Monday, April 30, 2012

Jake Clark Envy Web Edit

I think its pretty safe to say that Jake is Brendon Smith without the flips.  So its pretty fitting that he is on the US Envy team.  Check out this video filmed over April, so many combos.

Inside the Lens: Week 59

Rider name: Tom Cirbee
Trick Name: Nose Manual
Location: Lowell, MA
Photographer: Matt Reeves
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: Brandon Knapp
Filmer: Nick Holtz
Location: Atlanta
-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.

Rider Tags

Rider Tags is a video series created by Taylor Smith of Australia.  Basically what it is is a short riding video, after which you "tag" another rider, who then makes a video and tags someone else.  The first one was done by Taylor Smith, who tagged Aaron Bransdon, who tagged Cory Geisler.  Check out all three of their videos down below.  They all shred hard.  Next up is Nic Macris.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Sample 9: Jon Knudtson

Jon took everyone by surprise with his Bamboozle Promo part earlier this spring.  He comes through again here with some cool clips at Beverly Park for Bamboozle.

Ben Thomas Sacrifice Edit

Quality of the video might not be great, but the riding is pretty insane. Ben is throwing late rewinds, whips, bars, and double whips like it's no big deal at all. I am pretty sure there are some world firsts in here. Sacrifice is stacking up some top talent with their Team riders. It's going to be interesting to see who else they get when they make the move into the USA. Check out Ben's edit for them below.

Arnaud Marchenoir Taravana Edit

Arnaud rides for Taravana Scooter Wear, and is also the Sacrifice Europe Team Manager, which is the deck he's riding in the video. The video looks like a day edit, and he put in some serious work with all the variety of tricks he threw down. Hope we get to work with Taravana here at Inside soon, so we can show off some of the new products they will soon have. For now, check out Arnaud's latest.

Dialed Magazine Interview

 Creating a magazine has been a dream of Steven Tongson, co-owner here at Inside Scooters for years now.  Meeting with a few different potential business partners, he eventually realized that this was something he wanted to do without the help of financial backing.  After many months of work, the very first issue of Dialed Scooter Mag was released, available for free at Scooterzone.  In order to find out more about the mag, I hit up Steven as well as Tyler Wheeland, who also plays a big role on Dialed.

Jordan Jasa:  So, you finally got the first issue out...How are you feeling?  Stoked or what?

Steven: I dont even know if I can really put into words how it feels dude, but Ill give it a shot. Its honestly a lot of relief, and I have to admit, I am proud of myself, and definitely proud of the Staff behind me who made this happen. 

Where is it going to be available and how can people get it?

Steven: Dialed is going to be available all over the USA. It is not, and will never be exclusive to any one region of the country. Give it a little bit of time, and riders will be able to get their hands on each issue at all major online shops, walk in shops, and more.

How long ago did the idea of creating a magazine come about?  What made you want to undertake such a task?

The Big Man himself.
Steven: In reality, this has been something that was an idea for more than two years. I just kept it quiet for the most part. 
In the beginning, I was to partner with a certain company, and make a magazine together with them. After giving it some thought, I realize this wasnt really what I was aiming to do. From there, I was approached by Andy Wegener, owner of Sunshine Distribution, ELYTS, 841, etc etc. It was a hell of a deal indeed, if I was to partner up and take that deal. But again, in the end, I realized it wasnt what I had envisioned, or what I wanted. 
That was all last year. After talking to a few company owners, and mainly Scott Mackintosh, the owner of Scooter Hut in Australia, I was convinced that I could in fact do this on my own. It would just take an immense amount of dedication, drive, and support. With my love for this sport, the community, and writing, I made the decision to do this magazine on my own. No financial backing and no partnership with any other company. I wanted to create a magazine 100% owned and ran by actual riders.

Tyler, when did you get involved?  What are your motivations for working for Dialed?

Tyler: Steven told me about Dialed at cooter con in 2010. Along the way he would tell me progress and stuff then I became part of the staff in October I believe. I'm a huge fan of magazines and of course I love scooters so it fit perfectly. I'm siked for real interviews and for good photos to be on print.

Creating a magazine is obviously a lot of work, but I think there are probably some things most people arent even aware of which are necessary in production.  Whats the process of making a magazine like?  How was it done on the first issue?  What do you guys each do specifically?

