Ninja Cats Welcomes Jonathan Ball to the team
Ninjacats: JBall from Ninja Cats on Vimeo.
If you have ever tried to ride a fixed gear bike then chances are you know how tough it is. I have never seen anyone ride a fixed gear bike the way our homie Jonathan Ball rides his. I don’t even know how half the stuff in this video is possible. Burly crashes, stairsets, gaps all while pedaling the whole time.
Look out for Jonathan Ball to innovate the sport of fixed gear biking as his list of tricks grows and grows.
Make sure to go check out his blog called Suck My Cog for more action. – Lee
Jonathan Ball (JBall) is welcomed aboard The Workshop bike team
JBall: Welcome to The Workshop from JBall on Vimeo.
Here’s another one for all of you kids who talk shit on fixed gear biking and think it is for think for yourself, witty hipster kids take a moment to chew on this video and rethink your take on fixed gear bikes. Just because there are hipsters who ride fixed gear bikes doesn’t mean that fixed gear bikers are all hipsters. Fuck that shit. Most fixed gear bikers are a whole new level of skill and gnar. Anyone who could do half the shit JBall does in this video on a regular bike would impress me and being on a fixed gear bike only makes it 10 times harder. There are dudes beasting out climbing long mountain roads on fixed gear bikes now and dudes charging down the streets of San Francisco on these things.
Sometimes we don’t appreciate the things we don’t understand and if you haven’t found an appreciation for it go out and try to ride one. You might find this is not your average bike ride so if you were one of those kids that thought all fixed gear bikers were hipsters and what not it’s time for you to think again. – Leecifer
Be sure to check out JBall blog Suck My Cog
Riding and edit by Jonathan ball.
Filmed by: Kinsey Aherne, Junho Park, Omar Sebai, Alec Aranowitz, Vance Tetreault
Once again Jonathan Ball kills it on his fixed gear bike slaying all the stereotypes. Fixed gear biking is rising in popularity and the tricks are getting bigger and more technical. The consequences more severe. For any of you that have tried riding these bikes it is not an easy thing. The visuals in this video include dirt jumps stairs drops and just banger after banger. This kid is a force to be reckoned with in the fixed gear biking world.
check out Jonathans blog! http://suckmycog.wordpress.com/
Suck My Cog
I just wanted to take the time to shout out to our friends over at Suck My Cog. I know everyone talks about how fixed gear riders are all hipster and shit but if you have ever tried riding one it is not easy. Getting from point A to point B is a whole different story from doing barspins down stairsets, jumping over handrails, and grinding ledges. Riding a fixed gear bike is all about timing. Since your feet are constantly moving you have no choice but to pedal and charge down hills. They use resistance with their legs to skid and slide the bike out sideways real quick to control their speed (your legs can only move so fast). Fixed gear biking remains pretty underground, but is growing in popularity. They even offer models made for mountainbiking, bmx riding and cruising. -Leecifer