Coming into this years Ride N’ Style Matt was one to watch considering he took the even last year. With his super smooth style and crazy bike control he rode the course like a beast. Matt probably has the best tuck no handers in the game plus a bag of other tricks some people can’t even pull. His threes were dialed and his used of some of the obstacles way different than everyone else. I really dug his nosie across the quarter on the wallride set up. All his runs were way sick!
I remember meeting Mike at the first Midwest Mayhem and thinking he was nuts. I mean…hanging from the rafters of a skatepark with a broken wrist to drop into pretty damn steep bank is pretty is crazy. Crazy sick that is. Mike always brings something super off the wall and way dope to competitions. This year at Ride N’ Style he went all out pretty much hopping into the judges booth. I wanted to see him land this so bad! Luckily I snagged a flick of it though…so rad dude!
When riding a major event like Ride N’ Style it pretty necessary to do some tricks that set you apart from the rest of the group. Everyone, Jakob included, had some super dope wallrides and grinds but it was Santos 180 out of the course that I thought was way sick. Not too many people trying to fly out into the crowd this year but Jakob made it look easy.
Here’s one more Ride N’ Style edit. Shot from what appears outside the course…gives you another angle. I probably won’t be posting much more videos from the event but stay tuned for more flicks from me!
So I’ve been trying to spread out the Ride N’ Style coverage on here and keep content varied…but there’s no way I’d skip out on a recap from Mon. Real sick stuff from everyone in this. And there’s a ton of people in this haha. Good to see ya out there dude!
One of the few that had the chance to cross an ocean to get to Ride N’ Style was Simon “Gomok” Andraca. Dude had such sick style out on the course and tossed some sick stuff at the crowd! Feeble bar off the high ledge looked dope as did his stalls on the quarter. So sick to see people from around the world getting around for this stuff!
Having been doing anything for some time you end up running into the same people quite a lot. Naturally you have conversations, start friendships and swap stories with a bunch of like minded peeps. When events like Ride N’ Style go down just about everyone shows up and mingles. Stoked that there were smiles and good attitudes all around. Here’s just a few of the fun flicks of friends that I happened to snag…seeing all the dudes is what events are all about! Fun stuff.
This shot of Combs in zen mode prepping for the comp while Kareem keeps him company is probably my favorite of these haha.
Nick and Jensen piggy backin’.
A hate mail inspired hello from Jakob ;).
You know the OGs…be on the lookout for something fresh from Fonseca this year ;).
Pro blogger Prollster always smiling…
Matt snapping a photo of me snapping a photo of him.
Oscar’s “make a blog about me” pose…
…before he had an accident.
Grime dudes Wonka and Mike dancing and chillin’ like you know they do.