Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween from Skitch and The Revival. Ride safe tonight everyone! Photo by John Hargraft.

Ed Killing It In Europe

Here's a new web video of Wonka having a good time in Europe. There are some pretty impressive lines in here! Great job Ed! Also that new Kilroy frame looks awesome in action.

Ed Wonka FGS. from Edward LAforte on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Revival Final Trailer

The Revival from morehartfilms on Vimeo.

So you've probably seen it posted across a million blogs by now but here it is the final trailer for The Revival. We are premiering it on November 8th in Vancouver, BC. Other than that we hope that you just enjoy the film.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Hell Track Footdown Drome!!!

Here's a video of the first round of the Hell Track Footdown Drome! If you watch all the way through you'll see myself (Tom Briggs, in the plaid shirt with the hood up) vs. Swoo (plaid shirt without the hood) battling it out for the win. Swoo ended up walking away with this round but it was Andrew Flowers in the end who took the footdown drome crown for the evening and a new set of Hold Fast straps.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hell Track Re-Cap

Hell Track from jose o on Vimeo.

Saturday night was one of the greatest bike events I've ever been to. Hell Track went off as a huge success with tons of people coming out, great races, sweet bails, the most epic game of footdown you've ever seen and some male nudity courtesy of our friend and member of the Revival crew, Toby Spunt. Hell Track was the brain child of Tom Mosher and for as long as I can remember he's been talking about doing this and trying to bring the Toronto fixed gear scene closer together and I can honestly say he succeeded way beyond any expectations I had. I don't have to results in front of me but Nick took home first place in the school sprints, landing himself with a new set of Velocity wheels, way to go dude! Our great buddy Swoo took home first in the best trick comp and grabbed himself a brand new Volume Fu Manchu Fork (Swoo Manchu is definitely his new nickname). Andrew Flowers was the man left standing, or riding that is in the footdown drome (100 men enter, one man leaves!(You had to be there)).All and all it was probably the best bike event in Toronto history from most peoples account and certainly rivaled any other city I've been to, including Vancouver, New York and Seattle.It's great to see a scene this large coming together and really just having a blast. Again a great job by Tom Mosher for throwing this event, it really was worth the wait.Video by Jose O
Photo's by Micah and Matt Rennick

Wonka in a Warehouse

Just spotted this photo on WRAHW of Wonka doing a pegless feeble grind on some box in a warehouse in Europe.

The Revival Editing

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Toronto Premier of The Revival

We're happy to announce the Toronto premier of our film The Revival.

November 14th, 2009
Bikes On Wheels
309 Augusta Ave.
Screening at 9:30pm

The Revival Alley Cat will be starting at 7pm the same evening at Bomb Shelter and finishing at Bikes On Wheels in time for the premier.

The Final Touches

We're putting the final touches on the film and getting it set for release on November 8th in Vancouver.A surprise visit from Sam Miller the other day at Wayne's house.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Revival World Premier

We are happy to announce the World Premier of The Revival. Through planning which started a year ago, then filming for the past 6 months, I can't believe it's only now a few weeks away. We couldn't be more excited to share our creation with the public so please come out for this first time screening. We're launching the premier circuit for the film in our home town of Vancouver, BC. More screenings will be announced soon so please check back often here at the Skitch blog.

November 8th, 2009
Vancouver, BC
The Rickshaw Theater
254 East Hastings
Screening at 9:30pm

Fonseca's NYC Journey

Craziness went down when Fonseca made his way out to NYC. Check out our boy Torey killing it at the Brooklyn Banks at the beginning of the vid. Jeremiah of Hold Fast and The Revival makes a few appearances on his new Brooklyn Element frame.

Fonseca's Trip To NEW YORK from FonsecaFilms on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hell Track!!!

Hell Track is finally here. Tom Mosher has been talking about this for about as long as I can remember and it's going to be awesome, with races, a best trick comps and the infamous foot down drome! If you're anywhere near Toronto on the 24th I suggest you make it out to this event, because it's going to be a blast. I personally can't wait.

I'd also like to apologize for the lack of posting around here lately. I've been crazy busy with filming for The Revival and just haven't had time to sit down and put something up on the blog. I will have a full re-cap of the Toronto filming coming in the next couple of days so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Revival in Toronto

The Revival is nearing completion and will premiering on November 7th. At this point we're just gather some last minute extras for the DVD. Filming is happening in Toronto over the next two weekends where Tom Mosher and myself (Tom Briggs) are looking for a few clips to add to our parts. Keep watch here at the blog to find out when a premier will be happening near you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Behind the Scenes in Seattle

More behind the scenes shots from The Revival. Photos by Mickey.

New WRAHW Interview

In case you missed it, our man Torey has been killing it with the interviews lately over at WRAHW. His latest victim is none other than Tom Lamarche. It sounds like Tom is getting back into the game in a big way after being sidelined with injuries for a while.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day Out With Wonka

Here's an awesome little edit by Krank. It features out boy Wonka destroying over in Europe on the new GOrilla Kilroy.

DAYOUT from KRANK on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Revival Sneak Peeks!

Well The Revival filming is beginning to slow down a touch and editing is starting to heat up in a big way. Wayne is currently on his final trip to Seattle and tomorrow marks our final day of filming in the emerald city.

Here's a photo of Wayne's luxury tour bus, the greyhound. As you can see we travel in style here at The Revival. I'm sure Wayne is going to be happy to not have to jump on one of these again for a while.
So the rider list is set and we're piecing together the footage. I'm still amazed everytime I look at this list. The talent level is so overwhelming.
Here's a little sneak peek of John Prolly gettin' loose in Brooklyn. We're so stoked to have Prolly as part of the project! He's such a good dude, who does an amazing job representing fixed gear freestyle and the community around it.

Rafale Video Featuring Wonka

French electro band Rafale made a video with a bunch of the dudes from Empire. You can see Wonka shredding it in here hopping up stairs, doing a 3 tap and bunny hopping onto a car! Very cool stuff.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tom Briggs Featured In 2010 Surly Catalogue

It was brought to my attention the other day that I was featured in the new Surly 2010 catalogue. A few months ago I was asked to stop by Bikes On Wheels (Toronto's best bike shop) to shoot a photo while riding one of their new Steamrollers (this thing was not set up for tricks, hence the leg over skid). Our good friend Ted Power shot the photo. Here we are a couple months later, and I'm now a poster boy for Surly bikes. Bikes On Wheels has been kind enough to host our Toronto premier for the Revival, details will be coming shortly here on the site. I would also like to put out there that I do not ride for, or am associated with Surly in any way, this was simply a favor for my friends at Bikes On Wheels.Cover


Raceface recently hooked The Revival crew up with their new Decadence cranks and chain rings. Here's the first photo of them in action. Chris "The Butcher" Clappe is currently running them on his new All City Dropout.

All photo's by Volare. Spotted on Zlog.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wonka Boosting A Nipple

Photo by Barnie.