Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Richard's students help Japan.


Richard Aguayo works at an elementary school in Los Angeles. His students are working hard to help out Japan.

Looks like they are doing their research on the country as well.

7. A lot of Flatlanders.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stephen Hearn interview.

The results are in!! BMX Plus! Magazine published the 4 page interview with Stephen Hearn.

Check this previous episode of FLATmode for a "behind the scenes" look at the photoshoot!
http://flatmode.blogspot.com/2010/09/man-of-da-hour-stephen-hearn.html

Friday, March 25, 2011

Takashi Ito gets Married!

Legendary Flatlander and my personal friend, Takashi Ito ties the knot to Ayaha.
If you don't know who Takashi is, he was one of the first flatlanders from Japan to travel around to other countries to comps and to ride with foreigners. He was also one of the founders of the famous "King of Ground" flatland competition series in Japan. I got these photos from Hidenori Tanaka's Facebook.

His wife, Ayaha, is pretty cool. She showed us around the island of Okinawa when we were there. She is so funny!



Flatlanders usually ride at wedding parties in Japan!! It's tradition!

Takashi throws down.



York was on hand as well, representing.


Of course, Hiro Morizaki stays sucker-free on stage!

Check this clip of Takashi. He ruled foot pivots back in the day.

Friday, March 18, 2011

EVENTS!!!

Gabe Kadmiri is hosting a jam at Studio City.

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



Donate to Japan here.


Here's a video animation explaining the reactor in simple terms for kids.





Studio City Happenings:
Terry Adams had some work to do in Los Angeles, so Jonathon and I had a quick session at Studio City with him.

Terry A. -His bike was unavailable for this photo, so he used my Instrumental.



Jonathon B.


Bobby C.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

RIP - Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg passed away yesterday at 41 years old after stroke complications. He is a Long Beach legend, who made many contributions to the art of hip-hop.

Here go some gangsta tracks from Nate Dogg.
These tracks are hard right here!



Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan...


Most people know that one of worst natural disasters just happened in Japan. A 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a huge tsunami swept as far as 6 miles inland in north east Japan.

NASA states that the quake moved Japan's main island 8 feet and shifted the earth's mass axis by about 6 1/2 inches.
It accelerated the earth's rotation and shortend our day by 1.8 microseconds.

Our friend Akihiko was working at a steel factory in Chiba, when the earthquake hit. His area wasn't affected by the waves, but a chemical factory near his steel factory blew up because of the quake. The picture above is from Akihiko. He's OK though.

Akihiko's a flatland mastermind. I assume this is at the steel factory.




Here are some radom clips if you want to see what it's like to experience a tsunami wave coming through first hand.

This one is from ground level. You see a car trying to out run the wave. The dude shooting the video is right on the ground then moves up the stairs of an overpass walkway for safety.




Chiba City cracks moving in the ground with water coming out.


The global-flat Jam

Caught in the time warp space fold. Never doubt the xb!


Since the Global-flat staff were in town, it was appropriate to set up a little jam. About 14 or 15 riders came through for the session last saturday!

At the end of the day, it's time to break down the bikes and prepare them for the flight back home.

Roy has a rather extensive setup for protecting his bike throughout a plane trip.
There's a write up on global-flat.

Sean's spy cam was out and caught some action on video!





Thursday, March 10, 2011

Global-Flat lands at the Lab!

Day2: Global-Flat lands at the lab. Roy and Martin get ready for the official Diversion LA tour.



First stop: 5 minutes from the lab sits the Hollywood Sign.


Second Stop: Ocean Park near Santa Monica.
It was sandy as a mugg, but we made it work!



...and no tour of LA would be complete without a trip to a taqueria.
Martin enjoys his first macho burrito and horchata -complete with foolz wylin' out front, in the streets of Venice. It doesn't get any more real than this.

The guys went to San Diego after LA, but they'll be back on Saturday (3-12-2011) for a session at Studio City. So roll out to SC for an early afternoon session. They will probably head back to LAX from the lot around 5pm. Bring your trix!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We've got guests!

Global-Flat has arrived. I ate lunch at Juicy Burger with Martin Schulz from Germany (creator of Global-Flat.com) and Roy D.G. from New York (I think he's an admin on G-F).
Yo' boy, Roy!

Yo' boy, Martin!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011