Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
A few years ago the Icon team was embroiled in a great debate - if Miles Standish was a fugitive how would you catch him. Most of the office was in favor of a pumpkin pie baited live trap. Some argued in favor of overhead electromagnets to grab his ornate buckles. One suggested stringing claymores along the entire eastern seaboard. And one extremely clever designer came up with the above picture. A deceptively simple bear trap and state fair turkey leg. We declared him the winner and talk no more of this matter. Happy Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A 600 horsepower ZX-14 - the perfect choice for around town. Is it just us or is something a bit odd with the front end? No matter - check out the fine lid that Mr. Backwards Forks is running - a bazillion color Alliance SSR Head Trip. The Head Trip also has 600 horsepower but we highly recommend against wearing it backwards.
Sometimes I can struggle for weeks to come up with good gear concepts. Sometimes a killer idea just flows out in a hectic five minute notebook scrawl. These are a couple of the latter. The first, a quick concept sketch of what would become the first generation Icon gear - Alliance helmet, HeroDaytona jacket, SuperDuty gloves and Barrier pants. The second is a preliminary version of the Anthem jersey, hoody, and pants. As drawings go they may not look like much, but they are the most critical step in the design process. The origin of an Icon. -Kurt
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
What's left of the Gixxer
A scraped up Airframe Claymore looking
remarkably good considering the impact
Arc Seventh Seal after the paramedics cut it off
I'm a soldier who was home on leave after a long 14 month deployment. Last year I had the crazy idea of riding from
Pensacola, F lorida to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I made it to my destination safely but on the way home I ran into a little trouble. Somewhere around West Point, Mississippi someone decided to pull into my lane without looking. I tried to swerve and miss the car but it was too little to late. I ended up being thrown off my bike and into the cars rear window head first! Needless to say if it wasn't for my ICON Claymore helmet and Arc Seventh Seal jacket I'd be a lot more cut up. As soon as my bikes fixed I'll be buying all new ICON gear. So thanks! I owe you my life!
SPC James F.
Monday, November 23, 2009
As the Portland weather turns dark, wet, and cold we like to reminisce of warmer climes. Often we think back to that shallow grave in the Vegas desert. Hard to believe it's been over a year since that photo shoot. These are some B-Camera shots that didn't make the final cut but are interesting none the less.
Ernie Vigil playing in the sand
Sprucing up the high maintenance models
Eric contemplating existence
Nick Brocha going all 007
Edub's most violent of circle wheelies
Kurt visually critiques the talent
Matt relives his days in the Nam