First Practice Session: Vans US Open 2014

The Demolition Crew is holding it down in a big way at this year’s Vans US Open. Hucker Clark, Dennis Enarson, Kris Fox, Ronnie Napolitan, Tyler Fernengel, Matt Cordova are all riding in the contest this weekend and by the looks of this first practice edit that RIDE just put out, the guys are having a total blast out there shredding the bowl on the beach!

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Ride’s Bangers and Mash Jam Gallery

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The 2nd Annual Bangers and Mash Jam took place this past weekend at the Stay Stong compound and we had a handful of the Demolition family on hand shredding. RideBMX just posted a gallery from the day with tons of amazing shots by the man Jeff Z. Above is our new recruit Matt Cordova, going completely backwards in a nac-nac… INSANE! Check out the full gallery HERE.

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Sheep Herding With Kris Fox And Hucker

When I think of Sheep Hills, I think of SNAP magazine, Barspinner Ryan, S&M guys, Sean Butler and many other local SoCal riders that used to ride/ dig there daily.  It’s famous “moon dust” dirt, and local legends made it a hot spot for pros and inspiring pros at the time.  It was one of the few dirt spots that’s open to the public, and where you can go and see half a dozen pros riding together or shooting photos.  Many years later, the old guys got older and went less and less and the new breed of HB locals took over.  When you think of Sheep Hills today, you’ll definitely see Kris Fox and Hucker’s name in the lineup.  We thought we’d get the skinny with Hucker and Kris with having Sheep Hills in their backyard and everything else in-between.  Read the whole interview and check the photo gallery after the jump. 

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Rob Wise’s Street Jump Comp

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Since we all know that Rob Wise is a beast on the streets and can do crazy tricks while bunnyhopping over or across anything in his path (As pictured above),  we thought it would be cool to hold a contest for you guys to do the same to win Rob Wise’s signature Elite fork.
What: All tricks must be on street and while bunnyhopping (i.e. straight bunnyhop, gap, drop, etc.).  Tricks off a jump or launch ramp will not count.
How: Enter all photos on either Facebook or Instagram and hashtag #streetjumpcomp.  All entries must also follow @demolitionparts and @rawbwise to be eligible to win.
What You Can Win:  Our top 3 picks will win Rob’s Elite forks in either flat black or chrome.
When: July 28th – Aug 15th
Good luck!

 

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Kris Fox Interview

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Kris Fox has a rad interview over at VansBMX’s tumblr site about being invited to this years Vans US Open in his hometown, Huntington Beach, CA. So stoked to see Kris out there killing it this year. Check it out the interview VansBMX did with Kris HERE. Photo by Colin Mackay

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Wise Lands 3rd at SOSH

Rob cruised across the pond to Paris recently with fellow Demo Alum, Christian Rigal, to compete in the SOSH urban motion video contest and the pair landed themselves a third place finish. Considering this was all filmed on iPhones and in about a weeks time this edit really came out amazing. Good job dudes!

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Jason Enns’ DIY Wallpaper

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Everyone take note if you haven’t already, Jason Enns is a secret spot master! Everytime I see an amazing spot online or on instagram that I have never seen before, Enns is the one riding it. And if it’s not some amazing looking tranny spot or bowl out in the middle of Timbuktu it’s a setup he built down the street from his house thats just about better than any other setup in town. Take this here pole jam gap he built, just a small to medium euro gap setup at a pretty stock bank spot and then with the introduction of a pole, a few rocks and a sledge hammer, a badass spot that everyone wants to ride emerges. Take note everyone, you want your own amazing DIY Enns spots to ride? Get to thinking, get some raw materials together and get at it! But for now, click on this post and save this rad Jason Enns pole jam gap as your new desktop wallpaper!!

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Hucker and Tyler in Raditudes Ep. 4

The fourth episode of “Raditudes” just dropped and this episode is pretty damn funny and has a ton of awesome riding throughout. The funny moments include Tyler falling in love and wanting to marry a cirque du soleil olympian moments before Hucker gets mesmerized by her upside-down lady parts… The other thing worth mentioning is just how crazy Tyler’s trucks to downside whips are! Just watch and see for yourself. Stoked on this series! Good job dudes!

