Sean Spees flows some creative runs together for another fresh edit. And check out the soon to be released Original KT Arbiter 36 he’s ripping on too. (more…)
It seems like everybody is trying to get into the wheel game these days. One of the latest is Skidro Wheels, out of Whiterock BC and affiliated with the BC Collective. As such, the Collective put together this promo video for the first wheel from Skidro. (more…)
I’ve found myself at an interesting point in my career, I must say. Like being in the eye of some immense hurricane of life and stopping for a moment to open the front door to take a look around. What’s the status? How are things doing? I did the college experience, trained in a specific field to be a specific thing. Finished my schooling, began working in my chosen trade, and then thought, “Here we are, this is it, your career, the rest of your life”. I dunno about you, but there was something largely unsettling about that thought for me. Maybe it had to do with the times, maybe my own crazy personality? Whatever it was, there was no way the confines of the drab grey cubical walls could keep me contained for long, I knew this before taking the job. Like going through the motions to appease your conscience, it was something I had to do for myself, just to know for sure whether or not it was somewhere I felt I could belong. It took me just under two years to come to the conclusion that I wasn’t built to spend my days slowly melting into a Herman Miller desk chair. I may have worked well within the sphere of advertising, but I could only fight off my passions for so long. The adventure beyond the temperature controlled work environment had come calling.
Animal House Reference has been killing it with their videos lately, and this one is no different. Young rider Jackson Sibley is welcomed to the AHR team with an amazing edit by Kristian Farugia in some beautiful Australian territory. (more…)
Photos by Blake Smith
Volante is announcing a new version of Liam Morgan’s pro model wheel today in 82a, so we decided to drop Mr. Greasy a line and see what his thoughts were.
What’s the deal with your new wheel?
Nothing too crazy, same shape. Similar feel in the urethane just in 82a so it breaks loose a bit easier and doesn’t wear as fast. (more…)
Photos by Jon Huey
With Danger Bay [Scoot's hometown event] being only a few days away, I thought it was timely to hook up with my man Scoot Smith for a little Q & A. I’ll always remember Scott as the guy with green hair that was, and still is, fast as hell. With the plethora of skilled riders that come out of BC, some come and go like a whisper in the wind. Some hop on the band wagon, race for few years and then you never see them again. I’ve never really known why riders usually drop off but it’s racers, true speed freaks like Scoot, that helped really put downhill on the map. Soon to be iconic, if not already, this Pender Harbour local started racing years back …and as far as I can remember, he’s always in the top 10, if not standing on the podium along side the greats.
Dan Pape: Scott or Scoot, which do you prefer?
Scoot Smith: It really depends who it’s coming from. When I’m working my day job as a drywaller I don’t introduce my self as Scoot. If I’m at a downhill event I don’t introduce myself as Scott. I’m fine with Scoot or Scott…. I’ll respond to both. (more…)