Thursday, December 30, 2010

How-to Hitchhiker!

Here's how to do a hitchhiker!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Legend of Ralphs.

Some of you may be wondering what's this Ralphs place all about? What's the story???

Rumor has it that a street rider named Robert Granado found Ralphs and let the riders know of the spot.
Those who have only been in the game for 7 years or less missed Ralphs back in it's golden age, (1999-2003). Just about everyone in the LA area would drop by Ralphs at one time or another. Actually, people from all over the world would drop by. Alex Jumelin, Kotaro Tanaka, Michael Steingrabber, and others came through. In recent times, I heard Matthias D. rode there. Since then, the riders have migrated to other spots, Studio City, North Hollywood Park, Rose Garden, etc. Here's some classic footage from Ralphs' golden era from an Intrikat video called "Connect."


DAY SMITH @ RALPHS




Stephen Cerra @ RALPHS


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's raining felines and K9'z

Rain Rain go away....It's been raining in SoCal for I can't even count how many days straight. Even Ralphs, the legendary indoor spot, isn't immune from the flooding.

Here we are riding on our dry "islands" at a Ralphs night session.
Fly-y-y-y Mike Chua keeping things fresh.

B. Carter at the "shoreline."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Get your Day Smith Custom Beanie!

Day Smith has more to offer than unreal flatland skills! Don't sleep on his custom beanies. He can make you custom color match ups as well. Check this video, he throws down some crazy flatland and the new head gear!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Studio City Sessions.

One Love posted from the organized session last week.
One Love crew will host a jam at Studio City in January.
Click here for info.


The Cheese Made Me Do It from One Love BMX on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Everythangz gonna be alright! Worldwide, baby!

The Deep crew shows us that Japan has quite a LOT to offer....if you know what I mean...


deepBMX/JYKK JAPAN TOUR 2010: from STYLE43 on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ground Tacticzzz!


Yo' Boy, Big-E, up in Hollywood, judging the first round of Ground Tactics. Steady Calculatin'!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cali is Jumpin' at the Moment.


Not only is Effraim up in the Lab. Terry Adams just landed in the lab as well.


Looks like some flatlanders are on the set of the sitcom, Glee.

Be sure to check out FlatMatters for daily updates on what's poppin' this week in Cali!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tea Time.

Hollywood Blvd. - A real English geeza gotta have his tea, Bruv!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Spirit of BMX!

My boy, Hiroshi from 430 clothing, just dropped this video from back in the day in Japan. I'm feeling this video because it represents the spirit of BMX at the time. People weren't stressed about comps and trying to get sponsored. BMX had more of a free spirit in those days. Of course not many riders were over the age of 25 back then either. Anyway, looks like everyone had a fun time traveling around, sessioning, and hitting on chicks. Man, that's what life's all about, right there.

Untitled from hiroshi430 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

FlatMatters meets FlatMode.

UK to LA!
Yup, Big-E (aka Effraim Catlow) just landed in the U S of A.


We hit up the American Apparel store in Little Tokyo. Sterling Pounds go a long way in America!

Makin' sure the po-po don't see me...

This South Sea Geeza's been awake for 24 hours straight. FlatMatters passed out in the lab.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Somebody's always trying to flex on you.

Rider: Jason Sison

It was a post Thanksgiving session going down at Anthem park. It was a 54 degrees F, a bit brisk! As soon as I snapped this cellie pict, somebody asked, "How long you guys been riding?"

I turned around and it was the 5-0. I said, "about 20 years."

"Incredible!" He responded, "but you guys have got to go. People are calling in saying people can't play basket ball out here."

First of all, the park was pretty much a ghost town, there were multiple courts and only one dude on another court on the other end playing by himself.

Secondly, NOBODY was waiting to play.

If someone actually did call in, they had nothing better to do with their life than look out the window and try to flex on us 'cuz they can't understand why two dudes are riding bikes on an already jacked up basket ball court.

Maaaan...somebody's always tryin' to flex on you.....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Progression.

Just saw this clip of my friend, Yuki, from the Ikebukuro area in Tokyo. I first met him in 2004. He was just a beginner. 6 years later, this dude is busting out! Make dreams reality...