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The Fresh Press Of Bel-Air

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Just got a cool update from our boy, Aaron Smith on what he’s been up to on and off his bike:
“I’ve been super busy running The Fresh Press and riding as much as possible.  Things are going really well with the business though,  we have a ton of regulars already and new customers everyday.  I haven’t been traveling as much as usual, but the weather has been amazing and Boston is my favorite place to ride anyways.  Lee Hopkins snapped a couple photos from the past weekend cruising the city.” – Aaron Smith  Hit more to see  more. 

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Extended Family: Andrew Lazaruk’s In Yo Face

Extended Family: Lazar with a closeup of a big ass euro wallride
Our new blog feature, “Extended Family” is something we came up with to show off our flow riders and friends we hook up from time to time.  We have a slew of badass friends that support us by running our parts and we never really show them off on the blog and etc till now…
Above is a photo I’ve been sitting on of Lazar of a closeup shot of a big ol’ euro wallride in the IE. Click image to go big >>

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Checking in with Ronnie Napolitan

Everyone’s favorite viking, Ronnie Napolitan, just sent in this update about what he has been up to recently out at Woodward east and what he’s got coming down the line. He also included a few awesome photos to spice things up, click on the post to check out all the goods from Ronnie’s update.

“What’s up everyone! Hope you guys are all out killing it. Been riding and helping out in the Woodward coffee shop lately. If any one is coming out to Woodward this summer I’ll be in there for another week helping them out. Come get some FRAPPS! Haha here are some photos from camp this year. It’s been awesome riding with all the kids and helping them learn some new stuff. Coming out to the VANS bowl comp in Huntington Beach at the end of the month, so see you guys there!” — Ronnie

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Photo Gallery: Japan Through Dennis’ Eyes

The start of our BIG VLM X Demolition Japan trip, Dennis came up with a rad idea to him shoot some b-roll photos/ behind the scenes.  Since he’s been messing with his film camera for some time now and was honestly curious of what Dennis sees with his eyes, we just couldn’t resist.  After the jump is a slew of photos shot by Dennis while on the road in Japan.  Click top photo or view more to see the whole gallery.
p.s. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the whole Japan edit here.

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Re-Up On Ronnie…

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After being out of stock for an extended time we’ve finally gotten Ronnie Napolitan’s signature “Combat” bars back in stock in black. If you’ve been waiting for these 8.8″ dream bars to come back in stock, then swoop one up before they’re gone again! You can find them or order them at any local Demolition dealer or online mail order.

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Kris Fox’s Rolls Ad

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We know saying, “THE LAST CASSETTE HUB YOU’LL NEED TO BUY” is a big statement but we back the Rolls hub so much that we have no problems saying that.
Switch Drive System (SDS), allows the 1-pc driver to easily flip pawls from RHD to LHD.  14mm heat-treated axle w/ allen insert (also available w/ male into female axle) for easy removal. 2 large sealed bearings (#6902) in the 6061 T6 shell. Polymer bushing sleeve in the driver that will never blow-out, guaranteed! Kris Fox approved.
*Photo: Kris Fox with one hell of a grizz air while on our last Japan trip.  Click top photo to view the whole ad.  Check out more info on the ROLLS Hub here>>

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Doyle and Friends at GMG

The dudes over at TCU stepped out of their norm the other day and premiered a trails edit featuring some of the baddest trail riders out there including Demolition’s own trails slayer, Chris Doyle. Trail edits always have that BBQ, chilling with friends vibe and this one is no different, classic trail style and awesomeness from start to finish. Check out this edit, get stoked on a trail session and then go build some trails of your own to shred!

