Tyler breaks down what it was like growing up with Woodward as his main place to ride and having it help him become a better rider/ human in the process. I’m more impressed that Ronnie and Seth were a huge inspiration on his career too, haha.
Our good friends over at RideBMX just put up a new bike check with Kris. Check it out to see what he is running on his current stealthy whip and get a sneak peek of the new Lodes V2 seat coming out this summer. Also, don’t forget that we just restocked Kris’ signature Stylus stem, which is now available in our new Marble color.
To continue with the theme of Mike “Hucker” Clark this week and hyping his new seat and shirt, I thought I’d repost the Redbull BMX Full Dirt Loop that Hucker did last year. Full loops have popped up here and there throughout the history of bmx, and I’m pretty sure the number of guys who’ve done them is still pretty low, but I’m also pretty sure this is one of the only ones, if not the only one, done with dirt. This is rad, and Hucker is rad. Check it out as we finish our week of kissing Hucker’s ass.
As you may or may not know, we got in an array of floral Pivotal/ Tripod seats and Pocket tees for Mike “Hucker” Clark. Since he is an aquaphile, it only made sense to make him his own signature floral line. Both are in stock now and you can get at em at your local Demolition dealer today. Click image to view the whole ad >>
The trip of a lifetime comes to a close in the final episode of the Tip To Tail series from Red Bull NZ. In the 4th and final episode, we get to see the dudes shred one of the most famous spots in New Zealand and get into some more good times on the water. Check it out!
DIG/ Cooper Brownlee just put up a cool feature on the DIG site about “Shooting Pool” while Cooper was in SoCal and he took a couple cool photos of Matt Cordova in the process. Be sure to check out the whole gallery/ feature here >>
Some things don’t get old to us and this new April drop is still getting us excited. Just got everything from our big April drop together to shoot and figured we’d share our excitement with you too. Click to get stoked >>
Doyle was in town for the weekend before his Kink tour and we shot a couple bangers on dirt, concrete and water. Put this GoPro photo of him jumping through a fountain up on Instagram the other day and figured we’d get it on the blog too. Expect to see more photos from the weekend soon…
Ever wonder what it’s like to travel as much as a top pro bmxer? By no means is Mike “Hucker” Clark a “normal” pro but he travels more than most and is possibly the best at entertaining himself to keep it fun and not get burnt out. We decided to sit down with Mike and see what it takes, and hear about some of his stories on how he keeps it fun. “So I just turned around and pooped in the shower while we was taking a shower.” Hit more to read one of our funniest interviews we’ve done.
It’s time for a weekly dosage of Red Bull‘s Tip To Tail. This week, in Episode 3, the dudes sessions a few amazing parks and a local set of trails. Check back next week for Episode 4!
Our April drop with all our new goods just arrived and what better way to celebrate other than a badass photo of Rob Wise and all the new parts (Marble parts, Axes grips, Bipolar pegs, and Hucker seat). Click image to go big >>
“Decided to plan a road trip to escape the end of the Canada winter and ended up driving down to Austin TX from Vancouver BC to pick up my my good buddy James Van DE Kamp and Mike Carroll. James was living in Austin for the winter and Mike flew down to Austin so he could road trip back up to Canada with us. Ended up taking us 3 weeks to drive home. Got to meet so many rad people and ride some unreal spots. Filmed a little bit on the trip. Huge thanks to everyone who gave us a house to stay at, and Mike, James, and Sam Stebila for helping film this video. Nothing but good times.” – Corey Walsh
Not every cover photo is the perfect situation; It could be in the middle of the night, deck on fire, raining and you’re tired but Dennis and Ruben made it all happen. Here’s the video of it all going down.
