Perfect mixture of sketchy and skillful.
It is weird writing my own name for a post title but this is my section.
This Photo was taken during the Mongoose jam at Woodward. Broc and I had already shot a few photos earlier in the week so when the contest started I focused on photographing him and a few other riders in the event instead of chasing around everybody the whole time for a shot. After watching Broc do some practice runs I learned his line and was able to anticipate this shot ahead of time. His first run he tossed an effortless truck driver off the top of the ledge, I shot it a bit early, then in his second run he charged at the ledge again and I knew it wouldn’t be another bar variation so I sat back and waited. As soon as he threw the whip my finger reacted and I captured this photo.
This photograph was shot at 1/500th @F8 using my Hasselblad 503CW on Ilford Delta 100, promptly after shooting the contest I went into the digital media lab and started developing this film while Darryl Nau was still outside announcing the winners. Once the film was processed I scanned it with an Epson V700.
– Travis Mortz
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The other day a 17-year-old kid told me that Jake is his favorite rider. I had to break it down in my head. Jake is a perfect mixture of modern day street riding and classic street riding. He has the talent but unlike a lot of these kids, he has the eyes as well. Hopefully more young kids are influenced by Jake and his tasteful skills.
Also, if you have not checked out his ‘Hard Times’ section then click here.
During Mike Mastroni’s worthwhile TCU podcast, they referenced the video above quite a bit. We posted this video that Mike (mostly) self filmed back in 2009, so I figured a flashback was in order.
Zack has put out his own DVD recently, had a section in Hard Times and has a split section in Ambipegstreetest all within the last year. He is a productive rider. Eric is low-key but kills it when he wants to.