This months RIDEbmx’s Focus from Jeff Z is full of our guys; Kris Fox, Hucker, Josh Clemens, Biz, and Matt Cordova. Check out the full gallery here>>
Not everyone knows Matt Cordova as a dude that rides everything, and rides everything insanely good. I’m guessing it comes down to him living in the middle of nowhere and finding off the grid type shit to ride that not a lot of guys would take for granted. J.Cobbs caught up with Matt to see what he’s been riding and came back with a full gallery of insane photos that are off the beaten path. Take a look for yourself.
Couple months back Doyle came to visit us in SoCa, and hit up Matt Cordova’s neck of the woods for a FOD Trail Session and some ditch/ concrete action. Matt took us around to a bunch of ditch spots and everyone; Fox, Doyle and Matt himself delivered, and I came through with a ton of shots of the guys doing what they do best. Check out the action after the jump. Also check out their FOD Trail Session gallery we did in May here>>
Matt Cordova steez is one of the best in the game. When I saw this photo I was obviously in awe of how badass it is and how the hell he got in that position. Ground Chuck would be proud. Click to go big. Photo by Mike Murfitt.
Josh and J.Cobbs shot this rad euro last month on the famous barrier spot that overlooks the great pacific ocean while on a trip down to SD. Click it to go big and be sure to also check out the new MFG tee Josh is rocking in the photo here>>
RIDEbmx/ Ryan Fudger just put up a cool Ten things you didn’t know about Tyler Fernengel’s Silverdome RED BULL VIDEO feature online. It pretty much covers everything you’d ask someone on the inside on what the hell was going on with the place, crew and tricks. The crash above was from Tyler’s 23′ gap truck, which he tried five f-n times to get it just right. Check it out HERE, it’s definitely a cool read.
This was one photo that we wanted to hold onto that we were originally going to put into Kris’ Speed Feature but wanted to bring it out later by itself, because it’s just that good. Not too many guys can do a proper/ stylish grizz air but Kris’ height and style are impeccable. Photo by J.Cobbs. Click to go BIG!
Don’t know if online photo wallpapers get any better than this one. So good, this should be in print! Great trick, colors and composition. Good work men; Biz on the bars and J.Cobbs on the trigger! Hit it to go BIG.
Last month Chris Doyle got into town to shoot and ride some SoCal spots for the day, so I got together Kris Fox and Matt Cordova to tag along for the ride. Our first spot was the FOD jumps and in typical fashion all three went nuts and did their thing. This was just the warmup spot of the day and from there we went onto the next spot… Check out the gallery of guys riding the hip line after the jump.
Just saw on Instagram that this SD wedge spot was done and figured it would be a good time to release one of the best photos I’ve seen on this once legendary spot. Leave it to our no hander master, Mike Gray to do a proper high no hander out of it. This is badass! Photo by J.Cobbs.
RIDEbmx’s Company Property photo gallery just dropped online at ridebmx.com. Connor does the unthinkable with this huge wallride over the fence at Full Factory. Photo by Jeff Z
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…
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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…
Ever wanted to know what Chris Doyle does in the winter in Pittsburgh PA? Keith Terra follows Chris throughout a whole day and comes through with the following highlights; eating breakfast Rocky would be proud of, walking his dog, riding his road bike 15m in jeans, shopping at Home Depot, remodeling a bathroom and finally killing the Wheel Mill park. Sounds like a solid day of a domesticated bmx pro to say the least. A very good one at that! Check out the whole story/ gallery here>>
Day 6 here in the sunny state and its raining again. The crew woke up stoked because we had ended the previous day finding a few awesome setups that they guys had ideas for and wanted to film at. The weather had been great the past few days so none of us suspected a thing, but when we all woke up to dark skies the mood shifted and we instantly started checking weather reports around the state to see what our option were. The reports said we had till 2pm before the storm would hit in Tampa, so we got out, hit some breakfast real quick and got to the spot round 10. We barely got out of the van and the crew just got warmed up when the rain drop started falling. By 11am it was pouring, a whole 3 hours ahead of schedule, so we started checking out hours for the indoor parks. After realizing there were no BMX hours that day for any local skateparks we took a note from “The Big Lebowksi” and said screw it dude, lets go bowling. Even though we got rained out we kept positive and had a blast bowling, and made frequent trips to WaWas and Dunkin’ Donuts. Be sure to click on the post and check out our day in the rain for day 6 of Demolition in Florida.
