Tommy Christiana

Tommy Christiana | 2018

Tommy Christiana | 2018

Tommy Christiana has one of our favorite styles. He just makes everything look easy. He and Parrish Isaacs set out to make an edit and they delivered. Parrish's style of filming and Tommy's natural talent has created an edit that feels good for the soul. Great job homies, keep up the great work. :)


Dominic Trone | Welcome to The Scooter Farm AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kmnRqF68T8&t=

Dominic Trone | Welcome to The Scooter Farm AM Team

Dominic is one of our favorite shop riders. Watching him grow and progress the last few years has been fun to watch. It seems the older he gets, the harder he works. We could all learn a little something from watching "Domo" do his thing. We hope you all enjoy the video he put together.

Domo, we are proud to have you a part of the Farm Family. Keep up all the great work buddy. :)


San Diego Street Jam | 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_E-mtuJ-6c

 


HOWto: Barspin

How to barspin

The Tailwhip, and the Barspin are arguably the fundamentals of scootering. Hopefully everyone had a chance to practice their tail whips from the last video, because now it's time to move onto the barspin.

It's not an overnight trick, they are incredibly tricky, and more or less muscle memory. Meaning, if you do enough barspins, your body will be used to doing the motion, which will make the execution that much easier.

Step 1: Figure Out Which Way To Spin

The first step is probably the most simple, just place your scooter over a ledge or curb, and try the motion. Whichever way feels better, is the way you are going to barspin. Once you feel comfortable with the motion, it's time to move on.

Step 2: Handle Catch

Next is a step to help you perfect that motion. Start by placing the scootering on your feet, with the back wheel wedged against your shoes. Try practicing the motion, try it faster, slower, anything that helps you feel comfortable learning the motion. With the scooter resting on your feet, you'll learn to keep the scooter in the air while handing off the handle bars. Which is possibly one of the most difficult parts of the trick.

Step 3: Barspin

Once you feel comfortable try the motion in a bunny hop, this one is going to be trial and error. Everyone learns at different rates and barspins are one of the more tedious tricks to learn. I recommend try on flat ground, as it is a bit safer than try on transition. Have fun, go shred, and get those barspins!!

Make sure to keep checking back at The Scooter Farm for more HOWto's.

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HOWto: reGrip your scooter


One of the most important parts of being a competent, and educated scooter rider comes with not just riding the scooter, but knowing how most parts work. Here at The Scooter Farm were always getting questions on tutorials and quick how to's when it comes to dialing in your whip. That's why we started making these Barnyard How To's to help you in your quest for the insatiable shred.

In this tutorial we're going to be teaching you how to properly remove and install your grip tape at home. It's simple process and if you have ever gripped up a skateboard you're halfway there.

Now let's dive in and get to gripping your scooter.

 

STEP 1: Remove Old Griptape

This may seem a little redundant but must be addressed. Before you start the process of putting on new griptape, you must remove the old griptape. It can be as simple as using a razor blade and peeling up one side, pull from there and remove. Some griptapes are a little harder to remove than others. So don't worry, we've all put in the battle to remove bad griptape.

STEP 2: Visually Align Griptape

This is one of the most important steps. If your griptape is not aligned. It may come out crooked, or with some of the scooter missing grip. So make sure you have laid out the griptape how you would like it on the scooter before applying. Once it's where you want it you're ready for the next step!

STEP 3: Expose Front Adhesive, Apply to Deck

This is another important step, so be sure not to skip it. Placing the front of the griptape down first allows you to manage where the rest will stick as well as, stopping bubbles from forming under the griptape. Which is something you want to avoid if at all possible. Now that the front is stuck down, you're ready for step 4.
-Step 3.5 : Align and Pull Paper Off Grip. This one is fairly simply, although quite easy to mess up. When you remove the rest of the tape be sure to do so slowly, while also pushing the adhesive parts flat on the scooter. Moving slowly, instead of sticking the whole thing at once insures that there will be little, to no bubbles underneath the grip. (Bubbles will hinder the longevity, and make it easier to peel off. ) now for step 5

STEP 4: Trim Around Edges and Headtube

The next step is a simple one, all you need cut around the headtube and brake, which in time, will prove a quite easy task, but may be difficult the first few times. So don't be scared to get a parents help if you are having trouble. You just need to cut out where the headtube and the brake are so that the griptape is sitting flat on the scooter. Once you have that done, your grip is ready to be shaved down and cut out.

STEP 5: Use a Screwdriver or Allen to Make the Final Trim Line

This is one of the final steps, and also a very important one. The scraping around the sides allows you to see where the edge of the deck is, as well as making it easier to cut. Make sure to follow the sides and get the whole edge of the deck so you have a nice white outline around it.