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Demolition in Japan


Two months ago we teamed up with Volume Bikes and Motocross International and made the trek to the heart of Japan for all things sushi, ramen and BMX. Dennis, Tyler, Connor and Kris were all there holding it down for Demolition and they killed it at every stop of the trip. Broc Raiford and Alex Raban were also there repping their frame sponsor Volume Bikes. Since all the Volume guys have completely different sponsors from the Demo guys they don’t usually get to travel together so this was a rad opportunity to ride and party with some new faces. Needless to say the trip was amazing and we all had a total blast while we were out there and can’t wait for the opportunity to go back again. So without any further mumbling from yours truly, hit play on this edit and watch the madness that was Volume X Demolition in Japan. Thanks again to Motocross International for organizing and taking such good care of all of us. Filmed and Edited by Mike Mastroni.

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Josh Perry Farewell to NC

East Coast Ramp shredder, Josh Perry, is leaving ProTown USA for neighboring Virginia. But before he left he checked a few bangers off the list and put together this screamin edit with fellow BMX magician, Dan Foley. Check it out and get stoked because it’s Saturday!

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Freaky Fence Rides

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It’s crazy to think that we are coming up on a year from when we did our Mountain Mission trip to the heart of Colorado. I got to thinking about the trip and how rad it was, crazy skateparks, crazier locals, daily afternoon thunderstorms, the occasional road rage event, the Mountain Mission was staked with good times. One day we crusied through Colorado Springs to visit Pedal ACTION and did some sight seeing and people watching around town. Aboy took advantage of the spot searching and people watching all in one sick fence ride and came through with this sick here photo. Click on the post and check the photo out big, save it as your desktop wallpaper, and then afterward check out the edit from the trip HERE. Thank you Colorado for all the awesome memories!

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Connor and Friends at Clairemont Skatepark

Miles Rogish met up with Connor Lodes, Demarcus Paul, John Stafford and a few other buddies at Clairemont Skatepark to film this here park edit for THECOMEUP. Connor always keeps his riding fresh and interesting this edit has all sorts of Connor creativity running through it. My favorite clip might have to be the fast plant to over tooth, it seemed like he’s been doing that trick for years but this is the first time I’ve ever seen him do it. What’s your favorite clip?

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Dillzy and Wise In CO


The GT team with Rob Wise and Dave Dillewaard hit up some of the most amazing Colorado skateparks.  They killed each one and every clip was filmed with their GoPro camera too.  Check it out and get ready to be jealous!

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Dennis and Tyler at Dew

Dennis and Tyler both made it out to Dew Tour in Ocean City, Maryland this weekend and both of them have been absolutely murdering it!! Both made it to park finals which are slated to start at 10am today. But for now, check out this edit that RideBMX put together from the park semi-finals and see what Tyler and Dennis threw down to land them both in this year’s final. Hell ya you guys!

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First Demolition Ad Flashback

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Way back in 2000 Demolition was formed with Jason Enns, Kris Bennett and myself.  I remember the initial conversations on starting a new parts brand with Kris and Jason on the road in Ashland Oregon like it was yesterday.  Definitely a bit naive but stoked to have those 2 by my side.  The above RIDEbmx print ad was our very first ad that we got out.  Don’t think we had any products at the time but wanted it to be known what was about to come.  Can’t say much for the ad layout ($15 for a shirt?) but the memories of that time and the riding were insane and an absolute blast to ride and travel with the guys.  Click ad to go BIG >>

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Hucker & Dennis in Raditudes 2


Red Bull’s Raditudes episode 2 has Hucker killing it all over the world, and once again and proves he can ride anything in his way.  It also shows off the Red Bull Dirt Conquers in Guadalajara where Dennis Enarson kills the whole course. Watch now!

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2014 Summer Tee Flipbook


We just got in our new 2014 summer t-shirts and figured what better way to show off our new shirts other than a with a good crew with some summer activities; beer, ping pong, riding, barbecuing, and shooting photos in the back of the warehouse. Check em all out in the flipbook and either hit up your local Demolition dealer or go to our online store to purchase.  Thanks to Biz, Enns, Clemens and Fox for stopping by and modeling for Joey.

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Welcome To The Team Matt Cordova!!