Note to John Ing: Backward spinning half-hiker at 1:50.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Studio City Session!

There will be an organized Studio City Session on Saturday, December 11, 2010.
Session goes from 12noon - dark. Afterwards, we will go to Pinz Bowling alley (5 minutes away on the same street) where you can chill, play games, eat and be merry. You know how we do….no player haters!

Studio City Parkinglot:
Across the street from Zack's Italian Cafe.
10820 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604-3338

Pinz Bowling Alley:
12655 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Flatland BMX with a GoPro Camera.

I recently received a GoPro Camera. HD resolution. Check it out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FlatMode 3000!

Early morning fuel for a day of riding!


We met up at Studio City for the FlatMode 3000 rally down to the Bellflower event.

Team 1: "XBz, yes indeezy!"
Bobby, Ben, and Taka.

Team 2: "One Love BMX"
Shayne, Darin, and JoWii-Z

Team 3: "Same Thing Daily"
Dane B.!

The event was fun in the end. Lalo tried his hardest to get a flatland event at a BMX event. Thanks Lalo!

Taka threw down one of the sickest back wheel links of the comp.

Rolled to "The Counter" after the event for some awesome gourmet hamburgers!


This is BMX.


Monday, November 15, 2010

A moment of silence.

Some of you may have heard...Dickie Sanders is no longer with us. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

One Love lands at the lab.

One Love crew landed at the lab.
Here they are with Taka, checking out the classic Brazilian video "The 25th Parallel."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Venice Beach!

So I'm back again with another bangin' update!

Today we cruised to Venice Beach!
We rolled Sunet Blvd to the beach to avoid freeway traffic. Usually you expect to see Beemers, Benz, and Bentleys on Sunset, but you know...rock what you want to rock!

Taka gets a taste of Dogtown. (aka Venice Beach)

We sessioned Ocean Park 'til sundown.


This is November in Cali!

Afterwards we met up with John Ing and he took us to an Okonomiyaki restaurant called Ebisu.
This was my first time eating Okonomiyaki in a restaurant on this side of the planet.
It was tasty and I will be back at Ebisu again!


We closed the place out and decided to try out Taka's Back Wheel battle machine!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Welcome to H.Wood!

Welcome to Hollywood!
Took Taka to the hills today. If you come through LA, I'll take you on the official tour.


I had to introduce Taka to some LA style food. BURRITOS!

You wanna ride? We ride...just come down to Studio City and we'll get the session on!
Richard rolled up to join us.




After the session we all kicked it up to Universal City Walk.


Yo boy, Frank, holdin' down a new riding spot?

Monday, November 8, 2010

From Okinawa to LA for 40 years of BMX!

I haven't been up on the blog for a minute.
Today, John Ing and I just picked up your boy, Taka from LAX. Taka is a rider from Okinawa, Japan who studies english in Canada. He's down here to see LA, ride, and check out the 40 years of BMX event this coming weekend.


Up in the lab, Taka gets a sneak peak at the next Diversion video. Coming soon!

Flatland Trivia Fact:
Taka along with many other great flatlanders in Japan such as Hiro Morizaki, used to play soccer before riding flatland. Hmmmm.....

Check out 40 years of BMX event this weekend!





Monday, October 25, 2010

Chad Johnston co-owns a bike shop in LBC!

Chad Johnston and Aaron Bostrom made a joint effort to open a BMX shop in Long Beach called Neighborhood BMX shop.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I went to Florida!

OK, so I made a quick trip to FL for a few days for family purposes, but also did some riding as well. So here are some picts of the awesome riders of Orlando. Thanks to all the riders that came out to session!
Mitchell Hall.

Beaker

Chris Babin.

Me.

Marcos "Pigi" Paulo de Jesus

Marcos rides for a Brazilian company called Master Bikes. He turned Orlando into Master City!


The main beach spot!

Stoops said he is representing for Bob Walters in this photo.


Stoops spinnin'!

Stoops with a cliffhanger link.

Mike Evans spins this with his foot on the pedal. Sick!

Marcos at his dream job.

Check this Video that Mitch Hall made.
SickChild meets Master bikes!