Friday, October 28, 2016

Tilt Takes Toronto

When Tilt set out for Canada this past summer after the Chicago Street Jam, they intended to only take a video days to film in Toronto and then move on to Montreal. Well, plans change, and they/we ended up staying in Toronto for the entirety of the trip. I think it was all worth it, as this video filmed and edited by Josh Smukal clearly demonstrates. I couldn't be more amazed by the scootering these dudes can throw down and how much fun is it to be around them. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


You don’t have to be a skateboarder to know who Dylan Rieder was. His influence echoes throughout the worlds of scootering, BMX, fashion, and beyond. Today, those worlds were shocked by the news of Dylan’s passing due to complications from leukemia, which he had been fighting for the past couple years.

It’s easy to see the impact Dylan had on scooter riding. If you cuff your pants, he’s probably the reason why. See someone wearing a nice white button up while riding? That’s classic Dylan. But beyond the controversial fashion choices he brought to the action sports industry, Dylan possessed a skate style that transcended whatever he was wearing. His power, speed, and grace on a skateboard paved the way for scooter riders to realize there’s more to riding than tricks. He helped show that how you choose to ride a spot, the way your trick looks, can be just as, if not more rewarding as a rider and spectator than just adding another smith or whip into your combos. It was clear that this man was born to ride a skateboard, and that’s what so many of us have tried to emulate on our scooters. It’s an unthinkable tragedy for a person like this to go so soon, and I hope everyone takes a minute to remember and appreciate all he did for the world. Thank you, Dylan.