Michael Jordan was recently in Spain and Yoni Cadenas caught these awesome photos of him shredding the Malaga Bowl. Can’t wait to see the footage from MJ out there. Click the photo above to view the gallery. Thanks to Yoni for the photos.
RIDEbmx just put up a cool Friday Interview with some pros like Aaron Smith, Christian Rigal and Chris Doyle on “Why’s your bike like that?” Be sure to read what they have to say and maybe it’ll help you out with your setup or give you some insight on why pros ride what they ride. Pic by Ryan Fudger
“Some of my favorite people to watch ride have really powerful rollouts…freecoasters don’t allow that power, and I miss seeing that from some riders.” – Aaron Smith
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Doyle is one of my favorite guys to shoot with”. He has no problem (usually) shooting stuff multiple times and he’s always up for a cool pic and will usually do what he has to do in order to get the picture just right. Basically every photographers dream subject. This one is no different, we tried a couple long lens shots, got it and then he obliged to try some fisheye ones next. Click to go BIG!
I don’t know what the weather is like by you but its grey outside where I’m at and it’s got me in a monotone mood. So I went and watched Russ Barone’s Black and White edit that he did for CULT while out in LA and it’s simply too good not to re post. This edit does a great job capturing Russ’ stylish approach to riding while having a solid vibe of it’s own. So if it’s by chance not grey and wet outside where you live, watch this and go ride. If it is lame outside where you live than watch this and try and get stoked for better weather. Either way, enjoy.
I first saw this pic of Russ in the Albion Issue 9 but then saw it again on their Instagram and just felt I had to post it too. Such a good shot for a couple of reasons; Classic sunset shot with the cityscape and it’s a f-n rad/ gnarly trick. Shots like these are hard to come by and always worth another look. Sorry, this screenshot still doesn’t do this shot justice. Shout out to Scott Marceau for taking this amazing picture.
Tyler has been making a name for himself in a big way in BMX the past couple years and there’s no question why. Tyler is an awesome example of determination, persistence, creativity, balls of steel, and humility to all young riders in the sport. It’s all these reasons and more why we are proud to announce Tyler as the newest pro rider on Demolition!
Ryan Fudger met up with Demolition’s ping pong champ, Dennis Enarson, to see what his current set up is and see if he’s got any special new goodies on there to check out. Head over to RideBMX to check it and find out!
Here is edit number two from our totally insane NorthWest trails trip that took place in October of last year. This edit features all the shop stops that we made during the trip, don’t let sound of shop stop edit fool you though, none of these three stops were like any you’ve seen before!! With stops at Go Huck Yourself, where they setup a quarter in the middle of the shop and hucker and a Seattle local sessioned the rafters out of the quarter, and to GonRacin’ where we rode the most insane skatepark ever in the middle of Klammath Falls Oregon with the sickest locals ever, and then on to Cycle Path in Hayward California where Ronnie did a massive toboggan roof drop off the shops roof into rush hour traffic! The riding in this edit is amazing, it’s rad to think this entire edit was filmed in three shop stops. Watch this now and get stoked! Also, be sure to check out our gallery from the trip HERE.
Demolition Parts and trail riding have always gone hand in hand since the days of Bennett, Castillo and Wessel. Today things are no different and with our current team being stacked with some of the most progressive trail riders in the game it seemed obvious that a trail trip would be insane. We got the crew together back in 2012 for a New York & Pennsylvania Northeast trails trip which couldn’t have gone much better. This year we brought the guys together once again to take on the Northwest trails trip and all tree loving, trail riding goodness it has to offer. The weather did all it could in the opening days of the trip to ruin our plans to ride. It rained for three days straight before the sky parted and amazingly all the locals were able to dry things out and get the trails ridable as soon as the weather broke. This trip would not have been able to happen without the incredibly welcoming and amazing locals from the Jungle, the Yard, the Aaron Day trails , and Bourbon St. You guys all rule and kill it on the BMX and are keeping the trail riding way of life alive!- Joey Cobbs. Click more to read the guys’ mini interviews and view the gallery to see what all went down. Click each image to go BIG.
