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.
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.
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
Tyler has been out in California for the last few weeks making an impression with his riding pretty much everywhere he goes. While in SD during a casual afternoon session he decided to drop in on this huge, gritty, inconsistent and steep slab of crete. Click on the post to see the photo big and to save it as your new wallpaper.
Enns putting his bad knee the ultimate test with this crazy downside footplant on the fence pole. Lovin’ the perspective of this photo, you can see what J sees when coming back into the transition. Click pic to go big. Shot by Ryan Jordan.
RIDEbmx just put up their Gif images of some of their sequences from the mag. One of them features our fearless boss, Dennis Enarson doing the unthinkable on the famous Staples center ledge. Not only is it a blind landing, it’s crazy to think what would happened if he missed. Of course you don’t think of that when you’re Dennis Enarson. Check out the full writeup from Fudger here. Click pic to go BIG.
Right when you thought you’ve seen it all from Rooftop, Biz and Enns, they come up with this. In typical Rooftop fashion, he had something big up his sleeve for a New York Times celebrity animal photo fundraiser and came up with this amazing idea to dress up in these wild animal costumes and do what he does best. He said the skydiving shots in the big bear costume was the most insane due to not being able to see and maneuver around easy in. Which might stop the average “bear” but not Mike. He also recruited Enns and Biz to get in on the fun with the antics too. I have to admit the ones of Mike in the bear costume about to scare the living crap out of the homeless guy made me loose it. I could only imagine what that guy was thinking when he woke up, blahaha. You can read about each shot more on Mike’s Instagram where he already put up most of these same pics. By the way, he broke the most likes on GoPro’s 1.2m followers Instagram account with 133k likes. Crazy! Click more to see some more amazing pics of the insanity. Click the top image to view all 11 pictures. Huge thanks to Mike and Paul Luna for the pics.
“What’s up guys, I just wanted to send over a little update since it’s been a while. I’ve been busy filming for a new Demolition edit as well a new video part for a project thats to be announced. It feels so good to be done with MARKIT ZERO and work on something new, 2014 is going to be a another fun year! Here’s a couple of photos Connor Lodes shot while we’ve been out and about riding and filming.” – Christian
Click on the post to check out another sick photo of Christian shot by Connor Lodes
What’s up guys,
I’ve been home for a little more than a month enjoying the New England fall weather. Riding Boston as much as I can before the snow hits and it’s time to move to a warmer climate. I wasn’t able to make it to toast this year because I had a bunged up wrist and couldn’t really ride. I’m bummed I missed out on some good times but there’s always next year. That’s about it on my end. I attached a couple photos from the past couple weeks. Shots by Lee Hopkins, check his site www.olpbmx.com
The Markit Jam and Premier went down this last Saturday and if you were lucky enough to be on hand then you saw one hell of a jam followed by one of the best BMX videos ever. Demolition hosted a Street Contest which was split up into two smaller contests, one on each street section at the park. Everyone on hand, pro and local alike, went absolutely nuts and made it an awesome event to witness. Demarcus Paul and Bid Daddy swopped up the win and the cash and the session continued into the night and onto the premier. A good full day of BMX for sure. Click on the post to check out some of the highlights from the Demo street comp at the Markit Clairemont Jam.
When I was a kid I used to spend $15 dollars every single time I went to Taco Bell. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, those meals were delicious! But if I could have used that same money to buy a top of the line Doyle Pivitol seat I would have! If this sale hit back in my taco bell days I may not have quite the huge gut that I have today. Be smart kids, put down the taco bell and pick up one of these Doyle seats HERE while supplies last because once they’re gone they’re gone forever! And Taco Bell will always be there…..
Now click on this sick photo of Doyle whipping a huge set at Panamoka on last year’s trails trip and save it as your new desktop wallpaper.
Chris Doyle, Mike Hucker Clark and Dennis Enarson all made it to Dirt Finals this year at Dew Tour San Francisco which means the obviously murdered it in Semis. Unfortunately Dennis hurt his turf toe again and couldn’t ride in finals. He’s been healing up though and I just saw him shredding at Toast so he must be feeling better. Doyle and Hucker both were healthy for finals and completely shut it down with signature Doyle inverts and simply mental cliffhanger flips from Hucker. The crazy level of riding mixed with the most “unique” locals from planet earth made for one hell of a dirt final and one rad gallery here. Click on the post to check it out.
