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Today is killing it on the video front. First Massan and now Matt Spencer. Two of my favorite people to watch on a fixed gear. Matt’s newest Wolf Drawn edit is filled with the good shit. Edgers, airs, techy and creative street riding. This one’s a chilled out and smooth ride, a must see!
Matt Reyes and the Wheel Talk guys always provide the best in video coverage. Here’s their recap from the 2013 Red Bull Ride + Style:
“With the help of Zane Meyer and Omar Sebai I was able to chop together this highlight reel of the 2013 Red Bull Ride & Style. A lot of shit went down in San Francisco last weekend, and this is just a taste of it. I’ve been posting so much about this event that at this point I don’t even know what to say. I’m going to stop talking and let the video speak for itself. Enjoy.”
Photo by Dave Beard
Dave has a new contribution up on Rec Fail, featuring Gus and his new SKYLMT. Hop on over to see what he gets himself in through.
I could watch this guy ride all day. So much style and speed. Digging this one real hard!
Photos by Rick Anderson
Rick posted up these two photos of Tom from when he was in Los Angeles. We’ve already seen Tracko’s photo from this (who obviously wasn’t used to shooting Tom’s riding) but Rick captured it perfectly (again). You should really check out Rick’s Tumblr, he’s got some great photos up.
As far as I’m concerned, Ride + Style is the leading showcase for the top street racers and fixed freestyle riders. The days of grassroots comps are for the most part gone, leaving Ride + Style one of the few standing trick comps. It brings people from as far away as Japan to compete but most importantly, to keep the scene strong and connected.
This year, from what I can tell, people were more stoked to just fucking hang out than they were to win any award and to me, that’s the most important thing to take away from any competition. However, since it is a competition, there has to be a winner and this year’s Ride + Style FGFS champ is Matt Reyes.
Many thanks to Matt Lingo for pulling these photos together in such a timely manner. Keep on top of Matt’s work at RecFail and check out more photos from the 2013 Ride + Style track racers in the gallery.
As you can clearly tell, I wasn’t able to make it to the 2013 Red Bull Ride + Style this year, so I asked photographer Matt Lingo if he’d be interested in covering it for me. We’ll start off with his Guest Gallery of lifestyle and crowd shots, to set the stage as a record number of people took to the Justin Herman Plaza to watch everything go down…
Many thanks to Matt Lingo for pulling these photos together in such a timely manner. Keep on top of Matt’s work at RecFail!