FINAL STEP: Take your Time, Cut the Final Line

The last step of gripping your scooter is to make a neat cut around the edge where you scraped the tool to create an outline. Make sure to take your time because cutting incorrectly could tear your grip, or leave it looking no so Farm Fresh. After you have cut out the whole grip, you're good to go! Get out there and shred

Optional STEP: Sand The Sides

This is a completely optional step, but if you take the extra grip tape you did not use and Sand down the edges the deck so that it sits flush and has no sharp edges. This is just a little extra piece of mind and keeps the edges from unsticking.

Now get out there and go shred!


How to: TAILWHIP

This is one we have gotten a request for on many different occasions. Aside from bunny hops, tail whips are more or less the basis of most tricks out there. Just like everything it should be taken one step at a time, pace yourself, and most importantly have fun. There are a few things you're going to want to master before actually landing your first tailwhip. The route you take varies from person to person, but we've decided to help with a few steps we use, and some of the farmers have used to help you nail those tail whips.

Step One: Nail Those Bunnyhops
For you to properly pop and whip the scooter, with enough time to land back on it, you're gonna want to dial in those hops. It’s best to practice hopping over something or up a curb to simulate the height you're gonna need.

Step Two: Practice the motion
You're gonna want to practice the motion with your arms moving the bars in a circular motion,
letting the deck spin around back to its original position.

Step Three: Try It While Riding
Like most things, scootering is mainly muscle memory. So if your body knows how to do it, you'll have a much easier time learning the trick. While riding, step off your scooter onto your non dominant foot, whip the scooter around, and land back on catching with your dominant foot.

(Goofy-Hop to Left foot….Regular-Hop to Right etc.)

Step Four: Get more airtime
Each time you do the motion, do a bigger hop to your non dominant foot, each time getting more
of the tail whip around.

Step 5: Nail it, Roll Away Clean
Seems simple enough right? Don’t get disheartened if you don't land it in your first couple tries, hours, days, or even weeks.

A tailwhip is one of the hardest tricks to learn, being it’s the basics of most scooter tricks. It all come’s with time and comfortability. The only way to gain that comfortability is to ride. The more you ride, the better you get! Never give up, stay positive, and keep shredding!

We also offer lessons with the local pros here at The Scooter Farm, so if you're serious about
killing it, make sure to get some tips from some of the best dudes out there.

Be sure to keep checking back for all things Scooter Farm. Farmer Up!

Now get out there and land those tailwhips!


San Diego Street Jam 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnpb3D9rBQA&t=

 

There's nothing better in the world than a group of people coming together for an event that is truly loved by those attending. The thing that separates a street jam from any other event is that fact that anyone no matter age or skill level compete, and even encouraged. There's no attitudes from guys claiming they're the best or time management planning out runs or lines in the park. Its all up to your individuality and creativity to help prove to yourself that you have the determination to land that trick. No 3 attempts, no timed runs, there's only one rule, send it. Break down the walls of your personal boundaries and get emerged in the energy, have fun with your friends. Street jams are a breed of their own, and continue to help keep the positivity and family culture we have all come to love.

This year was the second annual San Diego Street Jam, it was chaos, but definitely an experience we'll never forget! Not only was it as big if not bigger, but we spread out a lot more through the city and saw parts most people wouldn't see. Starting in south east San Diego and moving on towards Downtown was a great idea. Everyone in the neighborhood had so much support and were just so happy to see people out doing things that they enjoy. It really says something when the kids are willing to put down their Xbox controllers, or cellphones and get out of the house for a fun filled day with the Farm.

Downtown was something that we actually had the opportunity to check out last year. Everyone who's been to a street jams knows the best part is riding through the city with your friends and taking over even if just for a short time. That’s exactly what we did, a wild mob of scooter riders cruising through the street, nothing can compare to the feeling. It was incredible, such a sense of belonging and friendship, if your homie falls, your swooping em up and getting back in the game. Everyone looking out for each other, everyone cheering each other on. Family is the word I can best use to describe the experience. Just family.

We had no idea that people would go as hard as they did. Not only was the energy off the charts, but the riding was at such a high level that our faces almost melted from the magnitude of shred happening. The final spot was what we were all waiting for, and it was the most rewarding feeling to see these guys break themselves and truly push the limits of their riding for some cold hard cash. Gaps, grind, getting buck, getting hucked, and getting up. Its what the streets are about, not to mention that you're forced to think outside the box. Thats what makes a street jam, a street jam. Thanks so much to everyone who attended, shouts out to Jackson Bartlett, Jared Adelson, Boris Germain, Charles Padel, and Ruben Rodriguez for putting it all on the line and making the final spot one to remember.