Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lucas Fehringer


I first met Lucas upon exiting the TGE van at the TSI BBQ, after driving for two days to get to the foretold of land of the Pacific Northwest.  Lucas’s style immediately stuck out amongst the sea of people navigating the TSI parking lot.  Whether it was just cause he looked like the lead singer of Nickleback, his mix match shoes and socks, or because of his endless flow and making everything look so good and unique, I knew we would be friends.  He ended up catching a ride in the van with us for the next week as we made our way towards Seattle, and he synced right up with the crew, getting clips and having a grand ole’ time.  We became good friends and I really enjoy Lucas’s style, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to give him a little feature on Trendkill.  These are just some extra clips he had, be on the lookout for more killer stuff from Lucas in the near future.  
Lucas is in orange and Parrish is in white

How was your summer?
Really sick, I got to go on a lot of trips this summer.  I went to Portland street jam with the homies Jackson, Austin, and Xando, ended up goin’ in the TGE van from Portland to Seattle, that was without a doubt one of the sickest trips I've ever been on, as well as going to Cali for a week and hangin out with you and Zack and all the homies down there.  Didn't get to film quite as much as I wanted to, but I made some progress.

And Where are you from, how long have you been riding?
I'm from Eagle, Idaho, which is the same town Matt Grippi lived in when he was in Idaho.  I started riding scooters about six years ago.  I used to bike and skateboard, but scootering was most fun to me, so I stuck with that and it's been a good time ever since.

So, do you have any projects you’re currently working on?
The Boise band full length "love it or hate it" we have been working on it for the past 1.5-2 years; stoked to put a full length out with all the bois.  It'll have parts from me, Jackson, Xando, Jake Hamilton, Mitch Lergét, Mason Walters, and then a split part with Yung shredders Tyson Hagood and Austin Coates.  Edited and Filmed by the homie Max Fulton, it's all vx2000 and vx1000 footy, all of which is in the Treasure Valley/ Boise area.  I have some other stuff I'm saving for something special that's in the works though, super stoked to get that stuff out there, hopefully by next summer.

Do you have any ideas about what your future will look like?
For now, I'm just trying to film and ride as much as possible, the plan as of right now is to move to Portland in the spring with Jackson Brower and Xander Williams, but other than that just riding and trying to film every day.

But is Xando really leaving SLC anytime soon???
He's been settling down with this girl named Hannah and he tells me that he's planning on leaving once he graduates, but we'll see what happens.  Regardless I'm trying to make the move to somewhere with a bigger scooter scene, maybe east or somethin’, time will tell.

Why do you want to pursue scootering?  What about it makes you tick?
I don’t know, really.  No matter what's going on in my life, scooterin is always a way to clear my mind and really just focus on something else, just riding my booter goin’ on morning cruises at the park, or night riding in the city with all the homies, no matter what it's always a good time.  The freedom to truly do what I want to is pretty sick, as well as filming a trick for hours just for that feeling of satisfaction after landing a trick you never thought you could.

And who, or maybe what, are your biggest influences?
As far as riders go, Matt G for sure influenced me a lot, I've been watching him ride since I started.  About 3 years in I started smoking weed and that made a huge influence on my riding, not only that, but the people I started riding with, Mitch Lergét, Jake Hamilton, and Jackson Brower, I feel like all four of us have had a huge influence one another.  Not even so much the smoking, that just happened to happen around the same time I started hanging out with them and actually started filming.  I used to lowkey be a park rat before that, then I saw the OG Lucky shit, with the 2 piece decks and when Stefan and Tyler were on Lucky.  I watched their videos soooooo much, that's like what turned me on to riding street.

