"STAGES" brings together two of the scene's most iconic riders, Red Bull athlete Yohei Uchino & the legendary Chad DeGroot as they travel through time re-exploring a range of tricks & styles from the Cherry Picker and Scuffing to the highly technical modern era of Flatland BMX.
As an athlete, getting one continuous line dialled is tricky enough as it is, without adding into the mix city streets and a cameraman in tow. Taking to his adopted hometown of Madrid, BMXer Courage Adams spins the tricks in this seamless line. Captured by the ever talented Hadrian Picard as part of his Lined Up series which you can see more of below... Hadrien: "It was a pretty stressful day, 1st we had to find the perfect place in Madrid to do that, then we had to talk about the line & between security & people everywhere we had a window of about an hour to get this line, Courage pulled it in less than 30'.... The Line was filmed by Antony Finocchiaro, give him the credit he deserves :)"
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean located around 1,500km east of Australia, across the Tasman Sea. It was one of the last lands to be settled by humans and during its long isolation New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, plant and BMX life. The country's varied topography makes its a perfect place for all sports enthusiasts and that's why we visited it during European winter with BMX ace Dawid Godziek and pals to enjoy the summer riding down under. The second part of the BMX road trip across New Zealand begins in the South Island’s harbour city of Picton, and the nearby Reefton skatepark. They then move on to Greymouth to ride the infamous Andy’s Skatepark bowl before heading to the annual Farm Jam to get the competitive juices going.
Worth a re-watch. The plan was simple, well, to be honest it was non-existent; take eight friends, both old and new, meet up in Portland, Oregon. Then pile everyone into a 40-foot-long RV and see what happens! The heavily-laden RV consisted of a pretty eclectic list of names, including Nathan Williams, Reed Stark, Alex Kennedy, Corey Martinez, David Grant, Christian Rigal, and Matt Roe. Follow the crew as they plug through the Pacific Northwest of the United States in search of BMX street spots ripe for shredding.
The idea started with lets take 2 small ramps to the city centres to jump off multi storey car parks and bridges land on buildings and wall ride down them. We knew that what we were doing wasn't exactly legal so we decided to wear high vis jackets and hard hats and try our best to disguise ourselves as road workers so that people would leave us alone and It worked! The spots we found on Google earth were bigger than we anticipated and so we tried to build practice set ups to help get used to the gaps.