Vans US Open Vert Demo

Dean Dickinson sent over some photos of Mat Hoffman and Dennis McCoy from the Vert Demo at last weekened US Open.

Click below to check out more photos of Mat & DMC shredding (as well as Larry Edgar blasting during the Rebel Jam High Air).

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Leigh Ramsdell // DK // Damn Kids // 1998

Leigh is definitely one of the best all around riders to have ever put it down. Im a sucker for parts that mix street & vert. I wish we could have gotten to see a full vert part from Leigh but until someone digs up some old tapes this part from DK’s Damn Kids will have to do!

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In Search Of Podcasts // Wall To Wall Freestyle

I had missed out on the Southern California Book release for the “Birth of the Freestyle Movement” and I was not about to miss another epic gathering for the Norcal release. After replacing the U-joint on my van the night before I was off and running towards Berkley, CA.

After a quick power nap outside of Lake Shasta I still made the starting time of 12 noon at Rich Avela’s coffee shop Highwire.

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Mike Ardelean // Mosh // 2008

Pretty sure this was Mike’s last video part. At the time I think this part and the others Mosh dropped at the same time were the first for a bigger company putting a video part out exclusively online.

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KC Badger // Podcast

KC Badger // Snakebite BMX // Dig BMX // Podcast

Mid-shool stalwart and KINK BMX legend KC Badger and I talk about the Arizona scene in the late 90’s, those years on Kink, the Mountain Bike Vs BMX Bike debate, dead bodies at the trails, (sponsored) Fly fishing, and much much more.

Produced in collaboration with: Dig BMX

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Jesse Whaley & Andrew Fulton // Mosh // 2008

Jesse Whaley & Andrew Fulton get busy for Mosh during the companies golden years. These two Crook county boys hold it down ripping the whole west coast.

Pretty Sure Rich Hirsch edited this.

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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 quick collection of photos I grabbed while my wife and 2 year old son unwittingly ate pizza at the impromptu Dave Vanderspek memorial table. 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 one is quite thorough and well done.  In a strange coincidence, the article was written by a guy named Kevin Jones.  Not THE Kevin Jones, but still . . . Check out the article here.  You can also read more about Rich in the Wall to Wall book – The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement, available here!

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The Birth Of The BMX Freestyle Movement // 2nd Edition Book Launch

This is going down this weekend, May 25th in San Diego! Come out and grab a book and meet up with some serious BMX royalty & history makers! If you can’t make it and you want to buy a book hit this link right here.
I got a sneak peak of the book the other day and could not believe how thick it was and how much different it was with expanded articles and all new chapters! Grab one of these you won’t be disappointed!

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Chester Blacksmith // Insight // 2008

Up today, a rad section featuring one of my favorite riders to watch from the Pacific Northwest – Chester Blacksmith – and his part from Ride BMX’s 2008 DVD, Insight.

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