Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to build a bike.

This makes building bikes look like fun!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ninja Secrets!!!

Pivot to Cross Footed HitchHiker. from FLATmode on Vimeo.

When regular footed backpackers aren't cuttin' it, you may have to pivot and use the cross footed attack! A few people have asked me about this flatland ninja technique, so I've attempted to illustrate it with the video above. At first you may think that logically, you need to shift one foot to the heel and the other foot to the toe before the pivot. If you do this, you'll find that the feet will pivot and slide off pegs. Since flatland will always be somewhat of a mystery, you only need to "slightly" shift your feet to the heel and toe...and I mean real slightly.... The more important point is to move your feet to the edge of the pegs. Once again if you go too much to the outside of the peg, it won't work, but you need to move both feet to the outside so that when you pivot, your heel or toe won't hit the spokes.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Now this is hardcore.

I found this on facebook. Erin D. is one of the most hardcore riders out there. She's gotta get a session in before her wedding ceremony!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Project Dirty Official Music Video.

Ben's band, Project Dirty, just dropped their new video. Ben is in the back making the beats. They don't show him much until the end. That's his hand on the video still image though! Check it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ground Logic Video

Ground Logic is a video made by Mario Contini in the early 2000's. You'll have to excuse the clip's low quality, but check it out. Ready, Set, Flashback!!!

Alert: All Studio City Riders.

Although the parkinglot is unused/deserted during the weekend, you are still liable for parking in the handicapped spaces. Ben Q. learned the hard way with a hefty ticket in the hundreds! So let's watch hot girls in bikinis! yeah!

This one's for you, Ben!

2011 SWIMSUIT ISSUE PART I from SURFING Magazine on Vimeo.

Monday, May 16, 2011

That's what I'm talking about.

Riding in a tropical hide-away in Brazil!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"RUM97-05" Video.

One of my all time favorite videos from Japan, "RUM97-05", really captures the true essence of flatland at it's core. Dudes busting out and evolving. I found this clip on you-tube. It's the last part of the video with a guy named Takaaki that stayed away from comps and just worked on dope tricks with Akira.

I remember showing this video to Eugene Collins when he was visiting the lab. He was was going nuts over the video and when the Takaaki section came on, it was like he was witnessing a rare phenomenon...especially when Takaaki was going for the cliffhanger with both feet on the bars. "NOOoooooOooOo...!!!", Eugene screamed. "He's doing the Paraglider!!!!!!!!!!!!" The mythical trick that no one has seen performed, only imagined and spoken of...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monterey Park Session!

Yo' boy, Thong, sent out the word over facebook, so I went to Monterey Park to session.
Thong's got a lot of sweet concepts. He likes to jump around the bike a lot.

When all his concepts come together it's going to be pretty sick.

Come to Monterey Park and catch these retired dudes, hustling Chinese checkers. "We don't need no picnic table! We gonna keep it real, and play right here on this curb, between these parked cars, sucka free...."

Throwback front wheel moves for me.


All that riding made us hungry. If you're in Alhambra, check out Noodle World. -Huge menu! You can't go wrong...

The Caribbean...

What's going on in the Caribbean, man???..... Find out.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Newport Beach Photos.

Sean Fontenot (Rider of the Month) sent me some more picts that a passer-by dude took in Newport.






Sean. (Sorry I missed this photo.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Newport Beach Session.

Yesterday we went to Newport Beach. This spot is pretty much the California "Dream" spot. The spot isn't sandy although it's literally on the beach.
Todd Carter shot these photos: Bobby, Gabe, and Richard.

New concepts.

This dude reminds us that we are still at the beginning of new concepts.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Random Session at Venice Beach!

Ahmed and I decided to ride at Venice Beach. Jesse rolled up, Venice is his turf. Then out of nowhere, a rider I met 5 years ago in Germany rolled up! Stephan Henrich from Stuttgart!
Flatland rules!





Britney Spears puts Ben Q. on her website.

Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Madonna, .....Ben Q.!
The man who does it all....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chance, The man of many drinks.

Chance is the official engergy drink chancellor at the riding spot. Here he samples the "DUB" edition drink, which, according to the label, is for "the true ballers...."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Looks like Jowii-Z got himself a job-e-job at Yogurtland, where you can get the most exotic frozen yogurt on earth!

Holdin' down the Reseda Yogurtland!

Yeah, weigh that....I think that scale is loaded. It can't weigh that much... haha!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tsutomu in Hollywood edit #2

Gabe Kadmiri brings us a second edit of Tsutomu Kitayama in Hollywood.

We took Tsutomu to eat his first burrito. I told him that red sauce was super "karai" (super spicy!)

The Burrito was good though!