Check out this edit of Kris Fox shredding Ben Snowden’s backyard and Sheep Hills while he talks about his Love of BMX.
Stoked to announce that Will Gunn will be repping us in Australia through BMX Militia. If you don’t already know too much about Will, check out his last edit that was absolutely bonkers. Will is an absolute maniac that definitely fits in with the Demolition mantra that is to ride everything and ride it well. Check out this link to see for yourself. Be sure to check out his team page w/ his bio too. Pic by: Chris Benno
The creative technician himself has come through with yet another three minutes of BMX magic for your enjoyment and inspiration! All cheesy hippie-ness aside, Drew has a knack for dreaming up the perfect tricks for the most unique spots. It’s his ability to actually execute the craziest tricks he dreams up on the spot he finds that sepereates Drew from the rest of the BMX community. Stop what your doing right now, watch this and get inspired! Filmed & Edited by Gregory Moliterno
With over 500 hundred posts entered in Ronnie’s Ride EVERYTHING Intstagram contest, which was not at a simple insta contest to enter, we seriously can’t believe how big this contest got. All the different that riders from rookies to veteran pro riders, motocross, to skateboarding, damn near everyone and then some it’s hard to imagine a contest being as well received as this one. Needless to say the decision making process isn’t easy and with something as subjective as BMX it’s near impossible to say who’s is better. But in any case the job had to be done, a top three had to be chosen, and Ronnie had made his choice! The break down looks like this;
1st Place- @juff_purdy Wins a set of Ronnie Napolitan’s Combat Bars
2nd Place- @nathantsykes Wins a Markit Pivitol Seat
3rd Place- @trevvysiklocks Wins a Demolition T-shirt
Email us at email@example.com to collect your winnings!!
When putting a contest together like this you hope that people like the idea, respond to it, and that you’ll have lots of entries. But what you don’t expect to happen is for Professional riders from across the sport to post entries, there were even a few pro riders from other sports that got wind of the contest and posted entries of their own. With so many entries from so many well known riders we just had to make a gallery with all their entries. Take a look and hopefully you will get as stoked as we got when we saw all the people who entered. Thanks again to everyone who entered and made this happen, you guys all rule!!
Super stoked to see Demolition shredders Tyler Fernengel and Mike Grey get added to the Haro Bikes roster for 2014, Congrats dudes! Stoked to see what this year has in store for these guys!
I’ve always heard Jason and Rooftop talk about this 1992 Clymer/ nude bowl cover like it’s the holy grail of covers. I’ve never really got into it with them until Jason sent over a pic of himself going over some stairs in a pool, the same way that Clymer once did in GO (old magazine that took over BMX Action in the early nineties). Jason image by: Mike Escamilla. Click image to go BIG!
What does the Clymer picture mean to you and why have you liked it all these years? That pic was and still is everything I thought was cool about BMX. It just seemed so raw at the time. Either you were a racer/jumper or a freestyler at the time and this pic to me pretty much said fuck all that! – Jason Enns
Ronnie Napolitan has been without a bike sponsor for a bit now and just built up a new Verde whip with all his new Demolition goodies. Check it out and be sure to read what ol’ Ronald has been up to as well right HERE.
“What’s on your agenda for the next few months? I’m going to try to make it out to California in February to film for Markit and Demolition. Like I said, I’m trying to get a job at this coffee shop in town. I’m also trying to finish my motorcycle so I can ride when spring comes around. Finishing my motorcycle is a huge goal I have right now.”
