
5th Gabriel Deasis

Blunt Europe Tour Updates: Paris + Lille

Blunt is still continuing their tour of Europe. We recently got the videos from their stops in Paris and Lille. Check em out below.


Blunt Europe Tour - PARIS# from Blunt Scooters Europe on Vimeo.


Blunt Europe Tour - LILLE# from Blunt Scooters Europe on Vimeo.

Darren Westby October Edit for TwistedScoots

Darren Westby is an up and coming street rider with a really simple and clean style. It's almost refreshing to watch a rider on the come up like this who isn't all about doing tons of combos. I can only hope that he continues to push himself with his next edit. Check out his TwistedScoots edit below.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tom Kvilhaug- Westward Bound

I stopped halfway through working on a paper to watch this, and I'm glad I did.  This is footage from the past five months of Tom killing Seattle and Chicago spots.  I had the pleasure of filming Tom when he came out to Chicago this summer and got really hyped on him.  Last clip has gotta be one of the craziest things I've seen on a scooter.

Raymond Warner "22's" Interview

Raymond Warner isn't just one of the top riders in the world, he's actually a pretty nice guy too! It's rare to see Raymond without a smile across his face. He is one of the guys who is truly having fun everytime he's on his scooter. You always know you're gonna have a good time when Raymonds around. He's been murdering the competition scene lately, and I recently had a chance to catch up with Raymond for an interview for Inside-Scooters. Check that out below.

Steven: RayRay, what is up dude? How have you been?

Raymond: I've been alright Steven. Just been working at the Zone and riding. How about yourself bud?

Ahh you know how it is. Working, getting stuff done for Dialed Issue 1 (Mmm Shameless plug) Now, For those who don't know.. Where you born, raised, and currently living?

Raymond: I was born in La Jolla, CA, raised in the streets of Murrieta, CA and still living here. Loving every minute of it!

Steven: Good, good. I'm basically going to get right into it man, I heard you recently signed with Phoenix? Tell me about that bro.

Raymond: Yeah I did. Being with Scooter Zone has been a huge blessing. Being able to work with James and everybody associated with the company has been nothing but a pleasure since the start. When Phoenix shot me an offer to be riding for them, I really didn't know what to say because of the deal I have with the Zone. I talked with James along with a couple of the riders and my dad about the whole situation and ended up going for it. So far, I'm glad I made the decision. Phoenix has provided me with decks already and they have taken good care of me and we are working on a signature deck as we speak. So be on the lookout for that!

Steven: Damn dude, a sig deck already in the works? Seems like a good deal to me haha. Tell me about the Reventon deck, I know you've been riding it for a while now. How do you feel about it?

Raymond: The Reventon deck is incredible. I've never been much of a street rider much at all, but with this deck I might give it a shot! The deck is basically the feel of grinding on a district deck, but with the strength of a Phoenix. I am riding the 4.65 x 20.5 right now, but also got a 4.25 x 19.5. I will be giving both of them a shot to see which is more comfortable for me so I can throw that size on my signature design.

Steven: Awesome dude. Raymond you're known as a park rider, but I know for a fact you can ride pretty much anything. Does it bother you to be known as only a park rider?

Raymond: It doesn't bother me at all. Don't get me wrong, I love riding
riders like Monky, Nick Darger, and other guys that ride street, but I have always had more of a passion for watching riders get huge height and throw different tricks and doing so myself a lot more. But like I said earlier, I may be down to get some street blood in me. Wink wink.

Steven: Haha here’s hoping we get to see Ray use those 22’s in the streets! Ok so… How easy is it for you to flat triple. Just wondering haha.

Raymond: I do like to do a bunch of whips. But flat triples are first tee. Not trying to be cocky or anything. Haha

Steven: All right all right… On flat... 180 whip to fakie to 180 triple whip out. How many tries?

Raymond: 180 triples take a bit more. Maybe 3? Depends on what I have for breakfast that morning.

Steven: Oh the ever important breakfast which decides on the fate of the 180 triples, nicee. Back to park though.. You've been killing it extremely hard in the competition scene lately. What are your thoughts about competing?

Raymond: Competing to me is a huge part of the sport. They are really what brings more riders into our sport due to kids going to their local parks, seeing that they are closed, and just hanging around to check things out. In my opinion, we need more of them in different areas. Obviously the big contest like SD, XW, CooterCon, etc. are all important also, but having the Texas contest really brought a whole new breed of riders into the sport as well. That's what we need to do to expand.

Steven: Agreed. It seems like every contest you ride in, Dakota is also riding in. Do you guys get along?

Raymond: Yeah, we are definitely familiar with each other’s riding, that's for sure! But we have never really had any bad blood or anything like that. We've always been pretty cool with each other. Although, when we compete, we hate each other! That's the whole idea right?

Steven: Haha true competitive spirit right there. You were a long time Scooter Zone rider, and then broke away for a while to ride for MaddGear. You're now back riding with Scooter Zone. How has it felt being back with The Zone?

