Archive for December, 2013

  • Loony Bin by Nick vonWerssowetz


    This video here by Nick vonWerssowetz perfectly embodies what skateboarding is all about; at least to me anyway.  Featuring some Lurk NYC greats, including the homie Kevin Mailete, this video will not disappoint! My favorite parts would have to be Cyrus Bennett and Jason Byoun. Head over to Lurk NYC to cop!

    Here’s the full lineup:
    Cyrus Bennett, Jacob Gottlieb, Friends (Stan Karbine, Kevin Mailet, Andrew Wilson, John Choi, Dylan James, Bobby Groves, Daniel Weinstein, Max Palmer, Tyler Gilbert, Billy Mcfeely, Frank Mare, Paul Tucci), Adrian Vega ft Adam Becerra and Justin Ching, Lunchbox including Alex O’donahoe, Nick Carracino, Ricardo Castaneda, Harrison Hafner, Dan Debarros, Danny Castaneda, Kevin Davis and Bobby Groves, Genesis Evans, Shawn Powers/Adam Zhu – Jason Byoun

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  • Qak Thump Blu Headphone Review

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    I’m always listening to music; all day, every day. So when I got the chance to try out the Thump Blu wireless Bluetooth headphones by QAK, I couldn’t have been more excited. “Here’s another chance to take advantage of my Spotify Premium account” I told myself. For the majority of the day at work, I’ll be wearing some big over-the-ear headphones for all-day comfort and optimal sound quality. Getting out of work, I normally grab some ear buds and ended up getting used to the sub-par sound quality and general discomfort. When I first received these headphones, I figured they’d be comparable to a decent pair of buds both in terms of sound and fit. Well, I was wrong. The dynamic range is incredible and these headphones BANG! I went for some hip-hop right off the bat and was blown away at the bass these produce and how clear the audio is. Oh yeah, and how about NO MORE WIRES! No longer do you have to worry about rigging through your jersey or tee shirt; Bluetooth is the truth. (more below)

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  • Chrome Industries: Massan Barrage Cargo Video


    Remember how hyped I was about the Massan video that dropped last Friday on the Chrome Industries site? Well, now you can watch it over and over and over again; right here. Sure, it was put together to promote the Barrage Cargo backpack that I recently reviewed (which, of course, I’ve still been using day-to-day and love), but the cinematography here is absolutely incredible. It also goes without saying: the riding is nuts! Massan is a king on the track bike and bombs Burnside 40+ mph with ease. Enjoy.

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  • Ahearne 650b Mountain Bike

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    Man, I always love what Joseph at Ahearne Cycles is cooking up. While this fillet brazed 650b mountain bike may be a few years old, it’s the exact setup that I’m looking into for my next project. I’ll likely go singlespeed; but a rigid steel 65ob is something I’d love to add to the stable. Make sure to get a closer look at this beauty below, there are some killer details.

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  • Massan For Chrome Video Release Event!

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    Oh man, this is gonna be good! If you’ve ever seen Massan ride, you know that this video is going to be full of shredding. If you’re in Portland and are free tomorrow, be sure to check out this video premiering at the Chrome hub at noon west coast time!

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    Chrome Industries announces the live screening of its first short film this Friday, December 13th at noon west coast time. Chrome will temporarily take over its website for the screening from 12:00 to 12:30 pm. The Chrome Crew worked with Portland natives Kamp Grizzly to document Massan Fluker taking his track bike and Chrome’s new Barrage Rolltop to the hills and bridges of Portland. The final 3 minute short includes some of the best riding Portland has to offer including an epic decent of Burnside at +40 mph. Set your phone alarms for noon this Friday to catch the live screening. Spread the word.   

    Related: Barrage Cargo Rolltop Review

  • Cold Rolled Chapter 1


    This is making me miss fat biking so much! Check out Cold Rolled Chapter 1 from Clear & Cold Cinema documenting the Marquette Snow Bike Route.

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  • Curtis Odom Retro Direct CAD Image

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    Looks like Curtis Odom is up to something, and it’s beyond rad! Check out this retro-direct CAD image. I can’t wait to see photos of the real thing. If you’re scratching your head or opening a new tab to “Google” retro-direct, I’ll save you the trouble. Retro-direct is a way of gearing a bicycle so that you’ll get a second speed when pedaling backwards. The technology was developed by Paul de Martin, an inventor from France.

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  • Gnarmads Bike Across America

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    Help these guys out! The Gnarmads are a duo of skateboarders from New York City who are riding across the US from NYC to SF, with the goal of raising money for local charities. See more on the Gnarmads GoFundMe page and be sure to donate if you can!