Eric Schalles…

would be everyone’s favorite rider if they knew he existed.

He recently just got his bike jacked on Malcolm X off Broadway in Brooklyn. Be on the lookout for a blue and purple Skavenger Tunnel v1 frame with “NJ” engraved on the seat stay bridge then you should hit him up on Instagram: @rosieodonnel.

Ryan Howard

Opinions: Deciphering Web “edits”, “videos”, “parts” etc…

When our friends at Ride BMX released word about the new NORA CUP for “web video part”, it sparked a discussion within the OTX office regarding the difference between web “videos”, web “edits”, web “video parts”, promos, what should be considered what and if there’s even a difference at all. I’ve seen lots of opinions regarding BMX on the web over the years, so I figured this would be a fun topic to delve into.

With that said, I hit up a handful of riders, videographers and industry folk to ask them the following:

In your opinion…

Is there a difference between a “web video” and a “web edit”? If so, describe how the terminology differs?

Should something labeled “web video part” be part of a full video, or can it be a standalone thing?

If a rider releases a new solo 2 minute (or so) collection of kick ass footage online, you would classify this as a…?

If someone releases a “one night at House park with the homies” thing, you would classify this as a…?

If a full length video that’s been in the works for 2 years, has proper art direction and production value is released FREE online, is it considered a “web video” or just a “video”?
What would you describe Fiend’s “FIENDING” as?

Does a projects method of distribution (physical DVD or online) affect your opinion?

Can product promos that feature great riding mixed with product info and images also be considered web edit/video/parts? Or are they just “promos”?

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Click below to see what Ryan Fudger, Will Stroud, Mark Burnett, Darryl Tocco, Dakota Roche, Charlie Crumlish, Ty Morrow, Jake Seeley, Francis Castro, Mike Mastroni and Ryan Navazio had to say. Throughout the peice, new designations pop up, opinions differ and uncertainty lingers among some. Pretty interesting.

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Q&A: Stew Johnson / Holy Fit

holy fit, fit bikes. video

HOLY FIT is upon us. 3 years in the making, head up by Stew Johnson and loaded with FIT’s cast of shredders and legends. Buy this video.

As always, Stew Johnson was kind enough to take some questions from me, so click below to read what he has to say about HOLY FIT. He also whipped up a new trailer to go aong with this.

Click below for Q&A and trailer.

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On This Date Last Year…

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We posted a feature interview with Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla. Read up.

Nick Jones @ Random

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Nick Seabasty cruises though a pool with a view in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year.

Nikon D700 w/ 50mm 1.8
1/1000th
F/4
ISO400

- Nick Jones

The Mothering of the Juggalos

Wow, just wow.

Mutiny Philadelphia

Featuring Josh Bedford, Grant Castelluzzo, Mat Houck, Justin Simpson, and Jeff Wescott.

RIP Seth Stellfox.

Vans X Cult X Roche X Jones X Simmons X Theus

Click below to peep the shoes.

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