So with most of the country frozen solid, Aboy and Doyle made the westward winter migration to California to get out of the cold for a while and ride some good spots with good friends for some guaranteed good times! The streets during the week are a bust so we kept to parks and ditches mostly and lucky for us Enns has the Inland Empire on lock and had no shortage of spots for us to ride. Drew Hosselton was also in town and with BIZ in attendance as well the session shaped up to be one hell of a good time! Between Enns “Tate Grinding on Aboy’s bike”, hockey shit talking between Penguins and Canucks fans, and the elusive Indian Air from Biz it was near impossible to stop laughing long enough to actually ride. Good thing these guys are all true professionals and can get some sick riding done in between the laughs. Be sure to check out all the photos from out Winter Ditch Days gallery by clicking on the post.
As the grand finale for our Demolition UK week, we are stoked to premiere Michael Jordan’s Welcome Edit. This edit is officially welcoming MJ to the Demolition, Volume, and Elephant Distribution team. No brakes, no pegs, and tons of style, this edit will get you pumped to go out and ride! Filmed & Edited by Sam Barrow. Big thanks once again to Steve, Russ, and all the filmers/photographers that helped out to make this UK week happen. You’ll be seeing a lot more from Michael Jordan and Jordan Aleppo in the future!
Last week we shared a gallery from Elephant Distribution of a recent event they put on at the Elephant HQ called, Superman for Hotdogs. Here is an edit from the day by Matt Nicklen, which came out awesome! We owe a huge shout-out to Steve and Russ over at Elephant for making this whole UK Week happen. Be sure to check back tomorrow as we are capping off the Demolition UK Week with the premier of Michael Jordan’s Welcome Edit.
Today we are proud to announce Michael Jordan as our 2nd addition the new UK Demolition team. Michael went in hard for his Welcome Edit which will be dropping on Friday and above we have a quick teaser of what’s to come. Check back on Friday for the full edit! Filmed & Edited by Sam Barrow.
Just saw that RIDEbmx put up a Connor Lodes new bike check! Connor runs down his whole Demolition/ Premium setup as well as a couple sick runs through Woodward West. Edit by Sean Zaidi
Yesterday, for the 1st day of our UK Week, we introduced Jordan Aleppo as our newest UK Demolition team rider. Today we just put up a quick bio and photo gallery over on Jordan’s team page. Check that out to see some awesome photos by Robin Pearson and find out a little more about Jordan. Stay tuned tomorrow for a quick teaser of our next UK rider to be announced later this week. Thanks again to our boys in the UK, Elephant Distribution.
To kick off Demolition UK Week, we would like to officially Welcome Jordan Aleppo as our first new UK Demolition rider.
“The fact that Jordan Aleppo is at the very frontier of today’s street riding progression is probably the least noteworthy thing about him – his unique blend of self-confident humour, homemade slang and general ‘Lads On Tour’ demeanour make for nonstop entertainment – and when combined with his strong work ethic and undeniable bicycle talent, you end up with a character we’re more than stoked to welcome as an official UK Demolition team rider.” – Steve Bancroft/Elephant Distribution.
Filmed/Edited By: Mike King
Want a chance to win a crispy new pair of Ronnie Naplolitan’s Combat Bars?
Well here you go!!!
1. Join @RonnieNapolitan and @DemolitionParts on Instagram
2. Post a photo collage or InstaVid of you riding dirt, street & park (must feature all 3)
3. Hashtag the post #RideEverythingDEMO to enter
4. All entries must be posted by January 18
*Winner will be announced on the 19th
First place wins Combat bars, Second place wins a Markit pivotal seat and Third place wins a tee shirt.
Don’t have dirt or street or a park near you?
Get creative, make a ramp, Set something up and grind it, shape some dirt into something and ride it.
We love creativity and will be watching for it!
Our distributor in the UK, Elephant Distribution, has been making some big moves lately and doing a lot good things across the pond. Last Sunday they fully took advantage of the first dry day they had seen in weeks by building a box jump at their headquarters and inviting a bunch of friends over to ride and enjoy some hotdogs. Things like this are what we love about BMX. Be sure to keep an eye out next week as we are kicking off our Demolition UK Week. We’ll be announcing our new UK Team, dropping official Welcome Edits, and more. Huge thanks to Steve and Russell at Elephant for sending over the photos. Click the photo above to see the rest of the gallery from Elephant’s Supermans For Hotdogs and go like Elephant Distribution on Facebook.
