24.12.16

BSD Transmission

seems to have been the best video of 2016. Here are my fav parts. Notably absent is Kriss Kyle's part.

Note:
One of the things I find fascinating is that often there are double angles of a trick: a long lens view and a fisheye view. But even though its clearly the exact same trick being filmed twice [such as the opening trick in David Grant's part - which he could only possibly have done once] you can't see the person holding the fisheye in the long angle view.... how they do that???

and did they really make Mike Taylor do the rail-to-rail-to-rail twice just to get the second angle???













23.12.16

Matthias Dandois

This is the first really good bmx video I've seen in a while. I like Dandois' riding aesthetic and all his trick choices. Very nice Parisian scenery. Looks pleasant.


16.12.16

BMX vs Skateboarding

If ya watch interviews you will hear people in BMX talking about how there's no money in BMX and that BMX really has no place between skateboarding and FMX. Well if you look at the quality of the Vans Skateboarding video which is free to watch on the Thrasher youtube channel then compare it to the recent Vans BMX video you will see why Skateboarding has more money - their shit is just a lot better. I know I am only looking at two videos here but still; you have a major company which pays for both a skateboarding team and bmx team, they probably pay the skateboarders more but no wonder when you actually look at the quality of content being produced.



The Vans bmx video isn't free to watch but here's Scotty Cranmer's section from it and you get the idea:

9.12.16

blackman and tonson

If you a nerd like me and spent the last ten years of your life watching bmx videos rather than riding then you might have come across a video from around 2006 featuring blackman and his friend tonson riding in NYC.


In the blackman TCU interview, in the comments someone asked "whatever happened to tonson?", Adam22 responds and without actually saying what happened to Tonson, says its a really sad story and that blackman can tell it really well

The other day I was on Instagram and scrolled past the TCU account.  Blackman had left a post in the comments.  I went to Blackmans instagram; he had a post featuring Tonson.  I went to Tonson's instagram and it has pictures of him in a wheelchair.  One of his photos has a comment saying "last day of high school, last day on my feet".  So the question is:  what happened to Tonson?

15.11.16

CRIKEY

it's summer now so I don't check the internet much but rather spend time doing things

such as riding bike or going outside

or being at work where I am now

and here are some recent videos I have found to watch between patients






2.11.16

Alex Donnachie



I bought this DVD ages ago and wrote a review of it ages ago and now the good sections are online.

Here is my fav, Alex Donnachie, he is good.

I want to learn new tricks but I can't







I can't even do my old tricks anymore

22.10.16

Danimal

A couple nights ago I was hanging out with Adam Hough and Danimal at fitzroy bowl.

Danimal mentioned how he won the first ever stop of Alan Cooke's Local Exposure tour back in 2004 in Ohio.

He also suggested I watch this video- "Here goes nothing".

I really loved the vid, all the best features of mid 2000s riding including little handlebars, squeaky brakes, song-jacks, indian-givers and an epic crash section- but more importantly, really great riding from a time before the divide between street riders and skatepark riders developed.

Both Adam Hough (21:18) and Danimal's (27:06) sections were seriously awesome. Lots of wild moves. Please watch ->




PS I was unsuccessful in finding the first local exposure video online. the BMX move database site is kind of busted, all the links dont work and no one has been updating the site. wtf guys.

a couple really good bmx videos worth a watch



This one popped up a few days ago on my youtube feed. It didn't seem overhyped yet the riding was of the highest standard. Lots of new school stuff. I am a fan of Tyler Fernangel and I like that he gets included in things despite being a shrimpy looking character.



Johnny Raekes earns the spilt milk seal of approval because he reminds me of a young Seth Kimbrough c. 2002 with the sketchy bike and uncanny trick combos.
No


no no no

18.10.16

Kevin Robinson

A few months ago Kevin pulled the sickest bmx trick ever, which was an 84 foot backflip between two distant wooden ramps while being towed by a car which he survived to the amazement of his family and kids who thought he was gonna die (I also thought he was gonna die), well done Kevin u rule.


17.10.16

What a good video

This was a great video, good job Mastroni, I am going to watch it a couple more times to figure out who the people are doing the tricks cause they all look the same -


12.10.16

hello

I have just wasted over an hour on the internet

one of the things i did was watch this video, i thought it was pretty good