The Flame Trails took some beating this winter so it was time for the spot to get some love. The annual Jam was set early this year (24 March) but that would mean the trails would be back up and running early also. Help finally came in on Saturday morning when Frits, Tobias and Philip also grabbed a shovel and lent a helping hand putting up the tents, flags and Frits' Sound system. The sun came out, we had tunes going and started off the day removing "de zut". Trail diggers know exactly what that is. For those who are not in the know, it's the shit that moves down to the bottom of the jumps and needs to be removed. When removed, you're back to the dry good soil. This is a necessity. If you skip on this process, you will have to deal with De Zut for a long time as it never packs. But removing de zut is a big process. Down the bottom of the starting hill close to 10 cm of zut needed to be removed. Once removed it creates a lower track so in case it rains, the water will stay there. Not ideal either but at least it was possible to ride wherever de zut was removed.
When building trails in The Netherlands you also need to have a plan for the water to go to. Trenches, holes, ditches, draining systems, you can't have enough of it. But for the jam the priority was to get around. The dirt was soggy so it was nice to work with. But when the soil drags the energy and speed out of you, riding isn't the best. Turns were re-shaped, jumps were put back in shape and the riders present gave their everything to clear the gaps and do a few laps. With Jari Roggeveen, Sem Kok and Niels van Maren we had a few riders who could actually do some tricks.
Stereo Bikes are proud to announce they just shot their Stereo Bike Co. 2019 line online! New bikes, new parts, new homepage, new videos ...new experience of bikes! Always unique, always in their own style. Keeping it BMX.
After escaping the brutal weather of Estonia, the team headed to Barcelona to start work on a new project. Join Jordan Godwin, Dillon Lloyd, Ed Zunda and Dan Kruk at the 360BS street jam which went down during our visit.
Hello world! STONED STREET is a crew from ESTONIA/FINLAND who rides together and make some Street Jams happening over here. Also we are filming our full length movie, what should be out 01/2019. Due winter time, we decided to make lil mixtape from couple of indoors in Estonia/Finland and this came out! Also wanted to welcome to the team these young riders, Estonian Karel Kaldasaun and Finnish Henri Laiho! Cheers bros!
Here is a good look at the Simple Session 2018 course. Billy Perry and myself were fortunate enough to have some time on the course to ourselves. Trying to film during practice was almost impossible and deadly with all of the riders going non stop. Huge shout out to Risto and all of the staff for being awesome. New video drops tomorrow at 3pm EST as I travel back to the states. Make sure to checkout the video Billy will be posting as well!
BMX - ANIMAL BIKES: UK STREET PRODIGY LEWIS CUNNINGHAM. Our UK young gun, Lewis Cunningham, has been working on this edit over the last year, and damn did he come through with the heat! There's no doubt Lewis will become a serious force in the streets over the next few years.