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Fukuoka Loco Coverage

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a contest out of Japan (or anywhere for that matter), but YSO put on the “Fukuoka Loco” competition this past weekend and it looked like a bunch of fun. It’s really great to see the Japan scene in full effect. They house some of my favorite riders and really bring a unique style to FGFS, so this really puts a smile on my face and great to see some dudes out there that I haven’t seen ride in a while.

The format on this is interesting. For one: they combined trick track and FGFS. Not sure how I feel about that since the styles are hard to compare, but still cool to see everyone together. The bracket style play is interesting too. That format hasn’t really been adopted in the states, maybe it could be cool to implement?

RSK ended up taking the win on this one with Takashi taking 2nd place. Some solid riding all around though. I got word that they’re doing another competition in Osaka next. Maybe see you there?

RSK | HAMMER SUNDAY

RSK from Japan just dropped a hell of a surprise for our Monday morning! This unseen footage is from 2014 – 2017 and still holds up to this day easily. RSK isn’t afraid to send it, and I believe that’s been lacking a bit in the scene as people are being more drawn towards technical flatledge tricks. Definitely refreshing to see. I’m not sure if RSK really rides anymore since he’s on the dad life train now, but we can only hope he still touches his bike every now and then. That being said, still really stoked on this footage!

FIRST LOOK: Fast Pier Seeker Frame

The famous (and my personal favorite FGFS rider) Teppei aka NASTY made some big moves and started his own 700c frame company called FAST PIER. They just released their Seeker 700c frame. From what he’s said and what I’ve seen, it seems like the ultimate FGFS x Track bike crossover frame. The frame looks beautiful, fits up to 38c tires, and runs for just under $600. It’s a hefty price tag, but sometimes thats just how it be bruh. I’m definitely looking into copping one, and when that happens definitely expect a little review. In the meantime, he doesn’t have a website up, so if you’re interested you’ll have to shoot him a message in the Fast Pier instagram.

KRAY SHIZUOKA 2018 MIXTAPE

So stoke when I saw a DM telling us to check out the new Kray mixtape! These dudes are some of my favorite to watch. You never know what tricks they’re gonna pull at any given spot; creativity is key with these guys. Yuchin (first guy) is wild on a bike and pulls some really impressive tricks in the second half of his section. Kano (last guy) keeps it tech and fun with his part, he’s really started to nail his bike control these days. Check this out!

SUMMER10 – WEIRD PISTA

Most of you probably don’t remember weird pista. He’s an ex Japanese FGFS shredder who liked to make real weird content, but he was nice on the bike. Mr. Sparks sent this to me showing that he tried picking up his FGFS bike again for his now popular Youtube channel doing non bike stuff. Really interesting to see him pick it back up! His commentary is hilarious too.