Earlier this year I brainstormed with the guys over at Odyssey about video project ideas for 2017. We agreed on doing a concept-based video to switch things up from the traditional web edit style. Mike Mastroni was brought into the picture as our filmer and to help us make a decision on what the most interesting concept would be. Ultimately, we chose to do a video composed entirely of riding spots we could find in Long Beach alleyways. Mastroni and I live smack dab in the middle of a plethora of alley spots, so we got to work quick and filmed for about 2 weeks.
I can speak for us both when I say that we had a blast filming for this video and I hope you all enjoy what we created! Special thanks to Mike Mastroni and Nuno Oliveira for making this all possible!
When it comes to long nosemanuals, I’ve always just relied on the go fast and hope for the best method. If you’re looking to get them locked and proper though, this is the video to watch. Broc has this move on speed dial.
Miami. What a crazy place. The entire Odyssey team spent a week in this outrageous palm tree and concrete jungle, and every day was a struggle. Tom Dugan, who’s back was already tweaked prior to the trip, had his bike stolen the first day. Jacob Cable fell deathly ill and was bedridden for most of the trip. Our Airbnb host tried to steal our bike rack, and our jet ski tour guide lost his shit when we were, according to him, being too reckless on the jet skis (he worries too much and also needs to chill). And we got kicked out of a lot of spots. And not just kicked out, but brutally screamed at and degraded, or even physically attacked. But the Odyssey team will not be stopped. These guys rode as hard as they could every day, banded together against those trying to prevent us from doing our thing, and filmed a damn fine video, even in the face of so much adversity. Enjoy!
Featuring Aaron Ross, Brandon Webster, Broc Raiford, Gary Young, Justin Spriet, Jacob Cable, Matt Nordstrom, and Travis Hughes.