Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wow it's been a while!

So its been way too long since I've posted anything new on this page, so to make it up I need to basically smash everything into 2 posts.

This post is going to be all the edits I've managed to put out in the past 7 months, and the next one with a small group of cool photos from that time.

All in a days work, Thabs and I managed to get all this done in a day. He managed to pull out a lot more of the stops than usual to get together a well respected beginning of the year edit for his new sponsor Extreme Sports Gear Importers. Good reviews on TheComeUp cemented this edit as his best to date.



Thabiso Looney x ESG from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

www.esg.wozaonline.co.za


Next up we have the three part series I put together for the guys over at YBF a little before the new park was open to the public. YBF is situated at Kings School in Douglasdale just North of Johannesburg. It offers an arrow of not usually found street obstacles and a super chilled atmosphere.



YBF Plaza - The Overview from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.
YBF Plaza is the newest park on the Jozi block.

The street style Plaza setup has been getting rave reviews by Skaters and Bmxer's alike. Opening on first March the park is set to be one of the new favourites among Joburg locals, it is situated at Kings School, 54 Hornbill Rd,
Douglasdale, just north of Johannesburg. Any further queries either go to www.YBFplaza.co.za, contact YBF on facebook (facebook.com/YBFplaza) or give them a call on 011 704 3051.




YBF Plaza - The Introduction from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

In this video we check out some of the riding that goes down at the plaza. Lee Webber, the man behind YBF also chats about why they decided to go that extra distance and build a skatepark.



YBF Plaza - The Edit from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.
You've seen what the place looks like, you've heard what those behind it as well as those riding it have to say. Now we get to the riding and the skating.

Catch skaters and riders from around the city hitting YBF hard in this banger filled edit.


Next Up we have a little bit more recent but the not most recent edit I shot with Leroy and Bibby, these guys are tiny, they rip and are progressing pretty fast!

They've have been wanting to an edit for ages, finally made a date and got it done. Following in the tracks of the extremely fast progression that the Purple Haze park has come to develop in the young guns, these guys are definitely no exception. Having recently moved up from 16inchs they're both showing everyone that they are ones to look out for as they continue on their path of progression. First at Stoneridge then moving on to the Purple Haze Park.




Leroy and Bibby from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

And Finally we have something thats going to be pretty cool over the next few months, I got my hands on one of the new Garmin Virb cameras and am going to be using it to shoot some edits and short clips, basically take it through its paces a little and see what cool results I can get out of this little guy


A day with the VIRB from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.


Shot entirely using the Garmin Virb action camera.


So thats all the videos that have happened in the post few months, look out for another post next week for some photos.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Nathi & Gareth - One Day Edit

On friday Gareth Roberts and Nathi Nkosi came through to the Purple Haze park to bust out a short little edit. It has been a while since Nathi has appeared in any of my edits (My Bad!) however its ridiculously clear how good this kid has gotten over the past year! 

And as for Gareth, he had yet to appear in any of them! this guy is definitely kid on the block to look out for, he's one of the dudes I grew up riding with and will never forget how fast he learnt stuff at the tender age of 10 busting huge through the Graveyard Trails over 10 years back. After a little break from racing he finally picked up a proper bike and started shredding everything you could put in front of him. These 2 guys are possibly 2 of the fastest progressing guys I have the pleasure of riding with on a regular basis.

Here's the Edit!


Nathi and Gareth - One Day Edit from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

Here are a couple snaps from the session,


Gareth with one of his soon to be signature 3 tables
 Dialed flip
 Nathi with a pretty respectable Toboggan over the quarter to quarter gap.




Thursday, January 9, 2014

Domestic Sessions Episode 4

First of all, Happy New Year to all of you out there, and for most its almost time to get back to the grind, university or school. Lots of cool stuff coming up for S.A in the next 2 months down in Cape Town with Ultimate X and Night Harvest promising to bring a couple of exciting surprises for our little scene.

This has been out for a while already but if you haven't managed to catch this one, It is the 4th and final  instalment of the Domestic Sessions series of videos. This was just a day of cruising around Wits University in Johannesburg featuring extra guests; Ray Malinga as well as Callyn Swart.

Check it out!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Domestic Sessions Episode 3

Here is the third instalment from Looney Tv's series of edits. This time the guys go through to Brightwater and Greenramp. Don't forget to give them a Follow and subscribe to their channel.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Domestic Sessions Episode 2

As mentioned yesterday, the second instalment is here, this one follows the crew from Stoneridge Skatepark to Alexandra Skatepark with a bit of fun in-between, Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Looney TV Project

I had the pleasure of working with Thabs and his crew on a little 4 part video project for the past 2 months and we managed to get a bunch of really cool stuff done. I followed the guys on days out riding and put together some edits of the days out.


They will be coming out once every 2 weeks so be sure to follow and like their page and keep up to date!

Looney TV

Here is the Promo as well as the first Episode.






Episode 2 will be dropping later today!

Friday, October 25, 2013

The JHB mixtape

Well I am glad to say that this is probably the reason this blog has been dead over the past couple of months. It's been a while in the making so the decision was to drop it before anything began to get old. So in the hope of keeping things fresh, this is the Winter edition. 


JHB mixtape : The Winter Edition from Ryan Jarrett on Vimeo.

Was a really rad little project that I wanted to look as good as possible, it was more the vibe I planned capture mostly. Johannesburg's riding scene isn't the hugest so it means that its a pretty tight little scene with everyone making plans to hang out and ride with pretty much everyone else. The riding wasn't priority no. 1 but it turned out being not half bad with some of the gents really putting it out there and putting in the time. All the music bar a single song are all Johannesburg based bands who are a big part of the social scene.

Thanks to Tim for arranging all those sunrise sessions at Soweto Theatre, check him out here! Tim Moolman . Thanks Soweto Theatre for letting us be as professional as we could about it, even after one or two dents and a certain cracked window.

Overall I kinda dig the way this one came out, the next one will be a little different to this so all you street cats better be amped.

PS. feel free to download the video from the vimeo page, share the love!