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Matt Cordova is one of those riders that when you see him ride you become a fan, no matter what kind of riding you’re into, the second you see him roast a double or a quarter and do whatever trick he wants bigger and steezier than anyone else you instantly become a Matt Cordova convert. Needless to say we here at Demolition are all huge Matt Cordova fans and are beyond stoked to have him part of the family! Welcome to the team Matt!!!

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Tyler Fernengel Online Ad

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Downside whips today are almost a dime a dozen, it seems like every kid past the age of 11 can do them on command. But this one being thrown by Demo pro, Tyler Fernengel, is opposite and is 7 feet out of a 6 foot mini and is flat out ridiculous!! What is also ridiculous is how good the new black and white blended trooper pedals look on Tyler’s bike and how good they feel to ride. When you are done gazing at this gigantic oppo downside of Tyler’s be sure to download this ad for your new wallpaper and then head over to your local Demolition Parts Dealer and pickup a pair of these dialed B&W blended Trooper Pedals pronto.

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Kris Fox Quicky

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Kris Fox has been on fire this year with trips, contests and putting out solid edits and photos.  Kurt over at the Union caught up with Kris after his recent trip to the X-Games to talk to him about everything he’s been up to lately and then some.
“I enjoy my bike as a lifestyle, creative outlet, and fun. That is a small reason why I left the race world early. If I am meant to have my time, it will come when it’s meant to come. In the mean time, I will enjoy the blessings that have already been placed into my life.” – Kris Fox

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FREE STICKERS!

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Just got in our newest batch of FREE sticker sheets in black and white with 13 logos that we put in every SASE (self addressed, stamped envelope).  We put this same post on Instagram yesterday and got a lot of questions on how the SASE works, so we found this LINK to help you guys out. *Use any standard envelope (return envelop can be folded inside) and write our address to: Demolition Parts: 13733 Milroy Place, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, and your own address on the return, stamped envelope.  Could take up to 2-4 weeks to get back to you, depending on where you live in the US.

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Re-Up: Dennis Enarson’s Rig Promo


What more can we say about this that probably hasn’t been said before?  Dennis Enarson is quite possibly one of the best all-around bike riders there is and his recent Rig line promo sums it all up.  If you still haven’t seen this, push play and you won’t be disappointed.

Dennis Rig bar is available now
Rig Crank will be available Summer 2014
Rig 2.4 & 2.25 tires will be available Fall 2014
Music: Power Of Zeus – “The Death Trip”
Filmed & Edited By Christian Rigal

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Kris Fox Roastin’ In Japan

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All I heard throughout our Japan trip was how much Kris was f-n killing it.  He gives it his all everyday and is the nicest guy on and off his bike.  Lot of pros that never seen Kris ride before, saw what he’s capable of on the X-Games park course last week (Kris was an alternate).  Be sure to check out the Van Doren Invitational August 1 & 3 in Huntington Beach, CA to see Kris in action around that bowl.  Pic above is of Kris ripping up a bowl from our Japan trip last month.  And if you’re in need of a new front load stem, look no further.  Kris’ Stylus stem is available now and fully endorsed by the man himself.  Photo by J.Cobbs. Click image to go big!
>> iPhone Wallpaper: Hold down over the “THIS” link to open image in a new page, then save image to your camera roll.

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Dennis vs Call Of Duty

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While some were watching Call of Duty (don’t get me started) in the X-Games, some others were watching Dennis Enarson kill it at this years X-Games in ATX. He placed third in street and rode amazing in park.  He didn’t place in park but all the highlight reels had him killing it still.  Congrats D! Photo courtesy of RIDEbmx

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Volume’s The Finer Things Trailer


Volume bikes/ Mike Mastroni just dropped their new trailer for The Finer Things DVD that features Demolition riders, Hosselton,  Enns, and Roskelley.  If this trailer doesn’t get you psyched to watch their DVD, I don’t know what will.  Good work boys!
“Today we are very proud to share with you the trailer for our upcoming full length DVD, The Finer Things! We’ve been steadily putting in work for the better part of a year and a half and I couldn’t be more excited about everyone’s footage thus far. Here’s a little taste of what to expect in the fall from Broc, Enns, D, Tate, Raban, DeMarcus, Bahlman, Platt, Krejmas and myself & more. Enjoy and follow along with #WATCHTHEFINERTHINGS on Instagram!” –  Volume

