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Photo Recap // Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement // 2nd Edition Book Launch Party

For one night on East Street in Downtown San Diego, a legion of BMX heroes gathered together to celebrate the release of the revised 2nd edition of Dom Phipps book, The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement.  Here is a … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Back in the ’80s, this San Francisco Coffee Roaster was a BMX Star

Here’s a link to a pretty cool article about Rich Avella, original member of the 2Hip Trick Team, who is now co-owner of a growing coffee company in San Francisco.  Newspaper style articles are usually kind of weak, but this … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Future Thoughts // American Freestyler, August 1988 // Part 2

30 years goes by fast! I thought it might be interesting to share the full text from this article titled Freestyle:  How Much Radder Can it Get? –  to review what the authorities of the late 80s thought the future … CHECK OUT MORE »

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A Look Back // American Freestyler, August 1988 // Part 1

Thirty years ago this month . . . American Freestyler (formerly Freestyle Spectacular) was a short-lived Daisy/Hi-Torque Publication.  This was the same publishing company owned by Roland Hinz – who also published BMX Plus! (along with other magazines with titles … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Getting Loose With Lee // Helltrack Festival

Let’s just get it out of the way right off the bat. The weather was blazing hot at HellTrack Festival. The kind of heat that makes you want to go home and make sweet love to your air conditioner. Having … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Paul Buchanan // In Memoriam

Paul Buchanan Shad and Matt Barber asked me to write something about Paul. Matt has some exclusive, vintage footage, Shad has the website, and I guess I am expected to have the words. Fuck. OK – first – it is … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Profile Racing’s Legacy

As we’ve previously mentioned, Profile is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Since the first of the year they’ve been posting up a weekly article going over their history, starting with their early days of making race car parts to … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Profiles Dungeon // Dig BMX

Profile is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Rob Dolecki recently had the chance to explore Profile’s old warehouse and put together a rad article and video Forgotten Articfacts From Profile’s Dungeon. Check out the article here digbmx.com/dig-this/forgotten-artifacts-from-profiles-dungeon

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Leif Valin // Balancing Act 1997 // Video and Quick Interview

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re doing a flatland theme this week. Today we have Leif Valin’s superb section from Balancing Act and a short interview with the man himself.  Leif and I met in January 1992, not long after … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Friday the 13th: The Series // Freestyle on the Fox Network // 1989

I watched way too much crap TV as a kid.  I’m guessing a lot of you did too.  At any rate, our TV antenna only picked up 3 channels, so I welcomed the addition of the Fox network in the … CHECK OUT MORE »

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