Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wonka On The Cover Of Loop

This is absolutely insane to me. I grew up watching Edwin Delarosa in bmx video's and now he's on the cover of Loop Magazine with my boy Wonka. Wonka has been absolutely killing it everywhere for the past year or so and if I'm not mistaken this is his first cover shot on a magazine. Amazing work man, you deserve it. If you're in Japan grab a copy of Loop and if anyone wouldn't mind sending me a copy hit me up in the comments.Photos by Tak.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Torey for 700CMX

Things have been a little slow here on the Skitch blog but trust me it's been crazy behind the scenes here at Skitch. We're currently finishing up The Revival for the DVD release (date is still pending, you'll know when we know). Also getting a new line of tee's together and stickers finally. I know you all want stickers so we're just sorting that out right now.

Now that, that news is out of the way, on to the team. Torey is back home in Georgia for Christmas but took some time to catch up with Travis Baker at 700CMX. Travis is an awesome rider who we've been watching for a while now and he recently started up a new site called 700CMX fresh with a couple interviews. Head over and check out what Torey had to say.

There is also an interview up with Kareem from Death Pedal. Make sure you take a look at that because Kareem is an awesome dude who's been putting in a lot of work for fixed gear freestyle so support that for sure.

Photo by John Hargraft

Thursday, December 24, 2009

If You Didn't Know, Now You Know!

Tyler Johnson. I have nothing to say other than catch more of his shit in The Revival.

Tyler Johnson from ZLOG on Vimeo.

Seen on Zlog

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hawaiian Premiere Of The Revival

The Hawaiian premiere of The Revival took place on Tuesday last week and it looks like everyone had a good time. While we're trying to make it through subzero temperatures up here in Canada, it looks like it was wonderful evening for an outdoor screening of The Revival along with London to Paris. Thanks to everyone who put on the screening and to Aloha Fixed for the photos. Head over to their site to see the rest of the set.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Behind the Scenes of The Revival

My friend Miyako Kurihashi just uploaded these two photos of us filming here in Toronto to Facebook. Up until now I don't think I've posted any behind the scenes photos from Toronto so I figured I would share. This was filming for Toby Spunt's part.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Richmond VA Premiere

RVA Revival ride & premier from Mike Schmitt on Vimeo.

The Richmond premiere of the Revival happened this weekend and the guys down there put together a video of what went down. Thanks to Phil and everyone else who put the premiere on, it looks like you guys had a good time.

The Revival Buffalo

Revival Premiere Buffalo NY! from Bill Bottriell on Vimeo.

This past Saturday was the premiere of The Revival in Buffalo, New York. Tom Mosher, Toby Spunt and I (Tom Briggs) made our way south of the boarder to meet up with some locals. Zach, Bill, Ben and everyone else were awesome hosts and put together a great evening at Positive Approach.

The Buffalo locals are also putting together a new fixed gear film themselves called Velorue which is looking real good so far so definitely look for more stuff coming from them in the near future.

Bill put together the great video above of the weekend and as you can see we had an awesome warehouse ramp set up to work with. We ended up spending most of our time riding there because of the weather outside. Even with the all the snow we still had a great turn out for the premiere. Again a huge thank you to everyone we met and rode with, you guys were awesome.
Video by Bill Bottriell and Colin Phelan
Photos by Zach Lee

Monday, December 14, 2009

iMiNUSD Revival Premiere

iMiNUSD just put up a review of their Revival premiere. Thank you to everyone who put this premiere together, it looks like you guys had an amazing turn out. Head over to their site to check out the review.

The Revival Seattle by Zlog

Zach posted up a new set of photos from the Revival premiere in Seattle a few weeks ago. Check out the flickr set to see all the photos.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wonka WRAHW Video Interview

You all got a taste of what these two cats were like in the Revival New York edit, but if you didn't know, now you know! Wonka and Torey for WRAHW!!!

South Africa

Of all the premieres around the world for The Revival, you would think the one I would be most excited about would be something like New York or London or San Fransisco but honestly I have to say the one that stood out the most was probably Cape Town, South Africa. I remember when I received the e-mail from Ian at Fixed Gear Cape Town saying that he wanted to throw a premiere, I was beyond excited. When you make a project like this you don't really know the scale of it until it is out there for the public and knowing that there were people even aware of it as far away as South Africa had me absolutely blown away. Well on December 4th, 2009 at the Bijou Theater, in Cape Town, The Revival made it's first appearance on the big screen in Africa.

I can't thank Ian enough for all his help in making this happen. Please head over to his site Fixed Gear Cape Town and give it some love because these guys are doing it for all the right reasons. Thank you to everyone who showed up to the screening, I hope you all enjoyed the film as much as we enjoyed making it.Photos shot by Dave.

