Today we finally decided to post up the full video – Chasing the View off the Cliff. If you haven’t read about Tony Marion and this classic video, check out the article here. We’ve also posted up sections from Mat Hoffman, Chase Gouin, Dave Mirra, Dennis McCoy, Jay Miron, Luc-e. and more! Enjoy!
I am so excited to post this up! I’m sure like most of you I have always loved the coverage of the first BS contest in Eddie Roman’s “Ride On” video. It was a ground breaking time in BMX and when Scott Hagnas told me he had went to the contest, filmed the whole thing & actually made it into a video that him and his friends could watch back in 92′ I knew I needed to get this online! It starts with Flatland, moves into this mini-ramp contest and then onto vert! So many legends in this video and so many different angles of iconic tricks you remember from ‘Ride On”. My favorite is when Psycho destroys that random dudes video camera & clips of Voelker riding the mini ramp!
Big thanks to Scott Hagnas for making this back in the day and getting it in my hands so I can share it with all of you!
Some of the riders featured are Chase Gouin, Steve Roy, Jesse Puente, Jason Brown, Bill Nitchke, Dennis Mccoy, Eben Krakau, Kevin Gutierrez, Jay Miron, Dave Mirra, Bob kohl, Matt Hoffman, Dave Brumlow, & Jason Davies.
While attending film school at Orange Coast College my final project was to produce a documentary. At the time I was living with Kurt Rasmusson and riding a TON of pools. I pitched the idea to my professor to create a pool riding documentary and he gave me the green-light. The rest is history. Special thanks to all the riders, TEAM SHRALP, Shad Johnson, Rich Hirsch, and Lotek for helping get the movie made. – Dean Dickinson Take It Or Leave It is a BMX shralpumentary that leaps into the mind of a true pool rider. Fed up and pissed off with the current state of Southern California skatepark politics, these riders find an alternative terrain in the backyards of abandon wastelands. From seeking out crack infested neighborhoods to pumping out thousands of gallons of diseased water with pool pumps.
Take It Or Leave It is a dive into a BMX lifestyle that you’ve never seen before. Featuring: Kurt Rasmusson, Dakota Roche, Sean “Fish” Hoskins, Brian Martyn, Mike Tokumoto, Chester Blacksmith, Austin McCabe, Dean Dickinson, and more! Shot on Mini DV, 16mm, and Super 8mm Film. Approx 32 mins 2007
Dedicated to Zane Levitt R.I.P.
Dave Mavro just posted up this contest on his youtube page and it was nice to see a lot more of this contest. The Condor, Mirra, Rob Nolli, Jim Burgess, Dave Brumlow, Mark Murphy, Chad Degroot and just a a ton of legends kill it!
Hit up Dave’s Youtube channel for more awesome stuff like this and subscribe to it!
Kurt Schmidt just uploaded his part from Rogers Garage.
If you haven’t already make sure to check out Kurt’s youtube page for more rad videos.
Start your new year off right by watching Brian Hunt’s new edit that Stew Johnson put together for Dig.
This whole video is rad, but if you’ve ever ridden the St. John park here in Portland you’ll understand just how crazy the last clip is.
Also you can read our Portland VS Austin article we did with Brian from a few years back.
Jason hit me up recently and told me that he had found some footage of him riding his old local park in Winnipeg! I obviously was stoked to get this up here! You may remember this park from old Poor Boy & Allied videos the featured Jason, Dave Osato, & Steve Roy riding there!
Jason was still riding for Basic at this time and I think made the move to Kink shortly after!
Anyone else out there get to ride this place? It looked pretty fun!
“Flatland progression at 52 years old – new 2018 trick ideas, including some of my Master of Creativity entries and extras. Mixed this year with some trips back into the archives for some of my riding from 1984 to 2005.” – Scott Hagnas
While going through some contest footage I ran across this footage of Eddie at Pipeline. This looks like it was days before the park was destroyed. No fences, no heavy session, just nothing. It’s kind of eerie. I was really hoping there was going to be more on the tape I found but there wasn’t. Eddie definitely was one of the rulers there and I would be so curious to see how BMX evolved if Pipeline could have made it through the early 90’s!
How do you think BMX would be different if it stayed?
Click the link after the jump to see some unseen pics of Eddie.
Thank you to Wall2Wall Freestyle for the pics! Please click this link and check out the book that is being put together full of some of the best stories and pictures from Freestyle’s Golden years!
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