Our good homie and Demo shredder, Josh Perry, sent through an awesome update on what he has been up to lately, which from the sounds of it is a whole hell of a lot! Here is what he had to say.
“Been on the road every weekend doing shows for Creative Sports for Walmarts and festivals. Been to North East Maine, Northern Michigan, Oklahoma, as well as NH and Mass. About to head out to Indiana this weekend for some more. Also went to Tennessee for a halftime show! I got a chance to take a helicopter ride for the first time and that was so sick! Went golfing for the first time as well and that was pretty funny. When I am home I been riding the Animal House and Jay-Cee park and had a chance to ride some local guys back yard dirt jumps and that was a blast.” – Josh
Be sure to keep and eye out for Josh shredding parks trails or shows in a town near you! And if you are lucky enough to run into him be sure to stop him and say whats up, he’s one of the raddest dudes out there!
Diversity BMX is a rad website based in Australia that recently did a little interview with the Australia ping pong national champion and Demolition Parts Destroyer, Dave Dillewaard. Check it out HERE.
Dew Tour is in full swing in San Francisco and the Demolition crew is holding it down in all the BMX events. Doyle, Enarson, Lodes and Clark are all out here absolutely killing it. Connor was getting so tech in street he had everyone talking. Doyle and Hucker both made finals in dirt and Enarson in street so its about to get real interesting in the next couple days. It’s also awesome to see all the guys kill it on trips and in videos and then come onto the contest scene and just destroy it equally as hard. Demo is killing it at Dew Tour!
Ronnie checking in here, the last two days of the trip have been a blast! The trails and the shops were both amazing. The first set of trails we went to were our homie Aaron Days trails. The jumps were so fun and the dirt was perfect. Everyone was killing it, including the locals. Check out some of the pictures, Im sure TM Cobbs missed a couple but we got a good update for you guys. Just kidding JOE! The second set of jumps we hit were the Burbons trails. Everyone killed it there as well we it was a really cool vibe. Later on that day we hit Cycle Path Bike Shop in Hayward. They had some ramps and stuff for everyone to ride and we even okay with us climbing up on the roof and setting up a little euro gap. That was pretty spare of the moment and crazy. Nothing but good times on this trip and awesome shops. Support your local bike shops and keep shredding! Thanks for everything guys.
Day 5 was our last day in Seattle and the weather allowed for yet another trail session, this time at our good friend AP’s house. The conditions were real wet so it took a bit of good ol teamwork to get the trails running and once they were running the session went nuts. After AP’s we headed south to Oregon, crashing out in Eugene. Day 6 brought us to Klammath Falls where we had a shop stop at GonRacin BMX shop. GonRacin is our boy, Josh Clemmens, shop so needless to say the turnout was awesome and everyone could not have been cooler. We chilled at the shop for a bit before heading over to the KF skatepark which is simply out of hand. The guys were loving the park so we ended the day there before getting back in the rig and pushing on to Redding. Be sure to check back for more updates from our Demo/QBP NW trails trip.
Yesterday was a good day. When we woke up to the fourth day of rain I was getting pretty doubtful if we were actually going to get to ride trails on this trails trip. But the weather broke early on in the day and the trails were in prime condition for shredding. After the first real session of the trip, the crew headed over to Go Huck Yourself to hang out with the locals and check out the shop. When we got there, the shop guys had setup an old metal quarter dead center in the middle of the shop! The session was on and the crew and the locals destroyed this little narrow quarter for a couple hours. One local especially, teamed up with Hucker and the two of them started doing tricks on the rafters behind the quarter. Check out all the photos from the day and be sure to check out Hucker and his buddy session the shop rafters. Hucker may have actually found another human equally as crazy as himself! Scary.
MORE RAIN!!! The day started off wet so we went to Starbucks, again, and killed time at Sears playing pong, riding bikes, and generally irritating the Sears Staff. Surprising we didn’t get the boot from Sears, unsurprisingly though it was still raining so we waiting out the rain till about 4pm. When the weather finally did break we got two good sessions in at some local parks and ending the day on the BMX.
If you are in the South Renton/Seattle area tonight around 5:30pm We will be at Go Huck Yourself at 230 Main Ave from 530-730p.Be sure to come by and say whats up! See you there.
