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Posted by: kris

Last weekend at Ride + Style Zane slipped me a copy of the most recent CFTY 3. The packaging is primo with a hard cover book chock full of photos from the filming and a slot for the DVD. Here’s a little promo look at the book and be sure to grab you a copy right here. The video is rad as hell…be on the lookout for a review on here in the next week!

 

 


Thursday, April 17th, 2014 11:07 am

Suck My Cog: Thai Takeover.

Posted by: kris

JBall tossed up some a first set of shots from the recent UVT/CFTY Thailand trip. There’s more to come and plenty just posted so I picked out a couple favorites. Nothing like some fresh culture and building up bikes once you land somewhere. Dig seeing the dudes over there living it up.

 

 

 


Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 12:33 pm

Us Versus Them :Thailand Trippin’.

Posted by: kris

Zane and the UVT/CFTY dudes flew out to Thailand a couple weeks back to ride with the locals and catch some clips. There’s a huge scene out there for FGFS right beyond what most can imagine. Maybe it’s all the dope spots or the weather but whatever it is these photos make me want to that trip out there I’ve always talked about. See more on the Us Verus Them bloggy

 


Monday, March 24th, 2014 10:54 pm

Can’t Fool The Youth 3: Fixed Freestyle Teaser.

Posted by: kris

The third issue of the Can’t Fool the Youth series is almost upon us. Last year’s Ride + Style premiere for number two was dope so you know Zane will bring it in SF again this year’s premiere at Chrome March 29th. After that it’s a trip around the world for some rad premieres. So many people killing it in this issue it’s going to be one not to miss.

 

 


Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 9:45 am

Can’t Fool the Youth 3 Extras.

Posted by: kris

Looks like Zane was prepping some of the stuff for Can’t Fool The Youth 3 and fell asleep! Some gold in here with JD and his expolits, plenty of tricks and a good mix of bails. Tandem instagram at 1:24 is perfect too. Judging by all this footage Issue 3 should blow the last two out of the water. Must watch this…bound to disappear here soon!

 

 


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 3:09 pm

Can’t Fool the Youth Thailand Takeover.

Posted by: kris

The things I would do to be heading on this trip with the Can’t Fool the Youth crew. Zane Meyer set up this epic trip/premiere taking some of FGFS biggest names to Thailnad march 30th to April 8th. The roster of Jonathan Davis, JBall, Steven Jensen, Devon Lawson, Santos, Boothby, Colby Elrick, and  RSK is sure to impress at the CFTY 3 premiere and trick comp. Jason sellers is tagging along as well bring back some images for a Thailand book/DVD combo. Definitely going to be some sick content coming back and even more with Devon and Jensen staying out that way for a whole month. Get it dudes!

 


Monday, October 28th, 2013 1:59 pm

Can’t Fool The Youth 2: Devon Lawson.

Posted by: kris

CFTY 3 is just about ready so we get yet another dope part from issue. Devon had one of the best parts in the last flick and if you don’t get the Marc Johnson homage you’re slippin’. Enough style on his bars to go around plus he makes most of this stuff look effortless. Stay on Chop ‘Em Down for more info!

 

 

 

 


Monday, September 16th, 2013 1:17 pm

Can’t Fool the Youth 2: Young Gunz.

Posted by: kris

Looks like Zane is going to be upping some parts from the second Can’t Fool the Youth in preparation for the upcoming third release. Young guns definitely killed it in the last issue with perhaps the best part in the video. These kids are hungry and going for it every time they ride. Peep this and hit Chop Em Down for more.

 

 


Monday, July 1st, 2013 7:05 pm

11 Questions: Zane Meyer.

Posted by: kris

After teaming up with Zane on the Instagram contest we have going UNTIL TOMORROW we decided to drop a little 11 Questions on ya. Haven’t done one in a while and haven’t ever done one with a videographer so I’m pretty stoked on this. Zane’s at the forefront of fixed freestyle right now via his involvement with UVT and the successful Can’t Fool the Youth Series. I know a lot of dudes grew up watching 411 videos on the regular so what the CFTY series has brought to the scene is welcomed. Here’s a look into the brain of Zane Meyer…and don’t forget to jump on the Instagram contest before its too lateee.

 

(filming Matt Reyes wall 180)

 

1) How long have you been riding/involved with the scene?

 

ZANE: I got my first bike in 2009. An SE Lager.

 

(the early days)

 

2) After spending time with some of the top riders on issues 1 and 2 what do you see in store for the future of FGFS?

