This section of the site is kept open for archive purposes, as it contains all of the photos posted to the site between February 2005 and December 2008, as well as a large number of videos hosted off-site.
Like I promised here is a fresh edit from Thailand. Da has some original lines in this which is pretty rare these days. Leave me comments on Vimeo and let me know what you think. I will be re-editing all of these in the near future. Meanwhile enjoy this and I am going to try my hardest to have another one ready for the Bicycle Film Festival.
Carl from Pyskopath sent this in for me to post up. Dawg told me about this a couple years ago, when Arthur (and his brother) were both in the hospital simultaneously, and I'm glad to hear that he's doing alright.
It all started when veteran BMX rider, Carl Renowitzky, wanted to involve his three sons in his beloved sport of bmx. Little did they know that their father son team would become a worldwide brand, ultimately receiving recognition at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing . Arthur Renowitzky, the eldest son, started competing in local and national events at age ten. Aside from being an avid amateur rider, he was a central role in Psykopath Industries as it grew to sponsor riders, street contests, and manufacture equipment. While most teens were working at the ice cream shop or slinging newspapers, Arthur's after school job was shipping bike frames all over the world.
In 2007, at age twenty, Arthur's life was forever changed as tragedy struck. While leaving a Bay Area nightclub with two friends they found themselves held up at gunpoint and all three were shot, with Arthur taking the brunt of the attack receiving a grievous wound to the chest. After being rushed to the hospital they found the bullet pierced both his lungs and had shattered his spine leaving him in a coma for three weeks. Two days before Christmas, he awoke to find himself on a ventilator and paralyzed for life from the chest down.
Today, Arthur is able to breathe freely, and is mobile with the use of his wheelchair and specially equipped car his father bought him. He lives independently and is engaged to be married. Life wasn't going to stop Arthur from living his dreams. His passion for basketball has led him to be a key player on his wheelchair basketball team with hopes to play with the Road Warriors and compete in the Olympics. He also continues his music pursuits by rapping with elite local talent and producing. Arthur wants to share his story and inspire others to keep moving forward. To do this he started the 'Life Goes On Foundation' which to helps stop teen violence and raise funds for spinal cord research. Arthur does public speaking engagements geared toward at risk youth to promote his message, "Silence the violence".
To show your support, spread the message, help with medical bills and research, you can donate to the 'Life Goes On Foundation.' Those who donate $10 or more will receive a Psykopath DVD or Arthur’s new mixtape while the highest contributor will receive a Psykopath frame of their choice. You can paypal your donations at www.myspace.com/lifegoesonfoundation.
The new site should be up in a few days. Expect at least one new video, a rad photo from Cubby, and a set of photos from Cobbs to go along with it.
Click here for the flier. Should be pretty rad.
Also, if anyone has a right arm (or a pair) of 180mm Profiles for sale, Chris Savoy is looking for one.
Well with all of the Simpel Session videos going up I rushed to finish this one. This is for all of you late nighters. I filmed this in Khon Kaen Thailand. The riders are Tee and Keang. Brothers that shred bikes and some of the nicest people on earth. After we filmed this they cooked me a huge feast and laughed because I've gained about 100 pounds since I last saw them. Tee just placed 18th at the Simpel Session in Estonia. See the post below for more info on that.
I stayed up until 6am trying to watch the BMX portion of the Simpel Session live. Unfortunately, I fell asleep right before it started and am pretty pissed off. Anyways, my dear friend Kiattichai Wanitsakul (Tee) made it into the finals. Tee is from Thailand and kicks ass on bikes. He is the definition of hunger! Tee qualified in 12th place and I am not sure how he did in the finals. I should be dropping an edit of him really soon! Meanwhile you should go to http://www.got2b-unstoppable.com and check out a video that Kyle Frazier is in. It's pretty crazy, super high production and it's for a hair gel company! what?
edit: Tee got 18th place in Estonia. Not bad!
Tee got the last trick in this edit! he's the one with the full face helmet...
Check out Unevenground to see some photos of some killer trails and some killer riders.
...has a new Fit ad of a long overgrind at Mount Pleasant. I'm pretty surprised that it's already up, considering that photo's from Saturday.
In unrelated news, it appears that I have made it past the first round of layoffs at my work. Can't say that I'm unhappy with that.
In more unrelated news, I need a tablet PC.
...has two sets of photos up at Etnies: Joey Cobbs! and More On The Cobbs! I'm pretty stoked, since I shot most of them (granted, Joey actually set the shots up, haha). On the subject of Joey, he should have an Autophoto up at Defgrip soon, too.
In unrelated news, it looks like the site overall is going to get pushed back; I just got more contract work with the SJSU Geology Department this morning, and work has to come before play.