11.3.16

Forgotten Riders

Thought I'd start doing a semi-regular post about riders who were pro , or who were at least visible online and in magazines, but have since faded away into obscurity.

Marlon Europe

This guy was part of the NYC BMX scene and was visible in magazines around 07 - 08.  Not sure if he still rides, but definitely don't see any footage of him being posted on the normal BMX websites.  I had a DIG magazine which had a photo of him doing either a double peg or an ice pick.  The photo might have been part of a NYC scene check type thing, but can't be sure.  The caption said it was a switch opposite grind or something.  I never really understood the point of communicating this but yeah... I guess it's interesting for the rider - doing things switch or opposite - as it makes it more difficult and challenging but from the perspective of the viewer, it doesn't really make the trick more visually impressive.  Marlon never really made it into the mainstream BMX consciousness, but definitely had some presence as a BMX rider in NYC for a brief period.  He was probably sponsored by Bulldog Bikes or 2Hip - one of those brands seemingly out of New York, who didn't really seem legit.


Photo credit:  http://www.thrillon.com/tag/marlon-europe-performs-a-barspin-hop-on

5 comments:

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  3. Really I guess it's interesting for the rider - doing things switch or opposite - as it makes it more difficult and challenging but from the perspective of the viewer, it doesn't really make the trick more visually impressive.

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  5. He was probably sponsored by Bulldog Bikes or 2Hip - one of those brands seemingly out of New York, who didn't really seem legit.

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