It was good to see the contest again as it was my personal favorite dirtjump contest. The level of riding has become so insane and here's proof. I forgive the single view camera action when you get to watch double flips, bikeflips, front flips, 720 whips, triple tailwhips, flipwhips and tricks like that over two huge sets of doubles. That contest is going down in dirtjump history and Hindsight caught it on tape. Next up is a section on the Eastern Bikes trip where they visited a trade show but also a couple of concrete parks and trails. Crankflip to fufanu on the huge Durras tree, anyone?
The 2x20 dirt and park event shows that Australia has more killer riders than the bunch that we've come to know that moved to the USA and visit the big comps. They've got Red Bull girls over there too.
Michael Cernotta gets a bio that is well done. The questions appear on the screen, Michael answers them on the background over some bongo drums. Michael actually answers the questions from England as he is on a world tour hooking up with the BMX community.
Fuel provides the BMX Games footage from 2005. The dirt contest was won by Shane Conlon over Luke Parslow and Luke Fink. The 2006 version of the BMX Games in Australia is happening this month so expect more Aussie coverage is coming up on FATBMX. Jesse Punte (2nd) stars in the Flatland jam part together with Simon O'Brien (1st). The BMX Games had mini as well on a ramp with a huge spine. Clint Millar was victorious and Luke Fink pulled a 900 for second place. Contest footage might not be the best for videos but hey, the Hindsight 2 DVD came with the magazine for free so what can you complain about? There was vert too and with [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=564]Matt Fairbairn[/url] not riding it was an easy one for Tim Wood. Holy shit, there was more at the BMX Games: street/park. Luke Fink won that one. With what tricks? Now is not the time to tell you. Commercial break first. There are quite some in this DVD but they help to pay the bills. A 5 way BIO follows with riders Shane Batchelor, Daniel, Chris Edgar, Aaron Dodd and Joshua Irvine. No talking, just riding.
Next up on Hindsight is a report on the Bargo trails that look real fun. The music (screaming heavy metal) isn't really my taste but it might be yours. A day in the life of Kevin Keefs Neil entails some funny shit. Then the video takes you to the AUS tradeshow and the Eastern Bikes spine demo where Mik Bayzand pulls a no-hand to no footed backflip over the spine.
More: Insight Emancipate...the family. This is a rider owned company that basically is a group of friends doing T-shirts, DVD's and they organize jams. The section is full of riding and is about 20 minutes long. This makes me realize how long I've been sitting here watching Hindsight. The meter is at one hour and 29 minutes now and it's still going. More Australia, more spots, more talent.
There are no bonus sections on Hindsight but there's no need. Everything is packed in the main part.