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Hacksaw Challenge 2010

Hacksaw Challenge is Bristol Alleycat we’re sponsoring on the 30th October, following the success of last year’s event it’s sure to be a good’un. There’s also a prize for best fancy dress so if you don’t fancy yourself as a speed demon then you’ve still got a chance, you’ve gotta be in it to win it! Check more info at BTG

Hal by sexysushi

I saw this sweet photo of Hal up on sexysushi’s flickr (used for the flyer of the BFF photo exhibition) – I’m so excited to go to Japan, it’s gonna happen one day

photo by sexysushi

today’s trick roundup

here’s a quick one from Felix Dol of the Geometricks crew in Paris, nollie bars eh? pretty radical and quite smooth too

next up we have a one-day-edit from a couple of the tricktrack kids manny vargas and brian itzaina. The edit is a little long at a touch over 6 minutes (which is quite impressive for one day of filming) but although it’s a good watch, with some tighter and more selective editing it could have made a pretty banging 2 minute edit. It’s still sick and there are some really good moments in there, that Manny guy has good style too, I like watching him ride

and finally a quick one from Cory Kroeger, a bike update and a few new tricks thrown in since the last edit I saw of this dude, good stuff

Mixtmeat welcomes Ramesh Kumar Vishwakarma

Looks like Ric’s having an amazing time traveling in India, and I really liked his post over at the Mixtmeat blog concerning young Ramesh, who has ridden for three days from his village to pick up his mother from the train station. Check out the full story HERE, what a cool kid

Rodney’s Sword

No it’s not some sexual innuendo, I saw these photographs of Rodney’s FBM Sword over at the Lockedcog blog and thought they were well worth the repost. Probably the strangest and perhaps the bestest paintjob I’ve seen on a fixed frame (though I’m not sure it’s technically a paintjob?) and whereas I’m not convinced by the choice of wheels, this is just fat bald men killing it as usual

photos by Eric Rihlmann

gif magic

loved this gif spotted over at FGGT, not sure what it’s from but I’m sure I like it

RIGIDA DP-18 – the rim of choice


the osaka fixed trick contest

Looks like this event went off big time. First I would refer you to the Weird Pista video, with crazy flatland the whole way through, it seems Japan’s way ahead with their flatland game. Teppei, Jun, Funny, YSO and others destroying, though Jun has got to be my favourite here, see 2:05 to 2:19 – hilarious!

and now here’s a bunch of my favourite photos by Yuzo Hayashi AKA BOB_WOODS of people getting low, getting high and getting tweaky freaky

pretty much just wow

getting sweaty

Monique, obviously an avid reader of the Vice blog, sent me over a link of some great guy getting sweaty in one of our t-shirts, he’s working it for sure

today’s trick roundup

first up we have a video which does contain some tricks, but is most notable for all the crazy stuff that surrounds them. Tricks wise there’s a dope wheelie 180 from Wonka and switch hop up to 360 off a big ledge from Tom LaMarche, but it’s enjoyable to watch regardless of that rad stuff. WRAHW WITCHTAPE 3

next up we have two videos that oscar sent to me, both super live. James Meliota for FlyBikes, what can I say? Creative. Technical. Different. Weird. Amazing. Any of these plus whatever else I can’t be bothered to think of, this video is sick and shows an ability to think of spots in a totally different way, it’s inspiring

and last but definitely not least, here’s some ridiculous skating from Albert Nyberg. from the Newsoul skateboards promo ‘You got soul‘ (click to see the whole thing) this guy is ridiculously technical in a gnarly way. Loads of tricks I wouldn’t normally dig but so so rad how he does them and down/into/out of whatever, I mean you can take any trick in this and just boggle over how the hell he does it for like 10 minutes, crazy