BMX riding continues to grow in popularity as the riders push the sport to new levels. Since its initial fame in the 1980's, BMX riding has been a staple in the action sports community. Breaking the rules has always been the norm for BMX riders. To hit the rails and other street spots, riders have had to look the other way at no trespassing signs and other warnings. This is why it was no trouble for 5 friends to break into a waterpark to make one of the most entertaining BMX that has been seen in a long time.
Sometimes the events where you have the least expectations turn out to be the best. Pier 15 skatepark opened up for a night of BMX. The best day of the week was picked to allow BMX at the skatepark for five hours: Monday. Some Fontys students were involved to get the jam going but Paul and I had no clue on what to expect. On arrival we were gladly surprised by the number of riders present. Pier 15 is a real street-ish park and we counted around 50 riders around 7pm. The Paul's Boutique banners were put up in a few minutes and the prizes were handed over to the students to display on a table. The park was open and the so was the bar.
The session was on with riders like Niels Mertens, Benoit VDG, Joeri Veul, Frank Nabuurs, Sem Kok, Jesper Vervoort who were later joined by Milan and Janos Baars, Steijn Leijzer, Sybren Planting, and Daan van Wezel. Daan did find something big in Breda by double pegging the rail of the balcony out of a tiny quarter pipe. It took a few tries, but he got it done.
Scotty Cranmer (and many others) enjoy riding BMX race bikes. Intended for use on a variety of challenging surfaces, both on-road and off-road, this equipment does not always withstand accidents well. Scotty Cranmer recently posted a video online discussing his recovery from life- threatening injuries he sustained while riding.
His account reveals both the unbridled enthusiasm of dedicated BMX hobbyists and the potential hazards involved in biking over randomly selected and potentially unsuitable off-road locations.
In exactly one more week we start our journey to the city of Antofagasta, Chile. ¿The reason? … that's the real question. Ahead are 7 days of travel, 5 riders and 1 department.
Posibly like in all TRAVELS, the answer of that question is the search of that incredibly sensation called freedom, where we are pleased to feel habitant of the earth, love to feel small before the planet and above all, save the best of every moment in our minds.
Anyone who is familiar with the world of action sports has heard the name Jed Mildon. He has been known as one of the most successful BMX riders in the world since his viral success in 2011. However, many don’t know his incredible story. Mildon started from very humble beginnings working as a welder and riding his bike when he could. He saw the potential that he had when it came to his riding and decided to put all of his eggs into this basket.
In 2011, Mildon's life really changed. You can read on Nitro Circus that Mildon has changed the world of action sports for everyone involved. Deciding that he wanted to break a world record, Mildon enlisted the help of a local McDonald's restaurant. Mildon convinced McDonald's to pay for the application that was needed to apply for a Guinness World Records. McDonald's agreed to help with this feat, and Mildon went on to be the first BMX rider to ever successfully complete a triple backflip.
This was life changing for Mildon as his video of this record breaking event went viral. It wasn't long before the biggest names in the industry were contacting Mildon.
Welding quickly became a thing of the past for this overnight BMX celebrity.
It could not have been a closer call between Daniel Dhers (VEN) and Logan Martin (AUS) at the very final UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup of the 2016 season. Both riders were in the hunt for the title and didn't disappoint in either of their runs making life difficult for the judges to pick a winner. Logan Martin's list of tricks that he brought to Chengdu won it over Daniel Dhers' two solid runs full of tricks. But just by the minimal margin. It did however decide who would become the 2016 overall World Cup champion making this stop in Chengdu a thriller of the second degree.
Logan Martin did an amazing decade to barspin over the volcano followed up by a flair downside whip on the quarter followed by many whip flip and flair variations. Dhers countered with his signature no-footed cancan tailwhip, cancan one handed corked 720's, 360 double tailwhip transfer from spine to the landing of the jump box and many of the tricks we're used from the experienced pro from Venezuela. In the end the judges decided on the win in