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Doyle’s New Maiden Ad In Ride 200

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I’ve been waiting for RIDEbmx’s 200th issue since they’ve been hyping it up a couple months back.  Not only is it a sick issue, it’s also got our new Chris Doyle/ Maiden fork ad.  Classic Doyle steez (huge wall to whip) that was also featured in his last promo HERE.  Buy the Maiden, support a true badass!  Photo by: Joey Cobbs.  Click top image to view the full ad.
>> iPhone Wallpaper: Hold down over the “THIS” link to open image in a new page, then save image to your camera roll.

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New Print Posters

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We just got our all new print posters (24″X18″) with 2 of the best photos we’ve been sitting on all year; One with Aaron Smith doing a very photogenic whip in an LA ditch and the other with Rob Wise doing a huge turndown rail gap into a wedge.  Both shot by our very own Joey Cobbs too!  We also got the bigger 36″X24″ Demolition logo posters in stock.  All 3 are currently up on our online store and should be available at your Demolition dealer very soon. Click image to go big.

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Douglas Leite X Brazil

Thanks to the help of our Brazilian distributor, Dream Bikes, Douglas Leite is representing Demolition in Brazil. If you haven’t seen Douguete ride, he shreds everything and is known for blasting huge airs. Best of luck to Douguete at X Games next week and be on the look out for more from him in the future!

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WTF Dennis!

Dennis' Albion X Demolition Rig bar ad
We’ve been holding onto this Albion/ Elephant Distro advert for a few months but don’t know when or if the next issue will ever be out, so we decided to throw it up now anyways.
This photo from Joey Cobbs was taken while Dennis was filming for his latest/ greatest Demolition Rig promo.  If this isn’t “testing” parts, I don’t know what is!  Dennis’ Rig bar is out now and comes in 9″ and 9.25″, check it out HERE.  Click top image to view the full ad.

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Arigato Japan!

Well that’s that! The last two days of the Volume Bikes and Demolition Parts Japan Tour is in the books and the trip was a huge success! We got to cruse around at awesome skateparks, trails and street spots throughout Japan and got to me countless people along the way that we will never forget. To say we are beyond stoked and would love to come back one day is a huge understatement!

We started off Friday by heading out to Bike Shop Rag to hang out with the locals and check out the new shop, that place is clean and is worth the visit next time you swing by Osaka. From there we took a walk around a local temple, fed some fish and looked at turtles. After all that love, nature, and hippie-ness we headed to a local indoor/outdoor skatepark where we ended the day with an awesome session and a parts raffle.

Saturday was the day the crew headed back to the states so we didn’t have munch expectations for the day, but to our surprise there was a local trail jam going down that happened to be on super photogenic harbor. The trails weren’t huge but there were tons of lines and the guys had the best time getting a session in before their flight home. The trip couldn’t have ended any better. Be sure to click on the post and check out all the photos from our last two days in Japan!!!!!

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On to Osaka

Checking in once again from #VLMDemoJapanTour, this time from the city of Osaka! First impressions of Osaka in one word, WILD. Right when we got into town we went for a pedal through an indoor market place that was like pedaling into a old world, heaps of cool things we’ve never seen at business in this place. Then after a quick left turn we ended up in the red light district of Osaka which had ladies of the evening being displayed like mannequins for all to see and shop through, if that is your thing. We were all pretty sketched out by that scene so we kept pedaling and found some awesome street setups along they way. The following day we visited a new shop that had the best mini ramp ever right in the middle of the shop! The guys had no problems shredding that place to pieces. There was even a local shredder on an 18 inch that was cranking lookbacks tail whips and barspins at height. After the session ended we pedaled over to CLAN bike shop where we got to meet even more cool locals, then we all went to dinner at the shop owners friend’s restaurant where we partied the night away before crashing out before dawn. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our final update from #VLMDemoJapanTour

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Connor Lodes Premium Edit

Connor Lodes and Christian Rigal have teamed up again and have been working on an edit for Connors frame sponsor, Premium Products. The guys have been working on this for the last few months and it shows that they guys put some serious effort into getting this edit together. Such a sick mix of rad spots, good filming and great riding! You don’t want to miss this one.

