Last week T1 posted another Freaky Friday and this time it was a timeline of the Barcode frame. It’s an interesting read and it really shows how frames have progressed over the years. It’s posted as either a flipbook or PDF, so whtever you prefer just click on the corresponding link.
A few (ok.. many) years back I used to ride a one of those frames and I absolutely loved it. I think that in many ways it has shaped my preference in BMX frame geometry ever since. When I moved on and swapped to another bike I happened to sell my trusted old Barcode. Fast forward a couple of years and I happened to hear that the guy who bought it was selling it, so I bought it back. Just because it was my first awesome frame.
It was #197 from the second batch (according to the stamping on the inside of the dropout) and with this timeline I can confirm that it’s one of the Kastan made frames. Interesting.
Speaking of Terrible One, you should also check out Ruben’s First Hand interview if you haven’t already done that. Sure made me wanna ride…
Past few days I’ve been playing around with doing some photorealistic renderings of stuff I’ve got CAD drawings for. This one turned out really nice although I got the focus a bit off. Was really cranking it with the bokeh (the blurry out-of-focus areas) with short depth of field.
Only six more hours to render a new one… haha!
Adding another one… This time I’ve been trying to play around with transparent materials. Not really as realistic, but it’s still close and way better than any other renderings I’ve done before.
The date has now been set for the Focalpoint and Defero DVD premiere. It’ll go down on the 27th at the Mercat Cross Hotel. It’s 18+ and the doors open at around 7pm. The DVD will be played during the night.
Childstore is Sweden’s very best BMX shop & mailorder, found in Gothenburg in a prime location also with a kick ass team. They just started a Vimeo-channel called ChildTV where they will post videos, I presume.
The first episode features footage and interviews (all in Swedish — sorry) from the recent “Jonny Pitt Birthday Bash” where a bunch of riders were invited to ride bikes, party and have fun.
The gallery has not seen many updates in the past couple of months so it’s about time now. Last weekend I managed to make myself pick up the camera again while out at some local trails. We were a few guys riding there and Adam Stone aka “Blue” was tearing the place up and keen on getting some shit done for the camera. This photo is one of my favorites from the session.