As a compliment to the all-encompassing video we posted yesterday, I went ahead and put together this rather awesome timeline of what Ruben Alcantara, Dennis Enarson, Vincent Perraud, and Christian Rigal went through to get their photo. As Ruben states it, as everyone was eating burritos from Taco Bell in sunny SoCal, they were out putting in work to make it happen. And obviously their hard work paid off, as Vincent scored the cover with his amazing photo. Again, thank you to everyone involved! – RIDEbmx
When Chris and Aaron asked if they could make this happen, I had no idea how much they actually go through during their winter. What I thought was going to be a 2 day filming mission at a couple indoor parks, turned out to be a lot more intense due to the weather. In the end, both Aaron and Chris came through with some amazing clips at the parks. Thanks again to Lee for making this video happen and Rye and the Wheel Mill for allowing the guys to film at their parks. Below is Chris’ description on what went down:
“Winters in the northeastern United States can be long and cruel… this past winter has been particularly merciless. Therefore, myself and long time friend and teammate, Aaron Smith decided to get together with Lee Hopkins to film an edit to highlight how so many BMXers stay on their bikes while living in a cold climate. The whole edit was to take place at Aaron’s home park in Rye, NH, Rye Airfield. True to form, a day into filming, a blizzard came and rocked the northeast, causing a massive shutdown of business and travel and we could not finish the edit at Rye as planned. When I was finally able to make it back home to Pittsburgh, I decided to round out the edit by filming a few clips at my local indoor facility, The Wheel Mill. Now, enjoy this short edit and let’s embrace spring and warmer temps but always remember to support your local indoor parks! A special thanks to The Wheel Mill and Rye Airfield!” – Chris Doyle
The boys are back again this week for Episode 2 of the Tip to Tail series. Watch as Hucker, Fox, Bohan, & Leeming session more amazing skateparks and then get into some fun outside of BMX. Stay tuned to the Red Bull NZ website for for Tip to Tail episodes coming soon.
Matt took a big fall last December and has been staying busy off his bike for a bit but that hasn’t stopped him from shooting photos and filming his buds. He just got back on the ol’ horse and is already at his usual self (see photo above). Photo by Nathan Sykes
“In the beginning of December I got hurt resulting in a broken jaw and breaking my teeth from my jaw. During my down time I’ve been shooting lots of photos and filming a couple edits for some friends, just trying to pass my time. Finally 4 months later I’ve been released for some light riding. Recuperation is going good, I started riding about 2 weeks ago. The hardest part is being careful not to ride too hard and hit my face, my teeth are still a little loose so I’ve just been cruising getting back to the feel of things.” – Matt Cordova
You know anything to do with Hucker is gold. The man loves to ride, and loves to have fun while doing it (and not doing it). Dig just put up a Re Print of his Trail Reflections interview and as always, it’s a good read and worth another look. Photo above: Dreamline 2013. Perfect 360 table. Photo by Wes McGrath
RideBMX just put up their “Rise From Demise” spread with Tyler Fernengel from the January/February 2015 issue of the magazine. It covers Tyler searching out spots with RideBMX for some picturesque photos in the desolate areas of the recently bankrupt Detroit, MI. It’s a great read, and they added some unseen photos that never made it into the mag. Some fun facts from the article: Tyler gets hot dogs with Eminem down on 8 Mile on the reg, and Detroit averages 14 cases of arson a day (only one of these is true). Tyler is an unbelievable rider, and combining that with the beautifully decrepit scenery and black/white photos just makes it an awesome article. Check it out <HERE>. AND, a Happy 19th Birthday to the Fern!
Corey made his way south and not only did he make his rounds to every skatepark/ trails, he also made a name for himself for destroying every single one of em. Check out this latest Vital video of him with the proof.
“Ex-pro racer turned full-time transition destroyer Corey Walsh recently trekked down from the Great White North to steeze his way around some San Diego hot spots. Watch as he pedals full speed and blasts everything in his path. Corey is ridiculously good at bike riding.” – Credit: Vital BMX
Our all new Spring tees just dropped and already shipping out to dealers/ distros and mail order shops now. Check em out in all their glory and in full detail on our apparel page here now >>
Only a couple weeks off of one of the most amazing looking trips ever, Red Bull has already released the 1st episode of the Tip To Tail series featuring Kris Fox, Hucker, Corey Bohan, and Jaden Leeming. Check it out and stay tuned for a new Episode every Wednesday. “In this episode, the riders travel to Cape Reinga, the very tip of the North Island. From there it’s all action from Kaitaia through to Cambridge as they begin their epic road trip southward towards the tail of New Zealand.” Red Bull NZ
RIDEbmx just put up a full description and then some on our plastic pegs and our new Bipolar pegs. “Demolition is still in the forefront of plastic pegs.” Check out the full writeup here >>
Our friends over at VitalBMX just put up an awesome March 2015 Photo Gallery by Brandon Means featuring Dennis, Connor, Christian, and more. Above Christian gets steezy with a fence ride to flatty. Head over to the Vital site to check the full gallery.
