Searching for a track and picking the right one for an edit is always something I think long about. When I heard this song by Horrorshow I knew that I found the one. The lyrics are on point and that 2nd verse says it all. Anyways, I recently returned to Australia with my family and had the best time imaginable. Here is some clips of what I got up to. It was rad to catch up with some of my mates and there is a few throwback clips that fitted in perfectly with the lyrical narrative from when I lived there in 2010.
Tioga BMX Race Pro: Elite Rider Recap - USA BMX NASX Rock Hill, SC USA from TiogaBMX. Stop #2 of the USA BMX North American Supercross Series took the Pro riders to Rock Hill, SC. This location has made for some great racing in the past and this incredible track would not let anyone down for this round of BMX Supercross racing. Let's take a look back and see how the Tioga BMX Pro riders finished up!
Must Dust is a meditation on where BMX and art collide. As Artist’s, it’s easy to feel limited by the obstacles, be it a lack of resources, internalized fears or the challenges in making something great. For me it’s a reminder that my voice, ambition and resourcefulness will always be the driving force behind what I create. But most importantly, the process of creating is ultimately the most rewarding part; even when it feels like it’s going to fall apart. This piece was initially self funded and produced. It started with an idea, we filmed it and Red Bull jumped on board with their Raditudes series. The project was daunting. With little to no money I had no idea how we’d pull it off — especially finding a location we could destroy without being arrested. The piece wouldn’t exist without the amazing and talented people who donated their time; without Gear Seven's dedication; Corey Martinez who got on board immediately; or without Red Bull’s support in the end.
Thomas Hirsch - BMX Freestyle edit - 2017 Easter sunday afternoon at Exerzierplatz Erlangen. Das ist für alle Frankfurt Schwestas und Brudis und natürlich auch für die Berliners und Trierers! Auch weil ich einige zu selten gesehen habe. Danke für die tolle Zeit!
"Scott Bentley is one of my oldest friends. Although he's always skated, his connection to the Tampa bmx scene has historically been tight. In the mid 90's, Scott moved away after we graduated from high school. Then moved back to Tampa to open his own salon about 15 years ago. And decided, recently, after getting fed up with the politics of local public skateparks, to build his own." - Matt Coplon
Shooting with Chris Childs can be a harrowing experience. Chris pedals fast, jumps far, airs high, grinds big… there’s plenty of potential for catastrophe, but I get the sense I’m usually more concerned than he is. The word “casual” gets thrown around a lot when describing highly-skilled bike riders, but Chris is the poster boy for casual. Chris routinely fires out the craziest shit like it’s nothing; I’ve never seen anything like it. Even after years of filming with him, I’m still taken aback by the caliber of the stunts he’s dreaming up, and perhaps even more so by his carefree attitude towards them. For the incredible amount of risk Chris is taking, he’s cool as a cucumber. With Chris there are usually no run ups and no second tries. Even on the rare occasion he’s actually sweating something, more often than not it’s one and done.
Miguel Smajlji & Robin Kachfi have visited Felix Prangenberg for a few days in Roßbach, Germany to continue their BMX video Projects. In these few days they also went to Venlo and Koblenz where they met with Tim Korbmacher from the BMX Rider magazine for a cool BMX photo session. What else they have done you can check here.
Fire in the SoCal streets by Dan's Comp's newest recruit, WeThePeople pro Dan Kruk. Serious combination of burly and technical moves, with Dan's patented spice of originality mixed in. You will not be disappointed.
Stolen Saturdayz is a weekly video series presented by Stolen Brand. Norcal ripper Nick "Vern" Black put together this weeks Stolen Saturdayz edit. Be on the look out for our weekly mid-day Saturday youtube drop.