Thursday, December 10, 2009

Great video from Voleurz

Nice to see people getting sponsors for videos and then putting them out for free.

Outdoor Graduation from Voleurz on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Standard Boat Co.

It's nice to see a small start up boat company that looks like it's making a great boat. Standard Boat Co.
I'd love to check one of these out in person. For a starting price of $29k it might actually have a chance of success since it's not competing with the major boat makers. It's a good idea to start out in the used boat price range. Looks like a redone Nautique 2001. Just the boat I want too.

Standard Boat Review from AL Wake on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daniel Grant, age 11 smooth riding I've seen

I loved watching this kid ride. He's so smooth but that might also be because the film was slowed down. Still, this kid is a hell of a rider and it makes me wish I was 4'-6" tall and under 100lbs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Honda Z50 got some track time

Last weekend we had one of those super rare weekends in November where the temperature went up to 73 degrees. That's crazy warm for this time of year and it couldn't have fallen on a better weekend. We all planned to go riding at Dave's track. My built up Z50 got a work out, and we had a blast riding it. I got some pictures of my brother Jason and my friend Mike riding on it. I never get pics of me riding my own bikes since I own the camera and the bike :(
Here's all the pictures: http://www.soulriders.com/_images/2009-FiddyFest/index.htm#165



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

On the lookout for a flat-bottom boat

I'm looking for a flat-bottom boat instead of sinking a ton of money into a ski/wake boarding boat.  I'd like to, ideally, find a Alumacraft Waterfowler 16' boat, find a 30-50hp Honda outboard motor, and then add a Monster tower and call it done.
Inspirations:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wakeskate videos and more...


Pretty sweet video put out by Nike called Aquafolics: http://www.nike.com/nke6/aquafrolics/

and a video from Joey Northup: http://www.joeynorthup.com/firstbreath.html
Here are the links for download:

Unleashed latest online magazine:
http://www.onsitecatalog.com/catalogs/286/1605/

THM's full length video:

Addicted wakeskate film 2008 (full) from thm production on Vimeo.



The Scallywags video online. Scallywags was filmed and produced by Tad Mathews.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009



A couple guys that are on the wakeskating.com forums had a john boat with a mini tower that looks like a killer idea. I pm'd Loller and he told me that Bromfutter and his dad built the tower out of electrical conduit and just welded the pipes together.
Here's what Bromfutter told me about it
the tower is just made from electrical conduit, its just galvanized metal tubes. I got them from Lowe's and just bent them and shaped them how i wanted then welded it all together. It might be a little expensive if you get a fab shop to do it for you though. As far as mounting it to the boat i just made L brackets that welded to the bottom of the tower and rested against the insides of the boat and then drilled a hole threw the bracket and boat and bolted it together.

you can see the bracket at bolt here at the 13sec. mark :http://www.alliancewake.com/skate/early-morning-with-frye-and-chase/

good luck with the build, and keep in mind not to build it too tall or it will make your boat harder to drive while someone is cutting around behind it.
Thanks for the info guys. Now I need to convince my dad to let me put a mini-tower on the flat bottom "fishing" john-boat he just bought. ;)

Arson Wakeskates

I really want to pick up one of their boards. They look amazing.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SkyVenture indoor skydiving

While in Orlando, I took the girl's to the indoor skydiving facility. They loved it, just as I thought they would.









and their instructor Kris:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hunnert Car Pileup car show - Oct. 10, 2009 in Morris, IL



Looks like this will be a good time with some beautiful cars. Can't wait to go.
http://www.hunnertcarpileup.com/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Honda CT70 back together

Put the motor in (88 kit, but still needs some adjusting), powdered the rims flat black, put Daytona handle bars on and took it for a test run yesterday for the first time this year.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The John Mize Mustang

My buddy John is really into Mustangs and racing. This is a shot of him off a start back when he was in the thick of it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

American wins Custom Bike Building World Championship

For the first time since its inception in 2004, an American custom motorcycle engineer (Dave Cook of Cook Custom Choppers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) has won the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Congrats to Dave!



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cause James Rules!



and he's humble. I think that's what truely makes a person great.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wakeskating at Wake Nation Cable park

Couldn't believe this was in Ohio. It was a great time hanging out with everyone.







Monday, July 20, 2009

I miss riding my bikes :(

1991 Honda CT70




Honda 1979 Z-50


CRF50


CRF50

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Katie takes a spill on the wakeboard

Katie took a good set, but ended it on a rough note.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Did some wakeboarding today



What was I doing here?

My wife said I look like Sonic the Hedgehog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm on a boat!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ziplining in Alaska!


It was a blast.