Over the years, I’ve established what many would consider a “relationship” with Steve Crandall from FBM. Sure, some of it has to do with his latest videos, or products but most of it boils down to our mutual, vested, stokedness on bikes. FBM is one of those brands that never will, nor have ever had it easy. They’re not all driving sports cars, or hanging with SoCal bikini babes in hot tubs in their condos but they’re still living the life that many of us would consider meaningful and honest. And I don’t know that they would even want that lifestyle.
While I’m not as into BMX as the next guy, I can appreciate good company and that’s what I always get from Steve. Well, that and a bunch of crushed beer cans and leather jackets. I shot these two photos at House Park one day, before we rode to get cupcakes and I like to think that both of us are happy with how they turned out.
You look great ripping that bowl, brother!
Zeiss 28mm f2.8 T* ZM
The fourth installment of Kenny Horton’s (I hate that guy) web series for FBM is live and in your face. Don’t miss this one!
“Produced by Kenny Horton, featuring FBM Riders, and friends including Space Needle,Tom Blyth, Latane Coghill, Eric Holladay, Neil Hise, Jason Anderson, Ruel Smith, Chris Neighbors, Jackson Allen, Bob Quirk, John Held, Costa, Ginch, Chunk. Evan Venditti, Eric Hennessey, Darryl Nau, Kenny Horton and more…”
Photo by Rob Dolecki
It was great seeing you in Austin, Steve. Amen, brother.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted some BMX content but here’s a great one to fill the void:
“So here it is at long last. This was filmed over the Summer when we first decided to put Stevie onOSS. I’ve known the kid since he was about 15 and he has always told me that he wanted to be on the OSS team but I wanted to wait til he was a bit older and more “well developed” to make it official. I love Stevie because even though he’s got all these crazy tech moves, Jeff Martin helped shape him into a really legitimate street rider. And on top of that he’s just one of my best friends and the nicest kid you’ll ever meet in your life.
Also this was filmed by Mike Mastroni and edited by Charlie Crumlish which is kind of like Gucci Mane covering a Beatles song.”
This video is too good. What else would you expect from Defgrip:
“I recently had the opportunity to travel to Japan with Brian Yeagle, KC Badger, Joseph Frans, Broc Raiford, Chad Kerley, Alex Magallan, and Greg Illingworth. They went over there to do demos, but afterwards Brian, KC, Joseph, and I rented a car and took off on our own with the goal of seeing as much of Japan as we possibly could. It was much more of a recreational trip than a riding trip, and we had one hell of a good time. I put together this little video with bits of footage I shot while shooting for a Ride UK article and some footage Joseph shot with his GoPro. Nothing beats exploring interesting and unfamiliar places with your friends.
– Walter Pieringer”
Stoked to see some riding from the almighty Ninjacats. Sol, I’m pretty sure you could have done a bigspin in there!
I always enjoy DUB BMX‘s videos and it’d been a while since I posted one. The latest from the team is from Seamus McKeon. You can’t help but enjoy it all, but my favorite lines are at 1:20 and the ender. Holy shit.
Yeah, the weather’s been really quite pleasant here. Sorry to rub it in! Enjoy your weekend, however you can…
Zeiss 28mm f2.8 T* ZM
Fuji Neopan 400