Stuart King was a highly influential figure in the 90s BMX scene, starting out at an early age, and quickly progressing. He was a contest regular, often flying stateside to ride in the seminal Hoffman bikes BS series. Getting a USA sponsor and quickly moving on to design and manufacture his own bike parts, with King bike co. Probably the first uk brand that had any success in the USA. And frame geometry thats still being used to this day.
Vans & Cult reunite for the new mild-melting film, Trying Times, which chronicles the experience of a shared crew of BMX riders road tripping from Southern California to Las Vegas. Managing to keep things light and easy despite the currently challenging landscape, the film captures the camaraderie, core tenets of each brand and the iconic riding that backs it up. The team, including Dakota Roche, Angie Marino, and Sean Ricany, kept spirits high throughout the project, which is punctuated with CULT’s bold signature aesthetic.
I challenged myself with the my toughest test since my accident. I decided to try to ride my BMX bike 100 miles in a day! I have never attempted this and I am not sure of anyone else that has ever tried this before but I am going to prove to myself and the world that just because I'm a quadriplegic that doesn't mean that my life is over!
This video isn’t focused on just biking clips or just bangers as most videos within BMX do. The fact people are afraid to think out of the box in our passion made me really run on a different track. So I felt that somebody had to make a difference on this. My purpose on this video is to put the viewer in context of different interpretations on what BMX means and how much it takes over the way of looking at things. And a lot of riders in this world aren’t conscious perceiving these points.
I wanna create the ability for people to experiment more within BMX & its art. Open doors and show theres no rules. You can go as crazy as you want.
All clips are shot with my handycam & all the music you’ll hear are self produced unreleased songs.