Monday, November 29, 2010

Rocking Beats / BMX 85/ Eurobike

You were the coolest in my town if you owned a Kuwahara. I owned one so what does that tell ya?

I Guess the pajama party above paved the way for the modern stuff  so I can’t make fun of it too much.  And every year at Eurobike I walk up a bit from our booth and check these guys out. These guys put on a non-pajama party show that is pretty sick and the beats are better.


And this is just the worlds most important must see video, one that I will never tire of finding a reason to post up.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pastrana’s New Years jump.

Check this out, nothing looks as steep or crazy until your on site or doing it yourself.  Check this POV out from GoPro’s view onboard Pastrana’s car. I remember not being too stoked when I saw it live, it looked smaller than what this video shows. Nuts.


Now this scraps everything I just said. Watch until it hits 40 seconds… you’ll get what I mean.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ryan still stoking you out!

Straitline Factory Rider Ryan Berrecloth has his 3rd installment out for his Stoke you out series.


Who shuttles in a Porche? Schley obviously does.


Check this video out and keep your eyes peeled on for the contest details.



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ryan Berrencloth is Stokeing you out!


This is a pretty sick concept that Ryan has put together to make you feel what it’s like to be pro and get your gear kits in the mail. Ryan is covering all of his sponsors and handing over the gear packs to the viewer so be sure to keep an eye on all his videos and click this link for info on how it all works.

Ryan went for a rip with Straitlines Andrew Mitchell and Alan Hepburn. Jarret more is just a media whore and snuck into this segment plus he owned the house so it would be rude to  edit him and those jeans out!

And be careful being Stoked is cool once in a while but not all the time, it can affect your life and the ones you love so Stoke responsibly

Or you will become this guy…

Monday, November 22, 2010

Banshee Straitline plug and a pedal review

Adam Yunker has been making some cool videos over on the North Shore. Its snowing now so until it thaws enjoy this video.


Pedal test for your eyes.

Friday, November 19, 2010

17 Questions!

Check out this interview I did for Vital MTB!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Andi Wittman made a sick ass video!

I was in Vancouver Airport a few months back when Andi emailed me these crazy heli shots from a shoot he finished up. I was on my way to Germany for Eurobike where Andi was actually hanging out in our booth with a bunch of other hip brands that gather with us every year. It was there when he showed me video footage to back up the shots he just showed me but it was a rough mini teaser to show whats to come.

Today I saw his video complete online at Sicklines and wow, holy shit this video is what makes you want to go out and ride.

If you do not click that link and get stoked then I better see your bike up for sale and buy a set of golf clubs.

Look for Andi on our new Silent guide in January, welcome aboard Andi!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Camp Of Champions Video

My buddy Brendan Howey and I put this video together for the Camp of Champions while he was down in Aptos for a couple weeks.  Stoked how it came together, check it out!



Friday, November 12, 2010

Jack Fogel banger and bonus Mnt Prevost Straitline ride

Have a rad weekend everyone, here is Jack, Straitline’s Factory rider repping 26 clothing in their promo vid.


Eric got the green light to ride this week so everyone bailed on a Thursday to go ride. Mnt Prevost DH trail Duncan BC famous from Smith’s Seggy in Seasons

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mike Montgomery 720 attempts!

No big Deal…

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Mike twisted his ankle after throwing down a solid run in the finals at AT’s Showdown in California this Saturday.  Casey Groves landed 4th with Watts taking the win. We had Jack FogelQuist throwing down as well but he smacked his mellow pretty hard in Practice and decided to play safe and just have fun.

Slow mo 720 inside…

This course was built by riders and it obviously is the preferred way to do it. The Crankworxs course sucks, is dangerous and everyone agrees it needs a change. Watch Mike take second on his Banshee Amp hardtail and you can see the difference in course layouts.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Camp of Champions recently sent me over Gopro to play around with, So i have been trying to think of new angles to try with different types of riding. Although this angle isn't anything new it was certainly ghetto with a bottle of water and heavy bike lock duct taped to the back of my helmet as a counter weight. This was to help with the weight of the Gopro that was hanging out a meter in front of my head attached to some PVC pipe. Anyway this was the end result which i guess worked out well, gives me some other ideas to play.



Apart from mucking around with things like this lots of digging has been done with all the rain we have been getting. The sun has been really slow in coming out as we creep in to the start of our summer here in Aus. But its coming none the less and that means more beach and riding time :)

Also working on another edit which will be out soon i hope :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

AT’s Showdown practice today!

Casey Groves, Greg Watts and AT  have been slaving by the looks of it, to make the AT showdown become a FMBA tour event. Casey is 8th in the world this season an I applaud this new point system in place like the DH world. Jack Fogelquist and Mike Montgomery are on hand too to throw down, this must become a FMBA tour with the names in attendance showing up just ride and have fun.


Check the full story over at Pinkbike it has lots of pictures for the illiterate peeps out there.

North Shore Bikes & And North Shore Biking!

Spoked Media popped a video out of Matt Juhasz owner of North Shore bikes In North Vancouver going to work!

His Rampant is his one trick pony that he climbs with and descends on it winning him yesterdays VOD on Pinkbike!

Check it out.

Banshee Rampant - North Shore Morning Commute from Spoked Media on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Straitline likes music

Casey Groves, Straitline’s Factory pilot and friends in the Okanogan at Dreamland. I saw this a while back but was too busy to remember to post it. I am sure it has gotten around but today was my first 5 minutes to watch it front to back.

Dreamland Season Ender from Eric Marciniak on Vimeo.


And since I actually was cruising Transition Bikes blog today I also stole this gem…

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jacob Gibbins 2010 slideshow

I’ll be honest Jacob was not even on my Radar Until Banshee bikes insisted we take a serious look at Adam Brayton, one of the few who choose to ride platforms on all world cup Races.

He released a photo slideshow of the season check it out.

2010 Slideshow from jacob gibbins on Vimeo.

While we were getting to know Adam we were introduced to Jacob and we started joint sponsoring his world cup course walks hosted by Adam and friends and to describe them in a nutshell would be… full retard. That's a good thing in my books.

Here is a typical course walk example filmed by Jacob, excuse the audio, Adams too loud.


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Adams Straitline promo video by Jacob.

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And the guy rides too!!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Check out this pumpkin! Suicide cookies too!

Check out this pumpkin that Dennis carved up.   actual pumpkin with actual burger jumbo patty with all the mixings of a Big Mac. Do not ask us why. It had to be done!


Here is Dennis down at McDonalds receiving the final touches of his combo.

Pumpkin Service

Since this is food related –if big macs are even listed as food, I let my own creative side go last week before the weekend festivities sparked off.

I was a bit humbug this Halloween and laid low but I thought I’d feel better if I brought a few people down with me so I embarked on a suicide cookie binge!

Idea is simple and hella fun, I won’t hold it against you if you want to steal my thunder and try this at home.

First you get a fortune cookie…


Step : This is tricky and it may require some wire and needle nose pliers. Work the wire inside and wiggle the paper message around until it works itself upwards enough to grab it with pliers.



Step 2: Remove original message and insert your own. This is where your creative artistic side comes out. I like to swap out the positive message for an exact opposite one hence the name Suicide cookies. I was out of red ink but the victim will not even know the difference.


Step 3: This takes some balls but I opted for the President and CEO’s desk as a good home for my pre weekend suicide cookie, your choice may vary. I suggest Fridays so that they laugh it off over the weekend.