Be sure to check back for more from the Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails Trip.
The Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails trip is underway and it’s been soggy to say the least. The plan was to drive straight from LA to Seattle and then to work our way back south over the next week, hitting trails and parks along the way. As soon as we got through Southern Oregon it starting pissing rain and has only let up once since then. We were able to fit in a park session in between rains which was awesome. Kris Fox had a massive shred boner after being stuck in the van for 20 hours and so he released his boner by cranking massive look backs and doing footjams on big scary quarters. Be sure to check back here daily for weather and riding updates from our Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails Trip.
Jason just sent this insane over vert love-seat toothpick from one of the many pool missions him and Rooftop have been on lately. Be sure to check them both out on Instagram @jasonenns and @mikeescamilla for all their recent pool adventures. Pic by Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla. Click pic to go BIG!
Connor, Dennis, and a few of their friends went out to Poway Skatepark yesterday for beautiful San Diego afternoon session. It was almost too nice out to waste the day shooting photos but I was able grab the camera just long enough to snap off a few photos for this rad little gallery. So check out this gallery, get stoked, and go call your buddies up for a session of your own, it’s Saturday!
Mr. Creative, Tate Roskelley, is always approaching BMX from a new direction and has been for years. When the masses of BMX are looking one way for inspiration, Tate is looking the other way. When I came across this photo that I shot of Tate three years ago, it reminded me of just that fact, Tate is always keeping it fresh. And somehow only Tate knew that the sky would be the same color as the button up shirt that he decided to wear that day, providing proof that Tate truly is creativity from head to toe.
Our shop stop at East County BMX went down yesterday and I can’t believe what an awesome turn out it was. You never really know how many people are going to show up just to hang out and ride with us so it was great to see a ton of riders come out to support East County BMX, Demolition Parts, and the BMX scene as a whole. More importantly it takes a strong shop and a strong BMX scene to have a shop stop as fun and as successful as yesterday’s so we would like to give HUGE HUGE thanks to East County BMX and all the locals that made it out to show their support and make it such a rad day. Be sure to click on the post and check out the gallery from our shop stop and East County BMX!
Our homies over at Markit have been posting a cool feature lately called washed up Wednesdays where they re-post an old ad or magazine photo or another version/angle of a photo that you may have already seen. This week’s Washed Up Wednesday is of Dennis Enarson and his ride cover. This photo made for one of the best Ride covers ever in my opinion and was shot by Ride photographer extraordinaire, Ryan Fudger, while on a Haro Bikes trip in Japan. Be sure to keep an eye our for the clip in Markit’s upcoming DVD, Markit ZERO.
Dillsy and BIZ met up the other day at Heath Pinter’s house for a quick trail session. Although this time Biz kept the bike on the rack and pulled out the camera instead. Dillsy is always on point at the trails and since BIZ is quite handy with a camera, the two came away from the session with a couple of rad photos for you guys to check out. Click on the post to have a look at the other two photos these two came away with from the session.
BMXunion has an awesome article about our boy Hucker and his worldly travels the last few years. If you don’t already know, Hucker travels the world almost year round and is always up to something wild. Weather its Helicopters in New Zealand or riding jetskis naked in France, Hucker is a free spirit and makes himself at home wherever he is. So make sure to click over to BMXunion and check out this awesome Through The Lens feature with Mike Hucker Clark. Photos and article by Jeremy Pavia.
If you’ve seen Demolition last full length DVD, Last Chance, then you may remember this huge gap that Dennis tailwhipped for his section in the video. We made a poster of this whip using a single shot photo from another angle but I also set up this camera for a sequence and had Rob Wise man the shutter. No matter what angle you look at this things it’s huge but I always thought this was a pretty cool perspective and because it never ended up getting used for anything why not post it online for you guys to take a look at?! Better late than never…
The other day while shooting Kris Fox’s bike check, we also shot this rad drifting no hander into the back quarter. Keep in mind he was pedaling 100 miles an hour as usual at the jump and then pedaled as fast as he can right after he landed towards the hip. I don’t know if he drinks all these energy drinks or not but he must be hopped up on something with all that energy of his. Watching Kris ride is seriously amazing, I’ve never seen someone go so damn fast! After the jump is Kris’ new SE Gaudium bike video also. There you can see he goes big, fast and all with amazing style. Click image to go BIG!