Here’s the second edit of the Vans “Let It Ride” trip featuring Dakota Roche, Bas Keep, Gary Young, Ben Hennon, Eduards Zunda & Tobias Wicke. Good shit.
Filmed and edited by Justin Kosman.
Click below to check it out.
Crandall put together a slideshow of pics from 2011. Click below to check it out.
Here’s the first team edit from the Vans “Let it Ride” trip.
Featuring Dan Lacey, Bruno Hoffmann, Kevin Kalkoff, Matthias Dandois & Alex Valentino
Some good riding up in here. Click below to check it out.
Just like last year, I saved up a bunch of my photos to put together a little year end “scrapbook”.
These photos are from various travels and days out and about. I’m always carrying a camera, so there’s a good mix of BMX and assorted randomness in here. Some photos are from previous galleries, but a whole lot more are brand new.
Thanks to anyone who let me snap a pic.
Click below to check them out.
Here’s a year end “best of” mix edit of this years ODSY VISION series, along with some new clips thrown in.
Also, be sure to check out the new ODSY VISION site HERE in case you missed some previous edits.
Dominik Wrobel was on hand at this years Rebel Jam and was kind enough to put together this edit of the festivities for us.
I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands where the world-renowned Vans Rebel Jam went down. It was held in the city of Eindhoven, which is about an hour and change from Amsterdam. This was my first time to this part of the world and from what I could tell, it is a beautiful country.
Rebel Jam is one of those contests that you always hear good things about, so I was more than happy to accept the invitation to come over and cover it for Defgrip. This was my first ever Rebel Jam, and it did not disappoint. From accommodations to the actual event, it all went down as smooth as my eyes could tell. Barring any jet lag or “zombie mode” scenarios, it was a good time. Also, it’s always good when you can make riding history at an event, and Rebel Jam did that.
Thanks to Andy Zeiss and all the Vans staff for a great experience.
Dominik Wrobel is cooking up an edit for us, so check back soon for that.
Click below to check out my photos from my time in Eindhoven.
The Shadow Conspiracy “Keep It Local” North East Tour
Trey Jones, Simone Barraco, Ty Morrow, Lahsaan Kobza, Seth Kimbrough, Rickey Bates & Ben Hucke.
October 1st, 2011 at 1PM
Two By Four
176 N. Broadway
Pennsville, NJ 08070
October 2nd, 2011 at 1PM
Ed’s Bike Shop
1377 N. Delsea Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08360
October 4th, 2011 at 6PM
301 S. Carlisle St.
Allentown, PA 18109
Keep posted on their site for more info.
So yeah, the annual BMX pilgrimage to
hell Las Vegas (otherwise known as Interbike) just went down in case you hadn’t noticed elsewhere. For me, the best part of it all is always seeing friends, meeting new people and talking with everyone. So cheers to that!
Here are the Nora Cup results:
#1 Ramp Rider – Dennis Enarson
#1 Dirt Jumper – Chris Doyle (2nd year in a row)
#1 Flatlander – Moto Sasaki
#1 Street Rider – Garrett Reynolds (58,776 year in a row)
#1 Racer – Marc Willers
Best Video Part – Dennis Enarson in Demolition’s “Last Chance”
Video of the Year – Anthem II (Stew Johnson)
If you wanna OD on bike parts, visit The Union and Ride BMX. For all kinds of Nora Cup stuff (like the photo seen above featuring that handsome devil in the Defgrip shirt), visit Ride BMX. And again, shout out to the Ride BMX crew for organizing Nora year after year.
Til next year!
On 20th of August, tens of thousands of passing spectators on Helsinki main square witnessed the second Stadi Summer Session, summertime edition of Simpel Session, going down to the history books as the biggest BMX contest ever thrown in Finland. The open-air contest brought together 67 top riders from 20 countries, with Gary Young (USA) stealing the show, Alex Coleborn (UK) coming second and Daniel Tünte (GER) taking the third place.
“The event was a big success – the line-up was better than ever before at the Simpel Session’s summer contests, the weather was great despite the worrisome forecasts, and the course was constantly surrounded by a cheering crowd. With BMX legends Darryl Nau and Andy Zeiss as announcers, the whole Helsinki main square was filled with energy, firing up one of the most amazing and inspiring Simpel Session contests so far,” said Risto Kalmre, founder and main organizer of Simpel Session.
If you missed it, be sure to check out the PHOTOGALLERY from this.
Summer Simpel Session just went down this past weekend in Helsinki, which I’m sure was a good time.Simpel Session’s usually are.
Click below to check out the gallery.
From Channel 4Down:
Let’s Do This 10!
Video from the 10th Annual Boyley Jam which went down on the 20th August in Hastings.
Huge shout out to everyone that came and got involved with the carnage, you make this happen.
Shout out to 4Down, Seventies, The Source and Hastings Police for kicking down the prizes.
Shadow posted up their 2011 Back to School softgoods. Check them out HERE.
Subrosa just put up a lookbook for their 2011 Back To School Softgoods.
Check it out HERE.
I can best describe Odyssey’s Texas Toast Jam as some sort of large scale local jam/BMX festival. I think the combination of those two sums it up pretty well. There was a pretty standard dirt comp going on, but every thing else was pretty non-standard (but that was the best part). Once people got on site, they knew they were in for an interesting time.
Despite the heat (did you know it was hot in texas?) and windy conditions, I can’t help but feel that this jam was refreshing and just plain fun. I’m pretty sure everyone left with a smile, especially after Mike Aitken’s run. Click through the photogallery to see what I mean.
Click below to check out some pics from the Texas Toast Jam and hit up THIS link for more coverage.
Van Homan, Geoff Slattery & Phil Martin packed up and headed out on the road with Creasy up Scotland for the BSD/Unit 23 jam.
Either side of the jam they hit up London, Stoke, Liverpool, Hastings, Eastbourne & Ashford to sample skateparks, shops, wild beans and handrails.
Thanks to everyone who came out and all the shops for the support.
On a somewhat dismal but real note, the current earthquake/tsunami that’s hit Japan is as much of a disaster as you can imagine. This was the first event of this kind that I happened to catch live on TV as it went down, and it was crazy. Watching water blaze on shore and barrel through towns was a crazy visual. Our thoughts go out to everyone in Japan.
Boston.com has a bunch of photos that touch on all that’s gone down. Check those out HERE.