1.14.2008

Bootleg Sessions Premiere

Wow. What a weekend. As you can imagine, anytime the best riders from Philly come up to NYC to hang out and Ride/Relax, amazing shit happens. The Slow Sunday crew came up for the Bootleg Sessions premiere at Bike Shorts tonight. We spent the last 48 hours gettin pitted and pinch flats. Last night, we hit up a few spots in the neighborhood, got some good food and pretty much just goofed off. The crew woke up and rolled out to the polo courts and eventually, back out to the banks. After 3 hours of hammering it out, we all rolled to Fett Sau and ate some good bbq. With full stomachs, we made our way to Bike Shorts. Once all the films were shown, the premiere of Bootleg Sessions took place. Within the next few months, you'll see a series of very serious and heavily produced track bike videos. All of these videos are very artistic and intensely edited and compiled. Bootleg Sessions IS NOT one of these films. Bootleg is gritty and funny and takes the energy of old skate videos and re-appropriates it for the track bike riders paving the way and laying the foundations of the sport. Think of 411 Volumes 1-8. This series will be quick [4 months from filming to pressing] and low-brow production. This is not a diss to videos like MASH, Macaframa and others. However in this fast-paced world of Youtube videos and blogs, videos need to be cranked out in weeks, not months. There's a place for both styles, but the riding is evolving that fast, so it's nice to get something so fast and so fresh. Anyway, enough of the bullshit. Here's a few multi-burst shots from this weekend and one short Youtube joint I posted.

15 comments:

hardcore100 said...

tom on drop handle bars, now that's new!

Prolly said...

Yeah. He rode a one handed wheelie from my house all the way to my boy Luke's house. A good 12 blocks through traffic, track standing at stop lights on the same drop bars.

Kid's an animal. He also played Bike Polo for the first time yesterday and scored a few points for his team, beating well-seasoned NYC polo kids.

Anonymous said...

Or there's all of us who dont care about the videos and wish they'd fall off the face of the planet, but thats just us...

Prolly said...

Of course. Understandably so.

racer x said...

twa twa twa twaaaa twa twa twaaaa, dun dun duh duh dun duh duh dun dun..
ok ill stop for those that know. that was my text rendition of the ever annoying 411VM theme song.
haha, cant wait to see this shizz.

Prolly said...

woah... flashback.

racer x said...

flashbacks indeed, speaking of such. dig through the old vid box john and if you can find it peep tim and henry's pack of lies again..... 13 years ago.. JEEEEZUS.
sanchez' switch bigspin flip over the old schoolyard hip. Gavin kickflip back noseblunt on the penny's curb.. crizzipes. too ahead of the times. perhaps the bootlegs will be viewd upon in such light... one never knows!

Prolly said...

I have most my videos on VHS still back home. Part of me wants to buy them as DVD and the other part wants to buy a VCR...

James Newman said...

is that willis on the white bike? is he doing pogo jumps or whatever? it's hard to tell. where's the gt? so many questions!!!

nice photos btw

Prolly said...

Yeah, it is Willis. He's on my old Marinoni. He's doing pogos in the drops.

TOM said...

He traded the GT in for an old stingray.

James Newman said...

oh I see... now he just rides the stingray with the wheelie-bar to all the spots, and jumps on other people's track bikes for photos. sounds pretty cush. haha

Prolly said...

Well, he bought my old Marinoni and also bought one of the Continuum bikes [which are re-badged Moths] to deliver food on and is waiting to get a Brooklyn Machine Works for tarck bike tircks.

James Newman said...

oh word. that dude's like my little bro, I'm just giving him shit! he deserves it! keep up the good work. out here in oakland, we do "hella tarck tircks"...

Prolly said...

haha. I'll tell him you said hey. I think he IS looking for a wheelie bar for it as well.

My girl's got a stingray too. I can't ride it though. Makes me look like a bear on a unicycle.