If there's one ride who knows how to keep things fun it's Jason Watts. The Australian is missing the events just as much as everyone else right now but luckily he still gets to ride and build ramps over in Australia during these crazy times. Catch up with Jason in the article below and say "Cheers Jason" when you open up your next beer.
Last contest you entered: Vans BMX Pro Cup world championships 2019 Last contest you won: Vans BMX pro cup Mexico 2019 Last package you received from a sponsor: Vans shoes Last time you went to the gym: Can’t remember Last movie you saw: Mile 22 Last beer you drank: XXXX gold Last time you freaked out: Today driving haha Last injury: Separated shoulder Last time you rode your favourite park: Dennis' backyard and was earlier this year Last jam you liked: Act jam
As you may or may not already know, The Village Skatepark recently shut its doors to make room for a whole new ramp layout! I popped in to check how the progress was going on the building and well, didn't quite expect to walk into this madness!
Australian BMX rider Jason Watts talks you through our Dawn Flex helmet and tells you what he personally likes about it. The Dawn Flex comes with our FlexTech technology for true soft-fit comfort combined with a CE certified construction.
Vans is proud to present Homestead, a fresh new edit from Dennis Enarson, Jason Watts and Corey Walsh, filmed by Christian Rigal. The impetus for the film came together after the three built a world-class ramp setup in Dennis’ backyard late last year.
Born in Brisbane, Western Australia, Jason was always going to be a shredder of some persuasion. It was an off-the-cuff roll-by of his local dirt jumps that changed him from four wheels to two. Read on and find out more about TSG’s newest BMX team ripper…
When, why and how did you get into riding in Brisbane? Jason Watts: I got into riding because when I was around 13 years old I was skateboarding with my two cousins and we thought we would see what the local dirt jumps where like. When we got down there, there were some really good riders and it was awesome to watch, so we started riding instead of skating that week. It just took off from there (haha)…
What riders did you have on rewind on your clips while you were learning and earning your pedals? Jason Watts: A few of the riders that I watched all the time were Corey Bohan, Mike Aitken, Mark Webb, and many. But they were definitely the 3 I watched the most growing up.
How did you get onto the pro circuit and sponsorship? Jason Watts:I got into the pro circuit and sponsors mostly through Colin Mackay, I’d say. He randomly hit me up one day, before I knew him personally, and gave me an invite to the very first Van Doren Invitational Bowl Contest at Huntington Beach. Everything sort of kicked off from there. He got me on
TSG are pleased to announce the signing of Australian born BMX master and overall 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup winner, Jason Watts.
“We are over the moon to have Jason on our team,” says TSG’s CEO Ruedi Herger. “Few other BMX riders embody the lifestyle like Jason, and as one of the best transition riders in the world, he always shows an incredible amount of style alongside as his huge bag of tricks and creative lines!”
As Ruedi says, no matter the arena Jason is always pushing the limits of what is possible on his Walsh frame. He is also widely praised in the BMX for flavouring his riding with a medley of heritage tricks, showing a knowledge, commitment and respect for BMX that few other riders have.
The results are in! The Vans BMX Pro Cup Championships event showcased over 70 talented BMX riders this past weekend at the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark, culminating with the ultimate crowning of Jason Watts and Natalya Diehm as the new 2019 Pro Cup Champions. As the world’s leading platform for elite BMX competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup series saluted the 2019 season in Huntington Beach, CA after traveling to Australia, Germany and Mexico, and honored its commitment to prize parity for the men and women podium winners today. On fire all season, and consistently impressing the crowds all around the world, Australia’s Jason Watts takes a well-deserved win as the new 2019 BMX Pro Cup Series champion, earning the most points of any rider this 2019
The world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series drew to a close yesterday with the Men’s and Women’s final competition rounds for the Mexico City stop at the brand new Skatepark Metro Puebla 2. As the pivotal last pro qualifier for the 2019 tour season, the Vans BMX Pro Cup has now determined the final field of BMX talent to advance to the series’ Championships, to be held in Huntington Beach on September 14-15.
Celebrating a full weekend of premier BMX competition, nearly 40 men and women competitors battled it out for podium honors at the brand new Mexico City course. The dramatic finale unfolded in front of energetic fans, ending with the celebration of two Australians taking first place in the women’s and
The world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup drew to a close yesterday (June 16) with the Men’s Final at the brand new Waiblingen BMX Park. Another energetic, 5,000 strong crowd made the finals an unforgettable one, it was Australia’s Jason Watts who deservedly took home the top spot. Watts outshone the rest of the field with a winning formula of technical tricks tied in with crowd pleasing big airs, the judges commented on his impressive back to back nose manual combinations. Winner of the first stage of the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Sydney, Spain’s Sergio Layos fought valiantly for second place, displaying consistency throughout the competition and surprising the judges by landing different tricks into the tombstone each run. Defending 2018 Vans BMX
Jason Watts took him his third Vans BMX Pro Cup win in Germany. It was a 20 minute jam format with the judges looking at the overall impression. Here's what it took to get that top spot on the podium. Full highlights video coming soon.