Video: My Cup of Tea

Feb 28, 2015
by Drew Boxold  
Views: 60,350    Faves: 805    Comments: 53


Growing up in both Southern and Northern California, I have been surrounded by polar opposite riding cultures.  Both regions have great riding and great people, but after a while I found myself drawn more to where the redwoods and banana slugs thrive instead of the dusty, matching-kit race days of SoCal.  In NorCal it is more just t-shirts, no gloves with  the occasional pause in the forest, not beat the clock to the bottom.  I realized where my passion for riding stands."

"Living in the 831 and being surrounded by some of the most stylish riders in the world has really benefitted my riding in a positive way.   Racing can be fulfilling, but I’ve never had a great love for it with the pressure and past experiences I’ve had.  Moving back up to Santa Cruz, I noticed that just riding for fun and filming was truly my "cup of tea”.  Being part of the Deity family has been a dream of mine for a while.  When this dream came true, I couldn’t think but to create a video that represents what/who I am in the riding scene of Santa Cruz." -Isaac Wallen

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Watching Isaac's riding ability excel over the past few years has been truly astonishing. Having him has a lifestyle rider for my shop is a treat at the least. The progression of his style and speed is nothing but natural to him, and watching him ride always gets me stoked. The creativity that the kid brings to the trails and his ways of riding lines to the furthest of its potential is quite exciting to watch. I really cannot wait to see what his future has in store on a bike.” -Andrew Cavaletto (Scotts Valley Cycle Sport owner)  

