Max Schaaf Skater Profile
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Hometown: Oakland CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 40, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 22, 2013 Submit an Update
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Awesome afternoon. Taught @ishod how to ride a motorcycle with a clutch so he and @jakedonnelly could re shoot the old real add of mark gonz and I from 15+ years ago. Of course they killed it and took it a step further but you'll have to wait and see! @realskateboards and @Jim thiebaud have such a good thing going. So proud to be a part of it since day one. #savages #youtakecareofthosethattookcareofyou #sincedayone #hugemotorcycle
To live and die in Brazil. Riding with these three guys @ara_v @joekingspeedshop @dklaj over the weekend. I have a new respect for anyone that rides in São Paulo... Beyond intense, like if New York City riding was a joint, the São Paulo one was dipped in pcp. We rode 5 hours to get to the mountains... 2 hours were spent on the freeways battling cars and "Moto boys" that ride like complete maniacs. Oh and I was two up on a 70's shovel bagger. Within 5 minutes I got cut off and skidded that pig 20ft missing a car by a hair. The experience was beyond repo man intensity, top5 of life. But who gets an opportunity like this. I'm so thankful. So thanks to them and @edu_mendes for the long distance friendship and all you did. I killed the bagger on the way home, and finished on an Evo chopper that felt as lite and nimble as an sr500. Thanks guys. I'll write a better story and put some photos on my blog. #biglooseengina #badgas #noshowjustride
Happy Birthday Day to a real bro, Dylan @dzwicker the best "road dawg" and friend a guy could have. One of the ones that gives more than he takes and remains real in world of fakes. This photo was taken last year in Wyoming heading into Yellowstone on the way back from @tomfugle efmc 50th party. Unforgettable times. Have the best day dude and thank you for your friendship and being the most talented , humble, original dude. #knucklehead #choppers #skateboarder #4qconditioning #broski
It's always an honor and a blast to be a part of the Brooklyn invitational bike show. Never get enough time to talk to people or soak it all in. Thanks to @johncopelandstudio @keinocycles @jeffreymschad you guys always make it such a welcome experience. @manboywolf @chrismumma @dayzze thanks for getting this old man out on the hateboard. @joekingspeedshop sorry I slapped you. @sebastianrebta2 my shirt was tucked in all day today.
To give respect where respect is do I thank j.jessee for this book. Like young boys when I saw my first dirt bike I had to have one, got a paper route and saved and bought a cr80...it was unreal. Like skating, it was never a decision to dig motorcycles it was just wired inside. After kooking it with an old truck in Jason's garage... I found a shovelhead project, bought off a front lawn in Oakland. And decided to try to build it on my own. From sitting in Jj's garage looking at his pan and Job's pan, I had seen what i thought were the baddest bikes...And finally did finish mine.Jason was an inspiration and the older brother my own brother could never be. I also learned you just have to dive into it. fork up, and learn. We've had our ups and downs, and I asked way too many questions and got too much too soon.... But I have obsessive skater brain and just got too stoked. About 12 years later and i'm glad to reconnect again, skating, bikes or just laughing. Everyone one is cool now, and everyone has a chopper, but I thank Jason for the early influence and making me challenge myself beyond what I thought possible. Fun and freedom, individuality, and expression. #throughwithbeingcool #alleyoopindy #america #100%skateboarder
They surprised us and opened the bridge last night at 10pm. We motored the 38 down there and waited in a pack of revving bikes for the cops to open the on ramp. Cover the plate run the toll plaza and onto the new span. Feels like the future. Duty now. Gravel kicking up everywhere. #oakland #baybridge #oneofthefirst #knucklehead
Rip the Oakland side of the bay bridge. Been crossing this bridge since I was 3. Referred to as the "ugly side" so there for long ago I got the ugly side tattooed on my arm. Finished in 1936...Till 2013. The demo crew was hovering like vultures tonight. Little Sara and I rode across there and back twice.... Gassed up and did it again. We were one of the last people to cross it on bikes.. They even had the lights out on the lower deck. Totally surreal. Ill never cross that span again..... Ever. #rip #baybridge #oakland #4Q #uglyside
First thing turn your ringer on for sound. I've never done one of these instabrag video things but years ago I'd put little through the handle bars videos on my blog all the time. See em everywhere now... So thought I'd give it a roll. This is from Saturdays lil 150 mile northern calif coast jaunt. Oakland,Petaluma,Bodega,Pt. Reyes, Bolinas, Oakland. #4q #oakland #You #0originality thanks @dklaj not one problem with bike aside from cops.