Does it really get any better than this! Fire, Dennis Enarson airing over Ruben Alcantara, and it’s all on the new RIDEbmx cover. This is badass! Photo by Vince Perraud
Howdy Howdy from us out here in Florida, its been a couple days since our last update so let me get you guys up to date on what we’ve been up to. Day 4 had us traveling south to Sarasota for the 3rd stop in the FLBMX contest series at the Payne Skatepark. The main bowl at the Payne park is filled with scary extensions, over vert bowl corners and more lines than can be counted and the locals we’re all killing it. After the contest, we checked in our hotel which happened to have a balcony so Tyler immediately dangled himself on said balcony(photo in gallery). We the cruised out to a beach on the Caribbean that had all the locals tripping out on watching the sun set over the ocean. Day 5 was our first full riding day and lucky for us we saw Matt Coplon the day before at the contest and he had told us about a few spots to check out when we had a chance. So we spent most the day cruising the streets of St Petersburg checking out the spots Matt told us about, we also stubbled on a building that was in the middle of being Demolished, so feeling a bit inspired by our namesake we tossed some cinder blocks around while Tyler did tricks on big street gap nearby. We had to hang onto the photo of Tyler’s gap but for now check out our photo gallery from days 4 and 5 from Demolition in Florida.
Mike Gray has up a cool lil’ feature on the Haro site for their first Destinations (Toronto) installment. There’s plenty of cool photos like the one above taken by J.Cobbs.
Day 3 of our trip out here in Florida and the skies are clear! After starting the day with the obligatory Cracker Barrel breakfast, the crew was stoked to get the chance to head over to Chad Degroot’s bike shop, Mr. Bikes N Boards, in Longwood Florida. Chad’s shop is sick! And in no time the guys were sessioning with the locals, shooting some pool, and eating pizza. Rob was extra stoked on the pizza part, you may not know by looking at him but the one thing Rob loves more than bikes, guns or girls, is FOOD and he loves the hell out of pizza so he was stoked. After hanging out at the shop for a bit we cruised over to the local prefab park and rode some more with the locals. The riders out in Longwood are sick and even though there park is a bit small they really make the most of it and shred the place to pieces. After the session we headed over to a local alligator bar and Hucker and Tyler bobbed hotdog pieces on gator noses until some got eaten, it was a little less exciting than all of us had hoped… All in all though it was a good day and were looking forward to more. Stay tuned for more updates from our Demolition trip to Florida!
Remember those days of hanging posters up on your wall and just staring at them for hours? While BMX posters might be a lost art, we try and do our best to keep the dream alive. This batch with Dennis (above), Tyler, and Hucker are ones that we’re so stoked to see in poster format. They’re all absolutely nuts! And yes, they’re already on my wall. Click more to see all 3. Get at the 18″X24″ posters for 1 penny on our online store HERE>>
Chris just sent over this badass photo of himself doing a classic Doyle fakie bars in the rafters at Ray’s. Another timeless photo of the man himself. Click image to go big! Photo by Murphy Lee Moschetta
Christian is easily one of the most active dudes in BMX, if he’s not riding he’s filming and if he’s not filming he’s shooting photos, and if he’s not riding, filming or shooting he’s looking for spots! So it’s not all the often that I get the chance to link up and ride some street with him and this last week we actually got to meet up twice for a sesh. Each time we had a blast hanging out riding some local spots and when the opportunity arose, we shot some photos too. And if you know Christian, anything he’s doing on his bike is rad and deserves a look to see what he’s up to. So click on the link and see what went down during two afternoon sessions with Christian Rigal.
