How did we get here? I had a brief conversation with Chris about potentially co-hosting a month or two ago and we landed on a single name: Harold McGruther. A true icon behind the scenes. Intelligent, polarizing, hilarious, and after 40 years of growing, building, and marketing brands, he's a true wealth of crazy stories, historical facts, and insight. Truly an honor to have McGoo sit down and run through his timeline and scratch the surface of his long history in the BMX industry....
The latest episode of the Union Tapes is live now featuring none other than BMX legend Taj Mihelich. In this episode: "What can anyone say about this guy that hasn’t been said? I'm not even going to try, you know why you're here and this is a good deep dive into some of the mystery surrounding Taj. Topics we cover on this one besides the usual stuff are first sponsor, how he got into jumping, the sponsor line up throughout the years, multiple S&M Holmes frames, moving around the USA, the infamous UGP Face Value part, going from Standard Bykes to Hoffman Bikes to starting T-1 with Joe Rich, where the name Terrible One originated.
Some of the ideals behind T-1 Airwalk shoe sponsor, Small bars, Primo signature parts, Backyard jam experiences, Etnies shoes BMX programme and signature shoes. Multiple trick inventions, his approach to riding BMX and how it should feel, injuries, riding for Giant and almost everything else you’d want to know!"
-Name: Marek Beliak -Age: 18 -Hometown: Vilnius, LTU -Hook-ups/Sponsors: PARbmx shop, akieron.store
The FAT FAVs list:
-Spot to ride: My local skatepark -BMX video: Federal FTS -Website:parbmx.com -Web video: Stevie Churchill; OSS 2014, Lewis Mills; fiending, Sean Ricany; no hype. -Food: Anything -Person on Instagram: Any BMX rider I follow -Travel destination: Barcelona
Name: Siim Ennuvere Age: 28 Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia Hook-ups/Sponsors: No sponsors, been riding for fun for about 15 years
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Kopli skatepark & streets of Tallinn -BMX video: Fiend Deadline & any Vans video -Website: Sourcebmx & Kunstform -Web video: Simone Barraco in Shadow's what could go wrong -Food: Grilled meat and potatos with sauce -Twitter to follow: Elon Musk