Kris met up with his good bud, Jason Watts (and Boyd Hilder) while in Australia and filmed some amazing lines/tricks at these incredible parks and had a lot of fun in the process…
“The whole video is about just havin fun; bros filming bros and just having a good time all the time. Filmed this whole vid in 3 days full of bowls and concrete parks from Brisbane, Sunshine coast and Gold Coast. Big thanks to Boyd Hilder for helping to film and driving around even thoe we had to push start his car everyday stoked on how the vid came together hope you enjoy”
DIG has up a rad feature with Chris Doyle on Through The Years with a gallery and interview. Check it out here >>
“Chris Doyle… a name in BMX that not only conjures up images of those signature 360 turndowns and inverts, but also thoughts of well-rounded rider with a big personality that even your grandma would admire. We’ve collected a good amount of photos of Big D through the years since his first DIG interview article in 2000 so why not sit back and browse through fifteen years worth of great photography, and enjoy some wise (ass) words from the man himself too. This is Chris Doyle ‘Through The Years’.”
Just got a heads up from Kris Fox himself about the new Red Bull Tip to Tail New Zealand teaser that Hucker and Kris were on. “Here’s the link to the Red Bull Tip to Tail trip teaser. A BMX trip of a lifetime from the tip of the North Island to the tail of the South Island of New Zealand. Over the next four weeks, a new episode will drop every Wednesday.” – Kris Fox
I don’t know how hard this thing is to ride but Tyler made it look damn easy by all his Instagram Videos he put up. He airs the damn thing like any other quarter too! No hander photo taken by J.Cobbs while on our last Demolition X QBMX Florida trip. Click photo to go big!
Missed Aaron’s X Kink’s One Hit Wednesday yesterday, so here we are putting it up today. This insane wallride clip of Aaron taken from Kinks Squash It video part is just nuts!
We’ve moved! 180 Distribution, mothership of Demolition Parts, has officially moved, and we’re all set up in our new location in AnaCrime….ahem*…I mean Anaheim, CA. After 5 years at a location that seemed like gold in the beginning, we’re finally out of our haunted warehouse (no joke) that would also flood during the occasional California rainstorm. And we all know that a California rainstorm really isn’t all that much water. So, the pool above fits more than you know. Our address is now 2760 E. Regal Park Drive, Anaheim, CA 92806, and we have a whole new toll free number (877-488-1369). Disney lunch trips here we come!!!
Dennis has up a bike check gallery up at RIDE UK and featured this badass downside whip to disaster while Enns makes sure nothing happens to his dirt halfpipe he made. “No dig no ride!”
BMX road trips are usually a good time to ride with your friends and get into a ton of trouble… especially if you’re with Hucker. Rob breaks down his time in Florida and what all went down with the crew while not riding.
Wow, what a perfect way to start out the week! RideBMX just dropped a new GT in LA video featuring Rob Wise, Jeremiah Smith, and Brian Kachinsky. Hit play and enjoy 3 minutes of straight bangers from everyone!
Our shipment of all shipments is about to arrive next month and will include our new Marble colorway for our aluminum parts, Hucker seats (Tripod and Pivotal versions), Axes grips, and BiPolar pegs. We’re damn excited for them all to arrive and show them off to the masses asap but in the meantime, you can just drool from the above photo.
Aaron is a seasoned vet on the team but was one of the few that has never been on a trip with Tyler and Hucker together. Think he got a hand full of fun with those two to say the least too. Especially with a quote like this “Hucker shitting in the tub while Fern was showering.” Click more to read it all.
Our QBMX X Demolition trip to Florida came and went last month but with the rain came lots of goods times for everyone still. The crew was randomly picked and a couple of the guys never even met till this trip but turned out that everyone got along great and came through with some solid photos and a good trip for everyone. Below is a mini interview with Tyler about the trip and some of his highs and lows that were had. “I was really stoked on the gator, it just tasted like chicken to me.” Photos by J.Cobbs. Stay tuned for Rob Wise’s Q&A soon… Read more here>>
Our boy Ronnie Napolitan recently went under the knife for double ACL surgery. Anyone who’s had a knee injury knows how gnarly an ACL surgery is, but I can’t even imagine having both knees done at the same time! Jorge Jovel put together this awesome Road Less Traveled video with Ronnie about his road to recovery. It’s pretty crazy how quick his recovery is coming along. Stay strong buddy, we can’t wait to see you back on a bike!
Ever wondered what Rob Wise’s set up is like? Well you’re in luck, our friends over at RideBMX just put up a feature of Rob’s current whip. Most pro’s bike checks these days are pretty predictable with the usual 4 plastic pegs, brakeless, and new-school frame geometry. That’s not the case for Rob. His frame geometry is vastly different from what most ride, he’s currently only running two metal pegs, and he still chooses to ride with brakes. It’s always refreshing to see a guy at the forefront of progressive riding, like Rob, be so particular with his set up and not follow trends. Check out the full bike check and re-watch Rob’s recent Wheelset Promo Video!