Unlike the title might insinuate, Russ Barone was not unseen in 2014. He was though in fact featured in Rob Dolecki’s 2014 Unseen Photo Gallery featured on DIG. The gallery is full of awesome photo and this wall ride photo of Russ is amongst the sickest in the set! Click on the photo here to check out Russ’ photo BIG and then click on the link to check out the rest of the gallery!
So we’ve posted the edits from the Markit New Years Cash Jam this morning and here are the photos from the day. So just in case you missed something amongst the madness you can see it here in still form. It’s always awesome to see photos to go along with clips so you get that extra chance to look over the craziest moves from the day and see all the details of the trick that makes them so rad. Be sure to click on the post and check out all photos from the crazy shit that went down during the Markit New Years Cash Jam.
Just like Jeff Z’s top 10, Ryan Fudger also made up his own for this rad RIDEbmx gallery. Connor (pictured), Coco and Christian made the cut and they all look amazing. Click here to check out the whole top 10 list.
RIDEbmx just put up Jeff Z’s top 10 photos from 2014 and Ryan “Biz” Jordan (above), Jason Enns, and Tyler Fernengel scored photos in it. Definitely a privilege to be on that list and stoked to see the photos once again. Click top photo of Biz to see it big and click here to read the captions on the behind the scenes of each shot.
Dennis and I were lucky enough to go on a trip to Portugal to film an edit for Nokia phones. The whole edit was filmed with the new Nokia lumia which is pretty crazy. Thanks to Hadrian for having us come out to ride and have an adventure in Portugal. From the views to the spots, Portugal was amazing! We got to ride some skateparks as well as street when we were out there and like you can see in the edit, it was all awesome. Of course Dennis was doing the most insane stuff on a daily basis. Even though I know how good he is he still seems to surprise me with something new all the time. We were out there for 10 days and on the last day Dennis and I both got sick. He got it the worst, we are thinking it was food poisoning from the last place we ate at. The whole trip we had an awesome friend showing us around and taking us to the best places to eat, and of course on the last day he wasn’t there and we got sick as shit. Thanks Hadrian, nuno, and Hugo for showing us around and hanging out and making this trip one that won’t be forgotten! – Ronnie
Click on the post to check out all the behind the scenes photos from their trip and then check out the edit from the trip at the bottom of the post. Heyyooo!
Vital just put up Brandon Means’ 2014 photo recap that features Lodes, Fox and Enarson Hit more to see em all in their glory!
The boys over at Elephant Distribution just sent these leftovers from the Tea & Biscuits 2 trip a few months ago. Click the photo above to view the full gallery featuring Kris Fox, Rob Wise, & Vinnie Mayne. Thanks to Dunk for the photos.
Josh Perry is always on the move and always doing crazy shit on the BMX so we are always stoked to hear from him and what he’s been up to lately. Here is what he had to say. Also, be sure to click on the post to see all of the photos of Josh from the GMG jam.
“How’s it going guys? I hope all is well.
I just wanted to check in and send over some photos from the GMG Trails in Pittsboro, Nc. They held a jam for my buddy Darren Bouldins (@darrenbouldin) birthday.
Nick Digeroloma (@nickdige) got these photos for me from the jam so I thought I’d send them over. I filmed a bunch of clips for my buddy’s video he’s working on for his shirt brand, Pareidolia, as well. I went down to Miami for 3 weeks after thanksgiving for some school shows with my buddy Jared Ward and Joey Scarborough. And then I’m headed to Mass at the end of December for a few months to film for it more and chill with my family there. That’s about it for now, ”
Doyle is no stranger to coping with Pennsylvania winters and keeping the session going on the BMX. Recently he sent us this here update that gives you a bit of insight on how he does just that. Click on the post to see what Doyle does to stay fresh on the BMX and how he keeps his mind right when there’s snow on the ground.