Kicking off 2014 BIG we’ve decided to re-post our latest trip edit stacked with a big crew, big trails, big air, and in the middle of BIG country, the great NorthWest. To try and make this trip happen in October may not have been the smartest mover ever, but with the crazy traveling schedules of Chris Doyle, Hucker, Rob Wise, Ronnie Napolitan, Dave Dillewaard and Kris Fox you can find yourself waiting for years for the perfect time to take a trip like this. So we “Threw Caution to the Wind” and embarked on this seemingly doomed trip anyway. After a soggy start the weather got on our side and we were able to session four amazing trails from Seattle all the way down south to Sacramento and the result of it all is this awesome edit put together by the man, Mike Mastroni. Keep an eye out for edit #2 from this awesome trip which should be dropping soon. Also be sure to check out the article from the trip in issue 197 of RideBMX!
I can’t speak for all photographer’s but my worst nightmare is being at the right place at the right time and just plain missing the shot. There are a million things that can cause you to miss the photo. Exposure, focus, lighting, timing, framing are all standing by to ruin the shot. It only takes one of these elements to ruin a photo and it takes all of them to make one.
The day this photo was shot Dennis had been riding this rail for a while trying to figure out something for it. He had a few things in mind, all of which were insane, but none of them were working out quite right. He then started floating these 180 downside whips out of the rail, not really coming close at first but if you know Dennis it doesn’t take him long to get something dialed in. So while he was feeling out the trick with his first few attempts, I was trying to get the framing just right so he was framed by the railing at the same time that the railing was blocking out the sun. It was optimistic framing at best, anytime the sun wasn’t blocked by the railing it completely blew out the whole shot, but when it worked I thought it looked great so I just kept the framing and tried to keep consistent with it. The next thing I knew Dennis floated a huge downside 180 whip, the first one he was on top of, and absolutely stopped the shit out of it. I had already snapped the photo and was praying that he would be able to complete the rollback which seemed to be happening in slow motion. Once he came out of the rollback we had a celebration and checked the footy, the sun was hidden behind the rail, the timing was good, and everything was in frame and in focus, breathing a huge sigh of relief!
We put this same trick of Christian up as an Insta Vid yesterday and didn’t even know Christian also took a pic of it till this morning when he sent over this gem. I for one always loved this trick when guys like Christian do it so fast that they get fully sideways throughout the curve. Click image to go big or right click image to save to your desktop. Pic Greg Micklas
If you wanted to get your hands on the latest DIG with Dennis Enarson’s Rider of the Year interview but can’t find it, look no further. They just put up the full interview and amazing pics on their site. Click here to check it out, you definitely won’t be disappointed. Pic by J.Cobbs
Our Japanese rider Akira Sakata and the FlourishBMX crew is back again with another awesome edit. Be sure to check out their Christmas Special above and head over to their webstore to support a rider owned shop! Filmed by Umihiko Asano and Akira Sakata.
Everyone here at the Demolition family can’t thank you guys enough for following and supporting us this year and hope all you guys nothing but the best for 2014. Berm shot Pic by Paul Luna. Happy holidays!
Vital just put up another cool feature with all of Brandon Means’ year end pics. He has up a good amount of our Demolition riders that came out super sick. Be sure to check out the full gallery here.
Living the life. Posted by VitalBMX
Just saw that Markit has up a cool photo gallery featuring Demolition riders, Dennis Enarson and Christian Rigal. Above is of Dennis doing a oppo smith to hard 180. Be sure to check it out here.
Drew did a couple of really cool things on this tight quarter that is right in front of a hair salon in Phoenix AZ. You might have seen Drew’s most recent ART Volume Bikes ad with him doing a smith stall on this same wall but if you haven’t, click here to check it out. The colors and graffiti look even better in person… GET DEEP! Click image to go big or right click to save to your desktop.