Steven: Ill go first here, before Tyler gets his answer in. Well youre definitely right dude, it is a lot of work, and very few people in the community will know just how much work. It was one of the most daunting tasks I ever took on. We literally started with nothing at all. Just an idea.. and we had to take that idea and turn it into something real. I cant even explain how hard that can be. I guess we just started with a content list. From there, we tracked down the riders, and attempted to make it happen haha.

 The process, well.. how we do things at Dialed. I get together with Tyler, and we spend a solid week discussing the content we want in the next issue. Once Tyler completes the content list, and it is cleared by me. We basically just get straight into it. We contact each rider, make sure theyre down to be in the magazine, and we start working with em. Photos that get sent into the magazine, go straight to Dylan Kasson for photo editing. When we have full text and photos for a piece, all of that is sent to Tom Hoying who lays that particular article or interview out to be ready for print. Once we have 100% all of the photos for an issue, we send those off to Alex Steadman who takes care of all of the photo captions in each issue. Once we got everything good to go, and Ive looked the complete magazine over a good 1,203,847,129,083,741 times..I give the “ok to Tom, and he sends it off to our printers. 

As for what I do for Dialed..hmm. I dont have a definite role I guess. I pretty much do a little bit of everything. Obviously I own the magazine, so I take care of all expenses (such fun..) I make sure everyone is staying on top of things, I write for the magazine, and do interviews, and I handle all of the advertising within the magazine.

Tyler: Steven pretty much handled the process.  I am the content manager and also help Steven in any way possible.

Has the second issue been easier to work on so far, now that you know what youre doing?

Steven: Man. The second issue is coming along so nicely. Now that we all got a handle on how this whole things works, we can really get things done. To be honest though, thats how I wanted it. I want people to know that this is being done by riders. I didnt have tons of money, and just have some professional layout and design dude just come in and handle my magazine. We are all scooter riders first, before anything else. 

Tyler: It's a bit easier but it's still a huge task. I wouldn't say we know what we are doing exactly yet. It's a huge learning experience. We are more prepared though.

Back to the first issue, Monky McMoran got the cover shot, with a front board down Hollywood 12.  Why did you guys decide on giving Monky the cover, and how did you pick who else to feature in the issue?

Dialed Issue #1.

Steven: Well, I guess theres no denying it, since most people already know. But Monky has been one of my favorite riders for such a long time now, and it just so happened that in the past couple of years he has really taken his riding to another level, mainly with his street riding. That being said it was a no brainer for me. I remember giving Monky the phone call, and telling him I wanted him on the front cover of the first issue.. haha good times. As for the other riders, it is never really easy to pick out who to feature in Dialed. Tyler and I basically think of riders who honestly deserve to be in there. It can be a rider whos killing it, doesnt get enough recognition, an up and comer, contest killer, and obviously with theInjury Incident article in each issue, we always look for someone who got absolutely wrecked.

Tyler: Kind of whoever deserves it and whoever is killing it at the time.  Monky has been on his game since he won that epic comp like a year and a half ago it just seemed right.

There is a small handful of other magazines in our sport now...What do you think of them?  Also, can you tell us what the deal is with Dialled of Australia?

Steven: Haha. Well, I will say that one of the reasons I really wanted to do this, is because I feel like the riders need it. For the record, I donthate on any of the other magazines on there. But that doesnt mean I like them, and think theyregood. Were not a magazine from another country, trying to be a magazine in the USA. Were riders that live in the USA, and were making a magazine for the USA. Some of the other magazines out right now, really just dont do the sport justice. We looked at them before starting Dialed, and instantly knew we can do better, so we went for it. I mean come on.. if youre going to have the audacity to stick, “Americas First Freestyle Scooter Magazine on your front cover, and release nothing more than a bad looking picture book? Do you REALLY think youre helping the sport when a BMX rider or skater picks that magazine up and looks through it
As for Dialled Australia, youll notice the 2 Ls. Thats how they spell it in Aus. Dialled Aus is our sister magazine for Australia. It is not the same magazine that you will get here in the USA. They are two completely different magazines designated to their locations. Dialled Aus is doing great in Australia, and we will be sure to match her here in the USA. As for Dialed US being available in AUS, and Dialled AUS being available here, that is something still to be decided.

