Video: Jack Fogelquist - Back Home at Banshee

Feb 9, 2014 at 21:01
by Jack Fogelquist  
Views: 20,308    Faves: 152    Comments: 21


Home sweet home! After a two year frame deal with Nukeproof, I had the opportunity to switch back to my original sponsor, Banshee. The decision was clear and easy. Banshee is a small rider-owned company who has always shown me profound support. I started riding for them in 2009 with a grassroots sponsorship, and undoubtedly never would have made it to where I am today without them. The guys there put me in touch with most of my current sponsors, and opened new opportunities for me that would have otherwise passed me by. The fact that they are a small rider-owned company goes a long way as well. We have built a friendship out of our original relationship, sharing in rides and trips together. This is something that took me a while to appreciate, after having some sponsorship deals that went the entire duration without even seeing my contact's face. I am not a disposable marketing tool to the guys at Banshee; we are a group of riders and friends who are stoked to help each other out. Lastly, their bikes are the best that I have ridden. Banshee's frames suit my style of riding more than any other bike that I have found, and I can't help but feel simply comfortable on them. I was generously welcomed back with open arms, and am looking forward to continuing from where we left off.

For 2014 I am taking myself back to the reasons that I got into riding. I will be putting most of my attention back into making videos, that hopefully share the fun and stoke of riding with others. I am planning on attending the events that I really enjoy, like Sea Otter, Super Sessions, the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, Goldman Games, AT's Showdown, and Crankworx. Besides this, I am looking to go on more roadtrips, to ride places that I have been too busy to make it to in the past, with intentions to make fun videos along the way.

bigquotesAt Banshee we have seen Fogel as a member of our biking family for years, and it's great to know he feels the same way. I personally have spent many fun days riding with him in Whistler and down on his home trails in California, and always have a blast hitting the trails with him. Jack epitomizes what I feel mountain biking should be about...fun! It is immediately obvious how much he loves riding a bike, and his passion for the sport is infectious as you hear him laughing down a trail, and grinning as he lands a crazy new trick. Jack also has an amazing ability to film and edit videos that share hilarious and exhilarating riding experiences with the viewer's, and convey his love of mountain biking with them. Oh, and did I mention that he also has crazy skills on wheels (even on a unicycle). Needless to say I am delighted to have Fogel back on Banshee.- Keith Scott - Banshee Bikes Owner / Designer

I will be riding an Amp to assuage my urges of trickery, a Spitfire to attain optimal loam-ripping capabilities, and a Darkside for maximum stoke harvesting capacity. The Amp and Spitfire have blown me away so far, and I'll be getting a leg over the Darkside in about a month! It feels unreal to be back on bikes that make riding a lot more fun for me, and the Darkside looks to be no exception, encapsulating everything that I love in a big bike.

My new Amp
My new Spitfire
Banshee Darkside

2014 is looking amazing, and I couldn't be more stoked!

Jack showing that taking rehab on his right shoulder seriously paid off.

-Jack Fogelquist

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44 Comments

  • + 14
 Yeah Fogs!!! You just look at home on those steeds, friggin shreddin buddy!!
  • + 15
 Mike Montgomery should do the same !!!
  • + 8
 jack can shread on everthing and everything, banshee makes a selection of killer bikes that will be suitable for him for what ever he is hitting up this season, congrats
  • + 8
 Good to see you back man!!! That dj bike is lookin soooooo sick btw! Goodluck this season!
  • + 8
 Keith is the man, straight up.
  • + 4
 Why can't he ride for both of them? Banshee for frames and Nukeproof for components?
  • + 3
 He does... Shred Fogel Shred
  • + 1
 Explains the wheels
  • + 4
 stoked for the darkside to be released, finally a bike thats more that a bike park bike but less that a full on dh sled!
  • + 4
 The legend is pretty tits though
  • + 3
 Man, all the free ride team/sponsor changes tho shear remind me of this time last year when the WC DH teams were shaken and stirred.
  • + 4
 The first time I have witnessed George Thorogood in a biking video, works veryyyyy well.
  • + 4
 I was thinking the same thing. George was onstage one night and someone threw a beer bottle at him and it smashed open on his guitar. George said if you wanted to give me a beer just hand it to me. This video reminds me of that. Gear Jammer.
  • + 4
 So pumped to be racing aboard a 2013 Banshee legend this year!!!
  • + 4
 Congrats Fogel ! glad to see you back on banshee
  • + 4
 Yeah Fogel! So stoked for you buddy!
  • + 4
 Soooo sick. Good luck in 2014!
  • + 3
 Good to see you back man!!! That dj bike is lookin soooooo sick btw! Goodluck this season!
  • + 4
 So rad Jack!
  • + 3
 Is that Cam McCaul towards the end?
  • + 2
 Nukeproof done nothing for this kid, good going Jack good to see you with a brand that appreciates you
  • + 1
 this is good news. Jacks video riding an orange scythe made me look at banshee again. I now own a Rune V2 and no looking back.
  • + 1
 Can't wait for an in depth comparison between the Darkside and Jedi. A "shootout" if you will...
  • + 2
 Hey banshee while your getting old riders back, bring back Montgomery!
  • + 2
 Stoked to see this years Fogelsodes!
  • + 1
 Banshee has a bike called Darkside. cool! The bike looks sweet. Just needs a different rear shock.
  • + 3
 But, but.. This one is the darkest there is...
  • + 1
 That dark side look amazing!
  • + 2
 realy nice style !
  • + 2
 yeah fogel!!
  • + 2
 That dj bike is sick!!
  • + 2
 yeah Fogel !!
  • + 1
 I want a vengeance!!!!
  • + 1
 yeah man, pumped!!!
  • + 1
 hell ya jack is back
  • + 1
 Loving my Spitfire.
  • - 1
 That first paragraph was a bit hostile to Nukeproof...
  • + 6
 He's just tellin it how it is, didn't seem hostile to me at all. The bike industry isn't all sunshine and rainbows..Wink
  • + 2
 TrinityTest, that's just like... your opinion, man.
  • + 1
 "Disposable marketing tool"...but I will take your wheels and use them on my new bikes Smile
  • + 3
 He's been with Nukeproof for a super long time- I don't think that was directed at the company. I think he just means that there are riders in the industry that hop from brand to brand lots, like they're disposable, and that Banshee doesn't treat him that way.
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