Tandem Lake Jumping

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Sooooo…. yesterday during the Fun Fun Fun Fest Aqua Olympics lake jumping festivities here in Austin, Aaron Ross and Walter Pieringer decided it would be a good idea to take this Fairdale tandem bike down the ramp. Now, this tandem is not an official tandem, it's actually 2 separate Fairdale bikes that Clint Reynolds welded together as a fun little project. It's definitely rideable and not entirely sketchy though. However, taking it lake jumping down a fast ramp with a real takeoff DID seem sketchy, haha..

It all went very well though. The first run went smooth, so Aaron and Walter then decided to try and flip it, which is what you're looking at here. Aaron bailed and Walter hung on. They emerged unscathed and the tandem held up!

Good times!

Photo courtesy of Keith Terra's Instagram. Follow him.

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Q&A: Walter Pieringer vs. Jay Roe

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When Brian Yeagle contributed his recent interview with Walter Pieringer, he inadvertently kicked off a project I've been meaning to start for some time.

The idea is basically to do an ongoing interview of sorts, where the previous interviewee goes on to interview someone of their choosing. So Brian Yeagle interviewed Walter Pieringer, and now Walter has chosen to interview Jay Roe.

Click below to check that out.

Enjoy!

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Q&A: Brian Yeagle vs. Walter Pieringer

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Brian Yeagle has graciously contributed this travel based Q&A he did with Walter Pieringer, along with some photos that he’s taken throughout their travels together. There’s no doubt that Walter likes to “dive in” when it comes to traveling. Continue reading to check it all out!

Shout out to Brian Yeagle for the submission.

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It’s difficult to think of persons you have traveled with more than once and had not at some point become agitated toward that person for something trivial or significant during that time together. It is with greater rarity to be able to name someone who has been an itinerant comrade a few times over and say truthfully that they have always made the experience richer, more pleasant, thrilling and basically were also the decisive element in making the whole thing possible from the start.

Every time I have traveled with Walter Pieringer he not only engages every bit of action that arises but also takes many steps to initiate interesting experiences for himself and his companions. His oversized woodshop-style glasses might lead you to believe he instructs teenaged Texans day in and day out making birdhouses and mailboxes; until the moment comes when you observe his prodigious employment of the Iphone and camera making quick work of any logistics and capturing images of unmistakable authorship. His command over these tools as well as others can easily leave one nonplussed and very appreciative when falling under the rendered benefits. From traipsing around Tokyo to a failed motorcycle ascent of a volcano in Ecuador, my admiration has grown for his draw to the unfamiliar and the necessary skills he’s cultivated making it possible to bring any concept into actuality.

I made an inquiry into his venturesome lifestyle and wanted to share some portraits of Walter I have made during our time traveling together.

-Brian Yeagle

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Quintin Imprint Project tees

Quintin has released five tee shirts featuring the photographs of the five guys featured in the Quintin / Defgrip Imprint Project shows.

Pictured above is the Jeff Zielinski tee. Click below to see the tees featuring photos by Edwin DeLarosa, Walter Pieringer, Ricky Adam and George Marshall. Better yet, check them out in the Quintin online store.

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Defgrip / Quintin Imprint Project – Venice

The Quintin Imprint Project‘s first stop went down in Venice a couple of days ago at the DTA shop. Check out some more photos here, the video here.

Thanks Edwin DeLarosa, George Marshall, Jeff Z, Walter Pieringer, Ricky Adam, Quintin, DTA, and everyone who came and drank Tecates!

Come see installment #2 at the Toast Jam.

Etnies in India

Really enjoyed this video documenting Arron Ross, Nathan Williams, and Tom Dugan’s Etnies trip to India. Loved hearing them talk about the trip and there’s some great visuals to go along with the commentary… Definitely looks like a crazy trip and shout out to Walter Pieringer for putting together a great video!

Mutiny in El Paso

Mutiny in El Paso by Walter Pieringer. Check it!

New Walter Pieringer Site

Walter Pieringer is awesome. I love his photo style, and he backflips mega-ramps. What else can you say?

His personal website has just been re-done, which you can check out HERE. Be sure to look through all the collections in the “projects” section. Good stuff.