Sweet banner they had made.

Can you tell us anything about the next upcoming issues?  Or any goals/future plans for Dialed?

Steven: I dont want to say too much regarding riders featured in the issues or other exclusive articles, but I will say this. We are never going to find a comfortable point with Dialed. Thats just not how my Staff is. Were thinking beyond that. We know that we have a lot to learn, and were willing to do so. We have no plans of stopping or slowing down either. 

Future plans and goals? Hmm.. Eventually, I want to be dropping a new issue every two months, not every three. But I dont feel its 100% mandatory to do so. I want to find more ways to give back to the community through Dialed as well. Sponsoring competitions and events is one way I plan on doing that. From there, its really to just make sure Dialed is known to all riders as the best magazine out in the USA. 

Any last thoughts/comments/thanks?

Steven: I feel like a real magazine in our sport is something that can only be produced by people that actually ride scooters. To some people the idea of making a magazine is simply to make money off of it. At Dialed that couldnt be further than the truth, shit my empty wallet proves that. Making money is needed to continue what we do, but it isnt why we do this. Were not from another industry trying to cash in on scooters. Scootering is something we all actually do. Weve been in this sport since we were kids. Dialed is my way to give back to the community, the industry, and to the sport that has kept me out of a 9 -5 job for the past three years. Its about the passion, not the paycheck. 

"Its about the passion, not the paycheck." 
I definitely want to give thanks to some of the people that made this possible. I want to thank Scott Mackintosh over at Scooter Hut for making me realize that I can in fact do this, and succeed. I gotta thank John Radtke and Chris Gascoigne as well. While they dont work for Dialed anymore, it was those two riders who turned the dream into a reality. It would have never made it past an idea if not for them. Scooter Zone James for being a Homie from the get go, and supporting me nonstop along the way. My Mom and my Dad who believed in me when I didnt even believe I could do this, and for their endless amounts of support. My entire staff working alongside me at Dialed Scooter Mag, who impress me time and time again with their talents in their fields. I assure you, without the current staff working with Dialed, we wouldnt have a magazine at all. To Tyler Wheeland for honestly keeping my head on straight, and being one of my close friends for so long. Last, but certainly not least to a very special person in my life named Alice. She was my strength when I had none and my only source of happiness when I was stressed out of my mind. She stood by me through everything, and me thanking her at the end of this interview equals less than half of what she truly deserves. 

Tyler: This project only has room for improvements and hopefully you guys dig. Thanks to Steven for giving me this opportunity and my parents for not making me get a real job.
For anyone who wants to get their hands on the first issue check with your favorite scooter webshops/shops, if they don't carry Dialed, ask them to! For now you can get them for sure by clicking the link below.. Scooter Zone

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nantes, FR Freestyle Scooter Contest

Video from a huge comp in France recently.  All kinds of crazy tricks from everyone- guys like Kota and Alexis Letellier with huge air combos, and then street guys like Monky and Maxime killing the rails.  Good edit by Sebastian Prot.

New Boxes Gear Now Available at Freestyle Depot

New Boxes gear is now available at Freestyle Depot! Head over there and check it out Freestyle Depot

Derek Seay

I'm not sure if I've ever posted any of Derek's videos..Derek lives in Arizona and right now I believe is sponsored by !Nesk.  He really surprised me with this video though, I didn't realize he was that good at all.  Full cab bar came out of nowhere.  Funky lookin flairs though, I'll say it.  But he's got the skills.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bransyn and Ryland Smith Super 60

Bransyn rides for SZ Am, and Ryland for SZ Flow, and these two brothers deserve it. Rarely do you find two brothers who kill it equally as hard as the other. They recently got together with Nick Darger and he filmed their Super 60. Really liking this S60.

Elyts Team DVD Trailer

Description below is from the Vimeo Description.

Filmed/Edited: Phillip Long Additonal Filmers: Andy Rea, Max Manning, and Luke Painter

Scootering just isn't the same since the turn of the millenium 2000. The year is now 2012, after over a decade of slumber the ELYTS(Elites) of this rapidly growing sport have assembled to show off the many and best styles from all over the world. ELYTS Footwear, is the world's first shoe company created for scooter riders. Visit to view our latest footwear, accessories/gear, latest videos, and upcoming events! Filmed in USA, Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and MORE! Enough riding styles in this to suit every trick preference.
Elyts Team DVD Trailer from Elyts on Vimeo.

