Just watching the beginning of this video where X aka Akin Francis walks out the front door of his house in Austin makes me hyped to go back out there. It is a super cool scene down there, and X and his roommates live the life to the fullest! Look at this video of Akin cruising into downtown to go shred.
Here is a really good video put together for Andy Gregory’s project called Weird Clothing. There are a bunch of cool clips from Dread Andy, X, Oba, and more people.
I saw this video featuring Akin “X” Francis, and a bunch of other locals from the Bing. X has some really cool clips and so does Derek Nelson at his crazy skatepark!
Here is a pic of Yoni, Akin’s roomamte from Austin wearing his One Nation Under Medication Shirt!
Akin getting it in at 9th street!
I have been super busy since I got back from Texas. I moved to a new place, and haven’t had much time to go through my pics from the trip. Now that I am settled in, I am starting to finally look at what I shot. Here are to pics of Akin Francis aka X who is the best host you can have no matter where he is living.
X was cruising around in his Pedi-Cab during SXSW and made bank doing it! Dude went hard and put in mad hours on that thing carting people all over the city.
He still managed to get in a few runs at 9th St. Trails at the end of the week. Even with being beat from carting fat people around Austin for a week, he cranked a few turndowns for the camera
SxSW has been a wild time! Here’s a pic from a BBQ at Akin and Yoni’s house in Austin. Pete from Summer People living it up! I had a great time again and met a bunch of really good people. I am sitting on a bunch of pics and some video from the past week, expect a lil GoPro edit soon!
If you are in Austin, and looking for some cool fixed gear stuff or some YOUR INN gear check out FAST FOLKS!
When I was down in Austin I was lucky enough to go and check out TERRIBLE ONE also known as T1. They are a small rider-owned company based out of Austin that has been on the scene for many years now. They have a really great ramp in their backyard, and I got to see some dope skating and riding go down on it.
This thing is crazy, its probably 7 or 8 feet tall, all skatelite covered and when I got to town they had just replaced every screw in the ramp! I couldn’t do too much on the ramp but the locals shredded hard.
Leaving for Texas, I was in the middle of a slush filled mess at LaGuardia Airport in NY, and once I got to Austin the snow somehow kept tabs on me and followed right behind me. My first night in Austin there was about a half inch of icy snow on the ground, something you can tell the people are not used to dealing with. The rest of the trip was great weather and I got to ride a bunch of cool spots. Here are a few more pics below.
I just got back from an amazing trip from Austin Texas. Everything was great about the place from the weather to the food, the riding, bar scene. I did not have any complaints except that I had to leave.
Here are a few pictures from the trip and I will post up some more soon! You can click them to go big and click the arrows on the side to flip through them.
Big thanks to Akin and Yoni for having me in their place!
I am currently living it up in Austin, TX with my good friend Akin who has been hooking it up with awesome parties, food, and good times! Above is a video he put together of some good ol BMX riding he filmed in Texas. Dan Depre is also lurking Austin and hopefully I will meet up with him and the Maryland crew too!
I’m headed to Austin, TX for a little bit. Probably wont be too many updates while I’m down there, but ill try to shoot a bunch of pics and have stuff for when I get back. I will be chillin with X so it will def be a good time!
I printed up some shirts that are available for sale, and I will be backpacking them around for the next few weeks. I am leavign today to go to East Shore Skatepark in Upstate NY for and FBM contest jam thing tomorrow, and then going to see the homie X down in Austin TX.