To go along with Rob’s last banger wheel edit, we whipped up this ad of his over ice on the 5′ wall in the video. Check out the whole video HERE to see it live and be sure to buy the wheels here too: Rotator Wheel>> Bulimia Wheel>>
Connor and Christian went out to ride with Enns in the Inland Empire for the day last week, and came back with some cool photos that Christian shot (Connor shot the ones of Christian). Check out the photos after the jump.
Dennis Enarson just dropped an unreal edit this week for Haro. It really is mind-blowing. It’s unbelievable how good Dennis is, how he can not only pull the most insane tricks and lines, but make them look effortless; even when he does them opposite. Then to find out he pretty much had a bum back during the filming makes it that much more jaw-dropping. If there was ever a stamp of approval and endorsement of reliability for Dennis’s Rig line, then that was it. Rig bars, tires, and 24mm cranks all taking the beating and rolling on. Check out what the man himself had to say in Rig Line interview we did with him last Sept here>>
The dream trip is finally over! After three weeks of road tripping from the very north tip of New Zealand to the very south tip, the Red Bull Tip to Tail crew wrapped up a trip that had all of us at the office foaming from the mouth. Amazing empty parks, perfectly sculpted trails, and more breath taking sceneries rounded out the southern half of the trip. Check out the full gallery by Graeme Murray and story on the Red Bull site. If you missed the update from the first half of the trip, you can check that out here.
Holy shit, this is what I’ve been waiting for all month! And in typical Dennis Enarson style, he came through with an absolutely insane edit that you’ll be blown away from the very start. Don’t read, just watch! Filmed/ Edited: Christian Rigal for Haro Bikes
All our new Marble aluminum parts are due out end of March and since we are still like lil’ kids in a candy store, we decided to build up a bike with all the new Marble parts we have coming out. Don’t mean to be too biased but damn it looks sick!! Click more to see em in all their glory.
East coast powerhouse, Aaron Smith once again comes through with some solid clips for his latest edit for OLP. Check out the last A-Boy ad we did that went with this same edit HERE>> Video by Lee Hopkins
Vital BMX just dropped a really cool slide show of Senor Smiles himself, Connor Lodes (@connor_lodes), exploring beautiful Ocean Beach, CA in search of spots with Brandon Means. There are some really cool spots that are definitely not lacking in scenic views, and Connor puts them to good use. Connor has such a clean style, and these photos highlight it well. To say Brandon has an eye for good photos is quite an understatement, and he doesn’t limit himself to just bmx, so give him a follow on Instagram too (@brandonmeans).
As most of you probably know, back in 2013, Pat put an amazing ramp set up in his yard. Shortly after, he teamed up with Monster to put out a crazy edit called Dream Yard. Now this year, Pat got Adam Aloise to add a sick set of trails to the yard and once again teamed up with Monster for this video, Dream Yard 2. So many wild things go down, just press play and enjoy the madness!
Yesterday’s wheelset promo got me thinking about past Rob Wise edits and video parts. It’s ridiculous how under-rated he is. When he’s in a video, he’s either ending it or opening it like our 2010 “Last Chance” full-length or Ryan Navazio’s “Left/Right”, and when he drops a web edit he’s usually doing things 95% of pro riders today would consider their ender to a video part. I know he’s not really concerned with it, but he sure enough doesn’t get the recognition he should. Anyway, I went back and checked out a couple of his past edits and decided to re-up his September 2011 Demolition edit. Keep in mind this is almost 4 years old. shot/edit: Christian Rigal
Don’t ever sleep on Rob Wise, he’ll always come through with the most insane move, and all while making it look way too easy. He put this wheel promo together with Mastroni throughout a few trips and came through with a solid Rotator/ Bulimia wheelset promo.
Filmed & Edited by Mike Mastroni
Additional Filming by Josh Clemens
Music: Uriah Heep – “Easy Livin”
Just like the title implies, Bell Helmets held a winter jam at Joyride skatepark and flew out skatepark assassin, Connor Lodes, to shred the place to pieces with the locals. The park just built an amazing A-frame setup and held a best trick contest on the setup for Am and Pro classes. The edit starts out with some awesome clips of the Con-man and follows up with equally crazy clips for the many talented riders that live in the Toronto area. This edit was filmed and produced by the fine folks at Northern Embassy, thanks dudes!! Awesome watch for sure!
