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Suck My Comp Weekend Photo Dump + Writeup

Sorry, not sorry, all the content for the next few days is definitely going to involve the comp. I want to write a bit about this weekend as a whole.

Sometimes, motivation to do this fluctuates. Some weeks I feel like going hard in pushing out content and doing all this revolving SMC, and some weeks I feel the “whats the point” feeling. Next time I feel lack of motivation though, I’m going to think about this weekend. The amount of energy and hunger that’s still left in this niche scene we all know and love is absolutely thriving. From the street sessions, the house hangouts, to talking about fixed gear, the FOAD video premiere, and the competition itself, all of it has so much electricity still. I know the running half-joke is that FGFS is dead, but now I know that with a little CPR everyone comes to life.

I want to first of all thank everybody for coming out. We had people travel from all over the place just to come to this little event we put on and that’s all I could ask for from the scene. Seattle, Salt Lake City, NorCal, Inland Empire, and even Europe!

Second, I wanna thank the people and sponsors who helped make the event as smooth and as exciting as possible. Pizza, Deacon, Suzie, Jacob, Matt, Jackson, Calvin for the music, Kareem, Montana Ricky, Ritchie, and all the other sponsors.

Suzie tried to count everyone that came at one point, and she counted over 100 people that showed out. That beats all 5 previous years that we’ve been throwing competitions. I don’t know about you, but that is incredibly motivating.

Anyways, thanks for reading. My heart is full. Here’s some pictures from mostly my phone and some other’s phones from the whole weekend. We’ll be back next year but hopefully I don’t need to wait a whole year to see most of you guys. Stay tuned for our official video recap!

Suck My Comp 5 Results!

The Suck My Comp 5 for 2022 has officially come to a close. I’ll have some more words to write about it in the next post, but for now here’s the results from both pro and am:

AM:

1st – Oscar Lopez

2nd – Ritchie Vanpelt (Fixated)

3rd – Kameren Boun (Master Bike Co.)

4th – Max Vargas

5th – Danny QuiƱonez


PRO:

1st – Miguel Zendejas (Master Bike Co)

2nd – Marco Marquez (Master Bike Co)

3rd – Chase Henley (Ruff Bike Co / Fixated / Merritt)

4th – Chase Davis (Ruff Bike Co / Fixated)

5th – Youri Slikker (Fixated)

6th – Jimmy Watcha (Master Bike Co / Merritt)

Best Trick – Corey San Agustin (Ruff Bike Co)


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!

Tyler Johnson OFF TRACK Episode

On the topic of Tyler Johnson, we just had the legend himself on our podcast! A lot of effort went into the edit on this one so I’d recommend watching this one. If not though, audio versions will be available everywhere shortly. Enjoy our conversation!

The SKYLMT Years – Tyler Johnson SKYLMT REMIX

The legend himself Tyler Johnson has been back on a bike lately and more motivated than ever to dive back into the FGFS scene. With this newfound inspiration, he decided to sort through all the old footage of him on his old SKYLMT build and make whats essentially a super edit, reusing the same song from his legendary SKYLMT edit but adding more footage and re-editing everything. This is a great reminder of the type of mind blowing riding Tyler used to do and is likely still capable of doing. If you’ve never seen this footage, get ready for some absolute HEATERS.