Paris Revival Premiere

I was just sent these amazing photos from the Paris premiere of The Revival. From what I've heard Paris was amazing and the screening went really well. You can check out the full set here. I'm sorry I don't know the photographers name but the website goes by Supreme Meteorite.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Revival New York City Premiere

The Revival Premiere, New York City from Skitch Clothing on Vimeo.

I put this edit together from the weekend in NYC. There's some serious tricks that went down over the two days but in my opinion history was made by Wonka riding the China Banks sign for the first time. I remember watching Ralph Sinisi do that years ago in the first Animal video and was stoked. It was really cool to be there for a fixed gear first of that magnitude.

It was awesome meeting people from all over who came to see the film and ride with us. A huge thank you to the Philly crew for braving the weather to literally chill with us under the BQE. The weather was cold but the people were great so thank you to everyone who showed up in New York City, you guys are all awesome.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Revival Premiere San Diego, All Ages

Matt Lingo snapped a bunch of photos at the all ages San Diego premiere of The Revival, presented by Leader Bikes. I'm so stoked that Massan got to see the film as he is by far one of my favorite riders and for what it's worth his part in Mash is probably one of the greatest fixed gear riding parts in history. Tyler Johnson was also in town to present the film. It looks like it was an awesome night.

John Hargraft

One of my best friends John Hargraft came along to NYC for the weekend as we premiered The Revival. John is the guy behind a lot of the promo photography for The Revival and while we were in town he snapped this amazing photo of Tom Lemarche. This photo has already made it's way to the furthest corners of the fixed gear blogosphere but I needed to post it anyway. Great shot John and Tom it was awesome finally meeting you in person, can't wait till next time.

The Revival NYC Premiere by John Prolly

John Prolly posted an awesome write up of The Revival premiere that went down on Saturday. He really captured that day for what it was. All ages venue problems, audio issues and the worst weather ever (and hell I'm from Canada so you know it had to be bad) could not stop that night from being a blast. People seemed to really love the film and the atmosphere was great. Thank you to Prolly for putting on the night and Post Bike Shop for letting us use their space. Thank you to everyone who came from out of town and all the locals who braved the weather to make it a special evening. Thank you all.

Revival at Peel by Jesse Johnston

While in New York the other day I met a bunch of the Philly locals including Jesse Johnston who captured some amazing photos at the Peel Session on Saturday night. Jesse and the rest of the crew seemed like super awesome down to earth dudes who could seriously shred! It's always a great experience meeting new people from elsewhere who are into the same type of riding as you. Thanks for making that day so awesome, I'll try and make it to Philly real soon.

10 Stair!

Wonka busted out this 10 stair while in Japan. The photo was shot by Sexy Sushi.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Revival San Diego 21+ Premiere

Matt Lingo put together this edit of the San Diego 21+ premiere that took place a little while ago. It looks like it was a good time had by all.

"The Revival" 21+ San Diego Premiere from Matt Lingo on Vimeo.

Fixe 2

Fixe Magazine issue 2 is now on news stands and features an article on The Revival. Thank you to everyone at the magazine for making the story happen. Make sure you pick up a copy before they're all gone.

Stress Video

Wonka was recently featured in this new video for Stress blasting through the streets and hitting a huge 13 stair gap. Spotted on Fixed Gear Switzerland

Stress x Wildlife!: "Hood Up" from YUHZIMI on Vimeo.

Torey By Tak

Torey was recently photographed by Takuya Sakamoto for Loop Magazine Volume 3. The shot was taken outside of Post Bike Shop in Brooklyn.

Houston Revival Premiere

SIDES 3 from Alec Gates on Vimeo.

It looks like there was a great turn out to The Revival premiere in Houston. The premiere was held in conjunction with an event called Sides 3. From the looks of it everyone had a good time. Thank you to everyone who saw the film and helped put the event on.

Wonka at Peel

Wonka busting an awesome hop bar onto a set of pallets. This was from last weeks Peel Sessions. Keep your eyes here over the next day or two for a new web edit of what when down this week at Peel.

Photo by Andy T.

WRAHW GOrilla Edit

Torey has been killing it on his new GOrilla lately. Check the tire grab down the stair set, SICK!!!

Wrahw GOrilla from hfwido on Vimeo.

Revival Europe!

I had meant to post this before I left for New York but some how in all the chaos it got forgotten about, so better late than never.

Juliet Elliott of Hell Yeah recently hung out with Wayne, Corey, Kati and Tyler on the European tour of The Revival. She was kind enough to write a bunch of stories about their travels on her blog. Head over there and take a read to see what went down in Europe.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009