Big thanks to John Lee for finding this tape and sending it back to me! John Bristol riding some normal spots we would ride in the early 00’s. The slam at the end left John with a severely bruised pelvis and trouble walking for a few weeks!
The first of many tapes that Cameron Birdwell & I pulled out of 2-hip headquarters. Follow the team as they travel from Canada south. Riding skateparks, street, Burnside skatepark, the 30 trails, backyard ramps and more! Other riders you may spot are Cameron Birdwell, Dave Thom, Shad Johnson, Curtis Easterbrook, DaveOsato, Eric Walter, & lots more!
Dave Mavro has been uploading a lot of fun raw footage from contest and sessions from 90’s and 00’s lately.
Head over to Dave’s YouTube www.youtube.com/user/MavroCam check out more
Chase Lightner // Pacific Park Skatepark // Vancouver, WA // Photo: Dean Dickinson
1984 became a pivotal year of evolution for the emerging BMX Freestyle scene as a series of factors combined to energize its phenomenal growth. On the leading edge of the new movement, a committed young entrepreneur and Freestyle pioneer named Bob Haro was already out-of-the-gate, having founded the first rider-owned Freestyle brand, Haro Designs, four years earlier. Bob Haro’s vision for BMX Freestyle became the catalyst for the introduction of a series of innovative Haro products and accessories that essentially created the market for dedicated Freestyle products.
Without question, the catalyst for the rise in Freestyle participation in the early 1980s was the launch of the first dedicated frame and fork combination, the Haro Freestyler. Designed by Bob with several intelligent features, and manufactured by Torker BMX in Fullerton, California, the concept quickly legitimized Freestyle and alerted the established BMX racing industry to the new opportunity. Despite the arrival of competitive brands including GT, Hutch, and Redline, Haro Designs maintained a market-leading position throughout the 1980s, delivering some of the most stylish and innovative products in the 40-year history of the sport.
Haro – First Generation
Through new interviews, archive imagery, and era-footage, “Haro-First Generation” takes a deeper dive into the rise of BMX Freestyle during the early 1980s. Bob Haro and Mike Dominguez recall the legendary King of the Skate Parks contest series, and the transition from trick shows, and bike shop demo’s, to the spectacular, “Big Air” skate park era.
At the center of the story, we celebrate a prolific era of product development at Haro Designs. In the Spring of 1984, the company launched two game-changing, Freestyle models – the first dedicated vert bike and Freestyle signature model – the Mike Dominguez Haro Sport, and the Haro Master – the next generation Freestyle bike that set standards for all to follow.
In celebration of this pivotal moment, we produce 300, limited edition, replica frame, and fork packages in Santa Ana, California. Using locally sourced raw materials and era-correct manufacturing techniques, the First Generation “Bob Haro” Master, and Prototype, single-top-tube “Mike Dominguez” signature Haro Sport, are packaged with replica jerseys, custom pad sets, and presented in custom, foam-lined display boxes. Each package is sequentially numbered and signed by Mike (Sport) and Bob (Master)
Don’t miss out on owning one of these legendary era-authentic reissues from the first brand in Freestyle; Haro Designs.
Reserve your piece of BMX history here: https://harobikes.com/pages/sport-and-master-video
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Ok so what inspired you with this build?
Grasso was always an all time fav. Actually everything Ozone did always looked awesome to me as a kid, always dreamt of having one of these bikes and realized this was as close as I’d ever get.
Our very own Dr. Wade Nelson sat down with Harvester BMX for a podcast. Give it a watch/listen.
I was beyond excited to sit down with 80’s Vert legend, the one and only Josh White. Josh was the first big freestyle rider to make it from my area of the country (the Pacific North West) so you know I was full of questions for him! We talk about Josh’s quick rise in BMX, his touring days with GT, what made him step away from BMX and most importantly what has gotten him back on his bike riding again!
Produced in collaboration with: Dig BMX
Wilkerson Airlines first video Featuring Ron Wilkerson, Bob Kohl, Trevor Meyer, Ruben Castillo, Carlo Griggs, Todd Lyons, Chris Potts, Keith Treanor, Tony Hillhouse, Jason Davies, Kevin Martin, Dave Nourie, & more.
Riders featured are Ron Wilkerson, Leigh Ramsdell, Alex Reinke, Mike Krnaich & lots more.
Featuring Dave Voelker, Gary Pollack, Chris Potts, Mark Lewman, Dennis Mccoy, Eddie Roman, Josh White, Joe Johnson, Andy Jenkins, Dino Deluca, Dennis Langlais, Bob Haro, Brian Blyther, Ron Wilkerson, & more!