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He may be more well known for his remarkably creative skateboarding, music video, and Hollywood related endeavors, but Spike Jonze was a BMXer. I think the word they used back then was “dual,” meaning to both bike and skate. Nevertheless, his contributions to freestyle in the late 80s and early 90s were a big part of why BMX Action, Freestylin’, and GO looked so incredible during those years. Check out the video and click below to see a few of our favorite photos taken by (and taken of) Spike.
Spike Jonze // Nick Phillip inspired BS Boneless // 1988?
Spike Jonze // 2-Hip MTS // 1991 – Spike entered Expert at every 2-Hip contest this year, and I think either he or Ruben Castillo may have won the Am title for 91. Does anyone out there remember? Is this thing on? Delaware, are you still there?
Mike Dominguez // Fullpipe Fakie // Freestylin’ November 1988
Mat Hoffman // Candy-Can on that white PK Ripper // Colorado Springs 2-Hip King of Vert // 1989
Ron W // shot by Spike for Go // 2-Hip KOV , Thrasherland, AZ // 1990?
Tim “Fuzzy” Hall // Vision Street Wear ad – “Fuzzy in Yarn” // 1988 (Editors Note: the Funk Pelts T-shirt…If you didn’t know, this was Freestylin’ alum and Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine’s t-shirt company. Spike and Jeff grew up in the same area and also went to the same high school)
It’s amazing just how many people have shot photos – of Spike shooting photos // Blyther // Topside 1 footed hip-hanger // 1988?
Brett Hernandez’s flatland zeal still makes me want to go ride. The colors and framing in this picture are awesome!
Mark Lewman – Rolling Nightmare // Nominee for Best Bike Test Photo // 1988
Blyther // Composition, Kneesavers & Life’s a Beach Shorts // Dominguez’s Ramp // 1988
Natas Kaupas // bs tailslide & a perfect strobe sequence // In the true spirit of Freestylin’, I had to throw in a couple of my favorite skate photos Spike has taken.
Mark Gonzales // Tijuana Skatepark // 1990?
Blyther // Full-Pipe at Eleven // 1988
Eddie Roman // San Diego, CA // 1988
Joe Johnson & Dave Voelker // 2-hip // Meet The Street // Salem, OR // 1989
Thanks for looking through! Let us know if you have any other Spike photos that you think we should add to this. There are a ton of great ones out there.