We’ve been busy this week putting up our new online store, where you’ll be able to find ALL of our goods. While we recommend and want all of our customers to support their local dealer, we do want all of our parts to be easily available to you guys who may not have a local dealer. So go check it out, browse around, and watch out for any specials that may pop up. And, if you do have a local shop, go out and support them and your local economy.
Josh Perry recently made the move to Raleigh, NC and has been wasting no time getting to know all the local concrete. Check out this rad photo of Josh getting steezy on a big quarter at the Marsh Creek park in Raleigh. Photo by Todd Nichols
Sup Mates?! Ive been back in Australia for a month now enjoying the summer and missing the horrible cali winter! Instead of usually basing myself in Brisbane when i am home I have migrated to Melbourne for the summer. Its been sweet riding with new people i haven’t’t had a chance to before and taking in all the new spots and parks.
Ive been working on a Demolition edit out here that I was hoping to have done by xmas, but it hasn’t worked out too good yet! hoping to clip up more after the Xmas craziness and have it out early next year. Im filming with Cooper Brownlee, a Melb local so its good to have someone thats a keen filmer and to show me around!
Photo:Screen grab from Dave’s GoPro
What are the chances of us and our homies at Markit releasing amazing edits in the same day? Guess we were on the same page of getting our long awaited edits for the busy Monday morning. Regardless, the dudes put together an amazing edit (as always) to promote their new winter 2014 line. Watch NOW!!!
RIDEbmx just put up our BIG Northwest trails trip edit featuring Chris Doyle, Dave Dillewaard, Ronnie Napolitan, Kris Fox, Rob Wise and Mike “Hucker” Clark. They hit up some amazing trails that I didn’t even know existed all up in the Northwest. If this doesn’t get you stoked to ride dirt, I don’t know what will!! Part 2 with even more riding from the guys and shop stop footage will follow up in another week. Be sure to check out our full writeup in the latest RIDE Jan/Feb 2014 issue that’s on sale now too.
Once again we put one of our hubs through the X-Ray aka Photoshop to show you just how the new Rogue hub works. We also just put up all our hubs, including the Rogue cassette hub to our store. Be sure to check it out HERE if you’re interested. Click image to go BIG.
Hucker and Red Bull continue to be on a creative roll and this time the pair teamed up with Houston local graffiti artists to put together an event called Urban Rhythm. This edit covers the building of the course, the artists painting every surface in sight, the rain that almost ruined the entire event, the crew recovering from the soaking, and the event itself once night set it. Tyler Fernengel was also on hand for the event along with Rob Wise, Coco Zurita and several other heavy hitters. This is a must watch!
Connor Lodes, Fakie Whip, Clairemont Skatepark, your new wallpaper, Dialed! Photo by JCobbs
The 5th annual SPoT ROAST Jam is happening this Saturday! Register in advance at skateparkoftampa.com and get a free session at the park on Wednesday. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the Tampa, FL area, it’s definitely the jam to go to.
Just looking at this pic makes me get scared of the “what if” factor. Jumping inside that roller coaster rail would be hard enough let alone getting the hell outta there at the end. Guess that’s why Connor can bench 225lbs and I can’t. This print ad was in the latest/ greatest Albion mag and features the Markit Pivotal seat. If you don’t have a Markit seat, you’re missing out on a lot more than just the seat… You’ll be in the club of crazies! Pic by J.Cobbs. Click top image to view the whole ad.
Christian, Connor, and a few other buddies met up to cruise some San Diego spots and try to stay dry as a rare storm loomed over head. It began to rain just in time to ruin everything but luckily before everything got wet I was able to shoot this rad photo of Chrisitian carving high up into this famous SD vert wall. Click on the post to check it out big and save it as your new wallpaper.