Hell yeah, the old lucky vids are the shit.  What was it like going up to Washington and riding some of those spots and parks that you saw from a young age?
Sammamish was a trip man, I tell you what.  That was such a sick opportunity, getting to ride that park, especially with all the Washington homies, the TGE dudes, and the lucky OGs themselves James and Evan.  It was crazy how different things were from how I imagined they would be, seeing it all in videos, but the experience overall was sick as fuck.
Any last words?
BOISE BAND 4 LYFE BUIIII.  That's all I really got to say tho thanks B💖

Saturday, April 2, 2016



John Cottle, formally known as Jcott, or just Cott, is a staple to the east coast scene. Known to travel all over in search of cutty spots and good times, but is usually found in NYC working on the new ScooYork video, or showing visitors around and helping them get clipped up. Cott is always hooking up the homies with VX1 clips and keeping vibes while out filming top notch and fun. Jcott is a good friend of mine and we're stoked to have his part up on Trendkill! I picked his brain a little as well, as is fitting for the release of his part.

John is in orange and Parrish is in white
How does a normal day in NYC start for you?
Most days start off sobering up at the bagel hole on 7th Ave, then meeting up with the crew at a park to warm up.  Riding in New York is way more than just showing up at a spot and and getting a clip.  The best part is mobbing the streets through traffic, cruising over bridges, and hunting for spots with the homies.

Who are the homies you're usually riding with in nyc?
I'm glad you asked because I have so many friends I ride with who don't get enough recognition in New York
Trevor pritchard, Erik Deptula, Mankong, Yara Haynes, Bryant Colon, Mike Anesini, Jonathan Acosta, Salvador Gonzales, Eric Harkless, Mario Bowers, Zack Clark, Shawn McHugh…  I know I'm missing more, but you'll have to see when the ScooYork full length comes out haha.  Besides Trevor and Shawn, I met most of them at the first NYC street jam in 2012.

So where are you from originally, and how'd you start scootering? I'm from northern New Jersey, lived here my whole life.  I used to skate in middle school but In highschool I met a good friend of mine, Anthony, who introduced me to scootering.  I would ride his pro model at the skatepark until I finally made the switch.  I was really lucky to meet other scooter riders in my area when I first started, Trevor and Shawn.  They showed me the scooterresource forum, where I got to see how big the community was, and I was straight hooked.
SR was soo lit, the mecca haha.  When did you start filming scootering? SR was the shit, too bad insta took over.  I actually bought my vx1 the same year I started riding, and she's been treating me good ever since.  I guess before scootering I was always influenced by pissdrunx/baker/beagle and all that, so of course I wanted to film SD, It just looks right to me.  I was always hyped to film and edit, making video is a big part of it for me.  I used to look forward to posting a new edit in the video gallery on sr to see everyone's comments, I wish it was still like that haha.
But isn't it kinda even more like that now, with instagram? I don’t know about all that haha, different vibes.  Instagram is like a popularity contest or something.  Not to mention its disposable, everything is forgotten in two days.  But I guess it's cool how everyone is connected at the same time.
So like obviously the remedy for the insta culture is releasing content that strays away from the constant stream of near-meaningless shit, so what are you guys working on now in NYC? I've been putting a lot of work into this ScooYork full length.  I try to come out at least every weekend to get shit done.  I feel like everybody generally thinks the east coast slacks, especially NYC; In reality a lot of us are actually out riding in the streets more than anyone else.  There's a lot of talent that needs to be recognized.  I want this full length to show how alive the New York scene really is and basically what the fuck we've been up to the past year or so.  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Jonathan Krabbe