Switch Whip photo at the Wheel Mill Courtesy of Keith Terra.
Menifee Bicycles had a huge anniversary party yesterday and invited the Demolition crew out to partake in the festivities and have a good time with all the locals and shop folks. There was a huge turn out, lots of good food, live music and good times on the BMX. There needs to more parties like this one, too much fun for sure! Click on the post and check out all the photos from the day.
The Stepbrothers are at it again, this time the pair shot a few insanely stylish photos during a recent session out at Woodward West. Above is only one example of the style I’m referring to, be sure to click on the post and check out the two other awesome photos these two produced from the sesh. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Stepbrothers installment coming from Matt Cordova and Nathan Sykes, I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
About a week or so ago we posted the edit from the guys Haro trip out to Malaysia. The trip looked amazing and today Ride just posted another point of view from the trip, this time from the lens of Haro TM, Colin Mackay. There are a ton of rad photos in the gallery featuring Mike Gray, Dennis and Tyler so be sure to click HERE to check it out!
Last Saturday the crew got together over at Secret BMX Shop in Temecula California and had one hell of a Shop Stop session with all the locals that made it out. The were tons of ledges, rails, BMX, and Pizza so there was nothing to get in the way of a good time. We wanted to show the photos from the day a little bit differently this time around so we made a quick slideshow for you guys to check out, enjoy!
The highly trained R&D team over here at Demolition Parts have been working on a new and improved version of Biz’s RotatoR hub and to celebrate the improvements, Biz has been going in on a Promo edit for his signature hub. Here is a GoPro photo of a crazy out rail to thread that Biz has already filmed for the promo and from the this little preview it looks like Biz is putting together one hell of a promo edit. Stay tuned for more from Biz and his new RotatoR hub.
The Wack Pack over here at Demolition Parts would like to wish you another Happy Thanksgiving with you and your Wack Pack.
Everyone’s favorite weird spot finder extraordinaire, Drew Hosselton, has begun working on a new Demolition video project that will highlight all the diverse spots throughout Arizona as well as the fried locals that inhabit said spots… Greg Moliterno will be the man behind the lens for this edit and with the two of them and their love of all things AZ, this edit will not be one to miss. Excited to see this whole thing unfold but in the meantime, click on the post to check out all the photos from their first trip out to Yuma for Drew’s Arizona Love project.
The Crooked World just released a hilarious travelers guide to Australia with Demolition’s very own Australian, Dave Dillewaard. Dave gives you the down and dirty on what to expect when going down unda and makes you laugh in the process. $20 for a six pack, I cannot imagine…
Dave has been in the states now for a few weeks and been shredding parks and foundation spots all over the western half of the country. During one of his sessions he was able to get this sweet GoPro sequence of a big gap wall he did and was kind enough to send it over for our enjoyment! Click on the post to check out this sequence and Dave’s travel guide to Australia, you don’t want to miss it!
Chris Doyle, Aaron Ross and Devon Hutchins went on a cool little road trip from Doyle’s home town of Pittsburgh to the TRA Doublecross contest in Bethlehem. The crew was working on a web edit for their shop sponsor, Empire, and ended up with enough extra photos from the trip that they put together THIS HERE gallery for Dig. Devon’s photos came out super good so be sure to head over to DIG and take a look.
I just got home from Redbull Dreamline in North Carolina and Texas Toast and it was probably the best two weeks of my life. From riding some of the best dirt jumps, hanging with all the homies, to just being on the road and having no worries at all. I got to travel from Dreamline to Texas with Dustin Orem and Drew Bezanson, stopping in Tyler Texas along the way to hang with Morgan Wade and shoot some guns. The amount of ammo, clay pigeons, and tannerite (Google if you don’t know what this is) we burned through was unreal. After going a bit Rambo, we then drove to Austin to meet up with the Haro guys and get stoked for Toast. They rented a house and we just got to hang out, cook dinners, and had a good time, it really made it feel like a team and a family. Both contests were amazing and I couldn’t be more stoked on how I rode, I made finals at both and had the most fun of my life out there. Cheers to everyone who made this trip possible and fun. Here is a little photo journal that I put together from my trip. Until the next one..
