Just kidding. This is straight fucked. Watch it!
November 14 to be exact. We posted our “Who The Hell is Veesh?” Q&A. Check that out HERE.
Check out the Bossman freecoastin his way through the latest Baker’s Dozen.
Shout out to the Bakery.
Another Texas Toast Jam has come and gone, and what a sweet time it was. Considering the amount of rain we received the week prior (the dirt jumps were literally flooded), I’d say the whole thing ended marvelously. It was great seeing people from around the world descend upon Austin for the jam once again.
Brandon Means was in town for Toast (ice to finally meet you bud) , and he graciously contributed a bunch of pics from the weekend. Click below to check them out.
John Hicks is next up in our “Multitasker” series. John knows his way around a video camera and knows how to handle his BMX equally as well. Eyeball his Vimeo page for proof.
Click below to read up on John Hicks discussing a few video/riding related topics.
When I first moved to Austin, Kyle was the first person I noticed shredding the House Park bowl that stood out to me during my first visits. I didn't know who he was at the time, so it was one of those “who's that dude” situations. Luckily, he ended up being a nice kid as well. Peep the edit.
Every once in a while it’s good to go into a new BMX video with no preconceived notions. Often times you have a certain level of expectation with any project, especially if the brand/crew/riders are super well known. I went into the Chocolate Truck video with pure curiosity. It was almost like getting a random album and hoping for the best.
I knew this video would be street based (East Coast style), but that’s about it. I know very little about the crew. I had seen some positive chatter through social media about the video, so it stayed on my radar. By chance, I happened to fall in contact with Matt Miller recently and he offered to send me a copy of his video. I love when shit works out.
Long story short, I watched this video front to back and loved it after the first go. It was easy and fun to watch. Chocolate Truck is a video that doesn’t take itself too serious, but isn’t a joke either. Far from it. It feels exactly like if you and your friends filmed your sessions and put out a video, only with better riding and some production know-how. Speaking of, a huge thank you to Matt Miller (and company) for choosing a brave/eclectic/smart soundtrack. I’m sure this video could have been drenched in modern rap music (pardon the cliche), but it’s not. The final outcome gives it a more timeless quality in my eyes. I love being surprised by music selection and this video kept me on my toes. Cheers for that!
I never set out to write video reviews (or whatever you would call this post), but all this came natural. Solid video right here, put out by everyday riders.
Taking it back to 2009… CLICK HERE to check out a top 5′s list with Mark Mulville.
Check out this awesome doc that Bell posted last week about Connor Lodes. It’s rad to see someone in BMX riding for a company that his Dad used to use when he was younger.
This official Dreamline video is really well done. Instead of jam packing it with everything that went down, you get some cool insight and stories from a bunch of people along with some choice riding footage. I know the video thumbnail could possibly make you overlook it, but don”t skip this one.
In addition, Justin Kosman came through with a bunch of extra riding/lifestyle photos he had from the event and below are some assorted facts (Thanks Luke Seile & Ilana Taub).
- Course Length: 1200 feet
- 1500 man hours for the build
- 20,000 tons of dirt
- 65,000 lbs of heavy machinery on-site
- Pitch of Mountain: 12%-15%
- Elevation of top of course: 9700 feet (highest signature series, higher elevation then Utah and Ultra Natural)
- Top speed of athletes: 38mph
- Biggest jump: 14 feet (transition to lip)
- Highest air (bottom of jump to athlete height): 29 feet
- Angelfire dirt is special because of it”s clay to dirt ratio, makes a perfect texture to build and sculpt when water is added
- It took four months to find this location and we looked at over 20 different Mountains
Click below for gallery.
… I watched it every single night for a week, and regularly after that. I even asked Navaz to hook me up with the soundtrack so I can have the music (thanks Navaz!). Talks Is Cheap is one of my favorite videos of all time. It's equal parts great riding mixed with Navaz' production touch. Modern day classic.
The full official video is now online. Enjoy.
It”s been a minute since we”ve had a nice big feature interview on the site, and I”m happy to change all that with this new piece on Mike Escamilla. Mike ( AKA Rooftop ) has had a powerful and interesting BMX presence for some time with plenty of video parts and photos to prove it. Never one to bite his tongue while simultaneously probably putting his foot in his mouth, it”s always interesting to hear what Mike has to say. His riding and history says the rest.
Click below to read the Rooftop interview.
This ones got Garrett Reynolds in it. All you need to know.
Fully, fully, fully digging this series so far.
Surely one of the finer BMX videos to come out in recent memory (in DVD form). Kink's Squash It is now online in full for you to feast your eyes on. I could conjur up some slick wording to express how much I like this video, but I won't. I really like this video. Done.
While I can watch it all the way through, I'm rolling with Doyle, Hittle, Sexton and Hamlin as my faves. Good work all around though.
Click below for the rest of the parts.
BROCAFLOKA! BROCAFLOKA! BROCAFLOKA!
I thought this was awesome, so I yoinked it from KC Badger's Instagram. KC “wood burned/engraved casino bewertungen all the Dreamline riders names on pine wood slices, also engraved a stump/post game to choose the riders heats”. Cool stuff.
The Nyquist 4 piece bars are classic.