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Ronnie Napolitan Shreds Austin for Redline!

Here is the first installment of a three part series that our resident viking, Ronnie Napolitan, is doing with his frame sponsor, Redline. This video series has Ronnie traveling to three of his favorite cities to ride all the street parks and dirt these places have to offer. This stop, Austin Texas, so sit back hit play and enjoy.

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Mike Gray Bike Check Q&A

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Mike Gray has been on our am squad since he’s moved to the SD area and hasn’t let up since.  He’s been going hard since he moved here with edits and pictures galore.  Vital just put up a bike check Q&A of him about his new ride and etc. Check it out here>>  “I’ve always wanted to ride for Demolition. I’m a part of the Am squad. It’s a total dream to be a part of something so many legends stand behind and take part of.” – Mike Gray

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#VLMDemoJapanTour update

Heyyooooo!! So it has been a couple of days since out last update here in Japan. Last you heard from us we had spent our last day in Tokyo riding restricted skateparks and some of the most unbelievable street we have ever seen. Day 5 had us on the road to Nagoya, but about half way through the trek we stopped off in the middle of the woods at the YBP trails for a quick trail session. Unfortunately not everything was quite dialed in yet so we spent most the time watching Kris Fox rip up the giant BMX track that the locals had built along side the trails. Watching Kris do what he does best is a treat for anyone lucky enough to witness him race through rhythms and hit big doubles. After the YBP visit we made it do Nagoya and FiveStar bike shop, one of the raddest rider owned shops in Japan. From there we pushed north up to Toyama, visited TooLate Bike shop, rode Toyama skate plaza and ended the day riding around downtown Toyama until the rains came and sent us all inside for the night. Tons of good riding, good people, and great times. Check back tomorrow for more from our #VLMDemoJapanTour

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BMX Plus’ Trooper Prospective

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Couple months back BMX Plus mag did a product prospective on “What is your favorite product that you have come out with over the years?”

I guess I could go on and on about an old part that we revolutionized in BMX in the past or that we used new space aged tubing only used on the Apollo 13 ship but since I also try and ride every day, I personally like new and improved products that are always coming out.  My favorite product that we recently spent some time on that I’m especially excited about still is our Demolition Trooper Aluminum pedal.  I was a huge fan of those old Profile Gas pedals that had the pin down the middle of the body that slowed down the rotation spin of the spindle (for no-footed tricks) but they discontinued them after a short run.  Since I never forgot about those pedals and I always wanted to design something like that in that they didn’t spin like crazy but didn’t ruin the bearing or had a pin due to it being overtightened.  We looked into a number of needle bearings and etc to keep the platform pofile slim but also didn’t want bearings to blow out.  After numerous tests, we came up with the full bushing system with rubber seals that still allows the pedal to spin amazing but the rotation isn’t loose or spins freely and also comes with a CNC, heat treated CRMO spindle.  That and those suckers last forever! – Brian Castillo

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#VLMDemoJapanTour Day 4

Our last day in Tokyo! We have been loving Tokyo so much since we got here it’s going to be tough saying goodbye, but at the same time we are all looking forward to seeing the rest of Japan and what it has in store for us. We started the day off goofing around in one of Japan’s largest retail stores, Don Quijote, where we found everything you could possibly need to live your entire life, birth to death, and then some! After an hour or two over at Don’s, we cruised over to a huge public skatepark that we weren’t allowed to film at… Because we were so bogged down by rules and regulations at the park we rebelled and went street riding with some locals. “Spine with rail” was the description given to us about the first spot and too our amazement thats exactly what it was when we got there. Dennis even said it may have been the craziest setup he has ever ridden, which is really saying something. We then hit up two more spots in the area that we just as crazy as the “spine with rail”. Everyone clipped up with some big banger and we ended the day with some Japanese hot wings and beer, we are in heaven….

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