After watching Defect last night… again… I was wondering what the guys and girl that featured in Defect are doing in the world of Unicycling currently ?
Dan Heaton - some video productions ?
Zack Baldwin - haven’t seen much of him besides in Jess Riegel’s videos, excellent trials rider imo
Kevin McMullin - crazy dude, well came across that way in Defect
Ryan Atkins - some of the smoothest trials I’ve seen
Justin Kohse - quite active on the forum still, and trying to get MUni to push the boundaries a little more … also one of the only guys I’ve seen that uses/used a 24" for street
Shaun Johanneson - brilliant street ride imo, has gone very quiet
Jeff Groves - BC wheeling doesn’t seem to feature much these days
Currently Defect is my favourite Unicycling video and it always inspires me to go riding, even though I cannot do most of what those guys do.
Defect includes some great riding, but both One Tired Guy and Thunder Dragon are excellent. In my experience both really hold the attention of both unicyclists and non unicyclists for their duration whereas Defect is easier to walk away from after a while. My guess is that is due to there being no story or commentary in Defect, the segments on each rider are a little on the long side and can seem repetitive after the first few.
One Tired Guy has the four great short movies with commentary, and the commentary from Kris between each tie it together. Thunder Dragon is an epic uni adventure, and again the down to earth commentary really adds to the story. The gliding, ancient steps descent and shepherd’s hut segments are classic!
Dan Heaton - Still working with video and riding muni and street as far I know
Zack Baldwin -
Kaori Matsuzawa - As far I know she stills rides and lives in California I think…
Kevin McMullin - Still riding… Got 4th at EUC last january! hopefully will come to Brazil soon
Ryan Atkins - Someone told me that he’s doing pretty well on MTB!
Justin Kohse - Still riding and doing his awesome digital design works!
Shaun Johanneson - Kevin told me that he was going to study and just ride a bit now…
Jeff Groves -
Sabin Ardity -
Xavier Collos - Do some work for Switch Uni mag, rides a bit but not much… I was in montpellier past winter and he didn’t went to any uni meetings we had there!
Brian Lundgren -
Mike Clara -
Keaton Miller -
That’s what I know… Maybe not right, but I heard that :p!
I was talking to Joey Cohn last month (he was visiting jacksonhole) maybe you can remember him from defects bonus footage. Anyway hes still uniing but I asked him about what Dan Heaton is up to and apparently he has gotten a real job with a filming company and still rides alot though. These days he has less time to film and stuff because he has the real job but a new movie is in the works apparently. Thats really all the insight I can give.