The fine photographers at RideBMX magazine just posted an awesome FOCUS photo gallery that features our very own high speed space traveler, Kris Fox, going huge as usual. Head over to Ride and check out the goods and see the photos BIG!
Josh Clemens always has something going, between working, riding, traveling, filming, living, laughing and everything else in between it’s impossible to keep up with it all. So I thought it was a perfect time to catch up with Josh and ask a few quick questions about his year and what else he has got lined up on the horizon. So click on the post and check out A Year with Josh Clemens.
Last week Cordova, Dillsy, Enns and myself went sessoning out in the middle of nowhere and from that day we posted the Session to Nowhere gallery, that I hope most of you enjoyed. But this photo here was just too good to post with the others, the quarter has a half foot of vert and at only four feet tall it is not easily sessioned. So when Jason stepped up to the plate and called out the Canadian we were stoked to see it happened but weren’t sure how it was going to get it done on this beat ass quarter. A few minutes later Jason stabbed into the perfect Canadian, rolled away clean and showed us how it’s done! So for your viewing pleasure we hung onto it for a few days longer so we can post it individually as your new wallpaper. So get stoked, make your computer look sick, and then go build a DIY spot for you and your crew to session!
It’s easy for riders to get caught up in the fog of progression, filming clips, searching for the ultimate spots, competing against the best riders in the world, all to find out just how far they can push their riding and see what’s possible. In that fog it’s so easy to forget the reasons why we got into riding in the first place, and so it’s essential that every once in a while you pump the brakes on life, hook up with some friends, get on the bikes, and just go jump off some shit. So last weekend Enns, Cordova, Dillsy and myself did just that, we didn’t have any clips to film, we didn’t have any spots to scout, we didn’t have a deadline to meet, we just went out into the void and rode. We snapped a few photos of whatever looked cool and incidentally came away with a ton of rad photos from the day! So be sure to take a second, click on the post to check out the photos from our session, get stoked, link up with your fiends, and go jump off some shit!
Oh man what a blast, cool little house, rad crew, great food, and more spots than we knew what to do with. Just a few special ingredients in what made for one of the best trips ever to San Antonio last year. The Markit crew was in the middle of filming for what would be the Nora Cup Video of the Year, Markit Zero. The Demolition crew was in the middle of one of their busiest traveling years to date and so the timing was just right for a super fun, relaxed, yet ridiculously productive trip right in America’s heart land. So please take a minute to sit back, relax, and click through some of our photos from one of the best trips ever and get motivated to get a bunch of your friends together and get tripping to somewhere you’ve never been but always wanted to go! Yewww!
What’s up guys,
The weather is turning here on the east coast and Fall is definitely in full effect. I got a good session in providence the other day, Lee Hopkins snapped this pic of me barring the step down. It’s almost time to move the sessions indoors or to the west coast. So hopefully I’ll be seeing you Californians soon.
Texas Toast is underway and the content has been pouring out of Austin as if it were off a live feed from the contest. The good fellows at RideBMX have been out in full force and already they have posted an awesome photo gallery along with an edit from the day 1 shenanigans from Toast. Day one highlights include Matt Cordova taking home the Cow Bell Challenge win, Doyle cranking crazy tricks out of the Texas Toast Wall, near head on collisions in the street course and more close calls in the Gauntlet of Death. Head over to RideBMX to check out their gallery from Toast that includes this here awesome wall ride turndown from Doyle along with tons of other rad photos from the lens of Jeff Z. Be sure to check out their edit from the day while your at it!
