Devon Smillie tossed together some new and old footage of him and his friends for this new edit. As always, Devon kills it.
It’s not that S&M is inventing the “custom bars” thing, Solid has been doing it for years. However, now S&M gives you the option to take any of their bars like the classic Slam Bars, Hoders, Perfect 10’s, Beringer’s, etc. and customize the backsweep, up sweep, cross bar size and color to your preference. This is nice since a lot of bars are very similar since that’s what a good number of people ride (supply and demand), but not always what you are looking for. Head over to the new Custom Bar section of the S&M site and figure out what works for you. I’m curious to see if FBM starts doing something like this, as well.
Tom Dugan gives you some tips on how to BLAST a quarter pipe for Etnies. The things he talks about are real valid and makes a lot of sense. It’s 5 minutes long, but some how watching him blast over and over again is entertaining enough to keep you watching.
I’m still going with natural talent that gets him that high.
Raul Ruiz, Daniel “Lil D” Martinez and Luis Caballero get a session in at a skate plaza. There’s seriously something about a real high quality black and white edit that looks sooo damn good. Add in the real good riding and it’s Charlie Sheen Winning status. I have a feeling Tommy Blanco has a bunch of new edits coming through with his site TugLife.net, so I’m looking forward to that. Even though I think of something way different when thinking of “Tug Life”.
Chris Wilmshurst (who I also have an interview in my inbox waiting to get posted) met up with Anthony Watkinson at Rampworx for a session. Not only does Anthony absolutely shred the place, that park looks to have a never ending amount of fun in it. That last clip is ridiculous.
Chad DeGroot put together a bunch of his photos and a few video clips from the Red Bull Barge Spin that went off a few weeks back down in Florida. From what I’ve heard, it was a real good time and a pretty crazy experience.
In other Chad DeGroot news, I’ve got a Quicky with his name on it in the inbox. It will be up shortly.
If I remember right, Primo had these on display at Interbike this past year. All the specs are in the photo, but I’d like to mention how the drop outs are designed to have a clean fit with pegs, and the cut out where the steerer meets the legs are all nice touches. You can’t really tell by the photo, but the legs “flatten” out from the top of the stickers as they go down to the drop out. Also, the 13mm offset is pretty crazy to think about considering the Odyssey Race Forks have 32mm offset. You will be able to nose manual like a champ with these. Lifetime warranties are good too.