We are really excited for The Birth of Movement book launching this weekend following the Vans US Open,
Read the press release below, Check out our podcast with Dom Phipps here and order a copy of the book here. This book is going to be rad.
Bob Morales // Minnesota // 1982
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE CIRCULATION
Bend, Oregon, USA, July 25th 2017
In the early summer of 2016, Dominic Phipps and Xavier Mendez launched their “Wall to Wall” BMX Freestyle history project. Those following the W2W social media pages will already know that the centerpiece of the effort is a 240-page, hardcover history-book, titled, “The Birth of the Freestyle Movement.”
The project explores the origins and iconic early culture of the developing freestyle scene through the late 1970s and 80s. Dom and Xavier have been sharing regular updates and plenty of previously unseen imagery on their social media pages and the project quickly found a committed audience of fans, riders, and industry folks from all around the globe. Presented in the style of an oral history, the book revolves around several chapters dedicated to the milestones of the era. Phipps engaged and interviewed an impressive group of ex pro-riders, journalists, industry pioneers, photographers, contest promoters, and start-up entrepreneurs, to gather the content. The result is a philosophical and often intimate account of an era that saw BMX Freestyle become a global youth phenomenon.
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