Welcome to Grit USA: Brenton Reid

Brenton is a Sammamish local who is known for his unique style. He is also a complete beast at bartwist whips, which aren't exactly a popular trick mainly because they're not really that easy. Though you wouldn't know it from watching Brenton. He recently made it onto the Grit USA Team, and this is his Welcome edit. Check it out. Banger was tight.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Boxes Update + New Dylan Kasson Boxes Promo

Boxes Limited apparel is proud to release it's newest offering of product. Highlights include the new Dylan Kasson signature tee, Matt McKeen's signature Street Pirate graphic now available on a regular t-shirt as well as the 3/4 baseball tee, and our Catcher hoodie which is made out of lightweight t-shirt material!
to view all product details, visit and don't forget to check out their facebook for up to date content!

Montreux 2012.

Montreux Scooter Contest 2012 / French Toast from Pause Play on Vimeo.

Montreux has to be one of the craziest contests all year.  Riders from all across the world attend, not only for a normal comp but a minipipe contest as well.  The tricks these guys throw down in a comp run are amazing.  Maxime Legrand is a madman.

"The Rider" Petr Machaecek

Damn.. it's times like these that I wish I spoke Czech, but I don't. But that doesn't take away from this documentary made about the top Czech rider, and MGP and Gizmania Pro rider, Petr Machaecek. The filming and editing is really well done. I just wish we had some english subs! But I know there are a fair amount of riders from Europe that will be able to enjoy this, and for anyone else..just sit back and watch haha. Looks like it takes you through a day full day in the life of Petr. From school, to MMA training, to of course, riding. Check it out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Matt Somers "Working From Home"

Matt Somers recently felt like his frontside game was slacking, so he started working on some new stuff. Some of that can be seen in this edit. Matt has always been a tech killer, and he really murders his box in this one. As much as I like seeing Matt ride street, and I can find it just as fun watching him get tech in his own frontyard with his set up. Check it below.


I'm not sure if its supposed to be "Leftlovers" or "Leftovers" but I do know that this is footage from the Twoline Crew, shot by Pol Acena.  He recently got a new camera (DVX) and this is some of the first footage he's shot.  Cool stuff.

Chill Box Sesh

chill box seshhh from Josh Young on Vimeo.

This video is notable for three reasons.  1, its the first footage of Rayan Simian in like three years.  2, it also features Dustin Nooner, footage of whom is almost as rare as Rayans.  And 3, it features a Josh Young flip off slider.  What more could you ask for?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mohamed Alsulaibi Six Trick Fix

Mohamed, aka "Hom", recently did a Six Trick Fix on a hip at TIC. He does some pretty crazy combos in here. Check it out below. And if anyone wants to do submit their own Six Trick Fix, feel free to send it to me at

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Justin Robertson- Times are Changin

Haven't seen much footy from Justin lately, stoked to see some more.  This is an edit he filmed just at his local park recently.  As you can expect, some ridiculous combos and creativity like usual.  Justin has the skills.

Gizmania Team Video 2012

The Gizmania Team is stacked. From park riders, to tech riders, to street riders. They got some of Europes best representing them. They recently got together various clips of all the different Team riders and got it into one edit. With all these different guys, there is something for everyone to enjoy. From park clips, to street, to tech. Check it out below.

Jamie Gantz 2012

Louisiana local Jamie Gantz is a shredder.  Despite being injured often he's managed to get pretty good at riding scooters.  This video was filmed in the past couple months, after coming back from a broken leg.  Good stuff.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Razor Dirt Scooter Throwaway

SoCal OG's, Nick Darger, Kody McQueen, Danny Rambert, and the creator of the Dirt Scooter by Razor, John Radtke got this footage from a few seshs with the new Dirt Scooter. It's just them messing around, but let's hope at least one of them puts together a serious edit soon. Pretty sick to see people shredding dirt scooters. Check it out below. Also check out an older edit of Nick Darger and Danny Rambert taking the dirt scooter up a step up.