 

ZANE: FGFS has so much potential. The peak has not hit yet especially seeing these Young Gunz pushing the scene. I have always looked at skateboarding as a great parallel to FGFS. The early 2009 days were our “Dog Town” years trying to figure everything out. Now we are in the early 80′s era of skateboarding. The bikes are dialed now, riders perfecting their style and traeling around the world. Bigger companies are going to come in the next year or two and really put this sport on the map for the world to see. I truly believe some riders will make a career outof this sport.

 

3) I’m sure you’re stoked on CFTY as a whole but you have to like one section more than the others…which one?

 

ZANE: That’s hard. I love the griminess of the road trip. Everyone went hard. Friends section is always fun to edit but Devon’s part was my favorite. Slum and I filmed it and Slum put it together really well.

 

4) Editing video means late nights in front of the computer. Favorite fast food joint at 2AM?

 

ZANE: No fast food for me. Water and sunflower seeds are usually what I’m eating while editing. Got to get of the seeds…

 

5) What motivated you to make the jump from just being into bikes to beingdirectly involved in the industry?

 

ZANE: I have had great opportunities come my way. I have always done the video media for Us Versus Them. James Banuelous introduced FGFS to UVT and was managing the team at the time. When Gus first started riding with us I started filming with him and he introduced me to all the Long Beach riders. James later brought  Steven Jensen on the team and gave me the chance to run it. Day 1 I welcomed Devon Lawson and just recently brought Dew Sippawit on board. Then about a year ago I joined Colby (Elrick) & Corbin (Dahl) to run SKYLMT. Stay tuned for big things coming!

 

(filming Steven Jensen)

 

6) Now that issue 2 is under your belt is what can everyone expect to peep in issue 3?

 

ZANE: Issue 1 i filmed and edited just about everything myself. Issue 2 Matt Reyes, Jeff Dempler, Mike Schmitt and Omar (Sebai) helped film and sent in clips. Issue 3 and future issues from here on out will consist of more footage from different filmers. Issue 3 specifically will have a day in the life section. I’m also looking into doing a photo book for issue 3 with the DVD and Gus’s zine inside.

 

(Matt Reyes shooting a Jakob Santos double peg for CFTY2)

 

7) If you make action sports videos you’ve got to have a favorite…drop one or two and why?

 

ZANE: Favorite videos…I grew up skateboarding so I would say 411 Video Magazine. Loved that format. That’s where a lot of the influence came from for CFTY. Fulfill the Dream and any Girl?Chocolate video.

 

8) CFTY filled a void for FGFS in my book. What are some overall goals for the series?

 

ZANE: Thanks! I would say just to keep filming and the culture and lifestyle that surrounds FGFS.

 

9) I know you’re a busy dude with a lot of projects going. What inspires you to keep pushing forward?

 

My dad always told me hands are better full than empty. The best inspiration is having creative content in your life. I’m always trying to surround myself with creative people.

 

10) Any tips for aspiring filmmakers out there looking to get something started?

 

ZANE: Always have your camera around your neck. A lot of the content in my videos were not planned out but just me capturing reality. I wouldn’t go to film school unless someone is paying you.

 

11) Shoutouts to the homies?!

 

Shout outs…so many…My best friends Vanessa has always stuck by me through my highs and lows. Big shout out to the UVT Fam. Every single person in FGFS that is still pushing the sport. Colby, Matt Reyes, Jeff Dempler, Mike Schmitt and Omar for being involved in the last issue!

 


Posted by: kris

Alrighty yall this Can’t Fool The Youth 2 contest has been a couple months in the making and well worth the wait. Teamed up with Zane of Chop ‘Em Down and the dudes at G Pen to give you a chance to score a cache of goods. The new Can’t Fool the Youth 2 DVD, some Micro G Pens and bunch of fresh tees are all up for grabs and all you have to do is follow the instructions below. Shits easy as pie and well worth entering for a chance to score some of this!

 

 

Since the Instagram video still kind of sucks we’re going to keep this one photo only with rules as follows:

1. Take a screenshot of any part of the Can’t Fool the Youth 2 trailer below.

2. Post said screenshot on Instagram cropped any way you like.

3. Come up with funny (or clever) caption for your photo.

4. FOLLOW and MENTION the fine folks @chopemdownfilms @gpenofficial and @lockedcog in your post with the hashtags #cantfooltheyouth & #gpen

5. Best photo/caption combo wins!

 

 

That’s it. So simple. Going to run this for a week so 7/2/2013 will be your last chance to enter…but don’t sleep on it because we’ll be giving out some goods along the way!