Jonathan is from Norway, in the far northern part of Europe.  The Scandinavian scene is super sick and there are a lot of awesome riders from there.  Jonathan is one of those awesome riders.  His trick selection is super tasteful and his style is wild and loose.  We're stoked to have his part featured on Trendkill, and I also asked him a few questions to go along with his part. 
Parrish is in orange and Jonathan is in white
Where are you from, how long have you been riding, and do you have any sponsors?
I am from Oslo, Norway.  I’m 18 years old and have been riding since I was 14.  I ride for the Norwegian scootershop Leo’s Scooter Parts and I’m also a member of the venture gang.  
And what got you into riding originally?
Outside my house there is this big ass parking lot, me and my friend used to jump around and do footplant 360s.  So i've always liked to have fun on a scooter and when I started in middle school I got my first trick scooter from a friend and have just never stopped.
So what is Norway like?  What is the culture there like?  What about the Architecture?
Cold as fuck, culture-wise we have a lot of good places to go, especially music-wise.  The spots are often very sketchy, because our construction workers never do their job right.  But they are unique in their own way, just like every other country.  And it’s much safer over here, so security is rarely a problem.
What are your biggest influences in riding?
The Danish homies have had a big influence on me.  The Venture crew flew down there and rode with Johan Grunwald, Hugo Svare, and Phillip Haj the summer after we started the crew.  They showed us a way of scootering I had never seen before.  And Colin Provost is also the best skater in the world, not to mention Norwegian skaters, they rip.
Awesome, those Danish guys are definitely rad.  And then what is scootering to you?  What do you like most about it?
I ask myself that question every day but i can never come up with a short answer to it.  The only thing I am sure about is that I love to do it.  But I will say that i think of my scooter kinda like my instrument of choice, and scootering is a way to express yourself through the streets.  You all know that shit is hard to explain. But the thing i like the most is maybe the feeling you get when you fall and you know there is now way you are leaving there without trying one more time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tom Kvilhaug Interview

“Tom is a man of lists, if he writes it down, it will get done.  One of the most accomplished and qualified dudes I've ever befriended.  Unalike anyone else within the confines of our community, Tom makes time for most everything.  Mr. Activity man Tom Kvilhaug, always scootin' to the next destination.”  -Issac Miller

Tom is one of the most notable contemporary riders, with an unquestionable amount of power and skill, his most recent part in Tilt 2 is one of the most face melting and talked about parts to date.  Tom is an extremely well rounded rider, as well as a well rounded human being.  His outlook and attitude are extremely unique, refreshing, and most of all, genuine.  There is nothing about this dude that I have found to be falsified, or worrisome of other people’s opinions.  His interest and knowledge in design also allows him to contribute to the brand he rides for in ways most riders cannot.  Tom has already contributed a vast amount to the scene before even finishing college, and has an extremely bright future ahead of him in scootering and whatever else he has his mind set to.  I’m very lucky to be in the position to interview Tom, and I think the community is fortunate to have him.
Tom, Jordan Jasa, and Josh Smukal chowing on some pizza in Detroit.

Parrish is in orange and Tom is in white 

So, what have you been up to since you finished filming your part for Tilt 2?  Do you find yourself in any different habits while you were working on that part compared to being done with it?
Just routine stuff really, I’m living out in Denver going to school for Industrial Design. I am in school a lot, I probably spend about 8-10 hours a day at school, lately it's been more like 14 because I’m finishing up some big semester projects.
Most the time I have outside of school I spend riding and filming with the CoCrew, I am not sure what any of us, besides Ian, are filming for at the moment, but you can never have enough footage. I also always have some side project going, right now its lamps. Filming now is definitely a bit more relaxed. I’m not stressing out about getting certain tricks or meeting any deadlines, probably just because I don't have a specific video I am filming for. That will probably change soon because we just got a new VX out in Colorado.