Friday, April 20, 2012 Free Grit Mayhem Signed by Grit Pro Team is currently holding a contest on Facebook to give away a brand new Grit Mayhem signed by the Grit Pro Team. To enter is pretty simple. Just head over to the Facebook by clicking the following link, Facebook find the contest image, and Like and Share it. Once you do that, you are entered to win! Please keep in mind, this contest applies only to US, AUS, and UK riders.

Flipside Ridehouse and MGP Ride Day with Anthony "Twan" Bustos

We got this news sent to us a little late, but for everyone in Arizona, there is still plenty of time for them to be a part of this. If you're from Arizona you're probably pretty familiar with the "Kids That Rip" Indoor Skatepark, which is said to be the best indoor skatepark in Arizona. Flipside Ridehouse is working with MGP to have a ride day that will host Anthony "Twan" Bustos from 7pm to 10pm tonight. Skateboarders and Scooter riders are both welcomed. For more details see below.

Come enjoy 40,000 sq ft of indoor skatepark with your friends!

All Ages, Open to Public Skateboards and Scooters Welcome.

Cost: $15 for 3hr session Friday: Session: 7pm-10pm

* Shred to a LIVE DJ on Friday Nights during Open Skate!

1927 N. Gilbert Rd. Mesa, AZ 85296 (480)-844-9600

Tom Cirbee VertX Sponsor Video

Here's another upcoming rider, Tom Cirbee.  This video is just one of many that came out recently for VertX's sponsorship competition.  Diggin this guy's style, and Matt Reeves put together the video quite well.  Love pretty much anything he films.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Brandon Knapp

Brandon is an upcoming rider I've been watching for a while now.  He's only had a few clips here and there but they've always been enjoyable.  This minivideo really shows how much potential he has.  Definitely a shredder.

Madd Girls At Rampworx

Cloe Coldicott & Charlotte Worthington represent MaddGear as two of the "Madd Girls" for MGP UK. It's always good to see female riders that look like they take the sport seriously. With companies giving these girls a chance, like MGP did, I think it really boosts their confidence, and pushes them to progress. Check em out in the edit below.

7 Year Jordan Robles Edit

I should have posted this with the other younger kids, but I got the video sent in a little late. I've known Jordan since he was 5 years old. I met him at the Razor Exposed Tour a couple years ago. Jordan caught my attention because he simply has no fear. I've seen him slam, and he will smile, get up, and start riding again. At 7 years old, it is really sick to see that he is so much better, and is even developing a really clean style. So check out his edit below which was edited by Jordans friend Tanner Fox.

Another thing, I want to give a shout out to Jordans Mom and Dad. They travel all over the USA to make sure Jordan can ride with everyone and compete in contests. The kind of support they are giving Jordan is something I wish more parents did with their kids. So props to both of them for sure.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jon Aglialoro Lucky Throwaway

Jon still doin it big for Lucky.  His Opus part was really good, and this new street footy delivers more big gaps and tech combos.  16 stair at the end?  Time for another attempt at El Toro perhaps? 

Ryan Upchurch Interview

Steven: Ryan, what has been going on dude? It seems like you've been pretty busy. Tell us a little bit about what you've been up to lately.

Ryan: Dude, to be honest lately I've been working and riding every free moment I've had! To start things off, I have my normal team managing duties with Envy, I've recently been doing a bit of photo and writing work for a few different magazines, and also have been doing a ton of photo and video work on the side for various businesses local to me. On top of all of this, I have all of my usual travels, videos I make for myself, and balance it all out around my schoolwork. Needless to say, I've been keeping myself busy lately aha, but every second has been 100% worth it!

Steven: So it's pretty obvious that joining up with Blunt/Envy has been one of the best, if not The best move in your career, what are your thoughts on that?

Ryan: Since joining Blunt/Envy Scooters, my whole life has changed! On and off my scooter, they have been backing me with everything I've done since stepping foot on the team. One of the biggest things for me with Envy though is my travels, and they have made all the difference! I never thought I'd make it to Europe, especially by now (let alone all of the other places I've been)! I've met heaps of great people in my travels, and have made memories that I wouldn't trade for the world. Since joining the team more than over a year ago, it seems my riding has also flourished, which I feel has been a direct result of the high quality products that I've been riding on over the past year. They have been more than good to me, so it's definitely safe to say it has been the best decision I've made so far in my career.

Steven: If I'm not mistaken, aren't you also the Team Manager for Envy USA? Can you tell us how that role affects you, and give us a little bit of insight on what you do for Envy?