Long Beach is a BMX haven and has been for decades, more than maybe any other city, it has seen generations of BMX come and go and is a place the is full of BMX history and progression. However when your cruising a city like Long Beach with an eccentric rider like Tate Roskelley, you need to look and think about what can be ridden in an entirely different way, and in that way it’s like you are looking at this old place for the very first time. Rob was also with the crew but having hurt himself earlier in the week he, along with the rest of us, took a back seat to watch Tate comb through the back alleys of Long Beach for those setups that allow him to take BMX in his own unique direction. Everything Tate has been hunting for and working on recently will be featured in his part in The Finer Things DVD which is being released by his frame sponsor, Volume Bikes, so be sure to keep and eye out for that, you know you will not be disappointed.
Demolition’s Mormon and ICP ambassadors, Rob Wise and Tate Roskelley, made it out to California this week to hang out with the homies and work on filming projects they’ve been putting together. So we got a crew together and wanted to ride somewhere during the week where we would be hassled very little and ride a whole lot. We decided on the Inland Empire, about eighty miles East of Los Angeles, our ideas were pure but the outcome was not so much. We got kicked out of most everything we tried to ride and we got harassed quite a bit in the process, we did however manage to have a blast regardless of the man shutting us down. By the end of the day though we witnessed Tate get a crazy badass clip, the only one of the day, we got to see Enns arm wrestle a praying mantis, and we witness lots and lots of human feces laying about in the streets of San Bernardino. Tate even made it a point to start collecting human feces photos to later create some kind of shitty collage I imagine. Click on the post to see all the images from our day and stay tuned for more from Rob and Tate’s trip to California.
Recently an awesome request came up to provide a photo that would be made into a Demolition full window print for the Southern California, BMXcentric bike shop, Epic Ride Shop. Since I didn’t have a photo already shot that fit the bill just right I met up with Demolition Style Cat, Kris Fox, to shoot something for the window print. Aussie Demolition rider, Boyd Hilder, was in town with good friend Jason Watts so we all met up to try and search out the perfect spot to shoot this window photo. After cruising around some LA ditches for a while we noticed the influx of homeless complexes that dot the ditch scene and because of that the lack of any boards, carpets, or useful water bridging trash that you might normally find in any urban ditch. So after coming up empty handed in the ditches and it being a weekday we decided to go to familiar territory in the form of Ben Snowden’s backyard ramps. We had a fun resi session, I climbed high up into a treetop perch, we shot a rad photo for the window and the mission was a success. Click on the post to check out all the photos from our day and to also see this huge flair that Boyd is blasting in the photo above.
To say Kris Fox is having an awesome year would be a huge understatement, throw in a couple of overwhelmingly positive descriptive words and a couple of expletives out of excitement and then you might be in the ballpark of describing the kind of year Kris has been having. Between traveling to the far corners of the globe to ride, getting the invite to the biggest contests of the year, to rubbing elbows on trips with the legends of the sport, Kris has been non-stop so when I had the chance to ask his a few questions about all this I jumped on it. Click on the post to check what Kris had to say and while your at it be sure to click through some photos from Kris’ year.
Well not literally actually hanging out with the magazine, not sure if that’s possible. But when you have three veteran Demolition team members, Christian Rigal, Connor Lodes and Ryan BIZ Jordan, linking up with Ride’s Associate Editor, Ryan Fudger, to work on some stuff for the mag you get excited! And believe me the day did not disappoint! It always amazing me the setups these guys find on the streets and the things they’re able to make happen on them. But because I don’t want to spoil what they were up to in hopes that we will soon be seeing everything print, I kept behind the scenes and shot photos of the guys hanging out between clips, which with this crew is hardly a dull moment. check out our photos from the day and then go get one more session in before the weekend ends!
The Pala Band of Mission Indians had the brilliant idea of building a badass skatepark on their land and giving BMXers a few sessions a week to enjoy it. Matt Cordova and Nathan Sykes take advantage of Pala’s good decisions and made the trek south to visits the Rez and take part in some high air activities. And to our enjoyment Nathan shot this ridiculously perfect tuck no hander of Matt out of one of the more technical pocket quarters in the park. Check out this photo big and save it as your new wallpaper!
