japan

KRAY OKA FUK TRIP 2022

The KRAY crew out of Shizuoka headed out to Fukuoka for a little domestic trip. Love this one especially case it shows off some of the lesser known riders in Japan rather than the ones we’re all well familiar with. Love that even if it’s not the highest level of riding, you can see that Japanese creativity shining. Watch this one!

Bootleg Sessions DVD’s Now Online

That’s right, ALL 4 of the legendary Bootleg Sessions DVDs are now online for your viewing pleasure. Take a step back in fixie history and watch some of the best riders of the era push the sport from 2007 to 2010.

I’m excited to keep uploading fixed gear history to the archive channel, but all I ask for in return is that you subscribe to the channel! If we hit over 1k subscribers, then chapters will be allowed onto the video which will make watching a lot better. Anyways, enjoy:

Also Burd, please don’t sue me for putting these online. Lol

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!