Tonight in SF @boxesofdeath4 I painted this thinga ma jig. Battled with a severe case of solvent pop.... So I blew a small amount of #cocaine all over the clear. Painting in wood did not give me wood. Fun experiments with chemicals though. Go and check out @jason_atr and @sicknimich theirs are really c👀l. #smokeacid #cheeseandcrackers #imwearingaberet #purplepain
Found this old photo Cardiel today, ripped out of a skate magazine cause it seemed to be the only image that mattered at the time. Long ago at fort Miley S.F. One of those photos that the more you look the crazier it's gets. Not sure who took it? Tobin? Gabe? Going skating tonight and this photos is making me count down the minutes. #johncardiel a hero and homeboy nothing but love. #allhailcardiel @_breakfree_
The high price of function. If you ever want to test a friendship go through a difficult time and see who sticks through it with you... Lil Sara and her man have been my friends for almost a decade now. First time I saw them they rode into a bike show and I thought "Fuck, how rad, a young couple out together on their choppers" no clue we would become friends. Though it's become so fashionable, Lil Sara just had it years ago... She rides this thing wide open, and has the scars on her chin to prove it. She also caved in my peacock paint job on that slam. Some things are forced and some just happen. #notoninstagram #triumph #leftfootkick #broskis #tobysara
Broski's in the wind. Some people just seem to get it. The Snodgrass brothers are out on a mission from Kentucky and back with some of their moms ashes in tow. Living for each day. Good listeners and and good story tellers. Ivan used the shop a bit and we timed and tuned his bike and did a head gasket. They have Eddie with em as well, who seems to be a real solid individual. These guys and their whole vibe just stoked me out. Safe travels guys.. @oblivioussurroundings @ivansnodgrass @shreddie keep em runnin #assgasorsnodgrass #fgt
1967 shovelhead finished for #bf5 @dzwicker and I went at the last 14 days to tie it up. 67 motor deraked original motor shop frame, narrowed and shortened peanut that is welded on with no tunnel fuel surrounds whole backbone, petcock in middle, @slavemade got me his bad ass new Barney's style lower for legs.... Denny's? @newchurchmoto made the seat out of an oldie I had. NASA aerospace and I designed the right mid peg and brake setup, paint happened in compete delirium, stainless pipes.... Blah blah... Thing runs! #bodybymax #abc #lessismore #purgatory #raiseyourtranny #oAkland #choppershit @rcubra thank you
11:31 pm. Moochi from Vallejo stripes my bike for bf5. 65 yrs old, his lines are human, and he is not a perfect pinstripe machine. He's seen it all.. He's plain and simple just Moochi. It's really inspiring. I've had some hard times with paint the last few days due to rain and colder weather.... Right now I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks to @dzwicker for the photo and all the help! #oakland #crabclaw #shovelhead
If you guys get a second go over to the born free website and check the lil video @factoryfilms and I made for #bf5. Thanks to @mikedavis70 for letting me be apart of the show the last 5 years. Thanks most of all to my buddy @dzwicker for all the hours and push to try and finish the bike on time. #bf5 #oakland #choppers #4q #goodfriend #oopsnogrindersparkshot
The shoes.... Just because of the contrast. #ecoli #ebonyandivory and most of all thanks to roller magazine @roller_magazine for the free patch that comes with their new mag. There's a nice @fourstarclothing shout out. @humphriesphoto @slavemade @wildest_hair you all up in the Portland piece. Lots of rad ken nagahara photos too. #oakland #buds #mythumbisexhausted
10 years ago I built my little 4Q bike. No vision going into it.... Just trying to put a bunch of parts together and learn to make parts for it. Truthfully I couldn't believe i owned a knucklehead motor. Bought a running pile down in Stockton for what now would be considered so cheap. The building of it seemed to unfold like some sort of dream. It was a time before blogs and message boards and I just had some books and magazines for inspiration, j, Jessee's garage as well. But mostly it was just me locked in my garage making so many mistakes, and learning from them. I even drove alone out to the Oakland HA clubhouse to ask for help.... Joking they said just leave the truck and the parts and we'll help you out...Whoa. But it was moments like those that I'm so glad happened. A balance of respect, patience, and being a clueless kook. The calm before the storm. Took the bike out yesterday.... Kinda forgot how strong it is, and how many memories poured out seated upon it with my hand on the throttle and wind on my face. #4q #oakland #times #2003
My bro , my Mama, Lil me. 1985. West Oakland. People get so offended by Gertrude Steins "there is no there, there" quote. But she's was right.... And that's why so many moved to Oakland. You didn't have to pay for the "there". It was up to you to make your own -there-.... Now everyone's moving here, and there is a there...but we're losing what it was. A kind of homogenized Oakland is happening. I was not born here, but was chosen and am proud of that. So much respect for my Mom for the trailblazer she is. A true pioneer and weirdo. Gwar played in our house when I was 13, mom dropped in on a vert ramp, guns were pointed at my head, our black neighbors welcomed us... And we respected it. Those days and that life taught me so much. #trailblazing #greencollar #family #lowerbottoms #nowyoucancashin #nationalsiblingsday
Normal person hammer. Like a skate hammer, today's maneuver didn't come easy. Borrow and drive my friends 53 1ton to San Rafael, with 6"inches of play in the wheel with the bias plys. 3500 pound table happened to be on top of the steepest hill I've ever driven, sf hills included. They had to chain the 53 truck to another truck so I didn't slide off hill. Rent fork lift .."yea I'm just going a few blocks" drive it 3 miles, crossing San Pablo ruled. These tables are rad and this one was super cheap. All worth it.... @dzwicker I needed u man!! #nowwhatdoido #justbuyshittoputonthegram #alone #heavyduty
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