It’s pretty much a guarantee that when Elliot Van Orman puts out a new film it’s going to be epic. Notice I said film and not edit or video, cause that’s what this is. An eleven minute look into the sessions that routinely go down at the Ball Compound. You’re going to enjoy this one for sure but let me prepare you now for Jeremy’s squeaky brakes! Now I’m not one to advocate riding brakeless, but if I had to ride with him on a daily basis his brakes would definitely come up missing. Roadhouse!
Elliot Van Orman was a busy man last year! Here’s a look back on the projects he worked on, and wouldn’t you know it a good number of them were trails related.
Jared Ball is rocking one of Deluxe’s 2014 Pa Model frames and you can check it out over on their site. While the big monster truck tire is impressive, I’m even more impressed that Jared was actually able to find a Dirt Monster.
For the last couple of weeks Elliot has been posting on Instagram that he had a new project in the works. It finally dropped today, and it’s eight and a half minutes of shredding up at the Ball Compound. Too good!
Hop on board for a run through the middle line of Jeremy & Jared Ball’s trails.
We teamed up with Shape Bicycles to bring you this exclusive Jared Ball edit. I’ve heard a lot about Jared over the years but have never really seen much footage. This edit of him at his home trails certainly doesn’t disappoint, and his brother Jeremy even makes a special guest appearance. Enjoy!
I don’t remember how I came upon it but last spring I stumbled across a stem that I had never seen before from a company that I had never heard of. I eventually found my way to their site and to my surprise there was a whole line of products that were geared towards the trails. That company was Shape Bicycles, and over the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of chatting back and forth with its creator Sylvain Taro. Sylvain is an awesome dude with a passion for design and a strong belief in French manufacturing. All of…
There have been a lot of “highlight” videos popping up lately with it being a new year and all, but this is the first one that really grabbed my attention. Elliot Van Orman put this together from the various projects he worked on last year. The edit came out great and even though I’ve seen most of the footage before it somehow seems fresh again.
Head over to The Union and check out the photo gallery from the Ball’s Trails shot by Chad Ruhl. I had no idea Jeremy Ball did turndown flips!
I noticed the split cap Jared was running in his bike check and thought it was just a new version of the Shape stem. It turns out it’s actually his first signature product with the French brand. Replacing the original top cap with this one will save you 21 grams and allow you to customize the look by mixing and matching the colors. I’m just going to step out on a limb here and say that Jared’s got to be the first rider ever to have a signature stem cap.