Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ODI brought Mike Montgomery up to shred Mammoth Mountain before opening weekend on June 20th. ODI and Mike met up with the big dogs at Mammoth and gave input on what they feel needs to be added to the Mammoth Bike Park. Mammoth has 2-3 times the amount of budget this year and is looking to make a top notch bike park within the next few years. In the process Mike and ODI set up some future plans with Mammoth...watch Mike shred and talk about what plans he has coming later this year at Mammoth!
Friday, June 24, 2011
So I hear the weather sucks ***** at the Claymore challenge and it may be as late as this Sunday that they can compete, maybe even at night with lights, what ever it takes to beat out this weather.
Good news is they have time to jam in the indoor park and hit the foam pits and resi ramps while they wait it out.
Mike and Cam both have their Straitline Gryros installed and Seminuk just put his on a few days ago so we have 3 top guns helping us refine the system.
The first proto is great and we will make a secondary proto with apposing technology inside and see which one we wish to refine after the contest season wraps up.
All three (and soon Casey Groves once he gets his forks in) will be our feedback team and hitting all the comps with the Gryo installed, then off to production for the masses.
Check out the VITAL video update and watch the guys spin and flip… if you watch closely, Mike sever a testical on the backflip Superman to semi no footer landing.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
After hosting the Jumpship festival in our back yard a few weeks back, word has gotten out that Mike Montgomery left on of his signature custom AMPS in the office.
Mike was so engorged with his Dairy Queen he forgot to take his AMP with him, and he left his garbage on my desk too.
Now kids keep riding by on their way to the local Freeride park (we helped build) around the corner. By the droves they ride through the parking lot to ask for stickers then they quickly ask to hold the frame behind my desk.
These two are beyond stoked now that they know this bike may be built up and given away at Krankworxs with Straitline and all of Mikes sponsors onboard.
Odds of winning? 1:? or a brick through my window.
Nothing like a race team that doubles up as your Canadian Distributor and this is exactly what Lama is for us! More proactive distributors the merrier, especially ones with you at trackside!
Words From Justin:Hello hello!
Well we just got back from a very, very very manly course in beautiful Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec. The tracked changed and we raced the mountain from top to bottom, averaging 35km/h and topping off at around 55km/h in the fast "rock&roll" section under the gondolas. It's the longest track I've ever ridden....ever! It's basically the same track as last year's world champs, just so you get the picture!
We've put together a short race report for you to take a look at and read up on the Lama Cycles DH team.
cheers and thanks
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Super quick Gryo update…
I picked Mike up at the ferries a few months ago when he was up here designing the new Krankworxs course and we had little meeting of the minds.
Its a simple system that allows your bars to spin infinitely reducing the need to elongate the brake cables and to unspin the bars back to zero if in competition.
Over the countless emails and conference calls we produced a perfect Gryo just in time for Mikes and the Jumpship Event.
We also had Cam McCaul help us develop this system and we made it to take a beating and not leak any fluid, with the main goal of having the rider not even know it is on the bike when you pull the brake.
We succeeded and he ran his prototype during the Jumpship event and went through 1 frame and a fork, it’s nice to be sponsored!
So this weekend Cam McCual will be riding in 26 trix in Austria and Brandon Seminuk will compete against cam and Mike at the Claymore Challenge.
Not Much info is released at the moment, we are refining the prototype and working with Frame manufacturers to make the head tubes compliant. Do not expect this to be a pros only product, anyone with a single crown can ride it… no more 6ft of lines, throw on a gyro.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Camp of Champions was on hand with their Air Bag and there was a 20 minute wait for riders of all ages and skill levels to session the bag. It was great to see the progression of the riders over the weekend and it was great to see how many youngsters wanted signatures from the riders who were lining up to ride with them.
Enough talk, enjoy the pictures and for more Jump Ship news see below ...
A lot of people came out to see the final.
Separated shoulder, hope Eric is back on his bike soon.
Mike and Casey on the podium.
Casey signing autographs while waiting to hit the air bag.
Mike training for a bike to bike transfer ...
P.S. when someone asks you "Do you want to put this gorilla suit on and hit the air bag?" the answer should always be yes!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Have some more filming to do and then I am back home for a couple of days before some more travel.
Check out the Jump Ship coverage on Cheknews, watch until the end for best trick results ...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Staritline is soon to be featured on the EdgeFactor show, a cutting edge how they do it type of show but they focus on cool stuff.
I was put on film for about a nano second to greet Jeremy, it is a Oscar worthy performance with words like sweet, cool, what’s up, all in 10 seconds of filming.
Check it out at www.edgefactor.com in 3 months…!! Mike Montgomery is in town tomorrow at 1pm to film segment and Casey Groves is in on Thursday, then the both will compete at the local Jumpship event this weekend www.jumpshipcontest.com be there!
Monday, June 6, 2011
First off FaceBook the hell out of this please!
Second off, if that is even a word, I was out building the booter ramps with Jordie and Laroque last Thursday with power tools and beer!
This weekend totally for free is Jumpship, where a massive 180ft barge loaded with jumps floats into town and the worlds top freestyle riders will compete for 1st place.
The Camp of Champions air bag will be on site and totally for free to ride, so you better show up and hit it.
Straitline also has a tv crew from www.edgefactor.com in town to capture our robotic cnc in action then film Casey Groves and Mike Montgomery fro ma Helicopter as thy battle it out. So show your support and come on out, face book the hell out of this please!
So, Mike also just took the TEVA games and is the man to beat so its going to go off!
Here is the official release for Jumpship:
Things are shaping up for this weekends first ever Jumpship Dirt Jump Invitational in beautiful downtown Victoria, BC. The world's elite slope riders will ride a floating course built upon a 180 foot barge. Tomorrow our barge moves into place for construction of the course and we'll keep you in the loop as it comes together. Get to Victoria this weekend to witness the FMB elite go head to head. Jumpship is a free event and brought to you by the Dockside Mountain Bike Society.
Here is Jump Ship's rider list:
1: Brandon Semenuk
2: Tyler Maccaul
3: Eric Lawrenuk
4: Geoff Gullevich
5: Sam Dueck
6: Mitch Chuby
7: Anthony Messere
8: Jamie Goldman
9: Casey Groves
10: Andrew Taylor
11: Graham Aggasiz
12: Luke Fulton
13: Jarrett Moore
14: Christian Wright
15: Jack Fogelquist
16: Mike Montgomery
17: Kurt Sorge
18: Reece Wallace
19: Evan Mccurrie
20: Justin Wyper
21: Scott Grant
22: Jordie Lunn
23: Mark Matthews
For more details on Jump Ship check out www.JumpShipContest.com or for most up to date news check out our facebook page at facebook.com/jumpshipcontest
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Straitline’s Andi Wittmann always stokes me out, his videos are always fresh and fun and he updates us regularly!
Check his Clicked 2 video, some big moto booters inside.
He has been hyping me up about Nine Knights for ever and it’s going down on August 21st… tempted to roll over early for Eurobike and see this thing live.
And for the 34th time I am going to show this again because it is simply an epic video of Andi.