Couple things that’s rad about Red Bull doing their original features with bmxers lately; One would obviously be that it’s Red Bull and I’m sure their site gets a shit ton of more hits than the usual bmx blog site. Another thing is that they don’t care about who, what and etc on what the content is. Clearly not, cause most big drink sponsors would never do a feature on a pro rider that is not only sponsored by a competing brand but is wearing their competitors hat in their own feature. Regardless, it’s definitely a win win for bmx and I just hope that we get more love from corporate companies like Red Bull (does that exist?) to help grow our sport that much more. Click HERE to view what Dennis’ top reasons for living in S.D. are.
All around ripper and good dude, Tyler Fernengel has up a full bike check up at RIDEbmx. Check out what the man himself rides HERE. “Are you open to trying out new stuff on your bike, or do just like to stick what works? I am always open to try new parts from Demolition as they come out, but for the most part I love the way my bike feels so I usually just stick to what works.”
A-Boy has been on fire this whole year and it definitely shows in all his footage and pics lately. Kurt over at The Union just put up a full interview on what Aaron has been up to and everything else in-between. You might even read things you didn’t know about him, like: “What’s something about yourself that might surprise people? I can’t really do feeble grinds. I need like a two foot wide ledge or I’m not doing it.” Check it out HERE.
The fine people over at the Albion did a cool new product feature called Dependables with Chris Doyle. “Like Trigger and his broom, we’ve all had parts that stand the test of time. Parts that have stood by us over years, unsurpassed by new models. Here Chris Doyle talks us through his five ‘game-changer’ BMX products that he trusts more than any other.” #4 is of Chris’ pivotal Anthem seat, be sure to check it out.
Check out this awesome Rare Air edit that Crooked World did with our very own Ryan BIZ Jordan, So good!
Talk about a last minute launch on our new online store and we’re already having up a sale for all our softwoods for Black Friday! Use coupon code “blackolition” and you’ll receive 20% off your order. Just that easy. Sale starts 12a Friday – 12a Sunday. Click HERE to start buying.
From our Wack Pack to yours!!!!
This is so sick. I’ve been noticing lately that Hucker has been doing more and more with Red Bull and if things like this “Trail Loops” edit are the result then I can only image what we are in store for from Hucker and Red Bull in the future. Also be sure to check out the behind the scenes edit which is equally as entertaining to watch.
Our very own team manager and photographer guru, Joey Cobbs just got a Tumblr and is starting to put up pics from all his ventures as well as all his published work. Be sure to check it out, it has plenty of amazing shots of all the Markit/ Demolition homies. Above pic is of Ronnie Napolitan doing a ledge ride, gap to DP to a big ol’ t-bog.
Erik Orgo is the newest addition to the Demolition International Family and we are all stoked to have him on board. Erik will be representing Demolition in Estonia, thanks to our distributor On Wheels. Fresh off a recent injury, he is currently working on a Welcome to the Family edit. So be on the look out for that and much more from Erik in the future. Thanks to Rene Lutterus, Anar Erik Katsar, and Anton Ardel for the photos.
What makes a Demolition day at a skatepark? Nothing really but when a few of the demo guys get together at a park and shoot some photos then there you go, Demolition Day! Yesterday Dennis, Connor and myself rolled out with a few friends to the Pala skatepark and met up with a bunch of dudes for what turned out to be an awesome session to end the day. Click on the post and check out all the photos from Demo Day at Paya.
Hey just checking in to give a little update on what I have been up to lately. Last week I just got back from a super fun trip to Albuquerque. So many good spots and some good times with the Volume Bikes crew filming for our upcoming DVD. Aside from that, while I have been home I have been chipping away at a Demolition edit with my buddy Greg Moliterno. We hope to have it done around the end of the year, check out a few pics from our filming mission yesterday. -DH
It’s that time of year again for the annual Woodward West Shootout to get underway! Needless to say, your favorite parts brand absolutely destroyed it for our entry this year. We won last years shootout so help us repeat history by watching our entry right now and then by clicking HERE and vote for Demolition Parts for this years Woodward West Shootout Champions!