Author: JBall

Master Bike Co | FUTURE CLASSIC

Stoked to see a new team edit from Master! They recently picked up a grip of Ams including Kameren Boun, Matt Bastard, Armaun Siheli, Hoang Tom, and Randy Rush. All these familiar faces along with the usual Master crew we all know and love make for one KILLER video! Kareem killed it with the intro too, really gave the video a ton of character. This got me stoked to ride but even more importantly, stoked to film. Don’t sleep on this one and support MASTER HERE

KEO CURRY FOREVER

Keo Curry shaped the sport we all know and love. He’s universally known as the greatest to ever touch a fixed gear bike, and I’m forever grateful for even being in the position to be able to interact with him. Learning of his passing was tough to process, and I can’t imagine how people who were even closer to him feel. Slum made this really great highlight reel / tribute video of Keo to remind the world of his greatness. Rest in Peace king, we’ll miss you.

Back to the Street – Fang De Yi

It’s been a loooong time since we’ve seen anything out of China. (I think they’re dealing with some Government related issues and can’t use social media) But from the looks of this, Fang De Yi definitely hasn’t let that keep him from riding. The dude is clean, stylish, and knows how to link together lines, definitely caught me by surprise!

Marco Marquez – Welcome Home

As some of you may know, Marco Marquez was part of SMC in 2012-2013, then went into a bit of a hiatus. Fast forward to now, and he’s reemerged back onto an FGFS bike. He must have been training in the hyperbolic time chamber, because he somehow is 10x better than ever. We were extremely happy to hear about Marco returning to the scene and welcomed him back with open arms. I think it’s safe to say he’s one of the most fluid people I’ve ever seen touch an FGFS bike, and this may be some of the best riding these bikes have ever seen. Welcome back Marco, we missed you!

Side note, this is the location of the SUCKMYCOMP 4 going down next week, see you there!

Jaoa Danaikrit | Portland’s Weird

If I had to describe this video in one word, it would be mesmerizing. Slum has done it again with his newest creation, this time actually involving FGFS! These are starting to feel more like art works than edits. The b roll, the tricks, and the music all work together so well to create a piece of content you can’t look away from. The riding is obviously great too, just had to get that out of the way first. Jaoa has been in the game for a long time so it’s awesome to see him still shredding hard. Slum and Combs even joined in on the fun too. Don’t miss this one!

Johnathan Ball “Second Nature” Tarck Edit

Me and Slumworm linked up in LA not too long ago to film this beauty of an edit. I think it’s safe to say this is easily the coolest anybody has ever been able to make me look in a video, lol. I always love meeting up with Slum. It’s always a hell of a good time catching up, pushing each other to try new tricks, and having a good laugh. BAY AREAAA. Anyways, I love the way this came out, big thanks to Matt for this one. Check it out!

AM/PM Kubo Bruch

Kubo Bruch (AKA Fixie Bikepacker) sent over this masterpiece of an edit. It’s a little long, but almost necessary to show off the wide range of skill this dude has on a fixed gear (track bike specifically). He’s got the dirt skills, the trackstand skills, and the FGFS skills all in one package. Video picks up around 1:30, definitely give this one a watch!