Ryan: Yeah man, I was in search of work as I entered the team, and found it a few months later as TM. Seeing that they have given me work, I can focus completely on the promotion of the company from a marketing aspect when I'm not riding. I am extremely grateful that they've done so, seeing that otherwise I'd be working in some dead end job I hate. As a team manager though, I make sure all of the guys are always on a good set of parts, organize some of the traveling for the team, as well as do a load of behind the scenes photo, video, and marketing work such as producing magazine advertisements and creating event flyers. They keep work coming my way, and I do my best to keep the work going out just as fast as it's coming in. They've made a dream come true though, by allowing me to do what I love to do each day!

Steven: All right I gotta get into this Mega Ramp deal at Travis's house. First, before we get into the actual hitting of the ramp, tell us how you even ended up in his backyard?

Ryan: Well... to make a long story short, I know a guy that knows a guy haha! My long-time friend and pro BMX rider Mike Fede is pretty good friends with Jim Dechamp, and one thing led to another, and Mike invited me down to Travis's for a session. I have been there quite a few times now, and after the frontflip, I've been invited to come ride and hangout whenever almost.

Steven: Ok, now that that's out of the way.. walk us through the day that you frontflipped his mega. Did anyone know you were going to throw a frontflip first try? Break it down for us dude.

Ryan: Actually man, first try is a false statement... the video that I released that everyone has seen was actually my second go at it! But to start from the beginning, I was at Travis's house the day before just riding to get some photos and basic clips with Mike, and Travis took a bit of interest into my riding. After the session and towards the end of the day, he mentioned to me that ESPN was going to be there tomorrow, and that I could come back for the filming of the show if I wanted. Without hesitation, I accepted (obviously)! So the next day rolls around and I show up around 1PM, just around the time that ESPN showed up. The weather was iffy, and raining on and off throughout the day. Between the spurts of rain, myself, along with Chad Kagy, Steve McCann, "Dusty", and a few others filmed various clips around the compound. I mentioned to Travis that I wanted to do the mega for the show, and he was clearly hesitant, and actually told me he didn't think I was going to make it. He also made me sign another liability waiver, just to be safe hahaha! Confident in thinking I was going to make the gap though, I told the film crew to head over to the mega, and start rolling because I was about to do something they don't want to miss (make or fail). Soon after, I was at the top of the compound, right at Travis's front door, shaking with adrenaline and fear. I thought to myself about what this would mean if I made it, and without another thought in my mind ran as fast as I could and jumped on my scooter towards the mega ramp. First time out I got speed wobbles at the bottom, took off crooked, and bailed as I was upside down suspended about 35feet in the air moving at aorund 30-40mph. Thank god, I made the gap! Adrenaline still pumping and with the Nitro Circus crew cheering me on I knew I had to go stomp it! Off to the top of the hill I went, and lined up for a second go. This time as I hit the take off my speed wobbles weren't as bad and I took off much better, and brought the rotation around for the fronty just about as good as I think I could have! Everyone went berserk when I landed it, and it couldn't have been a better moment for me. It was unreal.

Steven: It looks like quite a few people were there, including Travis Pastrana himself and Jolene Van Vugt. Who else was there? And what were there overall reactions and thoughts after seeing you throw that down first try?

Ryan: In addition to Travis and Jolene, there was Chad Kagy, Streetbike Tommy, "Dusty", Steve McCann, Mike Fede, Jim Dechamp, Hubert, and a few others were hanging out when it all went down. Before hand, as ssen in the video, it's quite obvious that there wan't a whole lot of people confident in me making the gap, or even attempting it in the first place. Surprisingly, seeing at how crazy everyone appears to be on the shows, the Nitro Circus crew seemed quite concerned for my safety when I told them I was going to do it. Right when I made the first jump, they all jumped up in applaud more so for the fact that I didn't wreck myself than anything. Second go, I stuck the trick and everyone jumped up in amazement this time because I actually threw it. Travis, as well as everyone else there was stoked on what went down that day. Ultimately, it was huge for me because hitting a mega ramp was one of the few things I really wanted out of my scooter career, and it couldn't have been more perfect.

Steven: I honestly want to see you hit the REAL Mega Ramp. What are your thoughts on that, and would we see another first T front flip??