Phoenix’s BMX creativity ambassador, Drew Hosselton, is right in the midst of an overseas adventure and sent in this update talking a bit about his trip so far. Always good to see what Drew is getting into. Be sure to click on the post and check out a few of Drew’s photos from his trip and big thanks to Bertie Buck for shooting this sick pocket wall-ride photo of our boy blue during his trip, you know I meant our boy Drew!
“After the Volume/Demolition Tea and Biscuits Tour wrapped up a week or two ago, I stayed behind in England for a couple extra weeks to travel around with some friends I knew over here. I pretty much went from the bus we had for the tour straight into my buddy Ben’s car and headed towards Amsterdam. We ended up staying in some urban campground which sounded kind of sketchy initially but ended up being pretty sweet. It was super cheap, clean, and had all the essentials including good internet. After being on a riding trip for nearly two weeks, chilling was top priority so we hit up a number of Amsterdam’s finest coffee shops and really soaked in the “culture” if you know what I mean. We did get out of the coffee shop haze from time to time and got some riding in. We stumbled across a really cool vert ramp under a bridge and it ended up being one of the funnest sessions I have had so far, just pumping around on some old ass vert ramp. After Amsterdam I went back to Bournemouth, UK to chill with some friends. It was a solid week, pretty much just chilled, rode a bit, and got a sick new tattoo! I arrived in London yesterday, out of gas and out of cash I get to chill out and explore the city for a couple of days before its time to head back to the armpit of the US that is Arizona.” – DH
The new DIG site just launched and it is lookin better than ever. Couldn’t be more stoked to have more options in BMX media and actually have some original content online. Vince Perraud travelled to California earlier this year to get some amazing shots for the new DIG site and saw these two of Dennis and Christian while he was in SD. Click more to see the Dennis shot.
“Earlier this year I travelled to California with Matthias Dandois and Maxime Charveron, as part of French mobile phone provider Sosh’s ‘Couchriding’ trip. With a massive crew of two riders, two skaters, one snowboarder, two photographers, three filmers, assistants and journalists, it was hardly your typical BMX trip, but it turned out to be an insane experience. Here’s a selection of mostly unseen rider related shots from what turned into an epic photographic journey.” – Vince Perraud
If you haven’t already seen Tyler’s Welcome To Markit edit with this clip, you’re missing out. His edit has got to be the craziest thing I’ve seen in a long ass time. There’s too many insane things done in there to name just one. It’s over 7m of insanity! If this photo featured in the latest RIDEbmx isn’t the ultimate test of our Demolition axles, I don’t know what is. Photo by Chris Martinez.
Ronnie and Mike are out at Woodward East this year holding it down for Demolition Parts at the Mongoose Jam 2014. Ronnie practically lives at Woodward and it shows in Ride’s edits from the comp, they got Ronnie doing ridiculous transfers and lines that no one else is even looking at. Mike Gray on the other hand keeps every one guessing with technical street combos and bangers that most riders have never seen in videos let alone in person! Here are a couple of photos of the guys that Rob Dolecki shot for Ride during the comp. Be sure to check out both of these photos big after the jump and then click on this LINK to check out more of Ride’s coverage from the Mongoose Jam 2014.
The Van Doren Inventational bowl contest is going on as we speak and the Demo crew is holding it down in HB in a huge way! So stoked to see everyone out there murdering it! Be sure to check it out live on Vans Live Webcast. Dennis Enarson pocket air photo by RIDEbmx
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
I know I’m late to the party on this but just saw Tyler has up a Welcome To Markit photo gallery by Chris Martinez up on the Markit blog. This t-bog photo is absolutely mind bottling!! If you haven’t seen his Markit Welcome edit yet for some very odd reason, check it out HERE>>.
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.
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!!!!!
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
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