Throwback Thursdays – Ross Smith Intrikat Connect 2000

This weeks TBT is dedicated to one of the best to ever do it, one of my personal favourites Ross Smith… This section from Chad Johnston’s Intrikat Connect video that dropped in 2000 I believe still hits hard today. The opening fire hydrant body varial to backwards backwards backpacker pivot xft hitch out is so good not to mention everything he does actually. Go watch it, get inspired!

Effraim Catlow – One Session

It’s been a long time coming, three years in fact since my last edit with Ollie Denny. During that time, I have been battling injuries off and on the bike, it’s been hard to get any rhythm. Ironically I just crashed on my roadbike a few hours before we filmed this.
Matti Hemmings popped down this past weekend, and the session quickly turned from “Let’s get a few tricks” to “might as well film an edit Effraim?”. In one session I did 7 combos I was pretty happy with, the ender though got corrupted. So That will have to wait for the next project.
If you listened to my interview with Scott O’Brien you will have heard me talking about this idea of releasing clips like EP’s before the LP. Let’s call this the One Session EP.
Thank you Matti Hemmings for taking the time to film in this “One Session” edit.

Old School Sundays with Gerry Smith, Joe Gruttola, Krys Dauchy, Jeff Cotter & Steve Mulder

Great footage from the AFA archives for this weeks OSS, we go back to 1988 and the Ohio AFA Masters featuring Gerry Smith, Joe Gruttola, Krys Dauchy, Jeff Cotter & Steve Mulder. Lookout for Joe Gruttola’s infamous double decade at the 3:47 mark.

Renaud Laspeyres – 2017

Renaud Laspeyres just dropped his annual edit tearing it up on the streets of Paris, France. If you have been paying attention to Renaud’s has been refining his lines over the past few years, the edit opens with his signature spinning forward death spin overtaker out, what you notice right away is the speed he is going into each line. It’s not too often we see kick flip hikers anymore, so it feels like a breath of fresh air to see Renaud’s x-ft hitch kick flip to regular hiker at L’Opera followed by turbine version. Towards the end of the edit, Renaud switches to brake set up, give this one a watch!