Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Protagonist / Midas Mount Bio.

Thanks to Brandon Cole and Adonis Clarke for putting together this Bio on me. Check out their kickstarter for some BMX inspired camera equipment.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

80sTrix! 80sFlix! : Real Genius

The other day the twins hit me up, "Carts we found CalTech, set of the movie 'Real Genius'!" 
Time for another episode of 80sTrix! 80sFlix!

'Real Genius' stars Val Kilmer as Chris Knight, head of a group of students building a high powered laser. Little did they know their professor was crooked and in cahoots with the government.
TRIVIA FACT: After watching this movie, the twins decided they wanted to go to college.

In the movie,  the name of the school was changed to Pacific Tech cuz Cal Tech didn't want to be associated with shady professors like Hathaway. Ren with the forkstand.
"Professor Hathaway I saw your program on radioactive isotopes. I have one question: Is that your REAL hair?"

The movie was shot on a bunch of different campuses around SoCal, including CalTech so we couldn't quite find any exact settings from the movie. Rod gets funky in front of a walkway that could have been in the movie!
Lazlo! Buddy!  

Bobby wih a Boomerang in the aforementioned walkway!

After cruising the campus for while, looking for artifacts from the movie, we started taking some photos of the new architecture on campus. Rod at the helm.

It wasn't long before special forces put a halt to our operations. Security came to flex.

All these photos were taken with a small point and shoot camera. There must have been 30 people around the campus taking photos.  Security was closing in, so i posted up next to this dude with a big DSLR professional camera and took a picture of this fountain.

Security: "We can't have you guys doing tricks and taking photos. You got a picture permit?"

Me: "WHAT?!"

Security: "You gotta have a permit if you want to take pictures."

They didn't say squat to the professional camera dude who scurried off real quick or the 30 other people taking photos and riding bikes around campus, they just flexed on us. Haters gonna hate...

Anyway...we found Val Kilmer. He's still riding. He's keeping it real on the underground though!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Not on the West Coast...

Just posting some phenomena that doesn't usually occur on the west coast....

from Shinde's Blog.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Battery Energy Drink Commercial.

A few week's ago, Jo-Weezy and I did a commercial for Battery Energy Drink. It's from Finland, so I'm not sure if you can get it in the USA. After pulling a ton of tricks, we had to fake a bunch of crashes so that the filmmakers could create the "try try again until you get it" effect. They didn't show too much of the pulled tricks though. Maybe they'll make some more versions. Flatland on Finnish TV! Here it is....

 The shoot took place in downtown LA.

Of course we can't have an energy drink update without Chance! He approves the new addition to his collection!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

FlatMode Field Trip: BMX Hall of Fame

FIEEEELD TRIP! Todd Carter and I took a trip down to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, near San Diego. We wanted to check out the RAD museum inside the BMX Hall of fame. It's FREE so you should definitely go down there and check it out! 

To our surprise, a BMX race was going down so we decided to show them how we do it on flatland. For all the new schoolers, this is how it started. Racers got bored between heats and started doing tricks.   Next thing you know, freestyle is born and BOOM, here we are...

Yeah, that torch is lit, dawg....

We ran into Danny G. randomly so he joined us for the session! 

We took so many pictures at the Hall of Fame, I just threw them all in a slide show. Enjoy!