Friday, December 30, 2011
Prolly Is Not Probably has been doing the top 10 Fixed Gear Freestyle videos of the year for the past three years. In 2009 we came ever so close to topping the list with our number 2 spot and last year we received an "honorable mention." This year however we've managed to crack the number one spot! The video I produced with Tom La Marche was rated as best video of the year. I couldn't be happier for Tom, his riding is truly on another level. Thanks to everyone that follows Skitch, I know it's been slow and we post news extremely rarely but that's just how life is. We'd rather give you one amazing thing than a bunch of mediocre things. So thanks to all of you, 2011 has been awesome and hopefully we can make it back on top in 2012.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 10:28 AM
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Fixed Mag #10 is now live and can be found in fine stores in Europe or on the web for digital download. The current issue features a 10 page article about the road trip Tom La Marche, Finn Zygowski and I took to Montreal to shoot Tom's latest web video. It's a behind the scenes look at the trip and what we got up to off camera. Head over to the Fixed Mag site and download it now.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 7:56 AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
In the past year Tom La Marche has been living off and on here in Toronto, Canada. While here we've become good friends and through the end of summer and beginning of fall we've been shooting some of his riding. Tom is unlike any other on a fixed gear bike, his control is absolutely unrivaled and his desire to continually push himself is something I've never seen before. I'm happy to call Tom a friend and I'm thrilled to let you guys finally see this video that we've both put a ton of hard work into. I hope you enjoy it.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 3:07 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
My good friend Finn Zygowski and I have been casually working on this edit slowly over the past year. I'm happy to see Finn's progression take such a leap forward and it's been nice to work on an edit that was never under any pressure or timeline. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 6:11 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I've been a bit under the weather in the past couple days, but this afternoon I got out for about an hour with Finn, of Great White North. We were looking to test out a new lens and get a clip for his new edit. Needless to say this take did not end well with Finn's head meeting the barricade at a rather high velocity. DANG BRO!
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 5:46 PM
Friday, June 3, 2011
So you might remember this photo that was posted on Prolly a couple months ago and the cat is now out of the bag. We were filming for Kareem's new film called Big Money Hustlaz (aka: the Loose Nuts Team Video). I shot some stuff for Tom La Marche's part along with the help of Torey and couple other dudes. I was really stoked to be asked to work with Kareem who really does a ton for the fgfs world. Grab this video here.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 7:17 PM
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
It's been talked about for quite some time now and it's finally here. The first issue of Great White North by Finn Zygowski. I've known Finn for a couple years now and he's always had his own way of looking at the fixed gear world and that's one of the things I really like about him. He's not content with the norm or the trends he's got a unique vision about what it is and where it should be going. His first publication of Great White North embodies all of this, it's a unique perspective on where we ride and how we ride. I'm stoked for Finn to have finally finished this thing up and I hope issue two comes along soon. Great job Finn.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 5:58 AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I had an interesting experience this morning while browsing the internet. As a few of you know I've been riding mountain bikes for the past 11 years or so and I still regularly check sites like NSMB (North Shore Mountain Biking.com). Well this morning right at the top of the page was an old Skitch shirt we produced back in 2007. At first I didn't recognize the rider because his face is obscured by his hand but upon further query I discovered that it's my buddy Morgan from Vancouver. He was writing an article about his history of riding hardtail mountain bikes on Vancouver's north shore. It was an interesting read so head over and take a look here.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 10:01 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Yesterday we lost our good friend and fellow rider Christopher Lum to a terrible ski accident in Lake Louise. Chris was one of Toronto’s best fixed gear riders and one of the nicest people to be around. He was always energetic and outgoing which rubbed off on everyone around him. For the last couple of years he has been studying at Delhousie University in Halifax but would always return home every chance he got to ride and see his family. Our hearts go out to his family for their loss. Chris we’ll ride with you again soon.
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 11:17 AM
Monday, February 7, 2011
I retired this camera a few months ago in favor of something newer and nicer. I've been meaning to go through and clear out the plethora of clips that never saw the light of day for one reason or another. A lot of them were cut from previous edits, or simply forgotten about, others were clips that were just never turned into anything at all. This is sort of like digital house cleaning and I hope it makes everyone feel like summer is a little bit closer. For me it just reminds me of why we all ride; you can't replace fun times spent with friends on warm summer days. Everything was filmed in Toronto over the past year and a half with the exception of one clip at the Brooklyn Banks. I hope this is a nice break for everyone who is stuck in the snow these day.
Filmed and Edited by Tom Briggs
Ed "Wonka" Laforte
Tom La Marche
Ryan Narita (I think?)
Do Make Say Think - The Universe
Posted by Skitch Clothing at 5:37 AM