After picking up the Hammarhead Jack Pine last Friday from an unnamed motorcycle magazine, we decided that it would be a grand idea to take it up to old dirt Mulholland for some sideways action and photo-shoot. Wes wasn’t feeling up to it, and I was wearing gear deemed inappropriate for HFL, so I put on his Vanson and AX-8, and did my best ‘Wes Siler Stunt Double.’
The shoot went great and he got a killer shot of me sliding, foot-down out of a corner on the bike. I was all set to write a review and tell the world how truly awesome it is when I was told that said magazine had apparently called dibs like a middle-school kid on the playground. Really, I can’t blame them. The same mag tried this crap with Alonzo Bodden’s 1098 too, but we ran it anyway. Behold, the power of the internet and young people that know how to use technology. We have a lead time of less than 24 hours, while it’s not at all uncommon for them to take 3+ months to print a no-value-added press release. We let them have this one, but they’re still screwed in the long run. They also seem to have forgotten that they’re nearly a year behind us; we reviewed the Jack Pine for the first time way back in June of 2010.
Anyway, Wes didn’t use my slide shot in his story so here it is. Enjoy.