BS lipslide out in Dallas, TX from Tilt 2

What got you into Industrial Design?  Has anything you've been introduced to through your studies crossed paths with scootering?
Ever since I was a kid, I have always just built stuff, so that's what I wanted to do as an adult. Industrial design is a field where I can make things with my hands and create good products on a larger scale. I could talk about design for days; it was the obvious choice for me.
It absolutely crosses paths with scootering. Besides just doing work for Tilt and at home on parts, I am also just always looking at parts and critiquing their form, material, finish, etc. In a way though I think scootering is a bit boring as far as design goes, because of how standardized parts are, you can't freely create beautiful, innovative, and useful things when you have so many constraints to work around.
So in the same respect, where do you feel riding a scooter allows for expression, and where does it possibly encroach upon that?
I am always going to stand by my belief that scootering is some sort of sport or hobby, I do not consider it art, especially in the highly commercialized state it is currently in. But I do think every aspect of scootering is expressive, from the tricks you do, the locations you ride, how you choose to illustrate these things to the public, it's all a means of self expression. No one forces you to do anything, so whether you are just expressing that you think tailwhips are fun by doing 10 of them at a time, or trying to express something else by riding in a different way, you're expressing some sort of emotion.
We are all expressing our emotions {or maybe something else?} which are a product of our unique experiences as  humans.  Are there any unique inspirations you have in your riding, which had great influence on your style now?  Do you have any goal, possibly for others to feel a certain way about the end result, or is scootering more a zen thing about personal accomplishment for you?
Of course I am influenced and inspired by the guys I ride with on a daily basis, and everyone who is doing crazy tricks, but really I think there is just this sense of focus and solitude you get when riding that is really hard to describe. I love going out and pushing myself to learn new tricks and keep up with the sport as it progresses, but I think there is this point after you have ridden long enough where you really gain full control of your scooter; I am not sure when it is, no one gives you a plaque or medal, it's different for everybody. Once you get there, you can really control and manipulate your scooter, and the way you ride it, in extremely unique ways, and to me that's what its all about.  
I think that’s where style comes in, like where you can actively control all your mannerisms, but your style is that one way you ride where nothing you do can be wrong in a sense, ya' know?
Yes!  You know it when you see it, but it's hard to describe, it's really the appearance of total composure. The scooter becomes an extension of your body, the riding just flows out.
What situations do you feel are most conducive to you being able to produce the best clips, or be flowing in that way you just described? 
For some reason, I seem to always be able to get a lot of footage on trips. At least on Tilt trips, I feel like we do not really have any responsibilities other than riding, and I think that is really beneficial. I feel like there is a bit less pressure when you haven't seen a spot before, or called out a trick; so you don't just have to crank out a trick right away, you can kinda feel things out and really construct a clip that fits the spot. I think just showing up at a spot on trips, and not having to worry about driving, or even knowing where you are, that lets you really look at a spot and decide how to ride it how you want.

Tom throwing a fingerwhip in
Cleveland, while the team chills
 in the background and Smukal's
camera lurks overhead.              
I'd definitely say similar situations help me as well.  You've probably been on a few of those tilt trips by now, with filming two full lengths; what was most memorable about working on those videos?
A lot of classic trip stories, too many to share, but what it comes down to is that it doesn't get much better than cruising from spot to spot in a 15 passenger van with some good homies, and the only thing you have to do when you get done is go drink a couple beers.
Yeah and like you said earlier, I think that environment, and the lack of stress from outside sources, can help your riding a lot.  What about filming with a team?  Do you think there are certain aspects of working on a team project for a company that uniquely can benefit those involved? 
I think working on company videos allows for a sense of importance and focus on production value that is almost unattainable when you are out just filming with the crew. Filming with the team allows for a really focused effort and getting clips and creating high quality footage and content, and I think that benefits everyone involved. I also think it can lead to video parts that do not uniquely fit riders. I think some of the greatest skateboarding and scootering videos of all time were the ones that focused on a single person. It really allows the part to be tailored to the rider specifically, something that isn't as possible in a full length, when the video needs to have an overall sense of unity.