Hucker, Fox, and our homie Bohan have been on a Red Bull‘s #TipToTail trip for the past couple weeks, driving all the way across New Zealand in a couple RVs. So far, it looks like there has been no shortage of good times! Red Bull just put up a huge update from the first half of the trip in the North. Check it out HERE and stay tuned for more updates from the South. Sounds like there will be a web series to follow as well, can’t wait to see that! Photo by Graeme Murray.
The fine folks at Kink BMX have release the second installment of their latest video series, One Hit Wednesday, with Demolition’s sultan of style Chris Doyle. This clip is from Kink’s 2008 DVD safety first, Doyle had this absolutely insane manny gap to rail on the todo list for a while and when the crew was wrapping up filming for the project Doyle knew it was time to cross this one off the list. I would say that most riders will never pony up to a manual gap to rail, let along one this huge, and most would have taken the feeble even if it was an accident. But Doyle being the perfectionist and the professional that he is stepped up to the plate a second time and laced his banger perfectly. Always good to see amazing clips like this get re-hashed for another opportunity to shine.
A few weeks back we released our most recent series of posters that we coined “The Penny Posters”. We wanted to come up with a cool series of shots that the riders on the posters would be stoked on as well as the riders who are hanging the posters on their wall. Dennis’ was pretty straight forward, shoot something huge on the streets that shows that the rig line can take a beating and keep on ticking. Tyler and Huckers however, we weren’t sure what to do. I spoke with Tyler about what he would want to do and he mentioned it would be cool to jump something that you don’t see everyday. I thought about it for a bit and realized that the warehouse has a forklift, and there you have it. Once we knew what we wanted to do for Tyler’s poster we were on to Huck’s. Hucker’s idea just came from combining a few things that he loves, fire, fireworks, and sketchy jumps, and we decided to shoot it in the dessert because thats pretty much the only place you can set big things on fire and maybe not get harassed for it. So now that you know a bit of the backstory, click on the post and see some behind the scenes from the making of Demolition’s Penny Poster Series!
RideBMX just dropped a little appetizer of a TrickFix video with our very own Rob Wise alongside GT Bicycles teammates Jeremiah Smith and freshly minted GT rider, Brian Kachinsky. Rob and his mates were just out here not too long ago and caught up with RideBMX filmer/rider Zach Krejmas for a video project. This TrickFix is just the tease for the full video dropping later this week, so keep an eye out for that. I’ve personally been to this park, and let’s just say that fence is high. Like, Rob Wise-high. And if you’re looking for a little more Rob Wise, check out our “At Home With Rob Wise” feature we did not too long ago.
Demolition Style Cat, Matt Cordova, met up with homies Larry Edgar, Nathan Sykes and brother Joey Cordova at their home trails, FOD, to session the place to pieces for the lens of Zach Krejmas. The fine folks at RideBMX are always producing awesome original content and this edit fits right in there, enjoy.
Connor Lodes’ frame sponsor, Kink BMX, has a new weekly video installment called One Hit Wednesdays and their first release is with the Ocean Beach nice guy himself. Some setups are obvious one time setups and this rail hop needle thread is definitely one of those setups, the scary thing is it ended up taking Connor three goes before he rolled away clean, upping the danger factor signifigantly each time he had to hit it again. Stoked he kept his bars clear and nailed the clip before getting the boot.
Stagnation from the sounds of it is a full length video focused on all things action sports filmed and put together by Ryan Walters. The BMX section features mostly park and trails but it does start off with an awesome slo mo montage of our boy Kris Fox doing what he does best. And before the edit is over you will also see some rad clips from Hucker, Doyle and extended family member, Coco Zurita. Hit play and enjoy so slow mo BMX goodness.
Day 7 of Demolition in Florida and it is our last day here in the sunshine state. Since we got rained out yesterday and haven’t had a ton of luck finding spots on this trip in general the crew was more than anxious to get out on the bikes for the last day of the trip. We started the day at a famous spot in Tampa with these awesome volcanos, it was hard knowing what has or hasn’t been filmed on the volcanos already but a few things were figured out and it was just a ton of fun riding them just to ride em. Hucker and Tyler did manage to find a random little grass flyout and proceeded to do tricks out of it that we never intended for such a halfass setup. After the volcano park we packed up the van and headed back to Orlando to squeeze in a session at the famous Maitland quarters. We didn’t have along at the spot before we needed to take Hucker to the airport so the crew wasted no time getting on the bikes and having a blast on this street setup that is pretty much too perfect to be true. After riding the quarters as much as we could we had to scramble and race to the airport to get Hucker to his flight, lucky for him we hit a string of green lights and open lanes and were able to get him checked with about sixty seconds to spare. Have fun in New Zealand Hucker and thank your Florida for the good times! Until the next adventure…