Raymond: Being back with Scooter Zone has been awesome. Sometimes, I think to myself that maybe going around to different sponsors and/or teams like I did, really wasn't such a bad move. It really showed me what I was looking for in the riding side of the sport. Now, I realize that Scooter Zone is definitely where I belong in the scootering community. I'm glad I'm back with the family. :]

Steven: And I speak for everyone at the Zone when I say we’re glad you’re back dude. Aside from riding for the Scooter Zone Pro Team, you also work at one of the Scooter Zone Shops, what's it like working every day in the shop?

Raymond: Ever since I started scootering, I wanted to make this sport my entire life. Being a manager at one of the shops has introduced me more into the business side of the sport. I am trying to learn more and more about how things operate in the sport because let's face it, I'm not going to be able to ride for much longer. I'm going to get
old someday right?

Steven: Hmmm..50 year old Raymond still boosting, I can see it now… So dude, you got a back of tricks that seems to have no end... Where do you find the motivation to continue to progress and learn new stuff?

Raymond: My drive to continue to progress and learn new things is the support I get from my family, friends, and especially my fans. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have them. Being able to make my family proud is awesome, but at the same time I want to be able to make a difference in kids' lives as well by showing them that there's no limit to what they can do. That's really my main goal as a professional athlete.

Steven: That’s awesome bro. As 2011 comes to a close it brings a whole new year in 2012. We've both been in the sport for a long time, and we've seen it grow each year. Where do you see our sport going next year?

Raymond: Honestly, I think that 2012 will be one of the biggest years of our sport. I have a feeling that somebody is going to get a big sponsor from a well-known company like red bull, Nike, new era, or something along the lines of that. That would help the sport immensely in my mind. I don't think we'll be in any big contests like the Dew Tour or X Games this year beings that we're nowhere near big enough. But I don't think it's too far away. At least I hope not!

Steven: RayRay, thanks for taking the time to sit down with Inside-Scooters. Do you have any last words, or shout outs?

Raymond: Yeah I do. Shout out to Inside-Scooters for letting me do this interview with them. It is much appreciated as you know! Also, big thanks to my sponsors, The Scooter Zone and Phoenix Pro Scooters, my friends and family that have supported me throughout the years and the Lord for answering my prayers and helping me get to where I am today. But most of all, I want to thank James from Scooter Zone. Since day one, he's treated me like a son and I love him like a father. Thank you James...for everything. 22s

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blunt Complete Review + Win a Free Blunt Complete Contest!

Blunt Pro Scooters, known as Envy Pro Scooters in Australia is one company that is always trying to stay innovative with their designs and products. Blunt realized that one of the things that are hard to come by are reliable and affordable “Complete” scooters. So they started to produce the Blunt Completes. They come in quite a few different color combinations, and we recently got one to review here at Inside-Scooters. So let’s get into it.

We will go from the top to the bottom.

The grips that come with the Blunt Complete are the signature Blunt grips. I’m pretty picky when it comes to grips, but these felt pretty good. Not to hard and not to soft. I’m sure once you ride them for a while they will break in pretty good. I didn’t ride them for too long, so I don’t know if they wear quickly or not, I would hope they don’t.
The bars that come with the complete are 22 x 18 stripper bars. There’s not much to say about them that isn’t already known. They are really comfortable, really light, and come in the bmx style design, as opposed to the T bar style.
Going lower you got the Blunt 3 bolt clamp. Tightened it once, and never had to worry about it again. Really strong clamp from what I saw. Then you got the Blunt sealed headset, which spins like a dream. Didn’t have any problems with either of these.
Down to the fork, on the complete I received were the Blunt S.O.B. Forks, though I know some shops are selling them with the Blunt IHC Forks. They’re threadless, and really light.
The deck is the Blunt Envy Deck. It is nicely rounded on the sides and very fingerwhip friendly. It comes with the Blunt flex brake, which worked good, and kept the scooter sounding solid. The thing I noticed the most was how light the deck was. A heavy street rider might think twice about trying anything big. But if you are a little on the lighter side, you will get a lot of life out of this deck. You will also get signature Blunt griptape with the complete.
Finally down to the wheels. They were really fast. Blunt I tried to dehub them for a while, did some powerslides and some really hard sideways landings…but they held up just fine. Being a big wheel guy, I would say these were probably my favorite part on the Blunt complete.

Overall this is a great scooter for any rider. Whether you are just getting into the sport, or are simply looking for a really solid complete scooter. For the price you are getting a really good deal. As I mentioned above if you are a rider who isn’t too graceful with their landings, and rides a lot of big street. This might not be the deck for you. But if you are on the lighter side, and prefer to ride a lot of park, I don’t think you will have any problems this deck.


Now for the Contest. This is for US RIDERS ONLY.

The contest is simple. You just gotta head over to the Blunt Pro Scooters Facebook Facebook and “Like” the page and comment “INSIDE” on the post. From there you are officially entered into the contest to win the scooter! More details will be found on the Blunt Facebook. We will also be posting updates on that contest on Inside-Scooters.