Ryan: A real mega ramp... I've been wanting to do it even before I hit the one at the Pastrana compound! Now that I have made it over his, I'm determined to hit every mega I'm allowed to ride. First try over the real mega is very possible, but regardless of which try I land it on, I can say that I'll keep going until I land it or get hurt. After speaking with Travis afterward though, me hitting another mega in the near future is a strong possibility! When it comes to what I throw over them, I guess everyone will just have to wait and see!

Steven: Ryan you're making big moves dude, and having known you for so many years, you know I'm stoked for you. What can we expect from you for the rest of 2012? And will we be seeing any signature Ryan Upchurch products, or any Signature Envy USA products? If you got shout outs, let em go now.

Ryan: For the rest of 2012, I can't even tell you half of what my plans are, but I think I will let you and the inside readers in on a few things in the works! First of all, I'll start you off with some news! I have recently joined Scoot-Mag as a rider, writer, and photographer, so you will see a good bit of my work in there in coming issues. As far as travel goes, I am working on getting out to NASS, a few other European events in the Summer, and many other major contests that will be held! This year I plan to take my riding to a whole new level, and throw down bigger and better than ever. Not to mention, I have all the more reason to because right now I am working with Envy to produce a signature deck! So on that note, keep your eyes peeled for more information on the deck! At the end of the day though, none of this would be possible without Envy Scooters, and Dinny Spicer, who have helped me out so much along the way. I'd also like to give a shout out to Scoot-mag, Inside-scooters, Triple 8 for hooking me up, and all of the great riders and other individuals I've met so far in my career. But with the end of my shout outs, I'd also like to say to all of the younger riders out there that being sponsored isn't what's important about riding; it's about having a good time. Shout out to all of the riders who are out there riding every day just because they love it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kids on the Rise

12, 11, and 8.. yes 8. Those are the ages of the following riders. With the sport continuing to grow, it only natural that riders start progressing faster and faster. These kids have so many riders to look up to, and even ride with. Which makes progressing a lot easier for them. Needless to say, I am really impressed with these riders. The only thing I hope is that they actually stick with the sport. We've seen young riders like these before, and it seems like as quick as they progress, they drop out of the sport. Let's hope we still hear these three riders names in a few years.

Mike Mullins

For all you street heads, this kid is definitely someone to watch. 11 years old, and already throwing down in the streets. Sky is the limit if this kid keeps it up.

Alex Pinaha
A TIC local, so you know he can ride park. When you got local riders like Josh Kish, Collin DaSilva, and Matt Somers, you know progression is going to come pretty easily if you put in the practice. Which Alex clearly has been.

Rhys Rogers
8 years old.. When you're 8 years old, and you're already picked up by Envy Scooters, you obviously kill it. For a lot of young riders when you're this young, you either have too much fear, or none at all. Guess which one applies to Rhys.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Inside the Lens: Week #58

Rider name: Damià Araujo
Trick Name: Blunt
Location: Vilanova
Photographer: Pol Aceña
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.
Filmer:Joe Brumitt.
Rider:Kaleb Kier.
Park:Tron(Beaverton oregon.)
-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.

Michael Goumaz Edit

Michael just shut it down. That's basically all you need to know before you watch this. 100% street, and bangers all around. I was also waiting to see this song used, and I'm glad it went with a really solid edit. Can't wait to see Michaels next edit.


Danny Roberts Spring/Welcome to Blunt UK Edit

Well, Danny has come a long way, in a short amount of time it seems. This is easily his best edit yet. I am stoked that Danny is riding for Blunt UK now. There is no doubt that he is going to start to progress even faster with a sponsor like Blunt helping him out. He takes McWhips to a whole new level in this edit, and really kills it with most of these clips. Check it out below.

Skates.Co.Uk's Louie Reynolds Edit

First edit I've seen from this guy, and it was pretty good. Lots of bar and whip combos, and he rides pretty clean. He's a park rider, so if that's your thing, definitely check out the video.

As always check out Skates.Co.Uk by clicking the link below.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jon Reyes Flat Edit

Jon recently hurt his ankle, so he couldn't do any real riding and decided to film this.  Can't deny this guy has the best balance in the game.  Rides better on one wheel going backwards than most people can going forward.  Also has tricks both ways which is cool to see.