   Going the distance on this double rail hop.
San Diego

Riding is definitely always going to be different on every team, especially when a company's bottom line is reliant on the content the riders are releasing.  Do you have any opinions on the way business and money are handled in scootering?  How do you feel about your riding being a part of something like Tilt, As well as having your own signature part?
I do not feel that Tilt influences my riding in any way, everyone on the team is there because of how they ride naturally, that's the beauty of being sponsored by a company that appreciates good riding.  I really have no knowledge of how mass marketed scooter companies compensate riders, and while I am sure they under-appreciate the effort their riders put in, the riders aren't forced to ride for anyone, they are accepting the compensation they get. The fork was cool because I designed it on my own, but again, it was never really a fully creative experience, I just had to work around the dimensions.
To be honest, the past few things you've written reflect pretty highly of Tilt, and of how positive you are as a team rider.  But anyways, you've lived a few places in the past few years, right?  I remember first knowing you were in North Carolina, where have you been from then 'til now?
Yeah I have lived all over the place. I was born in Minnesota, moved to North Carolina, then Washington. I met Tyler Bradley when I lived in out near Seattle, and we rode together at least like 5 days a week, just going to park or out of solo missions. To this day one of my best friends and someone I will always enjoy riding and filming with. After that I moved out to Chicago for about 2 years to ride and go to school a few hours south. Met Jona Humbel while working at Tilt, again one of my best friends, but the weather got the best of both of us eventually, so I went down to Florida for a few months. It was definitely fun, but I knew as soon as I got there that I had to get out. Most people don't realize it because they just go to Disney World, but Florida is this crazy, trashy, incredibly weird state, and I wasn't into it. Colorado is a place I visited probably 100 times as a kid, I love it out here, there is an amazing connection you have to nature just by being in a place so beautiful and geographically diverse. It also has a school with an awesome design program and facilities so that was another motivating factor. The CoCrew dudes are some of the best dudes, we are always doing some fun shit out here, so I am hoping to stick around for at least a few more years, I am a bit of a wanderer though, I am not sure if I will really ever settle down in one place for very long.
So then at what point did you begin your relationship with Tilt?  How did that all come about?  I remember that you were one of the earlier riders on the team I honestly think I just started talking to Collin on SR and Facebook because I thought he was making some cool stuff back when it was just him in Grand Rapids. I don't even remember when exactly I got on Tilt, but it was probably just because I bugged Collin all the time.
So you've been riding for tilt for quite a few years now, regularly putting a shit load of work into your riding, and you obviously have plenty of other stuff going on in your life.  How do you feel about balancing riding and other parts of your life like your design career?
It actually works out good because I like to stay busy. It can get a bit hectic at times, but I don't really like sitting around without stuff to do, so it's not too bad.
And what advice/encouragement/words would you have for people who have trouble with the concept of continuing to ride as other things move into their life? I don't really have any advice. The people who are actually dedicated are going to keep riding, the people who aren't will quit, I don't really have any words that can change that. To the people who are trying to ride as hard as they can and move into their life, you're going to be busy, so just get prepared.

Front board whip to fakie in Detroit from Rusted Never Busted
And then whats the future? For you, tilt, your design career? Who knows? I'm not really one for long term planning, or staying in the same place for too long. I'd love to go do some graduate work in Europe after I graduate, but I'm not sure if that's in my budget. A job would be cool too, but I also have always kinda planned on taking a year or two off after I graduate to really focus on scootering. Honestly, I have no clue, I'll just wait and see how it plays out.
Its been rad asking you some questions man, thanks so much!  Do you have any closing remarks for our interview? Thanks to everyone who deserves to be thanked.
Tom rides for Tilt and Satori.
Tilt 2 (We can't embed videos from Vimeo, sorry)
Thanks to Chris Martin at Tilt for taking and allowing us to use these pictures.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blake Clearihan

Blake's video part went up on our youtube a few days ago, and I'm quite stoked on it.  Blake is a super gnarly rider with proper style and some pretty wild trick selection in there.  He's definitely well rounded, with brain melting huge spots, crazy ledge and rail combos, as well as taking advantage of some obscure obstacles.  Get ready for a serious edit from an Australian up and comer; stoked to see what Blake puts out in the future.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I had a blast down south this past June.  I got to meet and ride with so many rad people, it was super awesome.  There is a bunch of park footage and other random stuff in this video, I hope you all enjoy it!  Thanks to everyone who made my travels possible, I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The "LUX" Video Review

After 5 years of keeping the whole scene on their toes, Friendly has pulled through and dropped their epic full length video, LUX.  Peasley and I got the honor of peeping the flick before it came out.  Here's our rundown on all the parts..

           It kicks off with a shade of black with those "Friendly" letters fading in to get you stoked and basically saying finally... finally! It dives right into the opening montage which sets the vibe for the video and rolls through the whole line up. Whilst casually melting your mind with the bails and shenanigans about unroll within these dudes parts.