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102 Comments

  • 73 3
 Thank you everyone who has supported me and I hope to have a great year!
  • 6 1
 well said young rasta
  • 8 1
 dude you rode that so smooth you probably could have killed it on a bike with half the travel. Nice job bro.
  • 3 0
 ya wally dusty socal days at mansions
  • 4 26
flag LavenderGooms (Feb 28, 2015 at 18:35) (Below Threshold)
 Prowen's video was better.
  • 9 3
 Nobody asked you Curtis Keene.
  • 5 1
 Keene Jr. knows best
  • 6 1
 Lol you guys crack me up
  • 22 22
 Great riding, too bad your personality isn't as good... you threw rocks at my bike.......
  • 14 10
 Literally dude. You have said it on my last big video. I get it. I wasn't the greatest kid last summer. Lay off dude.
  • 1 0
 That's a really sick track - loving all those super smooth step downs - my kinda trail - nice shredding!
  • 3 0
 one of those edits that just makes you grin, sick music, sick edit and of course insane riding!
  • 3 0
 You made the Jungle Drop look tiny.
  • 2 0
 hahaha yah man its a fun one!
  • 2 0
 Instant fave, that was awesome
  • 1 0
 Delicious!
  • 1 0
 BANGER
  • 26 2
 Am I the only one who get seriously excited when it says ‘Deity' at the start of videos???
  • 3 0
 Same here.
  • 21 2
 Another rowdy edit drew! What's the song?
  • 13 1
 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
  • 61 6
 Darude - Sandstorm
  • 5 1
 ^--- Actually made me laugh out loud
  • 4 6
 somebody by my demo from the video
  • 3 1
 Buy my Demo because its all black custom and has Mitch Ropo copyrighted scrubs built in. Plus I helped coach Wally
  • 2 0
 Buy my demo. Nicky is my apprentice, it'll give you loads of steez.
  • 2 0
 Why are you guys selling your demos?
  • 1 1
 New bikes are the plan
  • 1 0
 what bike?
  • 7 0
 Beach Cruisers
  • 4 1
 really i would go for a recumbent instead
  • 1 0
 #enduro
  • 3 0
 this is classic
  • 2 2
 kent buy my demo
  • 1 0
 lol, I have no need for a demo right now
  • 16 0
 Sick edit definitely deserves to make front page
  • 12 0
 My favorite part was when he manualed that part of the trail.
  • 11 2
 When I saw "riding santa cruz", I was like what, he is on a demo. Haha! I'm a bike nerd. Those were some of the best manuals on a trail that I have ever seen. Rad!
  • 9 1
 how do people pop up manuals so easily on downhill bikes? I can do them with easy on my bmx but I just got into downhill and I have to really pull hard to lift the front wheel.
  • 17 1
 buy demo, get on it, manuals automatically
  • 15 0
 It's not as much about pulling with your arms as it is pushing the bike out with your legs to your balancing point,get your heels down and relax the arms.
  • 3 0
 got it, thanks for the tips!
  • 10 1
 That should have been VOD
  • 6 0
 I'm sure it will be
  • 7 0
 Good style, good flow, good tunes, toss in some tricks like that nac & bake for about 2:15, out comes a perfect loaf of shred. Big Grin
  • 8 0
 Dude definitely knows how to ride a bike!
  • 7 1
 SABBATH FUCKING SABBATH!!!
  • 5 0
 That first paragraph, Could not have said it better my self.
  • 7 0
 Loss for words?
  • 9 0
 He typed it in magic marker
  • 6 0
 shred it
  • 5 0
 Just became a fan of tea! Huh......... Who wouldah thunk.
  • 4 0
 I wish I could Nac-Nac like that!! Amazing control felaWink
  • 4 0
 I wish I could ride a bike like that! Razz
  • 5 0
 yeah
  • 4 0
 Style for daaaaays!! Awesome riding man!
  • 4 0
 Sick edit drew congrats man!
  • 3 1
 That is pretty funny i live just outside of santa cruz and do not own a jersey or gloves. Bare hands and a tee shirt for life!
  • 2 0
 Santa Cruz isn't nor cal, OK everyone.
  • 1 1
 Nor Cal is anything north of Salinas according to google.
  • 3 0
 Thats actually a nice Demo... Beautiful!!!
  • 3 0
 nice style and love so much this song , but where is drops?)
  • 3 0
 1:30
  • 4 1
 Old Sabbath with Ozzy!!! Great shred song...
  • 3 0
 Beautiful story brother! The wooded NorCal seems super awesome. RideOn!
  • 3 0
 Awesome video dude, made me realize I really want to watch a dh race video
  • 2 0
 I love ending a trail by being spit out into the road. It's such a unique feeling
  • 3 0
 That was a sick video!! I was excited for it to come out!
  • 3 0
 Steezin
  • 3 0
 Great video!
  • 5 2
 Wally for president 2016
  • 2 0
 Miss you kevin
  • 3 0
 this was AWESOME !!!
  • 3 0
 Murder that trail!!!
  • 3 0
 wow..great!
  • 3 0
 Nice!!
  • 2 0
 nice video=) deity have evil legion riders=)
  • 3 0
 Much sleaze.
  • 2 0
 It's all about the style...
  • 2 0
 sick vid. those trails look like magic. so much style
  • 2 0
 Nice nice niceeee ! I like !
  • 2 0
 I'm getting my bike out now, Sabbath on the way there.....nice!
  • 2 0
 love the music, and the riding is sick and stylish
  • 2 0
 Great riding style and flow...! Very nicely done.
  • 1 0
 Yes!! Sick riding and awesome song. Good to hear some Sabbath. This dude has style.
  • 2 0
 Just added Norcal to my bucket list.
  • 2 0
 That dirt looks mint. Grippy and delicious.
  • 2 0
 2 sugars ,milky !
  • 2 1
 SLV rocks...Go Cougars!!!
  • 1 0
 sweet...lots of air miles...earned a free ticket.
  • 2 0
 Finally a killer edit!
  • 4 4
 Santa Cruz is pretty far south boyo
  • 1 0
 Sick edit!
  • 1 0
 heavy shreddin !!
  • 5 5
 yo..... i know him
  • 3 0
 Miss you jayden
  • 2 4
 weird ass video quality but my god those manuals, sick sick riding
  • 1 4
 Since when is no gloves a style thing? Lets go no helmet, pads or suspension while we're at it. Oh wait that's BMX.
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