Aaron Bransdon comes through with the first part full speed with shit under control.  We've heard that pretty much all of his footage is from a trip to Cali that he took back in 2012 that's been resting until now.. and it still delivers! Long effortless grinds and like I said speed. Makes you wonder if you get your speed from your grandma.

Mark Abbott kicking the door down to join the party with his one of a kind style & scooter wizardry, putting together tricks like it's a gnarly spell or something funn like that. Mark is from New Zealand so he's got the homie clips from Jasper Russell-Dennis & Lawrence Rubin featured in there.  His last tricks are some of the most serious drop ins we've ever seen. They'll have you slammin your keyboard yer so damn stoked.

Jon Archer cruises in surfing with solid flowy lines and technical maneuvers that will keep ya fancy. His song works so well with his style that you'd of thought Jon wrote this as his theme song. Fucking sick ass part, definitely one of our favorites.

Alex Collins hucks some nifty looking gaps n slides those rails nicely, his style reminds me of a bmx rider but he throws some switch tricks into the mix! Also has a siickk ledge combo second to last trick that looks like he's ready for battle n' will not slow down.

The first Friends section is full of gems for days, shout out to all those shredders! It's sick to see the mix of new age riders with some OG guys like Coedie.  Really stoked to see some footage of Jackson Manzie thrown in as well since he the originator of the whole LUX project.  Moey Ahmad gets an honorable mention with some heavy peg tricks, not too many people have heard of this guy outside of Australia but this dude slays!

Reece Alderton comes in hard with a bail that gets sketchy fast! Then long smooth steeze to match up to with a mellow hiphop track that makes it an easy watch.  However, the track might be a little too mellow because they're some bangers that don't pop off as hard as they could of at the end.  With that being said it was definitely a sick part! Those kinkers are crazy.

Darcy Altavilla rides through some good shit to give ya the gold, gets there n' when he gets there, he gives ya the tricks you want. Some clips in there with the classic short bars and original Proto deck that gets any old dude stoked to see again.

Next up is another friends montage that's two song with almost mini parts of dudes that got some steez to keep ya hooked.  Some really sick clips from the filmer/editor Sean Furze. As well as a guy we've never heard from before, Jami Chan.  James Bull wraps up the section killing it around on rails, ledges, and gaps .  The rail he hits at the end is pretty absurd it seems like he can't even believe he rolled away.

Luke Maffesoni understood the first time someone told him "just go for it" Riding up, down, and off gnarly objects with some heavy stuff.. brings the briflips to the street spots that they should be thrown down at.  If there's one dude who can make briflips look good, it's Maff.  There looks there was something missing on the ender though.  The angle doesn't really do it justice and the clip before it was pretty fucked, we thought that clip would've worked better.
Royce King comes in breaking shit in short shorts or boxers? We dont really know but it's no ones bussiness what he wears riding like that. Puts the pants on to give us a real sick flowy line. The dude can shred n huck himself over any sized gap. There's this one trick over a handrail into a bank.. yeah look out for that one, it's not even last trick.  Don't even get us started on the last trick, you have to see the gap to truly understand how mental Royce really is.  We just had to post this.

And the last part goes to Kevin Austin, Mr. Control, Dr. Smooth.  It's unreal how clean this guy lands every trick. A well deserved last part for sure.  Every rail, doesn't matter what grind it is, he's locked isn't gonna slip out.  We don't want to say a lot cause there's too much to go on about but you guys won't be disappointed at all after watching this. The banger is intense.

Good video all n' all, everyone had their own stuff to bring to the video. We felt that the soundtrack was lacking at times and the editing definitely could have been better for all the time gone by.  However the riding alone speaks for itself. There's so many siick spots on here that dont get shredded twice over. A good 5 years well used dudes!

Be sure to head over to to download the video once it drops! They'll be releasing the hard copies soon so you can add LUX to your DVD collection.

- McKeen & Peasley